Reviews for the "Hobbit" sequel, "The Desolation of Smaug" are trickling out and if you were among those upset by the first prequel installment than you'll be happy to learn that most critics thoroughly enjoy director Peter Jackson's return Middle Earth. Show More Summary
Glad you asked… You know what would be stupider than outrage over the Obama-Castro handshake? An embargo on Cuba in the year 2013. — daveweigel (@daveweigel) December 10, 2013 But why should Dave get all the credit for the insight? Matt...Show More Summary
Amy Poehler may have a Youtube web series "Ask Amy" in which she answers young women's questions on how to survive their teenage years, but that doesn't mean the "Parks and Recreation" star is a fan of social media. "I'm not a real social-media person. Show More Summary
The week's most-watched cable shows.
ESPN won the week among adults 18-49 during primetime, beating ABC Family and USA.
UP, America’s favorite channel for uplifting entertainment, announced today that it has acquired prior seasons of the hit daytime show “Steve Harvey” from NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution.
We’re talking 105 words. YouTube host David Pakman dubs Sarah Palin the “queen of the word salad, a sous chef of sorts…” before taking a deep breath and 32 seconds to read one sentence from her recent speech at a Liberty University convocation...Show More Summary
The weekend's cable news ratings.
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ABC Monday Prime 8-11pm (6.5 million and 1.6/4 in AD18-49): ABC was up over the same night last year (4.7 million and 1.1/3 on 12/10/12) in Total Viewers (+38%) and Adults 18-49 (+45%).
Wall Street Journal | Chicago Tribune | Times Union | Chicago Sun-Times One hundred years ago, a shoe salesman and devoted bowler named Dave Luby started a weekly bowling magazine. “He wasn’t schooled as a journalist, but Luby made … Read more
Word find puzzles are the sad, dumb younger brother of the crossword puzzle. The former is Wheel of Fortune; the latter Jeopardy. A word find is for when you feel like using the least amount of brain power possible to accomplish a goal. Show More Summary
Media critic Erik Wemple writes: “That claim about giving a hard time to both sides? How many Obamacare opponents have been grilled mercilessly on Fox News in recent weeks?” Fox News’s Megyn Kelly: “I’m a straight-news anchor” (washingtonpost.com)
NBC won the night among the Big 4, winning six of six primetime half-hours in 18-49 with the #1 and #2 shows of the night, “The Voice” and “The Sing-Off.”
NBC was number one in Adults 18-49 and with total viewers.
“Reliable Sources” averaged 400,000 total viewers and 118,000 A25-54 viewers on Brian Stelter‘s debut as host of the CNN show. The debut numbers were down -13% in total viewers and -17% in the demo compared to the average of the three shows Stelter guest-hosted. Show More Summary
Jason Bateman's directorial debut is a dark comedy titled "Bad Words" about a bitter, foul -mouthed adult who finds a loophole to compete against children in a national spelling bee. Bateman's character finds a nemesis-turned-friend in an awkward 10-year-old speller played by the adorable Rohan Chand. Show More Summary
USA Today hyping a poll that contradicts others finding public support for the Iran deal. Has public opinion shifted? Not really--you simply have to look at what the polls are asking.
If you’re train is late in NYC, apparently you can get a note to give to your boss. Fortunately, we here at FishbowlDC are far too frugal to invest in actual office space. But for those of you who do have to be “on time” to the “newsroom”,...Show More Summary