| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:21 AM
The Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers “Sunday Night Football” game boosted NBC to No. 1, according to early Nielsen ratings.
The telecast, which drew 17.3-million viewers, averaged a rating of 6.2 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:05 AM
It would be fair to say "Bear down" has turned into "lay down" when it comes to games against thePackers. The Monsters of the Midway haven't lived up to the nickname recently when they play Green Bay.
It's OK to admit you switched over "The Walking...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:46 AM
UPDATED: The score was lopsided but so were the ratings.
The New England Patriots' 43-21 victory over the Denver Broncos drew 29.1 million viewers in the 7 p.m. hour Sunday on CBS, according to updated ratings. CBS said it was the highest-rated NFL game...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Steve Burke is not an executive prone to exaggeration. If anything, the NBCUniversal CEO is known for his understated style in public settings.
So when Burke made a blunt statement about ratings growth potential for the Peacock's domestic cable...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:26 PM
John Mulaney has the benevolent wide-set eyes, cresting hair and copacetic choirboy appearance of a superhero who has taken a spa day. He is trim to the point of receding, and as angular as Peter Parker. He walks with his hands plunged deep in his...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Not-really-that-great Spoiler Alert: "The Simpsons" has been promising a major character's death for more than a year now, and the Sunday night premiere was the supposed delivery of that promise.
So who did they off? Apu? Montgomery Burns? Sideshow Bob?...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The flesh-eating creatures from AMC's gory "The Walking Dead" have started to eat into football's pricing power, according to Variety's annual analysis of primetime TV advertising costs.
Advertisers are willing to pay more for a package of spots across...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:53 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Netflix has picked up "F Is for Family," a half-hour animated series based on the stand-up comedy of Bill Burr, in a pact with Gaumont International Television and Wild West Television.
The six-episode series, slated to hit...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There's a backstage drama happening this fall on TV, and it's all about comedy.
The major networks are in a sitcom slump, unable to generate the kind of magic found in shows like "Seinfeld," "Friends" and "The Big Bang Theory."
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Filmmaker Werner Herzog — German-born, having made films in the Amazon, the Sahara, Wisconsin, Antarctica, all points between and most recently a resident of Los Angeles — belongs to the world, and should be cherished accordingly. An...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:56 AM
The weekend highlights include the 40th season premiere of "Saturday Night Live," the 26th season premiere of "The Simpsons" and the 15th season premiere of "CSI." Are you ready for Mark-Paul Gosselaar as twins?
1. "60 Minutes," 7 p.m....