The dispute arose last summer when the Hispanic network decided not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants then owned by Donald Trump after he made some controversial remarks about Mexicans.
Univision lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court asking a judge to toss out the lawsuit Trump filed in July claiming that Univision unjustly broke a contract to broadcast beauty pageants, citing his “disgraceful allegations” about Mexican immigrants.
Nielsen said fewer than 1 million people watched, down from 5.6 million viewers on NBC in 2014. While Reelz CEO Stan Hubbard acknowledged “we didn’t do NBC numbers,” the ratings worked for the family-owned, independent Reelz channel because it provided an introduction to new viewers and advertisers. “They belong on a broadcast network,” Hubbard told journalists Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump found a new home for the Miss USA pageant after NBC dumped it because of his comments on Mexican immigrants, but few television viewers sought it out. The Nielsen company said 925,000 people watched Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma crowned as Miss USA on the Reelz Channel. The little-known cable […]
Game show host c and former Miss Wisconsin USA, actress and TV host Alex Wehrley were announced Tuesday by the Reelz channel as the pageant’s new emcees, just five days before Sunday’s telecast.
The Donald Trump co-owned Miss USA pageant has found a new TV partner after being dumped by NBC: Reelz announced this morning that it will air the event on July 12 from Baton Rogue, La.
The network said Thursday it would pull the plug on the July 12 Miss USA telecast and has severed its business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which produces the Miss USA pageant, due to what it called “insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants” by Trump, a part owner of Miss Universe.