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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…

November 26, 2012, 12:01 AM EST

Information Diet: Allison Williams The Girls star taps into a DVR full of must-see TV, from American Horror Story to 60 Minutes

Specs Age 24 Accomplishments Stars on HBO’s Girls (Season 2 returns Jan. 13); guest stars on Fox’s The Mindy Project on Nov. 20; Yale grad Base New York What’s the first information you consume…

November 16, 2012, 6:44 AM EST

CBS’ Poltrack Unveils New Media Planning Tool Advertising Week presentation to focus on TV word-of-mouth affinities

CBS and the Keller Fay Group next Tuesday will unveil new research that demonstrates how television remains the dominant driver of meatspace word-of-mouth conversations, those offline exchanges between friends and…

October 3, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT

Tweet My TV Show Keys to Social TV: Charlie Sheen, SpongeBob and 'Love and Hip Hop Atlanta'

Used to be, television viewing was a passive experience. Today, the vast majority of smartphone and tablet owners are tapping away on their devices as they watch TV—creating more opportunities…

September 11, 2012, 6:15 AM EDT

Steven Tyler Bails on ‘American Idol’ Fox series may be in the market for two new judges for 2013

American Idol faces another major casting overhaul, as its most flamboyant celebrity judge has decided to walk away from the Fox juggernaut. Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler on Thursday announced he would…

July 12, 2012, 7:46 PM EDT

The Season of Broadcast Disconnect With cable's vampires, stage moms and methheads, this could be nets' worst summer yet

Perhaps no series is more emblematic of cable’s summer slate than the HBO vampire drama True Blood. A gory bouillabaisse of sex, death and escapism, Alan Ball’s gleefully erratic swamp…

June 18, 2012, 12:04 AM 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

Ghost Town: The Vanishing 10 p.m. Broadcast Drama 2011-12 season ends with grim tidings for time slot

The 10 o’clock broadcast drama tottered further down the road to oblivion this season, as not a single series in the time slot finished among Nielsen’s highest-rated programs. Per 33 weeks…

May 25, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT

'American Idol' Sets Social TV Records Show tops NBC's 'The Voice' in social chatter by a mile, per Bluefin

Back in the old days, i.e., PF&T (pre-Facebook and Twitter), American Idol fans were still social. Yet instead of status updates and tweets, they did what they could with “the…

May 24, 2012, 10:44 AM EDT

Oops!...Fox Did It Again Network bolsters schedule with Britney, Demi and Mindy

It was perhaps the worst kept secret in the business, but when Simon Cowell on Monday afternoon introduced Britney Spears as one of The X Factor’s new celebrity judges, the…

May 14, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

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