Friday, May 17, 2013
Wondering how the new programs announced at this year’s Upfront presentations will perform? Adapting the maxim that the best predictor of the future is the past, CableU took a close look at last year’s Upfront programming. If history does repeat itself, only one in two programs announced this season will hit the air by May 2014. Check out renewal rates, completion rates of each of the CableU Top 30 Networks, and which genres have the best chance of getting on air and renewed.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
April 2013 saw a lot of new programming among the CableU Top 30 networks compared to April 2012. April is traditionally a transitional month from the winter season into the peak of summer, but as more networks strive to become …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Many say we are in a new golden age of television, specifically cable television. With new outlets and potential revenue streams in mobile and VOD, new competitors in Netflix and Amazon and You Tube, abundant creativity, networks willing to take chances and first-rate talent itching to be a part of it, all that was left to put in place was the audience. Happily, the story of the month is the big-hit programming of ad-supported cable. Not one, but several networks developed, produced and aired programming that ate the broadcast networks’ Sunday night dinner in the ratings food chain. There has been a lot of press about AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD and History’s THE BIBLE, but A&E’s DUCK DYNASTY and BATES MOTEL, AMC’s TALKING DEAD, Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA, History’s VIKINGS and PAWN STARS, NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS on TNT and TBS, Tru’s HARDCORE PAWN and USA’s PSYCH (and WWE) all drew more than 2 million households in March.
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Friday, March 1, 2013
We’ve added H2 to our analyzed networks this month. The network has seen significant growth year-to-year!
Friday, February 22, 2013
CableU takes a look at 29 period dramas launching or in development in 2013 on 13 different networks.
Friday, February 1, 2013
At 26% Travel shows the greatest increase year over year.
Friday, January 11, 2013
An abundance of new episodes, holiday-theme specials and programming marathons made December one of the stronger months of 2012 for CableU Top 30 Networks. Ten of the thirty nets were able to …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Read our year-end report In the face of the increasingly complicated cable landscape, many networks find themselves at a crossroads in defining who they are, who their audience is, and what programming will best fit their unique brand. We take a CableU-style look at long-term ratings trends of our top 30 networks and review the [...]
Friday, November 30, 2012
November proved to be a good month for most of the CableU 30 Networks as they …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The cable field continues to slide as we see the majority of CableU’s Top 30 lossing, rather than gaining ratings in October. However, there were some success stories …
Friday, October 26, 2012
A look at Discovery’s growth and the key events that have contributed to it. Our latest infographic features a chronological look at key events at Discovery Communication since 2007 vs. CableU’s primetime ratings averages during that period vs. the price per share of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA) stock!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
CableU’s take on who was up and who was down among our Top 30 Networks.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Development slates, as a rule, provide strong insight to the direction networks are taking. New programs that are touted at upfront presentations can provide a map to the next broadcast year. We took a look through CableU’s programming database and isolated the programs announced at the 2012/2013 upfront presentations. Then we consulted CableU’s team of analysts. [...]