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Good morning. It’s Wednesday September 21, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing.
ABC: The Goldbergs at 8p, Speechless at 8:30p, Modern Family at 9p, black-ish at 9:30p, Designated Survivor at 10p
CBS: Survivor at 8p
Fox: Lethal Weapon at 8p, Empire at 9p
Galavision: Los Cowboys at 10:30p
NBC: Law & Order: SVU at 9p, Chicago PD at 10p
PBS: India: Nature’s Wonderland at 10p
CBS: Big Brother at 9:30p
Food Network: Camp Cutthroat 2: Alton’s Revenge at 10p
TLC: Love at First Kiss at 10p
USA: Mr. Robot at 10p
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said the company is “experimenting” with skinny bundles but they are “not a majority behavior.” Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference yesterday in NY, Roberts said Comcast will focus on continuing to make the bundle more attractive. “I don’t know that it’s really what people want,” he said. “There are certainly some who want to pay less, but I don’t know too many programmers saying they want to go a la carte and ‘it works for my business.’” Addressing the integration of Netflix into the X1 platform beginning this week, Roberts said he and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings “didn’t see eye-to-eye on everything but… found a way to think for the consumer.” He said the Netflix service will be across the Comcast X1 footprint by Thanksgiving.
Also speaking at Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia yesterday, Les Moonves, chairman and chief executive of CBS Corp., outlined the company’s top drivers as global expansion and digital services including CBS All Access and Showtime Now, noting it was very possible CBS would best its 8 million subscriber target for OTT services by 2020. He also touted the network’s partnership with Netflix, citing the fact that the streaming service nabbed rights to its new Star Trek series. Moonves also said political advertising is “good,” though Donald Trump is spending less than expected.
FX gave season 2 renewals to its comedy series Donald Glover’s Atlanta and Pamela Adlon-starring Better Things. Each of the newcomers got a 10-episode order for a second season, landing them rare early renewals for the network.
New talk show TD Jakes premiered this week on OWN, following its syndication launch. Now is the perfect time for the talker starring the Oprah Show alum, suggests Stephanie Drachkovitch. "We believe he has a voice of hope and inspiration our country can use," says the president and co-founder of44 Blue Productions, "whether you’re a young single mother, a family struggling to make ends meet, or a young person looking for a purpose." For more from Drachkovitch on the new talk show entry, see the latest Cynsiders.
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Nickelodeon has begun production on new original TV movie Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. To star Breanna Yde (Nick’s School of Rock) and Casey Simpson (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn), Russell Roberts (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and newcomers AJ Rivera and Klarke Pipkin, the movie will premiere in 2017 and is based on Chris Grabenstein’s children’s book.
Canada-based production house Media Ranch signed an exclusive worldwide linear TV and digital rights deal to develop a scripted comedy series based on Steel Panther, the US comedy glam-rock band that’s had a string of comedy albums and reach 2 million fans per week on social media.
Scottish production company Synchronicity Films nabbed film and TV rights to His Bloody Project, Graeme Macrae Burnet’s period crime thriller that’s been shortlisted for the UK’s Man Booker Prize this year, for development as a series.
Coral360’s digital reality series Los Cowboys is riding on to the television airwaves. The series, which launched on Univision.com, premieres tonight (September 21) on Galavision at 10:30p. Los Cowboys is an original docuseries featuring bicultural Latinos, with storylines focused on issues familiar to multicultural, multigenerational families. This marks the first Hispanic digital-first series to air on Galavision.
TLC’s new series Sweet 15: Quinceanera, debuting Tuesday, September 27, celebrates the traditional rite of passage in a Latina’s life. While cultural traditions like the father daughter dance still remain prevalent, new American traditions are becoming a staple, including over-the-top photo shoots and numerous mid-party outfit changes, and music videos that rival those of the biggest teen pop sensations.
CNBC’s original primetime series Make Me A Millionaire Inventor returns for season 2 on Thursday, October 6 at 10p with eight new one-hour eps. Engineering expert hosts Deanne Bell and George Zaidan in each episode scour the country looking for amazing ideas they’re convinced can make big money. They’ll track down the inventors and give them a second chance to bring their ideas and dreams to life.
American Heroes Channel will bring back Ancient Assassins on Saturday, October 8 at 10p. The series showcases the fatal tactics and treacherous skillset of the most feared assassins, elite units and mercenaries throughout time, from Ancient Greece to Viking hordes.
Red Bull TV original series The Horn, featuring the stories behind the Air Zermatt team who risk their lives to save others on the cliff of the Matterhorn, will be available globally on Demand on Red Bull TV beginning October 17. Produced by Original Media, the six-part original docuseries is shot through the first responders’ eyes. “The Horn is a fascinating series in that it chronicles some of the most harrowing and frightening rescues to occur on the Matterhorn, while also exposing its breathtaking and unparalleled beauty,” Glenda Hersh, co-president/co-CEO of Original media and exec producer of the series, tells Cynopsis. “The dichotomy makes The Horn one of most compelling and emotional series that Original Media has ever produced.”
Velocity and Discovery Channel are revving their engines to again deliver Barrett-Jackson Live, 24 hours of live automotive action during the 9th annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction from Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 15. Coverage will feature rare vehicles including supercars, American muscle cars, hot rods and custom cars. Barrett-Jackson Live will premiere internationally across Discovery Communications networks: Velocity Canada, Discovery Turbo U.K., Discovery Canada, Discovery U.K. and Discovery en Espanol.
Starz announced two new cast appointments for the upcoming third season of Outlander. John Bell (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) will play the role of Young Ian in the 18th century, and Wil Johnson (Waking the Dead) will play Claire’s friend and medical colleague Joe Abernathy in 20th century Boston.
Ravi Patel (Grandfathered) will guest on the upcoming 13th season of ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy as a nurse at the hospital. Patel is scheduled for one episode, with a possibility for more.
AT&T and Turner renewed their long-term multiplatform distribution agreement. The renewal expands the companies’ relationship to include carriage of Turner’s portfolio of networks on AT&T’s upcoming DirecTV Now service, as well as on AT&T U-verse and the DIRECTV satellite TV platform. DirecTVNow will launch in Q4 and offer customers more than 100 channels.
Guess My Age, the game show from Vivendi Entertainment in association with Tocco, is under option in 13 additional countries, including the US. The show is already on the air in France and Germany.
A majority of millennial cord-nevers – adult broadband users between the ages of 20 and 35 that have never signed up for a legacy pay-TV service – perceive subscription streaming services satisfy their video needs, according to new research from The Diffusion Group. In fact, of the 81 percent of MCNs who use SVOD, more than nine in 10 believe the services are sufficient to meet their video needs. Also according to TDG data, three-fourths of MCNs believe SVOD services play a key role in their decision to forgo legacy pay-TV, and, two-thirds of MCNs rank this factor as very relevant in this decision, with half ranking it as extremely relevant.
Holding the title of TV’s longest-running children’s animated series, Arthur kicks off season 20 on PBS Kids on October 10, with new episodes that give fans a glimpse into the past, present, and future of the characters. Some anniversary stats: Arthur is currently broadcast in more than 80 countries and draws 7 million viewers per month. The series has had seven Emmy wins and recorded 161 million website visits since 2008.
ABC News and Facebook are extending their relationship to bring live coverage of the 2016 general election debates. During the conventions, the partnership drew more than 28 million video views across ABC News’ Facebook pages. Throughout each debate day, ABC News’ curated Facebook feed will offer live streams from around the debate host cities, inside the spin room and from watch parties, plus commentary from ABC News correspondents. ABC News will incorporate viewers’ comments in the Facebook Live coverage.
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The Wednesday, September 14 premiere of FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke drew 10.9 million Total Viewers combined linear and non-linear, according to Nielsen data. On a Live+3 basis, the premiere telecast received 8.3 million Total Viewers and 5.6 million A18-49, making it the third most-watched telecast in franchise history in Total Viewers, A18-49 and A18-34.
FOX Business Network beat CNBC in Business Day (9:30a-5p) for the week with 181,000 vs. CNBC’s 171,000 Total Viewers for the first time ever. This was also FBN’s highest rated Business Day ever for the week in total viewers.
Food Network’s Guy’s Superstar Grocery Games posted a .6 A25-54 (580,000) on Sunday night, 27 percent vs. P6W and ranked fifth in the 8p timeslot, followed by The Great Food Truck Race at 9p also rating a .6 A25-54 (530,000), helping to land Food Network at No. 7 for the night among ad-supported cable.
For the week of September 5, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire was up over the prior week by 8 percent in HH and 9 percent in Total Viewers, while posting a 33 percent gain week to week in A25-54.
In syndicated talk show news, Dr. Phil topped the week, hitting a three-month high with 2.7 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 17 percent from the prior week. It was his strongest performance since mid-June. Live with Kelly opened season 29 at 2.5, up 9 percent to a five-week high; Ellen DeGeneres returned to original programming and jumps 44 percent to 2.3 to start season 14.
The first-ever Premier Boxing Champions-The Next Round on Bounce TV to take place in Las Vegas, which aired live on Friday, September 16 at 9p with a premiere play for the west coast immediately following reached a combined audience of 1.3 million viewers 2+.
Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week ending 9/11/16 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.8AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.2AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.4AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.0AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.7AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.8AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.7AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.7 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.6AA
Live With Kelly (DAD) 2.5AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 2.4AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research
Top 12 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week ending 9/11/16 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.1AA
Family Feud (2/T) 2.0AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.5AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.5AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.3AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.1AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.1AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 0.9AA
2 Broke Girls (WB) 0.9 AA
The Cleveland Show (2/T) 0.9AA
How I Met Your Mother (2/T) 0.8 AA
King of the Hill (2/T) 0.7 AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of September 12, 2016
NBC Nightly News 7.76 million total viewers, 1.5/7 and 1.85 million A25-54
ABC World News Tonight 7.70 million total viewers, 1.4/6 and 1.63 million A25-54
CBS Evening News 6.27 million total viewers, 1.2/5 and 1.40 million A25-54
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of September 12, 2016
NBC Today 4.25 million total viewers, 1.4/12 and 1.68 million A25-54
ABC Good Morning America 4.47 million total viewers, 1.2/11 and 1.45 million A25-54
CBS This Morning 3.32 million total viewers, 0.8/7 and 961,000 A25-54
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, September 19, 2016 time period averages.
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD
The Voice 7.3/12, Good Place 5.1/9
The Big Bang Theory 9.6/16, Kevin Can Wait 6.7/11, JonBenet Ramsey: Part 2 5.3/9
Dancing With the Stars 7.0/12, Match Game 3.0/5
Gotham 2.4/4, Lucifer 2.6/4
Silvana Sin Lana 0.9/1, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 1.0/2, Senora Acero 3: La Coyote 1.2/2
Despertar Contigo 0.9/1, Tres Veces Ana 1.1/2, Color de la Pasion 1.0/2
Supergirl [r] .5/1, Supergirl [r] .6/1
Monday A19-49 Analysis: NBC 3.0/10, CBS 2.3/8, ABC 1.4/5, FOX 1.3/4, TELE .8/3, UNI .6/2, CW .2/1
John Rood is returning to Disney as SVP, marketing, Disney Channels Worldwide. Rood succeeds Richard Loomis who, after nine years with Disney Channel, has decided to step down next month to pursue other ventures. Rood has been consulting exclusively with Disney Channels Worldwide for the past 10 months. From 2010-14, he was EVP, DC Entertainment, a division charged with maximizing DC Comics across Warner Bros. Inc. He was with The Walt Disney Co. from 2000-10.
Lionsgate promoted longtime exec James Gladstone to EVP/GM of business & legal affairs.
This Day in History: 1937 – J.R.R. Tolkien’s "The Hobbit" was first published.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What was the name of Sam’s very successful older brother on Cheers (1982-1993)? Derek. Kudos to: Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NY; Matt Denerstein–Mindshare/NY; Marion Z. Murphy-GroupM Direct/NY; Steven Piluso-Dentsu/NY; James Ryan-A+E Networks/NY; Paul Blutter-Hollywood Depot Rentals/Burbank; Chris Loprete-ABC/Hollywood, CA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank
Today’s Trivia Question: Which actress played housekeeper Mrs. Livingston on The Courtship of Eddie’s Father? (1969-1973) (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).
Classic TV Show Anagram: Hot New Salt (Email [email protected]; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia – will be posted along with the answer on www.Cynopsis.com.)
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
ABC: The Goldbergs [p], Speechless [p], Modern Family [p], Black-ish [p], Designated Survivor [p]
CBS: Survivor [p], Big Brother [p]
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us [r], Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Whose Line Is It Anyway? [r]
FOX: Lethal Weapon [p], Empire [p]
NBC: Blindspot, Law & Order: SVU [p], Chicago PD [p]
PBS: Forces of Nature, NOVA [r], India: Nature’s Wonderland [p]
Telemundo: Silvana Sin Lana, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso, Senora Acero 3: La Coyote
Univision: Despertar Contigo, Tres Veces Ana, El Color de la Pasion
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