Multiple networks dutifully covered Tiger Woods' 14-minute apology on Friday morning, delivered to a group of — well, it's not quite clear. In terms of cable news and ESPN, though, it's obvious those…
Remember the "Wide World of Sports" opening, with the skier taking that astounding fall? That image and Jim McKay's famous line — "The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat" — kept running through…
Both "American Idol" and "Lost" held up just fine ratings-wise against the Winter Olympics, underscoring that for a big part of the audience the Olympics are default viewing — that is, what they…
If this not-so-golden voyage is any indication, Disney needn't lose any sleep over these projects.
As Ronald Reagan might say, here we go again. First, a miniseries about Reagan yielded howls of protest from conservatives — convinced the project was a hit piece by liberal producers — that finally…
Survivor" helped establish the modern template for reality TV in the U.S., so it's appropriate the CBS show -- with its 10th anniversary wrinkle, "Heroes vs. Villains" -- would contribute to the…
Ken Burns' shadow looms over this four-hour doc about the U.S. war history of African-Americans.
OK, so there was a technical glitch, which provided a little comic relief. That wasn't a major blight — or even the worst part – of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, to which NBC devoted a…
As America deals with fallout from bad loans, the major networks -- flush with a surge of tune-in for big events -- must again contemplate the value of "borrowed audience."
Anything that brings Gervais into homes more frequently is welcome, if not necessarily, as the Brits say, brilliant.
At first I didn't put much stock in the item on the New York Times' The Carpetbagger blog that the disappearance of "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" and "The Jay Leno Show" had constricted the…