Fox, NBC and CBS continue to get good mileage out of their summer reality series, as last week each net delivered more viewers than the same frame a year ago.
There promises to be something refreshingly different about this year's Emmycast -- and it's not just the return of black ties.
If every night were like Thursday for the broadcasters, cable would still be a speck in their rear-view mirrors.
"American Idol" is really humming now. Fox's music talent show swelled to new ratings heights Tuesday, including the best score in young adults for any telecast since the May sweep.
Crime paid for both CBS and NBC last week, with additional episodes of dramas "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" carrying the nets to primetime ratings victories.
Something's got to give on Wednesdays this fall, but the viewer isn't likely to be a beneficiary.
Things are heating up for the summer's elimination-style reality shows, as both CBS' "Big Brother 3" and Fox's "American Idol" shot up to new ratings heights Wednesday.
Three weeks from its finale, Fox's summer hit "American Idol" drew its largest aud yet Tuesday, boosted by a surge in teen viewership.
Newsmags made a comeback last week, but it was alternative series like Fox's hot "American Idol" that ruled primetime among young adults.
If there's one simple rule that ABC should follow, it's this: Thou must make viewers laugh on Tuesday night.
"American Idol" hit new ratings highs for Fox, but NBC's batch of reality series put it in the winner's circle last week.