NBC and Fox announce live TV musical developments

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ Both NBC and Fox have plans to broadcast live-action musicals for next winter. Following the ratings success of “The Sound of Music” and “Peter Pan,” NBC has planned another live musical. According to Entertainment Weekly, Chief Robert Greenblatt told reporters that the network has received the licensing rights to “The Wiz” and “The Music Man” as of Jan. 16. Greenblatt likes the idea of “The Music Man.” “It’s contemporary, it’s multicultural, it’s cool. And we can make a lot of money from it. The movie, creatively I don’t think it worked on film, but we have a chance to do another version of it that’s truly a stage show,” Greenblatt said to USA Today. NBC … Continue reading NBC and Fox announce live TV musical developments

High ratings for fall TV premiere week

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ Despite the plenty of alternative ways to watch television favorites, millions of people tuned in Sept. 22-28 to watch the various show premieres of the first week of fall TV. Networks feel that live viewership can no longer be a measurement of a program’s value, but this week contradicted that theory. According to the WHDH News, CBS, NBC and ABC had more viewers than during the 2013 fall TV week. “Maybe the networks are putting out better shows, or at least they’re putting out a better marketing strategy,” Brad Adgate, a ratings analyst for Horizon … Continue reading High ratings for fall TV premiere week