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Good morning. It’s Wednesday September 30, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
CBS: Criminal Minds at 9p, Code Black at 10p
CNN: This Is Life with Lisa Ling at 9p
EPIX: Doped: The Dirty Side of Sports at 8p
Fuse: Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce at 11p,
Transcendent at 11:30p
NBC: Chicago PD at 10p
Nick: Bella and the Bulldogs at 8p

Tonight’s Finales:
HGTV: Property Brothers: Buying and Selling at 9p
Velocity: Wheeler Dealers at 9p


Digital audience specialistcomScore and census-based Rentrak are changing the measurement equation with an agreement to merge.“Together we have an even more powerful ability to deliver what our clients and the media industry have long been asking for: a comprehensive cross-platform measurement currency that accounts for all the ways in which content is consumed," said comScore CEO Serge Matta, who will retain his title at the new company. Rentrak CEO Bill Livek will serve as executive vice chairman and president. Rentrak wil lmerge into a wholly-owned subsidiary of comScore. All too aware of competition nipping at its heels, Nielsen is introducing a new measurement system soon aimed at capturing viewing content across platforms, allowing for the comparison of digital and TV data.

Starz signed Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson to an exclusive overall deal. Under the two-year pact with G Unit Film & Television, Inc., Jackson will develop new projects for the network and continue as executive producer on Power.  “Starz has been the perfect partner to make ‘Power’ the success that it is and I am looking forward to developing many more record-breaking series with them,” said Jackson.

PBS took home 17 Emmys at Monday night’s News and Documentary Emmy Awards, including trophies for Frontline, Independent Lens, POV and Nature. CBS News followed with nine; among its victories: 60 Minutes, 48 Hours and the CBS Evening News. NBC News garnered four awards, with NBC Nightly News winning in the breaking news and regularly scheduled newscast categories. Univision nabbed three investigative wins for Aqui y Ahora. ABC’s Brian Ross and the ABC News investigative team won a lone Emmy for business and economic reporting.

Former President Bill Clinton visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, October 6 at 11:35p on CBS, following the conclusion of the 11th Clinton Global Initiative. The former leader of the free world joins previously announced guests Billy Eichner and musical act Florence and the Machine.

E! has renewed WAGS, the reality series about the wives and girlfriends of sports stars, for a second season. "In its freshman debut, WAGS has caught the attention of millions of viewers and become a fan favorite, particularly among young, diverse women,” said E!’s Executive VP of Programming and Development, Jeff Olde. The show’s season one finale airs Tuesday, October 6 at 10p.

Mark Burnett is returning as executive producer of People’s Choice Awards 2016, airing live from LA Wednesday, January 6 at 9p on CBS. “Every year, we set the bar higher on how we can deliver the biggest show that engages fans,” said Burnett. “In my seventh year, we are looking forward to entertaining the fans and engaging them like never before.”

Hallmark Channel announced it will be the national sponsor for Circle of Friends  The Path to Inclusion, a project of Community Partners that creates social inclusion programs for students. The organization focuses on building a community for kids who have special needs as well as decreasing bullying.“After learning more about the number of students who benefit from Circle of Friends’ incredible inclusion programs, we felt compelled to support this cause and help spread the message of acceptance in schools across the country,” said Bill Abbott, president and CEO, Crown Media Family Networks. “This partnership is a natural fit with Hallmark Channel, which prides itself on offering quality, family-friendly entertainment.”
Rob Schneider‘s comedy Real Rob is coming to Netflix on December 1, says The Hollywood Reporter. The series blends scripted material with Schneider’s stand-up performances.

Rumer Willis will co-host Paul Mitchell Shall We Dance, one of four ice skating specials in the Colgate Skating Series airing on ABC. The event showcases dancing and skating, enhanced by music and special effects.

The fall broadcast TV season is upon us, with new approaches, renovation and reinvention. For a closer look at the landscape, check out Cynopsis’ Fall Special Report here.


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Nicki Minaj will executive produce and appear in a new scripted comedy for ABC Family. Based on her family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early 1990’, the show centers on Minaj growing up in Queens and rise to stardom. “This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”

Neal Moritz signed an overall pact with Sony Television, covering drama and comedy for network and cable. Mortitz’s production company, Original Film, is already under a long-term deal with Sony for features.  Moritz has brought Chernin Entertainment‘s Pavun Shetty on to head Original’s television division.


Family fixer Jo Frost and her Nanny Jo Productions are teaming with UP TV on Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour. The series helps families evolve through all stages of parenting. Based on Frost’s successful international format, production has begun in cities across the U.S.; series premieres in 1Q16.

FYI is shaking up the talk show genre with Kocktails with Khloe, starring Khloe Kardashian. Series debuts Wednesday, December 9 at 10p and will air over eight consecutive Wednesday nights. 

Poker Central unveiled its program lineup, starting October 1, including Premier League Poker; Heads Up Grand Slam; Poker After Dark; Doubles Poker Championship and Face the Ace. “Poker Central is about to super serve the tens of millions of passionate and sophisticated poker fans in the United States and around the world,” said Clint Stinchcomb, CEO “Television and internet have made poker play global and universal, giving rise to a new set of stars outside of Hollywood and traditional sports.”

The lesser-known tales of celebrated outlaws like John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly and Al Capone are told in Natural Born Outlaws. New series premieres Wednesday, October 21 at 10p on American Heroes Channel.

Destination America launches The Demon Files on Sunday, November 1 at 10p. Series follows NYPD cop-turned-demonologist Ralph Sarchie as he investigates real-world cases of suspected diabolical activity.


Bravo Media announced the second season premiere date for Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Tuesday, December 1 at 10p.

Destination America‘s fall season kicks off with the return of Ghost Asylum on Friday, October 16 at 9p, as the Tennessee Wraith Chasers investigate supernatural activity. The following week, the TWC join renowned psychic medium Chip Coffey in two-hour special event Exorcism: Live, airing Friday, October 30 at 9p. A Haunting returns for its eighth season on Sunday, November 22 at 10p.


The Georgia peaches are back on Sunday, November 8 at 8p, when The Real Housewives of Atlanta makes its eighth season debut on Bravo. Returning cast members Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williamsare joined by Kim Fields (Facts of Life). Immediately following, at 9p, Untying the Knot makes its sophomore season premiere.

The Weather Channel’s Dead of Winter: The DonnerParty debuts Friday, November 27 at 9p. The 2-hour documentary special recounts the family’s journey to the West in pursuit of the American dream, which turns deadly when they end up trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Family Channel celebrates Halloween beginning Monday, October 5 with a nail-biting night of premieres. Gortimer Gibbons’ Life on Normal Street, centering on three young friends who solve paranormal mysteries, debuts at 6:30p. Nowhere Boys, focusing on four high school students forced to band together after an unexplained cosmic event, follows at 7p. Sports and ghouls collide on Monday, October 26 at 6p, when NBA star Shaquille O’Neal makes a special appearance on Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage).
Reelz movie expert Leonard Maltin teams with Rotten Tomatoes’ Grae Drake on Fall Movie Preview Review, bowing Saturday, October 17 at 11:30a. The duo take a look at new films playing in theaters this fall, including Steven Spielberg Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, as well as movies available On Demand this fall.


Gotham alum Zabryna Guevara has nabbed a role on The Get Down. The Netflix drama debuts in 2016.

Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0) guest stars on the upcoming ABC sitcom Dr. Ken. Series bows Friday, October 2 at 8:30p.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse has joined the cast of the Will Arnett Netflix series Flaked. The show premieres in 2016.

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Preschoolers will journey to an enchanted land filled with fairies, elves and magical mishaps in  new animated series, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, premiering Monday, October 5  at 6:30p on Nick Jr. The launch marks the U.S. broadcast debut for the International Emmy Kids Award-winning series created by Astley Baker Davies, the British animation studio behind Peppa Pig.


Keshet International and Telefe have closed a deal to co-develop and co-finance entertainment formats with international appeal. On the heels of KI’s interactive talent format Rising Star and game show Boom!, the goal is to develop two pilots a year for initial broadcast in the creators’ territories, with some projects already underway. KI will retain distribution rights for the resulting properties worldwide.

Incendo has entered into multiple distribution agreements with content leaders Gravitas Ventures, Banijay International, Big Media and Foothill Entertainment. Incendo will bring exclusive programming to the Canadian territory, including Amazon exclusive feature comedy, Addicted to Fresno, Back to the Future retrospective, Back in Time, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s follow up to Jersey Shore, The Sorrentinos.


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Newcomers FABLife (.8 live plus same day national Nielsen rating) and Crime Watch Daily finished in a dead heat at the top of the rookie standings in the session ending September 20, which marked the initial national ratings for the new first run strips. The third newcomer to the ranks, Crazy Talk (.6), was not far behind.

Dr. Phil (3.1, up 15 percent from the week before) came flying out of the gate for his 14th season premiere, opening up a significant lead on the talkers with the show’s highest rating in 17 weeks. Among W25-54, Phil (1.6 demo rating, up 23%) was also No. 1. Live with Kelly & Michael (2.7, steady) was second in talk, while Ellen DeGeneres (2.3, down 12%) rounded out the top three.

OWN delivered its highest-rated quarter (.39 W25-54, up +30% versus year-ago) and its most-watched quarter in network history (550,000 total viewers) in prime and total day in 3Q15.In prime, OWN ranked as the #18 ad-supported cable network for W25-54 – the network’s highest quarterly rank ever, up 11 spots versus year-ago.

USA was #1 among all networks in 3Q15 among P18-49 (745,000) and P25-54 (805,000) in press prime, with a +12% and +9% lead in the demos respectively. USA was also the #1 entertainment network in P2+ (1.8 million) in press prime. 

AIM TV‘s syndicated television series Raw Travel debuts its third season this weekend in over 140 cities, representing 91% of the U.S. and over 103 million homes. It’s a big growth spurt for the series with almost twice the distribution from its premiere two years ago (up 95 percent) and over 23 percent growth from Season 2.

Lifetime continued to post year-over-year growth among key demographics this summer, registering a +2 percent jump among Total Viewers for 3Q15 versus 3Q14. Among W25-54, the network logged in a +8% increase, while also delivering a +3% gain in A25-54 compared to 3Q14, according to Nielsen.

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries boasted a spike in Nielsen’s September Universe Estimate. On the heels of its recent launch on AT&T U-verse TV, as well as launches and positive repositions on Bright House Networks and with NCTC members, Hallmark M&M’s current universe estimate stands at 62,509,000 homes, representing an increase of 6,506,000 homes (up 11.62%) since last month’s estimate. In 2Q15, the net registered 89% growth among W25-54 in total day delivery over the same period last year and ranked as the 11thhighest-rated cable network in total day among households.

Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of September 21, 2015)
Nightly News 8.28 million total viewers; 1.7/7  1.99 million A25-54
ABC: World News Tonight 7.91 million total viewers; 1.6/7 1.90 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News 6.55 million total viewers; 1.2/5 and 1.41 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of September 21, 2015
NBC Sunday Night Football (9/27) 8.1/25
FOX: Empire (9/23) 6.7/2
CBS: CBS Thursday Night Football (9/24) 6.0/3
CBS: Big Bang Theory (9/21) 4.7/17
NBC: Football Night America (9/27) 4.4/15
NBC: The Voice (9/21) 3.5/11
NBC: The Voice (9/22) 3.5/12
ABC: Scandal (9/24) 3.3/10
ABC: Modern Family (9/23) 3.2/10
NBC: Blindspot (9/21) 3.1/10
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Performance among Total Viewers for week of September 7, 2015
Primetime(000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
3718/ NICK 1292
USA1767/ESPN 1249
FOXN 1722/DSNY 1173
DSNY 1654/ADSM* 1115
HIST 1506/FOXN 1072
HGTV 1485/TOON 1030
TBSC 1361/USA 890
LIF 1323/HGTV 837
AMC 1314/NAN* 837
ADSM 1282/TNT 781
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+SD. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Performance among A18-49 for week of September 7, 2015
Primetime (000), Total Prog. Day (000)
1477/ ADSM* 680
AMC 734/ESPN 547
ADSM 694/NAN* 412
USA 659/ TOON 374
TBSC 655/NICK 365
FX 610/USA 327
LIF 566/FX 290
VH1 528/TBSC 290
FOOD 510/HGTV 282
HIST 479/TNT 282
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+SD. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Top 10 Basic Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for week of September 7, 2015
Fear the Walking Dead
(AMC) 7661
Ohio State/Virginia Tech (ESPN) 4797
College Football Regular Season Sustainer (ESPN) 3695
Teen Mom II (MTV) 2345
Love & Hip Hop Hollywood (VH1) 2261
WWE Entertainment (USA) 2040
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1981
Rick & Morty (ADSM) 1930
The Real Housewives of Orange Country (Brav) 1879
Ink Master (Spike) 1842
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
of 116,400,000 homes; Ranked by Delivery (000); Preliminary: Live+SD

Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 9/20/15 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.6AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.8AA
Family Feud (2/T) 5.6AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.5AA
Big Bang Theory (WB) 5.4AA
Modern Family (2/T) 3.2AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.1AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.8AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.8AA
Live with Kelly & Michael (DAD) 2.7AA
Two and A Half Men (WB) 2.7AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 13 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 9/20/15 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.4AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.8AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.7AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.6AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.4AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 1.2AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.1AA
Cleveland Show (2/T) 1.1AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.0AA
How I Met Your Mother (2/T) 1.0AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC led with the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 3.0/9, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS topped 8p with 3.8/13 for The Big Bang Theory, while NBC’s second half-hour of The Voice took over the lead at 8:30 with 3.1/10.
At 9p, NBC’s The Voice continued as #1 with 3.8/11; CBS’ Scorpion was next with 1.7/5. NBC’s Blindspot finished the night on top with 2.6/8 while ABC’s Castle and CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles tied for second with 1.2/4.

A18-49: NBC 3.0/9, CBS 2.2/7, ABC 1.4/5, FOX 1.3/4, UNI 0.8/3, TELE 0.6/2, ION 0.5/1, CW 0.3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, September 28, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 6.6/11
The Big Bang Theory 9.5/16, Life in Pieces 5.6/9, Scorpion 6.1/10, NCIS: Los Angeles 5.0/9
NBC: 6.6/11
The Voice 7.4/12, Blindspot 5.7/10
ABC: 5.9/10
Dancing With the Stars 7.2/11, Castle 4.6/8
FOX 2.3/4
Gotham 2.9/5, Minority Report 1.7/3
Antes Muerta Lichita 1.1/2, Imperdonable 1.5/2, Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.2/2
Telemundo: 1.0/1
Avenida Brasil 0.9/1, Bajo el Mismo Cielo 1.0/1, Senor De Los Cielos 1.1/2
ION: 0.8/1
Criminal Minds 0.8/1, Criminal Minds 0.8/1, Criminal Minds  0.8/1
CW: 0.7/1
Penn & Teller: Fool Us 0.8/1, Whose Line Is It Anyway 0.8/1, Significant Mother 0.4/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 5.2/17, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 7p, FOX’s Family Guy led with 0.8/3, followed by ABC’s Dark Swan Rises with 0.6/2. NBC’s Football Night America Part 2 and 3 combined for the lead at 7:30 with 3.7/13; the first half hour of CBS’ 60 minutes was second with 3.4/11. At 8p, NBC’s Football Night America Part 3 and Sunday Night Football combined with 5.9/19; CBS’ 60 minutes was second with 2.7/8. NBC’s Sunday Night Football continued its stronghold at 9p with 8.5/25; CBS’ CSI Special was #2 with 1.8/5. NBC’s Sunday Night Football closed the night on top at 10p with 8.1/25; ABC’s debut of Quantico followed with 1.9/6

A18-49: NBC 5.2/17, CBS 2.4/7, ABC 1.5/4, FOX 1.3/4, UNI 0.6/2,  TELE 0.3/1, ION 0.2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, September 27, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 8.5/14
60 Minutes 9.3/15, CSI Special 7.7/13
NBC: 8.4/14
Football Night America Part 2 4.9/9, Football Night America Part 3 7.1/12, NBC Sunday Night Football 13.1/22
ABC: 3.6/6
Dark Swan Rises 2.0/4, Once Upon A Time 3.4/5, Blood & Oil 4.1/7, Quantico 4.7/8
FOX: 1.7/3
Family Guy [r] 1.3/2, Bob’s Burgers 1.5/3, The Simpsons 1.9/3, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.9/3, Family Guy 1.7/3, Last Man on Earth 1.8/3
Aqui y Ahora 0.9/2, La Banda 1.4/2, Sal y Pimienta 1.1/2
ION: 0.6/1
Criminal Minds 0.7/1, Criminal Minds 0.6/1, Criminal Minds 0.5/1
TELE: 0.4/1
D.C. La Biblia Continua 0.4/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: FOX led with the most A18-49 viewers Saturday with 1.0/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, ABC’s Saturday Night Football topped with 0.8/4, followed by CBS’ Crimetime Saturday with 0.7/3. FOX College Football took over the lead at 9p with 1.1/4; CBS’ 48 Hours Special took second with 0.8/3. FOX College Football closed out the 10p spot on top with 1.1/4; CBS’ 48 Hours was #2 with 0.9/3.

A18-49: FOX 1.0/4, CBS 0.8/3, ABC 0.7/3, UNI 0.6/2, NBC 0.5/2, ION 0.3/1, TELE 0.1/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, September 26, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 2.8/6
Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.1/4, 48 Hours Special 2.7/5, 48 Hours 3.5/7
FOX 1.8/4
FOX College Football 1.8/4
ABC: 1.6/3
Saturday Night Football 1.6/3
NBC: 1.1/2
The Carmichael Show 0.7/1, NBC PBC Boxing 1.4/3
La Banda Resumen 0.6/1, Don Francisco: El Ultimo Gigante 1.2/2
ION: 0.9/2
Law & Order:SVU 0.9/2, Law & Order:SVU 0.9/2, Law & Order:SVU 0.9/2
TELE: 0.3/1
Francisco America [7p start] 0.3/1, Futbol Estelar 0.2/0


Joanne Rubino has been promoted from a management role to Executive Vice President of Production at Thinkfactory Media. In addition, Ayelet Bick has been upped to Director of Production.

Bill Hague was elevated to Executive Vice President of Frank N. Magid Associates’ Media Strategy Group. Hague joined Magid in 2001.

AccuWeather, Inc. has appointed Karen Bressner as Head of Digital Advertising Sales. Bressner last worked at The Topps Corporation, Inc. In addition, veteran on-air personality, senior meteorologist, and executive producer Bernie Rayno has been promoted to Chief Video Meteorologist for the AccuWeather Network.

Sanjan Dhody, Managing Director and Client Advisor at Deutsche Bank Alex Inc., has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors.

Stephen Arnold Music has named Dave Baumann as Marketing and Creative Director. He was formerly Director of Creative Services at WXYZ-TV (ABC) in Detroit.


At a time when consumers trust word-of-mouth over direct brand messaging, aligning with trusted social media influencers is key to getting yourself heard. The latest Cynopsis webinar, The New Influencer Marketing: How to Target the Twitter Tastemakers, on Thursday, October 22, will show you how to identify and reach influencers who can share your content and boost your brand.

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This Day in History: 1984 – The pilot episode of Murder, She Wrote aired on CBS.

Answer to Our Last Trivia: Who fought Sonny Bono for Dorothy’s affections on an episode of Golden Girls? (1985-1992)? Lyle Waggoner. Kudos to: Dennis Maguire-Apple/Tampa,FL, Anthony Salerno-Horizon Media/NYC, Debra Haut-AdServices Inc./Hollywood, FL, Scott Henderson-Baker & Taylor/Charlotte, NC, Bev Ellinger-WANDTV/Decatur, Il, Renee Kurland-Walt Disney corporation/LA, Heidi Flydal-KFMB-TV CBS 8/San Diego, CA, Nancy Thomsen/Palm Springs, CA

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JOB OPENING: SCHEDULING COORD/AMC and SundanceTV/NYC: Work w/sched team behind The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Rectify, etc. Entry level, intersect w/multi depts. Detail-orientated w/passion for brdcst/cable TV ind. Full info/apply HERE (10/4)

JOB OPENING: DEPUTY EDITOR/NBC Asian/NYC: The Deputy Editor will report directly to the verticals Editorial Manager. Responsibilities include: Edit, produce, publish daily content for Asian American. Full info/apply HERE (10/3)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, CONSUMER MKTG/TV One/Silver Spring: Dvlp new mktg ideas & strategies to help increase the AA P25-54 demo. Strong knwldg cable ind relating to African-American demographics. BA Mktg, bus admin or comm + min 8-10 yrs exp ntwk TV mktg. Full info/apply HERE (10/3)

JOB OPENING: SR MGR CONSUMER MKTG/ TV One/ Silver Spring: Dvlp/mng consumer mktg & promo campaigns to drive awareness, reach & ratings for ntwrk initiatives. Strong knwldg cable ind w/African-American demo. BA Mktg, bus admin or comm + min 5-8 yrs exp ntwk TV mktg. Full info/apply HERE (10/3)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR/KXAS/Fort Worth: Responsible for local coverage strategy on all digital platforms incl social media & mobile offerings to drive revenue. A min of 5 yrs exp brdcst TV, Cable TV &/or Web-Internet mngmnt or operational role. Full info/apply HERE (10/2)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, AD SALES MARKETING/Travel Channel/NYC: Seeking strong communicator to support development and activation of client-specific marketing solutions and maintain communication tools. www.scrippsnetworks.com #5029 (10/2)

JOB OPENING: SALES ASSISTANT/REELZ/NYC: Daily maint of accounts. Booking orders, pulling reports & brand allocations. Work closely with traffic dept, planners & AEs all areas scheduling & inv management. Sintec exp. a plus.Full info/apply HERE (10/2)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, SOCIAL MEDIA/DISCOVERY DIGITAL NETWORKS/SF: Lead/implement social media strategy, mng a team of Specialists, grow daily audience & awareness for DDN. 6 yrs exp social media, multi-platform expert, strong mngmnt skills. Apply Here (10/1)

JOB OPENING: DIR, BRAND MARKETING/USA/NYC: Direct consumer mktg efforts. 7-10 yrs of consumer mktg media exp. Trad & digi mktg for TV network req. Dev strat,campaign planning, budgets & employees. Full info/apply HERE (10/1)

JOB OPENING: EDITORIAL STRATEGY/NBCU/NYC: 8 yrs editorial exp. w/interactive media, mgr editorial projects; creating & maintaining editorial voice for USA. Content strat, editorial ideation & planning. Full info/apply HERE (10/1)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL PRODUCER/SPROUT/NYC: Manage portfolio of dig projects in interactive, gaming & dig media; Exp w/Agile/Scrum framework & full dev cycle, from concept to delivery; Min. 5 yrs exp. Full info/apply HERE (10/1)

JOB OPENING: ANALYST, PROGRAM RESEARCH/Bravo/NYC: Knowledge of Nielsen, proactive thinker and good communication skills needed; 1-2 years relevant exp preferred. Cable ntwk exp a plus. Full info/apply HERE (10/1)

JOB OPENING: PHOTOGRAPHER/NBC CT/New Haven: NBC Connecticut is looking for a photojournalist for our New Haven, CT studio. As a Photojournalist you will be responsible for videotaping and editing local news events Full info/apply HERE (10/1)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCER/NYC: Strong journalistic, writing, shooting, pitching & producing skills needed; at least 5 yrs editorial experience at network level preferred. Full info/apply HERE (10/1)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH& STRATEGY MGR/Insight Strategy Group/NYC: Highly skilled rsrchrs & strategist to, Ind mng teams & proj delivery across all aspects of proj lifecycle. Grad deg + 3-5 yrs exp mkt rsrch, or in brand/mktg consulting role. Email HERE (10/1)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH AND STRATEGY DIRECTOR/Insight Strategy Group/NYC: Highly skilled rsrchrs & strategist to translate bus. objectives into qualitative/quantitative rsrch plans.Grad deg social sciences mktg or related field. 5-7 yrs exp mkt rsch provider. Email HERE (10/1)

JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST/Benenson Strategy Group/Santa Monica: Support new business initiatives, focusing on media/ent ind. 3+ yrs exp comm, consulting, mkt-rsrch, etc. 1+ yrs exp ent rsrch on behalf of movie studios, TV ntwrks & streaming svcs pref’d. Full info/apply HERE (10/1)

JOB OPENING: ACCT MGR/WO PROGRAMMATIC TV/NY: Hybrid between consultant/customer svc/sales training. Mkt/promote/svc/mng WO Programmatic TV demand-side engagements/relationships. 3+ yrs exp in client facing role the dig/ linear media/ad tech ind. Exp w/media buying. Apply HERE (9/30)

JOB OPENING: SR MGR, INTEGRATED MKTG/TV One/NYC: Work w/Director & VP on strategic/creative dvlpmnt/mngmnt of revenue-generating mktg solutions for existing and prospective clients. BA deg related field & Min 6-8 yrs at, media co. or sales/mktg orgnztn. Full info/apply HERE (9/30)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES ACCOUNT EXEC/Crown Media Family Networks/CHICAGO: Sell Nat’l advertising time to ad agencies and clients. Strong negotiation skills and presentation skills. Strong knowledge of Chicago mktplace. BS req & Min 5 yrs exp. Apply HERE (9/30)

JOB OPENING: PRINT PRODUCTION DESIGNER/Crown Media Family Networks/LA: Finish existing creative for mechanicals and production. Min 3 yrs production exp. Apply HERE (9/30)

JOB OPENING: FREELANCE LOG COORDINATOR/LOGO/NYC: Schedule promos and graphics on daily logs, assist pgmg dept with ad-hoc projects. 1 yr exp in promo planning or traffic preferred. Resume to: logotv.programming@gmail.com (9/30)

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ABC: The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, blackish, Nashville
CBS: Survivor, Criminal Minds [
p], Code Black [p]
CW: The iHeartradio Musical Festival – Night 2
Fox: Rosewood, Empire
NBC: The Mysteries of Laura, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD [
PBS: Nature, E.O. Wilson  Of Ants and Men
Telemundo: Avenida Brasil, Bajo el Mismo Cielo, Senora Acero
Univision: Antes Muerta que Lichita, Lo Imperdonable [r], Yo No Creo en los Hombres [r]

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