This year, Bravo extended its Real Housewives franchise to Dallas and Potomac, Md., and according to Google Trends data it may know where to take the show's 10th installment: New Orleans or maybe even Baton Rouge. This is just one of many bits of data that CableTV.com found after analyzing Google Trends data to figure out a state-by-state look at the top reality TV shows.
It has broadcast's biggest new show in a decade in Empire, but Fox is "still in rebuilding mode," according to Fox Television Group co-chairman and co-CEO Gary Newman. Its biggest challenges are still to come, as the network gets ready for life without American Idol, which goes off the air this spring after 15 seasons.
As Fox's schedule imploded last fall, the network found itself with an enormous hole to fill: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. where reality misfire Utopia (one of its four freshman flops) had sunk to a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49.
Advertisers and ad buyers headed to Fox's upfront presentation Monday afternoon, and an Empire concert broke out. After all, while the network had fallen to fourth place among adults 18-49 this season, it also had launched one of the most successful new shows of the past two decades.
There is a new Empire at Fox—in more ways than one. Ahead of their first upfront Monday afternoon as Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs, Dana Walden and Gary Newman announced a 2015-16 lineup with one big expected move—Empire is moving from midseason to anchor the fall lineup—and one stunner: former blockbuster American Idol will end its run next year.
From Silicon Alley to Silicon Valley, TV, magazine and tech elite were out this week mingling and moguling.
If American Idol was in rough shape before (which it was), it's looking at an even bleaker future now that Coca-Cola has publicly said it won't be supporting the reality show's 14th season. Yes, that means no more red-and-white cups in front of the judges on what was once the biggest competition series on television. American Idol returns to Fox on Jan. 7.
If a TV series is placed in a terrible time slot and no one is around to watch it, does it make a noise in the ratings? Of course not, […]
Is that a fat lady singing? American Idol did manage to beat CBS' venerable reality competition show Survivor on Wednesday night, but not by much: The show scored a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo with 10.1 million total viewers—down quite a bit from last year's season finale.
In what may be the most cogent argument for the adoption of the C7 ratings currency, TiVo Research on Monday revealed that broadcasters beholden to the dated C3 metric are leaving hundreds of millions of dollars in ad sales revenue on the table.