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Good morning. It’s Wednesday August 19, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
ABC Family: Young & Hungry at 8p
Great American Country: RV Nation at 10p
GSN: Steampunk’d at 10p
DIY: American Rehab: Charleston at 11p
PBS: The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements at 8p

Tonight’s Finales:
A&E: Duck Dynasty at 9p
Bravo: Flipping Out at 9p
Discovery: Land Rush at 10p
NBC: Mr. Robinson at 9:30p
PBS: The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements at 10p
TLC: I Am Jazz at 10p

Turner Broadcasting, Intel and Mark Burnett are teaming for a new series on TBS, America’s Greatest Makers (wt), encouraging innovators to produce breakthrough technology built on integrated hardware module Intel Curie. Digital and socially driven content will launch the challenge, leading up to the announcement of the semifinalists and the series launch. Short-form, sharable content related to the contest will span TNT, Adult Swim, truTV, HLN, CNN and Bleacher Report. “This is much more than just a linear TV series,” said Burnett. “This is the next evolution of storytelling, told simultaneously across many platforms and in many different ways. This is the future.”


NBCUniversal said Tuesday it is investing $200 in news site BuzzFeed. “Buzzfeed has built an exceptional global company that harmonizes technology, data and superior editorial abilities to create and share content in innovative ways,” said NBCU CEO Steve Burke. Last week, the company announced a similar investment in Vox Media that included a digital advertising collaboration.

FX Networks picked up another blockbuster, landing exclusive U.S. commercial TV premiere rights for Straight Outta Compton. The Universal film, which opened last weekend to $60 million, joins Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, Minions, Jurassic World and Furious Seven in the FX queue.

And for his next act: WWE fan Jon Stewart, fresh off his The Daily Show run, will host WWE’s four-hour SummerSlam PPV event on August 23 on WWE Network. Stewart had “battled” World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins in a WWE storyline.

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A former assistant director on The Big Bang Theory is suing Warner Bros. Television for age discrimination. A 25-page complaint alleges Christopher Klausen, 55, was not prepared for the “successive demotions” he would face” after turning 50, and claims he was illegally terminated after season eight.

IFC must like what it sees in Documentary Now! – the net has renewed the series from Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers ahead of its debut on Thursday, August 20 at 10p. So far the parody has grabbed 250,000 views for its “pre-premiere” across platforms.

After almost two years on the air, TV One morning show News One Now is going up against the big boys, with a time slot change to 7a starting Monday, September 14. “We are confident News One Now is ready to take on the traditional morning news crowd,” said host Roland S. Martin. “We believe the diversity of our focus and continual coverage of issues of import to the African American community will resonate significantly.”

MTV announced nominations for socially-voted Best Song of Summer. Winner wlll be revealed live during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show, airing Sunday, August 30 at 8p.

Haven will end its run on Syfy after the conclusion of its fifth season, picking up Thursday, October 8 at 10p. The supernatural drama, based on a Stephen King novella, had been averaging 1.1 million A24-54 and 2.3 million viewers.



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Fox picked up an untitled drama project from Film 44, written by Elwood Reid (The Bridge). The drama, focused on a ruthless female military professor recruited by the CIA, received a script commitment with penalty.

Patricia Heaton and husband David Hunt’s FourBoys Entertainment inked a pod deal with Warner Bros. Television to develop and produce projects for WBTV. Heaton recently re-upped to star in WBTV’s The Middle.

John Hamlin is expanding his production relationship with CMT, where he had been SVP of music events and talent, with his new production company, Switched On Entertainment. Hamlin will continue as exec producer of CMT’s marquee music franchises, as well as develop new series and events for the net as part of a first-look, multi-year deal.

Bunim/Murray (The Real World) signed an exclusive production pact with WikkedCat Entertainment. “As we talked about the shows we all want to make, it became clear that there was a huge opportunity to partner, especially with their amazing access and our shared celeb-reality expertise,” said BMP CEO Gil Goldschein.

Cartoon Network Chief Content Officer Rob Sorcher says the development process for a series at Cartoon Network Studios does not begin with a script but with the visual. A successful pitch has “a world, look, tone and characters that we haven’t seen before. A visually funny take which clearly reveals the authors hand, and how they see the world,” he says. Find out more about successful storytelling for kids from Sorcher and Cynopsis Kids’ other Content Leadership honorees Adam Bonnett of Disney Channels Worldwide, Russell Hicks of Nickelodeon, and Tara Sorensen of Amazon Studios at the !magination Awards on September 18. Please register here.


CMT doc Johnny Cash: American Rebel premieres Saturday, September 12 at 9p, the 12th anniversary of the Man in Black’s death. Cash’s children, John Carter Cash and Roseanne Cash will appear along with June Carter’s daughter, Carlene Carter.

Fuse is airing “Dogg Days of Summer” every weekday this week at 5p, honoring rapper Snoop Dogg with one-hour music tributes.

Nick News With Linda Ellerbee special “Before I Go…Living With Dying” offers stories about children dealing with terminal illnesses. Premiere date is Sunday, August 23 at 8p on Nickelodeon.

El Rey movie marathon “Shaken Not Stirred” features ten James Bond movies starting Friday, August 21 at 6a, and running through Sunday, August 23 at 6a. Net founder/filmmaker Robert Rodriguez chose the flicks. First up: From Russia With Love.

Sportsman stunt Aporkalypse Reswined revisits the exploits of Brian “Pigman” Quaca, along with guests including rocker Ted Nugent, in an evening of programming devoted to the eradication of feral hogs. Fun begins Saturday, August 22 at 4p.

Sony Movie Channel is presenting a “Friday Features” block in September, starting with Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star at 10p.

NBC holiday movie Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors is set for Thursday, December 10 at 9p. Movie is based on the unusual upbringing of the country star.


Students dealing with everything from hamsters to horses are the focus of upcoming Nat Geo WILD docu-series Vet School, launching Saturday, September 19 at 10p. Thinkfactory Media produced.

The Jacksons: Next Generation debuts Friday, October 2 at 8p, focusing on a new generation of the music clan. Tito’s sons, Taj, Taryll and TJ, known as music group 3T, work to balance family and career on the Lifetime docu-series.

Oxygen premieres syndicated comedic talk show Crazy Talk exclusively on cable beginning Monday, September 14 at 7p and 7:30p. Tanisha Thomas (Bad Girls Club) and Ben Aaron (New York Live) dish viral TV clips on the series from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.


There’s no place like Nome: Miners face a shorter season in Alaska on Bering Sea Gold, back for season five on Discovery Friday, September 4 at 9p. Mantra: “Find gold before debt takes hold.”

Never gets old: The Fairly OddParents landed a 13-episode season 10 on Nickelodeon. It’s the kids net’s third longest running animated series, after SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.

Aggressive fisherman, malicious mischief and bears wandering too near the chicken coop: It’s time for season two of Rugged Justice, premiering on Animal Planet Sunday, September 6 at 8p.

Comedy Central’s Another Period, about two spoiled sisters out for fame and riches in 1902 Rhode Island, was renewed for season two. Series created by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome airs Tuesdays at 10:30p.


PwC just released its Q2 2015 Deal Insights report on the media, entertainment and communications industries, and the company is “bullish” on ad spend across mediums for 2016, thanks to the presidential election. “The real question will be around the 2017 landscape when electoral funds fade away and digital consumption patterns have had additional time to proliferate,” Bart Spiegel, entertainment, media & communications, deals partner, US, tells Cynopsis. “U.S. TV advertising spend is projected to decline at a -1.6% compounded annual growth rate for 2015- 2019 while digital advertising over the 5-year period is projected to grow at 11.5%. At this rate, Internet based advertising would surpass TV advertising by 2018, led by Mobile and Paid Search.”

Horizon Media and Innocean Worldwide are launching standalone media agency network Canvas Worldwide. “Marketplace dynamics are right for a new media agency network to breathe creativity and innovation into the advertising industry,” said Bill Koenigsberg, president, CEO and founder of Horizon Media. “We are operating in a media landscape and a business environment that is in constant flux. We have a white canvas to invent, create, grow and transform the industry in the process.” Along for the ride as the new entity’s first clients: Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America.

Buzzy late night “is where the action is right now,” president of ad agency Dentsu Billie Gold tells the LA Times, which points out the haul for ad spending in 2014 for late night talk shows was $597.5 million, up 14 percent over the prior year. Thank live viewing: 81 percent of NBC’s Tonight Show viewers watch the show live, while 92 percent catch ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live in real time, notes the Times.

Ad-blocking software is taking an increasingly bigger bite out of ad revenue, according to a study released by Adobe Systems and PageFair. During the first half of 2015, the number of users of the software in the U.S. rose 48 percent, to 45 million; globally, the estimated loss of revenue is over $21.8 billion. Most likely to block ads: visitors to gaming Web sites.

Wayfair is part of an effort by Fyi and non-profit Make It Right to build a sustainable and innovative tiny home for a teacher in New Orleans, 10 years after Katrina. “To be able to present a new home to a local recipient, during the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, is a powerful way for FYI to give back to such a deserving community,” said Jana Bennett, president of Fyi and LMN. Home decor destination Wayfair will furnish the new home.


Keeley Hawes (The Casual Vacancy) and Leslie Caron are onboard six-part ITV drama The Durrells, based on Gerald Durrell’s trilogy of Corfu memoirs.

Levi Miller (Pan) will play the son of Calista Flockhart’s character on CBS’s Supergirl. Drama debuts Monday, October 26 at 8:30p.

Anne Hathaway will star in and produce a limited series adaptation of novel The Ambassador’s Wife. Mark Gordon Company will finance and produce the project, based on the life of the wife of a British ambassador to Yemen.


9 Story Media Group has acquired Dublin-headquartered animation studio Brown Bag Films, producer of kids’ hits including Octonauts and Doc McStuffins. Brown Bag will keep its name, and hire an additional 50 staff.

Armoza Formats game show Still Standing is living up to its name, having been licensed by Panama’s Medcom for RPC Canal 4. Uruguay’s Canal 10 added 40 episodes, for a total of 500; Israel’s Channel 10 has 36 episodes in production for season 4 and Hungary’s M1 has ordered season six.

Agatha Christie’s Partners is Crime is headed to NHK Japan. The drama series from all3Media will premiere this fall on the main NHK terrestrial channel. Acquisitions have also concluded with ABC (Australia), Sky Network (New Zealand) and BBC Global Channels (pan-Africa), TV2 (Norway), TV4 (Sweden), DR TV (Denmark), RUV (Iceland), HRT (Croatia), VRT (Flemish Belgium) and Ale Kino (Poland).

Canada’s Family Channel announced a fall schedule that starts with a sneak peek at Nowhere Boys on Tuesday, September 1 at 6p. AwesomenessTV launches Friday, September 4 at 4:30p, with Making Me Over arriving the same day at 6p. Series returns include Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage), back for season two Monday, September 7 at 6p, and the fall premiere of season three of The Next Step bowing Friday, September 11 at 6:30p.


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Bravo’s Flipping Out hit a season high in all key demos, delivering 1.4 million total viewers, 771,000 P25-54 and 730,000 P18-49, according to Nielsen Live+3 data. The net’s Watch What Happens Live garnered its highest Monday night (8/10/15) ratings of the year among all key demos, delivering 1.7 million total viewers, 1 million P25-54 and 970,000 P18-49. Not to be outdone, the season seven finale of The Real Housewives of New York City (8/11/15) delivered 2.1 million total viewers, 1.3 million P25-54 and 1.2 million P18-49, up 15 percent, 15 percent and 18 percent in each respective demo versus the prior week’s episode.

The premiere of Up’s first original drama series, Ties That Bind, reached over 1 million viewers, and the 9p telecast on August 12 was the net’s strongest original series premiere ever in P18-34. Are they happy over at Up? “We are tremendously pleased,” EVP/GM Amy Winter tells Cynopsis. “It’s a very compelling, family drama that we believe will build on its strong premiere and generate positive word-of-mouth as the series progresses.This is a great start.”

Syndication’s Hot Bench matched a series high 2.1HH rating the week of August 3, ranking fourth among daytime strips despite a week of reruns.

Live With Kelly & Michael landed in first place among talk shows for the third consecutive week with a steady 2.6HH rating. Ellen DeGeneres was down 12 percent to 1.5, a season low, to tie with Steve Harvey.

Twentieth TV is grabbing the guys this summer. Among broadcast nets, cable and syndicators, the studio is number one with young male viewers, delivering 47.8 million M18-34 ratings points (16,271,000 impressions) per week. In syndication, 20th has 7 of the top 10 programs in M18-34 rating, including Family Guy (1.6), Modern Family (1.4) and Family Feud (1.3). And that’s making some people smile. “With a demographic difficult to reach, it is stunning to have a broad portfolio, with this scale, for advertisers to reach their core target,” Michael Teicher, EVP, Ad Sales of Twentieth Television, tells Cynopsis.

Exclusive: Azteca America ranked ahead of its Spanish-language competitors with the highest-rated Liga MX delivery of the week among key demos, including A18-49, and delivered its best season-to-date ratings for a soccer match on August 14 with the broadcast of Santos Laguna vs. America, averaging 592,000 total viewers and 386,000 adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.

Under the Dome had the most Live+7 growth of any broadcast program for the week ending August 2. The CBS summer drama had a 90 percent lift, to reach 1.9 among A18-49. DVR playback added 3 million total viewers, for an L+7 7.68 million.

The July 27 series premiere of Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears ranked #1 for the day among all key demos, with double-digit delivery gains among all key kids and boys. The strip ranked as the #1 program in its 6:30p time period among kids 2-11 and 6-11 and all key boys, and was the #1 series for the week among all key boys.

TBS’s Clipped opened the month with a combined audience of 2.6 million viewers in Live+7 delivery for its July 28 episode and encores, up 4 percent over the prior week. The comedy also scored its third consecutive week of growth, including a 6 percent increase among A18-49, for a total of1.2 million in the demo.

Broadcast Evening News Shows-Weekly Average Ratings (week of August 10, 2015)
Nightly News 7.953 million total viewers; 1.6/7and 1.931 million A25-54
ABC: World News Tonight 7.684 million total viewers; 1.5/7 and 1.810 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News 6.379 million total viewers; 1.2/6 and 1.456 million A25-54 Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 7/27/2015
Primetime(000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
DSNY 3101
/DSNY 1667
TNT 2385/TOON 1335
USA 1899/ NICK 1299
HIST 1724/ADSM* 1222
FOXN 1667/FOXN 1009
TBSC 1667/TNT 978
DISC 1613/USA 910
HGTV 1571/HGTV 874
ADSM 1356/NAN* 779
FX 1254/HIST 758
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. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Performance among A18-49 for the week of: 7/27/2015
Primetime (000), Total Prog. Day (000)
TBSC 831
/ ADSM* 670
DISC 752/TOON 389
USA 742/NAN* 372
DSNY 710/DSNY 363
TNT 702/NICK 345
ADSM 692/USA 332
FX 597/TNT 331
HIST 552/TBSC 330
FOOD 500/DISC 294
FAM 496/HGTV 279
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe 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. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Top 10 Basic Cable Programs among A18-49(000) for the week of: 7/27/2015
(DSNY) 3058
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1) 2639
Teen Mom II (MTV) 2241
Naked and Afraid XL (DISC) 2192
Deadliest Catch (DISC) 2037
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1970
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) 1890
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1853
Rick & Morty (ADSM) 1840
Street Outlaws (DISC) 1800
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data?All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
of 116,400,000 homes; Ranked by Delivery (000); Preliminary: Live+SD

Top 11 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of August 10, 2015
America’s Got Talent (Tues.) 2.5/9
CBS: Big Brother (Wed.) 2.2/9
NBC: American Ninja Warrior 2.1/7
CBS: Big Brother (Sun.) 2.1/7
CBS: Big Brother (Thurs.) 1.9/7
NBC: America’s Got Talent (Wed.) 1.6/7
CBS 60 Minutes 1.5/6
ABC: Bachelor in Paradise 1.5/6
NBC: Hollywood Game Night 1.4/5
FOX: MasterChef 1.4/6
NBC: Running Wild With Bear Grylls 1.4/5
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 8/3/15 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.5AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.0AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.9AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.8AA
Big Bang Theory (WB) 5.0AA
Modern Family (2/T) 3.1AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.9AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.8AA
Live With Kelly and Michael (DAD) 2.6AA
Family Guy (2.T) 2.5AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 2.5AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 8/3/15 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.4AA
Family Feud (AT) 1.9AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.8AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.6AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.5AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.1AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.1AA
How I Met Your Mother (2/T) 1.1AA
Cleveland Show (2/T) 1.1AA
Two And A Half Men (WB) 1.0AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC grabbed the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 1.7/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC topped 8p with 1.7/6 for American Ninja Warrior, followed by 1.5/6 for ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise. Warrior rose to 2.2/7 to take 9p, followed by .9/3 for Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. NBC made it a streak at 10p with 1.3/4 for Running Wild With Bear Grylls; Telemundo was a close second with 1.2/4 for Senor de los Cielos.

A18-49: NBC 1.7/6, ABC .9/3, FOX .9/3, CBS .8.3, UNI .8.3, TELE .8.3, CW .4/2, ION .4/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, August 17, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 3.4/6
Two Broke Girls [r] 3.0/5, Odd Couple [r] 2.8/5, Scorpion [r] 3.6/6, NCIS: Los Angeles [r] 3.8/7
NBC: 3.3/6
American Ninja Warrior 3.9/7, Running Wild With Bear Grylls 2.0/4
ABC: 2.6/5
Bachelor In Paradise 3.6/6, Bachelor: After Paradise 2.3/4, The Whispers 1.8/3
FOX 2.0/3
So You Think You Can Dance 2.0/3
Amores Con Trampa 1.2/2, Imperdonable 1.3/2, Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.2/2
ION: 1.1/2
Criminal Minds .9/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds .9/2
Telemundo: 1.0/2
Avenida Brasil .7/1, Bajo del Mismo .9/2, Senior de Los Cielos 1.3/2
CW: .9/2 Penn & Teller: Fool Us 1.3/2, Whose Line Is It Anyway 1.0/2, Significant Mother 0.5/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: CBS delivered the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 1.2/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS’s 60 Minutes was first at 7p with 1.2/5, followed by .8/3 for ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos. A 60 Minutes/Big Brother combo kept CBS in first at 8p with 2.0/7, versus 1.3/5 for ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise. Paradise and CBS’s Big Brother/Madam Secretary team tied for the lead at 9p with 1.3/4. NBC popped to the top at 10p with 1.2/4 for American Ninja Warrior; ABC’s Save My Life was next with .7/2.

A18-49: CBS 1.2/4, ABC 1.0/4, FOX .8/3, NBC .7/3, UNI .6/2, TELE .3/1, ION .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, August 16, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 3.9/7
60 Minutes [r] 6.1/12, Big Brother 4.0/7, Madam Secretary [r] 2.6/4, CSI:Cyber [r] 2.8/6
ABC: 2.6/5
America’s Funniest Home Videos [r] 2.8/6, Bachelor In Paradise 2.7/5, Save My Life 2.2/4
NBC: 1.6/3
Hollywood Game Night [r] 1.4/3, Ed Sheeran: Live 1.3/2, American Ninja Warrior [r] 1.8/3
FOX: 1.2/2
Family  Guy [r] .8/2, Family Guy [r] 1.1/2, 2015 Teen Choice Awards 1.4/2
Aqui Y Ahora Sun .8/2, Vicente Fernandez 1.0/2, Sal y Pimienta 1.0/2
ION: 0.7/1
Live Free or Die Hard .7/1
TELE: 0.4/1
Fest Regreso Colegio .4/1, Fest Regreso Colegio .4/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: ABC and CBS tied for the most A18-49 viewers Saturday with a .5/2, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos was first at 8p with .5/3, followed by .5/2 for NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. NBC’s tumblers led at 9p with .5/3, followed by .4/2 for ABC’s Beyond the Tank and CBS’s Crimetime Saturday. It was CBS at the top at 10p with Crimetime Saturday and 48 Hours averaging .6/3, opposite .5/2 for ABC’s Boston EMS.

A18-49: ABC .5/2, CBS .5/2, NBC .4/2, UNI .4/2, FOX .2/1, ION .2/1, TELE .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, August 15, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 2.5/5
Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.0/4, Crimetime Saturday 2.4/5 [r], 48 Hours [r] 3.2/7
ABC: 1.5/3
America’s Funniest Home Videos [r] 1.7/4, Beyond the Tank [r] 1.2/2, Boston EMS 1.7/3
Sabado Gigante .9/2
NBC: 1.3/3
U.S. Gymnastics Championships 1.6/3, Hannibal 0.7/1
ION: 0.6/1
Criminal Minds .7/2, Criminal Minds .6/1, Criminal Minds .6/1
FOX 0.6/1
Bullseye [r] .7/1, Home Free [r] .7/1
TELE: 0.3/1
Cine Millionairo .4/1, Futbol Estelar Leon .2/0


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JOB OPENING: MOTION/BROADCAST DESIGNER/Comedy Central/NYC: Oversees prod for many of our toolkit-based promotions. 3-5 yrs motion graphic design exp req’d. Previous exp at TV ntwk is strongly pref’d. Exp w/Flash and Cinema 4D a + Full info/apply HERE (8/25)

JOB OPENING: RSCH ANALYST/WME/IMG/NY: Support media rsch activities, sports mrkt. Dom. & Int’l focus. Min 2 yr media rsrch exp. Strong quant req’d. Exp w/rsch sys (ie Nielsen, Simmons, Scarborough). Resume: [email protected] (8/25)

JOB OPENING: RSCH COORDINATOR/WME/IMG/NY: Support media rsch activities, sports mrkt. Dom. & Int’l focus. Entry level, any exp. in research a plus. High paced environment. Resume: [email protected] (8/25)

JOB OPENING: UNIT PUBLICIST (Nat’l Synd Talk Show)/Summerdale Productions/Culver City CA: Resp for daily consumer publicity efforts & dvlpng/implementing episodic PR strategies to drive tune-in. 5 yrs exp TV PR req’d. Excl writing/verbal/interpersonal skills. Resume HERE (8/22)

JOB OPENING: GRAPHIC DESIGNER/PAC-12 CONFERENCE/SFO: Create/design/execute mkting campaigns using Adobe Creative Suite. 2+ yrs design studio/agency exp. For full posting/apply HERE (8/22)

JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE DIR, PROGRAMMING/TENNIS CHANNEL: Execute long term prgrmng strategies for the linear & digital programming services. 10+ yrs exp Program Plan’g/Sched’g & Acquisitions is req’d. Prev exp mngng team with Mgr and above titles. Resume HERE (8/22)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/NBCU/LA: Work with CSNBA/CA National Sales Manager on maximizing digital opportunities with our National sellers, sell portfolio of digital products (display advertising, mobile, etc) Full info/apply HERE (8/22)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/Discovery/MD: Passionate researcher to track and analyze Nielsen ratings data across 5 Discovery nets and competitors. Create rich analyses of consumer data as it relates to audience behavior and market profiles. Full info/apply HERE (8/22)

JOB OPENING: MGR COMMERCIAL OPS/BBC World News/NY: BA, 5yrs exp in traffic or broadcast ops in cable. Manage US copy accts, facilitate media delivery to UK and ensure log accuracy for US ads. Strategic thinker, excellent comm & computer skills with database mmgt (Gabriel, Broadway, WideOrbit) Apply HERE (8/22)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ANALYTICS ANLST/MGR/OUTDOOR CHANNEL/CO: Collect, report and present digital/social audience usage, mkt, econ & sales data for Outdoor Sportsman Group. 2 yrs exp Analyst/4 yrs exp MGR. Apply HERE (8/22) 

JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH DIR/OUTDOOR CHANNEL/CO: Supervise, design, collect, analyze and present audience viewing, usage, mkt, econ & sales data for Outdoor Sportsman Group. 5+ yrs media research exp. Apply HERE (8/22) 

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/Discovery/MD: Passionate researcher to track and analyze Nielsen ratings data across 5 Discovery nets and competitors. Create rich analyses of consumer data as it relates to audience behavior and market profiles. Full info/apply HERE (8/22)

JOB OPENING: DIR. OF PUBLICITY/Jim Henson Company/LA: Seeks Director for initiating and implementing publicity programs to support Companys productions & serve corp PR needs. College degree and min. of 5 years exp in PR, mktg, comm., or related field. Resume: HERE (8/22)

JOB OPENING: PROMO PRODUCER-EDITOR/NBC/East Coast: The role purpose of a Producer-Editor is to oversee production and execution of marketing and promotional campaigns and sales presentations for selected sports properties. Full info/apply HERE (8/22)

CASTING CALL: Companies can showcase their casting notices/casting calls here. For information on rates and specs for posting a casting notice, please email Trish at [email protected]

EXPERT SERVICES ADS: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc. For information on rates and specs for posting an Expertise Service ad email Trish at [email protected]

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED… There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad… for more information contact Trish Pihonak at [email protected]

SITUATION WANTED: DIGITAL SALES & BUS DEV PRO – ISO consulting/FT/LA based: NY/Detroit contacts too. Hit the ground running: Rep Video, Analytics, Ad:tech to Big Brands/Agencies. (Many Automotive & Entertainment contacts.) e [email protected]. ph. 323.962.9885 (8/25)

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 203-899-8459 for rates and specs for Job Openings.


ABC: The Middle [r], The Goldbergs [r], Modern Family [r], black-ish [r], Celebrity Wife Swap
CBS: Big Brother, Extant, Criminal Minds [r]
America’s Next Top Model, A Wicked Offer
FOX: Master Chef, Home Free
NBC: America’s Got Talent, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Robinson [
f], Last Comic Standing
PBS: The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements [
p], The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements, The Mystery of Matter: Search  for the Elements [f]
Telemundo: Avenida Brasil [r], Bajo el Mismo Cielo, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Amores con Trampa, Lo Imperdonable, Yo No Cre en los Hombres

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