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YouTube ordered docu-series RetroTech, featuring YouTube star Marques Brownlee as he reveals the greatest vintage tech-driven products. Show is based on Brownlee’s Dope Tech series from Vox Media Studios.
Superstore creator Justin Spitzer is stepping down as showrunner for the NBC comedy, replaced by Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green for season five. All three have renewed their overall deals with Universal Television, but Spitzer is spinning off to develop new projects for the studio.
Netflix picked African animated show Mama K’s Team 4, from Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios and London’s CAKE. Created by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendemasuperhero series follows four teen girls recruited by a retired secret agent still committed to saving the world.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: April 19-21
The Curse of La Llorona (Warner Bros.) $26.5 million, opening weekend
Shazam! (WB) $17.3 million (week 3), cume revenue $121.3 million
Breakthrough (Fox) $11.1 million, opening weekend
Captain Marvel (Buena Vista) $9.1 million (week 7), cume revenue $400.0 million
Little (Universal) $8.5 million (week 2), cume revenue $29.4 million
Dumbo (Buena Vista) $6.8 million (week 4), cume revenue $101.3 million
Pet Sematary (Paramount) $4.9 million (week 3), cume revenue $49.6 million
Missing Link (UAR) $4.4 million (week 2),cume revenue $13.0 million
Us (Universal) $4.3 million (week 5), cume revenue $170.4 million
Hellboy (Lionsgate) $3.9 million (week 2), cume revenue $19.7 million
Source: Comscore
E!’s Relatively Nat & Liv premieres Sunday, June 2 at 10p. Docu-series features social influencers, and cousins, Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson, along with their families, as they juggle their lives between the beauty and fame of LA and their humble roots in Vancouver. 
Season two of Bravo’s Southern Charm New Orleans bows Sunday, June 2 at 9p, with returning socialites Tamica LeeBarry Smith, Reagan CharlestonJeff Charleston, Justin Reese, Jon Moody, Rachel McKenzie and Kelsey Nichols. 
Our Upfront / NewFronts Navigator includes updates from the presentations, road shows, & meetings. Plus, so much more to make your busy season a little more manageable: cynopsis.com/upfronts (you’re welcome).
Season two of Krypton launches Wednesday, June 12 at 10p. Syfy series is set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet.
American Idol’s season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert will serve as mentor during the ABC competition’s April 28 “Queen Night.” Lambert, who used Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody as his audition song, has been fronting the revived band since 2011, and will also appear with them on Idol’s season 17 finale on May 19.
Radio Disney is rebranding its Radio Disney Awards to ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration. Sofia Carson (Descendants, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists) is set to host the event, to be telecast live from LA on Sunday, June 16 at 8p on Disney Channel.
MTV’s Teen Mom: Young Moms Club debuts tonight, and will be the first show in the franchise to follow an existing group of friends. How are these reality-stars-of-tomorrow found? “One of the hallmarks of our company has been discovering that bit of magic that can exist within certain groups of friends, families and other ‘inner circles’ – and that can make for very compelling television,” Glenda Hersh, Truly Original co-CEO/Co-President and exec producer, tells Cynopsis. “MTV has given us a great opportunity to draw on our experience in this space and to explore the Teen Mom universe in a new and dynamic way as we share the story of a wonderfully tight-knit group of young moms in San Diego.” (Speaking of, digging for reality star gold is one of the topics we’ll tackle in September’s Big TV Conference.)
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SVoD reaches more than 60% of households in North America, 26% in Western Europe, 21% in Asia-Pacific and 19% in LATAM, according to a report from Futuresource Consulting. Netflix and Amazon Prime Video accounted for one-third of all subscriptions globally in 2018, but when it comes to SVoD spend, the two companies commanded almost two-thirds of the market, with Netflix leading the way in terms of headlines, subscribers and revenue, adding an extra 31 million subscribers to its ranks in 2018. “Consumers are seeking a combination of functionality, high-quality original content and low price,” said David Sidebottom, Principal Analyst, “and, Netflix is choosing to invest back into original content programming and its library. Netflix has demonstrated continued growth in both its primary markets of the USA and UK, as well as France and Germany. Plus, Netflix has many options for turning profit, each requiring a local market-specific strategy, based on maturity of infrastructure, device usage, access to local content, GDP and market share.”
In more Netflix news, the streamer is testing a “Random Episode” button that would select a show for viewers to watch. But don’t get your hopes up that you will soon be able to let someone else decide which episode of Friends you should watch again. “We are testing the ability for members to play a random episode from different TV series on the Android mobile app,” said a Netflix spokesperson. “These tests typically vary in length of time and by region, and may not become permanent.”
Instagram is exploring the idea of hiding the amount of Likes a post gets, so users don’t have to feel self-conscious about how their counts match up to more popular posters. Only users would see a post’s Like counts. “We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get. During this test, only the person who shares a post will see the total number of likes it gets,” read a design change test spotted by TechCrunch tipster Jane Manchun Wong.
Location data company Factual announced Measurement Intelligence, a new product that offers detailed campaign reporting through a web-based dashboard, along with the ability to understand conversions and optimize for success. By capturing ad exposure data from customer campaigns and using insights derived from real-world visitation, Measurement Intelligence aims to offer actionable insights to marketers. The product  is built upon Observation Graph, Factual’s proprietary dataset that interprets the movements of 300 million monthly active devices and filters billions of inputs daily, including place visitation and activity detection, derived from mobile SDKs.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Hillary Clinton advisor Philippe Reines is launching Unredacted, a podcast co-hosted by former CIA operative Emily Brandwin, and political writer Molly Jong-Fast.
Gunpowder & Sky acquired the US rights to Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s thriller, Villains, from BRON Studios genre arm, The Realm
Here’s to Top Women in Media.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we NOMINATE them.
You don’t have to be a woman to recognize the
extraordinary women moving the industry forward.
Nominations for the Cynopsis Top Women in Media Awards are due April 23.

Fox News delivered the most viewers for Thursday morning’s release of the Mueller report. FNC drew 2.8 million total viewers and 441,000 among A25-54 between 9:30a-1p, versus 2.0 million and 307,000 for MSNBC and 1.2 million and 286,000 for CNN.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Thursday, April 18 2019 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 6.65 million
Big Bang Theory 11.17, Life in Pieces 6.84, Mom 6.62, Life in Pieces 5.06, S.W.A.T. 5.10
ABC: 4.61 million
Grey’s Anatomy 6.10, Station 19 4.96, For the People 2.77
FOX: 2.38 million
Gotham 2.07, The Orville 2.68
NBC: 2.25 million
Superstore 3.04, A.P. Bio 1.84, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.79, Abby’s 1.54, Law & Order: SVU 2.64
UNIVISION 1.12 million
Jesus 1.42, Dona Flor y Sus dos Maridos 1.02, Por Amar Sin Ley 0.92
CW: 0.99 million
Supernatural 1.30, In the Dark 0.67
TELEMUNDO: 0.93 million
Exatlon Estados Unidos0.83, Betty en NY 0.95, La Reina del Sur 1.00
Thursday A18-49 Ratings: CBS 1.1/5, ABC0.8/4, FOX 0.6/3, NBC 0.5/3, TELE 0.5/2, UNI 0.3/2, CE 0.3/2
Ben Price has joined NBCUniversal as EVP, Sales and Client Partnerships. Price was President of Sales at Discovery, until the consolidation of the ad sales departments of Discovery and Scripps Networks Interactive.
Veteran local media executive Steve Mauldin on Friday announced his intention to retire, effective May 31, following 40-plus years in the television industry. Mauldin has served as President and General Manager of CBS Television Stations’ Los Angeles properties, KCBS-TV (CBS 2), KCAL-TV (KCAL 9) and CBSLA.com  since December 2009.
Danielle DePalma is now overseeing the film and TV series marketing of Apple’s original content. DePalma previously served as EVP of Worldwide Digital Marketing & Research at Lionsgate.
In honor of Earth Day, we’re shining a spotlight on a special Cynopsis Social Good Awards category…
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This Day in History:  1976 – ABC Nightly News anchor Harry Reasoner announced Barbara Walters would become his co-anchor, making her the first woman to anchor an evening news program.
Answer to our last trivia question: Which famous singer/dancer/comedian guest-starred as an insurance salesman on The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1969-1972)? Sammy Davis Jr. Kudos to: Phyllis McQuillan-MSG Networks/NYC, Rick Dascher-Turner Studios/Atlanta, Victor Tursi-CBS-FM/NYC, Kyle Krebs-KXAS-DFW, TX, Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL, Jim Katz-Radcliffe Road Pictures/LA, Randall Bosley-Studio Talent Group/Santa Monica, CA, Lorre Shilling/El Segundo, CA
Today’s Trivia Question: Which sitcom was the first to rank number one in the Nielsens for five straight years? (Email trivia@cynopsis.com 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.).
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ABC: American Idol, The Fix
CBS: The Neighborhood [f], Man With a Plan, The Code, Bull
CW: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow
FOX: The Resident, 9-1-1  
NBC: The Voice, The Enemy Within
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow [r], Independent Lens
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, Betty en NY, La Reina del Sur [p]
Univision: Jesus, Dona Flor y Sus dos Maridos, Por Amar Sin Ley


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