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When Make-Goods Aren't Good Enough As ratings plummet, broadcasters and buyers pledge to innovate

The decline of broadcast TV ratings recalls Hemingway’s description of stumbling into bankruptcy, inasmuch as the phenomenon has happened “gradually, then suddenly.” Over the last seven seasons, the Big Four…

April 29, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

FXX Lands The Simpsons in Biggest Off-Net Deal Ever Spinoff net nails down all 530 episodes of Fox’s animated comedy

Two months after Twentieth Century Fox Television began accepting bids for the off-net cable rights to the longest-running scripted series in TV history, a corporate sibling has emerged the victor. FXX…

November 15, 2013, 12:06 PM EST

Ratings Slump Dings Broadcast Sales Networks’ Q1 spend slips 5 percent; cable on the rise

Diluted prime-time deliveries and a calendar quirk that moved NCAA Final Four dollars into April contributed to a $317 million decline in first-quarter broadcast TV ad expenditures. According to a new…

June 25, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

Multiple Syndication Partners for CBS’ The Good Wife Cable, streaming, local stations package worth $2 million per episode

Months after taking the homegrown show to market, CBS has secured a complex series of syndication deals for The Good Wife. In a multiwindow deal that involves a basic cable network…

March 13, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

CMO Council Report: Marketing Budgets on the Upswing Execs eye big increases in digital spend, while TV growth could slow

While television should once again account for the lion’s share of global marketing spend in 2013, a disproportionate number of executives report that search is a far more effective medium…

December 13, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

Moonves: C7 Switch Only a Matter of Time CBS boss predicts a currency shift will take place by mid-2014

Weeks after expressing his support for a switch to a new ratings currency that would include seven days of time-shifted deliveries, Les Moonves is now predicting that the change will…

December 5, 2012, 3:41 PM EST

TV Rules the Roost in Q1 Broadcast, cable control half of the $32.9 billion media market

Thanks in large part to a robust sports market, first-quarter TV ad expenditures rose 8 percent versus the year-ago period. According to a new report from Kantar Media, clients in Q1…

June 18, 2012, 9:09 AM EDT

The CW Wraps Upfront Deals; Turner Joins the Fray Digital packages boost ratings-challenged broadcaster

The CW is the first network to finish writing its upfront business, taking in approximately $400 million to $410 million in advance commitments for the 2012-13 TV season. Volume was…

June 7, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

TV Weathers the Storm Broadcast, cable control half of the $144 billion media market

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you may be a television ad sales executive. According to a new report from Kantar Media, TV stood…

March 12, 2012, 12:28 PM EDT

The Programming Insider: Thursday 7/21/11 CBS, Fox Tie for Win

In Today's Issue   Prime-Time Metered Market Wednesday Ratings: CBS and Fox Lead Overnights; NBC Poised for Adult 18-49 Victory Ratings Box: What’s Hot/What’s Not On the Air Tonight: Prime-Time Programming Options TV Tidbits: Notes of Interest TV Trivia Time: Lucy…

July 21, 2011, 10:34 AM EDT

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