TV streaming revolution charges ahead with ESPN Plus

TV streaming revolution charges ahead with ESPN Plus

ESPN Plus Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 April 2018 TV streaming revolution charges ahead with ESPN Plus It’s happening. With television viewing moving away from cable and satellite, it’s the streaming services taking control of our lives. The last fort...
NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage

NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage

NFL TV ratings Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 January 2018 NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage One look at Nielson’s NFL TV ratings for 2017, and it demonstrates that let’s just all take a deep breath when it comes to downfall of the NFL. First off, let’s...
Streaming TV gets more complicated with YouTube TV

Streaming TV gets more complicated with YouTube TV

Streaming TV Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 31 October 2017 Streaming TV gets more complicated with YouTube TV Here’s the deal. A few years ago, I cut my proverbial cable cord. And since then, I’m enjoying it and looking ahead. To be more exact, I don’t...
Curb Your Enthusiasm is better than season nine

Curb Your Enthusiasm is better than season nine

Curb Your Enthusiasm Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 October 2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm is better than season nine Few television shows claim the mantle of genius. Oddly enough, those that I deem worthy of that distinction have all come from HBO. My elite...
Game of Thrones spinoffs will bore me

Game of Thrones spinoffs will bore me

Game of Thrones spinoffs Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 June 2017 Game of Thrones spinoffs will bore me I’ve seen every episode of Game of Thrones. Some of them, like “The Red Wedding,” more than once. Which is why any Game of Thrones spinoffs seem like...
The finale for Girls came six seasons too late

The finale for Girls came six seasons too late

The finale for Girls came six seasons too late Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 April 2017 Our long national nightmare is over: Girls Hate is a word I try not to use. But I hate the HBO series, Girls. Really, I shouldn’t use the word hate at all. But...
A market study in the era of Peak TV

A market study in the era of Peak TV

Peak TV A market study in the era of Peak TV The winners and losers of Peak TV, and what Apple TV can do about it We are living in the world of Peak TV, a term coined by FX President John Landgraf a few years ago – and he was right in many ways. We are living in an...
Where is Sundance TV?

Where is Sundance TV?

In this era of Peak TV, there’s almost too much quality television. Even when you hear about a great new show or are reminded that a favorite is returning, it’s hard to find the time to catch up with all the other fabulous programming on air. It’s a good problem for...
Peak TV means the networks lose

Peak TV means the networks lose

Peak TV Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 January 2016 Peak TV means the networks lose Peak TV Programing is a hot term. One of the recent pleasures of Twitter has been following television critics as they listen to network executives pitch their upcoming...
Should Game of Thrones wait for George R. R. Martin?

Should Game of Thrones wait for George R. R. Martin?

When you are writing a series that averages a thousand pages per book, it’s going to take some time. Ask George R. R. Martin. Just ask A Song of Fire and Ice author George R. R. Martin. Martin, whose books serve as the basis for the ever-popular HBO show, Game of...
Did GOT have to kill Jon Snow?

Did GOT have to kill Jon Snow?

I’m pissed at Game of Thrones. Who are they going to kill off next? That’s all I can think about after the devastating season five finale. If you’re as much a fan of the show as I am, I’m bet you’ve been wondering the same darn thing since Sunday night Unfortunately,...
The Jinx was not only great TV, but implicating

The Jinx was not only great TV, but implicating

HBO is doing some really good TV Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 March 2015 The Jinx was not only great TV, but implicating This past Sunday, HBO aired the final installment of what might be one of the most extraordinary documentaries I’ve ever seen: The...