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Why are the networks so worried about a commercial skipping feature in a DVR? All they have to do is increase the number of pop-ups they already have during the shows themselves and show the advertisement during the show. You can't get away from the ads then. Two local stations here in El Paso already place advertising over shows during daytime and no one is complaining (except me). By eliminating commercial breaks, networks could include more storyline.

Don't flame me for bringing this up. As I said, they already overlay too much junk on-screen now (telling me what I already know I'm watching, telling me when the next airing is, telling me what the rating of the show is as if that even matters, telling me what show is next, trying to get me to go see an upcoming movie, etc.).

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Nielsen Overnights (18-49)
ABC wins night with Billboard Music Awards
Takes fifth straight Sunday with a 2.4 in 18-49s
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - May 21, 2012

The "2012 Billboard Music Awards" lifted ABC to another victory on the final Sunday of the May sweeps.

The three-hour special averaged a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, according to Nielsen overnights, the highest-rated program on a generally low-rated night.

It marked ABC's fifth straight Sunday victory, its longest winning streak on the night in three years.

The awards peaked with a 2.9 in the 9 p.m. hour, despite airing against the night's No. 2 program, Fox's "Family Guy," which averaged a 2.5 for its one-hour season finale.

Elsewhere last night, CBS's latest "Jesse Stone" movie, "Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt," drew a solid 12.8 million viewers from 9 to 11 p.m., though it didn't do well among adults 18-49, averaging a mere 1.2.

And NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" drew its best rating in five weeks in 18-49s, averaging a 2.2 from 9 to 11 for its season finale.

ABC was first for the night among 18-49s with a 2.4 average overnight rating and a 7 share. Fox was second at 1.9/6, NBC third at 1.6/5, CBS fourth at 1.3/4, Univision fifth at 1.0/3 and Telemundo sixth at 0.5/1.

As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won't be available for several weeks. Forty-four percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

ABC led each hour of the night, beginning with a 1.5 at 7 p.m. for "America's Funniest Home Videos," followed by CBS with a 1.4 for "60 Minutes." Fox was third with a 1.2 for a repeat of "The Simpsons" and a new "The Cleveland Show" (1.3), NBC fourth with a 0.7 for a repeat of "America's Got Talent," Univision fifth with a 0.6 for "Camino a Pequenos Gigantes 2" and Telemundo sixth with a 0.3 for "Pa'lante con Cristina."

At 8 p.m. ABC was first with a 2.4 for its first hour of "Billboard," while Fox moved to second with a 1.9 for "The Simpsons" (2.1) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.7). CBS was third with a 1.5 for more "60 Minutes," NBC fourth with a 1.3 for the second hour of the "Talent" rerun, Univision fifth with a 1.1 for "Nuestra Belleza Latina" and Telemundo sixth with a 0.4 for the first hour of the movie "Transformers."

ABC was first again at 9 p.m. with a 2.9 for "Billboard," with Fox second with a 2.5 for "Guy." NBC was third with a 2.1 for "Apprentice," Univision fourth with a 1.4 for "Latina," CBS fifth with a 1.3 for "Stone" and Telemundo sixth with a 0.6 for its movie.

At 10 p.m. ABC completed the sweep with a 2.6 for the last hour of "Billboard," followed by NBC with a 2.2 for "Apprentice." CBS was third with a 1.1 for "Stone," Univision fourth with a 1.0 for "Sal y Pimienta" and Telemundo fifth with a 0.7 for "Transformers."

CBS finished first for the night among households with a 7.3 average overnight rating and a 12 share. ABC was second at 4.2/7, NBC third at 3.5/6, Fox fourth at 2.3/4, Univision fifth at 1.6/3 and Telemundo sixth at 0.5/1.


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If you want to continue the argument we can, because it seems you can't let it go. You can even take some time disproving the viewing statistics and retention rates that show for a fact that the majority of CBS viewers hardly ever change channels, instead of relying on using AVS members as a sample demo even though CBS threads are the least trafficked and the member list of favorite TV shows never correlates to the popular viewing trends of the audience.

Not really, just pulling your chain (and I'd pull it in person if I could ). All I care about is that CBS is successful and I enjoy their scripted dramas. I could care less about how many change the channel or whatever statistics supposedly say. You are free to continue to chastize them for not wasting THEIR money to try and force their audience to broaden their horizons. The truth is they will continue to be successful without taking any risk and their audience will continue to enjoy their programs of choice.

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A DVR Ad Eraser Causes Tremors at TV Upfronts

Can't wait for the next round of retrans negotiations. It's one thing to allow viewers to FF thru commercials. Something else when it's automatically done for the viewer. Since the whole reason behind Cable/DSS carriage is to increase the reach for advertisers, this isn't going to play well at the bargaining table.

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ABC wins night with Billboard Music Awards
Takes fifth straight Sunday with a 2.4 in 18-49s
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - May 21, 2012

Among the 10 new shows last nite J.Stone was both last & first...."thats wild stuff."

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MLB could alienate some fans with latest TV move
By Michael Hiestand, USA Today - May 18, 2012

And they're off: Larry Collmus will be at the epicenter of what will likely be this weekend's highest-rated TV sports — NBC's Preakness

Nope: heat/pacers 5.9 -- preakness 5.5.


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Pam Ward is out as an ESPN college football announcer....never did like her voice for an announcer.

Erik Kuselias, ex-ESPN'er & current Mensa member (dont see those 2 words in the same line often), is in as new nightly host of NBC Sports Networks 6:00pm NBC Sports Talk.

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May 21, 2012, 3:59 p.m. ET
By SHALINI RAMACHANDRAN

Five large cable operators said Monday they will join forces to give customers access to each other's wireless Internet hot spots in the most sweeping Wi-Fi roaming agreement struck by the industry to date.

The consortium includes Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc., Cablevision Systems Corp., Bright House Networks LLC and Cox Communications Inc. Consumers will be able to access more than 50,000 Wi-Fi hot spots in the New York area, Los Angeles, Tampa, Orlando and Philadelphia. Most of the operators offer the service only as a perk to current broadband subscribersbut Time Warner Cable has offered a pay-as-you-go option for non-customers as well.
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Since then, some of the cable operators, including Time Warner Cable, have built out Wi-Fi infrastructure in more of their service areas. Cablevision has said it would increase its investment in Wi-Fi this year. And to simplify signing on, the cable operators have created one network name"CableWiFi"which all their various subscribers will see instead of the different brands when attempting to sign on. The cable operators said that in coming months, customers will be able to have their devices connect automatically to the network without having to sign on again each time they approach a hot spot.

Write to Shalini Ramachandran at shalini.ramachandran@wsj.com

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A "sports" person on tv when asked said the belmont is 1/4 mile + 1 furlong longer than the preakness....wow get tv people off their cards & they are lost.....what a dufus.

Well, the Belmont is 2.5 furlongs longer (about 0.3125 [5/16] miles longer), so he was close! Hey, at least they aren't shoving meters (instead of feet) any longer!
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Isnt the saying close only counts in horseshoes (not horseracing) and hand grenades.

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Can't wait for the next round of retrans negotiations. It's one thing to allow viewers to FF thru commercials. Something else when it's automatically done for the viewer. Since the whole reason behind Cable/DSS carriage is to increase the reach for advertisers, this isn't going to play well at the bargaining table.

Yeah I hope this isn't the beginning to the end of skipping commercials.
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Yeah I hope this isn't the beginning to the end of skipping commercials.

You'll still be able to skip. But having it done for you? That's gonna be a dealbreaker. Local stations are going to want perceived ad revenue losses compensated in the form of much-higher retrans fees. Much.

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AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ To Premiere July 15
By The Deadline.com - May 21, 2012

AMC announced today its summer programming slate, including the highly anticipated premiere of the first part of “Breaking Bad’s” final season on Sunday, July 15 at 10pm ET/PT. The final season of the Emmy® Award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, produced by Sony Pictures Television, consists of 16 episodes, with the first eight episodes beginning July 15 and culminating with the series’ final eight episodes next summer 2013.

Also this summer, the network debuts its newest unscripted series, “Small Town Security,” on Sunday, July 15 at 11pm ET/PT and season two of the epic western “Hell on Wheels” Sunday, August 12 at 9pm ET/PT.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/amc-...-back-july-15/

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CBS’ ‘Rules Of Engagement’ Renewed For Seventh Season With 13-Episode Order
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - May 21, 2012

After lengthy negotiations, CBS‘ long-running sitcom Rules Of Engagement has been picked up for a 13-episode seventh season. The renewal will bring the total run of the series to 100 episodes. The order ends weeks of intense talks between CBS and Rules producer Sony Pictures TV that could not be concluded by the network’s upfront presentation last Wednesday. By Thursday, the two sides had reached agreement in principal and hammered out the license fee terms.

CBS only ordered two new comedy series for next season — Partners for fall and Friend Me for midseason — so, as this season proved, having a reliable performer like Rules on the bench could come in handy. While it has not been a breakout hit of the size of CBS’ Two And A Half Men or The Big Bang Theory, Rules has been a great utility player for CBS, delivering solid ratings wherever needed on the schedule.

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A&E Cancels 'Dog the Bounty Hunter'
By Lesley Goldber, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Live Feed' Blog - May 21, 2012

Duane "Dog" Champan, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, is heading to the ranks of the unemployed.

A&E has canceled Dog the Bounty Hunter after eight seasons, a network spokesman confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series, which stars Chapman and his family as a fugitive recovery agents and takes place in Hawaii and Colorado, had become a valuable property for the cable network in syndication, with versions of the series broadcast in Germany, New Zealand and beyond.

In its eight seasons, Dog was not without its own behind-the-scenes controversy. The series, as well as A&E, was sued in September by a many who appeared in 30 episodes of the series who claimed the network and Chapman breached an agreement to make him a full cast member.

More recently, family drama between Dog's sons Duane Lee and Leland with their stepmother Beth left who would be part of the bounty hunter's team in question.

The series initially got its start after Champan appeared on the A&E-produced Take This Job, about folks with unusual careers and became a breakout for the network, captivating viewers with the thrill of the hunt and the family's unique dynamics.

TMZ first reported the news.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...-hunter-327333

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Syfy's 'Sanctuary' Will Not Return for Season 5
By Philiana Ng, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Live Feed' Blog - May 21, 2012

Syfy has pulled the plug on Sanctuary.

The sci-fi drama led by Stargate alum Amanda Tapping will not return for a fifth season, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

"We're honored to have been part of this incredible series. In addition to garnering unmatched devotion by fans worldwide, Sanctuary was a bona fide trailblazer, setting new standards with its highly innovative production techniques - including pioneering green screen and RED camera technology - and Emmy-nominated visual effects," said Mark Stern, president, Syfy original content and co-head, UCP.

"It's been an amazing ride and we look forward to our next project with Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood and Damian Kindler," the statement continued.

Tapping took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to address the series' fans and thank them for their support: "To all the fans of @SanctuarySeries we love and adore you. Thank you for the love and support. Now to the long dark tea time of my soul. "

Sanctuary wrapped its 13-episode fourth season in December.

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Five cable giants partner on Wi-Fi
By Brett Molina, USA Today - May 21, 2012

Five of the top U.S. cable companies will partner together on an initiative to expand access to Wi-Fi networks for its customers.

The CableWiFi network will give customers of Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable access to each other's Internet hotspots.

Combined, the network represents more than 50,000 hotspots.

"The way customers are using our service continues to evolve," said Cox Communications COO Jill Campbell in a joint statement. "This is a new area of opportunity that we need to explore."

The hot spots are available in New York City, Los Angeles, Tampa, Orlando and Philadelphia, with plans to branch out to additional cities.

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On The Air Tonight
TUESDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options
(All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Network late night shows are preceded by late local news)

ABC:
8PM - Dancing with the Stars
(R - May 21)
9PM - Dancing with the Stars (Season Finale, 120 min.)
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11:30PM - Nightline (LIVE)
Midnight - Jimmy Kimmel Live! ("Dancing With the Stars" winner; Patricia Heaton; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Lisa Marie Presley performs)

CBS:
8PM - NCIS: Los Angeles
(R - Nov. 11)
9PM - NCIS
(R - Nov. 8)
10PM - NCIS
(R - Nov. 15)
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11:35PM - Late Show with David Letterman (Will Smith; Gossip performs)
12:37AM - Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Billy Bob Thornton; Sonya Walger)

NBC:
8PM - America's Got Talent
(R - May 21)
9PM - America's Got Talent
10PM - Dateline NBC: 20th Anniversary (Special)
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11:35PM - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Josh Brolin; comic Ali Wentworth; Glenn Frey perform)
12:37AM - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Anderson Cooper; The Afghan Whigs perform; John Mayer performs with the Roots)
1:36AM - Last Call with Carson Daly (Juliet Simms; director Benh Zeitlin; The Naked and Famous perform)

FOX:
8PM - American Idol (LIVE)
9PM - Glee (Season Finale)

PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - Civilization: The West and the Rest With Niall Ferguson (120 min.)
10PM - Frontline: Cell Tower Deaths

UNIVISION:
8PM - Una Familia Con Suerte
9PM - Abismo de Pasión
10PM - La Que No PodÃ*a Amar

THE CW:
8PM - Hart of Dixie
(R - May 14)
9PM - The L.A. Complex

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Una Maid en Manhattan
9PM - Corazón Valiente
10PM - Relaciones Peligrosas

TBS:
11PM - Conan (Tracy Morgan; Bar Refaeli; comic Trevor Boris)

E!:
11PM - Chelsea Lately (Dina Eastwood; comic Gary Valentine; comic Heather McDonald; comic Matt Braunger)


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Tuesday’s Highlights: 'Glee' on Fox
By Los Angeles Times' 'Show Tracker' Blog - May 21, 2012

[ALL TIMES LISTED ARE PACIFIC TIME]

SENIORS GRADUATE on the season finale of “Glee,” at 9 p.m. on Fox. With Naya Rivera as Santana and Gloria Estafan as her mother.

SERIES

No Kitchen Required:
In New Mexico, the chefs arrive in Apache country on horseback (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America).

America’s Got Talent: Auditions continue in New York in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC).

American Idol: Finalists Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez perform (8 p.m. Fox).

The L.A. Complex: Raquel’s (Jewel Staite) happiness at getting her project financed is tempered by guilt over the methods she used in this new episode (9 p.m. KTLA).

Dancing With the Stars: At the end of the night, one celebrity and dance-pro partner will be crowned the winners in the two-hour season finale (9 p.m. ABC).

Dateline NBC: The newsmagazine celebrates its 20th anniversary with highlights of interviews with Michael J. Fox; outdoorsman Aron Ralston (10 p.m. NBC).

United Stats of America: This new episode looks at some alarming data: The U.S. used to be the world’s tallest country, but now we’re down to No. 9 in height, but we’re getting wider (10 p.m. History).

Amish: Out of Order: Mose goes to visit Danny, an ex-Amish cousin in the military who is recently back from Afghanistan, in this new episode (10 p.m. National Geographic).

SPECIALS

Civilization:
The West and the Rest With Niall Ferguson: In this new two-part special, based on his book of the same name, the renowned historian travels to 11 countries to explore the six factors he claims are responsible for the dominance of Western civilization: competition, science, modern medicine, democracy, consumerism and the work ethic (8 p.m. KOCE).

SPORTS

Basketball: NBA Playoffs:
The Indiana Pacers visit the Miami Heat (4 p.m. TNT).

Hockey: NHL Playoffs: The Kings visit the Phoenix Coyotes (if necessary). (6 p.m. NBCSP).

Baseball: The Dodgers visit the Arizona Diamondbacks (6:30 p.m. KCAL); the Angels visit the Oakland Athletics (7 p.m. FSN).


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Me either. Wasn't anything personal, just thought her voice was awful.
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CBS' Rules Of Engagement' Renewed For Seventh Season With 13-Episode Order
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - May 21, 2012

So did that couple ever get married? I stopped watching that show years ago.
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Nielsen Overnights (18-49)
'House' surges to three-month high in finale
Series ender averages a 2.9 in 18-49s, growing 29 percent
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - May 22, 2012

The series finale of "House" was by turns shocking, daring and absurd, just the way the show had been for the past eight years. And it earned a ratings bump.

"House" aired its highest-rated episode since Jan. 30, averaging a 2.9 in adults 18-49 at 9 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights.

That was up 32 percent from last week, when it averaged a 2.2. It was a fraction of the ratings "House" pulled at its peak a few years ago but that's not a surprise. The show had dipped to series lows this year.

There had been speculation about whether the troubled Dr. Gregory House would survive the finale, and the writers handled it in an interesting and fitting manner. (Sorry, no spoilers in this ratings recap.)

Elsewhere last night, NBC's second week of "America's Got Talent" dipped from its debut, from a 3.7 to a 3.1, but it was still the night's top show, and it helped the season premiere of "America Ninja Warrior" to a solid 2.4 from 9 to 11 p.m.

ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" averaged a 2.8 from 8 to 10 p.m. for its penultimate episode, up 8 percent from last week but down 20 percent from last fall's final performance episode, which averaged a 3.5.

NBC led the night among 18-49s with a 2.6 average overnight rating and a 7 share. ABC was second at 2.5/7, Fox third at 2.4/7, CBS and Univision tied for fourth at 1.5/4, Telemundo sixth at 0.4/1 and CW seventh at 0.2/1.

As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won't be available for several weeks. Forty-four percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

At 8 p.m. NBC was first with a 3.1 for "Talent," followed by ABC with a 2.8 for "DWTS." Fox was third with a 2.0 for a "House" retrospective, Univision fourth with a 1.6 for "Una Familia con Suerte," CBS fifth with a 1.4 for repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" and "2 Broke Girls," Telemundo sixth with a 0.4 for "Una Maid en Manhattan" and CW seventh with a 0.3 for a repeat of "One Tree Hill."

Fox took the lead at 9 p.m. with a 2.9 for "House," while ABC and NBC tied for second at 2.5, ABC for "The Bachelorette" and NBC for "Warrior." CBS was fourth with a 1.8 for repeats of "Two and a Half Men" and "Mike & Molly," Univision fifth with a 1.5 for "Abismo de Pasion," Telemundo sixth with a 0.4 for "Corazon Valiente" and CW seventh with a 0.2 for more "Hill."

At 10 p.m. ABC led with a 2.3 for more "Bachelorette," with NBC second with a 2.2 for another hour of "Warrior." Univision was third with a 1.5 for "La Que No Podia Amar," CBS fourth with a 1.4 for "Clash of the Commercials: USA vs. the World" and Telemundo fifth with a 0.4 for "Relaciones Peligrosas."

ABC was first for the night among households with a 7.1 average overnight rating and an 11 share. Fox was second at 4.6/7, NBC third at 4.1/7, CBS fourth at 3.7/6, Univision fifth at 2.0/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.7/1 and CW seventh at 0.4/1.

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TV Broadcasters Lose Round One in Legal War With Barry Diller's Aereo
By Matthew Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Hollywood ESQ.' - May 22, 2012

TV broadcasting executives have spent the better part of a week threatening legal action over Dish Network's new Auto Hop feature that allows users to completely skip commercials. But while that has been happening, a federal judge in New York has been considering a case that the TV industry has already taken to court.

On Monday, U.S. District Court judge Alison J. Nathan dismissed part of a complaint filed by Fox against Aereo, the online video startup backed by Barry Diller. According to the Wall Street Journal, the court dismissed an unfair competition claim but left a copyright infringement claim still to be heard.

In March, Aereo began streaming local TV content online to New York residents for $12 a month. The major TV broadcastersFox, CBS, NBC and ABCsued to shut the service down. Fox brought a separate unfair competition claim, and now that it has lost that portion of the case, a hearing on the copyright infringement claim is scheduled for next week.

"It's disappointing," a representative of Fox told the Journal. "But we look forward to our day in court to prove that Aereo's unauthorized streaming of our content constitutes copyright infringement."

A CBS rep sends us the following statement:

This is a ruling in the Fox lawsuit, and has nothing at all to do with the primary copyright-based claims that are at the heart of the complaints filed by CBS, ABC, NBC as well as Fox, which have yet to be addressed. This preliminary ruling which addresses solely the side issue of unfair competition should have no bearing on the core claim that Aereo is clearly violating the plain language of the copyright law."

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TV Embraces Its Dark Side
Broadcast Networks Add Edgy Dramas to Their Lineup for Coming Season
By Christopher S. Stewart and Suzanne Vranica, Wall Street Journal

In a promotional trailer for ABC's coming drama "666 Park Avenue" set in a Manhattan apartment building, walls swallow people, bright red blood swirls down a sink drain and at one point a terrified looking woman who has just moved in asks her boyfriend: "Are we going to be ok here?"

That's a question TV executives may be asking themselves after broadcast networks unveiled a total of about a half dozen similarly dark-tinged dramas last week at the annual TV "upfront" sales presentations for advertisers. Such shows have thrived on cable channels like AMC and FX lately (think "The Walking Dead"). But there is no guarantee the mass audiences that tune into broadcast networksor their advertiserswill be as enthusiastic.

"There is a huge risk in drama," admits Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. Three of its 12 new scripted series scheduled for next season possess a kind of eeriness, including "Do No Harm," about a good-looking doctor with a violent alter ego and "Hannibal," about a serial killer.

Having lagged behind the other three networksWalt Disney Co.'s ABC, News Corp Fox and CBS Corp.'s CBSin recent years, Ms. Salke said NBC was willing to take more chances. "How do you make an original cop or hospital show?" she said. "That's why you find yourself leaning into big ideas that are often complex and dark."

But Comcast Corp.'s NBC isn't alone. With the exception of ratings leader CBS, all three major broadcast networks showed up with one or more new dramas bearing a similar sensibilitya roiling human terror that is sometimes uncomfortable, and at other times thrilling.

Fox, for instance, has a serial killer who inspires other serial killers in "The Following," starring Kevin Bacon, and "Mob Doctor," which centers on a woman with a talent for extracting screwdrivers from gangsters' skulls. Even the CW is embracing the genre with "Cult," where fans of a TV show recreate crime scenesto occasionally disturbing ends.

Why all this darkness now? Partly, executives say, it is a mood, with the political climate tense, the economy still shrouded in uncertainty and a lot of people still out of work.

"We think people want to escape," said Peter Roth, president of Warner Bros. Television, a Time Warner Inc. unit that is making several of the more ominous shows, including "666 Park Avenue." "Some people believe that escape is a singular form that means beaches, warm weather and bikinis," he said. "We don't subscribe to that theory."

Others say broadcast is taking a cue from cable channels, which, in a splintering wilderness of programming, are drawing increasing attention with their original shows, many of which deal with edgier subject matter.

News Corp.'s FX cable channel, for instance, has drawn viewers with its outlaw motorcycle club series "Sons of Anarchy," while AMC Networks Inc.'s AMC has thrived with its Zombie epic "The Walking Dead," which captured an average of 6.9 million viewers in its latest season, a sizable number for a cable channel. (News Corp. also owns The Wall Street Journal.)

"When you look at the number of hits on cable, what people are being attracted to in cable showsyou look at storytelling," said Terence Carter, senior vice president of drama at Fox. " 'Walking Dead' emboldened us to be able to try fare that is a little scarier, a little bit more thrilling."

But broadcasters have to be cautious. While Madison Avenue generally embraces the shift into the shadows, "some advertisers will likely wait for several episodes before buying into some of these darker programs," to make sure the content isn't too violent or controversial, said Steve Kalb, director of video investments at Mullen, an ad firm owned by Interpublic Group of Cos.

Viewer reaction is the big question. Because of the mass audience nature of broadcast TV, network viewers have a "certain expectation" that they'll get programming "that might not be as explicit or as dark as you might find on many cable networks," said Dennis Wharton, a spokesman for the National Association of Broadcasters.

Fans of these shows are already questioning whether broadcasters will be able to go far enough in their new lineups. "Some consumers have expressed fear that the shows won't be able to deliver the promised amounts of darkness because the shows are on broadcast networks instead of cable," said Sean Reckwerdt, lead analyst at Networked Insights, which monitors blogs and social media sites such as Twitter to give advertisers an early read on the buzz around new programs.

Mr. Carter, of Fox, acknowledged that while cable can be "a little more niche," broadcasters "want to be able to provide something for everyone." But he argued that shows like "The Following" had elements of broader interest. "You got some thrills, you got sexy soap going on, you've got great character work going on, and there's an investigative element to it."

Indeed, Warner Bros.' Mr. Roth said the programs, despite their subjects, have an underlying optimism. "The great thing about these shows is that behind what is seemingly a dark and frightening side is a tremendous amount of aspiration and hope," he added. "It's comforting to know, for instance, in 'The Following,' that there is an FBI agent out there who always gets his man."

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Kevin Smith Fixes Film Criticism, Launches Hulu Movie Review Show 'Spoilers'
By Charlie Schmidlin, IndieWire.com - May 22, 2012

Though most critics will fess up to owing some part of their formative years to Kevin Smith’s films and speaking engagements, the filmmake- oh wait, raconteur, has subsequently squandered that goodwill by taking to Twitter, podcasts, and interviews to essentially dismiss professional criticism entirely. If that weren’t enough to enrage those who feel they can see a film for free and still hold a fair opinion on it, Smith has now announced plans to democratize film criticism with his own Hulu show starting this summer.

Based out of his SmodCo Studios on Universal City Walk, Smith will present a new show, “Spoilers,” which features himself along with 50 citizen co-hosts reviewing the newest summer blockbuster each week. Explaining his Polyphonic Spree of critics in a Wired interview, Smith said, “We take them out and pay for them to go see the movie, kick back — on opening day, none of this early bull****, ain’t doing it like those critics, doing it legit — and then just go down the street, sit down and have a gabfest, man.” Starting off the legitimate discourse will be “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “Prometheus,” and “Rock of Ages.”

If squeezing 50 opinions into a half-hour doesn’t already seem exhausting, Smith also plans to mix “lively group chats, interviews with movie and pop culture icons, animated shorts and cinematic reenactments.” One of these segments, Movie Goon with Malcolm Ingram, is sure to raise the ire of more than a few online followers. “[Malcolm’s] one of these nihilists. If it’s popular, he can’t stand it,” Smith said. “He represents the internet. So we’ll bring him on and let him have his say and then we’ll beat him up verbally and tell him why he’s wrong — have a good old-fashioned debate.” To clarify, Smith is indeed distilling the Internet, which is always wrong, down into one man, while letting more tempered opinions fall into the hands of 50 fans participating in the show. Something appears off in that equation. He's also pinched the title of a popular blog, Criterion Corner, for a segment on the show, just to really stick the knife in the internet.

Of course Smith is not aiming for depth or real diversity with “Spoilers,” just a good time under the general goal of starting a dialogue about film. However, his non-stop public comments lend a contradictory bent to everything he puts out, and this new show is just the latest iteration of that tendency. Normally, a show like this would be a fun way to showcase Smith’s talents as MC and critic (which he does possess), but the result is instead a spotlight to see if he can justify his negative comments. Alternatively, Smith’s opinions may have already been converted into white noise at this point, but if the concept seems interesting, “Spoilers” begins its 10-episode season June 4th. At least he's not making another movie, right?

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CNN Hits 20-Year Weekday Primetime Low
By Dominic Patten, Deadline.com - May 22, 2012

The only ratings news CNN is getting lately is bad news. Last week, the cable news network had its lowest-rated weekday primetime in 20 years in terms of total viewers. From May 14-18, CNN averaged 395,000 viewers in primetime with Anderson Cooper's AC360 and Piers Morgan Tonight. The full seven days of last week was the third-lowest-rated full week in primetime since March 1997. Additionally, last Monday to Friday was also the network's fourth-lowest-rated weekday primetime week among adults 25-54. CNN scored just 111,000 viewers in the demo. CNN's previous worst weekly weekday primetime among adults 25-54 was May 15-21, 2000, when the network recorded 91,000 viewers among adults 25-54.

This ratings news comes less than a week after the network hit its lowest primetime among adults 18-49 in 15 years on May 15 with Pier Morgan Tonight. That followed a terrible April where CNN had its lowest-rated month in a decade.

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'Civilization': Historian Niall Ferguson asks in PBS series if the sun is setting both in and on the West
By David Hinckley, New York Daily News - May 22, 2012

Civilization tackles, quite expertly, a question that’s as troubling as it is broad.

In this two-week, four-hour series, author, professor and historian Niall Ferguson bluntly asks whether the Western world’s domination of human events over five centuries is coming to a close.

Centuries ago, Ferguson notes, Eastern nations like China set the pace in technology, wealth and general progress.

But starting around the time of the New World explorers, the West ascended, while the East turned more inward and had less impact on the course of the world.

Ferguson ascribes this to several specific factors in Western culture, including competition, consumerism, faith and a work ethic.

The current rise of China, he suggests, is rooted in borrowing these “killer apps” from the West.

And yes, he declares, there’s a real chance the West could lose its supremacy.

But if it does, he further argues, it has only itself to blame. Western society won’t be “conquered” by Chinese or Muslims or other “outside” forces. It will have abandoned the things that fueled its rise: the hope of economic opportunity for all, faith in science, a willingness to engage with the rest of the world.

If the West regresses to suspicious, self-absorbed societies with no aspirational middle class, he warns, it could pass the East again, only this time in the opposite direction.

'CIVILIZATION: THE WEST AND THE REST'
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Rating: ★★★★
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ESPN 3D Expands Wimbledon Coverage
By Tim Baysinger, Broadcasting & Cable - May 22, 2012

ESPN is using its new exclusive rights deal to the Wimbledon Singles Finals to bolster its 3D network.

The company said Tuesday that it will expand its coverage on ESPN 3D to include live telecasts on the final five days of the tournament, including both the Men's and Women's finals. Last year ESPN 3D aired one Men's semifinal live (Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Novak Djokovic), plus the other semi and both finals on a tape-delay.

Jed Drake, ESPN senior VP and executive producer, said, "ESPN 3D adds to our depth of coverage with a compelling new look at ESPN's top events. It joins our long list of Emmy Award-winning innovations, including in-car cameras, the First and Ten line, the K Zone, tennis' ShotSpot and the Virtual Playbook."

Wimbledon begins June 25. The first ESPN 3D broadcast will be July 4.

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The questions Genachowski should be asking about data caps
By Stacey Higginbotham, GigaOm.com - May 22, 2012

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski reiterated his acceptance of broadband data caps and tiered pricing, at The Cable Show held today in Boston. In an interview with the National Cable and Telecommunications Association Chair (and a former FCC chairman himself) Michael Powell, Genachowski said he was in favor of business model innovation.

This is not a new stance for Genachowski, who back in 2010, specifically called out approval for usage-based broadband pricing as part of the network neutrality regulations. At the time he said:

Our work has also demonstrated the importance of business innovation to promote network investment and efficient use of networks, including measures to match price to cost such as usage-based pricing.

That's remarkably close to what he said today when quizzed by Michael Powell. Cecilia Kang at The Washington Post quotes Genachowski as saying:

Business model innovation is very important, Genachowski said. There was a point of view a couple of years ago that there was only one permissible pricing model for broadband. I didn't agree.

A bigger question is whether or not he agrees to practices that would exempt an ISP's traffic from their own broadband cap, as Comcast is doing with its Xfinity service over the Xbox. And from a consumer point of view, a cap isn't terrible in and of itself, but it can be a tool used to protect an ISP's pay TV business or their profits absent robust competition in the market.

So even though Genachowski is in favor of new pricing models for broadband, it would be awesome if he started asking questions about how those caps are set and what impact they have on consumer behavior. Because it's not like consumers have that much choice in their broadband provider.

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I enjoy the show, and am glad that it was renewed.

That's one long engagement.
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