MLB’s All-Star Game handed FOX with a 6.6/12 fast-national household rating/share, reeling in an average audience of 10.9 million for the game, according to Nielsen. That is off-pace from last year’s numbers at 11.34 million but remains the most-watched All-Star Game in American sports. The game also notched year-to-year gains among younger demos including: Male Teens 12-17 (up 19% to a 2.5); Men 18-34 (up 3% to a 3.4); and Adults 18-34 (up 4% to a 2.6). Top 5 Markets: Kansas City 31.4/50; Cincinnati 22.8/37; St. Louis 17.9/27; Pittsburgh 13.2/22; Dayton 11.4/19.
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 […]