The following is a list of events affecting American television in 2014.
Events listed include television show debuts, finales, and cancellations; channel launches, closures, and rebrandings; stations changing or adding their network affiliations; and information about changes of ownership of channels or stations, controversies and carriage disputes.
Hearst Corporation announces that David Barrett, CEO of its television station division, has ceded day-to-day oversight to the division's President/COO, Jordan Wertleib. ABC begins limiting online access to day-after streaming of its series' new episodes to customers of participating cable providers, Hulu Plus, i Tunes, and Amazon Video and restricting free access to recent episodes on its website and streaming app to other users eight days after an episode's original airdate. to its name (the result of a partnership with Yahoo!
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It is Leno's second departure from Tonight (the first being his departure in 2009 and his controversial return in 2010), and his final show features guests Billy Crystal (Leno's first Tonight guest in 1992) and Garth Brooks.
On the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS marks the occasion with a concert special, featuring performances by modern-day artists such as Katy Perry and Maroon 5, plus an interview with surviving Beatles Paul Mc Cartney and Ringo Starr by David Letterman, whose Late Show presently occupies Ed Sullivan's former studio.
The skier was supposed to compete in the events, but a series of injuries resulted in Vonn withdrawing from the Games earlier this month.
Sinclair-controlled ABC affiliate WHAM-TV/Rochester begins producing morning and 10 p.m.
newscasts for its Fox-affiliated sister station WUHF.
The Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII, the franchise's first championship, an event watched by 111.5 million viewers.
It is the fourth time since 2010 that the NFL's championship game sets the all-time total viewership record. The Sony Pictures Entertainment-owned digital network, which primarily airs feature films from Sony's film library, launches in 25 markets, airing mainly on subchannels of Univision Communications-owned stations.