• Viewership Steady For Cable, Broadcast Nets

    Cable networks and broadcast networks appear to be performing at mostly the same pace -- with little change in viewership in the fourth quarter. Through Dec. 11, both climbed 2% in household ratings, 22.3 and 12.0, respectively. ...Read the whole story

Apple Reportedly Chatting Up Its TV Plans

The definition of television, and the business models that make it possible, are changing as fast as a weak primetime lineup, report the "Wall Street Journal"'s Jessica E. Vascellaro and Sam Schechner, and Apple is reportedly getting closer to throwing another monkey wrench into the creaky machinery that is as dated as a Sunday night appointment with "Bonanza." ...More

  • Looking Back, Forging Ahead

    'Tis the season for wistful recollections about the year past and shining optimism about what the future might bring. For me it is, anyway. Looking back, it's been another roller coaster of a year in television. A few highlights: ...More

  • How Will The End Of The First 'X-Factor' Season Affect 'American Idol'?

    "The X Factor" didn't do "American Idol"-like numbers this fall -- but it gave Fox some high notes for the season. Fox gained mightily this fall -- growing some 14% in its live-plus-seven-day rating. "X-Factor" filled a big gap for Fox and, coupled with surprising "New Girl," the network did well. Give major kudos to Fox, which has topped the charts as the number one network among the key 18-49 viewers for many seasons. ...More