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  • TV ratings: Monday Olympics up slightly, 'Castle' down

    TV ratings: Monday Olympics up slightly, 'Castle' down
    Ratings for NBC's Monday prime-time Winter Olympics coverage rose from the same night four years ago, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  The Sochi Games drew an average of 23.5 million viewers, up 11% from the comparable night of the 2010...
  • Jimmy Fallon powers 'Tonight Show' debut with stars like Tina Fey, U2

     Jimmy Fallon powers 'Tonight Show' debut with stars like Tina Fey, U2
    NEW YORK — Heeeere's Jimmy! Jimmy Fallon made his debut Monday as the new host of "The Tonight Show" in an inaugural broadcast that was heavy on star power and sought to capitalize on the franchise's new digs in New York City after 42 years on the...
  • Before 'Tonight Show,' Jimmy Fallon was a movie star -- kind of

    Before 'Tonight Show,' Jimmy Fallon was a movie star -- kind of
    Jimmy Fallon debuts tonight as host of the revamped "Tonight Show." But when the comedian left "Saturday Night Live" in 2004, he was hoping to join the long list of "SNL" alums like Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Will Farrell...
  • Showtime renews 'Shameless,' 'House of Lies'

    Showtime renews 'Shameless,' 'House of Lies'
    Showtime is staying in business with its Sunday offerings, announcing renewals for "Shameless" and "House of Lies." That will bring the dysfunctional family of "Shameless" back for a fifth season, and the crack team of management consultants in "House...
  • Sochi Olympic TV moment: Wise halfpipe, Weir and Lipinski acrobatics

    Cold-weather football games are about as perfect an example of the form as you’ll find. So what better way to watch a skiing competition than with a blizzard backdrop? That hasn’t happened much in global-warmed Sochi. But on Tuesday night...
  • Oscar Favorite: The Real-Life Philomena

    It's been an intense awards season and campaigners have worked tirelessly, smiled unceasingly and traveled endlessly. All of them deserve a big round of applause. But a special note of appreciation goes to Philomena Lee, the inspiration for the film...
  • Listing a sports broadcasting Mount Rushmore is sure to cause plenty of debate

    One of the great benefits of Presidents Day, besides all of those department store sales and a three-day weekend, is the free advertising that the Mount Rushmore National Memorial receives. Maybe seeing the faces of four deceased presidents carved in...
  • Finally, a wistful Jay Leno does go gently out of that late night

    Finally, a wistful Jay Leno does go gently out of that late night
    Thursday night, for the second time, Jay Leno resigned his commission on "The Tonight Show," which he had captained from 1992, with time off for Conan O'Brien. A victim of time, of corporate self-interest and the phenomenon that is his successor,...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase

    Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase
    For most viewers, Olympic figure skating can be a subjective and murky sport, the difference between medals and also-ran status found in small gradations not visible to the naked eye. But in Wednesday night’s prime-time short skate from Sochi,...
  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: Costas, Remnick, Posner on what Putin wants

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: Costas, Remnick, Posner on what Putin wants
    [Note: This is part of an ongoing series documenting the Sochi Olympics from a TV perspective. Every morning of the Games, we’ll look at a key moment from the previous day that NBC captured, elevated, honored, bungled or otherwise reported in a...
  • Winter Olympics 2014 Opening Ceremonies: Maria Sharapova, Matt Lauer and Bob Costas head to Sochi

     
    Imagine palm trees, sea breezes and a temperate climate, and you've got a handle on, not your next Caribbean vacation, but the scene of the XXII Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia....
  • Olympics 2014: Bob Costas a sharp contrast to Bill O'Reilly in presidential interviews

     
    President Barack Obama has had two interviews recently on what are arguably the two biggest stages in the United States, the Super Bowl and now the 2014 Winter Olympics....