Ratings for off-net broadcasts of "Friends" gave the syndie world a shot in the arm in the otherwise slow week of Aug. 1. Laffer posted a new season high, improving on previous week's figures by 27%…
As the dog days of summer television viewing wear on, the return of football and a special original episode of one of its biggest hits lifted ABC into a tie with CBS last week for the lead in young…
Fox dominates Tuesdays when "American Idol" is in session, but the night's a jump ball every fall. Sure enough, five newbies, including some of the season's highest-profile entries, will bow on this…
Cable news has loaded another blonde bombshell. MSNBC recently suffered the ultimate humiliation when perennial ratings loser Headline News knocked it into fourth place in the cable news wars thanks…
After a barrage of advance publicity, "Lost" arrived in Blighty Aug. 11 and scored the biggest-ever debut for a U.S. show on terrestrial web Channel 4.
CBS enjoyed more success in key young-adult demos last week, but it was another soft sesh overall for the broadcasters, as only ABC improved upon its perf of a year ago.
Webs in Oz and Blighty scored record auds for parts of the four-day Ashes cricket match between the two countries, which the England team won Sunday by just two runs in a nail-biting finish.
Thursday night is where the money is, and after last season's changing of the guard, every broadcaster is looking to get its hand in the till this fall. It's still primarily a two-net competition -…
Dr. Phil McGraw will be dispensing his homespun, tough-love formulas at least through the 2013-14 season thanks to a five-year extension of the contract for his daily talkshow "Dr. Phil" by…
A couple of high-profile cable premieres on TNT and Lifetime weren't enough to hold off summer's unsung winner -- the fourth season of USA's "The Dead Zone."
Crime is paying for CBS this summer, as the Eye's drama repeats continue to rank among the week's highest-rated programs. Some unscripted skeins made some noise in the final week of July, but it was…