“The Wall” was broadcast’s top entry Wednesday on a night when, once again, the networks stuck mostly to reruns.
The Chris Hardwick-hosted game show was the only original program offered on any of the Big Four networks, averaging a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.5 million total viewers, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. A rebroadcast of the television motion picture “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” followed on NBC at 9 p.m. with a 0.7 demo rating and 4.3 million viewers.
In college football action on Fox, Purdue’s 38-35 win over Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl averaged a 0.7 demo rating and 2.8 million viewers. The only other non-rerun on broadcast was the CW’s e-sports special “EA Madden NFL 18 Challenge,” which averaged a 0.2 in the demo and 670,000 viewers.
NBC was the night’s top broadcast network, averaging a a 0.8 rating and 3 share in the demo. Fox averaged a 0.7 / 3, followed by ABC (0.6 / 3), CBS (0.5 / 2), and the CW (0.3 / 1).
Channel 4 chief operating officer Keith Underwood is to leave the U.K. broadcaster at the end of this month, and will be replaced by current chief commercial officer Jonathan Allan. C4 is restructuring its leadership team, bringing together key operational functions into a newly expanded COO’s office. Allan will oversee departments including streaming platform All [...]
Visual effects and animation studio Framestore, which won Oscars for “The Golden Compass,” “Gravity” and “Blade Runner 2049,” and whose recent work includes “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” in movies, and “His Dark Materials” and “Watchmen” in TV, has launched FPS, which offers a suite of pre-production services. The move sees the company’s [...]
Scandinavian major NENT Group has commissioned romantic drama “Harmonica” from Warner Bros. International Television Production Sweden. The Swedish series has been co-created by Josephine Bornebusch, whose previous drama “Love Me” has performed strongly on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in the Nordic region, and was recently renewed for a second season. The six-episode “Harmonica” is [...]
ITV Studios has snapped up Endemol Shine executive Lisa Perrin, appointing her as the new managing director of international production. Perrin joins the company from Endemol Shine Group (ESG) where she served as CEO of Creative Networks. Her exit comes as the business prepares to merge with Banijay Group, resulting in the departures of a [...]
“The only absolute in history is change,” said the Victorian historian Lord Acton. He might have been talking about the streaming platforms’ current international strategies. Since they launched internationally, Netflix and Amazon’s focus and priorities have been in constant evolution. Current pressures – evolving demographies, new regulation, new competition, still untapped growth – mean that [...]
GÖTEBORG, Sweden — Swedish prodco Dramacorp has signed with U.K. scribe Michael Robert Johnson (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Mute,” “The Frankenstein Chronicles”) for the English-language supernatural thriller “Heritage” (a working title). Co-writers are Göteborg-based Morgan Jensen (“Thicker than Water”, “Hassel”) and Theo Gabay. The show, in early development, deals with modern elitism and hereditary. In it, a [...]
Late in the film “Lance,” a documentary that depicts the ascent and the crash of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, the subject recalls the disappearance of his lucrative sponsorships. These deals — with a massive market value and a perhaps more important intangible value of keeping him in the public eye as a figure of rectitude [...]