FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 7/9/18)
CNBC: Deadly Rich (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Ridiculous Cakes (Premiere) at 10pm and 10:30pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Mountain Life (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Love It or List It (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Floribama Shore (Premiere) at 10pm
TV ONE: ATL Homicide (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: People Magazine Investigates: Cults (Finale) at 9pm

Lantern Entertainment and The Weinstein Co. settled on a purchase price of $21 million, with an anticipated closing date of July 13 following a bankruptcy hearing on July 11. “Lantern has been steadfast in its dedication to consummate this sale as a going concern, with our employees and assets as the core of its business and with Lantern’s commitment to diversity and respect for all,” said the Board of Representatives of The Weinstein Company.  “We wish Lantern all the best as they embark on the exciting challenge of revitalizing these valuable assets.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sinclair responded to petitions to the FCC to block its purchase of Tribune’s stations by saying the deal is “consistent with the rules and with other transactions previously approved by the commission.” As for suggestions that the acquisition would impede viewers’ access to local news and information programming, “petitioners resort to speculation, exaggeration and outright misstatement to conjure alleged harm,” said Sinclair.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Business Network’s Charles Gasparino took issue with President Trump attacking the press for using anonymous sources in news stories. “Just heard @POTUS at this rally complaining about the use of anonymous sources,” tweeted Gasparino. “For the record he was one of mine over the years.” In a follow-up tweet Gasparino added, “I’m ok with @POTUS personally always got along w him but this anonymous source schtick is complete BS he knows it”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision Communications is exploring the sale of Fusion Media Group, according to the Wall Street Journal. Under the Fusion umbrella are Gizmodo, Deadspin and The Root. Vince Sadusky took over as Univision CEO last month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp debuts on Disney Channel on Monday, July 16 at 7:30p. Docu-series will air Monday-Thursday during the summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is retiring a website feature that allowed subscribers to write and read reviews of TV shows, following “declining usage over time.” The streamer told users that while it has had star ratings for much of its history, “we’ve learned through over a year of testing that while we’ve used stars to help you personalize your suggestions, many of our members are confused about what they do.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A survey from Cowen & Co. found that more respondents age 18-24, or almost 40%, used Netflix most often to view video content. YouTube came in second with 17%, followed by basic ad-supported cable (13%), Hulu (7.6%) and broadcast TV (7.5%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook stock hit a record high of $203.23 after news broke that the social media giant landed rights to all 380 Premier League soccer matches for 2019-2022 in Asian territories. “While regulators and the press have had a field day attacking Facebook’s behavior, we continue to believe consumers simply could not care less – they love Facebook and all of its key services,” said BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield, who raised his 12-month price target to $275.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision’s El Gordo y La Flaca averaged 1.3 million total viewers 2+, 539,000 A18-49 and 203,000 A18-34 in June, while newsmag Primer Impacto averaged 1.5 million total viewers, 590,000 A18-49 and 226,000 A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Croatia’s July 7 World Cup victory over Russia scored 5.0/13 in metered markets for Fox, the best numbers for any Men’s match on an American network since 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo Deportes’ July 6 quarter final World Cup matches posted the net’s best-ever Friday daytime audience, with 1.8 million viewers, up +38% from the June 22 prior record.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season four finale of Hallmark’s Good Witch was the most-watched cable program of the day (except news and sports) in Live+3 Nielsens. The season has reached 10 million unduplicated viewers to date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Marlon hit a season high 2.97 million viewers on Sunday, and held its .6 in the A18-49 demo. CBS’s Big Brother was first for the night among A18-49 (1.3), while NBC’s Little Big Shot delivered the biggest audience (6.39 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Ant-Man And The Wasp – $76 million
Incredibles 2 – $29 million
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – $28.6 million
The First Purge – $17.2 million
Sicario: Day of The Soldado – $7.3 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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