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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…

October 23, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

NFL Tops Jeter's Last Game in Twitter TV Ratings Cowboys-Saints contest takes first place

NBC’s Sunday Night Football contest between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys came out on top of Nielsen’s TV Twitter ratings for sports programs this past week. The game was…

September 30, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

Bon Appétit Joins Reality Foodie Fray With New Bravo Show Best New Restaurant is mag’s first foray into broadcast

For the first time in its 58-year history, Condé Nast’s Bon Appétit is hitting the airwaves. This January, the magazine will partner with Bravo on a new competition series, Best…

August 10, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

Supreme Court Effectively Puts Aereo Out of Business 'Aereo is not simply an equipment provider'

The official word on Aereo came down from the Supreme Court today, and the word is "no."  The ruling came down 6-3 against the streaming TV company. In an opinion written…

June 25, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

The Broadcast Market Is Moving NBC, CBS write upfront deals, many buy C7

Three of the major broadcast networks have started to write upfront deals—NBC, CBS and Fox are all said to be signing contracts for inventory in the 2014-15 season. NBC is…

June 4, 2014, 6:04 PM EDT

Univision Gives Simon Cowell Show La Banda the Go-Ahead Network upfront features dancing Steve Mandela, Carlos Santana

Univision has green-lit a new series from American Idol/X Factor/America's Got Talent producer Simon Cowell entitled La Banda, out to find "the best band in the world," as Cowell told…

May 13, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

When Make-Goods Aren't Good Enough As ratings plummet, broadcasters and buyers pledge to innovate

The decline of broadcast TV ratings recalls Hemingway’s description of stumbling into bankruptcy, inasmuch as the phenomenon has happened “gradually, then suddenly.” Over the last seven seasons, the Big Four…

April 29, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

Broadcasters Hope Midseason Replacements Will Keep Them Afloat Most freshman series have flopped

As November sweeps begin to recede in the rearview mirror, the Big Four networks are eager to put some distance between themselves and the first two months of the 2013-14…

November 24, 2013, 9:55 PM EST

AMC Orders a Fifth Helping of The Walking Dead Renewal of TV’s top-rated series is a no-brainer

Ravaged by a killer flu and the ever-present hordes of ravenous Walkers, things are looking decidedly grim for the characters on AMC’s The Walking Dead. But at least a handful…

October 29, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

Prime Time Ghost Town Big Three draw record low ratings at 10 p.m.

It’s 10 p.m. … Do you know where your viewers are? If you program a broadcast television network, there’s a good chance they’ve either flipped to a cable channel or…

October 27, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT

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