With the help of its venerable "Monk" series, USA was the most-watched cable network in 2008, pulling in an average 2.8 million viewers in prime time, according to this story, which ranked Disney Channel as a close second. USA also was tops with adult viewers ages 18 to 49, averaging 1.3 million in prime time.
Universal Electronics Inc. has struck a deal to make a custom-designed wireless controller for SONICblue's new ReplayTV 5000 DVR. Under the deal, UEI also would provide software to link the device to cable and satellite set-top boxes.
USA President Doug Herzog, responsible for the hits "The Dead Zone" and "Monk," is leading the network to ratings success, a report says. Herzog reportedly is pushing the network toward hourlong dramas.