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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
Spectrum Originals and Paramount Network have picked up the Southern Gothic mystery series Paradise Lost (wt) from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. The 10-episode series will star Josh Hartnett, Barbara Hershey, and Nick Nolte, among others.
 
Entertainment One and content firm Crush+Lab have struck a development deal to tell the story of explorer Adam Paskowitz and his family. eOne will co-develop and co-produce.
 
Broad City co-creator Iliana Glazer has landed her own stand-up special at Amazon. The special, called The Planet Is Burning, will shoot at the White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX and premiere exclusively on the platform.
 
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
Dates for the next three Academy Awards ceremonies on ABC have been announced: Feb. 9, 2020; Feb. 28, 2021; and Feb. 27, 2022. The late dates in the 2021-2022 years are due to the timing of the 2022 Olympics, the Super Bowl and national holidays.
 
Facebook Watch has announced its upcoming summer and fall slate of premieres for several series, including Human Discoveries, featuring Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick (premieres July 16) and Limetown, based on the podcast by the same name, starring Jessica Biel. Other upcoming series include Sorry for Your Loss (with Elizabeth Olsen) and Five Points (with Kerry Washington).
 
New comedy series Danny’s House, starring hip-hop star Danny Brown, has been given a premiere date of July 17 on Viceland.
 
TheGrid network has announced it will be premiering a new televised series called The Janelle Experience, a culture podcast available on Spotify
 
The Jim Henson Company’s recently relaunched distribution label HIP (Henson Independent Properties) has acquired the rights to distribute two new series, Alchemy II’s iconic classic The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, and T&B Media Global’s #Friends.
 
 
ADVERTISING & BRANDS
 
Amazon is the world’s most valuable brand, according to the 2019 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands rankings. In order, the other brands in the Top 10 are: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Visa, Facebook, Alibaba, Tencent, McDonalds and AT&T. Amazon moved up from the No. 3 spot in 2018 with a brand value of $316.5B, a 52% change. Apple held fast at No. 2, while Google slipped from the No. 1 slot in 2018.
 
“The growth in value of this year’s top 100 brands to an all-time high proves the power of investing in brands to deliver superior shareholder value,” said David Roth, CEO of The Store WPP EMEA and Asia  and Chairman of BrandZ. “Behind this headline growth figure lies the success coming from a new phenomenon of ecosystem brand building. We’re seeing a move from individual product and service brands to a new era of highly-disruptive ecosystems.”
 
 
TECH TALK
 
Most of the top U.S. banking apps have security flaws that put user data at risk, security firm Zimperium told TechCrunch. Issues included failing to adhere to best coding practices and using old open-source libraries that are infrequently updated. Also, alarmingly, more than half of the banking apps share customer data with at least one advertiser, according to Zimperium. 
 
Facebook will start paying users to participate in market research, with an app called Study. “We’ve learned that what people expect when they sign up to participate in market research has changed, and we’ve built this app to match those expectations,” said Facebook product manager Sagee Ben-Zedeff in a blog post. “We’re offering transparency, compensating all participants, and keeping people’s information safe and secure.” When someone clicks on an ad encouraging people to participate in a program, they’ll have the option to register, and if they qualify will be invited to download the app. To help manage the logistics, Facebook will work with long-time partner Applause.
 
 
DIGITAL DATA
 
Fuse‘s adult animated series Sugar and Toys has announced an after-show every Sunday. Sugar and Toys: Late Night Snack with Carl Jones and Brian Ash will feature the show’s creators breaking down that night’s episode. The after-show will be available on Fuse.tv and YouTube.
 
Disney+ is rebooting its classic Chip ‘n Dale characters for an original series at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. The streaming service will create 39 7-minute episodes of the chipmunks and their various antics.
 
 
GOING GLOBAL
 
All3media International signed an exclusive first-look deal with SLAM Films, the independent scripted TV company headed by Episodes star Stephen Mangan and actor/producer Louise Delamere. All3media gets first-look-to-sign rights over any of the company’s new commissions for two years.
 
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RATINGS
 
Top 10 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of June 3
ABC: NBA Finals 4.7/22
ABC: NBA Finals 4.3/23
NBC: NHL Stanley Cup Finals 2.0/10
NBC: America’s Got Talent 1.7/9
NBC: NHL Stanley Cup Finals 1.7/9
ABC: The Bachelorette 1.5/7
NBC: Stanley Cup Finals 1.5/6
ABC: NBA Countdown 1.2/8
ABC: NBA Countdown 1.2/9
ABC: Celebrity Family Feud 1.0/5
ABC: The $100,000 Pyramid 1.0/5
 
TV Time’s Binge Report for the Week of June 3
Lucifer (Netflix) – 5.47%
Good Girls (NBC) – 3.26%
Game of Thrones (HBO) – 2.17%
Friends (NBC) – 2.11%
The 100 (The CW) – 2.06%
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) – 1.85%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) – 1.49%
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – 1.44%
The Society (Netflix) – 1.32%
Riverdale (The CW) – 1.27%
*Methodology – The weekly Binge Report ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the TV Time app within a given day.
 
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of June 3
ABC: Good Morning America 3.84 million total viewers; .9/10 and 1.07 million A25-54
NBC: Today 3.82 million total viewers; 1.0/11 and 1.20 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 2.90 million total viewers; .6/7 and 713,000 A25-54 
 
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of June 3
ABC: World News Tonight 8.28 million total viewers; 1.3/8 and 1.61 million A25-54
NBC: Nightly News 7.07 million total viewers; 1.2/7 and 1.44 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News 5.31 million total viewers; 0.8/4 and 938,000 A25-54
 
Basic Cable Top 5 Week of June 3
Primetime (P2+)
FNC (2,340,000)
MSNBC (1,580,000)
HGTV (1,289,000)
USA Network (1,041,000)
TNT (1,028,000)
 
Total Day (P2+)
FNC (1,302,000)
MSNBC (869,000)
Nickelodeon (741,000)
HGTV (696,000)
ID (652,000)
 
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week ending June 2, 2019 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Jeopardy (CTD) 7.9 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.5 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.1 AA
Wheel of Fortune 5.9 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.2 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.6 AA
Entertainment Tonight (AT) 2.5 AA
Dr. Phil Show (CTD) 2.4 AA
Hot Bench (AT) 2.3 AA
Last Man Standing (AT) 2.1 AA
 
Top 5 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the for the week ending June 2, 2019 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.5 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.5 AA
Family Feud (AT) 1.4 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.3 AA
Wheel of Fortune 1.1 AA
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Monday, June 10 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
ABC: 12.64 million
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 9.29, NBA Countdown 9.17, 2019 NBA Finals Game 5 14.34
CBS: 3.62 million
The Neighborhood 4.0, Man with a Plan 3.56, Magnum P.I. 3.39, Bull 3.66
NBC: 3.27 million
American Ninja Warrior 3.25, Dateline 3.31
TELEMUNDO: 1.4 million
Un Poquito Tuyo 1.0, Betty En NY 1.5, La Reina Del Sur 1.9
FOX: 1.3 million
Beat Shazam 2.58, So You Think You Can Dance 2.48
UNIVISION: 1.0 million
La Reina Soy Yo 1.0, Silvia Pinal Frente a Ti 0.92, Por Amar Sin Ley 1.05
CW: 0.7 million
Masters of Illusion 0.83, Masters of Illusion 0.77, The Big Stage 0.48
Wednesday A18-49: ABC 4.4/20, NBC 0.6/3, FOX 0.6/3,  TELE 0.6/3, CBS 0.4/2, UNI 0.4/2, CW 0.1/1
 
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
Marta Fernandez, formerly EVP of Original Programming with Starz, has been named President of MACRO Television Studios.
 
WarnerMedia appointed Molly Battin as Chief Corporate Marketing and Brand Strategy Officer. Battin was most recently EVP and Global Chief Communications and Corporate Marketing Officer for Turner. WarnerMedia also hired Jessie Henderson as EVP of Original Feature Films for its upcoming streaming service. Henderson comes from Feigco Entertainment, which she formed and served as co-president at with director Paul Feig.
 
Westwood One has promoted Todd Alan to Vice President, Affiliate Sales, Music & Entertainment. His previous position had been as Director, Affiliate Sales. In the New York City-based role Alan will manage and develop the company’s station relationships and distribution partnerships.
 
The American Advertising Federation has appointed Steve Pacheco as President and CEO. Pacheco comes to the AAF from Ducks Unlimited, where he was Chief Marketing Officer.
 
 
IN MEMORIAM
 
Jim McMullan, who starred in both film (Shenandoah, Downhill Racer) and TV series (Chopper One, Beyond Westworld), died of complications from ALS at his home in Wofford Heights, California on May 31. Many fans will know him as Texas Sen. Andrew Dowling on Dallas. He was 82.
 


This Day in History: 2009: The U.S. completed its switch from analog TV transmission to digital.
 
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question Which drama was set in the town of Charming? Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014). Kudos to: Rebecca Kline-Canvas Worldwide/Playa Vista, CA; Andrea P. Fuller-Cal State University/LA; Steven Iha-Estrella TV/Dallas, TX; Ken DuBow-Bob’s Your Uncle/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA/Burbank, CA; Jean Edhlund-Cooperative Network Services/Menahga, MN; Steve Scheller-SONIFI Solutions/Sioux Falls, SD; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL; Carl Mayer-Active International/Pearl River, NY; Dan Weiner-Conde Nast/LA; Matt Fumagalli-NBC/Chicago, IL; Brianne Maciejowski-Miles; Sarasota, FL; Paco Correa-Pacovision Transcreative/NY; Becca Vesperino-Viacom/NY; Jennifer Morton/LA
 
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Responsible for the project management of all marketing and creative promotion for Nickelodeon animated properties. Min 7-9 yrs of project mngmnt or prod mngmnt experience in a TV network capacity. Prior exp working in animation a +.

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SENIOR ANALYST RESEARCH/Sony Pictures Entertainment TV/Culver City CA: Create and maintain regular reports, from start to end. 3 to 5 yrs of exp working in media research and analysis. Fluency in Spanish is pref’d. Exp w/Nielsen NNTV, MediaView, NPower. Full info/apply HERE (6/26)

 
ANALYST/Sony Pictures Entertainment TV /Culver City CA: Operate within a cross-functional research team in LA, as part of the greater US and Worldwide Research team, as it supports of all lines of SPT Businesses. 1+ yr professional exp in media & ent. Strong comm skills w/ability to and work well with others; flexing between lead and support roles as necessary. Full info HERE (6/26)

MGR, PRODUCTION RESEARCH & STRATEGY/Sony Pictures Entertainment TV /Culver City: Provide support to the research team, primarily in its efforts to conduct test screenings, in addition to commissioning/distributing brand positioning and creative testing studies. 4+ yrs exp ent mkt research and/or prod. Full info HERE (6/26)


PRODUCER/EDITOR
/NBC Sports/Stamford CT: Resp to collaborate on the creation of promotional content. Candidate to bring an exciting, vibrant approach to the content creation team. Min 5 yrs broadcast or cable network editing exp. Firm technical grasp on the editing process a plus. Full info HERE (6/26)

 
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR/Nickelodeon/NYC: Review most scripted brand creative content. Provide copywriting direction to writer/producers. 5+ yrs of exp editing/writing on-air promotional/brand content. Able to handle a large volume of different projects at one time. Full info HERE (6/26)


TRAFFIC OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
/Tennis Channel/Culver City CA: Freelance position. Serve as liaison between Prod, Master Control, Traffic and Ad Sales to ensure Airtime and Separation compliance. 5-7 yrs operations or traffic exp. Exp w/broadway or sintec exp pref’d. Full info HERE (6/22)

SR COUNSEL DIRECT TO CONSUMER & DIGITAL ENTERPRISES/NBCU/NYC: Serve as a legal point of contact & provide legal support for all aspects of content acquisition by the Direct-To-Consumer prgrmng team. 7+ yrs relevant legal exp in digital/new media, incl understanding of & demonstrated proficiency w/the tech & dist agreements. Full info/apply HERE (6/21)

 
SR COUNSEL DIRECT TO CONSUMER & DIGITAL ENTERPRISES/NBCU/Universal City: Serve as a legal point of contact & provide legal support for all aspects of content acquisition by the Direct-To-Consumer prgrmng team. 7+ yrs relevant legal exp in digital/new media, incl understanding of & demonstrated proficiency w/the tech & dist agreements. Full info/apply HERE (6/21)


AD SALES – SALES SERVICE EXECUTIVE, DIRECT RESPONSE
/REELZ/NY: Maintain/grow business, input & maintain orders. Act as a liaison for the Sales team in key areas of sales development – marketing, traffic, finance and research. BA/BS req & Min 2 yrs exp. Digital &  VOD exp preferable. Apply HERE (6/20)

 
SR PROJECT MGR, ANIMATION/Nickelodeon/NYC: Responsible for the project management of all marketing and creative promotion for Nickelodeon animated properties. Min 7-9 yrs of project mngmnt or prod mngmnt experience in a TV network capacity. Prior exp working in animation a +. Full info HERE (6/20)

SR TALENT BOOKER/The Paley Center/NYC: Identify/invite/secure talent for exclusive screenings, unique exhibitions, A-list premieres & star-studded events. Proven track record & 10+yrs prgrmng exp securing high profile talent for ent/sport & media programs & other special events on time & within budget. Full info HERE (6/20)

SR PRODUCER, PROGRAMMING/The Paley Center for Media/NYC: Responsible for all aspects of producing live productions which includes securing and producing NY Public Programs. 10+ yrs of producing live productions within ent, sports and other media.  Exp producing exhibits or other special events. Full info HERE (6/20)

CREATIVE DIRECTOR/Science/NYC: CD w/ strong eye for branding to oversee creative dev of promo cmpgns, branding and cross-promo mktg initiatives for Science Channel. Create viewer loyalty & build ratings through brand character and personality. Inspire staff and freelancers to strengthen ntwrk voice. 10+ yrs promo/mktg exp req’d. Full info/apply HERE (6/20)

ACCOUNT COORDINATOR, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR/VP, SAE ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR/Beck Media/Santa Monica: All positions are open and looking for qualified candidates. Please click on each title for full job description and how to apply. Account Coord  Account Director/VP  SAE Account Supervisor (6/19)

 
AD SALES- SALES PLANNER/Crown Media Family Networks/CA: This position is responsible for providing support to the Ad Sales team by working with Account Executives to service clients on a daily basis. BA/BS req & Min 2 yrs exp. Apply HERE (6/19)


DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION & TRADE MARKETING
/Viacom International Media/NYC: Plan & mng trade events. Mng Viacom’s international B2B branding. Min 7 yrs mktg exp within Product Licensing, Trade Marketing or Business to Business (B2B) mktg. Full info HERE (6/18)

DIRECTOR, TALENT DEVELOPMENT/PAC-12/SF: Identify, evaluate, and recruit on-air talent for the Pac-12 Networks. Full info/apply: HERE (6/18)

MARKETING RESEARCH MGR/ION/NYC: Arm the sales team with network performance metrics, competitive advantages, and thoughtful research stories. The ideal candidate for this role has a hybrid skill set of both data analysis and storytelling ability. Exp w/Nielsen research & other research tools. Full info HERE (6/18)

WRITER/PRODUCER ON-AIR PROMOTIONS
/YES Network/Stamford: Resp for writing/producing daily topical promo & image spots for all YES Network properties. Candidate must have 5+ years’ experience in On-Air Promotions or similar agency/production company. Full info HERE (6/14)

 
MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER/Yes Network/Stamford CT: Seeking a highly-creative, passionate and curious designer who will constantly strive to stay ahead of relevant design and communication trend. 3+ yrs broadcast design and animation exp. Full info HERE (6/14)

DIRECTOR, BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS/Discovery/NYC: Looking for an experienced business and legal affairs exec to provide network support, responsibilities include handling deal negotiations & drafting/review of agreements for development, production & acquisition of docs and nonscripted TV programs. Full info HERE (6/14)

 
RESEARCH MANAGER/Discovery/LA: Strategic mind to utilize Nielsen ratings to inform prgmming, mktg, press, biz strategies. Turn data into stories w/actionable/valuable. Find consumer insights/trends to support aud building initiatives, Expert on changing TV landscape. 4+ yrs TV rsrch req. Full info HERE (6/13)

MGR, DIGITAL AUDIENCE ANALYTICS/BET/NYC: Resp for a portfolio of media platforms (incl linear TV, video, VOD, social media, etc.) using primary & syndicated research tools/methods. Min 2+ yrs of digital media rsrch exp. Exp working w/cross-platform rsrch incl VOD and OTT/Advanced TV platforms. Full info HERE (6/13)

AD SALES – ACCOUNT SERVICE REP/Crown Media Family Networks/NY: This position is responsible for maintaining and growing business on the assigned agency list, training and mentoring Sales Planners and Sales Assistants in the company and acting as liaison for the Sales team in key areas of sales development, marketing and research. BA/BS req & Min 2 yrs exp. Apply HERE (6/13)


 
WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY JUNE 12
CBS: The Amazing Race, NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget, S.W.A.T. [r]
CW:  Penn & Teller: Fool Us [r], Jane the Virgin
FOX: MasterChef, First Responders Live
NBC: Stanley Cup Playoff: Game 7
PBS: Nature , NOVA, Operation Maneater
Telemundo: Un poquito tuyo, Betty en NY, La Reina del Sur
Univision: La Reina Soy Yo, Silvia Pinal, frente a ti; Por amar sin ley
 
 
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