☀️ R-Rated comedy lives on NETFLIX!
APPLE plans TV app revamp / YOUTUBE $ back on track / AMAZON sets TV ad exchange for small brands
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect with me on LinkedIn here if ya like), and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on WEDNESDAY Oct. 25, 2023.
Where a congratulations goes out to the ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS for beating the PHILLIES last night in game 7, in Philly, to advance to the World Series to face the TEXAS RANGERS this Friday night.
Although - I’m pretty sure World Series TV network FOX is not as enthusiastic about losing the Philly NIELSEN market for… Phoenix.
ALSO: Here are your GOTHAM AWARD nominees.
TIX: Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, and Amy Schumer have joined the lineup for the Night of Too Many Stars benefit show for the NEXT FOR AUTISM foundation, on Dec. 11 in NYC. Tix go on sale Friday here.
AND: BUD LIGHT is breaking out the big checks 💰… signing a new exclusive “Official beer partner of the UFC” deal with the TKO-owned league, beginning Jan. 1 (MODELO has been the existing partner beer).
I mean, when your beer sales have remained close to -30% YoY 🤯 since the whole controversy around the beer began back in April over its social media partnership with a transgender digital creator… and have shown no signs of recovery even with the NFL returning (and a new ad campaign to go with it) - it’s definitely time to spend more to try more to either still win back, or simply attract, new young male drinkers.
OH: The Wall Street banks who financed the debt for Elon to buy TWITTER are facing at least a -15% hit (or $2 Billion in losses) as they try to lay off the debt elsewhere. Great job everybody 👍, enjoy the January bonuses.
NOTE: Tomorrow’s newsletter will be a little later than usual due to the COMCAST earnings call in the morning.
IN TODAY’S EDITION
Latest NETFLIX Films numbers show life for R-rated comedy.
Ad returns to YOUTUBE, but NETFLIX is still the Streaming champ.
HULU sets another project from Little Fires Everywhere showrunner.
AMAZON launches platform for small brands to get in on TV ads across its free services, and more.
PLUS: This was just fun (and yes, they acknowledge the Corden thing at the end).