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Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
NBC's victory during the November ratings sweeps period means there's a new king of broadcast television — at least for now.
The network ended CBS' 18-year winning streak in November, a period when ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates. A combination of factors, including...
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
CBS won the television ratings crown last week despite being without the most valuable ratings commodity in this era, a primetime football game.
Two relatively lackluster games on NBC and Fox last week enabled CBS’ strong entertainment schedule to rule the week, the Nielsen company said....
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
Television viewers flocked to the showdown between LSU and Alabama over the weekend, making it the top-rated regular season college football game in eight years.
The Nielsen company said 16.6 million people watched the game late Saturday afternoon, as LSU held off the Tide’s late charge....
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2019
Patricia Heaton is having a recurring dream she describes as "half prosperity, half panic," in which she and her husband are remodeling a massive apartment in New York City with a squad of designers. Then comes the unsettling part, when she wonders why and how they bought the money pit.
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019
CBS and Viacom announced a long-anticipated reunion Tuesday, bringing together their television networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants bulk up to challenge streaming companies like Netflix.
Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, who will become CEO of the combined company,...
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2019
The country's biggest TV networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — have sued Locast, a streaming service that transmits their broadcasts for free, in federal court in New York.
The companies said in the suit, filed Wednesday, that Locast is violating their copyrights and asked for its service to...
Tuesday, May. 21, 2019
In its last blast, “The Big Bang Theory” topped the TV ratings by a light-year.
The back-to-back, two-episode finale of the nerdy CBS comedy’s 12-season run drew 18.5 million live viewers Thursday night to easily win the week, the Nielsen company said Tuesday.
Sunday night’s much-...
Thursday, May. 16, 2019
Broadcaster CBS is pushing the boundaries — gently — next season, as it and other networks navigate the rise of streaming. A change-of pace sitcom from "The Big Bang Theory" creator Chuck Lorre and a drama starring Edie Falco of "The Sopranos" glory will join a lineup that also brings former CBS...
Wednesday, May. 8, 2019
In the ratings battle between titans “The Big Bang Theory” and “Game of Thrones,” laughs won out.
CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” was last week’s top-rated program, with 12.5 million viewers tuning in to the sitcom in its home stretch. The final episode of its 12-season run will air Thursday,...
Saturday, May. 4, 2019
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) unveiled the winners of the 46th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards during a gala ceremony on Friday (5/3) held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Leading the way with five wins was The Young and the Restless, followed...