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TV Ratings: ‘Ghosts’ Hits Series High, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Special Solid

CBS’ Ghosts scored its biggest same-day audience ever with a two-part holiday episode, and ABC’s Beauty and the Beast special put up decent ratings as well on Thursday. A two-part Ghosts, titled “The Christmas Spirit,” averaged 7 million viewers for CBS, beating out its previous high of 6.78 million in late October. The comedy was […]

Amazon, DirecTV Strike Deal to Bring Thursday Night Football to Bars and Restaurants

This season, for the first time, a streaming service will have exclusive rights to an NFL football package, when Amazon launches Thursday Night Football on its Prime Video service. But with streaming still not quite developed for commercial use, the tech giant and the satellite TV company DirecTV have struck a deal to bring its […]

Amazon Strikes ‘Thursday Night Football’ Measurement Deal With Nielsen

The streaming era for Thursday Night Football will feature one thing that’s the same as the years it was on broadcast networks: Nielsen ratings. Amazon and Nielsen have signed a three-year deal for the measurement company to provide audience data for Thursday Night Football on Prime Video. The agreement marks the first time a live […]

Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit Officially Join Amazon to Lead ‘Thursday Night Football’ Booth

Longtime NFL play-by-play announcer Al Michaels will join tech giant Amazon to lead the company’s Thursday Night Football broadcast booth. Michaels will be paired with ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit in the TNF booth. Amazon announced the new booth on Wednesday. Notably, Amazon also announced that it had hired longtime NBC Sunday Night Football executive producer […]

TV Ratings: MLB Playoffs Score but NFL Rules Thursday

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ nailbiter of a division series win over the San Francisco Giants drew strong ratings for TBS Thursday night — although as usual, Fox’s NFL game led the night by a wide margin. Among non-sports programming, Law & Order: SVU drew the best adults 18-49 rating, and Young Sheldon had the biggest […]

TV Ratings: ‘Ghosts’ Scares Up Solid Premiere Numbers

CBS comedy Ghosts delivered solid ratings for its two-episode premiere on Thursday, drawing more total viewers than veteran dramas Grey’s Anatomy and Law & Order: SVU in their shared hour and holding its own among adults 18-49. Fox’s first Thursday Night Football game of the season led the night by a wide margin and edged […]

TV Ratings: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Has Smallest Premiere Ever

Though it finished first on the broadcast networks among adults 18-49 Thursday, Grey’s Anatomy drew the smallest premiere audience in the show’s history. NFL Network scored a three-year high for its Thursday Night Football telecast. Grey’s Anatomy opened its 18th season to 4.77 million viewers and a 0.77 rating among adults 18-49, in line with […]

TV Ratings: ‘Masked Singer,’ ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Top Broadcast Thursday

The 23rd season of Law & Order: SVU premiered to the biggest audience on the broadcast networks’ Thursday night, while The Masked Singer led the key ad demographic of adults 18-49 with its second episode of the season. NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football telecast topped both of them, leading all of broadcast and cable in […]

Liberty Media CEO Sees Amazon Driving Big Tech’s TV Sports Rights Ambitions

"They're only going to get more serious over time," Greg Maffei told an investors conference about the e-commerce giant eyeing live sports agreements, including with the NFL in the U.S. market.

Amazon Renews Streaming Deal for NFL’s ‘Thursday Night Football’

The e-commerce giant is getting back into the arena, bringing 11 more regular season games to Amazon Prime members through 2019.

Fox Nears ‘Thursday Night Football’ Deal

Reports suggest Fox is looking to pay significantly more than the $450 million current rights holders CBS and NBC are paying.

TV Ratings: Rams’ Loss Pulls Poor ‘TNF’ Showing in Los Angeles

The imported team loses to Seattle, where four times as many households watched the game.