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Tv's Sunday Conundrum: Too Many Shows, So Little Time

They "showed that Sunday can be a ritualistic night for television. It can be family, but it also could be for people just getting ready for work, wanting to escape." Cable, which has the advantage of repeat broadcasts, has been particularly aggressive on Sunday, Brooks says. "HBO and Showtime showed that you could even premiere shows in the fall, when broadcast networks are at maximum throttle," Brooks says. And both channels have long reserved Sundays as the mostly exclusive home of their biggest drama series. HBO's The Sopranos likely paved the way for kim kardashian and ray the recent spate of quality Sunday dramas, but Simon goes back further, crediting PBS' Masterpiece Theatre for making it a night for serious television. "From Homeland to The Sopranos, Mad Men and Breaking Bad, they all merge the quality tradition of Masterpiece Theatre with contemporary concerns," he says. <br>Source:

TV Ratings: 'The Walking Dead' Eclipses 'Sunday Night Football' Again

our editor recommends TV Ratings: 'The Walking Dead' Surges Again, Hits Record 16.1 Million Viewers AMC's zombie drama averaged 8.7 million adults 18-49 on Sunday night, a 6.8 rating. Not only does that make it the highest-rated TV outing of the past week, it outpaces direct competition from Sunday Night Football by 8 percent. This kim kardashian and marks the second weekend in a row that The Walking Dead has outperformed the sports flagship. STORY: 'The Walking Dead' Is TV's No. 1 Show -- Why Aren't Its Stars Famous? <br>Source:

Trashy TV out, Americana shows in: 'Pawn Stars,' 'Duck Dynasty' try to teach you something (but just a little)

What we always hear is that Hollywood just responds to the marketplace. This trend is absolutely contrary to that, noted Dan Isett, director of public policy for the Parents Television Council. Theres certainly a market for programming that doesnt leave you hollowed inside when youre done watching. That market was mostly untapped before shows like Pawn Stars came to fruition, explained Brent Montgomery, the president of Leftfield Entertainment, which produces Pawn Stars and American Restoration. There was a gap when we started making Pawn Stars for at least male programming that had what we call laugh and learn TV, he said. Youre learning a bit, and were not trying to stuff too much [educational content] down peoples throats. Another show that has followed a similar model is the popular Duck Dynasty. The show ends each episode with a family member clearly stating a life lesson thats come out of the previous 30 minutes. Duck Dynastys Executive Producer Scott Gurney explained the message at the end of the episodes is something viewers have kimberly kardashian appreciated. <br>Source:

Comparing the Online TV Pioneers: Netflix v. Amazon

Search Corporate Intelligence1 November 4, 2013, 9:56 AM Comparing the Online TV Pioneers: Netflix v. Amazon is following in Netflix s footsteps by launching original TV programming on its streaming video service . The companies have much in common: Theyre both online TV pioneers. Theyre both trying to become a home for HBO-quality content. Theyre even neighbors: Netflixs Orange is the New Black is shooting next door to Amazons Alpha House at a studio in Queens, N.Y. <br>Source:

The Political TV Commercial as a Pivotal Component in American Presidential Politics and National Leadership by Q Score

Does he mumble, does he twitch, does he make me laugh? Do I feel warm inside? Style becomes substance. The medium is the massage and the masseur gets the votes." TV talk show personality Mike Douglas is dead. But the dynamic McGinniss described continues -- indeed has expanded politically. <br>Source:

TV on the Web: Jimmy Kimmel's latest Halloween prank

Post to Facebook TV on the Web: Jimmy Kimmel's latest Halloween prank on Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs TV on the Web: Jimmy Kimmel's latest Halloween prank Daniel Hurwitz, special for USA TODAY 12:12 p.m. EST November 5, 2013 Jimmy Kimmel's latest prank leaves kids teary, cursing and candy-less. download (Photo: Today's Pick: Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween Prank on YouTube The Topic: Jimmy Kimmel turned hundreds of people into awful parents for his latest Halloween themed YouTube challenge. <br>Source:

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