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Topic: 666 Park Avenue

Resurrection Falls Back to Earth

ABC drama down 40 percent in hyper-competitive Sunday night slot

After a splashy debut in which it more than doubled its time slot predecessor’s average deliveries, ABC’s Resurrection has fallen back to earth. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the fourth episode…

ABC Yanks the Cord on Mind Games

Tuesday 10 p.m. is becoming yet another trouble spot for network

ABC has pulled the plug on the Christian Slater drama Mind Games after just five episodes. The third new ABC series to fail to catch on in the Tuesday 10 p.m. slot—it was…

ABC Strikes Gold With the Oscars

Network sells out broadcast, fetching $1.7 million per :30

With just under three weeks to go before the film world descends on Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, ABC has sold the last available inventory in its broadcast of the 84th annual…

Networks Hope to Find a Following

Broadcast nets are banking on buzzy new and returning shows for a rebound in Q1

If you work for a broadcast television network and your letterhead doesn’t feature a multicolored peacock logo, it’s probably safe to say that the 2012-13 season has failed to live…

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…

The Devil Is in the Details

Little fire for demonic ABC drama ‘666 Park Avenue’

ABC’s decision to bundle returning hits Once Upon a Time and Revenge in its Sunday night drama block appears to have paid off, as both series premiered to strong numbers.…

Fall TV Preview: All That Glitters…

The season promises a trove of shiny new shows, but only a few will end up good as gold

In its bounty of unknown pleasures, each new broadcast television season is a lot like Christmas or your eighth birthday. Wrapped in brightly colored paper, festooned with ribbons and bows,…

Networks Track Social Buzz for Fall Shows Before They Air

Fizziology analyses crop of new shows via social media

While a few weeks of ratings will soon seal the fates of this year’s fall lineup, one company is diving deep into social media to help networks gauge interest in…

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…

Kimmel Skewers ABC Rivals in Traditional Upfront Bit

Chat show host cracks that annual sales pitch is 'bullshit'

In what has become a snarky rite of spring, ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday afternoon affectionately skewered his network, before turning his sights on the competition. Speaking at the…

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