The Boob Tube #54: Broadcasting Magazine TV Ads
Broadcasting Magazine "The Newsmagazine of the Fifth Estate" was where TV shows were bought and sold. Once it reached that magic syndication number, a television show was sold like any other merchandise, with its promotional material landing in this trade magazine. Let's have a look at some ads from 1980s issues...
Yes, your childhood memories were bought and sold on the cheap in the pages of Broadcast Magazine.
The Romanos: Their trials and tribulations, on sale now.
Was Susan Noon really a rising star? Can't say as I've heard of her.
142 Markets Sold - but that's just a little bit more than the law would allow.
Three's Company devastates Wheel of Fortune and literally murders Tic Tac Dough.... dear God, I don't want to even think of what it does to Love Connection!
The brand new USA network mentions one of the greatest shows of all time in its ad: the legendary Night Flight.
Never a big fan of Benson.
I wonder what this hubbub was all about. Did the new microprocessor controlled console system live up to the hype?
Loved me some H&M back in the day; and the theme song rocked.
Hated this show; no idea how it was so popular.
Sorry, but Saber Rider and the Star Sheriff's just doesn't ring a bell.
A phenomenal advertisement for Card Sharks, which you may remember from a recent Miniskirt Monday. I don't know about you, but I'm all in on this one.
Small Wonder wasn't just bad, it was insanely awful. Jeannie Borin should be ashamed.
The one where Monroe gets raped by a van full of women will be a special treat in syndication.
The fact that Small Wonder experienced even a little popularity is an indictment upon our once great nation.
Funny, I don't remember Topper having so much cleavage.
Wow. How did Terra Hawks pass me by? This looks brilliant.
[Insert Cosby rape joke here.]