Topic: Todd Juenger

Analyst: FTC Condition on Nielsen-Arbitron Hardly Matters

Commission’s quibble benefits ESPN but puts no restrictions on ratings giant

Commissioner Joshua Wright blasted the Federal Trade Commission in his dissent for over-reaching in the condition it imposed on Nielsen’s purchase of Arbitron, but the ultimate impact of the condition…

A la Carte Wars: Cablevision Sues Viacom for Bundling

MSO goes to the mattresses over widespread industry practice

In an apparent bid to set a legal precedent, Cablevision on Tuesday announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Viacom for “bundling,” the practice by which programmers force distributors…

Analyst: Nielsen’s Revised Sample Won’t Immediately Impact Ad Market

In redefining the TV household, ratings service takes first step in a long journey

If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, Nielsen’s plans to expand its sample to include non-linear TV deliveries is a bit like lacing up one’s…

NFL Network Scares Up Record Ratings

Expanded Thursday Night Football slate helps double ad sales dollars

NFL Network’s beefed-up slate of live Thursday Night Football broadcasts put up record numbers, averaging 6.35 million viewers over the course of 13 games. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, TNF delivered…

Analyst: CBS Would Win the C7 Battle

Currency shift would funnel ancillary ad sales revenue to Black Rock

After taking a good, long look at TiVo’s set-top-box data as it pertains to prime time broadcast ratings, one influential analyst is of the opinion that Les is more. According to…

Viacom Revenue Down, Earnings Up, Investors Concerned

Analyst: 'Is MTV broken?'

Analysts have changed tone about Viacom, the owner of MTV, Nickeolodeon, Comedy Central, VH1 and BET. Barclay's media guru Anthony DiClemente was the most poilite of the bunch, congratulating Viacom…