It’s a new TV season, but the first week’s ratings indicate that the networks will be facing what has become the same old problem with younger viewers.
During premiere week for the 2016-17 season, overall prime-time TV usage was off around 7% among the 18-to-34 age group compared with a year ago, based on Nielsen data.Read more
NBC, which only launched three new series this fall, is showing confidence in its new drama “This Is Us,” ordering five additional episodes and giving the series a full season order.
The show is the first of the major networks’ new fall programs to receive a full season order. Critics mostly praised the series, and it premiered last week to strong numbers, earning 14.3 million viewers overall.Read more
Two men were charged Monday for rushing the “Dancing With the Stars” stage during a live taping to protest the appearance Olympian swimmer Ryan Lochte, officials said.
Barzeen Soroudi, 25, and Sam Sotoodeh, 59, were charged with interfering with the Sept. 12 performance and leaving a spectator area and entering upon a stage, according to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office.Read more
In case all the talking heads on cable news and the chattering hordes on Twitter weren’t enough for you, three late-night shows broadcast live on Monday night to provide almost instant reaction to the much-anticipated presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.Read more
“NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt moderated his first presidential debate like a boxing referee who lets the fighters go at it in the middle of the ring.
Holt’s largely unobtrusive style during the first meeting Monday night of Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton had its detractors on social media.Read more
Debate night! When presidential candidates stand side by side to test the strength of their arguments and the effectiveness of their rhetoric! (Sure.)
An audience of a bazillion gazillion is expected, because more than usually the shape of the world, from pole to pole and meridian to meridian, will be determined by this election, so utterly different are the Democratic and Republican nominees.Read more