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Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020
For the second straight week, politics was the dominant force in primetime television.
CBS News' coverage of the Democratic presidential debate from South Carolina last week was easily the most-watched event on television, with 15.34 million viewers. The newsmagazine "60 Minutes," which...
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
Two long-running series — CBS drama "Criminal Minds" and ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" — ended their runs last week with modest bumps in the ratings.
The investigators on "Criminal Minds" concluded their 15th and last season by chasing a psychopath who liked to cut off the faces of his...
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
In her role in the news CBS drama "Tommy," actress Edie Falco plays the first female chief of police in Los Angeles, but the native New Yorker found a way to shoot the show in her hometown.
The Emmy-award winning actress known best for her roles in "The Sopranos" and "Nurse Jackie" was...
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-...