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Topic: Jersey Shore

Viacom’s Downturns Have Gotten So Predictable They’re an Easy Buck for Investors

Conglom is trying to figure out the multiplatform game

As usual, Viacom is doomed. People have been preaching the End of Days for the company since Tom Freston left and was replaced by Philippe Dauman in 2006, and yet it…

DirecTV Dispute, Programming Weaknesses Dog Viacom in Q3

No 'Jersey Shore' puts MTV 43% down

It looks like the third-quarter ratings verdict is in at Viacom, and it's not pretty. The picture for primetime is particularly grim. MTV is down a painful 43 percent and 46…

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Keys to Social TV: Charlie Sheen, SpongeBob and 'Love and Hip Hop Atlanta'

Used to be, television viewing was a passive experience. Today, the vast majority of smartphone and tablet owners are tapping away on their devices as they watch TV—creating more opportunities…

The End of 'Jersey Shore' Approacheth

Hit reality series' sixth season will be its last

All you people looking to watch attractive people doing inadvisable things on television, look out. You will have slightly fewer options in 2013. MTV's Jersey Shore has gone from a…

MTV's Upfront Features New Comedies, Alicia Keys

Network previews 'Snooki and JWoww vs. the World'

"This is where Justin Bieber got his start," MTV's on-air personality Sway Calloway reminded the audience at the network's upfront presentation on Thursday evening. As the TV world's broadcast presentations get…

Broadcast's Graveyard Shift

It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your viewers are? If you're a broadcast network, they're likely firing up the DVR

From 1981 to 2009, NBC aired just three series in the Thursday 10 p.m. time slot: Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and ER. Celebrated by critics and viewers alike, these…

Bang Bang Pow Pow: TBS Wins Quarterly Ratings Race

'The Big Bang Theory' is a cable game changer

Mad Men may be the ultimate critical darling and The Walking Dead a relentless devourer of GRPs, but the most transformative show on basic cable is actually a broadcast hand-me-down. According…

First Mover: Matt Zoller Seitz

'New York' magazine's new TV critic isn't afraid to take tough stands on reality shows like 'Jersey Shore'

Have you been surprised at any of the comments you’ve gotten about what you’ve written so far? I don’t feel like Indiana Jones in front of the boulder at New York…

Gang-Tackling TV’s Ratings Roster

Be it on broadcast or cable, football is the only game in town

Television is a football-delivery mechanism that occasionally transmits the odd episode of NCIS, so it should come as no surprise that National Football League and college games accounted for the…

Snooki Does a Ridiculous Ad for Her Ridiculous Perfume

Parody spot for a real product

Funny or Die strays out to the cutting edge of humor with yet another Calvin Klein Obsession advertising parody to throw on the pile. The subject is Eau de Snooki,…

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