Tag Archives: WWE

“WWE Smackdown” close to massive deal with Fox

Smackdown returns to broadcast TV AND Friday nights Further signaling a shift away from scripted fare, Fox is expected to land rights to WWE Smackdown, taking over the [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Ron Magers exits in style

WLS-TV (ABC 7) sent Ron Magers off in style Wednesday night as viewers tuned in en masse to see him anchor his final newscast, earning a time-period winning 10.0 [..]

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Think Tank Express: “Wrestlemania” highlights on ESPN? Oh, the horror

  SportsCenter’s package on Wrestlemania XXXI shows us even the WWE is now gaining legitimate sports’ respect SportsCenter, the news of record when it comes to sports highlights, [..]

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Oscar telecast shows some rust

The 2015 Oscars telecast declines from last season Mirroring the film industry, The 87th Academy Awards saw some major ratings declines from a year ago. According to Nielsen, the [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: When radio personalities attack

The recent confrontation between WLS-AM host Bruce Wolf and African-American traffic reporter Kelli Walker just goes to show you what a complete embarrassment Chicago radio is, and the media industry [..]

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New show update: Freshman programs get the ax

After weeks of wavering, the broadcast networks finally canceled some freshman primetime shows. Last week, NBC canceled Thursday night comedies Bad Judge and A to Z, two shows [..]

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Let’s go over the top

HBO, CBS bypass middlemen to provide content to you, the customer If there was a turning point in the cord-cutting movement, remember this week. HBO announced it was [..]

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More Grab Bag: Jim Richards exits WLUP, WKQX

Cedric also leaves Millionaire, but new host already lined up Fox cancels Almost Human – On Wednesday, Gallup released a poll showing half of Illinois’ residents would move [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Alternative rock returns to 101.1

It’s official: the alternative rock format, which vanished from the 101.1 frequency in 2011 after Merlin Media took over, returned Friday morning at 9 a.m. prompt, simulcasting sister [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: “Family Guy” viewers become December fools

  – Seth MacFarlane teaches fans a lesson – but it’s not the one you think – A test of fan loyalty – Jumping With The Sharks Yours [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Robin Robinson likely out at WFLD

A bunch of items in this week’s Grab Bag: – Is Robin Robinson on her way out at Fox-owned WFLD? Sure looks like it: According to a report [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: RIP Kathryn Joosten

Some sad news to start off this edition of notations: Emmy-award winning actress Kathryn Joosten died on Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer at the age [..]

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Turner, USA unveil new projects at upfronts

Turner and USA Network unveiled their projects to advertisers during the broadcast networks’ upfront week. Usually, most cable networks hold their upfronts well in advance – BET held [..]

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The T Dog Media 2011 Turkey Awards

            Allen Gregory: Worst. Sitcom. Ever. Welcome to the 6th annual T Dog Media Turkey Awards! Every year around Thanksgiving, yours truly hashes [..]

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T Dog’s Six Pack: Opposites Attract

This week in The Six Pack: Chicago media takes two steps forward and a few steps back – as usual. No, it’s not Paula Abdul dancing with an [..]

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