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Cynopsis Kids is gearing up to celebrate the year’s best in children’s, tween and teen content at the 7th Annual  Cynopsis Imagination Awards  during   a breakfast and networking reception September 25 in NYC. In addition to our 2018 finalists (view finalists here ), Cynopsis is thrilled to honor kid’s media titans, Terri Minksy and Fred Seibert with Luminary Awards at the event in September.
 
 
 
PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
Anthony Jeselnik (The Jeselnik Offensive, Caligula) inked a multiplatform deal with Comedy Central. The comedian will star in and executive produce an untitled, half-hour TV series and host a new weekly podcast, The Jeselnik and Rosenthal Vanity Project, co-hosted by his best friend, NFL Network analyst Gregg Rosenthal.
 
Paramount Network greenlit a full, 10-episode series order ofDarren Star’s Emily in Paris (wt). The half-hour show will be part of a new Thursday dramedy night launching in January.
 
iHeartMedia partnered with HowStuffWorks and Tenderfoot TV for a second season of Atlanta Monster, which will launch as Monster: The Zodiac Killer. Atlanta Monster delved into the horrific Atlanta Child Murders that took place form 1979 to 1981.
 
Oxygen Media inked an overall development deal with Paul Holes, the hero detective who helped bring the Golden State Killer to Justice. “Paul embodies what Oxygen is all about,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen. “His story is of the highest stakes, a career journey with brilliant investigation work that resulted in justice for dozens of victims and their families.”
 
Homecoming creators Eli Horowitz and Micha Bloomberg signed an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions, the studio behind the upcoming Amazon series starring Julia Roberts. The pair will develop original scripted programing with UCP for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s portfolio, as well as external networks and streaming services.
 
Following the success of 24-hour event The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs in July, Shudder is bringing back the horror host for Thanksgiving and Christmas specials, The Dinners of Death and A Very Joe Bob Christmas, respectively. Shudder is also launching a regular series featuring Briggs in 2019.
 
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
Two Syfy series were issued October return dates. Season 3 of Van Helsing bows Friday, October 5 at 9p, followed by the Season 5 premiere of Z Nation at 10p.
 
Bravo Media’s new primetime talk show, Bravo’s Play by Play, debuts Monday, September 24 at 10p. The limited series, executive produced byAndy Cohen, features host Jerry O’Connell alongside a panel of actors, comics, tastemakers and athletes discussing the buzziest Bravo moment and hot topics a la Sports Center
 
Vegas Rat Rods brings motor madness back to Discovery Channel, when the show’s fourth season premieres Monday, October 1 at 10p.
 
Chesapeake Shores 3006 bows Sunday, September 9 at 9p on Hallmark Channel.
 
The US premiere of BBC America’s new Doctor Who on Sunday, October 7 will be timed to its UK broadcast, with an encore in primetime. The exact time has yet to be announced.
 
 
COMING UP
 
NBC Sports special FedExCup Playoffs: PGA TOUR’s Ultimate Prize, presented by Cologuard, airs Sunday, September 9 at 1:30p on NBC. Show chronicles the season-defining weeks leading up to the TOUR Championship with a focus on the contending players.
 
God Knows Where I Am bows Monday, October 15 at 10p on PBS (check local listings). Series tells the story of the late Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder with psychosis, who was intermittently incarcerated and homeless.
 
 
DISTRIBUTION
 
Jewish Life Television and Hotwire Communications struck a national affiliation agreement. JLTV can be viewed on Channel 270 throughout Hotwire Communications’ footprint, which includes a majority of the North and Southeastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
 
 
CASTING
 
Patricia Arquette will star in the first season of The Act, Hulu’s new anthology series from writers Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean and Universal Cable Productions that tells stranger-than-fiction true crime stories, reports Deadline….Timothy Dalton nabbed a starring role in DC Universe’s Doom Patrol, slated to debut in 2019… Kali Rocha was promoted to series regular in the upcoming third season of CBSMan with a Plan Ken Leung (Lost) will recur on the sixth season of NBC’s BlacklistBlack Lighting cast Sofia Vassilieva (Medium, Supergirl) as a DC Comics hero in The CW series’ second season.
 
 
DIGITAL DOINGS
 
Black Love creators Codie Oliver and Tommy Oliver launched new website BlackLove.com, which looks to establish itself as the digital destination for content created specifically for the Black community. The focus will be on fostering healthy dialogue on topics like dating, health and sexuality, marriage, parenting, self-love and men’s lifestyle.
 
Billy Eichner’s Billy on the Street, which left TruTV a year ago, is returning as an on-line exclusive series. New episodes will be available on Eichner’s social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, as well as the Billy on the Street YouTube channel, Funny Or Die’s social media platforms and FunnyOrDie.com.
 
Via a multi-year partnership deal, FuboTV added VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network) to its sports-first streaming TV service. VSiN is the first media network dedicated to sports gambling information.
 
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RATINGS
 
Pre-emptions for breaking news, sinking pre-Labor Day viewing levels and a heavy dose of reruns threw off ratings in the summer session ending August 26. Talk shows were once again led by Dr. Phil (2.5 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, down 4% from the week before), extending its winning streak in the category to 103 weeks and rising 10% in the key W25-54 demo. Live With Kelly and Ryan (1.9, down 5%) secured sole possession of second place for the tenth week in a row and climbed 10% in the demo. Ellen DeGeneres (1.5, unchanged) came in third

Meanwhile, some of the off-net sitcoms showed some spark.Last Man Standing (2.1, up 5%), Modern Family (1.9, up 6%), Two and a Half Men (1.5, up 7%) and Family Guy (1.5, up 7%) were all in the plus column. The Big Bang Theory (4.1, unchanged) continued to lead the comedies.
 
The finale of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race ranked #3 among cable programs on Thursday at 9p among P25-54 and #2 among W25-54 in Live+3 Nielsens. Season 9 averaged a 0.9 rating for P25-54, the highest-rated season since 2013.

TV Time Binge Report: Most Binged TV Shows for the week of August 27, 2018
(Show/Share of Streams)
Disenchantment (Netflix) 3.73%
Insatiable (Netflix) 3.49%
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) 3.15%
Friends (NBC) 2.40%
The 100 (The CW) 2.29%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 1.80%
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.78%
Riverdale (The CW) 1.67%
Suits (USA) 1.67%
The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.66%
 
Top 12 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of August 27, 2018
NBC: Notre Dame Football 2.1/12
ABC: Sunday Night Kickoff 2.0/10
NBC: America’s Got Talent 1.9/9
CBS: Big Brother 1.6/8
NBC: America’s Got Talent 1.5/8
CBS: Big Brother 1.3/6
CBS: Big Brother 1.3/6
ABC: Bachelor in Paradise 1.2/6
ABC: Saturday Night Football 1.2/7
NBC American Ninja Warrior 1.1/5
NBC: World of Dance 1.1/5
ABC: Bachelor in Paradise 1.1/5
 
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 8/20/18 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.5 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.1 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.2 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.1 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.7 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.6 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.5 AA
Last Man Standing (2/T) 2.1 AA
Hot Bench 2.0 AA

Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 8/20/18 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Family Feud (2/T) 1.7 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.6AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.4 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.0 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.0 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.0 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 0.9 AA
Last Man Standing 0.7 AA
The Goldbergs (SPT) 0.7AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 0.6 AA
The Cleveland Show (2/T) 0.6AA
 
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of August 27, 2018
CBS: The Late Show 2.03million total viewers; 0.30/2 among A18-49
NBC: The Tonight Show 1.87 million total viewers; 0.39/3 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 1.59 million total viewers; 0.35/2 among A18-49
 
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of August 27, 2018
ABC World News Tonight 8.23 million total viewers; 1.4/7 and 1.67 million A25-54
NBC Nightly News 8.05 million total viewers; 1.5/8 and 1.82 million A25-54
CBS Evening News 5.78 million total viewers; 0.9/5 and 1.12 million A25-54
 
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of August 27, 2018
ABC: Good Morning America 3.87 million total viewers; 0.9/10 and 1,129,000 A25-54
NBC: Today 3.81 million total viewers; 1.1/12 and 1,310,000 A25-54
CBS: This Morning 2.94 million total viewers; 0.6/6 and 724,000 A25-54
 
SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top 10 US Primetime TV Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of August 27, 2018
Program, VPI, Video Actions, VP Views, Total Actions
Ridiculousness (MTV) 706, 292K, 7.5M, 293K
E! News (E!)  420, 760K, 1.4M, 11M
World of Dance (NBC) 397, 1.1M, 3.5M, 1.6M
Jersey Shore (MTV) 244, 391K, 7M, 448K
Suits (USA Network) 194, 191K, 730K, 237K
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) 99, 138K, 217K, 358K
Impractical Jokers (truTV) 90, 107K, 1.2M, 160K
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 87, 319K, 8.3M, 1M
Younger (TV Land) 80, 107K, 451K, 251K
The Challenge (MTV) 67, 84K, 323K, 138K
Sharablee’s VPI combines viewing, consumer interactions and audience scale across all active platforms and includes video performance of primetime shows.
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Tuesday, September 4, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 7.19
America’s Got Talent 10.61, Making It 3.76
CBS: 5.04
NCIS 5.94, Bull 4.77, NCIS: New Orleans 4.41
ABC: 3.04
Bachelor in Paradise 3.91, Castaways 2.17
FOX: 1.83
Beat Shazam 2.15 Love Connection 1.50
TELE: 0.95
Exation Estados Unidos 0.81, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 0.94, El Senor de los Cielos 1.10
CW: 0.68
The Flash 0.71, The Outpost 0.65
 
Tuesday A19-49 Analysis: NBC 1.5/6, ABC 0.8/4, CBS 0.6/3, FOX 0.6/3, TELE 0.6/2, CW 0.2/1
 
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
All3Media named Tim Pastore as Chief Executive Officer. He had been President of Original Programming and Production atNational Geographic Channels.
 
Spin Master Entertainment hired Thom Chapman as Senior Director, Sales and Distribution. He joins from DHX Mediawhere he directed the content expansion strategy for Asia.
 
Former Mark Burnett Productions and Televisa USA executive Patrice Choghi joined GRB Entertainment as Senior Vice President, International.
 
Starz made two key appointments to its International Digital Networks team. Darren Nielsen, formerly Director of Content Acquisition at Netflix, was hired as Senior Vice President of Distribution and Business Development, and Jeff Cooke, previously Vice President of Global Digital at Lionsgate, was named Vice President of Programming.
 
Raycom Media announced that Jim Wilcox, Vice President and General Manager of WALB, will retire at the end of 2018. He’sbeen with the Raycom Media-owned ABC/NBC affiliate in Albany, GA for 26 years.
 
 
IN MEMORIAM
 
The Waltons writer and novelist Jeb J. Rosebrook died August 31 in Scottsdale, AZ. He was 83.
 


This Day in History: 1997 – An estimated 2.5 billion people around the world tuned in to television broadcasts of Princess Diana’s funeral.
 
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which series focused on an editor of self-help books was canceled after one episode? Emily’s Reasons Why Not (2006). Kudos to: Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, CA.
 
Today’s Trivia Question: On what series did Estelle Getty guest star as an elderly mom who did cartwheels and gave mambo lessons? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four.)

Answer to Our Last Anagram: Highly Hurt Whale = Highway Through Hell.  Kudos to: Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, CA.
 
1990s Comedy Anagram: Rise to Conclaves (Email [email protected] with 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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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6
ABC: Celebrity Family Feud, Match Game, Take Two
CBS: The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Big Brother, S.W.A.T.
CW: Supernatural, The Originals
FOX: MasterChef, The Gifted
NBC: Football Night in America, NFL Football
PBS: This Old House Hour, Victorian Slum House, Antiques Road Show
Telemundo: Exation Estados Unidos, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: El rico y Lazaro, Le Bella y Las Bestias, La Piloto

 

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