Fans of the Olympics may have felt divided by loyalties to different athletes and countries, but many U.S. viewers, at least, found themselves relatively united on one front — criticism of NBC's coverage of the Summer Games.
The network's strategy of airing tape-delayed events in prime time drew the ire of countless viewers — A-listers and non-celebrities alike — on Twitter and other forms of social media, as they learned of the results ahead of time via the Internet or other media. (The events were streamed live on NBCOlympics.com.) The backlash was so extensive that it prompted the creation of a new hashtag, "#nbcfail", on Twitter.
The Season 4 debut of Breaking Bad on Sunday night defied conventional ratings trends, attracting 2.6 million viewers to become the series' most-watched episode -- 32 percent more than the third-season premiere. And 1.5 million of its viewers were in the industry-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic.
Diane Sawyer and Jaycee Dugard
Some 14.78 million people watched Diane Sawyer's Sunday interview with Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped, raped and held prisoner for 18 years, in a special two-hour edition of Primetime — the biggest summer viewership for a newsmagazine in seven years.
The California woman's story is a compellingly harrowing tale: Just 11 when she was taken by Phillip and Nancy Garrido, she repeatedly was abused and gave birth to two children as a result of rape. Now 31, she has written a memoir titled A Stolen Life that's being published Tuesday ...
Jerry Seinfeld is laughing off claims that NBC's The Marriage Ref caused the divorce of a former contestant.
Howie Kohlenberg is blaming the comic and the NBC series he executive-produces for causing the breakdown of his marriage to his wife of 14 years. He claims the show...
Longtime sportscaster Marv Albert — best known as the lead announcer on NBC's coverage of the NBA and for his signature calls "Yes!" and "RE-jected!" — is joining CBS Sports to broadcast NFL games, the network announced Monday.
"Marv Albert is recognized throughout sports broadcasting as one of its true legends. Very few in the broadcasting industry can claim his combined accomplishments and remarkable longevity," CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said.
Parenthood, The Playboy Club
How does Parenthood plan to address the pregnancy story line in the new season? Which Playboy Club star was shocked while researching the bunnies in the '60s? TVGuide.com got the scoop Monday on NBC's red carpet from Monica Potter, Peter Krause, Amber Heard and other stars from returning and anticipated new shows.
NBC's full fall schedule: Smash, 30 Rock held for midseason, The Sing-Off bumped up to fall
Parenthood: On the heels of the renewal news, stars Monica Potter and Peter Krause are thrilled to continue the impending pregnancy story line revealed in the finale. "Having a baby along with Max and what's going on with Haddie, I think applying that...
Jerry Seinfeld, Donald Trump
Donald Trump wants a divorce... from Jerry Seinfeld's show The Marriage Ref after the comedian pulled out of an upcoming charity benefit for Trump's son.
Trump fired off a letter Wednesday after Seinfeld canceled his planned appearance at a Sept. 13 event benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the Eric Trump Foundation, the New York Post reports. The comedian reportedly backed out in response to Trump's questioning of President Barack Obama's citizenship.
NBC's summer slate will include The Marriage Ref, America's Got Talent and three new reality series, the network announced Monday.
Originally slated for midseason, Jerry Seinfeld's Marriage Ref will now premiere its second season on Sunday, June 26 at 10/9c. In a new twist, the disputing couples will be in the studio.
NBC announces season-finale dates
America's Got Talent, the No. 1 summer ...
Law & Order: LA
Law & Order: Los Angeles won't be returning to the NBC schedule any time soon.
The series was expected to return Feb. 8, but NBC sent out a release on Tuesday stating that they had pulled the show indefinitely from the schedule. The last episode of Law & Order: Los Angeles aired Dec. 1.
Parenthood will instead remain in the Tuesday at 10/9c timeslot for the remainder of the season. The family drama was originally scheduled to move to Mondays at 10/9c beginning in March.
Skeet Ulrich, two actresses exiting Law & Order: Los Angeles
The announcement comes on the heels of what appears to be a massive revamp...
NBC and ABC have yet to launch their new 10 p.m. comedy blocks, but they already have a critic from the comedy world: Ray Romano.
During Thursday's Television Critics Association panel for his TNT drama Men of a Certain Age, Romano expressed doubt about whether half-hour comedies can work so late in the evening.
NBC adds third Thursday night comedy hour; unveils midseason prime-time schedule
"I think they got their work cut out...