Last Build Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:26:24 -0400Copyright: ©2017 Orlando Sentinel
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:05:00 PDT
There was one blockbuster on the first night of the May ratings period: “The Big Bang Theory.”
The CBS sitcom drew 12.5 million viewers Thursday, according to Nielsen ratings released Friday afternoon.
But the NFL Draft played well across ESPN (6.9 million viewers) and NFL Network (2.5 million)....
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:10:00 PDT
The Sunday morning guest list ranges from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to Carl Bernstein and TBS’ Samantha Bee.
CBS’ “Face the Nation,” 10:30 a.m. WKMG-Channel 6: Trump gives an interview Saturday, his 100th day in office. The panel: Julie Pace of The Associated Press, Ed...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:30:00 PDT
Orlando — city of love.
We have more proof.
NPR legend Diane Rehm found it last June in Orlando at an event sponsored by local public radio station 90.7 WMFE.
Rehm, who is 80, reconnected with a man she had met 28 years before: John Hagedorn, 77, of Lake Worth.
They had corresponded before the...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT
Eric Bolling’s new show has a title, “The Fox News Specialists,” and he will have co-hosts when the program starts Monday.
Katherine Timpf and Eboni K. Williams will be Bolling’s co-hosts on the political talk show, said Suzanne Scott, executive vice president of programming.
Rollins College alum...
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:30:00 PDT
Author Jodi Picoult laughs frequently when discussing her work, but she turns fierce about the label “women’s fiction.”
“I don’t write women’s fiction. What that means is I have lady parts,” said Picoult, 50, in a recent phone interview from her home in New Hampshire.
The author of “My Sister’s...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:45:00 PDT
Rock and roll legends, Gianni Versace’s murder and Donald Trump’s first 100 days in the White House are among the weekend TV highlights.
There’s no new “Saturday Night Live”; that changes next weekend. But there is a new “Real Time With Bill Maher” at 10 p.m. Friday (today) on HBO. You’ll hear...
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT
The Daytime Emmys may be the Rodney Dangerfield of awards, because like the comedian, they get no respect.
This year, though, they’re getting a little. For that, daytime fans give thanks.
The 44th annual rite will be live-streamed, starting at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, via Facebook on the Daytime Emmys...
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:05:00 PDT
“Dancing With the Stars” will end its Monday celebration of “A Night at the Movies” by ejecting two celebrities and their partners.
Mandy Moore (“La La Land”) will be a guest judge and choreograph the opening number called “Let’s Go to the Movies” for the seven remaining couples and the troupe....
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:25:00 PDT
UPDATED: Don’t act like you know what’s going to happen for sure, “Survivor” taught us again Wednesday night.
The CBS reality series staged another memorable tribal council. Andrea or Michaela looked like a goner. But Debbie was just too cocky, and she was out. Sarah emerged as a player willing...
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:10:00 PDT
In an April stunner for the Orlando TV market: WESH-Channel 2 pulled ahead of longtime market leader WFTV-Channel 9 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays. The win was unprecedented, local stations said.
John Soapes, general manager at WESH, credited the victory to stability of the staff, which has many...
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:30:00 PDT
News 13’s Ybeth Bruzual goes to Washington and interviews prominent figures in President Donald Trump’s administration for “Political Connections.” The other Orlando public-affairs programs will focus on Valencia College, Legoland Florida and the new Kids House of Seminole.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:30:00 PDT
On the eve of the May ratings period, DISH and Hearst Television announced that their standoff has ended.
Hearst owns WESH-Channel 2 and WKCF-Channel 18 in the Central Florida market. WESH issued a statement Wednesday night that it and sister station WKCF had been restored to DISH Network.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:55:00 PDT
UPDATED: “The Voice,” which paid poignant tribute to the late Christina Grimmie, reached the most viewers Tuesday night.
In cable news, Fox News continued to dominate the competition in the post-Bill O’Reilly era.
The NBC singing contest attracted 9.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:05:00 PDT
Katy Perry will be the musical guest on the May 20 season finale of “Saturday Night Live,” NBC announced Wednesday.
It will be her third time in that role, and viewers probably will hear “Chained to the Rhythm.”
Dwayne Johnson will host the season finale, and it will be his fifth time headlining...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:05:00 PDT
The WWE, ‘N Sync and E! News will be represented at Runway to Hope’s Spring Fashion Show next month.
WWE star Nikki Bella, boy band alum Joey Fatone and E! news anchor Maria Menounos will host the May 20 event.
The stars, of course, will be the 150 children affected by pediatric cancer who will...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:50:00 PDT
As Fox News Channel continues to post good ratings, it keeps getting hit with bad news about working conditions there.
Ratings for last week showed that, in all of cable, Fox News was the most-watched channel for the total day and ranked second (behind TNT) in prime time. Without the fired Bill...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:50:00 PDT
NBC’s “The Voice” has helped announce the creation of the Christina Grimmie Foundation, honoring the singer who was fatally shot in June after an Orlando concert.
Grimmie, who was 22, had been a finalist on season six of the NBC singing contest.
On Tuesday’s show, host Carson Daly made the announcement....
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:05:00 PDT
What’s it like to direct Oscar winner Cloris Leachman, who’s still performing at 90?
“Cloris was wonderful to work with,” said Diane Fredel-Weis, who directed Leachman in the seven-minute short “Recalculating.” “I have been a fan since ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and ‘Young Frankenstein.’ It was...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:00:00 PDT
Setting the pace in drawing viewers last week: Mark Harmon’s “NCIS,” “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
The week’s top broadcasts in total viewers, according to Nielsen:
1. “NCIS,” CBS, 13.3 million
2. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 11.2 million
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:55:00 PDT
UPDATED: How will Fox News Channel do without Bill O’Reilly?
Just fine, according to early Nielsen ratings for Monday night. Tucker Carlson moved into O’Reilly’s old time slot Monday and topped the cable news ratings for the night.
“Tucker Carlson Tonight” drew nearly 3.2 million viewers. Opposite...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:15:00 PDT
UPDATED: Orlando television and radio coverage of the Pulse nightclub shooting has been recognized with Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.
NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 was honored for breaking news coverage of the “Pulse Nightclub Massacre.”
CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 was saluted with the news...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:45:00 PDT
Public radio station 90.7 WMFE is asking you to celebrate your zip code in poetry for a second year in a row.
Submissions will be collected through Thursday.
Favorite examples will be read at ZipOde Throwdown at 6 p.m. Thursday at Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave., in Orlando. Some favorite poems...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:05:00 PDT
Disney Channel’s “Descendants 2” movie will debut simultaneously across five networks, including ABC, in July.
The sequel also premieres at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, on Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime and, of course, Disney Channel, home of the 2015 original.
The announcement was made today by Ben...
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:50:00 PDT
In 24 seasons of “Dancing With the Stars,” there’s never been a head-scratcher to rival Monday’s episode. It was also the night the lights went out on the ABC dance contest.
Fans were tipped to something was amiss when the hosts revealed the four male celebrities were safe. NFL player Rashad Jennings...
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:35:00 PDT
The daytime talk show known as “Steve Harvey” is giving way to “Steve” next season.
Harvey will move the show, which debuted in 2012, from Chicago to Los Angeles, where it will tape on a new set at the Universal lot. The focus will change, too, Harvey said.
"As I embark on this new adventure,...