Monday, June 5th, 2006


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Source: NTI Explorer, Live+SD HH Cvg Rtg, 5/22-5/28/06. Movies=TC, Series=Track. Girl=Fr 7p & Fr 10p, ties Little Bear (9a), Maggie-Beast (9:30a) & Pinky Doo (10a).  Miss Con= Su 8p.  Pale=Th 9p.




Good Morning. It’s Monday, June 5, 2006, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Lifetime:  Lovespring International at 11p

Tonight’s Finales:
NBC:    Deal or No Deal at 8p, The Apprentice at 9:30p
WB:     Everwood at 8p


ABC Family’s original series set in the world of horse racing, Wildfire, will have webisodes serving as prequels to the series beginning this fall. Production of the drama’s third season will start in July, and it is produced by Lionsgate in association with Piller/Segan.
Another show is crossing the pond, this time a British game show, The Con.Test in a production agreement between FremantleMedia North America and the ABC Television Network. The show will actually launch on Britain’s ITV this summer. The premise is one person could gain a million dollars without having to answer a single question correctly. Contestants must bluff, fake and lie to make their opponents think they know the answers.

Sony Pictures TV has cleared the second four-year syndication cycle of The King of Queens in more than 50% of the country so far, including 8 of the top 10 markets.  As in the first cycle, the terms are cash + barter.

At the end of June Good Morning America will lose the anchor services of Charles Gibson who will concentrate all his efforts thereafter on World News Tonight.  And it was announced late last week that at the end of September, the morning show will also lose its Executive Producer, Ben Sherwood, who has chosen to leave for family reasons.  Ben has been with the show since Spring 2004. Consider the changes coming to this broadcast alone – new anchor, new permanent weather forecaster, new executive producer. That’s a lot of change for one show, and at the critical time when it’s chief competitor Today has just lost one of its key anchors.

Attention Deadwood fans – the show will not return to HBO for a fourth season, but rather will finish up with a two hour movie.  Sunday marks the premiere of Season #3.

Weekend Box Office Estimates: June 2-4, 2006
The Break Up (Universal)                $38.0 million – opening weekend
X-Men The Last Stand (Fox)                $34.4 million – 2 wk total $175.7m
Over the Hedge (DreamWorks)              $20.6 million – 3 wk total $112.4m
The DaVinci Code (Sony)                     $19.3 million – 3 wk total $172.6m
MI:3 (Paramount)                               $4.7 million – 5 wk total $122.6m
Poseidon (Warner Bros.)                      $3.4 million – 4 wk total $51.7m
RV (Sony)                                         $3.3 million  – 6 wk total $61.8m
See No Evil (Lions)                             $2.0 million – 3 wk total $12.4m
An Inconvenient Truth (Paramount Classic) $1.3 million – 2 wk total $1.9m
Just My Luck (Fox)                             $825,000 – 4 wk total $15.6m
Source: Box Office Mojo


FX has ordered a full season of Dirt from Touchstone Television and Courtney Cox’s Coquette production company.  Cox also plays a role in the show which is based at a tabloid newspaper; Cox plays the paper’s editor.  Production begins this fall with a start date on FX some time in early 2007.

Lifetime has order FremantleMedia’s German telenovela Bianca for air this fall, per Hollywood Reporter.  The story is about the lovely Bianca, who after being unjustly accused has now completed a prison term, and her love of a wealthy man who is now engaged to someone else. 

GSN picks up new episodes of the 1980’s game show Chain Reaction from producer Michael Davies.  The new series is expected to join the GSN schedule this summer, airing multiple times during the week at 9p, following Davies’ Who Wants to be a Millionaire, per Variety.  Production will be in NYC.


Hamish McLenan has been named CEO of Y&R Advertising, succeeding Ann Fudge who will remain as Chairman/CEO of parent company Y&R Brands. He makes the move after having been Chairman/CEO of Y&R Brands Australia/New Zealand, overseeing more than a dozen companies in that region.

ManiaTV! has appointed David Verklin to its Board of Directors. Currently David is the CEO at Carat Americas and Chairman of Asia Pacific, and he was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the American media industry by The Myers Report.
Gene Turner has been upped to Associate Managing Director for the Direct Marketing group at Horizon Media.
Jeff Wachtman joins D2 Media as Account Manager for the Sales and Service team, where he will manage some of the firm’s top accounts, projects and business development.


Broadcast Daytime Ratings Rankings – Women 18-49, week of 5/22-5/28/06
Young & Restless             2.2
General Hospital               2.0
One Life to Live                1.8
All My Children                1.7
Days of Our Lives             1.7
Bold & Beautiful               1.4
Price is Right 2                  1.4
The View                           1.4
As the World Turns          1.2
Guiding Light                      1.2
Passions                            1.1
Price is Right 1                  1.1
Source: Nielsen’s Galaxy Explorer, NTI as dated *Sorted by W18-49 Rtg.  Data reflects Live + Same Day and does not include share because playback occurs outside the normal time period.
Broadcast Daytime Ratings Rankings – Women 18-49, May 2006 Full Sweep: 4/27-5/26/06
Young & Restless              2.1
General Hospital               2.0
All My Children                1.9
Days of Our Lives             1.8
One Life to Live                1.8
Bold & Beautiful               1.5
Price is Right 2                  1.4
The View                           1.4
As the World Turns          1.2
Guiding Light                      1.2
Passions                            1.2
Price is Right 1                  1.2
Source: Nielsen’s Galaxy Explorer, NTI as dated *Sorted by W18-49 Rtg.  Data reflects Live + Same Day and does not include share because playback occurs outside the normal time period.

Thursday – A18-49 Analysis: FOX pulled off a victory Thursday night with a 3.4/10 A18-49, according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research. Next in line came CBS at 3.1/9, ABC 2.5/7, NBC 2.2/6, UNIV 1.6/5, WB 0.8/3, UPN 0.8/2, and TELE 0.4/1. FOX won the 8p hour with an encore performance of So You Think You Can Dance delivering 2.5/8. Then at 9p, the new installment of So You Think You Can Dance took first again for FOX with 4.3/12. CBS had the final win of the night with a repeat of Without a Trace at 3.2/9.
Live + Same Day Ratings: Thursday, June 1, 2006 – time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research

CBS     7.7/13    Game Show Marathon 5.7/10, CSI [r] 9.0/15, Without a Trace [r] 8.3/14

ABC      5.4/9      The 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee 5.2/9, Primetime 5.6/9

FOX      5.0/8      So You Think You Can Dance [r] 3.8/7, So You Think You Can Dance 6.2/10

NBC      3.4/6    The Office [r] 3.4/6, The Office [r] 3.3/6, The Office [r] 3.2/5, The Office [r] 3.0/5, ER [r] 3.7/6

UNIV   1.9/3   La Fea Más Bella 2.1/4, Barrera de Amor 1.9/3, Aquí y Ahora 1.7/3    

WB       1.4/2   Smallville [r] 1.5/3, Supernatural [r] 1.3/2

UPN     1.2/2   Everybody Hates Chris  [r] 1.6/3, Love, Inc. [r] 1.1/2, Eve [r] 1.0/2, Cuts [r] 0.9/1

TELE    0.6/1   Tierra de Pasiones 0.6/1, Corazón Partido 0.6/1, Decisiones 0.5/1

A18-49:  FOX 3.4/10, CBS 3.1/9, ABC 2.5/7, NBC 2.2/6, UNIV 1.6/5, WB 0.8/3, UPN 0.8/2, TELE 0.4/1

The History Channel presents This Day in History:
1963 – Pancho Villa, sometimes referred to as the “Robin Hood” of Mexico, was born. Villa played a major role in the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1911, joining with other leaders and the people of Mexico to overthrow the dictatorship of General Porfirio Diaz. As the Revolution continued, Villa became the governor of the state of Chihuahua, raising money for the cause by printing his own form of paper currency to be used instead of Mexican gold pesos.

Answer to Friday’s Trivia QuestionWhere would one buy Jabot cosmetics?  GENOA CITY/YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS    Kudos to:  Robin Zorn-RZTV Productions/NY; Anna Maria Lang-PMI Syndication/Pittsburgh PA; April Childress-Discovery Communications/Silver Spring MD; Randy Ingram-WYCW-TV/Spartanburg SC; Elizabeth Whitfield-WTTV/Indianapolis IN; Jim Gray-Frog Light Pdns/Missoula MT; Jim Smith/Dallas; Elisa Parr-KAUT UPN/Oklahoma City; John Wood-E Networks/LA; Vic Lowrey/Santa Clarita; Cheryl Johnson-Rocket Science Laboratories/LA; Laura Kush-SCCDA/LA; Aaron Buckstein-Nelvan Ltd/Toronto


68% 12-34 Audience Composition
40% 18-34 Audience Composition
Source: Nielsen Spring 2006 Custom Study

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Today’s Trivia Question: What was the name of the high school Pacey and Dawson attended? (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.)

Later  — Cyn
06.05.06 – 4:43a

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: Monday, June 5, 2006

ABC     Wife Swap [r], George Lopez [r], The 2006 ALMA Awards
CBS     The King of Queens [r], How I Met Your Mother [r], Two and a Half Men [r], Old Christine [r], CSI: Miami [r]
FOX     Movie: Rush Hour 2
NBC     Deal or No Deal [f], The Apprentice [f]
i       Sue Thomas F.B. Eye, Doc, It’s a Miracle
UPN     One on One [r], All of Us [r], Girlfriends [r], Half & Half [r]
WB      Everwood [f ]
TELE    Tierra de Pasiones, Corazón Partido, Decisiones
UNIV    La Fea Mas Bella, Barrera de Amor, Cristina


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