| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:29 AM
What does the news that Rupert Murdoch wants to buy Time Warner mean to the public? Would such a takeover, merging Time Warner with Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, result in more entertaining TV series and movies?
I highly doubt it. Time Warner rebuffed the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:40 AM
UPDATED: What was Wednesday's biggest winner in the ratings?
Well, it was on CBS. "Extant," the Halle Berry astronaut drama, drew the biggest audience for the night: nearly 8 million, according to updated ratings. Last week's premiere pulled in 9.6...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:48 AM
UPDATED: "Extant," the Halle Berry astronaut drama, debuted to 9.6 million viewers, the biggest audience Wednesday night.
"Under the Dome," another CBS drama, debuted to 9.4 million viewers this season, but its audience dipped to 7.7 million the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:55 PM
BEIJING — Johnny Galecki recently came to Beijing to rub elbows with Chinese fans of his nerdy TV comedy, "The Big Bang Theory." The 38-year-old actor signed autographs, was serenaded by a harpist and drank tea on a talk show interview streamed on...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Most broadcast shows were down in the ratings Wednesday night, including Fox's "American Idol" and ABC's entire lineup, according to early numbers for Nielsen.
NBC's "Chicago P.D." bucked that pattern, delivering the biggest gain of the night....
| 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 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The season-to-date primetime rankings may tell a different story, but there's no question Fox is limping to the finish of the 2013-14 television season.
After good audience response to newcomer "Sleepy Hollow" in the fall, Fox's start to 2014 was rocky....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:42 PM
"The Middle," the ABC family comedy, is shooting its season finale this week at Walt Disney World.
Wednesday visitors to the Magic Kingdom could spot the actors who play the Heck family on Main Street: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott,...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:07 AM
A reality TV stalwart and Phil Dunphy et al. led Wednesday night in the ratings, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
CBS' unscripted veteran "Survivor," now in its 28th cycle, was the most-watched show of the night, drawing 9.8 million viewers...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Fox won Wednesday night in total viewership and among key 18-to-49-year-olds, though its "American Idol" was flat with last week's numbers, according to preliminary data from Nielsen.
The aged singing contest drew 10.5 million viewers overall and a...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:39 AM
"American Idol" posted a weekly ratings decline Wednesday, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Still, Fox held off CBS to win Wednesday night in the key viewing demographic.
The veteran singing competition drew an average of 10.1 million viewers...