Tag Archives: CBS

Bears-Packers season opener a big hit – locally

Chicago, Milwaukee viewers tune in but national ratings hit a ten-year low The excitement surrounding the changes the Chicago Bears have made this off-season – hiring Matt Nagy [..]

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CBS Chairman Les Moonves out due to sexual harassment allegations

Huge change means uncertainty at Black Rock The end has come for one of media’s most known media executives due to sexual harassment complaints. Les Moonves was officially [..]

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“The Big Bang Theory” calls it a career

The long-running CBS sitcom to end in May after twelve seasons It won’t be remembered for its quality, but Sheldon and Co. have left their mark on pop [..]

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The Media Notepad: WGN Radio exits Tribune Tower

Also: Kathy Brock calls it a career; a Sinclair station’s May ratings survives controversy; CW 50 viewers to re-scan their sets It’s an end of an era for [..]

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Reboots of ’80s shows headline CBS’ 2018-19 lineup

Murphy Brown, Magnum P.I. lead eight new programs for next season CBS unveiled its 2018-19 lineup with the ongoing battle between CBS and Viacom as a backdrop. As [..]

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Bubble Bustin’ Weekend: NBC saves “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”; more shows canceled

Fox and NBC save shows; why do the networks cancel all these shows in a three-day window? The Bubble didn’t just burst on Friday for several on-the-fence shows…it [..]

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Sinclair defends news promos – in the most asinine way possible

Attacks programming on other networks – including on its own air In an interview with TVNewscheck Sunday at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, news director Mark Neerman [..]

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Fox signs five-year deal for Thursday Night Football

Fox doubles down on football despite declining ratings, financial losses In a blockbuster deal, Fox announced Wednesday it has acquired the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package in a [..]

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“Murphy Brown” rises from the dead

The latest in reboot fever Get ready… she’s going to be firing secretaries again. CBS and Warner Bros. Television announced Wednesday a thirteen-episode order of Murphy Brown featuring [..]

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The Media Notepad: Meredith Corp. buys Time

Also:  Tom Joyner loses home in Atlanta; Chicago sports hit a rough spot; the Crowd disbands; another edition of Fun, Food, and Fights at the Ballpark In yet [..]

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Bears, Cubs rule Monday evening

Bears game up in the ratings from last MNF appearance  The Bears MVP: Luke Skywalker? Monday was a great day for Chicago sports fans as the Cubs and [..]

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Sunday Night ratings: “Ghosted” scores in debut

The Toy Box tanks (Editor’s note: these are preliminary adult 18-49 numbers only.)   Sunday night may be football night, but it’s definately not Toy night. Ratings in for [..]

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“Will & Grace” shines in return; NFL, Bears fall flat

Strong start for veteran sitcom – and oh yeah…Chicago’s NFL Lakefront Team was also in action The return of Will & Grace to NBC Thursday night went better [..]

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Wednesday ratings roundup: Cubs clincher also a win in ratings

Empire tops in national ratings (Editor’s Note: Excluding the Cubs number, these are final adults 18-49 ratings.)  While yours truly should talk about Wednesday night’s prime-time ratings race, [..]

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