7 things you should know about the TV/streaming industry this week

Welcome to the first edition edition of Ad Age TV Brief, a new roundup of news from the world of broadcast, cable, streaming and beyond. Sinclair under fire “The Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. misled the government agency during its unsuccessful attempt to buy Tribune Media Co. last year,” The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Flint and Lillian Rizzo report. Why this is (potentially) a big deal: A determination against Sinclair could result in a formal FCC hearing, which could lead to “significant fines or even the possible loss of broadcast licenses, although such extreme actions are infrequent,” also per the WSJ. Debatable “NBC News’ coverage of the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle may have been short on interpersonal drama,” Ad Age’s Anthony Crupi writes, “but the two-hour event certainly managed to draw a crowd. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the debate averaged 15.3 million viewers across NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo, coming up a bit shy of the 15.8 million potential voters who tuned in to CNN for the lead-off Dem debate on Oct. 13, 2015.”  Some context (also from Crupi): The first-night multicast “now ranks as the 28th most-watched TV program of 2019, tucking in between the final round of the Masters on CBS (the live broadcast and encore pulled 15.4 million viewers) and the June 3 episode of the syndicated game show ‘Jeopardy!’” See also: “The single best Dem debate... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

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