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Les Moonves Is Taking CBS to Arbitration Over Denial of $120 Million Severance

Former CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves isn't letting his $120 million severance go away without a fight and has decided to take the company to arbitration. Moonves informed CBS of his intentions Wednesday, according to a SEC filing from CBS. The move, which had been expected, comes after the CBS board determined in mid-December...
Tags: Advertising, Cbs, SEC, Les Moonves, Moonves, Publishers & Platforms, Programming & Performance


Seth Winter Will Oversee Sports Ad Sales for New Fox

Marianne Gambelli is setting her ad sales team for the new Fox, which will be the company spun off when the Disney-Fox deal closes. And she's tapped a familiar sports ad sales exec to head up the new company's sports ad sales team: Seth Winter. Winter has been named head of sports sales for new...
Tags: Advertising, Disney Fox, Marianne Gambelli, Programming & Performance, Seth Winter Winter


Fox Takes Its Marketing Campaign for New Drama The Passage to an Unlikely Source: Amazon

When networks are marketing their new shows, they put a sneak peek of all or part of the first episode on YouTube and their own platforms. But as Fox debuts its new drama The Passage tonight, it chose an unusual location to feature its early look at series footage: Amazon. A widespread marketing campaign teases...
Tags: Amazon, Advertising, Fox, Streaming & OTT, Programming & Performance


How Barbara Walters, Adweek’s TV News Legend, Changed the Industry ‘Forever’

Barbara Walters reinvented TV news during her five decades in the business. In 1974, she became the first female co-host of an American news program on Today (though she had already been doing the job unofficially for a decade); and two years later, ABC Evening News named her the first female co-anchor of a network...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Barbara Walters, Programming & Performance, Barbara Walters Adweek


Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer Open Up About Making Morning TV History

In 2005, one year after the launch of TVNewser (now owned by Adweek), morning news history was made when Robin Roberts joined Diane Sawyer as anchor of ABC's Good Morning America. It marked the first time ever that two women had hosted a national morning news show. They worked side by side for five years,...
Tags: Abc, Advertising, Magazine, Adweek, Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, Programming & Performance


These 30 TV Newsers Fueled the Industry’s Incredible Evolution Over the Past 15 Years

On Jan. 1, 2004, a Towson University college freshman named Brian Stelter (now chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of Reliable Sources) launched a potent little blog about the TV news business. First called CableNewser, then renamed TVNewser that July when it joined the Mediabistro Blog Network, it quickly became the go-to industry...
Tags: Advertising, Cnn, Magazine, Brian Stelter, Towson University, Programming & Performance, Mediabistro Blog Network


7 TV News Titans Who It Turns Out Were Not Too Big to Fail

Over the last 15 years, TVNewser has documented the downfall of some of the most high-profile TV news personalities--journalism professionals who had been welcomed into homes day after day for years, only to be undone seemingly in an instant. Below, a look at some of the most notable TV-news flameouts since 2004. Dan Rather In...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Programming & Performance


Megyn Kelly Officially Exits NBC News

In January 2017, when Megyn Kelly opted to leave her longtime Fox News home and accept a three-year, $69 million megadeal from NBC News, many industry observers doubted that NBC and Kelly would be a good fit. Turns out they were right. Friday night, NBC News made official what has been inevitable since October, and...
Tags: Nbc, Advertising, Nbc News, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Kelly, Programming & Performance


CBS and Nielsen End Standoff, Reach New Measurement Agreement

CBS and Nielsen's bitter face-off over a new measurement deal is finally over. On Friday night, the companies reached a new deal for Nielsen national, digital and local audience measurement. In the agreement, CBS Television Network, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime Networks, Smithsonian, Pop, CBS Sports Network and CBS' 27 owned-and-operated local television stations will continue...
Tags: Advertising, Cbs, Nielsen, Programming & Performance


The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Brilliantly Spoofs M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’

Sharp-eyed viewers who watch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah tonight will something familiar during the first commercial break. In partnership with Universal Pictures, the network's branded content team did a spoof of the upcoming movie, Glass, from director M. Night Shyamalan. The 90-second spot will launch during the first commercial break of the show...
Tags: Advertising, Trevor Noah, Programming & Performance


Showtime Names Gary Levine and Jana Winograde Co-Presidents of Entertainment

It's been three months since Showtime CEO David Nevins was named chief creative officer of CBS Corp., taking over much of the programming oversight once handled by Les Moonves. And today, the premium cable network has promoted several execs to help oversee Showtime as Nevins focuses on the broader company. Gary Levine and Jana Winograde...
Tags: Advertising, Showtime, CBS Corp, Les Moonves, Nevins, David Nevins, Gary Levine, Programming & Performance, Jana Winograde Co Presidents of Entertainment


Seven Months After Merger, AT&T Starts Using Xandr Data to Power Turner’s Ad Offerings

Ever since AT&T finalized its purchase of Time Warner last June, the company has been eager to unleash Xandr, its advertising and analytics unit, on Turner's ad platform. That moment has finally arrived. Xandr and Turner have teamed up for a quartet of new or Xandr-infused ad offerings, which will tap AT&T's first-party set-top-box data...
Tags: Time Warner, Advertising, Turner, AT T, Programming & Performance, Xandr, T Starts Using Xandr Data to Power Turner


Nielsen Adds Mobile and OTT Measurement to Its Total Ad Ratings Amid Standoff With CBS

As Nielsen continues its standoff with CBS over a new contract, in part because of the network's claims that the company isn't doing a good enough job of providing "complete and accurate measurement across platforms," it is expanding the very cross-platform campaign-measurement abilities that have come under scrutiny. Nielsen's Total Ad Ratings metric will now...
Tags: Advertising, Cbs, Nielsen, Programming & Performance, Nielsen Adds Mobile, OTT Measurement


HBO Upstages Golden Globes With Ad Showing New Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies Footage

HBO didn't win its first Golden Globe award until an hour and 40 minutes into the telecast, but the network managed to upstage the NBC ceremony before that by airing a Globes ad that featured new footage from several of its most eagerly-awaited shows this year, including the new seasons of Game of Thrones, Big...
Tags: Hbo, Nbc, Advertising, Streaming & OTT, Programming & Performance


Ellen DeGeneres Wants Kevin Hart Reinstated as Oscars Host

The job of Oscars host has been vacant since Kevin Hart stepped down almost a month ago, after his years-old anti-gay tweets resurfaced. Due to the efforts of Ellen DeGeneres, herself a former Academy Awards emcee, Hart's replacement as Oscars host may very well be ... Hart himself. During an interview with Hart on her...
Tags: Advertising, Kevin Hart, Ellen Degeneres, Hart, Programming & Performance


With One Month Until the Super Bowl, CBS Is Quietly Racking Up Robust Big Game Ad Sales

Super Bowl LIII is exactly one month away, and even though CBS has been unusually quiet about its Big Game ad sales this year--now that former chairman and CEO Les Moonves is no longer around to tout his company's progress during earnings calls and other public appearances--the network's haul is expected to be as robust...
Tags: Advertising, Cbs, Les Moonves, The Big Game, Programming & Performance


CBS Says It Is at a ‘Contractual Impasse’ With Nielsen as Talks Continue

As CBS continues discussions with Nielsen about a new contract to replace the one that expired on Dec. 31, the network said publicly this morning what it had been saying privately for days: It is at a "contractual impasse" with Nielsen, and could end up working instead with measurement rival Comscore if a new deal...
Tags: Advertising, Cbs, Nielsen, Comscore, Programming & Performance


CBS’ Ratings Deal With Nielsen Expires, Complicating Network’s Advertising Buys

A day and a half after CBS and Nielsen's contract expired, the companies still haven't agreed on a new deal--and buyers told Adweek they are trying to determine how the dispute will affect their current ad inventory on the network. CBS and Nielsen have been negotiating for six months on a new contract, but failed...
Tags: Advertising, Cbs, Nielsen, Adweek, Programming & Performance, Nielsen Expires Complicating Network


2018’s Biggest TV Executive Departures

The White House isn't the only place that saw a sizable leadership exodus in 2018. Across Hollywood, more than a dozen top TV execs headed for the exits this year, mostly due to megamergers, #MeToo and new opportunities elsewhere. (During just two months this fall, each the big four broadcasters underwent a significant shake-up in...
Tags: Hollywood, White House, Advertising, Publishers & Platforms, Programming & Performance, Biggest TV Executive Departures


OTT Overload: All the Media Companies Preparing to Launch New Streaming Services in 2019

It's hard to imagine that the OTT space could get even more crowded than it already is, but that's what 2019 is about to usher in. A slew of new streaming services will arrive on the scene, going toe-to-toe with current big players like Netflix, HBO Now, Hulu, Showtime, Amazon and YouTube Premium. Here are...
Tags: Advertising, Connected World, Streaming & OTT, Programming & Performance, Netflix HBO Now Hulu Showtime Amazon


10 Popular Shows That Didn’t Air New Episodes This Year (and When They Will)

The days, they pass. And with binge-watching and Peak TV, it's hard to remember exactly when your favorite shows last released new episodes. If you're wondering why some of your favorite TV shows didn't turn up on any top 10 lists this year, it might be because they didn't actually air any new episodes in...
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20-Plus Brands Have Stopped Advertising on Tucker Carlson Tonight After Immigration Comments

Samsung, SodaStream, Pfizer's Robitussin, Jaguar-Land Rover, TD Ameritrade, and SanDisk are among at least 20 brands that have either fully stopped or temporarily suspended advertising on Fox News' 8 p.m. program, Tucker Carlson Tonight, after the host said last Thursday on his show that immigration makes the United States "poorer, dirtier and more divided." The...
Tags: Advertising, Samsung, United States, Sandisk, Fox News, Pfizer, Tucker Carlson, Programming & Performance, Robitussin Jaguar Land Rover TD Ameritrade


Laverne & Shirley Star and Director Penny Marshall Dies at 75

Penny Marshall, whose successful Hollywood career took her from hit sitcom star to a director of blockbuster films, has died at 75. Marshall died Monday night from diabetes-related complications. She began her career as an actress, most memorably in Laverne & Shirley, where she played Laverne DeFazio, who toiled in a Milwaukee brewery alongside friend...
Tags: Hollywood, Milwaukee, Advertising, Penny Marshall, Marshall, Laverne, Laverne Shirley, Programming & Performance, Laverne DeFazio, Shirley Star


Roseanne Was 2018’s Most-Watched TV Series, Averaging 20 Million Viewers

Roseanne's brief, controversial return to the airwaves this spring ended in disaster, but not before making enough of a splash that the revived sitcom turned out to be 2018's most-watched series in total viewers, according to new data from Nielsen. However, sports dominated this year; seven of 2018's 10 highest-rated telecasts were sports programming. (All...
Tags: Advertising, Roseanne, Programming & Performance, Nielsen However


NBCUniversal Taps Verizon’s Visible as Sole Sponsor of Its New Snapchat Original Series

For the first time, NBCUniversal is going all-in with a single sponsor for one of its Snapchat original scripted series. NBCU has partnered with Visible, the Verizon-owned budget wireless service provider, on Kappa Delta Crypto, which premieres Saturday on Snapchat's Discover page. It will be NBCU's first fully sponsored, scripted series for the platform. Each...
Tags: Verizon, Advertising, Nbcu, Programming & Performance, NBCUniversal Taps Verizon, Kappa Delta Crypto


495 Scripted Shows Aired in 2018 as Streaming’s Output Surpassed Basic Cable and Broadcast

Peak TV has peaked yet again. The number of original scripted TV series this year jumped to 495--just barely missing 500--as the annual output from streaming services surpassed the tallies from broadcast and basic cable for the first time. According to new data from FX Networks Research, 160 streaming series aired this year, compared to...
Tags: Advertising, Programming & Performance, FX Networks Research


Nielsen’s New CEO: Critics Said Company ‘Wasn’t Moving Fast Enough. I Can Change That’

As Nielsen's new CEO, David Kenny, settles into his job, he says he's all ears. "I'm keen to hear, and my team is keen to hear, what the industry needs, how it's evolving and making sure that we're stepping up to it," said Kenny, who was named to the position in November, stepping in for...
Tags: Advertising, Nielsen, Kenny, David Kenny, Programming & Performance, Critics Said Company


The Top 5 TV Series of 2018 That You Probably Didn’t See

We've spent the week celebrating TV's highs in 2018: the 10 best TV shows and the 10 best new TV shows of the year. We're closing things out by spotlighting the five greatest shows of the year that you probably didn't watch thanks to Peak TV--either because they were on a smaller outlet or streaming...
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The 10 Best New TV Shows of 2018

Yesterday, I shared my picks for 2018's 10 best shows. Now, it's time to highlight the freshman series that managed to stand out and make an instant name for themselves this year, even though there are more broadcast, cable and streaming competitors than ever. This was a challenging year for new shows trying to break...
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Live TV Streaming Is on the Rise, But Doesn’t Make Up for Cord-Cutting Losses

The number of people who subscribe to a live TV streaming service like Sling or YouTube TV is on the rise, but those increases aren't enough to compensate for the increase in cord-cutting as more consumers ditch their traditional cable subscriptions. That's according to the Q2 2018 Nielsen Total Audience Report, which was released today...
Tags: Advertising, YouTube TV, Programming & Performance