LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Premium cable network HBO
dominated television’s Emmy awards on Sunday with trophies for
best comedy “Veep” and best drama “Game of Thrones,” holding off
challenges from the digital upstarts that have shaken up
HBO, owned by Time Warner Inc, topped all networks
and their streaming competitors with a total of 43 awards. It
was the first time in 13 years a network won both the drama and
comedy series honors.
By Lisa Richwine
(Reuters) – The Republican presidential candidates’ prime-time debate on CNN attracted an average of 22.9 million viewers, the network said on Thursday, making it the highest-rated program in the channel’s 35-year history.
The figures, based on Nielsen data, fell shy of the 24 million who tuned in last month when Republican candidates took part in a debate on Fox News Channel, the biggest audience for a non-sports telecast in cable TV history.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The Republican presidential
candidates’ prime-time debate on CNN attracted an average of
22.9 million viewers, the network said on Thursday, making it
the highest-rated program in the channel’s history.
The figures, based on Nielsen data, fell short of the 24
million who tuned in last month when Republican candidates took
part in a debate on Fox News Channel, the biggest audience for a
non-sports telecast in cable TV history.
(Reuters) – CNN’s live stream of the prime-time Republican presidential debate drew a record online audience for a U.S. primary debate with 920,000 simultaneous viewers after about 90 minutes, the network said on Wednesday.
The total midway through the three-hour debate was “by far the biggest audience a primary debate has had on the Internet,” CNN said in a blog post on its website. The first nominating contest for the November 2016 election is four months away.
By Julia Love and Lisa Richwine
(Reuters) – With a long-awaited update to its TV set-top box, Apple on Wednesday revealed a glimpse of its plans to conquer the living room, which analysts say the tech giant has neglected as its other gadgets deepen their hold on consumers.
At a San Francisco event in which it also rolled out new iPhones and a larger iPad, Apple gave Apple TV a makeover, complete with a full-fledged App Store, integration with Siri and a new touch-sensitive remote control.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When technology and geek culture enthusiast Chris Pirillo purchased his iPhone 6 last year, he rushed home to broadcast himself unboxing the item live on YouTube.
The video has garnered nearly 50,000 views and is part of the growing craze of ‘unboxing’ that is a centerpiece of a live global Walt Disney event, starting on Wednesday evening in Australia, to unveil new toys from its December movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Videos like “Walking Around Naked” and “Apps That Need to Be Invented” made Connor Franta a star on YouTube. More than nine million watched “Coming Out,” in which the introspective 22-year-old told his young fan base that he was gay.
When he wanted to stretch beyond the format of a six- or 10-minute video, the new media sensation chose an old-fashioned media form: a book. It took a year to write and publish the 224-page memoir “A Work in Progress” and, to his surprise, it stuck on the New York Times best seller list for 16 weeks.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. broadcast TV network NBC is unlikely to extend its binge-watching experiment for the second season of drama “Aquarius, the head of entertainment at the Comcast-owned network said on Thursday, though he would not rule out trying the approach for other series.
The success of Netflix Inc, with 65 million global subscribers, is pressuring traditional TV networks to try new approaches as they compete with online outlets for viewers, especially younger audiences who watch video on mobile devices.
LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The Republican
candidates’ debate on Fox News Channel attracted 24 million
viewers, more than double the prior record for a presidential
primary forum, with social media data suggesting
combative billionaire Donald Trump was the main attraction.
Viewership for the raucous 10-way debate was the highest
non-sports telecast in cable history, according to Nielsen data
provided by Fox.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Republican candidates’ prime-time debate on Fox News Channel drew 24 million viewers, more than double the prior record for a presidential primary debate and the highest non-sports telecast in cable TV history, according to Nielsen data released on Friday.
The tally for Thursday’s event in Cleveland more than doubled Fox News Channel’s previous largest audience, the 11.8 million viewers who tuned in on election night in November 2012.