Ratings

‘The View’ Tops Daytime Talk Show Ratings for 2021-2022 Season (EXCLUSIVE)

For the second year in a row, “The View” is the most-watched daytime talk show across both network and syndication, Variety has learned. The ABC series ranked No.…

CNBC Chief Mark Hoffman Hears Closing Bell, Will Step Down After 17 Years

The closing bell is ringing for Mark Hoffman, the longtime chief of stock-market chronicler CNBC. Hoffman said in a memo Tuesday that he plans to step down from…

Writer tells all in new book about WWE and boss Vince McMahon: ‘Learn to eat a s–t sandwich’

A new book goes inside the wrestling world and the hardball management style of an embattled former CEO known for strange foibles such as despising sneezing and giraffes.

Nexstar to Acquire 75% of the CW Network From Paramount Global, Warner Bros. Discovery

Nexstar Media Group revealed Monday it is set acquire a 75% majority stake in the CW Network from Paramount Global and Warner Bros. Discovery, more than six months…

Kenan Thompson Shares Why He Couldn’t Say No to Hosting the Emmys — Plus, Seth Meyers Offers Some Advice (EXCLUSIVE)

Hosting an awards show these days is considered a pretty thankless job, with little upside — dwindling ratings, snarky social media posts and rigid formats that are tough…

Brandy and Whitney Houston’s ‘Cinderella’ Cast to Reunite for New ABC Special

Grab your glass slippers — “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is coming back to TV. In celebration of the beloved fairytale musical’s 25th anniversary, ABC will air a special…

Ratings for Chris Cuomo’s podcast sinking fast three weeks after launch

“The Chris Cuomo Project” has slid to 72nd place in Apple’s rankings.

UTA Co-Heads of TV Lit Dan Erlij and Allan Haldeman Break Down State of Streaming, ‘Transparency’ of AVOD Future

With streamers making their biggest bets yet on content — and more of them about to include advertising options — Variety spoke with Dan Erlij and Allan Haldeman,…

Advertising Bolsters Fox Q4 Profit In Shaky Era For Marketing Spend

Many media companies have expressed concern about whether Madison Avenue will continue to keep spending as the nation worries about a possible recession. At Fox Corp., for now…

‘The Terminal List’ Creator Denies the Show Is ‘Right-Wing Fantasy’: Critics Hate It Because ‘Woke Stuff Isn’t Shoved Into It’

Chris Pratt has been generating headlines this week after celebrating the success of his Amazon Prime Video series “The Terminal List,” which debuted July 1 to abysmal critical…

Nielsen Shares Surge As Large Shareholder Seeks Pact With Buyout Firms

Shares of media-measurement giant Nielsen surged Tuesday after the purveyor of TV ratings said its largest shareholder reached an initial agreement to support a $10 billion buyout of…

Janice Dickinson blasted as body-shaming ‘America’s Next Top Model’ clips resurface

“Whole damn show was a hate crime against women’s bodies,” scoffed one detractor.