Enjoy the Super Bowl. As we prepare for the big game on Sunday, here are a few parting stats to play with. According to polling, research and strategic marketing firm Leger, 62% of US viewers plan to watch the big game, off-pace from 71% a year ago. The South is expected to lead viewership with 64% making TV plans, followed by the Northeast at 62%. Of those who plan to watch, more than a quarter are most interested in the commercials, and just under half plan to use social media during the game. More than twice as many are planning on doing so via Facebook rather than Twitter. Results have a margin of error of +/- 2.6% @ 90%, or +/- 3.1% @ 95% confidence level.
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 […]