Nielsen has admitted that, after some "ratings irregularities," the company has uncovered a technical error that has impacted network ratings for months.
"The technical error was introduced on March 2, 2014, and was generally imperceptible until we saw high viewing levels associated with fall season premiere week," Nielsen said in a statement. "As a result, small amounts of viewing for some national broadcast networks and syndicators were misattributed. Cable networks and local TV ratings were not affected by this error."
Must-see new fall shows
Lost in Space
Legendary TV is developing a remake of the 1965 sci-fi series Lost in Space, Deadline reports.
Dracula Untold writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless will pen the adaptation and executive-produce alongside Kevin Burns, who holds the rights to the original.
Philip Michael Thomas and Don Johnson, Miami Vice
Don Johnson knows how to make it rain — panties, at least.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the 64-year-old talks about his star-making turn in the '80s series Miami Vice and what it was like to be one of the decade's biggest heartthrobs. (Answer: Pretty freakin' awesome.)
Comic Book Men
AMC is scrapping nearly all of its reality programming in an effort to rebuild the network's scripted content.
"Scripted originals are at the core of the AMC brand, iconic shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead have driven AMC's evolution into a must-have television network," an AMC spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. "We are proud of our efforts in unscripted programming and the unique worlds we have been able to introduce, but in an environment of exploding content options for viewers, we have decided to make scripted programming our priority."
Malala Yousafzei has been named the youngest recipient ever of the Nobel Peace Prize.
On Friday morning, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the highly esteemed honor to both Pakistan's Yousafzei and India's Kailash Satyarthi "for their struggles against the suppression of children and young people for the right of all children to education."
Anne Hathaway is well aware of the "Hathahaters."
In an uncharacteristically candid interview with Harpers Bazaar, the 31-year-actress opened up about the moment she realized just how much the Internet hated her and why she agrees with some of the criticism Plus: She tells her side of the story about that infamous pointy-nipple Oscars dress.
CBS has renewed summer shows Extant and Under the Dome, the network announced on Thursday.
"We're committed to delivering our viewers and advertisers year-round programming with a wide variety of storytelling," CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler said in a statement. "We continue to see summer as a great place for unique concepts, innovative business models and passionate television audiences."
Valerie Harper is hopping over to Melissa & Joey as Mel's Aunt Bunny, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
On the upcoming episode, titled "Thanks, But No Thanks," Mel (Melissa Joan Hart) talks Joe (Joey Lawrence) into getting rid of an unwanted wedding gift. But Mel soon finds herself in a panic when her Aunt Bunny (Harper) and Uncle Bert decide to come visit the newlyweds and see the gift in person.
Amazon has ordered a second season of its original series Transparent, the company announced Thursday.
According to Amazon, the show has broken its Prime Instant Video viewing record and is the most binge-watched TV series on Prime Instant Video with nearly 80 percent of all viewers binging on two or more episodes of the series in the same day.
Jay Leno is close to inking a deal for his first permanent post-Tonight Show gig.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leno is near a deal with CNBC to host a primetime show that will focus on his love of cars. The program would fit right in with the network's latest push "CNBC Prime," which features original shows such as The Profit, Car Chasers and re-runs of Shark Tank. The new deal would keep him in the NBC Universal family where he's been employed since 1992.