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Nick Kroll Steals the Stanley Cup in Comedy Short for NBC's NHL Coverage Brooklyn Brothers switches sports

Nick Kroll really wants to play in the NHL—so badly, he'll steal the Stanley Cup and hold it hostage. At least, that's the premise of this long-form ad for NBC Sports'…

April 3, 2014, 4:36 PM EDT

Josh Elliott Leaves Good Morning America ABC News correspondent Amy Robach upped to co-anchor

For the second time in the span of four months, ABC’s Good Morning America is weathering a defection in its ranks, as co-anchor Josh Elliott has left the show for…

March 30, 2014, 9:26 PM EDT

The Walking Dead Takes Another Bite Out of the Olympics AMC zombie drama keeps scaring up huge ratings

AMC’s The Walking Dead once again took a ragged bite out of the Winter Olympics, topping the 9-10 p.m. EST segment of NBC’s Sunday night coverage by more than 20…

February 18, 2014, 4:49 PM EST

NBC Sports Streaming Capacity Will Be Tested by Sochi—and Soccer Games heat up at same time as Premier League

NBC Sports better be careful with its Web coverage of the Winter Olympics, or it might have an international incident on its hands. After all, the last thing that the network…

February 6, 2014, 5:12 PM EST

NBCU Olympic Ad Revenue Is Snowballing Report sees Peacock booking more than $1 billion in Sochi sales

NBCUniversal forked over some $775 million for the media rights to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but if history is any guide, the network is all but certain to recoup the…

January 23, 2014, 11:22 AM EST

Broadcast Spend Drops 18 Percent to $4.18 Billion in Q3 Olympics, political comps put the squeeze on network TV

The sugar rush of last year’s Summer Olympics and political spend has given way to the inevitable crash, as third-quarter advertising expenditures were down significantly from Q3 2012. According to a…

December 16, 2013, 2:03 PM EST

NFL Flex Schedule a Godsend for NBC Sunday Night Football swaps will keep ratings sky-high

For NBC, the National Football League’s flex schedule rules can’t kick in soon enough. Last night’s Sunday Night Football matchup (Colts-Texans) delivered relatively modest fast national ratings, drawing 15.6 million viewers…

November 4, 2013, 2:10 PM EST

Mountain Dew Is Running Vine-Based TV Ads for the Nascar Race This Weekend Check out the soda's six-second spots

Following in the footsteps of Dunkin' Donuts, Virgin Mobile and Trident, Mountain Dew is testing a couple Vine-based TV spots. As in Dunkin's effort, the soda is utilizing television's emerging five-second…

October 16, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

YouTube's 10 Most-Watched Ads in August Nike, NBC Sports are the big movers in a quiet month

August was a sleepy month for commercials on YouTube, with only five videos posted during the month able to break the 1 million view mark—and two of those just barely. The…

September 6, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT

Thursday Night Is a Game Changer for NFL Network Pumped-up roster sends affiliate fees soaring

Adding five Thursday Night Football games to its lineup has paid handsome dividends for NFL Network, enabling the league’s in-house TV outlet to boost its carriage fees by as much…

August 29, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

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