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Harry Connick Jr. Says Jennifer Lopez Is His Social Media Mentor

The American Idol judge is a Twitter newbie

Specs Who Harry Connick Jr. Age 46 Accomplishments Grammy Award-winning singer and composer; actor; American Idol judge (Season 13 airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8/7c on Fox) Base Connecticut What’s the first information you consume in…

Animal Planet Has Lined Up Dozens of New Advertisers

Thanks to an integration-friendly slate of originals

Chalk some of it up to simple ratings growth but never underestimate the power of a good tree house integration. Animal Planet in 2013 has scared up 34 new clients, a…

Q2 TV Sales Up 6 Percent to $18.4 Billion

Cable soars 15 percent, while broadcast improves 5 percent

Favorable year-ago comps and a whole bunch of additional NBA playoff games helped lift second-quarter TV ad sales revenue by 6 percent to $18.4 billion. According to a new report from…

Cable's Live Events Are Paying Off Big-Time This Summer

Cramming in sponsors

If you were teetering over the Grand Canyon, grinding your butt on Robin Thicke or just dueting with Charlie Wilson, you were everywhere advertisers wanted to be this summer. Event…

Nielsen: 29 Percent of TV Ratings Impacted by Twitter

Study tries to establish causal relationship between social and GRPs

In a first attempt at establishing a causal relationship between Twitter activity and TV ratings, Nielsen on Tuesday released a study that suggests that the social media platform can in…

Tide's Shark Week Twitter Vine Is Bloody Good

Volkswagen, Weather Channel also jump

When oceanic imagery is already built into your brand name—as with, say, Tide—you probably don't have to worry about jumping the Shark Week. And yet marketers of the Procter & Gamble…

Discovery Communications Concludes Its Upfront Business

Programmer achieves 5% lift in dollar volume

Six weeks after securing its first commitments from advertisers for the coming TV season, Discovery Communications has put a bow on the 2013-14 upfront bazaar. According to media buyers, the Discovery…

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…

Nielsen Launches Product to Measure Online Audiences

NBC, Fox, ABC, AOL, CBS, Univision, Discovery, A+E all part of pilot program

Nielsen will now measure online TV audiences with its new product, Digital Program Ratings, The Wall Street Journal reported. Broadcast and cable networks such as NBC, Fox, ABC, AOL, CBS,…

Discovery Communications Green-lights New Series on All Networks

Company beefs up Science, Destination America

Once again, nonfiction entertainment juggernaut Discovery Communications is realigning to boost its smaller networks for the upfront season. Along with previously announced scripted green-lights Klondike (on Discovery) and 73 Seconds (on…

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