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Good morning. It's Monday, July 30, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing.
Discovery Channel: Off the Hook: Extreme Catches at 9p
Friday's opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics from London broadcast on NBC has become the most-watched opening ceremony for a Summer Games ever. NBC averaged 40.7 million total viewers from 8p to midnight, based on Nielsen fast nationals. This total viewer count represents a +17% bump over the 2008 Beijing Games which averaged 34.9 million viewers. Elsewhere around the world, BBC1's coverage of the Summer Games from its home city averaged 22.4 million viewers or an 82.5% share of all people watching in the UK. The opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics has become the most-watched TV event of the year-to-date in the UK and the largest Olympics opening audience in the UK in at least 20 years. Canada's CTV network delivered an average audience of 6.4 million Canadian TV viewers for its live broadcast of the opening ceremony from London airing before the delayed coverage via NBC in the US.
Late last week, ABC revealed twelve of the celebrities participating in the next edition of Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars consisting of former winners and fan favorites. The 13th celebrity will be voted on by fans and the three celebrities vying for that spot are Sabrina Bryan, Carson Kressley and Kyle Massey. Fans of the show can vote for one of these three in the Viewers' Choice: All-Star at www.ABC.com/DancingwiththeStars from now through August 24 at 12p. The final cast member will be announced live on Good Morning America August 27. The dozen celebrities joining the show which premieres September 24 at 8p include: Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson, Helio Castroneves, Joey Fatone, Shawn Johnson, Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini, Kelly Monaco, Apolo Anton Ohno, Bristol Palin, Melissa Rycroft and Emmitt Smith.
AMC's The Killing will not be renewed for a third season. The network announced the news on Friday and released this statement: "After much deliberation, we've come to the difficult decision not to renew The Killing for a third season. AMC is incredibly proud of the show and is fortunate to have worked with such a talented team on this project, from show-runner Veena Sud and our terrific partners at Fox Television Studios to the talented, dedicated crew and exceptional cast." Fox TV Studios produced the series.
At its TCA press tour on Saturday, FX's president John Landgraf detailed several news bits: FX renewed its comedy Louie starring Louis C.K. for a fourth season with 13 episodes; the network gave seven additional episodes to its new late-night series BrandX With Russell Brand which is due to return in October following new eps of The League; and Landgraf also said the look and format of BrandX With Russell Brand will be changed to more closely resemble a traditional late-night show with guests each week. Landgraf further said Charlie Sheen's series Anger Management has surpassed the network's undisclosed ratings goal which will kick in the back 90-episode order though FX won't make this official until all of the first 10 eps air. In other Anger Management news, Landgraf indicated if the show continues Martin Sheen will join the cast in the recurring role as Martin Goodson, the father of Charlie Sheen's character. FX is moving forward with a new drama by ordering a pilot for The Bridge based on the Danish series of the same name produced by FX Productions and Shine America. Landgraf additionally said more dramas are on the horizon for FX and two more may roll out in the next year with one likely being the spy drama, The Americans starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys.
Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates: July 27-29, 2012
Dark Knight Rises, The (Warner Bros.) $64.1 million 2 wk total $289.1m
Ice Age: Continental Drift (20th Century Fox) $13.3 million 3 wk total $114.8m
Watch, The (20th Century Fox) $13.0 million opening weekend
Step Up Revolution (Lionsgate) $11.8 million opening weekend
Ted (Universal) $7.4 million 5 wk total $193.6m
Amazing Spider-Man, The (Sony) $6.8 million 4 wk total $242.1m
Brave (Disney) $4.2 million 6 wk total $217.3m
Magic Mike (Warner Bros.) $2.6 million 5 wk total $107.6m
Savages (Universal) $1.8 million 4 wk total $43.9m
Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features) $1.4 million 10 wk total $38.4m
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CBS revealed several series casting news items for the upcoming 2012-2013 season:
Update from ABC's Modern Family: the six adult cast members, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara have ironed out their salary renegotiations with 20th Century Fox Television. This salary deal also has resulted in the six actors dropping their lawsuit against 20th Television which they filed early last week.
NBC's The Office tapped Jake Lacy (Better With You) as a series regular for the ninth season. Details on Lacy's character have not been disclosed though he will play a new hire named Pete who could be a potential love interest for Erin (Ellie Kemper).
New ABC comedy How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life added Stephanie Hunt (Friday Night Lights) as a series regular, per THR.
Production is underway on GSN's new original series, The American Bible Challenge, a one-hour game show hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy. The show premieres on GSN August 23 at 8p.
Veteran TV actress Heather Locklear is joining TV Land's Hot in Cleveland for a multiple episode run where she will play a former Miss Ohio who hires Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) to work at her PR firm, reports TVLine.
AMC/Sundance Channel Global made new distribution deals for Sundance Channel in Asia and further expanded coverage in Europe. Sundance Channel will be available for the first time in Thailand on TrueVisions, the country's largest pay-TV operator and the second largest DTH platform in Southeast Asia. In addition, Sundance-On-Demand will also launch in China for the first time on BesTV, Shanghai Media Group's IPTV platform business. In Europe, Sundance Channel will increase its on-demand offerings with a VOD roll-out on Belgacom in Belgium. Furthermore, a deal was struck with Numericable, a cable operator in France to offer exclusive VOD rights for Mad Men to authenticated subscribers as a complement to Sundance Channel's pre-existing linear service.
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Wednesday A18-49 Analysis: Univision won overall Wednesday with a 1.9/6 among A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, CBS ruled with Big Brother at 2.0/7 and FOX was next with So You Think You Can Dance at 1.8/6. NBC took charge at 9p with America's Got Talent at 2.2/7 and FOX held a steady beat in second place with more So You Think You Can Dance at 1.7/5. Univision then swept in to win the 10p hour with La Que No Podia Amar at 2.2/7 and NBC's special Jimmy Fallon's Primetime Music Awards was #2 at 1.6/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 3.8/6 Clios: Best Commercials 3.0/5, America's Got Talent 5.4/9, Jimmy Fallon's Primetime Music Awards 2.9/5
CBS: 3.6/6 Big Brother 14 3.6/6, Criminal Minds [r] 3.2/5, CSI [r] 4.0/7
ABC: 2.5/4 The Middle [r] 2.4/4, Suburgatory [r] 2.1/4, Modern Family [r] 2.3/4, Modern Family [r] 2.6/4, Final Witness 2.7/5
UNIV: 2.4/4 Por Ella Soy Eva 1.5/3, Abismo de Pasion 2.2/4, La Que No Podia Amar 2.6/5
TELE: 0.9/2 Rosa Diamante 0.8/1, Corazon Valiente 0.8/1, Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal 1.1/2
ION: 0.8/1 Cold Case 0.8/1, Cold Case 0.9/1, Cold Case 0.7/1
CW: 0.6/1 Supernatural [r] 0.6/1, Supernatural [r] 0.5/1
TF: 0.2/0 El Chavo 2 0.2/0, Major League Soccer: MSL All Star vs. Chelsea FC 0.2/0
A18-49: UNIV 1.9/6, FOX 1.7/5, NBC 1.6/5, CBS 1.4/4, ABC 1.1/3, TELE 0.7/2, CW 0.3/1, ION 0.3/1, TF 0.2/1
Thursday A18-49 Analysis: ABC won Thursday night with a 2.0/6 A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS' repeat comedies The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men ranked #1 during 8p with an average of 2.1/7 followed by ABC's Wipeout at 1.9/6. At 9p, the second hour of ABC's Wipeout wiped out the competition with a 2.5/8 and CBS' Big Brother trailed next at 2.2/7. Then at 10p, Univision's La Que No Podia Amar was #1 at 2.0/6 with ABC's Rookie Blue in #2 at 1.5/4. Also this hour, CBS opened its new dating series 3 which was in a three-way tie for #3 along with NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams and Telemundo's Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal all at 0.8/2.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, July 26, 2012 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 3.7/6 Wipeout 3.8/7, Rookie Blue 3.6/6
UNIV: 2.1/4 Por Ella Soy Eva 1.5/3, Abismo de Pasion 2.2/4, La Que No Podia Amar 2.6/5
NBC: 2.0/3 The Office [r] 1.6/3, Parks and Recreation [r] 1.1/2, Saving Hope 1.9/3, Rock Center with Brian Williams 2.6/5
FOX: 1.4/3 Take Me Out [f] 1.8/3, Glee [r] 1.1/2
ION: 0.9/2 Cold Case 0.8/1, Cold Case 0.9/1, Criminal Minds 1.0/2
TELE: 0.9/1 Rosa Diamante 0.7/1, Corazon Valiente 0.8/1, Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal 1.0/2
CW: 0.5/1 Vampire Diaries [r] 0.6/1, The L.A. Complex [r] 0.4/1
TF: 0.2/0 Cine en Familia THR [7p start r] 0.2/0, Cine de Las Estrellas THR [r] 0.2/0
A18-49: ABC 2.0/6, CBS 1.7/5, UNIV 1.6/5, FOX 0.9/3, NBC 0.7/2, TELE 0.6/2, ION 0.4/1, CW 0.3/1, TF 0.2/1
On Friday, Time Warner announced Jim Walton, President of CNN Worldwide will be stepping down at the end of this year. A search for a new president will begin immediately.
Honolulu-based KITV4 News welcomes former ABC News White House Correspondent Yunji de Nies beginning this September. Yunji is joining the station as Co-Anchor for the 6p news with Paula Akana and the 10p news with Kenny Choi. KITV is owned by Hearst Television.
Amy Manchester Borg was hired by Montreal-based CMJ Productions as Head/Development. Amy joins the company from Cream Productions where she served as Director/Development. She is relocating from Los Angeles.
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT - MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
ABC: The Bachelorette, The Glass House
AZTECA: Quiero Ser Grupero, Al Extremo, Extra Normal
CBS: How I Met Your Mother [r], 2 Broke Girls [r], Two and a Half Men [r], Mike & Molly [r], Hawaii Five-0 [r]
CW: 90210 [r], Remodeled [r]
FOX: Hell's Kitchen [r]
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
NBC: XXX Summer Olympics
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Market Warriors, Antiques Roadshow
TELE: Rosa Diamante, Corazon Valiente, Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal, El Rostro de la Venganza [p]
UNIV: Por Ella Soy Eva; Abismo de Pasion, La Que No Podia Amar
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