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Good morning. It’s Friday, November 18, 2005, and this is your first early morning briefing.
Avgs of November 2005 Sweep-to-Date, according to Nielsen Media Research: 11/3-11/16/05
* MORE GOOD STUFF *ABC is expected to slot Alias in the Wednesday 10p time period as of December 7th for a two week play, airing the final two episodes of the previous season. The show will then return with originals in midseason. Invasion will return to Wednesday nights on December 21.
And CBS is understandably pleased with the first week results of Close to Home on Friday nights. We’ll see how it does tonight. Assuming that will go well, CBS has already booked the show to extend another week in the time period.
NBC‘s Howie Mandel hosted game show Deal or No Deal will get four airings next month, all during the week of December 19-22, at 8p. The gamer is from Endemol USA.
NBC Universal and Wurld Media have inked a deal to enable access to Universal films and NBC Universal TV events content for Wurld’s Peer Impact customers on demand. The content will be available as a 24-hour rental on the Peer to Peer (P2P) service. This is the first time that major studio content has been licensed to a legit P2P service. On demand movies from the Universal film library include Ray, The Motorcycle Diaries, and the upcoming DVD releases Cinderella Man and The Forty Year Old Virgin. Series, specials and stunts include Jerry Springer: Uncensored, 5th Wheel and Blind Date franchises.
Kathleen Abernathy a Republican Commissioner of the FCC, turned in her letter of resignation yesterday, effective December 9. Abernathy’s term expired last year, and due to the federal rules that govern the FCC, she was entitled to remain until December 2005. Her exit is no surprise. Abernathy served at the agency for 4.5 yrs. No information about a potential replacement for Abernathy has been released.
You know the Shaolin Temple, tho you may not realize it. See if this sounds familiar – “try to snatch the pebble from my hand, Grasshopper.” Yep, those scenes took place in the Shaolin Temple. And now its on its way back to TV with its very own reality series. No Grasshoppers and no pebbles this time. The show is called Chinese Kung Fu Star Search (you can’t just make this stuff up) and it will be searching for the next martial arts star. According to the Xinhua news agency, the show is schedule to premiere in March and has high hopes of beating the ratings magnet Inner Mongolian Cow Sour Yoghurt Supergirl (really, you can’t make this stuff up), which is to China what American Idol is here.
Rachel Ray‘s new talker for King World has apparently been sold in several top markets including CBS O&Os in NY, Boston and Chicago, as well as the Viacom owned stations in San Francisco and Dallas, so reports Hollywood Reporter. No comment from King World.
Time Warner Cable has a new carriage deal with TV One in NYC and NJ with its digital customers, including subscribers in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, as well as Bergen and Hudson Counties, New Jersey. Carriage began yesterday.
* NEW ORDERS / CASTING / DEVELOPMENT / PRODUCTION *Spike TV has announced its development slate – all scripted series. Among them are:
WE: Women’s Entertainment has ordered a pilot of Bling! (working title) from Burrud Prods. Bling! follows the rich and famous as they shop their way thru the day, buying only the most expensive and most outrageous bling.
Fox has ordered a script with penalty of a comedy from Mac Mac Productions. This project focuses on the anti-Archie Bunker – that is an African American head of the family, daughter and new son-in-law living with the parents, father and son-in-law are polar opposites, and the whole family is fairly dysfunctional. According to Variety, what this show will do that is different from All in the Family, is stay away from politically charged issues. The project will be produced by Regency and 20th, and will be written by Bernie Mac, Dean Young, both will also exec produce along with Steven Greener.
Logo and Maverick TV are partnering to develop a soap opera with the working title San Rafael. The series, still in development, will center on a group of GLBT friends living in the same complex (think of Melrose Place). San Rafael was created by Christian McLaughlin and Valerie Ahem and will be exec produced by Maverick TV and president Michael Rosenberg principal Guy Oseary.
Shalom TV will debut a new 30-minute series titled Faith To Faith from the New York Board of Rabbis (NYBR). The show, hosted by NYBR EVP Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, will be a roundtable format with diverse panelists and their views on religion and modern challenges. NYBR has relationships with New York religious organizations of different denominations and ethnicities.
The fifth season of Fox’s 24 from Wonderland Sound and Vision and Warner Bros. TV, will add to its regular cast with Julian Sands, JoBeth Williams and Peter Weller. Sands has been cast as a bad guy billionaire, Williams and Weller will be husband and wife – he’s a federal agent.
* EXECUTIVE MOVES *BBC World has named Russ Stein as its Regional Director/Americas for airtime sales. Based in New York, Russ will report directly to BBC World’s corporate headquarters in London. His mandate is to expand the scope of BBC World’s client portfolio across the United States. He will manage key accounts, develop cable and digital sales strategies, and form global brand partnerships between BBC World and US-based clients.
* RATINGS*Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of Oct 24-30, 2005 ranked by HH Rtg
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of Oct 24-30, 2005 ranked by A18-49
Broadcast Daytime Ratings Rankings – Women 18-49, week of Nov 7-13, 2005:
Nov Sweep: Day #14 – Wednesday — A18-49 Analysis: ABC rings up another win on Wednesday night in final numbers from Nielsen Media Research, posting a 5.7/15 A18-49 over CBS 4.2/11, Fox 3.1/8, NBC 2.9/7, UPN 1.9/5, WB 1.3/3. At 8p E-Ring, George Lopez/Freddie, and CBS’ Johnny Cash Special all averaged a 9 share for the hour, with America’s Next Top Model a close #2 with an 8 share. Lost blew them all away at 9p with a 9.2/22, more than doubling Criminal Minds at #2 with a 4.1/10. At 10p CSI: NY was top dog with a 5.5/14; Invasion fell off from its lead-in by a full 50%, and Law & Order scared up a 9 share.
FINAL HOUSEHOLD RATINGS: Wednesday, November 16, 2005, for all Networks – program averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research.
CBS 9.3/15 I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash (OTO) 8.2/13, Criminal Minds 9.3/14, CSI: NY 10.2/17
ABC 8.4/13 George Lopez 5.5/9, Freddie 5.6/9, Lost 12.7/19, Invasion 6.6/11
NBC 6.1/10 E-Ring 6.2/10, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart 4.4/7, Law & Order 7.8/13
FOX 4.3/7 That ’70s Show 4.1/7, Stacked 3.3/5, Trading Spouses 4.8/7
UPN 2.9/5 America’s Next Top Model 3.9/6, Veronica Mars 2.0/3
WB 1.9/3 One Tree Hill 2.4/4, Related [r] 1.4/2
A18-49 ABC 5.7/15, CBS 4.2/11, Fox 3.1/8, NBC 2.9/7, UPN 1.9/5, WB 1.3/3
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Source: NSI WRAP Overnights, 11/3/05-11/14/04 vs. Oct ’05 and Nov ’04, Live HH rating, 1/4 hour lead-in.
The History Channel presents This Day in History:
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: The pathological liar who was the corporate spokesperson for this certain make of cars was big during late ’80s. He said horrible things and promised all kinds of wild guarantees. Who was he? DAVID LEISURE, aka JOE ISUZU Kudos to: Valerie Cooley-Elliott-D M & M Media Group/Reston VA; Josh Lasser-Martha/NY; David Bank-RBC Capital Markets; Dan Margherita-ICR/Media PA; Judy Margolis-The Ad Place/Dallas; Keith Paxton-KDFI/Dallas; Jim Gray-FrogLight Pdns/Missoula MT; Nicky Skubal-Charter Media/S. Wisconsin; Lou Fazio-GSN/Santa Monica; Mike Buzzelli/LA; Jake Guswa-Warner Bros/Burbank; Marty Webb-Rubin Postaer & Associates/Santa Monica; Mitch Altman-Click Media Inc/Toronto ON
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PLEASE. Go to www.thesmokinggun.com . Look at Bill Gates’s mugshot (taken after a traffic violation). Do you not LOVE his sweater? His floral shirt? His boyish smile? His aviator glasses? He’s even wearing his ID sign with panache, like it’s some sort of hip-hop necklace. Even 30 years ago, the guy was cool.
Later — Cyn
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