EmptySci Fi's 'Eureka' sees gain
Tuesday's night's Season 3 premiere of Sci Fi Channel's "Eureka" demonstrated slight across-the-board ratings gains compared with last year. The dramedy was up 10% in viewers (1.4 million), 1% in adults 18-49 (1.3 million) and 4% in adults 25-54. That puts the premiere slightly above last season's debut but below the show's 2006 series opener. "Eureka," about secret U.S. town inhabited by geniuses, also was the top-rated show on cable in the 25-54 demo.
Reveille means business
Reveille has hired Jeff Friedman as vp business and legal affairs. In the newly created position, Friedman will handle day-to-day business and legal affairs in connection with development, production, distribution and exploitation of all U.S. unscripted and scripted television and digital-media programming.
Los Angeles-based Never Dull Prods. has inked a deal with BBC Worldwide to rebroadcast the network's program on the 2008 Manchester Paralympic World Cup Games in September on ESPNU.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Diversity Committee will present "Hispanics & Television: A Celebration of Leadership" on Aug. 14 at the Beverly Hills Hotel ahead of the annual ALMA Awards.