Apollo 11’s Astronauts Snapped Photos For Science. Then Came MTV

Latenight Hosts Congratulate Themselves On Emmy Noms

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JULY 8-14

Home Run Derby Proves A Popular Event

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.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Snubs, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Love Among Emmy Surprises

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.

RETRANS

CBS Warns Of Potential DirecTV, U-Verse Blackouts

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.

Jerry Seltzer, Who Revived Roller Derby, Dies

Emmy Noms See Major Decline In Diversity, Inclusion

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.

‘Thrones’ Earns Record-Breaking 32 Emmy Nods

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.

OVERNIGHTS

‘The Bachelorette’ Reaches Season Highs

ABC cruises to victory Monday thanks to its veteran franchise, while CBS’s Love Island takes a small hit to start its second week.

ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen Reveals He Has Parkinson’s