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.…

Chuck Lorre Eyes Drama Development

Showrunner re-ups with WBTV in 4-year pact

After all but singlehandedly stocking CBS’ comedy larder, Chuck Lorre is looking to branch out into drama. Lorre, the creator of the CBS hits Two and a Half Men, The Big…

FX Lands Warner's 'Mike & Molly'

Cable net buys off-net rights for a song

In what can be characterized as one hell of a bargain, FX has landed the off-network rights to the Warner Bros. Domestic Television comedy Mike & Molly for about half…

TV Rules the Roost in Q1

Broadcast, cable control half of the $32.9 billion media market

Thanks in large part to a robust sports market, first-quarter TV ad expenditures rose 8 percent versus the year-ago period. According to a new report from Kantar Media, clients in Q1…

E.W. Scripps Announces Two New Syndicated Series

'Let's Ask America' and 'The List' set for 7 markets across the country

The E.W. Scripps Company is entering the risky syndicated TV market with two new programs: Let's Ask America and The List, a game show and a news magazine, respectively. From…

Playing in the Stream

As video becomes more platform-agnostic, it's transforming the children's TV market—and what it means to be a kid

Children’s TV may have a problem on its hands: to a large slice of its target demo, a television is just a dumb iPad. Consider these stats: Cable viewership among…

TV Weathers the Storm

Broadcast, cable control half of the $144 billion media market

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you may be a television ad sales executive. According to a new report from Kantar Media, TV stood…

Anderson Cooper

First Mover: Anderson Cooper

The CNN news anchor on his move to daytime talk

What prompted your move to daytime TV? At the age of 44, I felt like I wanted to get more out of life. And laugh more and learn more and get…

New Ads Injected Into Old Shows, Making Syndication Even More Profitable

Why does this 2006 episode of How I Met Your Mother include an ad for a 2011 movie? Because it can. Entertainment Weekly has a fascinating profile of SeamBI (Seamless…

It’s Official: ABC Signs Couric to Syndie Deal

In new role, anchor will look to take on afternoon daypart

After months of rampant speculation, ABC on Monday made it official, announcing it has signed Katie Couric to a multiyear deal to host and produce a nationally syndicated talk show. The…