SHOCKER: Oscars Had the Lowest Ratings in Years

This Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony—hosted by #1 Neil Patrick Harris fan, Neil Patrick Harris—received the lowest ratings of any Oscars broadcast since Hugh Jackman hosted in 2009. That means more people tuned in to watch James Franco and Anne Hathaway's hosting debacle in 2011 than they did this weekend. Ouch. » 2/24/15 2:45pm 2/24/15 2:45pm

After All That, Ratings for The View Are Down

To some, The View is simply a daytime talk show to fold laundry to. To others, it is a modern day Shakespearean play that we're watching unfold in real time. The show has had its comedic moments, at times it feels like a tragedy and there's even a bit of romance. And now, we have yet another page in saga of 4-5 women… » 10/22/14 6:00pm 10/22/14 6:00pm

Jenny McCarthy Turns to Her Guru to Get Her Through Media 'Beatings'

For those who don't live in the Chicago, Illinois area, you might not be aware that Jenny McCarthy has a column for the Chicago Sun-Times' lifestyle section Splash. Her appointment to said position was not without criticism; as Chicago media columnist Robert Feder wrote at the time, "That sound you’re hearing is Mike… » 10/16/13 2:20pm 10/16/13 2:20pm

Steel Magnolias’ Ratings Prove That Everyone Loves a Good Cry

Lifetime's Steel Magnolias teleplay became the network's third-most-watched tele-event ever, transfixing 6.5 million viewers over the weekend. That wasn't enough to dethrone Lifetime's most popular TV offering, 2006's Life Is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story, which has coincidentally reigned the numero uno… » 10/08/12 9:15pm 10/08/12 9:15pm

Dudes Love the Dowager Countess Just as Much as You Do

PBS has released its ratings numbers for Season 2 of Downton Abbey and, to some mild and socially restrained surprise, viewership among the male 18-34 demographic, — the same demographic largely to blame for the Entourage phenomenon — jumped up 100 percent, matching the rise in viewership among 18-34-year-old women as… » 3/29/12 11:45am 3/29/12 11:45am