04/20/16: Michael Strahan trades morning show teams; HBO and Discovery Comm. dive into 3D; Pawn Stars cleared for syndie launch


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Good morning. It’s Wednesday April 20, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Bravo: There Goes the Motherhood at 10p
Comedy: Time Traveling Bong at 10:30p
GSN: Skin Wars at 10p
ID: Murder U at 9p
Nat Geo: The Yard at 10p

Tonight’s Finales:
AXS TV: The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands at 10p  
Comedy: Broad City at 10p
FYI: Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip at 9p, Kocktails With Khloe at 10p
Lifetime: Little Women: LA at 9p


Michael Strahan is leaving syndicated daytime talker LIVE With Kelly and Michael for a full-time position on ABC’s Good Morning America, where he has been appearing twice weekly. “Michael has been a stellar addition to the broadcast,” said ABC News president James Goldston in a note to staff.“Over the past two years on GMA, he’s proven to be a tireless and versatile broadcaster with an incredible ability to connect with people.” Strahan, a former football star who joined LIVE in 2012, starts his new role on GMA in September and will remain a co-host on NFL on FOX. “My time with LIVE with Kelly and Michael has been transformative, and my departure will be bittersweet,” said Strahan. “Kelly has been an unbelievable partner.”

With its contract with DISH Network set to expire tonight, Viacom warned the satellite TV provider’s customers that Viacom’s 18 networks could soon be dropped. “Viacom’s proposal to DISH to carry our channels is more than realistic and reasonable,” posted the media company. “As a long-standing partner, DISH has always paid among the lowest rates in the industry for Viacom Networks. …[DISH] has simply not engaged in a serious way to reach an agreement.” Responded DISH, “Viacom is asking hundreds of million of dollars in increases, despite the changing landscape.”

HBO and Discovery Communications have taken an equity stake in 3D graphics company OTOY, to develop original holographic content the companies anticipate will “deliver new entertainment experiences.” Count Jon Stewart, who has been working with OTOY on short-form content for HBO digital services, as a fan. “OTOY is unbelievable!” said the former Daily Show host. “It’s a limitless mind-blowing creative platform. My dream is to someday understand how they did it!!!”

American Heroes Channel is teaming with The Huffington Post for the search to find the winner of the second annual Red Bandanna Hero Award, honoring an everyday hero who exemplifies the American spirit. HuffPo will serve as the online home for profiles, features and video leading up to the ceremony in October.

The 7th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival will feature social and interactive activations including meet-up groups for pass holders, a social media lounge, a social media photo booth and scavenger hunts for classic film spots, among other perks. The event is getting an assist from over 20 influencers, invited back to help the #TCMFF trend on Twitter.

The Peabody Awards announced the first group of winners in its inaugural Peabody 30, honoring programming in news, radio/podcast, web and public service. Remaining winners will be shared next week. For more, go here.

History’s Pawn Stars has been cleared in over 80 percent of the country, setting up a syndication launch this fall. Starting Monday, September 12 the reality show will air on Tribune Stations in 16 markets, as well as key station groups Sinclair, Meredith, Media General, CBS, Nextstar, Scripps, Weigel, Gray, Cox and Tegna. “Pawn Stars’quick clearance in the broadcast marketplace is testament to the strength of the series and its ratings,” said Sean Cohan, president, international & digital media, A+E Networks. “The show resonates culturally by showing history through a contemporary lens and we anticipate this appeal will generate continued success in the U.S. syndication marketplace with our distribution partner, Trifecta.”

Who should replace Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa’s LIVE co-host? Let us know in the new Cynopsis poll: http://cynopsis.com/poll//.


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LEGACY AWARD — Eric Shanks, President, COO & EP – Fox Sports
VISION AWARD — Don Garber, Commissioner – MLS
NAVIGATOR AWARD — Rob McGlarry, President – MLB Network
GEM AWARD — Mike O’Brien, VP, Corp. & Prod. Planning  Hyundai
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Television production in LA was up 19.1 percent in 1Q16 versus 1Q15, according to FilmLA. “The very encouraging first quarter numbers from FilmLA demonstrate the impact of California’s expanded tax credit program,” said California Film Commission executive director Amy Lemisch. “They illustrate that the Film & Television Tax Credit Program 2.0 is working precisely as intended to attract and retain all types of productions, especially TV projects that create steady long-term jobs for cast and crew.” TV comedies increased on-location filming by over 80 percent, versus an increase of just over 3 percent for dramas, though much of the increase in shooting days were not attributed to tax credit projects.


ABC’s commitment to programming that reflects diversity is “greater than ever,” said Ben Sherwood, president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. “We’re all-inclusive. In a divided nation, we speak to everyone, and our content needs to reflect that.” As for whether the television industry is in a golden age, Sherwood noted, “What is unusual about this moment is not about the talent that is making it but the technology that is used to tell a story and distribute it widely.”

Digital be damned – Ben Silverman, founder and chairman of Electus and former co-chairman of NBC Entertainment, insists, “There’s just nothing else that can deliver” like broadcast TV. Speaking at NAB, Silverman explained, “With broadcast, you may be taking a ton of risk going into it, but you can still potentially create something like The Office or The Biggest Loser, which has huge back-end revenue streams, not just the front-end, commercial upside. So I’m still very much bullish and eager to bring major pieces of content [to broadcast TV].” As for YouTube, “Young kids with cat videos are very comfortable doing that, but that’s not the kind of content I want to make.”


’s Porsche 911: An Icon in Evolution airs tomorrow, April 21 at 10p. Champion race car driver Tommy Kendall hosts the 30-minute special offering a behind-the-scenes look at the new 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera. Porsche is the sponsor.

The grass is always greener: It’s all marijuana, all day today on Fusion. Programming starting at 6a includes the premiere of doc Evergreen: The Road to Legalization, as well as Grass: The History of Marijuana and a marathon of Fusion original series The Canabusiness report.

Fallout from the worst nuclear disaster in history is explored in Animal Planet’s Life After: Chernobyl, airing Tuesday, April 26 at 10p, the 30th anniversary of the catastrophe. The special is the first programming event under the “Animal Planet Presents” banner, featuring blue-chip documentary film content.

Genealogy Roadshow is back for a third season uncovering family secrets starting Tuesday, May 17 at 8p on PBS. This year Albuquerque, Miami, Houston, Boston, Providence and LA were chosen as sites for “dark mysteries and emotional reveals that link to the very founding of our country,” said Beth Hoppe, chief programming executive and GM of general audience programming for PBS.


Better have snacks in hand for the season two premiere of NBC’s Aquarius. The Charles Manson-era period drama will launch with a 9p-11p block on Thursday, June 16 – with “absolutely no breaks for commercials or network promos,” said NBC. Series starring David Duchovny takes its regular timeslot the following week at 10p.

What happens in Vegas is not going to stay in Vegas on ID’s Las Vegas Law. Docu-series tracks a DA and his team of prosecutors in real time, cinema verite style, as they pursue cases in Sin City. Premiere date: Thursday, May 12 at 10p.

HBO set the debut date for limited series The Night Of on Sunday, July 10 at 10p, as well as season two of Ballers on Sunday, July 17 at 10p followed by new comedy Vice Principals at 10:30p.

CASTING CALL: Sean De Simone Casting and global luxury skin care brand Paula’s Choice is casting a Brand Rep (Male or Female) to sell on QVC.In search of Beauty Expert, TV Host or performer/personality with strong beauty background/interest. Must be located w/in 2 hour drive from Philadelphia to be considered. Photo, Resumes and links to [email protected] (4/23)


Ad blockers are a serious threat to the digital ad industry, according to a new global study by Accenture which found that 42 percent of consumers would pay to remove ads, and 69 percent of A18-24 respondents said they were aware of ad interruption technologies. Why so eager to skip ads? “Consumers are increasingly willing to pay for blockers because too many ads are poorly targeted. In today’s world of personalized content, being forced to watch an ad that has no relevance is a missed opportunity and feels increasingly intrusive on precious screen-time,” said Accenture’s Gavin Mann. “In fact, simple avoidance of content associated with heavy and repetitive irrelevant advertising will increase as consumer choice and awareness of choice increases.”


A funny thing happened on the way to Africa: MENA pay-TV net OSN inked a deal with Viacom International Media Networks for Comedy Central. That makes three VIMN nets in the region, which already airs MTV and Nickelodeon.

4K Media Inc secured a broadcasting agreement with MBC3 for the newest Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V series in the MENA region.


Netflix and Canadian net Showcase are partnering on sci-fi series Travelers, starring Eric McCormack (Will & Grace). Showcase will air the show in Canada, with Netflix holding exclusive rights everywhere else. The streaming service also ordered documentary series Captive, from Lightbox in association with Hypnotic.

OWN unveiled TVE app Watch OWN, giving authenticated viewers access to a live feed of OWN plus select on-demand programming. “The launch of Watch OWN is a meaningful step in the evolution of the network,” said Erik Logan, net president.“This is not only an extension of the OWN brand but a new avenue for opportunities in the viewer engagement and advertising spaces.”

Amazon Prime members will be able to subscribe to ad-free comedy streaming channel Seeso  directly through Amazon Video later this spring. Price is $3.99/month for content including over 20 exclusive original series, NBC late night programming including 40 years of SNL, British comedies and more.

The Daytime Emmys ceremony won’t be broadcast on TV, but it will be live-streamed on Parachute TV, offering fans a chance to interact with winners moments after they grab their trophies. Parachute TV, launched on Periscope last year, reaches over a million viewers.

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The Detour is reaching an average 5.3 million viewers across TBS platforms through its first two episodes, including 1.5 million viewers and 848,000 A18-49 in Live+3 delivery. Those ratings make it cable’s top new comedy with young adults year to date.

The season four premiere of Telemundo’s La Voz Kids averaged 1.579 million total viewers and 721,00 among A18-49, ranking number one in its time period, regardless of language, in Miami.

Freshman finales: CBS’s Supergirl matched its A18-49-demo low with 1.3/4 for its season finale Monday, even with last week in Live+SD. The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ended its first season up one tenth, to .3/1, while Fox newcomer Lucifer was up two tenths, to 1.3/4.

The series premiere of CMT’s The Dude Perfect Show delivered nearly 2 million total viewers on Thursday, with back-to-back premiere episodes averaging .3 among A18-49, and ranked number two across cable in its timeslot among M12-17 with a 1.29 rating. It was the net’s highest-rated launch ever with teens.

Only three of the top ten syndicated talkers saw week-to-week ratings gains, as temperatures rose and PUT levels dropped the week ending April 10. The winners: LIVE With Kelly and (for now) Michael (up 3 percent to 3.0 in Live+SD), Ellen DeGeneres (up 14 percent to 2.4) and Wendy Williams (up 15 percent to 1.5). Among W25-54, LIVE was up 8 percent to 1.4, to tie talk leader Dr. Phil, down 7 percent in the demo.

After a three-year hiatus, the season seven premiere of Investigation Discovery’s Disappeared had its best launch ever in P2+ (1.054 million) and HH (886,000). 

From April 11-17, Univision ranked as the number five broadcast network among both A18-34 and A18-49, and saw week-to-week growth (up 2 percent in total viewers, up 3 percent in A18-49 and up 5 percent in A18-34), out-delivering one or more of the English-language broadcast networks on six nights among A18-34.

Broadcast News Ratings week of April 11, 2016
NBC Nightly News 8.283 million total viewers and 1.6/7 A25-54
ABC World News Tonight, 7.987 million total viewers and 1.4/6 A25-54
CBS Evening News 6.797 million total viewers and 1.3/6 A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Top 12 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of April 11 2016
Empire (4/13) 3.8/12
NBC: The Voice (4/12) 2.3/8
NBC: The Voice (4/11) 2.3/8
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (4/14) 2.2/8
ABC: Modern Family (4/13) 2.2/7
ABC: Dancing With the Stars (4/11) 2.0/7
CBS: Survivor (4/13) 1.9/7
ABC: The Goldbergs (4/13) 1.9/7
NBC: Little Big Shots (4/17) 1.7/6
NBC: The Voice (4/13) 1.7/6
CBS: Criminal Minds (4/13) 1.7/5
ABC: The Middle (4/13) 1.7/7
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 4/4/16 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.0AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.6AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.4AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.1AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 5.7AA
Modern Family (2/T) 3.3AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.1AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.1AA
Live with Kelly & Michael (DAD) 3.0AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.9AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 4/4/16 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.5AA
Family Feud (2/T) 2.0AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.8AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.5AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.5AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.3AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.2AA
The Cleveland Show (2/T) 1.1AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 1.1AA
2 Broke Girls (WB) 1.0AA
Seinfeld (SPT) 1.0AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 3/28/2016
Primetime(000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
TBSC 2619/NICK 1342
AMC 2500/FOXN 1146
FOXN 1841/ADSM* 1135
HGTV 1778/DSNY 1129
USA 1665/HGTV 981
DISC 1570/TOON 897
HIST 1496/TBSC 884
DSNY 1438/NAN* 846
FX 1412/USA 836
TNT 1349/TNT 811
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of 3/28/2016
Primetime (000), Total Prog. Day (000)
AMC 1320/ADSM* 675
TBSC 1161/TBSC 427
FX 745/NAN* 420
USA 709/NICK 401
ADSM 676/AMC 365
DISC 667/TNT 343
HGTV 579/USA 333
TNT 579/ESPN 321
BRAV 511/HGTV 318
ESPN 509/DSNY 297
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Top-Rated Cable Shows among A18-49 for the week of 3/28/2016
The Walking Dead (AMC) 12181
Talking Dead (AMC) 4608
American Crime Story (FX) 3669
Better Call Saul (AMC) 2586
Love & Hip Hop (VH1) 2284
Teen Mom II (MTV) 2255
The Real Housewives of Atlanta (BRAV) 2114
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1971
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1951
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1944
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and
demographic performance.

Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 1.9/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s The Voice topped 8p with 2.2/8, followed by 1.6/5 for ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Both shows held steady at 9p in first and second place, with CBS’s Scorpion scoring 1.5/5 for third. NBC’s Blindspot finished the night in the lead at 10p with 1.3/4; CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles was second with 1.1/4.

A18-49: NBC 1.9/6, ABC 1.4/5, CBS .3/4, FOX 1.2/4, UNI .8/2, TELE .6/2, CW .4/1, ION .4/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings:  Monday, April 18 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 6.1/10
Dancing With the Stars 7.2/12, Castle 3.5/6
NBC: 5.3/9
The Voice 6.2/10, Blindspot 3.6/6
CBS: 4.7/8
Supergirl 3.9/7, Scorpion 5.3/9, NCIS: Los Angeles 5.0/9
FOX: 2.4/4
Gotham 2.3/4, Lucifer 2.4/4
Camino Hacia de Stinto 1.1/2, Pasion y Poder 1.4/2, Hotel de los Secretos 1.1/2
ION: .9/2
Criminal Minds .9/2, Criminal Minds .9/1, Criminal Minds .9/2
TELE: .8/1
Eva, la Trailera .7/1, Esclava Blanca  .7/1, Senor de Cielos 1.0/2
CW: .6/1
CrazyEx-Girlfriend .5/1, Jane the Virgin .6/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 1.2/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. ABC and CBS tied for first at 7p with 1.0/4 for America’s Home Videos and 60 Minutes. NBC rose to the top at 8p with 1.7/6 for Little Big Shots, followed by ABC’s Once Upon a Time with 1.2/4. Fox took a turn at first at 9p with 1.4/4 for Family Guy and 1.1/3 for Last Man on Earth, versus 1.0/3 averages for CBS’s The Good Wife and NBC’s Crowded. NBC reclaimed the top spot at 10p with 1.2/4 for Dateline, followed by 1.0/4 for ABC’s Quantico.

A18-49: NBC 1.2/4, ABC 1.0/3, CBS .9/3, FOX .9/3, UNI .7/3, TELE .5/2, ION .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings:  Sunday, April 17, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 5.4/10
60 Minutes 6.7/13, Madam Secretary 6.0/10, The Good Wife 5.5/9, Elementary 3.5/6
NBC: 4.0/7
Little Big Shots [r] 3.1/6, Little Big Shots 6.2/11, Crowded 3.2/5, Crowded 2.5/4, Dateline 3.8/7
ABC: 2.3/4
America’s Funniest Home Videos 2.7/5, Once Upon A Time 2.3/4, The Family 2.0/3, Quantico 2.4/4
FOX: 1.2/2
Bordertown .8/1, Cooper Barrett’s Guide .7/1, The Simpsons 1.2/2, Bob’s Burgers 1.2/2, Family Guy 1.7/3, Last Man On Earth 1.5/2
Aqui y Ahora .9.2, Nuestra Belleza 1.3/2, Sal y Pimienta 1.3/2
ION: .6/1
Leverage .6/1, Leverage .6/1, Leverage .7/1, Leverage .6/1
TELE: .7/1
Voz Kids .8/1, El Vato .4/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: FOX had most A18-49 viewers Saturday with 1.0/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. Fox’s UFC Fight Night was first at 8p with .9/4, versus .5/2 for ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos. Fox’s fighting rose to 1.0/4 at 9p, followed by .7/3 for more of ABC’s Funniest. ABC topped 10p with .7/3 for 20/20; CBS’s 48 Hours was second with .6/2.

A18-49: FOX 1.0/4, ABC .6/3, CBS .5/3, ION .4/2, NBC .3/1, TELE .2/1, UNI .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, April 16, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 2.6/5
Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.4/5, Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.3/4, 48 Hours 2.9/6
ABC: 1.9/4
America’s Funniest Home Videos [r] 1.8/4, America’s Funniest Home Videos [r] 1.8/3, 20/20 2.2/4
FOX 1.4/3
UFC Fight Night 1.4/3
NBC: .9/2
Dateline Mystery 3.1/6, SNL Prime 1.9/4
ION: .9/2
Law & Order: SVU .9/2, Law & Order: SVU .9/2, Law & Order: SVU 1.0/2
Cronicas de Sabado .5/1, Sal Y Pimienta .6/1
TELE: .4/1
Que Noche .4/1, Reina del Sur .4/1


Music Choice hired Keith Walsh as Director, Distribution Sales. Most recently, Walsh was Director of Distribution Field Sales for A+E Networks.

Rob Day was promoted to Executive Vice President, Head of Unscripted Development for Endemol Shine USA; former Relativity Television exec Jesse Kerns joins the company as Senior Vice President, Unscripted Production, and Kirk Anderson was upped to Vice President, Unscripted Production.

Annie Gerhart has joined production house The Company as Vice President of Unscripted Programming. Gerhart was most recently part of the acquisitions group at Sony Pictures Television.

PES Payroll hired Sukhi Pabla as Director of Health Services and Technology, and Linda Schildkraut as Director of Sales. PES assumes the role of employer of record for temporary and contract workers in the entertainment industry.


Writer/producer Scott Nimerfro died at age 54. Nimerfro had been battling angiosarcoma, a form of cancer. Nimefro’s television credits included Hannibal and Once Upon a Time. “A lovely man and a true talent,” tweeted Once Upon a Time creator Adam Horowitz.

This Day in History:
1980 – The first Cuban refugees in the mass Mariel Boatlift landed in Florida.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which sitcom’s original theme was “If My Friends Could See Me Now”, which was scrapped after the pilot episode? The Nanny (1993-1999). Kudos to: Nicolle Langella-Fox Networks Group/NYC, David Stern-Bard Entertainment/NYC, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, Judy Margolis-The Ad Place/Dallas, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Deerfield Beach, FL, Ed Horwitz-LMNO Entertainment/Encino, CA, Cynthia New-Spectrum Reach/Cape Girardeau, MO

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JOB OPENING: VP, ON-AIR PLANNING & STRATEGY/Fox Sports/Los Angeles: Lead/dvlp/implementation nat’l on-air promo strat., seasonal launch plans for FOX Sports property, ovrsee on-air mrkting strategy, scheduling & promo placement. 7-10 yrs exp prgrm scheduling & strat. Full info: Apply (4/27)

JOB OPENING: SR MGR, MULTIPLATFORM PRODUCT MKTG/COMEDY CENTRAL/NYC: Spearhead mktg efforts for all dig. products (on all available platforms) 4-5 yrs buying/plan’g, & executing paid media campaigns many platforms 2-3yrs exp executing pd ad campaigns on key platforms. Full info/apply HERE (4/26)

JOB OPENING: FULFILLMENT SPECIALIST/A+E Networks/Stamford CT: Client liaison for multi clients & platforms worldwide. Knowledge tech spec file, tape, audio formats. Mulit task,tight deadlines, min 3 yrs exp post prod, fluency in foreign language a plus. Full Info/Apply HERE (4/26)

JOB OPENING: COUNSEL, LEGAL & BUS AFFAIRS/WEtv/NYC: 3+ yrs exp at a tv netwk, tv prod co, cable progrmming service, studio or comparable media co. Law firm exp pref. Must have non-scripted and reality progrmming exp. Full info/apply HERE (4/26)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH MANAGER/TV OneMD/NYC: Analyze the relationship between platforms such as TV, VOD, Mobile, Desktop, SVOD, and other emerging platforms. 5+ yrs rsch exp at a media co., agency or advertiser. Asst w/training Research Analysts & interns, as needed. Full info/apply HERE (4/23)

JOB OPENING: ANALYST, CONSUMER PRODUCTS MARKET ANALYTICS/Nickelodeon/NYC: Work w/retail sales & lines of bus. teams. Track POS data thru retail to inform lines of business & retail sales on prod performance Knwldg syndicated srvcs such as Nielsen AOD, IRI, and/or NPD Decision Key. Full info/apply HERE (4/23)

JOB OPENING: MGR, DIGITAL RESEARCH/NBCU/NYC: support research team to provide quantitative research primarily for the brdcst network’s entertainment programming and media landscape. 3-5 yrs of exp w/web analytics. Exp w/analyzing both online & TV data pref’d. Full/info apply HERE (4/23)

JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST, BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT RESEARCH/NBCU/NYC: Supply quantitative data analysis for NBC entertainment & competition. 1-2+ yrs experience with media research metrics and Nielsen, particularly NPower. Strong data management skills preferred. Full info/apply HERE (4/23)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR/BRaVe Ventures/NYC: creative, energetic & motivated team member to support executive leadership across day to day business ops, actively contribute to our social community, & provide support across business lines. BA deg & 1yr work exp. Full info/apply HERE (4/23)

CASTING CALL: Companies can showcase their casting notices/casting calls here. For information on rates and specs for posting a casting notice, please email Trish at [email protected]

EXPERT SERVICES ADS: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc. For information on rates and specs for posting an Expertise Service ad email Trish at [email protected]

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

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