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Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
The big debate — the one between Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey — was a winner in the ratings.
"Saturday Night Live" scored its biggest season premiere audience in four years and second best in 12 years, emphasizing the importance of presidential election time for the NBC comedy show....
Monday, Jul. 27, 2020
When Molly Solomon took over as executive producer and president of NBC's Olympics production unit last November, she expected to be in Tokyo right now with the games in full swing. But with the Summer Olympics postponed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Solomon and her team have reset...
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan and other "30 Rock" stars are reuniting for a corporate cause: to promote the shows and stars that will be part of the new season for NBC and its NBCUniversal cable siblings.
Described as a "one-time, commercial-free event" — other than the extended ad...
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. 5, 2020
Raymond "Red" Reddington, a man who relishes a challenge, likely would admire how TV's "The Blacklist" took a creative gamble amid the industry's coronavirus-forced production shutdown to end the season with a bang, not a whimper.
The makers of the NBC drama, which stars James Spader as...
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020
The tentacles of canceling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues — would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils the opening ceremony on July 24.
The International Olympic Committee and local organizers say the games...
Monday, Mar. 2, 2020
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, has died. He was 84.
His death was confirmed Monday by GE. The cause of death was renal...
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
The zestfully titled, song-and-dance filled "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" has an unlikely origin. The NBC series, about a young woman who channels other people's thoughts through pop songs, was inspired by the devastating illness of creator Austin Winsberg's father.
In the months before...
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...
Monday, Dec. 2, 2019
NBC and the guild that represents television performers said they are investigating Gabrielle Union's allegation that she was fired as a judge on "America's Got Talent" because she complained of racism and other on-set issues.
The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and...