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Presenting the Winners of the Television Hot List

It was a big year for HBO

TV Bosses Say Ratings Won't Stop Being Awful Anytime Soon

Er, sorry, 'trending downward'

Now is the winter of our discontent, made that much colder by the absence of the ad dollars that everyone in the TV world swore would come back in scatter. They…

Viewership Is Up but Ratings Are Down—What's Going On?

Our show is especially popular among imaginary viewers

There's a problem with the metric that TV networks are asking everyone in the media to look at when it comes to viewership: At least from an advertising perspective, it…

Why a Great Second Season Is Often Too Late to Save a Struggling Show

FX had to dynamite The Bridge. Could S.H.I.E.L.D. be next?

Very few TV series emerge fully formed. Most shows take at least a season to figure themselves and their characters out, or to course-correct after a rocky beginning. Often by…

As of Halloween, This Season's TV Ratings Are So Low It's Scary

Fox cancels Utopia, NBC cancels Bad Judge and A to Z

It is the middle of the fall, when the leaves turn brown and die, as so do the sitcoms. This has been a notably bad year for new broadcast TV—multiple networks…

Why It Took So Long for ABC to Cancel Manhattan Love Story

Comedy is the first show to fall this season

As the fall TV season kicks off, the networks usually have itchy trigger fingers when it comes to killing off new shows that flop out of the gate. But not…

TV's Worst Prime-Time Debuts, From 2000 to Present

See the first program canceled each fall

Oh Well, So Much for The Avengers Trailer Driving SHIELD Viewership

Curses! Leak foils plans for ailing show

It was a great plan while it lasted. To boost ABC's flagging Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel planned to debut the trailer for next May's The Avenger's: Age of Ultron film during…

TV's 10 Worst Time Slots: Can Any Show Survive?

Tick tock, Gracepoint

If a TV series is placed in a terrible time slot and no one is around to watch it, does it make a noise in the ratings? Of course not,…

Is Instagram Becoming a TV Substitute Like YouTube?

Its young users love social clips cut from the tube

For the past several weeks, Ellen's top-performing Instagram video has regularly blown other TV marketers out of the water when it comes to likes and shares. And in this edition of…

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