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A comedy about a couple playing a couple of couples.
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
NBC put in development The Dunnings, from Thomas Ian Griffith and Mary Page Keller, Universal Television and Hazy Mills. Drama centers on a woman who returns home to take over the dance school her mother ran for 40 years.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: November 3-5, 2017
Thor (Buena Vista) $121.0 million, opening weekend
A Bad Moms Christmas (STX) $17.0 million, opening weekend
Jigsaw (Lionsgate) $6.7 million (week 2), cume revenue $28.8 million
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (Lionsgate) $4.7 million (week 3), cume revenue $43.0 million
Geostorm (Warner Bros.) $3.0 million (week 3), cume revenue $28.8 million
Happy Death Day (Universal) $2.8 million (week 4), cume revenue $53.0 million
Thank You For Your Service (Universal) $2.3 million (week 2), cume revenue $7.4 million
Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros.) $2.2 million (week 5), cume revenue $85.5 million
Only the Brave (Sony) $1.9 million (week 3), cume revenue $15.3 million
The Foreigner (STX) $1.6 million (week 4), cume revenue $31.9 million
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Not all heroes wear capes…but this one does. Thor: Ragnarok’s powerful performance at the box office this weekend delivered NCM a 9.6 A18-34 rating, soaring past all other programming. Who needs sports when you can have superheroes?
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NEW & RETURNING SERIES
TLC’s The Healer debuts tonight, following Charlie Goldsmith, an energy healer sought by athletes, celebrities and others hoping to be cured of chronic and debilitating ailments. What does Goldsmith find most rewarding about his gift? “In my experience the most rewarding part of life is when you’re able to help people, no matter how you do it,” he tells Cynopsis. “It also feels really good to be achieving some of the goals that I set for myself 19 years ago when I was 18. For a long time my dreams felt impossible and even though I still have a long way to go, I know I’ll get there now.” Series bows at 10p, after the season launch of Long Island Medium.
New Travel Channel series Views From… features knockout views from top-of-the-world locations, starting Sunday, November 19 at 11p. First up: Cambodia, Norway, China and Ireland.
Her Big Idea, featuring inspiring stories about women entrepreneurs in NYC, is back for season 2 tonight at 8:30p. Produced by NYC Media, the official broadcast network of the City of New York, the show airs on NYC Life.
Cedric the Entertainer, Laverne Cox and Robin Roberts are just 3 of the celebs stopping by Patti LaBelle’s Place when the Cooking Channel series returns for season 2 on Sunday, November 26 at 11a.
Telco is offering Mantracker in national syndication for fall 2018. Half-hour adventure series pits an expert tracker against weekend warriors in a chase through remote wilderness.
Guy Fieri hosts a “Friendsgiving” on the premiere episode of Guy’s Ranch Kitchen, airing Sunday, November 12 at 12p on Food Network.
Raven’s Home stars Raven-Symone and Issac Ryan Brown will host Disney Parks Presents a Disney Channel Holiday Celebration, available to subscribers on DisneyNOW beginning Friday, November 24, and premiering on Disney Channel on Friday, December 1 at 8:30p.
Pop’s Cash Cowboys centers on an entrepreneurial Colorado clan who want to improve the world by reclaiming areas destroyed by naturally occurring disasters. In the Saturday, November 17 at 11a episode, the goal is to increase efficiency on the job site, a chore that draws generations together.
Revolt TV tells the story of rapper Prodigy, who was half of Mobb Deep and would have turned 43 this month, on Tuesday, December 5 at 10p in Under the Bridge…Prodigy.
The network premiere of the Brit Awards 2017 airs on AXS TV on Saturday, November 11 at 9p, with performances by Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams, among others. Ceremony is part of a day-long block devoted to British artists, starting at 1:10p.
Korean pop band BTS will make their U.S. TV performance debut at the 2017 American Music Awards, airing Sunday, November 19 at 8p on ABC. BTS’ 5th EP debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, the highest ever for a K-pop act on the chart.
As if interviewing for a job isn’t stressful enough, CNBC’s The Job Interview, premiering Wednesday, November 8 at 10p, puts the process on display, showing real people seeking real jobs. Jim Ackerman, EVP, primetime alternative programming, talks about one pressure cooker of a reality show in the new Cynsiders.
CBS Interfaith Special Faith on the Frontlines, examining the clergy movement that is taking on white supremacy, will air Sunday, December 3 (check local listings).
ADVERTISING & BRANDS
While no advertisers have jumped ship, kneeling national anthem protests by NFL players have them concerned, said NBCUniversal‘s chairman, advertising sales and client partnerships, Linda Yaccarino, at an interview session at ad agency RGA. “There is a list of advertisers that have made themselves very clear: ‘If you continue to cover the political coverage of the issue, we will not be part of the NFL,’” said Yaccarino. “I do think that has impacted ratings.’”
Yaccarino also said her company is looking to deliver ads to consumers in a more targeted and precise manner, but is hampered by the limits of ad agencies that are “completely paralyzed” and focused on protecting their legacy business. But watch out: by next season NBCU has plans to change its TV ad transactions. “You’ll see a very aggressive step out of our company to challenge that legacy,” said the exec.
Yaccarino’s hardly the only industry player agitating for change. In the Cynopsis webinar one week from today, Solving the Digital Ad Measurement Challenge, leaders from the agency, advertiser and publisher sides will detail best practices right now, and what needs to be done to prepare for the future in cross media measurement. To register, go here.
Dell and Y&R North America are releasing a campaign aimed at redefining the perception of gamers. Featuring unexpected gamers like Gamer Grandpa, WWE’s Xavier Woods and Nerdist host and mom Jessica Chobot, the campaign will include videos, live shows and a series of digital and social content on Dell’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels. (For more on gaming, you can sign up for Cynopsis’ free Esports newsletter here.)
Featured sponsors of one-hour special 30 Years: A Celebration of the James Beard Foundation, airing Sunday, November 26 at 4p on ABC, include Hunt’s Tomatoes and PAM Cooking Spray. Hunt’s will also participate in a digital series featuring recipes created by JBF-recognized chefs.
Paula Malcomson (Ray Donovan) has been tapped as guest star and Blake Ritson (Da Vinci’s Demons) as series regular in Syfy’s Superman prequel, Krypton, launching in 2018…. Michael Conlin (Bones) will recur Paramount Network‘s upcoming no-longer-executive-produced-by-Harvey Weinstein drama, Yellowstone….Anna Jacoby-Heron (Relationship Status) landed a co-starring role in Beau Willimon‘s Hulu drama, The First….Jordan Gelber (Elementary) and James Lastovic (Days of Our Lives) will recur on Netflix dark comedy Insatiable….Bruce McGill will guest on the December 15 episode of CBS reboot MacGyver. McGill played the title character’s best friend on the 1985-1992 original.
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The Cynopsis Digital Awards Luncheon: NOV. 10 from 12pm – 2pm in NYC
We hope you’ll join your peers in the industry, including: Boingo, Bravo Media, Cobblecord, Crown Media Family Networks, Disney-ABC Television Group, Driver Digital, First Media, Horizon Media, Hulu, iHeart Media, INSP, Intel, Jukin Media, NBC Sports, NBCUniversal, One Solution, Pilgrim Media Group, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Crackle, Spike, Turner Broadcasting, Univision, USA Network, Viacom Velocity, WWE, Zenith and many more!
Back-to-back special Halloween episodes on Saturday, October 28 of Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures helped propel the network to top 10 positions among P25-54 and W25-54 for the night. It was Travel Channel’s highest rated Saturday night in two years.
Science Channel earned record October ratings in key demos as well as total viewers. In Primetime among Adults/Men/Women 25-54 and in Total Viewers P2+ the network eclipsed its highest rated October ever. Compared to 2016, Primetime ratings grew +29%/+21%/+30% among Adults/Men/Women 25-54 and were +14% among Total Viewers P2+.
The season 5 finale of Telemundo’s El Senor de los Cielos ranked as the #1 program among all broadcast networks at 10p, in English or Spanish, among A18-49 and A18-34. According to Nielsen, the finale averaged 2.544 million total viewers, 1.46 million A18-49 and 668,000 A18-34.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Thursday, November 2, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 9.95 million
Big Bang Theory 14.13, Young Sheldon 13.29, Mom 9.61, Life in Pieces 7.70, SWAT 7.47
FOX: 3.24 million
Gotham 2.72, The Orville 3.76
NBC: 4.40 million
Superstore 3.51, The Good Place 3.04, Will & Grace 5.60, Great News 2.73, Chicago Fire 5.78
ABC: 5.30 million
Grey’s Anatomy 7.34, Scandal 4.93, How to Get Away with Murder 3.62
CW: 1.59 million
Supernatural 1.82, Arrow 1.35
TELEMUNDO 1.37 million
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 1.07, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 1.36, Senor de los Cielos 1.67
UNIVISION: 1.03 million
Rosa de Guadelupe .95, Mi Marido tie Familia 1.17, Caer en Tentacion .96
Thursday A18-49: CBS 1.9/7, ABC 1.3/5, NBC 1.0/4, FOX .9/3, TELE .8/3, UNI .5/2, CW .5/2
Halle Stafford was promoted to President of Television for The Jim Henson Company. Stafford will add primetime development and production to her current responsibilities overseeing the company’s work in kids’ entertainment.
GroupM’s Lindsay Pattison was named Chief Transformation Officer at parent company WPP. Pattison, who had been appointed Chief Transformation Officer at GroupM earlier this year, will retain her GroupM duties as she covers the entire holding company.
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This Day in History: 1860 – Abraham Lincoln defeated 3 other candidates for the presidency.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Who appeared on every season premiere of The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1978) because Burnett considered him a good luck charm? Jim Nabors. Kudos to: Cathy Korda/Honolulu, HI, Phyllis McQuillan-MSG Networks, NYC, Jim Kelly-Lee Hecht Harrison/Melville, NY, Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC, Anthony Salerno-Horizon Media/NYC, Cynthia New-Spectrum Reach/Cape Girardeau, MO, Steve Iha-LBI Media/Irving, TX, Aaron Paquette-Screen Engine/ASI/Fort Worth, TX, Clare Taricska-Tribune Media/Cleveland, John Kukla-KDFW/Dallas, Kimberly Austin-Fire Starter Studios/Burbank, Jodi D. Schwartzmann/LA, Greg Stewart/LA, Gary Moglovkin-CBS TV Studios/Studio City, CA
Today’s Trivia Question: Which variety show counted among its regulars Steve Martin, Teri Garr and Murray Langston? (Email email@example.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.)
Answer to Friday’s Anagram: Hot Foamy Toe Booth Vegetates = Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Kudos to: Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Deerfield Beach, FL, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA
Daytime Show Anagram: Mod Melee Mishap (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)
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JOB OPENING: SENIOR DIRECTOR/NBCUNIVERSAL/NYC: responsible for the day2day management of the NBC National RSN Sales Team of Directors and Account Managers to implement the collective strategy across agencies and adv. Full info/apply HERE (11/10)
JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/DISH/NYC: Detail oriented w/ excellent written/oral communication skills, strong analytical skill/media math knowledge to support 2 AEs on DISH Media Sales team. Steward campaigns, post, recommend makegoods. 2 yrs Ad Sales or Media Buying experience required. Full info/apply HERE (11/10)
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MARKETING MGR/CNBC/Englewood Cliff NJ: Dvlp strategic mktg plans to build adoption across CNBC’s wide variety of digital products incl mobile & OTT apps & emerging platforms. Min 5 yrs related work experience, pref in media. free shuttle from NYC. Full info/apply HERE (11/10)
JOB OPENING: TEMP COUNSEL TRADEMARK/MSG COMPANY/NYC: Assist with all aspects of US and international trademark registration and maintenance. Monitor incoming infringement reports from watch services & internet comms. Ability to work in high-pressure envir. Min 6 yrs exp trademark clearance. Full info/apply HERE (11/10)
JOB OPENING: MEDIA PLANNER/AdMore/LA or Temecula: Create media plans across Local & National Brdcst, Syndication, National Cable and Local Cable/Satellite. BA deg req’d, 3 + years exp of general market/audience based media planning. Proficient in STRATA media planning software. Resume/cvr HERE (11/10)
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR- BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS/TLC/LA: Resp. for handling deal negotiations and drafting/ review of agreements for dev/prod/distribution of non-scripted progmmng including agreements for lead/supporting talent across ntwrks w/ focus on TLC. Exp working in-house at an entertainment company. APPLY (11/9)
JOB OPENING: MEDIA BUYER, TV/BPM/LA: Responsible for DR media buying, planning and analysis across all clients. Self-starter, good communication skills a must. Proficient in Excel & PP. Team player with good understanding of media and performance marketing. Resume HERE (11/9)
JOB OPENING: JR PRODUCER/WRITER/EDITOR/ION/Clearwater Beach, FL: Responsible for producing, writing and editing all on-air promotions. Responsible for conception, writing/producing/editing episodic & movie promotional material for mult properties. BA deg comms or related fieldExp w/non-linear editing. Full info/apply HERE (11/9)
JOB OPENING: SR MANAGER, CONSUMER MARKETING /TV ONE/Silver Spring/DC:
Responsible for developing and managing TV One’s consumer marketing and promotional campaigns. Strategic thinker w/ minimum 5-8 yr exp in network TV mktg. Strong knwlg African American demographic a +. Full info/apply HERE
JOB OPENING: VP MEDIA & CAMPAIGN PLANNING /BET/NYC:
Oversee/lead the overarching series mktg strategy across all platforms, incl show positioning, KPIs &key objectives of each plan.Define/comm strategic positioning for series & events throughout org.10+yrs holding mktg/Ad positions.Full info/apply HERE
JOB OPENING: DR NATIONAL TV BUYER/Mediassociates/Newtown CT: Fairfield County CT Ind media plan’g, buying & analytics agency seeks buyer to execute/mng our client’s media efforts. Assess initial buy thru final reporting/reconciliation. Min 5 yrs exp as Nat’l DRTV buyer. Exc quantitative skills. Full info/apply HERE (11/8)
JOB OPENING: MEDIA DIRECTOR, PAID SOCIAL/GLOW/NYC: Grow team to mng daily execution of campaigns for clients & work closely w/Sr leadership across mult depts to create & identify new client/business opps. 8-10 yrs exp digital media planning, as well as 3-5 yrs mngmnt exp. Full info/apply HERE (11/8)
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PUBLICITY /A&E/NY: Dvlp/implement effective PR strategies & publicity campaigns resulting in positive media placement. 8+ yrs. of TV prgm publicity exp. Must have background in TV – network or cable news and/or entertainment publicity . Knowledge of pop culture essential. Full info/apply HERE (11/8)
JOB OPENING: SPVR PRODUCER /45th & Dean/A+E/NY: Produce high quality digital content via A+E Digital Studio for Lifetime. 8+ yrs. of digital/TV prod exp. Extensive post prod exp essential. Apply: HERE (11/8)
JOB OPENING: MEDIA RESEARCH ANALYST/NYC or Miami:
Analyze lrg amt quanti data. Ability to draft compelling stories. Creative. 2-3 yrs exp working in media/rsrch related cos. Interact w/clients. Strong kwldg of cross platform data (TV, dig, social). Bilingual (Eng/Spn) Position open for NYC or Miami. Resume HERE
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL PREDITOR /NBCU/CT: Freelance Part-time
to produce/edit digital videos for nationally syndicated talk shows. 2 to 3 years of work experience as an AVID Video Editor/Producer. Experience in news, entertainment, or promos & strong story telling sensibility. Resumes HERE
WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – MONDAY NOVEMBER 6
ABC: Dancing With the Stars, Living Every Day: Luke Bryan
CBS: Kevin Can Wait, The Big Bang Theory [r], Superior Donuts, 9JKL, Scorpion
CW: Supergirl, Valor
FOX: Lucifer, The Gifted
NBC: The Voice, The Brave
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, VA: The Human Cost of War, Independent Lens [p]
TELEMUNDO: Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio [f], Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso, Senora Acero 4: La Coyote [p]
UNIVISION: La Rosa de Guadelupe, Mi Marido Tiene Familia, Caer en Tantacion