The television ad market in 2016 saw a 4.4 percent revenue increase over 2015 thanks to the Summer Olympics and the election, according to new data from Standard Media Index.
The broadcast networks haven't launched a hit reality competition series since NBC debuted The Voice. CBS is looking to break that streak on Sunday as it launches the new series Hunted, with help from the NFL's AFC Championship game.
Between rescuing The Mindy Project, launching an ad-free tier and crafting a solid lineup of original series, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins has steadily been transforming the streaming service since he arrived in 2013. But 2017 looks to be Hulu's biggest year yet.
For decades, Saturday was an essential component of each broadcast network's prime-time schedule, but in recent years the networks have thrown in the towel on the night, which has the week's lowest HUT (homes using television) levels.
Who could possibly fill James Corden's shoes as the host of the upcoming spinoff Carpool Karaoke series on Apple Music? No one, it turns out.
Hulu's upcoming livestreaming TV bundle won't launch for another couple of months, but it has already landed a key network that DirecTV Now and its other competitors lack: CBS.
Whether this season's NFL ratings declines were an election-fueled anomaly—as many network and NFL execs insist—or a lasting trend, they started affecting networks' bottom lines last month, according to new data from Standard Media Index. NFL ad revenue, which had been increasing in September and October, was down 17 percent year over year in November.
The merger of CBS and Viacom, which seemed like a foregone conclusion for much of the year, is instead on hold—perhaps permanently.
This has has been a roller coaster year for the television industry—ratings are falling, the upfront cost per impression is soaring, and there are major questions about the future of TV—which means TV's top executives have a lot to reflect on as they plot for 2017.
On MSNBC's Morning Joe, just hours after the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, the show's co-hosts and panelists sat around a table in 30 Rock's famed Studio 8H. The home of Saturday Night Live was packed with a live audience—and yet, this was a quiet room.