Networks have made their big pitches to advertisers for the new season, and when you look past the bright lights, veneered smiles and massaged viewership data, here's what they all said:
We know ratings are down, and we're going to try harder next year.
Every network, from first-place CBS to the fourth-in-the-demo ABC, is bringing in big names and high-profile projects. All are trying to offer some sure bets its in a landscape running out of them.
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