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WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY
HAD EIGHT OF THE TOP TWENTY NETWORKS
ACROSS BROADCAST & CABLE
WITH P25-54 & W25-54 IN JULY 2022
TBS, TLC, FOOD NETWORK, DISCOVERY, HGTV, TNT, CNN & ID
WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY
OUR STORY STARTS WITH YOU
HBO: Industry at 9p
HGTV: Inside Out at 8p; Flip to a Million at 9p
ID: People Magazine Presents: Crimes of the ‘90s at 8p
Lifetime: The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes
MSNBC: Decision 2022
Netflix: Big Tree City
Prime Video: Game of Spy
USA: Snake in the Grass at 11p
TV One: Fatal Attraction at 9p
VH1: Caught in the Act: Unfaithful at 10p
IN THE NEWS
Netflix has changed its tune about “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical Album Live in Concert.” Supportive of the show when it was free online, the streamer is suing creators Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear after they staged a sell-out, for-profit concert at the Kennedy Center in D.C. last week. “Netflix supports fan-generated content, but Barlow & Bear have taken this many steps further, seeking to create multiple revenue streams for themselves without formal permission to utilize the ‘Bridgerton’ IP,” said the streamer in a statement. “We’ve tried hard to work with Barlow & Bear, and they have refused to cooperate. The creators, cast, writers and crew have poured their hearts and souls into ‘Bridgerton,’ and we’re taking action to protect their rights.”
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is returning to ABC’s “The View” a guest co-host, starting August 3. Hasselbeck, who served as a co-host on the morning show from 2003-13, joins a list of guest co-hosts who have filled in since the exit of Meghan McCain last summer. Alyssa Farah Griffin, former staffer in the Trump White House, is reportedly joining the show as permanent co-host.
Charter’s quarterly report showed revenue increasing to $13.6 billion and earnings per share of $8.80, beating expectations of $13.4 billion and $6.89. The company lost 240,000 residential video customers and 42,000 internet customers. Taking into account customers leaving due to the wind-down of the Emergency Broadband Benefit program and additional requirements of the Affordable Connectivity Program, there was organic growth of 38,000 customers, said the company. “Market transaction volume is going to pick up, so our internet net adds will pick up again, we’re confident in that,” said COO Chris Winfrey. “Our recipe for broadband growth has always been about being price-competitive to the marketplace. I don’t see a major change there in terms of how we go to market or how we need to go to market.”
REELZ scored big with the premiere of “On Patrol: Live,” lifting the network into a top 25 cable network position for the first time ever. Did the numbers come as a surprise? “Clearly to make a commitment like we did for ‘On Patrol: Live’ we planned for this kind of success and were confident with our forecasts when we presented to our advertising partners,” Bill Rosolie, SVP of Ad Sales, tells Cynopsis. “It’s very gratifying both to our agencies and to REELZ that we actually beat our forecast with our premieres.” As for the show’s impact on future programming, “We’ll build on this early success without pause,” says Rosolie. “The success of ‘On Patrol: Live’ allows us to introduce REELZ to many new viewers which gives us a chance to have an almost fresh start on programming that has worked for us in the past but be assured you will see our development focus on ideas that complement our incredible new series.”
Chris Cuomo, set to launch a new show on NewsNation this fall, admitted on “Real Time with Bill Maher” that he misses his old gig on CNN. “I feel like I lost a sense of purpose for a while because of how things ended,” told Maher on Friday of his ignominious exit. “It’s a great organization and there are great people there.” Cuomo was on the show to promote his new podcast, “The Chris Cuomo Project,” which hit #2 in Apple’s Top Shows “news” shows on Saturday.
HBO Max has canceled coming-of-age comedy “Gordita Chronicles” after one season. “Live-action kids and family programming will not be part of our programming focus in the immediate future, and as a result, we’ve had to make the very difficult decision to end ‘Gordita Chronicles’,” said a spokesperson HBO Max. Sony Pictures Television will be shopping the show.
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
HUSSLUP, the invite-only app aimed at making creative talent discovery easier and more democratic, has generated its first official job match. Among the 40-plus partners taking part are AGBO Films; Blumhouse Productions; Universal Pictures; Dreamworks Animation; and Telemundo. As for the match: HUSSLUP member Tiana Perez is now a new production assistant at the Russo Brothers’ AGBO Films.
E! has begun production in Vancouver on the first of six original romantic comedy movies. “Married by Mistake” (wt) follows a woman who has a drunken night out with her best friend and ends up marrying him in Las Vegas. The film is slated to premiere in early 2023.
AMC Networks is developing a drama series reboot of “Max Headroom.” Matt Frewer will reprise his role as the computer-generated TV host in an adaptation written by Christopher Cantwell (“Halt and Catch Fire”). SpectreVision and All3Media are producing.
Most Valuable Promotions pulled the plug on the upcoming fight between Hasim Rahman, Jr. and Jake Paul that was supposed to take place on Aug. 6th at Madison Square Garden. The promotion noted that the original maximum weight for the boxers was 200 lbs. and recently Rahman’s camp indicated “for the very first time” that he planned to weigh 215 lbs. at the official weigh-in and would not agree to an adjusted weigh-in at 205 lbs. “MVP and Jake Paul will not reward someone that has conducted themselves in such a deceiving and calculated manner. Therefore, MVP is left with no choice but to cancel the August 6th event,” the company said.
ESPN landed a deal to become the Official Television and Digital distributor of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games. ESPN and ESPN+ will combine to carry nearly 160 hours across its networks and digital platforms from Jan. 12-22, 2023. Under the agreement, ESPN+ will offer fans nearly 140 hours of coverage throughout the 11-day event, while more than 20 hours of network coverage of the Games will be featured on ESPN2 and ESPNU.
Nielsen reports that the New York Mets victory over the New York Yankees on July 27, generated an average audience of 2,120,000 viewers on ESPN. Excluding opening night and tiebreaker games, Wednesday’s game is the most-watched regular-season MLB weeknight broadcast on ESPN in 15 years.
UCLA will reportedly receive about $67.5 million from Under Armour as part of a settlement to end the school’s lawsuit against the apparel company for terminating a record apparel sponsorship deal, according to ESPN. The deal, signed in 2016, was the largest sponsorship agreement in college sports history at the time.
UFC is collaborating with Amazon Merch on Demand to offer a new selection of fan gear products “featuring a broad array of original designs.” “We’re thrilled to work with an incredible company like Amazon to enhance our fan gear with a broad array of new products with original designs for UFC fans,” said Tracey Bleczinski, Senior Vice President, UFC Global Consumer Products. “UFC fans are deeply passionate and loyal, and our fan gear is an authentic way for them to show their love and pride for the sport and stay connected to the brand.”
RIP to NBA great Bill Russell, who nabbed 11 championships and five MVP awards for the league. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stated, “Bill Russell was the greatest champion in all of team sports. The countless accolades that he earned for his storied career with the Boston Celtics – including a record 11 championships and five MVP awards – only begin to tell the story of Bill’s immense impact on our league and broader society.”
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Doctors specializing in hair-related disorders help the afflicted in TLC’s “Bad Hair Day,” launching Wednesday, August 24 at 10p.
It’s all relative on BYUtv. September 18 brings the season ten premiere of competition “Relative Race,” while immigrant legacy series “How I Got Here” makes its debut October 2 at 6p.
MyOutdoorTV, the subscription streaming platform offered by Outdoor Sportsman Group is offering a free preview of outdoor lifestyle content from August 1-14.
Pasiones is now available on Telefónica in Peru. Subscribers can access the network on Telefónica’s CATV Estándar package as well as the Estelar package.
Latin American animation studio Anima is partnering with Idaho Falls for “Victor and the Infinite & Mysterious Hallway of Loos,” based on a series of middle school novels.
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Australian soap opera “Neighbors” went out with a bang after 37 years. The series finale on Channel Ten averaged 1.2 million viewers and a 41.6% share, delivering its best audience since 2009.
Discovery’s Shark Week, kicking off Sunday, July 24, was up +7% among P25-54 in Live+3 ratings and up 10% in Total Viewers (P2+ 000s) versus premiere night for Shark Week in 2021. It’s the first time the Shark premiere night has been up in ratings since 2017.
Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” reached more than 7.3 M P2+ viewers, its best showing in more than two years, and wrapped this season with an average .7 P25-54 / .8 W25-54 Live+3 rating, up +8% and +15% respectively from the prior run
HGTV attracted more than 5.6 million primetime viewers on Sunday, July 24 with the season premieres of “Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise” and “Renovation Island.” “Ugliest House” delivered a .57 Live+3 rating among P25-54 and a .74 among W25-54, both of which outpaced the series’ season one premiere in January. “Renovation Island” delivered a .64 Live+3 rating among P25-54 and a .86 among W25-54 during its season premiere.
TLC has been the #1 non-sports cable network among W25-54 for 10 consecutive weeks. On Tuesday nights, TLC has been the #1 cable network for W25-54 (excluding sports) for 8 consecutive weeks, driven by “Little People, Big World” and “Welcome to Plathville.”
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Thursday, July 28
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Press Your Luck 3.48 (0.5), Generation Gap 3.09 (0.4), The Con 2.08 (0.2)
CBS: Young Sheldon 3.17 (0.3), Ghosts 2.72 (0.3), Big Brother 3.55 (0.8), CSI: Vegas 1.60 (0.2)
CW: Walker 0.35 (0.0), The Flash 0.28 (0.0)
FOX: MasterChef 1.15 (0.2), Welcome to Flatch 0.58 (0.1), Welcome to Flatch 0.53 (0.1)
NBC: Law & Order 2.37 (02), Law & Order: SVU 2.59 (0.3), Law & Order: Organized Crime 1,50 (0.2)
Telemundo: La Casa de los Famosos 1.26 (0.3), Amore Valiente 0.97 (0.2), Infiel: Historia de un Engano 1.05 (0.2)
Univision: La Mexicana y el Guero 0.87 (0.2), La Herencia 1.13 (0.3), Mujer de Nadie 0.89 (0.3)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
Corie Henson has joined NBCUnversal as EVP, Entertainment Unscripted Content. Henson, most recently EVP, Head of Unscripted for TBS, TNT and truTV, replaces Jenny Groom. “Corie is one of the most respected executives in the business and brings a resume overflowing with big unscripted hits that have broken out across broadcast, streaming and cable platforms,” said Entertainment Content Chairman Susan Rovner. “Her deep experience with large volumes of programming across multiple networks and brands is a perfect fit for our NBCU content ecosystem.”
Paramount Global has promoted Pamela Kaufman, President of Global Consumer Products and Experiences for Paramount, to President and CEO of International Markets, Global Consumer Products & Experiences. Raffaele Annecchino has decided to leave the company in his role as President and CEO of Paramount International Networks, Studios and Streaming.
Jason Spingarn-Koff is exiting his position as Director, Original Documentary Film at Netflix. Spingarn-Koff joined Netflix in 2015.
Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey is leaving “Extra,” where she has worked for 22 years and is now senior executive producer. She has been working remotely in Florida, and decided to leave in August rather than return to the LA office.
Actress Nichelle Nichols died July 30. She was 89. Nichols was best known for playing Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” series, as well as “Star Trek: The Animated Series” and the first six “Star Trek” films. A role model, Nichols was employed by NASA at one point to encourage women and African Americans to become astronauts, and she remained a supporter of the space program.
This Day in History
1941 – The first Jeep was produced.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Anne Meara played a wisecracking cook in a tavern on which sitcom? “Archie Bunker’s Place” (1979-1983). Kudos to: Tom Boyd-WGN/Chicago; Eric Litt-Multicast Networks/Chicago; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank; Anderson Angad-Dentsu/Raleigh NC; Andy Ehlen-Grady Britton/Portland, OR; Cindy O’Connor-CoxReps/NYC; Cory Angerthal-AMC Networks/NYC; Kevin Cirrito-Opportunity Media/NYC; Mark Prince-Dentsu/NYC; Wendy Holms/Denver; Kevin Moran-Blarney Productions/Pasadena, CA
Today’s Trivia Question
Patricia Heaton made a guest appearance on which sitcom as her “Everybody Loves Raymond” (1996-2005) character, Debra Barone? (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.)
MANAGER, COMMERCIAL CLEARANCE
NYC or Remote
Help ensure advertisements are compliant with A+E’s policies and federal guidelines. Review scripts, storyboards, animatics, rough and final cuts across a variety of content, with a focus on high-risk commercial categories. Serve as point person on projects with S&P to review live, scripted, and unscripted programming. 5+ yrs experience. Full info HERE (8/15)
VP, CONTENT AND PRODUCTION COUNSEL
NYC or Remote
Provide legal counsel in the areas of pre-broadcast/pre-publication review; Intellectual Property; First Amendment; causes of action common in entertainment and media industry cases. 7-10 years of relevant law firm experience or experience in media company legal department; in-house media law practice highly desirable. Full info HERE (8/15)
MANAGER, PUBLICITY & SOCIAL CONTENT COMMUNITY
GAME SHOW NETWORK
5+ yrs exp. Manage promo campaigns. Identifying/developing creative news angles to publicize programming in press. Partner w/ VP as a unit publicist & social lead, including traveling to sets of shows to manage media interviews. Spearhead/coord. talent press trips, set visits, photo shoots, press tours, satellite media tours, etc. Full info HERE (8/15)
AFFILIATE RELATIONS DIRECTOR, SYNDICATION >>
HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP/CHARLOTTE, NC: Serve as the primary contact with our broadcast television station partners, represent clients and outside vendors; including coordination of contracts and agreements, as well as provision all needed information and communication for the Syndication department. Great opportunity for programming, promotion, marketing or PR background. Full info HERE (8/15)
SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Develop sales strategies for new business development to advertising agencies & clients. Research emerging businesses to build a pipeline of potential new clients. Cultivate client relationships to enhance FETV’s position in the marketplace. Negotiate & close upfront & scatter business. 5+ yrs of television selling or related advertising sales exp. Full info HERE (8/11)
SR. MANAGER, DIGITAL (Hallmark Channel)
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
LA, STUDIO CITY
Responsible for consumer digital initiatives with a focus on Apps & sales campaigns including content creation . Min 5 yrs experience with digital content using content management systems and video platform management. BS/BA and prior cable or broadcast TV experience preferred. Full info HERE (8/9)
MANAGER, DIGITAL (Hallmark Channel)
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
LA, STUDIO CITY
Responsible for content creation for consumer platforms with a focus on SEO . Min 3 yrs experience with digital content using content management systems and video platform management. BS/BA and prior cable or broadcast TV experience preferred. Full info HERE (8/9)
SENIOR MANAGER, PRICING AND PLANNING >>
TRUSTED MEDIA BRANDS/Remote: Responsible for owning the pre-sale planning process as it would transition to post-sale execution. Working closely w/others to build out packaging feasibly, delivery information, cost analysis & pricing tactics. Respond to RFPs based on agency/client goal objectives. 4-6 yrs exp. in Sales Planning, Revenue Operations, or Pricing & Analytics. Full info HERE (8/9)
COORDINATOR, DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS
We are looking to add a Coordinator to our team! The US Networks Distribution (“USND”) team is responsible for the monetization and multi-platform distribution of Paramount’s portfolio of linear networks, VOD content, and streaming products to MVPDs, virtual MVPDs, and mobile platforms. Minimum 1+ years industry experience. Full info HERE (8/5)
VP, ADVERTISING SALES & MARKETING
Oversee the management and direction of sales executives servicing the east coast region with an emphasis on New York ad agencies. Work collaboratively with Chicago & LA offices to execute network sales priorities. 15+ yrs of advertising sales exp. in a broadcast or cable network environment 10 + yrs successfully management advertising sales teams. Full info HERE (8/5)
SR. COORDINATOR/ASSOCIATE MANAGER, INTEGRATED MARKETING
Respond to RFP, RFI & general Sales Requests: concept & formulate both large & small-scale ideas into innovative, marketable programs that are custom-made for specific client initiatives & their associated KPIs. Champion & help implement the vision & go-to-market strategy. Min 2-yrs at a media company or sales/marketing organization. Full info HERE (8/5)
AD SALES COORDINATOR
Work with account executives and sales planners utilizing system to fulfill sales orders through the execution of specific allocations and flowcharts. Serve as the primary point of contact for ad agencies and TV One to resolve discrepancies, schedule changes and facilitate make goods. Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of working experience. Full info HERE (8/5)
YIELD ANALYST, REVENUE OPERATIONS >>
CRACKLE PLUS/NY: Manage the inventory and revenue analysis across the entire portfolio of properties. Also manage ongoing and ad hoc reporting and interact regularly with a cross-functional team of internal stakeholders, including Ad Sales, Ad Operations, Product, Marketing and Finance. Full info HERE (8/4)
MANAGER, DISTRIBUTION MARKETING >>
INSP/CHARLOTTE, NC: Develops strategy & annual goals for the Affiliate Monthly Campaign, executes the strategy & oversees the implementation of other assigned campaigns. Provides reporting, analysis & recommendations on assigned campaigns and oversees development of creative & content to support network distribution. 5+ yrs of related exp., 3+ yrs of management exp. Full info HERE (8/4)
RESEARCH ANALYST >>
REELZ/NYC: Position supports the needs of both Programming & Ad Sales including competitive information, network performance & industry trends. 2+ years media research exp. Ability to analyze & interpret data for reports, presentations and development of ratings estimates. Working knowledge of Nielsen & StarMedia. Full info HERE (8/4)
DIRECT RESPONSE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – AD SALES
GAME SHOW NETWORK
Drive advertising sales demand across new & existing clients & agencies with a primary focus, but not limited to, SPT’s syndicated & third-party business. Understand client needs & prepare sales proposals & presentations using audience data & consulting with internal resources as needed. 6+ yrs of exp actively selling Direct Response Advertising. Full info HERE (8/4)
REP, INTEGRATED MEDIA STRATEGY >>
UNIVERSAL PARKS & RESORTS/ ORLANDO FL: Support the development of integrated media plans (annual and trimester based) for all segments/audiences. Collaborate with Integrated Media Activation Team during the Activation process to ensure alignment on overall strategy and budget allocations. 3-5 yrs min. of marketing experience w/Media Industry and/or integrated media strategy/planning. Full info HERE (8/4)
COORDINATOR, SOCIAL CONTENT COMMUNITY
1 yr exp. Day to day community & implementation coor. across all platforms. Troubleshoot issues as they arise. Monitor social channels; listen/engage with followers, identify real-time opp to create convo. Ensure consistent messaging across all networks. Assist with content creation/strategy calendar. Source clips, graphics, writing copy for posts. Full info HERE (8/3)
COMMUNITY MANAGER (SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR)
Maintain a positive, entertaining & culturally informative dialogue with aspireTV and aspireTV LIFE viewers and potential viewers through aspireTV’s digital and social media channels, with particular emphasis on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram YouTube and Pinterest. Promote original online content through social channels. 2-3 yrs of industry exp. req. Full info HERE (8/3)
SALES ASSISTANT – NATIONAL
NEW YORK, NY (Hybrid)
Maintain agency accounts including upfront &scatter order entry, inventory moves, & product allocations and Electronic Data Interchange, flowcharts, change notices, handling program changes, booking billboards for marketing sponsorships. Assist Account Executives, Sales Planner and Pricing Inventory in managing day-to-day Ad sales responsibilities. Full info HERE (8/3)
Conceive, write, produce and edit breakthrough on-air promotional spots, launch campaigns, marketing sales tapes and on-going episodic on-air promotions as assigned. Create digital-first content across brands for social media and streaming services including, but not limited to: Instagram stories, branded filters, GIFs and videos. 7 yrs exp. req. Full info HERE (8/3)
DIRECTOR OF SALES >>
NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP/MEMPHIS: Create unique & customized media plans for high profile buyers leveraging Nexstar Digital’s full suite of products that can include but not limited to: OTT, Video, Social, Data, Addressable. Meet & exceed sales quota leveraging Nexstar’s products & manage a client pipeline & project revenue with a CRM. 3+ yrs exp. in selling TV, Video & Digital. Full info HERE (8/3)
FINANCE DIRECTOR (Hallmark Channel)
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
NYC or LA, STUDIO CITY
Responsible for financial planning, analysis & ad hoc decision support. Determine financial/business forecasts, assess new business opportunities, program acquisitions & new content strategies. BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or equivalent exp., 7+ yrs of financial planning & analysis exp. in media/entertainment & exp. with film forecasting/modeling. Full info HERE (8/2)
AD SALES BRAND MARKETING, COORDINATOR (Hallmark Channel)
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Assist the VP, Director, and Managers of the Ad Sales team & provide administrative support including client communications, materials, PPT decks, event coordination, advertiser sponsorship opportunities, premiums & promotions. BA/BS in marketing or related field and 1-3 yrs experience in marketing or advertising at an entertainment company req. Full info HERE (8/2)
ADVANCED ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGER (Hallmark Channel)
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Will support Account Executives to understand agency and client goals and objectives by building digital and linear sales proposals that leverage Crown Media platforms to drive maximum revenue. Experience with digital ad serving systems including FreeWheel, 3-4 yrs experience in advanced TV ad platforms for an agency, network or publisher req. Full info HERE (8/2)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, ADVERTISING SALES (Hallmark Channel)
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
The AE will solicit ad sales from prospective clients and implement advertising sales strategies and sales marketing campaigns. BA/BS in Marketing or related field 3-5 yrs. AE experience and strong PC skills required. Full info HERE (8/2)
TRAFFIC COORDINATOR (Hallmark Channel)
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Will edit daily broadcast logs and execute agency traffic instructions while maintaining commercial inventory. BA/BS in communications, advertising, business or related field & min 2 yrs television/radio traffic experience required. Wide Orbit a plus. Full info HERE (8/2)
|MONDAY AUGUST 1
ABC: The Bachelorette, Claim to Fame
CBS: The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i
CW: Roswell, New Mexico, In the Dark
FOX: Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, Beat Shazam
NBC: American Ninja Warrior, Weakest Link
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow, POV
Telemundo: La Casa de los Famosos, Amor Valiente, Infiel, Historia de un Engano
Univision:, La Mexicana y el Guero, La Herencia, Mujer de Nadie