Archive for December, 2015

(from Magid Morning Facts Email)

A total of 409 scripted TV series (drama, comedy, and limited) aired on all broadcast, cable, streaming and OTT services in 2015, according to Julie Piepenkotter, executive vice president of research for FX Networks. (Excluded from the tally: reality, news, sports, made-for-television movies, specials, daytime and children’s programming.)

Even if you binge-watched one scripted season every day of the year, you wouldn’t be able to get through all the available content.

“The unprecedented increase in the number of scripted series has reached a new milestone in 2015 with a record 409, nearly doubling the total in just the past six years,” said Piepenkotter in a statement. “This was the third consecutive year that scripted series count has grown across each distribution platform — broadcast, basic and pay cable, streaming — led by significant gains in basic cable and digital services. This statistic is staggering and almost unimaginable from where they were a decade ago.”

The number represents a 9 percent increase over 2014, which had 376 scripted series, and a staggering 94 percent jump since 2009 (211). During that six-year period, the number of scripted series on basic cable has jumped 174 percent from 66 to 181.
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Best Book Ever

Posted: December 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

Satire is a time-honored tradition here in the US of A.  But it’s rare when we get a chance to commit it using only the words of the target.   This hysterical book starts by making you laugh and ends by leaving you terrified. 51vgo+0nNLL._SX340_BO1,204,203,200_

Author Carol Pogash, a frequent New York Times Contributor,  has captured the terrifying essence of Mr. Trump with a series of incredible comments that have captured the attention of a significant number of people who would like to see his entertaining road show roll its proverbial RV right in to the White House driveway and park.

Carol Pogash is a serious journalist who wanted to get out front of the Trump Tsunami by merely pointing out what the candidate has said, over and over again.  He is clearly not being muzzled — yet.   When the Republican party decides what they don’t want to stand for ….they will face a difficult task in trying to control the man who said all this.