CNN Logs Fourth Demo Win For 15 Year Best; FNC Tops Cable In Total Viewers For 10th Week

CNN won the week of Debate 3, October 17-23, in the news demo, adults 25-54 for a fourth straight week. The cable news network now has topped Fox News Channel and MSNBC in the key ad-sales age bracket in total day, and primetime.
In total day, CNN nabbed 360K news-demo viewers, to FNC’s 345K and MSNBC’s 243K. Full week in primetime, CNN logged 813K news demo viewers, edging out FNC’s 755K and MSNBC’s 484K.
In Monday through Friday primetime, CNN clocked 1.023M viewers…


Kevin Curran, Emmy Winner and Longtime ‘Simpsons’ Writer, Dies at 59

Kevin Curran, a veteran comedy writer who spent 15 years on “The Simpsons,” died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 59. Curran graduated from Harvard College in 1979, where he served as an editor for the Harvard Lampoon. While at Harvard, Curran met Al Jean, who would go… Read more »

‘Seven Seconds’: David Lyons & Beau Knapp To Co-Star In Netflix Drama Series

EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Silence co-star David Lyons and newly minted Death Wish bad guy Beau Knapp have been set as co-stars of Seven Seconds, the 10-episode Netflix crime drama from The Killing creator Veena Sud and Fox 21 TV Studios. The Accountant helmer Gavin O’Connor attached to direct.
In the series, written by Sud and based on the 2013 Russian action movie The Major (Майор), tensions run high between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City, where a…


Box Office: Tom Hanks’ ‘Inferno’ Looks to Ignite With $25 Million Debut

Tom Hanks is an indefatigable pitchman. The Oscar winner has been on the trail for the past few days, reciting the famous rap from “Big” during a press stop, hitting up Zoltar on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” in the hopes of shaving 30 years off his age, and gracing the world with David S. Pumpkins on “SNL.”… Read more »

Tom Hanks’ ‘Inferno’ Tops $100 Million at International Box Office

Tom Hanks’ thriller “Inferno” has passed the $100 million milestone in 64 international markets for Sony in its first ten days, with its domestic launch set for Friday. Ron Howard returns as helmer after directing Hanks in the franchise’s previous installments: “The Da Vinci Code” (2006) and “Angels & Demons” (2009). Howard and Brian Grazer are producing…. Read more »