Despite moving two of its first-round playoff games into primetime, the NFL's wild-card weekend produced only minimal year-to-year ratings gains.
Viewers strapped themselves in for Fox's "The Chamber" on Sunday night as a preview episode timed to beat ABC's similarly structured new gameshow delivered solid ratings.
It's not quite the cultural phenomenon it once was, but "Survivor" wrapped its third edition a winner Thursday night on CBS.
Wednesday's telecast of the 29th annual "American Music Awards" -- which featured Michael Jackson receiving a special award but not performing -- delivered impressive ratings for ABC.
Another NBC comedy bowing in Tuesday's opening hour has tripped out of the starting blocks. Imagine that.
College football's big bowl games didn't score ratings touchdowns last week, but they performed well enough to give ABC a rare primetime ratings victory.
A strong Sunday has secured ABC's second weekly victory of the season in the key young adult demo and its first of the campaign in total viewers.
A blowout in Thursday's college football championship capped a week of disappointing pigskin ratings for ABC, the exclusive carrier of the Bowl Championship Series contests.
"The AFI Awards," the latest primetime addition to the crowded kudocast season, got off to a slow start Saturday night on CBS.
"Good Morning America," which has narrowed the gap with category front-runner "Today" in recent months, saw its highest-rated fourth quarter in years.
"NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw," which was eclipsed by ABC's "World News Tonight" during the November sweeps, seems to be making a bit of a comeback.