Amid a busy Saturday for sports, TBS saw ALCS Game 1 take the day across all of TV, according to Nielsen metered market numbers. The Astros/Red Sox telecast on the channel averaged 5,821,000 viewers for the game, up 42% over the last time it carries the ALCS Game in 2016. TBS’s 2018 MLB Postseason viewership is up 41% over 2016, the last time the network televised the A.L., and 11% over last year. Meanwhile, Turner’s TV Everywhere platforms are up 53% in total streaming minutes per game during the 2018 MLB Postseason with Houston ranking as the No. 1 metered market, generating a 20.0 local rating, the highest-rated telecast ever for any program on TBS in the market. Boston saw a 19.8 HH rating, the best MLB Postseason telecast on TBS in the market since 2013.
Bravo patriarch and new daddy Andy Cohen will receive the Vito Russo Award at the 30th GLAAD Media Awards in New York on May 4. The Watch What Happens Live! host and Bravo exec will be presented with the award by Sarah Jessica Parker.
Mindy Kaling’s untitled coming-of-age-comedy got a 10-epsiode series order at Netflix. Co-created, co-written and executive produced by Kaling and Lang Fisher, who also serve as showrunners, the semi-autobiographical series explores the life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl. David Miner (30 Rock, Master of None) will exec produce with Kaling and Fisher. […]
N3rd Street Gamers is adding Overwatch to its National Championship Series of esports, beginning on March 23 in a deal with Blizzard to run sanctioned Overwatch tournaments throughout the year. Prize pools for tournaments in the Overwatch National Championship Series will reach as high as $50,000 for amateur competitors. “We are eager to work with […]
Google introduced the world to Stadia, the company’s new video game platform, designed to offer gamers instant access to their favorite games across any screen – from TV to PC to mobile phone with a goal of making those games available in resolutions up to 4K and 60 frames per second with HDR and surround […]
Danica Patrick is heading to NBC Sports, where the former INDYCAR and NASCAR driver will serve as a studio analyst for the company’s inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 26 where she will join host Mike Tirico. Patrick will also participate in NBC Sports’ coverage of Indy 500 Pole Day […]