06/28/17: CNN backs producer in sting video; AMC calls Saul again; BET tops cable awards shows

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
Skydance Television is securing a deal with the Asimov estate to try to turn Isaac Asimov’s Foundation into a TV series. The science fiction trilogy heavily informed Star Wars as well as numerous other sci-fi films and series.
 
Couples Court with the Cutlers began its first season of production in Atlanta. Trial attorneys Dana and Keith Cutler will be the first married couple to preside over a television courtroom in the syndicated, half-hour weekday strip from Orion TV Production. Series has been picked up by 85% of U.S. markets for this fall.
 
Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul, will be back in 2018. AMC ordered a fourth season of the series, which ended its third season as the third-highest rated drama among A25-54, with 3.6 million viewers per episode, including 2 million A25-54 in Nielsen L+3 ratings.  
 
E! renewed Eric & Jesse for a third season. Series following country singer/songwriter Jessie James Decker and NFL star husband Eric Decker returns Wednesday, September 6 at 10p.
 
Big Beach Builds will be back for a sophomore season. DIY Network ordered eight new episodes of the beach house restoration show.
 
Carlos PenaVega and his wife/business partner Alexa PenaVega joined forces with IM Global Television to develop two new shows: half-hour hybrid comedy Lex & Los, which they will star in and exec produce, and La Vida, a drama with music.
 
It’s not curtains for Doomsday, after all. The thriller drama pilot is going to series. Sony TV is exploring a series order for the project, which was originally set up at ABC but never went beyond the pilot stage.
 
The Paramount Network and Viacom Velocity partnered with Indigenous Media to develop, produce and socially distribute episodes of Indigenous Media’s short docs franchise, 60 Second Docs. Each installment will reveal an untold story or element relating to Paramount Network’s slate of new scripted or unscripted originals.
 
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
OWN drama Greenleaf returns with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, August 15 at 10p and Wednesday, August 16 at 10p.
 
A&E Network premieres The Lowe Files on Wednesday, August 2 at 10p. Nonfiction series follows Rob Lowe and sons Matthew and John Owen as they travel the country exploring infamous unsolved mysteries.
 
AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire begins its fourth and final season with a two-hour premiere on Saturday, August 19 at 9p.
 
Graham Hetrick returns in the sophomore season of The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead on Monday, July 17 at 10p on ID.
 
JLTV is bringing back The Danny Kaye Show starting Thursday, June 29 at 10p.
 
 
COMING UP
 
Marking the 40th anniversary of David Berkowitz’s New York killing spree, Smithsonian Channel will air The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam on Sunday, July 30 at 9p. Doc features rarely seen press conferences and news footage.
 
Science Channel recognizes World Asteroid Day on Friday, June 30 with an interstellar lineup. When Asteriods Attack bows at 8p, followed by Asteroids: The Dark Secrets at 9p and How to Survive an Asteroid Strike at 10p.
 
HDNET Movies released top films slated to premiere in July. Among them: Amelia, starring Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart, on Sunday, July 2 at 8p, and The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, on Saturday, July 8 at 7:10p
 
Entertainment One, Philly Films and BET debut a behind-the-scenes look at rapper Meek Mill and his homecoming show, Meek & Friends, in special On Tour with Meek Mill. Premieres Wednesday, July 11 at 9p on BET.
 
 
CASTING
 
Enrique Murciano won’t be back for The Blacklist’s fifth season. The actor announced the news on Twitter.
 
James Van Der Beek and Lauren Graham are lending their voices to Disney Junior’s Vampirina, as the title character’s parents, Boris and Oxana Hauntley….Eric Ladin (The Killing) has joined Season 2 of History drama Six as a series regular….Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) will play the leader of a cop gang in Crackle’s The Oath.… Hulu’s The Path nabbed Freida Pinto for a key series regular role for its upcoming third season. 
 
 
DIGITAL DOINGS
 
YouTube Red issued a series order to Impulse. The action-thriller is based on the third novel in the Jumper series by Steven Gould and centers on a 16-year old girl who has always felt different from her peers and soon discovers she has the ability to teleport.
 
Netflix greenlit half-hour dramedy Everything Sucks!, created by Ben York Jones (Like Crazy) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date). The quirky, coming-of-age story centers on two groups of high school misfits.
 
Facebook inked a deal with Fox Sports to stream UEFA Champions League soccer matches via Facebook Live during the 2017-2018 season. Under the pact’s terms, Fox Sports will stream games in the U.S. on Fox Sports Facebook page, and in Spanish on the Fox Deportes Facebook Page.
 
A&E partnered with PodcastOne to launch Cold Case Files: The Podcast. It joins Real Crime Blog as part of an initiative to extend the brand’s crime-based storytelling across multiple platforms. New podcast episodes are available every Tuesday at aetv.com, PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app and Apple Podcasts.
 
Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce, headlined by unbeaten world champ Robert Easter battling top challenger Denis Shafkov, will be available for streaming live on Friday, June 30 via the net’s new subscription video-on-demand service Brown Sugar. Coverage begins on Bounce and Brown Sugar at 9p.
 
Sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s video library has been added to Night Flight Plus, a new streaming channel from the original creator of USA Networks ‘80s classic Night Flight.
 
 
GOING GLOBAL
 
Banijay Rights locked in key pre-sales for new factual crime series. I Married A Murder is signed in the UK, while American Justice was picked up in the US.
 
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RATINGS
 
The 2017 BET Awards was the number one cable awards show among A18-49 for the 2017 broadcast season, claiming the top stop for the third consecutive year. The gala was also tops among African Americans 18-49 for the 16th consecutive year. The premiere telecast drew 5.8 million viewers P2+, as it was simulcast live across nine Viacom networks including MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Logo, Spike and Centric. In total, the show reached 18.1 million Total Viewers P2+ and 8.5 million A18-49.
 
The finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, was the most watched ever, garnering 859,000 Total Viewers. The show’s full season was up 122% from the last one among A18-49.
 
Bravo’s Southern Charm delivered a series high among P25-54 and Total Viewers, earning 1 million P18-49 (up +13% versus the prior week’s episode), 1.3 million P25-54 (up +17%) and 2.1 million Total Viewers (up +13%).
 
Spike TV’s Thursday, June 22 airing of The Mist delivered increases in A18-49 (+98%) and total viewers (+137%) in its timeslot, compared to the previous 4-week average. Overall, The Mist drew 1.3 million viewers with 0.6 A18-49.
 
Telemundo Deportes’ exclusive coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 reached 9.6 million total viewers through the group stage, averaging 1 million total viewers and 519,000 A18-49.
 
Dr. Phil (2.6) extended his weekly winning streak among talk shows to 41, despite being in reruns all week long. Live with Kelly & Ryan (2.1) took second place for the third week in a row, opening a gap over third place Ellen DeGeneres (1.7).
 
Crime Watch Daily (0.9, steady) jumped 25% among W25-54 (0.5 demo rating), climbing 13% from last year in households despite being in repeats all five days.
 
Top 10 Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among Total Viewers for the week of June 5, 2017
Primetime (000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
FOXN  2382/FOXN 1544
MSNB 1837/NICK 1264
USA 1630/ MSNB 1070
HGTV 1506/ CNN 919
TBSC 1421/ DSNY 850
HIST 1391/ ADSM* 838
DISC 1280/ HGTV 835
CNN 1134/NAN* 780
AMC 1069/TOON 775
AEN 1041/USA 719
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. Primetimes is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.
 
Top 10 Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of June 5, 2017
Primetime (000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
USA 685/ ADSM 505
TBSC 671/NAN* 376
ADSM 509/NICK 363
DISC 505/USA 290
TNT 441/TBSC 281
FRFM 424/ID 269
AMC 408/TNT 252
HGTV 402/HGTV 248
VH1 398/ TOON 241
HIST 392/ESPN 240
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. Primetimes is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.
 
Top-Rated Cable Shows among 18-48 for the week of June 5, 2017 (000)
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1) 2382
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) 2362
Better Call Saul (AMC) 1991
Teen Mom (MTV) 1791
Street Outlaws (DISC) 1779
Basketball Wives (VH1) 1685
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1649
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1611
Keeping Up With the Kardashians (EN) 1578
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1509
 
Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 6/12/17 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.3 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 5.9 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.2 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.1 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.3 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.7 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.6 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.4 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.4 AA
Live With Kelly & Ryan (DAD) 2.1AA
Two And A Half Men (WB) 2.1 AA
 
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 6/12/17 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.7 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.7 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.3 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.2 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.0 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.0 AA
Two And A Half Men (WB) 0.8 AA
The Cleveland Show (2/T) 0.8 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 0.7 AA
 
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of June 19, 2017
ABC World News Tonight 7,696,000 million total viewers; 1.3/6 and 1,538,000 A25-54
NBC Nightly News 7,485,000 million total viewers; 1.4/7 and 1,662,000 A25-54
CBS Evening News 5,924,000 million total viewers; 1.1/5 and 1,291,000 A25-54
 
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of June 19, 2017
ABC: Good Morning America 4.09 million total viewers; 1.0/10 and 1,207,000 A25-54
NBC: Today 3.92 million total viewers; 1.2/11 and 1,385,000 A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.35 million total viewers; 0.7/7 and 817,000 A25-54
 
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of June 19, 2017
NBC: The Tonight Show 2.66 million total viewers; 0.68/4 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 1.96 million total viewers; 0.42/2 among A18-49
CBS: The Late Show 2.62 million total viewers; 0.42/2 among A18-49
 
Top 13 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of June 19, 2017
NBC: America’s Got Talent (6/20) 2.6/11
NBC: World of Dance (6/20) 1.8/7
ABC: The Bachelorette (6/19) 1,6/6
NBC: American Ninja Warrior (6/19) 1.5/6
ABC: Celebrity Family Feud (6/25) 1.4/6
NBC: Spartan: Team Challenge (6/19) 1.2/5
ABC: Steve Harvey’s Funderdome (6/25) 1.1/4
ABC: The $100,000 Pyramid (6/25) 1.1/4
NBC: Little Big Shots (6/21) 1.0/5
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (6/22) 1.0/5
ABC: 20/20 (6/23) 1.0/5
FOX: MasterChef (6/21) 1.0/5
FOX: Beat Shazam (6/22) 1.0/5
 
Broadcast Sunday Morning News Shows Ratings June 25, 2017
NBC Meet the Press 2.95 million total viewers; 0.7 and 834,000 A25-54
CBS Face the Nation 2.96 million total viewers; 0.5 and 635,000 A25-54
ABC This Week 2.54 million total viewers; 0.5 and 620,000 A25-54
CBS Face the Nation-2 1.99 million total viewers; 0.3 and 412,000 A25-54
FOX News Sunday 861,000 total viewers; 0.3 and 321,000 A25-54
 
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
Tim Westergren has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of Pandora.
 


This Day in History: 1951 – Amos ‘n’ Andy moved from radio to CBS-TV.
 
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY JUNE 28, 2017
ABC: The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, To Tell the Truth
CBS: Big Brother [p], Criminal Minds
CW: Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
FOX: MasterChef, The F Word with Gordon Ramsay
NBC:
Little Big Shots: Forever Young, The Carmichael Show, The Carmichael Show, This Is Us
PBS: Big Pacific, Great Yellowstone Thaw, NOVA
Telemundo: Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, La Quereda del Centauro, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Jose de Egipto, La Doble vida de Estela Carrillo, Rosario Tijeras

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