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There may be more ways to watch content than ever before, but over 92% of all adult viewing among U.S. adults 18+ is on a TV screen, according to Nielsen’s 4Q16 Comparable Metrics Report. The study analyzed the share of total gross minutes of consumer viewing across televisions and TV-connected devices. “What we found was that contrary to the popular narrative that smaller screens were taking away time from the TV glass, when we looked deeper we found that overall time spent viewing on the TV had the most minutes among every age or ethnic demographic looked at,” said Peter Katsingris, SVP Audience Insights, Nielsen. “In some cases the share of viewing was as much as 97%.”
A lawsuit claiming America’s Got Talent humiliated a couple’s daughter is being dismissed, said FremantleMedia. The segment, which featured the parents singing about the girl, won’t air. “We take great care of all acts that cross the AGT stage and their families,” said FremantleMedia. As for new host Tyra Banks, who made comments that upset the contestants, “Tyra has been an incredible addition to ‘AGT’ with her vibrant energy and maternal nurturing spirit,” said FremantleMedia, “and we look forward to continuing to watch her positive influence on the show.” AGT is back for season 12 tonight at 8p.
Retired New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez, who has been a hit as an analyst on Fox Sports, has reportedly struck a deal with ABC News that calls for him to make occasional appearances on that net’s news shows. Topics are expected to touch on lifestyle and business issues, as Rodriguez, who will continue on Fox Sports, expands his brand.
Alex Rodriguez was a controversial Yankee team member, thanks in part to his admission that he at one point used performance-enhancing drugs, but he’s turning public opinion around. Will you follow him on ABC News? Let us know here: http://cynopsis.com/poll/ .
CNBC is making good on a promise a few months back by Nik Deogun, SVP & Editor in Chief, CNBC Business News, to focus more on investigative journalism. Scott Zamost, most recently Senior Investigator at CNN, has been hired as Senior Investigative Producer. 

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Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: May 26-28, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell Tales (Buena Vista) $62.2 million, opening weekend
Guardians of the Galaxy (Buena Vista)  $19.9 million (week 4), cume revenue $333.2 million
Baywatch (Paramount) $18.1 million, opening weekend
Alien: Covenant (Fox) $10.5 million (week 2), cume revenue $57.3 million
Everything, Everything (Warner Bros.) $6.2 million (week 2), cume revenue $21.5 million
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Fox) $4.4 million (week 2), cume revenue $13.6 million
Snatched (Fox) $3.9 million (week 3), cume revenue $40.2 million
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Warner Bros.) $3.2 million (week 3) cume revenue $33.9 million
The Boss Baby (Fox) $1.7 million (week 9), cume revenue $169 million
Beauty and the Beast (Buena Vista) $1.6 million (week 11), cume revenue $500.6 million

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Memorial Day Weekend saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baywatch make a huge splash at the box office, floating NCM to #1 with a 10.3 A18-34 rating. Grab your sunscreen ‘cause we’re just getting warmed up.

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CBS Interfaith special Beyond Tolerance will air Sunday, June 25 (check local listings), featuring faith leaders discussing how, in a period of divisiveness, to bring systemic change.
On the eve of the comedian’s trial, ID is presenting Bill Cosby: An American Scandal on Monday, June 5 at 9p. One-hour special delves into the drama and dysfunction of a seemingly perfect family.
A special 2-hour Star vs. The Forces of Evil TV-movie, The Battle for Mewni,  premieres Saturday, July 15 (at 11a, 2p and 7p) on Disney XD. Season 3 of the series arrives in the fall.
USA ’s Playing House is back for season 3 with back-to-back episodes on Friday, June 23 at 11p. All 8 episodes will be available for bingeing on June 24.
Netflix and Amazon are passing on the Television Critics Association summer press tour this year. “I cannot answer to what Netflix’s reasons are,” CTAM spokesperson Mary Shaw told Variety. “However, I can say that there are a lot of variables that go into a content provider being able to present at any given tour….e.g., executive availability, talent availability, production schedules, marketing materials, etc.” Tour takes place July 25-29, and will feature a “robust 5 days of programming,” said Shaw.
GRB Entertainment sold a slate of programs overseas including On the Case to Fox Networks Group UK, Cinelab to Viasat World Limited for Nordics, Baltics, Russia, CIS and CEE, and 7 programs to Cineplex in Thailand.
Netflix is talking Turkey. The streaming service’s first original series from the region will be an action drama from Istanbul-based 02 Medya, set to launch in 2018.
Tasya Teles has been bumped from recurring to series regular on season 5 of CW’s The 100.Teles joined the drama in season 2.
President Trump gets a visit from Richard Nixon in a new short posted by The Simpsons. “Thanks to you, I’m now the 44th best president,” says Nixon in the video. “I have just one piece of advice: if you have tapes, burn ‘em!”. An announcer says the video was “paid for by the committee to turn the clock ahead to 2020.”
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NBC ’s third annual Red Nose Day broadcast on Thursday scored .7/3 among A18-49 at 10p, up 17% from the year prior.  Red Nose Day specials Celebrity Ninja Warrior drew 1.1 and Running Wild With Bear Grylls earned a .9. Most importantly, the campaign raised at least $35 million to help children need.
CBS This Morning finished the season with CBS’ best overall morning news viewer delivery in at least 29 years (since the advent of people meters in 1987). It’s the morning show’s second consecutive year delivering CBS’ largest audience in the morning in nearly three decades.
AMC ’s Into the Badlands closed its second season as a top-10 scripted series on ad-supported cable with an average 3 million viewers, including 1.7 million A25-54, in Live+3 ratings. The series has already been renewed for an expanded third season of 16 episodes.
NBC Nightly News won the May sweep in the news demo, averaging 1.714 million viewers, versus 1.537 million for ABC’s World News Tonight and 1.303 million for CBS Evening News. ABC topped the field in total viewers with 7.55 million; NBC averaged 7.526 million and CBS 6.084 million.
Univision and Unimas stations were #1 and #2 in primetime during the May sweep, regardless of language, in LA among A18-49. Univision also landed on top in Houston and San Francisco in the demo.
Thursday’s NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference finals, which saw LeBron James break Michael Jordan’s record as the league’s playoff scoring leader, delivered a 4.4 metered market rating for TNT, tops in cable and broadcast.
The premiere of Fox’s Beat Shazam earned a 1.2/5 rating, while Love Connection delivered a 1.1/4 among A18-49, for Fox’s first Thursday broadcast demo win since the April 2016 finale of American Idol.
Actor Jared Martin died May 24 of cancer. He was 75. Best known for his role as Dusty Farlow on Dallas, Martin appeared on numerous series, including Dan August, Medical Center, The Six Million Dollar Man and How the West Was Won.
“I have such beautiful memories of working with you,” tweeted Dallas co-star Linda Gray.

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ABC: Downward Dog, The Middle [r], American Housewife [r], Imaginary Mary, American Housewife [r], black-ish [r]
CBS: NCIS [r], Bull [r], 48 Hours: NCIS
CW: The Flash [r], iZombie 
FOX: Lethal Weapon [r], Prison Break [f]
NBC: America’s Got Talent [p], World of Dance [p]
PBS: Victorian Slum House [f], American Epic [f] 
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