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Tonight’s Premieres

Acorn TV: Good Karma Hospital
Nickelodeon: Blues Clues & You at 9a
PBS Kids: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (check local listings)
Tonight’s Finale
TV One: Fatal Attraction at 9p
Nielsen Holdings is splitting into two publicly traded companies , Nielsen Global Connect, a marketing services unit, and media business Nielsen Global Media. Current Nielsen CEO David Kenny will head the media company; a search is underway for a Global CEO. Nielsen making a change was no surprise – the company has said it has been conducting a strategic review, including a possible sale of all or part of the company. “Both the Global Media and Global Connect businesses are independently essential to the industries they serve, but each business has unique dynamics,” said Kenny. “Our decision to separate them marks a milestone in our strategic evolution and will best position each to serve the specific needs of their clients and successfully address rapidly changing dynamics in the marketplace. As two independent companies, we can better drive decision making with velocity and push key initiatives to accelerate performance enhancements of each business.”
Fresh Off the Boat will end its six-season run with an hour-long series finale on Friday, February 21 at 8p. “We couldn’t be prouder of this game-changing show and the impact it has had on our cultural landscape,” said Karey Burke, President of ABC Entertainment. “The success of Fresh Off the Boat has helped pave the way for inclusion throughout the industry.”
Taping of Wheel of Fortune was canceled on Thursday due to host Pat Sajak’s emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine. Wheel turner Vanna White stepped in for Sajak on Friday, with an assist from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Googy and Pluto. Sajak was “resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work,” tweeted the show in Friday. Sajak and White have hosted the show together during its 37 seasons of syndication.
Facebook said it was removing mentions that purport to name the whistleblower who filed a complaint over President Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine. “Any mention of the potential whistleblower’s name violates our coordinating harm policy, which prohibits content ‘outing of witness, informant, or activist,’” said a Facebook spokesperson on Friday. “We are removing any and all mentions of the potential whistleblower’s name and will revisit this decision should their name be widely published in the media or used by public figures in debate.”
Disney stock rose nearly 4% on Friday , with analysts bullish on Disney+ after the company’s quarterly earnings report. “Disney’s powerful brands and its history of executing on delivering content success support the growing value of its streaming services,” noted Morgan Stanley’s Benjamin Swinburne.
During his call with analysts last week, Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen said of his company’s carriage dispute with HBO, “You have to make us leave kicking and screaming. HBO did that, and refused to negotiate a deal other than one where we would lose a significant amount of money.” Responded WarnerMedia, “We made extremely reasonable offers and received no true level of engagement in return. They harmed their subscribers by removing our services from their platforms, which is an unfortunate and damaging tactic that Dish resorts to time and time again. To this day, we would be open to constructive talks that would lead to carriage of HBO on Dish.”
Black News Channel, offering 24/7 news serving African American viewers , has moved its launch date from November 15 to January 6. The Tallahassee, FL-based network co-founded by former Oklahoma congressman J.C. Watts and TV exec Bob Brillante made the date change to take advantage of new distribution platforms. “If we have the opportunity to include the largest African American audience possible from day one, then that should be our top priority,” said Watts. The network has carriage deals set with Comcast, Charter and Dish Network, and will be available in TV markets including New York, LA, and Atlanta.
Woody Allen and Amazon ended a $68 million breach-of-contract suit filed by Allen after Amazon canceled a four-picture deal in the wake of allegations that the director molested his estranged daughter, Dylan Farrow. Allen, who has denied the charges, claimed Amazon owed him payment for the films; Amazon canceled the release of the first, A Rainy Day in New York, and ditched plans for the remainder.
PBS is broadcasting this week’s impeachment hearings live , and will rerun them during primetime on digital channel World. The move comes after Bill Moyers and Michael Winship asked PBS in a full-page ad in the New York Times on Friday to air the hearings live and rerun them in primetime, as happened in 1973 with the Watergate hearings. Said a PBS spokesperson, “ We live in a vastly different media universe than we did 45+ years ago. In today’s on demand world, we will ensure that Americans have access to the replay of the hearings when and how they want to view them.” The BBC is also airing the impeachment hearings in full.
And CBS was the first of the Big Four to declare it plans to pre-empt daytime programming for the hearings. CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell will lead coverage.
Ready to Roast? The 4th Annual Hungerthon Roast of Jon Stimmel

Join Peter Olsen, Jason Brown, Carrie Stimmel, Irv Schulman, Tim Hill, Stacey Stewart, and Chris Wainer in roasting Jon. Tues. Nov 19, 6-9pm at Carolines on Broadway. Tickets: whyhunger.org/roast  

Sponsored by Xandr, XACTV, FOX, Facebook, A+E Networks, AmpersandTV, AMC, CBS, Crown Media, Disney, Discovery, Google, GSTV, Magna, NBCUniversal, PopTV, Roku, Screenvision, SNAP, Tennis Channel, Univision, Viacom and WarnerMedia. Proceeds benefit WhyHunger’s work to end hunger.

WE tv’s Growing Up Hip Hop is back for an extended, 13-episode season five starting Thursday, December 5 at 9p.
Sang King (The Walking Dead) picks up as showrunner of Netflix superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy , following the exit of Steven S. DeKnight halfway through production of the first season.
NBC gave a put pilot commitment to Friends and Family , from writer Shawn Wines, Electric Avenue, Kapital Entertainment and Universal Television, reports Deadline. Comedy centers on a group of twentysomething friends in San Francisco.
Are you, or is someone you know, a college student or recent grad interested in breaking into the media industry?  We are calling college students, or grads within the last 12 months, to enter the Cynopsis Homecoming contest by answering one of these two questions:  Do you think sharing OTT subscription passwords is cheating? Or: How can TV advertising be improved? All entries will be reviewed and judged by a Cynopsis editor; the winner will receive a $250 gift card, have their article published in a special edition on Friday, November 29 and be recognized at our awards event in Manhattan in February 2020.  Entries should be 100-400 words; content and originality will be judged. Please submit entries to  [email protected] . Subject line: Homecoming Contest. Deadline is November 18.
Workplace thriller Severance got a series order from Apple . Adam Scott (Big Little Lies) will star in and produce; Ben Stiller (Escape at Dannemora) will direct and exec produce.
BH90210 was canceled by Fox, but it might not be the last fans see of the Peach Pit gang . Among teasing comments from cast members was this, from Tori Spelling: “Our show is so meta that all the reality out there just helps us continue to evolve and gives us GREAT new storylines!…So stay tuned as our journey unfolds….”
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: November 8-10
Midway (Lionsgate) $17.5 million, opening weekend
Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros.) $14.1 million, opening weekend
Playing with Fire (Paramount) $12.8 million, opening weekend
Last Christmas (Universal) $11.6 million, opening weekend
Terminator: Dark Fate $10.8 million (week 2), cume revenue $48.5 million
Joker (Warner Bros) $9.2 million (week 6), cume revenue $313.5 million
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Buena Vista) $8.0 million (week 4), cume revenue $97.3 million
Harriet (Focus Features) $7.2 million (week 2), cume revenue $23.5 million
Zombieland: Double Tap (Sony) $4.3 million (week 4), cume revenue $66.7 million
The Addams Family (United Artists) $4.2 million (week 5), cume revenue $91.5 million
Source: Comscore
USA’s Dare Me, centered on the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading, premieres on USA Sunday, December 29 at 10p.
Docu-series Bushido Battleground, focused on mixed martial arts fighters , premieres Wednesday, November 13 on Combat Go.
Netflix’s Kenya Barris comedy Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show launches globally Friday, December 6. Skits explore pop culture and social issues related to the Black experience.
The CW announced premiere dates for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (January 21); Katy Keene (February 6); and Supernatural’s move to Mondays on March 16, followed by the season debut of Roswell, New Mexico. On the flip side, Arrow ends January 28 with a back-to-back block; finales for All American and Black Lightning are slated for March 9; and Supernatural ends its 15th and final season on May 18.
NBC has set its midseason schedule . Highlights include Manifest taking over the Monday 10p time slot from Bluff City Law starting January 6; Council of Dads succeeding This Is Us on Tuesdays at 9p in March; and Brooklyn Nine-Nine launching its 13-episode season seven on February 6, followed by Fran Drescher comedy Indebted. Crime drama Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (formerly just Lincoln) fills in during The Blacklist’s hiatus starting January 10, and The Good Place will end January 30, with a 90-minute series finale hosted by Seth Meyers. Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist lands in its permanent timeslot Sunday, February 16, after a preview on January 7, followed by Good Girls.
FX has an official streaming partner with the creation of FX on Hulu , “which will be the best and most complete representation of the FX brand, finally putting us on equal footing with competitors like HBO,” said John Landgraf, chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions. “This will allow us to expand FX’s original programming lineup and to reach Hulu’s growing audience of young and highly engaged subscribers, whom we believe will love these shows. We are more committed than ever to quality over quantity, with our primary focus on excellence that can cut through the clutter at a time of unprecedented consumer choice.” In addition to FX’s library of current and legacy series will be four original series slated for 2020. FX+, FX’s ad-free subscription service, was shut down in August.
Streaming audio platform TuneIn launched its Sounds of the Season holiday music lineup. Eight stations include the likes of Rock Holiday, Kids Christmas and Navidad Latina.

As of January 2020, TV Globo, Globosat, Som Livre, Globo.com, Globoplay and DGCorp will come together
to form a single new company named Globo. The new integrated organizational structure is the result of Globo’s digital transformation strategy, initiated in 2018 with a unification program called UmaSóGlobo (ASingleGlobo). “The Globo brand as it is known today, a synonym for free-to-air TV, will now give name to an entirely new company, an expanded and integrated undertaking aimed at exploring new challenges and opportunities,” said Executive Director Jorge Nóbrega. 
Smithsonian Channel is airing doc Battle of Midway: The True Story tonight at 8p, in honor of Veteran’s Day. “The events that took place during the Battle of Midway symbolize the bravery and sacrifice of an entire generation,” said Tim Evans, Executive Producer, Smithsonian Channel. “With Battle of Midway: The True Story, we hope to retell this remarkable story in an effort to reflect the values, contributions and sacrifices made by all American veterans.”
Clerks director Kevin Smith will host Crisis Aftermath , the aftershow for CW’s Arrowverse crossover, “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” Episodes air Sunday, December 8 after Supergirl, and Tuesday, December 10 after The Flash. Smith has directed episodes of the net’s superhero dramas in the past.
AccuWeather is producing a special week of military and weather-related stories in honor of Veterans Day, including an interview with D-Day vets recalling the weather as they reached the beaches of Normandy, how the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier keeps watch in all types of weather and war’s most famous forecast.
E!’s Nightly Pop is expanding from two to four nights a week Starting Sunday. November 17. Late nighter debuted in October 2018.
Griffin Matthews (Dear White People) landed a series regular role in HBO Max drama The Flight Attendant…Also earning series regular roles were Danny Sapani (Penny Dreadful), Olive Gray (Half Moon Investigations) and Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders), in Showtime’s upcoming Halo, based on the video game franchise.
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ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy grew over the previous week by 7% in Total Viewers  (to 6.1 million) for its largest audience since its season premiere, and by +18% among A18-49 to match a 4-week high.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Thursday, November 7 time period averages
Source: Nielsen Live+SD
FOX: 13.52 million
Thursday Night Football 13.52
CBS: 5.47 million
Young Sheldon 8.73, The Unicorn 5.93, Mom 6.20, Carol’s Second Act 4.99, Evil 3.48
ABC: 430 million
Grey’s Anatomy 6.13, A Million Little Things 4.49, How to Get Away With Murder 2.27
NBC: 2.65 million
Superstore 2.61, Perfect Harmony 1.99, The Good Place 1.99, Will & Grace 2.18, Law & Order: SVU 3.57
TELEMUNDO: 1.44 million
Exatlon 1.60, Final del Paraiso 1.45, Senior de Cielos 1.27
UNIVISION: 1.23 million
Rosa de Guadelupe 1.44, Cun De Lobos 1.17, El Dragon 1.11
CW: 0.96 million
Supernatural 1.12, Legacies 0.79

Thursday A18-49 Ratings
FOX 3.9/20, ABC 0.8/4, CBS 0.7/4, NBC 0.6/3, UNI 0.5/2, UNI 0.4/2, CW 0.2/1
Whip Media Group announced the appointment of Saj Jayasinghe as Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise Account Management. Jayasinghe previously served as SVP Global Account Management of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group.

This Day in History
1985 – The US’ first AIDS-themed TV-movie, An Early Frost, aired on NBC.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
What was the name of the record store Art Garfunkel’s character owned on American  Dreams (2002-2005)? Vinyl Crocodile . Kudos to: Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC, Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX, David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank
Today’s Trivia Question
In an episode of Seinfeld (1989-1998), Elaine won her boss, Mr. Pitt, a ticket to carry which balloon in the Thanksgiving Day parade? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four answers per time zone.)
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: Build best-in-class procurement capabilities. Lead function to create value, drive improvement, & provide realized savings. Lead strategic sourcing process while developing appropriate risk mgmt strategies. YOU NEED: BA/BS, MBA preferred. 10+ yrs relevant strategic/operational exp in a procurement org. CPM/CPSM/CSCP cert preferred. Full info HERE  (11/26)

KNBC/LA: Exp’d, creative and motivated leader w/10 yrs newsroom exp to partner with the Vice President of News to manage aspects of the station’s News department including daily coverage, long and short-range planning. 5+ yrs exp req’d in mngng role. Full info HERE (11/22)

Skycastle Digital Studio/NYC:
 Specialize in ideating and articulating content strategies in response to client RFPs.Min BA deg & 3+ yrs paid content creation exp or journalism exp, ideally in a full-time writing or editing position with a news publisher or agency. Full info HERE (11/22)

 Drive research innovation, measurement opportunities and forward-thinking sales solutions for NBC Sports properties. 7+ yrs of exp rsrch, measurement or insights within the media industry, ideally with direct exp in linear TV. Full info HERE (11/21)


A+E/NY : Evaluate existing security infrastructure & propose changes that reduce the company’s risk level. Dvlp security standards, procedures & processes. A BS in computer science or IT, 5+yrs exp in cyber security plus 3+ yrs exp in ntwk & platform security, exp w/firewall design & configuration. Apply  HERE   (11/20)

Tennis Channel/Santa Monica:
Maintains existing and forges new relationships with agencies and clients to maximize revenue for the network. Minimum 5-7 yrs advertising sales experience, preferably in the cable or sports television arena. Full info HERE (11/19)

REVOLT TV/NY: Seeking candidate to support Ad Sales Integrated Mktg teams in NY. Must be able to creatively write sls deck’s/mktg presentations. Manage execution of sold campaigns from launch to completion. Min of 3.5 yrs Sr Mngr/Dir level exp with a strong affinity/passion for Hip Hop Culture. Full info HERE (11/19)

POP TV/LA: Seeking self-starter with the ability to initiate and supervise multiple projects as well as collaborate with other team members on day to day operations. Min 7 yrs exp at a network, studio or agency and must be proficiency with Nielsen systems. Full info HERE (11/19)

A+E Networks/NY:
Provide analysis, insights & reporting to the A+E Distribution Sales and Marketing teams with the goal of maximizing A+E subscribers across traditional and emerging Pay TV platforms. Full info HERE (11/19)


9story Media Grp/NY: Skg oper hands-on candidate to support Production team on a new animated children’s series. Focus on audio and music prod. Must be organized and detail oriented. 2+ yrs production exp, Audio production exp is a plus. Knowledge of SAG-AFTRA Animation agreements. Full info HERE (11/15) 

A+E Networks/NY:
Manage the departmental activities for monetizing network content and assets to drive national ad sales revenue. Full Info/Apply HERE (11/15)


WHEELHOUSE GROUP/LA:  Exp (5-7yrs) attorney versed in unscripted prog negotiations, Prod Svc, Co-Prod, Talent and Dev Agrmts. Plus, practical prod exp overseeing and directing prod personnel on prod issues, rights & clearance, risk asmt, and overseeing watch-downs and assoc legal issues. Full info HERE (11/15)
ION MEDIA/NY: Resp for design and creation of high quality, on-brand, multimedia graphics for print, digital, and outdoor media, plus sales prsnts and collateral. Min 3 yrs exp. Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Prod Ste, Mac and PC oper sys, Microsoft Off Ste and PPT. Full info HERE (11/14).
ION MEDIA/NY:  Dir to oversee Sales Research team to arm Sales grp with network perf metrics and competitive advantages. Collect, analyze and interpret audience data for Sales reports and ad hoc requests. Must have 7 yrs exp with knowledge of Nielsen systems and other research tools. Full info HERE (11/14).
A+E/NY: Oversee data privacy & sec compliance, best prac & risk mgmt, to align the networks’ intl procedures, extl vendor & client rel with shifting legal privacy frameworks & defend against security threats. Must have JD, min 5yrs legal exp pref within media or tech fields, extensive knwl of domestic & int’l data privacy & sec legal frameworks.  Apply  HERE (11/14)
CMA/NSH, TN: Seeks candidate to o rg and mine CMA’s current subs. Create research, presentations, white papers, newsletter, etc. Support ad-hoc events and init which require mkt and data inputs/insights. BA/BS, 3 yrs exp in mkt res and analytics, mktg or related field. Media or music ind exp preferred. Knwl of media and data tools. Full info HERE (11/14)
THE JIM HENSON COMPANY/LA: Seeks individual to c ollect, track, audit and monitor all pertinent data and information from production, talent, and license contracts. BA required with 2 yrs exp in a law firm, network, or studio. Exp with guild agreements a plus. Full info HERE (11/13)
Viacom/NY: Resp for leading research analytics and reporting for sr channel partners across linear and non-linear properties. Must have hands-on tech skills, using reporting tools and industry specific tools. Full info HERE (11/13)

Manage and schedule content to our VOD and EST (Electronic Sell Through) partners. Previous exp in TV programming and/or scheduling. Great organizational & communication skills a must. Full info HERE(11/13)

National Geographic/LA: 
Run point on major NGC public relations campaigns for upcoming 2.0 tentpole projects, with a primary focus on scripted content. also be responsible for planning and overseeing assigned shows and talent at key industry events. 10 yrs relevant exp. Full info  HERE  (11/13)

Assist the department with planning, organization and execution. Candidate must have knowledge of, and passion for the media and gaming industries, staying up to date across the latest trends. Full info HERE (11/12)

Nickelodeon/NYC: Supervise logistic and financial elements of Nick Experience projects. Manage aspects of production, including but not limited to legal, risk assessment and financial. 4 yrs of exp in prod. accounting or prod management. Full info HERE (11/12)

Major League Soccer/NYC: 
Establish/maintain company-wide KPI measurements and associated processes to drive strategic decision making. 8+ years of experience, preferably in business intelligence, analytics or relevant data driven support roles. Full info HERE (11/12)

Major League Soccer/NYC:
 Dive integration of advanced analytics projects throughout the enterprise & lead a team that will transform data thru application of advanced data modeling techniques. 12+ yrs of exp working in data science and/or advanced analytics w/ track record of delivering insights & business impact. Full info HERE (11/12)


ABC: Dancing With the Stars, The Good Doctor  
CBS: The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, Bull, All Rise
CW: All American, Black Lightning
FOX: 9-1-1, Prodigal Son
NBC: The Voice, Bluff City Law
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, The Warrior Tradition, Independent Lens  
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, El Final del Paraiso, El Senor de los Cielos  
Univision: La Rosa de Guadelupe, Cuna de Lobos, El Dragon

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