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The Cynopsis TV Awards salute excellence in national TV programming, from writing and directing to casting and hosting. In addition, we recognize outstanding achievement across teams, platforms, and overall merit. In short, winning a Cynopsis TV Award is acknowledgement from your peers—and from the leading B2B digital publication in our industry—that your work has risen to the top in entertaining and enriching a broad audience.

This year's TV Awards finalists and our Media Buyers & Planners honorees will be celebrated at our annual awards gala, taking place on February 7th at the Espace in NYC. 

Register by 01/23

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Cynopsis TV Awards Trophies

Awards Gala

The awards reception will take place on Wednesday, February 7th at the Espace in NYC. Click here to purchase tickets.

  • 4:45 – 5pm: Registration
  • 5pm – 6pm: Networking Reception
  • 6pm – 8pm: Dinner / Awards Presentation

  • Tickets to the Annual Awards gala are $699/seat.
  • Tables of 10 can be reserved for $6,990/table.
  • Group rates are available for 3 or more tickets at $645/seat.

Register by 01/23


Ad-Supported Cable Network [Distributed to 1-50 Million U.S. Households]

  • Cooking ChannelCooking Channel
  • El Rey NetworkEl Rey Network
  • GalavisionUnivision Communication Inc.
  • Univision Deportes Network (UDN)Univision Deportes

Ad-Supported Cable Network [Distributed to 75-100+ Million U.S. Households]

  • E! EntertainmentE! Entertainment
  • Food NetworkFood Network
  • The Weather Channel's Hurricane Coverage: August - September 2017The Weather Channel

Branded Integration

  • Behr: Paint that ProtectsThe Weather Channel
  • Breaking2National Geographic
  • Brother vs. Brother/Realtor.comScripps Networks Interactive
  • Citi & TODAY: Presidents CupNBCUniversal
  • Nashville Character Secures Budweiser Endorsement DealViacom - CMT
  • Thanksgiving Bogstacle Course with Ocean SprayNBC Universal
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show & GEICOThe Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • Walmart FreshOne Solution

Commercial or Infomercial

  • CNBC Primetime & ChaseNBCUniversal
  • CNBC Primetime & GoDaddyNBCUniversal
  • Genius "Bad Romance"National Geographic
  • Gold RushDiscovery
  • Halloween WarsFood Network
  • Iron Chef GauntletFood Network
  • Shark Week 2017Discovery

Cross-Platform Campaign

  • Chasing GeniusNational Geographic
  • Home Town, HGTVScripps Networks Interactive
  • National Hockey League Centennial CelebrationThe National Hockey League
  • P&G: "My Black is Beautiful"One Solution
  • Wells Fargo: Working TogetherOne Solution

Documentary Special

  • Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural AmericaLOGO
  • Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie CouricNational Geographic
  • I AM Heath LedgerSpike
  • JoJo Siwa: My World7ATE9 Entertainment and Nickelodeon
  • LA 92National Geographic Channel
  • Names On The CupNHL Original Productions & Fadoo Productions
  • Rancher, Farmer, FishermanDiscovery Channel

Host [Reality]

  • Chip & Joanna Gaines, Fixer UpperScripps Networks Interactive
  • Cleo Stiller, host of Sex. Right. Now.Fusion
  • Danny Trejo, Man at Arms: Art of WarEl Rey Network
  • Dave Navarro, Ink MasterSpike
  • Don Wildman, Mysteries at the MuseumTravel Channel
  • LL Cool J, Lip Sync BattleSpike
  • Marcus Lemonis, The ProfitCNBC
  • Phillippe and Ashlan Cousteau, Caribbean Pirate TreasureTravel Channel
  • RuPaul - RuPaul's Drag RaceVH1
  • Tyra Banks Host of America's Got TalentFremantleMedia/Syco Entertainment

Host [Reality] - Food

  • Andrew Zimmern, Bizarre FoodsTravel Channel
  • Beat Bobby Flay - Bobby FlayFood Network
  • Casey Webb, Man v. FoodTravel Channel
  • Chopped - Ted AllenFood Network
  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - Guy FieriFood Network
  • Iron Chef GauntletFood Network
  • Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg - Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner PartyVH1

Host [Talk]

  • Home & Family Hosts Mark Steines and Debbie MatenopoulosHallmark Channel
  • Karim MendiburuTelemundo
  • Neil deGrasse TysonNational Geographic

Made For Television Movie

  • BeachesLMN
  • SuperMansion Special: Drag Me to HalloweenCrackle, a Sony Network
  • TV OneTV One

Marketing Campaign for a TV Series

  • GeniusNational Geographic
  • NETFLIX's Gilmore Girls “Luke’s Coffee Day”Allied Experiential
  • Halloween WarsFood Network
  • Hulu's The Handmaid's TaleLeadDog Marketing Group
  • Shark Week 2017Discovery
  • The ArrangementE! Entertainment
  • Time: The Kalief Browder StorySpike
  • Wheeler Dealers 2017Velocity

Network Diversity

  • El Rey NetworkEl Rey Network
  • FOX Broadcasting CompanyFOX Broadcasting Company

Network Rebrand

  • National GeographicNat Geo/Further
  • Oxygen MediaOxygen Media

New Series [Comedy & Talk]

  • Great NewsUniversal Television
  • Kevin (Probably) Saves the worldABC
  • Sex. Right. Now.Fusion
  • The Opposition with Jordan KlepperComedy Central

New Series [Drama]

  • ImpostersBravo Media
  • Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de BarrioNBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez MurdersWolf Entertainment & Universal Television
  • SnatchCrackle, a Sony Network
  • THE BOLD TYPETower 42 Productions
  • The Cowboy Way: AlabamaINSP

New Series [Game Show]

  • Hip Hop SquaresVH1
  • Massive Monster Mayhem: Ep. 108 Sneeze the Day7ATE9 Entertainment, DHX Media and Nickelodeon
  • SafeWordMTV

OTT Service

  • Crackle, a Sony NetworkCrackle, a Sony Network
  • NBA League Pass International, powered by NeuLionNeuLion
  • WWE NetworkWWE

Production Company

  • Big Fish EntertainmentBig Fish Entertainment
  • Litton EntertainmentLitton Entertainment
  • Time Inc. Productionstime inc.
  • Universal TelevisionUniversal Television
  • Universal Television Alternative StudioNBC Entertainment

Reality Competition Series [Dating/Fashion/Style]

  • Dave Navarro, Ink MasterSpike
  • Love ConnectionFox
  • Revenge Body with Khloe KardashianE! Entertainment
  • RuPaul's Drag RaceVH1

Reality Competition Series [Food]

  • Beat Bobby FlayFood Network
  • ChoppedFood Network
  • Iron Chef GauntletFood Network
  • Man v. FoodTravel Channel
  • Top ChefBravo Media

Reality Series [Adventure]

  • Caribbean Pirate TreasureTravel Channel
  • Adventure CapitalistsCNBC
  • Expedition UnknownTravel Channel
  • RidiculousnessMTV
  • The Cowboy Way: AlabamaINSP

Reality Series [Family-focused]

  • Jay Leno’s GarageCNBC
  • The ProfitCNBC
  • Keeping Up With The KardashiansE! Entertainment
  • Kids Baking ChampionshipFood Network
  • The Cowboy Way: AlabamaINSP
  • The Real Housewives of AtlantaTruly Original

Reality Series [Food/Lifestyle]

  • Bizarre FoodsTravel Channel
  • Food: Fact or Fiction?Cooking Channel
  • Giada EntertainsFood Network
  • Guy's Big ProjectFood Network
  • Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner PartyVH1
  • Naturally, Danny SeoLitton Entertainment / Tremendous! Entertainment
  • The Pioneer WomanFood Network

Reality Series [Music/Arts/Entertainment]

  • America's Got TalentFremantleMedia/Syco Entertainment
  • Don Francisco Te Invita (Don Francisco Invites You)NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Hollywood Game NightHazy Mills Productions
  • Lip Sync BattleCPE
  • Mira Quién BailaUnivision Communications Inc.
  • MTV Cribs Snapchat SeriesMTV
  • WORLD OF DANCENuyorican Productions

Reality Series [Real Estate]

  • Fixer Upper, HGTVScripps Networks Interactive
  • Flip or FlopScripps Networks Interactive
  • Good BonesScripps Networks Interactive
  • Home Town, HGTVScripps Networks Interactive
  • Million Dollar Listing New YorkBravo Media
  • Property BrothersScripps Networks Interactive

Reality Series [Travel]

  • Below Deck MediterraneanBravo Media
  • Bizarre FoodsTravel Channel
  • Cheap EatsCooking Channel
  • Diners, Drive-Ins and DivesFood Network
  • Expedition UnknownTravel Channel
  • Ocean Treks with Jeff CorwinLitton Entertainment
  • Rock the ParkLitton Entertainment / Tremendous! Entertainment
  • The Voyager with Josh GarciaLitton Entertainment

Reality Series [True Crime]

  • Cold JusticeOxygen Media
  • Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda Season 7Investigation Discovery
  • People Magazine InvestigatesInvestigation Discovery
  • The Disappearance of Natalee HollowayOxygen Media
  • Vanity Fair ConfidentialTruly Original and Investigation Discovery

Series [Comedy]

  • Girl Code Snapchat SeriesMTV
  • SuperstoreSpitzer Holding Company
  • The Mindy ProjectUniversal Television
  • Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtUniversal Television
  • Will & GraceUniversal Television

Series [Documentary]

  • Quest for the Stanley CupNHL Original Productions & Ross Greenburg Productions
  • Active Shooter: America Under FireIntellectual Property Corporation
  • America's War On DrugsTalos Films
  • First in HumanDiscovery Channel
  • KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIPInvestigation Discovery
  • Leah Remini: Scientology & The AftermathIntellectual Property Corporation
  • Live PDBig Fish Entertainment
  • Returning the FavorHudsun Media and mikeroweWORKS for Facebook
  • Us Against the WorldUproxx Media Group

Series [Drama]

  • Sin Senos Si Hay ParaisoNBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • SnatchCrackle, a Sony Network
  • StartUpCrackle, a Sony Network
  • Teen WolfMTV

Series [Game Show]

  • Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's WildTBS
  • Wild N'OutMTV
  • WinsanityGSN

Series [Limited]

  • Quest for the Stanley CupNHL Original Productions & Ross Greenburg Productions
  • GeniusNational Geographic
  • Manhunt: UNABOMBERDiscovery Channel
  • The Long Road HomeNational Geographic
  • Time: The Kalief Browder StorySpike

Series [Sports]

  • Quest for the Stanley CupNHL Original Productions & Ross Greenburg Productions
  • ExpedienteUnivision Deportes
  • Lucha UndergroundEl Rey Network
  • Titulares Y MásTelemundo
  • Us Against the WorldUproxx Media Group


  • Alex De Rakoff, SnatchCrackle, a Sony Network
  • Ben Ketai, StartUpCrackle, a Sony Network
  • Great News - Tracey WigfieldUniversal Television
  • The Mindy Project - Mindy Kaling & Matt WarburtonUniversal Television
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Tina Fey & Robert CarlockUniversal Television
  • Will & Grace - Max Mutchnick & David KohanUniversal Television

Social Media Campaign

  • beIN SPORTS - El ClásicobeIN SPORTS
  • Fixer Upper, HGTVScripps Networks Interactive
  • Food Network StarFood Network
  • Iron Chef GauntletFood Network
  • LA 92National Geographic Channel
  • Shark Week Social Media CampaignDiscovery Communications
  • Time: The Kalief Browder StorySpike

Stunt Programming

  • #DeerWeekOutdoor Sportsman Group
  • Rural America Live: Legends: Charlie DanielsRural Media Group
  • #Woman Crush WednesdaysHDNET Movies

Talk Series [Nighttime]

  • ConanTBS
  • StarTalk with Neil deGrasse TysonNational Geographic
  • Watch What Happens Live with Andy CohenBravo Media

TV Group

  • Disney-ABC Television GroupDisney-ABC Television Group
  • FOX Broadcasting CompanyFOX Broadcasting Company
  • ViacomViacom

Use Of Companion Video

  • Go SoloNHL Original Productions
  • House Hunters KidsScripps Networks Interactive
  • #InspiredByFood Network
  • Jeep Total Solar Eclipse IntegrationThe Weather Channel
  • Star SalvationFood Network

2018 Media Buyers & Planners


1. How are the entries judged?
Entries are judged by a blue chip panel of corporate, agency and academic executive as well as by the staff of Cynopsis Media. We evaluate your entry based on creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes. the most important criterion is proven success in aligning your strategic objectives with your end goals.

2. When will I be notified about the status of my entry?
You will be contacted by Cynopsis staff regarding your entry only if you are named a finalist in the award program. Finalists will be notified at the end of December 2017.

3. What is the attire for the awards event?

4. What is your federal tax ID number?

5. W-9 Form



For award entries and event registration questions, contact:

Cathy Pearson

Cathy Pearson
Marketing Coordinator
Cynopsis Media


For award event sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Mike Farina
VP, Sales & Marketing
Cynopsis Media


For information on programming at the awards gala, contact:

Robbie Caploe