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Cable Network Ranker: Week of August 15

The O’Reilly Factor had four of the top 10 telecasts for the week.

‘Law & Order’ Star Dies

An actor who was a fixture on the NBC procedural “Law & Order,” who also played the original head of the Impossible Missions Force on “Mission: Impossible,” has died. USA Today reports that Steven Hill died today in New York....

Martin Lawrence Comedy Special Set

Comedian Martin Lawrence is set to do his first stand-up special in 14 years, with Deadline.com reporting that Showtime has set “Martin Lawrence Doin’ Time: Uncut” for Friday, Sept. 9. The special will be available on the linear channel, on...

Scoreboard: Monday, August 22

With Megyn Kelly back from a 2-week break, she took a commanding lead at 9 p.m. but lost 22 percent of her Bill O'Reilly lead-in which included an interview with Donald Trump.

Netflix Unveils Action-Packed Trailer for New Season of ‘Narcos’

Netflix today released a trailer for season two of its hit “Narcos,” with drug kingpin Pablo Escobar being pursued by Colombian authorities in what looks like an action-packed season. Here’s the clip …

Guess Who’s the World’s Highest-Paid Actress

The world’s highest-paid actress of the past year is probably just who you think it is. The Forbes list, which was released today, has Jennifer Lawrence at No. 1 for the second year in a row. Lawrence earned $46 million,...

Scoreboard: Sunday, August 21

CNN defeated MSNBC for second place, both in total prime time viewers and in the news demo.

Scoreboard: Saturday, August 20

Justice with Judge Jeanine was the top-rated and most-watched cable news program of the night.

Monday cable ratings: ‘WWE Raw’ lands on top

USA’s broadcast of “WWE Monday Night Raw” scored the top spots in the Monday cable ratings this week with a 1.3 peak rating in adults 18-49, two tenths higher than its previous peak rating of 1.1. Meanwhile, VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” dipped one tenth from a 1.3 to a 1.2. “T.I. and Tiny” […]

Monday final ratings: ‘American Ninja Warrior’ adjusts up

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 The only change from Monday’s early ratings to the finals was an uptick for “American Ninja Warrior.” The NBC show adjusted up a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 to a season-high 2.0. Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in green; downward […]

Combined broadcast/cable weekly rankings, Aug. 15-21: Advantage, Olympics

The final week of the Olympics takes up all of the top of the combined ratings rankings for Aug. 15-21, unsurprsingly. NBC’s previews of “The Voice” and “Superstore,” plus an extra episode of “Big Brother” on CBS, meant less room for cable shows further down the chart. Six cable shows made the Top 25 in […]

Cable weekly Top 25, Aug. 15-21: ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ finish on top

“Fear the Walking Dead” came in at a series low among adults 18-49 with its Season 2b premiere, but it was still enough to lead the demographic for the week of Aug. 21. The show’s 1.6 rating was three tenths of a point better than “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,” which finished second. “Rizzoli & […]

Broadcast weekly Top 25: Olympics, ‘Superstore,’ ‘The Voice’ dominate the week of Aug. 15-21

The Summer Olympics may not have lived up to previous incarnations, but they still gave NBC a huge win for the week of Aug. 15-21. The network’s nightly broadcasts snagged all seven top spots in both adults 18-49 and viewers. Post-Olympics airings of “Superstore” (3.0) and “The Voice” (2.7) and the “Rio Gold” special (2.7) […]

Attention ‘Breaking Bad’ Fans: Classic Children’s Novel Getting a New Reboot, But This One Promises to Be Different

A classic children’s novel that has been the focus of countless adaptations for TV, film, radio, the stage and, more recently, the Web, is in the works for yet another adaptation. Netflix announced Monday that it will adapt “Anne of...

Amazon Wants to Sell a Cheaper Music Service — Here’s the Catch

Amazon has a plan in the works to undercut rivals such as Apple and Spotify, who offer streaming music services for about $10 a month, by providing a subscription service for about half that price, Recode reports. The big catch:...

Missing the Olympics Already? Here’s Where You Can Watch All Olympics, All the Time

Just in time to fill the void some viewers are feeling after the Rio Olympics wrapped up and suddenly just weren’t there anymore, a new digital channel has launched that promises to deliver all Olympics, all the time. The Olympic...

Sunday cable ratings: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ returns to series low

“Fear the Walking Dead” began the second half of its second season at the top of Sunday’s cable ratings — but at the bottom of its series numbers. The show earned a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49, down three tenths of a point from its last episode in April and a series low. Starz’s “Power” […]

Comedy Dream Team to Star in Netflix Series

Netflix has assembled what’s being called a comedy dream team for a new project. The streaming service announced plans Monday for “Friends From College,” which brings together an all-star cast that includes Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”), Cobie Smulders (“How...

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