| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:37 AM
As expected, the second night of "American Idol's" 13th season premiere was down in the ratings from last year, though it was still the top-rated show of the night on the major broadcast networks.
Thursday night's "Idol" drew an average of 13.4-million...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:45 PM
May is the busiest month for television, and the action starts early this year. The May sweeps begin Thursday and run through May 21, the official end of the season.
What to expect?
The broadcast networks unveil their fall lineups the week of May 12...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:35 AM
ABC and CBS virtually tied in the key 18- to 49-year-old demographic Thursday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
Fox's "Hell's Kitchen," the Gordon Ramsay chef show, fell 18% to a 1.4 in 18-49, its lowest number yet for a regularly...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation's (JCCF) 19th annual Taste for a Cure event will honor Sony Pictures TV prexy Steve Mosko with the Gil Nickel humanitarian award, named in honor of JCCF supporter Gil Nickel, who died of melanoma in 2003.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Weather Company said it would continue to invest in documentary series for primetime, even as that idea has drawn objections from DirecTV, which pulled the company's Weather Channel network from its satellite service over objections to its pushes into...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:40 AM
UPDATED: The NFL has been the biggest event on television so far this season. But the Winter Olympics are going to be a bonanza for NBC, based on the first two days.
The Opening Ceremony at Sochi averaged 31.7 million. On Thursday, the Olympics...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A timeslot swap has helped Fox expose more viewers to its new military-set family comedy "Enlisted," which took advantage of a strong "Bones" lead-in to post its best scores to date on Friday.
After premiering to a low 0.7 demo rating/2 share on Jan....
| May 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"The Good Wife," "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones" and "True Detective" are among the series landing multiple nominations in this year's Television Critics Assn. Awards derby.
Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" joins that trio in the org's program of...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Lisle resident Wayne Sikorcin hated tying water balloons at family gatherings. "I would tie 15 or so -- it would hurt my fingers -- and they (the kids) would throw and break them all in seconds," he said.
After some perseverance, and failed attempts,...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:27 AM
The final weekend of the 2013-14 TV season brings finales and farewells. A few things to expect:
"The Good Wife" concludes its best season so far with an episode called "A Weird Year" at 9 p.m. Sunday on CBS. Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) continues...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 7:22 AM
On the reality TV program "Shark Tank," investors bicker, maneuver and generally steal the thunder from aspiring entrepreneurs who come before them to pitch ideas.
Unlike the Tin Man who clanks and clatters as he nervously asks the Wizard of Oz for a...