NBC’s Sunday Night Football has now claimed the ratings crown for the 2013-14 television season, ranking as the top primetime show in household rating, viewership and the Adult 18-49 demographic, based on live plus same day data from Nielsen from September-May. That marks the third season in a row for the franchise, pulling a 12.8 score with 21.7 million viewers. The slate of games also ranked at the top for Adults 18-49, 18-34, 25-54 as well as Men 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 and Women 18-34 and 18-49. In fact, SNF’s win in the Women 18-49 category marks the first time ever that a sports series has ranked No. 1 among the broadcast networks in this demo for a full TV season.
TV Land has cut ties with two more original series, canceling Lopez after two seasons and late-night comedy Throwing Shade after one. In addition, the Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone-produced comedy, Nobodies, is moving to flagship Viacom scripted brand Paramount Network.
FOX issued a put pilot order for comedy One Hit Wendy. Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars) stars as a singer who peaked at 18 and is now trying to guide her talented niece through the music biz.
Mashable was just sold – and it didn’t exactly fetch a hefty price tag. The digital media company was purchased by Ziff Davis, a publisher of gaming, healthcare, and tech content. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. According to the paper, Ziff Davis only paid about $50 million for the company. […]
According to a new report from Recode, Univision is looking to bring in a minority investor to support Fusion Media Group. Along with the Fusion TV network and a production studio, FMG consists of a number of digital media properties, including The Onion and most of the sites formerly owned by Gawker Media. (Univision bought […]
NBC Olympics is lining up 1800 hours of live streaming coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang in February, marking a record for a Winter Olympics. In addition, PyeongChang will be the first Winter Games to offer live streaming of the NBC broadcast network, including primetime and primetime-plus programming as part of its […]