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Nielsen: Broadcast Ad Spend Zooms in Q3 Networks book $5.33 billion in sales as Olympics, auto dollars flow

Broadcast television enjoyed an impressive third quarter, as overall network spend soared 35 percent versus the year-ago period. According to data just released by Nielsen, the broadcasters booked north of $5.33…

December 12, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

Angusgate: Much Ado About Nothing Whether he stays or goes, Two and a Half Men star has little impact on show

For those of us quietly hoping that Two and a Half Men co-star Angus T. Jones would embark on a Tiger Blood/Bitchin’ Rock Star From Mars media junket following his…

November 28, 2012, 1:54 PM EST

CBS Breaks Up With Partners Network cancels low-rated Monday comedy after six episodes

The third new series of the 2012-13 broadcast TV season has been given a pink slip, as CBS today canceled its freshman comedy Partners. Over the course of six episodes—the show…

November 16, 2012, 2:56 PM EST

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

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

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

Good News/Bad News: Cable Notches Record Upfront Haul, but Market Is Slumping Stagnant economy puts the freeze on scatter

After two consecutive years of record growth, the cable advertising market has cooled down considerably—and if the current scatter market is any indication, the networks could be in for a…

September 17, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

That's a Wrap: Broadcasters Close Out Upfront Market NBC, Fox book the last of their fall TV deals

The broadcast bazaar is closed for business, as NBC and Fox late Wednesday wrapped up the last of their respective upfront deals. Sources confirmed that both stragglers had crossed the finish…

June 13, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT

Closing Time: ABC Nails Down the Last of Its Upfront Deals Broadcast market now certain to be flat versus a year ago

The last of the upfront deals were being sewn up late tonight, as ABC joined CBS on the far side of the finish line.  According to media buyers, ABC was able…

June 12, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT

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