History Creator / NBC

25th Sep '16 10:07:12 PM MarkLungo
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* ''[[Series/MatchGame The Match Game]] (1962-69)

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* ''[[Series/MatchGame The Match Game]] Game]]'' (1962-69)
25th Sep '16 10:06:29 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Series/TheVirginian''
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* ''Series/ThisIsUs''
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** ''Series/EmptyNest''



** ''Series/EmptyNest''
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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace''
1st Sep '16 6:53:48 AM themisterfree
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Even with this move, NBC game show ''Series/{{Blockbusters}}'' got in on the Silverman-bashing fun: during a Spring 1981 episode, a Gold Run clue was "HL: Another [=McLean=] Stevenson flop." (the answer being ''Hello, Larry'', one of Silverman's shows).

Near the end of 1981, following the departure of Chuck Woolery from ''Wheel of Fortune'' [[note]](which Silverman had cancelled in 1980, only to reverse the decision after a "series finale" had been taped in favor of cutting DavidLetterman's daytime talk show from 90 to 60 minutes)[[/note]], Silverman strongly opposed series creator MervGriffin's choice of Pat Sajak (at the time, a weatherman at KNBC), claiming he was "too local". Merv's response was to stop production of ''Wheel''.

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Even with this move, NBC game show ''Series/{{Blockbusters}}'' got in on the Silverman-bashing fun: during a Spring 1981 episode, a [[BonusRound Gold Run Run]] clue was "HL: Another [=McLean=] Stevenson flop." (the answer being ''Hello, Larry'', one of Silverman's shows).

Near the end of 1981, following the departure of Chuck Woolery from ''Wheel of Fortune'' [[note]](which Silverman had cancelled in 1980, only to reverse the decision after a "series finale" had been taped in favor of cutting DavidLetterman's daytime talk show from 90 to 60 minutes)[[/note]], minutes; he had already cancelled ''Series/HighRollers'', ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' and ''Series/ChainReaction'' to make room for it- ironically, the latter show reused music from ''Supertrain'' as the theme)[[/note]], Silverman strongly opposed series creator MervGriffin's choice of Pat Sajak (at the time, a weatherman at KNBC), claiming he was "too local". Merv's response was to stop production of ''Wheel''.



In 2004, NBC finally merged with its' old partner, Creator/{{Universal}} Entertainment, forming [=NBCUniversal=]; As a result, GE now held 80% of the new company, with French conglomerate Vivendi (Universal's owner) holding the remaining piece (separately, Universal held onto Universal Music and Universal Interactive (which has since been absorbed into Creator/{{Activision}})). The companies had a close relationship since the 1960s, with Universal TV, its' predecessor Revue Studios, and its' temporary successor, Studios USA, making many of NBC's hit series. The merger also allowed NBC to expand its Olympics coverage across Universal's channels including USA Network, Sci-Fi, and Universal HD.

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In 2004, NBC finally merged with its' old partner, Creator/{{Universal}} Entertainment, Studios, forming [=NBCUniversal=]; As a result, GE now held 80% of the new company, with French conglomerate Vivendi (Universal's owner) holding the remaining piece (separately, Universal held onto Universal Music and Universal Interactive (which has since been absorbed into Creator/{{Activision}})). The companies had a close relationship since the 1960s, with Universal TV, its' predecessor Revue Studios, and its' temporary successor, Studios USA, making many of NBC's hit series. The merger also allowed NBC to expand its Olympics coverage across Universal's channels including USA Network, Sci-Fi, and Universal HD.



NBC's fortunes were only magnified on February 28, 2013 when WKYC channel 3, the NBC affiliate in Cleveland (which had been owned-and-operated by NBC itself for decades until Multimedia bought majority control in 1990, with its successor, the Gannett Company, buying NBC's remaining interest nine years later) presumably fed up with the low ratings of NBC programming and having some local ad inventory left to sell decided to push back NBC's primetime block (a new episode of ''[[Series/SixteenHundredPenn 1600 Penn]]'' and repeats of ''The Office'' and ''Law & Order: SVU'') to late night, putting in its place a two-hour ''Matlock'' movie from 1992 (''Matlock'' had aired on NBC from 1986-92, when it moved to ABC). The station not only benefited from the ad revenue, but got [[http://ohiomediawatch.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/the-matlock-incident/ something unexpected]] [[http://www.wkyc.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=286495 to crow about]] the 21-year-old TV movie got ratings on par with the ''Office'' repeat's national average and even beat ''1600 Penn''[='s=] average on '''56 NBC stations'''. It even managed at the local level to beat out ''ABC''[='s=] prime-time programming as well (a ''Scandal'' repeat and a ''Jimmy Kimmel Live'' Oscar Special) in those same timeslots for the Men 25-54 demographic '''and''' tie Kimmel's rating in the general 18-34 demographic. It not only embarrassed NBC, but showed Andy Griffith still had a lot of pull, shaming those who left him out of the Oscars' "In Memoriam" segment.

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NBC's fortunes were only magnified on February 28, 2013 when WKYC channel 3, the NBC affiliate in Cleveland (which had been owned-and-operated by NBC itself for decades until Multimedia bought majority control in 1990, with its successor, the Gannett Company, buying NBC's remaining interest nine years later) presumably fed up with the low ratings of NBC programming and having some local ad inventory left to sell decided to push back NBC's primetime block (a new episode of ''[[Series/SixteenHundredPenn 1600 Penn]]'' and repeats of ''The Office'' and ''Law & Order: SVU'') to late night, putting in its place a two-hour ''Matlock'' movie from 1992 (''Matlock'' had aired on NBC from 1986-92, when it moved to ABC). The station not only benefited from the ad revenue, but got [[http://ohiomediawatch.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/the-matlock-incident/ something unexpected]] [[http://www.wkyc.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=286495 to crow about]] the 21-year-old TV movie got ratings on par with the ''Office'' repeat's national average and even beat ''1600 Penn''[='s=] average on '''56 NBC stations'''. It even managed at the local level to beat out ''ABC''[='s=] prime-time programming as well (a ''Scandal'' repeat and a ''Jimmy Kimmel Live'' Oscar Special) in those same timeslots for the Men 25-54 demographic '''and''' tie Kimmel's rating in the general 18-34 demographic. It not only embarrassed NBC, NBC[[note]]and you could consider it LaserGuidedKarma for how they treated WKYC during their days of owning the station (treating it as a farm system for gaining talent, and hence not allowing it anything that would help it in the local ratings)[[/note]], but showed Andy Griffith still had a lot of pull, shaming those who left him out of the Oscars' "In Memoriam" segment.



NBC also owns many other channels, among them Creator/{{Syfy}}, [[USANetwork USA]] (home of shows like ''Series/{{Monk}}'' and ''Series/{{Psych}}''), Universal HD, Bravo, Oxygen, [[TheENetwork E!]], Golf Channel, Creator/TheWeatherChannel (which is actually a joint venture between NBC Universal and two private equity firms), G4 (recently planned to become the Esquire Network, but sister network Style became Esquire instead; it's currently a zombie network waiting for the last carriage deal to run out), and Creator/{{Sprout}}. Through Comcast they also own plenty of regional sports and news networks. This means that there is often some synergization between the networks, such as former Comcast channel Versus becoming the NBC Sports Network and Golf Channel and Sprout getting their own blocks on NBC (Golf Channel on NBC and NBC Kids, respectively). Local stations with a Comcast Sportsnet in the market also have had their sports department merged in for cost efficiencies.

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NBC also owns many other channels, among them Creator/{{Syfy}}, [[USANetwork USA]] (home of shows like ''Series/{{Monk}}'' and ''Series/{{Psych}}''), Universal HD, Bravo, Oxygen, [[TheENetwork E!]], Esquire Network (formerly Style, a spinoff of E!), Golf Channel, Creator/TheWeatherChannel (which is actually a joint venture between NBC Universal and two private equity firms), G4 (recently planned to become the Esquire Network, but sister network Style became Esquire instead; it's currently a zombie network waiting for the last carriage deal to run out), and Creator/{{Sprout}}. Through Comcast they also own plenty of regional sports and news networks. This means that there is often some synergization between the networks, such as former Comcast channel Versus becoming the NBC Sports Network and Golf Channel and Sprout getting their own blocks on NBC (Golf Channel on NBC and NBC Kids, respectively). Local stations with a Comcast Sportsnet in the market also have had their sports department merged in for cost efficiencies.
efficiencies. Creator/{{G4TV}} was originally planned to become Esquire, but that fell through for various reasons and instead became a zombie network until it expired in 2013.



* ''Series/{{Battlestars}}''



* ''Series/BlankCheck''



* ''Series/CaesarsChallenge'' (final daytime game show)



* ''Series/DreamHouse''



* ''Series/EyeGuess''



* ''Series/FamilyFeud''

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* ''Series/FamilyFeud''''Series/FamilyFeud'' (2008 ''Celebrity'' run with Al Roker hosting)



* ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''

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* ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' (1966-80, daytime; 1968, primetime)



* ''Series/HotPotato''



* ''Series/{{Jackpot}}'' (1974-75)



* ''[[Series/MatchGame The Match Game]] (1962-69)
** ''Series/TheMatchGameHollywoodSquaresHour'' (1983-84)



* ''Series/{{Mindreaders}}''



* ''Series/NameThatTune'' (1974-75; 1977)



* ''[[Series/{{Password}} Password Plus/Super Password]]''

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* ''[[Series/{{Password}} Password Plus/Super Password]]''Password]]'' (1979-82, ''Plus''; 1984-89, ''Super'')



* ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' (1956-63)



* ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury''

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* ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury''''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' (1969-73, original; 1983-89, revival)



* ''Series/{{Scrabble}}''

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* ''Series/{{Scrabble}}''''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' (1984-90, 1993)
** ''Series/{{Scattergories}}''



* ''Series/ThreeOnAMatch''
* ''Series/TicTacDough'' (1956-59; daytime and nighttime (the latter was rigged))
* ''Series/TimeMachine''
* ''Series/ToTellTheTruth'' (1990-91, with 5 different hosts (including the accidentally-aired pilot))



* ''Series/TwentyOne'' (1956-68; 2000)



* ''Series/WheelOfFortune''

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* ''Series/WheelOfFortune''''Series/WheelOfFortune'' (1975-89, 1991)
* ''The Who, What, or Where Game'' (later rebooted as ''Series/TheChallengers'' with Dick Clark)



* ''Series/WinLoseOrDraw'' (daytime version)

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* ''Series/WinningStreak)
* ''Series/WinLoseOrDraw'' (daytime (1987-89; daytime version)
18th Aug '16 2:02:25 PM Tre
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NBC also owns many other channels, among them [[SciFiChannel Syfy]], [[USANetwork USA]] (home of shows like ''Series/{{Monk}}'' and ''Series/{{Psych}}''), Universal HD, Bravo, Oxygen, [[TheENetwork E!]], Golf Channel, Creator/TheWeatherChannel (which is actually a joint venture between NBC Universal and two private equity firms), G4 (recently planned to become the Esquire Network, but sister network Style became Esquire instead; it's currently a zombie network waiting for the last carriage deal to run out), and Creator/{{Sprout}}. Through Comcast they also own plenty of regional sports and news networks. This means that there is often some synergization between the networks, such as former Comcast channel Versus becoming the NBC Sports Network and Golf Channel and Sprout getting their own blocks on NBC (Golf Channel on NBC and NBC Kids, respectively). Local stations with a Comcast Sportsnet in the market also have had their sports department merged in for cost efficiencies.

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NBC also owns many other channels, among them [[SciFiChannel Syfy]], Creator/{{Syfy}}, [[USANetwork USA]] (home of shows like ''Series/{{Monk}}'' and ''Series/{{Psych}}''), Universal HD, Bravo, Oxygen, [[TheENetwork E!]], Golf Channel, Creator/TheWeatherChannel (which is actually a joint venture between NBC Universal and two private equity firms), G4 (recently planned to become the Esquire Network, but sister network Style became Esquire instead; it's currently a zombie network waiting for the last carriage deal to run out), and Creator/{{Sprout}}. Through Comcast they also own plenty of regional sports and news networks. This means that there is often some synergization between the networks, such as former Comcast channel Versus becoming the NBC Sports Network and Golf Channel and Sprout getting their own blocks on NBC (Golf Channel on NBC and NBC Kids, respectively). Local stations with a Comcast Sportsnet in the market also have had their sports department merged in for cost efficiencies.
11th Aug '16 12:43:37 PM Morgenthaler
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NBC also offered "NBC Weather Plus", a system allowing affiliates to carry a 24-hour local weather service on one of their digital subchannels (with automated local and national content); promptly discontinued following NBC's purchase of Creator/TheWeatherChannel in 2008. Eventually, these were replaced on NBC-owned stations by ''Nonstop'' channels, local-news oriented channels whose formula began in New York City, and was later implemented on the network's owned-and-operated stations in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, Philadelphia, California (a shared feed for San Diego, San Francisco, and Southern California), and {{Miami}}[=-=]Fort Lauderdale. However, these were killed off in 2013 in favor of Cozi TV, a classic TV-oriented network with the advantage of access to the NBC Universal library. (Some continue to broadcast local news, normally at 7PM, and branded ''(city/region name) Nightly News''.)

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NBC also offered "NBC Weather Plus", a system allowing affiliates to carry a 24-hour local weather service on one of their digital subchannels (with automated local and national content); promptly discontinued following NBC's purchase of Creator/TheWeatherChannel in 2008. Eventually, these were replaced on NBC-owned stations by ''Nonstop'' channels, local-news oriented channels whose formula began in New York City, and was later implemented on the network's owned-and-operated stations in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, Philadelphia, California (a shared feed for San Diego, San Francisco, and Southern California), and {{Miami}}[=-=]Fort UsefulNotes/{{Miami}}[=-=]Fort Lauderdale. However, these were killed off in 2013 in favor of Cozi TV, a classic TV-oriented network with the advantage of access to the NBC Universal library. (Some continue to broadcast local news, normally at 7PM, and branded ''(city/region name) Nightly News''.)
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* ''Series/{{Go}}''
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* ''Series/SuperStore''

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* ''Series/SuperStore''''[[Series/SuperStore Superstore]]''
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