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  • NBC keeps Olympic torch burning, Fox preps fall lineup.

    NBC keeps Olympic torch burning, Fox preps fall lineup.
    Before the coffee. After getting through this Comcast hearing. The Skinny: I'm up even earlier than usual Thursday morning to get this column done fast so I can watch the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (see...
  • Fox Shakes Up Sunday Animation Block in Major Schedule Overhaul

    Fox will shake up its Sunday animation block for the first time in nearly a decade next fall, pairing live-action sitcoms "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and newcomer "Mulaney" on the night with "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy." Suffering ratings declines due to...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Top 4 sing about love, make judges gush

    'American Idol' recap: Top 4 sing about love, make judges gush
    Though only four singers remain in this season's "American Idol" competition, the audience was treated to 12 -- count 'em -- songs on Wednesday night. The top 4 each tackled three songs, looking at different aspects of love: breakups, dedications and...
  • TV ratings: CBS wins with 'Survivor,' 'CSI' season finale

    TV ratings: CBS wins with 'Survivor,' 'CSI' season finale
    CBS led its network rivals in the ratings Wednesday night with the help of "Survivor," "Criminal Minds" and the season finale of "CSI." All three shows gained viewers from last week, according to early numbers from Nielsen. "CSI" ended its 14th season...
  • 'Neighbors' squashes 'Spider-Man.' NBC unveils fall schedule.

    'Neighbors' squashes 'Spider-Man.' NBC unveils fall schedule.
    After the coffee. Before the NBC and Fox upfronts. The Skinny: As usual, I come to New York and the forecast is for lots of rain. But Sunday was gorgeous and I had a great eight-mile run, and I'm hoping to catch a Yankees game as well. First priority,...
  • 'American Idol' May Have Tumbled in the Ratings, But Its Renewal Is No Surprise

    It was a no-brainer that Fox would renew "American Idol" for a 14th season, but the show's ratings trajectory suggests that this decision will be more difficult in the near future. The music competition series is averaging a 3.4 rating/10 share in adults...
  • CBS Vets Dominate Wednesday While Rival Nets Hit the Skids

    CBS continues to be the strongest network on Wednesdays this season with a lineup of series -- "Survivor," "Criminal Minds" and "CSI" -- that have been around a combined 37 years. The net was up vs. last week and won five of the night's six half-hours...
  • Television networks vow to wow advertisers with new fall lineups

    Television networks vow to wow advertisers with new fall lineups
    Network television is attempting to once again defy the laws of gravity. Next week broadcast networks ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox will test their strength as the industry kicks off its annual springtime ad sales market known as the upfront. The networks...
  • TV goes full nerdy, fleshing out the tech world

    TV goes full nerdy, fleshing out the tech world
    Shall we play a game? (Y/N)? Y IF Y THEN: Jog your memory. Circle back through every TV show you've ever watched, picture every movie you've ever seen, remember every book you've ever read — consider the totality of your consumption of popular...
  • Several TV Shows Cancelled as Networks Clean House

    As networks prepare for their fall upfront presentations in New York City next week, many shows have learned their fate, resulting in dozens of cancellations. A number of Fox's freshman series were axed including "Rake," "Dads," "Enlisted," "Surviving...
  • American Idol and The Voice

     
    Up until last year, I routinely offered a once-a-week review of that week's "American Idol" performances. I rated the competitors and bitched about the terrible judging. Since the show was an unprecedented ratings blockbuster when I started doing this,...