Friday, October 11th, 2013


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Source: Nielsen, Live+SD. Witches of East End is #1 cable program in time period with W18+, W2+, W25-54, and W18-49; based Sunday 10/6/13 10-11p, among all cable programs with 5+ mins in the hour.


Good morning. It’s Friday, October 11, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Discovery: Gold Fever at 9p
MSNBC: Up Late with Alec Baldwin at 10p
TV One: Love That Girl! At 9:30p

Tonight’s Finales:
WE tv: Bridezillas at 9p

Saturday’s Premieres:
CMT: Hot 20 Countdown at 11:30a
DIY: Vanilla Ice Goes Amish at 10p
Hallmark: Signed, Sealed, Delivered at 9p
Travel Channel: UFOs Crashed My Vacation at 8p

Sunday’s Premieres:
AMC: The Walking Dead at 9p, Talking Dead at 10p
Animal Planet: Lone Star Legend at 8p
ID: A Stranger In My Home at 10p
LMN: Killer Profile at 9p

Sunday’s Finales:
PBS: Last Tango in Halifax at 8p
World: Earthflight at 8p


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CBS yanked We Are Men from Monday’s lineup after two episodes. The sitcom averaged a 1.8 rating/5 share and 5.4 million viewers this week, losing a third of the audience for its lead-in, 8p’s How I Met Your Mother. The net is sliding 2 Broke Girls from 9p to fill the 8:30p slot; repeats of The Big Bang Theory will run at 9p until the season four return of Mike & Molly on November 4.

Three episodes in, ABC has given a full-season order to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. On Tuesday, the series drew a 2.9 rating in A18-49 and 7.9 million viewers. It’s the third new show to get a pickup, after Fox‘s Sleepy Hollow and NBC‘s Blacklist.

ABC is tacking on two more eps of Shark Tank to its 22-show order, says the Hollywood Reporter. Last week, CNBC announced it acquired exclusive off-network cable rights to the Sony Pictures Television business reality show, to start running in January 2014. Shark Tank airs on ABC Fridays at 9p.

A New York Times study found 34 percent of Millennials surveyed watched mostly online video and no broadcast TV. Caveat: The survey of 4000 online video users did not cover people who don’t watch online video.

Nominees for the American Music Awards were announced Thursday. Leading the pack was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with six nods; Taylor Swift and Justin Timblerlake earned five, and Florida Georgia Line, Rihanna and Robin Thicke each received four. Twerk alert: Miley Cyrus will be one of the performers at the live event Sunday, November 24 at 8p on ABC.

Aereo announced it will release an Android app, for download in the Google Play store, in markets where the service’s technology has launched, available October 22.

Crown Media Family Networks has partnered with video ad technology provider FreeWheel to expand its digital sales packages. “As we continue to expand our programming into the digital space through TV Everywhere, VOD, and other non-linear platforms beyond the traditional television screen,” Bill Abbott, President and CEO, Crown Media Family, tells Cynopsis, “we have a great opportunity to grow our business model and monetize our unique content.”

New York Giants’ Justin Tuck will participate in a live Twitter chat tonight during Sportsman Channel‘s Bowhunter TV, where the avid bowhunter is seen stalking water buffalo in Argentina. “The key to football is patient aggression,” explained the defensive end, “just like bowhunting.” Ep airs tonight at 9p.


Katy Perry and Will Ferrell are set to appear on MTV‘s EMAs in Amsterdam. Perry will perform her next single, and Ferrell will act as a special correspondent, in the form of his Anchorman 2 character, Ron Burgundy, during the event. Show airs in the U.S. on Sunday, November 10 at 6:30p.

More music news: The fifth annual Soul Train Awards tape November 8 in Las Vegas, to air December 1 at 8p on Centric and BET. Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson are among the performers; Dionne Warwick is honoree.

Cooking Channel combines recipes with romance on Come Date With Me. Potential couples cook for each other, with winners sharing $1000 and “the ultimate dream date.” Series premieres Friday, October 25 at 10p.

The “Dog Whisperer” puts owners through their paces in Nat Geo Wild special, Cesar Millan: Doggie Nightmares. The Ping Pong Productions special premieres Sunday, November 3 at 10p.

Discovery Fit & Health is debuting two series for indecisive homeowners. Competing realtors on Urban Suburban help couples resolve the city/suburb debate, and Reno Vs. Relocate offers people help deciding whether to modernize their houses or just move on. Urban, from Force Four Entertainment, premieres Thursday, November 7 at 9p, followed by Mandolin Media‘s Reno at 10p.

LMN original movie Clara’s Deadly Secret tells the story of a house “with a grim past that refuses to stay buried.” Thriller from Protocol Entertainment airs Friday, October 25 at 8p.

Oprah Winfrey has a chat with Robin Thicke about his infamous VMA performance with Miley Cyrus on Oprah’s Next Chapter. “Listen, I’m the twerkee. I’m twerked upon,” Thicke tells O on the OWN show, airing Sunday, October 13 at 9p.


Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Mamie Gummer (Emily Owens, M.D.), John Carrolll Lynch (Body of Proof), Rosemary Harris (Spider Man) and Tracee Chimo (The Five-Year Engagement) have signed on for the HBO pilot Money. All would recur. Billy Magnussen (As the World Turns) and Ruth Negga (World War Z) joined as series regulars.

Richard Belzer will no longer be a series regular on Law & Order: SVU, reports Variety. The actor has played Sgt. John Munch since the character was created for NBC‘s Homicide: Life on the Street in 1993.

Natalie Zea (The Following) will star in Amazon pilot The Outlaws, reports Deadline. Zea will play the widow of a football team owner forced to run the organization.


NBC nabbed a script for a comedy inspired by the life of Bert Kreischer, about the party animal comedian’s decision to grow up, says the Hollywood Reporter. Kreischer will star in and produce the CBS Television Studios/Levity Entertainment project.

Less than a week to go! Networks (both Cable & Broadcast) are faced with eroding ratings and ad dollars shifting from TV to Digital. That’s why Cynopsis is presenting a conference on what networks are doing  and what they need to do more of  to aggressively evolve to compete, and profit in this shifting landscape. Join us on October 17th as our experts share the latest business and advertising models for success at the Cynopsis Future TV Summit!


Univision signed a multi-platform deal with Time Warner Cable to deliver the company’s content to TWC and Bright House Networks subscribers. The agreement includes upcoming English-language El Rey, launching at the end of 2013, and renews distribution rights for Uni’s flagship broadcast and cable nets.

After a federal judge in Massachusetts denied Hearst-owned WCVB-TV’s preliminary injunction motion against Aereo on Thursday, rival streaming service FilmOn told Broadcasting & Cable it will defy a September 5 injunction and start delivering local TV stations in Boston to its users.


Germany’s RTL picked up rights to hot singing competition Rising Star from Keshet International, for a local-language version. As with other singing shows, voters pick the winners, but in Rising Star the voting is done live.

Call for Submissions: Cynopsis is producing its annual Holiday Programming Guide, which comes out on November 26 and will be sent to all Cynopsis and Cynopsis Kids subscribers. If your network has holiday-themed programming airing from November 27 through December 31, please send your listings to Lynn Leahey at [email protected] no later than Monday November 18. Please include the following information: type of program (i.e. series, special, documentary, movie or holiday-themed episode), title, dates and times of all airings (please indicate when the show first premieres and when subsequent encores will air). A confirmation email will be sent following each submission from Lynn (if you don’t receive a confirmation email, please resubmit).


History Channel is offering a slew of Halloween content, available 24/7 on its web site. Zombie lovers? Check:

ABC Family is running its 15th annual 13 Nights of Halloween from October 19-31, including the premiere of new drama Ravenswood. The series debuts on Tuesday, October 22, following a new Pretty Little Liars Halloween special at 8p.


Jimmy Kimmel‘s Twitter feud with Kanye West paid off. West’s appearance on ABC‘s Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night scored its highest rating ever at 11:35p without an NBA finals lead-in, averaging a 1.2 A18-49, according to local markets.

ABC‘s Super Fun Night shaved seven tenths of a ratings point from last week in A18-49, to 2.5, but the net still shared the demo win for Wednesday, with CBS, with a 2.3 rating/7 share, according to Nielsen. 

The premiere of CW‘s Arrow drew a .9 rating/3 share, down from its year-ago debut with 1.3. The net’s reboot of The Tomorrow People scored .9 rating/2 share.

American Horror Story: Coven drew 5.5 million viewers Wednesday night, the horror franchise’s biggest audience ever. Its 3.0 A18-49 rating for the season three bow was up 40 percent from last year’s Asylum.

Broadcast Morning News Shows  Weekly Average Ratings (week of September 30, 2013)
ABC: GMA 5.61 million total viewers; 1.8/13 and 2.2 million A25-54
NBC: Today 4.89 million total viewers; 1.7/13 and 2.0 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 2.97 million total viewers; .9/6 and 1.0 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Sunday Morning News Shows  October 6, 2013
ABC: This Week 3.40 million total viewers; .8 and 986,000 A25-54
CBS: Face the Nation 3.21 million total viewers; .7 and 894,000 A25-54
NBC: Meet the Press 2.96 million total viewers; .8 and 998,000 A25-54
CBS: Face the Nation-2 1.64 million total viewers; .4 and 491,000 A25-54
FOX: Fox News Sunday 1.24 million total viewers; .3 and 408,000 A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Wednesday A18-49 Analysis:  CBS and ABC tied Wednesday night among A18-49 viewers with 2.3/7, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS’s Survivor earned 2.5/8 to take the 8p hour, versus 2.1/7 for Fox’s The X Factor. ABC pulled ahead at 9p, with 3.9/11 for Modern Family and 2.5/7 for Super Fan leading the 2.6/7 CBS drew for Criminal Minds. CBS’s CSI won at 10p with 1.9/5 to beat the 1.6/5 scored by ABC’s Nashville.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS 6.3/10 Survivor 6.0/10, Criminal Minds 7.0/10, CSI 5.9/10
ABC 4.7/8 The Middle 5.2/9, Back in the Game 4.1/7, Modern Family 6.6/10, Super Fun Night 4.3/7, Nashville 3.9/7
FOX 4.4/7 The X Factor 4.4/7
NBC 3.7/6 Revolution 3.4/6, Law and Order: SVU 4.2/7, Ironside 3.6/6
UNI 1.9/3 Porque Amor Manda 2.2/4, Tempestad 1.8/3, Mentir Para Vivir 1.6/3
CW 1.6/3 Arrow  1.7/3, Tomorrow Peole 1.5/2
TELE .7/1 Premios Billboard Mex 2013 .7/1
ION .4/1 WWE Main Event .7/1, Flashpoint [r] .3/1, Flashpoint [r] .3/1
UMA .2/0 Cineplex .2/0, Seleccion .2/0, Madame, LA .1/0

A18-49: CBS 2.3/7, ABC 2.3/7, FOX 2.2/7, UNI 1.5/4, NBC 1.4/4, CW .9/3, TELE .6/2, ION .2/0, UMA .1/0


Marc Juris has been tapped to serve as President and General Manager of AMC NetworksWE tv. In May, Juris left his position at Executive Vice President and COO of TruTV.



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This Day In History sponsored by Velocity. Drive Your Passion: 1975 – Saturday Night Live premiered, with George Carlin as host.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: “The Replacements” Theme Week: Which two actors played The Riddler on Batman (1966-1968)? Frank Gorshin and John Astin. Kudos to: Ken Nice-Yoh/Silver Spring, MD, Mitch Burg/Syndicated Network Television/NYC, Bob Cook-B.C. Entertainment Group/Orlando, Meredith Rusu-Scholastic/NYC, Dan Whitford-Lakeshore Public Television/Merrillville, IN, Jay Gustafson-Lionsgate/Chicago, John Kukla-KDFW/Dallas, Michael Moore-DISH Network/Englewood, CO, Eric Litt-WGN-TV/Chicago, Randall Bosley-Studio Talent Group/Santa Monica, Frank DeCaro-Sirius/LA, Lou Fazio-Hub Network/Burbank, Jim Katz-Radcliffe Road Pictures/LA, Sheldon A. Wiebe/

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ABC: Last Man Standing, The Neighbors, Shark Tank, 20/20
CBS: Undercover Boss, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods
CW: The Tomorrow People [r], America’s Next Top Model
FOX: MasterChef Junior, Sleepy Hollow
ION: Cold Case, Cold Case, Cold Case 
MyTV: Monk, Monk 
NBC: The Michael J. Fox Show [r], Sean Saves the World [r], Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Charlie Rose, Great Performances: The Hollow Crown
Telemundo: Dama y Obrero, Marido en Alquiler, Santa Diabla
UMA: Clasificacion de Fifa, Futbol Central, Clasificacion de la Copa Mundial de Fifa
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, La Tempestad, Mentir Para Vivir

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