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Prime-time Broadcast Ratings Tumble, Even During Premiere Week But one network gets a rare bump in viewers

Broadcast networks should start putting up a sign: "Watch for falling ratings." Fragmentation—the process of viewers diffusing across cable channels that cater to specific interests, as opposed to being forced to…

October 2, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

Al Jazeera America Sees 30% Ratings Increase As Gaza Conflict Continues 3 million viewers, 1.4 million at prime time

Al Jazeera America has seen a major boost in its ratings over the last two weeks, with the network’s coverage of the Gaza conflict drawing some 3 million unique viewers…

July 28, 2014, 10:46 AM EDT

Rob Dyrdek Gets Renewals, Pilot in MTV Deal Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness return for 7th seasons

Celebrations are in order for MTV producer Rob Dyrdek. The network today that closed a "multi-year production deal" with Dyrdek and his company Super Jacket that includes pilot order for…

June 25, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT

Networks Pour Cash Into Summer Programming Our top picks for off-season TV

The broadcast season is over. Permanently. That’s not to say that a bunch of new series won’t be back in the fall, but you no longer have to watch reruns…

June 3, 2014, 5:57 AM EDT

CNBC Isn't Offering Nielsen Ratings Guarantees During the Day Anymore Financial network offers internal numbers instead

CNBC, the financial news network, is done with daytime Nielsen ratings. "They are no longer guaranteeing the business day, which is the most important daypart for a financial client," a source…

June 2, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

Billboard Music Awards Stomp Good Wife, Amazing Race Finales Award show averaged 10.5 million total viewers

The week got off to a good start for ABC. The network's Sunday broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards won out handily over season finales of The Good Wife and…

May 20, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

Houston Astros Pull Off an Amazing 0.0 Nielsen Rating No one—literally no one—watched Monday’s baseball game

Houston, we have a problem. According to Nielsen live-plus-same day data, the Astros’ Monday afternoon home game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scratched, delivering a 0.0 rating on Comcast…

April 10, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT

A&E Pulls Another Show From Its Lineup: Breaking Boston Southie reality series on the shelf next to Those Who Kill

That needle scratch you hear is A&E pulling new reality show Breaking Boston off its prime-time lineup after just one airing—the show debuted to an anemic 313,000 total viewers (suggesting…

March 20, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

Piers Morgan Never Really Arrived on CNN and Now He's Leaving Will Bill Weir replace him 'sometime in March'?

Piers Morgan's 9 p.m. show on CNN is ending, the host told the New York Times' David Carr. Morgan is one of the few remaining high-profile hires from Jonathan Klein's…

February 23, 2014, 9:42 PM EST

Dallas Cowboys Are Tops on TV, if Not in Your Hearts Some of you people have been hate-watching 'America’s Team'

Love ‘em or loathe ‘em—and according to a recent poll, most of us fall into the latter camp—the Dallas Cowboys always draw a crowd. So much so that five of…

January 7, 2014, 4:32 PM EST

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