McGoldrick To Head Programming For NBC Streamer

Bill McGoldrick will continue to oversee scripted and unscripted for cable networks including USA and Syfy on top of the forthcoming direct-to-consumer platform, while Alex Sepiol will serve as head of drama.

Fox Finally Settles ‘Bones’ Suit

Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Barry Josephson and Kathy Reichs take a lucrative settlement after scoring an arbitration award that slammed Fox’s “reprehensible” fraud.

WEEKLY SYNDICATION RATINGS ROUNDUP

Good First Impressions By ‘Kelly’ And ‘Tamron’

Kelly Clarkson averaged an impressive 1.9 rating/6 share in the weighted metered markets for its premiere, which was syndication’s highest opener for a nationally cleared first-run show in seven years. Meanwhile, Tamron Hall scored a 1.4/5, which was the best bow for a talker in five years other than Clarkson’s.

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NBC Wins Tues. With ‘Funny’ And ‘Talent’

NBC scored another ratings win Tuesday night as America’s Got Talent and Bring the Funny swept all three hours of primetime. The latter also had its biggest total audience in more than a month.

‘A Very Brady Renovation’ Has Highest-Rated Premiere In HGTV History

At Least 40 Laid Off At AXS TV

At least 40 people have been let go from AXS TV following Mark Cuban’s sale of his majority stake in the cable network and the channel HDNet Movies to Steve Harvey and Anthem Sports & Entertainment on Monday, three individuals close to the situation say. The company’s Dallas staff is almost completely terminated, while the Denver and Los Angeles offices are also hit hard.

SAG-AFTRA Developing Protocols For On-Set Intimacy Coordinators

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‘Tamron Hall’ Willing To Take Risks Of Live TV

The differentiating factor between Disney’s Tamron Hall and everyone else hitting syndication this season is that Tamron airs live three days a week on the East Coast and live-to-tape everywhere else, just like Disney’s Live with Kelly and Ryan, which Tamron follows in many major markets.

‘Survivor’ Producer Imprisoned For Wife’s Death Released

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — A former reality TV show producer convicted of killing his wife is back home in Southern California after his release from a Mexican prison. KTLA-TV says former “Survivor” producer Bruce Beresford-Redman was released about two months ago. The station says the 48-year-old had no comment when interviewed Monday at his home in Gardena, […]

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: SEPT. 2-8

Nielsen To Include Out-Of-Home Viewing Soon

Nielsen says the change will begin next September, when it begins accounting for people who watch outside of their homes. That news means that people who watch in bars, airports, offices or anywhere on their phones or tablets will be accounted for in the measurements used to set advertising rates. Last week, NBC dominated with an average of 8.8 million viewers. CBS was second with 3.7 million, ABC had 3.5 million, Fox had 3.3 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million, Univision had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 610,000.