This may be the 200-channel era, but if you're an adult under 55, there's a good chance you were watching one of two networks on Thursday night: NBC or CBS.
Cutting-edge and trendy fare may make it on critics lists and bring home the Emmys, but when it comes to opening a show to the largest possible audience, it pays to be something else -- familiar.
It was a two-net race on the opening Thursday of the new season, with programs on NBC (led by "Friends") and CBS (paced by "CSI") scoring monster ratings, according to prelim nationals from Nielsen…
ABC continued its early-season success with comedies Wednesday, as the one-hour preem of "My Wife and Kids" was the night's standout performer, overshadowing a strong finale for CBS' "Big Brother 3"…
ABC's "My Wife and Kids" and NBC's "The West Wing" were the standout performers on the opening Wednesday of the season, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.
Four new shows bowed on the opening Tuesday of the season but it was a pair of returnees -- NBC's "Frasier" and the WB's "Smallville" -- that delivered the night's jaw-dropping perfs.
NBC's "Frasier" kicked off its tenth season in style Tuesday, as the Niles-Daphne wedding(s) delivered the night's top ratings (20.6 million viewers, 8.5/21 in adults 18-49), according to prelim…
"CSI: Miami" became the most-watched drama premiere in eight years Monday, helping cap a boffo opening night of the season for CBS.
ABC continued to build much-needed momentum heading into the new season, drawing the largest primetime audience for a second straight week.
"CSI: Miami," spin-off of CBS smash hit "CSI," is off to a flying start, dominating Monday's 10 p.m. hour with an 8.5/21 in adults 18-49 and roughly 23 million viewers overall, according to…
Glitz and glamour returned to the Emmys on Sunday night -- and so did the viewers. An average of roughly 20 million tuned in to the three-hour-plus kudocast on NBC, making it the second most-watched…