Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Monday Ratings

Marc Berman's summary:
- Winners: The Bachelorette (ABC), American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
- Losers (excluding repeats) Cedric’s Barber Battles (CW), The Whispers (ABC), The Island (NBC)

Network numbers from TV By the Numbers.

Analysis from Spotted and Fienberg.

Showtime OTT Launches

Showtime's OTT streaming service is now live.

Hannibal Rejected

Netflix and Amazon have both declined to pick up a new season of Hannibal. Alan Sepinwall considers the few options are left.

Shearer Returns

Harry Shearer has worked out a new deal to stay with The Simpsons.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

iPlayer Charge

The BBC has been granted permission to start charging for iPlayer use.

TV RomComs

David Canfield says the romantic comedy genre is thriving on TV, which is revolutionizing the format.

UnREAL Renewed

Lifetime wants a second season of UnREAL. Alan Sepinwall is pleased.

Sports Rights Fees

Matt Yoder highlights the consequences of exploding rights fees for live sports.

Frontline Doc Dropped

Lloyd Grove investigates why Frontline decided not to air a documentary on the gambling industry.

UnREAL's Reality

Possessionista explores what's accurate and not about reality TV production in UnREAL's pilot.

Facbook Sampling

Content providers are making sample episodes of shows available on Facebook.

VOD User Experience

Alan Wolk is critical of MVPD VOD search experiences.

Targeting Kids

Greg Nichols delves into how Netflix and Amazon are targeting children with programming.

MVPD Classification

Paul Sweeting considers the potential consequences of the FCC classifying OTT video services as MVPDs.

The TV Blanket

Laura Bradley investigates the lineage of a type of blanket seen in countless TV shows.

Sunday Ratings

Marc Berman's summary:
- Winners: 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup (Fox)
- Losers (excluding repeats) Nothing

Network numbers from TV By the Numbers.

Analysis from Spotted and Fienberg.

Shark Week Scheduling

Jason Lynch explains why Discovery decided to put Shark Week in early July this year.

Trump's Suits

Brian Stelter updates us on the state of Donald Trump's legal battles with NBC and Univision.

World Cup Ratings

Early ratings for the Women's World Cup final are huge. Update: The match is officially the most-watched soccer game in U.S. TV history.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Thursday Ratings

Marc Berman's summary:
- Winners: Nothing
- Losers (excluding repeats): The Astronauts Club (ABC), Food Fighters (NBC), Boom! (Fox), Beauty and the Beast (CW), Mistresses (ABC), Aquarius (NBC), Wayward Pines (Fox), Hannibal (NBC)

Network numbers from TV By the Numbers. Final ratings. Cable ratings.

Analysis from Spotted.

Defend the BBC

The Guardian calls on British people to defend the BBC and its license fee from Conservative party attack.

CNN Criticism

Al Jazeera America's C. Robert Gibson questions CNN's ethics in creating a branded-content show.

Indecency Fine Fight

WDBJ in Roanoke is fighting the indecency fine the FCC wants to impose on it for a fleeting video clip.

Movies Into TV

Andrew Pulver explains why movie studios are adapting so many film properties for TV.

Binge-Watching Norms

Alan Wolk notes that binge-watching has become a mainstream viewing practice and has suggestions for content owners to deal with it.

Dukes Analysis

James Poniewozik looks back on Dukes of Hazzard as a product of its time.

Late Night Ratings

Tony Maglio reports that Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers are dominating late night ratings.

Directing Game of Thrones

Andy Meek talks to new Game of Thrones director Jack Bender about his experience on the series.

Internship Ruling

A federal appeals court set aside a lower court ruling on the Black Swan internship case.

Viacom's Crisis

Felix Gillette and Lucas Shaw delve into Viacom's struggles.

30 Rock Now Comcast

The building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza is now officially called the Comcast Building.

Teens Dropping TV

Matt Rosoff reports on figures showing that TV-watching among teens continues to drop.

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