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The X Factor Stumbles Out of the Gate Record low ratings for Season 3 premiere

Fox has a black hole punched through the middle of its prime-time schedule, and if the Season 3 premiere of The X Factor is anything to go by, the void…

September 12, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

Pepsi, GM Bail on Fox's X Factor Honda, P&G sign on for season 3

After serving as the flagship sponsor of Fox’s The X Factor for its first two seasons—an agreement that included extensive integrations and interactive elements—Pepsi has passed on a third go-around…

September 6, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

Blackout Has Negligible Impact on CBS Ratings Declines for Under the Dome, but overall deliveries are steady

While the four-day blackout of the CBS signal in select Time Warner Cable markets thus far has had a negligible impact on prime-time ratings, the broadcaster did see some shrinkage…

August 6, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT

Time Warner Cable Pulls the Plug on CBS Network’s signal goes dark in New York; Los Angeles and Dallas to follow

CBS has gone dark in New York. In the latest development in the ongoing carriage dispute between CBS and the Time Warner Cable, the local affiliate went off the air this…

August 2, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT

Marketing to Kids Is an Obstacle Course Less inventory, more restrictions

If you’re advertising in the $1 billion kids marketplace, you’ll need to accommodate a bit more in the way of oversight, both from traditional antagonists like watchdog groups and from…

March 17, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

Summertime Blues: New Off-Season Broadcast Series Founder Sports and old standbys keeping networks afloat

Like a Band-Aid floating in a public swimming pool, broadcast’s new summer series are turning out to be a total bummer. Of the nine new shows introduced thus far in the…

June 29, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

Shattered ‘Glass’: Poor Showing For ABC Reality Show Controversial ‘Big Brother’ copycat flops in premiere

In a nod to a rival network’s attempts to block the launch of The Glass House, ABC on Monday night introduced its new reality series as “the show they didn’t want…

June 19, 2012, 2:07 PM EDT

CBS Throws Stones at ABC's 'Glass House' Sues ABC for copying 'Big Brother' formula in new reality show

CBS sued ABC to halt the development an upcoming reality show—called The Glass House—that the network claims copycats the long-running reality show Big Brother, according to the Associated Press. CBS claims…

May 11, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

Michael Bay the Pirate and Wigs for Everyone A look back at a week's worth of programming news

Quite a bit of news last week, including some great-sounding book adaptations and some not-so-great-sounding book adaptations. Here's the slate:   Renewals   The Borgias: Yes, you will be seeing even more of the…

May 7, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT

Time Warner Bids $1.4 Billion for Endemol ‘Big Brother’ maker is 'an attractive asset'

Time Warner has made an unsolicited offer of €1 billion ($1.4 billion) for the Dutch TV company behind Big Brother and Deal or No Deal. The Financial Times reports that the…

November 7, 2011, 6:55 AM EST

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