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  • Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony

    Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony
    For the last 18 days, I've been chronicling TV's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, dutifully watching all manner of downhill ski races, luge runs and short-track heats. What effect this has had on me I'll leave to an imminently convening team of...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: In Shiffrin and Ahn, celebrities born and reborn

    Sochi Olympics TV: In Shiffrin and Ahn, celebrities born and reborn
    Some Olympic celebrities spend years taking shape. Others are formed before they even step foot on a Games course, somewhere in that no-man's land between national qualifying tournaments and the Opening Ceremony parade. Mikaela Shiffrin falls...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase

    Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase
    For most viewers, Olympic figure skating can be a subjective and murky sport, the difference between medals and also-ran status found in small gradations not visible to the naked eye. But in Wednesday night’s prime-time short skate from Sochi,...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: Did NBC cover the Sotnikova-Kim controversy well?

    Sochi Olympics TV: Did NBC cover the Sotnikova-Kim controversy well?
    A good controversy gets fans mad, but it also makes TV networks excited. When short-program leader Yuna Kim of South Korea skated a seemingly flawless performance Thursday in the women's figure-skating long program at the Sochi Olympics--but still...
  • Sochi Olympic TV moment: Wise halfpipe, Weir and Lipinski acrobatics

    Sochi Olympic TV moment: Wise halfpipe, Weir and Lipinski acrobatics
    Cold-weather football games are about as perfect an example of the form as you’ll find. So what better way to watch a skiing competition than with a blizzard backdrop? That hasn’t happened much in global-warmed Sochi. But on Tuesday night...
  • Showtime renews 'Shameless,' 'House of Lies'

    Showtime renews 'Shameless,' 'House of Lies'
    Showtime is staying in business with its Sunday offerings, announcing renewals for "Shameless" and "House of Lies." That will bring the dysfunctional family of "Shameless" back for a fifth season, and the crack team of management consultants in "House...
  • Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut draws 11.3-million viewers

    Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut draws 11.3-million viewers
    Jimmy Fallon officially took over the "Tonight Show" Monday night — and brought in a big audience.  About 11.3-million people tuned in to Fallon's heavily publicized "Tonight Show" kickoff on NBC, according to early numbers from Nielsen, following...
  • TV ratings: Monday Olympics up slightly, 'Castle' down

    TV ratings: Monday Olympics up slightly, 'Castle' down
    Ratings for NBC's Monday prime-time Winter Olympics coverage rose from the same night four years ago, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  The Sochi Games drew an average of 23.5 million viewers, up 11% from the comparable night of the 2010...
  • Jimmy Fallon powers 'Tonight Show' debut with stars like Tina Fey, U2

     Jimmy Fallon powers 'Tonight Show' debut with stars like Tina Fey, U2
    NEW YORK — Heeeere's Jimmy! Jimmy Fallon made his debut Monday as the new host of "The Tonight Show" in an inaugural broadcast that was heavy on star power and sought to capitalize on the franchise's new digs in New York City after 42 years on the...
  • Before 'Tonight Show,' Jimmy Fallon was a movie star -- kind of

    Before 'Tonight Show,' Jimmy Fallon was a movie star -- kind of
    Jimmy Fallon debuts tonight as host of the revamped "Tonight Show." But when the comedian left "Saturday Night Live" in 2004, he was hoping to join the long list of "SNL" alums like Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Will Farrell...
  • AMC's 'The Walking Dead' snatches Sunday ratings medal from Olympics

    AMC's 'The Walking Dead' snatches Sunday ratings medal from Olympics
    Baby Judith is alive and well, and so is "The Walking Dead" on AMC. Sunday night's original episode, entitled "Inmates," attracted 13.3 million viewers, making it the No. 1 regularly scheduled entertainment program for the night. As impressive, the...