Dem voters OK with candidates going on Fox | Nexstar gets TVN's Station Group of the Year award | Jaded public, higher salaries led to shock jocks' decline
May 22, 2019
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NBC takes lead in season ratings for 18-49 demo
NBC takes lead in season ratings for 18-49 demo
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NBC looks likely to be the ratings champion among viewers between 18 and 49 for the season lasting from September through May, the third year in a row that the network has taken the title and the fifth out of the last sixth. The Super Bowl and "The Big Bang Theory" series finale pushed CBS into the lead where total viewership is concerned.
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Dem voters OK with candidates going on Fox
A Politico-Morning Consult poll found that, among Democratic voters, the number who are comfortable with presidential candidates appearing on Fox News' prime-time town hall events exceeds 60%. The candidates themselves are divided, with Senator Elizabeth Warren among those refusing to give the network potential profit by making an appearance.
Politico (5/22) 
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Nexstar gets TVN's Station Group of the Year award
TVNewsCheck has recognized Nexstar Media Group as Station Group of the Year. "Nexstar has not only achieved great scale, but has demonstrated how to use it," says Harry Jessell, TVN's editor.
TVNewsCheck (free registration) (5/22) 
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Political ads lure Hulu, Spotify and other streamers
Hulu and Spotify are facing off with Facebook and Google for a piece of the growing market for political ads on digital media. Companies providing streaming content see themselves as strong alternatives to traditional TV advertising because of their data-heavy methods, Christopher Stern writes, and also as providing more brand safety than social media platforms.
The Information (subscription required) (5/21) 
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Multilingual broadcasts help immigrant farmers in Calif.
Multilingual broadcasts help immigrant farmers in Calif.
Michael Yang's weekly radio show in California's Central Valley offers farming advice to the local Hmong community in their native language. The show also informs farmers about recent changes in labor laws, pesticide safety and the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
High Country News (Paonia, Colo.) (tiered subscription model) (5/22) 
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Lear: Human nature hasn't changed since the Bunkers
Lear: Human nature hasn't changed since the Bunkers
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Norman Lear, whose "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" are being revived for a TV special using different actors, looks back at what made those shows iconic. "Nothing has changed in human nature over these years, or the conversations humans are capable of in family life or around the watercooler, as we used to say in the '70s," said the 96-year-old showrunner.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (5/22) 
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