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Super Bowl 50 Ranks as Third Most-Watched Title Game

wsj.com — About 111.9 million people watched the Denver Broncos defense dominate the Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50, making it the third most-watched U.S. TV show ever, according to Nielsen.

Fox, Offering Buyouts, Targets $250 Million in Cost Cuts

wsj.com — 21st Century Fox is offering buyouts at its film studio and television networks group in an attempt to cut $250 million in expenses in the next fiscal year, according to a person familiar with the matter. The voluntary buyout plans were announced to staff in memos sent out Monday.
Feb 01, 2016

Fox network, perennial drag on FOXA earnings, is among divisions targeted for $250m in buyouts. w/ @JBFlint on.wsj.com/1STZznT

How can the NFL make more money? Split the rights to Thursday night games

marketwatch.com — The National Football League reached agreement with CBS and NBC to share its Thursday night prime-time package of games along with the league-owned cable channel NFL Network, people familiar with the matter said.

NFL Reaches Thursday Night Pact With CBS, NBC

wsj.com — The National Football League reached agreement with CBS and NBC to share its Thursday night prime-time package of games along with the league-owned cable channel NFL Network, people familiar with the matter said.
Feb 01, 2016

NFL reaches deal with CBS and NBC on its Thursday night prime-time package of games - scoop by @JBFlint on.wsj.com/1PMHL7v

Feb 01, 2016

RT @asharma: NFL reaches deal with CBS and NBC on its Thursday night prime-time package of games - scoop by @JBFlint on.wsj.com/1PMHL7v

Feb 01, 2016

NFL reaches agreement with CBS and NBC on its Thursday night prime-time package of games on.wsj.com/1PMHL7v via @WSJ @jbflint

Feb 01, 2016

NBC and CBS will pay $225 million each to share NFL Thursday Night Football rights: wsj.com/articles/nfl-r…

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Fox Debate’s Audience Second-Smallest of GOP Cycle, Tops Trump Coverage

wsj.com — Fox News and Donald Trump will each probably find a way to claim victory based on the viewership of Thursday night's Republican presidential debate in Iowa, which the New York businessman skipped.
Jan 29, 2016

A Trump-less debate takes a hit in the ratings but perhaps not as dramatic as the front runner was expecting. wsj.com/articles/fox-d…

Jan 29, 2016

RT @JBFlint: A Trump-less debate takes a hit in the ratings but perhaps not as dramatic as the front runner was expecting. wsj.com/articles/fox-d…

Jan 29, 2016

Updated numbers in - Fox News debate without Trump drew 12.5 million viewers on.wsj.com/1PYrVar

Jan 29, 2016

Minus Trump, the GOP debate TV ratings were down, but they weren't rock bottom. wsj.com/articles/fox-d…

A GOP Debate Without Donald Trump Likely Won’t Crimp Fox’s Wallet

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Network says ad inventory sold out, expects to meet viewership guarantees Donald Trump earlier this week said he would skip Thursday night's Fox News debate in Des Moines, Iowa.
Jan 28, 2016

A GOP Debate Without Donald Trump Likely Won’t Crimp Fox’s Wallet on.wsj.com/1PILWaJ via @WSJ

Jan 28, 2016

“We’re not going to lose any money from this,” Fox News sales chief Paul Rittenberg on tonight's debate. wsj.com/articles/a-gop…

Jan 28, 2016

RT @JBFlint: “We’re not going to lose any money from this,” Fox News sales chief Paul Rittenberg on tonight's debate. wsj.com/articles/a-gop…

Jan 28, 2016

A 30-second ad in Fox's GOP debate went for as much as $260K, down to $200K post-Trump pullout but still premium. on.wsj.com/1PILWaJ

Jan 28, 2016

A GOP Debate Without Donald Trump Likely Won’t Crimp Fox’s Wallet on.wsj.com/1PILWaJ via @WSJ

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Sinclair Broadcasting To Acquire Tennis Channel

wsj.com — Sinclair Broadcast Group, the owner of the most TV stations in the country, said Wednesday it agreed to buy the Tennis Channel for $350 million, marking the local broadcast TV powerhouse's first foray into the national cable television market.
Jan 27, 2016

Sinclair Broadcasting To Acquire Tennis Channel on.wsj.com/1QtgAC4 via @WSJ

Jan 27, 2016

$350 million for the Tennis Channel seems like a much better deal than almost $500 million for CurrentTV on.wsj.com/1QtgAC4 @mediagazer

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TV Networks Use Player Cameos To Curry Favor with NFL

wsj.com — Over the past two years, numerous current and former National Football League players have appeared on CBS prime-time shows as well as late-night and daytime programming. It's part of a joint-effort between the league and the network to promote the network's Thursday night football franchise.
Jan 27, 2016

CBS and other networks use cameos by NFL players in shows to curry favor with the league. wsj.com/articles/tv-ne…

Jan 27, 2016

Wonder why there are so many current and former players popping up on CBS shows? wsj.com/articles/tv-ne…

Jan 27, 2016

TV Networks Use Player Cameos To Curry Favor with NFL on.wsj.com/1Vs9oXV via @WSJ

Jan 27, 2016

Appearances by current and former NFL players on CBS shows to promote games was part of Thursday package. wsj.com/articles/tv-ne…

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CBS Gets 53.3 Million Viewers for Brady-Manning Bowl

wsj.com — Sunday's AFC Championship game, which featured the 17th duel between the New England Patriots gunslinger Tom Brady and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, drew 53.3 million viewers for CBS, according to Nielsen.
Jan 25, 2016

Given yesterday's ratings, CBS surely planning to roll out Tom Brady/Peyton Manning buddy procedural NFLIS on.wsj.com/1nk1mVU

TV Broadcasters Take Daytime Talk Shows Into Their Own Hands

wsj.com — Television-station owners have lost big bets in recent years on daytime talk shows hosted by familiar names including Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Queen Latifah, Meredith Vieira and Jane Pauley. Those shows were canceled after failing to deliver strong enough ratings to justify the high cost of making and airing them.
Jan 24, 2016

After several big daytime flops (Katie, Meredith, Anderson), more broadcasters taking matters into own hands. wsj.com/articles/tv-br…

Jan 24, 2016

Tired of betting on big names for daytime talk, broadcasters start to bet on themselves. wsj.com/articles/tv-br…

Jan 24, 2016

Looks like a blowout. Might as well read @JBFlint story on local broadcasters betting on themselves for daytime talk wsj.com/articles/tv-br…

Jan 24, 2016

After betting & losing on Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper and others, TEGNA hopes @BishopJakes is next daytime star. wsj.com/articles/tv-br…

Jan 24, 2016

Broadcasters take daytime TV talk shows into their own hands on.wsj.com/1nt3Q4Y via @WSJ

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Feb 12, 2016

@DavidPoland Yes, he needs to figure out 11:30 and it's more than interviewing Tina Fey and letting Will Farrell hijack the show.

Feb 12, 2016

@DavidPoland I'm not Mr. Late Night but my sense is that he has potential for broader appeal whereas Colbert may have hit his peak.

Feb 12, 2016

@BastardMachine I'm not sure you can call an opinion inaccurate.

Feb 12, 2016

Yes, I get it, Richie Finestra does a lot of blow. Does he have to grab his nose every ten seconds? #Vinyl.

Feb 12, 2016

NYT review of Vinyl: "It wants to be Velvet Underground but lands somewhere closer to Emerson, Lake and Palmer." OUCH!

Feb 11, 2016

Cool medium, Hillary. Cool medium. Don't blow it now.

Feb 11, 2016

Someone ask Sanders where he stands on fin/syn rules.


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