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Howard Owens Steps Down as Nat Geo Channels President

Exec will hang up a shingle as an independent producer

After a two-and-a-half-year stint as president of National Geographic Channels U.S., Howard Owens is striking out on his own. The former William Morris agent and Reveille co-founder on Monday revealed his…

H2, History’s Sister Network, Is Doubling Down on New Shows

Having lots of success in counterprogramming

In his midtown office last week at A+E Networks, Paul Cabana managed to sound both completely reasonable and incredibly enthusiastic, as though he were simply describing a happy accident that…

Steve Koonin Out at Turner

Programmer joins the Atlanta Hawks as CEO, minority owner

After a 14-year stint with Turner Entertainment Networks, where he most recently served as the division’s president, Steve Koonin is leaving the cable programming giant to assume the role of…

Houston Astros Pull Off an Amazing 0.0 Nielsen Rating

No one—literally no one—watched Monday’s baseball game

Houston, we have a problem. According to Nielsen live-plus-same day data, the Astros’ Monday afternoon home game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scratched, delivering a 0.0 rating on Comcast…

‘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…

FX Will Renew The Americans

Stylish spy drama earns a third season

Fans of the FX Cold War spy drama The Americans can rest easy about the show’s prospects, as the network is very close to announcing a formal third-season renewal. Speaking at…

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…

HBO Renews Game of Thrones for Two Additional Seasons

Get back to work, George R. R. Martin

HBO isn’t “dragon” its feet on a Game of Thrones renewal. The premium cable network on Tuesday announced it has committed to a fifth and sixth season of the hit series,…

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]…

Dead Air: Zombies or No Zombies, Sunday Broadcast Ratings Continue to Slump

Resurrection, Believe hit series lows

Now that The Walking Dead has staggered off for its customary six-month between-seasons break, broadcasters last night may have hoped to regain some of their lost potency in the Sunday…

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