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Anthony Crupi

Discovery Gets Ready for Another Record Upfront

First-ever scripted projects

On the eve of the upfront strategy sessions that he likes to characterize as “actuary meetings,” Joe Abruzzese is in a particularly expansive mood. He’s just returned from Chicago, where…

Broadcast Still Trying to Find the Next Friends

Same boring lineup

On the heels of a 2012-13 broadcast television season in which the networks have failed to deliver a runaway hit, the Big Four and the CW are digging deep. But…

Update: Oscars Ratings Rise 11 Percent

Host MacFarlane may get last laugh as ABC’s preliminary deliveries are up

Viewers may have been divided on first-time Oscars host Seth MacFarlane, but the Family Guy auteur appeared to have struck a chord with Nielsen households. According to true fast national data…

Despite Blackout, Super Bowl Scores Record Ratings

Niners’ comeback keeps CBS, sponsors in the pink

Despite a 34-minute power outage that left CBS scrambling to impose order in New Orleans, the preliminary ratings suggest that last night’s Super Bowl may be the most-watched in history. According…

Mercedes Revs Up High-Octane Super Bowl Appearance

Automaker could reap as much as $16 million in media exposure

With a record eight automotive brands set to air spots in CBS’ broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII, the battle for hearts and minds will be more heated than ever. But…

Super Bowl Buys: It All 'Ads' Up

Kantar Media study suggests NFL showcase is a marketer's dream

The going rate for 30 seconds of airtime in Super Bowl XLVII was a little shy of $4 million, and if recent trends are any indication, this year’s broadcast also…

New Title Game Sponsorship Could Cost Up to $35 Million

IEG, Kantar clients will pay twice as much to back 2015 college football championship

With just hours to go before No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama clash in the BCS National Championship Game, researchers are already eyeing the inherent value in sponsoring…

TV Takes the Gold in Q3

Broadcast, cable budgets soar on infusion of Olympics, political dollars

Thanks in large part to an Olympian television marketplace and the deep pockets of Procter & Gamble and General Motors, U.S. advertising expenditures in the third quarter were up 7…

Analyst: CBS Would Win the C7 Battle

Currency shift would funnel ancillary ad sales revenue to Black Rock

After taking a good, long look at TiVo’s set-top-box data as it pertains to prime time broadcast ratings, one influential analyst is of the opinion that Les is more. According to…

CMO Council Report: Marketing Budgets on the Upswing

Execs eye big increases in digital spend, while TV growth could slow

While television should once again account for the lion’s share of global marketing spend in 2013, a disproportionate number of executives report that search is a far more effective medium…

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