This Season’s Broadcast Superlatives

Recognizing the best and worst of the year, including most outstanding, most underrated, worst timeslot change, best new show and most disastrous debut.

NBC Wins Second Straight Season

It was a bit closer than last year, but NBC will pull off its second straight winning season among adults 18-49. The network will squeak past CBS for the title, placing just a tenth ahead of its rival. NBC will finish the TV season, which officially wraps up on Wednesday night, with a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, according to Nielsen.

Predictions For Fall’s TV Hits And Misses

On the heels of the TV Critics Summer Press Tour, Newsday‘s Verne Gay offers his sense of where the nets’ are heading this fall — and which shows should be watched, and which ones should be avoided.

Report: 2014-15 Upfront Will Be Down By 6%

An MDI report says the upfront will be down 6.1% to $18.1 billion this year, marking the first time the numer will dip since the 2009-10 season. Broadcast is likely to be down about 10% and cable is down about 2%, according to sources familiar with the upfront market.

Broadcast TV’s Returning Shows 2014-15