| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:23 PM
If the last season of "American Idol" proved to be an eyeball ping-pong experience while watching the animosity between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey percolate, then the forthcoming season might come as a relief to the optical nerves.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:51 AM
"Life can change … in a heartbeat," "American Idol" reminded us Wednesday night as it kicked off a new season with a fresh batch of hopefuls, a greater focus on the positive (fewer prolonged looks at the cringe-inducingly untalented and delusional)...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"American Idol," welcome to the next phase of your ratings life - the one in which you are no longer a red-hot phenomenon.
"Survivor" survived it, going from national magazine covers to ambling along as another mere mortal among TV shows. Now the trick...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:05 AM
NBC gobbled up plenty of viewers with the Thanksgiving NFL matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The game, a 22-20 victory for Baltimore, drew a household rating of 11.5 in Nielsen's metered markets Thursday, up 3% from last...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- One Direction, Katy Perry, The Killers and Elton John will appear on the finale of "The X Factor" in the U.K.
One Direction will play the title track from their new album "Midnight Memories," while Perry will perform "Unconditionally."
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:11 PM
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The AMC drama "The Walking Dead" was the most tweeted about TV moment of Thanksgiving week, according to newly released rankings from Nielsen's SocialGuide.
The show's mid-season finale generated more than 880,000 tweets...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
With a show called "Kirstie," it would be easy to dwell on TV Land's "Pet Sematary"-like attempt to resurrect the career of sitcom star Kirstie Alley, not to mention Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards. But here is what matters about the new half-hour...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:07 AM
The most wonderful time of the year also worked out for NBC in the ratings Wednesday night, with the holiday specials "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" and a "Saturday Night Live Christmas" combining to win the night among 18-to-49-year-old viewers,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:18 AM
NBC hit a high note in the ratings Thursday night with its live production of "The Sound of Music," starring Carrie Underwood in the role of Maria von Trapp.
The three-hour musical telecast drew an average of about 18.5 million viewers overall,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:39 PM
“The X Factor’s” Season 3 ratings may be gasping for air (and its previous winners nowhere to be seen or heard), but a few finalists from the struggling franchise are continuing to make post-show noise.
Emblem3, the young pop, ska...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:07 PM
You can now count live events and glossy musicals as a few of TV executives' favorite things.
Thursday's three-hour spectacular "Sound of Music Live!" with country star Carrie Underwood as Maria sang for 18.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen....