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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…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

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…

October 1, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

Tweet My TV Show 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…

September 11, 2012, 6:15 AM EDT

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…

August 30, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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…

April 27, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT

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…

April 2, 2012, 12:01 AM EDT

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…

March 27, 2012, 10:18 PM EDT

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…

February 20, 2012, 12:02 AM EST

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…

December 29, 2011, 6:53 AM EST

Media Earnings Wrap Cable companies see major revenue increases

If one thing marked media holding companies’ summer earnings reports, it was the big jump in revenue from their cable networks—with a major factor behind those jumps. “It’s not subscriber…

August 24, 2011, 6:53 AM EDT

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