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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…

First Mover: Ryan Seacrest

The TV host keeps growing his reach, regardless of what the doctor says

Specs Age 38 New gig Founder of Seacrest Global Group, majority owner of events marketing agency Civic Entertainment Group Continuing gig Host of American Idol In addition to hosting American Idol, doing a radio…

Let It Bleed: UFC Is Big Business for Fox

Network sells out sixth MMA card, doubles up on clients

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has gone mainstream, and the proof is in the ad inventory. On the eve of Fox’s sixth live UFC showcase, the network is completely sold out for…

Steady as She Goes: Night 2 of Idol Holds Up

Fox takes full advantage of hobbled prime-time field

The second installment of the new cycle of American Idol dominated the Thursday night ratings race, drawing 16.3 million viewers and a 5.6 in the dollar demo. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

The Hot List

The supernovas of print, television and digital media

"Hot" is, of course, relative. We reserve the designation for those media brands and media people thriving despite competition, market forces and that bugaboo of every business: the ever elusive…

Information Diet: Allison Williams

The Girls star taps into a DVR full of must-see TV, from American Horror Story to 60 Minutes

Specs Age 24 Accomplishments Stars on HBO’s Girls (Season 2 returns Jan. 13); guest stars on Fox’s The Mindy Project on Nov. 20; Yale grad Base New York What’s the first information you consume…

The Finalists

The short list for the year’s hottest media properties

For several weeks, Adweek has polled readers, collected audience and advertising data, and otherwise gauged brand performance and relevance to arrive at this short list of the hottest media properties.…

Decision 2012: The Good, the Bad and the Funny

While Twitter roared, the election spotlight remained on TV

In a night of indelible moments, perhaps the most arresting spectacle was that of Fox News analyst Karl Rove aggressively disagreeing with the network’s decision to call Ohio for President…

Earnings: Cable Helps Lift News Corp. Profits

Fox News Channel, FX boost ad sales in Q1

News Corp. reported today that its fiscal year first-quarter earnings tripled from a year ago, reflecting a one-time gain from the sale of its NDS holdings and a strong showing…

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