Without Live Sports, What Are People Watching?

Cable news and reruns of procedural dramas delivered big, but sports reruns also loomed large.

ANALYSIS: LAW & OVER?

Long-Running Procedurals Losing Traction

TV shows are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the TV networks, which air them as long as they keep up their ratings, and the producers, who churn out new episodes for as long as they can. Sometimes, the two continue to put the shows on the screen even as a fickle public starts to lose interest. This is one of those stories.