Saturday, December 10, 2016

ABC

Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2016

The return of college football boosted ABC to a win in the weekly television ratings.

The network scored with Sunday night’s overtime thriller between Notre Dame and Texas, which was behind only “America’s Got Talent” among television’s most popular shows last week, and Saturday’s less...

Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2016

On an unusually busy summer night of television, viewers turned out Sunday for game shows, “Game of Thrones” and a BET awards show stuffed with tributes to the late Prince.

HBO drew a record audience of 8.9 million for the sixth season finale of the fantasy series “Game of Thrones,”...

Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2016

It’s not just the city of Cleveland that’s happy with LeBron James and his comeback Cavaliers.

The seven-game series with the Golden State Warriors was the most-watched NBA Finals since 1998, the year Michael Jordan won the last of his six titles, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. Game 7...

Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2016

Basketball and “The Bachelorette” helped propel ABC to a ratings win last week, while the Tony awards, “60 Minutes” and scripted reruns kept runner-up CBS represented in the Top 10 Programs roster.

Games 4 and 3 of the NBA Finals clash between Cleveland and Golden State ranked first and...

Tuesday, May. 17, 2016

Kiefer Sutherland will play a low-level Cabinet member who suddenly becomes president on a new ABC drama this fall, and the network plans to add a second night of comedy to its schedule.

ABC has also given the go-ahead to another drama from the prolific creator Shonda Rhimes and a comedy...

Friday, May. 13, 2016

It wasn't quite the Red Wedding, but Thursday brought viewers news of more than a dozen prime-time shows being axed to make room for new programs next season.

ABC took the sword to seven series (including country music drama "Nashville" and veteran whodunit "Castle") while Fox is...

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016

Don’t blame the effort to promote an Oscars boycott among blacks because of diversity concerns for the drop in Academy Awards viewership this year.

The Nielsen company said Tuesday that an estimated 3.22 million black viewers watched the Oscars on...

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

The president of the ABC Entertainment Group is departing amid low ratings, to be replaced by the first African-American to head a broadcast TV network.

Paul Lee's successor is Channing Dungey, who has been ABC's executive vice president for drama...

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

It's an exciting new fall season ahead on broadcast TV. We await the charming rom-com "Manhattan Love Story" ... the heart-tugging youth drama, "Red Band Society" ... and don't forget "Mulaney," an autobiographical sitcom about a promising young standup....

Sunday, May. 17, 2015

Television's next big hit may have been revealed during last week's annual orgy of schedule presentations to advertisers by the biggest networks.

Or not. One certainty is that many of the new programs won't be around long enough to make an impression...