Susan Flannery, Lesley-Anne Down
Like a popular dead character suddenly coming back to life, the rising ratings of the remaining daytime dramas are a major surprise of the TV season.
All four soaps are seeing growth in total audience and at least one of the younger demographic categories (women ages 18 to 49 and women ages 18 to 34) that are important to advertisers. On CBS, The Bold and the Beautiful is up 12 percent in total viewers this season, giving the show its best start since 2007, while The Young and the Restless recently had its largest weekly audience since...
From daytime to late night, familiar faces are popping up in new places this season. Here's a progress report on how these hosts are doing in their latest roles.
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy was the first president to embrace television. His assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963 — which will be revisited, 50 years later, in numerous TV documentaries and specials this month — made an indelible impact on America's relationship with the medium as well.
Before that heart-wrenching weekend, extended live network news coverage was limited to planned events such as political conventions and election nights. Network correspondents gathered in Texas that week expecting to cover Kennedy's visit via filmed reports for their evening newscasts. Instead...
Unless you watch Spanish-language TV, Univision's Jorge Ramos is the probably the most famous TV news anchorman you've never heard of. "It's like being invisible," says Ramos, whose newscast, Noticiero Univision, draws 2 million viewers nightly. "Other than appealing to the 55 million Latinos, sometimes we are in a parallel world in which people are not even aware we exist."
Next on Katie: How to survive in the syndicated-TV jungle.
The daytime talk show hosted by former Today and CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric was the highest-rated new syndicated talker of last season. This season, Katie is averaging...
Former NBC News correspondent and predator-catcher Chris Hansen could be back on TV soon with a new daily syndicated talk show with a true crime focus.
Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has shot a pilot with Hansen, according to sources familiar with the project. WBDTD had no comment, but ...
Edwin E. Aldrin Jr
Television news has given us the chance to witness history as it happened. As part of TV Guide Magazine's 60th anniversary, we look back at the breaking stories and interviews that viewers will never forget.
1. John F. Kennedy assassination (1963) TV anchors (particularly Walter Cronkite) provide solace and real-time reporting when the nation needs it most. After four days of continuous coverage from Dallas, where JFK was killed, and Arlington, where he was laid to rest, TV Guide Magazine declares, "The medium gained a new sense of what it could do."
Entrepreneurs no longer have to give up a piece of themselves to compete on ABC's Shark Tank. In past seasons, people who wanted to pitch their product or service to the panel of potential investors had to give up 2 percent of future royalties or ...
The second season of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown debuts Sunday on CNN (8e/7c) with the wanderlust-filled celebrity chef making his first trip to film in Israel, West Bank and Gaza. His other stops in the next eight episodes include Sicily, Detroit, Copenhagen, Spain and New Mexico. The Biz got him in one place long enough to provide a taste of what's coming up on his Emmy-nominated series...
Carson Daly seems a little taken aback at the idea that he could be Matt Lauer's heir apparent on NBC's Today. "Oh God I wouldn't go that far," he told TV Guide Magazine on Sept. 12, shortly after being named a full-time member of the morning team.