| May 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — This week, the streets of midtown Manhattan will once again swarm with TV executives trying to woo ad buyers to their upcoming fall lineups with splashy presentations, star-packed cocktail parties and plentiful swag.
But there's an...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As the broadcast networks wrap up a week of touting new shows to advertisers in the hopes of persuading them to spend billions on commercials, it seems like a good time to review how last year's new shows did.
It's not a pretty picture.
In the 2012-13...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:44 PM
"Revolution" fans finally saw what's behind that scary red door at the end of Wednesday's episode when Titus Andover's thugs dragged Miles through it. (SPOILERS if you're not caught up!)
"Yeah, that's really bad news for Miles," Deborah Puette teases....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:25 AM
It looks like Rebel Wilson's night was super fun for a decent number of people.
ABC's "Super Fun Night," a comedy about a group of sheltered women who start to try to live outside their comfort zones, opened with 8.2 million viewers and a rating of 3.2...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:27 PM
"Parks and Recreation." Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) is married! Again! What can it mean? Well, for last week's season premiere it meant a double episode including a trip to London that was among the best the show has aired. Andy (Chris Pratt) met his...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Rebel Wilson's new show was less super in the ratings this week. Coming off a decent start for last week's premiere, ABC's "Super Fun Night" fell about 22% in the key 18-49 age demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
In the advertiser-...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Wednesday night was pretty fun for ABC in the ratings, though Rebel Wilson's "Super Fun Night" continued to lose viewers in its third week.
Last night's Halloween-themed episode of the comedy, about a group of shut-ins who decide to party beyond...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Wednesday night's Game One of the World Series was a strong start for the Boston Red Sox, and it looks like it was an improvement in the ratings for Fox too.
According to very approximate preliminary numbers from Nielsen, which are not adjusted for...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The World Series ended Wednesday night with a victory for the Boston Red Sox and what looks to be the most-watched Fall Classic game since 2011.
The Red Sox handily beat the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 to win the series, and the match-up drew about...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Each week Times TV critic Mary McNamara offers her viewing picks for the coming week:
"Revolution": NBC recently renewed its out-went-the-lights drama, so the first-season finale will not be any kind of definitive end to the woes of a world in which the...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Underscoring the pitched battle to land television dramas, production of NBC's post-apocalyptic drama "Revolution" has moved halfway across the country to Austin, Texas.
The first season of the J.J. Abrams-produced science fiction drama was shot in...