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The highs and lows of NBCUniversal's upfront presentation

The highs and lows of NBCUniversal's upfront presentation

NBC had the thankless task of kicking off upfront week on Monday morning, a time slot that has lent some recent presentations a painfully undercaffeinated vibe.

That was not the case at Radio City Music Hall, where NBCUniversal bucked tradition by showcasing its entire portfolio of broadcast, cable and news programming in a single, two-hour presentation pitched squarely at deep-pocketed media buyers.

The (mostly) high-energy show highlighted programming on mother ship NBC as well as sister networks including Telemundo, Bravo, USA, E! and CNBC. The presentation was a blur of sizzle reels broken up by appearances from current and future NBC stars like Jimmy Fallon, Seth...

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