| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:33 PM
Network TV never knows when to stop shilling, selling, hyping and hustling its audience.
It's like a law of physics that whenever a network creates something of quality, it must always find a way to cheapen the product in trying to squeeze every last...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:17 PM
"Boardwalk Empire" is learning that there are tougher opponents than New Jersey mobsters. Like, say, NFL games.
HBO's Prohibition-era drama returned for Season 4 on Sunday night with 2.4 million total viewers at 9 p.m., according to Nielsen. That was...
| May 7, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Carrie Underwood will be the new voice of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" theme song, "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the network announced on Tuesday.
Underwood's version of the song will make its debut before the first Sunday night broadcast of...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:19 PM
You will find no tears here for the cancellation of Brian Williams' "Rock Center," which was first reported Friday by the New York Times.
It was one of the sorriest excuses for a newsmagazine that I have seen in 30 years of reporting on network...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:42 PM
The 2012-2013 TV season is officially over as of midnight Wednesday, but don't look for any clear-cut answer among the final numbers as to what show is No. 1 on prime-time network television this year.
CBS has been relentlessly claiming for months...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Football won the night for NBC among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds Sunday night. But overruns from an explosive game between the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys helped CBS score a victory in total viewership.
On NBC, the contest between the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian Roberts has made a mission out of perfecting a new-generation remote control to help customers seamlessly find TV programs they want to watch.
Now, Roberts is turning to Twitter to help him do just that.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Sunday nights are usually an easy ratings win for NBC's big NFL games. However, with the fourth game of the World Series and a football game that ran into prime time, it looks like Fox was the highest-rated network this time.
That's according to early...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:24 AM
NBC's financial fortunes are perking up, with advertisers agreeing to pay rate increases of 7% to 8% over last year's prices during the annual summer sales bazaar.
In the last few days, NBC executives finished selling their advertising time for the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:41 AM
With a "Sunday Night Football" showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints, NBC had no trouble breezing past the other major broadcast networks.
According to early numbers from Nielsen, which are subject to change because the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:17 AM
Fox's "Almost Human" arrested plenty of viewers in its premiere Sunday night.
The sci-fi cop series from J.H. Wyman and J.J. Abrams drew a rating of 3.1 in the key 18-49 age demographic and pulled in an average of 9.1 viewers, according to early...