Category Archives: Cable Programming

Game of Thrones, Breaker of Records

It may not feel like it outside, but the long summer is over and winter is here.  Game of Thrones fans tuned into the show’s eagerly awaited seventh season two weeks ago in record numbers. At 16.1 million live viewers, the episode beat the HBO record for a season premiere. That’s more than the population […]

Cable Networks Lead the Pack for Emmy Nominations

The 69th Primetime Emmy nominations were announced yesterday and once again cable programming is the juggernaut, receiving a total of 315 nominations. HBO alone brought in 110 nominations. Westworld leads the way with the most nominations of any show (22). Ryan Murphy’s latest project on FX FEUD: Bette and Joan was the next most decorated […]

TV, Live Streaming Score Big During March Madness

Viewership stats from the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament are in, and as it turns out, the Tar Heels aren’t the only ones who walked away with a victory. According to Nielsen, the tournament averaged 10.8 million viewers and broke records in digital consumption, thanks to Turner Sports’ and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage […]

Turner Dives into VR Madness

March Madness comes to a fevered end this coming Monday, and while many of us will watch the Final Four duke it out this weekend from our couches or from our small screen devices while on-the-go, others will experience the matches courtside, without actually having to make the trip out to Phoenix. That’s because NCAA […]

March Madness on the Go

March Madness is upon us, and now that brackets have been filled out, tip-off of the first round of the tournament is just about here. Luckily, most fans won’t have to miss out on those often unpredictable matches, even the ones taking place during the work day. Live streaming the games and following your tournament […]

How TV Creators are Celebrating Women’s History Month

The start of March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, and television creators are proudly showcasing specials, shows, segments and content that not only spotlight women’s achievements, but that also spur discussions on advancing gender equality. As the month unravels, we’ll check back again to highlight unique projects that pay tribute to women, and […]

Honoring Black History Month on Television

Black History Month launched earlier this week and with it comes a line-up of special programming on premium television that pays tribute to African-American history and culture. In the past couple of years especially, we have seen new channels and avenues pop up on pay TV that are dedicated to exploring the role that African-American […]

The State of Premium Television in America in 2017

Last week we did a status check on the state of America’s internet connectivity and speeds. What we found was that millions of consumers are benefiting from the increasingly fast and reliable internet connections that ISPs have been delivering for nearly two decades. This week, we took a look at the state of premium television, […]

New Data Shows that Time-Shifting is TV’s Biggest Value

Nothing has had a more profound effect over the last 10 years on TV than time shifting. The ability to watch a show at any time has not just made watching TV easier, it’s made it more fun. It’s made it possible save up shows over the course of the week and watch them all […]

HBO, FX Delivering Top TV Shows Competing for Golden Globes

The nominees for the 74th annual Golden Globes were announced today. Among the honored were 36 nominations for premium TV programs, more than last year. HBO came out strong once again with 14 nominations, the most for any TV network. FX also received nine nominations, followed by AMC with five. HBO’s Game of Thrones is back vying […]