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Topic: March Madness

Agency of the Year: How R/GA Dominated Digital by Finding Its TV Groove

Going big with Beats showed the shop's modern storytelling mastery

In hindsight, it's no surprise that one of the best ads of 2014 came from an unlikely corner of the advertising world: digital agency R/GA. "The Game Before the Game," for…

Dogs and Cats Living Together: Ratings Dip for NCAA Finals

Huskies-Wildcats grinder draws 21.2 million viewers

In winning its fourth NCAA Men’s basketball title in 16 years, the University of Connecticut on Monday night took its rightful place among the greatest college hoops programs of the…

Kentucky-Wisconsin Final Four Tilt Sets Cable Ratings Record

Turner telecast averages 16.3 million viewers, 9.2 HH rating

The second of TBS’ historic Final Four telecasts, a white-knuckle battle between No. 8 seed Kentucky and the No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers, put up record numbers, making it the all-time…

TBS Primes the Pump for Its First Final Four

Turner net’s marketing push designed to help fans break a 32-year habit

As TBS gears up to host its first-ever Final Four, the Turner network is pulling out all the stops on the promotional front. In a sense, the TBS marketing team’s…

Broadcast’s Incredible Shrinking Thursday

Ratings continue to slide on a crucial night for advertisers

Movie studios looking to prime the pump for their weekend releases may want to start looking for an alternative to broadcast TV. At the risk of trafficking in hyperbole, the…

Behind the Scenes of The Good Wife Shocker

Death comes to us all, and even lawyers can’t escape

If TV’s liveliest time slot weren’t already somewhat paradoxically a-crawl with death, last night’s episode of The Good Wife raised the ante on all things terminal. (Fair warning: Spoilers abound…

The Winner of March Madness? Nike in a Rout

43 of the 68 tournament teams sport the swoosh

While it’s anyone’s guess as to which team will cut down the nets in AT&T Stadium on April 7, the consensus favorite on the apparel front is Nike. Last season, Nike…

Turner, CBS Outdoor Tip Off NYC Subway Media Play

High-def screens light up 10 MTA stations

In what’s being billed as the biggest underground digital out-of-home network to date, CBS Outdoor and Turner Broadcasting System have teamed up to bring a little dazzle to the New…

Q2 TV Sales Up 6 Percent to $18.4 Billion

Cable soars 15 percent, while broadcast improves 5 percent

Favorable year-ago comps and a whole bunch of additional NBA playoff games helped lift second-quarter TV ad sales revenue by 6 percent to $18.4 billion. According to a new report from…

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…

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