Thursday, April 26, 2018

NBC

Friday, Mar. 9, 2018

Even if you're trying to put the squeeze on a ballooning TV watchlist, consider the pedigree of NBC's "Rise": It's from the "Friday Night Lights" producer who created "Parenthood" and a producer of Broadway's "Hamilton."

With stars Josh Radnor ("How I Met Your Mother") and Rosie Perez ("...

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

NBC finished the Pyeongchang Olympics by averaging just under 20 million viewers with its primetime coverage on the network, NBCSN cable and live streaming, which was a 7 percent decline from the Winter Olympics of 2014.

The Nielsen company said that the NBC-only average in primetime was...

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

The aerial wizardry of snowboarders Shaun White and Chloe Kim lifted the Winter Olympics and NBC to a weekly ratings victory.

Veteran White’s gold-medal comeback in the halfpipe gave NBC the most-watched night in prime-time last week, according to Nielsen ratings released Wednesday....

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Olympic thrills and the aftermath of a patriarch’s death on “This Is Us” combined to give NBC a golden ratings victory.

NBC’s total viewership last week topped that of the other three major broadcasters combined by 27 percent, the biggest network regular-season gap since Nielsen’s...

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

NBC’s summer run of “Weekend Update” segments from “Saturday Night Live” and ABC’s two-part special on Princess Diana were modest successes for their television networks last week.

The first of four weeks where “SNL’s” Michael Che and Colin Jost deliver topical jokes on NBC’s primetime...

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

NBC aims to boost the number of female directors on its shows.

The network on Thursday announced a new initiative called "Female Forward." It will give 10 female directors the opportunity to shadow up to three episodes of a scripted NBC series, culminating in an in-season commitment to...

Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017

Much to NBC’s delight, there really hasn’t been much competition for “America’s Got Talent” as the summer’s favorite television show.

Last week’s version of the competition was seen by 12.4 million people, the Nielsen company said Thursday. That’s nearly 5 million more than the week’s...

Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017

Jimmy Fallon has topped Stephen Colbert in late-night ratings for the first time since Donald Trump has been president. But the NBC comic might want to keep the champagne on ice.

The Nielsen company said that Fallon's "Tonight" show averaged 2.66 million viewers last week, a whisker above...

Saturday, May. 20, 2017

As broadcast networks rolled out their plans for next season this past week, those watching could be forgiven for pulling out phones and checking the calendar.

There's the cast of NBC's "Will & Grace," ready to return. The folks at "Roseanne" are back on the couch. "Dynasty" and "S.W....

Monday, May. 15, 2017

NBC is bringing back its "must-see TV" Thursday franchise this fall with the revival of "Will & Grace," and by moving its heartwarming hit "This is Us" to the same night.

The network announced its schedule Sunday, kicking off the annual week where broadcasters outline next season's...