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Daily Archives : Oct 1, 2013

Facebook Hires Respected 25-Year Madison Avenue Veteran with Tons of Cable and Broadcast Experience to Lead the Social Network’s U.S. Ad Sales Effort

"Facebook’s new U.S. ad sales chief… — a veteran TV sales exec who’s worked at Univision, Viacom and Turner Broadcasting — steps into the role vacated by Tom Arrix in July," reports Cotton Delo of Advertising Age.. The article continues,…

Executive Who Has Led Cable Network For Almost 10 Years Exits Post

An executive who has spent close to 10 years at the top of a cable network targeting women is moving on. Writes our good friend Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News, "Kim Martin, the longtime leader of WE tv, is leaving…

On a Downer Night for Broadcast Nets, CBS Marks Some Unhappy Milestones

After coming out of the gate like gangbusters during premiere week for the 2013-14 season, the broadcast networks may be cooling off. Almost everything in prime time on the big four networks was down Monday night, based on Nielsen overnights…

NBC Laying Off Employees

Some employees of NBC got bad news this morning as the company’s digital division began laying off workers, Deadline.com reports. "Reports on the number laid off so far vary wildly, ranging from ‘four staffers’ to ‘bloodbath,’" the story reports, adding…

For Whom the Bell Tolls? ‘The Simpsons’ to Kill Off a Character

Fourteen years after the death of Maude Flanders on "The Simpsons," another regular character is reportedly about to meet his or her doom, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which got word from executive producer Al Jean. Jean first broke the…

Pirating ‘Breaking Bad’: Which Country Is Outpacing the U.S., U.K. and Canada?

The finale of "Breaking Bad" scored as the most pirated episode of the AMC series, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq. More than half a million people downloaded the finale illegally in the 12-hour period after the show aired,…

How Hot Was NBC’s Start to the Fall Season? Let NBC Count the Ways

NBC is celebrating its hot start to the 2013-14 TV season, announcing that it notched its highest premiere-week average prime-time rating in the key 18-49 demo in five years and beat its closest rival by the widest margin any broadcast…

For the Women of ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ It’s All About the Love — Passionate, Violent Love

It may be the men of "Sons of Anarchy" who suck all of the air in the room when they hold secret meetings in their clubhouse, but it is the women who provide much of the motivation for the adrenalized…

TV Actress Known for Her Work in Westerns Dies

An actress known for her work in TV Westerns of the 1950s and 1960s has died. The New York Times reports that Patricia Blair, who played Rebecca Boone, the wife of Daniel Boone, on the NBC series "Daniel Boone," died…

Simon Cowell Reveals What He Really Thinks About Rival Show ‘The Voice’ Winning an Emmy

"X Factor" judge Simon Cowell let his feelings be known about NBC’s "The Voice" winning an Emmy, telling The Hollywood Reporter that he "couldn’t give a shit" about it. "The only thing I care about are the ratings [for my…