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Summertime Blues: New Off-Season Broadcast Series Founder Sports and old standbys keeping networks afloat

Like a Band-Aid floating in a public swimming pool, broadcast’s new summer series are turning out to be a total bummer. Of the nine new shows introduced thus far in the…

June 29, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

The Season of Broadcast Disconnect With cable's vampires, stage moms and methheads, this could be nets' worst summer yet

Perhaps no series is more emblematic of cable’s summer slate than the HBO vampire drama True Blood. A gory bouillabaisse of sex, death and escapism, Alan Ball’s gleefully erratic swamp…

June 18, 2012, 12:04 AM EDT

The Puck Stops Here: NBA Melts NHL in Ratings Race Heat, Mavs burn up Nielsen; hockey on thin ice

After the NBA Finals and the NHL Stanley Cup Finals both got off to fast starts last week, the two championship series are heading in two very different directions. At first…

June 6, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT

ABC to Draw Big Stats With LeBron, Dwyane, and Dirk? Star power could drive ratings, starting tonight

Chicago’s epic meltdown in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals last Thursday did TNT no favors, but it set up the greatest possible title matchup for ABC. Boasting a…

May 31, 2011, 9:50 AM EDT