Daily Archives : Nov 14, 2012

CBS Signs On With Arena Football League

The CBS Sports Network acquired the rights to the Arena Football League as part of a two-year agreement, with the league’s championship game to air on the CBS broadcast network, reports B&C. CBS Sports Network reaches 99 million households. It…

Rocker’s Daughter Arrested After Apparent Heroin Overdose

The daughter of a well-known rock performer was arrested today on drug possession charges after what is suspected to be a heroin overdose, Reuters reports. Stephanie Bongiovi, the 19-year-old daughter of Jon Bon Jovi, was arrested in Clinton, N.Y., after…

ABC Series Going Out With a Whimper; NBC and CBS in Hard Fight for Tuesday Ratings

On a night when NBC and CBS went at it tooth and nail for ratings supremacy, an ABC series that is playing out the string sank to an all-time low Tuesday, based on Nielsen overnights. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that NBC eked…

Tim Tebow Is New Spokesperson for TiVo. Tebow Was Approached After TiVo CEO’s Son Heard Radio Show Talking About Tebow and Thought They Were Talking About TiVo. Really

TiVo has hired controversial NFL quarterback Tim Tebow as its spokesman, USA Today reports. The story reports: "TiVo CEO Tom Rogers … admits the genesis of the idea came from his teenage son, who mistakenly thought a discussion he heard…

Better Bond Girl: Rihanna or Beyonce? Current 007 Daniel Craig Doesn’t Hesitate, Saying One Is ‘Dirtier’

Actor Daniel Craig, who’s out making the rounds in support of his current James Bond movie “Skyfall,” was asked whether Beyonce or Rihanna would make a better Bond girl, and he didn’t hesitate. Craig thinks Rihanna is a better fit…

Report: Netflix Customers Watch Less Television

Netflix subscribers watch 11% fewer minutes of television each day than people who don’t subscribe to the streaming service, reports Multichannel News, citing a report from Nielsen. Netflix users watched an average of 246 minutes of TV per day in…

News Anchor Suspended Over Alleged Homophobic Remarks About TV Host

A television news anchor was suspended by her station for remarks that are being called homophobic, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. Raycom-owned WXIX-TV, a Fox affiliate, suspended anchor Tricia Macke for two days. Macke, who co-anchors the evening newscasts, allegedly made…

Rance Crain to Be Inducted Into Advertising Hall of Fame

Press release from Crain Communications Inc.: Rance Crain, president, Crain Communications Inc. and editor-in-chief of Advertising Age, Crain’s Chicago Business, Crain’s New York Business and TelevisionWeek.com, has been named to the American Advertising Federation’s 64th annual Advertising Hall of Fame….

Eddie Murphy Gets His Moment in the Spotlight

If you are expecting a Comedy Central-esque roast of Eddie Murphy in sister network Spike TV’s tribute to the comedy legend, you would be mistaken. What you will get in "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only,” airing tonight at 10 p.m….

Video — The Verdict Is In: After the Thousands of Ads Shown During the Presidential Campaign, and the Millions Spent, Here’s the TV Ad Judged Most Effective

The race for the presidency is over. And of the thousands of TV ads shown, and the millions of dollars spent making them and buying ad time to show them, one has been judged the "most effective spot of the…