☀️NBC gives GLOBES one-year deal in Awards show referendum
NFL dampens Broadcast TV season debut / CHARTER's $1 Billion judgement / The Bear star sets 2nd movie role
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on WEDNESDAY September 21, 2022.
Where here’s the first 3 weeks of SNL:
AND: Still no AMAZON “Thursday Night Football” NIELSEN numbers as the day starts… 6 days later. Yeah not suspect at all. Guys, the next game is literally tomorrow night.
NBC “Quantum Leap”: 3.3 Million (lead-in “The Voice” had 6.1 Million)
CBS: “The Neighborhood”: 4.8 Million, “Bob Hearts Abishola”: 4.4 Million, “NCIS: Hawai’i” (5.3 Million)… all down over 10% vs last year.
And“NCIS”: 5.8 Million, -31% vs last year’s premiere.
FOX: “911”: 4.8 Million (about even from last year), “The Cleaning Lady”: 2.4 Million, -24% from its average last season.
Although all of this wasn’t helped by…
ABC: “Monday Night Football”: 12.9 Million, with 7.9 Million on ESPN/2 for the other game, about the same total as the previous week when… they both just aired the same game.
NFL total Sunday ratings are +4% vs. last year in the first 2 weeks of the season. /Sportico
ALSO: Queen Elizabeth’s funeral drew about 10 Million US viewers across all broadcast & cable outlets who carried it.
ALSO: “Beetlejuice” is the latest BROADWAY show to announce it’s closing, will finish up on Jan 8.
AND: Mike Birbiglia is bringing a new show to BROADWAY - “Old Man and the Pool” will debut on Oct 28.
SURE WHY NOT: Tom Hardy… err Edward Hardy #realname just showed up to a local UK 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship at a school gym on Saturday to compete - won all of his matches. Stayed for photos and everything.
PLUS: Yeah I pulled a classic Sean yesterday - here’s the proper link to that TIKTOK NY Times story. Although I’m throwing my very-aging Macbook Air under the bus on that one for not “copy”ing when I told it to.
CLARIFICATION: AT&T reached out to clarify that they made no settlement or $$ payment to VOLTAGE PICTURES as part of the resolution of VOLTAGE’s copyright lawsuit against them involving film piracy.
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
YOUTUBE ups the ante with Creators in TIKTOK battle
Weekly look at NETFLIX’s “box office” from the weekend
“The Bear” star sets 2nd movie role
PEACOCK sets animated series produced by Mike Judge & Greg Daniels
Going between the lines on NBC’s GLOBES deal and… yeah a lot more on a busy day.