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Nielsen Will Add Facebook to Its Social Ratings to Measure Conversation Around TV

Instagram next for expanded service

For nearly three years, Nielsen has been measuring the social conversation around TV shows—but only on Twitter. Now, as it faces increased scrutiny over its ability to accurately measure how many…

Symphony Brushes Off Netflix Attacks on Its Ratings Metrics

'We definitely started a dialogue in the industry'

If Netflix was hoping to intimidate Symphony Advanced Media into submission by criticizing the company's data—which, for the first time, revealed how many viewers are watching Netflix's original series—it is going…

NBC Says Netflix Doesn't Yet Pose a 'Consistent' Threat to Broadcasters. Here's Why

Network reveals ratings data for streaming service

While conventional wisdom has it that broadcast TV is on the ropes thanks to Netflix and other SVOD outlets, NBC's ratings guru made a strong case for his network's continued…

Ratings Drop Sharply for College Football Playoff's Second Championship Game

Viewership down 23% from last year

Despite a high-scoring, back-and-forth national championship game, the College Football Playoff had a sophomore slump. Alabama's 45-40 victory over Clemson Monday night averaged 25.6 million viewers, tumbling 23 percent from last…

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…

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…

Crackle Says Its New Dennis Quaid Series Has Been Viewed 2 Million Times

The Art of More gets renewed for Season 2

In July, when Crackle became the first major streaming network to share ratings for its original programming, the company promised it would continue that transparency going forward.  The Sony-owned, advertiser-supported streaming…

How These Cable Networks Have Been Able to Grow Their Unscripted Audiences

The truth about reality

It's tough out of there for TV shows. With so many choices for viewers, increasing competition from digital streamers, not to mention cord cutters, it's never been more challenging for…

Millennials Are Watching More TV on Hulu This Fall and Less When Shows First Air

Study shows they're taking their time, too

Millennials are still watching new episodes of television shows this fall—it's just taking them longer than ever to do so. Adults ages 18 to 34 are increasingly turning away from…

Why NBC Has Already Renewed 3 Shows for Next Season

Blindspot the first freshman series to get a Season 2 order

Like its fellow broadcasters, NBC has refused to utter the c-word this fall. Along with Fox and ABC, it has trimmed episode orders for four low-rated series but hasn't officially…

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