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A dysfunctional family comedy centered on an opinionated fading TV star, co-created by Kenya Barris (black-ish), Julie Bean (Grown-ish) and Alec Baldwin, scored a straight-to-series order from ABC. Baldwin, who in addition to hosting ABC’s Match Game is in talks to star in a show based on his podcast, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, will possibly star.  
Season 4 of Mozart in the Jungle launches on Amazon Friday, February 16. “New melodies arise as Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Hailey (Lola Kirke) take their relationship public,” says Amazon.
Guy’s Big Project, the Food Network search for the next big culinary-travel series, produced not one, but 2 new food road shows. Greenlit were The Grill Dads, launching Friday, December 15 at 9:30p, and Eat, Sleep, BBQ, debuting Saturday, December 16 at 9p.
MTV promises the new season of Catfish: The TV Show will “detangle the deepest, darkest Catfish webs in franchise history.” Fun begins on Wednesday, January 3 at 10p.
Aspire is launching a series of specials, Idols Icons + Influencers, in partnership with ABFF Studios. A.J. Calloway (Extra) will host, as well as moderate questions from a “town hall” audience. Director, writer and producer Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) kicks things off as guest on Saturday, December 16 at 8p.
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) guests as the “Bad Boy of Bread” on NBC’s Will & Grace Thursday, January 4 at 9p.
Costa Ronin (The Americans) will recur on season 7 of Showtime’s Homeland.
The National Football League and Verizon struck a multi-year partnership in which Verizon’s portfolio of digital and mobile media properties, including Yahoo Sports, will stream in-market and national games – national pre-season, regular season, playoff games, and the Super Bowl, nationwide. Though  Verizon has had exclusive mobile rights since 2010, non-Verizon users will also be able to stream the events. The partnership kicks off in January 2018 with streaming of the NFL playoffs on Yahoo and Yahoo Sports, in addition to go90 and the NFL mobile app. “We’re making a commitment to fans for Verizon’s family of media properties to become the mobile destination for live sports,” said Lowell McAdam, chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications.
Kids video streaming service Boomerang is now available on Amazon Channels. Prime members can add the channel for $4.99.
The producers of Iftah Ya Simsim, an Arabic version of Sesame Street, have joined YouTube’s Creators for Change initiative, a global effort to amplify the voices of YouTube role models who tackle social issues with their YouTube channels. “We believe in the power of starting early and starting right,” said Dr. Cairo Arafat, managing director of the show’s producer, Bidaya Media.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will make its syndication debut on TBS, beginning with the pilot on Thursday, January 4 at 7p. The show will air consecutive episodes every Thursday from 7p-11p.
Drive announced international factual sales including 8 Days that Made Rome to Smithsonian Channel for North America, Australia’s SBS TV and Viasat World for Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe. Discovery Italy bought The World’s Most Dangerous Drivers and The World’s Deadliest Weather.
Berlin-based Quintus Media secured sales for content from Maximus Film GmbH. Poland’s Polstat and pan-Arab Al Jazeera Media Network picked up The Most Dangerous Ways to School; Dutch broadcaster RTL grabbed Ultimate Vehicles; and Israel’s Channel 8 bought Behind Bars: The World’s Toughest Prisons.
Nine commissioned a second series of Endemol Shine Australia’s Family Food Fight, set to air in 2018.
Breakthrough Entertainment acquired worldwide rights for documentary Charles Manson: The Final Words. The show premiered on Reelz.
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Week two of History’s Vikings Season 5 delivered 3.5 million Total Viewers in L+3, growing +6% versus the season premiere. This marks the first time in any season that Vikings has seen an increase in week two.
With The OT as a lead-in on Sunday, Fox’s The Simpsons delivered 7.5 million viewers and 2.7 among A18-49, improving on its previous season 29 highs by +44% and +22%.
Top 10 Live+7 Playback Rankers by actual gain for the week of November 20, 2017
Live+SD/Live+7/+7 Actual Gain
This Is Us (NBC) 2.5/4.5/2.0
The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.8/3.6/1.8
Young Sheldon (CBS) 2.6/3.9/1.3
Trolls Holiday (NBC) 1.5/2.7/1.2
Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.0/2.0/1.0
Survivor (CBS) 1.4/2/4/1.0
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.4/2.4/1.0
S.W.A.T. (CBS) 1.1/2.0/.9
The Gifted (FOX) .9/1.8/.9
The Flash (CW) .8/1.6/.8
Based on the difference between Nielsen’s first-reported Live + Same Day and the final Live + 7 Day ratings (for regular, original programs only)
SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top US Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of December 4, 2017
Program, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Content (000), Fans/Followers (000)
Ellen DeGeneres (Warner Bros./synd.) 10594, 127, 83, 155005
E! News (E!) 4967, 672, 7, 31621
Riverdale (CW) 4030, 75, 54, 4906
The Walking Dead (AMC) 1744, 70, 25, 49915
Today Show (NBC) 1353, 596, 2, 12392
Good Morning America (ABC) 1290, 696, 2, 12292
The Daily Show (Comedy Central) 1282, 108, 12, 15815
TMZ (Warner Bros./synd.) 1156, 1182, 1, 13910
Saturday Night Live (NBC) 1069, 112, 10, 10878
The Tonight Show (NBC) 1066, 151, 7, 21202
Includes the total volume of post-level likes, shares, favorites, retweets and comments. Total content includes all posts, tweets and media posted by each TV property across all platforms. Actions per post metric notes the average number of actions garnered by each TV property. Total fans/followers include Facebook and Twitter and Instagram followers.
NIELSEN SOCIAL CONTENT RATINGS: Top Series and Specials by Total Interactions for the week of December 4, 2017
Program, Total Interactions (000), Facebook (000), Twitter (000)
The Walking Dead (AMC) 1227, 693, 533
Heisman Trophy Presentation (ESPN) 982, 479, 503
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA) 615, 369, 245
The Voice (NBC) 509, 415, 94
The Voice (NBC) 491, 143, 349
WWE Smackdown! (USA) 307, 221, 85
Empire (Fox) 278, 191, 87
Psych: The Movie (USA) 254, 66, 188
Riverdale (CW) 145, 21, 124
Supernatural (CW) 143, 55, 87
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.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Friday, December 8, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 8.01 million
MacGyver 6.67, Hawaii Five-0 8.58, Blue Bloods 8.79
NBC: 4.40 million
Blindspot 3.34, Dateline 4.93
ABC: 2.71 million
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.55, 20/20 3.04
FOX: 2.03 million
Hell’s Kitchen 2.83, The Exorcist 1.23
CW: 1.23 million
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer 1.35, Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 1.11
UNIVISION: 1.1 million
La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.14, Mi Marido Tiene Familia 1.22, Caer en Tentacion .92
TELEMUNDO: 0.69 million
Milagros de Navidad .61, Sangre de mi Tierra .59, 1.1, Senora Acero 4: La Coyote .87
Friday A18-49 Analysis: UNI .5/2
Great Big Story appointed Christine Cook as Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Brand Strategy. Cook had been SVP and Global Head of Advertising Partnerships at Flipboard.

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ABC: The Middle, Fresh Off the Boat, blackish, The Mayor, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
NCIS, Bull, NCIS: New Orleans
CW: Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017, The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show [r]
FOX: Lethal Weapon, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
NBC: The Voice, Gwen Stefani’s You Make Me Feel Like Christmas, Chicago Med
PBS: Finding Your Roots, Finding Your Roots [r], Frontline [r]
Telemundo: Milagros de Navidad, Sangre de mi Tierre, Senora Acero 4: La Coyote
Univision: Rey David, Mi Marido Tiene Familia, Caer en Tentacion

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