Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

NBC and the guild that represents television performers said they are investigating Gabrielle Union's allegation that she was fired as a judge on "America's Got Talent" because she complained of racism and other on-set issues.

The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and...

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019

If Taylor Swift, Missy Elliot and a 1990s rap reunion couldn’t halt the shrinkage of MTV’s television audience for its Video Music Awards, perhaps nothing can.

The show was seen by 4.9 million viewers live on Monday across 12 different Viacom-owned networks, the Nielsen company said. That...

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

“America’s Got Talent” wasn’t content with just the top spot in the Nielsen company’s rankings of the most popular television programs last week. This time it took the top two.

First place is familiar territory for NBC’s talent competition. It has been the most-watched summer series for...

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019

In a week dominated by competition shows, “America’s Got Talent” dominated the competition.

NBC’s variety showcase brought in 9.7 million viewers last week according to the Nielsen company’s ratings. The show chose the singers, comedians, dancers and beatboxers that will be on its season-...

Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2019

The CBS crime series “Instinct” finished first last week in what seems like a race to the bottom.

It was the 20th most-watched program on the Nielsen company’s weekly list, and the only comedy or drama scripted series to make the Top 20. There were no scripted series that were among the...

Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019

Baseball’s All-Star game is fading as a midsummer television attraction, but the adjunct Home Run Derby is becoming popular in its own right.

The Nielsen company says a little more than 8 million people watched Tuesday’s All-Star game on Fox, enough to be the second-most popular thing on...

Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2018

“America’s Got Talent” ended its summer run last week with the most-watched entertainment programs on television since May, although its popularity dipped this summer.

Just under 13 million people watched the final two episodes of the NBC competition last week, where magician Shin Lim was...

Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2018

TV viewers are idling away the final weeks of summer the way they started it: with reality programs.

Half of last week’s 20 most-watched programs were unscripted contests, according to Nielsen Co. figures released Wednesday.

The field was topped by NBC’s two episodes of “America’s...

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018

If it’s a lousy week for President Donald Trump, it’s usually a good week for Rachel Maddow.

MSNBC’s marquee personality took advantage of a busy week of bad news for the president, led by former lawyer Michael Cohen’s plea deal and former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s conviction on...

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

NBC cut through the summer doldrums with the best week for a television network since the NBA Finals were seen on ABC two months ago.

NBC was led, as is typical during the summer months, by “America’s Got Talent.” The competition show was seen by 11.8 million people last week, more than...

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