WB's Family Affair debut scores high

The WB Television Network's Family Affair, which was accompanied by a sneak peek at the
new Harry Potter movie, scored a 4.7 Nielsen Media Research rating/8 share and was the
network's fourth-highest comedy debut ever.

Family Affair had the second-best Thursday debut for the network
after Charmed on Oct. 4, 2001.

The show also posted a 55 percent increase in the time period over last
year's Popstars 2.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.