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ABC Uses Oscar Platform to Promote ‘American Idol,’ ‘Big Sky,’ NFL Draft

ABC is spreading its promotional wealth on Oscar night around a few key programming priorities, notably “American Idol,” dramas “Big Sky” and “Rebel” and comedy “Home Economics” as well as “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the NFL Draft and the upcoming “Sesame Street” documentary.The network today released a clutch of promos and trailers that will air tonight […]

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‘The Nun’ Delivers Best Opening in ‘Conjuring’ Series With Heavenly $53.5 Million

“The Nun” had a divine opening weekend atop the North American box office.Warner Bros. dominated for the fifth weekend in a row as the latest installment in the “Conjuring” series launched with $53.5 million in 3,876 locations. That easily marks the best debut in the series, crushing 2013’s “The Conjuring,” which previously held the record […]

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ABC Schedule: ‘Fresh Off the Boat,’ ‘Speechless’ Move to Fridays this Fall; ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Returns Summer 2019

As far as ABC is concerned, it’s sitting on top of the world ratings-wise. It’s ending its 2017-2018 season with the top series on television (Roseanne), the number one new drama (The Good Doctor) and the top reality show launch (American Idol). So, there aren’t a ton of change-ups to its schedule, but it has […]

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2018 Outstanding Reality-Competition Emmy Predictions

Last year the stars seemed aligned for “RuPaul’s Drag Race” to snatch the Emmy crown from “The Voice,” but Television Academy voters stunned observers by picking the NBC singing competition for the third straight year and four out of the last five years (ratings matter). The question now is whether the rebooted “American Idol” or […]

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‘American Idol’ Can’t Beat ‘The Voice,’ But At Least It Did Better Than ‘Bachelor’ Arie — Ratings Watch

This… was the lowest-rated premiere ever for an “American Idol” season since its first season back in 2002. But the show’s Sunday night return on ABC did improve to 11.8 million viewers (from 10.5 million) after three days of DVR and VOD usage — and no one expected “Idol” to suddenly return to the glory […]

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