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#13 2009 to #5 2010 in A18-49
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Good morning. It's Monday, December 6, 2010, and this is your first early morning briefing, coming to you from home sweet home! As always, if you prefer to watch this morning's news instead of reading it, click here .
NBC: The Sing-Off at 8p
Discovery Channel: American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior at 9p
TLC: Cake Boss: Next Great Baker at 9p
Bravo: Tabatha's Salon Takeover at 10p
MTV: True Life at 10p; The Vice Guide to Everything at 11p
TNT: The Closer at 9p; Men of a Certain Age at 10p
TLC: Little People Big World (series finale) at 8p & 830p
HBO: In Treatment at 9p
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~ MORE STUFF ~Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group announced Ben Sherwood is returning to ABC as President/ABC News succeeding David Westin in the position. Ben, who will report to Sweeney, will oversee all editorial and business facets of ABC's News Division encompassing all ABC News programs on ABC Television Network, ABC News Radio, ABC News.com and ABC News NOW. Previously, Ben had worked at ABC News, first as an associate producer and producer for PrimeTime when he joined in 1989, then later as Executive Producer of ABC's Good Morning America from 2004 to 2006. Since then, Ben has written numerous journalistic and non-fiction essays published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek among other publications and he has authored two novels, The Man Who Ate the 747 (2000) and The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud (2004). Last year, his second novel was adapted as a feature film headlined by Zac Efron titled Charlie St. Cloud and was released by Universal Pictures. His other novel, The Man Who Ate the 747 is also being adapted into a major motion picture and a Broadway musical.
NBC Universal and Comcast on Friday agreed to a 90-day extension involving their proposed joint venture valued at $30 billion. News of the extension was delivered to the Securities and Exchange Commission through a filing referred to as a pro-forma renewal of the deal. Both Comcast and NBCU had the option of backing out of the deal a year after it was made, unless both sides agreed to an extension for government approvals. Last Friday marked the one year anniversary of the announced agreement in addition to the original filing of the 8K, a form required by the government when public companies make changes involving such moves as mergers and acquisitions that could affect investors. The government has yet to give its final assent to the joint venture and the FCC's decision could be pitched into early next year, though both companies would like the deal to close by the end of this month. NBCU's and Comcast's deal is speculated to be approved though the deal is likely to come with many conditions.
NBC cut its full season order of action drama Chase from 22 episodes to 18. Additionally, NBC is moving Chase from its present spot on Mondays at 10p to Wednesdays at 9p beginning January 12. The most recent airing of Chase drew in a 1.6 rating among A18-49 and 6 million total viewers. Chase is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
AMC is rebroadcasting all three seasons of its drama series Breaking Bad starting this Wednesday with double run episodes airing each Wednesday night until next March. AMC will debut the fourth season of Breaking Bad, starring Bryan Cranston in 2011.
ABC Family premieres a fourth season of original series Greek on January 3 at 9p. The new season follows the lives of Cyprus Rhodes University's sorority and fraternity members in their post-graduate lives as well as undergrads navigating the Greek system for the first time. Greek is executive produced by Piller/Segan in association with ABC Family.
HISTORY attracted 1.7 million total viewers for its series debut of Brad Meltzer's Decoded last Thursday at 10p.
Broadcast veteran, Marty Miller died last Saturday. Mr. Miller's career in broadcast spanned several decades and he spent many years at MetroMedia. Besides his career, Mr. Miller was an artist and designer and was considered a Renaissance man who enjoyed life. Mr. Miller's funeral is tomorrow, 3p at Lakeside Cemetery in Miami, FL. His family has asked instead of flowers, to send a contribution to the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1475 N.W. 12th Ave., Miami, FL 33136.
Lauren Ann Heller, 49, died on November 24 in Corona del Mar, CA. Ms. Heller had served as President of Lauren Heller Consulting, Inc. and was formerly a VP/Marketing for Taco Bell and at Disney. Ms. Heller is survived by her mother, two sisters and a sister-in-law.
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Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates: December 3-5, 2010
Tangled (Disney) $21.5 million 2 wk total $96.5m
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I (Warner Bros.) $16.7 million 3 wk total $244.2m
Unstoppable (20th Century Fox) $6.1 million 4 wk total $68.9m
Burlesque (Sony) $6.1 million 2 wk total $27.0m
Love And Other Drugs (20th Century Fox) $5.7 million 2 wk total $22.6m
Megamind (Paramount) $5.0 million 5 wk total $136.7m
Due Date (Warner Bros.) $4.2 million 5 wk total $91.0m
Faster (CBS Films) $3.8 million 2 wk total $18.1m
The Warrior's Way (Relativity Media) $3.1 million opening weekend
The Next Three Days (Lionsgate) $2.7 million 3 wk total $18.4m
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~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~The CW is bringing another DC Comics super hero to the small screen with plans to adapt Raven into a television series. The project received a script order via Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment and Diego Gutierrez is on board to write and be executive producer. Raven is a half-demon known as Rachel Roth and she is able to enter the minds of others to fight crime all the while remaining dark and secretive.
Daniel Benzali (Murder One) landed a recurring role on ABC's General Hospital playing Theo, a hypochondriac patient who becomes friends with Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough). Benzali first appears in today's episode of General Hospital airing at 3p on ABC.
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~ RATINGS ~Broadcast Morning News Shows - Weekly Average Ratings (week of November 22, 2010)
NBC: Today 5.48 million total viewers; 2.1/15 and 2.63 million A25-54
ABC: GMA 4.89 million total viewers; 1.4/11 and 1.78 million A25-54
CBS: Early Show 2.74 million total viewers; 0.9/7 and 1.16 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI
Broadcast Morning News Shows - Weekly Average Ratings (November Sweep 2010 10/28-11/24/10)
NBC: Today 5.49 million total viewers; 2.1/15 and 2.58 million A25-54
ABC: GMA 4.55 million total viewers; 1.4/10 and 1.77 million A25-54
CBS: Early Show 2.83 million total viewers; 0.9/6 and 1.17 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI
Thursday A18-49 Analysis: ABC chalked up a Thursday night win at 3.0/8 among A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. Starting out, ABC's holiday classic Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town encore tied for first place with FOX's Bones at 2.3/7 each, while the average of CBS' repeat comedies The Big Bang Theory and $#*! My Dad Says and the average of NBC's sitcoms Community and 30 Rock shared second place with 2.1/6 apiece. ABC surged ahead during 9p with Grey's Anatomy at 4.0/10 followed by new episodes of NBC's sitcoms The Office and Outsourced averaging a 3.1/8. The night ended in ABC's column as Private Practice posted a 2.8/8 with CBS' The Mentalist rebroadcast next at 1.7/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, December 2, 2010 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 5.8/10 The Big Bang Theory [r] 5.6/9, $#*! My Dad Says [r] 4.7/7, CSI [r] 6.2/10, The Mentalist [r] 6.2/11
FOX: 4.3/7 Bones 5.4/9, Fringe 3.2/5
NBC: 3.1/5 Community 2.9/5, 30 Rock 3.1/5, The Office 4.2/7, Outsourced 3.1/5, The Apprentice 2.7/5
UNIV: 2.0/3 Eva Luna 2.0/3, Soy Tu Duena 2.7/4, Premio Lo Nuestro: Gala de Nominados 1.3/2
CW: 1.7/3 Vampire Diaries 2.1/3, Nikita 1.4/2
ION: 1.1/2 Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 1.1/2
TF: 0.8/1 Rompiendo Limites 0.4/1, Futbol Liga Mex: Santos vs. Monterrey 1.0/2
TELE: 0.6/1 Aurora 0.6/1, El Fantasma de Elena 0.5/1, Alguien Te Mira 0.5/1
A18-49: ABC 3.0/8, NBC 2.2/6, FOX 2.1/6, CBS 1.9/5, UNIV 1.6/4, CW 1.2/3, TF 0.8/2, ION 0.4, TELE 0.4/1
~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~Vme tapped Patty Marrero as SVP/Director of Sales based at the network's national offices in New York. Patty will be in charge of all national advertising and sponsorships in addition to managing Vme's sales operations and the national sales team. Prior to this appointment, Patty served in sales positions at Univision and Galavision.
Eric Kuhn is joining United Talent Agency (UTA) in the company's digital media department. In Eric's newly-created position at UTA, he will work to target opportunities for clients via social media. Most recently, Eric was with CNN as the network's Audience Interaction Producer.
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT - MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
ABC: Skating with the Stars, Modern Family [r], Castle
AZTECA: Cosas de la Vida, Al Extremo, La Loba
CBS: How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0
CW: 90210, Gossip Girl
FOX: American Country Awards
ION: Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
NBC: The Sing-Off [p ], Chase
PBS: Antiques Roadshow [r], The Adirondacks [r]
TELE: Aurora, El Fantasma de Elena, Alguien Te Mira
UNIV: Eva Luna, Soy Tu Duena, Gala del Bicentenario: 73 Mil Amaneceres
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