The broadcast upfronts week was full of buzzwords like "big data" and "viewability," but as usual, each presentation came down to content and which new shows viewers are going to […]
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Although Tuesday night’s installment of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was heavily promoted as a tie-in to the newly released theatrical hit Captain America: The Winter Soldier, relatively few viewers were on hand to see the ensuing plot twist play out.
While extended hiatuses may work for the likes of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, broadcast TV series that take lengthy breaks or are erratically scheduled increasingly run the risk of losing their audiences.
One of the first series to earn a back-nine order is starting to look like a candidate for cancelation.
In the absence of a new episode of NBC’s The Voice, the Tuesday night broadcast lineup enjoyed a bit of a reprieve. But while a number of new series appeared to have reached a sort of equilibrium, one high-profile drama keeps losing steam.
For all the sampling of new broadcast series people did last week, it’s starting to look as if viewers are more interested in the established shows. This is good news for NBC and CBS and perhaps not so good for everyone else.
Months after taking the homegrown show to market, CBS has secured a complex series of syndication deals for The Good Wife.
A special premiere of CBS’ midseason cop show Golden Boy showed little luster Tuesday night, drawing 10.6 million viewers and an unremarkable 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo.
Fox’s new Tuesday night comedy block showed further signs of wear and tear, as freshman series Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project stumbled down the rocky ratings slope.
The networks on Tuesday night presented a Whitman’s Sampler of new and returning series, and while the ever-popular varieties were predictably gobbled up, some novelty flavors were nibbled and discarded.