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OPERATION REPO is a hit on truTV !
On 3/15, it ranked as the 2nd MOST-WATCHED telecast in our history for A18-49! In its time period, among cable entertainment networks, it RANKED#3 for
Source: Nielsen, M-Su 8-11pm, 3/28/94-3/15/10, individual telecast detail, A18-49 (000); 3/15/10, 10-10:30pm, ad-supported cable networks (excluding sports), A18-49, M18-49, M18-34 (000), live + sd data.
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Note: The new natural history series, Life will premiere simultaneously on Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and Discovery Health Channel on Sunday at 8p.
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How Do You Reach 150 Million Consumers Every Month?
With the Leader in Every Major Lifestyle Category.
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Scripps Networks. Brands for Life.
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~ MORE STUFF ~
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour joins ABC News as new anchor of the Sunday morning political show This Week beginning in August. Amanpour will additionally appear on other ABC News programs and platforms, offering an international perspective on current issues and news and anchor primetime documentaries on international topics. Amanpour has been with CNN for twenty years, reporting on-site from major conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda and the Balkans. Amanpour has also been honored with many top journalistic awards. Until Amanpour begins her new post at ABC News this August, Jake Tapper will become the interim anchor of This Week and Ian Cameron will continue as executive producer. The anchor position of This Week became vacant earlier this year when George Stephanopoulos left the program to co-anchor Good Morning America.
Sundance Channel opens a second season of its original primetime series The Lazy Environmentalist in time for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The half-hour series premieres in the US, Asia and Europe on April 20, two days prior to Earth Day. Hosted by eco-entrepreneur and author Josh Dorfman, the series teaches viewers that going green doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Eight new episodes are produced for Sundance Channel by Free Range Media.
Animal Planet brings back a second season of River Monsters with seven new episodes premiering on April 25 at 10p. Viewers will follow extreme angler Jeremy Wade as he tackles freshwater monsters found in the Congo, Thailand, South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, Alaska and Florida. Icon Films produces the series for Animal Planet.
Syfy’s third season opener of Destination Truth Wednesday night at 10p, searching for the legendary leprechaun in Ireland, tallied 1.3 million A18-49; 1.4 million A25-54; and 2.2 million total viewers.
Comedy Central launched a 14th season of South Park on Wednesday at 10p, marking the series’ most-watched season premiere since 1999 with 3.7 million total viewers and posting a 2.4 rating among A18-49; a 5.2 rating with M18-34; and a 6.9 rating with M18-24. The series premiere of Ugly Americans following at 1030p, delivered a 1.3 rating among A18-49; 3.0 rating with M18-34; and a 4.1 rating with M18-24.
Chicago’s WGN-TV and CLTV will present a new weekly 30m food and lifestyle show titled Chicago’s Best, starting April 18 at 10p. The show will deploy a team, led by host Ted Brunson, who will discover all that is best in the Chicago region, from food to people, to places and things to do. The show will air Sundays at 10p on WGN-TV with weekly encores airing on CLTV Thursdays at 8p, Fridays at 1130a and 8p, and Saturdays and Sundays at 630a, 12p and 7p. Oak Brook Productions produces the series.
Fess Parker, 85, best-known for playing Davy Crockett in the Disney TV show Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, died Thursday of natural causes. Parker became a household name among kid TV viewers in the 1950s for playing the raccoon-skin cap wearing Crockett and for his other roles in such Disney movies as Old Yeller, The Great Locomotive Chase, Westward Ho the Wagons! and The Light in the Forest. Parker was named a Disney legend in 1991. Parker went on to star as another frontier hero in the TV series Daniel Boone which aired from 1964-1970. Later, he made appearances on a number of TV series including Dragnet, Death Valley Days, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and The Andy Williams Show among others. In more recent years, Parker did well away from television and the movies as he owned a successful winery and resort in the Santa Barbara, CA area.
Morning News Weekly Average Ratings (week of March 8, 2010)
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Adult Swim is this season’s #1 cable network in total day with Adults 18-49.
Take a moment and swallow these numbers:
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Source: [adult swim] Research based on Nielsen Media Research data; Period: 09/10 season-to-date (9/21/09-2/28/10); Data is live + same day; Adult Swim total day: M-Su 10p-6a, ESPN & USA total day: M-Su 6a-6a.
~ DISTRIBUTION, CLEARANCE & CARRIAGE ~
ITV Studios Global Entertainment was selected as the worldwide distributor for the factual reality series Pineapple Dance Studios. The series, with 13 one-hour episodes, is produced by Pulse Films and was commissioned by Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD in the UK. Pineapple Dance Studios take viewers inside the famous London dance studio and follows the lives of the teachers, students and staff.
~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~
CBS okayed a food-themed reality pilot that, if approved to series, would give the network its first cooking show. CBS is moving forward with Beat the Chefs from Relativity Real with Tom Forman (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) on board as executive producer. The show will have skilled amateur cooks making their classic family recipe as top chefs recreate the same dish. Judges will decide whose version is the best with a cash prize at stake.
In more CBS news, Skeet Ulrich was tapped to star in the untitled John Wells medical drama pilot. The plot is about a mobile medical team that travels the US helping those in need. Ulrich will play a top member of the team, a Harvard-grad who is still in love with his drug addict ex-wife. Previously for CBS, Ulrich starred in Jericho and the 2009 drama pilot Back.
High School Musical star, Ashley Tisdale was cast to co-star in The CW’s Hellcats, the network’s pilot about a competitive college cheerleading team. Tisdale will play Sierra, the Hellcats’ intense captain who is a roommate to Marti (Aly Michalka), another college girl who, after losing her scholarship, joins the Hellcats.
Jason Clarke will play the lead in Ride-Along, the cop drama pilot for FOX from Shawn Ryan, cites THR. Ride-Along, set and shot on location in Chicago centers on Detective Jarek Wysocki (Clarke) one of the city’s toughest cops who is bent on cleaning up Chicago’s violence and corruption.
~ RATINGS ~
Wednesday A18-49 Analysis: FOX had the right formula Wednesday night, winning with 4.6/14 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. FOX led at 8p with Human Target at 2.3/8 with UNIV’s Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe placing second with 1.8/6. FOX outshone the competition during 9p with American Idol at 6.8/20 and CBS claimed #2 with a rerun of Criminal Minds at 1.9/5. NBC capped off the night at #1 through 10p with Law & Order: SVU at 2.8/9 while CBS’ CSI: NY encore episode trailed next at 1.6/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
FOX: 8.3/14 Human Target 4.8/9, American Idol 11.8/20
CBS: 4.5/8 Old Christine [r] 3.5/6, Gary Unmarried [r] 3.6/6, Criminal Minds [r] 5.0/8, CSI: NY [r] 4.9/9
NBC: 4.4/8 Mercy 3.7/7, Law & Order: SVU [r] 3.4/6, Law & Order: SVU 6.3/11
ABC: 2.5/4 Scrubs 2.3/4, The Middle [r] 2.7/5, Modern Family [r] 3.3/5, Cougar Town [r] 2.4/4, Ugly Betty 2.3/4
CW: 2.1/4 America’s Next Top Model 2.5/4, High Society 0.9/1
UNIV: 1.9/3 Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe 2.1/4, Corazon Salvaje 1.8/3, Don Francisco Presenta 1.9/3
ION: 0.6/1 Ghost Whisperer 0.6/1, Ghost Whisperer 0.5/1, Criminal Minds 0.8/1
TELE: 0.6/1 El Clon 0.5/1, Perro Amor 0.5/1, Junto Al Tri 0.6/1, Antesa 0.6/1, Rumbo Al Mundial: Mexico vs. North Korea 1.3/3
A18-49: FOX 4.6/14, NBC 1.8/6, CBS 1.7/5, CW 1.4/4, UNIV 1.4/4, ABC 1.3/4, TELE 0.5/2, ION 0.3/1
~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
Randa Minkarah takes on the position of SVP/Business Development with Fisher Communications, Inc. where she will concentrate on new digital revenue streams in addition to finding opportunities to leverage the company’s businesses via cross-marketing, content sharing and more. Randa reports to Colleen B. Brown, President/CEO.
Heartfelt Agency, a unit of Bright Group International (BGI) added Jo Turner as Business Development Manager and Claire Stead as Art Director.
Howard Dorsey was named Executive Producer of PIX Morning News on WPIX/New York, owned by Tribune Broadcasting. Additionally, WPIX hired Amy Waldman as Executive Producer/Special Projects for PIX News. Both Howard and Amy begin their new jobs next Monday.
Haute Life Public Relations has employed Lisa Heckaman as Account Manager/Publicist where she will handle overall client sponsorship, event and strategy management. Previously, Lisa was with Fox College Sports as Manager/Programming and Business Development.
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Friday Fun Fact: Actor Gene Hackman was a counterman, director Mike Nichols was a busboy, and comedienne/actress Lily Tomlin was a waitress: all three worked at different Howard Johnson’s.
This day in History: 1953 – The Academy Awards aired on television for the first time.
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: She worked as an assistant clothes buyer before getting her dream job working for a major popular designer. Who is she? RACHEL GREEN on FRIEND – SHE WENT TO WORK FOR RALPH LAUREN Kudos to: Smiti Kumar-Merrill Lynch/NY; Mitchell Stein/Portland ME; Noelle De Atley-BitFlip Tech/Charlotte NC; Joel Maxwell/NY; Lucie Prann-The Richards Group/Dallas; Stephanie Brom-Petry Network/Dallas; Nancy Thurman-WALA WFNA/CST; Gretchen Brady-KDAF/Dallas; Hannah Chang/San Francisco; Mandy Durbin-Gold Mountain Media/Valencia; Jim Halterman/LA; Todd Schliewen-KMSB/Tucson; Michael Serafini-CanWest Broadcasting; Bonnie-Lynn Roy-Leslie Lowe & Assoc/Beconsfield, Montreal
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