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Turner Closes Out Upfront Sales Ahead of 2 Broadcasters

Second year as a combined portfolio yields CPM increases

Another upfront sales team is wrapping business before the July 4 holiday, as Turner has completed the majority of its upfront negotiations, according to sources familiar with the situation. Unlike last…

Despite Empire, Fox Finishes Upfront Sales With CPM Declines

Volume was flat for the restructured Fox Networks Group

Even having the biggest new hit in decades—all hail, Empire!—couldn't keep Fox from taking a hit as it closed this year's upfront sales.  Fox's CPMs were flat to as much as…

CBS Study: TV Trumps Digital in Spending and Reach

Data in hand, networks make their case this sales season

With television advertising facing a new challenge from digital media, the industry is compelled once again—for the first time in 25 years—to tout TV effectiveness, this time with the help…

Here Are the Premieres ABC Has in Store for This Fall

Shark Tank spinoff fills a key time slot

ABC has filled the big gap in its fall schedule, setting its Shark Tank spinoff Beyond the Tank for Tuesdays at 10 p.m. That show will replace Quantico, which the…

CBS Announces Its Fall Premiere Dates, and It All Starts With Thursday Night Football

Supergirl premieres Oct. 26

Intent on winning the season in adults 18-49, CBS is making an aggressive early move, becoming the first broadcast network to announce its fall premiere dates. The network will kick off…

Pregnancy Prompts NBC to Shift Chicago Med to Fall and Heartbreaker to Midseason

With star expecting, medical shows change places

NBC is swapping one new medical drama for another this fall. The network announced that Chicago Med, its Chicago Hope/Chicago P.D. spinoff that had been slated for midseason, will instead debut…

ABC Changes Its Fall Plans, Moves Quantico to Sundays

Drama replaces Of Kings and Prophets, but Tuesdays are uncertain

Three weeks after announcing its conservative 2015-2016 schedule, ABC is already making changes to its fall lineup.  The network is moving its new FBI drama Quantico from a planned 10 p.m.…

NBCU Sales Chief Shares Her Strategy for Upfront Negotiations

Why Linda Yaccarino can't stop talking about data

For the next several weeks, Linda Yaccarino will be one of the hardest working people in television. As chairman, advertising sales and client partnerships for NBCUniversal, she's overseeing upfront negotiations…

Sunday Night Football Is the Season's Top-Rated TV Show, Again

NFL scores 5 of the top 20 spots, Empire is No. 2

In the last four TV seasons, three different networks have won the top spot among adults ages 18 to 49. But during the same period, just one broadcast program has…

Some New Fall Shows Might Not Stand a Chance Because of Bad Time Slots

TV's worst times claim new victims

After the broadcast networks trotted out their fall schedules at this month's upfronts, much of the focus was on the most promising freshman shows, setting up fall's biggest time-slot battles. Many…

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