USA Network (commonly referred to as simply USA stylized as usa
network since 2005) is an American basic cable and satellite
television channel that is owned by the
Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, itself a subsidiary of
Comcast. Once a minor player in basic cable, the network has steadily
gained popularity due to its original programming; USA also broadcasts
syndicated reruns of current and former "network television" (i.e.,
broadcast) series and theatrically-released feature films, as well as
limited sports programming and WWE.
As of January 2016,
USA Network is available to 94.3 million
households in the US.
1.1 Paramount and Universal ownership (1977— 1994)
1.2 USA Networks ownership (1994 — 2001)
Vivendi ownership (2001 — 2003)
Comcast ownership (2003 — present)
1.4.1 "Characters Welcome", the "blue sky" era (2005 — 2016)
1.4.2 "We the Bold" (2016 — present)
2.1 Sports programming
3 High definition
4.2 South America
7 External links
Paramount and Universal ownership (1977— 1994)
USA Network originally launched on September 22, 1977 as the Madison
Square Garden Sports Network (not to be confused with the New York
City regional sports network of the same name now simply known as
MSG). The network was founded by cable provider UA-Columbia
Cablevision and Kay Koplovitz. The channel was one of the first
national cable television channels, utilizing satellite delivery as
opposed to microwave relay (which was then the norm in the industry)
to distribute its programming to cable systems. Initially, the network
ran a mix of college and less well-known professional sports, similar
to those found during the early years of ESPN. The channel began its
broadcast day after 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on weekdays and
12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on weekends.
On April 9, 1980, the channel changed its name to
USA Network after
the ownership structure was reorganized under a joint operating
agreement by UA-Columbia and the then-MCA Inc./Universal City Studios.
That fall, USA began signing on at noon Eastern Time on weekdays; it
also added some talk shows and a children's program called Calliope to
its schedule. Sports programming began airing at 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Time weekdays, and aired all day on weekends. In the fall of
1981, USA began its daily programming at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time,
with talk shows and children's programs running until noon, sports
airing from noon onward during weekends and until 3:00 p.m.
weekdays, talk shows from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. weekdays, and sports
airing again after 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Later, in 1982,
Time Inc. and Gulf+Western's
Paramount Pictures unit
(now part of Viacom) would buy stakes in the venture. The three
partners had a non-compete clause that would prevent them from owning
other basic cable networks independently from the USA joint venture.
Said clause would cause
Time Inc. to drop out of the venture in 1987,
as the company attempted to buy
Ted Turner and run it
independently from USA. MCA and Paramount subsequently became the
sole owners of the channel (with each company owning a 50% interest).
In the fall of 1982, USA began operating on a 24-hour-a-day schedule,
running a mix of talk shows, a children's program, and a low-budget
movie from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The channel
began running a mix of 1960s and 1970s
Hanna-Barbera cartoons each
weekday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. as part of the USA Cartoon
Express block, with sports programming airing after 7:00 p.m.,
which were rebroadcast during the overnight hours. Weekends featured a
mix of movies, some older drama series and talk shows during the
morning hours, and sports during the afternoons and evenings.
Overnights consisted of old low-budget films and film shorts, and
music as part of a show called Night Flight.
Between 1984 and 1986, USA began shifting away from sports
programming, and began focusing on general entertainment programs
not found on broadcast stations, including some less common network
drama series and cartoons.
For the 1985-1986 season, the channel had 4 hours of original and
exclusive shows. One original series from the 1985-1986 season, Check
It Out!, was renewed for the next season. USA, wanting to become the
flagship cable channel and compete directly with the broadcast
networks, committed to 26 half-hours of part exclusive off-broadcast
network and part original programming for the 1986-1987 season at an
increase of $30 million. In one case, the channel picked up Airwolf
for 58 off-network episodes, while commissioning 24 new episodes
without the original stars.
One tradition on USA was an afternoon lineup of game show reruns mixed
in with several original low-budget productions that aired over the
years. It began in October 1984 with reruns of
The Gong Show
The Gong Show and Make
Me Laugh. In September 1985, the network began airing its first
original game show, a revival of the mid-1970s game show Jackpot; two
more original game shows, Love Me, Love Me Not and a revival of the
short-lived 1980 series Chain Reaction, were added in September 1986.
More shows were progressively added soon afterward such as The Joker's
Wild, Tic-Tac-Dough, Press Your Luck,
High Rollers and Hollywood
Squares (with John Davidson), along with Wipeout, Face the Music and
Name That Tune. In June 1987, the channel debuted another original
Bumper Stumpers (all four USA original game shows in this
era were taped in Canada). When it began, the game show block ran for
an hour, but expanded significantly the following year. By 1989, the
network ran game shows Monday through Fridays from 12:00 to
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
In January 1989, USA debuted USA Up All Night, a showcase of
low-budget feature films that aired as part of its weekend overnight
schedule. Up All Night became a cult favorite among viewers for the
comedic wraparound segments that were usually shown during breaks
leading into (and sometimes, out of) commercials and between films
that were hosted by comedian
Gilbert Gottfried and model/actress
Rhonda Shear (the latter of whom replaced original co-host Caroline
Schlitt in 1991); the program was discontinued in March 7, 1998,
however, late night movie telecasts on USA continued to be branded
under the "Up All Night" banner until 2002.
Short news updates, branded as USA Updates, were shown from as early
as 1989 until 2000. These segments were first produced out of KYW-TV
in Philadelphia, owing to the fact that the station had already
produced a number of syndicated news services (including the Group W
Newsfeed) and Steve Bell, the former newsreader on Good Morning
America, was employed as a primary anchor at the station. However,
when KYW's news operations were heavily revamped in response to
falling ratings in 1991, production of USA Updates was then taken over
All News Channel (operated by
Hubbard Broadcasting and Viacom's
joint venture, CONUS Communications). The ANC-produced updates
continued through 2000 (ANC was suffering heavily around this time due
to competition with other cable news channels such as
CNN and the
then-similarly formatted Headline News, and ended up shutting down in
USA Network has not carried any news programming since the news
updates were discontinued.
USA was the first basic cable channel to pre-empt the syndicated TV
market by purchasing a package of 26 films from the Touchstone
Pictures library in October 1989. The package costed an estimated $50
million to $60 million, with films including such box office hits as
Dead Poets Society,
Good Morning, Vietnam
Good Morning, Vietnam and Three Men and a Baby.
The tradition of game show reruns continued into the 1990s with the
$25,000 and $100,000 Pyramids, the early 1990s revivals of The Joker's
Tic-Tac-Dough as well as other well-known shows such as
Scrabble, Sale of the Century,
Talk About and Caesars Challenge.
Additionally, two more original game shows were added in June 1994:
Free 4 All and Quicksilver. In September 1991, the block was reduced
to three hours, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. However, an
additional hour was added in March 1993. In November 1994, the game
show block was cut back to only two hours, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
On September 24, 1992, USA launched a sister network, the Sci-Fi
Channel (now Syfy), focusing on science fiction series and films. In
September 1993, USA adopted a new on air look centering on the slogan
"The Remote Stops Here", with flat graphics suggesting a television
camera's in-lens symbols and music consisting of electric guitar and
synthesized noises (though the movie presentation openers were
retained from the previous look).
USA Networks ownership (1994 — 2001)
Paramount Pictures parent Paramount Communications was sold
to Viacom; the following year, MCA was acquired by Seagram. In April
1996, Viacom, which also owned MTV Networks, launched a new classic
television network called TV Land. MCA subsequently sued
breach of contract, claiming that it had violated the non-compete
clause in its joint venture agreement with MCA. A judge presiding
over the case sided with MCA, and
Viacom subsequently sold its
stake in USA and the Sci-Fi Channel to
Seagram for $1.7 billion. In
Seagram sold a controlling interest in the networks to Barry
Diller in February 1998, which led to the creation of USA Networks,
Inc.; the company also merged the cable channels with Diller's
existing television properties including the
Home Shopping Network
Home Shopping Network and
its broadcasting unit Silver King Broadcasting (which was restructured
as USA Broadcasting, and eventually sold its stations to Univision
Communications in 2001 to form the nucleus of Telefutura).
In October 1995, the network dropped the entire game show block; it
was replaced with a block called USA Live, which carried reruns of
Love Connection and The People's Court, with live hosted wraparound
segments between shows; that block was dropped by 1997 (some of the
game shows that USA had aired can still be seen on GSN and Buzzr). In
1994, USA began simulcasting the upstart business news channel
Bloomberg Information TV each weekday morning from 5:00 to
8:00 a.m. Eastern and Pacific Time (and later, from 5:00 to
6:00 a.m. Eastern and Pacific on Saturdays); in 2004, the
Bloomberg simulcast moved to E!, where it ran until 2007 (USA was
actually the second television network to simulcast Bloomberg's
programming, the now-defunct
American Independent Network also carried
a simulcast of the channel during the mid-1990s).
On June 17, 1996, the network unveiled a new on-air appearance, which
included the introduction of a new logo (incorporating a star ridged
into the "U" of the now-serifed "USA" logotype, replacing the
Futura-typeface logo that had been in use since 1980), and a
three-note jingle. Network IDs, feature presentation intros for movies
and promo graphics were based around a behind-the-scenes look at the
fictional "USA Studios"; some of the IDs showed people in the control
room, while a studio that was being set-up by a crew was the backdrop
for the "Tonight" menu that displayed the evening's schedule. Opening
sequences leading into movie telecasts showed people running through
the "USA Studios Film Vault". The new look coincided with a shift in
focus, more towards off-network reruns and original programming; game
shows and court shows were dropped from the schedule, while cartoons
were phased out. USA Studios also became the branding for USA-produced
programming at this point. This logo was replaced in July 1999 in
favor of a 'USA flag'-styled logo (which was modified in 2002).
In September 1996, USA replaced the
USA Cartoon Express with the
action-oriented children's block, USA Action Extreme Team; the channel
discontinued its animation block outright in September 1998 (other
than airing the first-run teen sitcom
USA High and reruns of Saved by
the Bell: The New Class from 1997 to 2001, USA has not aired
children's programming since that time), and replaced it with a block
called "USAM", which advertised itself as "Primetime Comedy in the
Morning". The block mainly featured sitcoms originally aired on
network television that were cancelled before making it to 100
episodes (such as The Jeff Foxworthy Show,
Hearts Afire and Something
So Right); however, for a time, the block also included the
1989–1994 episodes of the
Bob Saget run of America's Funniest Home
Videos. "USAM" was discontinued in 2001; by that point, the only
sitcoms airing on USA were daytime and late night reruns of Martin and
overnight airings of Living Single,
Cheers and Wings, with drama
series and movies populating much of the channel's daytime and
In 2000, USA Networks bought Canadian media company North American
Television, Inc. (a joint partnership between the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation and Power Corporation of Canada), owner of
cable television channels Trio and
Newsworld International (the CBC
continued to handle programming responsibilities for NWI until 2005,
when eventual USA owner
Vivendi sold the channel to a group led by Al
Gore, who relaunched it as Current TV).
Vivendi ownership (2001 — 2003)
In 2001, USA Networks sold its non-shopping television and film assets
(including USA Network, the Sci-Fi Channel, Trio, USA Films (which was
rechristened as Focus Features) and Studios USA) to
USA and the other channels were folded into Vivendi's Universal
In July 2002, the channel debuted Monk, which became one of USA
Network's first breakout hit series. It is the comedy-drama police
procedural that starred
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk, a former San
Francisco police inspector-turned-consultant who suffers from various
obsessive-compulsive behaviors that include the ability to pay
attention to detail when solving crimes. It ran for eight seasons
until it ended on December 4, 2009.
Comcast ownership (2003 — present)
General Electric agreed to merge
NBC and its sibling
Vivendi Universal's North American-based filmed
entertainment assets, including
Universal Pictures and Universal
Television Group in a multibillion-dollar purchase, renaming the
NBC Universal. GE retained an 80% ownership stake in
the new company, while
Vivendi retained a 20% stake.
officially took over as owner of USA and its sibling cable channels
(except for Newsworld International) in 2004. That year, USA premiered
the sci-fi series The 4400. In 2006, USA premiered Psych, a
comedy-drama focusing on
Shawn Spencer (James Roday), a man with a
photographic memory and learned observational skills who claims he is
psychic after being falsely accused as an accomplice in a series of
murders and opens up a detective agency with childhood friend Burton
Guster (Dulé Hill) as an unwitting partner; the series ran for eight
seasons (becoming the network's longest-running series) until it ended
in March 2014.
"Characters Welcome", the "blue sky" era (2005 — 2016)
USA Network launched a new branding campaign (including a new
logo) and slogan, "Characters Welcome". The slogan was designed to
help emphasize the wide range of programming the network offered, and
USA Network establish itself more prominently as a brand. The
launch of the campaign featured promos themed around the daily lives
of characters from the network's programs. To contrast itself from
the "grittier" offerings of other mainstream cable networks, USA
Network's original programming during this era was marked by a focus
on comedic and "optimistic" action and drama series, referred to as a
"blue sky" approach. Notable examples of this programming strategy
Burn Notice (2007), and Royal Pains
On May 13, 2007 (in advance of NBC's 2007–08 fall upfronts
NBC Universal announced that new episodes of Law &
Order: Criminal Intent would be moved to USA beginning with the
drama's seventh season in the fall of 2007; episodes would then be
re-aired later in the season on NBC, most likely to shore up any
programming holes created by the cancellation of a failed new series.
Although this is not the first time a broadcast series has moved to
cable (USA had acquired first-run rights to the revival of Alfred
Hitchcock Presents from
NBC in 1987, while The Paper Chase had moved
CBS to Showtime in 1983), it marked the first time
that a series which moved its first-run episodes from broadcast to
cable television would continue to air episodes on a broadcast network
while it was still a first-run program. On December 7, 2007, it
was announced that
USA Network would continue broadcasting first-run
WWE Raw through at least 2010.
The June 1, 2008 premiere of In Plain Sight, starring Mary McCormack,
was USA's highest-rated series premiere since the 2006 debut of Psych,
with 5.3 million viewers. In early 2009,
USA Network acquired the
network television rights for 24 recent and upcoming Universal
Pictures films, including Duplicity, Funny People, Frost/Nixon, Land
of the Lost, Milk, and State of Play.
In 2011, control and majority ownership of then-parent
General Electric to Comcast.
Comcast would buy out GE's
remaining ownership in NBCU two years later.
USA Network was
considered the key piece of the NBC-
Comcast merger; Wunderlich
Securities analyst Matthew Harrigan projected that USA contributed
$9.5 billion to NBCUniversal's $44.8 billion value, with NBC
contributing only $408 million. In 2014, the channel had dropped
18% in viewership and out of first place among the major cable
channels. USA has been a key
NBCUniversal asset accounting for
one-third of advertising revenue for
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
Group and $1 billion in annual earnings over the past few years.
In April 2015, it was announced that
WWE SmackDown would move to USA
from sister network Syfy.
"We the Bold" (2016 — present)
In April 2016,
USA Network unveiled a new branding campaign and
slogan, "We the Bold". The campaign was designed to reflect the
channel's current focus on "rich, captivating stories about unlikely
heroes who defy the status quo, push boundaries and are willing to
risk everything for what they believe in".
The Washington Post felt that the re-branding, along with the 2015
premiere of Mr. Robot, symbolically marked the end of the network's
"blue sky" era, as
USA Network had been increasingly producing more
"intense" series with darker themes.
executive Alexandra Shapiro explained that the "Characters Welcome"
campaign and associated programming was reflective of the "weirdly
optimistic" mood of the network's key demographic at the time, but
that it did not suit the changed mood of the public since. USA had
quietly discontinued the "Characters Welcome" tagline in the lead-up
to the rebranding, whose associated programming shift was led by the
Mr. Robot and Colony; Variety reported that the new
programming strategy was designed to appeal to themes of
"authenticity, resiliency, bravery and innovation".
In August 2016,
NBCUniversal acquired the television rights to the
Harry Potter film franchise, including the main films and their
spin-offs, and other content, from 2018 through 2025. On cable, the
films are to primarily be aired by
USA Network and Syfy, and the deal
also includes the ability for Universal Parks & Resorts to offer
"exclusive content and events" related to the franchise (Universal
Parks had already been involved in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
attractions). The deal succeeded one with Freeform; The Wall Street
Journal reported the deal was valued around $250 million over the
length of the agreement, making it one of the highest-valued film
It's a Great Place to Stay (1984–1986)
America's All-Entertainment Network (1986–1988)
Cable's Entertainment Network (Late 1988)
America's Favorite Cable Network (1989–1993)
The Remote Stops Here (1993–1996)
The Cure for the Common Show (1996–1999)
You Are Here (1999–2001)
Have a Good Time (2001)
Characters Welcome (2005–2016)
We the Bold (2016–present)
Main article: List of programs broadcast by USA Network
USA Network has achieved a viewership foothold with its original
programming; this began in the 1990s with initial hits such as Silk
Stalkings and La Femme Nikita, which were gradually followed in the
following two decades by series such as Monk, Psych, Shooter, White
Collar, Covert Affairs, Mr. Robot, Suits,
Burn Notice and Royal Pains.
Most of its original series are scripted dramas, some of which
incorporate comedic elements.
In addition to its original productions, the network airs syndicated
reruns of current and former network series such as Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (which spent
the final four seasons of its run as a first-run program on USA) and
NCIS. The network also broadcasts a variety of films from the
Universal Pictures library and select films from other movie studios
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Warner Bros.
Entertainment), airing primarily as part of its overnight and weekend
schedule, and occasionally during primetime on nights when original
programming or marathons of its acquired programs are not scheduled.
From 1984 to 2016, the network was the longtime home of the
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. USA is also the home of WWE's
flagship cable program Raw; the series originally aired on the channel
from its debut in January 1993 (when the promotion was known as the
World Wrestling Federation) until the series moved to TNN (later Spike
[TV], now the Paramount Network) in September 2000, before returning
to the channel in October 2005. As of 2016, it is also the home of
WWE's secondary weekly show, SmackDown (moved from sister channel
USA Network has a longstanding history with sports, dating back to its
existence as the Madison Square Garden Network. The network carried
Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball games on Thursday nights from 1979 to 1983, and
NHL on USA ran from 1979 to 1985.
College Football on USA ran from
1980 to 1986, and its telecast of the
1981 Liberty Bowl was the first
college bowl game to be exclusively broadcast on cable television. The
NBA on USA also aired from 1979 to 1984, the first time that the NBA
had a cable television partner. Professional wrestling company
had a longstanding relationship with the network; WWF Prime Time
Wrestling broadcast on USA from 1985-1993 until it was superseded by
WWE Raw from 1993-2000, and again since 2005. WWE's Tuesday night show
WWE SmackDown also started airing on the network in January 2016.
For 17 years from 1981 to 1998, USA aired a weekly boxing show, USA
Tuesday Night Fights, which showcased bouts featuring up-and-coming
Tennis on USA aired professional tournaments in the United
States from 1984 to 2008, and was the longtime cable home of the US
Open before its cable television rights moved to
ESPN2 and the Tennis
Channel in 2009. The
PGA Tour on USA covered the opening two
rounds of the
Masters Tournament from 1982 to 2007, Ryder
Cup matches from 1989 to 2010, and various other events.
Upon the 2004 purchase of
Vivendi Universal by NBC, USA's sports
division was immediately merged into
NBC Sports. Since 2004, the
network has broadcast select events from the Olympic Games, as part of
an expansion of NBCUniversal's broadcast rights to the Summer and
Winter Olympics that allowed several of the company's cable channels
rights to telecast Olympic events live (some of which are later
re-aired on tape delay on
NBC as part of the network's primetime and
late night Olympic coverage).
USA Network also carried games from the
International Ice Hockey Federation
International Ice Hockey Federation in 2006 and 2010.
During the 2014 Winter Olympics, USA aired English Premier League
soccer matches in lieu of sister channel NBCSN, due to that channel's
full devotion to carrying coverage of Olympic events. After ratings
success with those matches, USA began to air mid-afternoon Saturday
games weekly during the 2015–16 season. USA also participates in NBC
Sports' broader effort of carrying all ten
Survival Sunday matches
across its numerous channels the second week of May each year.
Starting in 2015,
USA Network became used as an overflow feed for
coverage of NHL playoff games that cannot be aired by either
CNBC. In 2016, USA aired three
NASCAR races (the Sprint Cup Series
Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen International and two
Xfinity Series races at
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Bristol Motor Speedway) due to NBC
broadcasting the 2016 Summer Olympics.
USA Network operates a high definition simulcast feed of the channel,
that broadcasts in the
1080i resolution format, and is available on
nearly all pay-TV providers.
In February 2007,
Shaw Communications submitted an application to the
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), to
USA Network in
Canada as a foreign service that would be
eligible for carriage by domestic cable and satellite providers (and
to automatically allow all English-language general interest cable
networks from the
United States into Canada). However, because of
programming rights issues with other Canadian specialty channels,
certain programs would be subjected to blackout restrictions,
In September 2007, the CRTC refused Shaw's request to carry USA
Canada on the basis that the channel carried too much
programming that overlapped with the English language digital cable
specialty channel Mystery TV (which is then owned by
Canwest – later
Shaw Media – and formerly, Groupe TVA). However, on September
20, the CRTC stated that it would reconsider their denial of the
eligible foreign carriage proposal for
USA Network at a later date,
when Shaw instead offered to carry the channel on the digital cable
tiers of its Shaw Cable systems. In spite of this, the CRTC has
since rejected the restructured proposal on the basis that USA's
programming would be competitive with Mystery TV.
Many of USA's original programs currently air on either Showcase or
WWE programming that airs on USA also airs on Rogers
Media-owned Sportsnet 360.
Regional versions of
USA Network previously operated in certain South
American countries (such as
Argentina and Brazil); in September 2004,
most of these services were renamed under the
Universal Channel banner
to take advantage of the more well-known brand, and to reduce the
awkwardness of a channel branded with the initials of another nation.
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USA Network original programming
NBA on USA
NHL on USA
USA Thursday Game of the Week
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)
Commander USA's Groovie Movies
Dance Party USA
The Dick Cavett Show
Love Me, Love Me Not
PGA Tour on USA
Southwest Championship Wrestling
Tuesday Night Fights
Tuesday Night Titans
U.S. Open Tennis Championship
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