The May 19 event will be broadcast live from Claremont, N.H. Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace will moderate.
His single-day victories boosted the game show by 5% to a 6.4 in the week ending April 14, while Judge Judy earned a 6.7, keeping it at the top of the overall syndication chart for a 40th consecutive week. That marked the longest streak of any show at the top of the syndication ratings in 15 years.
The ABC series reaches an unwelcome milestone, falling to all-time lows in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
Convergence Research Group’s new study, “The Battle for the American Couch Potato: OTT and TV,” estimates U.S. OTT access revenue grew 37% to $16.3 billion in 2018 and will grow even further to reach $22 billion for 2019. It was based on 66 over-the-top providers, led by Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.
The company’s former sales director becomes president, succeeding Colby Atwood who now is executive director and senior adviser.
TiVo has lobbed yet another lawsuit at Comcast, alleging that the cable operator is infringing on six patents that, it claims, have linkages to Comcast-supplied DVR and non-DVR set-top box devices and broadband gateways and various services and apps that run on them.
It began on a whim, a nutty idea in 1980 to provide weekday afternoon programming to a fledgling sports cable network that suddenly had a voracious appetite for content. Televise the NFL draft? Who’d watch that?
All those TV station employees wondering whether they dodged a bullet in the 2017 broadcast incentive auction can now search for that info, which shows that there were 858 stations willing to give up spectrum, or a little under half of the 1,800 stations the FCC was interested in getting bids from. Those 858 bids totaled a whopping $187,391,861,235.
Reporters have long approached White House press secretary Sarah Sanders with a trust-but-verify attitude, knowing full well that Sanders is tasked with spinning some of the more unspinnable statements made by her boss, President Trump. But with the publication of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report last week, Sanders’s credibility among the people who cover her has been stretched about as taut as a violin string.
Taking a rare political stand, Nielsen has come out against a bid by the Trump administration to add a citizenship requirement to the 2020 census. The measurement firm maintains that such a stipulation would suppress participation in the census, leading to a “significant undercount,” says CEO David Kenny.
Transitioning from SDI to IP has enabled Canal+ to produce content more efficiently and to find new ways to reuse it, said Pierre Maillat, broadcast imagineer at the French pay TV provider. He spoke at a Cisco-sponsored event at the NAB Show where Roger Crothers, head of technology for BBC Wales, said the BBC’s first dive into IP workflow would create a roadmap for moving the rest of its six major broadcast centers to IP and that he anticipates new synergies to emerge when that happens. Ted Schilowitz, futurist for Paramount Pictures, added that IP better delivers the experience younger viewers have come to expect. A pair of video highlights of the session are here. Pictured (l-r): Dave Ward, SVP chief architect and CTO of engineering, Cisco; Gene Arantowicz, solution engineering manager and media practice lead, World Wide Technology; Schilowitz; Maillat and Crothers.
There are three new jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter for a COO/VP in San Francisco, an account executive in Des Moines, Iowa, and a general manager for two Fox stations in Panama City, Fla., and Dothan, Ala.