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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?

Survey: News Biz Shooting Itself in the Head Trying to Stay Profitable

David Ropeik | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media
David Ropeik

Less news = smaller audience = less profit.

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 12.29.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Twitter's head of television Fred Graver highlighted Twitter's importance in the social TV space and floated the idea of a Twitter-fueled ratings system at Ad Age's Social TV Conference last week.

New Learning Ratings From Common Sense Media

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home
Daniel Donahoo

The rise of game-based learning has come a long way from the 1985 version of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Today, in the world of education and learning, computer gaming is all the rage.

A Challenge to Rush: Prove Your Ratings

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.04.2012 | Media
Cenk Uygur

How many listeners does Rush Limbaugh have? Well, in the press there are only two numbers you'll ever see -- 20 million or 15 million. I've got news for you -- those numbers are a total fabrication.

'The Walking Dead' Smashes Ratings Records

Posted 02.13.2012 | TV

AMC's "The Walking Dead" broke cable records with its midseason premiere. "The Walking Dead" returned on Sun., Feb. 12 to more than 8 million viewers,...

Ratings Are In For 'CBS This Morning'

Posted 01.20.2012 | Media

Morning show ratings were released on Friday, which included the first ratings for the new kid on the morning show block: "CBS This Morning." As e...

CBS Continues Ratings Domination

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.12.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — CBS' strength in scripted material made for another non-competitive week in television ratings. Increasingly, it appears ABC, Fox an...

What Do Glenn Beck and Hugh Hefner Have in Common? (Video)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

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Ai Fiori's Two Stars From Adam Platt: An Ozersky Rant

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

I'm never going to criticize Platty again, but I can never bring myself to believe that a restaurant of Ai Fiori's caliber can only get two stars, much less three or four.

Olbermann Gone. Who Cares?

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Hegedus

I have to preface this by saying I've never been a fan of Keith Olbermann. But then I've never been a fan of any particular commentator. I've always...

Jason Linkins

Bush Interview Fails To Garner Decent Ratings

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Despite all of our efforts to talk about Matt Lauer's interview with former President George W. Bush, it seems that the televised tete-a-tete was something of a ratings disaster for NBC.

Prediction: Netflix Will Soon Produce Original Content

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Steele

In the world of streaming, Netflix is the undisputed king of prime time. According to the Fall 2010 Global Internet Phenomena report, "In the United ...

Fox News Dominates July, MSNBC Tops CNN... Top 30 Programs...

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News continued its domination of cable news ratings in July. The network averaged 1.85 million viewers in primetime for the month--more than CNN, ...

Rupert Murdoch Defends Glenn Beck After Question About Boycott

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rupert Murdoch called Glenn Beck a "terrific kickoff" for Fox News programs and denied that the network was "subsidizing" Beck's show due to decisions...

6 Ways To Fix The Mortgage Mess NOW

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter G. Miller

For all the talk of reform on Wall Street, a quicker and easier way to assure that big banks don't fail and small borrowers don't get screwed is to si...

Moody's Risk Committee Disappeared At Height Of Collapse

McClatchy | Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As the bottom fell out of the housing market and complex mortgage-backed securities began tanking in 2007, a strange thing happened at M...

A $uper Super Bowl

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

I just flew back from Miami, and boy, are my arms tired. But seriously. I loved the Super Bowl. The weather was great. The food was terrific. The mood...