Monday, September 22, 2014

BROADCAST NETWORKS THREATENED BY CABLE, WEB

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As the 2012-13 television season winds down, it is becoming apparent to many analysts that the broadcast networks are facing their gravest challenges ever. Writing today (Tuesday) in Advertising Age, Horizon Media analyst Brad Adgate observed that for the first time during a regular season, two cable TV series, History Channel’s The Bible and AMC’s […]

PTC WANTS WALKING DEAD RE-RATED

December 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Cable outlet AMC’s The Walking Dead has been averaging more than 11 million viewers per episode — an audience bigger than what most broadcast shows attract. It has also caught the eye of the Parents Television Council, the Christian watchdog group that has long battled the broadcast networks over sex and violence in their programs. […]

TV VIEWING CONTINUES TO RISE

January 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite competition from the Internet, a myriad of videogame platforms, cheap DVD rentals via Netflix, RedBox, and video-on-demand, broadcast and cable viewing actually increased slightly in 2010, according to Nielsen Research. As reported in Sunday’s New York Times, the average American watched 34 hours of television programming a week, up about 1 percent from 2009. […]