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Chuck Ross

Chuck Ross is the managing director of TVWeek.com. He's been involved in the TV business ever since he sold cable TV subscriptions in Santa Monica, Calif., door-to-door in the mid-to-late 1970s. He's had regular gigs reporting and/or editing about TV and advertising for Cablevision magazine,The Hollywood Reporter, the San Francisco Chronicle, Inside Media and Advertising Age. He first joined the predecessor to TVWeek, Electronic Media, in 2000.

NFL Releases 2017 Schedule of Games to Be Carried on CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN, NFL Network and Amazon Prime

The full schedule of televised games for the 2017 NFL season has come out, which includes coverage on CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN, the NFL Network and Amazon Prime. Click on the link below to see the full announcement from CBS Sports…

What’s the Most Tweeted-About TV Show of 2017?

The TV show that has been the most tweeted-about of any show this year is one that does not have ratings, meaning that the Twitter data stands as a unique measure of the show’s popularity. Variety reports that the show…

Will Bill O’Reilly Retire? Here Are Some of His Options

At 67, Bill O’Reilly is old enough and rich enough — walking away from Fox News Channel with what has been widely reported to be a severance package worth about $25 million — to retire gracefully. But veteran TV writer…

Sony Increases Profit Estimate

Sony said today that it anticipates net profits for the financial year ending in March 2017 to be $620 million. “That represents a tripling of the Japanese corporate giant’s previous forecast of $222 million but is still only half of…

FCC Relaxes Rules for TV Station Ownership — Is a Wave of Consolidation on the Horizon?

The Federal Communications Commission continued deregulation efforts under the stewardship of the panel’s new Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, relaxing two key rules Thursday affecting TV stations and telecom companies. Both moves were approved on 2-1 votes by the currently undermanned…

Sinclair Wastes No Time Jumping on New Rule, Buys 14 TV Stations

The Sinclair Broadcast Group has added 14 stations in eight markets to its lineup of television stations. TVNewsCheck reports that Sinclair acquired the stations from Bonten Media for $240 million. Sinclair announced the acquisition today. “The deal takes advantage of…

Viacom Names New Senior Executive

Viacom appointed a new member of its senior executive team, adding the position of senior vice president, Communications & Culture, and promoting Julia Phelps to the role. Phelps has been overseeing communications for the company’s international business as Executive Vice…

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr., the Father of Oscar Winner Cuba Gooding Jr., Found Dead in Car

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr., who had a couple of big hits in the 1970s as the lead singer of the soul group the Main Ingredient, has died. “Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr….

Who Knew NBC’s ‘The Voice’ and the ‘Alien’ Movie Franchise Had So Much in Common?

IFC hit it out of the ballpark when it came time to create a promo clip for the channel’s “Alien” marathons, which are continuing all this month. The sweet spot as far as the audience for the promo would be…

TV Takes a Close Look at the Los Angeles Riots 25 Years Later

It’s been 25 years since Los Angeles erupted in rioting in the wake of the verdicts in the Rodney King beating trial, and a number of new documentaries are revisiting the event, starting tonight with “Burn, Motherf*cker, Burn,” which premieres…