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IN THE NEWS
 
TV and broadband goliath Liberty Global is investing $7.5 million in television data company Samba TV to help the TV data company expand its operations worldwide and develop additional TV audience products using viewing data. The investment concludes Samba’s latest funding round. Last year, the company secured Series B financing from Union Grove Venture Partners, Disney, Interpublic Group, MDC Ventures and A+E Networks, among others.
 
The CW Network set its summer 2018 premiere dates, including new scripted series and returning shows. The network’s summer trio of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion will return with new episodes on June 4, 25 and 29, respectively. Additionally, the network’s two new summer dramas will debut on consecutive nights in July with new 10-ep fantasy adventure series The Outpost premiering Tuesday, July 10 at 8p and investigative legal drama Burden of Truth premiering Wednesday, July 11 at 8p. Docu-series My Last Days, hosted and exec produced by Jane the Virgin’s Justin Baldoni, returns for its second installment airing Friday, May 25, Friday, June 1 and Friday, June 8. Summer finales include Life Sentence on Friday, June 15 and Supergirl on Monday, June 18. New eps of The Originals and The 100 will also continue to air throughout the summer. 
 
HBO’s Insecure, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix’s One Day at a Time are among the contenders in the 77th annual Peabody Awards. The ceremony will be hosted by Hasan Minhaj of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, who is nominated for his Netflix comedy special. Event takes place May 19 in NY.
 
Will Bruce Willis get the last laugh? The TV and film star is the target of Comedy Central’s annual roast, which will take place in LA and air at a later date. “This ain’t the first time I’ll be tied to a chair and held hostage by a group of humorless —holes for a couple hours,” Willis teased in a promo.
 
Ricky Martin will return as a special guest at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, which will be televised exclusively on Logo on April 18 at 8p.
 
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess will announce the noms for the 63rd annual Drama Desk Awards on Thursday, April 26. The ceremony will be hosted by Michael Urie on Sunday, June 3 in NY.
 
Former Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller reportedly has been charged with phoning in a false bomb threat from an Amtrak train. He was arrested by federal authorities Monday night at LaGuardia Airport.
 
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UPFRONT AT THE UPFRONTS
 
Discovery Inc. president/CEO David Zaslav showed off his new blended family at the company’s Upfront yesterday at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, one month after Discovery acquired Scripps Networks Interactive. “We are proud to introduce, for the first time, the new Discovery,” said Zaslav.
 
Chief U.S. advertising sales officer Jon Steinlauf highlighted results from the Environment and Advertiser Impact Study, commissioned by Steinlauf and conducted by Nielsen, that show Discovery nets provide the most engaging viewing environment, commanding a 96 percent advantage over sports, news and general entertainment programming. Those nets now include: Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Animal Planet, Velocity, Travel Channel, Science Channel and DIY Network.
 
Discovery Inc.’s Velocity will now be known as the Motor Trend Network as part of a rebrand of its auto-related joint venture, with continuing series including Wheeler Dealers, Bitchin’ Rides and Speed Is the New Black. The venture formerly called The Enthusiast Network will now be known as the Motor Trend Group. The venture’s Motor Trend OnDemand digital product will continue to be available to consumers on mobile and connected devices.
 
Among other Discovery programming news:
Discovery Channel will feature 448 primetime hours of original programming in 2018, including docu-series Why We Hate (working title), from executive producers Steven Spielberg and Alex Gibney; Book of Hines, about a former military family who lives off the grid; building series Master of Arms (working title); Valley of the Kings, an excavation doc premiering on Discovery Channel and Science Channel; Taken by Tiger; Hard to Kill (working title); and Undercover Billionaire, just greenlit yesterday. Series taps the expertise of a self-made mogul to see if it’s possible to create a million-dollar company in 90 days with just a few dollars in his pocket.
 
HGTV will herald 766 hours of original programming in 2018, including: The Housleys, starring Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband Adam; reno series Home Suite Home; Mom and Me; and a new season of Good Bones.
 
Food Network will produce 650 hours of original programming this year, including:  Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition; Iron Chef America; Food Network Star; Comeback Kitchen; Chopped featuring Martha Stewart; and Buddy vs. Duff.
 
TLC is on track to create the most premiere hours of programming in its history including: new series Drew and Linda Say I Do (working title); Kate Plus Date (working title); JFK Jr. & Carolyn: A Camelot Wedding; family pets gone wild series Our Wild Life; and Mama Medium.
 
True crime hotbed Investigation Discovery will feature more than 650 hours of original programming in 2018. Among them, Khloe Kardashian is at the helm of a Twisted Sister, newly greenlit for a premiere on the network in 2019. Six-part series, which takes viewers inside provocative crimes committed by the unlikeliest of pairs—sisters, is produced by 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company. Also, Gypsy’s Revenge; Lake Erie; and The Night That Didn’t End (working title).
 
Enjoying its highest rated quarter in two years, Animal Planet will offer new series including inspirational Dodo Heroes, in conjunction with The Dodo; The Irwins (working title), featuring Bindi and Robert Irwin, children of Terri and the late Steve Irwin; and rescue series Amanda to the Rescue (working title). Puppy Bowl will return in 2019 for a milestone game.
 
 
PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
Apple came out on top in the bidding war for a TV series adaptation of Foundation, based on the Isaac Asimov sci-fi trilogy. The project hails from Skydance Television and has been put in development for straight-to-series. David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman will executive produce and show-run. Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross will also exec produce.
 
Paramount Network has put in development missing-person thriller series I Know Who You Are. Based on the 2017 Spanish limited series Se Quien Eres, the series is from The Last Ship co-creator Steven Kane, director David Semel (Star Trek: Discovery) and CBS TV Studios.
 
2017 Cynopsis Social Good honoree John Walsh will topline real-time investigation series In Pursuit for Investigation Discovery. Series, which engages ID’s audience to aid in the pursuit of justice, is produced by Zero Point Zero and is slated to premiere in Q1 2019.
 
AMC greenlit supernatural horror series NOS4A2, based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, who will also executive produce. Series follows a young, working class artist who discovers she has a supernatural ability to track the seemingly immortal and heinous Charlie Manx. Jami O’Brien (Fear The Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels) created the show and will serve as showrunner and executive producer along with executive producer Lauren Corrao, co-president of Tornante Television
 
Amazon is in talks to develop a series about Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Titled Sandstorm, the project will be written by Carter Harris (Bloodline) will and directed by Mohamed Diab (Clash). It’s a co-production between Anonymous Content and O3 Productions.
 
Universal Kids will debut its first original comedy, Greenfields, produced by Six Eleven Media in association with DHX Television’s Family Channel in Canada, in fall 2018. Live-action series consists of 20 half-hour episodes.
 
Original MythBuster Adam Savage returns to host and exec produce MythBusters Jr., a new series that will give six kids a chance to show off their ingenuity and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) skills. The 10-episode series will debut on Science Channel in the Q4 2018.
 
 
COMING UP
 
Paramount Network is looking to capitalize on the buzz around the Roseanne reboot by adding classic episodes of the series to its weekday lineup beginning Tuesday, April 17. Classic Roseanne will debut with a marathon from 9a-8p, and beginning Wednesday, April 18, four half-hour classic eps will run each weekday from 4-6p.
 
A Dangerous Son, a documentary from director Liz Garbus about children who are suffering with serious mental illness and the parents who try to obtain treatment in the face of limited resources, will debut on HBO on Monday, May 7.
 
Discovery launched its first Shark Week promo last night during the season premiere of Deadliest Catch; its 30th anniversary begins July 22.
 
 
MIP MUSINGS
 
In a developing story, Cannes is abuzz with talk that ITV is one of several television entities considering the purchase of Endemol Shine Group. Endemol Shine Group is owned half by 21st Century Fox and half by Apollo Global Management, a private equity firm.
 
Ovation licensed the first season of Jamie’s American Road Trip (6 x 60’) and three seasons of Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club (16 x 60’) from FremantleMedia International. The deal also includes the documentary Alinea in Residence Madrid. All three titles will air on the linear network as well as on Journy, Ovation’s AVOD travel channel… Nickelodeon International greenlit kids series The Covurts, the first original co-production the net with Israel-based Nutz Productions The Africa Channel and Cote Ouest signed a strategic alliance in which the parties will jointly pursue distribution, licensing and production opportunities across the globe.
 
 
DIGITAL DATA
 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg yesterday had the first of his hearings before Congress in the wake of the data breach scandal that exposed data from 89 million users. Zuckerberg testified before a joint session of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Among toplines at deadline: Zuckerberg confirmed Facebook is working with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into possible collusion in the US presidential election; Zuckerberg does not believe Facebook has a monopoly; Zuckerberg claimed FB doesn’t sell data to advertisers, but rather “We allow advertisers to tell us who they want to reach and we do the placement.”
Broadcaster Tegna and Snap are partnering to bring public Snapchat stories to its local news programs. Tegna owns stations in 39 US markets.
 
 
CASTING
 
Ahead of the season 2 premiere, HBO’s Westworld added cast members Tao Okamoto (Man in the High Castle), Julia Jones (Wind River), Martin Sensmeir (Magnificent Seven), Kiki Sukezane (Heroes: Reborn) and Zahn McClarnon (The Son) in recurring roles.
 
Also in: Aleksa Palladino (Halt and Catch Fire) will recur on CBS All Access’ thriller series $1… Lois Robbins has a recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of TV Land’s Younger Lili Simmons (Ray Donovan), Hannah Anderson (New Mutants) and Lee Tergesen (Oz) scored series regular roles in The Purge for USA Network and Syfy.
 
Epix announced that undefeated boxing champ Andre “Son of God” Ward (who’s reprising his role in Creed II this November) will host The Contender. Additionally, Freddie Roach and Naazim Richardson join the show as trainers.
 
 
ADVERTISING & PARTNERSHIPS
 
2018 Olympic gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando will join the Know Your Value platform in a partnership with platform founder and MSNBC co-host Mika Brzezinski and Comcast NBCU. Brzezinski will interview the Lamoureux twins for KnowYourValue.com, an NBC News digital media platform that provides advice and support to women. Additionally, the Olympians will participate in a quarterly series for KnowYourValue.com and join Know Your Value’s lineup of speakers at conferences.
 
For the first time in more than 20 years, the PGA Tour is launching a new multimedia ad campaign. Titled “Live Under Par,” developed with agency Troika, aims to reach beyond the core golf fan and attract new and diverse fan segments to the sport.
 
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RATINGS
 
MTV’s Jersey Shore revival is smoking hot. Last week’s debut of Jersey Shore Family Vacation drew a 4.2 rating among MTV’s core demo of A18-34 in Live+3, making it the network’s highest rated series premiere ever in Live+3.
 
In syndication, the week ending April 1 was an explosive one for Dr. Phil, although many other daytime shows fizzled with the notable exception of syndication champion Judge Judy. Dr. Phil (3.2 Live+ Same Day national Nielsen rating, up 7% from the week before), which has finished first in the category for 82 straight weeks with just one tie, was the sole top 10 talk show in positive territory, widening its lead among the yakkers to more than a full point despite being in reruns for part of the week. Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.1, down 9%) aired only repackaged episodes all week but remained the second highest talk show for the fourth consecutive week. Ellen DeGeneres (new season low 1.8, down 18%) was also in repeats, and Steve Harvey’s Steve (1.3, steady), also in repeats, was one of the few top daytime shows able to avoid a decline, tying Wendy Williams (1.3, down 7%) for fifth place in talk.
 
Hallmark Channel’s annual programming “Spring Fever” programming event culminated Saturday night with the world premiere of Once Upon a Prince, which marked the most-watched and highest-rated cable program of the day, excluding news and sports with a live plus same day HH rating of 2.4, 2.6 million Total Viewers and 488,000 W25-54, according to Nielsen data.
 
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 3/26/18 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.1AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.4AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.2AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.1AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 5.0AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.2 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.0AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 3.0AA
Hot Bench (CTD) 2.3A
Modern Family (AT) 2.2AA
Live With Kelly & Ryan (DAD) 2.1AA
Ellen DeGeneres Show (WB 1.8A
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 3/26/18 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.0AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.7A
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.4AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.3AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.2AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.1AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.1AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 0.7AA
Dr. Phil (AT) 0.7AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 0.6AA
Goldbergs (AT) 0.8AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of April 2, 2018
ABC Good Morning America 4.05 million total viewers, 1.1/10 and 1.29 million A25-54
NBC Today 3.92 million total viewers, 1.1/11 and 1.36 million A25-54
CBS This Morning 3.31 million total viewers, 0.7/7 and 879,000 million A25-54

Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of April 2, 2018
ABC World News Tonight 8.27 million total viewers, 1.5/7 and 1.75 million A25-54
NBC Nightly News 7.79 million total viewers, 1.7/8 and 1.77 million A25-54
CBS Evening News 6.17 million total viewers, 1.1/5 and 1.29 million A25-54

Broadcast Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of April 2, 2018
NBC Tonight Show 3.38 million total viewers, .5/3 A18-49
ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live 2.17 million total viewers, .5/3 A18-49
CBS Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2.11 million total viewers, .3/2 A18-49

Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Monday, April 9, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 8.01 million
The Voice 9.75, Good Girls 4.51
ABC: 6.59 million
American Idol 7.63, The Crossing 4.52
CBS: 5.16 million
Kevin Can Wait 5.83, Man With a Plan 5.53, Superior Donuts 4.88, Scorpion 5.42
FOX: 1.69 million
Lucifer 1.69, The Resident 1.69
Telemundo: 900,000
Mi Familia Perfecta 731,000, Al Otro Lado Del Muro 880,000, Enemigo Intimo 1.02
Univision: 1.2 million
El Rico y Lazaro 1.27, Papa a Todo Madre 1.15, Por Amar Sin Ley 1.15
CW: 1.11 million
Legends of Tomorrow 1.43, iZombie .8

Monday A19-49 Rating: ABC 1.3.5, FOX .4/2, NBC 1.6/6, CBS .8/3, UNI .6/2, TELE .5/2, CW .3/1
 
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
Ken Scherer, CEO of the Motion Picture Television Fund Foundation, is exiting his full-time gig and will transition to an executive consulting position for the group’s upcoming 100th anniversary program. Bob Beitcher, the MPTF’s president/CEO, will take over leadership of fundraising duties on an interim basis.
 
Hugh Son will join CNBC.com as a reporter covering the banking sector. Son has covered finance for Bloomberg News since 2006.
 
Frank Friedman is joining the E.W. Scripps Co. in the newly created role of vice president of consumer engagement for Local Media. He most recently was president of local investment for Publicis Media.
 
Lauren Fry rejoined Simulmedia in the new position of VP, customer success and business analytics. She had previously had been with Simulmedia from 2013-16, and served as director of tune-in sales at AT&T AdWorks since May 2017.
 
Gravitas Ventures hired Alyson Stewart in the new post of SVP of sales and strategy. Stewart previously was at Mediamorph,
 
TVision Insights, which measures eyes-on-screen to every second of programming and advertising on television, announced Dave Marquard joined the company as chief product officer. Most recently, Marquard was an exec at Integral Ad Science.

IN MEMORIAM
 
Emmy-winning cinematographer Ralph Woolsey, whose television work includes Batman and It Takes a Thief, has died at age 104.
 
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CW: Riverdale, Dynasty
FOX: Empire, Star
NBC: The Wall, Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special
PBS: Nature, NOVA, Supernature – Wild Flyers
Telemundo: Milagros de Navidad, Sangre di mi Tierra, Senora Acero 4: La Coyote
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