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Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2021
The $113 billion deal to telecast NFL games through 2033 is head-swimmingly large — until you consider that the very survival of broadcast networks as we know them may depend upon it.
The deal announced by the NFL and media companies last Thursday spreads professional football content...
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2020
The surest sign of how the coronavirus shutdown has devastated the television industry is the fourth-place finish of CBS in what was nominally the first week of a new fall season.
The network's viewership was down a whopping 61% from the premiere week last year, the Nielsen company said...
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020
Led by the reliable "60 Minutes" on CBS, news programming dominated the television rankings on a quiet week in mid-August.
Nine of the 20 most popular programs were news or commentary shows, eight of them on Fox News Channel, the Nielsen company said.
CBS was the most popular...
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2020
Perhaps sensing the abbreviated season might not last long, television viewers welcomed baseball back with open arms from its coronavirus hiatus.
ESPN's coverage of the first game back, between the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals last Thursday, was the most-watched regular...
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2020
CBS Television and the NAACP has reached an agreement to develop content to further tell stories of the African American experience.
The television studio and civil rights organization announced the multi-year agreement in a joint statement Wednesday. The partnership will focus on...
Wednesday, May. 27, 2020
The winner, and still champion, is CBS.
The Tiffany network finished the traditional television season, which ended last week, as the most-watched broadcaster for the 12th consecutive year, the Nielsen company said.
CBS has won 17 of the last 18 years, the lone exception coming...
Tuesday, May. 19, 2020
CBS said it plans a fall schedule that's a close match to last season, but the network is keeping a watchful eye on when the industry will emerge from its virus-caused production shutdown.
The majority of the network's returning shows will be back in the time slots they held in the 2019-...
Tuesday, May. 12, 2020
"60 Minutes" managed to win the week's ratings competition and attract the attention of President Donald Trump on the same week.
With 9.5 million viewers Sunday, "60 Minutes" was easily the week's most-watched primetime program, the Nielsen company said. The newsmagazine has been...
Sunday, May. 3, 2020
The legal drama "All Rise" has become the first U.S. scripted television series to adapt the the pandemic by producing an episode remotely, enlisting its stars to work from home on their own makeup, set design and lighting.
The season finale, airing Monday night on CBS, finds Simone...
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020
Two television shows that were saying farewell last week — one permanently and the other for a few months — may have gained more viewers as people stayed home last week because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The final episode of CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" and the season finale of ABC's "The Good...