NBA Finals Rebound: Best Game 2 Ratings in 5 Years

The NBA Finals posted resurgent audience numbers in Game 2, with the Boston Celtics’ 105-98 victory Sunday over the Dallas Mavericks generating an average audience of 12.063 million viewers for ABC, the biggest viewership for an NBA title series second game since 2019. 

Next Gen ATSC 3.0 Warning System Deployed at FEMA Center

The NextGen Video Information Systems Alliance (NVISA) and the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) have struck a strategic partnership with Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (FEMA IPAWS) to establish an end-to-end NextGen TV broadcast system at the IPAWS Technical Support Services Facility (TSSF) near the Nation’s Capital.

Third TEGNA Station Links with NFL Panthers 

Thanks to a new partnership, WLTX-19 will air all Panthers pre-season games, as well as Panthers FanFest and “Panthers Huddle,” a weekly show where Head Coach Dave Canales shares exclusive insights on what fans will see on the field every Sunday.

At $22.4 Billion, Dad’s Day Spending Nears Records

While it typically pales compared to Mom’s big day, the National Retail Federation’s Father’s Day forecast shows consumers are feeling fond of pops this year. The NRF expects spending to reach $22.4 billion this year, which is the second highest in the survey’s 21-year history and comparable to last year.

NextGen TV: Lighthouse to Nightlight and Beyond 

Since LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony blazed the 3.0 consumer trail at CES 2020 with their introduction of the first NextGen TVs, the naysayers have had progressively weaker arguments as broadcasters and CE makers alike achieved a succession of milestones on the way to a successor TV standard. Without question, there have been some setbacks along the way, but the direction and momentum are clear.

TV Streaming Plateau Reached in Viewership Share

The latest data from Inscape reveals that after experiencing significant growth in recent years, the amount of time U.S. households spend streaming has stabilized. However, it’s worth noting that since the second quarter of 2022, live linear TV viewing has seen a steady increase.

The Power of Sports on Local Broadcast TV

A survey of over 5,000 adults by Dynata Research reveals that linear TV is the preferred medium for viewing sports, demonstrating the significant influence of local broadcast TV on sports viewership and advertising impact.

Burton To Lead Waco, Tex., Duo For Scripps

The managing director overseeing newsroom teams across the Lone Star State for Charter Communications’ Spectrum News 1 from Austin is heading to Waco, where he will soon take the reins as Station Manager for The E.W. Scripps Co.‘s twin ABC affiliates in the DMA.