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Verizon’s Plan to Fold Yahoo Into AOL Has Its Doubters — Here’s Why

A plan by AOL boss Tim Armstrong and Verizon President of Product Innovations Marni Walden to build a digital ad empire for Verizon using the company’s new $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo has been greeted with a growing chorus of skepticism,...

Friday cable ratings: ‘The Eric Andre Show’ ticks back up

Following a minor dip in the previous week, Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show” grabbed the top non-rerun spot in the Friday cable ratings after ticking back up from a 0.4 to a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, “Bring It!” held steady once again with a 0.5 on Lifetime. “Rap Game” broke its 0.4 streak, […]

Jim Carrey Named in Wrongful Death Suit, Accused of Illegally Supplying Drugs

Actor Jim Carrey is accused of illegally obtaining drugs for his late girlfriend in a new lawsuit filed by her husband, E! News reports. The suit accuses Carrey of providing prescription drugs to Cathriona White, who committed suicide a year...

Friday final ratings: ’20/20? adjusts up, ‘Masters of Illusion,’ ‘Penn & Teller’ adjust down

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 Friday’s ratings had a handful of minor changes from the early numbers to the finals. ABC’s “20/20” adjusted up a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 to a 0.8, while “Masters of Illusion” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on The CW […]

Cruise Ship Company Expands Into Producing TV Series

The company that bills itself as the world’s largest leisure travel company announced today that it has expanded into creating television shows. Carnival Corp. said it has created three original programs that will air on major networks on Saturday mornings...

Carnival Corporation Creates Three Original TV Series for National Networks — A Cruise Industry First to Expand Market

Press release from Carnival Corp., Sept. 19, 2016: Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, today announced it has created three original TV programs that will air on major networks on Saturday mornings beginning October 1. Representing...

Network Sets Ambitious Slate of Original Holiday Movies

A network that has become a force in the holiday space rolled out plans for another ambitious lineup of original holiday movies. ION Television announced plans for five new originals: “A Vermont Christmas Vacation,” airing Sunday, Nov. 27; “A Firehouse...

Primetime Emmys Dip to an All-Time Low in the Ratings

Sunday’s broadcast of the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC hit a record low for the ceremony, based on Nielsen ratings data. Media Life Magazine reports that the show delivered an average of 11.3 million total viewers, off 5% from....

ION Television Set to ‘Brighten Your Holiday Season’ With Five All-New Original Movies

Press release from Ion Television, Sept. 19, 2016: The holidays are a special time in many American households, with the gathering of families, the giving of gifts and considerable time spent at home. For the eighth year, ION Television will...

How Did Jimmy Kimmel Do Last Night as Emmys Host? Here’s His Opening Monologue

Jimmy Kimmel is getting pretty good reviews for his performance last night as host of ABC’s telecast of the Primetime Emmy Awards. Here’s Kimmel’s opening monologue, posted by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” …

New Jersey Public Station Uses Facebook to Report Bomber Story

Authorities think teh bomb was planted by the now captured captured Ahmad Khan Rafani

Where Will Brian Williams Go After the 11th Hour?

“We are so focused on what we are doing between now and Election Day"

The 2016 Emmys are the least-watched Emmys ever

The 2015 Emmys were the least-watched on record — until Sunday, when the 2016 Emmys became the least-watched on record. Updated figures from ABC put the show at 11.3 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49. That’s down from 11.87 million and a 3.6 for FOX’s telecast of the awards last year. The […]

Whaaaat? Climate Change Might Endanger Your Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream — Let’s Go to the Video

A new video reports that some of the most loved flavors of ice cream are at risk of disappearing because of climate change. The video from ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, posted by The New York Post, warns that...

Why Actor Richard Dreyfuss Had to Confirm He’s Still Alive

A moment during Sunday night’s Emmys sent shock waves across the Internet as people mistakenly thought actor Richard Dreyfuss had died. People magazine reports that the misconception was sparked by the acceptance speech delivered by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won Outstanding Lead...

Forecaster: Will ‘Kevin Can Wait’ & ‘The Good Place’ start the new season right?

The 2016-17 TV season officially begins Monday with a big slate of season premieres — and two new comedies looking for a place at the table. CBS’ “Kevin Can Wait” and NBC’s “The Good Place” will both get the biggest lead-ins their respective networks can offer Monday night. “Kevin” follows the premiere of “The Big […]

Tribune Offering Buyouts at its Stations

"We are always looking to operate as efficiently as possible," said Tribune

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