11/11/15: Fox announces midseason sked, including a move for Sleepy Hollow; NBC cries Wolf; Destination America wants to put you to sleep


Hallmark Channel is the Most Watched Cable Network
::::::::::::: for the Entire Weekend among W25-54 :::::::::::::

Ice Sculpture Christmas and Charming Christmas
were #1 and #2 watched movies of the week among W25-54

The leader in holiday entertainment continues
with more original movie premieres this weekend
I’m Not Ready for Christmas on Saturday 8/7c
Christmas Incorporated
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Good morning. It’s Wednesday November 11, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Discovery: Alaskan Bush People at 9p, Men Women Wild at 10p
Discovery Family: Lost & Found with Mike & Jesse at 10p
Esquire: Going Deep With David Rees at 10p
Fox Business: Strange Inheritance at 9p
Fusion: Unreported World at 9p
Great American Country: Kitchen Crashers at 5p
GSN: Hellevator at 8p
ID: Your Worst Nightmare at 9p
Revolt: GGN on Revolt at 10:30p
World: Independent Lens at 8p

Tonight’s Finales:
Fuse: Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce at 11p


Fox is starting the new year with some big sked changes. Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life premieres Sunday, January 3 at 8:30, replacing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which returns to Tuesdays. Animated Bordertown debuts Sunday at 9:30p, slipping into Last Man on Earth’s slot. The exit of limited series Scream Queens makes room for New Girl, returning Tuesday, January 5 at 8p. Grandfathered slides to 8:30p on Tuesday, followed by Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and at 9:30p, The Grinder. The final season of American Idol bows Wednesday, January 6. 

More Fox moves: Sleepy Hollow relocates to Fridays at 8p starting February 5. The supernatural drama’s fall finale airs Thursday, November 19 at 9p. And Fox renamed midseason drama Lookinglass, which started as The Frankenstein Code. Now it’s called Second Chance, and it premieres Wednesday, January 13 at 9p.

NBC renewed Dick Wolf dramas Chicago Fire for season five and Chicago P.D. for round four. NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt shared the good news at premiere party in (of course) the Windy City; Wolf’s Chicago Med debuts Tuesday, November 17 at 9p.

Cox Communications is launching a new online TV platform, reports the Wall Street Journal. Flare MeTV will start out free of sub fees or ads, and debut across the sixth largest pay-TV operator’s footprint.

Liberty Global and Discovery Communications each took a 3.4 percent stake in Lionsgate Entertainment, home of Hunger Games. “We think it’s a plus-plus-plus arrangement for us,” said Discovery CEO David Zaslav. Liberty can bolster distribution, while Discovery has global platforms for content. Liberty Media mogul John Malone owns 28.7% of Discovery and 25% of Liberty Global.

NATPE is adding a second day to NATPE Reality for the annual market and conference January 19-21. “Reality is intensifying its footprint at the conference as a strong and vibrant economic force,” said NATPE president and CEO Rod Perth, “reflecting its role as a permanent fixture of the interdependent television constellation alongside scripted programming.” Winners of Reality Breakthrough Awards will honor content in the categories of Reality, Reality Competition, Game Shows, Docusoap and Factual.

The episode of El Rey Networks Presents: The Director’s Chair featuring net founder Robert Rodriguez chatting with Sylvestor Stallone is available online now, thanks to a tweet from Rodriguez that included a link to Facebook. Linear premiere is Sunday, November 15 at 8p.

Four TV series were among those receiving a stamp of approval from Got Your 6, which certifies content that challenges the stereotypical depiction of veterans. Shows awarded “6 Certified” included episodes of Bojack Horseman, Gotham, Madam Secretary and This Old House.

Call for Submissions: Cynopsis is producing its annual Holiday Programming Guide, which comes out on November 23 and will be sent to all Cynopsis subscribers. If your network has holiday-themed programming airing from November 23 through December 31, please send your listings to Lynn@Cynopsis.com and JanetDiLauro@gmail.com no later than Monday November 17with the subject line: Holiday Guide. Please include the following information, listed by date: title of program, and the time each program will air on that date. A confirmation email will be sent following each submission (if you don’t receive a confirmation email, please resubmit).


The Cynopsis Digital Model D Awards Luncheon
is this Friday!

We have a terrific line-up for this year’s awards luncheon, including guest presenters Whitney Thore, star of TLC’S MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE, FIT, STRONG AND SEXY’S Amanda Russell, MTV’s Franchesca Ramsey and Amy Emmerich from REFINERY29. Plus, there will be plenty of networking with the top companies in digital content before and after the program. So what are you waiting for?



Fox ordered season one of Son of Zorn, a comedy from Last Man on Earth’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Slated to premiere in the 2016-7 season, the animated/live action hybrid will feature Last Man’s Jason Sudeikis voicing a warrior who returns to a boring office job and life in the suburbs.

A comedic one-hour series based on Spain’s El Chiringuito De Pepe is in development at ABC. Don Todd (Samantha Who?) is writer/exec producer and Jason Winer is exec producing the 20th Century Fox Television project.

NBC gave a put pilot commitment to Vlad, based on the life of comedian Vladimir Caamano, who will write and exec produce. Adam Sztykiel will also write and exec produce, and Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold will exec produce via Doozer.

Laura Dern (Enlightened) will exec produce a drama project from Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids) for HBO, about a saleswoman integral in the rise of the home party marketing business.


Destination America isn’t even going to try to rouse you from your turkey stupor on Thanksgiving. The net is airing Railroad Alaska: Real Time Ride, with cameras attached to a train for a five-hour, real-time ride along Alaska’s 500-mile railroad, starting at 9a. Then they’re going to repeat it. And if that sounds dull, well, yeah. “Most networks compete to produce the most exciting show, which we already accomplished with our first, ever, live televised exorcism last month,” said Henry Schleiff, group president at Discovery. “We also want to own the other end of the spectrum, providing viewers with the single most boring program ever to appear on television during Thanksgiving… even more boring than the Detroit Lions football game.”

The 14th annual National Dog Show Presented by Purina airs at noon on Thanksgiving on NBC, following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. John O’Hurley (Devious Maids) returns as host.

The Stars Wars score gets the full symphony treatment at the American Music Awards, airing Sunday, November 22 at 8p on ABC. Pentatonix will do the honors, at a ceremony hosted by Jennifer Lopez.

The first identified victim of the Jared Fogle sex scandal speaks out on syndicated Dr. Phil on Thursday, November 12 (check local listings). The woman contacted the show after seeing an episode that revealed audio recordings of the former Subway spokesman talking about luring children.

RLTV (Generation 50+) marks National Family Caregivers Month with an encore airing of Taking Care With Joan Lunden. The series will air all month starting tomorrow, November 12 at 8p.

Add Grammy winners Zac Brown, Harry Connick, Jr., Celine Dion and Lady Gaga to the list of performers for Sinatra 100 – An All-Star Grammy Concert. Special airs Sunday, December 6 at 9p on CBS.

DIY’s Building Off the Grid: North Pole features the North Pole mayor, a contractor, working with a team to build a remote family cabin. One-hour holiday special premieres Tuesday, December 1 at 10p, and includes the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree in Santa land.

CMA Country Christmas airs Thursday, December 3 at 9p on ABC. Two-hour special, hosted for the sixth year by Jennifer Nettles, features performances by Jewel, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Darius Rucker, among others.

Past champs return to battle it out in Food’s Guy’s Grocery Games Tournament of Champions, starting Sunday, November 29 at 8p.

Lifetime will premiere holiday movies every Saturday and Sunday starting November 28. First up: A Gift Wrapped Christmas, about a personal shopper determined to get her single father client in the festive spirit.


Title of the week goes to Syfy’s The Internet Ruined My Life. The net ordered six episodes of the unscripted series about social media mishaps, from Atomic Entertainment Group and Left/Right Productions, slated to premiere in early 2016. “This spring we noticed that ‘the internet’ smoke monster was attacking more people every week, often unfairly – leaving behind lost friends, lost jobs, and ruined lives,” exec producer from Atomic Jerry Kolber tells Cynopsis.“You will not believe how insane these true stories of internet mob justice are – we’ve got snipers, identify theft, death threats, leaked nude photos, even the Department of Homeland Security.” Word of caution, adds Kolber: “Think before you hit ‘post’ or you’ll end up on our show!”

The fishbowl world of celebrity dating gets a look-see in E!’s Famously Single, arriving in 2016. Docuseries plops eight romantically challenged celebs in an LA loft with experts who help them learn to find love.

Who needs Match.com when you have your mother? That’s the premise behind TLC’s Married by Mom and Dad, debuting Sunday, December 13 at 10p. The reality show follows parents as they vet their children’s romantic prospects, with the ultimate goal of walking them down the aisle.

Betty? Bob? Which TV icon would you most want to sit next to at a dinner party? Let us know in the new Cynopsis poll.


Roseanne Barr is back and ID’s still got her. The comedian returns for season two as host of Momsters: When Moms Go Bad on Black Friday, November 27 at 10p. Momsters ranked as ID’s number one series in 4Q15.

FX ordered a sixth round of American Horror Story. “AHS has pioneered a new television form as well as becoming FX’s highest rated show – while also pushing every conceivable boundary of creative excellence and audacity,” said FX Networks CEO John Landgraf. Through its first four episodes, AHS: Hotel, airing Wednesdays at 10p, is up 7 percent versus last year’s Freak Show among A18-49, and up 1 percent in total viewers.


Univision Digital and The Atlantic are teaming to create CityLab Latino, a Spanish-language version of The Atlantic’s digital publication. “CityLab’s unique, city-focused perspective and world-class journalism, combined with tailor-made, original reporting from Univision News will … enhance our already highly successful website, Univision.com,” said Isaac Lee, president of News and Digital for Univision Communications and CEO of Fusion.

Starting Sunday, Starz, Encore and Movieplex subscribers on a qualifying T-Mobile Simple Choice plan will be able to watch Starz series and movies on mobile devices through Starz Play without blowing through their LTE data. Same deal for Encore and Movieplex subscribers with the companion TV Everywhere services. “ ‘Binge On’ is a game-changing program that provides enormous benefit to both T-Mobile customers and Starz subscribers who want to watch our premium originals series and the newest movies on their wireless devices without running up their monthly data usage,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, president, global marketing and product planning at Starz.

Cynopsis is now accepting entries for the Cynopsis Social Good Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations who give back to the public through innovative and impactful linear TV, digital and marketing campaigns. Want to shine a light on your team for promoting diversity, environmental issues, animal rescue, anti-bullying and more? Start your entry here.


Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Good Wife) landed a major role on AMC’s The Walking Dead, as villain Negan. Production on the zombie drama’s season six finale begins this week in Atlanta.

Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) and Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) will guest star as the parents of Cooper Barrett in Fox’s upcoming Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, reports TVLine.

Anjelica Huston (Prizzi’s Honor) and Cherry Jones (24) will guest on season two of Amazon’s Transparent. Series returns Friday, December 11 exclusively on Prime Video.

Alysia Reiner (Orange Is the New Black) will recur on Fox’s Rosewood, as a former beauty queen. Freshman drama airs Wednesdays at 8p.


Turner kids brand Toonami picked up the latest installment of the Dragon Ball franchise, Dragon Ball Super, from Toei Animation for a mid-2016 premiere in Southeast Asia and India. “Dragon Ball is undoubtedly the original and world’s biggest anime export, and is a cornerstone of our programming on Toonami,” said Mark Eyers, chief content officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific.

Technicolor named Canada-based DHX Media the global distributor for animated kids series The Deep. A Stark Production will handle Australia and New Zealand.


We don’t have viewers!  We have FANS.
They are the


Time to put truTV in your media plan.
truTV. All New Line-Up.
Source: Nielsen, 9/28/15-10/25/15 vs. 9/29/14-10/26/14, Mon-Sun 8-11pm. Younger- Median Age: 34 vs. 38 (Base: P2+), Richer- HH Income 100K+: 28% vs. 17% (Base: A18-49), Smarter- 4+ Years College: 25% vs. 19% (Base: A18-49). Live + 3 data


Last week we asked our readers to tell us, What was the best industry event, party or function that you went to?

Here is what your colleagues had to say…

  • The Departed premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC. The highlight was meeting Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson!!! – Anderson Angad, Manager, Integrated Investment, Universal McCann
  • NCC client appreciation party at the Beverly Hills Hotel, circa 2000 (overnight stay included) –  Tressa Adams, Associate Director, Strategy, OMD
  • I was lucky enough to have attended the NBC Season Premiere party in 1994, met and took a picture with George Clooney, coming to ER – and the entire cast of Friends was introduced. We did NOT KNOW WHO they were, at the time. Jerry Seinfeld was the host of the event at Radio City Music Hall and the mountain of shrimp that was served was over 3 feet high inside a fountain – BEST PARTY to have met so many stars in one night. – Jayne McMahon, Manager Media Planning/Buying, Dealer Online Marketing
  • The Oscars, 2000. I was an assistant at Sony and I won tickets as part of a raffle. I wore my prom dress from 1995 – it was black lace (oy). And the photographers kept yelling at me to get out of the way on the way in! – Tamaya Petteway, SVP, Brand Partnerships, Endemol Shine North America

Next week’s question is… "What was your funniest Thanksgiving snafu?"

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Food Network‘s Holiday Baking Championship on Sunday posted a .7 rating (690,00 imp)among A25-54 and a .6 rating (175,000 imp)among A25-34, up 35 percent among millennial viewers versus last week and a whopping 76 percent versus year-ago.

Saturday’s premiere of Telemundo variety show Que Noche Con Angelica y Raul reached a cumulative audience of 2.8 million total viewers and 1.3 million A18-49, according to Nielsen. The two-hour show averaged 1.3 million viewers, with 538,000 A18-49.

Univision’s Antes Muerta Que Lichita saw week-to-week growth November 2-6, up 7 percent in total viewers (to 2.1 million), 8 percent among A18-49 (to 1.0 million) and 5 percent with A18-34 (to 487,000).

Dr. Phil was the highest-rated syndicated talk show for the week of October 26, up 17 percent to 3.4 in Live+SD versus last week, and up 6 percent versus last year. Number two was Live with Kelly & Michael with 2.9, up 7 percent for its best ratings of the season. Third place Ellen DeGeneres hit 2.7, a 17 percent boost week to week and also a season best.

Also hitting a season high: Court show Judge Judy, with 7.2 (up 4 percent). Hot Bench hit a series best 2.4, up 50 percent from last year, while Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court had a season high 1.35.

UniMas was the number two Spanish-language net on Sunday among total viewers (up 15 percent versus the prior week), A18-49 (up 9 percent) and A18-34 (up 4 percent).

Saturday’s premiere of Ice Sculpture Christmas on Hallmark Channel averaged a 2.8 HH rating and 3.3 million total viewers to become the top-rated program of the day among HHs and W25-54. In its 8p time period, Ice Sculpture Christmas was the #1 rated and most-watched film among HHs, W18-49, W25-54, and total viewers. Sunday’s debut of Charming Christmas also garnered a 2.8 HH rating and 3.3 million total viewers, ranking #2 in its time among household and total viewer ratings and delivery.

Broadcast Evening News ShowsWeekly Average Ratings (week of November 2, 2015)
Nightly News 9.02 million total viewers; 1.8/7 and 2.12 million A25-54
ABC: World News Tonight 8.88 million total viewers; 1.7/7 and 2.01 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News 7.57 million total viewers; 1.4/5 and 1.66 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 10/19/2015
Primetime(000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
TBSC 3056
/NICK 1319
ESPN 2766/DSNY 1139
AMC 2104/ ADSM* 1127
FOXN 1746/FOXN 1113
USA 1656/ESPN 1012
DSNY 1548/TBSC 899
DISC 1498/TOON 891
FAM 1486/NAN* 843
FS1 1408/USA 815
HGTV 1382/AMC 799
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+7. 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 Live+7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of 10/19/2015
Primetime (000), Total Prog. Day (000)
AMC 1265
/ADSM* 647
ESPN 1264/ESPN 518
TBSC 1206/AMC 441
FAM 756/TBSC 433
FX 662/NAN* 396
ADSM 631/NICK 388
USA 629/FAM 347
DISC 616/USA 325
FOOD 516/DSNY 295
FS1 472/TOON 291
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+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Top-Rated Cable Shows Live+7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of 10/19/2015
The Walking Dead
(AMC) 12653
NY Giants/Philadelphia (ESPN) 6633
Talking Dead (AMC) 4725
American Horror Story (FX) 4422
NY Mets/Chicago Game 3 (TBSC) 3431
NY Mets/Chicago Game 4 (TBSC) 3014
Love & Hip Hop Hollywood (VH1) 2417
Gold Rush (Discovery) 2326
South Park (Comedy) 2107
Being Mary Jane (BET) 2023
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+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and
demographic performance.

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of November 2, 2015
NBC Sunday Night Football (11/8) 8.4/25
NBC: Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick (11.8) 6.0/18
NBC: Football Nt America Part 3 (11/8) 4.7/15
FOX: Empire (11/4) 4.6/14
ABC: CMA Awards (11/4) 3.8/12
CBS: Big Bang Theory (11/5) 3.7/13
CBS: College Football (11/7) 3.6/13
NBC: The Voice (11/2) 3.3/10
NBC: Football Nt America Part 2 (11/8) 3.0/10
CBS: 60 Minutes (11/8) 2.7/8
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 10/26/15 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.2AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.6AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.3AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.2AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 5.4AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.4AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.2AA
Modern Family (2/T) 3.0AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 3.0AA
Live with Kelly & Michael (DAD) 2.9AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 10/26/15 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.5AA
Family Feud (2/T) 2.1AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.7AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.6AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.4AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.3AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.2AA
2 Broke Girls (WB) 1.1AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 1.0AA
How I Met Your Mother (2T) .9AA
 Cleveland Show (2/T) .9AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC drew the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 2.9/9, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s The Voice led at 8p with 3.2/10, followed by 2.0/6 for ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Same order at 9p, with NBC’s Voice reaching 3.3/10, versus 2.1/6 for ABC’s Dancing. NBC’s Blindspot grabbed 10p with 2.2/7; CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles was second with 1.3/4.

A18-49: NBC 2.9/9, ABC 1.7/5, CBS 1.6/5, FOX 1.0/3, UNI .8/2, TELE .6/2, CW .4/1, ION .4/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, November 9, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 6.7/11
Dancing With the Stars 8.0/13, Castle 4.1/7
NBC: 6.4/11
The Voice 7.2/11, Blindspot 4.9/9
CBS: 5.3/9
Supergirl 5.0/8, Scorpion 5.8/9, NCIS: Los Angeles 5.1/9
FOX 1.8/3
Gotham 2.5/4, Bones [r] 1.0/2
Antes Muerta Lichita 1.0/2, Pasion y Poder 1.2/2, Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.2/2
Telemundo: 1.0/2
Celia 1.1/2, Bajo el Mismo Cielo 0.9/1, Senora Acero 1.0/2
ION: 0.8/1
Criminal Minds 0.8/1, Criminal Minds 0.8/1, Criminal Minds 0.8/1
CW: 0.7/1
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 0.7/1, Jane the Virgin 0.8/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 7.4/23, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s Football Nt America Pts 2 and 3 averaged 3.9/13 to win 7p, followed by 3.3/10 for CBS’s 60 Minutes. NBC’s Football Nt 3 and Philadelphia/Dallas game averaged 6.4/19 to take 8p, versus a 2.0/6 average for 60 Minutes and Madam Secretary. In full swing, NBC’s game scored 8.5/24 at 9p; a 1.2/3 average for the second half of Madam Secretary and the first half of CBS’s The Good Wife was next. While NBC football racked up 8.2/24 to dominate 10p, ABC’s Quantico settled for second with 1.3/4.

A18-49: NBC 7.4/23, CBS 1.6/5, ABC 1.2/3, FOX 1.2/3, UNI .8/2, TELE .3/1, ION .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, November 8, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

NBC: 12/20
Football Night America Part 2 4.9/8, Football Night America Part 7.6/13, NBC Sunday Night Football 13.6/23
CBS: 6.6/11
60 Minutes 9.7/15, Madam Secretary 6.9/11, The Good Wife 5.5/9, CSI: Cyber 3.8/8
ABC: 2.9/5America’s Funniest Videos 3.4/6, Once Upon A Time 2.9/5, Blood & Oil 2.2/4, Quantico 2.9/5
FOX: 1.7/3
The Simpsons [r] 1.0/2, Bob’s Burgers 1.8/3, The Simpsons 2.0/3, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.7/3, Family Guy 1.6/3, Last Man On Earth 1.6/3
Aqui y Ahora Sun 1.0/2, La Banda 1.3/2, Sal y Pimienta 1.0/2
ION: .6/1
Hitman .5/1, Man on Fire 6.1/
TELE: .4/1
Cine Millonario 0.3/1, Cine Millonario 0.4/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: CBS drew the most A18-49 viewers Saturday with 3.6/13, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen, winning every hour with LSU at Alabama college football. CBS’s game topped 8p with 3.3/13, followed by 1.3/5 for ABC’s Minnesota and Ohio State match-up. CBS rose to 3.9/14 at 9p, versus 1.2/5 for ABC’s game. CBS’s LSU/Alabama game posted 3.8/13 at 10p; ABC football was second with 1.2/4.

A18-49: CBS 3.6/13, ABC 1.2/4, NBC .7/2, TELE .5/2, FOX .4/2, UNI .4/1, ION .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, November 7, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 6.4/12
Home Depot Prime College Football 6.4/12
ABC: 2.7/5
Saturday Night Football 2.7/5
NBC: 2.6/5
Dateline Mystery 2.7/5, SNL Prime [r] 2.5/5
FOX 1.0/2
Fox College Football 1.0/2
ION: .9/2
Law & Order:SVU .9/2, Law & Order:SVU .9/2, Law & Order:SVU 1.0/2
TELE: .7/1
Que Noche .8/1, Cine Exclusivo .7/1
Sabadazo .6/1


Geraldine Laybourne
has been appointed to the board of directors at 9 Story Media Group. The cable programming pioneer, founder of Oxygen Media, is currently Chairman and co-Founder of kids tech company Kandu.

Gary Levine has been promoted to President of Programming, Showtime Networks. Levine will continue to be responsible for the development and oversight of series, docs and specials across platforms, while now also overseeing casting and program operations.

George Sealey was upped to Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming and Development at NBC. Sealey started at NBC in 2012.

Leopard Films USA named Richard Cook its Vice President of Talent. Cook joins Leopard from Pulse Films, where he was Acting Head of Television.

Shaftesbury appointed Jay Bennett as Senior Vice President, Creative and Innovation. Bennett will continue to oversee Shaftesbury’s digital studio, Smokebomb Entertainment.


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This Day in History:
1885 – World War II general George Patton was born.

Answer to Our Last Trivia: What was the name of Arnold’s fish on Diff’rent Strokes (1978-1986)? Abraham. Kudos to: Anthony Fields-Science Channel/Silver Spring, MD, Michael Ritz-BucStar Consulting/NYC, James O’Neill-Viacom/NYC, Andy Atherton-A&E Networks/Stamford, CT,  Pam Tierney-LilyBarks Productions/Chicago, Matthew Sharp Fera-McGarryBowen/Chicago,
Adam Leston-Weigel Broadcating/Milwaukee, Lisa Nordstrom-Compass Point Media/Minneapolis,
Amy Kessler-KDIA/KDYA Radio/Richmond, CA, Kerri Huyck/Pasco, WA, Karen Frost-The Fosters/Burbank, Kevin C. Sullivan-Happy Canyon Entertainment/LA.

Today’s Trivia: On which series premiere did Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor guest star in a storyline about their 68-carat diamond? (Email trivia@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).

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JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR of MEDIA/KNBC/LA: The Director of Integrated Media is responsible for integrating our newsroom practices into compelling digital content for our multiplatform newsgathering enterprises. Full info/apply HERE (11/17)

JOB OPENING: SALES & MKTG ASST TO SVP/DS SIMON MEDIA/NYC: Upbeat, organized & forward-thinking assoc. to support our Sr. VP of Mktg & Bus Dev. 1-2 years post-college exp, pref in PR, Comm, Media, Mktg or Advertising. Exc personal skills & det oriented a must. Full info/apply HERE (11/14)

JOB OPENING: AUDIENCE PROD ASST/Meredith Vieira Show/NYC: PT position looking to hire a freelance prod asst immediately. Must be a people person w/great comm skills, excellent research ability, able to provide high level of guest svc. Full info/apply HERE (11/14)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, REGIONAL/NATIONAL SALES/Groton CT: Leading and directing the operations in the Ad Sales Division of Comcast Spotlight. Establish direction of all sales activities within regional and national markets. 9+ years related experience. Full info/apply HERE (11/14)

JOB OPENING: MGR, PROMOTIONS ACQUISITIONS/COMEDY CENTRAL/NYC: Resp to rsch/evaluate prgrmng that best fits with the Comedy Central brand in order to drive ratings, create ad-sales opportunities ad revenue. 4+ yrs exp prgrmng & acquisitions TV/ent industry. Full info/apply HERE (11/14)

JOB OPENING: NEWS PRODUCER/SUCCESSFUL NATIONALLY SYNDICATED TALK SHOW/LA: 3 yrs solid conflict booking exp req’d. Must possess strong managerial, pre-interviewing, writing & rsrch skills. Ability to book conflict stories/resourceful/deadline driven. Benefits offered. Resume HERE (11/13)

JOB OPENING: MEMBERSHIP SVCS COORD/NonFiction Producers Association/LA or NY: Outgoing, results-oriented staff for trade association w/40 prod. co.members. Full-time, report to GM. Strong writing, comm skills, exp. serving customers, webfriendly. Resume HERE (11/13)

JOB OPENING: NAT’L TV SALES PLANNER/BET/LA: Prep sales plans using Dealmaker. Must have TV Exp, Agency a plus. Media Math, Excellent Comm and MS Office Full info/apply HERE (11/13)

JOB OPENING: MGR, DIGITAL AD INVENTORY/AMC/NYC: Drive execution of yield optimization strategy across our ntwk of properties. BA deg Bus., Engineering, Mathematics, Economics. 3+ yrs exp digital ad sales in inv mngmnt/quantitative/analytical role. Full info/apply HERE (11/13)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, RESEARCH & ANALYTICS/DISCOVERY DIGITAL NETWORKS/SF: Oversee the collection, analysis & distribution of data for DDN business. 8+ years of digital research experience. Strong data & analytics exp, expert with YouTube, FB analytics. Full info/apply HERE (11/13)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, CNBC PRIMETIME/East Coast: NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global. Full info/apply HERE (11/13)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, PUBLICITY/CNBC/East Coast: This individual is responsible to publicize and promote CNBC’s primetime programming and talent as well as implement and execute public relations campaigns and strategies. Full info/apply HERE (11/13)

JOB OPENING: DIRECT RESPONSE SALES ASSISTANT/Travel Channel/NYC: Seeking sales assistant, 1 year relevant sales experience. A successful candidate will be extremely organized, proactive and able to work independently and as part of team. www.scrippsnetworks.com #5082 (11/13)

JOB OPENING: MULTI PLATFORM CONTENT PRODUCER/E!/LA, CA: Develop video content for E! platforms, channels and social media accounts. 2 yr writing/producing/editing video exp req. Full info/apply HERE (11/13)

JOB OPENING: WEB DEVELOPER TECH LEAD & ARCHITECT/E!/LA, CA: Manage front-end development team for desktop and mobile web platforms. 6 yrs web applications/digital experience req. Full info/apply HERE (11/13)

JOB OPENING: SOCIAL MEDIA COMM MGR/GLOW/NYC: Dvlp & execute innovative SM campaigns that spark social buzz and cultivate communities for top entertainment clients. 3-4 yrs exp in professional SM capacity. SEND RESUME: jobs@weareglow.com (11/13)

JOB OPENING: SR PRODUCT MARKETING MGR/San Jose/Immersion (NASDAQ: IMMR): WW marketing strategy & outbound programs for mobile/media content solutions targeting videos/ads, social media, gaming apps. Full info/Apply HERE (11/13)

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EXPERT SERVICES ADS: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc. For information on rates and specs for posting an Expertise Service ad email Trish at Trish@cynopsis.com

EXPERT SERVICES AD: Radio Promotions Drive Ratings! Want to increase audience? Direct Response Radio Promotions forNetwork/Cable/Web looking to drive viewers to watch shows via Direct Response Radio Promotions. Email: rick@mediarichmarketing.com (11/21)

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at trish@cynopsis.com.

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ABC: The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Nashville
CBS: Survivor, Criminal Minds, Code Black
CW: Arrow, Supernatural
Fox: Rosewood, Empire
NBC: The Voice, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD
PBS: Earth’s Natural Wonders, NOVA, The Brain with David Eagleman
Telemundo: Celia, Bajo el Mismo Cielo, Senora Acero
Univision: Antes Muerta que Lichita, Pasion y Poder, Yo No Creo en los Hombres [r]

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