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Wednesday May 3, 2023

Today’s Premieres
Disney+: Ed Sheeran: The Sum of it All
ID: See No Evil at 9p; On the Case With Paula Zahn at 10p
Magnolia: Restoring Galveston at 8p
Netflix: Jewish Matchmaking

Today’s Finales
ABC: The Conners at 8p; The Goldbergs at 8:30p; Not Dead Yet at 9:30p; A Million Little Things at 10p
Apple TV+: Schmigadoon

IN THE NEWS

Members of the Writers Guild of America went on strike at 12:01a on Tuesday, accusing producers of creating a “gig economy” inside a union work force. Writers were instructed to order their representatives to refrain from any discussions about writing services on future or pending projects. “From their refusal to guarantee any level of weekly employment in episodic television, to the creation of a ‘day rate’ in comedy variety, to their stonewalling on free work for screenwriters and on AI for all writers, they have closed the door on their labor force and opened the door to writing as an entirely freelance profession,” said the WGA. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers countered that its offer of a new contract included “generous increases in compensation for writers.”

The Television Critics Association will scrap its summer press tour if the WGA and AMPTP can’t reach an agreement “in a timely manner,” the TCA board informed members. The event is scheduled to take place July 28-August 11.

Nightly talk shows were first to shut down, since the writing on those programs is done close to airtime. Weekly HBO shows “Real Time with Bill Maher” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” will also close. Fox News’ “Gutfeld!” remains on air, reportedly because Greg Gutfeld and his team are not WGA members. This week’s “Saturday Night Live,” which was to be hosted by Pete Davidson, has also been postponed. Said Davidson on NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” “It sucks because it just feeds my weird story I have in my head, like, of course that would happen to me.”

ABC daytime talker “The View” will soldier on, for now, without writers. “As you know, there is a writer’s strike on, and so we don’t have writers,” said moderator Whoopi Goldberg on Tuesday morning’s show. “So you’re gonna hear how it would be when it’s not, you know, slicked up.”

Revised Nielsen numbers have upped viewership of Super Bowl LVII across Fox, Fox Deportes and streaming to 115.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched Super Bowl ever. The revision resulted from a review by Nielsen that revealed irregularities in the encoding that enables Nielsen’s measurement of TV viewing as well as issues with the out-of-home measurement of the event. The previous viewership number had been over 113 million, ranking the game the second most-watched ever.

“Dancing With the Stars,” which moved from ABC to Disney+ last season, is returning to ABC while also streaming, reports Vulture. Season 32 will feature former DWTS pro Julianne Hough as a co-host, and Alfonso Ribeiro promoted to emcee.

Vice Media is preparing to file for bankruptcy if it fails to find a buyer. The digital media brand, founded in 1994, was valued at $5.7 billion in 2017. While there has reportedly been interest, the company’s $1 billion+ price tag and debt load have been an issue.

Spectrum has awarded the Latino Theater Company $10,000 through the 2022-2023 Stand For The Arts Awards, a partnership with Ovation TV that recognizes local arts, cultural and educational organizations and programs.

Law&Crime has finalized a new cable distribution deal with the National Content & Technology Cooperative. As part of this agreement, NCTC member cable and broadband operators will be able to access Law&Crime’s coverage of trials such as Alex Murdaugh, Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp, which drew over one billion viewers.

Reality dating series “FBoy Island,” canceled by HBO Max after two seasons, has been picked up by The CW for season three, along with spinoff series “FGirl Island.” “With its innovative and modern twist on the reality dating genre, incredibly talented host Nikki Glaser, and truly unforgettable title, ‘Fboy Island’ on The CW is a perfect match,” said The CW head of unscripted programming Heather Olander. “Along with our partners at STXtelevision, we look forward to growing the franchise on The CW with the gender-flipping spinoff ‘FGirl Island’ and cannot wait to introduce the next generation of FBoys and FGirls to existing fans as well as a new broadcast audience.”

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

“Paradise Lost,” a Vanity Fair feature story by contributor David Kushner, is being developed into a documentary, produced by Anchor Entertainment and Vanity Fair Studios. The story follows two Aussie surfer bros who thought they’d found a slice of paradise in Fiji until a deep-pocketed Chinese developer set up shop next door and started digging up the reef offshore.

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

Season eight of A&E’s “60 Days In” kicks off Thursday, June 15 at 9p. The premiere will be followed by the launch of “Booked: First Day In,” taking viewers through the booking process from the point of view of the arrestee.

“Order Up!”, a new series featuring Hudson Yang (“Fresh Off the Boat”), premieres Sunday, May 7 on Insight TV, coinciding with AAPI month. The series, which puts Yang through a chef apprenticeship, will be available globally across Insight TV’s network of digital and linear channels.

“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” is back for season 11 starting June 13 at 8p, as part of MTV’s “Tuesday Night Takeover” lineup. Series vets will be joined by new cast members.

Peacock’s “Based on a True Story” will premiere in June. The series, from executive producer and writer Craig Rosenberg and Aggregate Films executive producers Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan, offers a satirical take on true crime stories. “Over the last decade, a true crime phenomenon has swept over America,” said Rosenberg. “Podcasts, documentaries, fictional shows based on true stories – they dominate the culture. Murderers have become celebrities and celebrities have become murderers which inspired me to create this show.”

“Searching For Soul Food,” following celebrity chef Alisa Reynolds as she discovers what soul food looks like around the world, launches Friday, June 2 on Hulu.

COMING UP

“Air,” the film starring and directed by Ben Affleck about Nike courting a young Michael Jordan, drops on Prime Video on May 12. The movie will have been shown in theaters for 38 days before its streaming bow.

Family Entertainment Television has renewed a selection of films starring John Wayne, following a Duke stunt in 2022 that reached nearly 3.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen. Films like “El Dorado,” “Big Jake,” and “Sands of Iwo Jima” will air on FMC and FETV starting in June and continuing through December. “We are excited to present these curated film titles for seven straight months, while also engaging with our audience on social media through trivia and authentic backstory surrounding the programming,” said Jaclyn Rann Cohen,EVP Content Acquisitions for FETV and FMC.

STREAMING

At its NewFronts presentation, Peacock announced that two-thirds of its 22 million subscribers have watched a recent Universal film, and 95% of viewers gave a thumbs up to the ad experience during movies. “Peacock has emerged as the most complete US streaming service on the market with an undisputed value proposition both for our audiences and our partners,” said Kelly Campbell, President, Peacock and Direct-to-Consumer. “Streaming started as a business that put consumers first, and we are committed to keeping it that way with content and experiences that audiences can only find on Peacock.”

Cinedigm reports its flagship streaming service Cineverse has become the fastest-growing streaming library in the world, growing to more than 21,000 movies and shows since launching in September last year. Since January, the service has grown its library by 430%, rising to become the sixth largest movie streaming service in the world in terms of title count. The plan calls for Cineverse to continue adding more than 3,000 new titles a month, via the company’s Matchpoint distribution platform. “Consumers are asking for broader choice in streaming like they have with music,” said Erick Opeka, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Cinedigm. “Meanwhile, our competitors are slashing titles and raising prices. We think there’s a better way forward, and our long-term vision is to become the world’s largest streaming offering in our quest to build the Spotify of video. The pace at which we are adding titles to the service is unprecedented in the streaming industry.”

Nexstar Media reached a multi-year distribution deal with Hulu’s virtual MVPD live streaming TV service. The agreement includes 122 of Nexstar’s local TV stations, as well as its MyNetworkTV affiliates and independent stations and Nexstar’s NewsNation on Hulu + Live TV.

The Washington Post Television is launching as a FAST channel on Amazon Freevee, starting with live coverage of King Charles III’s coronation on Saturday May 6. “On Amazon Freevee we will be able to reach audiences who are increasingly looking online to get their news and entertainment,” said Micah Gelman, Director of Video at The Post. “This is a new avenue for us to broadcast breaking news with our incredible reporting team, helmed by Libby Casey who brings a deep understanding to a wide range of issues with her experience in breaking news, political stories and major events.”

TECH TALK

Samsung Ads had news to share at IAB NewFronts on Tuesday, including a new panel measurement offering. TV and You Community is designed to provide granular data about a consumer’s television consumption, using audio ACR technology to measure the holistic TV content consumption of individual viewers within Samsung households, across both linear television channels and streaming services. “The TV and You Community places linear and streaming ads on the same playing field, so advertisers can deduplicate their campaigns, and most importantly, activate based on those insights, with data,” said Justin Evans, Head of Analytics and Insights, Samsung Ads. Other announcements include:
· Samsung entering the digital-out-of-home later this year; more interactivity for CTV ads that run on Samsung TV Plus
· New streaming measurement capabilities with Streaming ACR Ad Viewership, measuring the actual viewership of ads that run on Samsung TV Plus and select streaming services and connected devices.
· New outcome-driven solutions based on advertisers’ most requested business outcomes.
In addition, Conan O’Brien announced The Conan O’Brien TV channel, which will deliver 24/7 programming curated as bingeable 30-minute blocks of clips.

Amazon’s Fire TV unveiled Fire TV Channels, its new, ad-supported TV experience available for free to all Fire TV device owners. In addition to consolidating access to categories like news, sports, and lifestyle, Fire TV Channels is adding a dedicated travel category, as well as new content from the NHL, Xbox, and TMZ. In more news shared during its NewFront presentation, the company revealed that Amazon Live will now produce shoppable livestream content with publishers and media brands, in addition to its influencer content. Customers can currently watch exclusive shoppable content from “Tastemade,” and starting in late May, viewers will be able to shop live while watching exclusive content from REVOLT, the multi-platform media company from Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Cadent, the platform for advanced TV advertising, and shopper intelligence company Catalina have signed a new multi-year agreement establishing Cadent as Catalina’s preferred platform for executing linear, addressable and connected TV ad campaigns for consumer packaged goods brands, and Catalina as Cadent’s preferred CPG data, audience, and measurement provider. Catalina is leveraging Cadent’s Aperture Viewer Graph technology to help brand advertisers maximize their media budget and drive higher return on ad spend. Cadent is leveraging Catalina’s ability to target and measure CPG brand and category buyers to target households during the purchase cycle and suppress offers to shoppers who have already purchased during a campaign.

Online video platform for STN Video is launching STN Engage, enabling viewers to decide to either stay on the current video or skip to the next one. The ability to skip to the next video creates opportunities to increase both “intent to watch” KPIs, and pre-roll ad inventory. “Evolving our technology is at the core of our business,” said Jacquie King, COO at STN Video. “STN Engage delivers multi-level benefits including higher user engagement and revenue, which benefits publishers and their viewers.”

SPORTS ROUNDUP

Comcast’s Xfinity cable customers lost access to NFL Network on May 1 after its carriage agreement expired, but the channel was back the next day. According to Sports Business Journal, a conversation on Monday between NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts paved the way for a new deal.

The Cincinnati Reds struck a handshake agreement with Charter Communications and DirecTV for local TV rights to air games on a new channel, starting Saturday, if Diamond Sports Group doesn’t pony up what it owes the team by Friday. The Reds have a deal with Diamond to air the club’s non-nationally televised games on regional sports network Bally Sports Ohio, but Diamond, which has entered into Chapter 11, has yet to make its initial 2023 season rights payment.

Invicta FC, the all-women MMA promotion, will broadcast the first all-woman announcer team for a major MMA event tonight, May 3 at 8:30p on FITE. Play-by-play announcer Aly Trost Martin joins veteran MMA analysts Julie Kedzie and Megan Anderson. Trost Martin was previously play-by-play announcer for the Major League Soccer team Sporting Kansas City. In more FITE news, Major League Wrestling and the streamer will air all Premium Live Events exclusively on SVOD platform FITE+ beginning with “Never Say Never ’23” on July 8.

Cavs Legion Gaming Club, the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA 2K League affiliate, struck a new partnership with SteelSeries and KontrolFreek to equip the team and the Cavs Legion Lair with their line of headsets and performance gaming gear. “The Lair” is an esports center that serves as the team’s practice facility and venue for competitions during the NBA 2K League season.

NESN inked a multi-year deal with Rubenstein Law 1-800-BOS-LEGAL as the Official Injury Law Firm of NESN’s baseball and hockey coverage. The multi-year sponsorship is the first official designation of its kind for the network and will extend to NESN’s coverage of the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins.

GOING GLOBAL

Software provider Synamedia announced that Vodaphone Deutschland has gone live with Synamedia Clarissa to help evaluate advertising performance and reveal actionable insights into viewing behavior across its GigaTV service. Synamedia Clarissa currently analyses data from over 1 million devices running GigaTV, including RDK and Android TV set-top boxes.

All3Media International has signed its first round of deals for Goalpost Television’s “Black Snow,” the mystery drama led by Viking’s Travis Fimmel and produced by Goalpost Television for Stan, Australia, and Sundance, USA. Prime Video has now acquired rights in a pan territory deal for Africa and will premiere the series in the coming months. An additional pan-territory deal has been agreed with OSN, in the Middle East, where the series will be made available on streaming platform OSN+, as well as on OSNtv. “Black Snow” will also air on TVNZ in New Zealand.

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RATINGS

Warner Bros. Discovery Sports’ First Round coverage of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs set new all-time cable viewership records for total round and for TNT’s Game 7 telecasts on Sunday. The Florida Panthers’ come-from-behind victory over the Boston Bruins netted 3.2 million viewers, the most watched first round game of all-time on cable and the most watched first round game on any network in over a decade (Bruins/Capitals, 4/22/12). Viewership peaked at 4.1 million from 9:30-9:56p. TNT and TBS combined to average 959,000 viewers during the networks’ first round coverage, the most watched first round on cable all time, and up 18% vs. 2022.

Another record-setter was Sunday’s NBA game on ABC between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings. With 9.8 million viewers, it was the most-watched NBA Playoffs first round game in 24 years, and the most-watched NBA Playoffs first round ever for Disney, ranking as ABC’s largest audience for a non-finals postseason game.

The Hill reached more than 32 million people across its digital channels in March, according to Comscore. The digital-first political news brand is one of a handful of media outlets in the “News & Information” space showing audience growth since the beginning of the year, with a 5% gain in audience more audience since January.

Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Monday, May 1
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: American Idol 5.41 (0.58), The Good Doctor 3.87 (0.324)
CBS: The Neighborhood 5.04 (0.45), Bob Hearts Abishola 4.76 (0.40), NCIS 6.81 (0.40), NCIS: Hawaii 4.84 (0.32)
CW: All American 0.41 (0.11), The Flash 0.23 (.05)
FOX: 911 4.53 (0.53), Fantasy Island 1.82 (0.17)
ION: FBI .92 (0.10), FBI .89 (0.09), FBI .20 (0.06)
NBC: The Voice 4.94 (0.42), That’s My Jam 2.21 (0.33)
Telemundo: Top Chef VIP 0.96 (0.27), El Senor de los Cielos 1.04 (0.36), Juego de Mentiras 0.72 (0.21)
Univision: Perdona Nuestros Pecados 1.55 (0.41), El Amor Invencible 1.55 (0.41), Cabo 1.42 (0.36)
Source: Nielsen, live + same day time period averages

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Kantar Media has named Patrick Béhar as Global CEO, effective September 2023. Chris Allen, who has led the executive team since 2022, will now focus exclusively on his role as Kantar Media Global CFO. Béhar currently serves as Chief Business Officer for Sky.

Big Bad Boo Studios has appointed Jerry Diaz as Vice President of Global Sales and Distribution. Diaz is former VP Sales and Distribution at Nelvana and Wildbrain.

Nerissa MacDonald has joined Anzu as EVP Global Sales. MacDonald was most recently Head of Partner Solutions at Meta.

MuxIP has named David Flack as Managing Director for European operations. Flack was formerly EVP of Viacom Media/MTV Networks International.

This Day in History
1921 – Northern Ireland was created under the UK Government of Ireland Act, which partitioned off six counties with a Protestant majority.

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WEDNESDAY MAY 3
ABC: The Conners [f], The Goldbergs, Not Dead Yet, Not Dead Yet [f], A Million Little Things [f]
CBS: Survivor, FBI, True Lies
CW: The Flash, Riverdale
FOX: The Masked Singer, Farmer Wants a Wife
NBC: Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.
PBS: Nature, NOVA, Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories With David Rubenstein
Telemundo: Top Chef VIP, El Senor de los Cielos, Juego de Mentiras
Univision: Perdona Nuestros Pecados, El Amor Invencible, Cabo

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