Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019

The opening of college football’s season was welcome news for ABC in an otherwise quiet week for television.

The network won the weekly ratings competition on the strength of games that took over the network’s schedule on Saturday night (Oregon vs. Auburn) and Sunday (Oklahoma vs. Houston...

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...

Wednesday, May. 15, 2019

With the TV industry in flux, ABC entertainment chief Karey Burke said a goal for the network's 2019-20 schedule is something network audiences might welcome — familiarity.

There are newcomers, notably Tiffany Haddish, and inevitable cancellations. But ABC said next season represents the...

Wednesday, May. 1, 2019

Major network television networks are hitting far more lows than highs in tapping into Asian-American talent, according to a study released Wednesday by the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition.

The advocacy group's annual report on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX came on the first day of Asian...

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Can there be a "Roseanne" without Roseanne? The answer is yes, indeed. There can even be a pretty good sitcom. And you might not miss her that much.

ABC on Tuesday night aired the first episode of "The Conners," a spinoff of "Roseanne" without Roseanne Barr. An overdose of pain pills may...

Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2018

The NBA Finals led ABC to victory in the television ratings last week, but it must have been hard for network executives not to wonder what could have been.

The third and fourth games of the Warriors-Cavaliers series were the two most-watched shows on television last week, the Nielsen...

Wednesday, Jun. 6, 2018

There was a hint of viewer fatigue for the latest chapter of the NBA’s Cleveland-Golden State rivalry.

Viewership was down from the comparable 2017 matchups but not by much, according to Nielsen figures released Tuesday.

The two teams, competing in basketball’s finals for the...

Tuesday, May. 29, 2018

ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes."

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said the comment "is...

Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017

On a rerun-riddled schedule last week, viewers flocked to the limited ration of fresh fare, according to Nielsen.

Game 5 of the NBA Finals was by far the week's big attraction, drawing more than 24 million viewers to ABC to land the week's top spot.

NBC grabbed the next three slots...

Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2017

The NBA Finals is off and running with its best ratings through two games since the Chicago Bulls’ last championship in 1998. Now ABC has to hope the Cleveland Cavaliers can make it competitive.

The first two games, both won by the Golden State Warriors, averaged 19.2 million viewers, the...

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