This year's Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn't the end of the issue.
On Saturday night, the Television Critics Association hands out its 30th annual round of awards, and the big winners are from cable TV, broadcast TV, and even new spaces entirely.
Despite what some people think, critics don't love to hate things. At press tour right now there's a glumness that has settled in that can be traced to the fact that we're just not loving anything.
We take a quick tour of the doodads, whatzits, thingies and other stuff that networks hand out when they present their new shows.
The first day of the annual press tour of the Television Critics Association brought news from Nat Geo, Ovation, and the Nielsen ratings people.
For the next two weeks, the great big world of television will sit itself down to answer questions about new shows, existing shows, and the future.