Archive for the ‘TV Business’ Category

September 2nd, 2010 at 1:41 pm

What Does The Network Of A Failed Show Owe Its Viewers?

When a television show is clearly a failure, what does the network owe its viewers?


September 1st, 2010 at 8:36 am

Hallmark Pulls Its Channels from AT&T U-verse in Carriage Dispute

We've seen many last minute resolution to these carriage disputes between content providers and cable, satellite and telco operators.   We've even seen


August 23rd, 2010 at 7:46 am

Report: ‘Jersey Shore’s‘ ‘The Situation’ to Make $5 Million This Year

Those hoping that the Jersey Shore casts' fifteen minutes of fame will soon expire, don't get your hopes up.


August 17th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Nielsen Seeks to Raise $2.01 Billion in IPO

I meant to write about this Monday night but got sidetracked, by of all things, Nielsen ratings! In an SEC filing on


August 8th, 2010 at 10:50 am

Rentrak Set Top Box Data Still Redheaded Stepchild

I like the folks at Rentrak and I'm not snarking on their data. I don't blame Rentrak at all for riding any


August 8th, 2010 at 9:12 am

Single-Cam Comedies Are All The Rage, But Multi-Cam Is Still Where the Money Is?

does the camera format really matter to a show's long-term success?


July 17th, 2010 at 10:28 am

TV Writer's Deals Way Down From a Decade Ago; Still In the Stratosphere

$800,000-$1.5 million-a-year doesn't sound too bad unless you compare it to $3 million-a-year.


July 14th, 2010 at 11:51 am

Is ‘True Blood’ Worth $800,000 An Episode In Syndication?

HBO hopes it can sell True Blood for $800,000 per episode.

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