| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:06 AM
Sunday's Super Bowl scored the third highest overnight rating in history with almost one out of every two households tuned to the game, according to Nielsen Media Research.
The overnight ratings of 47.8 finished behind Super Bowl XLV (Packers-Steelers on...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 12:16 PM
The New York Giants victory over the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl made history as the most watched show ever on television, according to NBC and Nielsen Media Research.
Here's the release from NBC:
Super Bowl XLVI is the most-watched...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:58 AM
Baltimore native Jason Winer signed a new deal with 20th Century as NBC announced a premiere date for his sitcom, "1600 Penn," according to the trade publication Variety.
The deal will keep the Friends School graduate writing-producing and directing at...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Outside of Barack Obama, one of Tuesday's biggest winners was CNN, which not only presented the best journalism but also finished first among cable channels in viewers.
According to Nielsen's Fast Ratings, CNN was seen by an average audience of 8.8...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:25 AM
I am sure Fox News will take some flak for naming the Navy SEAL who wrote about the killing of Osama bin Laden under a pseudonym.
It's already getting pretty heavy on Twitter following a tweet from Richard Engel, NBC's foreign correspondent, saying:...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Talk about instant success. Baltimore native Jason Winer doesn't even have a name yet for his Hollywood production company. But he and his two co-creators, "The Book of Mormon" Broadway star Josh Gad and former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett, already...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 6:12 PM
UPDATES WITH LINK TO RESPONSE POST BY GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: After watching coverage of the Wisconsin recall, I am convinced more than ever that it's time for a major press gut check. We have been in real trouble for a long time with cable TV news, but we...
| May 12, 2011
| 12:58 PM
A couple days ago, I pointed out on this blog that rapper Common isn't the monster some Republicans are making him out to be. In fact, he has lyrics that many conservatives could agree with, such as those that make the case for a pro-life world view. ...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 8:54 AM
Jon Stewart's war with Chris Wallace and Fox News is still raging on. Stewart returned to his favorite target last night, insisting that Fox apologize for its 21 false statements as documented by PolitiFact.
He also alleged Fox engages in a double...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• His constituents still like...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 8:35 AM
Comedian Jon Stewart appeared on Fox News Sunday yesterday and participated in a somewhat heated (but relatively polite) exchange with host Chris Wallace.
It was a pretty good debate (The Sun's venerated TV critic David Zurawik even got a shout-out) but...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 6:53 PM
On Monday night, CNN, the New Hampshire Union Leader and other sponsors will hold a debate in New Hampshire -- and Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum will all be attending.