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Good morning. It’s Monday, June 8, 2009, and this is your first early morning briefing. And as always, if you prefer to watch this morning’s news instead of reading it, click here.
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~ MORE GOOD STUFF ~
USA Network‘s premiere of Burn Notice last Thursday at 9p was up among key demos resulting in 2.8 million A25-54, 2.5 million A18-49, 1.2 million A18-34 and 6 million total viewers. Compared to Burn Notice’s season two premiere, these viewer totals equal +4% with A25-54, +7% with A18-49 and +11% in total viewers. At 10p, USA opened its new series Royal Pains attracting 2.5 million A25-54, 2.3 million A18-49, 1.1 million A18-34 and 5.6 million total viewers.
ABC is shifting its summer programming to accommodate an earlier-than-planned return premiere of I Survived a Japanese Game Show which will open June 17 following Wipeout, cites Variety. The reality show was scheduled to make a come-back July 8. The comedies Surviving Suburbia and The Goode Family will switch from Wednesdays to Fridays at 8p and 830p respectively starting this week, taking the place of Wife Swap encores. Then on Wednesdays, ABC will air back-to-back episodes of Wipeout.
In another scheduling change, The CW is holding off on debuting its new reality show Blonde Charity Mafia this summer, opting to wait until next season, reports TVWeek. The series, which was slated to premiere July 7, focuses on young “movers and shakers” living in Washington, D.C.
WE tv is jumping into the multiple baby genre with the debut of Raising Sextuplets this Thursday at 10p. The series, produced by Eric Schiff Productions, Inc., is based on the successful 2008 one-hour pilot special OMG! Sextuplets! about the birth of the six Masche children and their parents, Jenny and Bryan. The six-part series will center on this same family and the kids are now two years old.
Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates: June 5-7, 2009
~ DISTRIBUTION, CLEARANCE & CARRIAGE ~
Twentieth Television sold all seven seasons of the FOX comedy Malcolm in the Middle to Nick at Nite, per B&C. The series will open July 5 on the network, airing in primetime at 8p and joining other comedies George Lopez, Everybody Hates Chris (starting in September) and Home Improvement. Regency Television produced Malcolm in the Middle and it is distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.
Planet Green acquired a Canadian series called The 100-Mile Challenge distributed by Passion Distribution and produced by Paperny Films, per THR. The series follows six Canadian families as they stop eating mass-produced food products and opt to eat items grown within a 100-mile radius for 100 days. Passion Distribution, which holds the international rights to the series, also has format agreements out in France, Benelux and Asia.
~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~
FOX is developing a reality series from A. Smith & Co. called I Married a Stranger about prospective brides who don’t meet their husbands until they exchange marriage vows. The series follows a different woman during each episode that has been unlucky on the dating front, who agrees to the proposition of a “blind” wedding. The woman’s friends and family will select from six candidates who are eliminated until two remain. Both finalists will appear at the wedding with one becoming the groom. FOX has finished production on a pilot and is considering a series order. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Scott Jeffress all serve as executive producers. As a follow up for viewers, I Married a Stranger will also show footage from each couple’s honeymoon and offer two-month updates to see how the relationships are progressing.
Picture This Television, the production company behind the Bravo reality series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List is developing a reality series starring teen chef, Greg Grossman, according to THR. Fourteen-year-old Grossman, who grew up in East Hampton, NY began a catering business when he was 11, bringing him notoriety and to the attention of celebrity chefs.
~ ELSEWHERE IN CYNOPSIS ~
CYNOPSIS DIGITAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY: New media outlets are finding themselves at the center of all sorts of controversies these days. Craigslist is back in the hot seat after a North Carolina man used the site to recruit someone to attack his wife with him in the room. Meanwhile St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa filed a lawsuit against Twitter for publishing a fake account bearing his name. (Someone purporting to be La Russa tweeted sardonically about sore subjects including a drunk driving charge, according the AP.) Twitter co-founder Biz Stone defended the company’s Terms of Service policy and responded to the growing problem of unauthorized profiles by announcing plans to launch a “Verified Accounts” option later this summer. Verified Accounts will guarantee authenticity for “public officials, public agencies, famous artists, athletes, and other well known individuals at risk of impersonation.” Now we’ll know whether or not it’s the real Shaq and the actual Dwight Howard using the platform to place a digital smack down on one another … Full edition: CYN DIGITAL.
CYNOPSIS KIDS – TODAY’S TOP STORY: BBC Worldwide Channels Asia inks a new deal to launch CBeebies, BBC Knowledge and BBC on Singapore’s pay TV platform StarHub TV. The 24-hour channels will officially launch on the service on August 1, 2009, and will reach some 527,000 subscribers. The three new channels will join BBC World News and BBC Entertainment, which are already available on StarHub’s pay TV platform. Full edition: CYN KIDS.
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM NATPE
~ RATINGS ~
Thursday – A18-49 Analysis: ABC dribbled past the competition Thursday night to win among A18-49 with a 3.8/11 according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research. ABC won the 8p hour with its before-game specials Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night and NBA Countdown averaging a 2.8/9 and followed by NBC’s I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! at 1.9/6. ABC’s NBA Finals game took off at 9p posting a 4.3/12 while FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance placed second with 3.1.9 and UNIV’s Manana es para Siempre came in third at 1.6/5. Also this hour, NBC’s new The Listener tied for fourth place along with CBS’ CSI repeat at 1.5/4 each. ABC finished the night winning the 10p hour as well with the NBA Finals at 4.4/12 and CBS’ The Mentalist encore trailed next with 1.9/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, June 4, 2009 time period averages. Source: Overnight Affiliate Ratings, Live + Same Day, Nielsen.
ABC: 5.7/10 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 4.5/8, NBA Countdown 4.3/8, NBA Finals: Orlando at LA Lakers (Game #1) 6.4/11
CBS: 4.9/8 The Big Bang Theory [r] 3.9/7, Old Christine [r] 3.5/6, CSI [r] 5.2/9, The Mentalist [r] 5.7/10
FOX: 4.6/8 Bones [r] 4.1/7, So You Think You Can Dance 5.1/9
NBC: 3.6/6 I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! 3.5/6, The Listener [p] 3.6/6, The Listener 3.7/6
UNIV: 2.0/3 Cuidado con el Angel 1.9/4, Manana es para Siempre 2.2/4, Mujeres Asesinas 1.7/3
CW: 0.9/2 Smallville [r] 1.0/2, Supernatural [r] 0.8/1
TELE: 0.5/1 Mas Sabe el Diablo 0.4/1, El Rostro de Analia 0.6/1, Futbol Estelar 0.6/1
ION: 0.4/1 Thursday 7PM Movie: Ace Ventura – When Nature Calls [8p rating only] 0.4/1, Thursday Night Movie: Ace Ventura – When Nature Call [r] 0.5/1
A18-49: ABC 3.8/11, FOX 2.4/7, CBS 1.6/5, NBC 1.6/5, UNIV 1.4/4, TELE 0.5/1, CW 0.4/1, ION 0.3/1
This day in History: 1948 – Milton Berle hosted “Texaco Star Theater” NBC-TV. It was the show’s debut.
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: If you’re a dog named Flash, who is your owner? Roscoe Coltrane on Dukes of Hazzard Kudos to: David S. Larson-CBS Television/NY; Jim Halterman-Progressive Television/New York; Penny Bouton-KLJB/KGCW/Davenport; Kyle Brawner-KDAF/Dallas; Adam Leston-WDJT/Milwaukee; Brian Fleming-Tribune Television New Orleans/New Orleans; Andrew Simonian-Standard Media Company/Los Angeles; Sean Fernald-3Mac Studios/Los Angeles; Adam Friedman-Endemol USA/West Hollywood; Angelle Haney Gullett-McGraw-Hill/Studio City; Mark Bishop-marblemedia/Toronto; Mira Quinn-William F. Cooke TV Programs/Toronto; David Ball-Comcast International Media Group/E! Entertainment UK
Today’s Trivia Question: Melvilles lives above … what? (Email
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