| Feb 22, 2015
| 7:27 AM
The Academy Awards could be a big boost to ABC beyond the ratings Sunday night. The week will offer finales, premieres and the conclusion of the February ratings period on Wednesday night.
At the Oscars, ABC will have a chance to promote presenter Viola...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:07 PM
Mary Healy, a singer and actress who formed a popular comedy team with her husband, Peter Lind Hayes, during television's golden age, died of natural causes Tuesday in Calabasas. She was 96.
Her death was confirmed by her daughter, actress Cathy Lind...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 7:37 AM
As TV pilot season gears up, at least two projects will be filming in town next month, according to Rich Moskal of the Chicago Film Office.
The NBC drama "Love is a Four Letter Word," from Diana Son, centers on three married couples. Per the Hollywood...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 12:32 PM
As full disclosure in discussing NBC's new miniseries "The Slap," I must say that, as a youngster, I got the occasional whack for misbehaving. From my wonderful parents. From a loving uncle or grandmother. From grade-school teachers. From who-knows-who-...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:43 AM
UPDATED: "Empire" just keeps rolling along for Fox.
The hip-hop drama had the most viewers Wednesday night: 11.4 million, according to ratings released Thursday afternoon. And that was the biggest audience yet for "Empire," which started with 9.9...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 12:56 PM
The big winner Saturday night: TNT with coverage of the NBA State Farm All-Star Saturday Night.
The NBA averaged 6.1 million viewers and upstaged everything on broadcast prime time.
The preliminary averages there: NBC with 5.4 million, Fox with 4.7...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 10:23 AM
News of Brian Williams' six-month suspension from "NBC Nightly News" and Jon Stewart's planned departure from "The Daily Show" happened on the same day, linking both men in the media news cycle. In a way, it's fitting, because Stewart and Williams have...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:48 AM
That "Saturday Night Live" reunion lost viewers in later hours, but the special still attracted a huge audience: 23.1 million, according to early numbers.
The event rolled on for three and a half hours. In a "Wayne's World" skit, Dana Carvey joked...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 5:40 PM
If this NBC news anchor thing doesn't work out for Brian Williams, I've got the perfect job for the guy:
Hillary Clinton's press secretary.
Or better yet, as the New Commander McBragg.
The problem is that Commander McBragg is a cartoon character...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 7:09 AM
CBS has taken promotion to a different level with the preview of the "Two and a Half Men" finale. "Charlie Harper is alive. Or is he?" the network teases.
The episode title seems to answer the question: “Of Course He’s Dead – Part...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:46 AM
Without football, the prime-time audience fell off last week. CBS had the most viewers, and Fox was the favorite of young adults. Each network could point to strong performances by freshman dramas: "Scorpion" on CBS and "Empire" on Fox.