Winter Olympics open to 19.6 million
The first night of the Sochi Olympics was down from the first night of the 2010 Winter Olympics, which opened with the Opening Ceremonies.
Jay Leno goes out with his best ratings in 5 years, Jimmy Fallon has his best night ever
His final “Tonight Show” saw Leno’s best numbers since President Obama’s first appearance in March 2009. PLUS: Leno seemed like he was really done this time, it was hard to feel emotional about him leaving, and the final show was proudly unhip and awash in nostalgia.
Watch the “trippy” intro to the Sochi Olympics
The Winter Olympics ceremony is happening right now — nearly 9 hours before its East Coast broadcast and about 12 hours before its West Coast airing. PLUS: There was already a screwup, and the opening ceremonies will feature a Russian pop act that was a hit in America.
“Game of Thrones” promotes Missandei, Daenerys Targaryen’s translator
Nathalie Emmanuel will become a series regular in Season 5.
Wendy Williams is donating her “artifacts” to the Smithsonian
a wig, a pink wig head and a bedazzled microphone will join the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s television collection.
Ex-“Idol” bandleader named music director at “Dancing with the Stars”
Ray Chew and his band will make their debut when Season 18 premieres on March 17.
Barbara Walters made a “catty” comment to Elizabeth Vargas on “The View”
“We all knew!” Walters said to her ABC News colleague on Thursday’s show. Walters later clarified: “I never would have deliberately said anything to hurt her, and I called to tell her that.”
“Nashville” coming to Hulu Plus
All episodes are now available on the streaming service.