July 26, 2003 |
"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," the most-watched show ever on Bravo, drew fair but unspectacular ratings in a special Thursday telecast on Bravo's parent network, NBC. The edited-down version attracted 6.7 million viewers, not quite matching the 8 million who watched its lead-in, a rerun of "Will & Grace," according to Nielsen Media Research. Both series came in far behind CBS' airing of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which attracted 13.3 million viewers. -- Greg Braxton
September 14, 2003 |
"Obviously, it's been a crazy summer," says David Collins, one of the principals at Scout, the production company behind "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." Just about any eye can see it's not going to get any more sane anytime soon. For anyone who has been spending the last two months looking at Mars rather than media outlets, "Queer Eye" (NBC/Bravo) is a bona fide smash hit.
January 25, 2004 |
Will there be trouble for Seth and Anna? Just how crazy is Oliver? And what was that song during the makeout scene? Fans of the Fox TV series "The O.C." are asking that last kind of question as much as the first two. At least that's the thinking at Warner Bros. Records, which has formed an alliance with Fox -- not just to release the standard tie-in soundtrack album, but an ongoing series of CDs to promote the show as a place to discover cool, unknown music.
July 21, 2003 |
Continuing the flow of programs between cable and broadcast networks, a condensed version of Bravo's makeover show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" will repeat Thursday on NBC, following "Will & Grace." NBC owns Bravo, which delivered record ratings last week by its admittedly modest standards with the program's premiere. More than 1.6 million people watched the show -- about five times the cable channel's average second-quarter audience, based on Nielsen Media Research estimates.