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America Is Well On Its Way To Tuning Out The Sunday Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

Last week, Jonathan Bernstein, writing in Bloomberg View, issued a plea to America: stop watching the Sunday morning political blatherskite shows. I'v...

Hey Media: If You Don't Know What Happened to the Malaysian Flight, Try Reporting What You Do Know

Matt Walsh | Posted 03.18.2014 | Media
Matt Walsh

I usually look upon the media's shameless sensationalism with a sort of bemused indifference. But I don't think I've ever been quite as disgusted as I am now, while I watch these news channels and publications turn the likely death of some 280 people into a Tom Clancy novel.

What Happens When You Combine Groundhog Day With The Super Bowl

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.28.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

On a ridiculously cold Tuesday morning in late January, I started thinking about Groundhog Day. It's not that I'm optimistic or anything, I've always regarded it as a rather silly tradition. Consider that we are relying on a rodent that resembles a genetically engineered and overfed squirrel to predict the weather.

Doctor Who Christmas Special Delivers Record Ratings

Aaron Sagers | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

The 11th Doctor is out, but the ratings are in.

Nielsen Evolves TV Ratings Even More

AP | Posted 10.28.2013 | TV

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Starting next fall, Nielsen will begin counting television programs watched on mobile phones and tablets within its trad...

Sean Hayes Defends Sitcom, Says NBC Just Needs More Viewers

Posted 10.24.2013 | TV

Sean Hayes thinks his sitcom, "Sean Saves The World," is great. Viewers and critics think otherwise. “To me, [the show] is working,” Hayes said...

Why Live TV Events Are All The Rage

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.18.2013 | TV

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Television executives are looking for more than hot actors these days. They're searching for the next Nik Wallenda. Wit...

'The Walking Dead' Slays Broadcast Competition

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.16.2013 | TV

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The zombies on AMC's "The Walking Dead" are relentless. The series returned for its fourth season Sunday with its bigges...

WATCH: 'Fringe' Favorite Heads to 'Sleepy Hollow'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.15.2013 | TV

Save some Halloween candy to munch on because "Sleepy Hollow" isn't returning with another new episode until November 4. Following another bonkers ...

'Walking Dead' Brings In Huge Ratings

Posted 10.14.2013 | TV

"The Walking Dead" Season 4 premiere ratings are record-breaking. More than 16 million viewers tuned in to see the return of AMC's zombie drama. A...

'Coven' Breaks 'AHS' Records

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 10.10.2013 | TV

"American Horror Story: Coven" broke ratings records for the FX drama. "Coven" put 5.5 million viewers under its spell with the Wednesday, Oct. 9 prem...

CBS Is Back On Top

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 10.09.2013 | TV

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of new CBS sitcoms have fared well in the prime-time TV ranking, helping make the network No. 1. "The Millers,...

More People Watch 'Dog With A Blog' Than 'Parks & Rec'

Posted 10.07.2013 | TV

"Dog With a Blog" had a bigger audience than "Parks & Rec." The Disney Channel series about a talking dog ... with a blog had 3.5 million viewers ...

Twitter's Impact On TV

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY and RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 12.07.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reaction...

'Super' Ratings?

Posted 10.03.2013 | TV

Rebel WIlson's "Super Fun Night" ratings were not quite super, but they were decent. The new comedy starring and executive produced by Wilson had ...

NASCAR Has a Republican Kind of Problem

John Dick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
John Dick

The differences between NASCAR fans and non-fans are as stark (if not as visceral) as the differences between Republicans and Democrats.

NBC's Back On Top (For Now)

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.02.2013 | TV

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has emerged as the big winner after one week of the new television season, with hopes that it won't all come crashin...

'My Shows Get Canceled Very Quickly'

Posted 10.01.2013 | TV

"We Are Men" didn't do too well in the ratings. The premiere of the new CBS comedy starring Tony Shalhoub and Jerry O'Connell had 6.4 million vie...

'Breaking Bad' Finale Was RECORD-BREAKING

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 10.04.2013 | TV

The "Breaking Bad" finale ratings are in and they're spectacular. According to AMC, 10.3 million viewers tuned in to learn the fate of Walter White. ...

People Are Still 'Crazy' For Robin Williams

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 09.29.2013 | TV

NEW YORK -- Robin Williams has early bragging rights over Michael J. Fox in the competition between two sitcom veterans returning to network TV &ndash...

'The Blacklist' Slays The Competition

Posted 09.24.2013 | TV

"The Blacklist" did well in the ratings for its series premiere. The James Spader NBC drama, which has been well-reviewed, had 12.6 million viewe...

Congrats America, You Watched 'Dads'

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 09.18.2013 | TV

The "Dads" ratings are in and they're ... OK! Looks like the bad press worked in Fox's favor. The new sitcom starring Seth Green and Giovanni Ribi...

Did NBC's Big Gamble Payoff?

Posted 09.10.2013 | TV

NBC's "The Million Second Quiz" hit the airwaves after months of hype ... and its ratings were decent. Early Nielsen numbers for "The Million Seco...

The 2013 Fall TV Schedule (Or What's Left of It)

Spencer Green | Posted 11.09.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

NBC - Shouldn't We Be Empowering These People to Rejoice In Their Obesity? Huh? Have We Learned Nothing? Oh, Shame -- Shame On Us And Our Mixed Messages!

Cable Kicks Butt

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.28.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — With a new season of "Duck Dynasty" and the annual MTV Video Music Awards, two of the three most popular programs on television last ...