04/08/15: ABC’s World News Tonight breaks NBC’s Nightly News’ 288-week winning streak; Nina Dobrev announces Vampire Diaries exit; Jonathan Murray steps down from Bunim/Murray Productions







Good morning. It’s Wednesday April 8, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Destination America: True Supernatural at 10p
Lifetime: Little Women: LA: Terra’s Little Family at 9p
LMN: I Love You But…I Lied at 10p
PBS: Nature: Animal Homes at 8p (check local listings)
UP: Heartland at 9p

Tonight’s Finales:
Comedy: Workaholics at 10p
Cooking: Extra Virgin at 9p
ID: Web of Lies at 10p


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ABC’s World News Tonight With David Muir broke the 288-week total viewer winning streak of NBC Nightly News, with 7.99 million viewers versus NBC’s 7.91 million. ABC also won in the A18-49 and A25-54 demos, its first trifecta in over seven years. NBC was quick to voice support for its anchor, who took over when Brian Williams was suspended in February for misreporting events: “Lester Holt has led NBC Nightly News to great success over the past two months, and we continue to be pleased with his strong performance during this time.”


Ruling on a complaint by Comcast, The Council of Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division said DirecTV should discontinue certain claims made in a series of TV commercials featuring Rob Lowe. Comcast challenged statements in the ads saying DirecTV has 99% signal reliability, and its customers get the industry’s “best picture quality and sound.” DirecTV is appealing NAD’s findings, noting that the Lowe ads “are so outlandish and exaggerated that no reasonable consumer would believe that the statements being made by [Lowe’s] alter-ego characters are comparative or need to be substantiated.”

Vampire Diaries fan favorite Nina Dobrev is leaving the CW drama. “I always knew I wanted Elena’s story to be a six season adventure,” the actress announced via Instagram. Said Vampire exec producer Julie Plec, “Nina is excited to spread her wings, get some rest, travel the world and also take it by storm, and we support her a thousand-fold.” Michael Trevino is also leaving the show, to do a pilot. As for the plotline, “Fasten you seatbelts,” Dobrev told her fans. “If you think you know what’s coming, you don’t.”

Vampire Diaries fans are lamenting the departure of Nina Dobrev. Which series stars are irreplaceable? Let us know in the new Cynopsis poll.

CBS Corporation announced the availability of CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription video on demand and Nielsen-measured live streaming service, on the Roku platform. For $5.99 a month, it offers Roku player and Roku TV users thousands of episodes from the current season, previous seasons and classic shows on demand, as well as the ability to stream local CBS television stations live in 14 of the largest U.S. markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia.

The median age of primetime broadcast TV viewers has risen to 57, versus a median age of 38 for the total U.S. population, according to media consulting company Media Dynamics, reports MediaPost. In 1990, the median age of viewers was 41, versus 33 for the population. But all is not lost – despite the chatter about Millennials, 75 percent of brands’ sales efforts are focused on consumers age 35 and up.

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee offers a glimpse into the world of Cuban children in
“So Close and Yet So Far Away: The Kids of Cuba.” Special premieres Monday, April 13 at 8p on Nickelodeon.

A+E Networks struck an exclusive online retail partnership with Sony DADC’s relentlessGENERATOR. Through the deal, relentlessGENERATOR will build dedicated anchor storefronts for A&E, History and Lifetime and handle all direct-to-consumer eCommerce initiatives for A+E Networks, using its Commerce and CRM platforms.


Seven months into their new overall deal with CBS Television Studios, The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King launched their own King Size Productions. Liz Glotzer, formerly president of Castle Rock Entertainment, will oversee the company. "We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Liz,” said the Kings. “Not only does she have spectacular taste, she has years of experience working with wonderful feature writers – many of whom are now looking to explore TV.”

Entertainment One Television struck a first-look deal with veteran television and film producers Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez and their Creature Films banner. Under the terms of the pact, Ford and Lopez will develop and produce unscripted programming with eOne.

SIM Group has merged with Tattersall Sound and Picture, a Toronto-based provider of sound editorial, ADR and mixing services. The move extends SIM Group’s reach into sound post production.


At a press breakfast at NYC’s Rainbow Room on Tuesday (waffles, anyone?), USA Network announced a packed summer slate, more content from live action entertainment company WWE and two reality show spin-offs in development.

First the spin-offs, inspired by Chrisley Knows Best. A late night talk show hosted by Todd Chrisley is in development, along with a pilot produced by series partner Maverick TV focused on the family. “Fans can’t get enough of the Chrisleys,” said Jackie de Crinis, EVP of Original Programming. “We’re excited to give viewers an even bigger dose of this entertaining, unpredictable and lovable family.” Chrisley Knows Best returns for season three Tuesday, June 2 at 9p.

Also rolling out this summer are five original dramas, another reality series and a comedy. New hacker drama Mr. Robot and thriller Complications bow in June, along with Chrisley Knows Best, season seven of Royal Pains, season five of Suits, the return of season three of Graceland and competition reality show WWE Tough Enough. August brings season two of comedy Playing House.

The net’s also making room for more WWE programming, with SmackDown (currently airing Fridays on Syfy) joining the Thursday lineup in 1Q16. “WWE consistently delivers one of the largest and most socially engaged live audiences in entertainment and we’re excited to expand our long-standing relationship and be the true cable home for the WWE fan,” said USA Network President Chris McCumber. Monday Night Raw stands as the most-watched, regularly scheduled year-round program on cable, airing a live three-hour block every Monday. McCumber also announced, to cheers, that after 35 years the Stanley Cup, in association with NBC, would be returning to the net.

On the development slate: nine scripted drama projects, from Charlize Theron, Rob Reiner, Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black), Eric Kripke (Supernatural), Aaron Korsh (Suits) and Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), among others, and an alternative project with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.


Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman stars as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco, premiering Monday, May 25, at 8p on Lifetime. The movie follows the former Hollywood star’s life as the Princess of Monaco.

Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris help women of all shapes and sizes in new TLC series Curvy Brides. Owners of Curvaceous Couture, the sisters/entrepreneurs make it their mission to find brides the right dress for their figure on their special day. Series premieres Friday, May 1 at 9:30p.

History‘s Engineering Disasters, investigating the causes of recent catastrophes and engineering dangers, premieres Saturday, April 11 at 10p. The series is produced by Outpost Entertainment.

National Geographic Channel goes back into the muck for a second season of Filthy Riches on Wednesday, May 6 at 9p, following industrious Americans who would rather wade through deep rivers and underbrush than piles of paperwork.

DNA series Swab Stories premieres Wednesday, April 29 at 9p on VH1. Jared Rosenthal, who owns and operates the “Who’s Your Daddy?” testing truck, and his assistant Ana Lopez, hit the streets with a clinic on wheels to collect clients’ specimens, then, return to deliver life-changing news.

Truffle foragers battle Mother Nature – and each other – to dig up buried treasure in Discovery Channel’s Unearthed. Series debuts Wednesday, April 29 at 9p.

Time Inc. and Telemundo launch SOS: Salva Mi Casa (SOS: Save My House) on Saturday, April 11 at 12p. The home improvement show, Time Inc.’s first Spanish-language television program and first major collaboration with Telemundo, follows families in need of room renovations, with host Andrea Minski and general contractor Jose Perez coming to the rescue.

The premiere of History’s Blood and Glory: The Civil War In Color aired last night, offering unprecedented access to government and private archives. Beginning today, History Digital offers a series of original articles, as well as the release of an updated version of its The Civil War Today iPad app.


Rugged Justice has been greenlit for a second season on Animal Planet. The documentary series from Shark Teeth Film starts production in Washington State later this month for a fall 2015 return.


House alum Robert Sean Leonard has been tapped to guest star on a May episode of NBC‘s Law & Order: SVU

Tvline reports that Jaleel White, Urkel on Family Matters, nabbed a guest spot on ABC‘s Castle. He’ll play a larger-than-life sketch series star.

Anthony Tyler Quinn is heading back to Girl Meets World. He’ll reprise his role of Jonathan Turner, the kids’ main teacher and Shawn’s mentor, in the episode titled “Girl Meets the New Teacher.”


FOX International Channels Content Sales has secured five distribution deals for upcoming thriller Wayward Pines. In Canada, City TV has come onboard for the US simulcast, while Shomi, Roger Media’s new SVOD joint venture, has picked up second window rights to the series. The show has also been sold to Sky in New Zealand, STAR World in India, DBS in Israel and Filmbox in Romania.

UK’s Channel 4 snapped up Fox hit Empire, to debut this spring on E4. “It’s grown and grown as audiences have fallen in love with its unforgettable characters and soundtrack,” said Channel 4’s chief creative officer Jay Hunt. “I’m delighted it’s coming to E4.”


Character actor James Best died April 6 of pneumonia. He was 88. Best appeared on numerous series, but was best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard.

Comedian and voice actor Stan Freberg died April 7 in Santa Monica. Freberg, who had been suffering from respiratory problems and pneumonia, was 88.


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The 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV was the most-watched NCAA Tournament in 22 years, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals, averaging 11.3 million total viewers, up 8 percent from last year (10.5 million viewers), and is the highest average viewership for the NCAA Tournament in 22 years (12.7 million; 1993).

Facing the NCAA championship on CBS, Fox’s The Following hit a series low .9/3 among A18-49 on Monday, and CW’s Jane the Virgin matched a series low .4/1.

The return of AMC’s Mad Men on Sunday for the start of its last lap delivered 2.3 million viewers and 1 million among A18-49, even with its year-ago season seven premiere. Stay tuned for Live+3 data  the season seven midseason finale saw an 87 percent Live+3 pop in viewers and whopping 116 percent boost in the demo. Series finale is May 17.

Part one of HBO documentary Sinatra: All Or Nothing at All drew 963,000 viewers on Sunday, dropping to 569,000 on Monday opposite the NCAA championship.

Discovery’s Dual Survival hit a series high in P25-54 (1.3), M25-54 (1.74), W25-54 (.88), P12-17 (.81) and 2.12 million total viewers P2+ in Live+3 Nielsens for Wednesday, April 1. Versus its season five premiere in January, the show has boosted its W25-54 rating by 80 percent and its M25-54 rating by 38 percent.

Starz‘s Outlander returned from its midseason hiatus on April 4 to more than 1.22 million viewers, a 69 percent increase over the series’ premiere last summer (721,000), despite strong head-to-head Saturday night competition with the NCAA Men’s Basketball semifinal.

He’s still got it: Among W25-54, 76-year-old Maury Povich (Maury: 1.5 demo rating, up 7 percent) was the top-rated talker for the week among W25-54.

Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of March 30, 2015)?
World News Tonight 7.99 million total viewers; 1.6/7 and 1.952 million A25-54
NBC: Nightly News 7.91 million total viewers; 1.5/6 1.791 million A25-54?
?CBS: Evening News 6.57 million total viewers; 1.2/4 and 1.458 million A25-54?
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of March 30, 2015
The Big Bang Theory 3.4/14
NBC: The Voice (Mon) 3.2/10
ABC: Modern Family 3.0/10
ABC: blackish 2.4/8
NBC: A.D. The Bible Continues 2.3/7
CBS: NCIS 2.2/8
CBS: Survivor 2.2/8
ABC: Dancing With the Stars 2.1/6
ABC: Scandal 2.1/7
CBS: Scorpion 2.0/6
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Top Ten Basic Cable Networks Live + 7 Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 3/16/15
Primetime (000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
2732/NICK 1344
TBSC 2376/ADSM* 1279
AMC 2308/TNT 1129
USA 2008/DSNY 1104
FOXN 1854/USA 1082
HIST 1723/FOXN 1077
HGTV 1583/TOON 1041
DSNY 1494/TBSC 868
ADSM 1411/HGTV 839
TRU 1267/NAN* 819
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Final: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.

Top Ten Basic Cable Networks Live + 7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of: 3/16/15
Primetime (000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
AMC 1321
/ADSM* 762
TNT 1071/TNT 454
TBSC 1069/TBSC 437
USA 818/USA 404
ADSM 748/NICK 391
HIST 628/NAN* 374
BRAV 625/AMC 364
FAM 619/TOON 335
TRU 570/ESPN 296
FX 544/HGTV 292
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Final: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Top Ten Basic Cable Programs Live + 7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of: 3/16/15
The Walking Dead (AMC) 12684
Talking Dead (AMC) 4484
Better Call Saul (AMC) 3802
The Real Housewives of Atlanta (BRAV) 2488
Keeping Up with the Kardashians (EN) 2207
Vikings (HIST) 2067
WWE Entertainment (USA) 2029
WWE Entertainment (USA) 2006
Love & Hip Hop (VH1) 1975
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1967

Top 10 M-F Syndicate Strip Series for the week of March 23 ranked in order of HH Rtg
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.4AA
Big Bang Theory (WB) 6.3AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.3AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.2AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.1AA
Modern Family (2/T) 3.4AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.4AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.9AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.9AA
Live With Kelly & Michael (DAD) 2.8AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 11 M-F Syndicate Strip Series for the week of March 23 ranked in order of A18-49 Rtg
Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.9AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.0AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.9AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.5AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.4AA
How I Met Your Mother (2/T) 1.3AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.2AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.2AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 1.2AA
Seinfeld (SPT) 1.1AA
Cleveland Show (2/T) 1.1AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Monday A18-49 Analysis: CBS won the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 4.1/2, according to final primetime ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s The Voice led at 8p with 3.0/10, while ABC’s Dancing With the Stars placed second with 2.0/7. At 9p, CBS’s NCAA Basketball Championship Pre-Show and NCAA Basketball Championship combined for the top spot with 6.1/19, while NBC’s The Voice trailed with 2.9/8. At 10p, CBS’s NCAA Basketball Championship topped with 9.2/27. NBC’s Night Shift trailed with 1.4/4.

A18-49: CBS 4.1/2, NBC 2.2/7, ABC 1.4/1, UNI 1.1/3, FOX 0.7/3, CW 0.5/2, TELE 0.4/1, ION 0.4/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, April 6, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated.
CBS: 8.1/13
Mike & Molly [r] 3.3/5, NCAA Basketball Championship Pre-Show 5.0/8, NCAA Basketball Championship 16.0/26
ABC: 6.4/10
Dancing With the Stars 8.9/14, Castle [r] 3.8/6
NBC: 5.1/8
The Voice 6.6/10, Night Shift 3.6/6
FOX: 1.6/3
Gotham 1.3/2 [r], The Following 1.9/3
Amores con Trampa 1.5/2, Hasta Fin del Mundo 1.7/3, Que te Perdone Dios…Yo No 1.5/3
ION: 1.0/2
Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 0.9/2
Avenida Brazil 0.7/1, Tierra de Reyes 0.7/1, Duenos del Paraiso 0.8/1
CW: 0.7/1
The Originals 0.7/1, Jane the Virgin 0.6/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: ABC won the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 1.4/5, according to final primetime ratings from Nielsen. ABC’s The Ten Commandments led at 7p with 1.3/5, followed by CBS’s 60 Minutes with 1.0/4. ABC’s The Ten Commandments gained ground at 8p with 1.6/5. CBS’s Madam Secretary trailed with 1.1/4. At 9p, NBC’s A.D. The Bible Continues took over the top spot with 2.3/7, followed by ABC’s The Ten Commandments with 1.4/4. ABC’s The Ten Commandments closed the night at #1 at 10p with 1.5/5. NBC’s American Odyssey trailed with 1.1/4.

A18-49: ABC 1.4/5, NBC 1.3/4, CBS 1.0/3, UNI 0.9/3, FOX 0.8/3, TELE 0.6/2, ION 0.1/0

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, April 5, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated.
CBS: 4.9/9
60 Minutes 5.0/10, Madam Secretary 5.8/10, The Good Wife 5.2/9, Battle Creek 3.7/7
ABC: 4.0/7
The Ten Commandments 4.0/7
NBC: 3.6/6
Dateline 2.4/5, Dateline 3.0/5, A.D. The Bible Continues 5.7/9, American Odyssey 3.3/6
Aqui Y Ahora 0.8/2, Nuestra Belleza 1.4/2, Sal y Pimienta 1.5/4
FOX: 1.1/2
The Simpsons [r] 0.9/2, Bob’s Burgers [r] 0.9/2, The Simpsons Encore [r] 1.4/2, Family Guy Encore [r] 1.4/2, Last Man on Earth [r] 1.2/2, Last Man on Earth [r] 1.1/2
Voz Kids 1.0/2, Suelta la Sopa 0.4/1
ION: 0.5/1
Listener 0.5/1, Listener 0.4/1, Listener 0.5/1, Listener 0.4/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: ABC ranked tops for the most A18-49 viewers Saturday with 0.6/2, according to final primetime ratings from Nielsen. ABC’s Shark Tank was #1 at 8p with 0.5/2. CBS’s Crimetime Saturday and ION’s Criminal Minds tied for second with 0.4/2. At 9p, ABC’s In An Instant and CBS’s Crimetime Saturday tied for the lead with 0.6/2, while FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen, Telemundo’s Cine Millonario and ION’s Criminal Minds tied for second with 0.3/1. At 10p, ABC’s In An Instant topped alone with 0.8/3. CBS’s 48 Hours trailed with 0.6/2.

A18-49: ABC 0.6/2, CBS 0.5/2, UNI 0.5/2, NBC 0.3/1, FOX 0.3/1, ION 0.3/1, TELE 0.3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, April 4, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated.
CBS: 2.6/5
Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.4/5, Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.4/4, 48 Hours 2.9/5
ABC: 2.2/5
Shark Tank 1.8/4, In An Instant 2.5/5
NBC: 1.2/2
Law and Order: SVU [r] 1.2/2, The Blacklist [r] 1.1/2, SNL Prime [r] 1.4/3
Sabado Gigante 0.9/2
ION: 0.9/2
Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 0.9/2, Criminal Minds 0.8/1
FOX: 0.7/1
Backstrom [r] 0.7/1, Hell’s Kitchen [r] 0.6/1
Cine Millonario 0.3/1, Futbol Estelar .2/0


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Jonathan Murray is exiting his role as chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions (The Real World), the company he launched with the late Mary-Ellis Bunim 23 years ago, and which was purchased by Banijay Group in 2010. Murray will serve on the board as executive consultant. Gil Goldschein, who had been president, slips into the chairman and CEO slot.

The Jackal Group hired Bryan Thompson as Head of Business Affairs. Thompson last served as Head of Legal Affairs for Whalerock Industries, where he supported the company’s digital endeavors.

Jen Mintz has been upped to Vice President, Marketing at Starz. She most recently served as Executive Director, Originals Marketing at the network.

Daniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone have been named Co-Executive Vice Presidents of newly launched Endemol Shine Latino. Rodriguez was formerly Shine Group’s Vice President of Sales for Latin America; Piccone had served as Senior Vice President, Endemol Latino USA.

The Jim Henson Company promoted Casie Friedman from Director, Global Distribution, Sales, to Senior Director, Global Distribution, Sales, and Katie Mullins from Assistant, Global Distribution to Coordinator, Global Distribution. In addition,
Amy Takahara has been hired as Director, Global Distribution, Sales.

Tim Bennett has been upped to Vice President and Station Manager at WUPA-TV, the CBS-owned Atlanta affiliate of The CW Network, and Director of Sales at the CBS Television Stations’ national spot sales office in Atlanta. Bennett last served as sales manager of the station group’s national spot sales office in Atlanta.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. hired Steve Farber as Senior Vice President of Operations, effective April 20. Farber currently serves as Senior Vice President of Operations for Tribune Broadcasting.

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Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: On Cheers (1982-1993), what had Norm’s nickname been in high school? Moonglow. Kudos to: Debbie Sullivan-Discovery Communications/Silver Spring, MD, Michael Ritz-BucStar Consulting, NYC. Steven Piluso-SCDP/NYC, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL, Cynthia New-Charter Media/Cape Girardeau, MO, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA/LA, Jerry Jones-JJ Event Sales/San Francisco, CA, Coleen Raymann-Disney/ Burbank, CA.

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JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SR PRODUCER/BRAVO/NYC: Produce & manage content (blogs, talent intvws, video, etc) for Bravo’s Daily Dish. 5+ yrs related digital editorial exp. Bravo knowledge a must. Full info/apply HERE (4/11)

JOB OPENING: MGR. MEDIA OPERATIONS/Crown Media Family Networks/LA: Manage post-production process, schedule edit times, manage staff. Quality control and manage media workflow. BS/BA req and Min 5 yrs exp.Apply HERE (4/10)

JOB OPENING: VP, PROGRAMMING/Eastern TV/NY: Seasoned creative exec oversee large slate of shows. Strong writing/Mngmnt skills a must. Min 10 yrs exp in TV. Exp @ prod co or ntwrk w/a broad range of Prgrmg – docuseries, formats, live an asset.. Resume jobs@eastern.tv (4/10)

JOB OPENING: EXEC DIRECTOR PROMOS & INTERSTITIALS/NBCU/LA: Drive development & execution of promos & interstitials for Int. Networks group. Experience in promos required. Full info/apply HERE (4/9)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR DIGITAL ANALYTIC/E!/LA: Handle digital analytics for E! and E! Online groups. Min 5 years exp in digitally-focused news org with strong pop culture/ent. content. Full info/apply HERE (4/9)

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ABC: The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Nashville
CBS: Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI: Cyber
CW: Arrow, SupernaturalFOX: American Idol
NBC: The Voice, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD
PBS: Nature, NOVA [r], Nazi Mega Weapons
Telemundo: Avenida Brasil, Tierra de Reyes, Duenos del Paraiso
Univision: Amores con Trampa, Hasta el Fin del Mundo, Que te Perdone Dios…Yo No

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