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.
Thanks to ID, a cold case in Chicago is heating up. Following the airing of the true crime net’s two-part special, Cold Valley, new tips from around the country have prompted the Chicago PD to reopen the case of 8-year-old murder victim Diane Taylor. “At ID, we are very proud to have served as a […]
BET is not renewing scripted series Hit the Floor for season five. “We are grateful to the most passionate fans ever who helped to bring one more season of the #DevilsNation to the screen, and the incredible cast and dancers,” said a network spokesperson. Hit the Floor spent its first three seasons on BET’s Viacom […]
With multiple deals being unveiled on a weekly basis, digital sports platform FloSports continues to make headlines by partnering with event rights holders, governing bodies, and other media companies. Current verticals under the FloSports umbrella include rugby, basketball, MMA, football, wrestling, track, gymnastics, hockey, and more with the company now streaming more than 10,000 live […]
The Atlanta United’s victory to claim the MLS Cup handed FOX with the event’s top metered market score since at least 1998. The victory over the Portland Timbers drew a 1.2 score, according to Nielsen, up 71% over last year’s match. Top five markets: Atlanta (11.5), Portland (7.3), Milwaukee (2.2), West Palm Beach (1.9) and […]
D’oh! FXX and Fox are teaming up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Simpsons with two special events this month. On Sunday, December 16, FXX will air a 15-hour marathon featuring episodes curated by exec producer Al Jean. The 30-ep marathon begins at 9a. One week later, Fox will air an encore of the […]