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Dodgers’ NLCS Game 7 Clincher A Home Run For FS1 Ratings

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The Los Angeles Dodgers World Series ticket-punching 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series outslugged all others on TV on Saturday, scoring a 4.9 overnight rating on Fox Sports 1. The game — highlighted by stellar pitching from rookie starter Walker Buehler, homers by Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig, and a ninth-inning close by Clayton Kershaw — ended up being the highest-rated cable broadcast of any MLB game in Los… Read

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Lakers And Rockets Fight, ESPN Wins With Best Opening Week Rating Since 2014

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LeBron James’ home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers ended up being a memorable one Saturday, and not just because of King James. An on-court brawl in the pivotal final minutes of a close game between the Lakers and the Houston Rockets all but marred James’ debut, though ESPN won’t complain as the primetime game gave the network its best rating for an opening-week NBA matchup since 2014. The game, which the Rockets eventually pulled away to win 124-115, scored a 2.5… Read

Box Office

‘Venom’ Licks $461M Global; ‘Star Is Born’ Strums Past $200M; ‘Halloween’ Takes $92M WW Bow – International Box Office

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Refresh for latest: Sony’s Venom continues to lead the international box office, scoring a hat trick at No. 1 with $32.3M this weekend for an offshore cume of $290.7M and a global total to date of $461.2M. In second, Warner Bros’ A Star Is Born rocked out to $22.8M to push the offshore total to $74.7M and the worldwide tally past the $200M mark. Behind those overseas is Universal/Miramax/Blumhouse’s Halloween. The pic’s offshore rollout is staggered with Jamie Lee Curtis… Read

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‘Halloween’ Scares Up 2nd Best October Debut With $77M+; Record For Blumhouse & Carpenter Canon; Great Miramax Comeback

Sunday AM Update: Universal is calling Miramax/Blumhouse’s Halloween at $77.5M after a $27.2M Saturday, making it the second-best opening ever of October behind Sony’s Venom ($80.2M). As we’ve known since Thursday night, Halloween is the best domestic opening ever in the John Carpenter 40-year old franchise, Halloween producer and co-financier Blumhouse beating their 2011 $52.5M start to Paranormal Activity 3, and it’s wonderful reboot for Miramax under CEO Bill Block and… Read

Business

Streamy Awards Honor 24 Winners In Prelims To 8th Annual Event

The winners of 24 Streamy Awards were unveiled tonight at the Streamys Premiere Awards at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The evening was hosted by BlameItOnKway and Montana Tucker in advance of the 8th annual Streamy Awards, which will be streamed live globally Monday at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT from the Beverly Hilton. The Streamys honor the best in online video and the creators behind it, bringing together the biggest names in online video for a night of celebration… Read

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Dodgers Going Back To World Series, Beat Brewers In Game 7 Showdown

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are going back to the World Series, knocking off the upstart Milwaukee Brewers tonight 5-1 in a sudden-death Game 7 in the National League Championship Series. That victory gives them the right to face the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, which starts Tuesday. Riding a three-run home run in the sixth inning by outfielder Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers silenced the raucous home crowd at Miller Park in Milwaukee, which had hoped to see its first World… Read

Business

Amazon Studios Head Jennifer Salke Talks TV, Film Biz At USC Forum

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, who oversees film and TV series for the streaming service, isn’t shoveling dirt on broadcast TV. "I don't think that it's on its deathbed," said Salke, speaking today at the Gould School of Law’s Institute on Entertainment Law and Business, a media summit at USC. "I think it is evolving quickly. But I still believe, knowing the amount of people we were reaching at NBC, that there's a huge audience that still comes." Driving that traffic… Read

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Amy Schumer Says Maroon 5 Should Turn Down Super Bowl Halftime

Actress Amy Schumer has weighed in on this year’s potential Super Bowl half-time lineup, saying that Adam Levine led Maroon 5 should join Rihanna in turning down the gig. Shumer, who once appeared in a Super Bowl ad with Seth Rogen, posted on Instagram in the wake of reports that Rihanna had turned down a chance to be the headliner at the Super Bowl halftime this year in sympathy with controversial former quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Rihanna allegedly declined an NFL… Read

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President Trump Visits Nevada For Rally, Fires Away At Democrats

President Donald Trump fired a few shots at his favorite Democrat targets today during an Elko, Nevada Make America Great Again rally. The Democrats are, Trump contended, pushing an “extremist immigration agenda” while stoking passions that make the party akin to an “angry, ruthless, unhinged mob.” Trump’s final rally of a three-day swing between Montana, Arizona and Nevada saw him tread familiar ground, pushing the “radical Democrats” line as a way to get his base… Read

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Targeted By NFL Owners To Buy Seattle Seahawks

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National Football League owners reportedly want Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to join the club by purchasing the Seattle Seahawks franchise. The Seahawks were owned by Paul Allen, who passed away earlier this week from septic shock after battling a recurrence of cancer. Bezos, who may be the richest man in the world, is reportedly being prodded by several NFL owners, including influential Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Bezos already has ties to the NFL, as Amazon has an NFL… Read