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…
In quarterly and season-end ratings, NBC's "Today Show" and ABC's "Good Morning America" continue to show robust growth.
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.
NBC's "Nightly News" remains dominant in third-quarter ratings, reporting a slight uptick in viewership in the July-through-September season.
"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…