The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck on Wednesday affirmed the victory for Richard Davis against A&E Television Networks.
Davis had won a jury award in the breach of contract case.
Davis had argued that he had an oral contract with A&E to evenly divide profits from the show. The network said there was no contract.
Lawyers for A&E had asked that the decision be reversed or that Norton order a new trial.
A&E's senior vice president of corporation communications, Michael Feeney, said the network will appeal.
Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com