Thursday, April 5th, 2007



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Good morning, it’s Thursday, April 5, 2007 and this is your first early morning briefing. 

Good news baseball fans! Major League Baseball signed an eleventh inning deal that will keep its out-of-market Extra Innings package of games on cable for the next seven years. Carriage of the planned MLB Channel, which In Demand wanted to stick on a digital tier, is what held things up. The new deal means the baseball channel is expected to launch in 40 million homes. No word yet on EchoStar, but negotiations are ongoing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
MTV: Pimp My Ride at 9p, Nick Cannon Presents at 930p, Adventures in Hollyhood at 10p, Human Giant at 1030p

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NBC has renewed its freshman comedy 30 Rock for a second season and will air a special “supersized” episode tonight from 840-920p. The half-hour series will then stick to its new time slot of 9p Thursdays starting April 12 for the remainder of this season. 30 Rock is produced by Broadway Video and NBC Universal Television Studio.

CNN is replacing its morning anchors on American Morning — out are Soledad O’Brien and Miles O’Brien; in are John Roberts and Kiran Chetry.  Both O’Briens will remain at the network and be reassigned as special correspondents.   The three hour morning news program is down 6% in total viewers as compared to first qtr last year, tho it was up marginally among A25-54.

Starting April 7, WE tv will premiere two new original series which will appeal to the dog lover:

  • America’s Cutest Puppies – weekly half-hour that airs at 9p, WE tv searches the nation for the cutest puppies to compete for the title of America’s Cutest Puppy. Ten episodes plus a one-hour season finale produced by Kaos Entertainment.
  • Adventures in Doggie Daycare – weekly 30m series that looks at the doggie daycare business. Eight episodes produced by Screaming Flea.

TV Land begins its Friday Night Movies block this Friday at 10p. Each Friday, TV Land will air a movie appealing to the Baby Boom generation, starting this week with White Men Can’t Jump. Upcoming titles include Fletch, Weekend at Bernie’s, Young Frankenstein, Basic Instinct and many more.

NBC will air the 2007 National Heads-Up Poker Championship from Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas starting this Sunday at noon. Six more episodes will run on consecutive Sunday afternoons thereafter. The poker series, owned by NBC, has a $1.5 million purse and features some of the best poker players in the world. 

Nick at Nite will premiere its six-part reality series Funniest Mom in America 3 on April 10 at 9p. The show is hosted by Roseanne Barr with Kim Coles and Hal Sparks as celebrity judges. Thirteen moms from across America will compete in the semi-final showcase round with the final winner revealed on Mother’s Day  May 13 at 9p. She will win $50,000 and a chance to host a special programming night on the network. Allison Grodner serves as Executive Producer and the series is presented by KFC.

E! Entertainment Television will debut a new late-night show featuring comedienne and author Chelsea Handler. Chelsea Lately will premiere in July as a 60m weeknight strip series giving Chelsea a forum to comment on pop culture and current news stories. The show will also have guests, viewer call-ins and comedy field segments.

MTV has ordered up a third season of The Hills and given it a 10-episode order.  The show is expected to return for its third season this summer.  Season #2 of The Hills averaged 2.7 million viewers, and 2.2 million in the MTV sweet spot – A12-34.

Discovery Channel’s third season debut of Deadliest Catch on Tuesday night captured a 2.0 A25-54 rating and a 2.8 M25-49 rating. Upcoming episodes will air on Tuesday nights at 9p over the next ten weeks.

VH1 attracted 4.8 million total viewers Monday night for its season finale of I Love New York  the most watched episode of the season. For those fans who want more, the I Love New York reunion special will air April 15 at 9p.

Funkmaster Flex, the New York City radio host and star of two other shows on Spike TV and ESPN2, is producer for the reality competition show currently on ESPN2 called Car Wars. Four car customizers will compete during the seven 30m episodes, including a 2-part finale, with each hoping to build the ultimate show car as deemed by the panel of celebrity judges including Flex.

Through systems provided by SeaChange International, Inc., St. Joseph Cablevision has just launched on-demand services for its subscribers and this month will also upgrade their multichannel advertising business to digital cable. Local advertisers will soon have 50 digital and analog channels available for commercial insertion. St. Joseph Cablevision is a division of multiple system operator NPG Cable, Inc., serving the St. Joseph, MO market.

The Charlottesville-based business intelligence provider for the banking and financial industry, SNL Financial has purchased the media research and analysis company, Kagan Research. Around since 1969 with headquarters in Monterey, CA, Kagan supplies proprietary financial data and forecasting for broadcast TV, radio, cable, satellite, entertainment, wireless communications and programming companies.

Calling all college students!  Cynopsis Weekender College Edition sponsored by Greek, A New ABC Family Original Series coming in July, is coming back on April 26, 2007, and if your essay on television is one of the four published, you’ll be paid $350! We’re looking for 350 word editorials on the subject of television from current college students all around the world.  The four most insightful, original, humorous and/or well-written pieces will be included in this special College Edition of Weekender , and only those four will be paid $350.  College Professors, moms and dads – encourage your students to participate!  All entries should be emailed no later than midnight on Friday, April 20th to me at [email protected], SUBJECT: Weekender College Edition. Students – be sure to include your name, age, college, college year, and major (if you know it), and how you can be contacted.   Good luck!


TNT has confirmed it will move forward with development on a new untitled legal drama pilot from Steven Bochco, who will serve as Executive Producer. The plot centers on former law school friends who now go up against each other in the courtroom.

Lifetime Networks is teaming with TF1 International, the distribution unit of the French TF1 group, in its first-ever international co-production partnership to produce and distribute three original television movies for release in worldwide markets. The first project is the movie Miracle Mountain, produced by Nomadic Pictures, starring Jami Gertz and Dylan Walsh which will premiere on Lifetime Television later this year and will be distributed by TF1 International outside the U.S. by the end of 2007.

Casting Call: Oxygen and season three of Mo’Nique’s F.A.T. Chance: Paris will host open casting calls starting April 14 in Los Angeles, April 19 in Chicago and April 21 in Dallas, looking for full-figured beauties to compete and be crowned Miss F.A.T. in Paris. A one-hour casting special will air on the network July 21 and a two-hour Paris special will air July 28. During this week only, Oxygen will give viewers a chance to enter the online contest “America Votes” for a chance to be one of the contestants. To submit a video explaining why you should compete in Paris and to obtain the application, visit For more information on how to submit an audition tape if you cannot attend a live audition, go to .

Casting Call: Storm enthusiasts are encouraged to apply to be part of a new WE tv reality series Twister Sisters, produced by Original Productions and featuring Melanie Metz and Peggy Willenberg, two severe weather experts as they travel through Tornado Alley looking for powerful storms. Six tours will embark from Omaha, NE or Kansas City, MO in May and June. Couples, family members and friends are welcome to join this “storm vacation” with a chance to take your relationship to a new level. Send an email to: chase@ with information about yourself and your travel companions, including names, ages, relationships, addresses and dates you are available as well as contact information. Also please explain why you want to be a storm chaser and what you expect will happen.




Source:  Nielsen Galaxy Explorer (1/29-2/25/07), Live+SD HH coverage area Prime time rating (M-Su 8-11p), ranked among all measured ad-supported cable networks.  Nielsen NPower Length of Tune (11/27-12/31/06); M-Su 8-11p.
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Equator HD, part of the VOOM HD Networks available on the DISH Network, has promoted Ali Hossaini as Executive Producer to manage all acquisitions, co-productions and original series for the channel. He will report to Bill Roberts.

Patricia Brandino has been named Managing Director at Minds Eye International, a distribution company based in Canada. In April, Patricia and producer Kevin DeWalt will debut the two-part, four-hour miniseries The Englishman’s Boy starring Bob Hoskins at MIPTV in Cannes, France.

Daniel Spangler has been hired by Cascade Broadcasting as Regional Stations Manager to provide oversight for the company’s television stations in Louisville: WBKI (The CW) and WYCS (LouisvilleNetwork) as well as KWBA/Tucson (The CW). Based in Louisville, Daniel will head marketing, programming and sales marketing for all three stations.

Cineflix, the international production company with offices in Dublin and London, has added three to its executive team: Rob Carey will become Head of Factual Entertainment; Nick Godwin joins as Executive Producer; and Gavin McGarry will be the new VP/Digital Media.

Schiefer Media, Inc. has tapped Rory Camangian for the position of VP/Business Development. Based on the East Coast, Rory will help Schiefer Media establish a larger national image and provide further services for its East Coast clients.

Golf Channel has appointed Page H. Thompson as President to supervise all operations for the network and to guide its overall mission. Previously, Page was SVP/GM of Video Services at Comcast.


Today in Cynopsis Kids, listen to the audio version here , or subscribe to the iTunes CynKids podcast

  • Mattel’s shows off its new Polly Wheels line at The New York International Auto Show
  • This summer will include Funday Night at the Movies on Turner Classic Movies
  • Nat Geo’s Wild Chronicles goes to V-me

Today in Cynopsis International, listen to the audio version here or subscribe to the iTunes Cyn Int’l podcast 

  • NBC Universal adding 20 local TV channels in 23 new countries under its Global Networks Division umbrella
  • The History Channel to debut in Benelux and Scandinavia through Digital Media Centre
  • National Geographic‘s Wild Chronicles to air on new Spanish-language V-me network

Today in Cynopsis Digital, listen to the audio version here or subscribe to the iTunes Cyn Digital podcast

  • Major League Baseball and In Demand finally play ball.
  • DoubleClick unveiled its Advertising Exchange service for auctioning off ads online
  • AMD has teamed with Veoh, Vmix and Orb to offer its own version of Apple TV.


Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 3/19-3/25/07 ranked by HH Rtg
Wheel of Fortune (CTD)                                 8.5 AA
Jeopardy (CTD)                                             6.1 AA
Oprah Winfrey Show (CTD)                            5.3 AA / 5.4 GAA
Everybody Loves Raymond (CTD)                   5.1 AA / 6.7 GAA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD)                          4.7 AA / 4.8 GAA
Judge Judy (CTD)                                          4.7 AA / 7.1 GAA
Dr. Phil Show (CTD)                                       4.5 AA / 4.6 GAA
Seinfeld (Sony)                                             4.5 AA / 5.2 GAA
Inside Edition (CTD)                                       3.5 AA / 3.5 GAA
Friends (Warner Bros.)                                   3.4 AA / 4.0 GAA
Live with Regis and Kelly (Buena Vista)           3.4 AA
Source Nielsen Media Research – Live + SD Data

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 3/19-3/25/07 ranked by A18-49
Seinfeld (Sony)                                              2.8 AA / 3.2 GAA
Everybody Loves Raymond (CTD)                    2.8 AA / 3.5 GAA
Friends (Warner Bros.)                                   2.3 AA / 2.7 GAA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD)                                  2.2 AA
King of Queens (Sony)                                   2.2 AA / 3.0 GAA
That ’70s Show (Carsey Werner)                     2.2 AA / 3.0 GAA
Oprah Winfrey Show (CTD)                             2.0 AA / 2.1 GAA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD)                          1.7 AA / 1.8 GAA
Jeopardy (CTD)                                             1.6 AA
Dr. Phil Show (CTD)                                       1.6 AA / 1.6 GAA
King of the Hill (Twentieth Television)              1.6 AA / 2.1 GAA
Judge Judy (CTD)                                          1.6 AA / 2.3 GAA
Source Nielsen Media Research – Live + SD Data

TUESDAY – A18-49 AnalysisFOX pulled off another Tuesday night win with 9.4/25 A18-49, according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research. CBS was a distant second at 2.9/8, followed by ABC and NBC tied for third at 2.6/7, and then UNIV 1.7/4, CW 0.9/2 and TELE 0.4/1. FOX had a good showing the first two hours with American Idol in #1 at 8p with 9.9/28 and House winning at 9p with 8.9/22. Then at 10p, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU led with 3.9/11.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Tuesday, April 3, 2007 – time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research

FOX       13.9/22        American Idol 15.3/25, House 12.5/19

CBS        6.8/11           NCIS 8.7/14, The Unit 6.2/10, CSI: Miami [r] 5.5/9

ABC        6.6/11          George Lopez [r] 3.3/5, According to Jim [r] 3.1/5, Dancing with the Stars: Results Show 9.8/15, Boston Legal 6.8/11

NBC        5.6/9           Dateline: NBC 4.1/7, Law & Order: CI 5.1/8, Law & Order: SVU 7.6/13

UNIV       2.2/3           La Fea Mas Bella 2.3/4, Destilando Amor 2.2/3, Nuestra Belleza Latina 1.9/3

CW         1.6/3           Gilmore Girls [r] 1.4/2, Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search For The Next Doll 1.8/3

TELE       0.6/1           Marina 0.6/1, Zorro 0.6/1, Decisiones 0.5/1

A18-49: FOX 9.4/25, CBS 2.9/8, ABC 2.6/7, NBC 2.6/7, UNIV 1.7/4, CW 0.9/2, TELE 0.4/1


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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: Thursday, April 5, 2007

ABC:     Ugly Betty [r], Grey’s Anatomy [r], October Road
CBS:     Survivor Fiji, CSI, Shark
CW:      Smallville [r], Supernatural [r]
FOX:     Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, Family Guy [r], Family Guy [r]
ION:     Mama’s Family, Mama’s Family, Diagnosis Murder, Wonder Years, Wonder Years
MNT:    Happy Birthday Elton  (OTO)
NBC:     The Office, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Andy Barker P.I., My Name Is Earl [r]
PBS:     This Old House [r], Antiques Roadshow, Wayfarer’s Journey: Listen to Mahler
TELE:    Marina, Zorro, Decisiones
UNIV:    La Fea Más Bella, Destilando Amor, Aquí y Ahora

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Thursday, July 25, 2024 Good morning! It’s Thursday, and this is your monthly Gaming Brief. Around 62% of American adults play video games, according to Comscore’s 2024 State of Gaming report. The report, put together in collaboration with Anzu, also revealed that 49% of the U.S. gaming population is Millennials, more than both Gen X […]

Cynopsis Digital Out of Home 07/24/24: Global LED billboard market forecast to hit $7.3 billion by 2031; Amazon’s Audible launches massive AR campaign

Wednesday July 24, 2024 The “DPAA 2024 Omnichannel Decision-Makers Study,” conducted by Advertiser Perceptions and sponsored by Kochava, found that eight in 10 respondents will recommend digital-out-of-home to be part of their media plans over the next 12 months, with 96% of marketers and agencies planning to increase or maintain spending in the next 12 […]

07/24/24: Cynopsis Jobs


ASSOCIATE, GLOBAL LICENSING & DISTRIBUTION HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP CHARLOTTE, NC Coordinate and execute asset delivery to content distribution partners and assist with ideation and execution of marketing campaigns with channel partners as well as capture, analyze, and report viewership data. You will also follow and report on industry trends and create weekly programming schedules […]