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Nielsen NPower Report, M-F 9a-8p, P2+ Live SD (000), (12/27/21 – 5/29/22)
Hulu: Only Murders in the Building
Univision: Mujer de Nadie at 10p
CW: Superman & Lois at 8p
ID: Body Cam: On the Scene at 10p
IN THE NEWS
She’s so glad they had this time together: “I’m thrilled to be a part of my favorite show,” said Carol Burnett, set to guest star on the sixth and final season of AMC’s “Better Call Saul.” Burnett joins Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, who will appear in their “Breaking Bad” roles. The final six episodes of the series kick off Monday, July 11 at 9p.
Alex Wagner landed the 9p slot on MSNBC, stepping into the hour left open four days a week by Rachel Maddow. The new program will debut August 16. Maddow will continue to host her show on Mondays, as well as focus on other NBCUniversal projects. “I’m honored to be anchoring a key hour of television in such a critical time for American democracy,” said Wagner, who left MSNBC in 2015, but returned this year as analyst and guest anchor. “In many ways, the stakes have never been higher, and there’s no better place to explore this moment than MSNBC.”
The House January 6 Committee scheduled a hearing for today, June 28 at 1p, despite saying earlier it would break until after Congress’ recess. ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN and MSNBC plan to cover the session.
Tony Dokoupil has renewed his contract with CBS News, keeping him onboard “CBS Mornings” with Gayle King and Nate Burleson.
Call for judges! Cynopsis has several judging slots left for our 2022 Top Women in Media awards. We have an especially exciting group of nominees this year, and we’re looking for media executives with an eye for talent to help us review applications. If interested, please email Carley Ashley, email@example.com with your name, title and a brief description of your qualifications.
Charter has extended waiving charges for all calls to Ukraine for Spectrum Voice and Spectrum Mobile customers through July 31. Fees will be automatically waived from customers’ monthly bills.
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, format owner of “Ninja Warrior,” is working on tests to see whether the show’s obstacle course could be part of the Modern Pentathlon at the 2028 Olympic Games in LA. A first test is being held this week in Ankara, Turkey.
Annabel Oakes (Paramount+ prequel “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies”) has inked an overall deal with Paramount Television Studios. “Annabel is a brilliant mind, and what she has brought to ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ is extraordinary,” said Nicole Clemens, President, Paramount Television Studios and Paramount+ Original Scripted Series. “We are excited to continue our already amazing partnership with her.”
Animal Pictures (“Loot”) as signed a first-look deal with Apple TV+ for series and digital features. The production company, founded by Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne, previously had a deal with Amazon Studios.
Season four of “Succession” is underway in NYC, reports HBO. As the sale of Waystar Royco nears, “a power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.”
Buffalo 8 has entered a 10-picture first look deal with Carl Jackson Studios. Films in the works include “The Exceptional Santa Claus” and “LAX To Paris.”
Andie McDowell (“Maid”) will star in Hallmark Channel’s “The Way Home,” a new original series. It’s a coming home of sorts for McDowell. “Our viewers loved Andie MacDowell when she starred in Debbie Macomber’s ‘Cedar Cove,’ our first original primetime series,” said Laurie Ferneau, SVP, Development, Crown Media Family Networks. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome her home to Hallmark Channel and we know our fans will fall in love with her all over again.”
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
A new season of WE tv’s “Life After Lockup” launches Friday, July 29 at 9p. This season’s new couples face travel limitations and restrictions on consorting with old connections, while returning couples deal with the growing pains of adjusting to love, family and marriage while juggling the emotional challenges of life on the outside.
Property Brothers, where are you? “What We Do in the Shadows” is back for season four on FX on Tuesday, July 12 at 10p. This time around, in addition to the usual blood and laughs, the show offers “just a touch of home renovation.”
Season two of anthology series “American Horror Stories,” from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, debuts Thursday, July 21 on Hulu.
Highlights of upcoming cable and streaming premieres on Magnolia Network include the streaming debut of “Beach Cottage Chronicles” (Friday, July 8); a new season of “Maine Cabin Masters” (Monday, July 11 at 9p); the cable premiere of “In with the Old” (Wednesday, July 27 at 8p); and a new Magnolia Workshop series, “Cooking for a Crowd: Recipes for Entertaining with Chef Charles Hunter III” (Friday, July 1 on the Magnolia app).
FilmRise’s “BriannaPlayz” will premiere in July exclusively on The Roku Channel, an industry first in the digital native content category. Influencer Brianna Arsement stars.
The merger of Trump Media & Technology Group Corp. and SPAC Digital has hit a snag. Federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas to every board member of Digital World, an act which could “materially delay, materially impede or prevent” the transaction. Investigators are looking into Digital World’s due diligence related to the company, and communications regarding and due diligence of potential targets other than Trump’s firm.
Cinedigm Corp. announced the launch of The Elvis Presley Channel. In partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises, LLC and ABG Entertainment, the new streaming channel features films and specials starring The King, along with additional movies, series and lifestyle programming inspired Presley.
Live-action series “ALF” is now streaming on Shout! Factory TV and is available on its own FAST channel on Amazon Freevee. “ALF: The Animated Series” and 21 episodes of the animated series “ALF Tales” will also be coming soon.
Fuse Media has secured additional carriage for two of its FAST channels. Fuse Backstage and Fuse Beat are now available on Amazon Freevee.
Integral Ad Science announced the launch of its Quality Sync Pre-bid Segment. Currently accessible in Xandr’s Invest DSP globally and other DSPs soon, the solution allows advertisers to mirror their post-bid advertising campaign settings with their pre-bid settings, for both mobile and desktop across video and display inventory. The Quality Sync Pre-bid Segment is aimed at helping advertisers achieve unified brand safety, keyword blocklists, URL exclusion lists, brand suitability, and invalid traffic avoidance settings.
Star-studded NBC special “Ukraine: Answering the Call” airs Sunday, July 3 at 7p. President Volodymyr Zelensky will address Americans during the broadcast, aimed at educating and raising money for people in the war-torn country.
HBO Max’s Scene in Black, celebrating storytelling, music and culture, takes place in New Orleans from July 1 to July 3. “We are thrilled to have Scene in Black on the ground in New Orleans during the 4th of July weekend,” said Jackie Gagne, SVP, Multicultural Marketing, HBO Max and HBO. “Our activations will consist of previews to upcoming programming and conversations with talent and creatives that we hope will build connections and inspire current and future creatives.”
Wednesdays in July, TCM will feature “Black Independents,” with host Jacqueline Stewart exploring the work of Black filmmakers who made movies outside the Hollywood system.
Malaysian animation house Lil Critter Workshop is setting up an animation studio in the UK. Based in Bristol, LCW’s new studio will focus on developing the company’s own IP, working with creative talent, studios and co-production partners in the UK and across Europe.
Beyond Rights has closed several new deals for factual and kids’ content. Youku, the streaming platform of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, has picked up “Hushabye Lullabye”; Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has acquired a package comprising 70 hours of “MythBusters” content; The Red Apollo Group has acquired a selection of history titles; No Country TV has picked up history series “Combat Ships” and “Wings of War; and Yuxiu International Media Co has acquired natural history hour “Who’s Afraid of the European Hamster?”.
Cineflix Rights has closed a deal with TV3 Baltics for more than 200 hours of factual content. The deal, covering TV3’s Latvian and Lithuanian networks, includes “Richard Hammond’s Workshop”; “Smoke and Steel: Secrets of the Modern World”;
“Rise of the Machines”; “Property Brothers: Forever Home”; Moving Houses”; and “Impossible Planet.”
Banijay Rights announced Alpha TV has commissioned Barking Well Media to produce a first season of “All Together Now,” to premiere later this year.
UK’s Channel Four has commissioned a docuseries produced by Roast Beef Productions in association with All3Media about Kevin Spacey. “Spacey Unmasked” will look at the rise and fall of the disgraced “House of Cards” star.
FloSports struck a five-year partnership renewal with Amaury Sport Organisation to provide live and on-demand coverage of the Tour de France exclusively in Canada from 2024 through 2028.
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Telemundo’s “Premios Tu Musica Urbano” ranked as the #1 show regardless of language among A18-49 in New York and Miami, and #2 in Los Angeles, Houston, and Dallas in its timeslot, positioning Telemundo to rank as the #4 broadcast network in prime regardless of language.
Shareablee Top 10 Streaming Shows for the week of June 20
Program, Platform, Total Actions, Total Content, Actions per Content, Fans & Followers
Stranger Things (Netflix), 8.4m, 24, 351,630, 30.9m
Umbrella Academy (Netflix), 4.4m, 68, 64,144, 5m
The Boys (Prime Video), 1.4m, 44, 32,187, 2m
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Disney+), 927k, 36, 25,761, 746k
Get Organized With The Home Edit (Netflix), 412k, 21, 19,600, 6.8m
Nanatsu No Taizai (Netflix), 393k, 111, 3,536, 1.1m
Queer Eye (Netflix), 238k, 3, 79,472, 2.9m
One Piece (Hulu), 163k, 6, 27,220, 4m
Trailer Park Boys (Netflix), 104k, 28, 3,723, 3.1m
Love, Victor (Netflix), 103k, 19, 5,429, 311k
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Friday, June 24
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Stanley Cup 5.15 (1.5)
CBS: Come Dance With Me 2.38 (0.2), Daytime Emmy Awards 2.95 (0.2)
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us 0.60 (0.1), Dynasty 0.25 (0.0)
FOX: WWE Friday Night Smackdown 2.23 (0.6)
NBC: American Ninja Warrior 1.51 (0.3), Dateline 2.29 (0.3)
Telemundo: La Casa de los Famosos 1.34 (0.4), Amore Valiente 0.93 (0.2), Infiel: Historia de un Engano 0.99 (0.2)
Univision: Uforia Concierto 0.91 (0.3), Mi Fortuna es Amarte 1.39 (0.4), Ultimo Rey: Hijo Pueblo 1.09 (0.3)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
Helen Swenson has joined AccuWeather as Chief Content Officer. Swenson was previously VP of Content at NY1 Spectrum News.
Sinking Ship Entertainment has hired Karine Rubin as Director of Sales for Europe. Rubin was most recently Film Sales Manager for Toei Animation.
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM THE HILL
This Day in History
1919 – The Treaty of Versailles, ending WWI, was signed.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
The second season – and only the second season – of which sitcom aired live? “Roc” (1991-94). Kudos to: Aaron Paquette-AccelerateSG/Fort Worth, TX; Carl Mayer-Active International/Pearl River, NY; Greg West-WATC TV/Atlanta; Amit Singh-Scripps Networks/Syosset, NHY; Emily Miller-Manhattan Neighborhood Network/NYC; Kevin Spicer-Walt Disney Television/Santa Monica, CA
Today’s Trivia Question
Which series focused on a high school student who was 46? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four answers per time zone.)
SR. DIRECTOR, INSURANCE & PRODUCTION RISK
NYC, Hybrid or Remote
Oversee all aspects of risk and insurance portfolio. Drive and support an Enterprise Risk Management initiative. Manage corporate insurance program and relationships with brokers/insurers. Create safety protocols for internal production units. 8 yrs exp. in insurance/risk management and expertise in enterprise risk management and loss prevention. Full info HERE (7/13)
STAFF ACCOUNTANT >>
AVALON MANAGEMENT, INC/BEVERLY HILLS: Client payment process – assist in recording checks and bank deposits received, ensuring correct entry into and maintenance of our artist database, ensuring our clients are paid accurately and on time. Liaising and working closely with internal stakeholders and converting sales orders. Experience of working in a similar role required. Full info HERE (7/13)
ACCOUNT MANAGER >>
RIVAL/Remote: Rival is seeking an Account Manager who will play a vital role in the organization’s management and oversight of the day-to-day servicing of its partner portfolio. Do you have experience working with partners and are you interested in making an impact at a growing company? This could be your next great opportunity. Full info HERE (7/9)
CONSUMER PRODUCTS COORDINATOR, SR. COORDINATOR OR MANAGER
THE JIM HENSON COMPANY
Work w/licensees across merchandise categories for all Henson properties, including but not limited to toys, books, graphic novels, apparel, etc. Shephard the product development approval process/assist in merchandising reviews to ensure brand integrity. Vet incoming product development concepts & submissions. 3-4 yrs of Product Development exp. Full info HERE (7/8)
TRAFFIC COORDINATOR- LOG SCHEDULING >>
SINCLAIR SPORTS GROUP/NYC, Remote: Schedule commercial, marketing, promotion spots, and secondary events on daily Traffic logs. Ensure that commercial inventory is scheduled according to client specifications. Interact with Planning, Programming, Sales, and Production. Collaborate daily with Copy Administrators, Ad Sales, Marketing and Network Operations regarding incoming orders. Full info HERE (7/8)
DIRECTOR, CLIENT ACTIVATION
HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP
Oversee project management, execution, and client-service for all non-production related activations of partnerships with brands and non-profits. Serve as key client contact to ensure a positive, streamlined experience for our partners who fund multi-million-dollar, media programs on Network TV and digital that positively inspire people’s lives. Full info HERE (7/5)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR, CONTENT DISTRIBUTION & MARKETING
SILVER SPRING, MD
Administrative support for registration, planning, and preparation of regional trade shows, local promotions and events as directed by the associated distribution and marketing team members. Provide administrative support to sales executives to create high quality PowerPoint presentations. 3+ yrs in sales, promotion, project management. Full info HERE (7/5)
DIRECTOR, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION
SILVER SPRING, MD
Manage the development and acquisition of select new programs, master plan and budget. Identify, research and develop original programming content, including series, specials, studio shows and made for TV One movies that will drive audience viewership and sales revenue. 5+ years of experience in a development, programming and/or production role. Full info HERE (7/5)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
SILVER SPRING, MD
Provide general administrative support in a professional, confidential & organized manner. Schedule appointments & maintain SVP’s daily calendar. Function as administrative liaison to internal TV One departments and other TV One offices. 3+ yrs of relevant exp in a fast-paced environment within entertainment, management and/or agency is preferred. Full info HERE (7/5)
COORDINATOR, SCHEDULING & RESEARCH
SILVER SPRING, MD
Assist with the monthly schedule releases and revisions for linear and digital platforms
Assist in maintaining program scheduling database. Communicate to key stakeholders upcoming programming plans and alert the teams of any changes. 1-2 years of experience in planning or responsible coordination to include internship and/or work experience. Full info HERE (7/5)
Develop and lead press campaigns for STARZ Original Series. Develop and supervise the implementation of goals, strategies, tactics and timelines to create PR plans for assigned original programming and network marketing/branding efforts. 10+ years of experience in a related role within a corporate environment. Full info HERE (7/3)
ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SEARCH
Highly rated and fastest growing cable news channel is seeking Booking Producers for primetime. Primarily responsible for securing on-air guests for interviews. Desired candidates must have previously worked as a booking producer (preferably in news). Must be a news junkie and ultimate team player. Full info HERE (7/3)
MANAGER, TELEVISION BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS
ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SEARCH
Successful independent developer, producer and distributor of feature films and television programming seeking Business & Legal Affairs Manager for Television group. Desired candidates must have previous experience in business or legal affairs department at major studio, production company, or entertainment law firm. JD degree strongly preferred. Full info HERE (7/3)
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR >>
GO TO TEAM/CHARLESTON, SC: Daily servicing of clients and crews all across the US. Individuals are required to schedule camera crews, field production personnel, negotiate rates, source equipment nationally, book travel ETC. Hard working team players wanted. Experience in media/and entertainment industry is a plus. On Call/Overtime component. Full info HERE (6/30)
MANAGER, OPERATIONS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS >>
AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA GROUP/ST. PAUL, MN, LOS ANGELES, CA OR REMOTE: We’re looking for a forward-thinking and meticulously organized Manager, Operations and Business Analysis to join APM Studios, American Public Media’s podcast division. This role will be responsible for a variety of complex analytical, business and project management tasks to support the operation and monetization of APM Studios shows. Full info HERE (6/30)
SR. DIRECTOR, PODCAST OPERATIONS
NY, ATLANTA, DALLAS, REMOTE
Develop, implement, monitor and lead podcast strategy and daily operations for podcasts. Play a critical role in structuring and shaping the operational framework, brand and business strategy. 8-10 years of audio and/or digital media experience with 3-5 years of meaningful experience in podcast development, operations, and monetization. Full info HERE (6/30)
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Early morning Sports/Entertainment talk show, call time at 5:30am. Develop, design, plan, and execute TikTok content for the show. Work closely with the entire staff including talent and producers. Create reactionary content to storylines that arise during the live window of the show. Must be available to start 7/11/22. Full info HERE (6/29)
MANAGER, MULTI-PLATFORM RESEARCH & ANALYTICS >>
FUSE MEDIA/GLENDALE, HYBRID: Create, analyze, and distribute regular daily, weekly and monthly reporting covering TV, digital (TVOD, AVOD, SVOD) and social media. Validate the accuracy of data in reports, communicate issues/anomalies to designated support teams and monitor the status of outstanding issues. 3+ years of research and analytics experience. Full info HERE (6/29)
MEDIA SALES PLANNER >>
FUSE MEDIA/NYC, HYBRID: Create and manage national sales proposals. Monitor on-air schedules on a daily basis. Prepare post analysis for clients. Resolve contract discrepancies. Obtain, organize and analyze research and competitive information. 2-4 years of experience in a media sales company, or advertising agency preferred. Full info HERE (6/29)
AD OPERATIONS MANAGER >>
FUSE MEDIA/GLENDALE, HYBRID: Work with a cross functional team spanning sales, business intelligence, and digital operations to traffic direct sales and programmatic digital advertising campaigns to ensure client expectations are exceeded. Manage & analyze live direct sold and programmatic campaign effectiveness. 3+ yrs exp in Ad Operations in the digital advertising industry. Full info HERE (6/29)
MANAGER, PUBLIC RELATIONS >>
OUTKICK/NYC, HYBRID: Self-starter skilled in sports media & pop culture; strong project management skills & ability to work independently. Develop & execute press strategies & secure impactful media placements. Results-oriented strategic approach w/solid understanding of sports world; execute creative PR strategies to elevate emerging brand. 4-6 years of PR exp. req. Full info HERE (6/28)
SPECIALIST, INTEGRATED MARKETING
Partner with all lines of business to create marketing solutions for clients, spanning all platforms, including web, mobile, app, social, linear TV, OTT, CTV, podcast & out-of-home. The Specialist will become a product expert, assisting in development & execution of marketing campaigns & creation/maintenance of ad sales marketing materials. Full info HERE (6/28)
MEDIA SALES PLANNER >>
FUSE MEDIA/NY: Develop customized plans and presentations for Ad Sales clients. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to join a fast-growing business with future growth opportunities. Full info HERE (6/28)
|TUESDAY JUNE 28
ABC: Holey Moley, The Chase, Who Do You Believe?
CBS: FBI, FBI: International, FBI: Most Wanted
CW: Superman & Lois [f], Tom Swift
FOX: Crime Scene Kitchen, MasterChef
NBC: America’s Got Talent, Dancing With Myself
PBS: Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Hiding in Plain Sight Youth Mental Illness
Telemundo:, La Casa de los Famosos, Amor Valiente, Infiel: Historia de un Engano
Univision: La Mexicana y el Guero, Mi Fortuna es Amarte, Mujer de Nadie [p]