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A Look at What the Broadcast TV Networks Have in Store for 2014-15 Pilot season offers the same old, same old

“Time is a flat circle. Everything we’ve ever done or will do, we’re gonna do over and over and over again.” —Rustin Cohle While his musings have more to do with…

March 9, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

Fox Carves Up Big Ratings With The Following Killer drama scares up a 3.2 in the dollar demo

The series premiere of the Fox serial-killer drama The Following put up strong numbers on Monday night, beating its time slot predecessor by a whopping 113 percent. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

January 22, 2013, 4:21 PM EST

Analyst: Broadcast Took a Pounding in Q2 DVR playback not enough to offset ratings declines

Despite the lift from time-shifted viewing, network television appears to be on the ropes, losing nearly 10 percent of its demo deliveries in the second quarter of 2012.  Broadcasters have suffered…

July 16, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT

NBC Announces Fall Schedule Peacock bulks up on ‘The Voice,’ comedy

NBC has doubled down on its franchise musical-competition series and scripted comedy, planning fall and spring cycles of The Voice and sprinkling sitcoms across four nights.  In a Sunday conference call,…

May 13, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT

Adam Stotsky Takes Over at G4 Former gm Neal Tiles Steps Down

NBCUniversal has appointed a new general manager to helm G4. The network announced that Adam Stotsky took the network's reins Thursday as the channel's previous gm, Neal Tiles, stepped down from the…

January 6, 2012, 7:21 AM EST

BET Sees Ratings Bump After the addition of new scripted series, a lift in prime-time viewers

BET's newfound focus on scripted programming this year seems to be paying modest dividends. The network's prime-time viewership rose 6 percent to 821,000 year over year, according to Nielsen. However,…

December 22, 2011, 5:20 AM EST

Fast Chat: CNN President Ken Jautz The head of network's U.S. operation talks about his primetime strategy

Since taking over as president of U.S. operations at CNN last September, Ken Jautz has been struggling to jazz-up what had become a snoozing network—at least by the clamorous standards…

August 9, 2011, 6:40 AM EDT

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…

July 27, 2011, 6:30 AM EDT

Spitzer Canceled, Leaving CNN Prime Time Thin Cooper moved into time slot, no replacement added

CNN has canceled Eliot Spitzer's primetime political talk show In The Arena, bumping Anderson Cooper 360 into the 8 p.m. slot.  Under the new lineup announced today, Piers Morgan Tonight will air…

July 6, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT

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