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21 Million Viewers Tune In to Simulcast

A simulcast that ran across broadcast and cable channels attracted a massive audience. Based on Live+3 data, Friday’s simulcast of Disney’s “Descendants 2” delivered 21 million viewers, Disney Channel announced today. The premiere was the No. 1 cable TV telecast...

Angelina Jolie Reveals Serious Health Issue

Actress and director Angelina Jolie reveals in a new interview that she was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, a condition that can cause partial facial paralysis. Jolie made the revelation in a cover story for the September issue of Vanity Fair....

Scoreboard: Tuesday, July 25

MSNBC was No. 1 in prime time. Fox News was No. 1 in total day. Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell had the No. 1 and No. 2 shows. Including broadcast nets, MSNBC was No. 3 in prime, after NBC and CBS, and ahead of ABC and FOX.

CNN is Subscribing to Nielsen’s Out-of-Home Ratings Measurement Service

Both CNN and Turner Sports will receive weekly reports that include daily data for program and commercial audience estimates.

CBS News Exec Headed Out

An executive who has been a part of CBS News, overseeing daily coverage on the company’s live-streaming service CBSN, is headed out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Albert Lewitinn will take on a new position with MTV. Lewitinn joined CBS...

Judge Throws Out Racial Bias Suit Against Time Warner, CNN and TBS

A lawsuit against Time Warner alleging a pattern of racial discrimination at its networks CNN and TBS was dismissed by a judge in Atlanta, Deadline.com reports. The suit was filed by two African-American veterans of Turner who alleged they were...

Two Big Media Firms in Battle to Acquire Scripps Networks

Scripps Networks is at the center of what’s shaping up to be a battle between Discovery Communications and Viacom to acquire the company, Variety reports. “Viacom and Discovery are both engaged in negotiations for Scripps, according to people familiar with...

TV Manufacturer Suffers Setback in Battle Against Spying Allegations

An electronics company whose television sets are in millions of homes lost a round in its battle against allegations that its TVs spy on consumers. A federal judge ruled against Vizio in the case, according to The Hollywood Reporter, ruling...

Network to Mark 40th Anniversary of the Death of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Icon

A cable and satellite network is planning a month of special programming in August to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. AXS TV announced plans today for special programming throughout the month built around Elvis movies...

Ann Curry to Host New PBS Series in 2018

“We are in a time when people actually need to hear these stories of empathy,” says the former Today show co-anchor.

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