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Stephen Colbert Will Host a Live Election-Night Comedy Special for Showtime—Probably

Late Show won’t air that night, so he’ll jump to sister network

Stephen Colbert's resurgence this political season will continue on election night, Nov. 8, as the comedian hosts a live comedy special for Showtime. We think. David Nevins, president and CEO of…

Comcast Has Combined Its Linear and Digital Olympic Feeds to Make Watching the Games Easier

New technology could help monetize big TV events

As the Olympics unfold, NBCUniversal is offering so much linear and digital Rio Olympic programming—6,755 hours overall—that not even the people behind it are quite sure how viewers should try…

NBCUniversal Hopes Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat Help Goose Olympics Ratings

Luring millennials with 'most social games ever'

NBCUniversal is already breaking ad-revenue records for the Rio Olympics, and while early ratings were significantly below those of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the gap has been closing a little more each…

FX Chief Says There Could Be 500 Scripted Series Airing By 2017

Calls the trend 'probably unsustainable'

One year after coining the phrase "peak TV" to describe the overwhelming amount of TV available on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf…

Mr. Robot Won't Go on Hiatus During USA Network’s Olympics Coverage

Network opts to keep all its series on the air

Mr. Robot bows to no one, not even the grandiose Summer Olympics plans of its corporate overlord, NBCUniversal. While USA Network is airing 110.5 hours of programming from Rio—part of 2,084…

The People V. O.J. Simpson, Mr. Robot and Black-ish Win TCA Awards

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee also honored

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story cemented its status as one of the year's most acclaimed shows on Saturday, as it picked up three Television Critics Awards. At…

$1.2 Billion and Counting: How NBCUniversal Secured Its Biggest Olympics Advertising Windfall Ever

The time zone-friendly locale certainly helped

No matter what the final medal count looks like at the 2016 Summer Olympics, NBCUniversal is going to be Rio's big winner. One day before the games even begin, the company…

Mariah Carey’s Diva Act—And Surprising Sense of Humor—Could Be a Big Hit for E!

Just don’t call her new series a reality show

Most panels at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in L.A. have been a fairly sedate affair, but "sedate" has never been a word associated with Mariah Carey. So when…

With Hulu Stake, Time Warner Channels Will Be Added to New Livestreaming Service

Owner of HBO, CNN and TNT takes a 10% stake

After months of talks, media conglomerate Time Warner has struck a deal with Hulu that will give it a 10 percent stake in the video-streaming service. Time Warner joins Disney,…

Advertisers Beware: Audiences Are Taking Longer Than Ever to Watch TV Shows

Especially young, affluent viewers

Advertising is still sold based on the number of viewers within three or seven days of an episode airing, but audiences are taking their sweet old time when it comes…

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