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Kevin Tsujihara Steps Down as Warner Bros. CEO Following Casting Scandal

It turns out the big WarnerMedia restructuring unveiled two weeks ago wasn't quite finished yet. Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara is stepping down from his position, the company said today. No successor was named. His exit comes after a Hollywood Reporter story on March 6, which said that he had pushed for auditions...
Tags: Hollywood, Advertising, Warner Bros, Kevin Tsujihara, Programming & Performance


NBC Taps YouTube Star Lilly Singh as Carson Daly’s 1:35 a.m. Replacement

Broadcast TV's streak of white male late-night hosts has finally been broken. NBC has tapped Lilly Singh as its new 1:35 a.m. host, making her the only woman, or person of color, to host a broadcast network's late-night show. The YouTube star will replace Carson Daly, who last month said he would step down from...
Tags: Nbc, Advertising, Carson Daly, Lilly Singh, Programming & Performance, NBC Taps YouTube Star Lilly Singh


Hallmark Channel Cuts Ties With Lori Loughlin After Arrest in College Cheating Scandal

A day after Lori Loughlin was arrested and charged in connection with an extensive nationwide college admissions cheating scandal, Hallmark Channel has fired the actress. Crown Media Family Networks, whose Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries networks have enjoyed a longtime partnership with Loughlin, said today it cut ties with the actress. Loughlin starred...
Tags: Advertising, Hallmark Channel, Loughlin, Lori Loughlin, TV Upfronts, Programming & Performance


Fox News Stands With Tucker Carlson and Jeanine Pirro Amid Controversies as Some Advertisers Flee

Some advertisers are starting to distance themselves from both Tucker Carlson Tonight and Justice With Judge Jeanine following recent controversial remarks by both Carlson and Jeanine Pirro. However, Fox News reiterated its support for both shows and hosts Wednesday morning as a protest, organized by liberal advocacy group Media Matters for America, kicked off outside...
Tags: Advertising, Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Jeanine, Carlson, Jeanine Pirro, Media Matters for America, TV Upfronts, Programming & Performance


TV’s Biggest Media Companies Team Up to Create an Addressable Advertising Standard

For the past decade, publishers have referred to addressable as the "holy grail" of TV advertising. And now many of the industry's biggest media companies--including Disney, AT&T, Comcast and Discovery--are joining forces to help finally make it a reality, by creating an addressable advertising standard for smart and connected TVs. The new consortium is tackling...
Tags: Advertising, Programming & Performance, Disney AT T Comcast


Epix’s Chief on the Delayed OTT Rollout and What He Offers Creators That Netflix Can’t

As Epix turns 10 this October, the premium cable network is celebrating with what looks to be its biggest year yet. In February, it rolled out a direct-to-consumer offering called Epix Now, which will allow viewers to subscribe to and stream Epix content for $5.99 a month. The network can now be seen in 120...
Tags: Advertising, Epix, Streaming & OTT, Programming & Performance


The TGIT Branding Returns to ABC Tonight, but the Campaign’s Future Is Unclear

Beginning tonight, it's TGIT time again at ABC. The branded programming block, which the network created in fall 2014, refers to a trio of Thursday night dramas, all of which are produced by Shonda Rhimes. The original group--Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder--has given away to the current lineup: Grey's, Grey's...
Tags: Shonda Rhimes, Abc, Advertising, Grey, Grey s Anatomy Scandal, Programming & Performance


NBCUniversal Touts Early Prime Pods Performance as It Prepares to Double Down on the Format

NBCUniversal says its fledgling "prime pod" premium ad format is delivering the engagement lifts it had promised, and the company is preparing to expand it to other dayparts and potentially add more of them to its prime-time originals. After declaring at the start of the season that brands would get the retention boost they paid...
Tags: Advertising, Nbcuniversal, TV Upfronts, Programming & Performance


Luke Perry, Who Defined Cool for a Generation in Beverly Hills, 90210, Dies at 52

Every generation has its teen idol TV icon that defined high school cool. For Generation X, that person was Dylan McKay, the brooding star of Beverly Hills, 90210, played by Luke Perry. The actor, who was 52, died today following a massive stroke last week. Perry was best known for 90210, Fox's massively popular teen...
Tags: Advertising, Fox, Beverly Hills, Perry, Luke Perry, Dylan McKay, Programming & Performance


Major WarnerMedia Restructuring Adds Bob Greenblatt and Gives Gerhard Zeiler Ad Sales Oversight

AT&T had decided to keep Time Warner (now called WarnerMedia) relatively untouched until the Justice Department had ended its efforts to break up the $85 billion merger. But after the DOJ had thrown in the towel last Tuesday, all bets were off. Today, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey unveiled a major restructuring of the organization, under...
Tags: Time Warner, Advertising, Doj, Justice Department, AT T, Bob Greenblatt, John Stankey, Programming & Performance, WarnerMedia Restructuring Adds, Gerhard Zeiler


Until the Disney-Fox Deal Closes, Networks Find Themselves in Limbo

John Landgraf has been thinking a lot about HBO in recent months, and not just for the usual competitive reasons. "I have an enormous amount of sympathy for the amount of the time they had to wait while that AT&T deal was closing," said the FX Networks CEO, referring to the 20 months that passed...
Tags: Hbo, Advertising, Magazine, John Landgraf, FX Networks, TV Upfronts, Programming & Performance, Disney Fox Deal


HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Turner President David Levy Exiting in Major AT&T Shakeup

The DOJ lost its appeal to derail the AT&T-Time Warner merger on Tuesday, but apparently AT&T wasn't done making waves this week. In the span of a few minutes on Thursday afternoon, news broke that two of WarnerMedia's (the renamed Time Warner's) top execs were exiting in a major AT&T shakeup: HBO chairman and CEO...
Tags: Hbo, Time Warner, Advertising, Doj, Turner, David Levy, Richard Plepler, AT T Time Warner, Programming & Performance, WarnerMedia, Major AT amp


Prominent Black TV Journalists Reflect on Past Challenges and What the Future Holds

As part of Black History Month, Adweek is celebrating some of the most important figures of color in the media and marketing industries. For this story, we spoke to several African-American TV news personalities, each of whom had important stories to tell about working in overwhelmingly white TV newsrooms. Here are excerpts from our interviews...
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After Reviving American Idol Last Year, ABC Tries to Expand the Brand This Season

Last year, ABC managed a feat that some of its broadcast rivals had doubted would be possible: successfully reviving American Idol, which had previously aired for 15 seasons on Fox. While the new iteration wasn't the megahit it had been early in its Fox run, the show performed solidly for ABC last season. Its Sunday...
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How Nielsen Ratings Work, and Why You Can’t Apply to Join the Company’s Panel

If you work in the TV or advertising industry, or even if you're just a TV fan, you likely talk about Nielsen television ratings on a regular basis. After all, the fate of more than a thousand scripted and unscripted TV shows, as well as the country's $70 billion-plus TV advertising market, is tied to...
Tags: Advertising, Nielsen, Programming & Performance, How S it Works


No Host, No Problem: Oscars Ratings Rise Year Over Year for the First Time Since 2014

The first host-less Academy Awards since 1989--which ABC had initially worried would cause Oscars ratings to plummet even further--instead resulted in a year over year ratings jump for the telecast, its first audience increase in five years. A total of 29.6 million people watched Sunday's Academy Awards, a 12 percent increase from last year's record-low...
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National Geographic Wants to Tackle More Documentaries After Free Solo’s Oscar Win

Last night, Free Solo became the first National Geographic movie to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature--but if the company has its way, it won't be the last. National Geographic, which had briefly abandoned the documentary genre earlier this decade, is back with a vengeance, and could expand its documentary plans even further...
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Meet the New Broadcast TV Chiefs at ABC, Fox and NBC

The 2018-19 broadcast season got off to an unexpectedly turbulent start last fall when a whopping three network chief jobs turned over in the space of just two months. In September, George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy jointly stepped in as NBC Entertainment co-chairmen, replacing the departing Robert Greenblatt. A month later, Charlie Collier was named...
Tags: Nbc, Advertising, Magazine, Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment, Charlie Collier, ABC Fox, Paul Telegdy, Programming & Performance, George Cheeks, New Broadcast TV Chiefs


Jussie Smollett Won’t Appear in This Season’s Final 2 Empire Episodes Following His Arrest

Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been removed from Empire's final two episodes of the season. The news comes one day after his arrest, following Chicago police claims that he staged the assault he reported last month. Empire executive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer announced...
Tags: Advertising, Chicago, Jussie Smollett, Programming & Performance, Dennis Hammer


ABC’s Whiskey Cavalier, the Butt of Jimmy Kimmel’s Upfront Jokes, Hopes to Get the Last Laugh

For buyers who attended ABC's upfront event last May, the prognosis for the network's just-announced midseason series Whiskey Cavalier seemed suddenly grim, thanks to a particularly withering routine from Jimmy Kimmel. But nine months later, Kimmel's barbs are a distant memory as ABC is putting the biggest spotlight possible on the dramedy, about an FBI...
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, Abc, Advertising, Kimmel, Programming & Performance, TCA Press Tour


ABC Usually Builds Its Oscars Campaign Around the Host. Here’s What It’s Doing This Year

The lack of an Oscars host this year, for the first time in three decades, hasn't weakened advertiser demand for Sunday's telecast: ABC said yesterday it had sold out of its Academy Awards ad inventory, with 30-second spots going for as much as $2.6 million. But the emcee-less ceremony threw a wrench into ABC's marketing...
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Nielsen Creates Advanced Video Advertising Group to Expand Addressability Push

Nielsen sees addressability as the future of TV advertising and is taking its biggest step ahead to help the industry prepare for the transition. The company has created a technology, product and commercial initiative called Nielsen Advanced Video Advertising that will help it focus on expanding addressable advertising for smart TVs. The new group includes...
Tags: Advertising, Nielsen, Programming & Performance, Nielsen Advanced Video Advertising, Nielsen Creates Advanced Video Advertising Group


ABC Sells Out Its Oscars Inventory, With 30-Second Spots Going for as Much as $2.6 Million

The Academy Awards has made more than its share of missteps and controversy when it comes to putting together Sunday's ceremony and reversing the Oscar's falling ratings, but things are continuing to run fairly smoothly on the business side. ABC said today that the network has sold out its Oscars ad inventory, four days ahead...
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With A Fifth Property Brothers Show Due in May, Drew and Jonathan Scott Are Master Brand Builders

As HGTV fans know, twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott are second to none when it comes to fixing and selling homes. But the Property Brothers duo--Jonathan is the contractor; Drew is the real-estate agent--is even more skilled at building their own brand. Since their first show, Property Brothers, debuted in 2011, the Scotts have...
Tags: Advertising, Hgtv, Jonathan, Drew, Jonathan Scott, Property Brothers, Scotts, Programming & Performance, Fifth Property Brothers Show Due


NBCUniversal Expands Partnership With Data Plus Math To Offer Deeper Consumer Analysis

NBCUniversal is expanding its partnership with Data Plus Math as part of its broader company strategy to offer advertisers more performance-based guarantees over traditional metrics. The company's announcement comes on the heels of its guaranteeing the advertising buy surrounding The Upside on the movie's ticket sales, over the traditional age-gender metric from Nielsen. Its deepening...
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NBCUniversal Guaranteed The Upside’s Advertising Buy on the Movie’s Ticket Sales

NBCUniversal has been among the loudest voices calling for a new approach to the metrics under which advertising is transacted. And now the company is putting its money where its mouth is, with its first campaign using performance-based guarantees, and not ratings metrics. The company said its Audience Studio, NBCUniversal's suite of audience-targeting offerings, guaranteed...
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‘The World’s Best’ Judge Alberto Belli Is Responsible for Several Viral Advertising Hits

Alberto Belli's path has been an unconventional one. Even though he started his career as a computer science engineer, he's always loved ads and marketing, and after feeling "miserable" in engineering, he took a leap into the industry via moving to Los Angeles. Little did he know, that would lead to a position as a...
Tags: Advertising, Programming & Performance, Alberto Belli, Los Angeles Little


Desus and Mero Aren’t Nervous About Moving Their Late-Night Show From Viceland to Showtime

Moving from a tiny network to a much bigger one would be daunting for a lot of people, but not TV and podcast hosts Desus Nice (Daniel Baker) and The Kid Mero (Joel Martinez), who departed Viceland last year for a new weekly late-night show on Showtime. "I feel like we're playing with the house's...
Tags: Advertising, Showtime, Daniel Baker, Viceland, Programming & Performance, Mero Joel Martinez, TCA Press Tour


CBS Says The World’s Best, Debuting After the Super Bowl, Isn’t Just Another Competition Show

Airing after the Super Bowl is one of the best time slots on TV: whichever show gets the coveted position is guaranteed to draw one of the largest entertainment audiences of the year. This year, CBS is using Super Bowl LIII to premiere The World's Best, its new reality competition series hosted by James Corden...
Tags: Advertising, Cbs, The Big Game, Programming & Performance, TCA Press Tour, CBS Says The World


These Are the TV Industry’s Biggest Questions Going Into the 2019 TCA Winter Press Tour

The Television Critics Association's winter press tour is starting a few weeks later than usual this year--in order to distance itself from other January TV events like CES and the Golden Globes--but the semiannual event finally kicks off today at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. More than 200 television journalists and critics are gathering...
Tags: Advertising, Television Critics Association, Tca, Pasadena Calif, Programming & Performance, Langham Huntington, TCA Press Tour