Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Big Bang Theory

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

Sports, talent derbies, news and voyeurism kept unscripted fare high on the Nielsen roster last week.

A big exception: premium cable HBO’s scripted sensation “Game of Thrones,” which continued its reign with a best-yet audience of 10.2 million in its 9 p.m. Sunday berth. For the week, “...

Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017

The nation’s birthday week was observed by the networks mostly by scripted repeats along with the usual slate of reality and game shows.

Although NBC’s two-hour “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks” special ranked sixth and 16th for the week, the top-ranked primetime shows were CBS’ “60 Minutes...

Wednesday, May. 17, 2017

Turner says TBS has closed a new deal with Conan O'Brien that extends through 2022.

TBS and sister Turner network TNT plan to launch a total of six new series from stars such as Snoop Dogg, Daniel Radcliffe and Michael Moore. CNN has four new series in the works.

And TNT is working...

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017

NBC’s decision to air a live version of “Saturday Night Live” in every time zone has paid immediate dividends.

The network’s telecast last weekend, with host Jimmy Fallon, musician Harry Styles and with Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy delivering their hit impersonations of Donald Trump...

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

No one is coming close to challenging “The Big Bang Theory” when Americans turn on prime-time television in search of a few laughs.

The Nielsen company’s ratings last week illustrate the CBS comedy’s dominance. Nielsen said 15.2 million people...