• Internet-Only TV Homes Surge 22.8%, Spend 9% Of TV Time Online

    Characterizing it as a "development to watch," Nielsen issued a new report to clients Wednesday showing that the number of U.S. households that bypass cable or satellite TV and subscribe only to broadband Internet access has grown dramatically in the past year, and not surprisingly, they spend dramatically more time watching TV over the Internet. ...Read the whole story

  • Barbie Opens Up Her 'Big Pink Closet'

    With Toy Fair 2012 just days away, Mattel says it is introducing a new global campaign for Barbie, designed to appeal to the fashion sense and imaginative skills of little girls around the world. ...Read the whole story

  • Blip Raises $12M, Plans New Services

    Giving its Web TV network more room to wiggle, Blip just raised $12 million in a mix of debt financing and equity. No flash in the pan, Blip has spent the past six years growing its audience -- until now under the name Blip.tv. ...Read the whole story

  • Nielsen: Doritos' Baby Ad Pulls Top Bowl Results

    Doritos' "Sling Baby" ad earned the "rare distinction" of being both the most memorable and best-liked ad in this year's Super Bowl, indexing 177 on the former and 190 on the latter, reports Nielsen. ...Read the whole story

  • Fox Q2: Network Fall Ratings Growth Means Higher Ad Revenue

    News Corp. said its fiscal second-quarter 2012 financial results reflected a boost in the operating income of its television businesses -- of which Fox is a part -- by 25% to an operating income of $189 million. The Fox network in the U.S. grabbed big double-digit-percentage rating gains during the fourth quarter. ...Read the whole story

Less Lying On Fox As 'House' Comes To End

It's official: Fox TV will have fewer shows with characters looking for lies. The series "House" is ending after eight years and 177 episodes -- including such head-scratching moves as a jealous Dr. Gregory House crashing his car into a former girlfriend's living room. "Everybody lies" is the constant refrain from the complex and infuriating character. ...More

  • Set-Top-Box Lexicon: Commercial Measurement Beyond C3

    The common currency for commercial measurement is C3, which we defined in a previous column earlier this year as the average of the performance of all commercials in a program plus three days of DVR playback. But there are other commercial measurement metrics in use by measurement companies today. Here is a sampling of some of the more common terms and definitions regarding live commercial ratings. ...More

  • Backwards To The Future

    It seems like over the last several years, in every major interview, the same general questions are being asked of entertainment executives: “Where do you see the future of television?” “How is digital media going to impact programming?” “What’s next for digital and entertainment?” All major conferences or events I’ve attended have addressed these topics through multiple sessions. While it may seem that these questions were on everyone’s mind only in recent years, it’s fascinating to take a step back and see that the reverse is true. 2012 marks the 15th anniversary of the Television Academy Foundation’s Archive of American ...More

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