Topic: Discovery Channel

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…

Lovely, Sweet, Innocent Seal Bites It in Discovery's Shark Week Ad

Snuffy gets snuffed out

The Discovery Channel is already promoting Shark Week, which doesn't happen until August, but the first ad is a doozy. It features a fake local news broadcast about an injured…

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…

Discovery Gets Ready for Another Record Upfront

First-ever scripted projects

On the eve of the upfront strategy sessions that he likes to characterize as “actuary meetings,” Joe Abruzzese is in a particularly expansive mood. He’s just returned from Chicago, where…

VW Beetle Turned Into Underwater Shark Cage for Shark Week

Drive it around the ocean floor

Volkswagen's shark-cage Beetle, built by Deutsch and MediaCom for a recent promotional tie-in with the 25th anniversary of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, looks aqua-futuristic in the video below…