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Academy of Country Music Awards Pulls In Most Viewers Since 1998

Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and other stars give CBS a big night

The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS last night was the most-watched since 1998. The super-sized special, which aired from 8-11:30 p.m., was watched by 15.77 million viewers, up…

How to Sell a TV Show Today

The upfront may look different, but it’s as important as ever

The upfront has been pronounced a goner so many times it is beyond cliché. But the truth is, the television networks' annual programming presentations are not going anywhere. As tradition dictates,…

5 Predictions From TV Network Execs Last Year That Were Way Off

Not every show's a winner. Just ask these network chiefs

You'll hear a variety of pop hits during TV network upfront presentations, but the only song that really should be part of the soundtrack this week is Everything is Awesome…

‘Queen of Instagram’ Gayle King Spills Her Guilty TV Pleasures

She's got a weakness for infomercials—and Andy Cohen

Specs Who Gayle King Age 60 Claim to fame Co-host of CBS This Morning (weekdays at 7 a.m.) and editor at large of O, The Oprah Magazine (currently celebrating its 15th anniversary) Base New…

How James Patterson Went From Adman to Bestselling Mystery Novelist

And now he's out to conquer TV thrillers with Zoo

"Nobody tells you when you pay six figures for a lion for a couple days that, to perform, they have to eat a lot of meat. The problem is they…

Pop Network Targets 'Modern Grownups' With Celebrity, Reality and Pop News Programming

Tyra Banks, Alan Thicke and Joan Collins are among Pop's stars

The Pop upfront wasn't a huge spectacle. Roughly 25 people were sprawled out on couches atop the Gansevoort Park Avenue in New York Thursday morning. There were no media buyers—just…

Bob Barker Returned to The Price Is Right in the Year's Most Charming April Fools' Surprise

He's still got it

Most of us were tired of April Fools' hijinks before the day even arrived, but in addition to yesterday's seemingly endless spree of high-profile pranks, there were a few real…

CBS Gets Into the Big Data Game

The Eye doubles down on broadcast

CBS may have launched a new streaming service (and announced a new one for daughter network Showtime on the heels of the Apple press conference where HBO Now was unveiled),…

Researchers Find Optimum Times to Run March Madness Ads

The sooner, the better

Selection Sunday just hit, but who's going to get paid? Turner and CBS, certainly. Ad sales for the 67 games are up a reported 10 percent, with digital sales accounting…

Broadcasters Are Going Movie-Crazy During Pilot Season

These flicks are getting production money, even if they're not very good

Pilot season this year boasts five nonclassic movies being refurbished as contenders for primetime placement on broadcast this season (not counting script deals for Big, Marley & Me, The Money…

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