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Topic: Networks

Here’s What NBC Is Offering GOP Hopefuls Who Wish They'd Hosted SNL

Trump episode sparked equal-time requests

As many as five Republican presidential hopefuls filed equal-time requests with NBC stations following Donald Trump's hosting stint on the Nov. 7 episode of Saturday Night Live. According to a pair of…

As ABC Cancels Wicked City, Here Are the First Prime-Time Casualties Each Fall Since 2000

From Manhattan Love Story to Tucker

Broadcast's May upfronts are a bit like spring training for baseball: the upcoming TV season is full of possibilities, and every new show trotted out for the fall is a…

Why Today Is the Most Important Day in Fox Business Network's History

Little-watched cable net will have a massive audience for GOP debate

Ever since its inception, Fox Business Network has struggled to gain a foothold in the financial world, but the eight-year-old channel will have its best opportunity to break out Tuesday…

These New TV Shows Are The Leaders When It Comes to Social Engagement

Microsoft, AT&T bought most ads on debuting series

The 2015-16 TV season has begun, and networks and advertisers are starting to make sense of the ratings battle. But which new series are winning the other battle that matters—the…

How Are TV Networks Just Like Kimmy Schmidt?

They're in the dark when it comes to streaming data, but Nielsen may change all that

The television networks are kind of like the main character in Tina Fey's new sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, who is released back into the world from an underground cult—they're in the…

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…

TV Viewing Continues to Shift Online

Online video streaming jumps 60% from previous quarter

Amid declining television ratings, Nielsen is reporting that more Americans are consuming TV shows online than through traditional channels. According to The Wall Street Journal account, viewership of live television dropped…

TV's 10 Worst Time Slots: Can Any Show Survive?

Tick tock, Gracepoint

If a TV series is placed in a terrible time slot and no one is around to watch it, does it make a noise in the ratings? Of course not,…

NBCU Appoints CFO for E! and Esquire Network

Donald Storm will helm financials at two networks

NBCUniversal announced today that it has appointed Donald C. "D.C." Storm II as CFO of E! and Esquire Network. Formerly the vp of financial planning and analysis at NBCU Corporate,…

With Broadcast Volume Down, TV Inventory Is Going to Get Expensive

Scatter market due for a major uptick

If everybody waits out this upfront for better inventory in the fall, will anybody get enough of it? Brian Wieser, analyst at Pivotal Research (and a former head forecaster for…

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