In the midst of so many challenges to the TV business, from exploding numbers of content choices to cord-cutting to declining ratings. But there are still some key aspects of the business to help see the glass as half-full rather than than half-empty.
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017…
The TV ratings for President Donald Trump’s inauguration were good, but probably not as good as the new leader of the free world would like. An estimated 31 million people watched the event in the U.S., according to Nielsen, the firm known for tracking television ratings. That trailed the...
For a long time, the narrative du jour in cable and broadcast circles was that sports would save cable TV from the unholy threat of cord cutting and the associated ratings drop. Live sports and sports analysis was, the argument usually...Show More Summary
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Jan. 21,…
There's a dispute over how many people showed up for Donald Trump's inauguration but today the President wanted to set the record straight about the TV ratings for the ceremony as well as hit Hollywood over the massively attended Women's...Show More Summary
Those wondering if Trump would change his tweeting ways now that he is president - and has not just one, his personal @realDonaldTrump account, but two including the official @POTUS username - got an answer in three parts this morning,...Show More Summary
President Trump weighed in for the first time on the massive protests of his presidency in Washington and around the globe, stating sarcastically on Twitter on Sunday morning that that he was “under the impression that we just had an election!” His tweet came in response to more than 1 million people gathering Saturday for […]
Throughout his candidacy, Donald Trump prided himself on his ability to draw a TV audience as he sparred with others during debates. Now, as president, we'll see if the hot streak continues when he's just talking to the camera. The executive producer of The Apprentice was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday afternoon. Show More Summary
America's national birth rate is at its lowest ever, and Paul Scheer, while discussing his role in the upcoming TV series Playdates with us at Sundance, drove home what could possibly be one of the best reasons why you should never procreate. ... More »
Despite Sean Spicer's claims that Trump had "the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration," the TV ratings and real life crowd don't add up.
Low energy President — bad TV ratings! Sad! Donald Trump's inauguration was a pathetic response to his predecessor's first swearing-in, according to new TV ratings numbers put out by Nielsen this morning and reported by THR and others. Related: Madonna's Live TV 'Fuck You' Was Better Than Trump According to the numbers, the new 45th President of the [...]
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Initial returns show the festivities down 26 percent from comparable figures for the last swearing in. read more
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Jan. 20,…
Does Vin Diesel still want to make an Inhumans movie even though the property is now becoming a TV series? Will Batman ever pop up on Powerless? Can you guess which Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 character is blowing the minds of test...Show More Summary
We don't do ratings stories but this is interesting... "Flip or Flop" -- despite the off-screen drama from its hosts -- annihilated Thursday's cable TV lineup to win the ratings game. The show snagged more than 2 million viewers. #2 was an NBA game…
I hope no one tuned in and gives this inauguration the worst TV ratings in history. It would devastate the fragile new President’s delicate ego.
Bellator 170: "Ortiz vs Sonnen" comes to The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., tomorrow night (Sat., Jan. 21, 2017), featuring a main event that should be a ratings sensation for Spike TV -- "The Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz vs. "The Bad Guy" Chael...Show More Summary
'The Big Bang Theory' nearly doubles all other original efforts on Thursday. read more