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TVWeek Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

TVWeek is taking off Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday, and will not publish our newsletters that day. We will return with all of our newsletters on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Meanwhile, if news breaks, we’ll send out...

CMT to Air 'Friday Night Lights' Marathon on Memorial Day

CMT today announced it will premiere the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning ensemble drama, “Friday Night Lights” on Memorial Day (Monday, May 25th) with a special kickoff marathon of the series,

NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 47 Percent Ratings Increase in Metered Markets Ratings from Last Time on ESPN

The 2015 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 – the Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets to take a 2-0 series lead in another thrilling game – delivered a 5.6 overnight rating, according to Nielsen.

Joel McHale Set to Host 'The 2015 ESPYS' Wednesday, July 15 on ABC

The 2015 ESPYS Presented by Capital One will be hosted by comedian, actor and television host Joel McHale, most widely known for hosting The Soup on E! as well as playing Jeff Winger on Community.

Cuban State TV Gets Question in White House Briefing

On Thursday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest took a question in the White House briefing room from Cristina Escobar, a reporter for Cuban state television–an historic Q&A that is believed to be a first in history. PresidentShow More Summary

What Exactly is Frank Marzullo Showing Us There?

Cincinnati Enquirer media writer John Kiesewetter was the unfortunate facebook poster of an unfortunate picture he took with WXIX meteorologist Frank Marzullo holding a pink object that looked very much like what my people like to call a “penis.” A commenter of Kiesewetter’s facebook page wrote, “I’m afraid to ask.. Show More Summary

Joel McHale Set to Host ‘The 2015 ESPYS’ on ABC July 15

Press release from ABC Entertainment, May 22, 2015: “The 2015 ESPYS Presented by Capital One” will be hosted by comedian, actor and television host Joel McHale, most widely known for hosting “The Soup” as well as playing Jeff Winger on...

KTSM Gets a New GM

Nexstar continues restocking its local station gms with the announcement that David Candelaria has been named vp and gm of EL Paso, Texas NBC affiliate KTSM. Candelaria comes from Entravison Communications where he was vp and gm of KINT and KTFN along with five radio stations in El Paso. Show More Summary

FBN’s Charlie Gasparino Opens Up to Playboy

Fox Business Network’s senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino spoke with Playboy about a variety of topics, including his former employer and the ratings success of Fox News. Gasparino calls being interviewed by Playboy a “milestone” of his career. Why he left CNBC for FBN: I wanted to work here. Show More Summary

Sunday Show Ratings: May 17 and May Sweeps

CBS’ Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer was the top-rated Sunday public affairs program in total viewers last Sunday, while ABC’s This Week won the A25-54 demo. But ABC’s win comes with an asterisk. The program was only rated for the first 29 minutes despite 95%  coverage across the U.S. Show More Summary

Bombshell: Magazine Story Says According to a 2006 Police Report, Josh Duggar Was Accused of Child Molestation. In Response to Story, Josh Apologizes for Acting ‘Inexcusably’ and His Parents Say Josh Made Some ‘Very Bad Mistakes and We Were Shocked.’ The

“Jim Bob Duggar waited more than a year after his son, Josh, confessed to sexually molesting several female minors before contacting police, In Touch Magazine is reporting exclusively, based on information contained in the official police report.” Thus begins a story on the In Touch magazine...

TV Jobs: The Weather Channel, CBS News

This week, The Weather Channel has several openings available in its digital video department. The network is hiring a managing editor, an associate editor and an executive producer. Meanwhile, CBS News is looking for a producer for CBS This Morning, and NBCUniversal is seeking a producer for TODAY. Show More Summary

Today Show Celebrates Win with BBQ

The Today show celebrated its second win over GMA in four weeks in the coveted A25-54 demo with lots of BBQ from Virgil’s in the 30 Rock offices today. Insiders tell us the gathering included NBC News President Deborah Turness and Today ep Don Nash. Show More Summary

'FOX and Friends' Concert Series Kicks Off Friday, May 22nd

FOX News Channel’s annual FOX & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series will kick off this Friday

Univision Acquires The Root

Univison, the leading media company serving Hispanic Americans, today acquired The Root, a leading online news destination for African Americans. The Root, co-founded by Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and media mogul Donald Graham in 2008, will now have access to Univision’s digital production facilities and publishing infrastructure. Show More Summary

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