Ratings Report for the Week of August 21-25, 2017
After declining to renew its agreement with Hulu in 2016, wherein viewers were provided with next-day access to current episodes of its series, The CW announced today that it will once again offer its programming to the streaming service, at least for subscribers to the Hulu with Live TV (beta) plan. The deal marks a victory for Hulu which now has all five English-speaking U.S. broadcast networks available through its live service.
ABC is developing a new single-camera comedy from the people behind short-lived "The Real O'Neals": Co-creators Casey Johnson and David Windsor and writer Robert Sudduth, husband of "The Young and the Restless'" Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher), whose life together is somewhat the basis for the potential series.
In a late Sunday night press release, CBS Corporation announced that it has agreed to acquire Australia's Network Ten for an undisclosed amount. The deal includes the core linear broadcast network TEN, digital terrestrial television channel (DTT) ELEVEN, which CBS already owned a 33 percent stake in, the DTT channel ONE and Network Ten’s rapidly growing digital platform, TENPLAY. The broadcaster is home to the Australian airings of "The Bold and the Beautiful," which filmed a number of episodes…
Former "Days of our Lives" star Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel Jonas) is getting "Trapped" in the LGBTQ independent drama written and directed by Katerina Gorshkov. The film tells the story of Scarlet (Allison Gregory, "Rotten"), a girl sent to a wilderness camp for difficult teenagers where she meets another girl named Dylan (Ava Capri, "Little Rituals"). Together, they create a bond that is tested through experiences beyond their perceived realm of existence. Christian will play Peter Evans.
The CW's "Jane the Virgin" will be short three episodes when the fourth season premieres on Friday, October 13.
In an interview promoting her upcoming film "Bushwick," "Guiding Light" alum Brittany Snow (ex-Daisy Lemay) has admitted to battling anorexia, depression and self-mutilation during her time as a child star on the CBS daytime drama series and her star making turn in NBC's "American Dreams."
Lisa Rinna ("The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," "Days of our Lives") is about to get a taste of the Hecks when she guests on the third episode of ABC's "The Middle," which is entering its ninth and final season on ABC.
Ratings Report for the Week of August 14-18, 2017
If you tuned into the Friday, August 25 episode of "Days of our Lives," you discovered that Anjelica Deveraux had met her maker, marking the conclusion of portrayer Morgan Fairchild's short run on the daytime soap.
It didn't take long for Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" to trend on Twitter shortly after its release early Friday, and ABC was quick to take advantage of it all. The network quickly unleashed an all-new TGIT promo featuring the song with previously used clips from flagship dramas "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder."
Lindsay Hartley (ex-Cara Castillo, "All My Children"; ex-Arianna Hernandez, "Days of our Lives"; ex-Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald, "Passions") is showing her deadly side when she stars in the movie "Deadly Attraction."