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4:45 PM ET, December 9, 2019

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Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Longtime Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer, who currently co-hosts America's Newsroom in the morning, is taking over the 3PM slot previously held by Shepard Smith  —  Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer is taking over Shepard Smith's 3 p.m. slot at Fox News, Mediaite has learned.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS joins Open AP, the media alliance that gives advertisers a way to buy impressions from audience segments across media outlets owned by different companies  —  “Young Sheldon” leads CBS' Thursday-night schedule.  Soon it may help to lead advertisers to a new way of placing their commercials.
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
One year after Les Moonves' exit, CBS TV stations in LA, Chicago, Dallas, and Miami also face claims of sexual harassment, age discrimination, and misogyny  —  Jill Arrington was a star in TV sports.  Then, four years ago, the former NFL sideline reporter traded national exposure …
Max Willens / Digiday:
Complex opens an online store called Complex Shop, which will sell sneakers and other items from ~70 brands, as part of its latest revenue diversification plan  —  Complex started out as a buying guide for people interested in streetwear.  Its latest revenue diversification play returns to those roots.
Joanna Piacenza / Morning Consult:
Morning Consult: Fox News is the most-watched cable news channel in 299 of the USA's 436 congressional districts by a margin of at least 2 percentage points  —  Conservative cable giant is most-watched news outlet in nearly 70% of U.S. congressional districts  —  Morning Consult Illustration by Vladimir Gorshkov
Hollywood Reporter:
Golden Globes: Netflix leads film and TV with 17 nominations in both categories; Apple gets three nominations for The Morning Show, including best drama series  —  ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘The Irishman’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ are among the top film nominees, while ‘Chernobyl,’ ‘The Crown’ and ‘Unbelievable’ lead the TV noms.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast CFO says the company will spend $2B on NBCU's Peacock streaming service in 2020 and 2021, projects it will not be profitable for the first five years  —  Comcast expects to pump $2 billion into NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service in 2020 and 2021, while the company is projecting …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Tess Bonn / The Hill:
Hill-HarrisX poll of 1,001 US voters: 53% say TV is their primary source for news, while 21% prefer the internet, 9% social media, 9% newspapers, and 6% radio  —  A new Hill-HarrisX poll found that TV is still the most widely used news platform among Americans, despite the rise of the internet and social media.
Jeremy Fuster / The Wrap:
Disney's record-breaking 2019 continues, as Frozen II helps it become the first ever studio to gross $10B globally at the box office in a single year  —  Disney's record-breaking 2019 continued this weekend, as it became the first studio ever to gross $10 billion at the global box office in a single year.
Discussion: Axios and Variety
Bloomberg:
ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish says the company is reviewing its real estate portfolio, including a possible sale of CBS HQ, also known as “Black Rock”, in Manhattan  —  ViacomCBS Inc. hired CBRE Group Inc. to review its entire real estate portfolio, including a possible sale …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Shane Madej, Ryan Bergara, and Steven Lim, the stars of BuzzFeed shows with a combined 2B views, have left BuzzFeed to form content studio Watcher Entertainment  —  After building their careers as internet personalities at BuzzFeed, the creators and hosts of three of the company's biggest shows …
Discussion: @ryansbergara
Dannagal G. Young / Nieman Lab:
How mainstream media in the 1990s shaped liberal satire and conservative outrage programming, with the latter being more effective for political mobilization  —  “Does satire have a liberal bias?  Sure.  Satire has a liberal psychological bias.  But the only person who can successfully harness the power of satire is the satirist.
 
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