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  • Report: Discovery, NBCUniversal, Saban Capital Mull Bids for U.K.'s Channel 5

    Discovery Communications, NBCUniversal and Saban Capital are among the media players mulling bids for U.K. broadcaster Channel 5. According to a report published Sunday in the Financial Times, bids for the company are due on Thursday. Channel 5 owner...
  • 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: In Shiffrin and Ahn, celebrities born and reborn

    Sochi Olympics TV: In Shiffrin and Ahn, celebrities born and reborn
    Some Olympic celebrities spend years taking shape. Others are formed before they even step foot on a Games course, somewhere in that no-man's land between national qualifying tournaments and the Opening Ceremony parade. Mikaela Shiffrin falls...
  • U.S. Hockey Showing Terrible, But No Catastrophe

     U.S. Hockey Showing Terrible, But No Catastrophe
    With the future of the neighboring Ukraine hanging in the balance, it would be an 866-mile stretch of truth — the driving distance between Sochi and Kiev — to paint any Olympic defeat as earth-shattering or catastrophic. Those type of leap-...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: Did NBC cover the Sotnikova-Kim controversy well?

    A good controversy gets fans mad, but it also makes TV networks excited. When short-program leader Yuna Kim of South Korea skated a seemingly flawless performance Thursday in the women's figure-skating long program at the Sochi Olympics--but still...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Olympics on NBC End Recent Ratings Slide, Outperform Same Night From 2010

    Maybe it was the return of Bob Costas or the fact that viewers were gearing up for Jimmy Fallon in his "Tonight Show" bow later in the evening, but NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics on Monday outperformed the comparable night from four years ago --...
  • Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut draws 11.3-million viewers

    Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut draws 11.3-million viewers
    Jimmy Fallon officially took over the "Tonight Show" Monday night — and brought in a big audience.  About 11.3-million people tuned in to Fallon's heavily publicized "Tonight Show" kickoff on NBC, according to early numbers from Nielsen, following...
  • 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...