The Olympics and Oscars are over. Now, a handful of new and returning TV shows are competing for your attention. If you're wondering what to watch, we've looked over both the new and returning midseason series'. From comedies to dark, gritty thrillers and returning favorites, here's what is worth your time.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two months into the transition from Brian Williams to Lester Holt as anchor of NBC's top-rated "Nightly News" broadcast, and executives at the network can breathe easier.NBC has beaten David Muir and ABC's "World News Tonight" in all eight of the weeks since Holt was appointed Williams' successor, the Nielsen company said. Last week NBC averaged 8 million viewers to ABC's 7.7 million, and 6.4 million for the "CBS Evening News."
NEW YORK (AP) — Television's fall season is already in full swing — the football season.Fresh entertainment programming doesn't begin until next week, after the Emmy Awards. Football is so dominant now that 11 of the 20 most-watched prime-time programs last week were either games or shows about the games. The top non-football event in the rankings, CBS' "60 Minutes," is there in large measure because it comes directly after an NFL game.
NBC's decision to release the entire season of new Charles Manson drama "Aquarius" was a bold move toward broadcast networks offering viewers the same binge-watching experience offered by streaming video companies such as Netflix and Amazon.
Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversalTelevision networks aren't taking their digital competitors' plays for advertising dollars sitting down.
An early trend of the annual network TV upfront presentations to advertisers, currently taking place in New York City, is a series of jabs at the claims that digital companies have more effective reach than TV.
Aereo, a company that lets you stream live network TV (NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS, etc.) to your computer, smartphone or tablet, is gearing up for a big Supreme Court battle this spring with those networks that could dismantle the startup.
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Media companies from NBC and Fox to Al-Jazeera are digging deep into their wallets to build new national sports networks and grab a slice of the lucrative market dominated by Walt Disney Co's sports juggernaut ESPN. The networks are chasing the big advertising dollars that flow into live sports programming, plus monthly subscription fees paid by cable operators that are far higher than those for other channels. Just this week, NBC Sports Network outbid Fox for the rights to air England's Premier League soccer. ...