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Is cable killing free TV?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 29th 2009 12:38PM
Here's a scary thought. One day, you might have to actually pay for all that free quality programming beaming through the magic picture box in your living room.

A scary new article by the Associated Press shows that advertising revenue has not provided enough income for the free networks to support all of their programming efforts. And thanks to the rise of cable and the web, some companies are considering new business models that are cutting the "free" out of "free TV."

Given the way things are going, do you think there could come a time when free TV is a thing of the past like top 40 AM radio, Olestra chips and an ozone layer?

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Lifetime drafts Army Wives for season four

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 25th 2009 11:02AM
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There are two significant things to take from the news that Army Wives will return for a fourth season. One, the predominantly female viewership of Lifetime has embraced the series about the lives of Army personnel and their families on the Fort Marshall post in Charleston, South Carolina; and two, scripted dramas are on the rise all across the cable networks. It also means that this finely acted, well-written and well produced show is going to be around for the next couple of years at least.

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending September 9

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 14th 2007 6:03PM

BritneyHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. The Closer (TNT)
2. College Football: Florida State vs. Clemson (ESPN)
3. 2007 Video Music Awards (MTV)
4. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
5. Saving Grace (TNT)
6. High School Musical 2 (Disney)
7. College Football: Notre Dame vs. Penn State (ESPN)
8. Monk (USA)
9. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
10. 2007 Video Music Awards Post Show (MTV)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending July 22

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 25th 2007 7:00PM

High School MusicalHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. The Closer (TNT)
2. High School Musical (Disney)
3. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (Disney)
4. Monk (USA)
5. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
6. Return to Halloweentown (Disney)
7. Hannah Montana (Disney)
8. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
9. Halloweentown High (Disney)
10. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (Disney)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending July 15

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 18th 2007 7:11PM

Suite Life of Zack & CodyHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. The Closer (TNT)
2. Home Run Derby (ESPN)
3. Nextel Cup Chicago (TNT)
4. Suite Life of Zack & Cody (Disney)
5. Hannah Montana (Disney)
6. Nextel Post Race Show (TNT)
7. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
8. Monk (USA)
9. Suite Life of Zack & Cody (Disney)
10. Suite Life of Zack & Cody (Disney)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending July 8

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 11th 2007 4:06PM

Burn NoticeHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. The Closer (TNT)
2. Nextel Cup Daytona (TNT)
3. Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
4. Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
5. The Bourne Supremecy (TNT)
6. Cory in the House (Disney)
7. Army Wives (Lifetime)
8. Burn Notice (USA)
9. Hannah Montana (Disney)
10. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (Disney)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending July 1

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 5th 2007 8:09AM

SpongeBobHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. The Closer (TNT)
2. BET Awards (BET)
3. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
4. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
5. Nextel Cup (TNT)
6. Nextel Cup Post Game Show (TNT)
7. WWE Monday Night RAW - 8pm (USA)
8. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
9. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
10. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending June 17

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 21st 2007 8:04AM

Here are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
2. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
3. Nextel Cup Michigan (TNT)
4. SpongeBob: The Movie (Nickelodeon)
5. WWE Monday Night RAW - 8pm (USA)
6. SpongeBob: The Movie (Nickelodeon)
7. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
8. Army Wives (Lifetime)
9. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
10. Mets/Yankees (ESPN)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending May 13

by Bob Sassone, posted May 17th 2007 8:01AM

NBA logoHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. The Sopranos (HBO)
2. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
3. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
4. NBA Playoffs - Jazz vs. Warriors (TNT)
5. NBA Playoffs - Jazz vs. Warriors (TNT)
6. NBA Playoffs - Spurs vs. Suns (TNT)
7. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
8. NBA Playoffs - Jazz vs. Warriors (TNT)
9. Finding Nemo (Disney)
10. Fairly Odd Parents (Nickelodeon)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending May 6

by Bob Sassone, posted May 10th 2007 8:04AM
Fairly Odd ParentsHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. The Sopranos (HBO)
2. NBA Playoffs - Dallas vs. Golden State (TNT)
3. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
4. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
5. NBA Playoffs - Golden State at Dallas (TNT)
6. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
7. NBA Playoffs - Lakers at Phoenix (TNT)
8. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
9. Fairly Odd Parents (Nickelodeon)
10. Hannah Montana (Disney

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending April 29

by Bob Sassone, posted May 2nd 2007 4:42PM

Hannah MontanaHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. The Sopranos (HBO)
2. NFL Draft (ESPN)
3. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
4. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
5. Hannah Montana (Disney)
6. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
7. Hannah Montana (Disney)
8. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (Disney)
9. Hannah Montana (Disney)
10. NBA Playoffs (TNT)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending April 15

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 19th 2007 8:17AM

SpongeBobHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. The Sopranos (HBO)
2. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
3. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
4. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
5. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
6. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
7. I Love New York (VH-1)
8. Charm School (VH-1)
9. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
10. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending April 8

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 11th 2007 6:41PM

Monday Night RAWHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. The Sopranos (HBO)
2. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
3. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
4. I Love New York (VH-1)
5. Drake & Josh (Nickelodeon)
6. Charm School Trailer (VH-1)
7. Naked Brothers Band (Nickelodeon)
8. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
9. Fairly Odd Parents (Nickelodeon)
10. Planet Earth - Shallow Seas (Discovery)

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Nielsen basic cable ratings for the week ending April 1

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 5th 2007 9:41AM

SpongeBobHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. Kid's Choice Awards (Nickelodeon)
2. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
3. Planet Earth - Ice Worlds (Discovery)
4. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
5. Planet Earth - Deserts (Discovery)
6. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
7. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
8. Pirates of the Carribean (USA)
9. Fairly Odd Parents (Nickelodeon)
10. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)

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Nielsen basic cable ratings for the week ending March 25

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 29th 2007 8:40AM

EarthHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
2. Planet Earth - Mountains (Discovery)
3. Planet Earth - Pole to Pole (Discovery)
4. Bring It On: All Or Nothing (ABC Family)
5. Planet Earth - Deep Ocean (Discovery)
6. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
7. I Love New York (VH-1)
8. House (USA)
9. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
10. House (USA)

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