Bob Greenblatt

NBC Looks to Reclaim the Ratings Lead With New Chicago and Blacklist Spinoffs, and More Football

With five returning freshman shows from last season, as well as additional prime time NFL games with Thursday Night Football, NBC has put together a 2016-17 schedule that emphasizes stability in the fall, while saving many of its new shows for midseason.

NBC’s Robert Greenblatt Has No Regrets About His Surreal Upfront Duet with Dolly Parton

NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt hates sitting through upfront events as much as you do. "I think those upfronts tend to be just mind-numbing for the audience. They go on too long, and we show clip after clip and they become routine and formulaic," Greenblatt said.

What’s Keeping Broadcast Presidents Up at Night as They Plan Pitches to Advertisers?

It all comes down to this. The broadcast upfronts are just days away, which means it's crunch time for the network presidents.

Upfront Uproar: NBC Guts Thursday Night Comedies, Shifts The Blacklist

On the verge of winning its first seasonal ratings crown in a decade, NBC still has a lot of work to do if it’s going to repeat its title run in 2014-15.

The 2014 Upfront Preview

Analogies are often facile things, contrivances designed to hammer home a theme when a light tap of the mallet would suffice. But in light of the fact that it’s a) […]

NBC Cancels Sean Saves the World

In the end, not only did Sean not save the world, he couldn’t even save himself.

Insiders Say NBC Has the Best Chance at Getting the NFL’s Thursday Night Package

The National Football League is poring over a handful of formal offers for a new Thursday night TV package, and sources with skin in the game believe the top bidder will be revealed within the next seven to 10 days. While the bids are effectively sealed, insiders say NBC has the best shot at landing the single-season showcase.

NBC Renews The Blacklist

NBC is going all-in on The Blacklist.

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Is Cable Finally Getting Parity With Broadcast?

On Monday, top executives at both NBC and Fox upfronts did something you don’t usually see in a network presentation. They admitted they weren’t happy with their product, either. “We had a challenging first quarter, as well as our share of midseason disappointments,” NBC’s Bob Greenblatt said to buyers and clients.