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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

The Big Bang Theory Gets the Highest Ad Rates Outside of the NFL A pricing guide to the 2013-14 broadcast season

Just as in the cosmological model that explains how the universe sprang into existence from an infinitely dense singularity, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory has grown with such explosive force…

October 13, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

Ad Agencies Flock to MIPCOM in Search of Branded Content The face of the global programming bazaar keeps changing

Jeffrey Schlesinger, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television, first noticed the changing vibe at MIPCOM a few years back. The global programming bazaar held every fall in Cannes, France, had…

September 29, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

The Definition of Advertising Has Never Been More Unclear Source of both opportunity and crisis

For most of the past 100 years, if a marketer said he needed a new advertising campaign, everybody knew what that meant. The machine turned on. The marketer called the…

September 16, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

What the Publicis-Omnicom Merger Means to Media Owners Scale could help mega-agency drive down pricing

It may be instructive to think of the Publicis-Omnicom merger as a fantastically complex Rube Goldberg device that was triggered by Sunday’s signing ceremony. The convoluted machinations that will be…

July 29, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

Ratings Slump Dings Broadcast Sales Networks’ Q1 spend slips 5 percent; cable on the rise

Diluted prime-time deliveries and a calendar quirk that moved NCAA Final Four dollars into April contributed to a $317 million decline in first-quarter broadcast TV ad expenditures. According to a new…

June 25, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

You Endure More Commercials When Watching Cable Networks Compared to broadcast

Is the viewer in the bathroom during your prime-time ad? If that ad is on CMT, there’s a good chance he is. If it runs on Bravo, she’ll be more…

June 23, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

CBS Invests in Syncbak Aereo competitor presents TV Everywhere opportunity for broadcasters

CBS has made an investment in TV streaming firm Syncbak, according to The Wall Street Journal. The network, the Journal speculates, could use Syncbak technology to power a TV Everywhere…

April 23, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

Has Demand for Broadcast TV Inventory Already Topped Out? Looking at a flat upfront

While it will be a number of weeks before the networks will be able to accurately count the house, insiders suggest the 2013-14 upfront is likely to be a bit…

April 21, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

Aereo Takes Offensive in Copyright Battle Company takes out full-page ad in New York Times as broadcasters threaten to convert to cable

Aereo has launched a public relations offensive in its protracted legal war against furious New York broadcasters who claim copyright violation. The Barry Diller-backed startup took out a full-page ad in…

April 19, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

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