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.
Fox and National Geographic announced the return of Cosmos, with Neil deGrasse Tyson back as host. Cosmos: Possible Worlds, once again from executive producer, writer, director and creator Ann Druyan with exec producers Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga and Jason Clark, is set to premiere globally in spring 2019.
IFC picked up horror-comedy series Stan Against Evil for a third season, slated to begin in fall 2018. The net’s Brockmire is back for season 2 on Wednesday, April 25 at 10p.
Union workers handling video and audio production for Golf Channel events walked out Sunday following stalled contract negotiations and caused disrupted and limited coverage of three events including the final round at the Sony Open. Golf Channel had been negotiating an agreement for nine months with International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, per the AP. […]
A wild Vikings win over the Saints handed FOX Sports with an estimated audience of 35.645 million viewers along with a 19.3/35, according to estimates released by Fox Sports on Monday, via USA Today. That marks a new high for the season, but was off-pace by 27% from last year’s numbers, when a Packers/Cowboys matchup […]
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