Linda Holmes http://krvs.org en Sex And The Single Churl: Another 'Bachelorette' Finale Gets Weird http://krvs.org/post/sex-and-single-churl-another-bachelorette-finale-gets-weird After the fact that it's a blatant and ridiculous fraud (in that it almost never gets anybody married), the first thing you might notice about <em>The Bachelor(ette) </em>franchise is its prim, Victorian attitudes about sex. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:05:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 52288 at http://krvs.org Sex And The Single Churl: Another 'Bachelorette' Finale Gets Weird 'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers http://krvs.org/post/audience-measurement-how-networks-and-critics-are-wrestling-numbers If the Television Critics Association press tour of 2014, wrapping up Tuesday and Wednesday with presentations from PBS, has had a catchphrase, it's "audience measurement."<p>Critics heard an extended presentation from Nielsen on the very first day of tour about the company's plans to begin measuring viewership on mobile devices and, more generally, about its scramble to keep up – catch up, really – with the way television works now. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:28:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 51837 at http://krvs.org 'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers Television Critics Give Big Awards To 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orange Is The New Black' http://krvs.org/post/television-critics-give-big-awards-breaking-bad-orange-new-black The Television Critics Association is a funny animal. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:22:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 51682 at http://krvs.org Television Critics Give Big Awards To 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orange Is The New Black' At This Summer's TV Press Tour, A Resounding Sense Of 'Meh' http://krvs.org/post/summers-tv-press-tour-resounding-sense-meh There's a widespread belief that critics hate everything, revel in hating everything, and cannot be pleased. It's widespread and wrong, though.<p>That fact has never been clearer to me than at this year's summer press tour, where — while I certainly can't speak for everyone — it seems like there's a glumness that has settled in that can be traced back to the fact that ... we're not loving anything. Reviewing television has been for the last few years quite like reviewing anything: You hunt for the exceptional in a mixed bag of the ordinary and the lousy. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:51:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 51399 at http://krvs.org At This Summer's TV Press Tour, A Resounding Sense Of 'Meh' Press Tour Day 1: Paper Airplanes, Daniel Radcliffe, And Christmas http://krvs.org/post/press-tour-day-1-paper-airplanes-daniel-radcliffe-and-christmas <em>For the next couple of weeks, I'm out in California covering the Television Critics Association press tour. Not familiar? <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2014/07/08/329783475/whats-happening-in-television-its-press-tour-time-again" target="_blank">Here's</a> an introduction.</em><p>Day 1 of summer press tour began with hammering and ended with a giant Christmas tree.<p>Let's back up.<p>We started Tuesday with a presentation from the Nielsen ratings people about their upcoming efforts to incorporate "cross-platform" viewing into ratings. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:28:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 50996 at http://krvs.org Press Tour Day 1: Paper Airplanes, Daniel Radcliffe, And Christmas