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Fargo Earns Solid Sampling in Debut Pitch-black dramedy bows to a cumulative 4.15 million viewers

The series premiere of FX’s adaptation of Fargo drew some decent sampling Tuesday night, scaring up 2.65 million viewers and a 0.8 in the 18-49 demo. While the 10 p.m. deliveries…

April 16, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT

MSNBC Airing 15-Second Daily News Video One bite-sized story, aimed at younger audiences

Now you have no excuse to not have time for the news. MSNBC announced it will be airing 15-second pieces produced by NowThis News as part of a series called…

April 14, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

Mad Men Drops in Season 7 Premiere Don's a real downer

AMC may have been hoping that the so-called “Netflix Effect” would boost the ratings for the Season 7 premiere of Mad Men, but in a highly competitive Sunday 10 p.m.…

April 14, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

Howard Owens Steps Down as Nat Geo Channels President Exec will hang up a shingle as an independent producer

After a two-and-a-half-year stint as president of National Geographic Channels U.S., Howard Owens is striking out on his own. The former William Morris agent and Reveille co-founder on Monday revealed his…

April 14, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT

DirecTV Turns to Fans for 'Cable Effects' Ad Satellite TV provider asks public for their stories

Fed up with cable? DirecTV wants to hear your frustration. The satellite TV provider is asking fans for suggestions for its new "Cable Effects" storyline. A panel of judges will review…

April 14, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

H2, History’s Sister Network, Is Doubling Down on New Shows Having lots of success in counterprogramming

In his midtown office last week at A+E Networks, Paul Cabana managed to sound both completely reasonable and incredibly enthusiastic, as though he were simply describing a happy accident that…

April 13, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT

Steve Koonin Out at Turner Programmer joins the Atlanta Hawks as CEO, minority owner

After a 14-year stint with Turner Entertainment Networks, where he most recently served as the division’s president, Steve Koonin is leaving the cable programming giant to assume the role of…

April 13, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT

CNN Bumps Up Original Programming 9 p.m. slot will now feature series and documentaries

In keeping with Jeff Zucker's mandate to evolve away from the traditional newscast, CNN in its  Thursday upfront presentation announced another surge in original programing. With the departure of Piers Morgan, the nightly…

April 10, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

Houston Astros Pull Off an Amazing 0.0 Nielsen Rating No one—literally no one—watched Monday’s baseball game

Houston, we have a problem. According to Nielsen live-plus-same day data, the Astros’ Monday afternoon home game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scratched, delivering a 0.0 rating on Comcast…

April 10, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT

Tell Everyone What You're Doing This Sunday Night With Mad Men Out of Office Sorry, you're just too busy

If you can't wait for Mad Men to return for part one of its seventh and final season this Sunday, and you're itching to declare your intention to watch it…

April 10, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

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