How They Fared: The MediaVillage.com 2017 Upfront/NewFront Rankings

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Here's a look at how more than two dozen major Upfront and NewFront presentations by broadcasters, cable networks and digital content providers were ranked in order of effectiveness by Simon Applebaum and Ed Martin. 

First, as always, credit must be given to everyone involved in all of these events for putting them together.  It is a titanic amount of work, executed under great pressure and with a lot at stake.  Props to all!

CBS – 5 Jacks

Turner Networks Upfront – 5 Jacks

YouTube -- 5 Jacks

AMC Networks – 4.5 Jacks

NBC – 4.5 Jacks

ABC – 4.5 Jacks

Hulu – 4.5 Jacks

National Geographic FurtherFront – 4.5 Jacks

BET – 4 Jacks

Crown Media Family Networks – 4 Jacks

National CineMedia – 4 Jacks

Univision – 4 Jacks

ESPN – 4 Jacks

A+E Networks – 4 Jacks

Fox – 3.5 Jacks

The CW – 3.5 Jacks

Discovery Communications – 3.5 Jacks

Scripps Networks – 3.5 Jacks

Screenvision – 3.5 Jacks

Disney Digital Network – 3.5 Jacks

Freeform – 3.5 Jacks

Crackle – 3.5 Jacks

Azteca America – 3.5 Jacks

Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. – 3.5 Jacks

Complex Networks – 3 Jacks

Turner NewFront – 2.5 Jacks

Here's a reminder of our Jacks rating system:  5 Jacks -- Excellent, 4 Jacks -- Very Good, 3 Jacks -- Good, 2 Jacks -- Fair, 1 Jack -- Poor, 0 Jacks -- Don’t go there!

Until next year ...

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