In His Last Super Bowl, CBS’s Sean McManus Reflects On ‘The Ultimate TV Drama’

The CBS Sports chairman, who joined the network in 1996, spent a lifetime in control rooms that brought the biggest events to the nation’s living rooms.

Streaming Venture From ESPN, Fox And Warner Blindsided Sports Leagues

Professional sports leagues including the National Football League and National Basketball Association were kept in the dark about the new sports-centric streaming service being launched by Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery, people familiar with the matter said. The companies involved in the effort are media partners of both leagues. Pro basketball and football programming will be among the significant drivers of the new service.

TUESDAY OVERNIGHTS

‘The Floor,’ ‘FBI’ Rerun Top Tuesday; ‘Quantum Leap’ Eyes Audience Low

An FBI rerun on CBS was Tuesday’s most-watched program with 3.8 million viewers, while Fox’s The Floor led the night in the demo (2.5M/0.4).

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Streaming Pay TV Service Fubo, After Its Stock Tumbles 23%, Blasts New Disney-Fox-WBD Sports Bundle

ESPN Sets Date For Stand-Alone Streaming Product

Disney says the sports giant is targeting a fall 2025 launch for the platform.

Tony Romo, Once CBS’s ‘Golden Boy,’ Brushes Off The Backlash

‘The Traitors’ Renewed For Season 3 At Peacock

Big Media Circles The Wagons On Sports To Fend Off Tech Giants — Will It Work?

Wall Street analysts break down the plan by Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery and Fox to launch a joint streaming venture that has rights to the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, college football and NCAA March Madness basketball.

Mario Lopez’s New Game Show ‘Blank Slate’ Offers Viewers Fun Twist

Jackpocket, a U.S. lottery app, today announced its first major national television sweepstakes, which will run in the newly premiered game show Blank Slate on Game Show Network. The Jackpocket “Blank Slate […]

theGrio Launches Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship Celebrating Black History Month; Adrian Burrell Is Inaugural Recipient

In honor of Black History Month, the Allen Media Group platform theGrio is launching its inaugural Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship — an annual initiative aimed at providing a platform for Black filmmakers to share their compelling […]

Vevo Launches Music Video Channels On Sling Freestream

Music video network Vevo has launched free linear-programmed channels on Sling Freestream, the FAST service on Sling TV. Vevo will add six channels on Sling Freestream: Vevo Pop, Vevo Country, […]

What Sports Fans Need To Know About A New Streaming Service

Basic Cable Ratings: Despite Audience Drops, Fox News Still Leads All Cable Nets

‘The Terror’ Anthology Returning For Third Season At AMC

Fox’s ‘Animal Control’ Renewed For Season 3

Fox is showing early confidence in Animal Control. The broadcast network has handed out a third season renewal to the comedy series starring Joel McHale, with the pickup arriving a month before its sophomore run debuts.

Actor Gina Carano Sues Lucasfilm And Disney Over Her Firing From ‘The Mandalorian’

The lawsuit Carano filed with help from X, formerly Twitter, in federal court in California alleges her wrongful termination from the Star Wars galaxy Disney+ streaming series after two seasons over a post likening the treatment of American conservatives to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany.

Disney, Fox, Warner Bros. Discovery Team On Sports Streaming Platform

The three companies will each share one-third ownership in the joint venture. A name for the service and pricing will be announced later. The platform will include games from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, NASCAR and college sports, including the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament, as well as golf, tennis and the FIFA World Cup.

Netflix’s Laura Delahaye Joins New Regency Pictures As Head Of Domestic Television

New Regency Pictures, which is behind Amazon’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith series, is staffing up. It has hired Netflix exec Laura Delahaye as head of domestic television. Delahaye was most recently director of overall deals, UCAN at Netflix, where she worked on series including The Fall of the House of Usher and The Queen’s Gambit, as well as Ozark’s third and fourth seasons. On the overall deals side, she worked with the likes of Jason Bateman’s Aggregate and Brad Falchuk’s Teley-Vision.

Crew Member For Marvel’s ‘Wonder Man’ TV Series Dies In On-Set Accident

How Comfort Shows Conquered Streaming TV

In a year when a fractured, Netflix-led landscape trotted out hundreds of new original series, audiences turned to library series like Suits, Grey’s Anatomy and Gilmore Girls, which claimed all of the top 10 spots in Nielsen’s 2023 tally.

Karey Burke, Kathryn Busby, Nicole Clemens Join Peabody Board

Frndly TV Launches Bounce; Removes CuriosityStream

NBCU And Pluto TV To Launch New Fast Channels

The offerings include Entertainment, News, Sports and True Crime channels that will feature past seasons of reality programming including The Real Housewives franchises, true crime and sports content, and acclaimed library series including Murder, She Wrote, The Lone Ranger and Little House on the Prairie. NBC and Telemundo Local FAST channels are set to arrive later this year.

‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Apple’s Vision Pro 8 Years Ago — And All Hell Broke Loose In Springfield

‘Sex And The City’ Creator Candace Bushnell Blames Men At Netflix’s ‘Ponzi Scheme’ For Robbing Her Of Royalties

$7 Million For 30 Seconds? It’s Worth It At The Super Bowl

In a time of fragmentation, advertising during the game’s broadcast is still a reliable way to boost company revenue and familiarize viewers with a brand. Pictured: Hellmann’s Mayonnaise is one of the companies that will be advertising during Sunday’s Super Bowl.

BBC & BritBox Set ‘Towards Zero’ As Next Agatha Christie Limited Series

AMC Networks Sets Upfront Event For April 11 In New York

AMC Networks said it will hold its upfront event in person on April 11 at Chelsea Factory in New York. In the spotlight will be programming, including its Anne Rice Immortal Universe; its WEtv reality franchise; crime drama Dark Winds; and The Walking Dead Universe. The event will also feature interactive experiences, talent integrations and ad tech advancements, including addressable ads and programmatic buying. Pictured: Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in AMC’s The Walking Dead: Dead City.

SUNDAY OVERNIGHTS

‘Grammys’ Score 16.9M Viewers On CBS, Up 34% From Last Year

The 66th annual awards show brought in 16.9 million viewers across CBS and Paramount+’s livestream, according to Nielsen fast national figures. That’s up 34% from the 12.4 million viewers brought in by last year’s ceremony, which at the time marked the Grammys’ biggest audience since 2020. Viewership for the 2024 Grammys substantially exceeded the 2021 show, which received 9.39 million total viewers, as well as the 2022 ceremony, which saw a slight uptick with 9.59 million total viewers.

Cineverse Premieres Sid & Marty Krofft Channel

Cineverse Corp., a innovative streaming technology and entertainment company, today debuted the Sid & Marty Krofft Channel. The Kroffts’ iconic shows can now be found as branded video-on-demand (VOD) channels […]