How the Oz Campaign’s Reality TV Stunt Misled Reporters

A touching moment at a recent campaign event for Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, in Philadelphia — in which a Black woman broke down in tears as she described the fatal shootings of her brother and nephew, and was comforted by the Republican Senate candidate — made for riveting television, and brought to … Read more

‘Fire Country’ premiere draws strong viewership; other TV rankings

The CBS drama “Fire Country” drew the largest audience among the 11 premieres so far in the 2022-23 prime-time television season. “Fire Country” averaged 5.911 million viewers, 20th among the prime-time broadcast and cable programs airing between Oct. 3 and Sunday and 14th among non-sports programs, according to live-plus-same-day figures released by Nielsen on Tuesday. … Read more

2022 TV ratings track with on-field success

Five need-to-knows in the Pac-12 in Week Seven… 1. The ratings game The Pac-12 has produced a better-than-expected start with four teams ranked in the current AP top-25 poll, five averaging at least 40 points per game and seven holding records of 4-2 or better. Is there a correlation between on-field success and a victory … Read more

TV executive Dick Ebersol bemused by sports commentator’s multi-million-dollar contracts

CNN — Top TV executive Dick Ebersol has had decades long experience of the world of sports broadcasting. With his longevity in the TV business, Ebersol told CNN’s Chris Wallace that he’s flabbergasted at the sums of money being paid out to sports broadcasters, because he believes fans watch games no matter who the announcers … Read more