‘The Worst 12-Month Stretch’ in the History of Pay TV

The best business model in America has its worst year ever. Is it cord-cutting, or something more complicated? “The pay TV industry has reported its worst 12-month stretch ever,” analysts Craig Moffett andMichael Nathanson wrote in a report yesterday. Cable is in a free fall, led by Time Warner Cable’s horrendous quarter, in which it lost 306,000 homes … Continue reading

‘The Walking Dead’: How to comprehend its massive ratings

The Walking Dead‘s ratings are big. Like really, really big. It’s actually become a tad difficult to describe how big they are. AMC’s zombie drama is huge among total viewers — averaging nearly 19.9 million per episode when including seven days of DVR playback. But what’s truly stunning is the show’s adults 18-49 rating, the … Continue reading