Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019

With football in full swing and “The Big Bang Theory” nowhere to be seen, the first week of the fall season had NBC feeling like must-see TV again.

The network that dominated primetime in the 1980s and 1990s won the week in total viewers for the first time in 18 years with an average...

Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019

The new television season hasn’t begun yet, but the football season has, and it’s carrying the networks in the interim.

Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company’s top 12 shows last week, led by the Sunday night matchup of Philadelphia against Atlanta.

ABC devoted its...

Friday, Sep. 13, 2019

The stubborn curfew barring female hosts from late-night network TV is about to be challenged. Viewer warning: expect more rule-breaking when NBC's "A Little Late With Lilly Singh" debuts Monday.

Singh is attempting the leap from YouTube sensation to broadcast headliner in a single bound...

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...

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...

Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019

Cinematographer Gary Baum, ASC last week earned his 10th career Emmy nomination--for the “Family, Trip” episode of Will & Grace (NBC). This is the second consecutive year Baum has earned an Emmy nod for the Will & Grace revival, which makes it all the more special in...

Tuesday, May. 14, 2019

NBC hoped to wow advertisers with its reach and content at a glitzy presentation Monday for its fall lineup, parading out a clutch of Kardashians and Olympic gold winning athletes, getting "The Voice" judges to sing and even offering a few gentle pokes at a new Oscar-winner — Rami Malek.

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Sunday, May. 12, 2019

NBC didn’t invoke its “must-see TV” 20th-century marketing slogan in announcing a renewed emphasis on sitcoms next season, but it could have.

Calling comedy the “heart” of its brand, the network announced it is adding four new sitcoms to its lineup for 2019-20, with stars including Kenan...

Friday, Mar. 8, 2019

"This Is Us" routinely brings viewers to tears. Next week, it's taking them to the theater.

The hit NBC series will air an episode modeled on a one-act play and confined almost entirely to a hospital waiting room and to a single day, a sharp detour from its usual flashback storytelling....

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

If there is a high point to Netflix's status as the "cool kids" taking over television, it may be remembered as an emotional Chuck Lorre accepting a best comedy Golden Globe last month for "The Kominsky Method," his show on the streaming service.

Lorre is one of the most successful comedy...

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