| 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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Emmy nominations are around the corner (July 10), so we've gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists — USA Today's Robert Bianco, TV Guide's Matt Roush, The A.V. Club's Todd VanDerWerff, the Los Angeles Times' Mary McNamara and Glenn Whipp and,...
| 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 20, 2014
| 6:00 PM
The 'stache might finally have to go.
"Who has a mustache anymore?" notes the younger daughter.
"I do," I say.
The last, worst reason to have a mustache is that everyone else has one, as they did in the 1970s, when I first grew mine. TV detectives,...