Category: Deborah Jaramillo

Networks Hope Crime Continues to Pay

Broadcasting & Cable Deborah Jaramillo, College of Communication After the success of O.J. series—and ‘The Jinx’ and ‘Making a Murderer’—true crime is all the rage… Expert quote: “This cluster of programs all targeting higher-end demos seems to have triggered a cycle, wherein a story with built-in audience recognition can be packaged as ‘quality,’ rather than […]

‘Walking’ Away Empty-Handed

Broadcasting & Cable Deborah Jarmillo, College of Communication It’s awards season and all, and the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead airs Sunday on AMC… Expert quote: “Critics aren’t necessarily keen to align themselves with popular shows. Popular equals bad. But a show like Rectify with maybe a handful of viewers—all masochists (myself included)—makes must-watch […]

As cable’s clout wanes, MLB teams could take a hit

Providence Journal Deborah Jaramillo, College of Communication The ultimately unfulfilled promise of extraordinary riches through subscription television revenues was part of what drove the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958… Expert quote: “We still have enough older people who are set in their ways, they need their NESN, they need their cable, and […]

With more choices than ever, cable shows redefine success for TV

Deseret News Deborah Jaramillo, College of Communication It’s impossible to talk about the rise of cable original programming without mentioning AMC’s “Mad Men.”… Expert quote: “There’s been this reconceptualization of the value of the audience and the composition of that audience rather than just the number of eyeballs watching. The audience is being used in […]