Viewers were curious enough about Joan Cusack to make her new ABC laffer a big winner in its Tuesday debut as "What About Joan" drew some of the net's best midseason ratings in several years.
Chances are that if you wish an NBC exec "a nice weekend" these days, you're likely to be met by a puzzled stare.
ABC rolled out the red carpet last week as its telecast of the Academy Awards -- despite slipping to some of the lowest marks ever -- lifted the net to easy ratings victories.
Sunday's Oscarcast proved no gladiator in the ratings arena, as ABC's telecast delivered some of the awards show's meekest marks ever.
In its second try on Wednesday, ABC's new Denis Leary laffer "The Job" didn't do nearly as good a job holding onto its "Drew Carey" lead-in, but it still posted respectable numbers.
What does it say about teen viewership of the networks today when even the homes of "WWF Smackdown" and "Dawson's Creek" are down by double-digit percentages vs. a year ago?
NBC has proven that it can win even with woeful Saturday numbers, but it's beginning to push its luck. Last week, according to Nielsen, the Peacock net edged its rivals in the key demo of adults…
Strong numbers for "The Practice" and the first "classic TV" episode of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" powered ABC to victory Sunday, giving the net some much-needed momentum as it heads into a key…
CBS has found the ratings net with its opening nights of college basketball's March Madness, but Fox's "Lone Gunmen" was well off its mark with its first Friday outing and the XFL on NBC was shooting…
ABC's Denis Leary cop comedy "The Job" showed some promise in its debut Wednesday, but ratings for CBS' police drama "Big Apple" were, well, rotten to the core in a special post-"Survivor" outing.
Fox's "X-Files" spinoff "The Lone Gunmen" suffered a steep ratings drop-off in its second episode Sunday, a night that also saw the once-unstoppable special-effects mini genre hit the wall with the…