10/09/19: The CW adds to All American order after ratings score

 

Tonight’s Premieres

CW: Riverdale at 8p, Nancy Drew at 9p
 
Netflix: Rhythm + Flow
Science Channel: Deadly Engineering at 10p
TLC: Taken at Birth at 9p
 
Tonight’s Finale
Cooking Channel: Man’s Greatest Food at 9p
 
IN THE NEWS
 
The CW ordered three more episodes of All American, for a total of 16, after the drama opened season two with a series high 926,000 total viewers and a best-since-November rating of 0.3 among A18-49. The drama’s season one average was 670,000 viewers and 0.2 in the demo.
 
Group Nine Media announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Popsugar Inc., the digital lifestyle brand for women. “Popsugar hugely expands our reach within an important demographic, bringing us a community that deeply loves the Popsugar brand and a company with the proven ability to diversify their revenue across premium advertising, affiliate, direct-to-consumer commerce, licensing, and experiential channels,” said Ben Lerer, CEO of Group Nine.
 
Alex Trebek said he might have to leave his post as host of game show Jeopardy, as treatment for pancreatic cancer is affecting his speech. In an interview with Canada’s CTV, Trebek said, “The chemo has caused sores inside my mouth. It makes it difficult to speak and enunciate properly…I’m sure there are observant members of the television audience that notice also, but they’re forgiving. But there will come a point when they will no longer be able to say, ‘It’s okay.’…We’ll play it by ear and keep chugging along.”
 
The Jonas Brothers’ Nick Jonas will have a judge’s seat on NBC’s The Voice for the spring cycle. He’ll join current judges Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton.
 
CBS is being sued by a former employee who claims she was discriminated against for being Mexican, and fired for complaining about it. In a lawsuit filed Monday, a former director of international treasury alleges she was given a raise to $227,000 after the Department of Labor notified CBS that her salary was significantly under the prevailing wage for the role, then lowered it when “the eyes of the DOL” were no longer on the situation.
 
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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences launched a branding campaign and a new logo with a “simpler, more contemporary” approach. “The Emmy Awards are stronger than ever, with new distribution platforms driving record-breaking entry levels in each of our competitions,” said NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp. “The new NATAS branding captures the long history of the iconic Emmy Award, now right at home in the digital age. It is a polished yet approachable design that evokes key themes of excellence, community, and transformation.”
 
The Bachelor star Peter Weber reportedly underwent emergency surgery after falling on a Costa Rican golf course. “He went to step on the cart but fell and split his face open on two cocktail glasses he was carrying,” a source told Radar Online. The accident apparently isn’t slowing Weber down, and he’s back in dating form.
 
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
CBS News and Quibi are teaming for a news show, 60 IN 6, that will deliver 60 Minutes’ brand of storytelling tailored for a new platform and a new audience. With the licensing agreement, the venerable newsmag will produce an original weekly program, approximately six minutes per episode, exclusively for Quibi. “This is a perfect opportunity to bring 60 Minutes’ style of storytelling, in-depth reporting and investigative journalism to a new audience,” said 60 Minutes executive producer Bill Owens. “We are excited to launch 60 IN 6, as our digital footprint is more important than ever.” The program will launch on Quibi next April.
 
Showtime ordered a pilot for drama series The President Is Missing, with David Oyelowo (Selma) in the title role. Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), Anthony Peckham (Invictus), Heather McQuarrie and Oyelowo will executive produce the series; Peckham is writing the adaptation. 
 
Little Marvin (Them: Covenant) and his Odd Man Out signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios. Odd Man Out will create and produce original series and films to premiere exclusively on Prime Video.
 
Disney Channel has optioned the rights to the new novel by bestselling author Julie Murphy. “Dear Sweet Pea” is a follow-up to Murphy’s novel-turned-movie, “Dumplin’.”
 
Thinkfactory Media and WWE Studios announced a partnership to develop and produce a new travel reality series, Big Show vs. The World: A Giant Abroad (wt), starring WWE Superstar Big Show. Each episode will feature Big Show venturing to a new exotic area, where he joins a local guide to dive into a native mystery or legend.
 
TV and film production house Shopify Studios has struck development partnerships with Abso Lutely Productions and production studio JASH to develop unscripted series for television and streaming platforms. Both projects will spotlight entrepreneurial endeavors through varying lenses and comedic approaches.
 
Melanie Leach, CEO Twofour and Andrew MacKenzie, CCO are in the concluding phase of talks that will see ITV Studios take a minority stake in their new company, South Shore. South Shore’s output will span documentary, popular factual and entertainment. 
 
GRB Studios and Zig Zag Productions inked a co-production agreement to align on the shopping and production of selected unscripted projects in the US and UK. Under the agreement, Zig Zag and GRB will jointly shop mutually-chosen Zig Zag projects in the United States and mutually-chosen GRB projects in the UK. Any shows greenlit will be coproduced by the companies. 
 
Search Party is moving from TBS to HBO Max. The dark comedy was renewed for two more seasons on TBS’s Turner sib, set to launch this Spring.
 
Disney Channel ordered a second season of Gabby Duran & the Unsittables, ahead of the series launch on Friday, October 11 at 9p.
 
ABC has put into development a drama from Melissa Carter (Famous in Love), Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman’s A Very Good Production and Warner Bros. TV, reports Deadline. Story centers on three blue collar besties who aim to become top end realtors in Manhattan.
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
ID’s Relatively Evil explores murders where the pool of suspects are all in the family, starting Tuesday, October 15 at 9p.
 
Season two of truTV stand-up comedy series Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks debuts Friday, November 8 at 11p.
 
The sixth and final season of HBO’s Silicon Valley launches Sunday, October 27. Seven episodes remain of the comedy exploring the tech gold rush.
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COMING UP
 
Smithsonian Channel’s has two new specials timed for Veterans month. Two-part Memphis Belle in Color, examining the role that B-17 bombers played in World War II, premieres Sunday, November 10 at 9, while Battle of Midway: The True Story airs the following night at 8p.
 
Gwen Stefani will receive the E! People’s Choice Awards Fashion Icon Award at this year’s telecast on Sunday, November 10 at 9p.
 
Allison Janney (Mom) will narrate Expedition Amelia, premiering Sunday, October 20 at 8. Doc follows National Geographic Explorer-at-Large Dr. Robert Ballard attempting to solve the mystery of the disappearance of Amelia Earhart.
 
A stand-up special from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah correspondent Michael Kosta will film in his home state of Michigan on November 15. The special is slated for a Summer 2020 premiere on Comedy Central.
 
TECH TALK
 
Google added a new feature that makes it easier for people to control their media as they move from room to room. Stream transfer allows users to move music, videos, podcasts and more between compatible devices using their voice, the Google Home app or a Nest touchscreen.
 
Microsoft launched per-app and per-game time limits on its parental control software. Parents can also offer more screen time on certain days. “Ultimately, our goal is for the app and game limits feature to provide flexible and customizable tools to meet each family’s unique needs,” said the company.
 
STREAMING SNIPPETS
 
Netflix’s original series commanded more audience demand in 2Q19 than those of any other streaming platform in the world, according to Parrot Analytics’ latest Global TV Demand Report. But while Netflix led with 62.6% of global demand for digital original series, its global market share was down 3.1% from its first quarter result of 64.6%, and down 9% from its 2018 71% full-year result. The report also revealed continued demand for specific genres of content: Sci-fi dramas were the most in-demand in half of the markets analyzed, while Superhero, Crime Dramas and Comedy Dramas also showed increased demand, respectively, across all ten markets. In the Action/Adventure genre category, DC Universe originals beat out Netflix originals in demand share in the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Taiwan.
 
Consumer spending on video is projected by CTA to reach $17.7 billion in 2019, up 25% from last year. Smart TV sales are expected to rise 4%, to 29 million.
 
ADVERTISING
 
YouTube is looking to grab a bigger piece of the campaign advertising pie with its new Instant Reserve tool that gives political ad buyers an automated way to reserve slots through the end of February. When the tool launched Tuesday, “People acted quickly with what was available,” a Democratic staffer told the Wall Street Journal.
 
The E.W. Scripps Company also introduced a new tool for advertisers. The new platform, Scripps Octane, helps local advertisers target customers across a range of OTT video and streaming television providers; customers can build targeted OTT campaigns that can be highly customized across devices, day parts, geographies and consumer interests. “We know that about 204 million people in the U.S. will view OTT content this year, and those audiences are increasingly diverse in terms of their interests and consumption habits,” said Missy Evenson, VP of sales, Local Media, at Scripps. “Scripps Octane represents a path for our local advertisers to reach these audiences with built-in transparency and reporting tools to ensure their messages are resonating with the right audiences.” 
 
Programmatic video platform Tremor Video announced it has implemented self-service DSP advancements to its platform. The data-driven enhancements aim to allow media planners to execute and measure campaigns more effectively by providing them with an environment built for operational efficiency. In addition, Tremor Video has released new reporting enhancements to provide more actionable campaign planning and optimization, increased granularity of insights and improved ease of use.
 
Ad holding company IPG announced the formation of Kinesso, focused on creating applications that help marketers amplify the impact of traditional and addressable media through the better use of data by creating new software and products that deliver data trust and security tools, data-driven campaign optimization, and precision audiences. Kinesso will be comprised of Cadreon, IPG’s addressable media activation experts, and the company’s Data and Technology group. Kinesso will work in close partnership with IPG Mediabrands, Acxiom, and will provide services to agencies across the IPG network. “With the acquisition of Acxiom, we signaled our intent to lean into data-driven marketing, as well as position ourselves as brands’ trusted partner in their first party data management,” said Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO of Interpublic Group. “Kinesso furthers this vision by bringing together top data and technology talent with addressable media experts, and leveraging Acxiom’s assets and capabilities.”
 
SpotX announced  an expanded partnership with AMC to power programmatic monetization for OTT video throughout the Halloween season. “Last year, AMC viewership grew across digital by nearly 80% in video views and nearly 10% in reach, so this is an exciting opportunity for advertisers to reach consumers that they otherwise may not be reaching,” said David Pudjunis, director, yield management at AMC Networks.
 
TVSquared and Extreme Reach announced a partnership aimed at allowing advertisers to measure all impressions across every ad-supported streaming service. With the integration, TVSquared Advantage looks at 100% of the linear and digital TV landscape.
 
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CASTING
 
Tim Key (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa) has joined the season two cast of Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World, launching in the UK on Monday, November 4…Onboard Hulu’s Helstrom are Tom Austen (Grantchester), Elizabeth Marvel (Homeland), Sydney Lemmon (Succession), Robert Wisdom (Ballers), June Carryl (Mindhunter), Ariana Guerra (Insatiable) and Alain Uy (The Passage)… Quentin Plair (The Quad) landed a guest starring role in The Good Doctor and will recur in Showtime’s The Good Lord Bird.
 
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GOING GLOBAL
 
Amazon Prime Video announced its first unscripted Italian Amazon Original series, Celebrity Hunted – Caccia all’uomo, where celebrities go on the run, with limited resources, from a team of expert hunters.
 
The BAFTA TV Awards rules have changed to include eligibility for series that did not premiere in the UK, though series must still be initiated and developed there. The issue came up last year after BAFTA had to make an exception to include BBC America drama Killing Eve among the nominees.  
 
Viacom International Media Networks struck an agreement with Amazon Prime Video to add two new SVOD services to the Prime Video Channels lineup in Mexico: Paramount+ and Noggin, Nick Jr.’s learning service.  
 
In more Viacom news, Viacom International Studios heads to MIPCOM with new VOD content sales deals for Awesomeness. Among the shows: The BBC has picked up seasons one and two of Zac and Mia; free-to-air service, 4Music has licensed the first three seasons of teen drama Guidance and romance series Confess; and RTL’s SVOD service Videoland has licensed Light as a Feather, Guidance, Freakish and My Dead Ex. 
 
The Royal Television Society has launched the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2020, recognizing creative and excellent journalism by organizations whose broadcasts are transmitted on a UK based platform or who create online video content from a UK production base. 
 
Alleycats struck its first distribution deal with global independent studio Entertainment One for Lost Worlds and Hidden Treasures, originally produced for BBC Four under the title Raiders of The Lost Past with Janina Ramirez. Three-part series focuses on the summer of 1939, on the eve of the Second World War, when three archaeological treasures were discovered that would transform our understanding of the origins of civilization. 
 
Love Nature, a channel dedicated to wildlife and nature, will be the first 4K natural history channel to land in Taiwan. Love Nature is a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks.
 
Media Ranch’s Judge for One Day is going into production for RTL Belgium. Format looks at what happens when eight ordinary people are given the opportunity to act as criminal judges for a day. 
 
PBS International announces the distribution of I, Sniper from Arrow Media as part of their MIPCOM slate. I, Sniper is the story of the Washington D.C. mass homicides, told from a 360-degree view, including the perspective of the surviving shooter himself. 
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RATINGS
 
The season ten premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead drew 4 million total viewers and 1.9 million among A18-49, down 34% and 42%, respectively, versus its season nine debut but still cable’s top show. The episode was also available for a week before its linear launch on streaming service AMC Premiere.
 
Hallmark Channe’s Over the Moon in Love, kicking off the net’s “Fall Harvest” programming event, ranked as the highest-rated and most-watched program of the day excluding news and sports, propelling the network to be the highest-rated and most-watched cable network during the weekend. The premiere averaged a 2.1 HH rating, 2 million total viewers, and 305,000 W25-54.
 
In a syndication week hit hard by impeachment-related preemptions, The Kelly Clarkson Show (1.2, down 14%) remained the No. 1 new show overall the week of September 23. Tamron Hall held steady at 0.9, while talk rival Mel Robbins  was down 25%, to 0.3. In courtroom newcomer action, Judge Jerry (1.0, steady) out-rated the other two frosh court shows: Personal Injury Court (0.5, up 25%) and Protection Court (0.3, unchanged). 
 
For the fifth consecutive week, Univision delivered week-over-week primetime audience growth with the A18-49 demographic (+2% to 563,000) the week of September 30. Monday through Friday, Univision increased it primetime audience from the prior week among A18-49 (+5% to 600,000) and total viewers (+3% to 1.4 million).
 
UniMás saw double-digit week-over-week audience growth during primetime among total viewers (+24% to 352,000), A18-49 (+36% to 177,000) and A18-34 (+41% to 76,000), marking the second consecutive week of audience growth.
 
UPtv continues to see ratings growth since launching Reba and the return of original series Bringing Up Bates. 3Q19 prime is up +12% in W25-54 and +7% in HH’s versus year-ago and prime in September is up +16% versus year-ago in W25-54 and up +12% in HHs.
 
In Discovery Inc. ratings highlights, Discovery Channel claimed three of 3Q19’s top 5 unscripted basic cable series in M25-54 with #2 Deadliest Catch, #4 Fast N’ Loud, and #5 Naked and Afraid: XL…HGTV was the #4 cable net among W25-54 for the quarter and #8 among P25-54 in Primetime…Food Network ranked #4 among W25-54 and #8 among P25-54 in Total Day for the quarter…TLC was the #1 Primetime cable net among W25-54/18-49; among W25-54, TLC saw its best quarterly Prime performance in 16 years and its best 3Q Prime ratings performance ever…ID finished the quarter as the #5 network in Primetime for W25-54…OWN delivered 3 of the top 8 original scripted series on ad-supported cable among W25-54…Animal Planet’s The Aquarium wrapped up 3Q19 as the network’s 2nd-highest-rated freshmen series among P25-54 of the last 2 years…Travel Channel had its highest-rated 3Q Tuesdays ever among P/W25-54 and its most-watched 3Q Tuesdays among P2+ in Primetime…
Science Channel boasts its highest-rated 3Q ever among W25-54 in Prime, growing 17% over last year…and Cooking Channel’s P25-54 ratings were up 8% in 3Q19 and marked the fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year ratings growth.
 
Tunity Analytics Top 10 Out-of-Home Entertainment Programs for the week of September 30
Show (000s)
The Simpsons (Fox) 993
Bless the Harts (Fox) 361
60 Minutes (CBS) 342
Bob’s Burgers (Fox) 259
WWE Smackdown (Fox) 238
NCIS (CBS) 198
Family Guy (Fox) 196
Saturday Night Live (NBC) 192
SEAL Team (CBS) 189
This Is Us (NBC) 170
Source: Tunity Analytics.  Viewing estimates are derived from Tunity mobile app usage for the week beginning September 30, 2019. OOH viewer impressions are calculated using Tunity Analytics proprietary estimation model.
 
TV Time’s Binge Report for the Week of September 30
Big Mouth (Netflix) – 3.08%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) – 2.49%
Friends (NBC) – 2.48%
Disenchantment (Netflix)- 2.14%
Elite (Netflix) – 1.92%
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – 1.64%
13 Reasons Why (Netflix) – 1.62%
Peaky Blinders (BBC ONE) – 1.54%
The Politician (Netflix) – 1.52%
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) – 1.51%
Methodology – The weekly Binge Report ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the TV Time app within a given day.
 
Top 11 Broadcast Programs
A18-49 Live + SD for the week of September 30
NBC: NBC Sunday Night Football 5.6/24
FOX: Fox + NFLN Thursday Night Football 4.5/22
NBC: Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick 3.8/16
FOX: The Simpsons 2.1/9
NBC: Football Night America Night 3 2.0/5
FOX: Masked Singer 2.0/10
FOX: Fox + NLFN Thursday Night (Pre-Kick 2.0/11
NBC: This Is Us 1.7/8
ABC: Saturday Night Football 1.6/9
FOX: 9-1-1 1.6/8
NBC: Voice – Tuesday 1.6/7
Source: Nielsen
 
TVision Top Shows and Brands for Ad Viewability for September
Top Broadcast  TV Shows for Ad Viewability for September (prime, new episodes, Live +SD
American Housewife, ABC, 96.0% ad viewability
Bob  Abishola, CBS, 93.5%
God Friended Me, CBS, 91.4%
Young Sheldon, CBS, 89.5%
The Conners, ABC, 88.5%
Top Cable TV Shows for Ad Viewability for September (prime, new episodes, Live +SD_ 
America Says, Game Show, 93.6% ad viewability
Million Dollar Listing New York, BRAVO, 91.0%
BattleBots, Discovery Channel, 90.5%
Ink Master, Paramount Network, 88.5%
A Very Brady Renovation, HGTV, 87.8
Ad viewability means that someone was in the room with the opportunity to view.
 
Top 11 M-F Syndicated strip Series for the week of September 23 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.0 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.9 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.6 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 5.5 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.9 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.6 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.6 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.3 AA
Hot Bench (AT) 1.8 AA
Last Man Standing (2/T) 1.7 AA
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (WB) 1.7 AA
 
Top 12 M-F Syndicated strip Series for the week of September 23  ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Family Feud (2/T) 1.3 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.0 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 0.9 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 0.9 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 0.8 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 0.7 AA
Last Man Standing (DAD) 0.6
Entertainment Tonight (AT) 0.6 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 0.5 AA
Live with Kelly and Ryan (DAD) 0.5 AA
The Goldbergs (SPT) 0.5 AA
 
Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings Week of September 30
ABC: World News Tonight 8.24 million total viewers; 1.3/7 A25-54
NBC: Nightly News 7.418 million total viewers 1.3/7 A25-54
CBS: Evening News 5.20 million total viewers; 0.87/4 A25-54
 
Late Night Show Weekly Average Ratings Week of September 30
CBS: Late Show 3.26 million total viewers; 0.37/3 A19-49
NBC: Tonight 1.90 million total viewers 0.42/3 A18-49
ABC: Kimmel 1.70 million total viewers; 1.34/3 A18-49
 
Basic Cable Top 5 – Primetime (P2+) ratings for the week of September 30
ESPN 2.932 million
Fox News 2.73 million
TBS 2.28 million
MSNBC 2.10 million
CNN 1.06 million
 
Basic Cable Top 5 – Total (P2+) ratings for the week of September 30
Fox News 1.49 million
MSNBC 1.22 million
ESPN 899,000
TBS 834,000
CNN 775,000
Source: Nielsen
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Monday, October 7 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 714 million
The Voice 8.66, Bluff City Law 4.08
ABC: 6.14 million
Dancing With the Stars 6.40, the Good Doctor 5.62
CBS: 5.55 million
The Neighborhood 5.61, Bob Hearts Abishola 5.33, All Rise 5.23, Bull 5.95
FOX: 5.46 million
9-1-1 7.11, Prodigal Son 3.80
UNIVISION: 1.44 million
Rosa de Guadelupe 1.37, La Usurpadora 1.60, El Dragon 1.44
TELEMUNDO: 1.22 million
Exatlon 1.47, Final de Paraiso 1.33, No te Puedes Esconder 0.87
CW: 0.91 million
The All-American 0.93, Black Lightning 0.90

Monday A18-49 Ratings
FOX 1.3/5, NBC 1.2/5, ABC 0.8/4, CNS 0.7/3, UNI 0.5/2, TELE 0.4/2, CW 0.3/1
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
October Films announced that Executive Chairman Denman Rooke is stepping down after almost 25 years at the company. In 2014, Rooke was appointed Executive Chairman; his strategic responsibilities will be taken on by Managing Director Adam Bullmore; Director, Production and Operations, Jane Manning; and Creative Director Matt Robins.
 
Also stepping down is Michael Bloom, who leaves his position as SVP of unscripted and specials for TBS and TNT for a producing deal with WarnerMedia and his just-launched Bongo Pictures.
 
Lyle Gamm has joined CNN’s Original Series unit as SVP, Current. The former SVP of Original Programming for Pivot TV replaces Lizzie Fox, who was made SVP of non-fiction programming at WarnerMedia sib HBO Max.
 
Reach3 Insights appointed Diego Rodriguez as SVP, Media & Entertainment. Rodriguez will expands the team’s focus on immersive, in-the-moment solutions.
 
Sue Gibbs is onboard Heyday Television UK as Head of Development. In the newly created role, the former Chrysalis Vision Creative Director will lead Heyday Television development in the UK.
 


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SR DIRECTOR, DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION >>
Discovery/NYC
: Cultivate partner relations, negotiate deals & conduct rsrch to dvlp & execute strategies for distribution & monetization of dig media offerings. 5+ yrs exp. Full info HERE (10/17)
 

SR MANAGER, PUBLICITY >>
TLC/NYC or LA:
Work with internal/external teams to dvlp & implement campaigns, create press strategy & plan press event for various TLC programming. 7+ yrs exp. Full info HERE (10/17)

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
NBCU/Philadelphia:
Identify, target, develop and secure new business for NBC10 and Telemundo62 through a variety of platforms including on-air, on-line, mobile and out-of-home. Min 3 yrs exp in media sales. Strong marketing instincts are essential to this position. Full info HERE (10/15)

MGR., AD SALES PLANNING >>
Smithsonian Channel/NY:
Create effective media plans & input DR orders while working closely w/Sales team on daily servicing needs of clients. 2+ yrs exp Sales Plan’g, pref @ ad supported cable TV ntwk. Strong MS & Broadway skills a +. Detail oriented, good comm, interpersonal & organzt’l skills. Full info HERE
(10/15)

VP BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT >>
Food Network/NYC
: Integrated mktng pro passionate about food content to ideate/execute high-level brand prtnrshp projects. 10+ yrs exp. Full info HERE (10/15)

VP BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT >>
HGTV/NYC
: Integrated mktng pro passionate about home content to ideate/execute high-level brand prtnrshp projects. 10+ yrs exp. Full info HERE (10/15)

VP MARKETING STRATEGY & PARTNERSHIPS >>
Food Network/NYC:
 Lead ideation, strategy & execution of mrktng plans, dvlp breakthrough campaigns w/ internal teams to promote ntwrk priorities. 10+ yrs exp. Full info HERE (10/15)

MGR, BUSINESS OPERATIONS DISTRIBUTION & BUS DEVELOPMENT >>
Viacom/NYC: Lead/mng operations for DBD.  Focus on bus. solutions & the associated business processes req’d by DBD, Viacom’s linear signal dist, & new media operations, incl project mngmnt of non-linear content delivery to dist partners. Min 4yr industry exp, project mngmnt. Full info HERE (10/11)

SR VP, BROADCAST ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS >>
Newsmax TV/NYC: Oversee plan’g, mngmnt, installation & maintenance of the networks techl infrastructure. Deep understanding of maintaining High Definition brdcst standards & evolving broadcast tech in a dynamic envir. 10+yrs brdcst troubleshooting in a TV network environment. Full info HERE (10/11)

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, BOOKER >>
Newsmax TV/NYC: Produce/research segments, book guests and develop and execute prod and logistical show duties. ​Creative thinking and a passion for news and current events Having familiarity in the control room, edit room is a plus. 2- 3 years of television news exp. Full info HERE (10/11)

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT >>
Newsmax TV/NYC: Work directly with producers, senior producers and executive producer to assist in production. Excellent knwldg of history and politics & current events.  At least one year of news production exp.  Full info HERE (10/11)

SOCIAL MEDIA MGR (TEMPORARY) >>
Studio City CA: Work as an integral part of the SM team to support broader strategies, & effectively message current promotions, engage directly with our audience on daily basis. Minimum 3 years’ experience in Social Media Marketing. Full info HERE  (10/11)

SALES ASSOCIATE PROGRAM >>
NBCU Owned Station Group/LA: An accelerated development experience for early-career sales professionals. This highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring media sales professionals who bring diverse backgrounds to the organization. Full info HERE (10/11)

SALES ASSOCIATE PROGRAM >>
NBCU Owned Station Group/Chicago: An accelerated development experience for early-career sales professionals. This highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring media sales professionals who bring diverse backgrounds to the organization. Full info HERE (10/11)

SALES ASSOCIATE PROGRAM >>
NBCU Owned Station Group/Philadelphia: An accelerated development experience for early-career sales professionals. This highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring media sales professionals who bring diverse backgrounds to the organization. Full info HERE (10/11)

SALES ASSOCIATE PROGRAM >>
NBCU Owned Station Group/West Hartford: An accelerated development experience for early-career sales professionals. This highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring media sales professionals who bring diverse backgrounds to the organization. Full info HERE (10/11)

SALES ASSOCIATE PROGRAM >>
NBCU Owned Station Group/Boston: An accelerated development experience for early-career sales professionals. This highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring media sales professionals who bring diverse backgrounds to the organization. Full info HERE (10/11)
 

WEBSITE MGR >>
UNC-TV Public Media/RTP, NC:
Lead dvlpmnt of design layout and/or build of all web pages, content development across sites. Handle ongoing maintenance & optimization. Work cross-functionally across orgnztn to understand business req’s & translate them into solutions to meet those needs. Min 2 yrs relevant exp. Full info HERE (10/10)

SOCIAL PRODUCER, BRAND STRATEGY >>
Madison Wells Media/LA:
Candidate must have brand exp to create/deliver high-impact content experiences, community mngmnt & engagement that amplifies the brand & a digital story teller well-versed in SM platforms. Min 3 yrs exp in social 
media mngmnt, brand mngmnt, cross-team functionality. Full info HERE (10/10)

SOCIAL MEDIA/COMMUNITY MGR >>
Madison Wells Media/LA:
Create/execute SM strategy & plans across our diverse & growing game portfolio & drive return on mktg investment. Create cutting edge plans, deep post-launch analysis & understand how to create authentic connections w/players. Exp working in games ind & strong background in SM mktg. Full info HERE (10/10)

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9

ABC: The Goldbergs, Schooled, Modern Family, Single Parents, Stumptown
CBS: Survivor, SEAL Team, S.W.A.T.
CW: Riverdale [p], Nancy Drew [p]
FOX: The Masked Singer, Almost Family
NBC: Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.
PBS: Nature, NOVA, Wild Metropolis
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, El Final del Paraiso,  No Te Puedes Esconder
Univision: La Rosa de Guadelupe, La Usurpadora, El Dragon
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