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Mon 15:36  TV Ratings: ‘9-1-1’ Season 2 Premiere Hits Highs Thanks to Football Lead-In
The Season 2 premiere of “9-1-1” on Fox is currently at a series high in the key ratings measures, though that is due in part to NFL coverage pumping up Sunday’s numbers. As it currently stands, “9-1-1” is at a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.5 million viewers. That is up 22% in the […]
Mon 15:30  ICM Partners Ups Three to Concert Agents
ICM Partners has promoted Danielle Beckford (pictured at far right), Kyle Kernohan and Liz Pantone to agents in the Concerts Department effective immediately. The three will report to Partners and Concerts Department Heads Steve Levine, Rob Prinz and Mark Siegel, who said “Danielle, Kyle and Liz have each proven to be great assets to the […]
Mon 15:30  Apple Closes Shazam Acquisition, Starts Phasing Out Ads
Apple now officially owns Shazam: The Cupertino computer maker announced Monday that its acquisition of Shazam has closed, and that it plans to make the music recognition service available ad-free to consumers soon. “Apple and Shazam have a long history together. Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and […]
Mon 15:30  Comedy Central Strikes Pact With All Things Comedy
A production banner led by Bill Burr and Al Madrigal will produce an original stand-up series hosted by Burr and three one-hour stand-up specials at Comedy Central, the parties announced Monday. The first one-hour special under the deal, “Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This,” premieres November 2 on Comedy Central. “Bill Burr is one […]
Mon 15:22  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Exiting Job (Report)
Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his job as deputy attorney general, according to multiple published reports. He is currently en route to the White House. It is unclear if Rosenstein is being fired or is resigning, but the move comes days after an explosive report in the New York Times claimed that the Justice […]
Mon 15:21  ‘Star Wars’ Producer Gary Kurtz Dies at 78
“Star Wars” producer Gary Kurtz died of cancer on Sunday, his family said in a statement. He was 78. In addition to helping bring the Skywalker stories to the big screen, Kurtz produced “American Graffiti” and “The Dark Crystal.” His career was closely aligned with that of George Lucas, but the two parted ways after the […]
Mon 15:09  Beastie Boys Announce ‘Event Tour’ Promoting ‘Live & Direct’ Book
In celebration of the October 30 release of the “Beastie Boys Book,” a sprawling history of the group, surviving members Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond will embark on a six-night, four-city “event tour.” According to the announcement, each night will feature readings, conversations between the two and a special guest moderator, and Q&A sessions, all with a live score provided […]
Mon 15:03  Facebook India Hires Former Head of Fox’s Hotstar Streaming Service
Facebook has hired Ajit Mohan as managing director and vice president for India, the company announced Monday. Mohan will join in early 2019. Mohan was formerly chief executive officer at 21st Century Fox’s Hotstar, India’s market leader among streaming services. Under Mohan’s leadership, Hotstar achieved between 75 million and 100 million active users a month, more […]
Mon 15:00  ‘The Voice’: Luke Wade Talks About His Transition From Competing to Casting
Since his time as a contestant on the seventh season of “The Voice,” Luke Wade has released two albums, a several singles and built his audience by touring in select cities around the country. But he has also returned to the platform that launched him into stardom in 2014, this time working in casting to […]
Mon 15:00  Former All3Media America Chief Greg Lipstone Joins Propagate as President
Unscripted TV veteran Greg Lipstone has joined Howard Owens and Ben Silverman as president of the pair’s Propagate production banner. Lipstone left All3Media America in January after two and a half years as CEO. Before that he was a top unscripted TV agent at William Morris Agency and ICM Partners for more than 30 years. […]
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