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UK Viewers: What Do They Watch? Top Factual Programs, 2011 YTD

Brits and Americans are two peoples separated by lots more than a common language. For a start, take the television viewing preferences of the world’s #1 and #2 English-speaking television markets. A friend shared a recent a top level report on the ratings of UK Factual and Documentary programs broadcast this year through the end […]

U.S. Factual Networks, 1Q 2011: Who’s Hot? Who’s Not!

How are they doing this year? John Morse, president of the research firm Byron Media continues his quarterly snapshot of how U.S. Unscripted channels are gaining or losing prime time viewers year-to-year. Our selection is not apples-to-apples: It includes channels that are dedicated to Docs and Unscripted, for example Nat Geo and Discovery And others

8 Ways to Create an Unscripted Cable Hit: Lessons from 2010

For our Real Screen 2011 panel, we gave AETN’s Don Robert 5 minutes to nail the question of the day:  What are the common elements that go into making an unscripted cable hit? by Don Robert Senior Vice President of Research, AETN  We looked at some of the top unscripted series on cable in 2010 and came

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U.S. Cable Networks 2010 Scorecard: Who’s Hot? Who’s Not!

How are they doing? John Morse, president of the research firm Byron Media continues his quarterly snapshot of how the top U.S. factual channels gain or lose prime time viewers year-to-year. Click here to see John’s 3Q’10 report. Our list is not apples-to-apples: It includes channels that are dedicated to Docs and Unscripted, for example Nat

Sarah Palin’s Alaska: Peaked? Discovery’s China Government Deal: Hmmm!

Sarah Palin’s Alaska: Context and Takeaways Approximately 4.96 million people watched the Sunday-night premiere of TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the new reality-television show that depicts the former Alaska governor and her family exploring their home state. Ms. Palin’s audience was the most-watched program debut in TLC history, according to early Nielsen Co. data provided by

U.S. Factual Networks: Who’s Hot? Who’s Not!

How are they doing? We invited John Morse, president of the research firm Byron Media to help us assemble a snapshot of how the top U.S. factual channels have gained or lost prime time audience this year. Our list is not apples-to-apples: It includes channels that are dedicated to Docs and Unscripted, for example Nat Geo