Let’s open with ratings news. The debut of the AAF on CBS landed a 2.1 overnight rating on the channel on Saturday night, as the network opened the season with a pair of regional games. The score tied the overnight rating of ABC’s Thunder/Rockets matchup, and behind ESPN’s coverage of Duke/Virginia, which pulled a 2.3.
As for internet speculation that Whoopi Goldberg has been missing from The View lately because she’s been secretly prepping to host the host-less Oscars, View co-host Joy Behar set the record straight (we think). Four-time Oscars emcee Goldberg is recovering from pneumonia, said Behar, and is “not even well enough to host this show, much […]
ABC is airing promotional special American Idol: A New Journey Begins at 4p on Oscar Sunday, February 24. Host Ryan Seacrest joins judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Ritchie to preview the season and answer fan questions.
Turner Sports named Howard Mittman to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Bleacher Report. Mittman, who has held a dual role as Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of B/R since August 2017, will report to current B/R CEO and Founder Dave Finocchio until Finocchio’s departure from the company this June. Mittman will […]
The National Women’s Soccer League and A+E Networks are severing their equity partnership and rights deal that they agreed to in 2017. According to ESPN, A+E will remain a sponsor of the NWSL, through its cable channel Lifetime which has been the league’s main national TV home for the last two years. However, the network […]
Motorsport Network continues to gas up its lineup of esports titles, this time announcing a new partnership with Codemasters, whose games include the likes of DiRT, GRID, ONRUSH and F1. The partnership revs up with the launch of DiRT Rally 2.0 on Feb. 26, offering 50 of “the most powerful off-road cars ever built to […]