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Fox Bursts Almost Human’s Bubble No second season for J.J. Abrams’ robocop strip

Having earned bragging rights as the season’s fifth highest-rated new drama, Almost Human would seem to be a prime candidate for a renewal. Instead, the J.J. Abrams sci-fi procedural has…

April 30, 2014, 1:12 PM EDT

Viewing Habits Show Traditional TV Networks Still Reign Supreme But video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime are catching up

Especially among younger viewers, use and awareness of digital streaming companies is growing to rival that of traditional TV networks. However, television currently remains the top medium by which to…

April 29, 2014, 10:53 PM EDT

Nielsen-BlackArrow Pact Could Speed Adoption of On-Demand Ratings Dynamic ad insertion makes all VOD content relevant

Nielsen’s mandate to begin offering on-demand commercial ratings (ODCR) has come closer to fruition, as the TV measurement giant is on the brink of being able to insert current commercial…

April 29, 2014, 9:24 PM EDT

NBA Bans Donald Sterling for Life Commissioner Adam Silver brings the hammer down on Clippers owner

In taking swift and decisive action against racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday effectively dismantled a nuclear-grade suitcase bomb. Speaking at a press conference…

April 29, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT

When Make-Goods Aren't Good Enough As ratings plummet, broadcasters and buyers pledge to innovate

The decline of broadcast TV ratings recalls Hemingway’s description of stumbling into bankruptcy, inasmuch as the phenomenon has happened “gradually, then suddenly.” Over the last seven seasons, the Big Four…

April 29, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

Craig Ferguson Is Leaving The Late Late Show Comic will pack up his robot skeleton sidekick in December

Because we can’t have nice things and because life is nothing but a series of searing disappointments, Craig Ferguson on Monday announced that he’ll be stepping down as the host…

April 28, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

Game of Thrones Sets Another Ratings Record 6.95 million viewers turn out for Sunday night’s episode

Whether they’re going up against zombies or dragons, the broadcast networks can’t seem to catch a break in the Sunday night 9 p.m. slot. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, last night’s…

April 28, 2014, 5:51 PM EDT

Fox Revs Up a Broadcast Revival of Grease There are worse things they could do

On the heels of NBC’s hugely successful revival of The Sound of Music, Fox on Monday announced it is prepping a three-hour live production of the musical Grease. Fox’s staging of…

April 28, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

Marketers Must Embrace the Transition Into the Post-Television World But the NewFronts is not an assault on the classic medium

   Ad agencies, marketers and the media are awash with buzz about the competition between the Digital Content NewFronts and the subsequent broadcast network upfront marketplace. But all the gossip and prognostication…

April 27, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

Sluggish Debuts for Bad Teacher, Black Box As season winds down, 2 new shows stumble

With just a month to go before the 2013-14 broadcast TV season slinks off into the murk of history, the networks on Thursday night launched a pair of last-gasp series.…

April 25, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

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