Premier League Scores Record Season On NBC, Peacock & USA Network

Collective viewership for the last day of the season hit nearly three million, and the 2023-24 season saw the first match ever to top two million viewers.

NBC Reveals Olympics Commentators Mary Carillo, Andrea Joyce, Jimmy Roberts

‘FBI’ & ‘Chicago Med’ Set Mike Weiss & Allen MacDonald As New Showrunners

Death and Other Details co-creator/executive producer Mike Weiss has joined the CBS drama series FBI as executive producer and showrunner. Meanwhile, Allen MacDonald has been tapped as executive producer and showrunner of NBC’s Chicago Med. Both Wolf Entertainment/Universal Television dramas are top 10 broadcast series in Live+7 Nielsen viewership.

‘Night Court’s India de Beaufort Exiting Ahead Of Season 3

NBC Taps Big Advertisers To Support ‘SNL’ 50th Season

Seth Meyers Renews NBCUniversal Pact Through 2028

Late Night will continue its run on NBC as its host will continue to develop new projects for the company.

Changes Set For NBC’s Fall Schedule

NBC has made subtle changes to its schedule for fall, which features three new series, medical drama Brilliant Minds, starring Zachary Quinto; medical comedy St. Denis Medical, headlined by Wendi McLendon-Covey and David Alan Grier; and Reba McEntire’s new sitcom, Happy’s Place. NBC is creating two clearly defined 8 p.m. comedy blocks next season — a workplace one on Tuesday and a family one on Friday.

NBC Affiliates To Get Cut-Ins During Olympic Coverage To Promote Local News

NBC and its affiliates have worked out an arrangement that will give affiliates 90-second cut-ins during daytime network coverage of the Paris Olympic games. Affiliates will be able to use the cut-ins to promote their local news in front of Olympic-sized audiences. On some weekdays, the cut-ins will appear during an afternoon break at about 5 p.m. — around the time viewers would normally tune in to early-evening local news programming.

Willie Geist, Steve Kornacki Will Join NBC’s Paris Olympics Coverage

Kornacki, who is known for his deft on-the-fly analysis of political campaigns and races, will turn his focus for a short period of time to athletic competition in Paris as part of a cadre of NBC News journalists who will present some coverage of the extravaganza, Willie Geist, Sam Brock, Gadi Schwartz and Anne Thompson will also participate, with Kornacki offering analysis from the U.S., and his colleagues on the ground in France.

Reba McEntire Comedy A Go As NBC Renews ‘Lopez vs. Lopez,’ Cancels ‘Extended Family’

The network has handed out a series order to the multicamera comedy Happy’s Place, starring Reba McEntire, and renewed George Lopez’s half-hour Lopez vs. Lopez for a third season. Additionally, NBC has canceled rookie comedy Extended Family, starring Jon Cryer.

NBC Sets Nostalgic Red Nose Day Special To Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Red Nose Day: Cheers to 10 Years, will look back at the hilarious, inspirational and unforgettable moments of the network’s Red Nose Day programming and the life-changing impact of the campaign’s first decade.

‘Night Court’ Sworn In For Third Season On NBC

The network has picked up a third season of its comedy series, a revival of/sequel to the 1984-92 show of the same name. Night Court is the first of NBC’s three current comedies to earn a spot on the 2024-25 schedule; decisions have yet to be made on Lopez vs. Lopez and Extended Family.

NBC Prepares $2.5-Billion-a-Year Bid To Pluck NBA Rights From TNT

The league is in advanced stages of a new round of media-rights deals; Disney’s payments would increase under the proposed deal.

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Moving To Peacock For Season 5

Source say NBC passed on bringing back the Chris Meloni-led spinoff, with the streamer formalizing a deal for a 10-episode order for the Dick Wolf drama.

Jimmy Fallon, Kelly Clarkson, Peyton Manning And More To Host NBC’s Paris Olympics Ceremonies

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will also be part of the Olympics opening ceremony coverage, set to take place around the River Seine in Paris.

‘Chicago Med’ Co-Showrunners Diane Frolov, Andy Schneider Stepping Down At Season’s End

A change is coming at the helm of Chicago Med: after nine seasons, co-showrunners Diane Frolov and Andy Schneider will step down at the end of the season. The duo led the Dick Wolf series to nine successful seasons on NBC. The series has continually won its 8 p.m. Wednesday time period by averaging more than 10.5 million viewers.

‘Quantum Leap’ Canceled By NBC After 2 Seasons

NBC has decided not to proceed with a third season of its Quantum Leap reboot starring Raymond Lee. The news comes more than a month after the two-hour Season 2 finale aired Feb. 20. The development is not entirely surprising as the series, from Universal Television, had been on the bubble. That is in contrast to last season when Quantum Leap received a very early renewal in December 2022.

Conan O’Brien To Guest On ‘The Tonight Show’ In First Return To NBC Latenight Since Exiting The Network

Big Four Affiliates Oppose FCC On Retrans Blackout Reports

The Big Four affiliates want federal regulators to drop plans of keeping a record of signal blackouts that result from contract disputes between TV stations and cable and satellite TV providers. Lawyers for some 600 stations affiliated with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox networks delivered that message to the FCC this week along with a fresh request that online linear video providers like YouTube TV should be classified as the legal equivalent of cable and satellite TV operators and brought within the carriage distribution system known as retransmission consent.

NFL Slates September Game In Brazil, Streaming Exclusively On Peacock

The NFL is breaking new ground this season with a September game in Brazil, the first time a regular-season contest will take place in South America. The Week 1 game will be exclusively streamed on Peacock, giving NBCUniversal three stand-alone games in the first week of the season.

‘Law & Order’ & ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Renewed At NBC, ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ In Limbo

Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU will be back for the 2024/25 season after NBC renewed the pair of shows but spinoff Law & Order: Organized Crime is in a slightly more precarious position. The network has renewed Law & Order for Season 24, while Law & Order: SVU will be back for Season 26.

NBC Renews One Chicago Trio: ‘Med,’ ‘Fire’ & ‘P.D.’

NBC has renewed all three One Chicago series — Chicago MedChicago Fire and Chicago P.D. — for the 2024-25 season. Med was renewed for Season 10, Fire for Season 13 and P.D. for Season 12. The trio of shows returned in January following a long break due to the dual writers and actors strikes with shortened seasons.

NBCU Expands VideoAmp And EDO Deals, Offers Programmatic Access To Olympics

Focusing its measurement efforts on the upcoming TV and video upfront market, NBCUniversal will be integrating its first-party identity data with that of VideoAmp for NBCU’s One Platform Total Audience. The expanded deal with VideoAmp for One Platform will offer audience-based cross-platform planning and measurement — looking for the overlap of viewing usage of linear and streaming audiences.

Peacock Reveals New Features For Summer Olympics Streaming

At the company’s One24 tech showcase Wednesday, execs touted the new aspects of the streaming experience for both consumers and advertisers. Peacock will carry more than 5,000 hours of live coverage, including all 329 medal events, in Paris from July 26 to Aug. 11. Two new features of note are Live Actions and Discovery Multiview, which are aimed at helping viewers find and engage more deeply with Olympic programming.

‘New Amsterdam’ Sequel Series In The Works At NBC

New Amsterdam might have bowed out after the conclusion of its fifth season in 2023, but that doesn’t mean the hospital’s stories are finished. Series creator David Schulner is developing a spin-off series centered around Dr. Max Goodwin’s daughter Luna for NBC, the network said Tuesday.

NBC Sets Summer Premieres For Return Of Reality Slate

NBC is setting up another reality summer. The network has unveiled premiere dates for its summer slate including America’s Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior, Password, The Wall and Weakest Link.

NBC, AMC Theaters Partner To Bring Live Paris Olympics Coverage To Big Screens

NBC is partnering with AMC to bring select live coverage of the Paris Olympics to 160 theater locations, offering a unique communal viewing experience. Tickets for the screenings, taking place July 27-Aug. 11, will be available through AMC and Fandango.

Kelly Clarkson And Peyton Manning Join NBC’s Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony Coverage As Hosts

Clarkson and Manning are expected to join Mike Tirico to host the opening ceremony, the network announced Tuesday night. The ceremony’s live coverage will air July 26 on NBC and Peacock at noon ET.

NBC Veers From ‘Vintage’ Repeats of ‘SNL’

The network has since 2014 used its 10 p.m. slot on Saturdays to run Saturday Night Live repeats from across the show’s decades-long run, a move that whets fans appetites’ for the 11:30 p.m. main showing of the popular late-night series. The 60-minute cut-down of the archival selection is known as SNL Vintage. In recent weeks, however, the archives have stayed shut. Instead, NBC has been sticking with repeats of episodes from this season or last — a bid, perhaps, to keep the focus on the show’s current cast of players.

June Diane Raphael To Headline ‘Bewitched’-Inspired Comedy At NBC

NBC is developing Something Wicked, a multi-camera comedy starring June Diane Raphael and written and executive produced by Raphael and Dickinson creator Alena Smith. Something Wicked is described as a comedy with a Bewitched-type premise and an homage to TV sitcom classics. It examines the condition of modern adult womanhood and how even with witchcraft, balancing everything is impossible.

Larry David Attacks Elmo On Live TV During ‘Today’ Appearance

Reba McEntire Comedy In The Works At NBC

Reba McEntire, fresh off her run as a coach on NBC’s The Voice, will star in an untitled comedy that has earned a pilot order at the network. The multi-camera vehicle will reunite McEntire with former Reba showrunner Kevin Abbott, who is set to write the script for the project.

John Hamlin, Longtime Contributor To Oscars Telecasts, Dies At 92

‘Night Court’ Revival At NBC Promotes Nyambi Nyambi To Series Regular

RATINGS

Week of Jan. 8 Morning Show: ABC, NBC Continue To Split First Place

Only 144,000 viewers separated GMA from Today in total viewers. This is the second week in a row that the separation between the two shows has been less than 150,000 viewers.

RATINGS

‘NCIS: Sydney’ Posts Best-Since-Premiere Audience, ‘Found’ Steady With Finale

In the latest TV show ratings, Part 1 of NCIS: Sydney‘s Season 1 finale on CBS was Tuesday’s most-watched program, while Fox’s The Floor tied ABC’s Celebrity Jeopardy! for the night’s highest demo rating.

Tegna And NBC Renew Affiliation Agreement

Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC affiliates. The 20 markets renewed cover more than 21 million households, nearly 17% of U.S. TV households.

Directv Quietly Tests Transmitting National NBC Feed To Offset Loss Of Tegna Affiliates

Some DirecTV customers were able to watch a national programming feed of NBC in areas where the local affiliate has been unavailable for weeks due to a prolonged dispute with Tegna, StreamTV Insider confirms. The test appears to be a first step toward replacing local broadcast affiliates with national network feeds in order to offset the loss of programming during programming disputes, like the one DirecTV currently faces with Tegna.

‘Night Court’: Kapil Talwalkar Not Returning As Neil In Season 2

Gray Television Renews All Its NBC Affiliations

The new contract covering stations in 56 markets replaces one that was set to expire at the end of the year.