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The Wiz Helps NBC Regain Its Live Musical Ratings Mojo

Viewership rebounds after last year's Peter Pan implosion

The Wiz Live saved Christmas! Or, at least, NBC's annual December tradition of airing live musicals. Last night's production scored a 3.4 rating among adults ages 18-49 and drew 11.5 million…

NBC Hopes The Wiz Live Will Be More Like Sound of Music and Less Like Peter Pan

Will the third time be the charm—or the end?

In 2013, The Sound of Music Live shocked the TV industry—and NBC execs—by drawing 18.6 million viewers and a 4.6 rating among adults ages 18-49. Then the ratings for last…

How Superproducer Greg Berlanti Juggles 6 (and Counting) TV Shows

Man behind Supergirl and Blindspot is Adweek’s Producer of the Year

Anybody who thinks broadcast television is dying obviously hasn't met Greg Berlanti, the talented and prolific writer and superproducer behind this fall's two biggest freshman series among viewers 18-49. First, there's…

How Roger Ailes Built Fox News Into a Media Powerhouse

And why he would never be a political candidate like Trump

Roger Ailes' first moon shot came when he was 29 years old. He was in the Oval Office setting up the first interplanetary split screen. "Eagle" had just landed on…

Why NBC Has to Fork Over 48 Minutes of Commercial Time to 4 Presidential Candidates

Some viewers will see a lot of political ads this weekend

Sitting around the television with your family this Thanksgiving weekend? If you live in Iowa, South Carolina or New Hampshire, you will be subject to an onslaught of ads from…

Here’s What NBC Is Offering GOP Hopefuls Who Wish They'd Hosted SNL

Trump episode sparked equal-time requests

As many as five Republican presidential hopefuls filed equal-time requests with NBC stations following Donald Trump's hosting stint on the Nov. 7 episode of Saturday Night Live. According to a pair of…

Facetime: Magazine Parties and TV Celebrations

Caitlyn Jenner, Bonnie Hammer, Les Moonves, Amy Schumer and more

Check out photos from Glamour’s 2015 Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York, CBS This Morning's celebration of 1,000 episodes, and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Presidential Hopefuls Ask for Equal Airtime After Donald Trump's SNL Gig

GOP longshots benefit from FCC rule

This was inevitable. Following Donald Trump's hosting stint on the Nov. 7 episode of Saturday Night Live, three Republican presidential hopefuls have requested equal time on NBC stations. According to the…

As ABC Cancels Wicked City, Here Are the First Prime-Time Casualties Each Fall Since 2000

From Manhattan Love Story to Tucker

Broadcast's May upfronts are a bit like spring training for baseball: the upcoming TV season is full of possibilities, and every new show trotted out for the fall is a…

Why NBC Has Already Renewed 3 Shows for Next Season

Blindspot the first freshman series to get a Season 2 order

Like its fellow broadcasters, NBC has refused to utter the c-word this fall. Along with Fox and ABC, it has trimmed episode orders for four low-rated series but hasn't officially…

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