| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:33 PM
Network TV never knows when to stop shilling, selling, hyping and hustling its audience.
It's like a law of physics that whenever a network creates something of quality, it must always find a way to cheapen the product in trying to squeeze every last...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:42 PM
The 2012-2013 TV season is officially over as of midnight Wednesday, but don't look for any clear-cut answer among the final numbers as to what show is No. 1 on prime-time network television this year.
CBS has been relentlessly claiming for months...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:19 PM
You will find no tears here for the cancellation of Brian Williams' "Rock Center," which was first reported Friday by the New York Times.
It was one of the sorriest excuses for a newsmagazine that I have seen in 30 years of reporting on network...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Baltimore takes its TV image seriously — very seriously and at the highest levels.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake championed last month's Baltimore Grand Prix, in part because she said positive TV coverage of the race would "change the way the...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:00 PM
With the arrival last week of HBO's "VEEP," it is official: Sunday night TV is out of control, but in a good way.
Hard as might be to imagine in a medium that some characterize as having 10 million choices but nothing worth watching, Sunday nights now...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The abundance of quality programming and expanding number of options has created a logjam for the nighttime Emmy Awards, where the celebration over which shows earned nomination will inevitably give way to plenty of second-guessing about those that were...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The kickoff to the National Football League's 2014-2015 season is weeks away, but already two heady competitors are taking to the field for what looks to be an intense match.
Advertisers and TV networks have differing opinions over the value of NFL...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Fans of football, Adam Levine and/or James Spader, mark your calendars now. On Monday NBC announced premiere dates for its fall schedule, including returning favorites "The Voice," "The Blacklist" and "Sunday Night Football" and new series "The...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
NBC led the field Tuesday with six wins at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards, presented at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Gotham.
The Peacock's "Sunday Night Football" (pictured) extended its streak in the live sports series category to a sixth consecutive...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Fox's broadcast of last year's World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals, NBC's "Sunday Night Football" and HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" were among the big winners at the 35th Sports Emmy Awards handed out Tuesday....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When it comes to football on TV this fall, advertisers hope to open a new line of scrimmage.
Yes, they want to get their commercials on NFL games to reach some of TV's biggest audiences, but they also hope to use the introduction of Thursday-night...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Network television is attempting to once again defy the laws of gravity.
Next week broadcast networks ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox will test their strength as the industry kicks off its annual springtime ad sales market known as the upfront. The networks...