10/26/17: Jeff Glor named anchor of CBS Evening News



ABC gave a put pilot commitment to action-dramedy Whiskey Cavalier, with Scott Foley (Scandal) attached to star and produce. Project comes from writer Dave Hemingson, Warner Bros. Television and Doozer Prods.
INSP ordered a third season of The Cowboy Way: Alabama. Season 2 of the original docu-series, following the adventures of young cowboys Bubba, Cody and Booger, launches Thursday, January 4 at 8p.
Along with our friends at Situation Interactive, we’re inviting you to participate in a survey about today’s digital media landscape. As a thank you for your time, you’ll be entered to win 2 tickets to a performance of Hamilton on Broadway in NYC on 12/2/17. Deadline to complete is 11/4, so take it today.
HGTV gave a green light to house-flipping series Restoring Idaho, following best friends revitalizing outdated homes in Boise. Six-episode series is slated for a March 2018 launch.
Procedural Hard Knocks landed a script commitment plus penalty from Fox. Cop drama comes from Virgil Williams (Criminal Minds), Martin Chase Productions and Universal Television.
Lionsgate is partnering with John Goldwyn (Dexter) on a first-look deal to develop and produce scripted programming for television and streaming platforms through his John Goldwyn Productions banner. Goldwyn executive produces and oversees Discovery’s  Manhunt: Unabomber, the Lionsgate-produced first installment of their anthology series. Goldwyn will remain attached to all future seasons of Manhunt, and Lionsgate will have exclusive first look rights to all new television projects developed and produced by Goldwyn.
Mark Goffman (Bull) has a drama project at CBS based on the work of Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me) and one at CW adapted from novel and podcast After On. Both come from CBS Television Studios.
In development at CW is Near Beth Experience, from Rob Giles, Mike Kelley (Revenge), Page Fright and Warner Bros. Television. Dramedy centers on a cynical comedian who almost died.
Moonshiners returns to Discovery on Tuesday, November 14 at 9p. For season 7, the distillery operators move deep into the remote corners of Appalachia.
New series Cat vs. Dog launches Saturday, November 11 at 10p on Animal Planet, helping families establish pet peace in turbulent homes.  
The third installment of Syfy horror anthology Channel Zero has a name. Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block is set to air in early 2018.
One hour unscripted special Save It or Sell It, focused on struggling small businesses in America, will premiere on Sunday, November 5 at 11p on A&E, followed by airings across enthusiast blocks on A&E, History and FYI. “A+E Networks has a rich history of storytelling in this space, with some of our longest running hit shows built around small businesses,” said Christian Murphy, SVP, Daytime & Programming Partnerships, A+E Networks. The special’s concept was developed in collaboration with Tom Duncan, CEO of Positec Tool Corporation.
Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi and Diplo have joined the lineup for iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes. Four-hour concert event airs live on Telemundo Saturday, November 4 at 8p.
Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Hey Violet, Why Don’t We, Ayo & Teo and Jacob Sartorius are onboard concert special Nickelodeon Halo Awards 2017, simulcast Sunday, November 26 at 7p across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons.
The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All premieres on A&E on Thursday, November 30 at 10p. Via new interviews and photos, true crime docu-series re-examines the tragedy getting the scripted treatment on NBC’s Law & Order True Crime.
CBS This Morning anchors Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, along with execs including president of CBS News president David Rhodes, will be on the panel for The Paley Center’s NYC event “The News Is Back: CBS This Morning and the Morning Landscape.” Discussion takes place Wednesday, November 1 at 7p.
RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel are offering live coverage of the National FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) Convention, taking place now through October 28 in Indianapolis.
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Videology is offering access to new self-service, automatic TV advertising product DETVGo for free to agencies and advertisers. DETVGo lets advertisers choose target audiences for campaigns and generates plans for linear TV using real time avails and pricing. “Interest in advanced TV is escalating – advertisers want to get going, now. DETVgo is that gateway product,” said Scott Ferber, founder and CEO, Videology. “Technology should not be a barrier to better TV advertising. It should help propel the industry forward.”
Telemundo and Toyota are teaming for a VR experience for the 2017 Latin American Music Awards, airing tonight at 9p on Telemundo and Universo. Campaign kicks off when Christian Acosta picks Wisin in the all-new 2018 Camry, giving a close-up look at car and star. Wisin’s performance will air in a 360 degree livestream for Facebook Live, YouTube and on LittleStar, a VP app.
With OOH media spend expected to hit $10 billion in 2018, Paul Donato, chief research officer at the Advertising Research Foundation, shares the OOH trends marketers should be on top of in the new Cynsiders.
Velocity, which uses motion sensors on smartphones to detect human motion, is partnering with programmatic platform provider Beeswax to integrate its Active Impression metrics into the company’s Bidder-as-a-Service programmatic advertising platform. Beeswax’s Bidder-as-a-Service provides companies with technologies to support their programmatic advertising campaigns and maximize ROI across platforms. The partnership will allow users to target receptive devices under all available Active Impression segments, as well as by traditional demographic segments.

Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) will recur as the love interest for John Larroquettte’s character in new CBS comedy Me, Myself & I….Vincent D’Onofrio Is returning to Netflix’s Marvel’s Daredevil for season 3, slated for release in 2018. D’onofrio will reprise the role of Wilson Fisk….Hannah Ware (Betrayal) landed a role on Hulu’s The First, arriving in 2018….Alberto Frezza (Dead of Summer) nabbed a series regular role in ABC’s upcoming Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, following firefighters….Yancey Arias has been upped from recurring to series regular on season 3 of USA’s Queen of the South.
Maria Shriver and A+E Networks president & CEO Nancy Dubuc announced a summit in NYC on November 1. “A Women’s Health Summit: It Starts With the Brain” will discuss protecting women’s minds from Alzheimer’s disease. Lifetime is the official media partner of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, the organization founded by Shriver.
Twitter agreed to start the first phase of the accreditation process with the Media Rating Council by submitting a set of measurement metrics. Eventually Twitter data will undergo an audit by MRC and third parties that is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018.
Tuesday is the deadline to register for the Cynopsis Digital Awards Luncheon. Join us for the ultimate celebration of digital execs and top industry innovators on November 10 in NYC. 41 Digital “It List” Honorees, 71 Model D Finalists and 7 celebrity presenters make for a one-of-a-kind reception with UNLIMITED networking opportunities. Register now (last year’s event sold out)!
Meetinghouse Productions announced the official launch of its digital comedy channel Chuckler.com. The initial slate of original programming includes scripted comedies, a game show and Newsmasters, “a Sunday morning roundtable discussion show that makes the news interesting by making it up.” Chuckler’s slate begins premiering Nov. 7, 2017. 
KABO International has licensed the game show format Who’s Who? to Latvian pubcaster LTV
German public broadcaster WDR has signed on for new docu-reality show Back to Life, created for Israel’s Channel 10 in partnership with Armoza Formats.
Jumping to 17.9 million Total Viewers after 7 days of TV playback, ABC’s The Good Doctor moved ahead of CBSThe Big Bang Theory (17.7 million) to rank as Monday’s most-watched program. With a 4.1 rating among A18-49, freshman drama came within .3 of Big Bang in the L+7 numbers after trailing by .8 in L+SD.
Game 1 of the World Series on Fox drew 14.97 million total viewers, plus another 500,000 on FS1, Fox Deportes and FSGO, enough to win the night but down 23% from 2016’s 19.4 million.
Shareablee Video Power Index: Top 10 U.S. Primetime Shows October 16-22, 2017
Video Power Index/Video Actions/Video Views/Total Actions
The Walking Dead (AMC) 1046, 2.5M, 9.8M, 3.8M
Riverdale (CW) 990, 2.3M, 1.3M, 4.7M
The Flash (CW) 877, 1.1M, 2.3M, 1.2M
Supernatural (CW) 739, 475K, 1.9M, 548K
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) 480, 154K, 1.6M, 397K
Outlander (Starz) 298, 176K, 1.7M, 461K
Arrow (CW) 297, 238K, 1.5M, 334K
American Horror Story (FX) 275, 206K, 462K, 507K
Criminal Minds (CBS) 250, 67K, 877K, 164K
Chicago Fire (NBC) 218, 117K, 2.4M, 367K
Based on Shareablee Video Power Index which combines viewing, consumer interactions and audience scale across all active platforms, and includes video performance of Primetime TV shows.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Tuesday, October 24, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
FOX: 14.97 million
World Series 11.53
CBS: 11.07 million
NCIS 13.09, Bull 10.64, NCIS: New Orleans 9.49
NBC: 8.29 million
The Voice 9.52, This Is Us 10.47, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers 4.81
ABC: 3.77 million
The Middle 5.79, Fresh Off the Boat 4.20, Blackish 3.98, The Mayor 2.96, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World 2.87
CW: 2.02 million
The Flash 2.57 DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 1.47
TELE: 1.2 million
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio .95, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 1.2, El Senor de los Cielos 1.4
UNIVISION: 1.0 million
Rosa de Guadelupe 0.92, Mi Marido Tiene Familia 1.1, Caer en Tentacion .95
Tuesday A18-49: FOX 2.9/11, NBC 1.9/7, CBS 1.2/5, ABC .9/3, CW .7/3, TELE .7/3, UNI .4/2


Space is limited and last year’s luncheon sold out!
The Cynopsis Model D & Digital “It List” Awards

“Cynopsis Award shows are fun ways to recognize leaders and companies in the industry.”
-Ian R,  Beck Media


In addition to our impressive Model D Award finalists and “It List” honorees, we’ve got an incredibly talented cast of speakers and presenters to make this year’s reception our best ever.
GSN named Fran Shea as Executive Vice President, Programming and Marketing for GSN TV. Previously, Shea ran her own industry consultant firm, which counted GSN as a client.
ComScore co-founder Gian Fulgoni will retire as CEO on January 31, 2018. Fulgoni had returned to the company in 2016 to deal with accounting issues. The comScore board has formed a committee to direct a search for a new CEO.
Heather Schuster was upped to Head of Unscripted at Amazon Studios, replacing Conrad Riggs. Schuster, who joined Amazon in August, previously worked with Riggs on The Apprentice, and at Ryan Seacrest Productions.  
Riptide Music Group, a synchronization and rights management company, has named Mark Ross as a Partner. Ross’s experience includes serving as Executive Director of Quincy Jones Productions.


Hear from the 4A’s, ANA, MRC and more
In Cynopsis’ latest webinar: Solving the Digital Ad Measurement Challenge, George Ivie, CEO & Executive Director for Media Rating Council, will moderate the discussion with speakers including Bill Tucker, EVP for the Association of National Advertisers (ANA); and Louis Jones, EVP, Media & Data Practice for the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4 A’s). Join us on Monday, November 13th from 12:30 to 2pm ET.

This Day in History: 1861 – The Pony Express service from Missouri to California ended after 19 months.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question:  What actor was originally approached by Aaron Spelling to play Dr. Adam Brinker on The Love Boat (1977-1987)? Dick Van Patten, but he was doing Eight Is Enough. Kudos to: Holly Hearn-H2 Concierge Marketing/Sarasota, FL, Andrew Goldman-Ownzones Media Network/NYC, Odene Hopper-Katz Broadcasting/Atlanta, Jonathan Lipson-Active International/Pearl River, NY, David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA,
Today’s Trivia Question: Who played movie star eager to portray Hank Moody in an adaptation of Hank’s novel on Californication (2007-2014)? (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 Yesterday’s Switcheroo: Cathy Miller = Jaime Lee Curtis (Cathy Munsch on Scream Queens and Hannah Miller on Anything But Love).
In Other Words (example: Bad Brains = Criminal Minds): Tremendous Account  (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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JOB OPENING: JR PRODUCER/WRITER/EDITOR/ION/Clearwater Beach, FL: Responsible for producing, writing and editing all on-air promotions. Responsible for conception, writing/producing/editing episodic & movie promotional material for mult properties. BA deg comms or related fieldExp w/non-linear editing. Full info/apply HERE (11/2)
JOB OPENING: SR MANAGER, CONSUMER MARKETING /TV ONE/Silver Spring/DC: Responsible for developing and managing TV One’s consumer marketing and promotional campaigns. Strategic thinker w/ minimum 5-8 yr exp in network TV mktg. Strong knwlg African American demographic a +. Full info/apply HERE (11/2)
JOB OPENING: VP MEDIA & CAMPAIGN PLANNING /BET/NYC: Oversee/lead the overarching series mktg strategy across all platforms, incl show positioning, KPIs &key objectives of each plan.Define/comm strategic positioning for series & events throughout org.10+yrs holding mktg/Ad positions.Full info/apply HERE  (11/2)

DR NATIONAL TV BUYER/Mediassociates/Newtown CT: Fairfield County CT Ind media plan’g, buying & analytics agency seeks buyer to execute/mng our client’s media efforts. Assess initial buy thru final reporting/reconciliation. Min 5 yrs exp as Nat’l DRTV buyer. Exc quantitative skills. Full info/apply HERE (11/1)


JOB OPENING:  MEDIA DIRECTOR, PAID SOCIAL/GLOW/NYC: Grow team to mng daily execution of campaigns for clients & work closely w/Sr leadership across mult depts to create & identify new client/business opps. 8-10 yrs exp digital media planning, as well as 3-5 yrs mngmnt exp. Full info/apply HERE   (11/1)


JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PUBLICITY /A&E/NY: Dvlp/implement effective PR strategies & publicity campaigns resulting in positive media placement. 8+ yrs. of TV prgm publicity exp. Must have background in TV – network or cable news and/or entertainment publicity . Knowledge of pop culture essential. Full info/apply HERE (11/1)


JOB OPENING: SPVR PRODUCER /45th & Dean/A+E/NY: Produce high quality digital content via A+E Digital Studio for Lifetime. 8+ yrs. of digital/TV prod exp. Extensive post prod exp essential. Apply: HERE  (11/1)


JOB OPENING: MEDIA RESEARCH ANALYST/NYC or Miami: Analyze lrg amt quanti data. Ability to draft compelling stories. Creative. 2-3 yrs exp working in media/rsrch related cos. Interact w/clients. Strong kwldg of cross platform data (TV, dig, social). Bilingual (Eng/Spn) Position open for NYC or Miami. Resume HERE (11/1)
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL PREDITOR /NBCU/CT:  Freelance Part-time to produce/edit digital videos for nationally syndicated talk shows. 2 to 3 years of work experience as an AVID Video Editor/Producer. Experience in news, entertainment, or promos & strong story telling sensibility. Resumes HERE (11/1)
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL/TV SALES COORDINATOR /Univision/Chicago: Highly motivated Digital & TV Sales Coord w/ exc interpersonal skills resp to assist acct execs & mgrs w/in the sales dept w/daily acct maint in all aspects of the order process. Prior exp sales, mktg in related field or industry pref’d. Full info/apply HERE (10/27)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, RESEARCH /VICELAND/Brooklyn NY: Oversee analysis for VICELAND’S linear/digital/social performance. Report findings to programming, dev, sales, marketing and key execs. 4+ years exp in relevant TV/content analytics. Full info/apply HERE(10/27)

JOB OPENING: CONTROLLER /for LA  based  network rep firm: Broadcast minded controller to mng day to day activities & work w/CEO to build future strategies. HR & procedure compliance exp a + but not req’d. Strong knwldg of Accounting software, payroll systems, Salesforce, Quickbooks & WO. EOE. Resume HERE (10/26)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, SOCIAL MEDIA /VICELAND/BROOKLYN/NY: Person to effectively mng social strategy across all key platforms. Mng/drive linear tune-in, engagement & social video views for max reach, relevance, & effectiveness. 3-4 yrs exp mngg social accts for a publisher or brand (ideally media/TV) Full info/apply HERE (10/26)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA RESEARCH ANALYST/NYC: Analyze lrg amt quanti data. Ability to draft compelling stories. Creative. 2-3 yrs exp working in media/rsrch related cos. Interact w/clients. Strong kwldg of cross platform data (TV, dig, social). Bilingual (Eng/Spn) 30 hrs wkly. Position open for NYC or Miami . Res HERE (10/26)

LOCAL SALES MGR /WVIT/Hartford CT: Local Sales Manager w/min 5 yrs previous broadcast/radio/print advertising experience to lead a team of Account Execs. Working knowledge of Nielsen audience data. Full info/apply HERE (10/26)
JOB OPENING: MEDIA RESEARCH ANALYST/NYC: Analyze lrg amt quanti data. Ability to draft compelling stories. Creative. 2-3 yrs exp working in media/rsrch related cos. Interact w/clients. Strong kwldg of cross platform data (TV, dig, social). Bilingual (Eng/Spn) 30 hrs wkly. Remote 2 days/wk & 1-2 days NY. Resume HERE (10/26)
JOB OPENING: DIR, ACCOUNT MGMT – ADVANCED AD PRODUCTS/FOX/NY: Client-facing role responsible for proposal dev, campaign execution & mgmt of all digital campaigns. Min 7-10 yrs exp in an agency account mgmt role with exp leading a team & providing strategic oversight. Full info/apply HERE (10/26)

/INSP/Open location: Growing nat’l ntwk seeks VP to mng agency relationships w/planners/buyers, dev new business w/clients direct & agency. Must exceed short form revenue; assist sponsorship sales for orig prgming. 3-5 yrs sales exp pref’d. Netwk exp a must. Full info/apply HERE (10/26)


JOB OPENING: VP, SALES /SPORTLOGiQ/Montreal, QC : Bringing a new level of analysis to the sports statistics market using advanced computer vision. Five+ years of exp. in software industry/technology/sales management w/ business degree. Passion for hockey a plus! Full info/apply HERE (10/26)
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder
CBS: NFL Thursday Kickoff, NFL Football
CW: Supernatural, Arrow
FOX: Gotham, The Orville
NBC: Superstore, The Good Place, Will & Grace, Great News, Chicago Fire
PBS: This Old House Hour, Poldark on Masterpiece [r], Antiques Roadshow [r]
Telemundo: La Alfombra de Latin American Music Awards, Latin American Music Awards
Univision: La Rosa de Guadelupe, Mi Marido Tiene Familia, Caer en Tentacion

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