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Note: Original "Hot Off The Press" thread: August 27, 2004 - April 23, 2007. (25,503 posts, 2,231,621 page views)
What's Available in "Hot Off The Press"

For the latest news, commentary and discussion,
please go to the last page of the thread.

Each day's prime-time network program listings
(along with late night and cable highlights) are listed by
dad1153 generally between midnight and 8 a.m. ET each day.

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Nielsen Overnight Ratings

For all your other ratings needs, (the weekly numbers charts are usually available some time after noon ET on Tuesdays) I suggest the best public source is Marc Berman's blog at TV Media Insights:

http://www.tvmediainsights.com/

or, TVByTheNumbers.com:

http://tvbythenumbers.com/
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Some Useful Information:

What’s on what providers in HD
A complete and continually updated guide from Ken H:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=164671


Local Market HD threads

Have questions about reception, HD providers, antennas, general problems or anything else in your local area?
Find your local market’s HD thread here:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1269188

College Football HD Schedules

College Football Schedules - updated weekly and complete through the entire season, are available here:
http://www.lsufootball.net/tvschedule.htm


NFL Weekly Coverage Maps

Current Week available usually by Wednesday:
http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/


AC Nielsen 210 Market DMA Rankings for the 2011-2012 TV Season
Find out where every U.S. TV market ranks here:
http://www.nielsen.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en/public%20factsheets/tv/nielsen-2012-local-DMA-TV-penetration.pdf


Digital TV Info for all 210 Nielsen DMAs
The people at HDTV Magazine have supplied this link. It tells who in each market is broadcasting digitally, from where and with how much power:
http://www.hdtvmagazine.com/programming/broadcast.php


Maps of all 210 Nielsen DMAs
If you wonder what counties are nestled in each DMA, you can find the maps here:
http://www.truckads.com/licensed_affiliates1.asp


Cable/Satellite Penetration By Nielsen DMA Market as of November, 2010
How many people have cable or satellite in each market? Check here:
http://www.tvb.org/media/file/TV_Basics.pdf


FCC Digital TV Info Resources

http://www.dtv.gov/


FCC SHVERA Fact Sheet

Here is the FCC fact sheet which may answer some of your questions about SHVERA: what Distant Network Signals we are -- or are not -- allowed to purchase.
http://www.fcc.gov/mb/policy/shvera.doc



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Another page one....the world keeps moving on....

Fred, any predictions on Heroes' ratings tonight? Will it suffer from Hiatus-itus like LOST and Jericho?
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Just thought I'd drop in and welcome Fred to his new home. Looks a lot like his last home, but less filling (as in server space).
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Someone turns the lights out on the old thread.
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Fred if you could please check the Sports Business Journal for the number of NHL Center Ice sub numbers . I would greatly appreciate it
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Congratulations on almost bringing the old server to its knees as I am sure this will as well over time.
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Ahhh...nothing like a new coat of paint to brighten the place up a bit. LOL
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Congrats on the first thread being so successful, hopefully this one can reach the same ceiling as the other one did
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just gotta get a post on the first page!!!
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Fred, I'd also like to thank you for the up to date info you keep on this thread. This has become my primary location for checking up on the latest TV news. Keep up the good work!
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Another page one....the world keeps moving on....

Fred, any predictions on Heroes' ratings tonight? Will it suffer from Hiatus-itus like LOST and Jericho?

I highly doubt it. Everyone I know is chomping at the bit for Heroes tonight. It didn't suffer at all in the ratings after the Christmas break. It is just that good, people will wait for it and not give up on it due to a long break.
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Yesterday's metered market over-night prime-time ratings - and Media Week Analyst Marc Berman's view of what they mean -- have been posted at the top of Ratings News the second post in this thread.
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I highly doubt it. Everyone I know is chomping at the bit for Heroes tonight. It didn't suffer at all in the ratings after the Christmas break. It is just that good, people will wait for it and not give up on it due to a long break.

Good to hear...I love this show and would hate to see it fall victim to poor scheduling decisions.
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Thanks for all the kind words. They are much appreciated.

Now if any of you know people who are as interested in television as you are, why not copy the Hot Off The Press site link and email it to him or her (or preferably, them!) Let's get even more people participating here and joining the AVS family.

And keep checking in during the next few weeks to keep up with all the latest news about new, returning and cancelled shows as the networks gear up for their upfronts which start three weeks from today.

For the civilians among us, the "upfronts" refer to a series of meetings held by the networks mainly for advertisers to try to get them to commit money ahead of time ("upfront") for TV shows not yet produced -- as well as for returning programs in the upcoming prime time TV season.

The networks traditionally announce their fall schedules at the upfronts -- although those are always subject to change.
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To answer an earlier question, my guess would be that "Heroes"will return with about the same numbers it had, maybe a shade fewer. I don't think it has come close to reaching the burnout point that seems to have afflicted "Lost".

(And I wouldn't be at all surprised if the ratings don't sctually improve a little.)

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