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Remarkable, fearless stories of truth have always been the heart of our quality programming.
Daring to look closer has driven A&E to success with five consecutive months of growth,
a 42% increase vs. year-ago, and Emmy wins for Born This Way and
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
Inaugural Judges Selected for Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival
Jurors include execs from AwesomenessTV, CNE, Dick Clark Productions, Scripps & more . The Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival & Conference will recognize outstanding work in this emerging space, showcasing fresh and surprising storytelling across platforms. The winning videos be screened at this one-of-a-kind festival, that also includes though-provoking discussions with producers, directors, actors and marketers.
Fox bought two more dramas from Lee Daniels. Victory, a gospel choir drama with writer Julian Breece (The First), received a put pilot commitment. East of Hope, a multi-racial soap with Outsiders creator Peter Mattei, got a script commitment with penalty. Daniels will EP both via his Lee Daniels Entertainment.
In other Fox news, Variety reports that the network is developing drama Faces with Jim Piddock and Mark Gordon executive producing. Series follows a British gangster who comes to LA with his family for the funeral of his eldest son, but ends up staying upon learning he was murdered.
HBO renewed The Deuce for a second season. The drama explores the rise of porn culture in New York.
Amazon Studios inked an overall deal with Justin Doble, writer/producer of Netflix hit Stranger Things. Doble will develop genre projects exclusively for Prime Video.
BBC Two ordered Dave Allen At Peace, a biopic based on the life and career of the Irish comedian. Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders) is set to star.
HGTV greenlit Flip or Flop Paradise, the newest installment in its Flip or Flop franchise. Slated to premiere in April 2018, the series follows real estate investors and flippers David and Chenoa Rivera as they renovate rundown homes in Paradise, CA.
Syfy pushed the premiere date of Happy back by a week. The live-action/animated series now bows on Wednesday, December 6 at 10p.
E! and WWE’s Total Divas returns for a seventh season on Wednesday, November 1 at 9p. The show’s season finale airs January 31, 2018 and will mark its 100th episode.
Bravo Media airs three consecutive premieres on Sunday, November 5. The Real Housewives of Atlanta bows at 8p, followed by Xscape: Still Kickin’ It at 9p and Married to Medicine at 10p.
Carnival Eats continues its culinary ride around fairs and festivals. New season bows Thursday, October 26 at 9p on Cooking Channel.
Super Hurricanes: Inside Monster Storms, featuring interviews with leading meteorologists, scientists and engineers, bows Friday, September 22 at 9p on Science Channel.
“The Great American Nightmare” comes to HDNET Movies, next month, with Rob Zombie’s 13 Night Of Halloween, airing every night at 9p from Thursday, October 19 through Tuesday, October 31. Event kicks off with The Devil’s Rejects.
CMT honors Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan at the CMT Artists of the Year special live from Nashville on Wednesday, October 18 at 8p.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians 10 Year Anniversary Special airs Sunday, September 24 at 9p on E!. Season 14 launches the following week, on Sunday, October 1 at 9p.
Tour de Monde de la Francophonie airs live on Thursday, September 21 at 7a on TV5MONDE.
U.S. TV stations’ total advertising revenues are estimated to decline a record a 6.5%, to $21.38 billion in 2017, reports SNL Kagan, noting that the drop not unexpected due to higher political and TV advertising last year. Results are expected to show recovery in 2018, rising to 9.6% to $23.4 billion, with midterm political advertising and Olympic advertising sales contributing to the spike.
Furze World Wonders debuts Thursday, September 28 on YouTube Red, following extreme inventor Colin Furze as he puts his unique talents to use for other people.
AMC Networks’ video streaming service Sundance Now debuts Rillington Place, starring Tim Roth and Samantha Morton, on Thursday, October 5. Three-part series details the real-life murders carried out by John Christie (Roth) in Notting Hill.
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios announced the launch of its direct-to-consumer global streaming OTT subscription platform, Sports.TV. The service features live-streaming sports networks and premium entertainment content.
El Rey Network’s The People’s Network Showcase: Animation Edition returns with the 15 films released on-air and digitally on El Rey Network’s YouTube page. Debut date: Sunday, September 24 at 8p.
CBS secured Australia’s Ten Network, after a last-minute challenge by Fox Co-Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and entrepreneur Bruce Gordon. Creditors of Ten Network Holdings agreed to a $167 million buyout.
Nickelodeon International and Lacey Entertainment announced that animated children’s series Kiva Can Do! was licensed for broadcast by Nick Jr. across multiple regions worldwide.
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Page Six TV, the pop culture strip from Endemol Shine North America and the New York Post, debuted Monday with 0.8/2, the highest overnight rating of any access magazine launch since TMZ premiered in 2007.
FOX’s premiere of The Orville earned a 7-day multi-platform audience of 12.2 million viewers. Marking the nets’ largest drama debut in two and a half years since Empire (15.6 million viewers), the series posted a +44% lift in multi-platform viewers from Live+SD. In Live+7, The Orville delivered a 3.7/12 rating.
The second season premiere of El Chapo reached 3.4 million Total Viewers 2+, who tuned in for all or part of the one-hour broadcast. The series averaged 1.5 million Total Viewers 2+, 714,000 A18-49 and 323,000 A18-34 and made Univision the and number 3 broadcast during the 10p hour among A18-49 and A18-34.
TV Land’s Younger achieved its highest rated season ever and is the number one original ad-supported cable sitcom with Women 18-49 and Women 25-54, year to date. In Live+3, season ratings saw double-digit increases with a .85 in A25-54 (+32% vs prior season); 1.31 with W25-54 (+31%); .72 with A18-49 (+32%); 1.13 with W18-49 (+31%); and 1.3 million Total Viewers (+29%).
Top 11 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of September 11, 2017
NBC: NBC Sunday Night Football (9/17) 7.1/25
CBS: Emmy Awards (9/17) 2.5/9
NBC: America’s Got Talent (9/12) 2.3/9
FOX: The Orville (9/17) 2.2/7
NBC: America’s Got Talent (9/13) 2.1/9
CBS: Big Brother (9/13) 1.8/8
NBC: Football Night America Part 3 (9/17) 1.8/6
CBS: Big Brother (9/14) 1.8/7
NBC: American Ninja Warrior (9/11) 1.6/6
ABC: Saturday Night Football (9/16) 1.6/7
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of September 11, 2017
ABC World News Tonight 8,334,000 million total viewers; 1.5/7 and 1,806,000 A25-54
NBC Nightly News 8,003,000 million total viewers; 1.6/8 and 1,899,000 A25-54
CBS Evening News 6,083,000 million total viewers; 1.1/5 and 1,332,000 A25-54
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of September 11, 2017
ABC: Good Morning America 4.30 million total viewers; 1.2/11 and 1,420,000 A25-54
NBC: Today 4.09 million total viewers; 1.3/12 and 1,522,000 A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.53 million total viewers; 0.8/7 and 926,000 A25-54
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of September 11, 2017
NBC: The Tonight Show 2.51 million total viewers; 0.58/4 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 2.17 million total viewers; 0.44/3 among A18-49
CBS: The Late Show 1.96 million total viewers; 0.32/2 among A18-49
Broadcast Sunday Morning News Shows Ratings September 17, 2017
ABC: This Week 2.71 million total viewers; 769,000/0.6 A25-54
NBC: Meet The Press 3.00 million total viewers; 889,000/0.7 A25-54
CBS: Face The Nation 3.28 million total viewers; 760,000/0.6 A25-54
CBS: Face The Nation 2 1.83 million total viewers; 457,000/0.4 A25-54
FOX: Fox News Sunday 1.29 million total viewers; 441,000/0.4 A25-54
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Monday, September 20, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
ABC: 8.0 million
Dancing With the Stars 10.8, To Tell the Truth 5.2
NBC: 4.4 million
American Ninja Warrior 5.9, Midnight Texas 2.8
CBS: 4.3 million
The Big Bang Theory [r] 6.0, Kevin Can Wait [r] 4.5, Mom [r] 4.1, Life in Pieces [r] 3.4, Scorpion [r] 3.7
FOX: 2.2 million
So You Think You Can Dance 2.2
CW: 1.2 million
Supergirl [r] 1.3, Whose Line Is It Anyway? [r] 1.2, Whose Line Is It Anyway? [r] 1.2
Univision: 1.0 million
Enamorandome de Ramon 1.0, Mi Marido Tiene 1.2, Hoy Voy a Cambiar 0.8
Monday A19-49 Analysis: ABC 1.4/5, NBC 1.3/5, CBS 0.7/3, FOX 0.6/2, UNI 0.5/2, CW 0.3/1
John Pollak was upped to President, Worldwide Television and International at Electus. He had served as President since 2012.
Investigation Discovery hired Erica Diaz-Gant, previously an executive at NBC Universal’s Oxygen Media, as Senior Director of Development. In addition, Brent Hatherill was upped from Director to Senior Director of Development.
INNOCEAN Worldwide Americas named Kimberly Bates as Senior Vice President, Head of Strategic Planning. She had been Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Gyro.
Herb Scannell was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Mitu. He previously served as President of Nickelodeon, CEO and co-founder of Next New Networks and President of BBC Worldwide North America.  
MediaLink hired Brian Offutt as Managing Director, People and Process. He joins from Combs Enterprises, where he was Chief Operating Officer.
Plimsoll Productions expanded its executive team. Rachel Morgan, formerly Commissioning Editor, Specialist Factual for BBC, was named Head of Specialist Factual and Documentaries. Jonathan Jackson, who last served as Group Managing Director at DRG, joined as Finance Director. Alison Bennett, previously Series Producer at BBC, was named Head of Community Outreach.
Zefr named Toby Byrne as President. He previously served as Head of Ad Sales for Fox Networks Group.
John Jenkinson joins Rural Media Groups news team as Markets Editor for RFD-TV and Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM. He had provided news coverage for KBUF in Garden City, KA, and KSN-TV in Kansas in Missouri.

This Day in History: 1984 – The Cosby Show premiered on NBC.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which actress played the character who replaced Caroline McWilliams’ character as the governor’s secretary on Benson (1979-1986)? Didi Conn. Kudos to: Roberto Perez-Motorsport Network Company/Miami, FL; Jeffrey Hira-Nickelodeon/NYC; Andrew Goldman-TVtibi/NYC; Dan Whitford-WTTW/Chicago, IL; Eric Litt-Tribune Broadcasting/Chicago, IL; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX; Pat Brady-CESD/Los Angeles, CA; David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA; Bob Telford-SAG/AFTRA/Valley Village, CA; Dale Warshaw-KMSB/KTTU/Tucson, AZ.
Today’s Trivia Question: What magazine appeared in Josh’s in box with his face on the cover, during the pilot episode of The West Wing (1999-2006)? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four correct answers from each time zone will be selected.)
Answer to In Other Words: Predator Pond = Shark Tank. Kudos to: Ethan J. Tyler-Charter Communications/Stamford, CT; Michael Strauss-CoxReps/NYC
Switcheroo (two TV characters; one actor): Diane Cunningham (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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MANAGER, SALES OPERATIONS/NBCU NBC Owned Stations/NYC: Responsible for managing various systems, tools and processes to support traffic, sales, research, finance & mktg users across our division. 2+ yrs at a station, similar sales operations function, or a related vendor role. Full info/apply HERE (9/26)


DIGITAL SPECIALIST/NYRA/NYC: Act as primary web editor for daily updates. Maint both NYRA.com & BelmontStakes.com. Asst Social Media team w/mngmnt of social media channels. BA deg & 2-4 yrs work exp req’d. Exp w/CMS Sys, SEO, SEM, basic HTML, Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator. Full info/apply HERE (9/23)

: DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER/ASPIRE TV/ATL: Dev. content strategy across digital platforms; understanding of digitl analysis; exp. w/using digitl platforms to drive brand awareness; 4+ yrs strategic content plning & exec.; prof. w/Google Analytics, Photoshp, WordPress. Res: HERE (9/23)


JOB OPENING: AD SALES PLANNER/Baby First TV/NY: Reports to AE & EVP Ad Sales. Home office flexibility. 2-3 Years Direct Response experience required. Detailed & organized. Entrepreneurial environment. Must have Excel experience. Reply to [email protected] (9/23)

MGR SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT/REELZ/Albuquerque: Develop, execute and report social media marketing campaigns for national television network. Engage fans. Relocation offered to Albuquerque, NM. 2 years social media marketing exp. Apply: HERE (9/22)

SR ANLYST RESEARCH & ANALYTICS/SPE/NY: Consumer/Industry/Program insights for SPT Research; supports sales, production and distribution across all platforms of television: Network, Cable, SVOD & Synd. Exp. In TV Research, Nielsen & MS systems. Resume & cover HERE (9/22)


JOB OPENING: MEDIA PLANNER/RPM/NYC: Dvlp overall mktg campaign objectives/strategy along w/internal team members. Monitor, analyze & optimize campaign performance and synthesize into client-facing reporting. 3+ yrs media plan’g exp & digital media planning exp req’d. Client mngmnt exp a +. Resume/cvr HERE (9/22)


JOB OPENING: SOCIAL MEDIA CORRESPONDENT TEMP/IMG/6 Locations: Work w/athletic dept social content teams to grow/engage college sports social/digital aud, while dvlpg new rev driving opps. Mng various social media accts daily. Creative story teller w/min 1 yr exp working in creative prod. Full info/apply HERE (9/21)


JOB OPENING: NAT’L SALES ASSISTANT/UP/NYC: Provide support to ad sales by working with AEs, Sales Plners & Pricing/Inv to service clients. Work w/agency buyers. Maintain order entry, inventory moves & allocations. Strong organizational skills and attn to detail. Send res HERE (9/21)


JOB OPENING: SEGMENT PRODUCER/MAD MONEY/CNBC/NYC: Dvlp/Produce live and taped guest segments. Generate orig content ideas daily, tapping into a broad array of sources. 5 yrs exp booking and segment producing in a live TV environment, with demonstrated writing, research and comm skills. Full info/apply HERE (9/21)

WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – Wednesday September 20
ABC: The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor
CBS: Big Brother [f], Salvation [f]
CW: Arrow, Supernatural
FOX: MasterChef [f],
America’s Got Talent [f], The Good Place [p]
PBS: The Viet Nam War, The Viet Nam War
Telemundo: Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Enamorandome de Ramon, Mi Marido Tiene, Hoy Voy a Cambiar

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