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Markie Martin Named KOCO Morning Co-Anchor

Ogle welcomed Martin to the newscast on this morning's show.

Friday final ratings: Olympics adjust up, ‘Superstore’ adjusts down but still at series high

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 The Olympics episode of “Superstore” came down some from its early ratings on Friday, but it still scored a series high by a wide margin. The episode, which started at 10:34 p.m. ET, adjusted down three tenths of a point in the final nationals to […]

On the Move, 8/22/16

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Sponsors Dump U.S. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte

The fallout from a gas station bathroom incident in Rio continues for 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, with sponsors Speedo and Ralph Lauren announcing today that they are severing ties with the swimmer. The moves come after Lochte lied about...

Pandora to Challenge Spotify and Apple With Its New Service

Pandora will expand beyond its Internet radio service as soon as next month, offering two new monthly subscription options that will take the company into on-demand music streaming, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources who are familiar with the...

Kyle Dyer Leaving KUSA

"Kyle is a friend, an amazing person, and a gifted storyteller with a big heart," said the station GM

Official Says Mislabeled Pills Found at Prince’s Estate Contained a Drug 50 Times More Powerful Than Heroin

An official close to the investigation into the death of pop icon Prince says pills found at his Paisley Park estate were counterfeit drugs that contained the opioid fentanyl, the AP reports. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that’s 50 times...

How Local TV Stations Do in a New Metric: Social Media Rankings

A new power ranking has come out that lists all local stations in the U.S. by social media rating. Adweek’s TVSpy reports that the ranking from Share Rocket has WNEP-TV in Scranton at No. 1 in the country with a...

The Class Tyra Banks Will Be Teaching at Stanford

Supermodel and “America’s Next Top Model” guru Tyra Banks is about to begin her new life as a professor. Fortune magazine reports that Banks will be teaching a business course at Stanford. “In May, the former Victoria’s Secret model will...

John Friot Leaving WWNY After 32 Years

“Friot is deep around here," saod news director Scott Atkinson

Not a Joke: State of New York Adds an Unusual Parole Requirement for Sex Offenders

We’d be surprised if you’re able to guess the new requirement that has been added to the list of items that most sex offenders must agree to in order to be granted parole in New York state. The New York...

How Did NBC’s Olympics Do in the Ratings? It Depends on Who’s Spinning It

The Rio Olympics were either a huge ratings success or a massive failure, depending on who’s doing the spinning. NBC’s headline on a ratings announcement released Sunday highlighted that the Rio Games delivered the second-highest audience total for any non-U.S....

Viewership for Recent Olympics, by the Numbers — and the Most-Watched Event in U.S. Television History

NBC is touting the Rio Games as the second-most-watched non-U.S. Olympics on record, in prime-time competition coverage. The claim is based on Total Audience Delivery, combining broadcast, cable and digital viewing. “The 2016 Rio Olympics is the first in U.S....

Former KTVU Anchor Opens Kickboxing Gym

"I'm learning so much about all sorts of things I never imagined I would ever need to know."

Can a Fictional Character Be Used to Set a Legal Precedent? The U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide

In a case focusing on a novel that has been adapted into feature films, TV movies, stage productions and a radio play, the U.S. Supreme Court will examine whether a fictional character can set a legal precedent. The novel is...

TV Ratings Sunday: Olympics close low, don’t give ‘The Voice’ much lift

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 The numbers for Sunday include a low rating for the closing of the Summer Olympics and, consequently, not much of a bounce for a “Voice” special: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 7 p.m. Rio Gold (NBC) 2.5/10 10.78 60 Minutes (CBS) 0.7/3 6.77 […]

Where in the U.S. Was TV Viewing of the Rio Olympics the Lowest?

The major urban television market that was last in the U.S. in percentage of viewers watching the Rio Olympics, as of last Thursday, was Charlotte, N.C. The Charlotte Observer reported that the market was No. 56 out of 56, based...

Chris Hansen to Host Crime Watch Daily

"I think I can be helpful to Crime Watch Daily because of all the crime stories I’ve covered around the world”

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