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Plunging Ratings Lead to Double-Digits Drop in NFL Ad Revenue in November

Overall broadcast ad spend drops 10.6%

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…

The 10 Most Disappointing TV Shows of 2016

These series sounded so promising; instead, they imploded

We’ve spent the week honoring the best TV shows of the year and the top 10 new series, but now it’s time to shift from the best that TV had…

The 10 Best New TV Shows of 2016

Visionary creator/stars like Donald Glover and Pamela Adlon rule the freshman class

After revealing my 10 best series of the year yesterday, it’s time to spotlight the new kids on the block: those freshman shows that immediately broke out of an oversaturated…

The 10 Best TV Shows of 2016

From two O.J. Simpson series to Veep, here's what you should be watching

In the world of peak TV—as many as 450 scripted series aired this year, in addition to around 750 unscripted shows—it’s more daunting than ever to winnow all those programs…

New Hits Westworld, Atlanta and This Is Us Shake Up Golden Globe TV Nominations

HBO leads the pack; CBS and Fox are shut out

While HBO surged back ahead of the streaming services in this year's Golden Globe nominations, the biggest TV story was the influx of new shows—including This Is Us, Westworld and…

Parent Company National Amusements Pulls the Plug on CBS-Viacom Merger

'This is not the right time,' said Shari Redstone

The merger of CBS and Viacom, which seemed like a foregone conclusion for much of the year, is instead on hold—perhaps permanently. This morning, National Amusements, which owns 80 percent of…

ABC Ad Sales Chief Geri Wang Is Stepping Down in March

Retiring after 27 years with the company

After a brief hiatus, this year's exodus of ad sales chiefs has begun again. Geri Wang, president of ABC Sales, announced today that she will retire in March. "It has been an…

Hairspray Live! Doesn’t Have the Ratings Staying Power of The Wiz and Fox’s Grease

Numbers are even lower than Peter Pan's

The Hairspray Live! cast declared "You Can't Stop the Beat" during last night's live musical, but the audience didn't necessarily agree. The ratings for the telecast were down from last…

Comcast CFO Talks Netflix Deal, Wireless Rollout and Why DirecTV Now Doesn't Worry Him

Plus, how 'dominating big nights' paid off for NBC

Comcast isn't worried about competition from AT&T and Hulu's new streaming bundle services, nor is the company shy about competing in a new area of its own: wireless service. Mike Cavanagh,…

AT&T Says Early Demand for DirecTV Now Is ‘Exceeding Expectations’

Plus, Verizon details its 5G deployment plans

Last week's launch of DirecTV Now was plagued with errors, but AT&T says it's thrilled with the early interest in its new streaming bundle offering. "The early demand has been rather…

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