This is one of those few times where it’s not the expectations of the network (Spike )that matter, but rather its parent company (Viacom). After this season, Spike won’t be a thing. So what’s the plan? If the company just wanted to burn off Shannara, it would have dumped the series in a Saturday time slot to live out its days. Giving it a prime, 10pm slot on Wednesday nights is a good sign.
Mr. Robot is at a place in its existence where its survival is not based on ratings but dominance for NBC Universal. USA can’t cancel the show because, for now, NBCU can’t afford to lose it. Despite the mixed reception of season 2, Mr. Robot remains the conglomerate’s noisiest drama. It is a show that gives the company much-needed credibility as it continues to search for its next big in house ratings hit (This is Us is a Fox series).
Last week, The Last Ship took a massive nosedive in ratings to an all-time series low, by a wide margin, of 1.34 million viewers overall. This combined with the news out of Deadline that TNT views a six season of the series as “a long shot” seems to all but guarantee the show’s future as a five-season series. Granted, five seasons is nothing to pout about if that indeed becomes the reality. It’s hard enough to get two or three seasons on cable. Five is a miracle and very respectable.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".