Reality makes cablers rerun-away

Dempsey, John
March 2003
Variety;3/3/2003, Vol. 390 Issue 3, p36
Trade Publication
Looks at the competition between cable networks and the television industry in the U.S. as of March 3, 2003. Strategies of cable channels to attract viewers; Success of reality television programs and their impact on cable programming; Outlook of cable executives on the life span of reality television shows.


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