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In April 2018:

  1. Fox News was the #2 Adult 25-54 cable network in Total Day (CNN #8 & MSNBC #7) and #4 in Prime (MSNBC #6 & CNN #13).
  1. Fox News owns 6 of the top 10 programs in cable news overall with A25-54 and 9 of the top 15 with P2+.
  1. Fox News continues to be the #1 A25-54 $100K+ network in cable, having a 31% advantage in (000) over #2 ESPN.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, April 2018 (4/2/18-4/29/18)
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As it prepares to expand to seven nights of original programming this fall, Bravo ordered eight new projects for development. Shows include (working titles all): docu-series Raising the Bar: Hong King, Beverly Hills Driving School, Pampered Campers, and Real Housewives of the 1960s; docu-comedy Gold with Envy; prank show Your Shitty Family; social experiment Will You Marry Us?; and doccu-series Flying High.
The New York Times, Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and 3dot Productions are teaming for a scripted anthology series. Overlooked tells the stories of women who left an indelible mark on history, but did not receive an obit in the Times – something the paper has turned into a regular feature.
Count SundanceTV and Sundance NOw in on international limited drama series The Name of the Rose, based on the novel by Umberto Eco, which will air in Italy on Rai in 2019. John Turturro (The Night Of), Michael Emerson (Lost) and Rupert Everett (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) star.
Atrium TV launched four drama projects: Silo, produced by Michael Douglas and set in a future San Francisco (ha!); six-part mini-series Dry Run: The Lincoln In Spain; eight-part Dr. Zhivago; and historical series The Last Amazon.
Animal Planet ordered season ten of Pit Bulls & Parolees, from 44 Blue Productions and Rive Gauche Productions. Last season the show was up +9% among A25-54 versus the previous go-round.
Tomorrow Studios (Snowpiercer) will adapt New York Times best-selling biography Jackie, Janet & Lee, with author J. Randy Taraborrelli along with Keri Selig (After Camelot). Taraborrelli and Selig will produce with Tomorrow Studios’ Adelstein and Becky Clements. The book centers on sisters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill and their ferociously ambitious mother, Janet Auchincloss.  
Dynamic Television and writer, producer, and series creator Adi Hasak (Shades of Blue), under his Adi TV Studios banner, are teaming to launch a straight-to-series U.S. TV drama based on the German series Tempel from ZDF. Tempel tells the story of an ex con-turned-cage fighter.
MediaMath is the first omnichannel DSP to join DPAA, the global organization for digital out-of-home. “DOOH is an exciting space for CMOs who can create smarter media plans and open up opportunities to leverage data to activate exciting applications including, for example, dynamic creative,” said Lewis Rothkopf, GM, Supply, MediaMath.  
TVision’s Q1 2018 Eyes on Screen TV Attention report tracked how ads broke through compared to other ads in the same pod. Car brands captured three of the top five spots overall for brand attention, with Olympics advertiser Toyota taking the top spot: 
  1. Toyota Camry 116.9
  2. Choice Hotels 110.3
  3. Ace Hardware 110.2
  4. Volvo 108.7
  5. Cadillac 108.3
Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect May 25 (hence all those “we’ve updated our privacy policy” emails), giving consumers more control over their privacy. What does it mean for data companies? “We believe there will be a stricter vetting of data partners, which will lead to higher scrutiny of privacy practices before and after the regulation was announced,” said Ashwin Navin, CEO and co-founder of Samba TV. “This means that data partners who were proactive will likely be favored over those that were reactive. This is especially relevant to TV data, where quality and privacy controls are the biggest factors in selecting a partner.” 
Some advocacy groups are so alarmed by the power of Facebook that they have formed a coalition and are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to break up the social media giant. “The FTC has the authority to re-establish choice, competition and innovation, and free us from Facebook’s sprawling monopoly,” said Sarah Miller, director of Citizens Against Monopoly. Facebook said it is not  a monopoly, but rather “is in a competitive environment where people use our apps at the same time they use free services offered by many others. The average person uses eight different apps to communicate and stay connected.”
Sundance Now is celebrating Pride Month with the premiere of five original LGBTQ-themed documentaries. Take 5: Beyond the Parades, curated as part of the streaming service’s Take 5 franchise, debuts June 7.
Netflix ordered two more stand-up comedy specials from Indian comedian Vir Das. Das’ Abroad Understanding debuted in 2017.
Freeform is celebrating tonight’s series finale of The Middle with a mini-marathon of the casts’ favorite episodes from 1p-6p. One-hour finale airs at 8:30p on sister net ABC.
Kidscreen Summit 2019 has been scheduled for February 11-14 at the InterContinental Miami in downtown Miami. Registration for the event opens in early July. 
Ten years after the mysterious death of three-year-old Caylee Anthony, her grandparents, George and Cindy Anthony, talk to Elizabeth Vargas in A&E special, Casey Anthony’s Parents Speak. Two-hour special airs Monday, May 28 at 8p.
Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Adams, Kane Brown and Julia Michaels have been added as special performers on the season finale of NBC’s The Voice, airing tonight at 9p.
Comcast and Sky were notified that so far, Comcast’s $31 billion proposed acquisition of Sky does not raise public interest concerns that would require governmental intervention. That’s a change from Fox’s attempted takeover of Sky, which raised regulatory red flags.
Production company Little a, backed by Roughcut TV, launched in the UK with Jon Petrie as managing director. Little a, which specializes in comedies based on original ideas and personal stories, secured its first commission with Channel 4, a co-production with Roughcut TV, Stath Lets Flats.
Laurence Fox (Lewis) and Kate Fleetwood (Harlots) have joined the season three cast of ITV drama Victoria….Kim Raver returned for a season 14 arc in ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, and she’ll stick around as a season regular for season 15. Raver was first on the show in seasons 6-8….Ginger  Gonzaga (I’m Dying Up Here) will recur opposite Jim Carrey in Showtime’s upcoming Kidding.
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E!’s multi-platform coverage of the royal wedding delivered 111 million total engagements across TV, digital and social platforms.  E!’s linear coverage for the event garnered 5.1 million total unique viewers (P2+).
Its first time on NBC, Sunday’s broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards hit a new low of 2.4 among A18-49 and dipped 9% in total viewers, to 7 million, versus 2017, but was the top-rated program in the demo.
TVision’s Q1 2018 Eyes On Screen Attention Index for Primetime Cable and Broadcast Shows
NFL Football Fanatic  (USA) 179.0
Married, With Secrets (ID) 170.5
Outrageous Acts of Science (Science) 170.5
Bride Killa (ID) 164.9
Food Paradise (Food) 162.5
Little Big Shots (NBC) 160
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW) 155.6
Valor (CW) 153.7
Champions (NBC) 148.2
Will & Grace (NBC) 140.8
TVision measures actual eyes on screen attention from an opt-in panel of 7500 people at 2000 U.S. households, second by second with privacy safe facial recognition technology.
Top 13 Live+7 Playback Rankers by actual gain for the week of April 30, 2018
Live+SD/Live+7/+7 Actual Gain
Roseanne (ABC) 2.6/4.6/+2.0
Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2.4/4.1/+1.7
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.6/3.0/+1.4
Modern Family (ABC) 1.2/2.4/+1.2
Young Sheldon (CBS) 1.9/3.1/+1.2
Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.0/2.0/+1.0
Chicago PD (NBC) 1.1/2.1/+1/0
Empire (Fox) 1.7/2.9/+.9
S.W.A.T. (CBS) .8/1.8/+.8
NCIS (CBS) .6/1.4/+.8
The Flash (CW) .6/1.6/+.8
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.0/1.8/+.8
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 1.2/2.0/+.8
Based on the difference between Nielsen’s first-reported Live + Same Day and the final Live + 7 Day ratings (for regular, original programs only).
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Friday, May 18, 2018 time period averages
Source: Nielsen, Live+SD
CBS: 7.00 million
Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition 5.03, Hawaii Five-0 7.09, Blue Bloods 8.88
NBC: 3.72 million
Blindspot 2.76, Dateline 4.21
FOX: 3.68 million
Meghan Markle: An American Princess 3.68
ABC: 2.23 million
Once Upon a Time 2.26, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.94, 20/20 2.49
UNIVISION: .93 million
Rico y Lazaro .99, Papa a Toda Madre .86, Por Amar Sin Ley .94
Mi Familia Perfecta .64, Al Otro Lado del Muro .74, Senor de los Cielos 1.04
CW: .46 million
Dynasty 1.10, Life Sentence .91
Friday A18-49:  TELE .5/2, UNI .4/2,
Charter Communications, Comcast Corporation and Cox Communications, owners of NCC Media, named programmatic ad pioneer Nicolle Pangis to serve as president and CEO. Pangis was most recently COO of GroupM’s [m]Platform.
Pamela Kaufman was named President, Viacom/Nickelodeon Global Consumer Products. Kaufman previously served as President of Consumer Products and CMO for Nickelodeon.
Amazon Studios named Vernon Sanders as Co-Head of Television, with Albert Cheng. Both will report to Jennifer Salke, with whom Sanders worked at NBC Entertainment.
Ricardo Rubini was elevated to Senior Vice President of Sales, Latin America & Caribbean at 20th Century Fox Television Distribution. Rubini had been VP of Sales for Latin America.
Original Productions tapped Jeff Hasler to serve as President of the FremantleMedia-owned company. Most recently, Hasler was EVP of Production and Development for National Geographic Studios.


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Answer to the Last Anagram: Nuns Do Rely = Rose Nylund. Kudos to: Charlene White-A+E Networks/Stamford, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL,
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ABC: Roseanne [f], The Middle [f], black-ish [f], Splitting Up Together [f]. For the People [f]
CBS:  NICS [f], NCIS [r], 48 Hours: NCIS [p]
CW: The Flash [f], The 100
FOX: Hancock
NBC:  The Voice, The Voice [f]
PBS: The Great America Read [p], Frontline
TELEMUNDO: Mi Familia Perfecta, Al Otro Lado del Muro, El Senor de los Cielos  
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