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Higher Ground Productions, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company in partnership with Netflix, announced the company’s initial slate of upcoming projects, including scripted, unscripted and documentary series, as well as full-length features and documentaries.  Among the series are Bloom, an upstairs/downstairs drama set in the post WWII world of fashion; Overlooked, adapted from the New York Times ongoing column of belated obituaries; preschool series Listen to Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents; and non-fiction Fifth Risk, based on a book by best-selling author Michael Lewis that portrays the unheralded work done by everyday heroes to safeguard the nation. “We love this slate because it spans so many different interests and experiences, yet it’s all woven together with stories that are relevant to our daily lives,” said Michelle Obama. “We think there’s something here for everyone – moms and dads, curious kids, and anyone simply looking for an engaging, uplifting watch at the end of a busy day.”
Paramount Network ordered 10 one-hour episodes of comedy/drama 68 Whiskey from Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television StudiosBrian Grazer will serve as an executive producer along with Ron Howard, Imagine Television Group Chairman Francie Calfo (Empire), Imagine Television President Samie Kim Falvey and Roberto Benabib (Weeds), who is also set to write.
Liz Meriwether (New Girl) inked an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, where she’ll continue to work on Bless This Mess, Single Parents and pilot Woman Up, as well as develop new series.
MY Entertainment, Michael Yudin’s New York-based production company has acquired new format Dancefloor Date from Newen Distribution. Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance) is onboard as showrunner and executive producer for the double-blind dating competition show.
Sports Illustrated TV’s SI Films group announced a collaboration with Mandalay Sports Media to produce a feature-length documentary, UFC 1: Origin of the Octagon, to air on SI TV in the fall of 2019 and be distributed internationally by IMG. 
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Smithsonian Channel is launching a celebration of man’s first step on the moon, starting with Apollo’s Moon Shot. Six-part series premieres Sunday, June 16 at 8p, exploring the Moon program through rare access to Apollo artifacts from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. A companion augmented reality app will enable users to participate in the mission. One-hour documentary The Day We Walked on the Moon (Sunday, July 7 at 9p) relives those 24 hours through the revelations of the men and women who were there and those impacted across the globe.  
AXS TV countdown series The Very VERY Best of the 70s premieres Thursday, May 16 at 8p. Exec producer Katie Daryl (Top Ten Revealed) guides panels of celebrity guests like Morgan Fairchild, Brady Bunch brother Barry Williams and game show host Bob Eubanks, among others.
WGN America limited series The Disappearance, centered on the unexplained disappearance of a 10-year-old boy, starts its summer run Tuesday, July 9 at 10p.
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Nat Geo WILD is bringing back Secrets of the Zoo on Sunday, June 2 at 9p. Series goes behind the scenes at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Travel Channel’s America Unearthed returns Tuesday, May 28 at 10p, with forensic geologist Scott Wolter using science to solve buried mysteries.  
ABC’s ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting documents the impact of technology and social media on families, offering insights, research (like the hidden psychological toll of the selfie habit) and solutions. Two-hour special airs Friday, May 3 at 8p.
The latest installment from ID’s “Murder Mystery” franchise, Rebecca Zahau: An ID Murder Mystery, dissects evidence to decipher the truth behind a mysterious death at a California mansion. Two-hour special event premieres Monday, May 27 at 9p.
Everything’s coming up roses for BritBox. The streaming service is bringing the British Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show to the U.S. via its “NOW” feature, from May 20-May 24 in a deal that also includes coverage of the 2020 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, as well as rights to additional Society events including the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show (June), the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (July) and the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July).
The first TV comedy special from podcast host and comedian Brendan Schaub, Brendan Schaub You’d Be Surprised, premieres Friday, May 17 at 10p on Showtime. The former college football player, retired mixed martial arts fighter and talkshow host takes center stage to complete a life-long dream. 
Comedy Central Presents Clusterfest’s Clueless live read will star Issa Rae as the movie’s main character, Cher; Amanda Seales as Dionne; and Ilana Glazer as Tai. The reading from  Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion will feature drag queens Trixie Mattel (Romy), Katya Zamolodchikova (Michele) and San Francisco legend Peaches Christ (Heather). Festival takes place in San Francisco from June 21-23.
Donal Logue (Gotham) landed the male lead in Quibi comedy Dummy, opposite Anna Kendrick, reports Deadline…French actor Vincent Cassel is joining the season three cast of HBO’s Westworld.
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Geopath, the not-for-profit organization that provides audience location measurement to the Out of Home industry, has added measurement of place-based advertising to its Insights Suite. The new measurement capability will provide impressions, reach and frequency across thousands of audience segments for place-based advertising, including in gyms, bars, amusement parks, stadiums, malls, airports, gas stations, retail environments, cinemas, grocery stores and other venues. “From the onset of its development, the goal of the Insights Suite was to deliver to the OOH industry a trusted, universal currency for all the inventory that comprises the broader marketplace,” said Kym Frank, president of Geopath. 
Announcements at Studio71’s NewFronts event in NYC: Smosh, orphaned after Defy Media closed last year and then acquired by Mythical Entertainment, has boarded the Studio71 creator network…Studio71 plans for launch a new podcast, “OHoney,” featuring best friends and  influencers Amanda Cerny and Sommer Ray offering advice to lovesick millennials…A brand safety scanning system, Context, will monitor for inappropriate comments…And a new ad product will use tech platform Spaceback to repackage social media experiences as standard paid-media units. 
At its NewFront presentation in NYC, Twitter announced a deal with Univision Communications that will deliver more sports, news and entertainment content to its Spanish-language users, including analysis of the 2020 presidential race and soccer highlights. The social media giant also unveiled agreements for content from the Wall Street Journal and Time magazine. New initiatives with previous partners include shows and brand extensions with the NFL, ESPN, Viacom, Major League Soccer, Live Nation, and Activision Blizzard. “Together with our partners, we developed this new slate of programming specifically for our audiences, and designed the content to fuel even more robust conversation on Twitter,” said Kay Madati, Twitter’s Global VP and Head of Content Partnerships.
During its NewFront event at NYC’s Hudson Yards, Conde Nast announced it had 175 pilots and 50 returning shows. Initiatives include a partnership with Twitter that will offer live streams of the company’s conferences, and digital series The Great Pretender from Vanity Fair; Allure’s Seeing Triple; Conde Nast Traveler’s Say I Sent You; and Architectural Digest’s Pop Culture Design Breakdown. “While there’s more content in the market today than ever before, a new scarcity has emerged – a scarcity of great content,” said Pamela Drucker Mann, Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer. “We’re reaching net new audiences you can’t reach on television, or any one platform – we are the new primetime, uniquely positioned to connect our advertisers with one billion consumers around the world.”
vpnMentor researchers uncovered a hack that affected 65% of U.S. households. Information in the unprotected database, hosted by a Microsoft cloud server, included full names, marital status, income bracket, birth dates and locations. After vpnMentor reported its discovery, Microsoft said, “We have notified the owner of the database and are taking appropriate steps to help the customer remove the data until it can be properly secured.” 
Streaming video viewing was up 72% in 1Q19 versus a year ago, reports Conviva, with consumption growing fastest on the TV screen (up 74.3%) followed closely by mobile viewership growth (up 72.5%). Virtual MVPDs like Hulu, YouTube and Sling combined for a 108% increase. Not such good news? Up to 47% of ads are failing, according to Conviva, and delivering quality viewing is a challenge on the internet, which wasn’t built for video. “Compelling content will bring viewers to the service but the quality of the viewing experience across the full stream is a vital component to acquire, retain and monetize viewers,” said the report. “The battle for streaming market share is not a zero-sum game, but services will have to deliver on excellent experience in order to command a premium in the increasingly crowded streaming landscape.”
YouTube struck its first live game deal with Major League Baseball, for 13 games live-streamed for free in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The games will be produced for the YouTube platform. “It’s incredible to team up with Major League Baseball for this first-of-its-kind deal together to provide both diehard baseball fans and our YouTube community with live games exclusively on YouTube and YouTube TV,” said Timothy Katz, Head of Sports and News Partnerships, YouTube.  “With Major League Baseball’s expanding international fanbase, we are confident YouTube’s global audience will bring fans around the world together in one place to watch the games and teams they love.”
Spanish-language net HITN announced the simultaneous launch in the US and Latin America of Edye, its SVOD service for preschoolers. Edye is now available in Mexico and across Latin America on Claro Video. “This new platform offers the type of entertainment Mexican parents want for their kids: content that promotes formative values and education in a safe space, carefully selected by a professional team who are parents themselves,” said Guillermo Sierra, GM Of Television and Digital Services.
At Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the company announced Messenger news including Messenger Desktop, set to debut later this year, focused on chat, audio and video calls that won’t require resizing browser tabs; Project Lightspeed, a reengineering of the app rolling out later this year that will accommodate users with low-storage phones; and video co-watching, now in the testing phase, allowing users to pick videos to watch at the same time as friend.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also unveiled a major redesign, which he called “the biggest change to the Facebook app in the last five years.” The new look includes the replacement of Facebook’s blue bar with a clean white design.
With the release of OS X Yosemite later this year, Apple announced it is ceasing development of photo editing app Aperture. Users of the app will be transitioned to Photos, a new app coming next year. “Photos integrates many of the advanced photo editing features that were previously found in Aperture and will replace iPhoto on the new OS X as well,” said the company.
Digital technology partner Ntooitive announced an expansion of its existing connected TV platform through an integration with global advertising technology company The Trade Desk.  The partnership offers advertisers and publishers a marketplace of cost-effective premium CTV inventory, real-time performance monitoring, and transparent reporting within Ntooitive’s N2TV platform. “Our partnership with Ntooitive allows even more advertisers to extend traditional TV buys into the digital space,” said Brian Stempeck, chief strategy officer for The Trade Desk. “By building its technology on top of The Trade Desk’s APIs, Ntooitive’s N2TV offering provides a powerful solution for their clients.”
Apple reported that profits in the past quarter dropped due to falling iPhone sales, but results were above Wall Street expectations, with better-than-anticipated results from its new products and services.“Our March quarter results show the continued strength of our installed base of over 1.4 billion active devices, as we set an all-time record for Services, and the strong momentum of our Wearables, Home and Accessories category, which set a new March quarter record,” said Tim Cook, Apple CEO. “We delivered our strongest iPad growth in six years, and we are as excited as ever about our pipeline of innovative hardware, software and services.” Apple shares rose over 5% in after hours trading.
Preschool platform Hopster struck a deal with convergent telecom operator A1 Hrvatska in Croatia, that offers A1 postpaid mobile subscribers who are using A1 internet protection service a free Hopster subscription.
The CBS AMC UK Channels Partnership, a joint venture between AMC Networks International and CBS Studios International, announced that its branded, on-demand players, “Horror Bites” and “CBS Catchup Channels UK”, have launched on YouView, the hybrid television platform, a joint venture between the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva.
Smithsonian Channel commissioned two new one-hour specials about Brazil’s Pantanal: Jaguarland and Brazil’s Emerald Oasis, focused on the largest contiguous wetland in the world. Both will premiere this year in Brazil and internationally on Smithsonian Channel.  
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Sunday’s Game of Thrones episode on HBO drew 12.02 million Total Viewers in linear alone, second in the show’s history only to the season seven finale, and almost two million more than the week prior. Across platforms, the show delivered a series record-breaking 17.8 million viewers.
Univision ranked as the number two broadcast network on Saturday among A18-49 and A18-34 with live coverage of Sábado Futbolero. Preceded by America vs. Santos Laguna, which drew in 886,000 Total Viewers 2+, 450,000 A18-49 and 165,000 A18-34, Guadalajara (Chivas) vs. Leon increased the lead-in audience by +28% with 1.1 million Total Viewers 2+ and ranked as the second and third most-watched program on broadcast television in the respective A18-34 (193,000) and A18-49 (512,000) demos. 
Hallmark Channel’s Saturday night Hallmark Hall of Fame original, Love Takes Flight, was not only the highest-rated and most-watched cable program on Saturday, but also of the entire week, with the exception of news and sports. The premiere averaged a 2.5 Household rating, 2.6 million Total Viewers, and 303,000 W25-54, and reached 3.4 million unduplicated Total Viewers.
Five epsodes into its sophomore season, Freeform’s Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger grew for the 2nd straight week among W18-34 (+19%, to 86,000) and A18-49 (+4%, to 338,000) and rose +18% among W19-49, to 182,000, for new season highs in all three Nielsen measures.
In syndication,  Dr Phil (2.7, down 4%) led the talk category, followed by Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.3, up 5%), and Ellen DeGeneres (1.9, unchanged). One of the few strips to capture double digit growth for the week was newcomer Chicago PD (0.9, up 13%), which also rose 25% among W25-54.
UniMásAtrapada concluded Tuesday night, averaging more Total Viewers 2+ (+14% to 319,000), A18-49 (+23% to 164,000) and A18-34 (+76% to 65,000) than the prior week. It also delivered audience gains among Total Viewers 2+ (+47%), A18-49 (+73%) and A18-34 (+71%) versus to its premiere telecast.
Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of April 15 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.7 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.5 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.1 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.9 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.3 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.8 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.8 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.7AA
Live With Kelly and Ryan (DAD) 2.3 AA
Hot Bench (CTD) 2.1 AA
Last Man Standing (2/T) 2.1 AA
Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of April 15 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.6AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.5 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.3 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.0 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 0.8 AA
Last Man Standing 0.7 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 0.8 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 0.6 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 0.6 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 0.6 AA
The Goldbergs (SPT) 0.6 AA
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of April 22
ABC World News Tonight 8.52 million total viewers; 1.4/7 and 1.69 million A25-54
NBC Nightly News 7.68 million total viewers; 1.3/7 and 1.56 million A25-54
CBS Evening News 5.61 million total viewers; 0.9/5 and 1.10million A25-54
Broadcast Morning Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of April 22
ABC Good Morning America 4.03 million total viewers; 1.0/10 and 1.16 million A25-54
NBC Tonight 3.94 million total viewers; 1.1/11 and 1.28 million A25-54
CBS This Morning 3.12 million total viewers; 0.7/7 and 808,000 A25-54
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of April 22
NBC: The Tonight Show 2.31 million total viewers; 0.45/3 among A18-49
CBS: The Late Show 2.25 million total viewers; 0.30/2 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 1.41 million total viewers; 0.327/2 among A18-49
TV Time Binge Report: Most Binged TV Shows for the week of April 22   
(Show/Share of Streams)
Game of Thrones (HBO) – 3.84%
Lucifer (Fox) – 2.45%
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) – 2.44%
BONDiNG (Netflix) – 2.12%
Friends (NBC) – 2.11%
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) – 2.11%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) – 1.58%
Riverdale (The CW) – 1.56%
How I Met Your Mother (CBS) – 1.27%
Jane the Virgin (The CW) – 1.13%
The weekly Binge Report ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the TV Time app within a given day.
Basic Cable Top 5 Ratings Week of April 22
Primetime (P2+)
FNC (2,323,000)
TNT (2,253,000)
MSNBC (1,626,000)
ESPN (1,599,000
HGTV (1,203,000)
Total Day (P2+)
FNC (1,317,000)
MSNBC (909,000)
TNT (818,000)
HGTV (686,000)
Source: Nielsen
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Monday, April 22 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 6.06 million
The Voice 7.20, The Enemy Within 3.79
FOX: 5.27 million
The Resident 5.12, 9-1-1 5.43
CBS: 5.43 million
Big Bang Theory 5.52, Man With a Plan 5.28, The Code 4.45, Bull 6.42
ABC: 4.69 million
The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story 5.61, The Fix 2.84
UNIVISION: 0.98 million
Jesus 1.09, La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.97, Por Amar Sin Ley 0.89
TELEMUNDO: 0.87 million
Exatlon Estados Unidos 0.67, Betty en NY 0.77, La Reina del Sur 1.18
CW: 0.80 million
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 0.94, Arrow 0.65
Monday A18-49: NBNC 1.0/5, FOX 1.0/5, ABC 0.7/3, CBS 0.6/3, UNI 0.5/2, TELE 0.4/2, CW 0.2/1
Endemol Shine Nordics  appointed Tina Christensen as Managing Director of its Danish label Metronome Productions. Prior to joining Metronome in 2006, Christensen  was Head of Planning and Head of Production for SBS TV.
Suzanne Berger has been appointed to the newly created role of Vice President of Production at Neshama. Prior to joining Neshama, Berger, a 20-year production veteran, was producing with Halfire Entertainment. 

This Day in History: 1886 – Protesters demonstrated in support of an eight-hour work day.
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ABC: The Goldbergs, Schooled, Modern Family, Single Parents, Whiskey Cavalier
CBS: Survivor, Amazing Race, SEAL Team
CW: Riverdale, Janet the Virgin
FOX: Empire, Star
NBC: Billboard Music Awards
PBS: Nature: American Spring Live [f], NOVA, Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, Betty en NY, La Reina del Sur
Univision: Jesus, La Rosa de Guadalupe, Por Amar Sin Ley

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07/22/24: Cynopsis Media Tech Update

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Monday July 22, 2024 The faulty Windows update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike that caused a massive IT outage on Friday may not have been a cyberattack, but bad actors were quick to jump in and take advantage of the event. Cybersecurity agency CISA reported “phishing and other malicious activity” amid the blue screen errors. About […]

07/21/24: Cynopsis Jobs


ASSOCIATE, GLOBAL LICENSING & DISTRIBUTION HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP CHARLOTTE, NC Coordinate and execute asset delivery to content distribution partners and assist with ideation and execution of marketing campaigns with channel partners as well as capture, analyze, and report viewership data. You will also follow and report on industry trends and create weekly programming schedules […]

Cynopsis 07/19/24: Beloved Bob Newhart dies at 94

Beloved Bob Newhart dies at 94

Friday July 19, 2024 Today’s Premieres A+E: Cold Case Files: DNA Speaks at 9p; Tell Me How I Died at 10p AppleTV+: Omnivore; Lady in the Lake PrimeVideo: Betty La Fea: The Story Continues Today’s Finale WeTV: Mama June: From Not to Hot at 9p; Deb’s House at 10p Saturday’s Premiere A&E: New House No […]