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A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
August 2nd, 2018 | 9:00am – 2:30pm | NYC
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“Data breaches and privacy rights have risen to the forefront. What does the future hold for data driven targeting for publishers and advertisers? Who should own the data? What rights will consumers have? What role should the government have in securing a consumer’s right to their own data? These are just a few questions that will be addressed at the Cynopsis Measurement & Data conference.” – Brad Adgate
 
 

PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: April 27-29, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (Buena Vista) $250.0 million, opening weekend
A Quiet Place (Paramount) $10.7 million (week 4), cume revenue $148.2 million
I Feel Pretty (STX) $8.1 million (week 2), cume revenue $29.6 million
Rampage (Warner Bros.) $7.1 million (week 3), cume revenue $77.9 million
Black Panther (Buena Vista) $4.4 million (week 11), cume revenue $688.0 million
Super Troopers 2 (Fox) $3.6 million (week 2), cume revenue $22.1 million
Truth or Dare (Universal) $3.2 million (week 3), cume revenue $35.3 million
Blockers (Universal) $2.9 million (week 4), cume revenue $53.2 million
Ready Player One (Warner Bros.) $2.4 (week 5) cume revenue $130.7 million
Traffik (Lionsgate) $1.6 million (week 2), cume revenue $6.7 million
Source: comScore
 

NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
Highlights of Freeform’s May slate include the two-hour season finale of  Shadowhunters (Tuesday, May 15 at 9p)  and season finales of Famous in Love (Wednesday, May 30 at 8p) and Siren (Thursday, May 24 at 8p). To celebrate the Royal Wedding, Freeform will air a special Happily Ever After-themed Funday Weekend Movie Marathon on May 12 and 13, with Disney Princess movies, and a “Royal Wedding Slumber Party” on Friday, May 18.
 
TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? returns Monday, May 21 at 9p. This year’s crop of celebs tracing their ancestry includes Hilary Duff (Younger), Jean Smart (Legion), Two and a Half Men’s Jon Cryer, Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), and SNL alum Molly Shannon.
 
Season two of Travel Channel’s Caribbean Pirate Treasure debuts with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, June 13 at 10p and 10:30p. Docu-series follows the underwater adventures of Philippe Cousteau and his wife Ashlan.
 
New ID series The Last 24 has its first episode Friday, May 11 at 9p, with investigators reconstructing the final hours of victims’ lives to crack murder cases.
 
 
COMING UP
 
A special edition of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, hosted by Jane Lynch, will join the Red Nose Day celebration on Thursday, May 24 at 9p. Kelly Clarkson (The Voice), Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), Jack Black (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Chelsea Handler (Chelsea), Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Sarah Silverman (I Love You, America), Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) and Cedric the Entertainer (Why Him) will compete in support of the mission to end child poverty. 
 
 
GOING GLOBAL
 
DirecTV announced the launch of a 4K Ultra High Definition channel for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay. The channel, number 4000 on the programming guide, offers live and recorded content across a variety of genres.
 
FremantleMedia International acquired distribution rights to new series Jamie Cooks Italy. Commissioned by Channel 4, show follows Jamie Oliver and mentor Gennaro Contaldo exploring Italian cuisine.
 
 
ADVERTISING
 
Branded Entertainment Network announced record revenue for 1Q18, the strongest quarter in the company’s history. With 1500 brand integrations delivered in the first quarter, the company is on track to deliver more than 6,000 integrations in 2018. Helping BEN’s growth were the additions of Cheerios (General Mills), Greyhound, Suave (Unilever), Pizza Hut, Secret (P&G), and WowWee as new clients.  
 
Walmart is the most-talked-about brand offline (via face-to-face conversations), according to Engagement Labs, followed by Coca Cola and Samsung. Most-talked-about brand online (via social media) was Fox News; the NBA and the NFL were second and third. “These brands compete fiercely on the playing field by investing in talkworthy advertising, designing talkworthy products and cultivating relationships with loyal customers who advocate for the brand,” said Engagement Labs CEO Ed Keller.
 
Discovery is partnering with Swedish Fish candy for a campaign for this summer’s “Shark Week.” Elements include a mobile game and co-branded packaging.
 
 
DIGITAL DATA
 
Hulu is approaching 20 million subscribers, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which means it’s grown nearly 18% since January. The company has been investing more in library and original content, including buzz-worthy, Emmy-winning The Handmaid’s Tale.
 
Upfront digital video ad spend will rise 25.4% for the September-August broadcast year, to $3.64 billion, according to eMarketer. The research company also projects the number of people in the U.S. who watch digital video will rise 2.7%, to 228.8 million.
 
BritBox, the subscription service from BBC Studios and ITV, is celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle with ITV’s live broadcast of the big event. Live stream begins on BritBox at 10:30a BST and will also have time-shifted streams for EDT and PDT viewers.  An hour-long Royal wedding highlights show will be available soon after the wedding concludes. 
 
Tidal struck a partnership with LeBron James’ digital media company, Uninterrupted, to exclusively premiere Becoming Bobby Feeno, a docu-series following former NFL Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster from his mid-season retirement through recording his debut album, “Flamingo & Koval.” Project was first incubated on the Tongal platform.
 
Help Us Get Married!, hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley, will premiere over two nights, starting Thursday, May 3 on Facebook Watch. Interactive docu-series follows three newly-engaged couples planning their weddings with the help of the Facebook community.
 
Comedy Motherland, from Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), debuts on Sundance Now Thursday, May 10.
 
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
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  • Targeting viewers via OTT and smart TVs
 

RATINGS
 
Telemundo’s 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards delivered 2.18 million total viewers, 1.12 million A18-49 and 529,000 A18-34, according to Nielsen. The network ranked #1 in 8-11p prime among all broadcast networks airing non-sports programming, regardless of language, among A18-34.
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Thursday, April 26, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 7.96 million
Big Bang Theory 11.52, Young Sheldon 11.01, Mom 8.46, Life in Pieces 6.29, SWAT 5.25
ABC: 4.79 million
Grey’s Anatomy 6.46, Station 19 5.17, Quantico 2.76
NBC: 3.12 million
Superstore 2.85, AP Bio 1.77, Will & Grace 1.78, Champions 1.53, Chicago Fire 5.41
FOX: 3.83 million
NFL Draft 3.83
CW: 1.20 million
Supernatural 1.43, Arrow .91
UNIVISION: 1.02 million
El Rico y Lazaro 1.13, Papa a Toda Madre .95, Por Amar Sin Ley .99
TELEMUNDO: 1.4 million
Billboard 2018 1.4 million
 
Friday A18-49: CBS 1.3/5, FOX 1.1/4, ABC 1.0/4, TELE .9/4, NBC .6/3, UNI .5/2, CW .4/2
 
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
Viacom Digital Studios tapped Paula Kaplan to serve as EVP of Talent and Development. Kaplan had been Chief Talent Officer and Head of Live Content at AwesomenessTV.
 


This Day in History: 1904 – The ice cream cone was introduced.
 
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question All episode titles in season 1 of what series are the names of chapters in Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, published in 1859? Orphan Black. Kudos to: John Ferlazzo/London, Sarah Stephens Bean/LA, Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC, Taylor Brunwald-OnMedia/Mediacom/Columbus, GA, Greg Alldredge-Discovery/Knoxville, TN, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Ryan Hendlund-CESD/NYC, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, Sheldon A. Wiebe-EclipseMagazine.com/Calgary, Jim Katz-The Carney Awards/LA
 
Today’s Trivia Question: Which Friends actor played the same (non-Friends) role on three different sitcoms? (Email trivia@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four correct answers from each time zone will be selected.)
 
Answer to Friday’s Anagram: I Said Rivet Amp Here = The Vampire Diaries. Kudos to: Charlene White-A+E Networks/Stamford, CT, Nina Demery/Discovery/NYC, Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank
 
1990s Spinoff Series Anagram: Cameo Speller (Email trivia@cynopsis.com with your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)
 
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JOB OF THE DAY

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Sesame Workshop
NYC

Temp contract position. Exp’d detail-oriented person w/1st-rate comm skills to work w/a tight knit legal team on a variety of matters incl those related to TV dvlpmnt & prod. 5+ yrs relevant paralegal exp working in an in-house or prod co enviro req’d.

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JOB OPENING: MARKETING/EXECUTIVE ASST/Cause+Effect/NYC: Creative content agency seeks intelligent, driven & extremely organized candidate to mng social media & assist in the day-to-day operations of the studio. Prior exposure to ad/TV industry & extensive exp w/social media. PDF Resume to: Jobs@causeffect.tv (5/5)
 
JOB OPENING: PROGRAMMATIC SALES PLANNER/NBCU/NYC: Partner w/ Sales & internal constituents to achieve marketers’ objectives within our leading edge Audience Studio team; incl  pitch-to-pay workflow for programmatic guaranteed. Programmatic tech exp is a must!  2+ yrs dig media exp media plan’g or client service role. Apply HERE (5/5)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, SALES SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DEVELOPMENT/The CW Network/NYC: For the Media Sales & Planning dept. Provide advance systems analysis, development, project management, and acts as liaison between business/technology areas. 5+ yrs related exp. Full info/apply HERE (5/4)

 
JOB OPENING: SR PARALEGAL/Sesame Workshop/NYC: Temp contract position. Exp’d detail-oriented person w/1st-rate comm skills to work w/a tight knit legal team on a variety of matters incl those related to TV dvlpmnt & prod. 5+ yrs relevant paralegal exp working in an in-house or prod co enviro req’d. Full info/apply HERE (5/4)


JOB OPENING:
BOOKER, VARNEY/FOX Business Network/NYC: Book dynamic and high-profile guests for top-rated business program daytime bringing in new guests. 4+ yrs TV news exp. Identify/pitch stories and guests appropriate for the show and each individual hour. Full info/apply HERE (5/3)

 
JOB OPENING: BOOKER, HANNITY/Fox News Channel/NYC: Pitch unique story ideas. Book top tier guests for show. Compile rsrch and pre-interviews from the guests. An extensive rolodex & ability to book everyone from high-profile guests, politicians & people at the center of major news stories. Full info/apply HERE (5/3)

JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/BOOKER, Hannity/Fox News Channel/NYC: creative and highly motivated Associate Producer to book top-tier guests. high interest in politics, current events & cultural stories that generate buzz on social media. 3-5 yrs exp in brdcst TV or the political world. Full info/apply HERE (5/3)

JOB OPENING: SR ANDROID DEVELOPER/Fox News Channel/NYC: play a key role in building our native mobile architecture, influencing our mobile development stack, and developing enterprise-level applications .Focus is phone, tablet & other OTT platforms. 5+ yrs android dev incl JAVA a must. Full info/apply HERE (5/3)

JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/Fox News Channel/NYC: Exceptional story teller & exp’d assoc prod/writer for fast paced daytime and weekend newscasts. Monitor constantly for major breaking news. 3+ yrs national or large market local news exp. Solid news judgement & grasp of politics a must. Full info/apply HERE (5/3)

JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/Fox Business Network/NYC: Highly motivated, creative & proactive  assoc prod to work closely with a reporter on daily stories and be asked to help do background reporting on those stories. 2 yrs exp TV background. Full info/apply HERE (5/3)

JOB OPENING: MULTIPLATFORM EDITOR/E! NEWS & ONLINE/Universal City CA: Resp for programming content on the front doors of E! News on desktop, mobile web, daily email newsletter & in app. Ensure the right content is reaching the right aud. 5+ yr dig media exp, incl some cross-platform prgrmmng using CMSs. Full info/apply HERE (5/3)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SALES MGR/Nexstar Media Group WRBL-TV 3/Columbus, GA: Must be an expert in digital & cross platform sales, have a solid understanding of the marketplace & effective asset packaging solutions to maximize our revenue. Min 3 yrs exp dig mktg exp. Full info/create acct/apply HERE (5/3)

JOB OPENING:
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR/Eko/NYC: Serve as a leader/liaison between Eko’s strategic partners & internal teams; continue building current relationships with dist and content partners to grow. Min 7 yrs exp w/dist and/or content partnerships at a media co. Full info/apply HERE (5/3)

 
JOB OPENING: MGR, MULTIPLATFORM ANALYTICS/NBC Universal Kids/NYC: Experience analyzing, interpreting and presenting data a must. 4+ yrs exp in research at a media or advertising org. Full info/apply HERE (5/3)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, DIGITAL MEASUREMENT STRATEGY/NBC Entertainment/NYC: provide metric implementation strategy on a variety of digital products including websites, apps, and video, and ensure accuracy. 3-5 years of digital analytics experience. Full info/apply HERE (5/2)

JOB OPENING: SEGMENT PRODUCER/Spectrum/NYC: Ensure that all necessary elements in segments, packages and live shots are delivered accurately, creatively in a timely fashion. Min 4 yrs editorial experience working in news production (broadcast network or cable morning shows pref’d). Full info/apply HERE (5/2)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCER/Spectrum/Syracuse NY: Responsible for producing newly-created, live, morning local newscast, including daily content creation & decision-making3+ yrs TV news exp preferred live news programming (or show relaunch exp.  Knowledge of social media platforms. Full info/apply HERE (5/2)

JOB OPENING: CREATIVE DIRECTOR/Science/LA: Strong eye to oversee creative dev of promo cmpgns, branding & cross-promo mktg initiatives for Science Channel. Create viewer loyalty & build ratings thru brand character & personality. Inspire staff & freelancers to strengthen ntwrk voice. 10+ yrs promo/mktg exp req’d. Full info/apply HERE (5/1)

 
JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 2 needed/StudioNow/Palo Alto/Bay Area: 2 new EP roles onsite with a Fortune 100 client’s internal comms group. 1st EP = Modern Video Prod Strategy, 2nd EP = Corp Event Prod. Need talented, smart, creative client-focused leaders w/deep exp in video and event prod. Full info/apply HERE (5/1)

JOB OPENING: DISTRIBUTION & LICENSING SALES MANAGER/PAC-12/SF: Develop & maintain a pipeline of prospective distribution partners, focusing on licensing/digital syndication outlets and small MVPDs. Full posting/Apply HERE (5/1)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL RESEARCH DIRECTOR/NBCU/NYC: NBCU Owned Stations looking for a dynamic, creative, Adobe Analytics leader to guide the reporting & analytics across divisions’ digital properties. Min 4 yrs of Research and/or Analytics experience using Adobe Analytics. Full info/apply HERE (5/1)
 
WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – MONDAY APRIL 30
ABC: Dancing With the Stars [p], The Crossing  
CBS: Kevin Can Wait, Man With a Plan, Superior Donuts, Big Bang Theory [r], Elementary [p]
CW: Supergirl, iZombie
FOX: Lucifer, The Resident 
NBC:  The Voice, Good Girls
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow [r], Independent Lens
TELEMUNDO: Mi Familia Perfecta, Al Otro Lado Del Muro, Enemigo Intimo
UNIVISION: El Rico y Lazaro, Papa a Toda Madre, Por Amar Sin Ley

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