Tag: ratings

Out of Time

Each year, the anticipated fall premiere television season is followed by an equally exciting period: fall cancellation season. The failures of The Playboy Club and Pan Am raise the question of why we turn to period TV, especially post-Mad Men.

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BET’s Got Game

Tonight, The Game, a sitcom originally produced for and aired on The CW, premieres its fourth season on its new home, BET. The story behind that move leaves me wondering about the future of “diversity” (whatever that might mean) on broadcast television.

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Losing SOAPnet

Disney’s announcement that it will be replacing cable channel Soapnet with a new preschool channel has generated serious concerns for U.S. soap viewers.

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Aren’t Ratings Meant to Go Up During Sweeps?

With the first sweeps weeks of the television season now behind us, the numbers suggest that it was a pretty lousy month. Indeed, far more shows experienced their lowest ratings of the season than did better.

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