| May 2, 2013
| 10:37 AM
"American Idol" can claim bragging rights as most-watched broadcast Wednesday night. But "Modern Family" was the night's big winner in another count.
"Modern Family" posted a 3.6 rating in the 18-to-49 age group, which advertisers most closely watch....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:06 AM
The May ratings period, which starts today (Thursday), means the TV season is nearing its official end.
A few highlights:
1. In recent years, "American Idol" named its winner on the season's last night. But this year "Idol" reveals its top singer...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:40 AM
"American Idol" mixed strong songstresses and self-indulgent judges for a rocky, two-hour program Wednesday. But the Fox singing contest still had the most viewers locally and nationally.
In Orlando, "Idol" drew 171,300 viewers to top the rankings. ABC'...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:39 AM
The Wednesday schedule is packed with new offerings. A quick look at the schedule:
1. "American Idol" is likely to generate the biggest ratings by having the seven finalists perform classic rock songs and stay away from ballads. "Idol" will offer two...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Rock-and-roll night on "American Idol" rolled to the top of the Wednesday ratings in total viewers. Yet ABC's "Modern Family" was the No. 1 show with young adults.
"Idol" averaged 11.8 million viewers for a two-hour show, according to updated ratings....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:37 AM
The holiday season is in full swing on TV. From "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" to "A Christmas Story" and beyond, here's a schedule of when your favorite holiday classics and new specials will be on TV. (I'll add more as I find them.)
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Cable networks kick off the Fall TV season in early September with a variety of reality series, scripted dramas and comedies. Later in the month, the broadcast networks join the fray with their new and returning series. And if you oly watch TV on your...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:43 AM
"The Hollow Crown" (PBS, Fridays). Here is my man Shakespeare back again, and not a moment too soon -- the best man, to steal a line from the writer himself, "either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Coming off a disappointing TV season, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee is ratcheting up his "four quadrant" plan to boost the network's fortunes.
In ABC lingo, that means fielding prime-time shows that appeal to women and men, young and old....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:40 PM
This year's Emmy nominations reflected a lot of change in TV. Netflix got creative validation; there are more female-led dramas than ever. But one rule has become calcified: No zombies need apply.
Even as hordes of network executives and publicists...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Leading up to the Emmys next month, we gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists — USA Today's Robert Bianco, TV Guide's Matt Roush, The A.V. Club's Todd VanDerWerff, the Los Angeles Times' Mary McNamara and Glenn Whipp and, when the focus is on...