| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The Hallmark Channel and its sister network Hallmark Movie Channel are doing so well they should get congratulation cards from their namesake.
Ratings for both networks are up, ad revenue and cash flow is growing too, and the stock price of parent...
| Jun 25, 2014
Some people like to watch.
I have a more embarrassing admission.
I prefer to re-watch.
Re-watching TV shows may seem downright irresponsible here in television's new golden age, when there are so many good shows, so easily available, that even a...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
HBO's "True Detective" and FX's "Fargo" both premiered this year as closed-end crime dramas, series that wrap up the story line by season's end and when they return next season they'll have new casts, new settings and, in the case of "True Detective," new...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:14 PM
The first reaction when Will Gardner was shown lying dead, blood covering his body from gunshot wounds this season on "The Good Wife" was: "WHAT?" Then came the other: "But Alicia!"
The shocking death of the renegade lawyer, played by Josh Charles, in...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The subject is comedy. If it is not exactly true that it "can't get no respect," to quote the comic, it does get less than it deserves.
It has become commonplace to say that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television, or a Platinum Age of...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:30 AM
If our DVR queues are bursting, then why shouldn't Emmy categories be loaded too?
That would appear to be the guiding principle behind the television academy's recent decision to allow seven shows to be nominated in both the drama and comedy series...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:57 AM
UPDATED: Jennifer Lopez, Lorde and a Michael Jackson hologram helped the Billboard Music Awards score in the ratings Sunday night.
Thanks to the awards, Disney-owned ABC won the night in total viewers and the 18-to-49 age group. The three-hour awards...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I started to get a little paranoid last month while sitting through the major networks' upfront presentations in Gotham.
One after the other, the nets rolled out new dramas rooted in the high-intensity conspiracy/mystery/post-apocalypse/everything-you-...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:38 AM
The weekend highlights include major developments on top dramas.
"The Walking Dead" concludes its fourth season at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC. The channel hints that Rick (Andrew Lincoln) "comes face to face with sheer brutality." What will we learn about...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:50 AM
UPDATED: An 11-minute overrun of the Masters helped make CBS the most-watched broadcast network Sunday night and "60 Minutes" the most-watched program.
The long-running news magazine offered a two-part report on Pope Francis and averaged 11 million...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:10 AM
UPDATED: The NBA Finals may have featured lopsided games, but the ratings were still impressive.
The San Antonio Spurs' victory over the Miami Heat in the series' concluding game was the big winner Sunday night. The Spurs game had 17.9 million viewers,...