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Rivalries Abound in CBS Thursday Night Football Slate Inaugural prime-time package could use a little Dallas dazzle

The National Football League on Wednesday night took the wraps off its 2014 regular-season schedule, and while CBS’ inaugural Thursday Night Football slate is packed with divisional rivalries, some of…

April 23, 2014, 9:52 PM EDT

Mind the Gap: NBCU’s Burke Looks to Make Waves in the Upfront Peacock poised to strike

After spending the better part of the last 10 years at the very bottom of the broadcast ratings hierarchy, NBC is on pace to claim victory for the 2013-14 TV…

April 22, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

TiVo: Adherence to C3 Is Sucking Millions Out of TV Ad Market $87.8 million down the tubes—and that’s just the impact on the top 10 shows

In what may be the most cogent argument for the adoption of the C7 ratings currency, TiVo Research on Monday revealed that broadcasters beholden to the dated C3 metric are…

April 21, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT

Aereo vs. Broadcast TV: The Case That Could Change Everything Who's likely to win and what’s at stake

On April 22, attorneys for Aereo and the broadcast TV networks will face off before the Supreme Court in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo. The closely watched case could…

April 20, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT

Fizzy, Busy Finale for ABC’s Scandal As Beltway drama blows up, 3 other network series await word of their fate

With no fewer than four broadcast series calling it a day, Thursday night was a time for cliff-hangers and farewells. But as has been the case throughout the season, only…

April 18, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

Mad Men Star Vincent Kartheiser Stays Away From Social Media But doesn’t mind some binge-watching

Specs Who Vincent Kartheiser Age 34 Accomplishments Stars as Pete Campbell on AMC’s Mad Men (Season 7 airs Sundays at 10/9c); voices Marsh Merriweather on the Fox animated series High School USA! Base…

April 17, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

ABC Re-Ups Paul Lee Disney gives entertainment chief a vote of confidence

With just a month to go before it pitches its 2014-15 upfront slate, ABC has re-upped entertainment president Paul Lee. The genial Brit has signed a new multiyear deal with the…

April 15, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

Stephen Colbert Named Successor to David Letterman Comedy Central mainstay signs 5-year pact with CBS

Stephen Colbert is moving three blocks east—and light-years from basic cable. The 49-year-old linchpin of Comedy Central’s long-running series The Colbert Report has been tapped to succeed David Letterman as the host…

April 10, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

‘Game-Changer’ Episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fizzles Captain America: The Winter Soldier crossover hits a series low

Although Tuesday night’s installment of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was heavily promoted as a tie-in to the newly released theatrical hit Captain America: The Winter Soldier, relatively few viewers were on…

April 9, 2014, 5:56 PM EDT

Dogs and Cats Living Together: Ratings Dip for NCAA Finals Huskies-Wildcats grinder draws 21.2 million viewers

In winning its fourth NCAA Men’s basketball title in 16 years, the University of Connecticut on Monday night took its rightful place among the greatest college hoops programs of the…

April 8, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

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