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Halt and Catch Fire attracted the same audience as Mad Men, just not as many of them - Posted June 9, 2014
AMC's highly anticipated Halt and Catch Fire premiered on linear television a week ago and we took a deep dive into the emotional reactions to the episode with our analytics partner ... [Lost Remote]

Fans react to the mid-season wrap up of Mad Men's final season (spoiler alert) - Posted June 2, 2014
Mad Men wrapped up its mid-season finale last week with some major plot turns. AMC's hit show is nearing its final end in 2015 but in the mean time, fans need to try and make sense of the cryptically weir... [Lost Remote]

AMC's 'Halt and Catch Fire' becomes first show to premiere on Tumblr - Posted May 20, 2014
AMC is entering a pivotal moment in its existence. Breaking Bad is over, Mad Men is coming to an end and The Walking Dead is still wildly popular, but no longer new. The network is eager to launch new hit... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Apple to Buy Beats | Time Inc. Spin-off Set | House Questions Comcast Merger - Posted May 9, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Apple to Buy Beats | Time Inc. Spin-off Set | House Questions Comcast Merger - Posted May 9, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You El Clasico - Posted March 29, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and vi... [AllFacebook]

Back from the dead: Netflix begins Instagram promotion for Season 4 of 'The Killing' - Posted March 24, 2014
In November, it was confirmed that Netflix would be reviving 'The Killing,' which AMC had cancelled for a second time. After the announcement of the first revival, Vulture's Josef Adalian wrote about "... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You March Madness - Posted March 24, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You March Madness - Posted March 24, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by ... [Lost Remote]

Cable Network Ranker: Fox News #1 in Primetime For Week of March 10 - Posted March 18, 2014
Boosted by a busy news week that included continued tensions in Ukraine and the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Fox News was the top ad-supported cable network in primetime -- beating out USA, the History Channel, AMC and TBS -- for the week of March 10, averaging 2,049,000 viewers.... [TVNewser]

Cable Network Ranker: Week of March 3 - Posted March 11, 2014
Fox News was the top cable news network for the busy news week of March 3, placing fourth in both primetime and total day among all ad-supported cable networks. FNC averaged 1,765,000 primetime viewers and 1,101,000 total viewers. MNSBC placed 25th in primetime, with 720,000 viewers, and 28th in total day, with... [TVNewser]

Cable Network Ranker: Week of February 24 - Posted March 4, 2014
Fox News was the top cable news network for the week of February 24, placing third in primetime and fourth in total day among all ad-supported networks. FNC averaged 1,756,000 primetime viewers and 1,058,000 total viewers. MNSBC placed 26th in primetime, with 664,000 viewers, and 28th in total day, with 368,000 viewer... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: #FreeAJStaff | AMC's Earnings Surge | MSNBC Taps Ex-MT Gov. - Posted February 28, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: #FreeAJStaff | AMC's Earnings Surge | MSNBC Taps Ex-MT Gov. - Posted February 28, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You 'The Beatles -- A Grammy Salute' - Posted February 18, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos p... [AllFacebook]

Cable Network Ranker: Week of February 3 - Posted February 11, 2014
Fox News was the top cable news network for the week of February 3, placing fourth in both primetime and total day among all ad-supported networks. FNC averaged 1,925,000 primetime viewers and 1,159,000 total viewers. MNSBC placed 24th in primetime, with 733,000 viewers, and 26th in total day, with 426,000 viewers. CNN... [TVNewser]

The Walking Dead Is Everywhere Promoting Tonight's Premiere, May Have Broken Laws In the Process - Posted February 9, 2014
If you're on social media, then you've seen the promos for tonight's mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead. Their Twitter feed has been lit up with reminders and suggestions for days.... [TVNewser]

The Walking Dead Is Everywhere Promoting Tonight's Premiere, May Have Broken Laws In the Process - Posted February 9, 2014
If you're on social media, then you've seen the promos for tonight's mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead. Their Twitter feed has been lit up with reminders and suggestions for days.... [PRNewser]

Today in Irony: Winner of Breaking Bad Contest Busted for Drugs - Posted January 2, 2014
Breaking Bad is unquestionably one of the best written shows in TV history. It's also, many say, one of the most influential. Of course, ... [PRNewser]

Cable Network Ranker: Week of November 25 - Posted December 5, 2013
It was a slow holiday week for the cable news networks. Fox News was the top cable news network for the week of November 25, placing eighth in both primetime and total day among all ad-supported cable networks. FNC averaged 1,476,000 primetime viewers and 991,000 total day viewers. MSNBC placed 32nd in... [TVNewser]

Cable Network Ranker: Week of November 11 - Posted November 20, 2013
For the week of November 11, Fox News placed second in primetime among all ad-supported cable networks for the fourth week straight. FNC averaged 2,020,000 viewers from 8 to 11pmET. In total day, Fox News was fourth, averaging 1,231,000 viewers. MSNBC placed 31st in primetime, with 616,000 viewers, and 29th in total... [TVNewser]

Who drives the social TV conversation around 'Homeland' and 'The Walking Dead'? - Posted November 12, 2013
We're excited to present the first post in a new series Lost Remote is launching exclusively with Topsy to bring you deeper insights into social TV's biggest ni... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Who drives the social TV conversation around 'Homeland' and 'The Walking Dead'? - Posted November 12, 2013
We're excited to present the first post in a new series Lost Remote is launching exclusively with Topsy to bring you deeper insights into social TV's biggest ni... [Lost Remote]

The Tweeting Dead gamifies tweets about The Walking Dead - Posted October 31, 2013
There's The Walking Dead and Talking Dead, but now PR agency MWW and technology partner Ideation teamed up to create Tweeting Dead. In an attempt to capitalize on the number of hardcore fans and the corresponding Twitter chatter, a MWW Innovation team was f... [Inside 3D Printing News]

The Tweeting Dead gamifies tweets about The Walking Dead - Posted October 31, 2013
There's The Walking Dead and Talking Dead, but now PR agency MWW and technology partner Ideation teamed up to create Tweeting Dead. In an attempt to capitalize on the number of hardcore fans and the corresponding Twitter chatter, a MWW Innovation team was f... [Lost Remote]

How Teen Wolf "hacked" Twitter to create the perfect on-brand campaign in France - Posted October 31, 2013
In April, we spoke with Darewin (France's premier social TV agency) Pr sident and Creative Director Wale Gbadamosi Oyekanmi ... [Lost Remote]

Cable Network Ranker: October 2013 - Posted October 29, 2013
Helped along by the government shutdown and the debut of a new primetime lineup, Fox News placed third in primetime and fourth in total day among all ad-supported cable networks for the month of October. FNC averaged 1,862,000 viewers in primetime and 1,143,000 viewers in total day. MSNBC p... [TVNewser]

Predictions of the week: Will new romances spring up on The Walking Dead? - Posted October 28, 2013
Social TV isn't only about uncovering volume of activity around a show. Comments across Twitter, Facebook and more can reveal fans' predictions and hopes at how a scripted season unravels. With the fall lineup well underway, things are starting to heat up across the board in terms of juicy plot t... [Lost Remote]

Cable Network Ranker: Week of October 14 - Posted October 22, 2013
A busy political news week, driven by the end of the government shutdown, propelled Fox News into the top five ad-supported cable networks during the week of October 14. FNC placed fourth in primetime and fifth in total day, averaging 1,758,000 and 1,123,000 viewers, respectively. MSNBC placed ... [TVNewser]

Cable Network Ranker: Week of October 7 - Posted October 15, 2013
A new primetime lineup, coupled with the second week of the government shutdown, propelled Fox News into the top five ad-supported cable networks during the week of October 7. FNC placed fourth in both primetime and total day, averaging 1,905,000 and 1,170,000 viewers, respectively. MSNBC placed ... [TVNewser]

Fighting Over The TV: Facebook Provides Data To 10 Overseas Networks; Twitter Provides Data To Nielsen - Posted October 7, 2013
Facebook and Twitter dug in their heels Monday in their attempts to establish beachheads in the world of ... [AllFacebook]

Breaking Bad Does Good with Finale Social Media - Posted September 30, 2013
Breaking Bad's much anticipated series farewell hit it out of the ball park, especially where social media is concerned. The show, which engaged fans from the get-go, had a satisfying conclusion. The social media farewell, where the show's creator, network, stars, and fans came togethe... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: More NSA Stories to Come | Breaking Bad's Finale | More Patch Sites to Close - Posted September 30, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: More NSA Stories to Come | Breaking Bad's Finale | More Patch Sites to Close - Posted September 30, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Users Cook Up 'Breaking Bad' Posts - Posted September 28, 2013
With AMC's hit drama, "... [AllFacebook]

Emmy Awards: Top Five Facebook Moments - Posted September 23, 2013
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony aired on ... [AllFacebook]

AMC PR Confirms Breaking Bad Spinoff and Lets the Media Do the Work - Posted September 11, 2013
Confession: We only want to cover this story because we love Breaking Bad, and while we were initially skeptical of a proposed spinoff/prequel that absolutely MUST be titled Better Call Saul, we've warmed to the idea. But now that we mention it, what's w... [PRNewser]

Belize's Perfect PR Response to Unflattering Mention in 'Breaking Bad' - Posted August 23, 2013
On last Sunday's episode of the AMC hit drama "Breaking Bad", Brian Cranston's character -- a drug kingpin -- threatened to "send [someone] to Belize," an alternate euphemism to "sleeping with the fishes." The scene was wide... [PRNewser]

Expion Unleashes Suite Of New Social Marketing Tools - Posted May 20, 2013
Social media software company Expion released a suite of new t... [AllFacebook]

Podcast: Authors Fight Amazon's Return Policy on Change.org - Posted April 2, 2013
On today's social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog talked about the group of nearly 2,000 people who have signed a petition on Change.org asking Amazon to change its policy about returning ... [SocialTimes.com]

Walking Dead Climbs to Number One for First Time in New York - Posted March 22, 2013
AMC's Walking Dead had the rare feat--number one for the week. The horror drama actually tied for the top spot in Nielsen's New York prime time ratings with CBS' The Big Bang Theory. The shows averaged 961,000 viewers and a 4.9 rating. American Idol occupied the next two positions. There were 904,000 WNYW... [Fishbowl NY]

Walking Dead Climbs to Number One for First Time in New York - Posted March 22, 2013
AMC's Walking Dead had the rare feat--number one for the week. The horror drama actually tied for the top spot in Nielsen's New York prime time ratings with CBS' The Big Bang Theory. The shows averaged 961,000 viewers and a 4.9 rating. American Idol occupied the next two positions. There were 904,000 WNYW... [FishbowlNY]

Jon Hamm's Publicist Defends His Manhood - Posted March 21, 2013
The Internet discovered some time ago that Mad Men star Jon Hamm has been blessed with some...attributes that endow him with a certain easily e... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Porter Novelli, Bully Pulpit Interactive, Business Wire, and AMC - Posted March 15, 2013
Porter Novelli announced that Jesse Soleil has joined the New York office as senior vice president, digital. In his role he will be responsible for designing cross-platform digital experiences for clients across all practices. For the past four years, Soleil was CEO of Massiverse LLC, a boutique media entertainment company, which... [PRNewser]

NCIS Again Keeps Idol From Top of Weekly Prime Time Ratings - Posted March 14, 2013
It's possibly American Idol fatigue, but the dominance of Fox's talent showcase has been slipping this season in New York. CBS' NCIS took the top spot for the week with an estimated 1.1 million WCBS viewers and a 5.9 rating, according to Nielsen. As for Idol, the Thursd... [Fishbowl NY]

NCIS Again Keeps Idol From Top of Weekly Prime Time Ratings - Posted March 14, 2013
It's possibly American Idol fatigue, but the dominance of Fox's talent showcase has been slipping this season in New York. CBS' NCIS took the top spot for the week with an estimated 1.1 million WCBS viewers and a 5.9 rating, according to Nielsen. As for Idol, the Thursd... [FishbowlNY]

NCIS Takes Weekly Top Spot; Idol Settles for Second - Posted March 7, 2013
OK, it may not be time to cue up Dylan's, The Times They Are A Changin,' but there is a change at the top. American Idol was caught by CBS drama NCIS for number one in the prime time weekly survey. It had an estimated 1.1 million WCBS viewers, while Fox's... [Fishbowl NY]

NCIS Takes Weekly Top Spot; Idol Settles for Second - Posted March 7, 2013
OK, it may not be time to cue up Dylan's, The Times They Are A Changin,' but there is a change at the top. American Idol was caught by CBS drama NCIS for number one in the prime time weekly survey. It had an estimated 1.1 million WCBS viewers, while Fox's... [FishbowlNY]

Real Promotional 'Experiment' or Staged Stunt? - Posted March 6, 2013
We can certainly see why so many clients are rushing to sign with "viral marketing firm" Thinkmodo, which combines the video, social media and promotion trifecta into campaigns like the "Zombies in New York" stunt for AMC's mega-hit The Walking Dead. That video clearly didn't have a script. As for the... [PRNewser]

Male-Targeted Shows' Huge Female Viewerships Defy Marketing Clich s - Posted February 27, 2013
Once upon a time, at the same time every week, one of my roommates and I had to ditch our apartment (occupied by a few fellow young women) for a guy friend's abode so that we could watch South Park as it aired -- our own TV was occupied by banter... [PRNewser]

American Idol is Back on Top of Weekly Ratings - Posted February 22, 2013
[caption id="attachment_77131" align="alignright" width="256"] The 2013 version of Idol/people.com[/caption] The Super Bowl and Grammys are long over. The Oscars are coming up this weekend. So, for now, it's back to "normal" atop the weekly prime time ratings. Fox's American Idol led the way with the top two programs... [Fishbowl NY]

American Idol is Back on Top of Weekly Ratings - Posted February 22, 2013
[caption id="attachment_77131" align="alignright" width="256"] The 2013 version of Idol/people.com[/caption] The Super Bowl and Grammys are long over. The Oscars are coming up this weekend. So, for now, it's back to "normal" atop the weekly prime time ratings. Fox's American Idol led the way with the top two programs... [FishbowlNY]

Grammy Awards Give WCBS Another Week to Shine - Posted February 14, 2013
Call it a "one-two punch." WCBS/Channel 2 took the top weekly honors from the annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. The telecast (one week after CBS' telecast of the Super Bowl) had an estimated 2.8 million viewers and a 14.6 rating, according to Nielsen. In all, seven CBS... [FishbowlLA]

Banana Republic Cozies up to Match.com for In-Store Mixers - Posted February 12, 2013
Yesterday we told you about the Banana Republic/AMC cross-promotion likely to have ... [PRNewser]

Banana Republic and Mad Men: A Match Made in Mod Heaven - Posted February 11, 2013
Spring is almost here (we swear!), and this year the season of love and renewal marks the return of both Mad Men (for its sixth season) and Banana Republic... [PRNewser]

The top 2012 social tv shows according to GetGlue - Posted January 14, 2013
With New Year's a couple of weeks behind us, it is worth taking a look at the top tv shows and movies that drove the social conversation in 2012, and see whether these TV shows can maintain a stronghold on the social activity in 201... [Lost Remote]

Struggling Jets Topple the Weekly Ratings, Not the Patriots - Posted October 25, 2012
It took overtime before the New England Patriots bested their AFC East rivals, 29-26. Despite the New York Jets loss, the game got the highest prime time rating for the week. An estimated 2 million fans were tuned to WCBS, with a 10.2 rating, according to Nielsen. The extended NFL covera... [Fishbowl NY]

Struggling Jets Topple the Weekly Ratings, Not the Patriots - Posted October 25, 2012
It took overtime before the New England Patriots bested their AFC East rivals, 29-26. Despite the New York Jets loss, the game got the highest prime time rating for the week. An estimated 2 million fans were tuned to WCBS, with a 10.2 rating, according to Nielsen. The extended NFL covera... [FishbowlNY]

Don't Call Christina Hendricks 'Full-Figured' - Posted October 16, 2012
The sex-symbol status of Mad Men star Christina Hendricks flies in the face of the idea that only waif-thin or super-sporty female body types qualify as objects of lust. Her confidence and "I know I'm hot" attitude have made her a poster child for size-immune self-esteem, and some see her as... [PRNewser]

The AMC/Dish Network Kerfuffle gets Snarky - Posted September 17, 2012
The ongoing dispute between AMC and Dish Network that resulted in Dish's 14 million customers losing ac... [PRNewser]

Dish Network Wants Glenn Beck to Punch Eliot Spitzer - Posted September 13, 2012
Dish Network has gone all out in an effort to promote its new offerings to American cable cutters--and to distract the public from... [PRNewser]

AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Tops 10M Facebook Likes, Spoofs 'The Social Network' - Posted September 4, 2012
Hit AMC drama series "The Walking Dead" celebrated surpassing like No. 10 million on its Facebook page... [AllFacebook]

Free PR: 'Breaking Bad' Fan Art - Posted August 21, 2012
We've heard about the power of digital fanfiction to elevate popular literary brands like Harry Potter... [PRNewser]

The Ticker: Facebook Fail; The Pitch; Freddie and Fannie; Dunkin' Donuts' App; Online Fitting Rooms - Posted August 17, 2012
The Washington Post: Facebook IPO Spirals in Wake of Lock-Up Expiration Advertising Age: PR TV: 'The Pitch" Granted Second Season on AMC Forbes: ... [PRNewser]

'Walking Dead' Goes for Oversaturation Strategy - Posted August 13, 2012
Say what you will about AMC's zombie drama "The Walking Dead" (slow plotting, community theater-level acting, not enough gore, yada yada), but the show's marketing team certainly knows its way around a creative promo. The Season 3 PR blitz started two weeks ago with this (inevitable?) video of oblivious New Yorkers... [PRNewser]

AMC Backs 'The Walking Dead' With Facebook Game - Posted August 9, 2012
Cable network AMC is promoting the third-season p... [AllFacebook]

No Love Lost Between AMC, Dish Network - Posted August 9, 2012
If you've ever "liked" Mad Men, Breaking Bad, ... [PRNewser]

AMC Selling Its Own Version of 'Zou Bisou Bisou' - Posted March 26, 2012
The words "Zou Bisou Bisou" are falling off of everyone's lips and fingertips... [PRNewser]

AMC's Twitter Campaign Bumped Up Ratings By 25 Percent - Posted November 22, 2011
AMC has been advertising its critically-acclaimed shows on Twitter, and it's working. 140 Proof and TargetCast have created campaigns for AMC's shows which are seeing high click-through-rates and bumping up ratings by 25 percent. According to ... [AllTwitter]

GetGlue's Fan Base Loves Its Geek TV - Posted October 21, 2011
[caption id="attachment_29060" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A zombie from GetGlue fave "The Walking Dead""][/caption] Damn! Why didn't I check in last night while I was watching that fascinating PBS show ... [PRNewser]

Kevin Smith To Shoot TV Show in His Comic Book Shop - Posted June 7, 2011
Filmmaker Kevin Smith will partner with AMC to create a reality television series set in Smith's comic book shop, The Secret Stash. Smith enjoys reading comic books and graphic novels and usually ... [GalleyCat]

Zombies Attack a Few Days Early! - Posted October 25, 2010
You thought the zombies would wait until Halloween? Silly living person. Zombies are attacking cities around the world starting tomorrow while you're going home from work, as if your day isn't hard enough. ... [PRNewser]

Gay Talese: There's No Link Between Alcohol And Creativity But Journos Sure Used To Drink A Lot - Posted September 29, 2009
We could listen to Gay Talese talk all day about the boozy good old days at The New York Times, when tobacco smoke clouded the City Room and drunk reporters passed out on ... [Fishbowl NY]

Gay Talese: There's No Link Between Alcohol And Creativity But Journos Sure Used To Drink A Lot - Posted September 29, 2009
We could listen to Gay Talese talk all day about the boozy good old days at The New York Times, when tobacco smoke clouded the City Room and drunk reporters passed out on ... [FishbowlNY]

Primetime Emmys Bring Network TV's Challenges Into Sharp Focus - Posted September 21, 2009
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Primetime Emmys Bring Network TV's Challenges Into Sharp Focus - Posted September 21, 2009
... [FishbowlNY]

Vanity Fair's Two September Covers - Posted August 3, 2009
To commemorate the passing of two American icons on the same day last month, Vanity Fair is producing two covers for its September issue. The Michael Jackson cover, with the title "Fallen King,"... [Fishbowl NY]

Vanity Fair's Two September Covers - Posted August 3, 2009
To commemorate the passing of two American icons on the same day last month, Vanity Fair is producing two covers for its September issue. The Michael Jackson cover, with the title "Fallen King,"... [FishbowlNY]

TNT's New Series Only Good For One Reason - Posted December 7, 2008
As HBO and Showtime have dominated the TV series areas with "The Sopranos" and "Weeds" and even AMC has created the award-winning "Mad... [FishbowlLA]

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