Sparkle-“E” Entertainment News

Thrilling Season One Finale Of WGN America’s Hit Series ‘Underground’ Soars As The #1 Scripted Original Series On Cable On Wednesday Night, May 11, 3016 In Key Demos In Live + 3 Viewing

Critically Lauded Series Scores 3 Million Total Viewers Season-to-Date in Live + 7 Viewing; Lights Up Twitter as the #1 Most Social Cable Drama on Wednesday Nights

 Underground on TOP with High Ratings… Action Adventure continuing it’s RUN! WGN America Renews Standout Series ‘Underground‘ for a Second Season..

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED UNDERGROUND RAILROAD THRILLER, CREATED BY MISHA GREEN AND JOE POKASKI AND EXECUTIVE-PRODUCED BY JOHN LEGEND, IS THE NETWORK’S MOST-WATCHED ORIGINAL SCRIPTED PROGRAM EVER! 
The Underground Railroad thriller is among the most widely praised  NEW dramas on television. The breakout hit series, draws 3 million Total Viewers on Wednesday nights season-to-date in Live + 7 delivery, lifting an average of +131% in time-shifted viewing among Adults 25-54, and is the #6 highest-rated scripted series premiere of any cable drama this season. “Underground” was the #1 original scripted series on cable last Wednesday night across all key demos in Live + 3 ratings. 

Underground” 2016 Primetime Emmy Campaign Underway

 

NBC Universal Acquires DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion

As expected, Comcast unit NBC Universal is acquiring DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, which is a 27% premium on DWA’s inflated stock price since scuttlebutt about a possible sale first emerged.

DWA, whose movies are distributed at retail by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, will join Universal Pictures’ Filmed Entertainment division. Co-founder and CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg becomes chairman of DreamWorks New Media, which includes AwesomenessTV and Nova, and remains a consultant to Universal. 

The deal is slated to close by the end of the year.

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