Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Good TVeets

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

IMDb Ratings Graphs

Kevin Wu has created a site called Graph TV, which generates a graph of any TV show's IMDb ratings across seasons.

News Ratings

Lester Holt's ratings continue to rise, while Megyn Kelly topped Fox News ratings in August.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force's Journey

Tim O'Neil takes us through Aqua Teen Hunger Force's unique life.

Syfy Renewals

Syfy wants second seasons of Killjoys and Dark Matter.

The View Turmoil

Joe Flint covers all the drama taking place at The View. (google news link)

Showrunner Exits

Elizabeth Wagmeister says the numerous showrunner departures going into the fall season are a consequence of the content glut.

Monday Ratings

Network numbers from TV By the Numbers. Final ratings.

VMA Ratings

Ratings for MTV's Video Music Awards took a big tumble compared to last year.

FTWD & Race

Fear the Walking Dead's showrunner is dismissing concerns about racial representations in the series, and Josh Ralske explains what is problematic here.

The Female Gaze

Bitch Flicks has a special series on the female gaze, including essays on Hannibalteen tv, Mad Menyoung adult supernatural action romantic comedy, female-driven comedies, and female fandom.

Scripps Everywhere

Scripps has launched a TV Everywhere live-streaming service for its channels that features targeted advertising.

Sling TV Fix

Sling TV says it's fixed what ailed the streaming service during last week's Fear the Walking Dead.

Dish Fee Issues

An Indiana station is suing Dish Network over retrans fees, and Dish lost a case over carriage fees for Disney HD channels.

Baseball Analysis

Richard Sandomir says ESPN's first female baseball analyst did impressive work during Sunday night's game.

The View EP Out

The View is looking for a new executive producer.

MTV, VMAs, and Race

Soraya Nadia McDonald analyzes MTV's Video Music Awards through the lens of racial representation and MTV's social responsibility.

Marvel Moves

THR reports a shakeup at Marvel Studios, as its president will now report directly to Disney's studio chief.

Amazon Prime Downloads

Amazon Prime subscribers who use Android and Apple devices will now be able to download shows for offline viewing.

Under the Dome Done

Under the Dome will be over for good when this season comes to a close.

NBC Drops Coach

If you're not clear on what the first Good TVeets is funny: NBC has decided not to move forward with the Coach reboot.

Good TVeets

Monday, August 31, 2015

Better Boxes

The NYT editorial board calls on pay tv operators to open up choice in set-top boxes for consumers.

Bechdel Test for Disability

David M. Perry proposes adapting the Bechdel-Wallace Test for representations of the disabled.

Ad Blocker Responses

Jeanine Poggi looks at how TV networks are dealing with ad blocker services online.

Recession Impact

Ken Doctor predicts what another recession could do to major media companies.

Univision's Challenge

Emily Steel says Univision faces tough questions about competition and changing viewing habits as it approaches an IPO.

Simon Interview

Liz Shannon Miller talks to David Simon about Show Me a Hero and the sad state of America.

Twitter Negotiations

Scott Collins highlights recent examples of Hollywood talent using Twitter to gain public leverage in salary negotiations.

Sports Ratings Declines

Gerry Smith notes some declines in live sports ratings and considers possible consequences.

TV in 2015

Two more TV in 2015 posts from Linda Holmes, on writing about TV and questions for the future.

Agency Raid

Maer Roshan delves into UTA's raid of CAA and what it says about star bankability today.

New In Media Res

Theme: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

  • Monday, August 31, 2015 - Ethan Thompson (Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi) presents: Colbert and the Talk Show Games 
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - Kelli Marshall (DePaul University) presents: Can Stephen Colbert Uphold David Letterman’s Legacy—and Tone?
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - Shaun Treat (Independent) presents: The Myth of COLBERT NATION Millenials? 
  • Thursday, September 3, 2015 - Garret Castleberry (Oklahoma City University) presents: The Colbert Report as Millennial Pedagogy 
  • Friday, September 4, 2015 - Brooke Sonenreich (Georgia State University) presents: The Absence Of Women In Late-Night Television And Why It Remains An Issue

Drama Writer Roundtable

THR has an Emmys roundtable with drama writers.

Hindsight Cancelled

VH1 decided to reverse course and cancel Hindsight after previously announcing its renewal.

Apple TV & Originals

Janko Roettgers has details on the next Apple TV iteration, and Andrew Wallenstein reports that we may see original programming coming from Apple.

New Epix Deal

Netflix and Epix are breaking up, and Epix films will now head over to Hulu. Peter Kafka relays that Netflix thinks subscribers will be ok with that and just wait for Netflix's original movies. Todd Spangler says Netflix is being smart here, Caroline Framke says it's according to Netflix's plan, and Will Richmond says Epix is making the right move in sticking with a big SVOD service and not trying to go standalone. Andrew Wallenstein proposes that this could also help Epix land a carriage deal with Comcast.

Hannibal Analysis

Matt Zoller Seitz discusses the revolutionary aspects of Hannibal, and Evan Sawdey calls it a modern classic. Keith Uhlich laments how underwatched the series was. Darren Franich chronicles everything Hannibal wore on the series. In response to post-finale interviews that creator Bryan Fuller gave, Ryan McGee asks critics to stop doing such interviews and let series speak for themselves, and Sam Adams adds his thoughts on the topic.

Sunday Ratings

Network numbers from TV By the Numbers. Cable ratings.

Analysis from Spotted.

Fear the Walking Dead had a 16% decline in 18-49 last night compared to its premiere.

Good TVeets

Sunday, August 30, 2015

OTT Basketball

Claire Atkinson reports on speculation that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers could try to offer games via an OTT streaming service.

Creating Black-ish

Robert Ito profiles Kenya Barris, creator of Black-ish.

Colbert's Transparency

Matthew Gilbert covers how Stephen Colbert is transparently handling his transition to CBS.

Intervention's Success

Jethro Nededog highlights the better-than-rehab success rate of A&E's Intervention.

Fox News & Women

Amanda Taub notes that a super-cut of Fox News sexism illustrates the problematic representations the channel perpetuates.

Episodes Change

The BBC has dropped out of co-producing Episodes, leaving Showtime to take over.

Fear the Walking Dead Special

AMC is producing a stand-alone web special that will introduce a character who will then appear on Fear the Walking Dead.

Friday & Saturday Ratings

Friday network numbers from TV By the Numbers. Final ratings. Cable ratings.

Saturday network numbers from TV By the Numbers. Cable ratings.

Fuller Interviews

If you'd like to see what Bryan Fuller has to say about the Hannibal finale, you have numerous options, as he talked to Alan Sepinwall, Todd VanDerWerff, Laura Prudom, E. Alex Jung, Amber Dowling, Michael Slezak, Adam Bryant, Eric Goldman, and Eric Thurm.

Good TVeets

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Directing Transparent

C. Molly Smith looks at Silas Howard's directing efforts on Transparent, as the show's first transgender director.

Masked Retirement

Preston Beckman, known on Twitter as the Masked Scheduler, has retired from Fox. On the new episode of The Spin-Off, he talks about his network scheduling career at NBC and Fox.

Too Much TV Crisis

Pilot Viruet explains her personal "too much TV" anxiety crisis.

Netflix Building

Netflix has leased a huge building in Los Angeles, more than doubling its current office footprint in the area.

Shooting Aftermath

Toni Fitzgerald profiles WDBJ, the local Virginia station whose two employees were killed in a shooting. Brian Stelter reports on how the shooting has rattled other local news outlets.

Network Execs Can Help

Todd VanDerWerff highlights examples of network executive notes improving a TV show.

Breaking Bad Piracy

Netflix's Ultra HD copy of Breaking Bad has been hacked, and the pilot is appearing on piracy websites.

Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced

An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison. The court ruled they were aiding terrorists; they claim they were reporting.