THE BUZZ.Byline: - Daily News Wire Services
Crazy like Fox: Fox used some giant dinosaurs to take a bite out Verb 1. bite out - utter; "She bit out a curse"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand" of NBC NBC
in full National Broadcasting Co.
Major U.S. commercial broadcasting company. It was formed in 1926 by RCA Corp., General Electric Co. (GE), and Westinghouse and was the first U.S. company to operate a broadcast network. last week, but considering how much Fox paid for the meal, it might be questioning how much bite it got for its buck.
Fox did announce a noteworthy achievement on Tuesday: For the first time, it beat NBC among the 18-to-49-year-old viewers that both networks covet cov·et
v. cov·et·ed, cov·et·ing, cov·ets
1. To feel blameworthy desire for (that which is another's). See Synonyms at envy.
2. To wish for longingly. See Synonyms at desire. , in a week in which Fox did not rely on some special sports events like the World Series or the Super Bowl.
The first network broadcast of Steven Spielberg's dinosaur epic ``The Lost World: Jurassic Park'' played a significant part in that victory, because the movie on Sunday night Sunday Night, later named Michelob Presents Night Music, was an NBC late-night television show which aired for two seasons between 1988 and 1990 as a showcase for jazz and eclectic musical artists. significantly improved Fox's overall performance.
But ``Lost World'' was not a runaway success. It did not even beat the competing NBC movie on Sunday night, Part 1of a biography of the soul group the Temptations. That film cost NBC $8 million, precisely one-tenth of the record-setting $80 million that Fox paid for the rights to ``Lost World,'' and NBC got four hours out of ``The Temptations'' to three for ``Lost World.''
For an even more eye-opening comparison, match the performance of ``Lost World'' against that for the original ``Jurassic Park,'' which NBC owns and broadcast for the first time in May 1995. ``Lost World'' had a 12.4 national rating (each rating point represents 994,000 homes), and a 9.7 rating among those 18-to-49-year-olds. ``Jurassic Park'' virtually doubled those numbers: a 23.3 national rating and an 18.3 among young adults.
The Force down under: George Lucas Noun 1. George Lucas - United States screenwriter and filmmaker (born in 1944)
Lucas confirmed at a press conference in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday that the prequels ``Star Wars Episode II'' and ``Episode III'' will be shot at the recently opened Fox Studios Australia. Both films are pegged at budgets of about $120 million each. Lucas is writing ``Episode II,'' with filming scheduled to start in 2000. ``Episode III'' is slated to go in 2003. ``The time has come when we wanted to be closer to my side of the world rather than traipsing back and forth to the U.K.,'' Lucas said. Production on the first ``Star Wars'' trilogy and the upcoming first prequel pre·quel
A literary, dramatic, or cinematic work whose narrative takes place before that of a preexisting work or a sequel.
[pre- + (se)quel.] were based at studios in London.
Photo: Jeff Goldblum Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (born October 22, 1952) is an Academy-Award nominated American actor. He often portrays quirky, intense or eccentric characters. He is also known for his distinctive appearance and his unique, staccato delivery of lines. At 6 feet 4 ½ inches (1. returns as Dr. Ian Malcolm in ``The Lost World: Jurassic Park''