The NFL and some of the media companies that broadcast some of its most-watched matches have considered the idea of shaking up the Sunday-afternoon packages that regularly air on CBS and Fox, according to two people familiar with the matter. Under one idea broached, the two networks could get to air packages that include games from both the NFC and AFC, as opposed to the current system, which keeps the NFC on Fox and the AFC on CBS. The talks are extremely preliminary, one of these people cautions, and may not come to fruition.
With February’s Daytona 500 ratings dipping slightly to a record low and the expectation that viewership for the rest of weekly races will also continue its downward trend, Fox and NBC are struggling to sell advertising this season, according to ad buyers.
Perry had played construction company owner Fred Andrews, father of main character Archie Andrews, for three seasons on Riverdale, the CW series that gives a dark take on “Archie” comics. A fourth season has been slated. He rose to fame playing Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210.
Fox said Wednesday that cast members including Jason Priestly and Jennie Garth will play “heightened versions” of themselves in a six-part series airing this summer.
Fox has axed its reboot of the unscripted series Love Connection after two seasons. Series host Andy Cohen made the announcement during an interview on The Howard Stern Show Wednesday morning.
Streaming feels like the future, while CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox evoke a time when you needed to get off the couch to switch channels, and maybe adjust the rabbit ears for better reception. Even with ratings a fraction of what they were in the glory days of monopoly, the broadcast networks say their chief advantage is the opportunity to offer creators a large audience. Networks are still the only distribution system capable of delivering a perfect picture to virtually every home in America, said John Landgraf, FX Networks chief.