Monthly Archives: March 2011

Put Down The Remote, And Step Away From The Couch

First published on MediaPost, March 16, 2011

The virtual pages of the TV Board blog are used, from time to time, to define some of the phrases and terms unique or germane to the TV industry.

Rarely, however, are these brief tutorials potentially lifesaving.

Today might be different, as we discuss a phenomenon known […]

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Beck Backers Beckoned Back

First published on MediaPost, March 9, 2011

Mainstream media has been all atwitter over the recently reported ratings decline of Glenn Beck’s popular TV news program.  Year on year results appear to indicate that approximately 75 Nielsen households who watched his program in January of 2010, have now either stopped watching, or are now […]

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Censure The Censors

First published on MediaPost, March 2, 2011

Last Wednesday’s intentionally provocative John Hancock post, concerning Al-Jazeera’s efforts to penetrate MSO’s with their English-speaking spin-off, generated a record number of responses. The column’s unofficial “sentiment tally” would have one believe that media insiders are solidly — in fact, unanimously — pro-Al-Jazeera English.

The lack […]

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