Tuesday, July 17, 2007

TCA 2007 Summer Tour: NBC Day 2; Watching TV Online Is Big

The second day usually has no real news from a broadcast TCA tour. The first day is where are all the real news happens. So, the sessions are the draw on the second day. Yesterday the sessions were: Executive Session, Life, Thursday Sitcoms (My Name is Earl, 30 Rock, The Office, Scrubs), and Saturday Night Live. Cast and crew answered questions from the TV critics. Today we saw the cast and crew of All Law & Order Series, Bionic Woman, Chuck, The Singing Bee, Journeyman and Friday Night Lights.
The only bit of news that came was Linus Roache (Kidnapped, Batman Begins) will join the regular cast of NBCs Emmy Award-winning Law & Order, returning Sundays, 8-9 p.m. ET at mid-season) to portray an executive assistant district attorney the former office held by Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) after McCoy was elevated to district attorney for next season.

According to B&C, more consumers are accessing television and movies online. An estimated 81 million of the 129 million people who access the Internet via a broadband connection watched TV or movies online, according to a new study from Nielsen.
The data was collected via Nielsen’s NetViews and NetRatings services during the month of March. The findings represent a 16 % jump in broadband consumption in six months (from 70 million people in Sept. 2006).
ABC.com was the top site across all broadband viewer visits to television network Web sites, while Yahoo! Movies was the leader in the movies category.

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