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Dropping ratings, especially among young people, and more viewing options mean broadcast TV is in a precarious position as it pitches itself to advertisers.
Some first-year shows surprised in the 2017-18 season, while broadcast networks proved they could still pull big audiences for events like the “60 Minutes” interview with Stormy Daniels.
But it’s not as easy as it used to be. “The viewer is desensitized,” Mr. Darnell says. “It’s much, much, much harder to get people’s attention.”
A day after Fox announced it was canceling the show, the peacock network swooped in and picked it up for 13 episodes.
Viral videos and news coverage have focused attention on something all too familiar. “It’s humiliating and aggravating and upsetting,” a professor says.
As head of the Penguin Group, he weathered threats over the Salman Rushdie novel. Later, with his father, he had success publishing out-of-print books.
F.B.I. agents are said to have interviewed people who worked with Mr. Kurson at The Observer, the publication owned by the Kushner family, where he served as editor.
Taking their cue from a screenwriter, rival software developers are adding tools to analyze material before it reaches casting directors or producers.
Liz Meriwether has become one of the most powerful producers in television — and she’s using her clout to champion projects made by women.
Researchers can now send secret audio instructions undetectable to the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant.
The streaming service announced it would no longer promote artists it finds to be out of line with its values, introducing a new policy regarding “hateful conduct.”
A legal battled had been waged over whether a stage adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” strayed too far from Harper Lee’s novel.
“The Daily” has given rise to “The Weekly,” a documentary series for FX (and Hulu). The show is part of a Times initiative in the entertainment world.
The in-house investigation “found no evidence” that anyone in authority at NBC News or the “Today” show received complaints about Mr. Lauer until days before he was fired.
Hiro Murai, the primary director of “Atlanta,” channeled David Lynch, the Coen brothers and “Alice in Wonderland” to create an intense second season.
A Qatari broadcaster paid hundreds of millions of dollars for exclusive rights to major events. Its officials believe someone in Saudi Arabia is pirating the broadcasts.
Technology has come under the microscope in Washington. Here are the tools that Cecilia Kang, who covers tech policy for The Times, uses to cover it.
Two associates said that Mr. Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox, intends to start his own company if Disney’s deal to buy most of Fox’s assets goes through.
The social network overhauled itself into three new divisions and shuffled the leadership of its key businesses in one of its biggest reorganizations.
A federal judge is requiring him to testify as part of an investigation into a company that paid more than $200 million for assets related to Rocawear.