The Ratings Are in for Alpha House, Amazon’s First Made-for-the-Web TV Show

Wouldn’t it be cool if Amazon shared them?
Amazon Studios series Alpha House

Nielsen Blesses Twitter’s Tale With a New Study: Tweets Really Can Boost Ratings

Some of the time, at least. But Dick Costolo and company will take it.

Netflix Still Says “House of Cards” Did Great, but Still Won’t Talk Ratings

It would be pretty amazing if the company said its first original show did as well as “The Walking Dead.” But Netflix says it didn’t say that.


Nielsen Gets Digital to Track Online TV Viewers

Broadcast and cable networks, including NBC, Fox, ABC, Univision, Discovery and A+E, have signed up for the pilot program for “Nielsen Digital Program Ratings,” which will happen over the next few months before a broader commercial rollout later this year.

Why Netflix Money May Be Expensive for Viacom

Why watch “SpongeBob” on TV, with commercials, when you can see it whenever you want on the Web, ad-free?

Nudged by Apple, Twitter’s Porn Saga Ends in a Raw Deal for Vine

In App Store dealings, sometimes compromise hurts.

Barry Diller Wants to Take You on a Blind Date, and He Wants You to Pay

A new mobile app from IAC’s Match helps you get fixed up fast. More interesting: Its rating system, which forces people to pay up to praise someone.

New Year, Same Rating: J.P. Morgan Still Bullish on Facebook

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?

Attention, Ad Dudes: Nielsen Becomes the Official Twitter TV Ratings Guide

Twitter and Nielsen pair up to deliver new numbers, which could raise some eyebrows in ad departments around the world.

Going the Extra Mile Now that Google Maps Have Returned to iOS

Some complaints about Google’s new iOS Maps app are simply out of its control.

NBC Holds One Last Olympic Victory Dance

Mother’s New Little Helper: Netflix