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Topic: Upfront

Multicultural Talent Is Surging on TV and Winning Mainstream Audiences

A long-awaited shift

Hardly anyone was more surprised than Dana Walden at the ratings surge Fox midseason entrant Empire enjoyed following its Jan. 7 debut. She expected a lift but not to the…

Fall's 5 Biggest Time Slot Battles

It will be sink or swim for next season's new shows, especially those slated for these competitive face-offs

The broadcast upfronts week was full of buzzwords like "big data" and "viewability," but as usual, each presentation came down to content and which new shows viewers are going to…

Here's the 2015-2016 Broadcast TV Schedule

More superheroes, less CSI

With presentation season behind us and the selling season upon us, here's a look at the 2015-2016 broadcast TV schedule. You'll see some familiar faces in new places, more heroes—super…

The 10 Most Memorable Moments From This Year's Upfronts

From unusual duets to surprise proposals, broadcast upfronts week had it all

It's been a memorable upfront/NewFronts season, but not even the Adweek staff was prepared for some of the zaniness of the final—and most important— week, as networks made their strikingly…

NBCU Cable Upfront Was a Spectacle That Packed in 168 Stars

Kardashians, housewives, wrestlers and shahs

At the final presentation of the 2015-2016 Upfront week, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment president Bonnie Hammer reminded attendees, "By now you've seen it all, heard it all and drank it all.…

Will Last Year's Upfront Shortfalls Continue in 2015?

'The upfront is not what it used to be and never will be again'

With the 2015-2016 upfronts now behind us, it's on to the sales season. Last year's upfront market was down, with both broadcast and cable taking hits. New Jersey-based MDI pegged…

The CW Slates Its Third Superhero Series for the New Season

After renewing entire fall lineup, network keeps it mostly intact for 2015-16

When you renew your entire fall lineup, as The CW did in January, it doesn't leave much room for new programming. That's why it's not surprising that The CW's 2015-2016…

National CineMedia Sees the Future of Advertising at the Movies

Moviegoers can't skip ads

National CineMedia (NCM) had a message for brands and media agencies attending its upfront event at AMC's Lincoln Square Theater in New York today: TV is dead. Specifically, the audience for…

Stephen Colbert Scores With Advertisers in His CBS Upfront Debut

Comedian charms the Carnegie Hall crowd as network makes big plans

Stephen Colbert's CBS debut couldn't have gone any better. The comedian, who will succeed David Letterman when Late Show With Stephen Colbert debuts on Sept. 8, was the star of CBS'…

Turner Ad Sales Chief: 'Dayparts Are Dead'

Basketball stars and Billy Eichner tout dozens of shows on 8 networks

For the first time, Turner brought all of its networks together under one roof for its 2015-2016 upfront. That roof? The Theater at Madison Square Garden. "When they planned this, they…

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