07/16/19: Making the Band heading back to MTV

 

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IN THE NEWS
 
It’s official! MTV and Sean “Diddy” Combs are reuniting to bring back Making the Band. The series, which discovers the next breakout superstars, premiered on MTV in 2002 with Combs at the helm. Combs set off a social media firestorm by suggesting the show’s return and the demand was too loud to resist. The new Making the Band is slated to premiere in 2020.
 
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will go live on Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31, at 11p on Comedy Central, providing instant analysis and commentary about the Democratic Party’s second 2020 Presidential Primary Debates.
 
Freeform released its lineup for August. The season finale of Sirens bows Thursday, August 1, at 8p, while Grownish wraps its season on Wednesday, August 7, at 8p. Good Trouble airs its summer finale on Tuesday, August 6, at 8p.
 
A&E’s Live Rescue is moving to Thursday nights, with new episodes premiering July 18 at 9p. Hosted by Ashleigh Banfield, the show follows first responders from across the country as they put their lives on the line responding to emergency rescue calls.
 
HGTV is launching “A Very Brady Contest.” Now that the iconic Brady house has been fully renovated into a replica of the original TV set design from The Brady Bunch, the net is giving one lucky winner a chance to enjoy a six-night stay there from December 9 to 15. The contest, which began yesterday, runs through 5p on Wednesday, September 11. Superfans of the show can submit a 30- to 90-second video sharing why they deserve to win the ultimate Brady fan prize, which also includes a $25,000 cash prize. U.S. residents can visit www.HGTV.com/Brady for full details and official rules.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell will receive the lifetime achievement award at the 40th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards in September. Mitchell is NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports.
 
Estrella TV revamped El Mameluco by adding two new hosts. The afternoon gossip show now features Don Cheto Al Aire’s morning show producer and entertainment guru Said Garcia and TV personality Gisselle Bravo.
 
Discovery welcomes new and returning advertising partners for Shark Week 2019, including Discover Financial Services, MillerCoors, Hyundai, Procter & Gamble, Universal Pictures, Maui Jim sunglasses and Orangetheory. Universal Pictures will be featured prominently during the summer event with multiple custom vignettes starring Dwayne Johnson for his upcoming film Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
 
Cat’s Pride returns as a national sponsor of NBCUniversal-Owned Television Stationsfifth annual Clear The Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption campaign for the second consecutive year. Launched this month, the campaign will culminate on Saturday, August 17, with Clear The Shelters day, when more than 1,000 animal shelters and rescues waive or reduce pet adoption fees to help families adopt a pet. Since 2015, it has resulted in more than a quarter million pet adoptions. 
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
Freemantle made key moves to its daytime game show programming. Evelyn Warfel was upped to Executive Producer/Showrunner of The Price Is Right and John Quinn was appointed the new Executive Producer/Showrunner of Let’s Make a Deal.
 
Amazon nabbed the rights to develop a script-to-series drama on Jack Reacher, the character from Lee Child’s bestselling book series. Scorpion creator Nick Santora  is set to write, executive-produce and serve as showrunner. Series is a co-production of Amazon Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television.
 
Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua is expanding his work in television, inking an exclusive and multiyear overall production deal with Ben Silverman and Howard Owens’ Propagate reports Deadline. Under the agreement, Fuqua and his production company Fuqua Films will collaborate with Propagate on scripted and non-scripted projects.
 
Quibi announced a new shortform series. The Odd Couple and Reno 911! alum Thomas Lennon will create, write, executive-produce and star in Winos, a workplace comedy. Project focuses on a misguided entrepreneur who, after failing in Silicon Valley, moves into wine country and tries to turn a rundown vineyard into a success.
 
Dan Levy is expanding his relationship with Sony Pictures TV. The Indebted creator signed a two-year overall deal with the studio behind the upcoming NBC comedy series. As per the agreement, Levy will create and develop new projects for the studio via his production company Screaming Elliot Productions.
 
ABC picked up Same Time, Next Christmas from Freeform Studios. The holiday move, set to air in December 2019, stars Lea Michele (Glee) as Olivia Henderson, a young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same resort years later.
 
Cartoon Network Studios green-lit The Fungies! Stephen Neary’s prehistoric comedy explores Fungietown through the wondrous and whimsical quests of Seth, one of the town’s young mushroom inhabitants. In addition, Cartoon Network Studios picked up new seasons of Craig of the Creek and Victor and Valentino.
 
On Septtember 9 at That Big TV Conference hear from the CMO’s leading the way from brands such as Hyundai, IBM Watson and NY Life. You won’t want to miss hearing them share their experiences and case studies of driving big results for their brands! Conference pass rates increase after Friday, so be sure to register today.
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
Ovation TV debuts its latest crime drama, Maigret, on Saturday, August 31, at 7p. Rowan Atkinson stars as world-renowned fictional French detective Jules Maigret, a character who has been featured in 75 books written by Georges Simenon.
 
Good Eats: The Return premieres with double episodes on Sunday, August 25, at 10p and 10:30p on Food Network. Alton Brown is bringing back the series that inspired a generation of food fans with culinary science, history, comedy, puppets, cameras inside appliances and great recipes.
 
TLC’s Unexpected, the series that takes a raw look at teenage couples’ journeys through pregnancy and parenthood, returns for a third season on Sunday, August 4, at 10p. Meanwhile, TLC GO’s original digital series, Unexpected: Baby Bumps, is back Sunday, July 28, with a five-episode third season.
 
The Appalachian investigators of mysterious sightings team explores new folklore and hillbilly hauntings in Season 4 of Mountain Monsters, premiering Wednesday, August 21, at 9p. The two-hour special ep airs on Travel Channel.  
 
CNBC’s new home renovation series Cash Pad bows Tuesday, July 23, at 10p. Couple JoJo Fletcher (The Bachelorette) and her fiancé Jordan Rogers work with homeowners who are in serious need of extra income and hoping to turn their properties into thriving short-term rentals.
 
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COMING UP
 
The Sweathogs are heading to Antenna TV. The net will air the Welcome Back (to School) Kotter Marathon, featuring 18 episodes of the sitcom, on Saturday, August 17, from 1p to 10p.
 
STREAMING
 
Acorn TV released its August slate, featuring the return of Welsh drama Keeping Faith’s second season on Friday, August 30, in time for Labor Day weekend. In addition, on Monday, August 5, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation) is back in mystery series My Life Is Murder, while David Suchet returns in Seesaw. On Monday, August 19, crime drama Thorne debuts starring David Morrissey (The Walking Dead, The Missing).
 
Yahoo Sports debuts short-form docu-series Play It Forward from Bright Bay Creative on Monday, July 15. New 11-minute episodes will air on Mondays and Thursdays for eight weeks, featuring NFL superstars including Kirk Cousins, Melvin Gordon, Antonio Brown and Nick Chubb.
 
Digital network Brat, which targets Generation Z, renewed Zoe Valentine. Season 2 of the series will launch this fall, along with Season 4 of Total Eclipse and Season 5 of Chicken Girls.
 
All 13 episodes on 2010 AMC suspense drama Rubicon are now available to AMC Premiere subscribers. The first three episodes of the series are available with commercials on AMC’s various digital platforms including AMC.com and the AMC app to viewers who authenticate through their provider.
 
TECH TALK
 
Last week, Hulu brought back 4K streaming video in limited capacity, after taking down options for Ultra HD viewing in 2018. Hulu confirmed the update on Twitter. At the moment, 4K streaming is only available on Apple TV, fifth generation or later, and Chromecast Ultra devices. And content is limited to Hulu originals.
 
U.S. consumers are expected to spend a combined $26 billion on music and video subscription services this year – up from $20.4 billion in 2018 and nearly twice the amount spent in 2017, according to estimates from the Consumer Technology Association. With the continued success of Apple Music and Spotify, domestic music streaming revenue alone is expected to reach $84 billion in 2019, which is a 33% growth over 2018. Meanwhile, revenue from paid video streaming services is expected to be up 25% year over year, to $17.7 for 2019. The Consumer Technology Association credits live TV services with some of the momentum for paid video streaming.
 
KID STUFF
 
A report from Hopster analyzing the top 50 preschool shows on PSB’s and SVODS found that they are severely lacking in representation and have high rates of gender stereotyping, pushing BAME characters to the background. Among the findings: Disability representation is minimal and some negative stereotypes persist. Working-class families appeared in just 9% of episodes while being 50% of the actual population. Gender stereotypes are numerous, with female characters seen to be objectified and, in some cases, undermined by male characters. There were no same-sex parent families and there was little evidence of LGBT+. Ethnic minorities were only included in around half of the content examined and often in the background.
 
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
 
Spanish-language seven-channel pack EspanaTV, from AMC Networks International Southern Europe and ATRESMEDIA Internacional, launches on DTH and IPTV Portugal on July 22 on MEO, one of the country’s biggest pay-TV operators.
 
Silver Gate Media inked a deal with Wanda Kidsland for educational animated series Monkey with a Tool Belt. Wanda Kidsland will manage distribution and tie-in publishing, consumer products and live attractions for the show in China to establish the brand in the market and build a fanbase.
 
TCB Media Rights moves into feature-length documentaries following a deal with U.K. producer Top Hat Productions. The London-based distributor has also commissioned documentary The $50m Art Swindle from producer Conscious Life.
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RATINGS
 
SHAREABLEE TOP TV SHOWS for the week of July 8, 2019
Program, Network, Total Actions, Total Content, Actions per Content, Fans & Followers
E! News (E!) 13.2M, 606, 21,808, 35.8M
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros./synd.) 6.5M, 53, 122,091, 184.6
Entertainment Tonight (CBS/synd.) 2M, 645, 3,062, 8.3M
Today Show (NBC) 1.6M, 700, 2,285, 13.2M
Good Morning America (ABC) 1.2M, 976, 1,269, 13.3M
The Bachelorette (ABC) 929K, 68, 13,659, 3.1M
Grown-ish (Freeform) 911K, 120, 7,594, 1.1M
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 858K, 127, 6,758, 15.3M
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (ABC) 695K, 698, 995, 5.3M
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) 655K, 39, 16,785, 24.4M
 
Tunity Analytics Top Weekly National Out-of-Home Viewer Rankings for Entertainment Programs for the week of July 8, 2019
Program, OOH Viewers (000)
ESPY Awards (ABC) 511
The Bachelorette (ABC) 226
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 223
Bring the Funny (NBC) 176
Fixer Upper (HGTV) 149
Desert Flippers (HGTV) 146
Modern Family (ABC) 142
Bargain Mansions (HGTV) 138
Love It or List It (HGTV) 132
Saturday Night Live (NBC) 121
Source: Tunity Analytics. Viewing estimates are derived from the Tunity mobile app usage. OOH Impressions are calculated using Tunity Analytics proprietary estimation model. 
 
TV Time’s Shows on the Rise Report for the week of July 8, 2019
3Below: Tales of Arcadia (Netflix) 95.8%
Scream: The TV Series (VH1) 91.7%
Vinland Saga (NHK) 86.8%
You Me Her (Audience Network) 81.3%
Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon (Tokyo MX) 79.9%
Free Rein (Netflix) 46.3%
Dr. Stone (Tokyo MX) 45.9%
Fire Force (MBS) 43.9%
The Last Czars (Netflix) 40.5%
Pose (FX) 37.6%
*Methodology: Every week, millions of viewers around the world use TV Time to track their favorite series. “Shows on the Rise” is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program.
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Friday, July 13, 2019, time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 2.98 million
American Ninja Warrior 2.59, Dateline NBC 3.37
CBS: 2.87 million
Love Island 2.10, Hawaii Five-0 2.75, Blue Bloods 3.77
ABC: 2.50 million
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.30, The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr. 2.69
FOX: 1.50 million
First Responders Live 1.74, MasterChef 1.25
TELE: 0.92 million
Un Poquito Tuyo 0.55, Betty en NY 0.98, La Reina del Sur 1.22
UNI: 0.76 million
La Reina Soy Yo 0.71, La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.81, Por Amar Sin Ley 0.76
CW: 0.44 million
The Outpost 0.54, The Big Stage 0.40, The Big Stage 0.38
 
Friday A19-49 Rating
NBC 0.5/3, CBS 0.3/2, ABC 0.3/2, FOX 0.3/2, TELE 0.5/3, UNI 0.3/2, CW 0.1/1
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
After 39 years at HBO, Quentin Schaffer is stepping down as Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, next month. Schaffer made the announcement Monday in an email to staff.
 
Jason Klarman was named Executive Vice President of Marketing for FOX News Media. He was previously President of Hashtag Media Ideas.
 
Evolution Media promoted Alex Baskin to President. The company also hired Rabih Gholam, previously at Studio 71, as Executive Vice President, Development.
 
Open Vault hired telecommunication and software veteran Casey Davis as North American Sales Development Executive.
 
Delines Batlle-Alonso will leave her post as Assistant News Director for Telemundo 47 in New York / WNJU to become Vice President of News for KVDA, effective July 22.
 


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ABC: The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Modern Family, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, blackish
CBS: Love Island, Blood & Treasure, Man on the Moon: A CBS News Special
CW: Pandora [p], The 100
FOX: Spin the Wheel, 9-1-1
NBC: America’s Got Talent, Bring the Funny
PBS: American Experience, NOVA
Telemundo: Un Poquito Tuyo, Betty en NY, La Reina del Sur
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