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Nielsen  is launching a new unit focused on esports, offering global research and consulting services for the exploding industry – in 2017, revenue is projected to increase 41% to $696 million, with a 50% growth in global audience, to 191 million. To learn more about how to get in the game, register for the information-packed event with experts in the esports space AND a VIP/behind-the-scenes tour of ESL One.
 
 
PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
The CW is developing Illegal, a dramedy about the undocumented family of a teenager brought over to the U.S. as a child. It’s one of two projects Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) has sold as a producer under an overall deal at CBS TV Studios for her I Can & I Will Productions. The other, medical drama Have Mercy, is based on German format Dr. Illegal.
 
HBO renewed Real Time with Bill Maher for two more seasons. Seasons 17 and 18 will air in 2019 and 2020.
 
A new series loosely based on the life of criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos is being developed, reports Deadline. The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and entertainment lawyer Kenny Meiselas have obtained the rights to produce the project. Geragos, Kwatinetz and Meiselas all worked together on ABC drama Notorious.
 
CBS is moving forward with a television adaptation of L.A. Confidential. The project, based on James Ellroy’s novel of the same name, follows three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress who intersect during an investigation to find a serial killer.

 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
Fox News Channel premieres Objectified, hosted by TMZ’s Harvey Levin, on Sunday, September 17 at 8p. The season debut features Judge Judy Sheindlin sharing prized possessions from her Greenwich, Connecticut, home.
 
The final season of Discovery’s Edge of Alaska bows Sunday, October 8 at 10p.
 
The Talk debuts its eighth season on Monday, September 11 at 2p on CBS.
 
The Doctors returns for its tenth season on Tuesday, September 12. Check local listings.
 
TLC takes viewers inside the personal lives of three families across the country in Behind Closed Doors: The American Family. Series premieres Monday, September 18 at 11p.
 
 
COMING UP
 
MeTV honors Carol Burnett’s legacy and the 50th (!!!!!!) anniversary of The Carol Burnett Show with a weeklong tribute event beginning Monday, September 11 at 11p through Friday, September 15. Each night the network will air an episode featuring an iconic character or skit from the variety series.
 
ABC presents Truth and Lies: The Murder of Laci Peterson on Thursday, September 14 at 9p. The documentary airs as the husband convicted of the crime, Scott Peterson, who’s spent 12 years on death row, and his legal team await answers to an appeal and a legal petition alleging he was denied a fair trial.
 
PGA Tour 2017 airs Sunday, September 10 at 2:30p on NBC. The 30-minute special recounts the PGA Tour season and the drama of the FedExCup Playoffs.
 
WGN America celebrates law enforcement with a cable exclusive Blue Bloods season 7 marathon. Binge-a-thon begins airing Monday, September 11 at 2p.
 
Gary Owen returns with his third Showtime comedy special, Gary Owen: I Got My Associates, on Friday, September 8 at 9p.
 
E! is back as the official multi-platform media partner of New York Fashion Week: The Shows, beginning today. Coverage airs on Daily Pop at 12p and E! News at 7p and 12p. Also coming up: E! News Look Book, reflecting on the Kardashian and Jenner sisters, starting Sunday, September 10 at 9:30p.
 
 
RESEARCH
 
Kantar Millward Brown released their fourth annual Getting Media Right study on Wednesday, and it found a marketing and advertising industry far removed from the model of efficiency and certainty that digital advertising was thought to be able to deliver. Among the global survey’s findings: Measuring and proving ROI is by far the biggest challenge seen by marketers, with understanding omnichannel consumer behavior second. Also, only half of marketers are using foundational measurement, such as Reach & Frequency, to measure cross-channel performance. Even fewer marketers are utilizing other metrics, with one-half using ROI and sales metrics and one-third using brand or behavioral metrics. Despite cross-channel and cross-device being priorities for best-in-class marketing, it remains marketers’ biggest challenge in terms of research.
 
 
ADVERTISING
 
AMC and Mountain Dew partnered on the upcoming eighth season of The Walking Dead, including the launch of The Walking Dead Encounter augmented reality app, which will allow consumers to experience some of the show’s zombie walkers in their own real-world environments. Partnership also includes extensive The Walking Dead on-pack and in-store branding and character images on more than 100 million Mountain Dew products in store locations nationwide.
 
 
SYNDICATION
 
Justice Network partnered with Univision Communications Inc. to bring the crime and mystery diginet network to 11 major markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco and Miami. The partnership boosts Justice’s distribution coverage to more than 80 affiliates covering more than 73% of U.S. households.
 
Hot Bench made some behind-the-scenes changes ahead of its fourth season premiere: The syndicated courtroom show named David Theodosopoulos as executive producer and appointed Belinda Jackson as co-executive producer, joining Amy Freisleben.
 
Keltie Knight was named a correspondent on CBS Television Distribution’s Entertainment Tonight. She comes to the show from The Insider, which ends its 13-season run this week. In addition, Senior Producer Erin Jonson was promoted to co-executive Producer of the entertainment magazine.
 
 
CASTING
 
Antonio Banderas is set to star as Pablo Picasso in Season 2 of National Geographic anthology series Genius. This segment of the anthology series, launching in 2018,  chronicles the Spanish painter’s life and work.
 
Mekia Cox (Secrets and Lies) was upped to series regular on ABC’s Once Upon A Time Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) nabbed a recurring role on the sophomore season of Fox’s StarTim Reid (Sister, Sister) and Alkoya Brunson (The Originals) will recur in CBS/ WBTV comedy, Me, Myself & I.
 
 
DIGITAL DOINGS
 
Cartoon Network unveils a fourth Powerpuff girl in The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four, premiering Sunday, September 17 at 5:30p.
 
Roku is launching The Roku Channel, an ad-supported service for its users that will be phased in during the coming weeks. It will feature older movies from studios including Lionsgate, MGM, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Brothers. .
 
Thumb Candy Media, the new digital studio division of producer B17 Entertainment, is developing Nail the Look for Snaphot’s Discover platform. The fashion competition show launches today.
 
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RATINGS
 
Dr. Phil (2.9, up 26% from last year) hit a nine-week high, trouncing talk shows for the 51st straight week. Live with Kelly & Ryan (1.9, down 5%) nabbed second place despite airing repackaged shows all week. Steve, the new version of Steve Harvey’s successful talker, rose 50% in the W25-54 money demo (0.6/4 metered market first-day average) in its September 5 debut. Harry Connick Jr.’s Harry (0.9) grew 13%, noting its strongest Nielsens in six weeks, despite being in reruns.
 
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 8/21/17 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.8 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.3 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.1 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.8 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.9 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.8 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.7 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.6 AA
Hot Bench (CTD) 2.1 AA
 
Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 8/21/17 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.0 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.7 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.5 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.4 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.0 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 0.9 AA
The Cleveland Show (2/T) 0.8 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 0.7 AA
Two And A Half Men (WB) 0.7 AA
King of the Hill (2/T) 0.7 AA
 
NIELSEN SOCIAL CONTENT RATINGS: Top Series and Specials by Total Interactions for the week of August 28, 2017
Program, Total Interactions (000), Facebook (000), Twitter (000)
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA) 389, 253, 136
Power (Starz) 304, 246, 58
Big Brother (CBS) 252, 175, 77
Big Brother (CBS) 203, 161, 43
Big Brother (CBS) 199, 160, 39
Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime) 171,113, 57
WWE Smackdown! (USA Network) 127, 71, 56
Insecure (HBO, HBO Latino) 126, 26, 100
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 121, 93, 28
When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story (TV One) 117, 17, 40
 
Shareablee Video Power Index: Top 10 U.S. Primetime Shows August 28- September 3, 2017
Video Power Index/Video Actions/Video Views/Total Actions
Teen Wolf (MTV) 1951/606K/1.4M/3.2M
Power (Starz) 905/201K/9.3M/418K
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) 713/625K/18.7M/688K
Ninja Warrior (USA) 473/320K/10.8M/332K
The Rachel Meadow Show (MSNBC) 314/53K/1.3M/395K
Life of Kylie (E!) 311/316K/ 1.3M/333K
The Fosters (Freeform) 299/346K/1.7M/754K
Tucker Carson Tonight (Fox News) 267/83K/2.1M/83K
Pitbulls and Parolees (Animal Planet) 230/32K/590K/32K
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 199/494K/22.7M/1.4M
Based on Shareablee Video Power Index which combines viewing, consumer interactions and audience scale across all active platforms, and includes video performance of Primetime TV shows.
 
Top 10 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of August 28, 2017
ABC: Saturday Night Football (9/2) 3.9/18
NBC: America’s Got Talent (8/29) 2.6/11
NBC: America’s Got Talent (8/30) 1.9/9
CBS: Big Brother (8/30) 1.8/8
CBS: Big Brother (9/3) 1.7/8
ABC: Bachelor in Paradise (8/28) 1.5/6
CBS: Big Brother (8/31) 1.5/6
NBC: American Ninja Warrior (8/28) 1.4/6
ABC: Sunday Night Kickoff (9/3) 1.3/6
ABC: Bachelor in Paradise (8/29) 1.3/5
FOX: Masterchef (8/30) 1.3/5
 
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of August 28, 2017
ABC: Good Morning America 4.32 million total viewers; 1.2/11 A25-54
NBC: Today 4.14 million total viewers; 1.3/12 A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.52 million total viewers; 0.8/7 A25-54
 
Broadcast Sunday Morning News Shows Ratings September 3, 2017
ABC This Week 3.40 million total viewers; 0.8 and 952,000 A25-54
NBC Meet the Press 3.17 million total viewers; 0.8 and 918,000 A25-54
CBS Face the Nation 3.63 million total viewers; 0.6 and 767,000 A25-54
CBS Face the Nation-2 2.46 million total viewers; 0.4 and 528,000 A25-54
FOX News Sunday 1.32 million total viewers; 0.3 and 365,000 A25-54
 
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of August 28, 2017
NBC: The Tonight Show 2.11 million total viewers; 0.52/3 among A18-49
CBS: The Late Show 1.98 million total viewers; 0.30/2 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 1.63 million total viewers; 0.35/2 among A18-49
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Tuesday, September 5, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 8.8 million
America’s Got Talent 13.0, Hollywood Game Night 4.6
CBS: 5.9 million
NCIS 6.9, Bull 5.5, NCIS: New Orleans 5.4
ABC: 2.6 million
Bachelor in Paradise 4.4, blackish 2.1, blackish 2.0, Somewhere Between 1.9
FOX: 1.2 million
The Simpsons1.5, The Mick 1.1, Family Guy 1.1, The Mick 1.1
CW: 0.9 million
The Flash 0.9, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 0.8
 
Tuesday A19-49 Analysis: NBC 2.1/8, ABC 0.7/3, CBS 0.6/3, FOX 0.4/2, CW 0.2/1
 
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
Roma Khanna was named Chief Executive Officer of Revolt Media and TV. She was previously President of MGM Television Studios.
 
21st Century Fox upped Fox Networks Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter Rice to President.
 
Liza Burnett Fefferman was promoted to Senior Vice President, Communications for MTV, VHI and Logo Networks. In the expanded role, she will oversee communications for MTV, in addition to VHI and Logo.
 
Eric Briggs joined Charles D. King’s media company, Macro. He last served as an advisor at FTI Consulting.
 
David Kramer and Jay Sures were named Co-Presidents of United Talent Agency. Both had been on the board at UTA.
 
 
IN MEMORIAM
 
Documentarian Jeffrey Tuchman, whose Bill Clinton film The Man From Hope was shown at the 1992 Democratic Convention, died on September 2 of pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical center in Los Angeles. He was 62.
 

This Day in History: 1970 – The 32nd Annual Emmy Awards were held despite a strike by the Screen Actors Guild and 51 of 52 nominated performers boycotting the ceremony.
 
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What was the highest-rated sitcom to be canceled after only one season? Bridget Loves Bernie (1972-1973), which earned a 24.2 rating, was canceled due to reaction to the title characters’ interfaith marriage. Kudos to: Phyllis McQuillan-MSG Networks/NYC; James Ryan-A+E Networks/NYC; Anthony Salerno-Horizon Media/NYC; Brad Stern-POM Technologies/NYC; Aaron Paquette-Screen Engine/ASI/Fort Worth, TX; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA; Jerry Jones-JJ Event Sales/Oakland, CA  
 
Today’s Trivia Question: What was the name of the UK remake of That ‘70s Show (1998-2006)? (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.)
 
Comedy Anagram: Doom to Mud = Odd Mom Out. Kudos to: Synda Kollman-Charter Media Group/Deerfield Beach, FL; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, CA
 
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – Thursday September 7
ABC: Battle of the Network Stars, Battle of the Network Stars [f], The Gong Show [f]
CBS: The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Big Brother, Zoo
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Whose Line Is It Anyway?
FOX: Beat Shazam, Love Connection
NBC: Football Night America, NFL Football
PBS: This Old House Hour, Earth’s Natural Wonders, Antiques Roadshow
Telemundo: Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Enamorandome de Ramon, Mi Marido Tiene Familia, La Tierra Prometida

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