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Good morning. It's Tuesday, June 19, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing.
PBS: Queen Victoria's Empire at 8p
The Weather Channel: Pyros at 9p
Discovery Channel: After the Catch at 10p
Lifetime: Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp at 10p
truTV: Hardcore Pawn at 9p
HISTORY: United Stats of America at 10p
FOX is the next broadcast network to reveal its fall primetime premiere dates for new and returning series.
September 12: The X Factor (Part One, two-hour premiere) at 8p
September 13: The X Factor (Part Two premiere) at 8p; Glee at 9p
September 17: Bones at 8p; The Mob Doctor (series premiere) at 9p
September 25: New Girl (special new episode) at 8p; Ben and Kate (series premiere) at 830p; New Girl (season premiere) at 9p; The Mindy Project (series premiere) at 930p
September 28: Fringe at 9p
September 30: The Simpsons at 8p; Bob's Burgers at 830p; Family Guy at 9p; American Dad at 930p
October 2: Raising Hope at 8p
October 7: The Cleveland Show at 730p
October 26: Touch at 8p
Professional wrestler Showtime Eric Young will star in the new Animal Planet series Off the Hook: Extreme Catches debuting July 29 at 9p. Each half-hour episode follows Young, an avid outdoorsman, as he goes to extremes with bait, tackle, poles and transportation to reel in his catch. The series will criss-cross the nation from New England to the beaches of North Carolina to the coast of Florida. Off the Hook: Extreme Catches is produced by part 2 pictures for Animal Planet.
A special five-part themed Chopped: Grill Masters travels to the Arizona desert premiering on Food Network July 22 at 10p and airing on consecutive Sunday nights. Outside the Old Tucson Studios, sixteen grilling pros from around the country will battle it out in front of judges Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy and Aaron Sanchez. The top grilling pro will receive a $50,000 grand prize. Chopped: Grill Masters concludes with the season finale on August 19 at 9p.
This summer, Discovery Fit & Health bows two new medical series. Diagnosis: Dead or Alive opens next Monday at 10p and offers stories from the patient's perspective documenting the first symptoms, the search for a diagnosis and the outcome of the patient. The second series, ER Nights premieres June 30 at 10p as part of the network's grittiER, funniER and craziER Saturdays in primetime beginning at 8p that will also include the best of Bizarre ER and Untold Stories of the ER. The new series ER Nights goes inside the ER and follows the ER staff at Saint Vincent's located close to Sydney, Australia.
Earlier this month, Dylan Ratigan, host of The Dylan Ratigan Show airing weekdays at 4p on MSNBC announced to viewers he will be leaving the network to concentrate on other pursuits. Replacing Ratigan's show will be a new show at 3p weekdays featuring a rotating cast of anchors and regular contributors to the network. Martin Bashir will then move to Ratigan's present 4p time slot.
TNT's drama series Falling Skies bowed its second season Sunday night with 4.46 million total viewers based on Live + Same Day data. In other demos, the Falling Skies season debut also attracted close to 2.2 million with A25-54 and almost 1.9 million A18-49 viewers.
On Sunday, Lifetime drew in 2.7 million total viewers for the season one finale of the drama The Client List. The series starring and executive produced by Jennifer Love Hewitt and co-starring Cybill Shepherd, Loretta Devine and Colin Egglesfield also averaged 1.3 million with A25-54 and 1.2 million with A18-49. Lifetime recently renewed The Client List for a second season with 15 episodes produced by Fedora Films and Jaffe/Braunstein in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Actor/comedian Arsenio Hall just signed with CBS Television Distribution to star in a syndicated late-night talk show that is being developed for fall 2013. Tribune Broadcasting is partnering in the production of the new stripped show that will launch on 17 Tribune stations consisting of WPIX/New York at 11p; KTLA/Los Angeles at 11p; and on WGN/Chicago at 10p. The late-night show is now sold in all top 10 markets and 17 of the top 20 markets, clearing in 52% of the country. Other station groups have picked up the show including CBS Television Stations with stations in Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Detroit, Tampa and Pittsburgh and Local TV LLC stations in markets such as Denver, Cleveland, St. Louis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Greensboro and Norfolk. The new show will be produced by CBS Television Distribution in association with Arsenio Hall Communications Ltd. and Octagon Entertainment Productions with Hall serving as EP along with John Ferriter as EP. Hall recently won the most recent edition of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice and is also known for hosting his own show, The Arsenio Hall Show, a late-night syndicated talk show produced by Paramount Domestic Television (now CTD) which ran from 1989 to 1994.
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Friday A18-49 Analysis: ABC was riding high Friday delivering a 2.1/8 among A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. ABC's special Countdown to Niagara topped at 8p with a 1.2/5 and Univision followed with Un Refugio para el Amor at 1.0/4. At 9p, ABC's two-hour special Megastunts won at 1.8/6 with Univision's Abismo de Pasion next at 1.3/5. ABC's ratings rose to a 3.4/12 during 10p for Megastunts and Univision remained in second place with La Que No Podia Amar at 1.5/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, June 15, 2012 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 5.3/10 Countdown to Niagara 3.6/7, Megastunts 6.2/11
CBS: 3.1/6 Undercover Boss [r] 3.1/6, CSI: NY [r] 3.0/5, Blue Bloods [r] 3.3/6
NBC: 2.6/5 Whitney [r] 1.4/3, Community [r] 1.0/2, Dateline 3.2/6
UNIV: 1.8/3 Un Refugio para el Amor 1.6/3, Abismo de Pasion 1.9/4, La Que No Podia Amar 2.0/4
FOX: 1.4/3 House [r] 1.3/3, Bones [r] 1.6/3
ION: 0.8/1 Cold Case 0.8/2, Cold Case 0.8/1, Cold Case 0.8/1
TELE: 0.6/1 Una Maid en Manhattan 0.8/2, Corazon Valiente 0.6/1, Relaciones Peligrosas 0.5/1
CW: 0.5/1 Nikita [r] 0.5/1, Supernatural [r] 0.5/1
TF: 0.3/1 Cine en Familia Fri [7p start] 0.2/0, Cine de Las Estrellas Fri 0.3/1
A18-49: ABC 2.1/8, UNIV 1.3/5, NBC 0.9/3, CBS 0.7/3, FOX 0.6/2, TELE 0.4/2, ION 0.3/1, CW 0.2/1, TF 0.2/1
REELZCHANNEL has added four executives to its sales team: Eric Nathanson as Director/Ad Sales in the Western Region and based in Los Angeles; Leanne Jenkins as AE in the Eastern Region and based in Boston; Leah Bottone as AE based in New York City; and Monica Rivera an AE in New York City.
Mari Garcia-Marquez was named Executive Producer with Telemundo Media. Mari will serve as EP on Telemundo's three-hour morning show, Levantate. Based in Miami, she will report to Maria Lopez Alvarez, SVP/Alternative Programming.
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT - TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live, NBA Countdown, 2012 NBA Finals
AZTECA: Lo Que la Gente Cuenta, Al Extremo, El Pelado de la Noche
CBS: NCIS [r], NCIS: LA [r], 48 Hours Mystery
CW: The Catalina, The L.A. Complex
FOX: Hell's Kitchen, Master Chef
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Flashpoint
NBC: America's Got Talent [r], America's Got Talent [r], Love in the Wild
PBS: Queen Victoria's Empire, Frontline
TELE: Una Maid en Manhattan, Corazon Valiente, Relaciones Peligrosas
UNIV: Un Refugio para el Amor; Abismo de Pasion, La Que No Podia Amar
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