| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:30 PM
It remains a blip in the rear-view mirror of longtime leader Fox News, but CNN at long last has some ratings news to smile about.
In Nielsen estimates for the second quarter, CNN surged well above its alarmingly low numbers of last year at this time to...
| Jun 14, 2013
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| Mar 21, 2013
| 9:10 AM
"American Idol" still won the Wednesday ratings race, but the numbers for a salute to John Lennon and Paul McCartney probably make Fox long for yesterday.
"Idol" isn't the show it used to be. The total viewership was down 25 percent from last year,...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:35 AM
With the high-rated CBS lineup preempted for NCAA basketball, "American Idol" and ABC were commanding the top slots Thursday.
If college basketball didn't burn up the prime-time race, CBS and Turner cheered the combined all-day rating for March Madness....
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:45 AM
Mark Harmon and Adam Levine know how to draw crowds. Harmon and "NCIS" had the most viewers in the nation Tuesday night. Levine, Blake Shelton and "The Voice" were most popular with the 18-to-49 age group.
"NCIS" averaged 18.6 million viewers, and...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Bill Budzina, 78, recalls when a pretty 16-year-old farmer's daughter first caught his eye at a dance.
"I thought she was a nice-looking girl, friendly — seemed like she'd be good to spend time with," he said.
And 58 years later, Budzina knows...
| May 31, 2013
1. "Inferno" by Dan Brown (Doubleday, $29.95). Robert Langdon is back to solve a riddle with links to Dante's epic poem. Last week: 1
2. "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead, $28.95). The author explores how...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Adding a big dose of liberal perspective to its air, Fox News Channel has tapped former Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich as a contributor.
Under the pact, Kucinich will provide analysis and commentary for Fox News' daytime and primetime programming,...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:14 AM
While much is being made of Karl Rove's post-election return to the air this week on Fox, I don't think that's really the news that matters these days at Rupert Murdoch's channel.
Reflecting in a way the very post-election GOP malaise that they...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:48 AM
Sean Hannity has some big "Hannity" telecasts this week on Fox News Channel.
His Wednesday show will be the 1,000th episode of "Hannity," which airs at 9 weeknights. He became solo host of "Hannity" in 2009 after 12 years of co-hosting "Hannity &...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:06 AM
In April cable-news ratings, Fox News Channel was the big winner, but CNN and HLN scored the big gains in audience growth.
In prime time, Fox News averaged 2 million viewers, far ahead of CNN with 920,000 and MSNBC with 686,000.
But CNN was up a...