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USA Network picked up a second season of The Purge. A co-production with Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions, the show is USA’s #1 drama, averaging 1.2  million A18-49 and 2.3 million P2+. The series’ season finale aired on Tuesday.
Drawing on the comics and characters from DC’s Vertigo imprint, The CW is developing Survivor’s Club, a drama series written by Jared Frieder (MTV’s Sweet/Vicious). It centers on a world where horror franchise monsters are real and twins Jason and Jennifer barely survived a demonic childhood possession that claimed their mother’s life and fractured their bond; ten years later, the siblings join forces with other teen survivors to battle a new evil force.
CBS greenlit a drama from writer-producer Josh Reims (Dynasty), actor-writer-producer Lance Krall, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS TV Studios. The untitled project, which will be written by Reims, looks at the complicated lives of med students, residents and attending physicians at the elite Uniformed Services University, where every doctor is also a trained soldier. Series is being done in partnership with the Uniformed Services University and the Pentagon.
According to Deadline, Cary Fukunaga and David Lowery are teaming to write a pilot script for Paramount Television. The project is based on the 1985 coming-of-age sci-fi film Explorers, which starred Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix.  
Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse is set to pen and executive produce Fremantle’s adaptation of Gormenghast. Whithouse will work alongside Neil Gaiman (Good Omens, American Gods) and Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) on the fantasy drama project.
National Geographic presents four-part global documentary Inside North Korea’s Dynasty, premiering on two consecutive Sunday nights on November 11 and November 18 at 9p. Show offers a look into the secretive Kim Dynasty through a collection of archival footage, firsthand testimonies and secret audio tapes form inside the regime.
Killer Unknown bows on ID Saturday, November 25 at 10p. Six-parter chronicles active investigations of the Tulsa County Cold Case Task Force, working to crack unsolved murder cases across Oklahoma.
EPIX’s Berlin Station premieres its third season on Sunday, December 2 at 9p. The spy series stars Richard Armitage and Keke Palmer.
CBS is serving up a cornucopia of Thanksgiving episodes on its daytime and nighttime programming. Turkey begins with The Talk, featuring Wolfgang Puck serving up a feast, on Monday, November 12 at 2p; and Young Sheldon on Thursday, November 15 at 8:31p.
Food Network is going live on Sunday, November 18, the official start of Feast Week, which is full of Thanksgiving-themed content. Choose Your Side kicks off at 10a with Food Network Kitchen’s Vivian Chang going live to nearly 30 million followers on Facebook.
Sorel Footwear and LadyGang partnered for a live podcast and fall preview event featuring Zoey Deutch. The ladies of LadyGang also recently kicked off their TV series on E!.
DC Universe’s Swamp Thing added two more cast members, Andy Bean (Power) and Derek Mears (Friday the 13th reboot)… Sendhil Ramamurthy (Reverie) nabbed a major recurring role on NBC’s New Amsterdam.
On the heels of a record turnout for a midterm election, there was a record turnout in midterm ad spending – $2.9 billion, according to Advertising Analytics. The amount is nearly double what was spent in the 2014 midterm election. The biggest beneficiary was broadcast TV, raking in almost $2.4 billion.    
The Latin Recording Academy and Univision Communications Inc. announced the official sponsors of the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, airing live from Las Vegas on Thursday, November 15 at 8p on Univision. North American sponsors include Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky, Bulova, Estrella Jalisco, Google, L’Oreal Paris, Las Vega, McDonald’s, Nissan, Pepsi and Walmart. In Latin America, Mastercard is a pan regional sponsor.
Google announced it will provide financial and resource support for the World Wide Web Foundation and the call to create a new contract for the Web by inventor Tim Berners-Lee. The move summons governments, companies and people to help protect the open web as a place for public good as well as a basic right for all. Google’s part in the plan backs the commitment with a $1 million Google.org grant.
Netflix unveiled a slate of animated event programming consisting of both feature films and original series suited for kids and families. The six new projects include movies My Father’s Dragon, a 2D family feature film from Nora Twomey (The Secret of Kells) and The Willoughbys, an adaptation from Lois Lawry novel of the same name. Meanwhile, on the TV front, there’s Maya and the Three about a warrior princess who embarks on a quest to recruit three legendary fighters to help save the world of men and gods; Go! Go! Corey Carson, a pre-school series based on the hit toy line Go! Go! Smart Wheels; Kid Cosmic about a young boy who becomes a hero after stumbling across of cosmic stones; and Trash Truck about a 6-year-old boy and his best pal, a giant garbage truck.
Vimeo added a channel exclusively for holograms. The video-sharing site teamed with Looking Glass Factory to combine volumetric video with a medium that displays the content without a headset.
Out On Stage: The Series, produced by Comedy Dynamics and Dekkoo, premieres on Pluto TV on Friday, November 30 and runs for six episodes. A lineup of LGBTQ stand-up comedians appears on stage for the series, which features three comics per episode and will be hosted by Zach Noe Towers.
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Judge Judy (new season high 7.3 L+SD national rating, up 6% from the week before) blew away all first-run and off-net competition with more than 10.3 million daily viewers as the November sweep got underway in the session ending October 28. The only other courtroom show to score an increase was Hot Bench (2.3, up 5%), which matched its season high and ranked as the number three show in daytime.
Topping the talkers for the 112th consecutive week was Dr. Phil (four-week high 2.9, up 4%). Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.2, up 5%) placed second, while Ellen DeGeneres (2.0, unchanged) finished third. Also of note, Steve Harvey’s Steve (1.3) rose 20 % in its target W25-54.
Univision delivered its highest-rated weekly primetime performance in the 2018/2019 season the week of October 29 with 1.4 million Total Viewers 2+, A18-49 and 247,000 A18-34. In addition, Univision’s premiere of Jesus reached 3.5 million Total Viewers 2+, who tuned-in to all or part of the Monday night airing. The series averaged 1.9     million Total Viewers 2+, 753,000 A18-49 and 315,000 A18-34, placing the net among the top-rated broadcast networks in the 8p hour and for the entire night.

TV Time Binge Report: Most Binged TV Shows for the week of October 29, 2018
(Show/Share of Streams)
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) 6.38%
Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix) 2.79%
The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix) 2.32%
Friends (NBC) 2.13%
Elite (Netflix) 2.10%
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.78%
Riverdale (The CW) 1.75%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 1.35%
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) 1.34%
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 1.19%
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 our TV Time app within a given day.
SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top US Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of October 29, 2018
Program, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Content (000), Fans/Followers (000)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros./synd.) 20195, 144, 140, 167011
E! News (E!) 15043, 784, 19, 34306
Riverdale (The CW) 5599, 55, 102, 10873
The Walking Dead (AMC) 2938, 103, 29, 49079
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 2544, 46, 55, 32761
The Daily Show (Comedy Central) 1658,132, 13, 17678
Entertainment Tonight (CBS-Syndicated) 1535, 721, 2, 7604
Saturday Night Live (NBC) 1434, 77, 19, 11494
Today Show (NBC) 1349, 688, 2, 12866
TMZ (Warner Bros./synd.) 1250, 1125, 1, 15419
Includes the total volume of post-level likes, shares, favorites, retweets and comments. Total content includes all posts, tweets and media posted by each TV property across all platforms. Actions per post metric notes the average number of actions garnered by each TV property. Total fans/followers include Facebook and Twitter and Instagram followers.
Top 10 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of October 29, 2018
NBC: NBC Sunday Night Football 7.4/28
FOX: The OT 3.8/15
NBC: Football Night America Part 3 3.4/13
CBS:  Home Depot Prime College Football 3.3/15
FOX: FOX + NFLN Thursday Night Football 3.3/14
CBS: The Big Bang Theory 2.1/10
NBC: This Is Us 2.1/0
FOX: The Simpsons 1.9/7
NBC: The Voice 1.8/7
ABC: The Connors 1.8/8

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 10/22/18 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.3 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.1 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.1 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.9 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.0 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.1 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 3.0AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.9 AA
Hot Bench 2.3 AA
Live with Kelly and Ryan (DAD) 2.2 AA

Top 12 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 10/22/18 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Family Feud (2/T) 1.6 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.6 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.5AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.1 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.1 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.0 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 0.9AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 0.7 AA
Last Man Standing 0.7 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 0.6 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 0.6 AA
The Goldbergs (SPT) 0.6 AA

Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of October 29, 2018
CBS: The Late Show 3.11 million total viewers; 0.43/3 among A18-49
NBC: The Tonight Show 2.24 million total viewers; 0.50/3 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 1.98 million total viewers; 0.38/3 among A18-49

Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Monday, November 5, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
ABC: 7.69 million
Dancing with the Stars 7.83, The Good Doctor 7.55
NBC: 7.66 million
The Voice 8.98, Manifest 6.33
CBS: 5.39 million
The Neighborhood 5.76, Happy Together 4.20, Magnum P.I. 5.21, Bull 6.38
FOX: 5.27 million
The Resident 4.97, 9-1-1 5.57
CW: 0.97 million
Arrow 1.07, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 0.87
TELE: 0.82 million
La Sultana 0.80, Falsa Identidad 0.96, Senora Acero 0.70

Monday A18-49: NBC 1.6/6, ABC 1.2/5, FOX 1.1/5, CBS 0.83, TELE 0.4/2, CW 0.3/1

El Rey Network named Mauricio Rios, formerly Director of Programming and Scheduling at Telemundo’s Universo Channel, Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions.
Ramsey Naito was named Executive President, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon Group. Raito most recently oversaw production on Paramount Pictures’ upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants movie.
Haymi Behar was appointed Chief Marketing Officer for SPI/FilmBox. He last served as Vice President, Digital Media and Sales at Dogan Media.

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ABC: The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Modern Family, Single Parents, A Million Little Things
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CW: Riverdale, All American
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