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Samantha Bee’s New Show Got Its Highest Ratings on Adult Swim, but Won't Keep Airing There

Turner will broadcast it solely on TBS starting next week

To make a huge splash for Monday's premiere of its new TBS show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Turner simulcast the program on five networks. The experiment was a success—but…

Super Bowl 50 Breaks Streaming Record for the Big Game but Doesn't Match Yahoo's NFL Livestream

An average of 1.4 million watched on nonlinear devices

Super Bowl 50 was the most-streamed Super Bowl game ever, but it didn't break the NFL's own livestreaming record. As it announced this year's Super Bowl audience—111.9 million, the third highest…

With 111.9 Million Viewers, Super Bowl 50 Was the No. 3 Most-Watched of All Time

CBS topped 2013, but not Fox and NBC broadcasts in recent years

Last night's sloppy Super Bowl 50—which featured four fumbles and two interceptions—also might have caused CBS to fumble away its chance to have the highest-rated telecast of all time. According to…

Here's Why Super Bowl 50 Is Likely to Be the Most-Watched U.S. Broadcast Ever

But CBS probably won't break record for ages 18-49

Even though CBS is downplaying its expectations, Sunday's broadcast of Super Bowl 50 is likely to be the most-watched U.S. broadcast in terms of total viewers. But there's less of…

10 TV Shows You Probably Forgot Debuted Right After the Super Bowl

There've been a few hits, but even more misses

The long-term effect of airing a "special episode" of an established show in the plum Super Bowl lead-out position has waned in recent years. So this year, CBS shook things…

Grease Live Draws 12.2 Million Viewers, Making Fox's First Live Musical a Hit

Beats NBC's The Wiz in audience and ratings

Fox has chills, and they're multiplying. That's because Grease Live, the network's first foray into the live musical genre that NBC has owned since 2013, was a huge success for…

In a Good Sign for the Super Bowl, CBS Celebrates Highest-Rated AFC Championship in 30 Years

Fox also scores with NFC title and X-Files' return

Peyton Manning's nailbiter victory over Tom Brady helped drive Sunday's AFC Championship game to its highest ratings in 30 years, according to Nielsen. CBS said the AFC Championship—in which the Denver…

Broadcast TV Advertising Spending Jumped 13% to End 2015

9% overall growth in Q4

Broadcast TV ad spending went into 2015 like a lamb but came out like a lion. New data from Standard Media Index indicates that while broadcast TV ad spending was…

Broadcast TV Is Still Outpacing Netflix's Top Shows by Millions of Viewers Per Episode

Measurement firm says networks remain ahead of streaming

Hit streaming shows on Netflix and Amazon may seem to be pulling huge audiences, but they're still lagging far behind TV's top programs, according to data obtained exclusively by Adweek. Multiplatform…

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…

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