With an eye toward beefing up TV numbers, the NCAA announced that the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee is relocating its selection, seeding and bracketing meeting in March to New York City instead of Indianapolis. Joseph R. Castiglione, chair of the committee and director of athletics at the University of Oklahoma noted that moving the meeting to New York would result in additional opportunities to discuss the selections process with media. “Our motivation behind this change is simple. We want even more focus on selection week, which will give March Madness considerable momentum heading into the best three weeks of the year,” said Castiglione. “New York provides us with countless platforms to provide insight and share updates on where the committee is with the process of building the bracket. It’s also an opportunity to have candid conversations with media outlets after the bracket has been unveiled. We think this is an exciting, yet practical, initiative to do something different without jeopardizing the intent of the meeting.”
Margaret Brennan has been named moderator of CBS Sunday morning news show Face the Nation. Brennan, who joined CBS News in 2012, will continue as senior foreign affairs correspondent. She replaces John Dickerson, relocated to CBS This Morning after Charlie Rose’s departure amid allegations of sexual harassment; Brennan had been one Nation’s rotating subs since […]
NBC renewed Superstore for a fourth season. The comedy is up 6% versus year ago among A18-49 (1.7) and 3% in total viewers (5.195 million), according to Nielsen averages.
ESPN fielded its programming lineup for the 2018 MLS season, carrying 31 regular-season Major League Soccer matches as well as the MLS All-Star Game this year. The slate kicks off on March 4 with the Los Angeles FC/Sounders. Overall, the slate will see 28 regular-season matches will air on ESPN with the remaining three on […]
Team USA’s shootout victory over Canada in the women’s hockey gold medal game on Wednesday handed NBCSN with another milestone, ranking as the most watched late-night program in NBCSN history. The game drew a TAD average of 3.7 million viewers, which included a live NBC simulcast of overtime and the shootout, as well as live […]
Misfits Gaming is making history, announcing (along with the Miami Heat) a broad-ranging deal described as “one of the most comprehensive sponsorship partnerships in esports” with Alienware. Dealpoints will see the team leverage the brand’s slate of gear across an entire slate of categories that include laptop, desktop, mice, keyboard, mousepad, monitor and training analytics. […]