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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

How Do You Find the Right Scream for an Angry Goat in Your Ad? Tunewelders will go to any length to find pitch-perfect melodies and organic sounds

Getting the right scream for an angry goat in a Doritos crowdsourced Super Bowl spot was just part of the job for the musicians at Tunewelders, a 5-year-old music production…

April 8, 2014, 6:07 AM EDT

NBCU’s Steve Burke Declares Victory Asks to be judged on 18-49 performance, suggests better measurement

“We don’t want you to think that we were trying to hide or conceal anything but we didn’t want to talk about what we were doing. [We wanted] instead [to]…

April 7, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT

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