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Media Buyer of the Year 2016

John Muszynski, the Chicago-based chief investment officer of Mediavest Spark, tells this wonderful story about the time, several years ago, when one of his colleagues approached him with this idea: “You know how we have bring your kids to work…

Fox Wins Night as Key NBC Series Falls to Season Low

Fox came out on top in a hotly contested Wednesday prime-time ratings battle among the broadcast networks as franchise reality shows on three networks came within a whisker of each other’s numbers in the key 18-49 demo, based on Nielsen…

Donald Trump Takes a Side in CBS-Time Warner Cable Dispute

Donald Trump is wading into the contract dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable, and he’s directing his anger at the cable operator for blocking access to golf programming, reports the Los Angeles Times. Trump took to Twitter to complain…

‘Duck Dynasty’ Won’t Be Going Away Anytime Soon — Show’s Stars Squeeze More Money, More Seasons Out of A&E

The stars of A&E’s hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" successfully negotiated for a salary bump, with the Robertsons now earning a total of more than $200,000 per episode, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com. The money will be divided among nine…

What Special Programming Event Had 29 Million People Tuning In to a Cable Channel Earlier This Month? C’mon, Take the Bait

We’re pretty sure you know the answer to this one: Which special programming event set viewership records this month — that’s right, it was Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2013, which became the most-watched Shark Week in the 26-year history of…

Drama Series Thriving on Cable After Being Passed Over by Broadcast Net

A drama series that was originally developed for a broadcast network — but never made it onto the schedule — has just been picked up for a second season by the cable network where the show eventually landed. The Hollywood…

NBCU Shuffles Executive Lineup at Syndication Arm

NBCUniversal has done some major tweaking to the executive lineup at NBCU Domestic Television Distribution. B&C reports that Ed Swindler, president of strategy and operations at NBC Broadcasting, will oversee day-to-day broadcast syndication operations. Swindler will take on much of…

CBS Show Sinks to All-Time Low as ABC Wins the Night

A series that has been performing well for CBS this summer hit a stumbling block in the ratings Monday night, paving the way for a prime-time win by ABC, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports…

ABC Orders Comedy From Hot TV Producer

ABC has bought a comedy from a producer that is off to a hot start this development season, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. The producer is Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland. Rhimes has an overall deal with ABC Studios. The network…

The Miniseries Is Back: Bestseller to Get TV Adaptation From Weinstein Co.

A bestselling true-life detective book has been bought by The Weinstein Co., which is considering it for a TV miniseries, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The book is "The Hour of Peril," which focuses on the true story of detectives…