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Why ESPN Isn't Worried About New Year's Eve Competition for the College Football Playoff

Will viewers choose Alabama-Michigan State or Ryan Seacrest?

As throngs of people pack together like sardines in Times Square and various restaurants and bars across the eastern U.S., two powerhouse college football programs will be fighting for a…

Which Network Was No. 1 in 2015? Almost All of Them, Apparently

Santa gave everyone a demo trophy this year

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town, and this year he's handing out 2015 ratings…

Q&A: Downton Abbey's Executive Producer on the Final Season and the Odds of a Movie

A spoiler-free chat with Gareth Neame

When Downton Abbey returns next month, the top-rated PBS drama of all time and U.S. television's most successful British import will cap its extraordinary run with a much buzzed about…

With a Record 409 Scripted Series in 2015, Did TV Reach Its Peak?

94 percent more than just 6 years ago

"Peak TV" has a name, and now it has a number: 409. That's how many scripted series (drama, comedy and limited) aired on all broadcast, cable, streaming and OTT services in…

Adele Gives NBC Its Biggest Music Special in 10 Years

Singer says 'hello' to 11 million viewers

Adele's media domination continues. Three weeks after her new album, 25, had the biggest-selling debut ever, the singer turned her record-breaking powers to TV, giving NBC its highest-rated prime-time music special…

Here's Why the Scatter Ad Market for Broadcast TV Is So Strong This Fall

Fox says spending is up 60%

Linear TV ratings may be falling, and upfront volume was largely down across the board this year, but broadcast ad sales divisions couldn't be happier as the year winds down. That's…

Netflix and Amazon Dominate Golden Globe Nominations as Broadcast Gets Elbowed Out

NBC shut out, but cable sibling USA thrives with Mr. Robot

If last year's Golden Globe Awards heralded the streaming services' arrival as major television players, this year's list of nominees shows streaming networks have suddenly become the dominant forces. Netflix led…

Nexstar Says Acquisition Talks With Media General Have 'Reached an Impasse'

Blasts 'unreasonable' counterproposal

In September, Nexstar Broadcasting Group gleefully played party crasher when it tried to scuttle Media General's $2.4 billion merger with Meredith Corp. by making an unsolicited $4.1 billion offer for…

CBS Is Holding Some Super Bowl Ad Slots to Sell Last Minute for 'North of $5 Million'

Banking on late buyers

Exactly two months before Super Bowl 50 airs, CBS said it is holding back a few of its 30-second spots so it can sell them last-minute to advertisers who are…

The Wiz Helps NBC Regain Its Live Musical Ratings Mojo

Viewership rebounds after last year's Peter Pan implosion

The Wiz Live saved Christmas! Or, at least, NBC's annual December tradition of airing live musicals. Last night's production scored a 3.4 rating among adults ages 18-49 and drew 11.5 million…

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