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Nielsen Mistake Means Ratings Are Even Lower Than We Thought Gaffe at season’s start couldn’t have come at a worse time

Given that it premiered Sunday night, it seems like the right time to ask: Is The Walking Dead the only thing young people watch? This past season, the AMC show ranked…

October 12, 2014, 9:08 PM EDT

Sex and Blackmail Prove to Be a Winning Combo for Scandal Twitter Followers D.C. soap dominates Nielsen's social media rating

Scandal has once again clobbered the competition in this week’s Twitter television ratings for series and specials, giving ABC the consistent edge on Thursday nights.   Nielsen's Twitter stats show the…

October 8, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT

How Will the FCC’s Tom Wheeler Get Past His Image Problem? His detractors think he’s conflict of interest incarnate

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has an image problem. The New Yorker’s article about him on the occasion of his confirmation last year was called “Obama’s Bad Pick.” In the piece,…

October 6, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT

The 5 Artiest Simpsons Couch Gags Banksy, Don Hertzfeldt and more

All hail the dark lord of the twin moons! How quickly we forget what an art school nerd Matt Groening is. Every so often, producers of The Simpsons get one of…

September 29, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

As Genre Shows Go Mainstream, TV Execs Look to Novelists for the Next Hit Seeking another Game of Thrones

TV network options on books have exploded. Publishers Lunch, a trade that tracks book industry deals, lists an ever-increasing number of television options over the last few years, with 2013…

September 29, 2014, 12:44 AM EDT

GoPro and the NHL Have Signed a Deal That Will Give Hockey Fans a Player’s POV Footage will appear in promos, online and be woven into telecasts

Ever wonder what’s it like to be Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks streaking in on a breakaway? Or New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist blocking a 100 mph shot?…

September 29, 2014, 12:08 AM EDT

Here Are the 5 TV Tropes You'll Get Tired of Seeing This Year Meet the doppelgängers

Every year, broadcast spends millions upon millions turning scripts into pilots and pilots into series. And frequently, it picks scripts with quite a few commonalities. Of course, if you have…

September 25, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

DC Is Getting Its TV on This Fall The Flash, Constantine and Gotham all coming soon

“I was Dick Donner’s assistant for four years, where I just constantly asked him about Superman,” confessed Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Comics. “And The Goonies. He told…

September 22, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

Shonda Rhimes Addresses Being Mischaracterized as an 'Angry Black Woman' Calls out The New York Times on social

Shonda Rhimes is calling out The New York Times for an article that suggested the Grey's Anatomy creator is an "angry black woman," and that she's taking advantage of the stereotype to fuel…

September 19, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

Fox’s Maria Bartiromo Follows Everyone From Matt Damon to Matt Drudge on Twitter She’s a big Google Plus user, too

Specs Who Maria Bartiromo Claim to fame: Global markets editor, Fox Business Network; host of Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business (weekdays at 9 a.m. ET) and Sunday Morning Futures With Maria…

September 15, 2014, 10:39 PM EDT

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