Overnights: ‘Sheldon’ And Rising ‘Grey’s’ Lead Non-NFL Fare, ‘SVU’ Dips

CBS’s Young Sheldon and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy led Thursday’s non-NFL fare in the demo, while NBC’s SVU dipped to season lows. Fox’s Thursday Night Football coverage, with 8.1 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating, was up from last week’s fast nationals.

IATSE Ballots Hit Inboxes; Contract Ratification Vote Runs Through Sunday

Heading toward a near midnight Sunday deadline, IATSE members now have their ballots to vote on a new three-year deal with producers. The nearly 60,000 members of the below-the-line union received emails this morning starting around 6 a.m. PT prompting them to login in and digitally cast their vote.

On Disney Plus Day, Netflix Has Become More Valuable Than Disney

Disney and Netflix are very different companies, with very different investor bases, but they’re head-to-head competitors in the streaming wars. And on Friday, Netflix’s market valuation climbed above Disney’s for the first time in about a year — ironically, coming on “Disney Plus Day,” the Mouse House’s company-wide marketing event designed to punch up excitement and subscriber signups for the streamer.

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‘Sex and the City’ Sequel ‘And Just Like That’ Gets HBO Max Debut Date, Trailer

The WarnerMedia-owned streamer will debut And Just Like That with two episodes on Dec. 9, picking up 11-plus years after the last time Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Co. were on screens in the second SATC feature film. The remaining eight episodes will roll out weekly.

Now TV Wants Nielsen To Measure Up

After years of complaints, NBCUniversal and its peers are looking for other ways to count viewers, with or without the ratings giant. Next Tuesday, NBCUniversal plans to host a forum to discuss alternative ways to measure its audience. Representatives of major advertising agencies, industry trade groups and companies including Ford Motor, L’Oreal and Pfizer are expected to attend. NBCUniversal is also sifting through proposals from 80 measurement companies, Nielsen among them, to create new methods for quantifying viewers.

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Hallmark Channel 2021 Christmas, Haunukkah & Holiday Movies Schedule

‘Great British Bake Off’ Renewed At UK’s Channel 4 For 3 More Years

Richard Thomas & The CW Revisit ‘The Waltons’ 50 Years Later

Evoca Claims Sinclair Won’t Play Ball On Bally Sports Distribution

Evoca, a live TV service that delivers channels via ATSC 3.0 broadcast technology, says that Sinclair has refused to negotiate on carriage for its Bally Sports regional networks. For about the past year it has been trying to get Bally Sports Arizona so the Phoenix homes that watch over-the-air broadcast TV can watch their local professional sports teams. Bally Sports Arizona carries live games from the Phoenix Suns, the Arizona Mercury, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Coyotes.

Talking TV: Nick Cannon Puts His Back Into Promotion

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with new syndie talk show host Nick Cannon, along with WTTG Washington Good Day D.C. anchors Jeannette Reyes and Wisdom Martin, about Cannon’s whistle-stop tour to co-host Fox Owned Stations’ morning shows across the country promoting the show, including stops in New York, Philadelphia, Dallas and San Francisco thus far.

Big Bird Backlash: Vax Lands Muppet In Political Flap

When Big Bird tweeted he had been vaccinated against COVID-19, conservative politicians immediately pushed back, including Ted Cruz who grilled Big Bird for what he called “government propaganda.”

Overnights: Steady ‘CMAs’ Top Night, ‘CSI’ Rises, ‘Fire’ And ‘P.D.’ Eye Low

ABC’s broadcast of the 55th Country Music Association Awards veritably matched last year’s audience low (with 6.6 million total viewers, per prelim numbers) and its demo rating (with a 1.1). The kudoscast thus led Wednesday in both measures.

Cecily Strong Thanks ‘SNL’ Cast After Personal Clown Sketch About Abortion

How Broadcast Stacks Up With Streaming In Total Minutes Viewed

CBS touts its strength in the metric most associated with streamers, so The Hollywood Reporter decided to check the network’s claims.

Jerry Douglas, Actor On ‘The Young And The Restless,’ Dies At 88

‘General Hospital’ Pledges Support For Trans Community After Ingo Rademacher Exit

CBS Says It’s The Most Watched Broadcaster Of 2021-22 TV Season So Far

CBS is touting its viewership for the 2021-22 broadcast season, claiming that its viewers have consumed more that 166 million minutes of CBS programming, more than any other broadcast network. Of the aggregated number, primetime viewing accounts for over 59 billion minutes, CBS says.

CBS Sets Midseason Schedule With Few Changes

Medical drama Good Sam and a new season of Celebrity Big Brother will join a largely stable schedule.

Overnights: ‘The Voice,’ ‘FBI’ Lead Night; ‘Supergirl’ Rises With Series Finale

NBC’s The Voice this Tuesday drew 6.7 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, up sharply from last week’s clip show and leading the night in the demo. Over on CBS, FBI (7M/0.7) drew the night’s largest audience and was up in the demo.

Gourmet Marketplace Goldbelly Is Launching A TV Channel, Becoming The QVC Of Artisanal Food

Rising Costs Prompt Plans By 44% Of Americans To Cancel A TV Subscription

Television became a lifeline for American households during the pandemic, but a new report from Mohu suggests the financial investment in TV services has hit a tipping point.

Tegna, Law&Crime Productions And Cineflix Rights To Produce True Crime And Investigative Originals

Tegna Inc. today announced a multi-year partnership with Law&Crime Productions, a production company founded by Dan Abrams, and Cineflix Rights, the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, to co-produce original docuseries leveraging Tegna stations’ library of true crime and investigative content for a worldwide market. Tegna’s Vault Studios, Law&Crime Productions and Cineflix Rights will launch the partnership with the production of […]

Television Academy To Invite Location Managers To Apply For Membership For First Time

Kids Content Is Crushing It On TV And Streaming

Kids and family programming deals are surging as streaming companies look to double down on content that serves a highly-engaged cohort of younger users. Children’s content used to be perceived as a tool to stop users from canceling streaming accounts. Now it’s a key driver for new user growth.

CBS To Make US World Cup Qualifier At Jamaica Available Only As Stream

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS, which has the U.S.-English language rights to the Americans’ World Cup qualifier at Jamaica next week, said Tuesday it will make the Nov. 16 match available only on its Paramount+ subscription streaming service. CBS announced in March it had reached an agreement with IMG and Mediapro to acquire rights to […]

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP, NOV. 1-7

Fox’s ‘The Five’ Scores Rare Win For Daytime; NFL Takes Top

Behind a Thursday night NFL game and the Atlanta Braves’ World Series-clinching win, the Fox broadcast network won the week in primetime. Fox averaged 6.9 million viewers, with NBC at 5.2 million, CBS at 4.9 million, ABC at 2.8 million, Univision at 1.3 million, Ion Television at 890,000 and Telemundo at 820,000. On cable in October, Fox’s The Five eclipsed every show on cable news in popularity for the first time ever, Nielsen said. That’s highly unusual for a program that airs at 5 p.m. Eastern and in the midafternoon on the West Coast.

Nielsen Begins Testing ‘One’ Methodology Internally

Nielsen has begun internal tests of its new multimedia audience measurement methodology, Nielsen One, and will begin testing it with clients next year, the company’s top management executives said during a briefing with a Wall Street securities firm. “Most of the methodology is built from Big Data sources like [connected TV] makers and Roku, but Nielsen’s panel remains vital to calibrating the data for fraudulent accounts, non-viewed content (e.g., streaming or set-top box showing video, but TV is off) and better accounting for underrepresented audiences,” BMO Capital Markets analyst Daniel Salmon disclosed in a report sent to investors.

Vevo Launches 10 Channels On Local Now

Music video network Vevo and Local Now, Allen Media Group’s free streaming service, today announced their partnership and the subsequent launch of 10 Vevo channels on Local Now. Programmed by Vevo’s curatorial team, each channel focuses on a specific genre or decade. The Vevo channels on Local Now include: Vevo Pop, Vevo R&B, Vevo Hip […]

WEEKLY SYNDICATION RATINGS ROUNDUP

‘Ellen’ Continues Its Winning Ways

It’s the only top talker to post gains in the session ending Oct. 31 and has grown 150% over the past 13 weeks in this its final season.