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Symphony Brushes Off Netflix Attacks on Its Ratings Metrics

'We definitely started a dialogue in the industry'

If Netflix was hoping to intimidate Symphony Advanced Media into submission by criticizing the company's data—which, for the first time, revealed how many viewers are watching Netflix's original series—it is going…

Why Univision Just Bought Fake News Website The Onion

Move adds 25 million monthly uniques

In news that could have been straight out of The Onion itself, Univision has purchased a stake in the satirical news outlet. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The top…

Fox Renews Empire and Prepares for Life After American Idol

Plus, a slew of renewals and reboots in 2016

It has broadcast's biggest new show in a decade in Empire, but Fox is "still in rebuilding mode," according to Fox Television Group co-chairman and co-CEO Gary Newman. Its biggest…

NBC Says Netflix Doesn't Yet Pose a 'Consistent' Threat to Broadcasters. Here's Why

Network reveals ratings data for streaming service

While conventional wisdom has it that broadcast TV is on the ropes thanks to Netflix and other SVOD outlets, NBC's ratings guru made a strong case for his network's continued…

NBC Has No Regrets About Featuring Donald Trump on SNL After Cutting Ties With Him

'He's one of the most important political figures of our time'

As NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt met with reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, he had a lot to celebrate: NBC is leading all broadcasters this season…

CBS Dials Up the Hype as It Preps for a Super Bowl 'America Will Never Forget'

Highlights 'bells and whistles' viewers can expect

CBS isn't shying away from hyping its upcoming Super Bowl telecast as one of the biggest of all time. During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour,…

New CBS President Predicts a 'Robust Upfront in May' After a Series of Strong Quarters

Touts viewership and advertising gains

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. That was the overall theme of new CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller's first executive session with reporters at the Television Critics…

Jon Hamm's Mad Men Performance Earns One Last Golden Globe, His First Since Season 1

Mr. Robot, Mozart in the Jungle also honored

Mad Men might be done, but there are still a few more awards for the show—and star Jon Hamm—to add to its tally. Tonight, Hamm won a Golden Globe for best…

The CW’s Chief Doesn’t Care When or Where Audiences Watch His Shows

Mark Pedowitz reexamines network's streaming strategy

Most network heads are pulling their hair out over the decline of linear ratings, but not The CW president Mark Pedowitz. He doesn't care when or how audiences watch his…

After a Bumpy Fall, ABC Retools for Midseason With 4 New Shows

Network also picks up a second game show for summer

ABC had a mixed fall, with a fledgling hit in Quantico, as well as the season's first canceled series in Wicked City. But ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee said today…

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