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2014-15 Upfront

2014-15 Upfront Schedule

Thursday, May 8

A+E Networks - 5:30 p.m. at Park Avenue Armory

Monday, May 12

NBC - 11 a.m. at Javits Center North

Fox - 4 p.m. at Beacon Theater

NUVOtv - 5:45 p.m. at Edison Ballroom

Tuesday, May 13

ESPN - 9 a.m. at Minskoff Theatre

Univision - 11 a.m. at Al Hirschfield Theatre

ABC - 4 p.m. at Avery Fisher Hall

Telemundo - 6 p.m. at Jazz at Lincoln Center (Rose Hall)

Wednesday, May 14

Turner Networks  - 10 a.m. at the Theater at Madison Square Garden

CBS - 4 p.m. at Carnegie Hall

Adult Swim - 9 p.m. at Terminal 5

Thursday, May 15

The CW - 11 a.m. at City Center

NBCUniversal Cable - 4 p.m. at Javits Center North

What Did TV CEOs Tell Investors About the Weak Ad Market? Telcos, cars and CPG underspent on television

Now that second-quarter earnings are over for the media sector, we can finally take a good look at what senior media company executives actually said on calls to investors when…

August 20 5:00AM

Where Have All the Upfront Dollars Gone? Online is only part of the answer

It's obvious by now that something has gone wrong in the television advertising world—upfront dollar volume fell by 6.1 percent to $18.125 billion, including a 4.7 percent hit for cable,…

August 11 2:04PM

The Upfront Will Be Down More Than 6% Report says dollar volume will drop to $18.1 billion

No, all that money that didn't go to broadcast networks is not showing up on cable. New Jersey-based agency MDI says the upfront will be down 6.1 percent this year to…

July 21 3:33PM

With Broadcast Volume Down, TV Inventory Is Going to Get Expensive Scatter market due for a major uptick

If everybody waits out this upfront for better inventory in the fall, will anybody get enough of it? Brian Wieser, analyst at Pivotal Research (and a former head forecaster for…

June 29 6:54PM

Fox Is Done With 2014-15 Upfront Sales Volume down, pricing up about 3%

Fox is essentially done with its upfront sales, according to a source, gaining pricing increases of 2.5-3.5 percent but losing volume after a rough 2013-14 season in which ratings for…

June 25 2:41PM

The CW Wraps Upfront Sales Buyers dig The Flash

The CW has finished its upfront sales, making Fox the last man standing in this year's ad sales bazaar. Volume for the network was down slightly (as it has been…

June 24 6:05PM

CBS Finishes Upfront With CPM Increases Lower Than Last Year Network says it still has the highest rates in the market

This upfront season, it's all over but the shouting for CBS, according to a statement released by the organization itself today. “As we near the finish line, we are very confident…

June 13 1:56PM

At the Upfronts, Data Is Driving Deals Buyers' new motto: trust but verify

The broadcast ad market is on its feet and moving toward deals as of this week, but one thing that seems to be in much greater play this year is…

June 8 7:18PM

The Broadcast Market Is Moving NBC, CBS write upfront deals, many buy C7

Three of the major broadcast networks have started to write upfront deals—NBC, CBS and Fox are all said to be signing contracts for inventory in the 2014-15 season. NBC is…

June 4 5:04PM

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 12:19PM

5 Time Slot Brawls to Watch This Fall Plus, Spanish-language nets serve up new music competition shows

With radically altered prime-time lineups at ABC and Fox, football on Thursday at CBS, and an NBC slate without its Thursday comedy block, the season is shaping up to be…

May 18 8:25PM

Jackie de Crinis Returns From Paradise to Take On USA’s Wider Development Mission Goes well beyond original scripted dramas

   Specs Who Jackie de Crinis New gig Evp, original programming, USA Network  Old gig Senior programming executive, USA Network Age 49  In a recent interview with Adweek, chairman of NBCU Cable Entertainment Bonnie Hammer said USA Network…

May 18 8:19PM

The More Things Change: What's Old Is New Again at the CW Flash is a go, Carrie skips off into the sunset, Star-Crossed falls, and Tomorrow People is yesterday's news

There are few surprises on the CW's upfront schedule, besides virgins. It's a good time for the network's comic-book-heavy prime-time lineup: Arrow will be joined by spinoff The Flash in…

May 15 10:53AM

CBS Puts Football on Thursday, Joel McHale May Go to Late Late No more Crazy Ones, Hostages or Intelligence

UPDATE: CBS's Les Moonves, talking to Bloomberg denies... everything, really, saying that there are a lot of people throwing hats in the ring for Craig Ferguson's old gig. And that CBS…

May 14 3:38PM

NCM Inks Deals With Shazam, Maker Studios Also buying out the competition

National CineMedia revealed intriguing partnerships with Shazam and Maker Studios today at its upfront event near Lincoln Square in New York. The moves underscore how the cinema ads network increasingly…

May 14 1:56PM

Turner Upfront Slate Tries for Younger Viewers, Even Male/Female Split Deal with Comcast includes dynamic ads

Without Steve Koonin at the helm for the first time in years, Turner is giving the floor to head of programming Michael Wright this morning. The networks are shifting focus,…

May 14 8:30AM

ABC Dips a Toe Into the Programmatic Pool Partnership with FreeWheel furthers the cause of automated buying

While it executed all the expected dance moves, screening cut-downs of its fall series before letting late-night prankster Jimmy Kimmel off the leash for his annual Friar’s Club roast of…

May 13 9:09PM

Telemundo Boosts World Cup Rights, New President in Upfront Presentation New series include Los Miserables

NBCUniversal's Telemundo is taking a victory lap for its World Cup acquisition back in 2011 during the upfront this season. Sitting in the driver's seat during that lap is newly…

May 13 7:58PM

Univision Gives Simon Cowell Show La Banda the Go-Ahead Network upfront features dancing Steve Mandela, Carlos Santana

Univision has green-lit a new series from American Idol/X Factor/America's Got Talent producer Simon Cowell entitled La Banda, out to find "the best band in the world," as Cowell told…

May 13 4:48PM

Upfront Upheaval: ABC Creates an All-Shonda Rhimes Thursday Block Hit-maker signs 4-year contract extension with ABC Studios

It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world; everyone else just lives in it. The creator of the ABC franchise drama Grey’s Anatomy and the scorching Beltway caper Scandal is getting her very own night,…

May 13 1:21PM

You Can Now Buy the Bug on Adult Swim New slate includes shows from Jack McBrayer, WorldStarHipHop

One of the things Adult Swim will be selling its advertisers in 2014 is the little company logo in the corner of the screen, which (until now) has simply read…

May 12 12:23PM

Sweeping Changes in Store at Fox Tuesday comedy block busted; Animation Domination gets ‘lively’

When the Knights of the Laptop begin to examine the fall broadcast schedule in earnest, expect a deluge of think pieces on how, after a seemingly robust return to form…

May 12 8:14AM

Upfront Uproar: NBC Guts Thursday Night Comedies, Shifts The Blacklist Big changes in store for fall

On the verge of winning its first seasonal ratings crown in a decade, NBC still has a lot of work to do if it’s going to repeat its title run…

May 11 2:37PM

The Quick and the Dead: A Guide to TV’s Renewals and Cancellations Your real-time roundup starts here

On the eve of Upfront Week, when the five English-language broadcast networks will present their respective 2014-15 prime-time schedules to media buyers, advertisers and the working press, news of various renewals…

May 8 2:53PM

Fox Is Batty for Gotham Network orders Batman origin story to series

Fire up the Bat Signal, Chief O’Hara, because Fox officially has ordered Gotham to series. Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Television, Gotham functions as…

May 5 4:48PM

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