Chloe Kim’s gold medal win helped push NBC’s coverage of the Winter Games to an average of 22.3 million viewers on its platforms on Monday, according to live plus same day fast national data released today by Nielsen, and digital data from Adobe Analytics. With an NBC-only average of 20.9 million viewers from 8-11p, the network was down 7% from the opening Monday in Sochi but scored the most-dominant Monday night in the Sept.-May TV season by any broadcast network since the 1998 Academy Awards. The tally now means that half of US television homes and more than one-third of the country’s population have watched the PyeongChang Olympics in some form on NBCU networks, per fast cume data with 109.6 million viewers clocking in.
NBC is feeling strong – the network this summer is bringing back American Ninja Warrior for its eighth season. Production will begin in the spring; a premiere date will be announced shortly. Hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, the obstacle course competition series will hit six cities this season: LA, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Baltimore […]
From exec producers Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, a new season of Documentary Now! returns to IFC to once again pay tribute to some of the world’s most renowned docs on February 20 at 11p. Guests this season include Michael Keaton and Owen Wilson, who star in the premiere ep, as well as […]
MLS Commissioner Don Garber inked a new deal that will keep him in the role for another five years, running through the 2023 season in addition to serving as CEO of Soccer United Marketing. Garber, 61, has presided over MLS’s dramatic growth and consolidation since taking the post in 1999, with the league expanding from […]
Stadium announced the launch of its 24/7 network on Sling TV, available to subscribers of both the “Sling Orange” and/or “Sling Blue” services. “We first teamed up with Sling TV in 2016 for the launch of Stadium Plus, and we look forward to this next evolution as we launch Stadium 24/7 to its subscribers,” said […]
The Breaking Bad movie, to star Aaron Paul, is headed to Netflix and AMC, the latter the network the original home of the lauded series. In a twist, Netflix will likely take the first distribution window and AMC the second.