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Good Morning. It’s Thursday, February 7, 2008, and this is your first early morning briefing.
Latest update on the Writers’ Strike is a proposed deal could be drafted by week’s end, which means when the East and West guilds meet with their memberships on Saturday, there could be something definitive to discuss. An official statement is not expected from the WGA until after the meetings on Saturday. The strike began back on November 5th and if WGA and AMPTP are able to come to terms now, it could save what is left of the network pilot season. And the next big television event – the Academy Awards, scheduled for February 24th – just may be able to air without a picket line. The remaining question to be answered is which of the shows shut down as a result of the strike, will resume production once the strike is over.
~ MORE GOOD STUFF ~
DIRECTV introduces its newest series Supreme Court of Comedy March 3 at 10p in HD on the original entertainment channel, The 101. Produced by Bunim/Murray Productions and the World Famous Laugh Factory, the unscripted series features real people taking their small claims disputes to a court full of comedians. Dom Irrera will be the resident “chief justice” and other comedians such as Jamie Kennedy, Sinbad, Paul Rodriguez and Tom Arnold will represent plaintiffs and defendants in each case. The 10-episode series is set at the World Famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood.
National Geographic Channel (NGC) debuts the series, Who Knew? With Marshall Brain on March 13 at 8p that explores how people and machines manufacture things such as airbags, fireworks and bikes made of material as thin as a dollar bill. Marshall Brain, teacher, columnist and author of How Stuff Works, will be the host of this weekly series produced by Atlas Media Corp.
Eclipse Television has two barter projects available this first quarter:
~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~
Granada America made a reality pilot deal with Lifetime Television for a game show called The Big Match with production starting this weekend. Hosted by British personality Cat Deeley, The Big Match is a dating/variety show where 100 single men compete to win the hand of one woman through a number of compatibility challenges. This same show format is also in development at ITV Productions in the UK and will be distributed worldwide by Granada International.
Turner Sports re-signed Basketball Hall of Famer Marv Albert as its main play-by-play voice for TNT telecasts through the 2015-2016 season that lines up with the network’s current NBA television agreement. Marv will continue to work one of TNT’s two weekly, Thursday night games, the NBA All-Star Game and Conference Finals games. Also beginning with the opening of the 2008-09 NBA season, Marv will call added games on NBA TV, as part of the Turner’s new partnership with the NBA. Marv joined Turner in April 1999.
Cy Young winner David Cone is returning to the YES Network as a Yankees analyst both in the booth and in the studio. In addition he will host the network’s children-themed Yankees on Deck series and will contribute to weekly chats on YESNetwork.com.
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CYNOPSIS KIDS – TODAY’S TOP STORY : EA’s Casual Entertainment Label schedules the release of Boom Box, the first game title developed in collaboration with director/producer Steven Spielberg, in May 2008 for the Nintendo Wii console. Boom Box is an action game that allows players to remix any level of the game in Create Mode using props, blocks, or characters that have been unlock during game play. Additionally, players can share their designs on WiiConnect24, where other gamers can play/solve them. A mobile phone version of the game is currently in development. Targeted to kids/families, the game is not yet rated. Full edition: CYN KIDS.
CYNOPSIS INTERNATIONAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY: Virgin Media Television-owned channel LIVING has commissioned a new series, Conversations with a Serial Killer, from Twofour Broadcast. The 8-part series traces the lives of some of the most notorious and fascinating serial killers through a blend of documentary, archive material, eye-witness accounts, and paranormal investigation. It will air exclusively on LIVING in Fall 2008. Full edition: CYN INTERNATIONAL.
~ RATINGS ~
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 1/21-1/27/08 ranked by HH Rtg
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 1/21-1/27/08 ranked by A18-49 Rtg
Monday – A18-49 Analysis: NBC’s primetime line-up prevailed Monday with 4.1/10 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. At 8p, NBC’s American Gladiators toughed it out to win with 3.6/10 and the introduction of CBS’ Welcome to the Captain did a 2.6/7 at 830p. During 9p, the last 30m of American Gladiators and the first part of Deal or No Deal gave NBC another win at 3.9/9, while the season debut of CBS’ Old Christine posted a 3.2/8 at 930p. Also at 9p, MNT brought back Paradise Hotel 2 which did a 0.5/1. Then at 10p, NBC’s Deal or No Deal was first with 4.8/13.
ABC: 7.5/12 Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann 6.5/10, 20/20 Special Edition 8.5/14
NBC: 6.4/10 American Gladiators 5.1/8, Deal or No Deal 7.7/12
CBS: 6.0/9 How I Met Your Mother [r] 4.8/7, Welcome to the Captain [p] 5.1/8, Two and a Half Men [r] 7.9/12, New Adventures of Old Christine [p] 6.2/9, CSI: Miami [r] 6.0/10
FOX: 5.2/8 Prison Break 4.8/7, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles 5.5/8
UNIV: 2.1/3 Al Diablo con los Guapos 2.3/4, Pasion 2.0/3, Cristina 2.1/4
CW: 1.3/2 Gossip Girl [r] 1.1/2, Girlfriends 1.4/2, The Game 1.5/2
MNT: 0.8/1 Celebrity Expose 0.8/1, Paradise Hotel 2 [p] 0.8/1
TELE: 0.7/1 Traicion 0.5/1, Victoria 1.0/1, Pecados Ajenos 0.5/1
A18-49: NBC 4.1/10, ABC 3.4/9, FOX 3.2/8, CBS 2.9/7, UNIV 1.9/5, CW 0.8/2, MNT 0.5/1, TELE 0.4/1
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Tuesday, February 5, 2008 (February Sweep Day 6) time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
FOX: 14.6/22 American Idol 15.7/23, House 13.5/20
NBC: 4.3/7 The Biggest Loser 5 4.7/7, NBC News Super Tuesday Special 3.6/6
CBS: 4.2/6 NCIS [r] 6.3/10, CBS News Coverage of Super Tuesday Primaries 3.1/5
ABC: 3.4/5 Super Tuesday Showdown 3.3/5, Super Tuesday Showdown 3.7/5, Super Tuesday Showdown 3.2/5
UNIV: 1.8/3 Al Diablo con los Guapos 2.3/3, Pasion 2.0/3, Destino 2008 Super Mar 1.1/2
CW: 1.6/2 Reaper [r] 1.2/2, One Tree Hill 1.9/3
MNT: 1.0/1 Street Patrol 0.9/1, Street Patrol 2 [r] 0.9/1, Jail 1.1/2, Jail [r] 1.0/2
TELE: 0.6/1 La Traicion 0.4/1, Victoria 0.8/1, Pecados Ajenos 0.5/1
A18-49: FOX 10.1/24, NBC 2.6/6, UNIV 1.6/4, CBS 1.4/4, ABC 1.3/3, CW 1.0/2, MNT 0.6/1, TELE 0.4/1
~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
Imagine Communications, specializing in digital video processing and edge multiplexing solutions, named Terry Kinninger as CFO.
Former Disney-ABC marketing executive Eleo Hensleigh joined ION Media Networks, Inc. as CMO. Eleo will develop, supervise and execute all marketing and branding efforts across the company on behalf of the network and its digital multiplatform assets. Eleo will also lead the company’s expansion of its research department. Based in New York, she will report to Brandon Burgess, Chairman/CEO. Congrats Eleo!
Telemundo advanced Jack Brown to VP/Telemundo Network Sales Chicago. Jack has been an AE in the Telemundo National Sales office working on accounts such as McDonald’s and State Farm plus others.
Fuse appointed Matt Farber as EVP/Programming, Development and Digital to manage the strategic development and expansion of the network’s brand through its programming initiatives. His oversight will include all programming including original programming and development, multiplatform, scheduling, acquisitions, production and music and talent relations. Matt will report direct to Eric Sherman, President.
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Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: He was Garry Moore’s sidekick on The Garry Moore show and later Allen Funt’s sidekick on Candid Camera. Who was this? DURWARD KIRBY Kudos to: Jeff Grimshaw-American Ingenuity TV/Washington, DC; Susan Levit-NBC Peacock Productions/NY; Dennis Maguire-Bright House Networks/Tampa, FL; Brad Crum-Fox Television Stations/Washington, DC; Dan Loving-KOCB/KOKH/Oklahoma City; Jim Hall-True Media/Columbia, MO; Dory Melman Petsrillo-Petry TV/Dallas; Tom Chapman-WKRG/Mobile, AL; Bruce Moccia-Pappadoc Productions/Palm Springs, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Patti Lawrence/Lake Arrowhead, CA; Wendell Foster-ABC Entertainment/Burbank; Jack Krayson- SCTV/Toronto; Nancy Dixon Welch-Eclipse Television & Sports Marketing/Tortola, British Virgin Islands
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