TITLE

Nets sweeping away old habits

AUTHOR(S)
Schneider, Michael
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Variety;11/7/2005, Vol. 400 Issue 12, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the performance of several television networks in the U.S. as of November 2005. For decades, local stations depended on the November, February and May sweeps ratings to determine their advertising rates for the entire year. But as the November 2005 sweeps began, the death knell is tolling for the entire practice. The networks this month are sticking mostly to original programming, save a few movies or specials. As a sign of the times, CBS and ABC scheduled their epic Pope John Paul II longforms after sweeps That wouldn't have been the case a few years ago.
ACCESSION #
18872441

 

Related Articles

  • TV's Troubles Aired Out During Earnings Calls. Lafayette, Jon // Broadcasting & Cable;11/17/2014, Vol. 144 Issue 42, p16 

    This article reports that big U.S. media companies including NBC, ABC, and Fox experienced TV ad revenue shortfalls in the third quarter of 2014. Topics discussed include the reasons for such shortfalls such as falling ratings, competition for eyeballs from over-the-top entries, and a shift of...

  • NBC'S NETTLESOME NEST. Kissell, Rick // Variety;7/26/2010, Vol. 419 Issue 10, p10 

    The article discusses a fourth place ranking among television broadcasting stations in the U.S. which is held in 2010 by the NBC Television Network. A discussion of the network's 2010 programming schedule, and of efforts that the network is making to compete against other networks, is presented....

  • Ratings bingo at Spanish-lingo nets. Sutter, Mary // Variety;11/7/2005, Vol. 400 Issue 12, p17 

    This article reports on the performance of two U.S. Spanish-language networks as of November 2005. Television network Telemundo said primetime viewership in October 2005 among adults 1849 averaged a 3.3 rating, or 663,000 people, up 10% compared to the same period in 2004. Univision has not...

  • Photo Finish to Sweeps. Benson, Jim // Broadcasting & Cable;12/5/2005, Vol. 135 Issue 52, p12 

    The article offers a look at the ratings of several TV networks in the U.S. as of November 2005. Networks continue to compete for high program rating and viewership. CBS and ABC came into a first-place tie in the 18-49 viewer demographics. CBS won the 25-54 demographics and ABC took the 18-34...

  • Ratings:.  // CableFAX Daily;5/17/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 96, p2 

    Presents information on the ranking of some television stations in the U.S. as of May 17, 2006. Factor that contributed to the rise of TNT as the top TV station in the country; Information on the highest-rated game on cable in the country.

  • 'Idol' Worship. Romano, Allison // Broadcasting & Cable;1/23/2006, Vol. 136 Issue 4, p21 

    The article focuses on the ratings performance of Greensboro, North Carolina-based Fox affiliate WGHP. Fox's "American Idol" helped to boost the ratings performance of the WGHP network. The network earned the highest-rated late news among all Fox stations in May 2004. Its coverage of the...

  • A Closer Look at Must-See TV.  // Broadcasting & Cable;11/29/2004, Vol. 134 Issue 48, p12 

    Looks at the rating of the NBC TV network in the U.S. Decline in the adult viewership of the TV network on Thursdays; Implications of the decline on the TV network and other TV stations; Reason for the decline of the advertising sales of the network.

  • Midseason Wisdom. Adalian, Josef; Lafayette, Jon // Television Week;2/2/2009, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p3 

    The article reveals that new television shows struggle in the 2009 ratings trends. A&E's "The Beast" opened with lower-than-expected numbers, and TNT's heavily promoted premiere of "Trust Me" held onto just 40% of its lead-in from "The Closer." On the other hand, established successes on both...

  • Big 3 networks still dominate list of best-liked TV shows. Mandese, Joe // Advertising Age;3/1/1993, Vol. 64 Issue 9, p28 

    This article reports on the ratings of TV programs aired over the TV networks ABC, NBC and CBS, according to a survey conducted by Marketing Evaluations in the U.S. in November 1992. Although TV viewers have been bombarded with increasing network choices, the programs in ABC, NBC and CBS remain...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics