Friday, November 28, 2014

SB ALERT: NBC, CBS SPLIT RATINGS VICTORIES FOR WEEK OF NOV. 17-23

November 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

TV by the Numbers: NBC No. 1 among Adults 18-49; CBS Wins with Total Viewers in Week 9 Ending November 23, 2014 The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research, showing household ratings/audience share: 1. NFL National Sunday, CBS, 14.9/26; 2. Sunday Night Football, NBC, 12.6/21; 3. 60 Minutes, CBS, 9.7/15; 4. […]

SB ALERT: NY TIMES’S MEDIA COLUMNIST JOINS IN COSBY TAKEDOWN — AND ISSUES MEA CULPA

November 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

New York Times media critic David Carr: Calling Out Bill Cosby’s Media Enablers, Including Myself From the article: In 2011, I did a Q&A with Mr. Cosby for Hemispheres magazine, the in-flight magazine of United Airlines, and never found the space or the time to ask him why so many women had accused him of […]

JEFF FAGER RESIGNS AS CBS NEWS CHIEF

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CBS News Release:  Jeff Fager Announces His Decision to Return to Role as Executive Producer of “60 Minutes” Full-time and to Step Down From Post as Chairman of CBS News

“THE GRADUATE” DIRECTOR MIKE NICHOLS DIES AT 83

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Los Angeles Times: Mike Nichols, groundbreaking director of ‘The Graduate,’ dies at 83

COSBY DROPPED BY CBS, LETTERMAN FOLLOWING NEW RAPE ALLEGATIONS

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Newsday: Bill Cosby booking on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ canceled New York Times: Appearance by Bill Cosby With David Letterman Canceled as Rape Allegations Swirl Bill Cosby’s Lawyer Has Released A Statement Addressing The Recent Sexual Assault Allegations

TO OUR READERS

November 14, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Exactly 22 years ago this month we launched Studio Briefing as a fax service primarily intended for members of the film and TV industries. Three months later we debuted on the old Delphi Internet service, at about the same time that it was purchased by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, thereby making us the first online […]

MORNING SHOWS LIKE THE LATEST RATINGS

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All three morning talk shows, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today, and CBS This Morning, had something to boast about following the release of new Nielsen ratings on Thursday. ABC touted the fact that GMA was not only No. 1 for the week among total adults and among the key demo for news and talk […]

FORMER GMA WEATHERMAN BLASTS MORNING TALK SHOWS

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Sam Champion, who spent 25 years as a morning weatherman on ABC, including stints on WABC-TV New York for 18 years and Good Morning America for 7, has sharply criticized the morning talk shows for presenting more trivia than solid information. Interviewed for HuffPost Live. "On any given day," he remarked, "if you’re watching a […]

VIACOM BLAMES ANTIQUATED RATINGS SYSTEM FOR LOWER SALES

November 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to the Internet and digital technology, people don’t always watch television shows the way they once did — on their TV sets the moment they are broadcast — but traditional ratings data don’t always reflect that reality, Viacom CEO Phillippe Dauman suggested during a conference call to discuss his company’s latest earnings report. "We […]

SONY TO OFFER PAY TV SERVICE

November 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony is the latest company planning to offer a package of broadcast and television networks to consumers via the Internet. Called PlayStation Vue, the service will make available CBS, NBC and Fox as well as 75 TV channels to subscribers. Conspicuously absent from the package are Disney’s ABC broadcast network and its ESPN cable network […]

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