“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” slips in week two

Blacklist still strong on Monday Is it time to hit the panic button at Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters? S.H.I.E.L.D. took a spill in its second week as ratings fell 30 percent week-to-week in the adult 18-49 demo (4.7 to 3.3), finishing behind The Voice (4.5) and NCIS (3.5) in the first hour of primetime Tuesday. Despite its third-place finish, […]

TCA: Fox gears up for “Idol”, “Following”

News Corp.’s two networks (Fox and FX) went back-to-back days at the TCA Winter Press Tour last week and touted the new-look Idol, new drama The Following, and more: Executive session: Fox executive Kevin Reilly addressed the critics at the press tour on Jan. 8 and admitted the fall schedule wasn’t what he hoped for ratingswise – but at least […]

Milt Rosenberg dumped by WGN Radio

Yeah, it’s a great time to be in Chicago… Sunday, we complained about the Bears and their inept management after their loss to the hated Green Bay Packers. On Monday, we complained about the latest moves made by the inept management at WGN Radio. And this is one of them: after 39 years, Milt Rosenberg and his late-night Extension 720 […]

Tuesday ratings: CBS returns to the top

CBS returned to the top spot in night two of the new television strength on the strength of NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and the premiere of 1960’s-set drama Vegas, without Robert Urich or James Caan, of course. Meanwhile, Fox’s new single-camera comedy block had mixed results. All ratings results are among the 18-49 demo, unless otherwise noted. NBC’s The Voice […]

Fox at TCA: Mariah Carey joins “American Idol” as a judge

Fox became the first broadcast network to hold their presentation at the Television Critics Association Press Tour on Monday, with panels on Fox’s three new shows, a X Factor press conference, and an introduction of a new judge on American Idol. – Fox executive session: Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly met the press on Monday and revealed that Mariah Carey will […]

Fox’s 2012-13 schedule

Fox unveiled its prime time campaign for the 2012-13 season Monday morning, in advance of the network’s upfront presentation later in the afternoon. The biggest move coming out of this schedule is the relocation of Glee from Tuesday to Thursday night to make room for a live-action sitcom block. Fox’s 2012-13 schedule, which is surprisingly skimp on new programming, sees […]

The Upfronts Selection Show

The week before the upfronts are always crazy: you have networks canceling shows and picking up pilots to series for either this fall or for midseason. Welcome to The Upfronts Selection Show, where choices are made and bubbles are burst. Call this the television business’ version of March Madness. All of this hubbub this place before the big show kicks […]