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Al Jazeera America Anchor: We Had 'Key Mission' To Protect The Voiceless

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Media

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GOP Debate On Fox Business Network Draws Record 13.5 Million Viewers

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.11.2015 | Media

Tuesday’s GOP debate -- the first the Fox Business Network has ever hosted -- raked in an average of 13.5 million viewers, according to ratings...

CNBC Debate Rakes In 14 MillIon Viewers Despite Widespread Criticism

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media

CNBC's widely criticized GOP debate -- in which the candidates sparred with moderators as much as each other -- earned the network the highest rating...

Fox News Beats CNN In October Ratings, Despite Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.28.2015 | Media

Despite a huge boost from airing the Democratic presidential debate, CNN fell just a hair short of beating Fox News in the ratings game in October, a...

Fox News And CNN Win Cable Network Ratings Wars In Third Quarter

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.30.2015 | Media

Given the massive number of viewers who tuned in to the two recent Republican presidential debates, it’s no surprise that the hosts, CNN and Fo...

MSNBC Sees Ratings Spike As Brian Williams Returns

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.25.2015 | Media

Either the pope’s U.S. visit is drawing in viewers or people have really missed Brian Williams, who returned to television Tuesday after a six-...

Why Businesses Can't Live Without Social Media and a Thing Called SEO: An Interview with an Online Marketing Expert

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 09.17.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

If your head starts spinning whenever tech-savvy people start riffing about things like SEO, SMM, SEM, CPC, CTR, and so on, you're probably not alone. To make heads or tails of social media, I recently caught up with Ross Taylor, owner of Alameda Internet Marketing, a Bay Area SEO company that specializes in helping small- and medium-sized businesses get found online.

Megyn Kelly And Fox News Are August's Big Ratings Winners

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 09.02.2015 | Media

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Donald Trump Can't Stop Talking About His Ratings

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.21.2015 | Media

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump thinks he's God's gift to ratings. We know this because in appearance after appearance, he reminds inte...

Trump Interview Scores 'Meet The Press' Highest Ratings In 18 Months

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.20.2015 | Media

Donald Trump is indeed a “ratings machine,” which he hastens to tell almost every interviewer he comes across.   The reality TV star&...

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Trump's 'Miss USA' Pageant Is A Ratings Bomb -- And That's Good | Gabriel Arana | Posted 07.15.2015 | Media

Donald Trump’s "Miss USA" pageant has set a record -- but, uh, not a very good one. The show, which networks Univision and NBC recently dropped a...

The Rating Game

Stanley Ely | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Stanley Ely

It's hard to find a restaurant that doesn't now place a little card at your table inquiring if the establishment was: (a) really awful; (b) tolerable; (c) sublime.

Botched Acrobat

Francis Levy | Posted 04.20.2015 | Media
Francis Levy

Walking a tightrope blindfolded, 600 feet above ground with no net is a far cry from Ringling Brothers. One wonders what will be next in ratings wars.

Entertainment Industry Caves to Hackers and Refuses to Stand Up for America's Kids

Jim Steyer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Steyer

I watched the hacking of Sony Pictures play out with a mixture of sadness and bewilderment, as studio executives fell victim to a coordinated cyber attack and pulled The Interview from theaters before eventually releasing it days later.

'Peter Pan Live!' Was Not A Big Hit

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment

"Peter Pan Live!" fell hard in the ratings on Thursday night when compared to last year's "Sound of Music Live!" According to early reports, the three...

Images and Media Ethics: How Much, How Far?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about pictures that prompts journalists, activists, and social media users to take liberties with people's privacy, lives and destinies, and be sloppy in what they publish?

Unfortunately, Reviews on Yelp Cannot Be Relied Upon for Vetting Purposes

Mark Baer | Posted 11.27.2014 | Business
Mark Baer

I would be highly suspect in relying upon Yelp reviews in the future. I wish this were not true because it just makes it that much more difficult and confusing for customers to locate "real evidence" that is so essential to properly vet products and services.

Is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Missing A Big Opportunity?

John Dick | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
John Dick

Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies could be missing a big opportunity if they launch the movie with a PG-13 rating. As it stands, it doesn't look like parents are planning to add this movie to their summer blockbuster must-see list, at least not with their kids. Let's see how it plays out.

HBO's Biggest Premiere In Years

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

HBO's "True Detective" soared in the ratings when it premiered on Sunday (Jan. 12). Opening to 2.3 million viewers, the new drama starring Woody Harre...

Duck Dynasty Proved Again Bucks Always Trumps Bigotry

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.02.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A&E's quick scrap of its suspension of Robertson was more than just a business decision based on the wild popularity of one show. It reflected the brutal reality of a commercial media that repeatedly puts dollars over bigotry.

How CNN Could Become the Highest-Rated News Network

Kevin Price | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media
Kevin Price

You would think that after a decade of being perennially in second place in cable news because of Fox, CNN would consider doing something about it.

Look Ma, No Fans!

Ari Weisbrot | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Ari Weisbrot

In the coming weeks, this blog will explore the causes (and effects) of the slow, but steady death of Today's domination of morning television. Spoiler alert: It's not Matt Lauer.

Fox News' Tough Month

Posted 04.02.2013 | Media

The cable news industry was hit with another month of tough ratings news. Every network saw its ratings drop from 2012, a politics-heavy election ...

There's Still Life In Reality

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.27.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — Two popular reality shows made a splash upon their re-entry during the past week – and a new one had a strong debut. A new epi...

What Jay Should Do About His Late Night Problem

Brent Green | Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty
Brent Green

In this ratings contest, you're now merely tying host competitors Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon. Kimmel and Fallon especially are nipping at your heels. So, what are you going to do about it, Jay?