Tuesday, July 7, 2015
  • Women's World Cup Grabs 25M Viewers

    The U.S. championship victory over Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup broke a major record: the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history. The match, which aired on Fox, pulled in a massive Nielsen 25.4 million viewers; the U.S. won 5-2 over Japan. ...Read the whole story

  • Nike Bests Adidas In 'Digital' World Cup

    Nike was the most high-profile brand during the tournament, according to Amobee Brand Intelligence. Nike -- which served as the official sponsor for the U.S. women's team -- received 121% more mentions via digital channels than official World Cup sponsor Adidas. ...Read the whole story

  • Retrans Fees Rising, Becoming Competitive With Cable Subscriber Revenues

    In three years, TV stations' average retransmission fees will rapidly climb to come in just behind the top five basic cable networks' subscriber fees. Total retransmission revenues are expected to rise by 63% to $10.3 billion in six years -- 2021 -- from $6.3 billion this year. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Hulu Thriving In The Living RoomTechCrunch

    For Hulu, living room viewing accounts for more than 58% of content streams -- up from 44% in the first quarter of 2014. “The rise has been fairly rapid -- by the third quarter of last year, watching Hulu via living room devices was already at 50 percent,” TechCrunch reports. “By working with comScore, Hulu found that its over-the-top streams average 1.4 viewers per stream, but on some devices and for certain shows, co-viewing is higher – up to 2.x at times.”  ...Read the whole story

  • BBC Might Make News Channel Online OnlyGuardian

    As part of a broader cost-cutting initiative, The BBC could make its news channel online only, The Guardian reports. It writes: “Work had already started on assessing the impact of making the news channel online only before the government unveiled a surprise licence fee settlement on Monday, in which the BBC will have to shoulder the full £750m cost of free licence fees for people aged over 75 by 2020.”  ...Read the whole story

  • What's Wrong With Reddit?The Washington Post

    All is not well at Reddit. Users and discussion moderators continue to revolt over efforts to clean up the site’s content, which have been led by interim CEO Ellen Pao. The dismissal of Reddit's director of talent, Victoria Taylor, has only made matters worse. “Taylor's firing gave spark to tension that had been gathering for months between Reddit the company and Reddit the community,” The Washington Post reports.  ...Read the whole story

  • UK Television Revenue Projections Seem Tip Top.Financial Times

    Spending on TV advertising in the UK will surge 9% this year to £4.2bn, according to forecasts by GroupM, WPP’s media investment division. That runs contrary to the belief that demand for TV ad spots is being undermined by the rise of digital media companies. ...Read the whole story

Pulling No Punches: TV Actors Fighting For Multimillion-Dollar Salaries

TV talent doesn't come cheap. But TV producers haven't paid out as much as those paying certain high-profile athletes. You may think $20 million for Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men" was a good ...More