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Don’t Let Scandal’s Joshua Malina Get His Hands on Your Phone

The actor talks pranks and sparring on Twitter

Specs Claim to fame Plays attorney general David Rosen on Scandal; previously also mixed TV and politics as Will Bailey on The West Wing. Base Los Angeles Twitter @joshmalina What's the first thing you…

In the Age of Cord Cutting, Nielsen Plots Its Overhaul of TV’s Outdated Ad Metrics

Wants updated ratings criteria by next upfront

It's been nine years since networks and advertisers agreed on the eligibility criteria for C3 and C7 TV ratings, but given the seismic shifts in the industry since then, it…

After Scoring Big With TGIT, ABC Calls Its Wednesday-Night Comedies 'ABC Funny'

Network brands another night

Last fall, ABC successfully branded an entire night of programming with TGIT (Thank God It's Thursday). Now the network has begun singing the praises of a second night of shows: Welcome,…

How TV Shows Are Beaming Over the Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling

#LoveWins

From the White House to Westeros, from Litchfiled Pen to McKinley High, your favorite TV shows have been sharing the love all day following this morning's Supreme Court decision legalizing…

How ABC Got Its Groove Back (Only Partly Because of Shonda Rhimes)

Paul Lee on 'smart, emotional television' and plans to 'reinvent reality'

ABC has had little reason to smile over the past dreary decade, as it often has found itself bringing up the rear among viewers ages 18-49. Its sole upfront highlight…

The Not-So-Funny State of TV Comedy

These are grim times for the sitcom, but networks remain optimistic

Over the past dozen years of taping Two and a Half Men on Stage 26 on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif., Jon Cryer had grown to dread the…

Upfront Upheaval: ABC Creates an All-Shonda Rhimes Thursday Block

Hit-maker signs 4-year contract extension with ABC Studios

It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world; everyone else just lives in it. The creator of the ABC franchise drama Grey’s Anatomy and the scorching Beltway caper Scandal is getting her very own night,…

Fox Looks to ‘Sweep’ Its Rivals With 24 Reboot

Live Another Day promises to be May’s biggest event series

A week of May sweeps has been burned off and yet the broadcast networks have yet to air a single tent pole event. But while it’s been business as usual…

C7 Ratings to Free Up Hundreds of Millions in Hidden Revenue

Even incremental lifts will lead to a windfall

While the broadcast networks are pressuring agencies and clients to start writing more deals against a C7 ratings currency, at first blush, it would appear that there’s little cause to…

TiVo: Adherence to C3 Is Sucking Millions Out of TV Ad Market

$87.8 million down the tubes—and that’s just the impact on the top 10 shows

In what may be the most cogent argument for the adoption of the C7 ratings currency, TiVo Research on Monday revealed that broadcasters beholden to the dated C3 metric are…

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