12/06/17: California wildfires shut down production of S.W.A.T. and Westworld

The Biggest Event in Entertainment –
Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas
Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas is #1 with W18-49
(against EVERY OTHER CABLE NETWORK – no exceptions!)
The Tradition of Excellence, Quality and High Ratings Continues!
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries was a Top 10 Most Watched Network
this Past Weekend in Prime Time with W25-54
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The more millennials turn away from traditional advertising, the smarter it is for marketers to create experiential events that create powerful connections with consumers. Our panel will focus on how to use social most effectively, the latest metrics for measuring success, and more. Among the speakers are Scott Lachut, President, Research & Strategy for  PSFK  and Damon Haley, Head of Sports Marketing for  Troika .
Get out your brushes and contour kits. Lifetime beauty competition series Glam Masters debuts Wednesday, February 28 at 10p. The show puts beauty influencers through themed challenges to impress host Laverne Cox and a team of judges.
AMC Networks premieres nature documentary sequel series Planet Earth: Blue Planet 11 on five of its channels next month. BBC America, AMC, IFC, WE tv and Sundance TV begin airing the seven-parter on Saturday, January 20 at 9p.
New HGTV series Restored by the Fords bows Tuesday, January 2 at 10p, following siblings Leanne Ford, an interior designer, and Steve Ford, a licensed contractor and renovator, as they maximize the charm and functionality of outdated properties.
Discovery Channel true crime series Killing Fields travels to Virginia for its season debut on Thursday, January 4 at 9p. Killing Fields: Murder Isle reexamines the cold-blooded 2004 homicide of 28-year-old Carrie Singer.
Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian returns for a sophomore season on Sunday, January 7 at 10p. E! series star Kardashian and her team of fitness, style and beauty experts help participants transform into the person they always dreamed of becoming.
Jane Seymore, Matt Jones, Chris Diamantopoulos and Annalynne McCord star in Pop TV scripted series Let’s Get Physical. Comedy bows Wednesday, January 24 at 8:30p and 11:30p.
USA Network presents WWE Holiday Week beginning Monday, December 11 at 8p. In addition to Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live, the network will also feature NXT for the first time ever, as well as the 15th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops special, honoring servicemen and women.
El Rey Network’s The People’s Network Showcase: Horror Edition Vol. 2 returns Sunday, December 17 at 8p. The special features two hours of short films and exclusive interviews with rising independent filmmakers from around the world.
ID movie Final Vision, based on the true story of Jeffrey MacDonald, the Army Green Beret doctor convicted of brutally murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters, premieres Sunday, December 10 at 8p. Actor and true crime fan Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters), who plays author Joe McGinniss in the film, talks about the challenges and surprises in the twisted real-life tale in the new Cynsiders: http://www.cynopsis.com/cyncity/ids-fatal-vision-the-drama-of-true-crime/.
When Harry Met Meghan: A Royal Engagement, a one-hour special chronicling Prince Harry and fiance Meghan Markle’s romance, airs Tuesday, December 12 at 9p on TLC.
FIFA Club World Cup kicks off exclusively on Telemundo and Universo on Wednesday, December 6 at 11:55a. Select matches will feature a 30-minute pre-show.
Jamie Fox, who played a satirized version of himself in the pilot of Showtime’s White Famous, reprises his role on the season finale airing Sunday, December 10 at 10:30p….Kevin Zegers joins the Season 4 cast AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead.… Alice Eve is boarding Season 2 of Netflix series Iron Fist Molly Shannon is heading back to NBC’s Will & Grace as Val Bassett.
CBS is launching 10-second holiday spots featuring bobblehead renderings of stars from its primetime, late night, daytime and sports schedules. The campaign was inspired by vintage network classics Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. The campaign airs through the end of December.
The U.S. Navy is introducing a new brand identity, tagline and creative campaign built to reach centennials/Gen Z. Created by Y&R North America, the first wave of the campaign, including the new “Forged by the Sea” brand platform, will launch at the Army-Navy game on Saturday, December 9 on CBS.
Marvel partnered with Stitcher to launch its first scripted podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night in 2018. Podcast follows agents Sally Pierce (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh) as they investigate a series of murders in Burns, Alaska, and quickly discover the town lives in fear of a serial killer. 
UP Faith & Family launched a new direct to consumer app across seven platforms. The subscription streaming service is now available on iOS, Apple TV, Android and Andorid TV, along with a newly designed website at upfaithandfamily.com. Xbox One, Roku and Fire TV will be launching Up Faith & Family soon.
BBC Wales commissioned Plimsoll Wales series Bringing Home Baby, focusing on the ups and downs couples usually face behind closed doors after welcoming a new child.
GRB Entertainment sold crime series Exposed, On The Case, Wicked Attraction, Gang World and Inside American Hate to broadcasters in the Caribbean, Poland, German-speaking Europe and Estonia.
ITV bought a minority stake in Danish production company Apple Tree Productions and will distribute its series internationally.
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Spiking over its lead-in at 10p (+68%/+55%), ABC’s The Good Doctor ranked as Monday’s #1 scripted show.  
For the ninth consecutive year, the SEC on CBS was the highest-rated regular-season college football package on any network. CBS Sports’ coverage of the season averaged household rating/share of 3.0/7, according to Nielson national ratings.
Driven by record-setting ratings for “Countdown to Christmas,” Hallmark Channel became the highest rated and most watched network on cable among W18-49 and W25-54 for the month of November. The network made a strong transition into December with its recent original holiday movie premieres averaging a 3.4 Household rating, 700,000 W25-54 and 3.0 million Total Viewers.

Top 10 Broadcast Programs Among
A18-49 ratings/share for the week of November 27, 2017
NBC: NBC Sunday Night Football 6.4/22
NBC + NFLN: Thursday Night Football 4.7/18
FOX: Big Ten Football 3.6/15
FOX: The OT 3.3/13
NBC: Football Night America Part 3 3.1/11
NBC: This Is Us 2.8/10
CBS: Big Bang Theory 2.5/10
CBS: Young Sheldon 2.1/8
NBC: The Voice 1.9/7
CBS: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1.9/7
Top 10 Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among Total Viewers for the week of November 13, 2017
Primetime (000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
ESPN 2686/FOXN 1414
HALL 2409/HALL 1214
FOXN 2337/NICK 1092
MSNB 1736/ESPN 991
USA 1554/MSNB 965
AMC 1393/ADSM* 824
TBSC 1363/ID 740
DISC 1356/USA 693
HIST 1342/HGTV 690
HGTV 1205/CNN 677
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 119,600,000 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. Primetimes is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.
Top 10 Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of November 13, 2017
Primetime (000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
ESPN 1179/ADSM* 509
AMC 705/ESPN 479
USA 638/NICK 338
HALL 594/HALL 326
TBSC 586/NAN* 320
BRAV 579/ID 260
ADSM 537/TBSC 258
FX 530/USA 252
TNT 488/TNT 232
AEN 473/TOON 232
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 119,600,000 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. Primetimes is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.
Top-Rated Cable Shows among 18-49 for the week of November 13, 2017 (000)
The Walking Dead (AMC) 7397
Dolphins/Panthers (ESPN) 3850
American Horror Story (FX) 2875
Love & Hip Hop New York (VH1)1851
The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo) 1848
Gold Rush (DISC) 1818
The Talking Dead (AMC) 1774
College Football Playoff Rankings Show (ESPN) 1755
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1665
The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo) 1656
NIELSEN SOCIAL CONTENT RATINGS: Top Series and Specials by Total Interactions for the week of November 27, 2017
Program, Total Interactions (000), Facebook (000), Twitter (000)
The Voice (NBC) 790, 202, 588
The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special (CBS) 634, 595, 39
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA) 603, 397, 206
The Walking Dead (AMC) 558, 414, 144
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (CBS) 518, 244, 274
This Is Us (NBC) 504, 364, 141
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo 452, 385, 66
The Voice (NBC) 357, 270, 87
Arrow (CW) 355, 77, 278
CMA Country Christmas (ABC) 354, 314, 40
Source: Nielsen. Uniques and Interactions are a measure of total relevant U.S. social media activity grossed across Facebook and Twitter from three hours before through three hours after broadcast, local time. Includes primetime and late fringe programming with metrics available across social platforms on Broadcast and National Cable and excludes sports events.


Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of November 27, 2017
NBC: Today 4.90 million total viewers; 1.4/13 and 1.72 million A25-54
ABC: Good Morning America 4.36 million total viewers; 1.2/10 and 1.41 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.53 million total viewers; 0.8/7 and 933,000 A25-54
Broadcast Sunday Morning News Shows Ratings December 3, 2017
NBC Meet the Press 3.57 million total viewers; 0.8 and 1,015,000 A25-54
CBS Face the Nation 3.42 million total viewers; 0.6 and 702,000 A25-54
ABC This Week 3.02 million total viewers; 0.6 and 783,000 A25-54
CBS Face the Nation-2 2.16 million total viewers; 0.4 and 496,000 A25-54
FOX News Sunday 1.49 million total viewers; 0.4 and 472,000 A25-54
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of November 27, 2017
CBS: The Late Show 3.35 million total viewers; 0.50/3 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 2.08 million total viewers; 0.44/3 A18-49
NBC: The Tonight Show 2.83 million total viewers; 0.71/4 among A18-49
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Monday, December 4, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
ABC: 7.51 million
The Great Christmas Light Fight 5.61, The Good Doctor 9.41
NBC: 7.40 million
The Voice 10.04, The Wall 4.75
CBS: 5.57 million
The Big Bang Theory 7.68, Man with a Plan 6.32, Superior Donuts 5.50, 9JKL 4.65, S.W.A.T. 3,70
FOX: 3.12 million
Lucifer 3.44, The Gifted 2.79
CW: 1.38 million
Supergirl 1.76, Valor 0.99
UNI: 1.19 million
La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.28, Mi Marido Tiene Familia 1.34, Caer en Tentacion 0.94
TELE: 0.79 million
Milagros de Navidad 0.75, Sangre de mi Tierra 0.68, Senora Acero 4: La Cayote 0.93


Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC 1.6/6, ABC 1.3/5, CBS 0.9/3, FOX 0.9/3, UNI 0.6/2, CW 0.4/2, TELE 0.4/2
DISH Network Chairman Charlie Ergen left his post as Chief Executive Officer to devote more attention to the company’s wireless business. Erik Carlson, previously President and Chief Operating Officer, was upped to President and CEO.
Joey Sabella was named Vice President of Sales, The Americas, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. He joins from eOne, where he was Head of Sales, United States and Latin America.
Marcus Wolter is stepping down as CEO of Endemol Shine Germany and Chairman, Endemol Shine Northern Europe in January. Boudewijn Beusmans will take over as Chairman, Northern Europe in addition to his role as Joint CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands. As for Endemol Shine Germany, its CFO Ute Marz; Head of Strategic Development, Gabi Abegg; and Director of Reality and Docu, Rainer Laux, will lead local business for an interim period until a full-time successor is appointed.
Joshua Grode was appointed CEO of Legendary Entertainment. He was previously a partner in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manells and a co-chair of the firm’s Transactions Practice.
Turner appointed Molly Battin as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications and Corporate Marketing Officer. Battin last served as Chief Brand Strategy Officer.
After nearly four decades of broadcasting on WTAE Channel 4, Chronicle host Sally Wiggon announced that she will retire in November 2018.

This Day in History: 1995 – Michael Jackson collapsed while rehearsing for an HBO special.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: An episode of which show was the first to be captioned for deaf viewers? The French Chef (1963-1973). Kudos to: Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Deerfield Beach, FL; Cynthia New-Spectrum Reach/Cape Girardeau, Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX; MO; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, CA; Maridelle Hannah-LADB/Burbank, CA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA.
Today’s Trivia Question: What fast food eatery were Willie and Mark fired from when they skipped work to go to a concert on The Hogan Family (1986-1991)? (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 New Show Anagram:  Thespian Role = RelationShep.  
Classic Sitcom Anagram: Pen Crafts Regrets (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: SALES PLANNER/MUSIC CHOICE TV/NYC: Resp for development/fulfillment of integrated media plans & proposals across all Music Choice television platforms for advertising clients. 1-2 yrs media or sales plan’g/assistant at an agency or ntwrk. Solid understanding of media math. Full info HERE (12/12)

JOB OPENING: PROJECT MGR OFF-AIR DESIGN/Paramount Network/NYC: Work close w/ & support Sr Project Dir. Receive clients requests & work w/them to get full scope of work, specs & expected due dates. Must possess great comm. skills, ability to work high paced environment & be able to effectively multi task. Resumes HERE (12/12)

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SITUATION WANTED: Unscripted Creative Exec adept at generating new ideas, producing tapes, writing, working with talent and delivering projects that sell. Available to elevate your development slate and bring your company’s ideas to the finish line. [email protected] (12/12)

ABC: The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, American Housewife, Designated Survivor
CBS: Survivor, SEAL Team, Criminal Minds
CW: Riverdale, Dynasty
FOX: Empire, Star
NBC: A Very Pentatonix Christmas, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago P.D.
PBS: Nature [r], NOVA [r], Hawking [r]
Telemundo: Milagros de Navidad, Sangre de Mi Tierra, Senora Acero 4: La Coyote
Univision: La Rosa de Guadalupe, Mi Marido Tiene Familia, Caer en Tentacion

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