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Prime-time Broadcast Ratings Tumble, Even During Premiere Week

Broadcast networks should start putting up a sign: "Watch for falling ratings." Fragmentation—the process of viewers diffusing across cable channels that cater to specific interests, as opposed to being forced […]

Breaking Bad May Have Dented Broadcast’s Sunday Dramas

While the national cable ratings won’t be in until later this afternoon, the early broadcast numbers suggest that a significant cohort of viewers may have ditched the networks in favor of the Breaking Bad finale.

Gray Gardens: Broadcast Audience Older Than Ever

If the low turnout for the new fall TV series weren’t reason enough to start gobbling SSRIs, the early median-age data could find all but the sturdiest broadcast executives scrambling for their Zoloft.

The Devil Is in the Details

ABC’s decision to bundle returning hits Once Upon a Time and Revenge in its Sunday night drama block appears to have paid off, as both series premiered to strong numbers. Unfortunately, the solid 8-10 p.m. lead-in wasn’t enough to keep viewers in their seats for the debut of 666 Park Avenue.

Cable Grows a Pair

Where, oh where is a broadcast show with some chest hair?

Tough Sledding for Broadcast TV

In what’s shaping up to be an annus horribilis for the broadcast networks, ratings for returning series are plummeting and only a few newcomers are finding an audience.