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MAKING OVER TIME PERIODS
COAST TO COAST
New York: +125%
Washington DC: +25%
San Francisco: +40%
Los Angeles: +100% Source: The Nielsen Company, Live+SD HH rtg, 9/12-9/20/2011 vs Sept ’10 TP
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Syndication debut: Court: Last Shot With Judge Gunn (new show)
Hallmark Channel: The Martha Stewart Show at 10a; Emeril’s Table at 11a; Martha Bakes at 1130a; Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala at 12p; Petkeeping with Marc Morrone at 1230p
Bounce TV at 12p (new over-the-air TV network targeting African Americans)
ABC: The Chew at 1p
FOX: Terra Nova at 8p
The CW: Gossip Girl at 8p; Hart of Dixie at 9p Halogen TV: Roadworthy: The Invisible Children Tour at 9p
CBS: Mike & Molly at 930p
TLC: Cake Boss at 10p & 1030p
Style Network: Giuliana & Bill at 8p
Showtime: Weeds at 10p; The Big C at 1030p
Syfy: Alphas at 10p
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Laura Dern’s new series Enlightened launches on HBO October 10 at 930p. Dern stars as Amy Jellicoe, an ambitious executive who, after a series of self-destructive choices, has a nervous breakdown. Following a long stay at a treatment center in Hawaii, Amy returns to her home life with a new enlightened existence which notches up the drama and wreaks unexpected havoc on her friends and family. HBO is airing ten episodes of Enlightened which also stars Mike White, who also directs and writes and is an executive producer along with Dern. Other stars of the series include Luke Wilson and Dern’s real-life mother, Diane Ladd among others.
Wellness network Veria Living sports a newly-created life cycle logo that merges Eastern influence with Western design and also has a new slogan: “Go Well” as part of its global branding initiative. Veria Living will use its enhancements with its upcoming new website at Veria.com launching in November and tied to new program premieres in primetime opening in January 2012.
Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates: September 23-25, 2011
The Lion King (Disney) $22.1 million 2 wk total $61.7m
Moneyball (Sony) $20.6 million opening weekend
Dolphin Tale (Warner Bros.) $20.3 million opening weekend
Abduction (Lionsgate) $11.2 million opening weekend
Killer Elite (Open Road) $9.5 million opening weekend
Contagion (Warner Bros.) $8.6 million 3 wk total $57.1m
Drive (FilmDistrict) $5.8 million 2 wk total $21.4m
The Help (Disney) $4.4 million 7 wk total $154.4m
Straw Dogs (Sony) $2.1 million 2 wk total $8.9m
I Don’t Know How She Does It (The Weinstein Co.) $2.1 million 2 wk total $8.0m
NBC handed producer J.J. Abrams (Lost, Person of Interest, Alcatraz) and producer and creator of Supernatural, Eric Kripke a pilot production commitment for a project titled Revolution. The drama in development is described as an epic adventure thriller though key details are being kept secret. Warner Bros. Television and Abram’s Bad Robot are producing with Abrams, Kripke and Bryan Burk serving as executive producers. Kripke will additionally write the pilot.
44 Blue Productions, specializing in reality and lifestyle content forged a development agreement with Bricia Lopez, an up-and-coming culinary talent from Los Angeles who is a partner in the restaurant Guelageutza showcasing Oaxaca regional foods and culture. Lopez is considered an expert of Mexican food and culture and has appeared on numerous English- and Spanish-speaking programs and networks including Univision and Good Day LA. She is also the Spanish-language spokesperson for the “Got Milk” campaign. 44 Blue Productions is developing multiple series featuring Lopez and her passion for her native country, its foods and culture.
Thursday A18-49 Analysis: FOX led coveted Thursday night with the A18-49 viewers at 4.3/12, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, the season premiere of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and a second new episode averaged a winning 5.0/15 followed by the part two premiere of FOX’s The X Factor in second place at 4.0/12; in third place was Univision’s Teresa at 2.2/6 while the series debut of Charlie’s Angels on ABC was fourth at 2.1/6 and new season openers of NBC’s Community and Parks and Recreation averaged a fifth place spot at 1.9/6. The second hour of FOX’s The X Factor surged to a 4.6/12 during 9p with the season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy on ABC next at 4.0/10; the average of NBC’s season bow of The Office and the series debut of Whitney was third at 3.6/9 (The Office posted a 3.9/10 at 9p and Whitney delivered a 3.3/8 at 930p) and CBS’ new series Person of Interest came in fourth at 3.1/8. Then at 10p, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy two-hour season opener was #1 at 4.3/11, the season debut of The Mentalist on CBS in #2 at 2.8/7 and in third was the series premiere of NBC’s Prime Suspect at 1.8/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, September 22, 2011 – time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 8.5/13 The Big Bang Theory [p] 8.6/14, The Big Bang Theory 8.8/14, Person of Interest [p] 8.3/13, The Mentalist [p] 8.4/14
FOX: 7.5/12 The X Factor [p] 7.5/12
ABC: 6.6/10 Charlie’s Angels [p] 5.7/9, Grey’s Anatomy [p] 7.1/11
NBC: 3.3/6 Community [p] 2.5/4, Parks and Recreation [p] 2.4/4, The Office [p] 4.4/7, Whitney [p] 4.1/6, Prime Suspect [p] 4.1/7
UNIV: 1.9/3 Teresa 2.7/4, La Fuerza del Destino 2.5/4, Mujeres Asesinas 1.3/2
CW: 1.5/2 Vampire Diaries 1.6/3, Secret Circle 1.3/2
ION: 0.8/1 Criminal Minds 0.8/1, Criminal Minds 0.9/1, Criminal Minds 0.9/1
TELE: 0.7/1 Mi Corazon Insiste 0.6/1, Flor Salvaje 0.7/1, La Casa de Al Lado 0.9/1
TF: 0.3/0 Reto de Mujer 0.2/0, Ultimo Matrimonio 0.3/0, Correo de Inocentes [p] 0.3/1
A18-49: FOX 4.3/12, CBS 3.6/10, ABC 3.4/9, NBC 2.4/6, UNIV 1.6/4, CW 1.1/3, TELE 0.5/1, ION 0.3/1, TF 0.2/1
Johannes Jensen was named CEO of Zodiak Nordic by Zodiak Media Group. Johannes will head the Scandinavian division along with Jens Eriksson, COO; Joel Karsberg, CCO; and Mikael Royson, CFO. Zodiak Nordic is a division of Zodiak Media Group that manages the operations of the Group’s companies in the Nordic territories, Poland and Hungary.
Amy Israel joins Showtime Networks Inc. as SVP/Original Programming with creative oversight and development of new original series for the premium network. Amy will report to Gary Levine, EVP/Original Programming, Showtime Networks. Prior to this appointment, Amy served as executive producer on the upcoming film In Time and was the EVP/Production at New Regency.
Univision Communications Inc. tapped David Neal as SVP/Production for Sports where he will supervise production for Univision’s sports properties across all platforms. Based in Miami, David will report to Alexander “Sandy” Brown, President/Sports, Univision Communications Inc. In the recent past, David was Executive Producer at NBC Sports.
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This day in History: 1774 – Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist was born. (d. 1845)
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: Where did the first season of Survivor take place? Borneo, and the winner, the clothes resistant, Richard Hatch. Kudos to: Robert Wimbish-Scripps Networks/Knoxville; Carl Mayer-Active International/Pearl River, NY; Cristin DeVries-CBS Television Network/NYC; Linda Grillo-MTV Networks/NYC; Troy Wright-Wright Graphic; Larry Glazer/WTTW TV/Chicago; Eric Litt-WGN-TV/WGN/Chicago; Colleen Leary-Wikia.com/San Francisco; Miriam Aardahl-OMD/LA; Ariel Levine-Bravo Development/LA; Cammie Buerry-Station Casinos/Las Vegas.
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
ABC: Dancing with the Stars, Castle
AZTECA: Cosas de la Vida, Al Extremo, Extra Normal
CBS: How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly [p ], Hawaii Five-0
CW: Gossip Girl [p ], Hart of Dixie [p ]
FOX: Terra Nova [p ]
ION: Monk, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
NBC: The Sing Off [p ], The Playboy Club
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow, American Experience
TELE: Mi Corazon Insiste, Flor Salvaje, La Casa de al Lado
UNIV: Teresa, La Fuerza del Distino, Don Francisco Presenta
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