Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, which saw the Blackhawks clinch the prize on Monday night, handed NBC with an average of 8.005 million viewers and a 4.44 HH rating, according to Nielsen, which would mark the third-most watched Stanley Cup Final Game 6 in history. Overall, the series averaged 5.551 million viewers and a 3.19 HH rating across NBC and NBCSN, for the second-most watched Final series on record, behind only the 2013 series. Meanwhile, the company reports that the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs averaged 1.430 million viewers for the company, which is the third-most watched post-season for the sport in 18 years.
Della Reese, the breakout jazz/gospel singer whose TV credits include talk show Della and Touched By an Angel, died last night at age 86. “I know heaven has a brand new angel this day,” said Reese’s Touched By an Angel co-star, Roma Downey.
Nashville’s 6th season will be its last. “After more than 120 episodes of unforgettable television, we believe that creatively it is time for the series to come to a triumphant close,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of producer Lionsgate Television Group. Nashville, which moved from ABC for season 5, ranks as CMT’s highest-rated and most-watched show […]
George Clooney is headed back the small screen. The ER alum will star in and direct a 6-episode series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, based on the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.
AT&T is nearing a deal to acquire a full stake Otter Media, its joint digital video venture with the Chernin Group, according to a new report from Digiday. Otter Media – whose properties include Fullscreen, Crunchyroll, Hello Sunshine, and Gunpowder & Sky – was first formed in 2014. Since its inception, it’s been a purely […]
Dana Walden, the co-chair and CEO of Fox Television Group, has joined Hulu’s board of directors. Two other Fox execs already were already serving on the board: Peter Rice, the President of 21st Century Fox, and Brian Sullivan, the President and COO of Fox Networks Group’s Digital Consumer Group. 21st Century Fox currently owns a […]