| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The National Football League has another problem.
Just as countless parties are tackling it over its handling of the recent Ray Rice controversy, its recent disclosure that its players are more likely than the general population to sustain severe brain...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:25 PM
There are a million reasons the NFL needs to clean up its arrogant and callous act.
But there are 22.2 million reasons it will never happen. That is the number of viewers who watched NBC's "Sunday Night Football" recently at the end of arguably the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:37 AM
The 2015 Miss America competition lost the TV ratings crown to "Sunday Night Football," according to early Nielsen ratings.
Down 25% from last year's pageant, the competition, won by Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, earned a rating of 1.5 among the key 18-...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Against the backdrop of controversy surrounding the NFL for its handling of a domestic violence incident involving one of its players, CBS debuted its shiny new "Thursday Night Football" package to strong ratings last night.
According to Nielsen's...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:42 AM
UPDATED: The NFL reasserted its ratings pull Sunday in prime time on Fox and NBC.
In reality, "Big Brother" kept pulling in young adults for CBS. But viewers found Fox's "Utopia" wasn't a place they wanted to stay.
"Utopia," the first new broadcast...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:29 AM
"Sunday Night Football" on NBC dominated TV ratings while Fox's premiere of the social experiment reality show "Utopia" had a decent kick off.
According to preliminary Nielsen ratings, NBC was the most watched network Sunday night with a rating of 6.7...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:49 AM
The NFL collected the top five slots in last week's ratings, and four of those slots were on NBC.
Fans were thrilled to have football back, and old favorites claimed the other ratings slots in the Top 10.
The most-watched programs nationally:
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Far and away, the biggest story in NFL television coverage this fall is the arrival of "Thursday Night Football" to the CBS prime-time schedule Sept. 11 with a matchup between the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Just as NBC's "Sunday Night Football" has...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Television networks this season are writing even bigger checks to the National Football League.
Professional football remains one of the most potent weapons in TV networks' arsenals, drawing tens of millions of ardent fans who watch the sport live...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Adam Herring figured his dad would kill him, and his mom figured he was right. So he waited about four weeks to deliver the news.
Reggie Herring's aversion to tattoos is surpassed only by his dislike for losing football games. Adam had been threatened...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The kickoff to the National Football League's 2014-2015 season is weeks away, but already two heady competitors are taking to the field for what looks to be an intense match.
Advertisers and TV networks have differing opinions over the value of NFL...