Viewers watching last week’s rally in Orlando, Fla., helped cable star Hannity earn a rare top 10 showing among both broadcast and cable programs with 5 million viewers. Tucker Carlson Tonight landed at No. 14 with 4.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen figures released Tuesday. CBS and NBC tied as the most-watched networks overall, with each averaging 3.67 million primetime viewers.
Telemundo promotes the assistant news director of its KTAZ Phoenix to oversee news operations at its Salt Lake City station.
Stocks moved lower Tuesday on economic data and remarks from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. The sell-off marked the third straight loss for the market and the biggest drop this month for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index, which hit an all-time high only last week.
It was the only show in first-run syndication to post a ratings gain in the session ending June 16. Preemptions and competition from sports resulted in flat or down numbers for the rest, with many posting season- and series-lows.
The Bachelorette reached a season high in viewers Monday, helping ABC to a clear ratings win in primetime. The show also tied its season high in adults 18-49 with a 1.5 rating, and its 5.64 million viewers are its best of the season so far. The Bachelorette was the only series on the broadcast networks to get above a 1.0 for the night.
Stephanie Grisham, a top aide to First Lady Melania Trump, will be the next White House press secretary, replacing Sarah Huckabee Sanders and taking on an elevated role as President Donald Trump’s communications director.
Godfrey, who served as one of RTNDA’s final elected presidents in 1984, died June 18 in Louisville, Ky., several months after being injured in a fall. He was 88. Godfrey’s legacy includes leadership on a number of pivotal regulatory issues, including, perhaps most notably, the effort to abolish the Fairness Doctrine.
People on average pay for three subscription OTT services, and around 7% of households have more than five. Of these subscription bundles, 11% of people have Netflix and Amazon subscriptions with a third streaming service. Although niche services tend to have higher churn rates, annual rates of around 30% compared with 20% for broader-content streaming services like Netflix or Amazon.
“We are running into the global arena faster than anybody,” Jeff Hirsch told an investors conference as he decided against commenting on CBS possibly eyeing the premium cable channel as an acquisition target for $5 billion.
The debate will unfold over four hours Wednesday and Thursday, 10 candidates each night, and will air on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. “Primary debates are a big prestige event for every network,” said Mark Lukasiewicz, dean of Hofstra University’s school of communication, who had Jones’ job four years ago. “It’s why every network tries to get one and tries to get as many as they can. It’s a branding opportunity.”
Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit shift days in primetime lineup.
Last week at the Promax Station Summit in Las Vegas, another Battle of the Promo Superstars took place. Four TV station creative services departments were given the same special report investigative story. Each department had 48 hours to turn around a 30-second promo with shorter versions, including one for social media. Check them out.
Stefan Hadl is tapped to succeed Martin Faubell who will retire next year. Hadl will oversee the Hearst stations’ engineering operations and staffs.
For the second straight year, shareholders have rejected a multimillion-dollar pay package for the CEO of the largest owner of television stations in the nation. At issue was $41.4 million in future stock awards to Nexstar Media Group CEO Perry A. Sook under a four-year contract extension he signed in January.
Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the Crown Media Family Networks, posted double-digit percentage increases in the cost per thousand viewers and total dollar volume for the current upfront TV advertising market, according to the company. Crown Media did not reveal financial details.
The Supreme Court struck down a section of federal law Monday that prevented businesses from registering trademarks seen as scandalous or immoral, handing a victory to California fashion brand FUCT.
TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center last week saw new job postings from Lockwood, Hearst, Sinclair and Dispatch for openings in Kansas, Iowa and Ohio for openings in sales, creative services, IT management, and one for a general manager.