02/28/18: ABC orders Sundays with Alec Baldwin

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March 7, 2018 | SVA Theatre, NYC
 
Be in the theatre when winners are announced and screen the winning videos chosen by our expert panel of jurors. Enjoy thought-provoking and idea-rich panel discussions, including: The Brands Speak, Building Your Blueprint for Revenue Success, Measuring Up: A Facebook Short-Form Analytics Briefing and a special discussion on Time’s Person of the Year Video.
 

PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
Mark Wahlberg, his longtime producing partner Stephen Levinson, and Wahlburgers EP and showrunner Archie Gips launched Unrealistic Ideas, a full-service production company for non-scripted content. Gips is serving as the company’s president.
 
Lena Waithe, creator of The Chi, and her production company Hillman Grad partnered with Sight Unseen Pictures to develop and finance independent projects that identify and champion new voices underserved in today’s marketplace.
 
TNT tapped writer/producer Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) as showrunner for Snowpiercer, a futuristic thrilled base on the film of the same name. Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs star in the series co-produced by Tomorrow Studios, Turner’s Studio T and CJ Entertainment.
 
National Geographic partnered with creative platform Tongal for its first late-night series, WILD After Dark (wt). The 30-minute episodes feature short-form content created by the Tongal community, including experimental animal-centric short stories from people around the world. Project launched on Tuesday with an open call for submissions at tongal.com/NatGeoWILD.
 
Netflix greenlit a third season of international reality competition series Ultimate Beastmaster. The next edition features over 100 competitors from nine countries and new hosts including Tiki Barber and Anderson Silva.
 
Sundance TV and Sundance Now partnered with Blumhouse Television on true crime docuseries No One Saw A Thing (wt). The six-episode series examines an unsolved and mysterious death in the American Heartland and the corrosive effects of vigilantism in small town America.
 
Apple ordered a series from M. Night Shyamalan and British TV writer Tony Basgallop. The half-hour psychological thriller, yet to be titled, received a 10-episode straight-to-series order.
 
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
Ali Kahn’s search for Cheap Eats continues in a new season of the Cooking Channel series on Wednesday, March 21 at 10p.
 
Mother/daughter duo Mina Starsiak and Karen E Laine tackle bigger home renovations and take on riskier house flips in the third season of Good Bones, returning Tuesday, April 3 at 10p on HGTV.
 
Original docuseries The Cowboy Way returns to INSP on Thursday, April 26 at 8p.
 
Shadowhunters is back for season 3 on Tuesday, March 20 at 8p on Freeform.
 
Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino again serves as tour guide through the universe on The Planets and Beyond, debuting on Tuesday, March 20 at 10p on Science Channel.
 
 
COMING UP
 
Paramount Network premieres I Am Paul Walker this summer. Doc explores the film career, life and tragic death of the actor.
 
Smithsonian Channel launches into space with four specials. Billionaire Space Club airs Sunday, March 25 at 8p, followed by Earth from Outer Space at 9p. The following Sunday, April 1, Finding Life in Outer Space bows at 8p, followed by Leaving Earth: Or How to Colonize a Planet at 9p.
 
 
ADVERTISING
 
Univision, Cricket Wireless and Hearts & Science joined forces to bring theMomentos de Sonrisas” campaign to Pequenos Gigantes. The multi-platform campaign features emotional content designed to engage with fans and bring them closer to the children’s reality show. As part of the partnership Univision will develop short-form videos created for social platforms featuring behind-the-scenes moments with young contestants.
 
 
CASTING
 
Mercedes Mason (Fear the Walking Dead) booked a series regular role in ABC’s straight-to-series light crime drama The RookieTNT cast Denis Leary (Rescue Me) in Season 3 of Animal KingdomFeed the Beast’s Lorenza Izzo is set to recur in the fourth and final season of Hulu’s Casual, while Joy Bryant (Parenthood) joins the upcoming fourth season of HBO’s Ballers in a recurring role.
 
On the ABC pilot front, Toby Kebell (The Female Brain) landed the lead in pending drama Salvage…. Camille Guaty (Daytime Divas) nabbed a series regular role in the Get Christie Love reboot… Tisha Campbell-Martin (Dr. Ken and My Wife and Kids) will be a regular on Untitled Holmes drama.
 
Luna Lauren Velez (Dexter) and Pallavi Sharda (Pulse) booked series regular roles in CBS drama pilot MurderDaren Kagasoff nabbed a series regular role on NBC drama pilot The VillageBrandon Mychal Smith (You’re the Worst) was cast as the male lead in NBC comedy pilot Like Family.
 
 
KID STUFF
 
Nickelodeon welcomes Thomas & Friends to its roster of preschool shows with hour-long special, The Adventure Begins, bowing Monday, March 12 at 10a on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.
 
Disney Junior has begun production on The Rocketeer. The animated adventure series follows Kit, a young girl who becomes a superhero and has the ability to fly via a rocket-powered jet pack. 
 
 
DIGITAL DATA
 
YouTube yanked a video from conspiracy theory monger Infowars that alleges the Parkland, Florida shooting was a “deep state false flag operation.” It was the second strike Infowars has received about the high school tragedy; the first suggested grieving activist students were paid “crisis actors.” The channel will be unable to post new content to YouTube for 2 weeks. Once more and they’re out -YouTube has a 3-strikes-and-you’re-banned policy.
 
Logan Paul, who also had his wrist slapped for bad behavior on YouTube, is back in business, his ads re-enabled. The vlogger’s advertising revenue was suspended on February 8, after he posted a video of himself tasting a dead rat. It’s the second time the video-sharing site took sanctions against him.
 
President Trump’s campaign paid more than Hillary Clinton’s did to reach Facebook users during the presidential campaign, Facebook exec Andrew Bosworth shared via Twitter. The Trump camp “paid slightly higher CPM prices on most days rather than lower as has been reported,” said Bosworth. The tweet follows the suggestion of Trump’s newly hired 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, that the Trump campaign had CPMs that “were pennies in some cases.”
 
The Snapchat redesign might have caused a social media shudder, but first-time installs rose 55% week-over-week for the week following the changes, according Sensor Tower, from 589,000 to 911,000. The redesign went live on February 6.
 
Conde Nast is launching the Next Gen Influencer Platform, curated in part by its editors. The goal is to identify “brand safe” influencers with hefty social followings for advertisers. “By combining the insight and influence of our editors with the exponential impact of our curated group of external influencers, we are offering clients an unparalleled level of measurable engagement and ROI, across all platforms,” said chief revenue and marketing officer Pamela Drucker Mann. The database will be hosted on Conde’s Citizen Net platform.
 
Funny men Steve Martin and Martin Short, who are on a national comedy tour, announced that their stop in South Carolina is set to become a Netflix special. Titled after their live show, Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, the special was taped last week in Greenville.
 
Sundance Now premieres Liberation Day on Thursday, March 8. Documentary explores what happens when music and politics merge.
 
 
GOING GLOBAL
 
A+E Networks’ expanded its digital production outside of the U.S. in Singapore for Asia. Brands include History, Lifetime, FYI and Crime+Investigation.
 
MTV International is moving forward with The Charlotte Show, a reality series fronted by Charlotte Crosby set to air across the net’s international channels and digital platforms spanning nearly 180 countries.
 
Banijay Group acquired British factual producer 7Wonder. The deal is one its biggest acquisitions in several years and is its first non-scripted deal after numerous scripted moves in 2017. A number of new commissions are expected to be announced in the coming months.
 
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
The Cynopsis Top Women in Digital Breakfast
Wednesday, March 14th | Espace, NYC

“I’m thrilled to have been selected a Cynopsis Top Women in Digital. What an honor it is to be among this company of women!”Jennifer H| CI&T
 “So excited to be part of this amazing group.”Laura H| NBCUniversal
“I’m really honored and excited. Looking forward to the event.” Virginia J | Cobblecord
“I’m honored to be among such amazing women.” Laura R | SONY
 

RATINGS
 
For the month of February, FOX News Channel topped all of basic cable in total day and primetime in total viewers, according to Nielsen. Delivering 1.5 million in total viewers, FNC marked the 20th consecutive month that the net dominated all of basic cable in total day. In primetime, FNC garnered 2.8 million total viewers.   
 
A chaotic stock market is good news for Fox Business Network. In addition to continued strong Business Day numbers, pre and post-market coverage also notched year over year gains, with FBN:AM growing viewership by 53%, and Mornings with Maria delivering its highest rated month ever.
 
Top 13 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of February 22, 2018
NBC: Winter Olympics Tuesday 4.0/16
NBC: Winter Olympics Monday 3.8/15
NBC: Winter Olympics Thursday 3.5/14
NBC: Winter Olympics Wednesday 3.3/14
NBC: Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony 3.0/11
NBC: Winter Olympics Friday 2.9/13
NBC: Winter Olympics Saturday 2.2/10
NBC: Winter Olympics Gala 2.2/10
ABC: The Bachelor 1.7/6
NBC: A.P. Bio 1.4/6
CBS: Big Brother 1.4/6
CBS: Big Brother 1.4/5
ABC: NBA Saturday Primetime 1.4/6
 
TV Time Binge Report: The Most Binged TV Shows For the Week of Feb. 19-25
Show / Share of Streams
La Casa de Papel (Netflix/Antena 3) 4.05%
Friends (NBC) – 2.14%
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) – 1.93%
Everything Sucks! (Netflix) – 1.87%
Riverdale (The CW) – 1.79%
Altered Carbon (Netflix) – 1.24%
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – 1.24%
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) – 1.13%
Pretty Little Liars (Freeform) – 1.03%
Black Mirror (Netflix) – 0.92%
TV Time’s Binge Report tracks and ranks shows based on the number of episodes consumed by the millions of fans across the globe in the TV Time app.
 
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of February 19, 2018
ABC World News Tonight 9.26 million total viewers; 1.6/7 and 1.94 million A25-54
NBC Nightly News 8.29 million total viewers; 1.7/7 and 2.07 million A25-54
CBS Evening News 6.62 million total viewers; 1.2/5 and 1.40 million A25-54
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Monday, February 26, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 9.10 million
The Voice 12.22, Good Girls 5.98
ABC: 7.14 million
The Bachelor 6.49, The Good Doctor 7.78
CBS: 5.41 million
Kevin Can Wait 6.05, Man with a Plan 5.86, Superior Donuts 5.13, Livingly Biblically 5.00, Scorpion 5.00
FOX: 3.53 million
Lucifer 3.20, The Resident 3.85
CW: 1.27 million
Legends of Tomorrow 1.52, iZombie 1.01
UNI: 1.10 million
El Rico y Lazaro 1.25, Papa a toda madre 1.00, Caer en Tentacion 1.04
TELE: 0.89 million
Jose, Jose Principe de la cancion 0.74, Al otro lado del muro 0.89, Enemigo Intimo 1.04

Monday A18-49 Analysis:
NBC 2.3/9, ABC 1.6/6, CBS 0.9/3, FOX 0.8/3, UNI 0.5/2, TELE 0.6/2, CW 0.4/2
 
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
Kelly Betz was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of all of DreamWorks Animation. She last served as Chief Financial Officer of DreamWorks Television.
 
Paramount Television hired veteran literary agent David Flynn as Executive Vice President International Strategy. He joins from UTA.
 
Monica Galer exited her post as President of FremantleMedia France. She is being replaced by Bruno Fallot, Executive Producer of France’s Got Talent.
 
Nikos Acuna was appointed Chief Visionary of Sizmek. He was formerly Managing Director of Rocket Fuel Institute, the company’s AI Innovation and Media Lab.

Video Advertising Bureau named Lauren Leff as Vice President, Marketing & Communications. She had been Senior Vice President of Kite Hill PR.
 
Rotten Tomatoes named Joel Meares as Editor-in-Chief. He last served as Global Editor-in-Chief of Time Out Digital.
 
Wochit appointed James Chicoy as Senior Vice President Sales Americas. He previously led strategy and client development at Adstream North America.
 


This Day in History: 1983 – M*A*S*H aired its final episode on CBS.
 
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which actor played a wealthy man running for governor of Maryland in a 1990s drama? William Devane in The Monroes (1995). Kudos to: Andrew Goldman-Ownzones Media Network/NYC; Thomas Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA
 
Today’s Trivia Question: Which film star did Christopher try to steal an awards show gift basket from on The Sopranos (1999-2007)? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four correct answers from each time zone will be selected.)
 
Answer to Our Last Soapy Drama Anagram: Oh Ate Supervised Ewes = Desperate Housewives. Kudos to: Charlene White-A+E Networks/Stamford, CT; LaKendra Kennedy-Sinclair Broadcast Group/Hunt Valley, MD; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, CA.
 
Switcheroo: Helen Miller (two characters, one actor) (Email [email protected] with your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)
 
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JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST, COMPENSATION/A+E/NY: Manage the communication, design, implementation & administration of A+E Networks’ comp prgms inc: job evals, salary surveys, merit plng & yr end process. 3-4 yrs comp exp with emphasis on Workday exp. Apply HERE (3/7)

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JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/FUSETV/NY: Create proposals in Ad Sales sys, monitor/steward accounts, support Nat’l Account Exec w/mktg and rsrch projects. BA, 2+ yrs media/sales plan’g req’d. Click on our career page HERE (3/6)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, PROGRAMMING ANALYTICS/Spectrum/Stamford CT: Designed to strategically inform decisions surrounding prgm choices & costs in support of contract negotiations while also serving the long range analytics & data strategy needs as they relate to programming. Full info/apply HERE  #213478 (3/6)

JOB OPENING: COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR/World Golf Hall of Fame/FL: Develop/implement a high-impact comms to build profile, strategy and reputation.  Oversee dept including creating content, media relations, digital/social distribution channels to elevate awareness of the Hall of Fame. Apply HERE (3/6)


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JOB OPENINGSALES DIRECTOR/Seedbox/Europe: Sell the co. brdcst service to cable, satellite and telco operators across all of Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. 10+ yrs relevant sales exp selling sales to cable and satellite operators in Europe. Able to speak mult languages. Full info/apply HERE (3/3)

 
JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST/MSG Networks/NYC: Assist insights dept w/all aspects of quant & qual rsrch analysis incl maintenance of large data sets, data prep & analysis of TV & digital viewership trends. 2+ yrs mkt rsrch exp pref’d. Strong knwldg of Nielsen data & some exp w/digital metrics. Full info HERE (3/3)

JOB OPENINGPRODUCER/MSNBC Hardball/East Coast: Join the Hardball team as a segment producer and contribute daily by writing exceptional, compelling segments regarding political insight and newsworthy events of the day. 5+yrs TV production, including at least 2yrs as a segment producer. Full info/apply HERE (3/3)


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JOB OPENING: SR MANAGER, PAID SOCIAL AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT/Comedy Central/NY: Prod/support digital ad campaigns to help grow Comedy Central’s digital & social audiences. Drive video views of long-form content. 3 yrs of exp plan’g & executing paid mktg campaigns on various platforms. Paid Social Media exp req’d. Full info HERE (3/2)


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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28
ABC: The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor
CBS: Survivor [p], SEAL Team
CW: Riverdale, Penn & Teller: Fool Us
FOX: The X-Files, 9-1-1
NBC: The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago P.D.
PBS: Nature, NOVA, Frontline
Telemundo: Jose, Jose, el principe de la cancion, Al otro lado del muro, Enemigo intimo
Univision: El rico y Lazaro, Papa a toda madre, Caer en Tentacion

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