NASCAR unveiled its slate of races for the 2016 season as well as agreements with 23 tracks to field NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for the next five years. Additionally, 24 tracks will host NASCAR XFINITY Series races through 2020. The season revs up at an overhauled Daytona International Speedway, thanks to the new DAYTONA Rising project, with the 2016 Daytona 500 set to be held on February 21 and run live on FOX, followed by races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway and Auto Club Speedway for the return of NASCAR Goes West. Changes to the 2016 schedule include: Pocono Raceway hosting its first NASCAR XFINITY Series event in June; spring events at Richmond International Raceway shifting to a Saturday and Sunday companion event for the XFINITY Series and Sprint Cup Series, an earlier stop at Dover International Speedway; an later stop in August at Michigan. NBC will hold its 2016 race schedule in July at Daytona with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event moving back to a Saturday evening event.
Netflix reported ending 4Q17 with 110.6 million paid subscribers globally, up a record-breaking 8.3 million for the quarter. Profit for the quarter was $186 million or 41 cents a share, up from $67 million, or 15 cents a share a year ago. Shares jumped over 8% after hours, boosting the market capitalization of the company […]
Disney Junior ordered a second season of animated Vampirina, starring Lauren Graham, James Van Der Beek and Isabella Crovetti as friendly vampires. The October 1 premiere, simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, ranked as the preschooler platform’s highest-rated new series debut in close to a year among Kids 2-5, 2-8 and A18-49.
A dramatic comeback by the Patriots pushed CBS Sports’ coverage of the AFC Championship to season highs, as the game ranked as the highest-rated game of the 2017 NFL season, drawing an average overnight household rating/share of 27.3/50 in the metered markets, according to Nielsen. That number is also high enough to rate as the […]
The LPGA launched its 2018 advertising campaign on Golf Channel ahead of this week’s season-opening tournament, the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. With a push of ‘A Global Tour Like No Other,’ the 2018 edition of the campaign was created by Austin-based ad agency Divot Group and the spots will be rolled out during telecasts on […]
Discovery Channel and Science Channel group chief Rich Ross said at Sundance over the weekend that Oscar-winning filmmakers Fisher Stevens and Ross Kauffman are behind a new documentary for the network, Taken by the Tiger, about the rapidly diminishing population of tigers in the wild.