Nielsen says a little more than 8 million people watched Tuesday’s All-Star game on Fox, enough to be the second-most popular thing on television after America’s Got Talent last week. The derby where sluggers flex their muscles a day before the game was televised on ESPN and reached 5.4 million viewers.
Who would have bet against Jim Parsons? And who thought Schitt’s Creek would finally get noticed by Emmy voters long after its cameras were turned off? And who thought the powerful When They See Us, which shined a light on a 30-year-old miscarriage of justice, would be hailed with over a dozen nominations? Here are some of the snubs and surprises from yesterday’s Emmy nominations.
CBS has sent the first shot across the bow in a widely watched carriage fight with AT&T and its DirecTV, DirecTV Now and U-Verse pay-TV platforms. The media company said today that it is negotiating “resolutely and in good faith” with the AT&T units ahead of an 11 p.m. PT deadline on Friday.
As diversity and inclusion attempt to stay afloat in Hollywood, this morning’s Emmy nominations showed that although the needle has been slowly moving, it hasn’t been moving enough to see change. This year, there were only 24 acting nominations for people of color.
If Game of Thrones defends its best drama series title and claims a fourth trophy, it will join the quartet of most-honored dramas that includes Hill Street Blues, ‘L.A. Law, ‘The West Wing and Mad Men.
ABC cruises to victory Monday thanks to its veteran franchise, while CBS’s Love Island takes a small hit to start its second week.