OVERNIGHTS

‘Sunday Night Football’ Slides In Week 2

NBC's telecast is down both from last week's opener and the same night in 2018 but still easily leads primetime.
  1. 1.
    NBC:
    4.3
    19
  2. 2.
    FOX:
    2.1
    9
  3. 3.
    CBS:
    0.8
    3
  4. 4.
    ABC:
    0.6
    3
  5. 5.
    TELEMUNDO:
    0.4
    2
  6. 6.
    UNI:
    0.3
    1
  7. 7.
    CW:
    0.1
    0
  8. Source: Nielsen

Nexstar And Fox Renew Affiliation Deal

The new agreement covers 31 stations owned, operated or for which Nexstar programs or provides services. The Fox affiliates that Nexstar is acquiring from Tribune will also be covered by new agreements immediately upon closing of the deal.

BRAND CONNECTIONS
IBC 2019

Chastened Vice Still Has Lessons For Broadcast

Digital publishers have taken their knocks in the media ecosystem, but their strong brand identities and carefully honed audience relationships are worth study by broadcasters. One example is Vice's panel of 40,000 people it taps for feedback on content. "We develop [material] off the back of them," says Vice's Tamara Howe.

Disney Seeks To End Backend Profits

Walt Disney Co., which became a dominant player in television production with its acquisition of Fox assets earlier this year, is pushing to transform how TV show creators are compensated for their work via syndication. As of this summer, Disney is pressing TV producers and other profit participants in its shows to accept a new formula offering profits sooner in exchange for complete control of any future licensing revenue

‘Handmaid,’ ‘Maisel’ Guest Stars Win Emmys

Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones received trophies for their The Handmaid's Tale roles at Sunday's creative arts Emmy ceremony. Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby won on the comedy side, both for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Cable Clams Up On Its 3.0 Recalcitrance

In the six weeks since Charter Communications executives met with senior FCC staffers to explain their reluctance to carry ATSC 3.0 signals, a continuing flurry of discussions has simmered — usually couched in questions about why Charter picked this moment to voice its opposition to carrying the value-added broadcast signals.

Iger Leaves Apple’s Board As Showdown Looms

Apple disclosed Iger's departure in a regulatory filing Friday, but his resignation became effective last Tuesday. That's the same day that Apple announced its long-awaited video streaming service will debut Nov. 1 and cost only $5 per month, less than half the price of Netflix's most popular plan.

Lilly Singh Makes Bold Leap To Latenight

When NBC's A Little Late With Lilly Singh debuts tonight, she doesn't plan to dwell on the late-night staple of politics and is only the second woman of color to host a nightly show on a major network since former VH1 VJ Cynthia Garrett was in charge of NBC's "Later" for a year — two decades ago.

Podcast Rev Fuels NPR’s Financial Growth

Podcasts have been a “huge return on investment for us and a major growth engine for our business,” says NPR CFO Deborah Cowan.

Felicity Huffman Gets 14 Days In College Scam

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the teenager for not trusting her to get into college on her own.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Latest Jobs In Creative Services, News, Traffic

New opportunities posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in creative services, news and traffic from Cox, Gray, Paxton Media and Fox.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

New Job Openings In Sales Staffing, Management

New openings posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in sales in Los Angeles; Laredo, Texas; and Tampa from ABC, Fox and Gray.

TVN’S TV2020 CONFERENCE

Tech Leaders To Talk Business Of IP, Cloud

Executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair, Disney ABC TV and Hearst to unpack the business case for emerging broadcast technologies TVNewsCheck’s annual TV2020: Monetizing the Future conference in New York in October.

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