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Topic: Networks

CBS Throws Stones at ABC's 'Glass House'

Sues ABC for copying 'Big Brother' formula in new reality show

CBS sued ABC to halt the development an upcoming reality show—called The Glass House—that the network claims copycats the long-running reality show Big Brother, according to the Associated Press. CBS claims…

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CBS president, CEO Les Moonves

CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves last year received $57.7 million in total compensation, a sum that included nearly $8 million in a special cash payment for his “leadership…

NewMediaMetrics Weighs In on New TV Season

Links emotional attachment of brands to programs

Will die-hard Apple fans fall for Zooey Deschanel the same way they love their iPads? NewMediaMetrics is convinced they will. The New York analytics company correlates the behavior of people…

Hulu Buyer May Be Getting a Network, Not a Video Platform

Original programs may replace hit shows

Hulu’s network partners—ABC, NBC and Fox—have had a famously ambivalent relationship with the video venture since its launch in 2008. Now, as Hulu readies itself for a sale with initial bids…

The Programming Insider: Wednesday 8/17/11

CBS, Fox dominate week of Aug. 8

In Today's Issue:     National Ratings in Prime Time: Week of Aug. 8, 2011 Ratings Box: What’s Hot/What’s Not On the Air Tonight: Prime-Time Programming Options TV Tidbits: Notes of Interest TV Trivia Time: A Different Spock _________________________________________________________________ Note: The metered market rating…

The Programming Insider: Thursday 8/11/11

In Today's Issue Prime-Time Metered Market Wednesday Ratings: Fox Wins; America’s Got Talent on NBC the Standout Ratings Box: What’s Hot/What’s Not On the Air Tonight: Prime-Time Programming Options TV Tidbits: Notes of Interest TV Trivia Time: Bye, Bye Brenda _____________________________________________________________ PRIME-TIME…

The Programming Insider: Monday 8/08/11

Summer doldrums hit Big 5 nets

In Today's Issue:   Prime-Time Ratings: Friday and Saturday Results Ratings Box: What’s Hot/What’s Not On the Air Tonight: Prime-Time Programming Options TV Tidbits: Notes of Interest TV Trivia Time: A Not So Tasty Treat _________________________________________________________________ Note: The Programming Insider will not be…

The Programming Insider: Wednesday 7/27/11

In Today's Issue Prime-Time Metered Market Tuesday Ratings: Healthy Victory for NBC National Ratings in Prime-Time: Week of July 18, 2011 Ratings Box: What’s Hot/What’s Not On the Air Tonight: Prime-Time Programming Options TV Tidbits: Notes of Interest TV Trivia Time: And…

More Broadcast Series Get 13-Episode Short Orders

Networks increasingly scheduling more like cable rivals

For years, Jeff Zucker was everyone’s favorite piñata, and no one enjoyed smacking the former NBC Universal chairman around quite like CBS boss Les Moonves. The former wunderkind got his…

The Programming Insider: CBS Leads; Still Solid 'Big Brother'

In Today's Issue Prime-Time Metered Market Thursday Ratings: CBS Leads; Still Solid Big Brother Ratings Box: What’s Hot/What’s Not On the Air This Weekend: Prime-Time Programming Options TV Tidbits: Notes of Interest TV Trivia Time: A Different Irene ______________________________________________________________ PRIME-TIME METERED MARKET…

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