For his cover story in last week's issue of Adweek, Steve Harvey talked about how he juggles four hit TV series (soon to be five) and a radio show, and
NBC's Sunday night audience vanishes after Sunday Night Football concludes each January, so the network had modest expectations for the 18-49 demo performance of Steve Harvey's variety series Little Big Shots before it premiered in March.
Steve Harvey and Miss Universe—two people you likely weren't thinking about Sunday afternoon—abruptly became the Internet's top topics Sunday evening. Harvey spectacularly botched the announcement of the winner, accidentally giving Miss Colombia the crown. Then, at the most awkward moment possible (the new Miss Universe's celebratory wave to the crowd), he whipped the audience into a hooting frenzy with the words "I have to apologize," noting that the real winner was Miss Philippines. The whole scenario, frankly, felt like a twist from WWE's WrestleMania rather than from a hyperproduced global pageant. So was it scripted? A manufactured moment of controversy to push Miss Universe to the top of social trending topic lists? And if so, who would have been in on it?
A radio broadcasting and out-of-home advertising company, iHeartMedia is thriving in an era of streaming services and banner ads. The cheekily named company—formerly Clear Channel Communications—knows that the devil is […]
Since the broadcast networks stopped going on auto-pilot during the summer months, they have packed the May-to-August portion of their schedules with high-profile projects in an effort to keep viewers from tuning out until the fall.