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Third Presidential Debate Scares Up 71.6 Million Viewers

adage.com — Americans seem oddly taken with "The Donald & Hillary Show," but despite the huge ratings the two antagonists drew during their final prime-time joust, there will be no second season. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, Wednesday night's presidential debate averaged a whopping 71.6 million viewers across 13 networks, shattering the previous high of 66.9 million viewers set by the analogous 1992 showdown between Pres.

Freshman Series Power C3 Ratings, But NFL Slump Continues

adage.com — We're already a month into the fall TV season, and while live ratings continue to fray like a moth-eaten sweater, a handful of new shows are doing their part to uphold the structural integrity of primetime.

'Empire' Tops in C3; Don't Sleep on 'Designated Survivor'

adage.com — The first batch of C3 ratings data for the 2016-17 TV season has been processed by Nielsen, and while the raw numbers suggest that some shows are having better luck at regaining lost commercial impressions when you count three days of viewing, time-shifting remains the greatest threat to the traditional advertising model.

NFL, Voter Fatigue Take a Bite Out of Debate Ratings

adage.com — On the heels of a record-shattering opening performance, the TV ratings for second presidential debate represented a return to normalcy of sorts -- or at least as close to "normal" as this election cycle is ever likely to get.

Buyers Take a Wait-and-See Approach to NFL Ratings Slide

adage.com — With the first quarter of the 2016 NFL regular season on the books, media executives and Monday morning quarterbacks of all stripes are engaged in a whodunnit of sorts, as the enigma that is the league's shrinking TV ratings has become something of a locked-room murder mystery.

Olympics Push Fails to Boost 'Timeless;' 'Conviction' Is DOA

adage.com — Despite an Olympian effort on NBC's part to promote its new sci-fi adventure series, "Timeless" last night put up unspectacular ratings numbers in its premiere outing. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, "Timeless" debuted to 7.60 million viewers and a 1.8 in the target demo, which works out to some 2.31 million adults 18-48.

CBS Secures Complex Multiplatform Syndication Deal for The Good Wife

adweek.com — Months after taking the homegrown show to market, CBS has secured a complex series of syndication deals for The Good Wife. In a multiwindow deal that involves a basic cable network (Hallmark Channel), a pair of streaming partners (Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus) and a weekend broadcast syndication schedule, CBS has put together a package that reflects the increasing fragmentation of the traditional television audience.

In an First, ESPN Lands a Major Agency in Out-of-Home Push

adage.com — It may not be as memorable a milestone as Ohio State establishing itself as the inaugural national champion of the College Football Playoff era or Golden State's unprecedented 24-0 run at the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, but in becoming the first network to successfully negotiate deals that include an out-of-home TV audience, ESPN's ad sales team this summer accomplished a feat that no group in the history of the medium had ever managed to pull off.

Trump-Clinton Debate Shatters All-Time Ratings Record

adage.com — The first televised skirmish between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump broke the all-time TV audience record for a presidential debate, averaging 84 million viewers across a dozen ad-supported broadcast and cable networks and PBS. Monday night's showdown between the former Secretary of State, U.S.

ABC Takes a Hit on Final Night of TV's Premiere Week

adage.com — After getting off to a promising start, the first official week of the 2016-17 broadcast TV season ended with a dull thud, as viewers on Sunday night largely ignored the networks' scripted efforts. ABC's Sunday night lineup took a particularly big hit, as the network's primetime (7 p.m.-11 p.m.)
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Oct 24, 2016

@ryan211 Cuban was right: Greed & the only end of greed. Thur night games are box office poison & they compromise the health of the players.

Oct 24, 2016

Upcoming primetime Thursday Night Football games: Jags-Titans, Browns-Ravens, Dolphins-Jets, Bengals-Texans. The NFL O*W*N*S.

Oct 24, 2016

If you're still one of those assholes who thinks the Kaep anthem protests has anything to do w/ the NFL's shitty ratings, go drown in piss.

Oct 24, 2016

AH HA HA HA HA HA HA a 6-6 tie. That'll fix the NFL's ratings cock-up.

Oct 23, 2016

@frankpallotta @bristei Kirkman's next challenge is to write a character for @pattonoswalt, Qs re how he survived the ZA be damned…

Oct 23, 2016

@frankpallotta @bristei I will say this: The show will badly miss the two actors/characters, who were funny as hell & got all the best lines

Oct 23, 2016

@frankpallotta @bristei Spielberg stopped murdering children on-screen after Jaws—and he basically had to kill Alex Kintner to ignite Brody…

Oct 23, 2016

@bristei @frankpallotta There isn't an advertiser in this hemisphere who wouldn't bail on that…although good fit 4 the National Veal Council

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