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+34% IN PRIME OVER PRIOR QUARTER
+21% TOTAL DAY RATINGS INCREASE
AMONG ADULTS 18-49 Source: P18-49, L+SD coverage rating, 06/29/15-09/27/15 vs 03/30/15-06/28/15, M-SU 6A-6A & M-SU 8P-11P
10.05.15 Good morning. It’s Monday October 5, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing. Tonight’s Premieres:
DIY: Brother vs. Brother at 8p and 9p
Food: Halloween Baking Championship at 9p
Smithsonian Channel: The Weapon Hunter at 8p Tonight’s Finales:
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us at 8p, Significant Mother at 9:30p
Two months’ worth of rain fell Saturday night in Cannes, host to Mipcom this week. While service is getting back to normal, several events have been modified or suspended due to severe flooding. “The whole MIP team, the Palais staff and our Cannes partners are working non-stop to limit the disruption caused by this exceptional situation,” said Laurine Garaude, director of Reed Midem’s TV division, on Sunday.
CBS is picking up a second season of Zoo. The drama joins new one-hour comic thriller BrainDead and Big Brother on the net’s 2016 summer slate.
ABC bumped the Tuesday, October 6 premiere of Beyond the Tank to next week, to make room for an encore of episode two of Live+3 hit Quantico. The freshman drama had a 62 percent lift from its 1.9 rating among A18-49 in Live+SD. Total premiere viewership after three days: almost 16 million.
Don’t blame cord-cutters for the over 600,000 dropped pay-TV customers in 2Q15, says Evercore ISI analyst Vijay Jayant, who points to business distractions as a major culprit. Comcast was dropping its bid for Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications was in the midst of its TWC deal, AT&T and DirecTV were crossing the t’s on their agreement and Dish was preoccupied with the launch of OTT service Sling TV, Jayant pointed out in a note to investors. Expect a rebound in the third quarter, added Jayant, “beyond typical seasonality.”
Cablevision and Verizon settled a legal battle that started in January, when Cablevision filed a lawsuit accusing Verizon of making deceptive claims in ads about its Wi-Fi service, then slammed Verizon’s FiOS service. Now, apparently, everyone’s a winner. “Cablevision and Verizon have resolved their disputes to both parties’ satisfaction,” said the companies on Friday.
Abby Huntsman has joined Fox News as a reporter. The conservative journalist had been co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, canceled in July.
ABC Family canceled Chasing Life after two seasons. The drama’s finale hit a series low 486,000 viewers.
The BBC is courting a younger set with a Doctor Who spinoff. Set in contemporary London, Class is being written by young adult author Patrick Ness. “This is growing up in modern Britain,” said Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffatt, “but with monsters!”
So what’s behind TCM programming event “Trailblazing Women,” a multi-year initiative created to raise awareness about the historical contributions of women working behind the camera? “Startling statistics from Women in Film Los Angeles show that only six percent of directors working today are women,” says Jennifer Dorian, GM of the net. “Additionally, only 15 percent of writers working in film are women, 20 percent of editors are women and scarcely 2 percent of cinematographers are female.” For its month-long event in October, hosted by actress, producer and director Illeana Douglas, the programming slate centers on female directors. “I hope TCM’s Trailblazing Women can help raise the volume on the conversation and help bring change in the industry,” says Dorian.“The drumbeat is getting louder.”
Relativity Media’s TV assets were sold to a group of creditors for $125 million; a hearing to approve the bid takes place today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Relativity Television produces unscripted series including Guy’s Grocery Games and The Great Food Truck Race, among others.
Gabrielle Carteris topped Patricia Richardson to win another two-year term as SAG-AFTRA EVP. Clyde Kusatsu was elected the union’s national VP, LA.
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CBS grabbed a comedy project from Tina Fey, Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock about an athlete who drives friends and family nuts after he retires. Fey, Burditt and Carlock will exec produce with 3 Arts’ David Miner.
Notorious, a project from Sony Pictures Television and The Firm inspired by the relationship between criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and TV producer Wendy Walker, nabbed a put pilot commitment from ABC.
Spike TV ordered drama Nightrise from Legendary TV and Applebox Entertainment. Applebox’s Neil Marshall will direct.
FremantleMedia acquired a majority stake in French scripted producer Kwai. The Paris-based fiction company specializes in TV movies and series. FremantleMedia also recently acquired France’s Fontaram.
CBS is developing a MacGyver reboot from original exec producer Henry Winkler, director James Wan (Furious 7) and writer R. Scott Gemmill (NCIS: LA). Project focused on a 20something problem-solver comes from CBS Television Studios.
Comedy Damage Control, from Ben Karlin (Colbert Report) and based on the comic book series about the overworked folks who clean up after Marvel comics heroes, has a put pilot commitment from ABC.
An hour-long series based on buddy cop movie Lethal Weapon, from Warner Bros. Television, has a put pilot commitment at Fox. Matt Miller (Forever) is writing.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: October 2-4, 2015
The Martian (20th Century Fox) $55.0 million, opening weekend
Hotel Transylvania (Sony) $33.0 million, cume revenue $90.5 million
Sicario (Lionsgate) $12.1 million, cume revenue $15.1 million
The Intern (Warner Bros.) $11.6 million, cume revenue $36.5 million
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (20th Century Fox) $7.7 million, cume revenue $63.2 million
Black Mass (Warner Bros.) $5.9 million, cume revenue $52.5 million
Everest (Universal) $5.5 million, cume revenue $33.2 million
The Visit (Universal) $4.0 million, cume revenue $56.9 million
War Room (TriStar) $2.8 million, cume revenue $60.5 million
The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems) $2.4 million, cume revenue $52.6 million
Source: Rentrak Corporation
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Bravo post-cheating special Watch What Happens Live One-on-One with Shannon and David Beador, exploring the aftermath of a Real Housewives of Orange County affair, airs tonight at 11p. RHOOC kicks things off at 9p, followed by Ladies of London at 10p.
BET’s Who Got the Juice?! The O.J. Simpson Trial 20 Years Later airs Wednesday, October 7 at 10p. Original doc looking at the infamous trial from the perspectives of a diverse array of African-Americans is part of BET News’ Truth Series.
Showtime will premiere documentary Listen to me Marlon on Saturday, November 14 at 9p on linear, on demand and over the Internet. Film features never-before-heard audio from enigmatic movie star Marlon Brando.
Baring it All: Inside New York Fashion Week will air on ABC Family Wednesday, October 14 at 9p. Event attendees Lucy Hale and Katy Perry are among those featured.
A new season of Celebrity Motor Homes kicks off on Great American Country Saturday, October 10 at 3p. Premiere features Lance Bass’s pad on wheels.
Live TV is not just the way television used to be made – it’s also the wave of the future, on all sized screens and platforms. But as Done + Dusted executive producer David Jammy explains in the new Cynsiders, nobody’s quite figured out the formula to make it work for all viewers, at all times, in all places. Find out more here: http://cynopsis.com/cyncity/tv-programming-future-live-and-kicking
Laurence Fishburne landed the lead in BET miniseries Madiba, about Nelson Mandela. The South African anti-apartheid revolutionary’s grandson, Kweku Mandela, is producing.
Margarita Levieva (Revenge) has been cast in HBO drama pilot The Deuce, opposite James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Paddy Considine (The World’s End), Dina Korzun (Last Resort) and Jan Bijvoet (Cordon) are onboard season three of Peaky Blinders. Shooting on the BBC Two crime drama starts today.
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The International Emmy Kids Awards is moving from New York to Cannes, and will be presented in partnership with Reed MIDEM at MIPTV. First awards ceremony takes place on April 5, to close the Kids@MIPTV track.
BAFTA LA’s Britannia Awards, taking place October 30 at the Beverly Hilton, will air on Pop Friday, November 6. Last year, the ceremony aired on BBC America.
FremantleMedia International completed a global distribution deal (excluding North America and UK) with UK’s Arrow Media for documentary series Hitler: The Biography (wt). Six-parter, featuring newly unearthed archive materials, declassified documents and new CGI techniques, has been commissioned by American Heroes Channel in North America and a UK broadcaster.
French production group Makever arrives at Mipcom with drama series Destination Mars, period drama Salazar, British thriller The Escape Artist and fashion drama Haute-Couture.
CMJ Productions II Inc. and Medina Media are developing a 4K series for the global market, Lighthouses of the World. Licensing launches at Mipcom.
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With an assist from Live+3 numbers, CBS’s Big Bang Theory and Fox’s Empire moved ahead of NBC’s Sunday Night Football as premiere week’s number one programs. Bang was up 24% in viewers to hit 22.49 million versus the live event’s steady 22.15 million, while Empire rose to 8.7 among A18-49 versus 8.2 for football.
ABC comedy Dr. Ken premiered to a solid 1.4/6 in the A18-49 demo on Friday, up from lead-in Last Man Standing (1.2/5) and the top-rated scripted show of the night.
Bounce TV set network records for viewership and in key demos in both Prime and Total Day, with September becoming the net’s most-watched month ever and 3Q15 its fourth consecutive quarter of growth. In Prime Bounce was up 32% in both HHs (201,000) and A18-49 (99,000) for the quarter; in Total Day HHs were up 28% to 153,000, and up 21% among A18-49 (75,000).
Split decision: ABC’s Good Morning America won premiere week in total viewers, but NBC’s Today took the news demo crown for the first time in four years. As for third place CBS This Morning, the net points out it’s the only early show to post year-to-year viewer gains (up 10%).
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of September 21, 2015
ABC: GMA 4.71 million total viewers; 1.3/11 and 1.53 million A25-54
NBC: Today 4.27 million total viewers; 1.4/12 and 1.68 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.30 million total viewers; 0.8/7 and 703,000 A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI
Thursday A18-49 Analysis: CBS won the most A18-49 viewers Tuesday with 6.8/23, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS topped 8p with 5.6/20 for NFL’s Baltimore at Pittsburgh, followed by 2.3/8 ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Football charged ahead at 9p with 6.7/21 versus 2.8/9 for ABC’s Scandal. CBS’s game scored 7.4/24 10p; ABC stayed in second with 2.3/8 for How to Get Away With Murder.
A18-49:CBS 6.8/23, ABC 2.5/8, NBC 1.5/5, UNI .8/3, FOX .7/2, TELE .6/2, CW .3/1, ION .3/1
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: October 1, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS Thursday Night NFL Kick-off 5.2/10, Thursday Night Football 11.8/21
Grey’s Anatomy 5.9/10, Scandal 6.2/10, How to Get Away With Murder 5.2/9
Heroes Reborn 3.1/5, Blacklist 4.8/8, Player 3.0/5
Bones 3.7/6, Sleepy Hollow 2.1/3
Antes Muerta Lichita 1.1/2, Imperdonable 1.5/2, Yo No Creo en Hombers 1.2/2
Blue Bloods .9/2, Blue Bloods 1.1/2, Blue Bloods 1.0/2
Avenida Brasil .9/1, Bajo el Mismo Cielo .9/1, Senora Acero 1.1/2
Flash [r] .8/1, Arrow .6/1 [r]
Independent content studio The Workshop is adding Todd Donnelly as a partner and Ray Murray as Director of Business Development. Donnelly is co-founder of video ad sales organization Viamedia; Murray founded Banyan Productions.
This Day in History: 1947 – President Truman gave the first televised White House address. Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: ABC hired Glenn Gordon Caron away from which series to create and produce Moonlighting? Remington Steele. Kudos to: Sheldon A. Wiebe-EcliplseMagazine.com/Calgary, Dan Whitford-Lakeshore Public Television and Radio/Merrilville, IN, Paul Schur-Discovery Channel and Science Channel/Silver Spring, MD, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, John Kukla-KDFW-KDFI/Dallas, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Will Allmendinger-ClearChannel Outdoor/Chicago, Roy McDonald-BriteShot Inc./NYC, Matthew Sharp Fera-McGarry Bowen-Chicago, Dan Haberer-Creo Entertainment/Playa del Rey, CA, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA. Today’s Trivia Question: Which TV butler said of his bosses, “their hobby is murder”? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.). Keep Watching & Reading,
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – MONDAY OCTOBER 5, 2015
ABC: Dancing With the Stars, Castle
CBS: The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Scorpion, NCIS: Los Angeles
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us [f], Whose Line Is it Anyway?, Significant Mother [f]
FOX: Gotham, Minority Report
NBC: The Voice, Blindspot
PBS: Antiques Roadshow [r], Antiques Roadshow, I’ll Have What Phil’s Having
Telemundo:Avenida Brasil, Bajo el Mismo Cielo, Senora Acero
Univision: Antes Muerta que Lichita, Lo Imperdobable, Yo No Creo en los Hombres
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