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C-3POh No! Broadcasters Agitate for Better Ratings Currency Push to adopt C7 metric heats up as live ratings falter

Troubled by historically weak prime-time deliveries, broadcast executives have begun making a case for adopting a more expansive ratings currency, one that would wring more favorable results from time-shifting viewers. Speaking…

November 14, 2012, 5:26 PM EST

Iger: Lack of Blockbusters Is Putting the Hurt on TV Ratings Disney exec also cites time-shifting, Olympics disruption for ad market woes

While broadcasters have blamed everything from the DVR to the Olympics for a soft ad sales marketplace, Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger on Thursday allowed that unspectacular…

November 8, 2012, 9:35 PM EST

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…

November 6, 2012, 8:12 PM EST

Burke: NBC Profits 'Could Be Dramatically Higher' Exec cheered by early successes but says there’s 'long, long way to go'

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke on Friday (Oct. 26) told investors that he isn’t satisfied by recent improvements at the broadcast division. Speaking during Comcast’s third-quarter earnings call, Burke acknowledged that while…

October 26, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

Grin and (Panda) Bear It Sandoval homer barrage eats into Fox’s World Series ratings

While it may be a lot of fun to watch Kung Fu Panda swat dingers over the fence at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Pablo Sandoval’s historic performance in Game…

October 25, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT

World Series Preview: Inside Fox’s October Showcase There’s joy in Mudville as baseball continues to deliver

When Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander takes the hill tonight in the opening game of the 108th edition of the World Series, he’ll be stepping into history. While this marks the…

October 24, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT

Vote of Confidence: CBS Gives Full-Season Orders to Vegas, Elementary To date, 40 percent of new series have back-nine orders

CBS has gone all-in on its two surviving freshman dramas, giving back-nine orders to Vegas and Elementary. Starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis, Vegas premiered Sept. 25 to 14.9 million viewers and…

October 23, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT

NBC Puts Animal Practice to Sleep Whitney returns to the Wednesday 8 p.m. slot on Nov. 14

NBC has euthanized Animal Practice. Effective Nov. 14, the freshman comedy, which stars Justin Kirk (Weeds) and Crystal the capuchin monkey (The Hangover), will be pulled out of NBC’s Wednesday night…

October 18, 2012, 3:17 PM EDT

Walking Dead Scares Up Monster Ratings AMC zombie show's season opener is most-watched drama telecast in cable history

Despite going head-to-head with the NFL and the MLB Playoffs, AMC’s zombie-apocalypse thriller The Walking Dead scared up record ratings Sunday night. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the 9 p.m. premiere averaged…

October 15, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

Strong Debuts for ABC’s Nashville, the CW’s Arrow Both networks hit the mark with new Wednesday night dramas

ABC got a much-needed shot in the arm last night as the premiere of its highly touted drama series Nashville delivered solid ratings. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the country music-inflected soap…

October 11, 2012, 3:03 PM EDT

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