Topic: Prime Time Ad Sales

AMC Orders a Fifth Helping of The Walking Dead

Renewal of TV’s top-rated series is a no-brainer

Ravaged by a killer flu and the ever-present hordes of ravenous Walkers, things are looking decidedly grim for the characters on AMC’s The Walking Dead. But at least a handful…

Q2 TV Sales Up 6 Percent to $18.4 Billion

Cable soars 15 percent, while broadcast improves 5 percent

Favorable year-ago comps and a whole bunch of additional NBA playoff games helped lift second-quarter TV ad sales revenue by 6 percent to $18.4 billion. According to a new report from…

Breaking Bad Returns to Record Ratings

AMC drama finally gets the audience it deserves in final season debut

The countdown to the end of AMC’s Breaking Bad began on a high note Sunday night, as the Emmy Award-winning show delivered record ratings. According to Nielsen fast nationals, the midseason…

CBS Nears Upfront Finish Line

Ratings champ on pace to book $2.65 billion in advance ad sales

After a week of stealthily locking down a flurry of deals with agencies, CBS is on the verge of wrapping its 2013-14 upfront business. Sources with knowledge of the network’s negotiations…