Thursday, December 8, 2016

TV Treatment of Rape

Maureen Ryan talked to showrunners and writers about the representation of rape on TV.

Changing Channels

TruTV is rebranding as a comedy channel and turning to more scripted programming. Over at MTV, MTV News is undergoing an overhaul toward diversity and prestige.

Best TV of 2016

It's time to start building the Best TV of 2016 list. If I end up missing any, please let me know. And check out the 2015 version if you'd like to compare. And once again, Metacritic is also making a master list of 2016 lists nd tallying shows by mention frequency.

Maureen Ryan: Top 20 Shows
Sonia Saraiya: Top 20 Shows
Willa Paskin: Top 10 Shows
Poniewozik/Hake/Genzlinger at NYT: Best Shows
Matt Zoller Seitz: Best Shows
Ryan McGee: 1-5, 6-10, Honorable Mentions
Sonia Saraiya: 20 Best Episodes
Hank Stuever: Best Shows
Wesley Morris: Best Performances
Daniel D'Addario at Time: Top 10 TV Shows
Rob Sheffield: Best Shows
Nick Venable: Best New Shows
Alexander Zalben: Best Shows, Best Episodes
Lara Zarum: Best EpisodesBest Experimental Episodes
John Kubicek: 10 Best Comedies, 10 Best Dramas
IndieWire: Best Shows, Best Likely Overlooked, Best Writing Among Non-WGA Noms
The Ringer: Best Shows
Slant: 25 Best Shows
Digital Spy: Best Shows
Fuse: Best New Shows
Paste: 25 Best Shows
The Diamondback: Best Shows/Seasons
Newsweek: Favorite Shows
The Guardian: 50-21
WGA; Awards Nominees
AFI: Best Show Awards

Trump & The Apprentice

Cynthia Littleton reports that Donald Trump will retain an executive producer credit on The Apprentice, and his camp says he'll have "a big stake." Scott Collins sees a mess ahead for NBC. Meanwhile, Trump has reportedly been working on inauguration ideas with Mark Burnett.

Tuesday & Wednesday Ratings

Tuesday network numbers from TV By the Numbers. Final ratings. Cable ratings.
Analysis from Spotted and O'Connell.


Wednesday network numbers from TV By the Numbers.
Analysis from Spotted and O'Connell.

Hairspray Live!'s ratings weren't impressive.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Gilmore Girls

Symphony's ratings measurements say Gilmore Girls is a big hit for Netflix. Lili Loofborouw offers analysis of the series and of Lauren Graham's rich portrayals of single moms there and in Parenthood.

Online Theorizing

Thoughts on how viewer theorizing on the internet could be ruining TV from Todd VanDerWerff and from Alison Herman.

Million Dollar Extreme Cancelled

Adult Swim has cancelled the controversial Million Dollar Extreme.

Luke Cage Renewed

Netflix wants a second season of Luke Cage.

Sunday & Monday Ratings

Sunday network numbers from TV By the Numbers. Final ratings. Cable ratings.
Analysis from Spotted and O'Connell.
Westworld finished its season on a high mark.


Monday network numbers from TV By the Numbers.
Analysis from Spotted and O'Connell.

Monday, December 5, 2016

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Fox Back In at TCA

Fox has reversed course and now says the network will have an executive session at the winter TCA. Amanda Lotz argues that broadcasting's public trust commitment should compel executives to appear.

Good Girls Revolt Cancelled

Amazon has cancelled Good Girls Revolt, but Sony will shop it elsewhere. Josef Adalian has analysis of the cancellation, which many have found disheartening.

Megyn Kelly's Status

With her Fox News contract up soon, Megyn Kelly is fielding offers from other outlets, but a bidding war may not happen. Kelly tweeted we shouldn't believe the speculation we're seeing.

Thur/Fri/Sat Ratings

Thursday network numbers from TV By the Numbers. Cable ratings.
Analysis from Spotted and O'Connell.

Friday network numbers from TV By the Numbers.
Analysis from Spotted.

Saturday network numbers from TV By the Numbers.

DirecTV Now Analysis

Jason Lynch offers initial takeaways on DirecTV Now, which launched with significant technical problems that Steve Kovach says offer a reality check about the TV's streaming future. Tali Arbel compares DirecTV Now to competing services. Will Richmond notes both potential and limitations in DirecTV Now.

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