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Topic: Abc

Can Scandal's Return Help Resuscitate ABC's Season?

Shonda Rhimes says she doesn’t care about ratings

After a long hiatus, Scandal is finally returning to ABC—and not a moment too soon for the struggling network, which desperately needs the show's ratings and ad revenue boost after…

ABC Will Create Original Series for Snapchat, Starting With a Bachelor-Themed Show

Disney is selling all advertising for its content

Yet another big media company is teaming up with Snapchat in a bid to reach millennials. This time, it's Disney-ABC Television Group, which is partnering with Snap Inc. to produce original…

Plunging Ratings Lead to Double-Digits Drop in NFL Ad Revenue in November

Overall broadcast ad spend drops 10.6%

Whether this season's NFL ratings declines were an election-fueled anomaly—as many network and NFL execs insist—or a lasting trend, they started affecting networks' bottom lines last month, according to new…

ABC Ad Sales Chief Geri Wang Is Stepping Down in March

Retiring after 27 years with the company

After a brief hiatus, this year's exodus of ad sales chiefs has begun again. Geri Wang, president of ABC Sales, announced today that she will retire in March. "It has been an…

Networks Rethink Midseason Hiatus Plans After Last Year’s Ratings Collapse

Can shorter breaks and big cliff-hangers stave off audience erosion?

In recent years, networks thought they had found the solution to a TV audience that no longer tolerated repeats, especially for nonprocedural series. They began scheduling their serialized dramas in…

How Popular Podcasts 'StartUp' and 'Lore' Are Making the Unlikely Transition to TV

ABC and Amazon are behind the move

In a sentence that only makes sense in 2016, your favorite podcasts are becoming TV shows. As announced earlier this year, Start Up, a podcast that follows the creation of Gimlet…

Here's What We Learned From the First Week of the New TV Season

NBC has already given This Is Us a full-season order

The first week of the 2016-17 television season is in the books, and it's been a mixed bag for the broadcast networks so far. While a few shows had big…

All 5 Broadcast Network Presidents Share Their Fall TV Playbooks

Inside the grand plans to attract audiences and advertisers

After a season where none of the five broadcast networks grew their 18-49 audience (and ABC, Fox and NBC lost viewers in that demo), they will try to reverse that…

ABC’s New President Is Making History, and She's Focused on Making Waves This Fall

Channing Dungey on her first 7 months

The year 2016 has been a whirlwind for Channing Dungey, who was promoted to ABC Entertainment president in February, succeeding Paul Lee. Thrust into the job as pilot season was…

Kiefer Sutherland Saved the World on 24, but Can He Rescue ABC?

Actor returns to TV in fall’s most anticipated new show

In May, media buyers and advertisers filing into ABC's upfront presentation at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York were eager to see what the network's new entertainment president…

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