Friday, December 1st, 2006



Beats House, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Heroes, Law & Order: SVU,
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer 

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Good morning. It’s Friday, December 1, 2006, and this is your first early morning briefing. 

All hail, the November sweep is dead!  Okay, it’s not really dead Dorothy, but it is over.  Leading the march among the A18-49 crowd was ABC with a 4.1/11, a share point better than the tie between CBS and NBC, both averaging a 3.8/10.  Fox was #4 with a 3.0/8 and The CW averaged a 1.5/4 in the demo.  As usual, CBS led among the total viewers with 13.0 million, followed by ABC’s 11.6 million.  All the numbers with percents up or down vs. last year, are below in the ratings section.

Tonight’s Premiere:
BBC America:  My Family at 8p, Worst Week of My Life at 840p


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Pappas Telecasting Companies and DISH Network reached a five-year deal wherein nine Pappas television stations will remain in local packages on DISH. Additionally, DISH will carry two more Pappas stations, KCWL/Lincoln the CW affiliate and KAZR/Reno the Azteca America affiliate. Furthermore, KUNO, sister station to KTNC in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose and Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto markets, will be included in DISH’s local package when it begins to separate programming. Pappas Chairman/CEO, Harry J. Pappas credits the outcome of the agreement to the support of viewers in the last 24 hours.

Elsewhere, the dispute between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Mediacom Communications had seemingly reached an impasse with Sinclair expected to come off the cable system as of midnight last night.  However, in the final hours, an agreement to extend the current deal until January 5, 2007, was reached, giving both sides a couple more weeks to get this figured out.  At the center of the dispute is the retransmission fees Sinclair is demanding for carriage on the Mediacom systems, reaching approx 800,000 homes in Sinclair markets.
The NFL Network scored a top-rated telecast when it broadcast the Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs match on Thanksgiving night. The 8p November 23 game delivered a 2.8 HH national rating, and a final 8.0 HH rating within the NFL Network universe of 40 million homes.
Lifetime has backed away from two series Lovespring International and Angela’s Eyes, choosing not to renew either one.  Both shows debuted last summer and did moderately well, but just not well enough for a second dance.  The comedy series Lovespring averaged 839,000 total viewers; while crime drama Angela’s Eyes delivered 1.73 million total viewers.

Coming Monday, the official launch of CableU , the subscriber-based website for programmers and producers alike, in partnership by Cynopsis and CABLEready. A website for programmers and producers, it’s full of up-to-date proprietary research, analysis, strategic information and insights on 25 U.S. cable networks.  Whether your pitching a new show or scheduling one, CableU has all the tools needed.  Check it out – take the Virtual Tour.  I think you’ll agree – the depth of useful information is pretty outstanding.


A&E Network has bestowed a “kiss” of approval to renew Gene Simmons Family Jewels for a sophomore season. Production on the 20 new episodes about Gene and his eccentric family has begun, with an unspecified premiere date for next year. The series is produced for A&E by The Greif Company/A Day With, Inc and the Gene Simmons Company.
CBS is looking at a new untitled project from the creators of Two and a Half Men, Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, for a comedy starring Allison Janney in her first TV role since The West Wing, according to Variety.  This was somewhat expected as the network had signed a talent holding deal with Janney, with producer Tagline Television.

Lifetime Television has ordered a go for the drama project Army Wives produced by The Mark Gordon Company and Touchstone Television, based on the book Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives by Tanya Biank. The 13-episode drama, which will debut next March, will be filmed on location in Charleston, SC and will focus on four women and one man living on an army base and the pressures they face being part of a military family. Kim Delaney and Catherine Bell will lead the ensemble cast. 
CBS has ordered a pilot of another project called Fugly, about three beauty-challenged sisters who pool their money to buy one an extreme makeover.  The plan then is for the three to capitalize on the sister’s newfound good looks.  The pilot script was written by Greg Garcia, the creator of My Name is Earl, and will be produced by 20th Century Fox TV, per Hollywood Reporter.  The script was originally written for Fox a couple of years ago, but wasn’t picked up.


Sling Media, Inc. has named Jason Hirschhorn as President and Ben White as CCO of a new division, Sling Media Entertainment Group starting up in New York. They will head a team charged with delivering new applications, services and experiences for Slingbox customers. Both guys will spearhead current and future collaborations with creators, distributors and advertisers.

Coincidentally, an Email to the Editor came in yesterday regarding the Slingbox … it’s at the base of this email.  –Cyn
ReelzChannel has appointed David Anderson as VP/Human Resources. Based in Los Angeles, David will manage the company’s human resources department and be involved with recruiting, training and development and administrative functions. 
Joseph A. Gamble has been upped to SVP/Central California for Comcast. Based in Sacramento, Joseph will continue to supervise Comcast’s operations in Central California, which includes four offices based in Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno and Yuba City and more than 2,000 employees.


November Sweeps – FINAL Primetime Ratings 11/2-11/29/06
        ABC 4.1/11 (-7% vs. Nov. 2005)
        CBS 3.8/10 (-14%)
        NBC 3.8/10 (+15%)
        FOX 3.0/8 (-6%)
        CW  1.5/4 (flat)*
Total Viewers:
        CBS 13.0 million (-10% vs. Nov. 2005)
        ABC 11.6 million (-1%)
        NBC 10.5 million (+10%)
        FOX   7.4 million (-5%)
        CW    3.6 million (-2%)*
FYI – Univision and Telemundo numbers were not delivered to Cynopsis in time for this edition, but will be printed here once they do arrive.
*2006 CW total viewer and A18-49 numbers are compared to the average of WB and UPN’s numbers from 2005.
Source: Nielsen Media Research (data includes sports programming)

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 11/13-11/19/06 ranked by HH Rtg
Wheel of Fortune (CTDG)                             9.0 AA
Jeopardy (CTDG)                                        7.2 AA
Oprah Winfrey Show (CTDG)                         7.1 AA / 7.3 GAA
Entertainment Tonight (CTDG)                       5.5 AA / 5.7 GAA
Everybody Loves Raymond (CTDG)                 5.4 AA / 7.1 GAA
Dr. Phil Show (CTDG)                                   5.3 AA / 5.4 GAA
Judge Judy (CTDG)                                      4.8 AA / 7.3 GAA
Seinfeld (Sony)                                           4.7 AA / 5.4 GAA
Friends (Warner Bros.)                                  3.8 AA / 4.5 GAA
Inside Edition (CTDG)                                   3.5 AA / 3.5 GAA
Live with Regis and Kelly (Buena Vista)            3.5 AA
Source Nielsen Media Research – Live + SD Data
New M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 11/13-11/19/06 ranked by HH Rtg
Rachael Ray (CTDG)                                       2.1 AA (debuted 9/18)
According to Jim (Buena Vista)                         2.0 AA / 2.3 GAA (debuted 9/18)
Scrubs (Buena Vista)                                      1.7 AA / 2.1 GAA (debuted 9/18)
Still Standing (Twentieth Television)                  1.6 AA / 1.8 GAA (debuted 9/11)
Cristina’s Court (Twentieth Television)               1.4 AA / 1.8 GAA (debuted 9/20)
Dr. Keith Ablow (Warner Bros.)                         1.1 AA / 1.1 GAA (debuted 9/11)
Judge Maria Lopez (Sony)                                0.9 AA / 1.4 GAA (debuted 9/11)
One on One (CTDG)                                        0.9 AA / 1.2 GAA (debuted 9/11)
Greg Behrendt Show (Sony)                             0.8 AA / 0.8 GAA (debuted 9/12)
Megan Mullally Show (NBC Universal)                 0.8 AA / 0.8 GAA (debuted 9/18)
Source Nielsen Media Research – Live + SD Data
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 11/13-11/19/06 ranked by A18-49
Seinfeld (Sony)                                           2.9 AA / 3.2 GAA
Everybody Loves Raymond (CTDG)                  2.9 AA / 3.9 GAA
Oprah Winfrey Show (CTDG)                          2.8 AA / 2.9 GAA
Friends (Warner Bros.)                                  2.5 AA / 3.0 GAA
Wheel of Fortune (CTDG)                               2.3 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTDG)                        2.3 AA / 2.3 GAA
That ’70s Show (Carsey Werner)                     2.3 AA / 2.8 GAA
King of Queens (Sony)                                   2.2 AA / 3.0 GAA
Dr. Phil Show (CTDG)                                     2.0 AA / 2.0 GAA
Jeopardy (CTDG)                                          1.9 AA
Source Nielsen Media Research – Live + SD Data
New M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 11/13-11/19/06 ranked by A18-49
Scrubs (Buena Vista)                                     1.2 AA / 1.4 GAA (debuted 9/18)
According to Jim (Buena Vista)                        1.1 AA / 1.3 GAA (debuted 9/18)
Still Standing (Twentieth Television)                 0.9 AA / 1.0 GAA (debuted 9/11)
Rachael Ray (CTDG)                                       0.8 AA (debuted 9/18)
One on One (CTDG)                                        0.6 AA / 0.7 GAA (debuted 9/11)
Dr. Keith Ablow (Warner Bros.)                         0.5 AA / 0.5 GAA (debuted 9/11)
Cristina’s Court (Twentieth Television)               0.5 AA / 0.7 GAA (debuted 9/20)
Greg Behrendt Show (Sony)                             0.4 AA / 0.4 GAA (debuted 9/12)
Megan Mullally Show (NBC Universal)               0.4 AA / 0.4 GAA (debuted 9/18)
Judge Maria Lopez (Sony)                                0.4 AA / 0.6 GAA (debuted 9/11)
Source Nielsen Media Research – Live + SD Data
Wednesday – A18-49 Analysis:  CBS secured a win on the final night of the November sweep with 4.4/12 A18-49, according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research. NBC was #2 at 3.1/8, and then FOX 2.7/7, ABC 2.3/6, CW 2.3/6, UNIV 1.6/4 and TELE 0.4/1. 8p was an interesting hour, as FOX’s Bones’ 3.2/9 narrowly edged out the finale of CBS’ Jericho at 3.1/9, and CW’s America’s Next Top Model finished third overall with 2.8/8. CW’s Next Top Model also was #1 among W18-34 for the hour with a 5.2/15. At 9p, CBS was the decisive winner with Criminal Minds at 5.0/13. CBS came out on top at 10p, too, with CSI: NY at 5.1/14.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 – SWEEP DAY #28 time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research

CBS        9.5/15        Jericho – Fall Finale 6.4/10, Criminal Minds 11.4/17, CSI: NY 10.5/17

NBC        5.9/9           Special: Christmas in Rockefeller Center 6.2/10, The Biggest Loser 6.0/9, Medium 5.5/9

FOX        4.8/7           Bones 5.5/9, Bones [r] 4.0/6

ABC        4.6/7           Show Me the Money 5.3/8, Day Break 3.4/5, Special Edition of 20/20 5.0/8

CW         3.3/5           America’s Next Top Model 4.0/6, One Tree Hill 2.7/4

UNIV      2.1/3           La Fea Más Bella 2.5/4, Mundo de Fieras 1.9/3, Don Francisco Presenta 1.7/3

TELE      0.6/1           Marina 0.7/1, Amor Mio 0.6/1, Amores 0.6/1, Decisiones 0.5/1

A18-49: CBS 4.4/12, NBC 3.1/8, FOX 2.7/7, ABC 2.3/6, CW 2.3/6, UNIV 1.6/4, TELE 0.4/1




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Friday Fun Fact:
The fastest human swimmer can swim at 6 miles per hour. The fastest mammal – the dolphin – can swim up to 35 miles per hour.

The History Channel presents This Day in History:
1959:  The Antarctica Treaty is signed, banning armed forces and weapons testing from the entire continent, parts of which had been claimed by several nations.  An armed clash between Argentine and British forces and the attractiveness of the continent for nuclear testing prodded the United States and the USSR, along with ten other nations with claims, to forswear military activity.  It was a modest first step toward arms control during the Cold War.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: On what sitcom did stuffed Clarence the Armadillo come to life?  NIGHT COURT    Kudos to:  Michael Strocko-University of Miami School of Law/Coral Gables; Tracy Rainford-Invision Inc/NY; Erica Hansen-Turner Broadcasting Sales, Inc/NY; Sakura Komiyama-Goodman Media International/NY; Kenny Mueller-Time Warner Cable Media Sales/Dallas; Ted Blumberg -Cuneo Advertising/Minneapolis; Chris SD; John Wick-Mandible/Lozano TX; Rachel Capata-Kauff McClain & McGuire LLP/LA; Allan Schwegmann-Actuality Productions, Inc/LA; Clayton Marshall-Sony Pictures Television International/Culver City

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT:  Friday, December 1, 2006

ABC:   Movie: Polar Express, 20/20
CBS:   Olay Presents Ice Wars, Numb3rs
CW:    Friday Night Smackdown
FOX:   Justice, Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy
i:        Mama’s Family, Mama’s Family, Growing Pains, Growing Pains, Diagnosis Murder
MNT:   Desire, Fashion House
NBC:   1 vs. 100, Las Vegas (2-HR)
TELE:  Marina, Amor Mio, Amores, Decisiones
UNIV:  La Fea Mas Bella, Mundo de Fieras, Casos de la vida real: Edicion especial


RE:  Sling Box

Sling it on…
If you are a frequent traveler and haven’t yet discovered the sling box, this article is worth a read. My husband is a football fanatic and that is putting it mildly. So when his employer offered us an assignment in Hong Kong, his first concern was keeping up with his favorite team. As luck would have it, we discovered the sling box. Attach this contraption to a cable box at home, download the software onto your computer and all you need is a hi-speed Internet connection to watch American television anywhere in the world. We actually used it to watch live TV on the flight between New York and Hong Kong and it worked – who would’ve thought!

Much as I love this piece of invention and bless it’s creators each day, I can’t help but wonder how the networks and advertising community have reacted to it. I think the sling box offers a unique opportunity to capture an already engaged audience. If someone is going through the trouble of watching a show or game on their laptop, in flight or after a long day at work thousands of miles away, they are serious viewers. I am surprised that no advertiser has joined hands with sling media to leverage this opportunity. After all, amidst all the buzz about losing viewers to DVR and TiVo and the need for innovative advertising, here is another opportunity waiting to be exploited. The last time I checked, the sling box is already available in ten countries including the US, UK and Canada. While some might question the future of such a device, I have full confidence in it. Social networking sites, barely noticed a couple of years ago, are the hot bed for advertisers today. Granted that the sling box is extremely niche at the moment, but we’ve all heard of long tail, right?

— Vibha Mehta

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