Despite stiff competition from the World Series, the NBA season opened with its own uptick. Turner reports that TNT’s NBA Opening Night doubleheader saw a gross audience of six million total viewers, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals, swelling 28% over last year. The Cavaliers/Bulls telecast averaged 3.5 million total viewers and a 2.1 rating, for upticks of 52% and 40% over the comparable game last year, while the late game saw an average of 2.5 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating with viewership up 4% over the network’s comparable game last year. The pair of games also handed Turner’s TV Everywhere platforms with spikes, including a 202% increase in unique visits and gains of 145% in minutes consumed and 110% in video starts.
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In more Netflix news, the streamer canceled two comedy talk shows, The Break with Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. McHale debuted in February; Wolf premiered in May. Netlfix isn’t giving up on launching new efforts – Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Norm Macdonald Has a Show, and panel show The […]
New animated series Star Wars Resistance debuts with a one-hour premiere Sunday, October 7 at 10p on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD, with subsequent airings on Disney XD. Disney Channel’s new live action family comedy, Coop & Cami Ask the World, arrives five days later, on Friday, October 12 at 8:30p.
As the demand for boxing content continues to rise, this week sees the relaunch of reality series, The Contender. This version, which marks the fifth season, begins Friday night at 9p and run until November, moving to EPIX for the first time and a format that will feature full fights for the first time. In […]
ESPN saw its Monday Night Football preseason game featuring a Redskins’ victory over the Jets draw a 2.1 overnight rating according to Nielsen metered markets numbers. That marks a rise of 11% over last year’s preseason opener, featuring the preseason debut for ESPN’s new Monday Night Football commentator team of play-by-play voice Joe Tessitore, analysts […]