ABC: The Ultimate Surfer at 10p
discovery+: Celebrity IOU: Joyride
MTV: Messyness at 7p
Peacock: Born for Business
Univision: La Desalmada at 10p
VH1: Love & Hip Hop: Miami at 9p
IN THE NEWS
Mike Richards has stepped down as host of “Jeopardy!”, following a report of sexist and offensive comments made during his 2013-14 podcast, “The Randumb Show.” It was the second strike for Richards, who had earlier apologize for comments he allegedly made while he was a producer at “The Price Is Right.” “We were surprised this week to learn of Mike’s 2013/2014 podcast and the offensive language he used in the past,” said a Sony Pictures Television spokesperson on Friday. Richards will continue as executive producer of “Jeopardy!”, and guest hosts will fill in until a new host is named.
And who has the best shot at replacing the imcomparable Alex Trebek? The game show’s G.O.A.T. and consulting producer, Ken Jennings, was the most-viewed host during his guest stint, according to an analysis by LG Ads. Jennings was followed by Richards and Katie Couric. Though if vocal fans – including Ryan Reynolds – have their way, LeVar Burton (“Reading Rainbow”), whose ratings were likely impacted by the Olympics, will take the podium.
Key global advertising markets have recovered from 2020’s COVID-induced declines, according to Standard Media Index. SMI’s data showed a 52% increase in the value of second quarter bookings, exceeding spending the same period in 2019. “In Q1 we could see the first glimpse of the recovery in these advertising markets with the value of collective bookings lifting 5%, but now the market has really taken off with this incredible 52% increase in the second quarter ad spend,’’ said SMI’s Global CEO, James Fennessy.“Admittedly, this April to June period last year was the most affected by the onset of the COVID pandemic, but on any measure the market has not only recovered from that downturn but has now moved back into growth mode.’’
Nextstar Media is buying political news site The Hill for $130 million. “The combined digital network offers an extremely valuable, brand-safe environment for issue and other advertisers to reach a growing digital audience of informed, intent-oriented consumers,” said Karen Brophy, Nexstar Media, inc. President, Digita. “As the nation’s largest local broadcast and media company, Nexstar is ideally positioned to accelerate The Hill’s growth and further penetrate the massive political news market to grow audience share and drive increased content monetization.” The Hill had 48 million average monthly users and 2.2 billion total pageviews in 2020, according to Comscore.
Actress Briana Thomas has filed a lawsuit against Sony Pictures Television alleging she was sexually harassed by “The Young and the Restless” producer Anthony Morina, and fired when she rejected his advances. Thomas, who appeared in a background role in 2018 and 2019, also claims Morina complained about having to attend sexual harassment seminars.
Carrie Ann Inaba is leaving CBS daytimer “The Talk.” Inaba had been on a hiatus since April. “Carrie Ann’s authenticity and openness created a special connection and relationship with our audience,” said Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews, executive producers of the show. “We will always be grateful for her contributions here at ‘The Talk’ over the last 3 seasons.”
“Tamron Hall,” syndicated by Disney since its launch in fall 2019, is moving to ABC News. “Their thought-provoking segments have provided daytime viewers with entertainment, news and information, delivered by a distinguished and celebrated broadcast journalist,” said ABC News President Kim Godwin in a memo to staff. “Given that, and the fact that Tamron’s show is produced in our building, moving it to ABC News will create great opportunities for collaboration and partnership.”
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“Schitt’s Creek: The Farewell Tour” has been canceled due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. Tweeted Dan and Eugene Levy to fans, “Despite our best efforts to reschedule while keeping your health and safety at the forefront, we’ve found that state and local mandates vary too widely to do so in the near future. So, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all tour dates that were scheduled pre-pandemic.” The tour, intended to celebrate the 2015-20 sitcom, was first announced in March 2020.
Also canceled in the US is VidCon, the ViacomCBS event for digital creators, platform innovators and fans. “Unfortunately, due to the recent increases in COVID-19 cases and evolving health and safety mandates, we have come to the difficult but right decision to cancel VidCon this October,” said VidCon GM Jim Louderback. The show will return in 2022.
And as the pandemic worsens and children remain unvaccinated, MGM/United Artists Releasing shifted plans for family film “Addams Family 2.” The sequel will be available both in theaters and on PVOD on Friday, October 1.
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|PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Crackle Plus has partnered with APX Content Ventures to serve as the co-production and brand-integration partner for the new Crackle original interview series, “Inside the Black Box,” featuring BIPOC artists reflecting on how their skin tone influenced their journey to success. Hosted by Joe Morton (“Scandal”) acting coach Tracey Moore and produced by Landmark Studio Group, the show is slated to begin production in October with an anticipated 1Q22 premiere date on Crackle.
Chloë Sevigny (“We Are Who We Are”) will star in Hulu’s “The Girl From Plainfield” alongside Elle Fanning and Colton Ryan. The limited series is based on an Esquire article about a controversial “texting-suicide” case.
Renee Zellweger will be joined by Josh Duhamel (“Las Vegas”) in NBC’s “The Thing About Pam.” The limited series is based on the true crime story of the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria featured “Dateline NBC.” Blumhouse Television, NBC News Studios and Zellweger’s Big Picture Co. are producing.
“Orange Is the New Black” star Kate Mulgrew will recur in a key role on Showtime drama “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” based on the 1976 film starring David Bowie. Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet are writing and executive producing the series and will serve as showrunners along with executive producer John Hlavin.
Don’t miss out on That Big TV Virtual Conference this September 21-23. This experience features three days of premium educational content and virtual networking. Hear industry thought leaders drop knowledge from KFC, A+E Networks, Dentsu, Pop’N, The Weather Channel, and so many more across more than 30 sessions. It’s all happening next month- save your seat now!
Syfy’s “Day of the Dead” debuts Friday, October 15 at 10p. The zombie apocalypse series follows a group of strangers struggling to survive the first 24 hours of an invasion of the undead.
CuriosityStream has undergone a title tweak. The new overall brand name is Curiosity Inc., or simply Curiosity, while the flagship SVOD service Curiosity Stream is now written as two words. Why the change? The name “better reflects the dynamic and diverse business we are today, six+ years in,” said the company.
MagellanTV is hosting the world premiere of “Mars Calling,” a MagellanTV original doc exploring the prospect of humans visiting and settling Mars. Directed and written by David Sky Brody (“Kingdom of Saturn: Cassini’s Epic Quest”) and executive produced by MagellanTV Co-Founder Thomas Lucas, the film will be available for a limited time to non-subscribers.
ITV Studios has secured international sales for Pernel Media’s “Attila The Hun” with SBS in Australia, Germany’s ZDFinfo, TVE and Movistar+ in Spain, VRT in Belgium, Sweden’s SVT, EER in Estonia and Viasat World in the Baltics, CEE, Russia and CIS and Scandinavia.
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Comedy Central’s “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” returned for season two to a 0.31 rating among A18-49 in Live+SD Nielsens, up 20% versus the P4W time period average.
Discovery had 4 of the top 5 cable networks in Total Day among W25-54 and W18-49 (HGTV, ID, TLC & Food), the week of August 8, led by HGTV (#1 cable net in Total Day among W25-54/18-49) and TLC (#1 cable net in Prime among P25-54/18-49 and W25-54/18-49/18-34) in Nielsen Live+3 data.
HGTV’s “Battle on the Beach” was watched by more than 13 million viewers, averaging a .64 Live+s rating among P25-54 and a .78 Live+3 rating among W25-54-, a 26% increase over the prior six weeks for both demos. The six-episode series also garnered a .74 Live+3 rating among upscale P25-54, a 37% lift over the previous six weeks.
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Thursday, August 19
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Holey Moley 2.68 (0.4), When Nature Calls With Helen Mirren 1.54 (0.2), The Hustler 1.68 (0.2), Law & Order: Organized Crime 1.32 (0.2)
CBS: Big Brother 4.32 (1.0), The Neighborhood 2.49 (0.4) B Positive 2.16 (0.4), Bull 1.99 (0.2)
CW: Cororner 0.93 (0.1), The Outpost 0.55 (0.1)
FOX: Beat Shazam 1.82 (0.4), Fantasy Island 1.45 (0.3)
ION: Chicago PD 1.16 (0.2), Chicago PD 1.43 (0.2), Chicago PD 1.21 (0.1)
NBC: Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2.44 (0.5), Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.95 (0.4), Making It 1.78 (0.3),
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos 0.99 (0.3), Hercal: Armor y Venganza 1.27 (0.4), Cafe Aroma du Mujer 0.99 (0.3)
Univision: Disenando tu Amor 1.70 (0.6), Si Nos Dejan 1.73 (0.5), La Hija del Embajador 1.81 (0.5)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
Erica Grow has joined AccuWeather Network as Broadcaster Manager. Most recently, Grow was an on-camera meteorologist at WPIX-TV in NYC. Jillian Angeline is also joining the AccuWeather Network team as the Network’s newest on-air Multimedia Journalist. Previously, Jillian was a correspondent for the Washington, D.C. Bureau at Gray Television.
Cable TV pioneer Nickolas “Nick” Davatzes, CEO Emeritus of A+E Networks, died August 21 at the age of 79. Davatzes served as President and CEO of A+E from December 1983 to April 2005, and was a leader in advocating for education and public affairs initiatives in the cable industry. In November 2006, President George W. Bush presented Davatzes with the National Humanities Medal in recognition of his contributions to the humanities.
|This Day in History
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Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
What was the name of Lumpy’s sister on “Leave it to Beaver” (1957-63)? Violet. Kudos to: Rev. Mark Wajda/Clermont, FL; Frank Fleming-FETV/NYC; Charles Lore/NYC; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL; Sandy Spiegel-WTTW/Chicago; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Wendy Holmes/Denver; Jim Himmel-TCB Media/San Clemente, CA; David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA
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What was the name of Flo’s establishment on “Flo” (1980-81)? (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.)
DISH Media is looking for a top-tiered advertising sales professional to call on advertising agencies and clients. This individual’s success will be directly tied to an ability to help our client’s strategize and achieve their growth objectives. Full info HERE (9/6)
We’re looking for an energetic Sales Planner to join our NYC team. The Sales Planner will be responsible for execution and maintenance of ordered deals and acting as a facilitator of the sales process by providing proposals that meet the needs of both DISH Media Sales and client’s needs. Full info HERE (9/6)
MEDIA SALES COORDINATOR
EL SEGUNDO, CA
DISH Media is looking for a new Media Sales Coordinator. This role will be responsible for the daily account management and support to assigned Account Executives. We are looking for candidates with the ability to build and sustain relationships across Ad Agencies and Clients to assist our sales staff succeed in this rapidly evolving environment. Full info HERE (9/6)
MEDIA SALES COORDINATOR
DISH Media is looking for a Media Sales Coordinator. This role will be responsible for the daily account management and support to assigned Account Executives. We are looking for candidates with the ability to build and sustain relationships across Ad Agencies and Clients to assist our sales staff succeed in this rapidly evolving environment. Full info HERE (9/6)
We are seeking a highly creative individual to fill the role of Graphic Designer. This person will be responsible for developing and executing creative concepts that propel and enhance the DISH Media brand visually across all communication channels. Full info HERE (9/6)
TARGETING & ATTRIBUTION MANAGER
NYC, CHICAGO, LA
The Targeting & Attribution Manager (TAM) supports pre-campaign target recommendations and manages post-campaign attribution and measurement. Provides executional strategy for measurement studies, to analyze the success of DISH Media’s targeted advertising business, across both DISH and Sling TV. Full info HERE (9/6)
SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST
The Sr. Research Analyst reports directly to the Advanced TV Analytics Team Lead. The position supports various divisions within DISH including Media Research, Analytics, Sales & Marketing. Providing reporting on qualitative & quantitative data; assisting w/audience delivery forecasting; providing timely updates of Research & Marketing materials. Full info HERE (9/6)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – CLIENT VERTICAL
The Client Vertical role will focus on driving revenue within a set number of verticals. Work with the various teams within DISH Media (Sales, Data, Analytics, etc) to elevate the sales strength of their verticals. You will be a part of a Client Vertical team that represents DISH Media in the marketplace mostly with client direct decision makers. Full info HERE (9/6)
NETWORK TV VIDEO CONTENT EDITOR
Video Editor responsible for editing and formatting content to air on the Weigel Ntwrk brands and in accordance with FCC rules and regulations and SOP’s. Responsible for the clarity and accuracy of content broadcasted. 2+ yrs exp. Exp w/Adobe Prmr, Attn to detail and familiarity with FCC rules and regulations for what is permissible to air required. Full info HERE (9/4)
VP- CLIENT MANAGEMENT >>
RING2MEDIA INC/REMOTE: Responsible for all strategic planning, implementation of growth initiatives, and overall success. Design and pitch campaign growth opportunities and new strategic initiatives to create new Revenue opportunities. Success will be measured by growth rate of accounts; in terms of both Overall Revenue and scope of services.” Full info HERE (9/3)
VP-BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT >>
RING2MEDIA INC/REMOTE: Robust experience in the Medicare Advantage, Health Insurance, and Life Insurance verticals required. The ideal candidate will have existing relationships at the carrier, broker, and IMO/FMO levels & an intimate knowledge of Lead Generation/Customer Acquisition, with a deep functional understanding of the economics and Customer LTVs in the space.” Full info HERE (9/3)
MANAGER, BRAND MARKETING
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
STUDIO CITY, CA
Develop & execute consumer marketing campaigns. Create innovative & compelling tactics such as sweepstakes, experiential activations, email campaigns, promotions and more for top-tier linear & streaming platforms and brand extensions within Crown Media. Clever, enthusiastic team player with ability to multi-task and interface with all departments. Full info HERE (9/2)
VP COMMUNICATIONS, DOCUMENTARIES >>
Discovery Inc/NYC or LA: Help lead and promote new content in the docs and doc series space across Discovery Factual and discovery+. Pitch and secure media coverage in a wide range of media outlets as well as launching awards campaigns with established relationships in the premium doc space. Must have 10+ years exp in-house and/or agency setting. Full info HERE (9/2)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER – PROGRAM INTEGRATIONS >>
Discovery Inc/NYC: Food Network’s Program Integration team is seeking an AP to help project manage integrated content across linear and D+ platforms. Looking for passionate people with television, marketing, or media background and 1-3 years exp in coordinating and project managing. Full info HERE (9/2)
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER >>
PROCAM TAKE 2/NYC, NY: Procam Take 2 is an ambitious team of individuals who are excited about what we do & our booming industry. We are looking to hire creative and passionate professionals who are always pushing themselves to achieve their best. As our business development manager, you are an integral part of the Procam team and play an important role in our success. Full info HERE (9/2)
MARKETING MANAGER >>
MAVTV/CORONA CA: Develop & execute marketing campaigns & proactively create, plan, & execute innovative marketing & communication strategies to expand viewership & revenue opportunities. Develop a campaign strategy and identify target audiences and deployment capabilities, and facilitate media buys for Network advertisements. 4+ years of experience in TV required. Full info HERE (9/2)
Ability to interface with production partners and ultimately responsible for all the crew, talent, locations, and all the contracts associate with the production. Will hire crew, heads of departments, etc, over-seeing the onboarding process and ongoing paperwork. Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience required. Full info HERE (8/30)
DIRECTOR OF TRAFFIC & SCHEDULING
Responsible for scheduling all programming, commercials, and promos.
Oversee completion of programming grid – Building formats and maintaining program schedules in the traffic system. Assign all house numbers to content as it is delivered and coordinate all logs. Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience required. Full info HERE (8/30)
BRAND MANAGER, BLUEY >>
BBC STUDIOS AMERICAS/NYC, NY: Put in place & deliver the Bluey Brand Marketing plan for the Americas. Ideate and implement marketing activations including partnerships, advocacy & campaigns. Put in place performance KPIs, monitor success & implement findings in future campaigns. 5 years brand marketing experience within FMCG or entertainment sector required. Full info HERE (8/29)
CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER, APM STUDIOS >>
AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA GROUP/LOS ANGELES, NYC, ST PAUL or Remote: Significantly increase national and international audience by developing an expanded and diverse podcast portfolio, collaborate with the GM and COO in setting and driving organizational and editorial vision and build a highly inclusive and creative culture that ensures team members can thrive. 10+ yrs exp in media, 4+ yrs management exp required. Full info HERE (8/29)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
MARATHON VENTURES/EAST COAST NYC/WHITE PLAINS (REMOTE): Responsible for generating revenue and achieving sales targets and maintaining and developing our direct response account business. Analyze sales data, execute strategies for revenue growth, build relationships with existing accounts and consistently develop new business. Established relationships required. Full info HERE (8/28)
EVP, HR & ADMINISTRATION
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
STUDIO CITY, CA
Key strategic advisor to the Exec Leadership Team, and has oversight for all HR, D&I and Admin Policies and Programs for the business. BA Degree in a related field, Entertainment or Media experience, and 20 yrs. HR experience with 10 yrs. in an HR leadership capacity required. An advanced degree & experience leading admin services highly desirable. Full info HERE (8/28)
INVENTORY ANALYST >>
TENNIS CHANNEL/NYC, NY: Work with the inventory and sales teams to help maximize the use of Commercial Inventory. Identify premium program opportunities and create packages to monetize high rated inventory and generate and distribute inventory reports. Bachelor’s degree or 2+ years of Network ad sales or media buying experience and proficient in Microsoft Excel required. Full info HERE (8/27)
TRAFFIC COORDINATOR >>
REELZ/NYC OR ALBUQUERQUE, NM: Manages the Program Log construction editing process, copy instructions & the playlist delivery to Master Control. Work w/Advertising Sales department to assist in placing of spots and create detailed reports. Demonstrated ability to work independently, with a high degree of accuracy & accountability required. Wide Orbit Network experience a plus. Full info HERE (8/27)
MARKETING MANAGER >>
SPECTRUM NETWORKS NY1/NYC, NY: Create integrated marketing plans for the region and execute based on the plans. Identify, develop and manage all aspects of sponsorships, community events, talent appearances and other community involvement and outreach. 5-7 years marketing experience required and familiarity with News and Politics preferred. Full info HERE (8/26)
DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER >>
SPECTRUM NETWORKS NY1/NYC, NY: Work with regional teams to manage marketing campaigns from requirements gathering through post campaign analysis & documentation of learnings. Manage agencies (creative and media). Leverage best practices in digital marketing space, consistently using learnings to elevate campaign strategies & performance. 4-6 years Marketing experience required. Full info HERE (8/26)
LOCAL AD SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
ALTICE USA/OAKLAND, NJ: Meet with local businesses & key decision makers to determine their needs. Develop & recommend advertising strategies utilizing our suite of media & online solutions. Manage client accounts—from proposal to production to campaign activation & collections. Proven track record of closing sales & ability to build and maintain a strong sales funnel req. Full info HERE (8/25)
COORDINATOR, SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT
GAME SHOW NETWORK
SANTA MONICA, CA
1+ yrs. w/social media content editing exp. is a plus, communicating, scheduling, curating content, engaging, community and implementation coordination, creating weekly social media status reports, asst w/content strategy calendar, source clips, writing copy, scheduling, team player w/strong attention to detail and strong time management. Full info HERE (8/25)
ACCOUNT MANAGER >>
BLOOMBERG MEDIA/MIAMI FL: Digitally savvy business sales person to help drive the growth of Bloomberg Media Distribution. Seeking an Account Manager who can leverage our broad portfolio of multi-platform media assets and create new opportunities with key accounts while driving new revenue streams through licensing, syndication, business development & strategic partnerships. Full info HERE (8/24)
VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER >>
NEXSTAR/MEMPHIS, TN: Min of five years of experience as a successful General Manager for a commercial broadcast station. Significant sales management experience in leading and driving revenue growth in broadcast and digital. Special emphasis on New Local Direct revenue growth, including self-created non-traditional revenue success and sports and community sponsorships. Full info HERE (8/24)
SALES MANAGER – MUSIC, US
Build outstanding sales pitches and build equity with all external stakeholders to drive incoming briefs and pitches. Own all North & South America’s music responses and liaise internally to bring the best commercial propositions to market. Align on corporate messaging and own activation and launch. 5+ yrs of working in a business development req. Full info HERE (8/23)
MEDIA MANAGER >>
GAC MEDIA/FORT WORTH TX: Perform the processing and management of media assets in a results-driven environment and create and archive edit projects for the edit team. Accountable for MAM and S3 ingest activity and tracking, as well as ingest activity that may occur outside GAC Media’s MAM & S3 storages. Bachelor’s degree required or relevant work experience. Full info HERE (8/23)
COORDINATOR, LINEAR AND MULTI-PLATFORM SCHEDULING >>
GAC MEDIA/FORT WORTH TX: Responsible for episodic scheduling of specific series, implement multi-platform scheduling on VOD and primary scheduler for GAC Family and GAC Living. Wide Orbit (scheduling software), including air schedules, revisions, formats, piece number creation, etc. Bachelor’s degree in communications, film, television, or related field preferred. Full info HERE (8/23)
|MONDAY AUGUST 23
ABC: Bachelor in Paradise, The Ultimate Surfer [p]
CBS: The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, Young Sheldon, Bob Hearts Abishola, NCIS: Los Angeles
CW: Roswell, New Mexico, The Republic of Sarah
FOX: Hell’s Kitchen, HouseBroken, Duncanville
NBC: American Ninja Warrior, The Wall
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow, POV
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, Hercai: Amor y Venganza
Univision: Disenando tu Amor, Si Nos Dejan, La Desalmada [p]