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Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp debuts on Disney Channel on Monday, July 16 at 7:30p. Docu-series will air Monday-Thursday during the summer.
Which cartoon character would you most like to see come to life?  Let us know in the Cynopsis poll: http://cynopsis.com/poll/. (In our last poll, which asked how Roseanne Barr’s character should be written off in the spin-off, 35% said she should be sent away due to mental health issues; 34% said the character should succumb to a prescription pill overdose; 26% opted for the never-seen “Where’s Roseanne?” strategy, and 6% wanted her to run off with Tom Arnold.)
Netflix is retiring a website feature that allowed subscribers to write and read reviews of TV shows, following “declining usage over time.” The streamer told users that while it has had star ratings for much of its history, “we’ve learned through over a year of testing that while we’ve used stars to help you personalize your suggestions, many of our members are confused about what they do.”
A survey from Cowen & Co. found that more respondents age 18-24, or almost 40%, used Netflix most often to view video content. YouTube came in second with 17%, followed by basic ad-supported cable (13%), Hulu (7.6%) and broadcast TV (7.5%).
What data breach? Facebook stock hit a record high of $203.23 after news broke that the social media giant landed rights to all 380 Premier League soccer matches for 2019-2022 in Asian territories. “While regulators and the press have had a field day attacking Facebook’s behavior, we continue to believe consumers simply could not care less – they love Facebook and all of its key services,” said BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield, who raised his 12-month price target to $275.
Google is being sued by two Ohio residents for giving third-party developers access to users’ inboxes. While Google says it only grants access to “relevant data” to vetted developers who “accurately represent themselves,” James Coyne and Michael Coyne allege Google violated California state privacy law, a state consumer law and a state computer fraud law.
Smart speaker company Sonos filed for its initial public offering on Friday. The company is seeking a $2.5 billion to $3 billion valuation, according to Bloomberg. Sonos said it has sold over 19 million products in 7 million households. In its SEC filing, CEO Patrick Spence noted, “Short-term fluctuations and uneven product cadences are built into our business model. This means we won’t be right for every investor. But if you share our desire to achieve long-term success…then we invite you to join us.”
The resume of music industry trailblazer Vo Williams includes Empire, Ballers, Lethal Weapon, SNL and Atlanta. Williams, who aims to write music “with purpose,” talks about music’s place in storytelling in Cynsiders.
Light and non-TV viewers represent a large percentage of the TV audience but a small percentage of TV time spent and commercial impressions, according to a cross media Nielsen study commissioned by Westwood One. The study found 17% of Americans A18-49 represent 50% of total TV commercial impressions. 44% in the demo are light- or non-TV viewers, and account for just 9% of total TV commercial impressions. The report suggests one way advertisers can reach light TV viewers is AM/FM radio, which reaches 90% of that group.
Howard Donald (Take That) and racing star Dario Franchetti will host four-part Mission Ignition, centered on enthusiasts rebuilding classic cars, for UK’s Channel 4.
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  Univision’s El Gordo y La Flaca averaged 1.3 million total viewers 2+, 539,000 A18-49 and 203,000 A18-34 in June, while newsmag Primer Impacto averaged 1.5 million total viewers, 590,000 A18-49 and 226,000 A18-34.
Croatia’s July 7 World Cup victory over Russia scored 5.0/13 in metered markets for Fox, the best numbers for any Men’s match on an American network since 2014.
Telemundo Deportes’ July 6 quarter final World Cup matches posted the net’s best-ever Friday daytime audience, with 1.8 million viewers, up +38% from the June 22 prior record.
The season four finale of Hallmark’s Good Witch was the most-watched cable program of the day (except news and sports) in Live+3 Nielsens. The season has reached 10 million unduplicated viewers to date.
NBC’s Marlon hit a season high 2.97 million viewers on Sunday, and held its .6 in the A18-49 demo. CBS’s Big Brother was first for the night among A18-49 (1.3), while NBC’s Little Big Shot delivered the biggest audience (6.39 million).
Steven Cochran will succeed retiring Cable One Chief Financial Officer Kevin Coyle in the position of SVP and CFO, effective August 6. The job will end Cochran’s “self-imposed” 18-month sabbatical after leaving WOW as CEO.
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This Day in History: 
1893 – Daniel Williams performed the first successful open heart surgery without (gulp) anesthesia.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What was the longest-running U.S. crime drama before Law & Order took the title? Hawaii Five-0 (1968-1980). John Ferlazzo/London, Holly Hearn-H2 Concierge Marketing/Sarasota, FL, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Terry Danuser-National Geographic/NYC, Anthony Salerno-Horizon Media/NYC, Charles Lore/NYC, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank
Today’s Trivia Question: Which series, axed after two episodes, was the first network cancellation of the 2009-2010 season? (Email  [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four correct answers from each time zone will be selected.)
Answer to Friday’s Anagram:  Dim Stooge = Good Times. Kudos to: Tara Berman-NBCUniversal/Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Kathleen Cromie-Final Draft/Burbank, Tom Waring-Trailblazer Studios
New Series Anagram: I Chimed A Lot (Email [email protected] your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)
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JOB OPENING: SENIOR & MID-LEVEL LOCAL MEDIA BUYERS/Active International/Pearl River NY: Estimate, negotiate and maintain Local TV & Radio schedules across a variety of markets/clients. Knowledge of SpectraOx (MediaBank) or comparable. Resumes to: [email protected] (7/11)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MEDIA PLANNER/ELLEN/NYC: Mng planning and activation of all digital media campaigns. 2 years direct experience required at agency or publisher. Resume: [email protected] (7/11)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MANAGER BRAND CONTENT/ELLEN/BURBANK: Resp. for flawless activation of brand digital content produced by and distributed across the Ellen Digital Network. Digital video & sponsorship project management experience a must. 8-years related exp. Resume: [email protected] (7/11)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, BRAND CONTENT & PARTNERSHIPS/ELLEN/BURBANK: Resp. for cross-platform sales. Exceptional track records for exceeding sales targets & managing client/agency partnerships.  Min 6 yrs of integrated sales exp. Resume: [email protected] (7/11)

JOB OPENING: VP EXCHANGE CONTENT & DIGITAL/American Public TV/Boston: Terrific opp. to work at one of best pub media cos. & have dynamic impact on nat’l content. Lead APT’s largest content dept. Key to multicast channels & dig. initiatives. 5-10 yrs. rel. exp. PubTV & dig. exp. pref. Report to CEO. Info: APPLY (7/11)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, PROGRAM RESEARCH/Bravo & Oxygen/NYC: Mng topline & detailed analyses, reports, presentations & highlights covering Bravo/Oxygen and competitors. Min 4 yrs exp TV rsch. Management experience preferred. Passion for TV desired. Full info/apply HERE  (7/11)

JOB OPENING: HUMAN RESOURCE GENERALIST/NBC Sports Group/Orlando FL:  Partner w/bus. mgrs to provide HR solutions that encourage effective bus. decisions & builds employee engagement for GolfNow’s golfer support call center. Partner w/leaders to execute on professional dev. & other HR initiatives. 2+ yrs exp generalist role. Apply HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES ASSISTANT/Baby First TV/NY: Reports to EVP & AE Ad Sales. Detailed & organized. Ability to multi-task in fast past env. Prof in EXL & PPT. College grad welcome! Reply to [email protected] (7/11)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR/EXEC PRODUCER/HGTV/KNOXVILLE: Top creative to develop new programming for HGTV & manage all aspects of commissioned productions. Review/steer shows, cultivate brand rep, identify new talent. 7 yrs prod co/ ntwrk exp, showrunner exp pref. APPLY (7/10)
ABC: The Bachelorette, The Proposal
CBS: Mom [r], Man With a Plan [r], NCIS: New Orleans [r], Salvation
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Whose Line Is It Anyway [r]
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance, 9-1-1 [r]  
NBC: American Ninja Warrior, Dateline NBC
PBS:  Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow [r], POV
TELEMUNDO: Mi Familia Perfecta, Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso, El Señor de los Cielos
UNIVISION: El Rico y Lazaro, La Bella y Las Bestias, El Chapo


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