| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:09 AM
President Barack Obama's prime-time speech on immigration will play on cable news channels at 8 p.m. Thursday but not on the broadcast networks except for PBS.
The White House did not ask for the time, and the commercial broadcast networks will go...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Jon Stewart's favorite sparring partner, Bill O'Reilly, was a guest on "The Daily Show" on Wednesday and it didn't take long for a debate to happen. A minute and a half, to be precise.
O'Reilly was on the program to promote his new book, "Killing...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Tuesday night was a big one across the genres for the Fox Networks Group, which ruled the ratings roost -- claiming the three most-watched cable networks with Fox Sports 1 (coverage of Major League Baseball playoff action), Fox News Channel (its regular...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Fox News Channel topped prime-time cable ratings for the first time since October 1996.
According to Nielsen, the network averaged 1.7 million viewers a night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the third quarter, making it the No. 1 cable news channel.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In a busy summer for big news stories, Fox News Channel topped all of ad-supported cable in same-night ratings, standing as the third quarter's most-watched network in weekday primetime for the first time since 2003.
CNN continued its momentum, placing...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:44 PM
President Barack Obama's address on his ISIS strategy will rearrange Wednesday prime time.
What to expect? NBC announced its plans and said the Obama address will run roughly 15 minutes. "America's Got Talent" will follow at 9:15 p.m., and the show will...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Major news stories -- including the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager in Missouri by a white police officer, and escalating tensions in the Middle East -- helped boost ratings for cable news channels during August.
Fox News was...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:16 AM
UPDATED: CBS had reason to be thrilled that it landed the NFL on Thursday nights. In updated national numbers released Friday after, the combo CBS-NFL Network audience for the Pittsburgh-Baltimore game this week was 20.8 million viewers.
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Papa Bear is angry that his acolyte is leaving, it seems.
On Monday night's edition of "The O'Reilly Factor," a reader wrote in to host Bill O'Reilly commenting on CBS' choice of Stephen Colbert to take over late night from the retiring David...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
There is a contingent in the U.S. media that will take umbrage over every non-serious thing President Obama does. And before the next president is sworn in, maybe it's time to realize just how intensely silly that is.
The latest example, as detailed by...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:54 AM
CNN's extensive coverage of missing Flight 370 is a reminder that journalism is primarily a business.
The channel even used "Reliable Sources," its Sunday journalism show, to justify the coverage. How do you like that self-congratulation?