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.”
The groundbreaking royal wedding on Saturday included romance, a gospel choir, celebrities, adorable kids, dazzling couture, and an impassioned speech from an American bishop that all made for must-see TV. And almost 30 million U.S. viewers saw it live over 15 networks, despite the early hour, up from the 23 million who watched the televised […]
USA cancelled Falling Water after two seasons. The supernatural drama averaged a soft 461,000 viewers in its first season, but was renewed thanks to a deal with Amazon. There was no saving the show after it dropped to 349,000 during its sophomore run, with 90,000 among A18-49.
Friday will see history made for AXS TV, which will celebrate the 400th event for AXS TV Fights, with Legacy Fighting Alliance 40 broadcast live from The Bomb Factory in Dallas. Through 14 years, the division has showcased over 2,500 fights in 16 countries, with named that have included Fedor Emelianenko, Daniel Cormier, Cris Cyborg, […]
With Justify laying claim to the second jewel of the Triple Crown, NBC saw Saturday’s telecast of the Preakness Stakes notch a 5.5/12 in Nielsen overnight numbers, up 12% over last year’s equivalent. Top markets included Louisville with a 15.2/30, followed by Baltimore, Tampa, DC and Ft. Myers. Afterward, the Lightning’s win over the Caps […]
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