Tuesday, November 21, 2017

NBC

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...

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017

Those who believe it’s impossible for a broadcast network to make new hits anymore probably isn’t a fan of “This is Us.”

The heartwarming NBC series was second only to CBS’ “NCIS” for the most popular show of the week for its debut season finale last week. The show reached 12.8 million...

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017

"This is Us" creator Dan Fogelman helpfully explains his time-twisting family drama's ambitious theme: A vision of shared humanity, without end.

"There's no dying. There's no you, or me, or them. It's just us," character Kevin says in a fifth-episode scene singled out by Fogelman as key...

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017

Singing, dancing and Chicago was the formula NBC used for a weekly victory in the ratings.

“The Voice” returned from a hiatus and earned three of the top four slots in the Nielsen company’s list of the most-watched programs last week. The exception was “Little Big Shots,” the debut of...

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

NBC’s personality-oriented drama “This is Us” received the latest confirmation of its status as a freshman yet, ranking as the No. 1 prime-time show last week for the first time among youthful viewers desired by advertisers

Counting all viewers, the Nielsen company said the show ranked...