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Good morning. It’s Friday, July 28, 2006 and this is your first early morning Kids! briefing.

Congressmen Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Tom Osborne (R-NE) introduced a new bill, also known as The Family Choice Act of 2006, yesterday in Washington DC.  Also in attendance for the announcement yesterday was the Parents Television Council, a conservative advocacy group for family programming.  The proposed bill would force cable providers to make a choice from the following options:

  • Door Number 1: adopt “broadcast indecency standards to their programming between 6a-10p”;
  • Door number 2: offer an a la carte programming option that would allow subscribers to pick which channel they don’t want to get “(with some exceptions)” and have those channels blocked, thus they would not pay for those blocked channels, shown as a credit on their bill;
  • Door Number 3: develop a family tier that would omit channels with programming deemed unsuitable (aka rated TV Mature or TV-14) for kids between 6a-10p. This third option does not include news or sports programming.

Sharing is nice, or it is when the material is licensed.  After years of litigation, Sharman Networks Ltd., owner/distributor of the Kazaa peer-to-peer digital file sharing network, has settled with the movie and music industries.  The movie studios and music industry alleged Kazaa had aided piracy and distribution of copyrighted material via the internet.  Under the terms of the settlement, Sharman Networks will pay $115 million to record companies and movie studios, according to the New York Times, with the bulk of that award going toward several record companies including Sony BMG, Universal Music Group, EMI Group and Warner Music.  Additionally, Kazaa will establish licensing agreements with the various entities and employ technology to prevent the piracy of copyrighted material through its site.

Elsewhere in the music industry, EMI Group and Warner Music Group have broken off their engagement following a European Court’s decision, handed down earlier this month, which then brought into question whether or not this deal would receive the regulatory approvals needed to finalize the pact.  The European Court recently found the approval of the Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG merger in 2004 had been in violation of antitrust rules.


The Sea Monkeys will make their way to the big screen with the inking of deal between Empire Pictures and Transcience Corp., giving Empire the entertainment rights to the Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys property, per Variety.  Empire will develop an animated movie based on the Sea-Monkeys.


In preparation for the summer X Games (August 3-6), Starz Edge will get viewers and daredevils ready with the Excessive X Marathon on Wednesday, August 2.  Excessive X Marathon starts the day with 23 back-to-back episodes of the extreme sports show Chilli Factor, beginning at 9a and continuing until 8:30p.  The evening will include several extreme sports movies including: Riding Giants, a documentary about surfing and the surf culture; Lords of Dogtown, about the birth of skateboarding in Southern California; and Warren Miller’s Impact, an extreme sports documentary about skiers and snowboarders.  You know that is all fine and dandy and I’m likely to watch at least some of it, but what about off-road unicycling?

Get ready because this weekend marks the end of the 42-year run of Top of the PopsBBC Two will air Top of the Pops  the Final Countdown this Sunday July 30, 7-8p.  In addition to counting down the top songs, the show will feature a look back at some of the best moments from the series archives as well as welcome a number of the best-known hosts back for a visit.  Later that evening, BBC Two will run the documentary, Top of the Pops: The True Story, 10p, which will be followed at 11p by Pan’s People: Digging the Dancing Queens.  Pan’s People, a dance group, was part of Top of the Pops in the 1970s

Hispanic kids television network Sorpresa! is launching an online talent contest for its viewers. Contestants are encouraged to videotape their particular talent and send or upload the video clip to Sorpresa!’s broadband website located at As part of the contest, Sorpresa! website visitors will be able to vote for their favorite monthly contestant. In addition, to monthly prizes through the end of 2006, a highlight special will also be featured on the Sorpresa! network.

Lionsgate has launched the first 10-minutes of its Marvel animated feature film, Ultimate Avengers 2 on in support of the pending DVD release of the movie.  The Ultimate Avengers 2 footage will be available for the two weeks leading up to the August 8 release of the Ultimate Avengers 2 release on DVD.


Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Kids 2-11
for the week of 7/17-7/23/2006, 6a-6a (Live + SD Data):
K2-11                                                               Total Delivery (000)
DSNY*: Read It And Weep (7/21; 8-9:40p)                        2591
DSNY*: High School Musical (7/17; 8-9:50p)                      2502
NICK:   Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3 (S)(7/22; 8-9p)             2331
NICK:   Fairly OddParents (7/22; 10a)                                2297
NICK:   SpongeBob SquarePants (7/17; 1p)                        2277
NICK:   Fairly OddParents (7/22; 10:30a)                           2240
NICK:   OddParents Movie Channel Chasers (7/17; 4-5:30p) 2225
NICK:   SpongeBob SquarePants (7/22; 9:30a)                   2213
NICK:   SpongeBob SquarePants (7/19; 5p)                        2187
DSNY*: MSF: Pirates/Caribbean 2 (7/17; 9:50-9:55p)           2167
Source: Disney from Nielsen Media Research Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.

Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Kids 6-11
for the week of 7/17-7/23/2006, 6a-6a (Live + SD Data):
K6-11                                                    Total Delivery (000)
DSNY*: Read It And Weep (7/21; 8-9:40p)               2149
DSNY*: High School Musical (7/17; 8-9:50p)             1872
DSNY*: MSF: Pirates/Caribbean 2 (7/17; 9:50-9:55p) 1747
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (S) (7/21; 6:30-6:55p)        1653
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (7/21; 9:40-10:05p)           1647
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (S) (7/21; 3:30p)               1637
DSNY*: Music Video (7/17; 9:55-10p)                       1625
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (S) (7/21; 4p)                    1601
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (S) (7/21; 7:30p)                1596
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (S) (7/21; 5p)                    1596
Source: Disney from Nielsen Media Research Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.

Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Tweens 9-14
for the week of 7/17-7/23/2006, 6a-6a (Live + SD Data):
Tweens 9-14                                        Total Delivery (000)
DSNY*: Read It And Weep (7/21; 8-9:40p)               2245
DSNY*: High School Musical (7/17; 8-9:50p)             1740
DSNY*: MSF: Pirates/Caribbean 2 (7/17; 9:50-9:55p) 1656
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (S) (7/17; 10p)                  1640
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (S) (7/21; 6:30-6:55p)        1629
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (7/21; 9:40-10:05p)           1622
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (S) (7/21; 7:30p)               1580
DSNY*: Suite Life of Zack & Cody (7/17; 11p)           1574
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (S) (7/17; 10:30p)             1573
DSNY*: Music Video (7/17; 9:55-10p)                      1534
Source: Disney from Nielsen Media Research Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.

Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Teens 12-17
for the week of 7/17-7/23/2006, 6a-6a (Live + SD Data):
Teens 12-17                                               Total Delivery (000)
DSNY*: Read It And Weep (7/21; 8-9:40p)               1303
DSNY*: High School Musical (7/17; 8-9:50p)             1053
DSNY*: MSF: Pirates/Caribbean 2: (7/17; 9:50-9:55p) 945
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (S) (7/17; 10p)                   894
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (S) (7/21; 7:30p)                860
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (7/21; 9:40-10:05p)            842
DSNY*: Music Video (7/17; 9:55-10p)                       810
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (S) (7/21; 4:30p)                790
DSNY*: Hannah Montana (S) (7/17; 10:30p)              782
DSNY*: The Parent Trap (7/19; 8-10:20p)                  781
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.
**New abbreviation for Adult Swim, which airs on Cartoon Network

Final K6-11 Ratings for Saturday, July 22, 2006 Broadcast Networks only (Live + SD Data):
Source: Kids WB! Research from Nielsen Media Research Data
WB (Kids’ WB!) 1.2/7 Avg. (7a-12N)
Pillow Head 1 0.5/6; Pillow Head 2 0.9/8; Johnny Test 1.0/8; Xiaolin Showdown 1.3/8; Xiaolin Showdown 2.0/10; Loonatics 1.7/8; Pokemon 1.8/8; Spider Riders 1.3/6; Batman 0.9/5; Viewtiful Joe 1.0/5
FOX (4Kids TV) 0.8/5 Avg. (8a-12n)
Cramp Twins 0.4/3; Mew Mew Power 0.6/4; Bratz 0.7/4; Winx Club 0.8/4; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 0.9/5; Kirby 1.1/5; Ultimate Muscle 1.1/4; Cramp Twins 1.1/5
NBC (Discovery Kids on NBC) Avg. 0.7/4 (10a-12p*)
Kenny The Shark 0.8/4; Time Warp Trio 0.9/4; Trading Spaces 1.0/4; Darcy’s Wild Life 0.7/3; Flight 29 Down 0.6/3; Endurance 0.4/2
*various start times
CBS (Nick on CBS) 0.7/4 Avg. (7a-8a*/11a-1p*)
Go, Diego, Go 0.6/5; Lazytown 0.3/2; no data available; Little Bill 0.7/3; The Backyardigans 0.9/4; Blues Clues 0.7/3; Dora the Explorer 1.1/5
*various start times
ABC 1.4/8 Avg. (9a-10:30p*)
Kids programming was preempted for coverage of the British Open (aka golf)

Final K6-11 Ratings for Saturday, July 22, 2006 Cable Networks only (Live + SD Data):
Source: Kids WB! Research from Nielsen Media Research Data
NICKELODEON 3.5/21Avg. (8a-12n)
All Grown Up 1.2/14; Fairly OddParents 1.5/14; Jimmy Neutron 2.6/21; Jimmy Neutron 3.6/24; SpongeBob SquarePants 4.1/24; SpongeBob SquarePants 5.1/26; Fairly OddParents 5.5/27; Fairly OddParents 5.3/25; The X’s 3.9/18; Danny Phantom 3.7/19
CARTOON NETWORK 1.8/11 Avg. (7a-12n)
Cartoon Cartoon* 0.8/10; Ed, Edd & Eddy 1.1/11; Cartoon Top 5 (60 min) 1.6/11; Robotboy 1.6/9; My Gym Partner’s A Monkey 2.1/11; Ben 10 2.3/11; Teen Titans 2.4/11; Teen Titans 2.8/13; Code Lyoko 1.9/9
*starts at 6:30a
DISNEY CHANNEL 2.0/12 Avg. (7a-12n)
JoJo’s Circus 1.6/20; Higglytown Heroes 1.8/18; Little Einsteins 2.0/16; Little Einsteins 2.0/13; Mickey Mouse Club 2.3/13; Mickey Mouse Club 2.1/11; Doodlebops 2.0/10; Doodlebops 1.9/9; Charlie & Lola 1.8/9; Koala Brothers 1.4/7

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for
Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1306; K6-11 748; TWEENS 9-14 523
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11 981; K6-11 654; TWEENS 9-14 547
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11   903; K6-11 662; TWEENS 9-14 420
TOON DISNEY:          K2-11   209; K6-11 114; TWEENS 9-14   80
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Friday Fun Fact: 
The average person takes from twelve to eighteen breaths per minute.

Answer to Yesterday’s trivia question: The Beast, Cyclops, Gambit, Jean Grey, Jubilee, Rogue, Storm, and Wolverine can all be seen on what cartoon?   X-MEN    Kudos to:   Ed Goode-Connelly partners/Boston MA; Jodi Bogdanoff-Marvel Entertainment, Inc/NY; Ed Dall’Aste-UPROAR!/NY; Kirsten Ross-Tribune Entertainment/NY; Robert Twilley-Jupiter Entertainment/Knoxville, TN;  Kevin Schmidt-National Cable Communications/Chicago; Rita Silva-Disney-ABC Kids Networks/Chicago; Bryan Varga-HRP Detroit/Southfield, MI; Tony Roscelli-Screenlife LLC/Seattle; Caroline Vein-The Gotham Group/LA

Today’s Trivia Question: On what TV show would you find the dad, Sean, always in turmoil and being bailed out by his wife Claudia? (click here with 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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