Week ending Jan 28

Station Trading Roundup: 6 Deals, $26.45M

The sale of Capitol Broadcasting’s WJZY-WMYT Charlotte, N.C., to Fox Television Stations for $18 million tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Kelsey.
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WJZY Belmont, N.C. & WMYT Rock Hill, S.C. (both in the Charlotte DMA) — PRICE: $18,000,000 BUYER: Fox Television Stations Inc. (Rupert Murdoch, chairman, CEO) SELLER: Capitol Bcstg. Co. (James Goodmon, president/CEO)  FACILITIES: WJXY: DTV Ch. 47, 1000.0 kW, ant. 1816 ft.; WMYT: DTV Ch. 39, 225.0 kW, ant. 1873 ft. AFFILIATIONS: WJXY, CW; WMYT, MNT

K04GP-D Alyeska; KTVA Anchorage; K11VP Homer; K29KH Kasilof; K08LW-D Kenai; K15AG-D Ninilchik; K50MO-D Palmer, all Alaska — PRICE: $6,925,000 BUYER: General Communications Inc. (Ronald Duncan, president/CEO) SELLER: Affiliated Media Inc. FCC Trust (Ronald Mayo, trustee) FACILITIES: K04GP-D:  DTV Ch. 4, 0.253 kW, ant. -1063 ft.; KTVA:  DTV Ch. 28, 28.9 kW, ant. 199 ft.; K11VP-D:  DTV Ch. 11, 0.176 kW, ant. 666 ft.; K29KH:  DTV Ch. 29, 1.3 kW, ant. 413 ft.; K08LW-D:  DTV Ch. 8, 0.082 kW, ant. 322 ft.; K15AG-D:  DTV Ch. 15, 1.4 kW, ant. 361 ft.; K50MO-D:  DTV Ch. 50, 0.329, ant. -256 ft. AFFILIATION: KTVA-TV:  CBS; K29KH-D:  CBS; K15AG-D:  CBS; K50MO-D:  CBS

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KVVV-LD Houston — PRICE: $850,000 BUYER: Abraham Telecasting Co LLC (Thomas Abraham, managing member) SELLER: Pappas Telecasting (Lee Shubert, trustee) FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 15, 15.0 kW, ant. 1637 ft. AFFILIATION: IND

KATH-LD Juneau-Douglas and KSCT-LP Sitka, both Alaska — PRICE: $675,000 BUYER: General Communications Inc. (Ronald Duncan, president/CEO) SELLER: Dan Etulain, president/owner FACILITIES: KATH-LD: DTV Ch. 35, 0.100 kW, ant. 1306 ft.; KSCT-LP: Ch. 5, 0.049 kW, ant. -564 ft.

KYAV-LD Palm Springs, Calif. — PRICE: Undisclosed BUYER: News-Press & Gazette Co. (David Bradley, Chairman, CEO) SELLER: U-Dub Productions (James Houston II, owner) FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 12, 0.090 kW, ant. 489 ft. AFFILIATION: DRK COMMENT: Desert Television LLC and U-Dub Productions LLC are granting an exclusive right and option to News-Press & Gazette's Gulf-California Broadcast Co. to purchase one of both of the KPSP-CD FCC authorizations and the KYAV-LD FCC authorizations for an undisclosed sum. News-Press & Gazette will operate KPSP-CD and KYAV-LD under an LMA until the option is exercised.

KPSP-LD Cathedral City, Calif. — PRICE: Undisclosed BUYER: News-Press & Gazette Co. (David Bradley, Chairman, CEO) SELLER: Desert TV LLC (James Houston II, sole trustee) FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 38, 9.0 kW, ant. 577 ft. AFFILIATION: CBS COMMENT: Desert Television LLC and U-Dub Productions LLC are granting an exclusive right and option to News-Press & Gazette's Gulf-California Broadcast Co. to purchase one of both of the KPSP-CD FCC authorizations and the KYAV-LD FCC authorizations for an undisclosed sum. News-Press & Gazette will operate KPSP-CD and KYAV-LD under an LMA until the option is exercised.

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commonsenseTV Nickname posted over 4 years ago
The math on this page does not come close to $265million? Where is the rest of the story?
Mark Miller posted over 4 years ago
Apologies. It was a wayward decimal point. It's been corrected to $26.45 million.
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Ratings

Overnights, adults 18-49 for September 26, 2016
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Source: Nielsen

Reviews

  • Rob Owen

    Easily fall’s best broadcast network comedy pilot, NBC’s The Good Place offers a clever high-concept premise that’s complemented with intelligent, sometimes absurdist humor. Created by Michael Schur, co-creator of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, The Good Place is a highly serialized series that’s essentially set in heaven and stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. NBC made five episodes of The Good Place available for review, and the show not only holds up, but also it improves, deepening characters that initially feel one-note and frequently leaving viewers guessing with cliffhanger endings to many of the episodes. The combination of snappy dialogue and winning but flawed characters makes The Good Place a great bet for fans of smart TV comedy.

  • Maureen Ryan

    Pitch has swagger, for good reason. It gets the big things right; the Fox drama about the first female baseball player in the Major Leagues is one of the year’s most assured and exciting debuts. But part of what impresses about the pilot is also the way it confidently strings together so many small but telling details. Ginny (Kylie Bunbury) is the first woman to be called up from the minors to the big leagues, and no show since Friday Night Lights has done a better job of portraying the internal and external pressures that weigh heavily on young athletes asked to do much more than merely succeed on the field. Pitch will likely do a good job of getting viewers to root for it. The hope is that the show won’t be an impressive, short-lived curiosity, but rather a long-term phenomenon.

  • Kevin Fallon

    In a fall TV season that’s already making a splash for championing diverse, distinctive voices in an array of projects that they created, wrote, and starred in, Better Things on FX stands out. The show is created by, written by, and starsPamela Adlon. She plays Sam Fox, the single mother of three daughters modeled after her own reality-show-ready experience raising three girls in Los Angeles following a divorce. Sam is also, like Adlon, a working actress — on shows both raunchy, a la Californication, and animated for children, like her role on Recess. It’s a refreshingly blunt take on single motherhood without sacrificing the warmth of parental love, portraying the dance between selfishness and selflessness that’s at the heart of being a parent — especially one weathering the hormonal fireworks of a household of four women at different ages.

  • David Wiegand

    The fall TV season doesn’t count as much as it used to — we already know that. But no matter how many retreads the broadcast networks throw at viewers in the next few months, this fall will be memorable because of the premiere of Atlanta on Tuesday, Sept. 6, on FX. The half-hour comedy created by and starring Donald Glover (Community), simply and brilliantly recalibrates our expectations of what a TV comedy is and how black lives are portrayed on the medium.

  • Louisa Ada Seltzer

    The second reboot of the 1980s John Candy movie Uncle Buck, bumped by ABC from midseason, has the same tired jokes you'll find on any second-rate sitcom. Too bad, because Mike Epps is appealing and ABC would be wise to keep him around for future shows, but there’s just not enough to this show to suggest it will last past summer. It also airs against NBC’s America’s Got Talent, summer’s No. 1 program on broadcast, which may make it even harder to find an audience.

  • Neil Genzlinger

    Bryan Cranston brings his Tony Award-winning interpretation of President Lyndon B. Johnson to television in an adaptation of the Robert Schenkkan play All the Way, and it’s still quite a sight to behold, just as it was on Broadway in 2014. Nothing beats witnessing this kind of larger-than-life portrayal onstage, of course. But the television version, presented by HBO, offers plenty of rewards, allowing Cranston to work the close-ups and liberating him from the confines of a theater set. Cranston’s performance is a gem — in his hands, this accidental president comes across as an amazing bundle of contradictions, someone who seems at once too vulgar for the job and just right for it.

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