The ax continues to fall at NBC, which over the last several hours has severed ties with three of the four freshman comedies that were still in contention for a slot on the 2013-14 schedule.
On the eve of the broadcast upfronts, fans of network television would do well to recall the lessons of the classic Late Night With David Letterman bit, “They Took My Show Away.” A series of lacerating observations about the state of TV programming disguised as a
With just six weeks to go before the 2012-13 broadcast season comes to a shuddering halt, one of the last remaining premieres has exploded on the launch pad.
After a three-week hiatus, NBC’s The Office returned last night in the form of the backdoor pilot to the stillborn Dwight Schrute spinoff, The Farm. If the preliminary ratings are anything to go by, NBC was wise to pass on the project.
With just two nights remaining in the period, CBS is on track to win its first February sweeps in 15 years.
After NBC enjoyed its strongest fall quarter in recent memory, the loss of Sunday Night Football and The Voice have erased the network’s early gains.
CBS’ Thursday night comedy juggernaut The Big Bang Theory topped the 6.0 mark for the third time this season, running roughshod over its 8 p.m. competition.
NBC’s Broadway baby last night toppled off the stage and into the orchestra pit, as Smash delivered disconcertingly tiny ratings.
The series premiere of NBC’s schizoid doctor drama Do No Harm died on the table Thursday night, posting a miserly 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo. Per Nielsen preliminary fast national data, Do No Harm now stands as the lowest-rated, in-season debut of any scripted Big Four show, ever.
Fox is revising its two-hour Tuesday night comedy block, halting production on the freshman effort Ben and Kate just days after pulling the show from its winter schedule.