Georgia’s nail-biting win over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl helped push ESPN’s coverage of the New Year’s Six to record numbers. The College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day delivered an audience of 26,826,000 viewers between ESPN and ESPN2, up 39% from last season’s first CFP Semifinal on the same two networks and 71% from the 2015 season’s first CFP Semifinal, also on ESPN and ESPN2. Meanwhile, the Allstate Sugar Bowl between Clemson and Alabama averaged 21,117,000 viewers, up 10% from last season’s second CFP Semifinal, also on ESPN and ESPN2, and 13% from the 2015’s season second CFP Semifinal on the same two networks. Together, the two CFP Semifinals averaged 24,590,000 viewers, up 27% from last year and 44% from the 2015 season. Meanwhile, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between UCF and Auburn notched 8,377,000 viewers, the most-watched non-CFP Semifinal Peach Bowl in the New Year’s Six Era.
NBC ordered a sixth season of Hollywood Game Night. The summer series averaged a 1.1 rating among A18-49 and 4.7 million viewers in Live+7 last time around.
Comedy Central’s The Opposition with Jordan Klepper will film a special episode, The Opposition Chaperones Democracy: Kids Just Wanna Take Guns, taping and airing Thursday, March 22. The episode, filmed in front of a Rockville, MD audience of activist teens, parents and rally attendees ahead of the March 24 gun reform March for Our Lives […]
Discovery Family is heralding the return of established kids and family content bolstered by the launch of new series that build on legacy brands- including a primetime Cake Boss spinoff that’ll be exclusive to the network. It’s also continuing to add more programming to the Discovery Family Go app for live and on-demand streaming. Family […]
Season 2 of animated space-themed series Ready Jet Go! blasts off Monday, April 2 on PBS Kids with a week of girl-empowering episodes featuring the adventures of Boxwood Terrace’s own Mindy Melendez, starting with the half-hour special “Mindy Turns 5”. More new eps will roll out each Wednesday in June and July.
NBC Sports Group inked a deal with European Professional Club Rugby that will feature an exclusive multi-year US media rights agreement for the Champions Cup. The agreement will see NBC Sports carry more than 150 hours of Champions Cup coverage next season across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com and its digital platforms. “We’re excited to partner with […]