NFL Regular-Season Games See 7% Increase In Viewers

The league’s seminal prime-time package” Monday Night Football” had its best season since 2000, averaging 17.36 million viewers across ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, a whopping 29% increase. CBS averaged 19.35 million, its most-watched regular season since it returned to the network in 1998, and an increase of 5% over 2022. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” package had a 21.4 million average, its best viewership since 2015, and an 8% increase over last year.

Pittsburgh ABC News Director Jim Parsons To Retire

WTAE news director and investigative reporter Jim Parsons will be retiring from the Pittsburgh ABC affiliate on February 29. Parsons has been the station’s news director since 2016 and a WTAE investigative reporter for 15 years.

ABC O&Os Outpace Network

The Walt Disney Co. beat Wall Street expectations for its fiscal third quarter (ended July 3), as total company revenues rose 45% to $17 billion and it posted net income of $923 million. The Media and Entertainment Distribution segment saw revenues gain 18% to $12.7 billion.