| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When it comes to football on TV this fall, advertisers hope to open a new line of scrimmage.
Yes, they want to get their commercials on NFL games to reach some of TV's biggest audiences, but they also hope to use the introduction of Thursday-night...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban knows what it takes to run a successful business.
Apparently the billionaire also knows a bit about farm animals.
At least that's the analogy he kept falling back on Sunday night when predicting the eventual...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Cable giant Comcast Corp. proved why it is the envy of the cable industry Tuesday, announcing that profit soared 26% in the fiscal fourth quarter and that it had put the brakes on a troublesome trend of customer losses.
For the three months ended Dec....
| May 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
With its regular use of dangling entrails, severed limbs and spurting blood, AMC's "The Walking Dead" seems like the most inhospitable roost an advertiser could find. Who wants to put an ad for hamburgers next to a scene of a zombie's skull being impaled?...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:55 AM
With nearly 109 million viewers, this year's Super Bowl match between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers on CBS ranked as the most-watched TV program of 2013.
And the No. 2 show of the year? The infamous Super Bowl blackout early in the third...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
NBC led the field Tuesday with six wins at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards, presented at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Gotham.
The Peacock's "Sunday Night Football" (pictured) extended its streak in the live sports series category to a sixth consecutive...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Fox's broadcast of last year's World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals, NBC's "Sunday Night Football" and HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" were among the big winners at the 35th Sports Emmy Awards handed out Tuesday....
| May 10, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Network television is attempting to once again defy the laws of gravity.
Next week broadcast networks ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox will test their strength as the industry kicks off its annual springtime ad sales market known as the upfront. The networks...
| Dec 30, 2013
The last "Sunday Night Football" telecast of the 2013 regular season was a big one for NBC, giving the network huge ratings for the night. CBS' broadcast of the Kennedy Center Honors was down from last year....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:41 AM
With a "Sunday Night Football" showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints, NBC had no trouble breezing past the other major broadcast networks.
According to early numbers from Nielsen, which are subject to change because the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:33 PM
Network TV never knows when to stop shilling, selling, hyping and hustling its audience.
It's like a law of physics that whenever a network creates something of quality, it must always find a way to cheapen the product in trying to squeeze every last...