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Thursday September 8, 2022

Today’s Premieres
discovery+: Paranormal Caught on Camera
Disney+: Cars on the Road; Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory; Growing Up
Fyi: Barrett-Jackson: Revved Up at 10p
HGTV: Renovation Impossible at 9p
Hulu: Wedding Season; The Zone: Survival Mission
Netflix: Entrapped; The Imperfects; Who Likes My Followers?
Paramount+: The Good Fight
Peacock: Last Light
The Roku Channel: Emeril Tailgates

Today’s Finale
ABC: The Con at 10p

IN THE NEWS

Good news/bad news for Elon Musk. The billionaire will be allowed to amend his countersuit against Twitter, as he maneuvers to get out of his $44 billion deal to buy the social networking company. Musk’s lawyers had asked a Delaware Chancery Court judge to include a whistleblower complaint from Twitter’s former head of security, Peiter Zatko, that accuses Twitter of lax cybersecurity and reacting inadequately to spam accounts. But Musk’s request for a trial extension was denied. The longer the delay until trial, “the greater the risk of irreparable harm to Twitter,” said the judge. “Indeed, Twitter has represented that the anticipated risk of harm has materialized over the course of this litigation.” The start of the trial is set for October 17.

What to expect from former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who starts work at MSNBC next week? “My business is not rage,” said Psaki at Vox Media’s Code Conference. “What I hope to do is bring that passion for explaining things, debunking things, calling out BS when you see it to my next job.” At MSNBC Psaki will cover the election and other issues, and host a streaming series in 2023.

In the wake of a $42 million haul from Netflix, the WGA has settled arbitration against Amazon for more than $4 million in underpaid residuals and interest owed to screenwriters for films produced or acquired by Amazon. “Like Netflix, Amazon had been systematically undervaluing imputed license fees on theatrical films where it was both the producer and the distributor,” WGA West leaders told members. “Amazon even underpaid residuals on films it acquired from independent producers, imputing a low license fee for these films rather than paying the writer a residual of 1.2% of the actual license fee paid to the producer, as required by the MBA (Minimum Basic Agreement).”

Eighty percent of consumers agree that misinformation is a serious problem in digital media, according to Integral Ad Science report, “Advertising in the Age of Misinformation,” which should be of concern to advertisers since 73% of consumers say that they feel unfavorably toward brands that have been associated with misinformation. Other findings include:
· Among consumers who said that social media is the content type they consume the most, 71% said they regularly encountering misleading digital content.
· 91% of consumers are confident in their ability to detect misinformation.
· 65% of consumers say that they are likely or very likely to stop buying from a brand that advertises next to misinformation.
“Our research demonstrates that there’s a gap between consumers’ unfavorable views of content alongside misinformation and how prepared marketers are to address it,” said Yannis Dosios, Global Chief Commercial Officer at IAS. “Context-based strategies provide an incredible opportunity for marketers to avoid misinformation and reach their target audience for maximum ROI with minimal impact on reach.”

From January 1-July 31, alcohol TV ad impressions were down 17% year-over- year, according iSpot report, “Which Alcohol Spots Are Making a Splash in 2022?”. Mexican brands now account for nearly 44% of beer TV ad impressions (up from 39% during the same time frame in 2021), while Modelo was the most-seen alcohol brand on TV. Smirnoff was the most-seen wine & spirits brand on TV, after increasing ad impressions by nearly 4x YoY. And cheers to ESPN, which accounts for nearly 1 in 10 TV ad impressions for alcohol – including beer, wine & spirits.

Speaking of, “We like the hand we have,” responded Disney CFO Christine McCarthy to a question at a media conference about activist investor Daniel Loeb’s call for the company to spin off ESPN. “ESPN is a great business and it is fully integrated into how we think about delivering entertainment [and] compelling content to customers.”

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Fox unveiled “the ultimate celebrity social experiment” on Wednesday, during Fox Entertainment Fall Press Day. “Special Forces: The Ultimate Test” (wt) will have celebrities endure grueling challenges from the playbook of the actual Special Forces selection process. Participants include Danny Amendola, Mel B, Hannah Brown, Tyler Florence, Kate Gosselin, Dwight Howard, Montell Jordan, Gus Kenworthy, Nastia Liukin, Carli Lloyd, Beverley Mitchell, Kenya Moore, Mike Piazza, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Anthony Scaramucci and Jamie Lynn Spears. “In many ways, it is more about mental strength than physical strength,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials. “It’s an eye-opening glimpse into the most intense training in the world and gives a taste of the grit and bravery our armed forces show on a daily basis, which was a life-changing experience for these celebrities.” The series produced by Minno Films is set to debut in January 2023.

That wasn’t Fox’s only big news. A three-night event, “LEGO Masters: Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular,” hosted by Will Arnett, will feature guest appearances by Leslie Jordan, Robin Thicke, Cheryl Hines and Finesse Mitchell starting Monday, December 19 at 8p. And anthology series “Accused” has added Margo Martindale, Molly Parker, Rachel Bilson and Jack Davenport to star in episodes.

“Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry inked a deal with Fox and landed a script commitment for spy drama “Jenny Is a Weapon.” The series follows a housewife who discovers she has psychic powers and is recruited by the government to save the world.

“Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” landed a second season on HBO Max. We are beyond excited to continue telling stories with our amazing group of little liars—exploring their friendships, their romances, their secrets, and their status as scream queens supreme!”, said co-creators Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring. “Eternal thanks to the fans who have embraced this new, horror-version of ‘Pretty Little Liars’.”

Producer and distributor Endeavor Content (“Severance”) has rebranded as Fifth Season. Earlier this year the company spun out of Endeavor, finalized a transaction with Korea’s CJ ENM that valued the business around $1 billion, and was positioned as an independent studio. The resulting structure gives CJ a majority stake in Fifth Season, while Endeavor retains a 20% stake.

Writer John Preston and Executive Producer Ellie Wood of Clearwood Films are joining forces for “Runners,” a multi-part drama that chronicles the creation of The Bow Street Runners, the world’s first police. Banijay Rights will distribute globally.

Casting notes: Cherry Jones (“Succession”), Luis Guzman (“Shamless”), Hong Chau (“Watchmen”) and Reed Birney (“Succession”) have joined the cast of Peacock mystery drama “Poker Face.”…Australian actor Michael Bishop (“Spin”) will play Jonathan Kent in season three of CW’s “Superman & Lois.” He replaces Jordan Elsass.

A production item of a different kind: Fox Entertainment, ReserveBar and Next Century Spirits have partnered to create TruthTeller 1839 Bourbon, a new liquor tied to Fox’s upcoming drama, “Monarch.” The double-barreled straight bourbon whiskey will be available when the series premieres Sunday, September 11. “In ‘Monarch,’ we found a unique way to authentically reflect our commitment to innovation, opening new touchpoints for fandom and cultural connection,” said Tilmann Gruber, Fox Entertainment’s SVP, Strategy and Operations.

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

Fox’s “The Masked Singer” will have a new format when it returns for season eight on Wednesday, September 21 at 8p. Each episode will feature several performances by disguised celebrities, but the studio audience will vote for their favorite, and the singer with the least amount of votes will unmask mid-show. That celebrity will get a front row seat in the Masked Singer VIP section to watch the rest of the competition and the second unmasking. In addition, the Top Two singers face off in a Battle Royale performance of the same song. The winner will be on to the next week’s episode against new competition, and the other will unmask. The three finalists left standing after each round will compete in the semi-finals.

A new afternoon show will launch in 16 E.W. Scripps stations on September 12, in some markets replacing “Ellen.” Upbeat “Afternoon Focus,” a collaboration between Scripps Local Media and Scripps Networks divisions, will feature original content as well as stories from across Scripps. Hosts are Julie Grant (“Court TV”) and Rob Nelson (“Morning Rush”).

Season two of HBO Max streetwear competition “The Hype” kicks off Thursday, September 22 with three episodes. Speedy Morman hosts the series, featuring Co-Signers Offset, Bephie Birkett, and Marni Senofonte.

Lucky season 13 of “Gold Rush” launches Friday, September 30 at 8p on Discovery, as new miners flood gold fields amid increased competition to hit a big payday.

Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito will introduce an autistic character on “Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go” on Monday, September 12 at 8:30a. Bruno the Brake Car will be voiced by autistic actor Chuck Smith.

“Super/Natural,” utilizing cutting-edge filmmaking technology to reveal the secret powers and super-senses of animals, premieres September 21 on Disney+. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, the series is exec produced by James Cameron.

Docu-series “Hostages” premieres Wednesday, September 28 at 9p on HBO. The four-parter follows the international crisis that unfolded in 1979, when Iranian student activists stormed the US embassy in Tehran.

Eh-oh! A refreshed version of UK kids’ show “Teletubbies premieres on Netflix on November 14, as part of the streamer’s preschool slate. Tituss Burgess (“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) will narrate.

There’s a new creepy series in discovery+’s “Ghostober” lineup. “We Bought a Funeral Home,” documenting an unconventional renovation, debuts Saturday, October 1.

“Norteados con Don Cheto,” Estrella Media’s new one-hour scripted comedy series, will have the first dual platform launch for the Estrella TV network. The series expands on the characters of the radio show, “Don Cheto Al Aire,” featuring Don Cheto, Chino, Gisselle Bravo, and Said Garcia, and premieres with three episodes on Samsung TV Plus on September 15. Two weekly, back-to-back episodes will air on EstrellaTV on September 22 at 8p and 9p.

Season ten of Univision’s “Mira Quien Baila” premieres on October 9 at 8p. Television presenter and actress Chiquinquirá Delgado returns as host of the dancing competition.

Helen Hunt (“Mad About You”) has signed on to narrate Lifetime’s “Meet Marry Murder.” The series premiers Monday, October 3 at 9p as part of Lifetime’s Life & Crime Mondays.

DreamWorks Animation 10-parter “Abominable and The Invisible City” makes its debut on Peacock and Hulu on October 5. The comedy adventure is based on the 2019 film “Abominable.”

SPORTS

The NHL saw its 2022-23 broadcast slate unveiled. Turner Sports delivers live NHL on TNT coverage with a 62-game regular season schedule that culminates with NHL on TNT’s first-ever presentation of the 2023 Stanley Cup Final, in addition to half of the Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round One, Round Two and Conference Finals. The slate will include seven appearances by the Rangers and Penguins, along with six by the Bruins, Lightning and Avalanche. Broadcast begin on October 12 with a double bill of Bruins/Caps at 7p, followed by Blackhawks/Avalanche at 9:30p.

ESPN’s NHL coverage will include 103 exclusive games across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC for the upcoming 2022-23 season starting October 11 with an ESPN doubleheader of Lightning/Rangers and Golden Knights/Kings.

FOX Sports revealed the trio of soccer personalities who will anchor the network’s FIFA World Cup Tonight show, tapping the talents of host Kate Abdo, along with Maurice Edu and Chad Johnson. Throughout the tournament, an additional guest analyst will join the trio on-set providing viewers and program alike with a versatile range of unique perspectives from soccer stars, personas and pundits. Starting on the evening of November 21, the show will air on FOX at midnight across all time zones during the tournament. The show will also air on FS1 at 11p on most weekdays throughout the competition.

Speaking of the World Cup, FIFA announced a reimagined fan destination and on-site entertainment experience for fans at future FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup events titled the FIFA Fan Festival and set to debut in Qatar this year and provide new ways for fans to celebrate their shared passion for football and experience music, entertainment, local culture, food, games and lifestyle trends in a true festival environment. The event will be located at Al Bidda Park in Doha for 29 days (November 20 – December 18).

ESPN signed 11-time Pro Bowler Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. to a studio analyst role for the network. He will make his ESPN debut on Monday Night Countdown at 6p in advance of Monday Night Football’s Broncos-Seahawks season-opener on September 12.

NBC Sports is debuting new logos for “Sunday Night Football” and “Football Night in America” this season. “We are excited to introduce this new brand system that continues to be distinct within the marketplace,” said Mark Levy, Senior Vice President, Original Productions and Creative, NBC Sports. “The new design is streamlined with a focus on signature typography that is uniquely NBC. The incorporation of the Peacock head from the iconic network logo was the creative inspiration for the SNF brand.

STREAMING

Cloud-based video SaaS platform Frequency, which powers linear channels for content providers, and sports and entertainment omnichannel production company Bleav have launched Bleav’s FAST channels, Bleav and Bleav Football, which will initially feature Bleav’s 32 NFL team shows. Former players and media personalities host every show, breaking down game action, previewing upcoming matchups and talking through transactions.

Live and VOD platform Wowza has acquired Flowplayer, a Sweden-based video player specialist. The acquisition was made in partnership with Clearhaven Partners a US-based private equity firm that focuses on software and technology.

Vidgo is relaunching with new and enhanced technology, a revamped look and an expanded channel lineup. “We’ve reimagined what an affordable video streaming service should look like and the value it should deliver. This includes more college football than any other single channel or live TV streaming service,” said Derek Mattsson, Vidgo CEO. “We have every college conference channel along with ESPN, Fox Sports – meaning no one can do what we do. If you love college sports, there is no better place to watch than Vidgo.”

TECH TALK

Sixty-seven percent of advertisers are incorporating addressable advertising in their media campaigns, according to new research from Go Addressable, an industry initiative created by television distributors to advance addressable advertising, released in conjunction with Advertiser. The first study, conducted in October 2021, found that only half of marketers were using the medium. Other key findings from the report include:
· Nearly half of teams responsible for addressable TV advertising cover both linear and digital planning.
· Among those currently using addressable TV advertising, the top reasons were: 48% said it provides better targeting; 46% noted the ability to measure/prove ROI; and 37% said successful past performance.

Apple unveiled the new iPhone 14 lineup at its press event on Wednesday. The iPhone 14 Pro and Max feature camera upgrades and run on what Apple said is the fastest microchip ever used in a smartphone. Apple’s watch and AirPods wireless earpods also got upgrades.

GOING GLOBAL

NBCUniversal Formats announced the first international version of Universal Television’s “New Amsterdam.” The new Turkish adaptation, “Hayat Bugün” (“Life is Today”) will be produced by 03 Medya in association with Universal International Studios, scheduled to air on Show TV in 2023.

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RATINGS

ESPN reports that Tuesday’s Aces/Storm WNBA Game 3 ranked as the second most-watched WNBA postseason game on ABC ever. The matchup averaged 905,000 viewers, peaking at 1.4 million. Through six games, the WNBA Playoff Semifinals are up 56% over 2021 numbers.

In syndication the week of August 22, “Divorce Court” (0.5, up 25%), with new host Star Jones, jumped into fourth place among court shows. “Judge Judy” (4.2, down 7%) ruled the legal category for the 1,353rd week in a row, and “Family Feud” won the game show category for the fourth straight week.

The linear audience for episode three of HBO’s “House of the Dragon” drew 2.5 million viewers across four airings on Labor Day weekend, according to Nielsen, versus 3.2 million for the premiere and 3.5 million for episode two. But viewing was up 27% on HBO Max versus episode two; combine Nielsen numbers and first party data and viewership has exceeded 16 million for the most recent installment.

Nielsen Basic Cable Ranker for the week of August 29
Network, P2+ AA (000)
Prime Time
ESPN 2641
Fox News 2140
MSNBC 1403
ESPN2 925
HGTV 880
INSP 782
USA 775
TLC 746
Hallmark Channel 739
TBS 660
Total Day
Fox News 1424
ESPN 997
MSNBC 838
CNN 529
HGTV 491
Hallmark Channel 427
INSP 424
Food Network 382
TV Land 381
USA 378

Nielsen Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of August 22 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Family Feud (CMV) 5.2 AA
Jeopardy! (CMV) 4.2 AA
Judge Judy (CMV) 4.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CMV) 4.1 AA
Inside Edition (CMV) 2.0 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.0 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CMV) 1.8 AA
Live With Kelly and Ryan (DAD) 1.4 AA
Dr. Phil (CMV) 1.4 AA
Hot Bench (AT) 1.2 AA

Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Monday, September 6
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: The Bachelorette 3.23 (0.7), Claim to Fame 1.79 (0.3)
CBS: The Neighborhood 2.97 (0.3), Bob Hearts Abishola 2.63 (0.2), NCIS: Labor Day 3.22 (0.3), NCIS: Hawai’i: Labor Day 2.60 (0.2)
CW: Roswell, New Mexico 0.36 (0.1), In the Dark 0.25 (0.0)
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance 0.68 (0.1), Fantasy Island 0.73 (0.1)
NBC: America Ninja Warrior 2.32 (0.4), Weakest Link 1.82 (0.3)
Telemundo: Top Chef VIP 1.14 (0.4), Infiel: Historia de un Engaño 1.04 (0.3)
Univision: La Herencia un Legado de Amor 1.18 (0.4), Mujer de Nadie 1.29 (0.4)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Altice USA’s Board of Directors has appointed Dennis Mathew to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective October 3. Mathew assumes the CEO role from Dexter Goei, who has been named Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mathew joins Altice USA from Comcast, where he spent the last 17 years in senior corporate and operational leadership positions.

Identity solution provider ID5 has appointed Caitlin Borgman as Chief Commercial Officer. Borgman was most recently as the Head of Sales at ActiveFence.

Dynamic Television tapped Carrie Stein to serve as President of Scripted Television. Stein joins from AfterShock Media, where she led its global film and television business.

Banijay Benelux has expanded its board of directors to include a new Chief Operating Officer, Alex Doff. Doff will continue as Managing Director, NL Film.

This Day in History
1504 – Michelangelo’s Statue of David was unveiled in Florence.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
On which pop culture trivia show was Lizzo a contestant? “Trivial Takedown.” Kudos to: Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC; Louis Lewow-FITE/Atlanta; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8
ABC: Press Your Luck, Generation Gap, The Con [f]
CBS: Young Sheldon, Ghosts, Big Brother
CW: Bump, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Great Chocolate Showdown
FOX: MasterChef, Fantasy Island
NBC: NFL Football
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12/07/22: Cynopsis Jobs

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SENIOR ANALYST – MEDIA RESEARCH LATITUDE Remote Latitude is searching for an experienced research analyst. This position will focus on client communications and managing projects across their entire lifecycles – from design/proposal through reporting and presentation. Ideal candidates will be experienced in media, and comfortable both analyzing research data and communicating with clients. Full info […]

12/07/22: Cuteness alert! Here comes “Puppy Bowl”

Cuteness alert! Here comes "Puppy Bowl"

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM SINCLAIR MEDIA NETWORKS WE DELIVER THE BROADCAST IMPRESSIONS YOU ARE ALWAYS LOOKING TO BUY SINCLAIR MEDIA NETWORKS * National Footprint with ownership benefits * Family Friendly * Brand Safe * Efficient CPM’s * Guaranteed exact minute delivery * Power of local news at scale * Hyper-targeted OTT extensions * Drive viewer […]

12/06/22: NBCU goes LivE! with Walmart

NBCU goes LivE! with Walmart

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM HEARST HEARST ANYSCREEN A Higher Standard in OTT Reach your audience, anytime, anywhere, on any screen. Hearst Anyscreen offers a targeted OTT platform that provides a single, centralized access point to the streaming TV marketplace. With a unique focus on quality, Hearst Anyscreen delivers premium “living room experience” […]

12/05/22: Cynopsis Media Tech Update

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A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM PREMION PREMION LEADING THE EVOLUTION IN LOCAL OTT & CTV ADVERTISING We hold two distinct and separate recognitions from the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG): BRAND SAFETY CERTIFIED and CERTIFIED AGAINST FRAUD Premium Brand-Safe Streaming TV Advertising 125+ Leading TV & Media Brands, Audience Targeting, Attribution & Measurement LEARN […]

12/05/22: NBC orders full season of “Lopez vs Lopez”

NBC orders full season of “Lopez vs Lopez”

Monday December 5, 2022 Today’s Premieres HBO: His Dark Materials at 9p Hulu: Back in the Groove ID: The Tetris Murders at 9p USA: Barmageddon at 11p IN THE NEWS NBC ordered nine more episodes of freshman comedy “Lopez vs Lopez,” for a full-season total of 22. The series stars George Lopez and his daughter […]

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