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Good Morning. It’s Friday, December 7, 2007 and this is your first early morning briefing.
Job cuts within NBC News and MSNBC are expected to begin today, with 15-20 positions getting pink slipped in a wide range of areas within the news division. According to a statement from NBC News, “There’s an ongoing process at NBC News to reallocate, reorganize and right-size the division given the business pressures that every major media organization is facing.”
~ MORE GOOD STUFF ~
NBC offers a full schedule for the first quarter 2008 of both scripted and reality programs. Here is the list of mid-season premieres:
NBC specials in first quarter include:
Late-Night Ratings Snapshot: During November Sweep, late night talkers were in reruns for the bulk of the sweep due to the WGA strike. At the end of the day, ABC’s Nightline topped CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman with total viewers, while NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno still lead the pack. All three networks tied with ratings among A25-54. Here are the final late-night results:
BET‘s Sunday Best finale Tuesday night (8p) was presented live and drew in more than 1.7 million total viewers.
World Wrestling Entertainment extended its existing contract for another two years with USA Network and WWE Monday Night RAW will remain on USA through 2010. In addition, WWE will continue with the weekend program A.M. RAW, and a Spanish-language version of Monday Night RAW for Telemundo and mun2, as well as provide NBC with two specials per year for Saturday late night. A 15th anniversary, three-hour special of Monday Night RAW will air on USA next Monday at 8p.
Scripps Networks’ Great American Country (GAC) added more than 8 million new subscribers in the last year and is now available to more than 52.6 million households. Two million of those new subscribers live in the New York metro area as GAC launched this month on Cablevision Systems. Other recent market additions include Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas and Miami, making GAC available in each of the top 140 U.S. markets.
~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~
A new pilot project for ABC – Wipeout from Endemol USA is a gamer with 50 players in the world’s largest obstacle course, each with an eye on a $50k cash prize. Wipeout is described as “Fear Factor with none of the gross,” another Endemol show.
NBC’s Peacock Productions made a deal with adventurer/environmentalist David de Rothschild to host environmental programming for the network’s nonfiction production division. First up, is a pilot for a Sundance Channel series that highlights how the environment impacts items pertaining to everyday life. Based in London, one of David’s most recent projects was leading an expedition to Ecuador’s rainforest region, documenting damage caused by international oil companies.
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~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
ABC Television Network hired Amul Shah as Associate Director/Digital Research to develop digital research projects in support of new business and other initiatives.
The Lippin Group recruited Jim Benson as SVP. Jim will manage the company’s corporate and emerging media clients in the U.S. and abroad while based in Los Angeles. Nicely done Jim!
Tennis Channel elevated David Scott to Executive Director/Acquisitions and Program Planning and Bob Whyley to Coordinating Producer. David will still divide his duties between completing network rights agreements and fine-tuning logistics for the launch of on-air programming. His new promotion adds supervising the Los Angeles programming operations to his responsibilities. David will continue to report to Victoria Quoss, EVP/Programming and Network Strategy. Bob will now head domestic tournament production, managing the technical and editorial details. He will also manage the network’s growing production department and operational functions that include planning, scheduling and other hi-def work. Bob continues to report directly to Larry Meyers, SVP/Production and Executive Producer.
LeslieAnne Wade advanced to SVP/Communications with CBS Sports to supervise the corporate and media relations functions for the company’s sports entities that include CBS Sports, CBSSports.com, CSTV and CSTV.com. She will also work with Showtime Sports and other sports properties under the CBS umbrella. LeslieAnne, who has been VP/Communications with CBS Sports since May 1998, continues to report to Gil Schwartz, EVP/Corporate Communications, CBS Corporation and Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports.
Bob Sacco has been upped to VP/Marketing with Travel Ad Network (TAN). Previously, Bob was VP/Sales and is a Co-Founder of the network and has been the company’s top sales executive since its launch in late 2003.
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~ RATINGS ~
Wednesday – A18-49 Analysis: ABC was the leader Wednesday night with 3.2/9 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. ABC’s annual holiday special, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town won the 8p hour with 3.3/9. At 9p, ABC held onto #1 as Private Practice posted a winning 3.8/10. CBS was successful at 10p with the CSI: NY repeat at 2.8/8.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 – time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 6.5/10 Deal or No Deal 7.2/11, Life 5.0/8
ABC: 5.8/9 Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town [r] 5.4/9, Private Practice 7.0/11, Dirty Sexy Money 4.8/8
CBS: 5.7/9 Kid Nation 4.4/7, Criminal Minds [r] 6.0/9, CSI: NY [r] 6.8/12
FOX: 3.4/5 Back to You [r] 3.6/6, ’til Death [r] 3.2/5, Kitchen Nightmares [r] 3.3/5
CW: 2.3/4 America’s Next Top Model 2.9/5, Gossip Girl 1.7/3
UNIV: 1.9/3 Amar sin Limites 1.7/3, Pasion 1.8/3, Don Francisco Presenta 2.3/4
MNT: 0.8/1 Celebrity Expose [r] 0.9/2, Celebrity Expose [r] 0.6/1
TELE: 0.6/1 Madre Luna 0.6/1, Victoria 0.8/1, Pecados Ajenos 0.4/1
A18-49: ABC 3.2/9, NBC 2.7/7, CBS 2.5/7, FOX 2.2/6, CW 1.7/5, UNIV 1.6/4, TELE 0.5/1, MNT 0.4/1
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This day in History: 1925 – Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 150-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 25 and 2/5 seconds. He went on to play Tarzan in several movies.
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: In the film Sling Blade, written by and starring Billy Bob Thornton, who played the violent and cruel Doyle Hargraves? DWIGHT Kudos to: Julie Riley-Strata Marketing/Atlanta; Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing/NY; Deanna George-HSN/St. Petersburg, FL; Lori Howard-RPA/Atlanta; Michele Sifuentes-Equity Media/Springdale, AR; Karen Parmelee-Freelance Writer/ Producer/Nashville; Heather Floore-CW33 Dallas; Becky Paschal-KDAF/Dallas; Todd Schliewen-KMSB/Tucson; Alicia Lewis-Boston Legal/LA; Ed Horowitz-LMNO Productions/Encino, CA; Beth Leverett-MediaFLO USA/San Diego; Eve Henderson-Global Edmonton/Edmonton
Today’s Trivia Question: In this 1982 horror/sci-fi movie, a group of men are trapped in a small research station on the vast Antarctic ice – one of them potentially having been transformed into a hideous space alien. What movie is this? (
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ABC: Men in Trees, Women’s Murder Club, 20/20
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