Advertising: Political Procedurals Play Starring Role in Fall TV Season

Examples of the trend include “CSI: Cyber,” “Madam Secretary” and “Scorpion” on CBS; “Allegiance,” “Odyssey” and “State of Affairs” on NBC; and a potential series on TNT, “President X.”

Sports Business: TV Networks Bank on Future of M.L.S.

Everything aligned for Major League Soccer to make deals with ESPN, Fox and Univision worth $90 million annually from 2015 to 2022.

Advertising: Fox and NBC Strut New Shows to Marketers

On the first day of the TV upfronts, Fox put forward 10 new shows, and NBC 12. Both networks are also planning “event” shows or series.

Handicapping TV Networks’ Upfront Presentations in the Annual Competition for Advertising Dollars

The networks will spotlight their strengths and cast their weaknesses in the most favorable light this week in their pitches to potential advertisers at the annual upfront presentations.

Its Ratings Sliding, Fox Looks for Hope in a Gotham City Before Batman

The network, whose prime-time audience has fallen about 17 percent, is under pressure as it prepares to present its fall schedule to advertisers.

Fox Plans Live Performance of ‘Grease’

The network is following NBC, which had success with a live production of “The Sound of Music” and is staging “Peter Pan” for the holidays.

Once a Hit, Its Ratings Make ‘Idol’ An Also-Ran

On Thursday night, the singing competition sank below the 2.0 ratings barrier, something seemingly incomprehensible even two years ago.


TV Networks Ask Supreme Court to Shut Down Aereo

The case has significant implications for a TV industry undergoing profound changes, as well as challenges from upstart competitors like Netflix and Amazon.


‘American Idol’ Keeps Sliding; Ratings Fall 22 Percent for Premiere

Despite the falloff, the singing show is still a formidable competition, beating all comers Wednesday night, including the premiere of “Duck Dynasty.”


TV Sports: Small Deal for N.F.L. Games Has Major Implications and Potential

The league is interested in selling the rights to several of the Thursday night games that are now shown on NFL Network.


‘Nine-Nine’ and Fox Enjoy Upset at Globes

The lightly watched Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” got a huge boost in knocking off network titans and much buzzed-about cable entries at the Golden Globes.


Fox Announces Return for ‘24’ and Start of an Updated ‘Cosmos’

The return of “24” will come in May, while the new version of the series that Carl Sagan made famous will arrive in March.


‘American Idol’ Changes Its Judges, Tempo and Talent

Hoping to stabilize a sharp ratings decline for “American Idol,” Fox changes the judging panel, brings in a new director and promises stronger singing contestants.


Biography Casts Critical Light on Fox News Chief

A 560-page biography about Roger Ailes being published this month aims to be an exhaustive look at the television executive’s life and monumental career.


Super Bowl Advertising Is Already Sold Out, Fox Executives Say

Concluding ad sales nearly two months before kickoff is unusually early and is a sign of an improving economy and interest in a New York-area game.


TV Talk: Midseason Renewals

The Times reporters Bill Carter and Brian Stelter discuss this week’s TV cancellations and renewals.


Fox Gives ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ a Big Vote of Confidence

The sitcom has been picked up for the full season and was given the prime placement of following the Super Bowl in February.


Many Tune In to a Sad Night on ‘Glee’

The episode Thursday night, which addressed the death of the actor Cory Monteith via the death of the character he played, drew 7.4 million viewers.


‘Sleepy Hollow’ on Fox Is First New Show to Be Renewed

Three episodes in the drama have proved popular, helped further by delayed viewing. “Lucky 7” on ABC was the first new show to be sidelined.


Networks Go to Extremes to Promote New Shows for the Fall Season

Broadcast networks have been challenged by a continuing decline in ratings, so marketing executives have left no stone unturned in the pursuit of promotional ideas.