Intelligence

The Quick and the Dead: A Guide to TV’s Renewals and Cancellations

On the eve of Upfront Week, when the five English-language broadcast networks will present their respective 2014-15 prime-time schedules to media buyers, advertisers and the working press, news of various renewals and cancellations continues to seep out like booze through a sot’s pores three days into a bender.

How I Met Your Mother Finale Soars

Pop quiz: In the series finale of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, the titular mom is revealed to be: a) a MacGuffin b) a red herring c) the Yellow [Umbrella] King d) a nice, limpid-eyed dead lady e) a burlap sack full of hissing eels

Déjà Vu All Over Again as CBS Renews 18 Series

In what has become a rite of spring, CBS on Thursday announced it has renewed 18 series for next season. 

Solid Sampling for NBC’s Believe

In a night dominated by ABC’s Bachelor postmortem, a special preview of NBC’s new Sunday drama series Believe drew a fair amount of sampling.

How I Met Your Mother Turbocharges CBS’ Lineup

Episode No. 200 of How I Met Your Mother powered CBS’ entire Monday night lineup, as the nine-seasons-in-the-making origin story helped deliver the comedy’s highest ratings in a year.

Sleepy Hollow Goes Out on a High Note, The Blacklist Continues to Slip

Fox’s freshman hit Sleepy Hollow wrapped its first season in grand fashion, drawing its biggest ratings in months with a two-part cliffhanger finale.

Voiceless Blacklist Drops, Intelligence Plummets

The return of NBC’s The Blacklist on Monday was undermined somewhat by a softer lead-in, but the season’s No. 1 new series still managed to dominate the 10 p.m. time slot.

Chicago P.D. Off to a Promising Start on NBC

In a season marred by wholly forgettable 10 p.m. launches, NBC thus far is the only broadcaster showing signs of life in the final hour of prime time.

CBS’ Intelligence Is the Season’s Most-Watched Premiere

CBS could have a winner on its hands with its first midseason drama launch, while a solid performer in the Tuesday 10 p.m. slot continues to elude ABC.

VOD, Streaming Offer Incremental Ratings Gains

Just days after reiterating his advocacy for a more inclusive ratings currency, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves told investors that he wants to expand beyond the proposed C7 stream.