Much like the NBA does on Thursdays, the NHL has tried to make Wednesday its night for must-see TV. Steve Mayer, the NHL’s chief content officer, said Wednesday Night Rivalries proved how special that night can be for the league.
NBC’s Sunday coverage of the Tour Championship earned a 5.2 overnight rating. That’s a spike of 206% over last year’s tournament. Sunday’s final round was the highest-rated telecast in the history of the FedExCup Playoffs since its inception in 2007. It was also the highest-rated PGA Tour telecast of 2018, excluding the four major championships, which are The Masters, the US Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship.
NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt is in negotiations to leave NBC after almost eight years. Talks are still ongoing, with a resolution expected as early as this weekend. Reps for the network declined comment.
The station group reups deals for stations in 26 markets that were set to expire at the end of this year.
The TV exec opens up about the Peacock’s dark days, what else he’d love to reboot and the streaming future.