10/28/15: Supergirl flies high; Fox gives full season order to The Grinder; Good news and bad news in latest GLAAD report



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10.28.15

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IN THE NEWS

Monday’s launch of Supergirl drew a 3.1/9 among A18-49, according to Nielsen. The superhero series flew high on social, too, ranking a solid first among new series for digital content engagement the day after its debut. Second place Scream Queens on Fox delivered 27 percent as much digital content engagement as Supergirl, followed by ABC’s The Muppets, with 23 percent of the engagement.

Fox gave a back-nine order for freshman comedy The Grinder. While the show delivered a soft 2.9 million viewers and .9 rating on October 20, it’s a winner with reviewers (and owned by Fox). “The Grinder is the perfect combination of razor-sharp wit and relatable family dynamics – two hallmarks of successful comedies,” said Fox entertainment president David Madden. Other newbies boasting full-season order are CBS’s Limitless, NBC’s Blindspot, Fox’s Rosewood and ABC’s Quantico and Dr. Ken.

On the other side of the coin, NBC snipped freshman Truth Be Told’s 13-episode order to ten. The comedy, produced by Universal Television, delivered .6 in the A18-49 demo on Friday.

Racial diversity in TV is increasing, according to GLAAD’s annual report. “Where We Are on TV” found that out of the 881 regular characters on primetime broadcast shows, 287 of them are people of color, up 6 percent from last year. Of that number 145 are African American, the highest number since GLAAD started counting. The news wasn’t so rosy for transgender characters. The advocacy group found none in broadcast, and only three recurring trans roles on cable. Streaming services did much better, with seven percent of characters transgender.

The production schedule for ABC Family’s Baby Daddy is being rearranged to accommodate the recovery of star Jean-Luc Bilodeau, injured Saturday night at a Halloween party. “Jean-Luc’s costume caught on fire when he got too close to an open flame and he suffered burns to his legs and arms,” said a rep for the performer. “Per his doctor, he is expected to make a full recovery.” The comedy had been slated to return for season five February 3 at 8:30p.

With more and more viewers tuning out ads, social media influencers are a marketing must-have to drive ratings. But competition for the power players is intense. What are the most effective strategies for reaching the opinion makers that can really move the needle? You won’t want to miss tomorrow’s Cynopsis webinar, How to Leverage Influencers on Social Media, when experts from Convince & Convert, Discovery, FameBit, Litton Entertainment and Nielsen Social share the latest tricks and tools for engaging and igniting influencers who can boost your brand. Register here.

SundanceTV, Rooftop Films and Indiewire are partnering for a U.S. season two premiere event for French horror series The Returned. Party starts October 29 at the Bushwick Generator in Brooklyn; drama hits the small screen at 10p on Halloween.

We’ll drink to that: Turner Classic Movies, Direct Wines and Wines That Rock are partnering for the TCM Wine Club, curating wines inspired by classic films. And they deliver! Among bottles in the inaugural offer: True Grit Limited Edition Zinfadel and Cafe Zoetrope.


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PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Breakthrough Entertainment and Daniel H. Birman Productions are co-producing a documentary series based on The Hinges of History bestsellers by Thomas Cahill. Dan Birman, Nat Abraham, Ira Levy, Michael McGuigan and Peter Williamson serve as executive producers.

Marc Webb (Limitless) has another drama project at CBS. Crime series Smoke & Mirrors focuses on a Houdini-like LAPD detective/crime solver. Webb will direct and exec produce under his deal with CBS Television Studios.

Scandal actresses Kerry Washington and Katie Lowes go behind the cameras in Shondaland to exec produce a comedic drama project about a clique of nannies. Actress Bess Wohl writes, and exec produces with Washington, Lowes, Adam Shapiro and Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.

Actor/musician Common inked a first-look TV deal with HBO, to develop and produce projects via his Freedom Road Productions with manager/partner Derek Dudley and Nicole Dow. Common, who took home an Oscar for co-writing Selma’s Glory, will play the gatekeeper in NBC event Wiz Live! on Thursday, December 3 at 8p.

NEW SERIES

Bravo’s Then and Now with Andy Cohen is three-part trip down memory lane. Premiering Sunday, December 13 at 10p, the limited series focuses on trends, newsmakers and events from the years 1989, 1994 and 2000. Part two airs Wednesday, December 16 at 9p, and the final chapter airs Wednesday, December 23 at 9p.

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COMING UP

Jane Lynch (Glee) will host the People’s Choice Awards 2016, Wednesday, January 6 at 9p on CBS. Lynch, who won for Favorite TV Comedy Actress in 2011, stars in CBS’s Angel From Hell, launching in February.

Fusion will air a post-GOP debate edition of America with Jorge Ramos tonight, featuring a focus group of Republican and independent Millennials, live reporting from Boulder, and debate analysis. Debate Night: A Special Edition of America airs on the cable net, and will be live-streamed.

Christmas in the Smokies, the first film produced by theatrical movie production company INSP Films, has its TV premiere on family friendly INSP Sunday, November 29 at 8p. Sarah Lancaster (Chuck), Alan Powell (Nashville) and Barry Corbin (Northern Exposure) star.

Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals debuts on ID Monday, Novemer 2 at 10p. Nine-episode series features the journalist offering new information and insights on true crime stories like the murders of JonBenet Ramsay, Nicole Simpson and the parents of Erik and Lyle Menendez.

Audio tape of former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, arrested on child pornography charges, will air for the first time on syndicated talker Dr. Phil Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30. Conversations were secretly recorded by former journalist Rochelle Herman-Walrond, in which Fogle discusses his sexual interest and encounters with children.

Career retrospective Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do airs on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Friday, November 6 at 9p on PBS (check local listings). Sixty-minute special is part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

The Day Hitler Died recounts the final days of Adolph Hitler, via unearthed interviews with the Nazi leader’s inner circle. Tapes were found in an archive in Pittsburgh in 2013, and will air for the first time on Monday, November 16 at 8p on the Smithsonian Channel special.

Turner Classic Movies pays tribute to Maureen O’Hara, who died October 24 at age 95, with a marathon of her movies. Event starts Friday, November 20 at 6a with 1939’s Jamaica Inn.

RETURNING SERIES

Just in time for the holidays: Guilty Pleasures returns Monday, November 16 at 10p on Food Network, followed by Top 5 Restaurants at 10:30p.

Season two of Disney Junior’s Sheriff Callie’s Wild West debuts Sunday, November 1 on Disney Channel. Guest voices during the sophomore run of the animated series include comedian Keegan-Michael Kay, and musicians Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins and Chris Isaak.

ADVERTISING

Ad tech company Viamedia announced the release of its Political Audience Extension Toolset. Powered by Rentrak’s Advanced Demographics, the tool was developed to help advertisers plan and manage inventory during the 2016 political season, including assisting non-political advertisers in scheduling and purchasing ads on networks less likely to be impacted by election-fueled ad price hikes. Borrell Associates predicts 19 percent growth in broadcast political ad spending and 39 percent growth in cable, versus the 2012 election. Viamedia estimates 80 percent of political ad spend will go to nine cable networks: ESPN, Fox News, TBS, USA, HGTV, CNN, TNT, Food and MSNBC.

Dish is beta testing a programmatic media-buying platform it says will enable TV ad inventory to be purchased through real-time bidding technology. Partnering with DataXu, Rocket Fuel and TubeMogul, the satellite TV operator is putting a flag in the sand as the first pay TV producer to offer an “impression by impression” marketplace. 

CASTING

Sherilyn Fenn (Ray Donovan) will recur on season six of Showtime’s Shameless, as a pot-growing grandma who had a daughter by William H. Macy’s Frank. Dramedy returns Sunday, January 17.

Matthew Modine (Proof) has joined the cast of upcoming Netflix drama Stranger Things, reports TheWrap. Winona Ryder also stars in the eight-episode mystery series.

GLOBAL GOINGS-ON

Soccer star David Beckham will play with the locals in far-flung locations like Papau New Guinea and Antarctica for BBC One’s Beckham: For the Love of the Game. Ninety-minute special was ordered by BBC Worldwide and the BBC from 7 Games and Big Earth Productions.

After she smashed Taylor Swift’s Vevo record for most views in a music video’s first 24 hours (27.7 million to 20.1 million) comes word that Adele will perform in a BBC One special. Hour-long show will broadcast in November.

AMC Global grabbed international broadcast rights for the upcoming TV adaptation of John Le Carrie’s The Night Manager, starring Hugh Laurie (House) and Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers). The six-parter is a co-production between AMC, BBC One and The Ink Factory.

Outwit, outplay…out annoy? ITV2 commissioned eight episodes of Prank Pad from Whizz Kid Entertainment, a reality show with no eliminations. Instead, the aim of the game is for roguish housemates to drive each other so crazy they pack their bags and leave.


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Last week we asked our readers to tell us, "What was your best (or worst) Halloween costume?"

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  • I thought it would be nostalgic and amusing, so I dressed up as ‘Heat Miser’ from The Year Without a Santa Claus. I not only managed to horrify every child in my neighborhood, but also walked into a party and instantly won ‘Most Terrifying Costume.’ – Sterling Rome, Executive Producer, Shinebox Inc.
  • My best costume is when I dressed as a broken heart (or heart-broken). It was timely for what was going on at that moment and the party I was at, so I would consider it the best. – Jenna Racz,  Associate Director, National Video Investment, OMD
  • The Supremes. Not the 60s girl group, but – Kagan and Sotomayor (I was Sotomayor). – Blake Callaway, EVP Marketing, IFC
  • I was a crayon when I was little – couldn’t bend my knees to walk or sit! – Lindsey Ingram, Group Media Design Leader (Media Director), Barkley

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RATINGS

Walking tall: The third episode of season six of AMC’s The Walking Dead delivered 13.1 million total viewers on Sunday, with 8.5 million A18-49, up 8 percent versus the week prior and steady year over year. After show Talking Dead drew 6.2 million viewers and 3.9 million in the demo, up 44 percent and 49 percent over last week.

The season three premiere of BET’s Being Mary Jane had a 47 percent boost in Live+3 versus Live+SD numbers, to 1.8 million A18-49 viewers, as well as a 39 percent lift in total viewers, to 3.1 million.

Syndicated court show Hot Bench hit an all-time high, growing 47 percent versus last year and 5 percent versus last week, to 2.2. Live With Kelly & Michael hit a season high 2.8, placing second to Dr. Phil among talkers. Crime Watch Daily was down 11 percent to .8, but remained tops among new strips.

In October, Disney Channel extended its streak as the number one net in primetime among Kids 6-11 (654,000/2.8 rating) to 128 consecutive months, and to 124 months in Tweens 9-14 (659,000/2.8 rating).

Hallmark Channel’s Good Witch Halloween event delivered a 2.5 HH rating and 2.7 million total viewers, boosting Hallmark to be the number one HH rated cable network in primetime for Saturday.

Also scaring up viewers was Food Network‘s Halloween Wars on Sunday. The finale posted a .9 rating (840,000 imp) among A25-54, ranking #3 within the 9p timeslot among cable. The network will close October up 10 percent versus year ago across A25-54 and up 26 percent among A25-34.

Telemundo’s M-F primetime programming from 7-11p delivered record results for 3Q15, with 1.73 million total viewers and 877,000 viewers among A8-49, according to Nielsen. A18-34 averaged a best-ever third quarter performance with 403,000 viewers in the time period.

Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of October 19, 2015)
NBC:
Nightly News 8.12 million total viewers; 1.7/7  1.96 million A25-54
ABC: World News Tonight 7.85 million total viewers; 1.5/6 1.74 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News 6.82 million total viewers; 1.2/6 and 1.48 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 10/5/2015
Primetime(000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
ESPN 4044
/NICK 1314
TBSC 3480/ESPN 1272
AMC 2791/ DSNY 1244
DSNY 1948/TBSC 1090
USA 1781/ADSM* 1076
FOXN 1749/FOXN 1056
FX 1682/AMC 930
HGTV 1328/USA 924
DISC 1318/NAN* 886
ADSM 1215/TOON 871
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of 10/5/2015
Primetime (000), Total Prog. Day (000)
AMC 1695
/ ADSM* 610
ESPN 1670/ESPN 603
TBSC 1368/AMC 518
FX 897/TBSC 480
USA 616/NAN* 422
ADSM 596/NICK 377
DISC 527/FX 337
VH1 517/USA 333
FOOD 491/DSNY 319
DSNY 459/TOON 289
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Top-Rated Cable Shows among A18-49 for the week of 10/5/2015
The Walking Dead
(AMC) 13491
Detroit/Seattle (ESPN) 6628
American Horror Story (FX) 6530
Talking Dead (AMC) 4304
Chicago/Pittsburgh (TBSC) 3292
Houston/Yankees (ESPN) 2967
Zombie Apocalypse Week (AMC) 2630
Love & Hip Hop Hollywood (VH1) 2237
SportsCenter (ESPN) 2122
Mets/Dodgers (TBSC) 2028
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe 116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of October 19, 2015
NBC:
NBC Sunday Night Football (10/25) 7.6/22
CBS: CBS + NFL Thursday Night Football (10/22) 5.9/20
FOX: Empire (10/21) 4.8/15
NBC: Football Night America Part 3 (10/25) 4.4/14
FOX: The OT ((10/25) 4.2/14
CBS: Big Bang Theory (10/19) 3.9/13
NBC: The Voice (10/19) 3.0/7
FOX: The Simpsons (10/25) 2.8/8
NBC: The Voice (10/20) 2.7/8
ABC: Modern Family (10/21) 2.7/9
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 10/12/15 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.9AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.2AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.2AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.1AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 5.4AA
Modern Family (2/T) 3.1AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.0AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.0AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.9AA
Live with Kelly & Michael (DAD) 2.8AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 10/12/15 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.4AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.8AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.8AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.6AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.5AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.3AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.2AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 1.1AA
2 Broke Girls (WB) 1.0AA
How I Met Your Mother (2T) 1.0AA
Cleveland Show (2/T) 1.0AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC drew the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 2.8/9, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and the first half of Supergirl averaged 3.8/12 to win 8p, followed by 3.0/9 for NBC’s The Voice. At 9p, NBC’s The Voice took the top spot with 3.3/10, tying the second half of CBS’s Supergirl with 3.2 at 9p, but scoring 3.3/10 at 9:30p versus 2.2/6 for the first 30 minutes of Scorpion. NBC’s Blindspot led at 10p with 2.1/7; CBS’ Scorpion finished the night with 1.8/6.

A18-49: NBC 2.8/9, CBS 2.7/8, ABC 1.5/5, FOX 1.0/3, TELE .8/2, CW .3/1, ION .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, October 26, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 7.3/12
The Big Bang Theory 9.8/16, Supergirl 7.7/12, Scorpion 6.1/10
NBC: 6.5/11
The Voice 7.3/11, Blindspot 4.9/9
ABC: 6.1/10
Dancing With the Stars 7.6/12, Castle 3.0/5
FOX 2.0/3
Gotham 2.7/4, Minority Report 1.2/2
UNIVISION: .9/2
Antes Muerta Lichita 1.1/2, Imperdonable 1.6/3, Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.3/2
Telemundo: 1.0/2
Celia 1.0/2, Bajo el Mismo Cielo 1.0/2, Senors Acero 1.1/2
ION: 0.7/1
Criminal Minds 0.8/1, Criminal Minds 0.7/1, Criminal Minds 0.6/1
CW: 0.5/1
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 0.5/1, Jane the Virgin 0.6/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 6.6/20, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 7p, Fox’s The OT was first with 4.2/14, followed by 2.3/8 for NBC’s Football Nt America Pt 2. An average 5.8/18 for Football Nt America Pt 3 and Sunday Night Football at 8p propelled NBC to the top, versus 2.4/7 for Fox’s The Simpsons and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. NBC soared to 8.0/22 at 9p, followed by 1.7/5 for Fox’s Family Guy and Last Man on Earth. NBC’s game scored 7.5/22 to maintain a healthy lead at 10p; ABC’s Quantico was second with 1.5/4.

A18-49: NBC 6.6/20, FOX 2.7/8, ABC 1.3/4, CBS 1.1/3, UNI .8/2, TELE .5/1, ION .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, October 25, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 10.7/18
Football Night America Part 2 3.9/7, Football Night America Part 7.4/12, NBC Sunday Night Football 12.2/20
CBS: 6.0/10
60 Minutes 6.9/12, Madam Secretary 6.8/11, The Good Wife 5.8/9, CSI: Cyber 4.4/8
ABC: 3.0/5
America’s Funniest Videos 3.0/5, Once Upon A Time 3.1/5, Blood & Oil 2.5/4, Quantico 3.4/6
FOX: 4.1/7
The OT 7.4/13, The Simpsons 4.1/7, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2.7/4, Family Guy 2.4/4, Last Man on Earth 2.0/3
UNIVISION: 1.2/2
Aqui y Ahora 1.1/2, La Banda 1.4/2, Sal y Pimienta 1.1/2
TELE: .6/1
Cine Millonario 0.6/1
ION: .4/1
You Cast a Spell on Me .5/1, You Cast a Spell on Me .4/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: ABC led with the most A18-49 viewers Saturday with 1.6/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, ABC’s Saturday Night Football topped with 1.7/7, followed by Fox College Football with 1.0/4. ABC’s Ohio State/Rutgers match continued at #1 at 9p with 1.8/7 versus a 1.0/4 score for Fox. ABC’s game closed the night on top at 10p with 1.6/6; Fox stayed in second with 1.2/4.

A18-49: ABC 1.6/6, FOX .9/4, NBC .8/3, CBS .7/3, UNI .5/2, ION .3/1, TELE .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, October 24, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 3.0/6
Saturday Night Football 3.0/6
CBS: 2.9/5
Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.7/5, Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.1/4, 48 Hours 3.8/7
NBC: 2.9/5
Dateline Mystery 3.4/6, SNL Prime 2.0/4
FOX 2.1/4
Fox College Football 2.1/4
ION: .8/1
Law & Order: SVU .8/1, Law & Order: SVU .7/1, Law & Order: SVU .8/2
UNIVISION: .7/1
Sabadazo 0.7/1
TELE: .3/1
Cine Millonario .3/1, Criss Angel .2/0

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Scripps Networks Interactive named Dylan Jones as Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer to oversee global strategic messaging. Previously, Jones was Senior Vice President of Communications.

Warner Bros. Television Group promoted Leigh London Redman to the position of Senior Vice President, Scripted Programming, at Warner Horizon Television. Redman is part of a new scripted development and programming team at the Studio’s primetime cable production unit. Additionally, Warner Bros. Television current programming executive Stephanie Groves has joined WHTV as Vice President, Scripted Programming,

Vizeum U.S. appointed Shoshana Winter as Chief Strategy Officer. Winter joins from sister agency mcgarrybowen, where she was Executive Planning Director, Digital Integration.

Jonathan Bing has been named to the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications at 21st Century Fox. Most recently, Bing ran PR firm Bing Communications Group.


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JOB OPENING: SPECIAL ASSISTANT to CEO/RED/NYC: Mng info exchange btw CEO & high level execs. Special projs, track initiatives, correspondence, presentations. Mng CEO office action items. Update on strategic priorities. Exp. in media, creative a +. Full info/apply HERE (11/4)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES RESEARCH DIRECTOR/Travel Channel/GAC/NYC: Successful candidate will be well-rounded and experienced research leader and a strategic storyteller and business partner to the ad sales team. Min 7 yrs relevant experience For more detail www.scrippsnetworks.com #5021 (11/3)

JOB OPENING: MGR, PORTFOLIO SALES MKTG/NBCU/NYC: Mktg Mgr for Portfolio Sales Ent. Group to work on sales collateral, internal comm, post-sell process & trade events. 5+ yrs exp. Full info/apply HERE (11/3)

JOB OPENING: COMMERCIAL CLEARANCE COORDINATOR/DISNEY/BURBANK: Analyze commercial & synergy spots/review daily broadcast log/Excel, Sims and/or Wide Orbit exp a plus/commercial clearance or QA/QC exp preferred. www.disneycareers.com REQ 310110 (10/31)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, PUBLICITY/CNBC/East Coast: Responsible to publicize and promote CNBC primetime programming and talent as well as implement and execute public relations campaigns and strategies. Full info/apply HERE (10/31)

JOB OPENING: SR SALES PLANNER/LBI MEDIA/NYC: Work w/ Network Sales, Traffic & Rsch teams to dvlp media proposals for the Estrella TV network, utilizing all avail rsch, sales & prgrmng sources to meet ntwk & advertiser needs. 3yrs related buying exp. Resume HERE: [email protected] (10/31)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR PR/USA NETWORK/NYC: Lead PR campaigns with 7 yrs TV publicity exp required. Must be PR leader w/strong writing skills. Full info/apply HERE (10/30)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/AMC & Sundance TV/NYC: Generate/analyze/comm proposals for sales org to present to ad agencies. Min 3yrs exp at ad agency or media req’d. BA deg comm or mktg. Knwlg media math. Strong math & comm skills a must. Full info/apply HERE (10/29)

JOB OPENING: SALES ASSISTANT/High Times/NYC: Assist ad sales director w/support duties w/high vol sales. Previous exp as sales admin req’d. Highly organized and attention to detail critical. Strong comm skills & ability to resolve issues. Email Resume HERE (10/29)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR BUSINESS STRATEGY & DEVELOPMENT/E!/LA, CA: Manage business development and strategy for E! Online digital platforms. Min. 5 years digital media exp required. Full info/apply HERE (10/29)

JOB OPENING: MANAGING EDITOR/E!/LA, CA: Supervise the day to day editorial news operations for E! Online and News. 5 years similar experience required. Full info/apply HERE (10/29)

JOB OPENING: WRITER/PRODUCER On Air Promos/E!/LA, CA: Conceive, develop and produce creative promos, advertisements and promotional content for E! Min. 3 years on-air promo exp. Full info/apply HERE (10/29)

JOB OPENING: PROJECT MGR/WO Network/NYC: Consult w/clients & oversee complex implementation projects. Ability to understand client’s bus. & goals for the project & quickly grasp bus. workflow & processes. Cable ntwrk exp pref’d. Req Id6802. Full info/apply HERE (10/29)

JOB OPENING: DEPT HEAD, CINEMA & TV/Drexel University/PHL: Sprvs strategic, financial & academic mngmnt of Cinema & TV dept; represent dept w/in university & larger cinema & TV comm. Dynamic blend of media ind & academic & 5 yrs exp leadership role a must. Full info/apply HERE (10/29)

CASTING CALL: Companies can showcase their casting notices/casting calls here. For information on rates and specs for posting a casting notice, please email Trish at [email protected]

EXPERT SERVICES ADS: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc. For information on rates and specs for posting an Expertise Service ad email Trish at [email protected]

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED… There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad… for more information contact Trish Pihonak at [email protected]

SITUATION WANTED: REALITY/COMEDY/SPORTS SUPV. PRODUCER/NY-STAMFORD: Award winning TV/Digital team leader with proven track record with MTV, FUSE, NICK, BET is available for hire within a co. Contact: [email protected] (10/30)

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 203-899-8459 for rates and specs for Job Openings.


WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28, 2015


ABC: The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, blackish, Nashville
CBS: Survivor, Criminal Minds, Code Black
CW: Arrow, Supernatural
Fox: World Series
NBC: The Mysteries of Laura, Chicago PD
PBS: Nature, NOVA, The Brain with David Eagleman
Telemundo: Celia, Bajo el Mismo Cielo, Senora Acero
Univision: Antes Muerta que Lichita, Lo Imperdonable [r], Yo No Creo en los Hombres [r]

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