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Upfronts download: That’s a wrap

TV networks did their darndest this week to distract media buyers and advertisers from the reality of dire TV ratings. Several even avoided the typical practice of splashing graphics on giant screens to depict how they are No. 1 with women who buy soap or men who...

The best and worst of the 2019 TV upfronts

Nothing was more evident during TV’s biggest week than the fact that networks are at a crossroads. Once the place to show off splashy content that people will (hopefully) watch so advertisers can sell them things, this year’s dog-and-pony shows were overshadowed by...

TV hits and misses: We predict the 2019-2020 season

What exactly defines a hit on network TV has become significantly harder to deduce. It certainly isn’t the ratings, when you consider that this season 77 of the 114 general entertainment shows, or 68 percent, will end the year below a 1.0 rating. And with the Big Four...