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Topic: Criminal Minds

C7 Ratings to Free Up Hundreds of Millions in Hidden Revenue

Even incremental lifts will lead to a windfall

While the broadcast networks are pressuring agencies and clients to start writing more deals against a C7 ratings currency, at first blush, it would appear that there’s little cause to…

MyNetworkTV Gobbles Up Off-Net Rights to The Walking Dead

Zombie apocalypse drama comes to broadcast in the fall

The Walking Dead is staggering its way toward a date with broadcast TV. Beginning this fall, the AMC zombie apocalypse thriller will begin airing on MyNetworkTV, making the 21st Century Fox…

Déjà Vu All Over Again as CBS Renews 18 Series

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

In what has become a rite of spring, CBS on Thursday announced it has renewed 18 series for next season.  Eighteen appears to be Nina Tassler’s lucky number, as this marks…

Spark's Chief Investment Officer Dives Back Into the TV Marketplace

'We’re scrappy and we operate with a chip on our shoulder'

Specs Who John Muszynski What Where How’s the transition back into TV buying been treating you? I’m very, very fortunate that I’ve had such a diverse experience base during the 33 years of working…

TNT Scares Up Big Business With Mob City

Acura, DirecTV, Sony Pictures are marquee sponsors

The ratings for the first installment of Frank Darabont’s new TNT serial Mob City aren’t due for another 48 hours, but the stylish exercise in L.A. noir is already a…

Ratings: More Slippage on Wednesday Night

Ironside wobbles to the brink of cancellation, Super Fun Night dims

Erosion continues to plague the Wednesday night broadcast lineup, as new shows and returning veterans once again suffered significant ratings reversals. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, every network series took a hit…

Ironside Rolls to a Dead Stop; Super Fun Night Lifts ABC

Cop show is NBC’s all-time lowest-rated fall drama debut

ABC’s decision to mothball the Super Fun Night pilot seems to have paid off, as the replacement episode performed well on Wednesday night. The series premiere of the Rebel Wilson vehicle…

Hump Day Dump Day: Wednesday Ratings Drop

Big losses for Revolution, Modern Family

But for bounce-back performances from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The X Factor, every returning Wednesday night broadcast series lost ground. In some cases, the regression was downright…

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…

Déjà Vu All Over Again as CBS Renews 18 Series

Elementary makes the cut, outlook for Vegas is unfavorable

It’s Groundhog Day at CBS, as the top-rated broadcast network has booked a return ticket for 18 of its original series—the same number it renewed a year ago. Among the programs…

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