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Topic: Billy Crystal

#TBT: A Look Back at TV's Must-Watch Thanksgiving Promo Leftovers

Networks have aired some truly odd stuff over the years

This week's look back to television treasures of yore goes beyond Throwback Thursday. It's Throwback Thanksgiving! While we usually focus on unearthing memorable (for better and for worse) TV promos, an…

NBC Snows Over Rivals in First Night of Winter Olympics

20 million viewers tune in for bonus Sochi coverage

NBC on Thursday iced the competition with its first night of Winter Olympics coverage from Sochi, averaging 20 million viewers, an 11.3 household rating and a 6.0 among adults 18-49. Because…

ABC Strikes Gold With the Oscars

Network sells out broadcast, fetching $1.7 million per :30

With just under three weeks to go before the film world descends on Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, ABC has sold the last available inventory in its broadcast of the 84th annual…

Shtick’s Ahoy: Billy Crystal’s Oscars Draw 39.3M Viewers

Numbers up despite creaky gags, smaller films

ABC may have played it safe with its telecast of the 84th Academy Awards, but Sunday’s rather toothless affair appears to have paid off in the ratings. According to preliminary Nielsen…

ABC Sells Out Oscars

At $1.7 million per :30, pricing flat versus 2011

On the heels of NBC’s lucrative Super Bowl sell-off, ABC has moved the last remaining advertising inventory in its 84th annual Academy Awards broadcast. Speaking to investors during the Walt Disney…

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