12/10/15: Netflix tops SAG Awards list; Showtime renews Homeland and The Affair; ABC Family dives deeper into reality



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CYNOPSIS
12.10.15

Good morning. It’s Thursday December 10, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premiere:
WE tv: Tamar & Vince at 9p

Tonight’s Finales:
Comedy Central: Nathan for You at 10p
Great American Country: Lakefront Bargain Hunt at 9p


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DISCOVERY HAD ITS BEST NOVEMBER EVER!

DISCOVERY IS HOME TO 8 OF CABLE’S TOP 10 UNSCRIPTED SERIES AMONG MEN!

Monday: Street Outlaws & Fast N’ Loud
Tuesday: Deadliest Catch & Moonshiners
Wednesday: Alaskan Bush People
Friday: Gold Rush
Sunday: Naked and Afraid XL & Naked and Afraid

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IN THE NEWS

Netflix led the pack for SAG Awards nominations, with eight, a first for a streaming service. Up for trophies are Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) for male drama lead. Nods for female drama lead went to Claire Danes (Homeland), Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) and Robin Wright (House of Cards). Ben Kingsley’s nomination, for miniseries Tut, was Spike’s inaugural nod. Ceremony will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 30 at 8p; for a complete list of nominations go here.

Seeso, the ad-free subscription service from NBCUniversal Digital, launches Thursday, January 7. Collection of comedy content includes original series, a library of classic and cult shows and live stand-up specials, for $3.99/month on www.seeso.com, iOS and Android platforms in January; additional platforms will be added later.

Nextstar and Media General apparently reached an impasse in their merger negotiations as of Wednesday, with Nextstar offering $16.31 per share and Media General asking $18.60. “Time is of the essence and further delays in reaching reasonable terms for a transaction could impact the value creation we outlined at the time we announced our original proposal,” warned Nextstar CEO Perry Spook. Nextstar stepped in with an unsolicited bid in September after Media General agreed to pay $2.4 billion for Meredith.

Has the sticker shock of programming shaken Apple to the core? It appears the tech giant “pressed the hold button” on plans to launch a skinny bundle of live streaming programming channels, according CBS CEO Les Moonves, speaking at the Business Insider Ignition conference. According to Bloomberg, Apple will instead focus for now on being a platform for media companies to sell to customers via its Apps store.

An A+E Networks alliance with the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop is aimed at getting more women at the helm in television. Part of Lifetime’s Broad Focus initiative, dedicated to supporting women behind the camera, the partnership will create and offer jobs to every graduate of the institute’s program, throughout A+E’s portfolio. “We need to stop talking and start moving the needle,” said Nancy Dubuc, president and CEO, A+E Networks. “One solution is to simply give women jobs.

Showtime picked up a sixth season of Homeland and a third of The Affair. Both shows’ season finales air Sunday, December 20, at 9p and 10p.


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PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

As ABC Family prepares to rebrand to Freeform in January, the net greenlit The Letter. Part of a deeper dive into reality, the relationship show from Sirens Media has people close to each other writing anonymous letters of advice, which the recipients must follow for one week. Series begins production in 2016.

Community creator Dan Harmon is onboard the Kickstarter-funded Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival as a guest writer. MST3K creator Joel Hodgson shred the news Wednesday.

Ashley Tisdale inked a two-year development deal with Warner Horizon Television. The actress/producer’s Blondie Girl Productions will develop scripted, unscripted and digital projects.

COMING UP

Discovery is launching its first true crime series, Killing Fields, on Tuesday, January 5 at 10p. Shot in real time, the unscripted show from Sirens Media tracks the hunt for a murderer. Tom Fontana (St. Elsewhere) and film director Barry Levinson (Rain Man) exec produce.

Funniest Commercials of the Year is back on Spike Thursday, December 17 at 10p. Special hosted by comedian Gabriel Iglesias features spots from around the globe.

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine makes its TV debut Sunday, January 3 at 9p on CNN. After the broadcast premiere the film will be on demand for seven days via CNNgo, and encore on CNN Saturday, January 9 at 8p.

Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway revival, including leading ladies Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks and Cynthia Erivo. Also included are reflections from Alice Walker, Danny Glover, Lupita Nyong’o, Cicely Tyson and Phylicia Rashad on the 30th anniversary of the film’s release (we’re guessing Oprah Winfrey, nominated for an Oscar for her role in the drama, will weigh in). OWN event airs Saturday, December 19 at 10p.

Now we know where Andy Cohen will be on New Year’s Eve. The Watch What Happens Live host crashes Carson Daly’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly party on NBC for a special live edition of Hollywood Game Night, airing at 10p. At 11:30p, Cohen joins Daly for the late-night section of Daly’s annual live-from-Times-Square special.

RESEARCH: CORD CUTTERS

 
EXCLUSIVE: A new study from Revolt, surveying 23-29 year-olds, aims to unlock ideas for attracting disruptive video consumers. Some insights into opportunities for packaging: 72 percent of respondents want a package that allows them to upgrade their TV at a discounted price; 66 percent would like to bundle their cable subscription with a music streaming service and 88 percent want a cable package that also provides access to free on-demand movies. “We all know consumers have an increasingly complicated relationship with cable TV, but these research findings outline an emerging marketplace where digital native audiences are reimagining ‘the cord,’” Jake Katz, VP of Insights and Strategy at the network, tells Cynopsis. “And in this new normal, high quality longform content is still seen as worth paying for, best viewed on a traditional TV, but its packaging is more efficiently bundled, priced fairly, and unlocked from the live feed as we know it. Find more here.

More on Millennials: The demo still consumes TV shows more than any other type of video content, with 73 percent watching network and cable TV shows regularly – just slightly less than the 75 percent reported by GenX, according to TiVo’s Third Annual Millennial survey. And while 61 percent of Millennials regularly access streaming content, versus 51 percent for GenX and 39 percent of Baby Boomers, 79 percent said they are not seriously thinking about cutting the cord. “Even though Millennials love streaming services, they are primarily watching traditional TV shows on those particular services,” Frank Foster, SVP and GM at TiVo Research, tells Cynopsis. “And also, more importantly, they are not looking to cancel their paid TV subscription.”

Then there’s a study from Gfk MRI, “Cord Evolution,” which says over one in five U.S. consumers are considering cutting back on pay TV. The study dubs these estimated 49 million consumers “defectors,” versus the 22 million “desirers” (9 percent) who want to maintain, increase or return to pay TV service. One big difference between the groups: 70 percent of desirers say live TV is important to them, versus 50 percent of defectors.

Last but not least comes a report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers, “Videoquake 3.0: The Evolution of TV’s Revolution,” which notes consumers ages 18 to 24 are 67 percent more likely to be cord-nevers than cord-cutters. The only other demo in which the cord-nevers exceeds cord-cutters is adults ages 50 to 59, who are 78 percent more likely to be cord-nevers – but their reasoning differs. While older consumers, who grew up with free TV, are more likely to give up TV because it isn’t worth the cost, the younger group just figures they can find the content elsewhere.

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NEW SERIES

BBC America’s London Spy, about a chance romance between two people from different walks of life, debuts Thursday, January 21 at 10p. Ben Whishaw (Spectre), Jim Broadbent (Iris) and Charlotte Rampling (Broadchurch) star.

Abracadabra! Viewers will get a sneak, commercial-free preview of upcoming Syfy drama The Magicians on Wednesday, December 16 at 10p, after the finale of miniseries Childhood’s End. Series adapted from Lev Grossman’s fantasy book trilogy slips into its regular timeslot Monday, January 25 at 9p.

The ability to fib is almost as important as kitchen skills in upcoming Bravo reality show Recipe for Deception. Cooking competition launched Thursday, January 21 at 10p.

Outside Television announced a programming slate that includes four new series. Skiing-focused In Search of Speed, surfing-centered Maverick Moments, surf/wing suit flying combo Liftoff and mountain biking-themed UnReal will debut next year.

Mad Dogs premieres on Amazon Friday, January 22. Pilot for the thriller/comedy starring Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), Billy Zane (Titanic), Romany Malco (Weeds) and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line) streamed earlier this year.

RETURNING SERIES

Season three of Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers premieres Wednesday, January 27 at 10p on Cooking Channel. First on the menu: English high tea with a side of meatball sliders.

El Rey wrestling series Lucha Underground is back for a sophomore run Wednesday, January 27 at 8p. A 40-hour marathon of season one starts Saturday, January 23 at 10a.

Ellen DeGeneres is back on HGTV for season two of Ellen’s Design Challenge, launching Monday, January 18 at 9p. “I promise this season is going to be bigger, better and armoirier,” said DeGeneres of the furniture competition.

ADVERTISING AND BRANDS

A full one third of surveyed consumers said they were “very or somewhat likely” to take advantage of ad blocking software in the next three months, according to publishing trade association Digital Content Next, which estimates the actual install rate would be about 9 percent. What bugs consumers most? Over 70 percent reported disliking ads that expanded over content or played with sound, and 68 percent said they’re “concerned when ads track their behavior.”

KIDS CORNER

The Boston Bruins are launching an educational kids show. Bruins Academy, created for pint-sized hockey lovers, debuts Sunday, December 20 at 3:30p on NESN.

Laa-Laa land: Canada’s Family Jr. is previewing a CGI-enhanced iteration of Teletubbies on Saturday, December 19 at 9a. New episodes continue Saturday, January 9 in the show’s regular Sat/Sun 8a timeslot.

Saban Brands is partnering with girl group Blush for its new Netflix series, Glitter Force. Blush has recorded the theme song for the show, debuting Friday, December 18.

Disney’s animated The Lion Guard premieres Friday, January 15 at 9:30a. That can’t be soon enough for Disney – hour-long movie The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar clocked 5.36 million viewers in November. Voice cast for the series includes Blair Underwood (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Ana Gasteyer (The Goldbergs) and Maia Mitchell (The Fosters).
 

DISTRIBUTION & CARRIAGE

Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries got an early Christmas present: Crown Media Family Networks and the National Cable Television Cooperative reached a multi-year renewal agreement.

SYNDICATION

TEGNA Media greenlit T.D. Jakes for a fall 2016 launch. The one-hour talk show will be produced and distributed by TEGNA, and debut on 29 of its stations. “This program has an opportunity to attract blue-chip advertisers, generate large audiences and empower viewers across the country,” said Dave Lougee, president, TEGNA Media. “During the show’s test run this summer, Jakes’ audience grew each week in every market.” TEGNA is partnering with 44 Blue Productions, TDJ Enterprises and Scott Carlin to lead syndication sales of the show.


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RATINGS

The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on CBS was Tuesday’s top show, but hit a low 2.3/8 – down 32 percent from last year.

Syndicated Judge Judy won the November sweep with its highest November ratings in eight years, up 6 percent versus year-ago for a 7.6 Live+SD sweep average.  Number two court show Hot Bench, created by Judge Judy Sheindlin, hit a series high 2.5 the final week, and delivered the best year-to-year improvement of any strip with at least a 1.0 rating.

Dr. Phil was the number one talk show for the 12th major sweep in a row with 3.4; Live with Kelly & Michael was next with 2.8. Entertainment Tonight (3.3) was the top magazine for the 100th straight sweep, since November 1990.

Gold Rush struck its most-watched and highest-rated episode among M25-54 on Friday, with 5.26 million total viewers P2+ and a 4.07 rating with 1.9 million viewers in M25-54. On cable, the Discovery series was #1 for the eighth straight week across Persons and M25-54/18-49, and number one on cable in total viewers P2+ and M18-34.

The season four premiere of WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars delivered 1.3 million viewers in Live+3, an increase of 68 percent over Live+SD, 759,000 among A25-54 (up 82 percent) and 591,000 W25-54 (up 78 percent). Versus last season, the episode was up 44 percent in total viewers, 39 percent in A25-54 and 44 percent in W25-54.

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the November 2015 sweep ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.6AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 7.0AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.5AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.4AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 6.2AA
Modern Family (2/T) 3.4AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.4AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.3AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 3.1AA
Live with Kelly & Michael (DAD) 2.8AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the November 2015 sweep ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 3.0AA
Family Feud (2/T) 2.2AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.0AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.9AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.5AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.4AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.3AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 1.1AA
How I Met Your Mother (2T) 1.0AA
2 Broke Girls (WB) 1.2AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Tuesday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Tuesday with 2.3/8, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s The Voice topped 8p with 2.8/10, followed by 1.4/5 for ABC’s NCIS. NBC kept the lead at 9p with 2.1/7 for Chicago Med; ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans shared second with 1.3/4. CBS took the lead at 10p with 2.3/8 for its strutting Victoria’s Secret Angels, versus 2.0/7 for NBC’s Chicago Fire.

A18-49: NBC 2.3/8, CBS 1.7/6, ABC 1.1/4, FOX .9/3, CW .9/3, UNI .7/2, TELE .7/2, ION .4/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 6.5/11
The Voice 7.0/12, Chicago Med 6.1/10, Chicago Fire 5.9/11
CBS: 4.0/7
NCIS [r] 7.0/12, NCIS: New Orleans [r] 5.8/10, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 4.1/8
ABC: 2.2/4
The Muppets 2.4/4, Fresh Off the Boat 2.3/4, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.4/4, Shark Tank [r] 1.6/3
FOX: 1.5/3
Scream Queens 1.5/3
CW: 1.6/3
The Flash 2.1/4, iZombie .9/1
UNIVISION: 1.1/2
Antes Muerta Lichita 1.0/2, Pasion y Poder 1.2/2, Yo No Creo En Hombres [r] 1.2/2
TELEMUNDO: 1.1/2
Celia 1.1/2, Bajo el Mismo Cielo 1.0/2, Senora Acero 1.01/2
ION: 0.8/1
Criminal Minds .9/1, Criminal Minds .9/2, Criminal Minds .9/2
 

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Innocean USA appointed Sanjay Rana as Vice President, Digital Strategy. Previously, Rana was Associate Partner, Strategic Planning at Rosetta.

Global marketing agency KBS announced the promotions of President of KBS Toronto, Nick Dean, to National CEO, Canada, and KBS Toronto Chief Creative Officer, Matt Hassell, to National CCO. Current Canada CEO, Steve McCall, will be elevated to International Head of Client Service.

Shareese Thompson has been appointed Communications Supervisor for the Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks. Most recently, Thompson was the production supervisor for Sportsman Channel.


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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – THURSDAY DECEMBER 10, 2015


ABC: Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond, Toy Story
CBS: The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Mom, 2 Broke Girls, Elementary
CW: The Vampire Diaries, The Originals
Fox: Bones 
NBC: Michael Buble’s Christmas in Hollywood, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors
PBS: This Old House Hour [r], A Salute to Downton Abbey [r], PBS Preview: The Best of PBS Indies [r], Antiques Roadshow [r]
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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