There are still a lot of crab to be caught, and the gang from Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch” set out to do just that Tuesday as the show kicked off its ninth season with good ratings.
Nielsen estimates that the season premiere averaged a 1.6 rating/4 share in adults 18-49 and 3.47 million viewers overall in the 9 o’clock hour — up 12% in the demo and 11% in total viewers for the show’s best score since June 2011. It tied with a repeat of CBS drama “NCIS” for the timeslot lead in men 18-49 (1.9/6).
For the night, Discovery ranked No. 1 among cable networks in adults 18-49 (1.2/3). And among all nets, it placed second to NBC in men 18-49 (1.5/4).
Following “Deadliest Catch” at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, the special “Deadliest Catch: The Legend of the Time Bandit” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 2.97 million viewers overall) led all cable networks for its hour in 18-49.
“Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” is rounding out its cast with the addition of six new actors. Michael Gladis has joined the show as a series regular, while Lorenza Izzo, Adam Rodriguez, Thomas Kretschmann, and Dominic Sherwood will appear in recurring roles. Ethan Peck will guest star in multiple episodes. The six join previously announced [...]
Desmond Amofah, a YouTube gaming vlogger known online as “Etika,” was found dead by New York police on Tuesday after he was reported missing last week. He was 29. Amofah posted YouTube videos and live-streams focused on Nintendo games and other titles. A body later confirmed to be Amofah’s was found in the East River on [...]
“It’s been a decade since I played to an audience this size,” Lady Gaga said, in one of many look-how-far-I’ve-come moments during this invite-only hometown concert. “I went from playing for 30 people to 300 people to fifteen hundred people,” she continued, adding on even more zeroes before concluding, “and that’s down to one thing: [...]
Warner Bros. Pictures has expanded its distribution deal with SF Studios to include Sweden and have their movies released by the Nordic major through all of Scandinavia. Warner Bros. Pictures already has a distribution pact with SF Studios in Denmark, Norway and Finland. Under the partnership, SF Studios has been handling the sales, marketing and [...]
Quibi keeps shelling out cash for content: Jeffrey Katzenberg’s richly funded startup has ordered a short-form murder-mystery comedy written by and starring former “Saturday Night Live” writers Paula Pell and John Lutz, and executive produced by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video alongside Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker. In “Mapleworth Murders,” Pell (pictured above) is Abigail Mapleworth, [...]
Colombian-Italian executive Maximo Ibarra is expected to be appointed CEO of Comcast-owned pay-TV operation Sky Italia, which has been without a chief executive for the past seven months, a source close to Sky Italia tells Variety. An announcement is believed imminent that Ibarra will be the Italian paybox’s new chief after it was announced Tuesday [...]
It’s been a long wait for new music from Alabama Shakes, whose second release, “Sound & Color,” debuted at No. 1 in 2015 and went on to win multiple Grammys and be nominated for album of the year. But while the group itself has been dormant of late, its singer/songwriter, Brittany Howard, has been busy [...]