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Fox Is Batty for Gotham Network orders Batman origin story to series

Fire up the Bat Signal, Chief O’Hara, because Fox officially has ordered Gotham to series. Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Television, Gotham functions as…

May 5, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

Fox Looks to ‘Sweep’ Its Rivals With 24 Reboot Live Another Day promises to be May’s biggest event series

A week of May sweeps has been burned off and yet the broadcast networks have yet to air a single tent pole event. But while it’s been business as usual…

May 2, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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

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