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Good morning. It’s Thursday, February 24, 2005, and this is your first early morning briefing.
Fox ran away with the win on Tuesday night in the final ratings from Nielsen Media Research, posting an overall, 8.9/22 A18-49, well ahead of #2 ABC which delivered a moderate 3.5/9. NBC was #3 for the night with a 3.4/9, followed by CBS 2.9/7, WB 2.2/6, UPN 1.0/3. American Idol pulled in a 11.5/29 A18-49 rating, followed by House with a 6.4/16. The only other show to see double digit shares between 8 and 10p was According to Jim with a 4.3/11. Law & Order SVU held the 10p time period with a 5.5/15, over NYPD Blue 3.6/9 and Judging Amy 2.9/8.
Casting / Development / Production:
Granada Entertainment’s Nanny 911 returns to the Fox primetime schedule on March 14, Monday at 8pm.
WB has ordered additional episodes of One Tree Hill and Friday night comedy What I Like About You, for a total of 23 and 24 episodes, respectively. So far this season, One Tree Hill has averaged 4.6 million viewers, the net’s #3 ranked drama behind 7th Heaven and Gilmore Girls.
Telemundo has entered into an agreement to acquire the KBLR/Las Vegas from Summit Media Limited Partnership. Financial terms were not disclosed. Las Vegas is the 51st DMA market, and the #25 largest Hispanic market. KBLR is a full-power station and currently a Telemundo affiliate. The station joins 15 other Spanish-language television stations already owned and operated by the NBC Universal Television Stations Division. The acquisition is subject to all the usual regulatory approvals.
Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of February 14-20, 2005:
Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of February 14-20, 2005:
Casting Call: Want to look 10 Years Younger (sheesh, who doesn’t?) ? In any case, if you’re so inclined, TLC’s 10 Years Younger show is looking for interesting outgoing people in the greater LA area who are interested in a little freshening via non invasive medical and dental assistance, along with all the usual fun makeover stuff. Interested? Contact Tina Weiss at
Andrew Snyder has been named VP/iMedia Advertising Sales for Discovery Networks, U.S., effective immediately. In his new role, Andrew will oversee all sales efforts for Discovery’s iMedia offerings, including Discovery.com, broadband, Video On Demand and other interactive platforms. He reports to Scott McGraw, EVP/Ad Sales.
Univision Communications Inc. announced Bert Medina has been upped to SVP/Operating Manager of the TeleFutura Network. He’ll be responsible for overseeing all operations, including programming, promotions, talent relations, technical operations and news for the TeleFutura Network. Based in Miami, Bert reports to Ray Rodriguez, Pres/COO, Univision Communications Inc. Bert fills the vacancy left by Alina Falcon following her upping to EVP/Ops Mgr. of Univision Network.
In addition, Univision has promoted Vincent Cordero to replace Bert Media as VP/General Manager, Univision WGBO-TV and TeleFutura WXFT-TV in Chicago. Vincent will oversee the channels’ operations. Vincent reports to Mike Wortsman and Tom Arnost, Co-Presidents, Univision Television Group.
Bravo, the U.S. Hispanic integrated communications agency, has announced the appointment of Kathy Whitlock as VP/Managing Director and the promotions of Nilda Velez and José E. Arandia to VP/Managing Directors. Kathy begins at Bravo by overseeing the Sears and Cingular accounts, making the move over to Bravo from Warner Bros. Movieworld Madrid, where as Director of Sales and Marketing. Nilda Velez has been promoted to VP/Managing Director, where she will oversee the Lifetime Television and Toys “R” Us accounts. Additionally, she will continue to manage the Kraft Foods business. And Jose Arandia, upped to VP/Managing Director, will now oversee the Wyeth Consumer Healthcare account. He will continue to lead a team responsible for Miller Brewing Company, the United States Postal Service, Hertz Rent-A-Car, Banco Popular, and The New York Times.
Brooke Bowman has been upped to VP/Programming & Development at ABC Family. The announcement was made by Kate Juergens, SVP/Original Series Programming & Development, ABC Family. Brooke will continue to develop both scripted and reality series for the channel, including oversight of the writers, directors and on-air talent for current productions.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005. FINAL Ratings for all Networks – program averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research.
FOX 12.8/19 American Idol 15.9/24, House 9.6/14
CBS 7.5/12 NCIS 8.7/13, One Day at a Time Reunion Special (OTO) 6.2/9, Judging Amy 7.8/13
NBC 6.2/10 L&O: Criminal Intent [r] 4.3/6, Scrubs 5.2/8, Committed 4.2/6, L&O: SVU 9.7/16
ABC 6.1/9 My Wife & Kids (8-840p) 4.7/7, George Lopez (8:40-9:20) 5.5/8, According to Jim (920-10p) 6.7/10, NYPD Blue 7.0/11
WB 3.3/5 Gilmore Girls 3.7/6, One Tree Hill 2.9/4
UPN 1.7/3 All of Us 1.7/3, Eve 1.6/2, Veronica Mars 1.7/2
A18-49 Fox 8.9/22, ABC 3.5/9, NBC 3.4/9, CBS 2.9/7, WB 2.2/6, UPN 1.0/3
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Source: Nielsen Media Research.
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