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Linear TV viewing saw a double-digit audience dip for the week of May 4-11, the fifth straight week that viewership dropped by 10% or more. The Bernstein Research audience tracker said year-over-year viewership for the week slipped 11%, according to the researcher.
The biggest hit was a whopping 22% audience drop for Kids cable network viewership from a year ago, with non-children’s viewing down 11% and broadcast networks off 10%.
In this week's audio podcast, Hack and Flack cover the week's top TV and media stories. On the docket: Verizon's acquisition of AOL, AT&T offering Hulu, subscriber losses among pay TV providers (the first time numbers have been down during Q1), and how "Instant Articles" may be a trojan horse for more video on Facebook.
In what could be a precursor to a big video push, Facebook today announced “Instant Articles,” which allows publishers to create fast, interactive articles on Facebook.
The program, which will launch with nine big-name publishers involved, including BuzzFeed, The New York Times, The Atlantic, NBC News, National Geographic, BBC News, Der Spiegel, The Guardian and Bild, is aimed at the growing number of users who get their news on mobile devices.
In this week's Videomind podcast, "Hack and Flack" discuss the fizzing out of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, TWC's apparent denial of an urgency around millennial-focused OTT services, and the mounting tensions between networks and operators as exemplified by ESPN suing Verizon.