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FX Drama Tyrant Rules Respectable Kingdom of 775K Demo Viewers Mideast-set series gets increase over lead-in for pilot

Tyrant is off to a reasonable start, if not an earth-shaking one: the drama pulled in a .61 rating, which came out to some 775,000 viewers in the key 18-49…

June 25, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

That's a $6 Billion Upfront Wrap for All of NBCUniversal Broadcast CPMs up 7.5-8%, volume rises

NBC broadcast has wrapped its upfront sales effort, securing $2.52 billion in ad dollars across prime time, sports and late night, said sources. It's a significant gain over the $2.25…

June 24, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

Time Warner Cable Moves All NYC Subscribers' Channels Right Before Game of Thrones Consumer goodwill not achieved

Time Warner Cable, in what the company says is an effort to improve user experience, decided to group its customers' channels together by genre and move HD versions to lower…

June 20, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

Top Chef Duels Host Claims Real Housewives Are Saner Than You Think But Bravo's Curtis Stone doesn't sleep much

Specs Who Curtis Stone Age 38 Accomplishments Chef and owner of Maude restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif.; host of Bravo’s Top Chef Duels (premieres Aug. 6 at 10/9c) Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you…

June 19, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT

Robert Rodriguez Does Everything From Programming to Sound Editing at El Rey Network Director of Machete Kills to speak at confab

Robert Rodriguez made a name for himself in the '90s as a movie director alongside frequent collaborator and friend Quentin Tarantino, but his latest claim to fame has been his…

June 11, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

Reports: Vice May Sell Major Stake to Time Warner Publisher might get $2.2 billion valuation

Vice could be suiting up to further embrace corporate culture. Sky News and the Financial Times both reported that the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based media player may be selling a large stake to…

June 9, 2014, 8:16 PM EDT

The Duck Dynasty Robertsons Are Putting Out a Bible Publisher says Al and Phil are 'really about life change'

Yes, there is going to be a Duck Dynasty Bible. No, the Robertsons are not contributing to the scriptural canon—the translation used in the October edition from HarperCollins' religious book publisher…

June 6, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

Game of Thrones Is the Most Popular Show Ever on HBO Average rating beats The Sopranos

The adventures of Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow (among other characters, most of whom are probably dead now) have officially beaten out another HBO series with a lot…

June 5, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

Networks Pour Cash Into Summer Programming Our top picks for off-season TV

The broadcast season is over. Permanently. That’s not to say that a bunch of new series won’t be back in the fall, but you no longer have to watch reruns…

June 3, 2014, 5:57 AM EDT

CNBC Isn't Offering Nielsen Ratings Guarantees During the Day Anymore Financial network offers internal numbers instead

CNBC, the financial news network, is done with daytime Nielsen ratings. "They are no longer guaranteeing the business day, which is the most important daypart for a financial client," a source…

June 2, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

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