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No Love Lost for New NBC Dating Show Ready for Love bows to 3.67 million viewers and a 1.5 in the dollar demo

With just six weeks to go before the 2012-13 broadcast season comes to a shuddering halt, one of the last remaining premieres has exploded on the launch pad. According to Nielsen…

April 10, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

A+E Sales Boss Mel Berning Takes on Broadcast Bullies More unscripted to come

If you’re a big investor in TV inventory, Mel Berning would like a word about his broadcast competition. “They’re 10 percent off on supply,” said Berning, A+E Networks’ president of…

April 7, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

The Man Who Turned AMC Into a Creative Empire Starting with Mad Men

Because he is the president of the network and because Jon Hamm has momentarily stepped out to take a call while a photographer adjusts the lighting, Charlie Collier is allowing…

April 7, 2013, 11:14 PM EDT

Prankvertising: Are Outrageous Marketing Stunts Worth the Risks? Liabilities galore

You’re waiting for the elevator in an office building, minding your own business, perhaps lost in thought. The door slides open and, wham! You’re confronted by a scene of intense…

April 1, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

The Voice Is Music to NBC’s Ears Cycle 4 premiere draws a whopping 4.8 in the demo

That muffled turbine noise you hear coming from the vicinity of 30 Rock is the collective sigh of relief exhaled by the NBC executives who just took a gander at…

March 26, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

Sundance Channel Goes Ad-Supported Next AMC?

After five years of generating revenue through limited sponsorships, Sundance Channel on Sept. 30 will transform itself into a fully ad-supported network. The move comes as the AMC Networks property…

March 24, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT

No Ratings Glitter for CBS’ Golden Boy Special premiere of midseason cop drama delivers lackluster ratings

A special premiere of CBS’ midseason cop show Golden Boy showed little luster Tuesday night, drawing 10.6 million viewers and an unremarkable 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo. According to preliminary…

February 27, 2013, 3:42 PM EST

Which Entertainment Show Is the Most Flattering to Celebrities? Hairstyles dominate the conversation

Poor celebrities. It doesn’t matter how much they spend on their clothes or work out at the gym. Sooner or later they’re going to flash a little too much skin…

February 20, 2013, 6:16 AM EST

CBS Pink-Slips The Job Reality series is canned after just two episodes

CBS has pink-slipped its new unscripted effort The Job after just two episodes. The midseason competition series bowed Friday, Feb. 8 to 4.01 million viewers and a 0.9 in the adults…

February 19, 2013, 11:05 AM EST

AMC Blazes Trail to Thursdays The cable net looks to unscripted fare to dominate another block

What’s small and quick and filled with heavy drama? AMC, the network behind the literally brainy sci-fi series The Walking Dead, thoughtful period piece Mad Men and the grim crime…

February 11, 2013, 12:04 AM EST

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