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Good morning. It's Tuesday, April 17, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing.
Fuse: The Bridge on Fuse at 4p
Syfy: Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files at 9p
The Weather Channel: Turbine Cowboys at 9p
Travel Channel: Mysteries at the Museum at 9p; Off Limits at 10p
OWN: Beyond Belief on OWN at 10p
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HGTV has ordered three more 60m episodes of Selling Spelling Manor, this time following Candy Spelling after the sale of her house and into a condo she is renovating and designing. She is also spending some of her time in New York City searching for a home.
Also at HGTV, the Scripps network has picked up 13 additional episodes of Celebrity at Home with Nancy O'Dell as she tours celebrity homes. New episodes of this program are scheduled to begin airing on Tuesday, April 24 at 8p.
The Style Network has created Style Media, a global, multimedia content company designed to reach all areas of consumers' lives from how they view and consume content. The new areas Style Media will reach include digital and mobile (including myStyle.com and via twitter at @myStyleQuickTips), licensing and merchandising, brand experiences (including the Style Beauty Bus Tour kicking off this September as well as local pop-ups, local retail partnerships, events and social interactions) and domestic and international television networks.
For the first time in 16+ years (since the week of 12/4/95), ABC's Good Morning America (GMA) tops the morning shows in weekly Total Viewership for the week of April 9, 2012. The Fast National Preliminary Nielsen ratings show GMA (5.147) edging out NBC's Today (5.134) show in weekly Total Viewers. GMA was up versus the same week last year by +7% in Total Viewers, with Today down -9% for the same week
Tr3s MTV, Musica y Mas, a US bilingual channel, premieres its new parenting series Quiero My Baby. From the producers of Tr3s' series Quiero Mis Quinces and Quiero Mi Boda, the Quiero My Baby focuses on the challenges of bicultural parents raising their kids, as they and their families clash on topics including language, religion, cultural traditions, superstitions, day care and so many more. New episodes of Quiero Mi Baby premiere every Monday at 9p. The new series is sponsored by Target with featured products integrated throughout the show and on www.tr3s.com. Quiero My Baby also features a bilingual theme song, De Nuevo, performed by new Latin singer Eli Jas.
HBO's Sunday, April 15, 2012 premiere of the season finale of Eastbound & Down drew 1.1 million total viewers at 10p. Immediately following the season ender, HBO launched its new comedy Girls at 10:30p, which was watched by 872,000 total viewers.
Starz Entertainment, and DirecTV have entered into an extension of their multiplatform distribution agreement. That agreement provides for the 15 Starz and Encore channels to be continued to be available on DirecTV, as well as on-demand services and the right to offer Starz Online and Encore Online services on the DirecTV Everywhere service (currently in beta testing). Additionally, the new extension allows DirecTV to launch MoviePlex, IndiePlex and RetroPlex as well as MoviePlex on Demand and MoviePlex Online service to the DirecTV Everywhere service.
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Jesse Eisenberg and Aaron Sorkin will be working together again, with Eisenberg cast in the pilot episode of Sorkin's new project for HBO called The Newsroom. The project stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn and Sam Waterston and is set in a cable newsroom. Unfortunately, Eisenberg's participation is fairly small just a voiceover for the one episode, which is schedule to air on June 24 at 10p.
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has signed Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Entertainment to an exclusive pod deal to develop and produce new TV projects for both cable and broadcast networks. Per the deal, Hurd and the Valhalla creative team will work closely with UCP's team of development executives, including SVPs Richard Rothstein, Chris Sanagustin and Maira Suro, who oversee UCP's development for USA, Syfy and external networks, respectively. This deal makes Valhalla UCP's third production company partner, joining Tagline, which produces Psych for USA, and Hypnotic, which produces Covert Affairs and Suits for USA and the comedy series I Just Want My Pants Back for MTV. Hurd's producing credits include Terminator 2, Aliens and The Walking Dead, among others.
Casting Call: ABC's The Bachelor Pad is opening up auditions to join the previous bachelors and bachelorettes for its upcoming season, schedule to launch on July 23rd at 8p. If interested in participating, fill out your application online (ABC.com/bachelorpad.com), add a photo and a 2-minute video as to why you like the show and why you should be on it. If the producers pick your video, it will be posted on the website where fans can vote for their favorites. Deadline for submissions is April 29 at midnight.
Mark Your Calendars! On Tuesday April 24 in New York, the leaders in sports media will convene for the Cynopsis Sports Business Summit. Will you be joining us? Register now with this link: http://www.cynopsissportssummit.com.
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Friday A18-49 Analysis: Univision led the field on Friday night among A18-49, according to national ratings from Nielsen. CBS and Univision led the first hour of primetime by a tenth of a rating point over ABC, both posting a 1.7/6 for the hour. Univision held its audience into the 9p hour, and NBC's Grimm followed close behind with a 1.6. At 9 p, NBC's Grimm was in front with a 1.6/5. At 10p, ABC and CBS were again tied -- ABC's 20-20 and the second hour of CBS's Lionel Richie Special both earned a 1.6/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, April 13, 2012 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 4.9/9 Undercover Boss 4.5.8, ACM Presents: Lionel Richie 5.0/9
ABC: 3.4/6 Shark Tank [r] 3.6/7, Primetime: What Would You Do? 3.2/5, 20/20 3.5/6
NBC: 3.3/6 Who Do You Think You Are? 3.3/6, Grimm 3.1/5, Dateline 3.3/6
FOX: 2.0/3 The Finder 2.1/4, Fringe 1.8/3
UNIV: : 2.1/4 Una Familia con Suerte 1.9/4, Abismo de Pasion 2.1/4, La Que No Podia Amar 2.2/4
TELE: 0.6/1 Maid en Manhattan 0.8/1, Corazon Valiente 0.7/1, Relaciones Peligrosas 0.6/1
CW: 0.6/1 Nikita [r] 0.7/1, Supernatural [r] 0.6/1 0.61
ION: 0.8/1 Cold Case 0.7/1, Cold Case 0.8/1, Cold Case 0.8/1
TF: 0.4/1 Cine en Familia Fri [7p start r] 0.3/1, Cine de Las Estrellas Fri [r] 0.4/1
A18-49: UNI 1.7/6, ABC 1.5/5, CBS, 1.5/5, FOX 0.6/3, NBC 0.6/2, CW 0.6/1, TELE 0.5/1, tF 0.3/1, ION 0.2/1
Evan Shapiro named President/Participant Television, reporting to Participant Media CEO Jim Berk. The move is effective as of May 7. Evan will be responsible for the conception, development, and production of original television programming that will follow the company's model of commercial and socially relevant entertainment. Participant Media focuses on documentary and narrative feature films, television, publishing and digital content and for each of its projects, Participant creates social action and advocacy programs to transform the impact of the media experience into individual and community action. Congratulations Evan!
Taking on a new role at GroupM North America is Mike Tunnicliffe as Chief Growth Officer, a new position. Effective immediately Mike will lead a new team designed to maximize support for GroupM agencies in the areas of new business, organic growth, and collaboration initiatives.
Susan Whalen has joined Toronto-based BroadView Software as VP/New Market Solutions. Based in Memphis, TN, Susan will focus her efforts on expanding Broadview into new market segments in the US. Most recently, she served as Director/New Business Development for INVISION, inc.
Turner Broadcasting has promoted three sales executives to lead advertising sales and marketing efforts across its portfolio of news, digital and entertainment brands. Andrea Ching will be the SVP/CNN and Turner Digital Ad Sales Marketing and Promotion, which is a newly created position. Jeff Collins and Michael Strober have been named SVP/CNN Ad Sales and SVP/Turner Entertainment Ad Sales, respectively. Ching will oversee specialized promotional and marketing opportunities for advertisers across the CNN networks, while continuing to develop marketing across the Turner Digital portfolio, which includes sites like NCAA.com and CNN.com, as well as a number of mobile properties. Ching will be based in New York and reports to Greg D'Alba, President/CNN News Networks and Turner Digital. Collins will oversee sales efforts for CNN, HLN and CNN Airport Networks. Strober, who is also based in New York and reporting to Frank Sgrizzi, EVP/Turner Entertainment Ad Sales, will oversee the New York sales teams for Turner Entertainment (TBS/TNT) alongside Tom Winiarski, SVP and National Sales Manager/Strategy & Operations.
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This day in History: 1987 - FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Who is the only member of the Star Trek cast to appear in all 80 episodes? Mr. Spock. Others were not in the pilot. Kudos to: Terry Sekel-RFD-TV/NY; RT Harris-WideOrbit/Detroit; Scott Collins-AMC Networks/NY; Julie Stowell-Tribune Media Services/Queensbury, NY; Tom Boyd-WGN-TV/Chicago; John Kukla-KDFW/Dallas; Patti Rodriguez-KXRM Fox21 / KXTU CW57/Colorado; Liz Murray-Turner Broadcasting/Chicago; Jennifer Kaplan-Warner Bros./Burbank; Larry Hutchings-Retired/LA; Alan Perris-The Television Academy/North Hollywood; Darlene Tipton-Fox Cable Networks/LA.
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT - TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
ABC: Last Man Standing, Cougar Town, Dancing With the Stars, Private Practice
AZTECA: Lo Que la Gente Cuenta, Al Extremo, Buenas Noches America
CBS: NCIS, NCIS: LA [r], Unforgettable [r]
CW: 90210, Ringer [f]
FOX: Glee, New Girl, Raising Hope [f]
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Flashpoint
NBC: The Biggest Loser, The Voice, Fashion Star
PBS: Lidia Celebrates America, American Experience, Frontline
TELE: Una Maid en Manhattan, Corazon Valiente, Relaciones Peligrosas
UNIV: Una Familia con Suerte; Abismo de Pasion, La Que No Podia Amar
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