Topic: Fall TV Schedule

Why Broadcast TV Is So Thankful for Thanksgiving

Live shows and turkey draw people to the tube

When network executives and advertisers sit down for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, they will have plenty to be thankful for: Thanksgiving Day is now home to four of fall's most-watched…

Legends of the Fall TV Season

Premiere Week shows great promise

Projecting a TV series’ long-term prospects on the basis of a single broadcast is a puzzling seasonal compulsion, a ritual on par with the creation of back-to-school macaroni art. Just…

Tweets Rate ABC, CW Tops for Fall

Networked Insights data helps nets make smarter choices

If the twittering classes have any say in the matter, this fall is going to be a blockbuster for ABC and the CW. And while autumn may not alleviate the…

More Broadcast Series Get 13-Episode Short Orders

Networks increasingly scheduling more like cable rivals

For years, Jeff Zucker was everyone’s favorite piñata, and no one enjoyed smacking the former NBC Universal chairman around quite like CBS boss Les Moonves. The former wunderkind got his…

Drama Slump Leaves Networks Scrambling

Broadcasters looking for a few big hours for fall season

As broadcasters cool their heels during the summertime lull, a drama drought threatens to shake up the prime-time landscape. Luckily, a few new series look promising, although the shows that…