Another win for the US Women’s National Team on Monday propelled FOX Sports 1’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup contest to more records for the channel. The victory over Colombia drew 4.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen, to set a new record for soccer on the channel and bested the previous high mark by 42%. Overall, USA/Colombia now ranks as the third most-watched program in FOX Sports 1 history, trailing only Game 4 (5.1 million) and Game 5 (4.9 million) of the 2014 National League Championship Series but is actually its most-watched telecast among Adults 18-49 with 2.3 million viewers. The game also handed FOX Sports GO with over 120,000 unique streamers, making it the highest viewed simulcast in the app’s history. On the local front: St. Louis led all metered markets with a 5.3 rating, followed by Washington, D.C. (5.0), Philadelphia (4.9), Orlando (4.4), and Norfolk (4.3).
TBS picked up a second season of The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, and a third round of comedy/thriller Search Party. O.G. is 2018’s top cable comedy show, while Search grew double digits in its second season and became the fastest TBS original to reach one million views on VOD in season […]
A reality competition will, “for the first time in the history of American television,” says ABC, allow viewers to watch and vote from both coasts simultaneously. That’ll happen when American Idol is simulcast in all time zones over a three week period starting Sunday, April 29, with real-time results announced at the end of the […]
Family, faith and sports will be the focus of Steph Curry’s new studio at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which yesterday inked a development and production deal with the NBA superstar that will extend to TV, film, gaming, virtual reality and more. Curry’s new production house, Unanimous, was co-founded by Curry, CEO Jeron Smith and chief creative […]
Mondo TV announced a new 3-year deal with Discovery for Robot Trains to air on DKids, a Middle East pay TV channel owned by Discovery. Season 1 will debut in May; season 2 is slated to drop in February 2019.
U.S. Figure Skating and NBC Sports Group locked in a media rights agreement that hands the media group exclusive media rights to premier domestic and international figure skating events through 2026. Each season during the partnership, NBC Sports Group will present an unprecedented 80+ hours of coverage, including 30+ hours of figure skating coverage on […]