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  • Untold Story of Broadcast Ownership

    04/20/2018 6:56:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 20, 2018 | Armstrong Williams
    Last year, the Sinclair Broadcasting Group agreed to acquire the Tribune Media Company. Since then the competitors of free-to-the-home broadcast television have been among the loudest voices crying "the sky is falling," and the government -- the FCC and DOJ -- should deny approval of the merger. This chorus has been joined by adversaries wishing to create political division, and seeking to pull the power-levers of government to have Sinclair "investigated" for "bias" and claims of "fake news." Let's get some context and perspective. Free-to-the-home television in America, one of the nation's most heavily regulated industries, is in a fight...
  • On Trump, Joy Reid’s Got “Mob” on her Mind

    04/15/2018 8:11:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mob, mob, mob. Mob, mob-ar-ann . . . That could be Joy Reid’s cover of the Beach Boys hit. Because when it comes to President Trump, MSNBC host Reid has a bad case of “mob” on the mind. Opening her show today with a discussion of James Comey’s book, Reid and her hand-picked guests made no fewer than 18 mentions of “mob” and other mob-related references to Trump. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Learning From 'Life Liberty & Levin'

    04/11/2018 9:18:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 11, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    Liberal journalists have spilled a whole lot of ink in the Trump era, boasting how they've suffered watching a week or so of Fox News programming to explore the strange informational terrain of the Trump voter. They pompously proclaim it's television for your crazy Uncle Frank, pushing conspiracy theories for dumb people while nurturing resentment toward the elites -- meaning, of course, them. That nasty cartoon is rebutted by the new Fox News program "Life Liberty & Levin," hosted by Mark Levin. It is more intellectual than anything produced on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN or MSNBC. Nothing they have on...
  • 'Simpsons' Criticized for Response to Apu Controversy

    04/09/2018 1:40:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 9, 2018 | Ryan Parker
    Fox's The Simpsons is under fire for the way in which the show responded to controversy around one of its most recognizable and oldest characters, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. The outcry over the stereotypical portrayal of Springfield’s Kwik-E-Mart owner, voiced by Hank Azaria, was addressed Sunday night in the episode “No Good Read Goes Unpunished" when Marge Simpson reads a book to daughter Lisa that has been changed from its original version to something not so controversial. “Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?,” says Lisa. The show then panned to...
  • Things Dad Said While Watching TV (in the '60s & '70s)

    04/07/2018 9:23:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 5, 2018 | FredFlix
    Things Dad Said While Watching TV (in the '60s & '70s)
  • The Joke's On Us

    04/04/2018 9:00:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | April 4, 2018 | Bill Murchison
    I did mention Elvis once in a column, and in the '90s I pointed to one Donald Trump as the TV star you'd least likely want sitting next to you at a dinner party. And yet the likelihood, back then, of ever mentioning Roseanne Barr -- it just didn't compute. But these days... I haven't, as of this writing, seen Barr's new show, and may not rush to supply that cultural deficiency. Not that she'd likely notice, given the Himalayan ratings she and John Goodman have been reaping for -- for what? For not breaking a metaphorical egg over the...
  • From Jesus to Roseanne, 'Deplorables' and The Faithful Owned All of Pop Culture Last Week

    04/03/2018 1:20:18 PM PDT · by ethom · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Apr 2018 | John Nolte
    For just one week, the leftist blacklisters who run popular culture allowed Trump supporters and the Faithful a shot at playing in the game, and look at what happened — we took the place over and the results were Roseanne’s viewership record, ratings wins, and big profits at the box office. Who could have ever predicted such a thing? After all, there are only about 150 million of us.Someone once made a joke about how the late Roger Ailes was a genius to figure out that with roughly half the country alienated by the left-leaning mainstream media, a Fox News...
  • ‘Roseanne’ Premiere Sets Live+3 Total Viewer Lift Record

    04/02/2018 8:14:19 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Deadline ^ | April 2, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    More ratings milestones for the premiere of ABC’s Roseanne revival. After big Live+same day and Live+1 numbers, the classic sitcom’s Season 10 debut delivered the largest-ever total viewer Live+3 increase for any single telecast on any network with a +6.59 million viewer lift. Roseanne, which already has been renewed for Season 11, eclipsed the previous record holder, the 9/25/14 premiere of ABC drama How to Get Away with Murder (+5.93 million gain). After three days of delayed viewing, the average viewership for the Roseanne premiere jumped to 25.04 million total viewers (from 18.45 million in L+SD). In adults 18-49, Roseanne...
  • ‘Roseanne’ Revival Renewed For Season 2 By ABC, Comedy Series’ 11th Overall

    03/30/2018 4:02:32 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 30, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    Following the massive ratings for the premiere of the Roseanne revival on ABC, the network has renewed the series for next season, which will be the classic sitcom’s 11th overall. Sources say the order is for 13 episodes, up from 9 in the current first installment of the revival. You can watch a video of the renewal announcement below the post. “We’re thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes,” said Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment. “The show is as fresh and relevant today as it was when it left the air 21 years ago....
  • Men are crying on TV like never before

    03/30/2018 9:36:56 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | March 30, 2018 | Elahe Izadi
    We’re having a moment for male tears — no, not the kind that the popular feminist mug metaphorically collects in pursuit of bringing down the patriarchy. We’re talking literal tears that men shed in moments of televised vulnerability. Take the Netflix reboot of “Queer Eye,” just renewed for a second season. Yes, it’s a makeover show with bubbly experts instructing schleppy men on the wonders of slim-cut jeans, five-minute grooming routines, Ikea and avocados. But it’s also a show about men who are stuck and held in place by fear, insecurity, past trauma or rigid norms of what it means...
  • Roseanne revival premieres to massive ratings

    03/28/2018 8:13:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | March 28, 2018 | James Hibberd
    The revival of Roseanne returned to massive preliminary ratings Tuesday night. The premiere delivered 18.2 million viewers and a 5.1 rating among adults 18-49. In the adult demo, that even trumps Sunday’s 60 Minutes which featured an interview with Stormy Daniels. More relevant entertainment program comparisons to come shortly. More to come…
  • ‘Roseanne’ returns with a political message for 2018

    03/28/2018 4:41:47 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 62 replies ^ | 3/28/18 | Kate Feldman
    President Trump was as important a character in the premiere of the “Roseanne” revival as John Goodman. More than 20 years after the working-class sitcom went off the air, the show returned with the original cast and modern politics. A supersized, hour-long premiere Tuesday night finds sisters Roseanne Conner (Roseanne Barr) and Jackie Harris (Laurie Metcalf) at odds over their voting histories. “What’s up, deplorable?” says Jackie, decked out in a “Nasty Woman” sweatshirt and pussyhat, in her first on-screen appearance.
  • America Cuts the Chord: Cable TV Household Penetration Collapsed Double Digits In 2017

    03/21/2018 6:19:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21, 2018 | John Nolte
    According to a new study, subscriptions to streaming TV services exploded by 450 percent in less than a decade. This has resulted in surge of cord-cutting, those who cancel their cable or satellite packages (pay TV). The result is that pay TV household penetration has collapsed from a years-long hold of 75 percent, to just 63 percent in 2017. In 2009, only 10 percent of homes subscribed to a streaming TV service (Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, etc.). By 2017, that number surged to 55 percent, or a 450 percent increase.
  • M*A*S*H star David Ogden Stiers dies at home at age 75 following battle with bladder cancer

    03/03/2018 7:40:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 74 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 3, 2018 | Christine Rendon For
    M*A*S*H actor David Ogden Stiers has passed away at the age of 75 following a battle with bladder cancer. The Emmy nominated star died peacefully at his home in Newport, Oregon on Saturday, his agent Mitchell K. Stubbs announced on Twitter on Saturday. 'I am very sad to report that David died this morning March 3, 2018 peacefully at his home in Newport, Oregon after a courageous battle with bladder cancer. His talent was only surpassed by his heart,' read the message.
  • Billy Graham on What's My Line? (1960)

    02/28/2018 7:39:37 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 9, 1960
    Billy Graham as a guest on What's My Line?, October 9, 1960.
  • Read the arrest report on the Florida shooting suspect(Horrible!)

    02/24/2018 8:07:07 PM PST · by narses · 148 replies
    The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has released the booking report on the arrest of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz.
  • The Blacklist's Megan Boone: 'Liz Will Never Carry an Assault Rifle Again'

    02/24/2018 6:29:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    TV Line ^ | February 23, 2018 | Andy Swift
    Megan Boone hopes to blacklist assault rifles from her NBC show.. As the debate over gun control rages on in the United States — particularly following the recent mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which claimed the lives of 17 students and faculty members — the star of The Blacklist, who was raised in Florida, tweeted this to her followers on Friday: Megan Boone ✔ @MeganBoone Liz Keen will never carry an assault rifle again and I am deeply sorry for participating in glorifying them in the past. Yours, girl from Florida 11:46 AM - Feb...
  • Olympics Sticks Near 2018 Viewership Low As 19.3M Watch On NBC

    02/17/2018 9:46:27 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 44 replies ^ | Feb 16, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Heading into tonight’s primetime coverage with Lindsey Vonn’s XXIII Winter Games debut and men’s figure skating, NBC could sure use a win – at least when it comes to viewership. (Snip) Putting up NBC 2018 against the broadcast-only coverage of February 13, 2014’s XXII Winter Games and things start to really sting. Last night’s primetime featuring Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen in PyeongChang dropped a hard 29% in sets of eyeballs. In smaller numbers but still significant for NBCUniversal, NBCSN had its best night of the 2018 Games so far with 2.75 million tuning in.
  • 'Charles in Charge' Star Nicole Eggert Claims Scott Baio Molested Her as a Minor

    01/27/2018 7:12:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/27/2018 | Katie Kilkenny , Patrick Shanley
    Eggert claimed the alleged incidents happened repeatedly when she was between the ages of 14 and 17. Actress Nicole Eggert is accusing actor-director Scott Baio of having "molested" her repeatedly when she was 14 until she was 17. In a series of tweets Saturday morning, the former Charles in Charge and Baywatch star told another Twitter user commenting on Baio's support for President Donald Trump, "Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep." In subsequent replies to Twitter users commenting on her tweet, Eggert described herself as a "molested child" and said...
  • ‘Party Of Five’ Reboot With (Illegal) Immigration Twist Set At Freeform As Put Pilot

    01/18/2018 11:02:15 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    Freeform has given a put pilot commitment to Party of Five, an immigration-themed reboot of the popular 1990s family drama revolving around Mexican-American siblings. It hails from the original series’ creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman and studio Sony Pictures TV. The original revolved around on the five Salinger siblings who become orphans after their parents are killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. The reboot will follow the five Buendias children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.