10/10/14: Rentrak grabs Kantar media assets; WE tv goes 360 with WE-D; CNN nips at FNC’s heels with new original series


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Good morning. It’s Friday, October 10, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
ABC: Cristela at 8:30p
Destination America: Monsters Underground at 10p and 10:30p
TLC: Say Yes to the Dress at 9p, Something Borrowed, Something New at 10p

Saturday’s Premieres:
Animal Planet: My Cat From Hell at 8p
CMT: Swamp Pawn at 9p, Swamp Hunters at 10p
DIY: Vanilla Ice Goes Amish at 10p
Great American Country: Chasin’ Crazy at 1p
Spike TV: Auction Hunters at 9p, Thrift Hunters at 9:30p

Saturday’s Finale:
BBC America: Intruders at 10p

Sunday’s Premieres:
AMC: The Walking Dead at 9p, Talking Dead at 10p
Cooking: Unique Sweets at 10p
HGTV: Hawaii Life at 8p and 8:30p, Living Alaska at 10p and 10:30p
Showtime: The Affair at 10p

Sunday’s Finales:
DA: Ghost Asylum at 10p
TLC: Angels Among Us at 10:30p

Rentrak struck a deal to acquire the TV measurement business of WPP’s Kantar Media for $98 million. “Clients will benefit from our focus on respondent-level media and purchase data,” said Kantar CEO Eric Salama.What does it mean for the industry? The sale “confirms that massively scaled direct measurement data (of viewing and consumer behaviors) is the future of TV advertising,” said Dave Morgan, CEO of Simulmedia. Rentrak also announced an agreement for WPP’s GroupM to use its national and local TV measurement services. Nielsen’s response: “Our accredited, census-based methodology remains the gold standard for TV audience measurement. We continue to collaborate with our clients to ensure that the solutions we deliver reflect the realities of the market.”


NBC hoped to land The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart as anchor for Meet the Press before giving Chuck Todd the spot in September, reports New York Magazine. “They were ready to back the Brink’s truck up,” a source told the mag. Tweeted Todd after the story broke: “If it’s Sunday, it’s your moment of zen.”

The Paley Center for Media appointed ten new members to its Board of Trustees: Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO, ION Media Networks; Nancy Dubuc, President and CEO, A+E Television Networks; David Eun, Executive Vice President, Open Innovation Center, Samsung Electronics; Randy Falco, President and CEO, Univision Communications; Peter Liguori, President and CEO, Tribune Media Company; Robert D. Manfred, Jr., Commissioner-elect, Major League Baseball; Gracia C. Martore, President and CEO, Gannett Co., Inc.; Yusef Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Devices and Studios; Michael I. Roth, Chairman and CEO, Interpublic Group and Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros.

WE tv is working the second screen with the introduction of WE-D, the first-ever TV series application of 360-degrees technology allowing viewers to see alternate views of series in real time via their mobile devices. While watching on linear TV, viewers are prompted to open the WE tv app on their mobile device so WE-D can sync with the show. The experience launched last night with Braxton Family Values. “Allowing viewers to actively engage with our content through new technology provides a unique and exciting new perspective, driving deeper engagement with our characters and shows,” said net president Marc Juris.

Stephen Collins, in the midst of fallout from alleged child molestation, was cut from an upcoming episode of ABC drama Scandal. The 7th Heaven star tweeted in September that he’d taped an episode of the Shonda Rimes drama; the net now says “We will not be airing any footage with Stephen Collins.”


Vanilla Ice Goes Amish is back for season two Saturday at 10p on DIY, but the rapper/renovator’s mission to learn the art of hand craftsmanship isn’t the last we’ll see of the simple-living sect. “The Amish continue to be a fascinating subculture for viewers,” Robert Horowitz, Juma Entertainment president tells Cynopsis. “The cooperation our DIY Scripps crews have received from the Amish community in Ohio has led to a spinoff series we currently have in production.”

Perfect match: Cosmopolitan is onboard as a producer for an NBC comedy about the sex editor at a women’s magazine. Leslye Headland (The Bachelorette) will write for the project, from Universal Television and the District.

Former Felicity castmates Scott Foley, now on Scandal, and Greg Grunberg will exec produce a comedy project with Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, about an engaged couple’s relationship told in flashbacks at their rehearsal dinner. To Max & Paige has a script commitment from ABC.

ABC bought Splitting the Difference, from Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Universal Television, with penalty. Comedy focuses on a widow who reunites with the daughter she gave up for adoption.

Entertainment One and Take the Shot Productions Inc. announced they will co-produce a television series adaptation of Caught for Canada’s CBC, and have signed a multiyear first-look deal.

Pioneer Productions has been commissioned by NOVA and KBS in Korea to produce Treasures of the Earth, with Pioneer Productions, NOVA and Korea-based PAAN Media as co-production partners. It’s Pioneer’s first Asian co-production.

Arrow Media will co-produce Planes That Changed the World with Smithsonian Channel, for broadcast in 2015. Series tells the stories of the DC3, the SR71 Blackbird and the Airbus A380 Superjumbo.

9 Story Entertainment has rebranded as 9 Story Media Group. The new corporate name comes shortly after ZM Capital and entrepreneur Neil Court became equity investors. “9 Story Media Group better reflects the new structure of the company and the increasing diversity of the company’s business activities,” said Vince Commisso, President & CEO, 9 Story. “While producing and distributing shows remain absolutely central to our business model, the new name better encapsulates our vision to become a global leader in kids and family focused IP.”


The Amityville Horror Murders premieres on Reelz Saturday, October 25 at 9p. Documentary narrated by Ed Asner (Lou Grant) explores the 1974 mass murder and its connection – or not – to the family that claimed they were victims of horrific supernatural events after moving into the house where the killings took place.

Among the talent added to the lineup for the 2014 NCLR Alma Awards, airing live on MSNBC and mun2 tonight at 10p: Enrique Iglesias, Daisy Fuentes, Tony Gonzalez, Mia Maestro, Robert Rodriguez, Jorge Gutierrez, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews and Stephanie Beatriz. Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez co-host.

History’s “Back to the Beginning” week features early eps of Swamp People (Monday, October 20 at 8p), Counting Cars (Tuesday at 8p), American Pickers (Wednesday at 8p) and Pawn Stars (Thursday at 8p), along with interstitials of series talent offering an insider perspective of how it all began.

VH1 is airing rock doc Downloaded on Sunday, November 2 at 10p. The feature about the advent of digital media sharing ran at SXSW last year.

PBS’s Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey tracks the 2014 Paralympic Sled Hockey Team in Sochi as they go for the gold amid escalating political tension. Documentary premieres Monday, November 10 at 10p (check local listings). 

Colorado Rockies All-Star Todd Helton joins Sportsman Channel to host its Hunt.Fish.Feed event in Denver on Tuesday, October 14 at the Denver Rescue Mission. Since its inception in 2007, the outreach program, using game meat and fish donated by sportsmen and women, has served over 23,000 meals for people in need.


Amazon renewed buzzy dark comedy Transparent for a second season, slated for 2015. The series starring Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) has “smashed Prime Instant Video records,” said Amazon.

Under the Dome will be back for season three and Extant for a sophomore run on CBS this summer. “We’re committed to delivering our viewers and advertisers year-round programming,” said Nina Tassler, chairman, CBS Entertainment. Dome averaged 11 million viewers and 2.7/8 among A18-49 during summer 2014, while Extant earned 8.6 million viewers and 1.7/6 in the demo. Joining the two Amblin Television series in summer 2015 are freshman drama Zoo and more Big Brother. Not invited: legal drama Reckless.


With just three days to go before the Cynopsis Future TV Summit, speaker Eric Solomon, Nielsen SVP, global audience measurement, shares his insights about one of the media industry’s hottest topics: TV ratings today … and tomorrow.

What has had the biggest impact on TV measurement in the last five years?
Audience fragmentation.It was just about five years ago that the iPad was first introduced.We have seen absolutely explosive adoption of tablets and smartphones in that time, the arrival of Smart TVs, an increasing penetration of over-the-top services such as Netflix, all added to the already crowded TV and computer based arena.With this type of fragmentation across viewing mode (live versus on demand/time shifted), content type (TV/video, radio/audio, and static/text), device type (TV/computer/smartphone/tablet), delivery type (traditional TV, browser, app) and advertising model (traditional/mass media or digital/targeted), it has become critical to move toward big data/census-style measurement.And in that world, the quality of underlying probability panels for correction and calibration of big data takes on added importance.

What’s the most exciting tool Nielsen has when it comes to TV measurement?
The big data platform we have developed this year for measuring digital content and advertising is our “killer app.” It allows us to include smartphones and tablets in our measurements, sets the stage for inclusion of viewing from Smart TVs and TV connected devices, and sets us up for a digital future.In terms of what is in development, without getting into specifics I’m very excited about the potential to bring together the best of the content identification and recognition tools from Nielsen and Arbitron (audio watermarking and metering) and bring them to bear globally and across digital and traditional content.

To learn more about where cross-platform metrics are headed, register for the Cynopsis summit, Thursday, October 16 in NYC.


SundanceTV is partnering with Allstate for season two of Dream School. In addition to in-show integrations, an original vignette series and marketing elements, the deal includes the formation of the Dream School Good Hands Fund, a mentoring and scholarship program. Dream School: NYC airs Wednesdays at 10p. 

First Mad Men, now this: FremantleMedia has teamed up with TBWA to produce sitcom format Buy This, about a fictional ad agency working on briefs from real-life clients. The brands take an active role in the storyline, with a content platform that will enable them to communicate with real audiences. A version of the show launched in September on Finnish channel MTV earned a 22 percent share of A15-24. “It’s the concept that markets have been waiting for for a long time,” said Stinde Mäkinen, commercial director at MTV Media, “one where you can produce high quality TV content with the advertiser’s message embedded.”

Glock has signed on as sponsor for Designing Spaces spin-off, Designing Spaces of Hope: Military Makeover on Lifetime. The three-ep series will chronicle the renovation of the home of a wounded Purple Heart recipient, and feature the firearms manufacturer in a segment on the importance of safety and how to handle and store firearms.


Tony Cavalero
(The Single Life) will star as School of Rock’s Dewey Finn, played by Jack Black in the 2003 film, in Nickelodeon’s 2015 series. “Jack Black was one of my biggest comedy influences,” said Cavalero. “I am ready to shred!”.

Cynthia Stevenson (Happiness) joins TBS’s Your Family or Mine, arriving summer 2015. Comedy is based on an Israeli series from Keshet.

Victor Garber (Milk) will recur on CW’s The Flash as an arrogant nuclear physicist, and Andy Mientus (Smash) will play openly gay villain Pied Piper on episodes 11 and 12.  Superhero series airs Tuesdays at 8p.

Kali Hawk (Black Jesus) has joined the season eight cast of BET’s The Game, currently in production, reports The Wrap. On Monday, BET announced renewal of the comedy for a ninth and final season.

James Earl Jones will reprise his Darth Vader role for animated movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, airing on ABC Sunday, October 26 at 7p. The one-hour special premiered on Disney and Disney XD to launch a series on Disney XD, but, “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast,” said exec producer Dave Filoni. A scene was added that includes Jones in a cameo as the Sith Lord.

Mixing business with pleasure, Troian Bellisario will guest on upcoming season four of USA’s Suits as a love interest for Mike, played by Patrick J. Adams. Bellisario and Adams were engaged earlier this year.

Michael Park (As the World Turns) will play a diamond dealer on a three-ep arc of NBC’s Chicago P.D. Procedural airs Wednesdays at 10p.

CASTING CALL: Homeowners/Orlando area: For Backyard Makeover Show. Is your backyard an eyesore? Landscape looks like a jungle? Celeb landscape designer, Jamie Durie is ready to transform your backyard into an oasis! Email us how your unattractive backyard is affecting your family and include your name, age, city, contact number and photos. Email to: [email protected]

CASTING CALL: Moviefone is casting the next Mr./Ms. Moviefone: The new Mr./Ms. Moviefone will serve as a face and voice of the brand and may fulfill various duties such as red carpet appearances, conduct interviews, create movie/TV reviews, & work in other brand extensions, like social media outreach. Full details: HERE.

CASTING CALL: Food Network’s Chopped is casting competitors for new episodes this fall. Seeking professional chefs, pastry chefs, and amazing amateur cooks (teens, college undergrads, grandpas, grandmas, families, etc) in the NYC Tri-State, Chicago, Miami and Seattle areas. All dynamic, passionate, creative chefs and cooks should apply at www.choppedcasting.com.


Sinclair Broadcast Group will carry new male-centric net Grit in 47 markets as part of a distribution agreement with Katz Broadcasting. Among the markets: Seattle, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Portland (OR), Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Baltimore, Nashville, Columbus (OH), Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, Norfolk, Asheville and Buffalo. The Sinclair carriage gives Grit coverage of 73 percent of TV households in the U.S.

DCD Rights sold documentary My Violent Child to European broadcasters including
TV2, Norway, TV2, Denmark, TVN, Poland, SBS, Finland, Vlaamse Media, Belgium, Infonetwork, Germany and Channel 8, Israel.

CMJ Distribution sold Celebrity Damage Control and Celebrity Legacies (on Reelz in the U.S.) to Corus Entertainment in Canada, Foxtel in Australia and Investigation in Quebec.

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Everyone talks about passionate fans, but they don’t often hear from this super fan audience directly. Here’s your chance to get to know the new breed of devoted viewers of TV shows who were critical to the success of programs like AMC’s Breaking Bad, ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, and USA’s Suits.

Tune-in for the afternoon session “Super Fan Focus Group” on Oct. 16 at the Cynopsis Future TV Summit.



The season four premiere of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show scared up a series high 6.13 million viewers and a 3.1 rating among A18-49 on Wednesday, up 10 percent in viewers, and up 3 percent in the demo from its season three debut. 

CBS This Morning was the only network morning show to post gains in total viewers (up 7 percent, to 3.16 million) for the week ending October 3 versus the same week last year, according to Nielsen. The show added 190,000 total viewers, its best viewer delivery since the week ending May 9.

Two weeks into the new season, here are the Big Four standings: Among A18-49, NBC is first (2.8, down 3 percent versus the same period last year); next are CBS (2.4, even versus last year), ABC (2.1, down 5 percent) and Fox (1.6, down 20 percent). In viewers, CBS is once again in the lead, averaging 11.1 million viewers, followed by NBC (9.9 million), ABC (7.9 million) and Fox (4.3 million).

Wednesday’s season three premiere of CW’s Arrow delivered 2.79 million viewers and 1.0 among A18-49, up from both its season two debut and finale.

Wednesday’s premiere of CNN original series Somebody’s Gotta Do It averaged 507,000 among A25-54, just under 544,000 in the demo for Fox News Channel’s The Kelly File. In total viewers it was CNN 943,000, FNC 2.8 million.

Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen Superstar Sabotage premiered Wednesday to a .7 rating among A25-54 and ranked fourth in its 9p time slot among cable nets, posting a 45 percent increase year over year.  Median age of viewers was 43, seven years younger than a year ago.   

Late Night Shows  Weekly Average Ratings week of September 29, 2014
NBC: The Tonight Show, 3.89 million total viewers and 1.09/5  A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live, 2.77 million total viewers and .73/3 A18-49
CBS: Late Show, 2.62 million viewers and .52/3 A18-49
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Late Late Night Shows  Weekly Average Ratings week of September 29, 2014
ABC: Nightline, 1.73 million total viewers and .47 A18-49
NBC: Late Night, 1.63 million total viewers and .52 A18-49
CBS: Late Late Show, 1.32 million viewers and .34 A18-49
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Broadcast Morning News Shows  Weekly Average Ratings week of September 29, 2014
ABC: GMA 5.55 million total viewers; 2.05 million A25-54
NBC: Today 4.46 million total viewers; 1.71 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.16 million total viewers; and 1.01 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Wednesday A18-49 Analysis: ABC had the most A18-49 viewers Wednesday with 2.3/7, according to Nielsen. CBS won 8p with 2.5/8 for Survivor, followed by a 2.2/7 average for ABC’s The Middle and The Goldbergs. ABC was tops at 9p with a 3.3/10 average for Modern Family and Black-ish, versus 2.3/7 for CBS’s Criminal Minds. CBS’s Stalker topped 10p with 1.7/6; ABC’s Nashville and NBC’s Chicago PD tied for second with 1.5/5.

A18-49: ABC 2.3/7, CBS 2.2/7, NBC 1.5/5, FOX 1.1/4, UNI 1.1/4, CW .8/3, TELE .6/2, ION .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, October 8, 2014  time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 5.8/10
Survivor 5.6/10, Criminal Minds 6.5/11, Stalker 5.3/9
NBC: 5.1/9
Mysteries of Laura 5.8/10, Law and Order: SVU 5.1/8, Chicago PD 4.4/8
ABC: 4.7/8
The Middle 4.8/8, The Goldbergs 4.4/7, Modern Family 6.3/10, Black-ish 5.1/8, Nashville 3.9/7
FOX: 2.1/4
Hell’s Kitchen 2.4/4, Red Band Society 1.9/3
Mi Corazon es Tuyo 2.0/3, Hasta Fin del Mundo 1.6/3, Malquerida 1.0/2
CW: 1.5/2
Arrow 1.7/3, The Flash [r] 1.3/2
TELE: .8/1
Reina de Corazones .5/1, Los Miserables .8/1, Senora de Acero 1.1/2
ION: .7/1
Cold Case .8/1, Cold Case .6/1, Cold Case .6/1


Trevor Rose has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Talent and Series Development at VH1. In his new role, Rose will oversee a team of executives on both coasts responsible for talent relations, casting and series development.

Discovery Communications elevated Sara Burns to Vice President of Programming for Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel.  Burns, who has been with ID since its 2008 launch, was most recently Programming Director for the net, as well as Military Channel.

Destination America upped Sara Helman to Vice President, Development & Production and Caroline Perez to Vice President, Production & Development. Helman joined DA in 2013; Perez, in 2011.

National Geographic Channels U.S. appointed Julia K. Rao as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining NGC, Rao was CFO for 3net, a global media joint venture with Sony Corporation, Discovery Communications and IMAX Corporation.

Banijay International named Emmanuelle Namiech as Managing Director. Namiech spent the last six months spearheading the company’s content acquisition drive.

UK’s October Films is expanding its management team. Denman Brooke moves to the Executive Chairman seat; Adam Bullmore becomes Managing Director; Matt Robins will serve as Creative Director; Jane Manning becomes Director, Production & Operations and Jos Cushing joins as Executive Producer.


Comedian and actress Jan Hooks died October 9. She was 57. Among other television and film roles, the Saturday Night Live alum was a cast member on Designing Women, and recurred on 3rd Rock from the Sun.


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The Pinta was not the actual name of one of Christopher Columbus’ ships, but a nickname meaning “painted one,” or “prostitute.”

This Day In History: 1966 – The Beach Boys released “Good Vibrations.”

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which TV character said, “I believe that all the mysteries of the universe, all the answers to life’s questions, can be found in a Spielberg film”? Dawson on Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003). Kudos to: Gloria L. Price-CBS News/NYC, Tina Williams-Google/NYC, Erin B. Weissman-marketing consultant/NYC, Melissa Wollis-Ashurst LLP/NYC, Carly Dasso-Saatchi & Saatchi/Chicago, Judy Margolis-The Ad Place/Dallas, Kristen Simony-Harpo/Chicago, Jonathan Davis-L Brands-LaSenza/Columbus, OH, Laura Girard-Off Madison Ave/Phoenix, Christine McConnell-All3 Media America/LA, Kyle Higman-Sleep Train/Kent, WA, Shaina Goelman-A+E Networks/LA.

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ABC: Last Man Standing, Cristela [p], Shark Tank, 20/20
CBS: The Amazing Race, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods
CW: Whose Line Is it Anyway? Whose Line Is it Anyway? [r], America’s Next Top Model 
FOX: Utopia, Gotham [r]
NBC: Bad Judge [r], A to Z [r], Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Charlie Rose, Live from Lincoln Center
Telemundo: Reina de Corazones, Los Miserables, Senora de Acero
Univision: Mi Corazon Es Tuyo, Hasta el Fin del Mundo, La Malquerida

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MANAGER, CONSUMER MARKETING TV One SILVER SPRING, MD – HYBRID REMOTE Contribute strategic thinking and new ideas to the building and development of consumers promotions and marketing campaigns and work on marketing strategies, in partnership with the internal research team and media agency, for programming initiatives to inform our understanding of the target audience. Full […]