All Entries in August, 2010

August ends mixed, flattish – 8/31/10

A gain in the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index wasn’t enough to make Wall Streeters go on a buying binge. Instead, choppy trading on...

CMA Broadcast Awards finalists announced

Final nominees for the nation’s top Country radio stations and broadcast personalities were delivered to Country Radio, when Steel Magnolia revealed the 2010 CMA...

FCC

Democratic FCC Commissioner Michael Copps sent the Washington Post a point of information concerning a court ruling that found the FCC had overstepped its...

Time Warner Cable launching first non-cable network

Time Warner Cable announced that it is making SPEED2 available nationally for Time Warner Cable Sports Pass subscribers (formally known as Time Warner Cable...

NFL television sales leaving 2009 pace in the dust

Advertisers have claimed an estimated 95% of the Fox 2010 NFL television schedule, well ahead of the state of sales just before the first...

Radio One bond exchange extended yet again

Back in June Radio One announced what appeared to be a routine refinancing. It even planned to raise additional cash to take advantage of...

The Deseret News taps broadcast outlets to cut costs

The Deseret News in Salt Lake City, UT announced major changes to its operations, including staff cuts. As part of the reworking, the daily...

Week 49: ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Cable's No. 1 new original series

Summer 2010 Becomes ABC Family’s Most-Watched Summer in Prime; Grows Delivery for the 7th Straight Summer in Females 12-34, 5th Straight in Women 18-34,...

Another Smooth Jazz bites the dust

CBS Radio did a format flip in the Tampa-St. Pete market Tuesday afternoon. As has been the case in several other markets, Smooth Jazz...

Emmys win slow summer week

The Emmy Awards telecast on NBC topped the ratings for the past week. But even with two nights of “America’s Got Talent” also in...

Week 49: Disney Channel No. 1 in Key Kids surpassing Nickelodeon

Disney Channel is TV’s No. 1 Network in Total Day in Key Kids, Surpassing No. 2 Nickelodeon for the 11th Consecutive Week Among Tweens...

Reruns win Monday

CBS claimed ratings victory on Monday with a slate of reruns. ABC’s “Bachelor Pad” failed to get a boost from mixing in the announcement...

Fox leveraging

With the hit series “Glee” about to launch its second season of Fox, Twentieth Century Fox announced a deal with Claire’s stores to debut...

Week 49: CBS placed first in viewers; 9 of the top 10 scripted series

CBS is First in Viewers (for the 10th Consecutive Week), Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. Surging “Big Brother” Lands in the Top 10 for...

ABC Monday with 'Bachelor Pad' No. 1 with key Women demos

ABC is No. 1 on Monday Across All Key Women DemographicsFor the 15th Consecutive Week – Every Week of the Summer. ABC’s “Bachelor Pad”...