Good morning. It's Friday, August 3, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing.
OWN: Super Saver Showdown at 9p
Food Network: The Pioneer Woman at 1030a
HGTV: Home By Novogratz at 7p; Dina's Party at 730p; Shop This Room at 8p
BIO Channel: The unExplained at 10p & 1030p
Animal Planet: Off the Hook: Extreme Catches at 9p
Spike TV: Flip Men at 10p
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed its fall programming lineup including the debut of three new series for 2013:
A new daytime block, Days of Our Knives features well-known soap opera stars as hosts will launch on Investigation Discovery August 20 and air in a four-hour block from 1-4p. Hosting the block each day will be talent from past soaps such as Guiding Light to the current ABC daytime drama General Hospital. Each week of Days of Our Knives a new theme will be introduced and feature different stars presenting the true-life programming inspired by their soap personalities. Kicking off Days of Our Knives on August 20-24 is Tainted Love Week hosted by Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis, Guiding Light) and Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne, Guiding Light). For a full list of Investigation Discovery's Days of Our Knives lineup, please visit our website at www.cynopsis.com.
Starting next Monday and through August 10, Destination America is offering special programming under the umbrella of Blue August, content that examines our marine resources and highlights Americans who have dedicated their lives to preserving the open water. The week's schedule includes: three back-to-back episodes of Swords: Life on the Line on Monday and again on Friday starting at 8p; Tuesday's lineup includes stacked episodes of Lobstermen at 8p, 9p and 10p; Wednesday brings one episode of Swords: Life on the Line at 8p followed by two episodes of Tuna Wranglers at 9p and 10p; and on Thursday the network will air double Swamp Loggers episodes at 8p and 9p followed by an episode of Lobstermen at 10p.
Also on Monday, a second season of Hola Martin returns to Utilisima with a total of forty episodes. The half-hour show airs Monday to Friday at 1p and in each episode fashion, design and lifestyle expert Martin Llorens shows Latinas how to improve their lives through fashion, career, beauty and nutrition tips. Utilisima will additionally air one of its newest half-hour shows, Que Piensan Los Hombres? on Sundays at 9p where Araceli Gonzalez interviews famous personalities from sports and show business. Utilisima is a 24-hour Spanish lifestyle network targeting women and is distributed across Latin America, the US, Canada, Spain and the Balkans. The network has been a unit of Fox International Channels since 2007.
A fourth season is in store for Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on SCIENCE. The upcoming new season with ten episodes will debut on SCIENCE in summer 2013 and is produced by Revelations Entertainment. In addition to being host, Morgan Freeman continues to serve as executive producer on the project along with Lori McCreary and James Younger.
Online voting opens this week for the 9th Annual Tubey Awards presented by NBCUniversal's TelevisionWithoutPity.com. The Tubey Awards give TV viewers a chance to share their love, ire or any emotion they desire for shows airing in the 2011-2012 season. Fans can make their opinions known in 80 categories such as Most Disappointing Season of a Previously Awesome Show to Guiltiest TV Pleasure to New Series with the Most Wasted Potential. Shows looking to grab some Tubey attention this year include Glee, Mad Men, Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory among many others. This year's Tubey Awards feature 10 new categories and for the first time, TelevisionWithoutPity.com will partner with three other native digital sites at NBCUniversal Fandango, iVillage and DailyCandy which will host exclusive, site specific Tubey categories targeting their audiences. Voting will be open each week until September 9 and after all votes are tabulated, the winners will be revealed just before the Primetime Emmy Awards. Voting takes place at:
http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/tubeys/nominees.php. More information about the Tubey Awards can be found at: www.televisionwithoutpity.com/.
From Cynopsis Media: Next Thursday, August 9 is the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards in NYC. Tickets are sold out but you can view the list of finalists - http://ow.ly/bObiI.
Recently launched new television network, ASPiRE from Magic Johnson Enterprises and aimed at the African American audience is using Comcast Media Center's (CMC) Content Services division to provide channel origination and transmission services. ASPiRE originates from CMC's advance-playback platform which was created to improve program uptime while at the same decrease operator duties. CMC originates the network in hi-def format and also converts it into standard-def. ASPiRE launched in June with its first distribution partners as Comcast and Time Warner Cable. To date, ASPiRE is available in nearly seven million homes and in 16 of the top 25 African American markets.
Beginning this month, NYC Media, the City of New York's official network and WNET are partnering where both television providers will share content with each other and their programs will feature different parts of NYC. NYC Life, the flagship station of NYC Media will air episodes of Treasures of New York and MetroFocus while WNET and WLIW will air NYC Life's special about NYC's parks as part of Treasures of New York. (Check local listings for complete schedules.)
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National Geographic Channel (NGC) approved a new eight-part series highlighting the nature and wildlife found in America's National Parks (wt) produced by NDR Naturfilm / DocLights. The production team will spend three years documenting nature through the seasons in America's parks from Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon. The series is expected to premiere in 2015 and production has started this summer.
A new series for Animal Planet will follow teams of New England fishermen as they search for the elusive and valuable elver eel, a fish considered a delicacy in many Asian countries. Eel of Fortune (wt) is from Left/Right Productions and is likely to debut in 2013.
New fall series Last Resort on ABC cast Jay Hernandez in an eight-episode run playing Paul Wells, a handsome and seemingly nice guy who tests the loyalty of Scott Speedman's character's estranged wife (Jessy Schram). Last Resort debuts on ABC September 27.
NBC cast Caroline Dhavernas (Wonderfalls) for its new midseason series Hannibal. She will play Dr. Alana Bloom, an FBI consultant and psychology professor. NBC ordered 13 episodes of Hannibal.
Casting Call: Doron Ofir Casting is seeking single women who are pregnant to appear in a new television docu-series for a major cable network. This is a national search for women who have big personalities, are single and independent, have become newly pregnant and are still dating. For these women, it is more important than ever to fine the right man. If this describes you and you are at least 24 years old and interested in sharing your story, please apply online at: www.singleandpregnantcasting.com.
Lifestyle series SugarStars premieres with new back-to-back episodes August 27 at 10p and 1030p on Shaw Media's Food Network. SugarStars follows the team of Petite & Sweet as they create over-the-top cakes and sweets for big events. Entertainment One (eOne) produces the series.
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Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of July 23, 2012)
ABC: GMA 4.84 million total viewers; 1.5/13 and 1.85 million A25-54
NBC: Today 4.30 million total viewers; 1.5/12 and 1.84 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 2.24 million total viewers; 0.7/6 and 848,000 A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI
Wednesday A18-49 Analysis: NBC continued to dominate primetime Wednesday with a 9.9/29 among A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, NBC's Summer Olympics coverage delivered a 7.6/24 followed by CBS' Big Brother at 2.0/6. NBC's Summer Olympics ratings went steadily up to a 10.3/28 and Univision moved into second place with Abismo de Pasion at 1.6/5. Then at 10p, NBC posted its best ratings for the night with more Summer Olympics coverage at 11.6/31 and Univision continued to stay in the second position with La Que No Podia Amar at 2.0/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 17.9/30 Summer Olympics Wednesday Primetime 17.9/30
CBS: 3.1/5 Big Brother 14 3.4/6, Criminal Minds [r] 3.1/5, CSI [r] 2.8/5
UNIV: 2.1/3 Por Ella Soy Eva 1.5/2, Abismo de Pasion 2.3/4, La Que No Podia Amar 2.7/4
ABC: 1.8/3 The Middle [r] 2.0/4, Suburgatory [r] 1.6/3, Modern Family [r] 1.9/3, Modern Family [r] 1.9/3, Final Witness 1.7/3
FOX: 1.3/2 So You Think You Can Dance [r] 1.3/2
ION: 0.8/1 Cold Case 0.7/1, Cold Case 0.8/1, Cold Case 0.8/1
TELE: 0.8/1 Rosa Diamante 0.7/1, Corazon Valiente 0.8/1, Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal 1.0/2, Rostro Venganza 0.5/1
CW: 0.5/1 Supernatural [r] 0.6/1, Supernatural [r] 0.5/1
TF: 0.3/0 Cine en Familia WED [r] 0.2/0, Cine de Las Estrellas WED [r] 0.3/0
A18-49: NBC 9.9/29, UNIV 1.6/5, CBS 1.3/4, ABC 0.8/2, FOX 0.7/2, TELE 0.5/2, CW 0.3/1, ION 0.3/1, TF 0.2/0
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This day in History: 2012 - Brittany Turner and Edward Figueroa Jr. are married in Connecticut.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What kind of car did Simon Templar drive in The Saint? Volvo 1800. Kudos to: David Stern-BARD Entertainment/NYC; Michael Graf-BBC America/NYC; Brad Stern-Mobileye, Inc./NYC; Terry Sekel-RFD-TV/NY; Phillip Larson-Larson & Larson Advertising/Houston; Dan Whitford-RPM Advertising/Chicago; Paul Prange-CBS/Southfield MI; Larry Glazer-WTTV TV/Chicago; alexandra leh-la cheraqui media/la; Lee Toft-The DuBose Group, Inc./Woodland Hills, CA; John Sutton-Charter Digital Media/LA; John Bassett-Sun News Network/Toronto; Lex Passaris-Moscow; Bobby Bittman-GSM, SCTV/Toronto.
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT - FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012
ABC: Shark Tank [r], 20/20
AZTECA: Quiero Ser Grupero, Extra Normal, Al Extremo, Fabrico de Huevos, Fabrica de Huevos
CBS: Undercover Boss [r], CSI:NY [r], Blue Bloods [r]
CW: Nikita [r], Nikita [r]
FOX: House [r], Bones [r]
ION: Cold Case, Cold Case, Cold Case
NBC: Summer Olympics
PBS: Washington Week, Need to Know, The Barnes Collection, Golf's Grand Design
TELE: Rosa Diamante, Corazon Valiente, Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal, El Rostro de la Venganza
UNIV: Por Ella Soy Eva; Abismo de Pasion, La Que No Podia Amar
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