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  1. It's Official: Beyonce To Perform At Super Bowl Halftime Show

    October 16, 2012 11:35 AM EDT (Photo: Beyonce's Tumblr ) All the single ladies will be watching the upcoming Super Bowl along with football lovers. That's because Beyonce is the halftime show performer. A source familiar with Super Bowl XLVII told The Associated Pres ...

  2. Viacom First Quarter Earnings Shredded by 'Rock Band' Settlement

    February 03, 2012 7:00 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Viacom Inc., the owner of Paramount Pictures, MTV and Comedy Central, on Thursday posted a 65 percent drop in net income for the latest quarter, as it took a charge related to the "Rock Band" series of video games. Revenu ...

  3. NBC Sings Its Way to the Top of the Ratings

    June 29, 2011 7:54 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Given how NBC's summer is going, the network might want to make sure that everyone it puts on the air in prime time has a good singing voice. The nation's five most-watched television programs last week were all on NBC, a ...

  4. More Ads Hit Online TV as Web Audiences Grow

    June 09, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - One of the rewards of watching TV online is not having to sit through as many commercials. Now the networks are chipping away at that little luxury. CBS shows twice as many ads per show on its website as it did last year. The CW netw ...

  5. 'American Idol' Ratings Up From Last Year

    May 26, 2011 6:26 PM EDT Country crooner Scotty McCreery and Fox itself are both smiling over the conclusion of "American Idol." Wednesday's finale of the nation's most popular television show was seen by an estimated 29.3 million people. The Nielsen C ...

  6. 'American Idol': Strong Numbers Surprise Even Fox Execs

    May 17, 2011 5:31 PM EDT American Idol" is re-establishing its dominance heading toward the conclusion of another season. The two airings of Fox's contest were the most-watched programs in prime-time television last week, the Nielsen Co. said. It's a famili ...

  7. 'American Idol' Ratings Down 13 Percent From Last Year's Premiere

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Initial ratings show interest is down in "American Idol" and its new team of judges. The Nielsen Co. says 26.2 million people saw the two-hour season premiere Wednesday night of television's most popular show. That's down 13 pe ...

  8. Vevo, Schick Ink Sponsorship Deal

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Schick Hydro, an Energizer brand, has signed on as the exclusive launch sponsor of a new channel showcasing emerging artists on video hub Vevo . “The Next Wave,” as the channel is called, went live on Vevo this week, and features original programm ...

  9. Is Twitter The Next Second Life?

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST If you're a marketer who has steered clear of Twitter, your (non)strategy may be paying off! It's possible that this Twitter thing may just take care of itself. In the middle of last year, Twitter's growth slowed from 7.8 million ne ...

  10. News Briefs: Liberman Broadcasting, Associated Press, Univision

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST -Liberman Broadcasting has purchased its eighth TV station, this time in Denver. KWHD Channel 53 (digital channel 46) will begin broadcasting Liberman’s Spanish-language Estrella TV network “as early as the second quarter 2010,” according to a Lib ...

  11. Touring Execs Weigh Grammy Impact

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST A recent study by Billboard parent the Nielsen Co. has examined the impact the Grammy nominations, wins and television performances have on album and digital sales (Billboard, Feb. 7). But what's the result on an artist's touring busines ...

  12. Nielsen Tunes Into Radio Measurement

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Seven months after Cumulus invited qualified vendors to submit proposals to conduct a new audience measurement service in 50 small markets, the radio group has confirmed that the Nielsen Co. has been selected to carry out the task. At the same tim ...

  13. Social Network Web Sites Tempt Investors

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking Web sites have fired up industry deal headlines the past couple of years -- from News Corp.'s ground-breaking acquisition of MySpace to the recent purchases by the Walt Disney Co. and Viacom Inc.'s Logo network of Club ...

  14. Nielsen Cuts Hispanic People Meter

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Say goodbye to Nielsen's national Spanish-language people meter panel. The Nielsen Co. said that all national Hispanic TV ratings would be produced from the same people meter sample that is used to produce ratings for non-Hispanic networks. T ...