In addition to 21st Century Fox’s big night at the Emmys, this week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses covers CEO James Murdoch’s comments at a recent investor conference, National Geographic announcing its first ever Earth Week, FX Networks renewing “Atlanta” and “Better Things,” a 13-day marathon of “The Simpsons” on FXX, and more.
- Emmys by the numbers: Wins by program and network (Deadline)
- James Murdoch pledges more “consistent” quality for Fox film franchises (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Nat Geo sets first ‘Earth Week,’ pegged to presidential election (The Wrap)
- Ghetto Film School awards student prizes to young filmmakers (The Hollywood Reporter)
- FX renews ‘Better Things’ and ‘Atlanta’ (Variety)
- TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘Empire’ opens on top; ‘Designated Survivor,’ ‘Lethal Weapon,’ ‘Speechless’ solid (TV by the Numbers)
- TV ratings: ‘American Horror Story: Roanoke’ premiere is third most watched episode in FX franchise’s history (Variety)
- FX will show America’s uncomfortable truths in its ‘People v. O.J.’ follow-up about Hurricane Katrina (Adweek)
- FOX News beats CNN, MSNBC combined in both total viewers, prime (The Wrap)
- ‘The Simpsons’: FXX to air all 600 episodes in 13-day marathon (Entertainment Weekly)
Enjoy the weekend!