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Here Are the Hot List TV Winners It was a big year for FX

John Landgraf, FX Networks Photo: Karl J. Kaul/Wonderful Machine Under John Landgraf, FX has produced some of the decade’s most critically acclaimed original TV series. With the addition of the Cold War spy…

December 2, 2013, 9:36 PM EST

Nate Silver Staffs Up at New FiveThirtyEight Blog Site to relaunch with ESPN as partner in 2014

Since taking his talents—and FiveThirtyEight blog—from The New York Times to ESPN over the summer, Nate Silver has been busy putting together “[his] own Moneyball team” of editorial staffers in…

November 19, 2013, 6:09 PM EST

The League’s Steve Rannazzisi Is a Real-Life Fantasy Football Junkie Also has a soft spot for a certain group of New Jersey housewives

Specs Who Steve Rannazzisi  Age 35 Accomplishments Stars as Kevin MacArthur on FXX’s The League; co-creator, star of My Damn Channel’s Daddy Knows Best; Comedy Central stand-up special, Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild, debuts Nov.…

November 15, 2013, 1:51 AM EST

ESPN Sales Chief Ed Erhardt Wants to Make Sports Even Better Says advertisers and content producers need to figure out what viewers want next

Instant replay, the First and Ten line, the ubiquitous score box—not necessarily digital disruptions, but technical innovations that drastically changed and improved the way we watch the game. It was…

November 10, 2013, 8:33 PM EST

These Ad and Media Bigwigs Know Their Business Sorrell, Goodby, Pittman and more on surfing the digital disruption

One thing has been a constant across the last three-and-a-half decades since Adweek was born: change, and the business, cultural and technological disruptions that have rocked and that continue to…

November 10, 2013, 8:28 PM EST

Seasonal Stumbles for Monday Night’s Hottest Series The Voice, The Blacklist, Sleepy Hollow dip in first week of November sweeps

Monday night’s biggest broadcast shows are starting to settle into their seasonal troughs … a pattern that unfortunately coincides with the first full week of November sweeps. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

November 5, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

NFL Flex Schedule a Godsend for NBC Sunday Night Football swaps will keep ratings sky-high

For NBC, the National Football League’s flex schedule rules can’t kick in soon enough. Last night’s Sunday Night Football matchup (Colts-Texans) delivered relatively modest fast national ratings, drawing 15.6 million viewers…

November 4, 2013, 2:10 PM EST

America’s Largest Spectator Sport Is Finally Embracing Digital Nascar’s new multifaceted social campaign

@JimmieJohnson thinks fans need to grow beards if he’s going to win the current Sprint Cup Chase. And as they tweet him pictures of themselves in fake beards, they often…

November 3, 2013, 9:56 PM EST

Outbrain Adds $35M in Latest Fundraising Viral content maker brings total raised to $100 million

Outbrain just picked up $35 million to keep churning out its signature viral advertising links. The company, known for sponsoring the links that appear on websites like ESPN, Slate and other…

October 22, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

Better Off Dead: AMC Zombie Hit Tears Into Sunday Night Episode 2 of The Walking Dead draws 13.9 million viewers

Like the fence meant to keep out hoards of ravenous Walkers, ratings for AMC’s monster hit The Walking Dead last night sagged a bit but did not buckle. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

October 21, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

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