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  • Oscars: 'Birdman' flies, ratings don't

    Oscars: 'Birdman' flies, ratings don't
    The Oscars, which honored "Birdman" as best picture, took a dip in the ratings. The telecast hosted by Neil Patrick Harris averaged 36.6 million viewers Sunday. That was 15 percent off from last year, when 43 million followed Oscar host Ellen...
  • Miracle On Ice: What You May Or May Not Remember

    Miracle On Ice: What You May Or May Not Remember
    On Feb. 22, 1980, the United States stunned the Soviets 4-3 to reach the gold medal game of the Winter Olympics, which they also won. It is 35 years since that "Miracle On Ice" in Lake Placid, N.Y. On Saturday night members of the team came back for a...
  • TV technology yields vast wonderland

    TV technology yields vast wonderland
    Long derided as the boob tube, television has entered an unprecedented era when people want to watch it everywhere at their own pace. Technological breakthroughs, time-shifted viewing and increased competition have pushed content to new levels of...
  • Hollywood's diversity problem beyond 'Selma': Asian, Latino stories are missing

    Hollywood's diversity problem beyond 'Selma': Asian, Latino stories are missing
    It's Oscar time, when conversations about racial diversity in Hollywood usually focus on one color: black. The critically acclaimed historical drama “Selma,” produced by Oprah Winfrey, garnered only two nominations: best picture and best...
  • 'Big Bang Theory' tears trump 'Men' finale

    UPDATED: On the night "Two and a Half Men" ended and a new "Odd Couple" started, "The Big Bang Theory" remained the most-watched program. "Big Bang" averaged 17.5 million viewers for a poignant episode that saluted Wolowitz's late mother and Carol Ann...
  • Pilots turn up the volume on minority actors this season

    Pilots turn up the volume on minority actors this season
    ABC knew going in to the casting process for its drama pilot "Runner" that it was looking for a Latino leading man, as specified in the script. But the female lead role had no racial or ethnic specificity. Paula Patton, an African-American actress,...
  • 'Voice' overwhelms Tuesday competition

    'Voice' overwhelms Tuesday competition
    UPDATED: With the "NCIS" series in repeats, "The Voice" strutted to the top of Tuesday's ratings. The NBC singing contest averaged 15.5 million viewers, easily the night's best.  NBC finished the night with a new "Chicago Fire" and 9.1 million...
  • NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' says farewell

    Viewers said farewell to Amy Poehler and the gang of Pawnee, Indiana, bureaucrats on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," in a finale that made more of a dent online than on television. The Nielsen company said an estimated 4.15 million people saw the show exit...
  • Andrew Lack in talks to return to NBC

    NBC Universal is in talks to bring back Andrew Lack to its troubled news operation, which would be the first high-level shake-up following several rough months culminating in the six-month suspension of "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams for...
  • ABC's 'American Crime,' USA's 'Dig' up the ante on Thursdays

    ABC's 'American Crime,' USA's 'Dig' up the ante on Thursdays
    Even by the high standards of this age of exploration and discovery, Thursday night is a pretty big night for television. Two shows are poised to debut that are not only admirably ambitious but also move their respective networks several giant steps out...
  • 'Walking Dead': Your favorite again

    'Walking Dead': Your favorite again
    UPDATED: Sunday was a big night for premieres and series returns, but AMC's "The Walking Dead" was the top show in the Orlando market. And in the nation, too, but first the local numbers. The zombie drama averaged 194,131 viewers as Rick and the group...