She will succeed Dennis Milligan after his retirement on May 24.
Thursday’s two top shows suffered ratings lows, as The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy both drew their smallest adults 18-49 numbers ever.
The television executive with a 40-plus year career has served as president and general manager of CBS Television Stations’ properties in Los Angeles since 2009.
In his newly created post, he will oversee agency and client relationships in NBCU’s sales offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta.
Shortly after long-time executive producer Rob Silverstein was let go at Access and Access Live, anchor Natalie Morales is following him out the door. Morales is out at Access, but is staying with NBC News as Today West Coast anchor and Dateline correspondent.
A survey finds that 72% of viewers recalled ads and 40% said they paused to learn more about a product or service. Fifty-four percent preferred a cheaper or free ad-supported service compared to a more expensive ad-free service.
What was billed as a series finale turned out to be more of a midseason cliffhanger as journalists explained the 448-page special prosecutor’s report on live TV.
Hank Price: The relationship between Viacom and CBS is a long and complicated one.
Scripps chooses the local TV sales and management veteran to lead its California ABC affiliate.
Scripps-owned Newsy has added five more bureaus and expanded beyond a collection of online and mobile news packages to an OTT channel and to 38 million cable homes. And while Newsy bills itself as a “next-generation news network” aimed at millennials, its distinctive approach has valuable lessons for local broadcasters striving to adapt to a changing competitive landscape.
Major League Baseball won’t get a shot at controlling the nation’s regional sports TV networks, after all. MLB has resigned itself to becoming a minority investor — as Disney wraps up its auction of the 21 RSNs — giving up on a dream to become the operator of a nationwide chain of sports-focused TV channels.
NBC is switching up its Tuesday primetime block again by swapping freshman drama The Village and Season 16 of The Voice. The scripted show will now occupy the 8 p.m. slot and the alternative series will take over the 9 o’clock hour. New Amsterdam will remain at 10 p.m.
Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will star in re-creations of episodes from the influential Norman Lear sitcoms born in the 1970s. Lear and Jimmy Kimmel are hosting the ABC primetime special airing next month
The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau is taking aim at video set-top boxes, including those that stream content from the internet, over growing concerns about models being marketed and distributed that don’t meet commission requirements.
New TV jobs posted on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in news promotion and sales for stations owned by Sinclair, Hearst and Cox in Boston; Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Fla.; and Nashville.