Isn’t that special: NBC’s Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special was the net’s highest-rated prime time telecast since 2006’s Will & Grace finale and its most-watched since 2004 (excluding post-Super Bowl shows). In fast nationals, the special delivered a 7.8/21 among A18-49 and 23.1 million viewers. Along with 7p red carpet coverage (Jim Carrey to Matt Lauer: “Where are you hiding Brian Williams?”), the night’s average was 6.6/19 and 20.1 million total viewers.
Camila Cabello picked up trophies for Artist of the Year and Video of the Year at MTV’s Video Music Awards, Cardi B was named Best New Artist and Donald Glover’s (Atlanta) music video for “This Is America” won Best Video With a Message, Best Direction and Best Choreography. Also of note at the VMAs: Ariana […]
NBC Sports named Mike Tirico as the new studio host for Football Night in America, where he will work alongside analysts Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison, and NFL Insider Mike Florio, from Studio 1 at NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford. The role had been held by Dan Patrick from 2008-2017. Tirico previously co-hosted […]
Dr Pepper unveiled its new marketing campaign for the 2018-2019 season, titled Fansville. The promotion is a parody TV show drama that” captures the emotional rollercoaster of college football fandom.” The episodic-like campaign, created by Deutsch showcases characters such as Brian Bosworth, Eddie George and Les Miles with the first of its six 30-second campaign […]
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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 […]