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Good morning.It’s Tuesday, December 3, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
A&E: Shipping Wars at 10p
ABC: What Would You Do? at 10p

Tonight’s Finales:
DIY: Holmes Makes It Right at 9p
Syfy: Naked Vegas at 10p
TVGN: Mother of All Talent at 8p


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Sam Champion is leaving ABC News for the Weather Channel. The veteran weather reporter, who has been with Good Morning America since 2006, will anchor a flagship morning show and serve as managing editor for the weather net, which underwent an on-screen makeover last month. “Sam just saw the same potential in The Weather Channel that we did,” David Clark, president of TWC, tells Cynopsis, “and we bonded over that. Together we are investing in the future of the brand.” Meteorologist Ginger Zee will take over Champion’s responsibilities at ABC.


Comcast is testing a technology, developed with Nielsen, that inserts fresh ads in past TV episodes that are available on demand. With fast-forward function for commercials disabled and official Nielsen measurement, the approach could not only unlock VOD advertising dollars, but also free up networks to release more episodes on demand so viewers could catch up, possibly increasing live ratings.

TNT is taking to Twitter to promote its upcoming period drama, Mob City. Yesterday, tweets that will make up the first episode’s script (minus the ending) started issuing from @MobCityTNT, and will continue until shortly before the show’s debut on Wednesday, December 4 at 9p. Creator Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead) and Mob performers will add commentary to the online “adaptweetion.”

AutoZone, a distributor of replacement parts and accessories, has jumped aboard Sportsman Channel for a marketing campaign now through 2014. It’s a natural fit, according to the net’s Graig Hale. “Sportsmen are know to be DIYers when it comes to needs for their vehicles and outdoor machinery,” said the VP of business development.

Video curator What’s Trending and Ford‘s “Fiesta Movement” campaign are teaming for the Second Annual Tube-A-Thon, a digital social telethon to raise money for Covenant House. During the live-streamed event on What’s Trending (YouTube.com/WhatsTrending), Thursday December 12 at 9p, for every tweet with the hashtag #Tubeathon or #FiestaMovement, $1 will be donated to Covenant House.


Olympic medalists and celebs team up for a fundraiser for Robert F. Kennedy‘s Waterkeeper Alliance, devoted to protecting fresh water resources. Miranda Lambert, Larry David and Jason Alexander headline The 22nd Annual Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest, joined by skiiers including Heidi Voelker and Tommy Moe. The Juma Entertainment event airs on CBS Sunday, December 8 at 5p.

The 82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams and attended by a wide range of celebs on December 1, will have its premiere telecast on Hallmark Channel Wednesday, December 11 at 2p.


Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show) will appear on TNT‘s Major Crimes on December 30 and January 6, reports TVLine. The drama airs Mondays at 9p.

Join Cynopsis Sports in one week for the All-Star webinar on December 10, Sports’ Social Media Superstars: Insider Secrets to Engaging Sports Fans on Multiscreens. Clickhere to register!


Although telenovelas are meant to have a one-season life span, Telemundo is bringing back its popular series, El Senor de los Cielos for another run. In its first go-round, Senor was one of Telemundo’s most successful series ever, regularly beating at least one English-language net in the younger demos during its April-August airings. New shows, already in production, are set to bow in spring 2014.

Program Call:Cynopsis Media will be producing our annual NATPE Shopping Guide sent to all Cynopsis and Cynopsis Kids subscribers on Thursday, January 23, 2014, the week before NATPE Market and Conference 2014 opens at the Fontainebleau Resort, Miami Beach. If your company is an official exhibitor at NATPE 2014, please email Lynn Leahey at: [email protected] for details on how to submit listings.


History is developing a mini-series about Carthaginian military commander Hannibal Barca. Halle Berry will serve as an exec producer on the A+E Studios/Red Arrow Entertainment project. “Hannibal was not only the greatest African general to ever live,” said Berry, “he may have been the greatest general, period.”


The two-night finale of U.K.’s The X Factor will include performances by One Direction, The Killers, Katy Perry and Elton John, broadcast from London on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15. Hopefully without incident – on Sunday’s ITV broadcast of the singing competition, a technical glitch caused a blackout for parts of England. The net resorted to Twitter to reveal who didn’t make the cut.

Americans won’t be the only ones watching “Angels” strut the runway at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Alfred Haber Distribution has lined up licensees in Canada (Shaw Media), Latin America (Turner), Asia (FOX International Channels) and Turkey (NTV), among other territories, for the lingerie parade, airing Stateside on CBS Tuesday, December 10 at 10p.

The first men’s lifestyle channel in the Asia Pacific, LSTV, launches in early 2014 in Hong Kong, Thailand, Mongolia and the Philippines. From Mei Ah Entertainment and Playboy Plus Entertainment, the channel’s content will run the gamut from cooking shows to Girls Gone Wild.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment signed a deal for its Soapstar Superstar format, a singing competition for soap opera stars, with Vietnam’s Tincom Media.


Even with two losing-record teams (Giants/Redskins), NBC‘s Sunday Night Football won the night among young viewers in broadcast on Sunday. According to preliminary ratings, the game scored a 5.4 rating in A18-49.

Boosted by a 20-minute NFL overrun Sunday, CBS‘s 60 Minutes earned a 3.4 A18-49 rating, up from last week’s 1.6 in the demo. The net’s Amazing Race (1.9) and The Good Wife (1.6) each jumped three tenths in A18-49 week to week, per early numbers.

And then there was The Walking Dead. The AMC hit’s midseason finale on Sunday night delivered 12.1 million total viewers, and 7.7 million in A18-49 for a 6.2 rating in the demo. That didn’t match the record-breaking 16.1 million viewers of the season premiere, but the zombie drama is still up 29 percent in the first half of the season versus season three. Post-show The Talking Dead delivered a series-high 6 million viewers. Walking Dead, the number one prime time show across cable and broadcast, returns for the rest of season four on Sunday, February 9 at 9p.

ABC‘s This Week earned its first sweeps victory in A25-54 over NBC‘s Meet the Press (+21,000) since July 1993. The ABC public affairs program drew 787,000 in the news demo in November 2013, 23 percent higher than the previous sweep in July 2013. CBS‘s Face the Nation maintained the top spot, though, with 1.04 million A25-54.

Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings(week of November 18, 2013)
ABC: GMA 5.92 million total viewers; 1.9/13 and 2.26 million A25-54
NBC: Today 5.26 million total viewers; 1.8/13 and 2.17 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.32 million total viewers; .9/7 and 1.13 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Nielsen Twitter TV Top Ten for the week of November 25, 2013

Program Date Unique Audience (000) Tweets (000)
The Walking Dead (AMC) 12/1 5,907.9 880.4
2013 Soul Train Awards (BET) 12/1 3,509.2 417.1
The Voice (NBC) 11/26 3,201.5 940.7
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) 11/26 2,526.1 121.1
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) 11/25 2,148.4 91.1
The Voice (NBC) 11/25 1837.5 136.8
Pit Bills and Parolees (Animal Planet) 11/30 1,802.7 4.9
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA) 11/25 1,493.8 132.3
Garth Brooks, Live from Los Vegas (CBS) 11/29 1,450.7 39.4
The X Factor (NBC) 11/27 1,067.1 126.2

Source: Nielsen SocialGuide. SocialGuide captures relevant Tweets from three hours before, during and three hours after an episode’s initial broadcast, local time. Unique Audience measures the audience of relevant Tweets ascribed to an episode from when the Tweets are sent until the end of the broadcast day at 5am. The data includes new/live primetime and late fringe episodes only and excludes sports events. Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings are only available for English-language U.S. Broadcast and Cable Networks.

Wednesday A18-49 Analysis: CBS
won the night among A18-49 viewers with 2.2/7, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. A 2.2/7 for CBS’s Survivor beat the 1.2/4 that Fox’s The X Factor earned in the 8p hour. 2.4/7 for CBS’s Criminal Minds outscored NBC’s SNL Thanksgiving at 9p, then CBS continued its run at 10p, with 2.0/7 for CSI versus 1.7/6 for the second hour of NBC’s SNL.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings:Wednesday, November 27, 2013 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS 6.2/11 Survivor 5.1/9, Criminal Minds 6.7/11, CSI 6.8/11
NBC 3.0/5 Making Sound of Music Live! 3.2/5, SNL Thanksgiving 2.8/5
FOX 2.8/5 The X Factor 2.8/5
ABC 2.3/4 The Middle [r] 3.1/5, Last Man Standing [r] 2.7/5, Modern Family [r] 3.1/5, Super Fun Night [r] 1.9/3, Nashville [r] 1.6/3
UNI 1.5/3 Corazon Indomable 1.7/3, Que Vida me Robo 1.5/3, Mentir Para Vivir 1.2/2
CW 1.1/2 Planes, Trains and Automobiles 1.1/2
TELE .7/1 Marido en Alquiler .7/1, Reina sur W .8/1, Santa Diabla .7/1
ION .5/1 WWE Main Event .8/1, Flashpoint [r] .4/1, Flashpoint [r] .4/1
UMA .4/1 Cineplex .4/1, Cineplex .3/1

A18-49: CBS 2.2/7, NBC 1.4/5, FOX 1.2/4, UNI 1.0/3, ABC .8/3, TELE .6/2, CW .5/2, UMA .3/1, ION .2/0


Andrew Schechter has been upped to Vice President, Programming and Development for Food Network and Cooking Channel. Schechter had been Director of Programming.

Laurie Kaman has joined iTVX/Rentrak as Senior Vice President Branded Entertainment. Kaman was previously SVP of Branded Entertainment & Partnerships at The Talent Channels.

Fox International Channels named Francis Chang its Senior Vice President Legal & Business Affairs and General Counsel for Asia Pacific and Middle East. Chang was most recently a partner in the Canadian law firm Blake, Cassels & Grayson LLP.

Upcoming net El Rey announced its marketing and communications team. Chad Blankenship joins as Vice President, Consumer Marketing, coming from ESPN; Jose Antonio Hernandez has been tapped for the role of Vice President, Trade Marketing after working at La Comunidad, and Clarissa Colmenero has been named Executive Director, Public Relations & Communications, from Summit Entertainment Studios.


Holiday Rock & Roll Bash 13
A benefit for The Lustgarten Foundation
for pancreatic cancer research

Thursday, December 5, 2013|Hard Rock Cafe, NYC
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Cablevision’s support of The Lustgarten Foundation ensures that 100% of every donation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

This Day In History sponsored by Velocity. Drive Your Passion:
1968 – Elvis, an Elvis Presley comeback special, aired on NBC.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which former model played Nina’s younger sister on Just Shoot Me (1997-2003)? Brooke Shields. Kudos to: Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL, Cynthia New-Charter Media/Cape Girardeau, MO, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M&S Entertainment, Inc./LA, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Daniel Haberer-Creo Entertainment/Playa del Rey, CA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA/LA, Lorriw Shilling/El Segundo, CA.

Today’s Trivia Question:
What was the name of Jonathan and Jennifer’s loyal butler on Hart to Hart (1979-1984)?(Email trivia@cynopsis.comwith your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: Only the second four correct answers from each time zone will be mentioned; and once you’ve been mentioned in any of the Cynopsis editions, you can’t be mentioned again that calendar week.).


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ABC: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [r], The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, What Would You Do? [p]
CBS: NCIS [r], NCIS: Los Angeles [r], Person of Interest [r]
CW: The Originals, Supernatural
FOX: Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl [r], The Mindy Project
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
MyTV: Bones, Bones,
NBC: The Biggest Loser, The Voice, Chicago Fire
PBS: The March [r], Lafayette: Lost Hero [r], Lincoln at Gettysburg [r]
Telemundo: Marido en Alquiler, La Reina del Sur, Santa Diabla
UMA: Final Encounter, Bravo Two Zero
Univision: Por Siempre Mi Amor, Lo Que la Vida Me Robo, Mentir Para Vivir

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