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Good morning. It's Friday, August 31, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing.
HGTV: Extreme Homes at 9p
HGTV: Sarah's House at 2p
ABC: Saturday Night College Football at 8p
BBC America: Doctor Who at 9p
DIY Network: Million Dollar Contractor at 10p
Univision: Pequenos Gigantes (Little Giants) at 7p
BET: Sunday Best at 8p
TLC: Hoarding: Buried Alive at 9p
AMC: Breaking Bad at 10p; Small Town Security at 11p
Investigation Discovery: On the Case with Paula Zahn at 10p
HISTORY: Shark Wranglers at 1101p
Syndicated Premieres: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
GSN: The Pyramid at 6p
ABC Family: Switched at Birth at 8p
A&E Network: Coma at 9p
Discovery Channel: American Chopper at 9p; Fast n' Loud at 10p
Travel Channel: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - The Final Tour at 9p
VH1: T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle at 9p
Oxygen: Girlfriend Confidential: LA at 11p
FOX: Hotel Hell at 8p
NBC: Stars Earn Stripes at 8p
TLC: United Bates of America at 9p & 930p
Destination America: Cheating Vegas at 10p
Yesterday, Robin Roberts, co-anchor on ABC's Good Morning America said Thursday would be her last day instead of today before she takes medical leave. Roberts, who has a rare blood disorder, MDS is preparing for a bone marrow transplant. Viewers can follows Roberts' journey on the GMA website at: gma.yahoo.com/robin.
MTV revealed yesterday Jersey Shore will end its run following the upcoming sixth season. Season six of Jersey Shore premieres on October 4 and production has already concluded. MTV will air a retrospective special, Gym, Tan, Look Back prior to the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6. Jersey Shore can be credited with being MTV's most successful series ever. Throughout its five seasons to date, Jersey Shore delivered consistently high ratings with the show peaking in late 2011 with close to 9 million viewers. The most recent season opened to 7.6 million viewers. Some Jersey Shore's cast will remain with the network, as MTV recently renewed the spinoff series Snooki & JWoww which debuted with 2.4 million total viewers and posted a 1.1 rating with A18-49 in June.
A second season of A&E Network's Duck Dynasty will launch October 10 with back-to-back episodes at 10p and 1030p. The series, produced by Gurney Productions, follows the Robertson's of Louisiana, manufacturers of duck calls for the outdoor industry.
Public television executive, Robert Kotlowitz, 87, died last Saturday at his Manhattan home. After leaving his job as managing editor of Harper's Magazine, Mr. Kotlowitz was appointed SVP/Programming and Broadcasting at the country's largest public television station, WNET/Channel 13 in New York. Mr. Kotlowitz remained with Channel 13 until he retired in 1990. During his time at Channel 13, Mr. Kotlowitz was the first to propose a half-hour evening news program featuring Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil in 1973 and two years later in December 1975, the show debuted as The MacNeil/Lehrer Report. The program is now known as PBS NewsHour. Mr. Kotlowitz is also credited with introducing other well-known programming to public television audiences such as the British series Brideshead Revisted, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Bill Moyers Journal and Nature as well as live performances of the New York City Ballet and the New York Philharmonic.
Character actor, Steve Franken died last Friday in Los Angeles at the age of 80. Mr. Franken's television and film career spanned 50 years and he was best known for playing Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. He also appeared on other TV series such as Bewitched, Love, American Style, Mission: Impossible and Seinfeld among others.
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Showtime is developing a comedy series based on the Slamdance Film Festival winner titled Punching the Clown from writer/director Gregori Viens, per THR. The plot is about comic singer-songwriter Henry Phillips whose meteoric rise to Hollywood fame and fortune quickly subsides. In the TV version, Phillips will be living with his struggling-actor brother and dealing with his romantic relationships. Viens, Phillips and Chuck Martin (Arrested Development) will be writers and executive producers on the project with comedian Sarah Silverman and David Permut also on board as EPs.
Writer/producer Craig Wright (Six Feet Under) inked a one-year pod deal with Fox 21. Wright's new deal with create cable projects and also manage other writers for Fox 21.
Kelen Coleman, recently seen in HBO's The Newsroom, was cast in a recurring role on The CW's Hart of Dixie for the series' second season. Coleman will portray Presley, a pretty tomboy beer distributor who catches George Tucker's (Scott Porter) eye.
New Netflix series Orange Is the New Black cast Taylor Schilling (Mercy) in the lead role. The one-hour dramedy is from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan and is being produced by Lionsgate TV. Based on the book by Piper Kerman, the dramedy is about a Brooklyn woman who has a relationship with a drug-runner that results in her arrest and multi-year detention in a federal penitentiary. There she finds herself in a women's prison culture where she is accepted by an group of outspoken inmates.
Video technology company, FreeWheel is working with pay television provider British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). FreeWheel's Revenue & Payments Management (RPM) Advertiser system is being used by BSkyB and the product will allow BSkyB to organize its orders, reconcile payment terms with delivery and issue invoices to its advertisers and agencies across its various business units. FreeWheel also announced the integration of its RPM technology with ad server ADTECH and Oracle's enterprise resource planning software. Other international clients of FreeWheel include Channel 4, ESPN, Discovery International and Warner Music.
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Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of August 20, 2012)
NBC: Today 4.32 million total viewers; 1.5/12 and 1.78 million A25-54
ABC: GMA 4.84 million total viewers; 1.5/12 and 1.78 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 2.29 million total viewers; 0.7/6 and 896,000 A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI
Broadcast Late-Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of August 20, 2012)
ABC: Nightline 3.34 million total viewers; 1.0 and 1.21 million A25-54; 0.7 and 926,000 A18-49
NBC: Tonight Show 3.25 million total viewers; 1.0 and 1.19 million A25-54; 0.8 and 975,000 A18-49
CBS: Late Show 2.32 million total viewers; 0.8 and 910,000 A25-54; 0.5 and 647,000 A18-49
Source: Nielsen, NTI
Wednesday A18-49 Analysis: Univision led Wednesday with a 1.6/5 among A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS' Big Brother was in charge at 8p with a 2.3/7 and Univision's Por Ella Soy Eva was next at 1.6/5. NBC took over at 9p with America's Got Talent at 2.2/6 and Univision remained planted in second place with Abismo de Pasion at 1.9/5. Then, Univision was successful at 10p with Amor Bravio at 1.5/4 followed by NBC's RNC coverage at 1.1/3.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 3.6/6 America's Got Talent [r] 3.2/5, America's Got Talent 5.0/8, Decision 2012: RNC 2.8/5
CBS: 3.0/5 Big Brother 14 4.1/7, Criminal Minds [r] 3.5/5, Campaign 2012: RNC 1.8/3
FOX: 2.6/4 So You Think You Can Dance 2.6/4
ABC: 2.2/4 The Middle [r] 2.5/4, Suburgatory [r] 2.2/4, Modern Family [r] 2.5/4, Suburgatory [r] 2.0/3, Vote 2012: RNC 1.9/3
UNIV: 2.2/4 Por Ella Soy Eva 1.9/3, Abismo de Pasion 2.5/4, Amor Bravio 2.0/3
ION: 0.7/1 Leverage 0.7/1, Leverage 0.6/1, Leverage 0.8/1
TELE: 0.7/1 Rosa Diamante 0.7/1, Corazon Valiente 0.8/1, Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal 1.0/2, El Rostro de la Venganza 0.5/1
CW: 0.5/1 Oh Sit! 0.6/1, Supernatural [r] 0.5/1
TF: 0.2/0 Cineplex WED [7p start r] 0.3/0, Cineplex 2 WED [r] 0.2/0
A18-49: UNIV 1.6/5, FOX 1.5/5, NBC 1.5/4, CBS 1.3/4, ABC 0.9/3, TELE 0.6/2, CW 0.3/1, ION 0.3/1, TF 0.2/0
Amy Yates was appointed to VP/Human Resources at Telemundo Media's Telemundo Station Group. Amy will manage all HR duties for Telemundo's Owned & Operated Stations and National Sales Offices. Based in Miami, Amy will report to Manuel Abud, President, Telemundo Station Group and Lisette Simon, SVP/Human Resources, Telemundo Media.
Entertainment reporters Jason Kennedy and Catt Sadler will become Co-Anchors of E! Entertainment's E! News Weekend. Additionally, Jason will be the host of E! Online's new web-series Live From E!. Jason has been an E! News correspondent since 2005. Catt has contributed to E! News broadcasts and E!'s red carpet coverage and she will also appear on Live From E! as a contributor. Catt has been with the network since 2006 beginning as host of The Daily 10 and she joined E! News in 2010.
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Friday's Fun Fact: The U.S., Burma, and Liberia are the only countries in the world that have not officially adopted the metric system as the standard of measurement.
This day in History: 1990 - East & West Germany sign a treaty to join legal & political systems.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What was the name of the 'friendly doorman' on Rhoda? Carlton, voiced by the show's producer, Lorenzo Music. Kudos to: Frank Belcastro-The Workshop/Bryn Mawr; Johnny Jan-jancreativemedia/Washington, DC; Keith Marder-Halstead Property/NY; Linda Kitchens-PTCUMC/Leesburg, FL; Brian Gagnon-KTXD/Dallas; Leigh Ann Schwarzkopf-Lookout Marketing/Minneapolis; Dawn Lindgren-Lindgren cPR/Minneapolis; Scott Wallace-Showtime Networks, Inc./Kansas City; Kimberly Austin-Freelance Producer/Tarzana; Peter Steckelman-The Tennis Channel, Inc./Santa Monica; Rick Dellacquila-Consultant/San Diego; Steven Wishnoff-KLCS-TV PBS/LA; Patrick Loomer-Fulcrum Television/London; Arthur Reinstein-Shaw Media/Toronto; Stephen Kelley-9 Story Entertainment/Toronto, and almost everyone else in North America.
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT - FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
ABC: Shark Tank [r], 20/20
AZTECA: Escandalos Gruperos, Al Extremo, Especial, Futbol Mexicano
CBS: Undercover Boss [r], CSI:NY [r], Blue Bloods [r]
CW: America's Next Top Model, Nikita [r]
FOX: Bones [r], Bones [r]
ION: Cold Case, Cold Case, Cold Case
NBC: America's Got Talent [r], Grimm [r], Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Need to Know, Great Performances, Ribbon of Sand
TELE: Rosa Diamante, Corazon Valiente, Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal, El Rostro de la Venganza
UNIV: Por Ella Soy Eva; Abismo de Pasion, Amor Bravio
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