USA is the overall gold medal winner, and we’re not talking about the Olympics. We mean those other summer games. With less than 2 weeks left, USA is poised to take the #1 spot in prime among ad-supported cable nets for the 7th consecutive summer by a healthy margin in 18-49s, 18-34s and total viewers. CableFAX will delve further into how everyone fared in the coming weeks, but given USA’s crown (it’s also been #1 in total viewers and 18-49s for the past 6 years), we’re giving USA svp, research Ted Linhart a moment in the spotlight. Read his thoughts on Nielsen, ratings declines and more in today’s issue.
Also in the August 16 issue of CableFAX Daily:
Congress lost a telecom/cable veteran Wed and as a result, the chairmanship on the powerful House Commerce Oversight subcmte is up for grabs.
Pivotal Research Group revised expectations for ad-supported media down to 1.4% growth vs 2.3% previously, citing 2Q trends.
Univision CEO Randy Falco sent a letter Wed to the Commission on Presidential Debates expressing his disappointment that none of the debates feature Hispanic moderators—specifically Univision’s Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas.