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'Taxi Brooklyn' Hits Series High & Ties 'Extant'

NBC tied for #1 for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49

'Good Morning America' is #1 for the Week & Bests 'Today' by Over 1 Million Total Viewers

“GMA” Scores Largest Total Viewer Advantage Over NBC’s “Today” in More than 7 Months

The Morning Ticker: Just Move, Roberts Threat, ‘The’ Palin

Sara Just has been named EP of PBS NewsHour and SVP of NewsHour Productions. Currently the Deputy Bureau Chief at ABC News in Washington, Just will oversee the daily operations of the signature PBS news program. She’s been with ABC 25...Show More Summary

Howard Dashefsky Returns to KHON

Honolulu Fox affiliate KHON is launching a 9 p.m. newscast with veteran anchor Howard Dashefsky this fall. The newscast will debut September 8. “We look forward to offering Hawaii viewers a comprehensive late news option at 9 p.m. We have been wanting to add a 9 p.m. Show More Summary

Morning Show Ratings: Week of July 21

“Good Morning America” wins another week in the mornings, and is the only broadcast to show growth compared to the same week last year. “GMA” gained +1% in the A25-54 demo, while averaging the exact same number of Total Viewers vs. the...Show More Summary

Martha Sugalski Leaves WESH in Orlando

Orlando NBC affiliate WESH announced today anchor Martha Sugalski has left the station. The Orlando Sentinel quoted WESH general manager Jim Carter: “Martha Sugalski has been an important member of the WESH News Team. While we made every...Show More Summary

Brian Williams Reports Allison Williams ‘Peter Pan’ Casting News

Without actually reavealing that he’s her father, Brian Williams reported a news story on his daughter, actress Allison Williams, cast as Peter Pan in a live presentation of the musical on NBC this fall. On “Nightly News” last night,...Show More Summary

Steve Hofstetter Brings ‘Laughs’ to FOX

Steve Hofstetter can take the heat. The stand-up comedian has been heckled more times than he can remember. But that doesn’t phase the former Sports Illustrated columnist. “Stand-up, to some people, is a springboard. To me it is my life force,” he tells MediabistroTV. Show More Summary

Q2 Earnings: Meredith Local Media Group Revenue Up 20%

Meredith reported $111 million in Local Media Group revenues for the second calendar quarter (fiscal fourth quarter) of 2014, an increase of 20 percent compared to the year-ago quarter. Operating profit for the quarter was $25 million, compared to $28 million in the prior-year period. Show More Summary

Carney: White House TV Correspondents ‘Tend to Play for the Cameras’

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says White House correspondents “tend to play for the cameras” during televised briefings. Carney says when he would conduct off-camera briefings, “The difference is like night and day, in...Show More Summary

WPLG Debuts New Set

Miami ABC affiliate WPLG has debuted its new set, replacing a set that was unveiled with the station’s move to a new facility in 2009. The new studio features bold colors and plenty of video features, as described in detail by Newscast Studio: Suspended from the studio ceiling is a large, internally lit ring. Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow Accepts Shep Smith’s Challenge, Gets Doused With Ice Water

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow took up Shepard Smith‘s challenge, by getting doused with a bucket of ice water. Last week we told you about Smith, who took up the challenge and had not one, but two buckets of water dumped on him. He passed the challenge on to Maddow, and two others. Show More Summary

E.W. Scripps and Journal Broadcasting to Merge TV Stations, Spin Off Newspapers

Another big TV consolidation deal is in the works. Tonight, Cincinnati-based E.W. Scripps, and Journal Communications of Milwaukee, announced they will merge their broadcasting operations, while spinning off their newspaper businesses into a new entity. Show More Summary

Rand Paul: When MSNBC ‘Does 24-Hour News Telling the Truth’ Then We’ll Discuss

In an MSNBC interview today alongside Senator Cory Booker, Senator Rand Paul hit back at MSNBC for what he feels was the network’s attempt to distort one of his positions years ago. “The honest discussion of it would be I never was opposed...Show More Summary

TV Jobs: iN DEMAND, Bloomberg

This week,  iN DEMAND is hiring a manager of online programming and scheduling, as well as a scheduling coordinator. Meanwhile, Bloomberg is seeking a senior producer and an associate producer. Get the scoop on these openings below,Show More Summary

Pioneering TV Reporter Belva Davis: ‘There’s still a lot of good journalism out there.’

Belva Davis made her TV debut in 1963, when she covered a black beauty pageant. She later made history as the first female African-American television reporter on the West Coast when she was hired in 1966 by KPIX in San Francisco. She...Show More Summary

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