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All the D-FW ratings for holiday weekend sports palooza

Jordan Spieth won his first Texas PGA tournament with a blazing finish at Fort Worth’s Colonial. Yu Darvish returned to the mound for the Texas Rangers after a long rehab. And the Golden State Warriors closed out the Oklahoma City Thunder after rallying from a 3-1 deficit in their West Conference championship series. We have all the pertinent D-FW ratings results on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page. Dive in, please.
Ed Bark

History network's Roots re-do stands on its own, but not taller than the landmark original

Nearly 40 years after ABC made ratings history with Roots, the History network presents an eight-hour remake that premieres on Memorial Day and runs through Thursday of next week. It’s a worthy effort to “speak to” a new generation of younger viewers. But let’s not throw out the old. Our review is here.

Also, the latest D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is in.
Ed Bark

Fox4, NBC5 roll up the majority of May "sweeps" newscast wins

The final May “sweeps” newscast ratings are in. For all the blow-by-blow details (plus analysis), go to our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

NBC5 adds Tulsa's Kristin Dickerson as weekend P.M. co-anchor

Fort Worth-based NBC5 has filled Amanda Guerra’s vacated spot by hiring Kristin Dickerson as the station’s new weekend P.M. co-anchor. More details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Doren out the door as TEGNA8 Daybreak reporter

After just two years at TEGNA8, reporter Jenny Doren has left the D-FW station for another, still undisclosed position in the market. More details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, the latest D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is in.
Ed Bark

AMC brings another comic book series to violent life in Preacher

AMC oftentimes has been a bloody mess both during and since Mad Men. The new drama series Preacher likewise is thick with carnage, but with a supernatural bent. It premieres on Sunday, May 22nd, and our review is here.
Ed Bark

All the Way is a landslide win for both HBO, Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston is letter perfect as LBJ in HBO’s film adaptation of his Tony-winning role in Broadway’s All the Way. What a great movie this is, and our review is right here.

Also, The CW announces its new season plans. And Wednesday’s D-FW ratings “snapshot” is posted.
Ed Bark

CBS steps up with unusually large collection of fall newcomers

Usually flush with success, CBS traditionally has made fewer new additions to its fall lineups than its rivals. But not this time. And there are several reasons for that. All the details, including new sitcoms for Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc, are on our Network News & Reviews page.
Ed Bark

ABC passes on high-wattage, made-in-Dallas Broken

Reese Witherspoon was among those behind the camera, and Anna Paquin, Blair Underwood and Penelope Ann Miller were in front of it. That wasn’t enough to persuade ABC to order Broken as a series after the pilot was shot in Dallas earlier this year. All the details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

ABC unveils its latest new season plans

Struggling ABC revealed its plans for the fall season and beyond late Tuesday morning. All the details are on our Network News & Reviews page.
Ed Bark

NBC and Fox both going minimalist this fall (but with bigger midseason plans)

NBC and Fox have both announced their menus for the 2016-17 TV season. Each network has just three newcomers for this fall.

You can find all the details on NBC right here.

And everything you need to know about Fox right here.
Ed Bark

More dating gamesmanship with Fox's Coupled

Pity the poor TV “reality” show single person. Although blessed with great looks and firm bodies, he or she just can’t seem to find love. I mean, who has the time, really? Fox’s Coupled is the latest to offer a helping hand. And our review is here.

Also, there are new collections of D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshots.” You can start here and then scroll down for more.
Ed Bark

Press Club of Dallas selects new batch of North Texas Legends, including five from TV realm

Now in its sixth year, the Press Club of Dallas’ “North Texas Legends” event will gather another imposing group of honorees next month. All the details -- and how to order tickets -- are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, the Dallas Stars and the Kentucky Derby both aired on NBC Saturday. We break down the numbers in the weekend D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot.”
Ed Bark

"Showcasing the girls" on two fronts

Real Housewives of Dallas perked up slightly in the national Nielsen ratings for Episode 4 before high-strung co-star LeeAnne Locken guested on Bravo’s following Watch What Happens Live to talk about the show while “showcasing the girls.”

Another local showcase from an unexpected source likewise popped up this week. And on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page, you also can find a pic of Bob Schieffer’s cool, Dallas-made cowboy boots, which are newly finished after he was promised a pair at the April 11th Press Club of Dallas salute.

Plus, the Monday-Tuesday D-FW ratings “snapshot” is posted.
Ed Bark

Janis Joplin's triumphant/tragic story comes alive in PBS' Little Girl Blue

Her hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, both spurned and spurred her. But the damage had been done to Janis Joplin, who soared to stardom but never shook her demons. PBS’ two-hour Janis: Little Girl Blue, premiering on Tuesday, May 3rd, vividly and poignantly re-tells her story. Our review is here.
Ed Bark