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Good morning. It’s Thursday, January 22, 2009, and this is your first early morning briefing.   And as an extra bonus for all our subscribers … no, no ginzu knives, but we do have the Cynopsis NATPE 2009 Shopping Guide which will arrive in your inbox around 930a this morning.

Tonight’s Premieres:
PBS: This Old House at 8p (check local listings)
USA Network: Burn Notice at 10p


Inauguration Day Ratings Highlights: The inauguration of our 44th President, Barack Obama was seen by multitudes on screens here in the States and around the world.

  • According to Nielsen and based on Live+Same Day data, nearly 37.8 million U.S. viewers tuned in between 10a and 5p to watch inauguration events from a combined total of 17 broadcast and cable networks. This is the most viewers on an inauguration day since Ronald Reagan’s in 1981 when 41.8 million viewers watched.
  • Also per Nielsen, the combined overall HH rating from the top 56 local TV markets containing meters was 29.2. This includes coverage on 14 broadcast and cable networks. The Raleigh-Durham market had the highest audience with more than 51% of households tuning in while Seattle-Tacoma had the lowest with 18.8% watching.
  • From 11a to 2p during the pinnacle of the inauguration coverage Tuesday including the swearing-in ceremony, CNN pulled in the most viewers among the cable news networks with an average of 6.9 million total viewers and 2.8 million A25-54 viewers. FOX News came next with 4.4 million total viewers and 1.3 million A25-54 viewers while MSNBC was third with 2.5 million total viewers and 923,620 A25-54 viewers.
  • Specifically, during 11a to 1230p, NBC averaged almost 11.5 million total viewers and a 4.0 A25-54 rating; ABC averaged 11.0 million total viewers and a 3.5 A25-54 rating; CNN drew in 7.3 million total viewers and a 2.4 demo rating; and CBS had nearly 7.2 million total viewers and a 2.3 demo rating.
  • The world watched as the torch passed to Barack Obama and in Europe, around 11 million Germans watched via six different channels carrying the events live. France pegged similar results at 7 million viewers. In the U.K., the BBC confirmed 5.1 million viewers watched while 6.5 million tuned to the 6p news broadcast showing highlights of the inauguration. BBC also reported 7.3 million unique users went to the BBC News website and a fifth watched via video streaming online.

MTV announced a diverse two-hour lineup of new programs for Sunday nights beginning February 8. At 9p, the programming block kicks off with Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, highlighting skateboarder Rob Dyrdek’s skateboarding business; at 930p The CollegeHumor Show, a scripted look at the company behind; the 10p hour opens with Nitro Circus about daredevil Travis Pastrana and his buddies; and at 1030p How’s Your News features a team of reporters traveling cross-country in a custom tour bus documenting their experiences.


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Source: Nielsen Galaxy Explorer (12/29/08-1/11/09), Live+SD coverage area HH rating Sa-Su 8-11p, ranked among all ad-supported cable networks (excludes networks airing less than 50% of daypart). Subject to qualifications upon request.


BBC Worldwide America formed a syndication agreement with PBS where the U.K. drama MI-5 was sold upfront into 64% of U.S. markets via public television stations. The crime drama is premiering across the U.S. this month in 85 markets including WLIW/New York, KCET/Los Angeles, WTTW/Chicago, WHYY/Philadelphia, WGBH/Boston, KERA/Dallas, KCTS/Seattle, WPBA/Atlanta, KUHT/Houston, WTVS/Detroit. Public stations will also roll out MI-5 in February.

Lifetime Networks renews its affiliation deal with MetroCast Communications, involving the carriage of Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network and Lifetime Real Women and the repositioning of Lifetime Movie Network to expanded basic on specific systems. MetroCast has more than 200,000 residential and commercial customers.


44 Blue Productions made an agreement to develop and produce an original series about a person who intimately knows the new First Lady Michelle Obama – her hairstylist, Johnny Wright. The untitled project will feature the Chicago hairstylist who coifed Michelle Obama’s hair for the Democratic National Convention and for the photo on the upcoming March issue of VOGUE magazine. Wright has also been highlighted in Ebony and JET magazines and other fashion and beauty publications. Known for producing reality and lifestyle content, 44 Blue Productions also produces the series Split Ends, currently in its fourth season on The Style Network.

Granada America signed an exclusive deal with CMT to produce eight new episodes of the reality series Nanny 911. CMT has been airing off-net episodes since March 2008. Nanny 911 ran for three seasons on FOX. The new episodes, reuniting two of the original nannies Deborah Carroll and Stella Reid, are slated to debut on CMT this April.

At a presentation in New York yesterday, Fine Living Network (FLN) unveiled a slew of new program acquisitions and new originals for 2009-2010 as well as future projects in development. New original series/new acquisitions:

  • Groomed – celebrity butler Paul Hogan makes over disheveled guys, making them gentlemen fit for a special occasion. Series debuted already on January 5.
  • Bulging Brides – FLN picked up 52 original episodes about brides getting in shape weeks before her big day. Debuted already January 10; airs Fridays at 10p and weekend at 8p.
  • The Last 10 Pounds Boot Camp – celebrity trainer Tommy Europe and nutritionist Nadeen Boman coach the pounds off in four weeks. Debuts January 26 at 4p; airs weekdays at 4p and 430p and Thursdays at 10p.
  • Wingman – original series featuring dating expert Michael Somerville who takes date-challenged men and women and instructs them on how to have a successful dating experience. Premieres February 10 at 9p.
  • Green with Envy – original series looks at all things green from home design to autos, clothing, travel cosmetics and food. Hosted by actor/magician/photographer Jonathan Levit. Premieres March 17 at 1p.
  • Outer Spaces – acquired series featuring host Susie Coelho and her team as they transform backyard spaces, surprising the unsuspecting homeowner. Premieres April 5 at 7p and 730p.
  • The Fix – humorous contractors Neil Davies and Jay Purvis “fix” up a person’s house with a zany renovation and decor ideas then later beautifully makes over the room or space. Premieres with a sneak peek on April 1 at 9p; airs Tuesdays at 10p starting April 7.
  • How To Find a Husband – the British docu-reality series follows Sally Gray’s 10-week mission to find a husband. Premieres April 9 at 10p.
  • The List – a factual entertainment series with host Liza Fromer and her “life list” who is determined to live out her life-long dreams. Premieres April 10 at 10p.
  • Closet Cases – fashion expert Lloyd Boston works with wardrobe challenged individuals, showing them how to shed outdated clothes and giving them a fashion makeover in the process. Premieres April 13 at 10p.
  • Sarah’s House – interior designer Sarah Richardson buys a house and renovates it room-by-room. Premieres May 17 at 11a.

FLN series in development:

  • Bartender Wars (wt) – contests between bartenders who flirt and do outrageous stunts to get the most tips, who can get the best sob story to who is the best matchmaker. For 4Q09.
  • Love Taxi – New York matchmaker disguised as a cab driver introduces single women to men as they hail a taxi. For 1Q10.
  • Tough Love (wt) – intervention style show that takes on people with bad manners who think they are too cool. For 2Q10.
  • 20-Year Reunion – 60m reality/competition series sending people, real high school rivals, back to high school and making them pass adolescent competitions. For 3Q10.

Steve Phillips joins the 20-year commentating team of Jon Miller and Joe Morgan on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball starting Opening Night, April 5. MLB’s regular season opens with the defending World Champion Philadelphia Phillies versus the Atlanta Braves at 8p on ESPN and ESPN2 HD. The game will also be carried on ESPN Radio, ESPN Desportes, and ESPN Mobile TV. Phillips will continue to an analyst for Monday Night Baseball and in the studio on Baseball Tonight, SportsCenter and other weekly programs.

Casting Call: WE tv and producers of series Platinum Weddings has a new series exploring the next step: Platinum Babies. Expectant mothers in the greater Los Angeles area who want to spare no expense for their new babies are encouraged to apply to be on their own episode. Email names, contact numbers, email addresses, due date, photo of parents and a brief description of your baby purchases and desires to


CYNOPSIS DIGITAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY:  Apple has become subject of an SEC investigation after failing to disclose details about Steve Jobs’ illness to investors in a timely manner, reports the WSJ, following up on a story in Bloomberg. The way the information about his illness was disseminated, first as a “relatively simple” treatment for a nutritional issue, then later as a “more complex” ailment, has raised flags about what Apple knew and when they knew it. On a sweeter note, the company handily beat sales and profit estimates for Q1 ending Dec. 27, surpassing $10 billion in sales for the first time ever. Apple sold an astounding 22.7 million iPods and 2.5 million Mac computers during the quarter. The only device that sold less than expected was the iPhone (4.4 million sold during Q1,) raising questions about whether the App Store-accessible iPod Touch is actually stealing some of its thunder. Full edition: CYN DIGITAL.

CYNOPSIS KIDS – TODAY’S TOP STORY: Ozie Boo! Learn to Live Together, the popular French CGI-animated short-form preschool series, is to be adapted for the big screen, per Variety.  Series creators Cyber Group Animation will produce the feature film, as well as handle international sales.   Set for a release a holiday 2010 in France, the movie will revolve around the adventure of a group of baby penguin pals that are separated when their ice-flow cracks in half.  The original Ozie Boo! series has been sold to 150 territories.  The series has also spawned a new Christmas special, currently in production, and a new series Ozie Boo! Save the Planet, now in development.   Full edition: CYN KIDS.


Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 1/12-1/18/09
Primetime      (000)         Total Pgm Day         (000)
USA                1420         NAN*                      706
TBSC              1181         USA                         666
TNT                 879          TBSC                       639
FX                   793          TNT                         617
FAM                 769          NICK                       599
ESPN               751          ADSM*                     585
DISC               674          ESPN                        526
AEN                 663          FX                            456
VH1                 653          HIST                         432
NAN                604          AEN                           416
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 114,500,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of: 1/12-1/18/09      
Primetime     (000)          Total Pgm Day              (000)
USA               3154         NICK                           2197
FOXN             2103         USA                            1500
TNT               1961         NAN*                          1485
TBSC             1888         TNT                             1223
FAM               1730         FOXN                          1143
NAN               1590        TOON                           1077
ESPN              1509        ADSM*                         1070
AEN                1450        TBSC                            1018
TOON             1413         CNN                              873
FX                  1350         ESPN                             862
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 114,500,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks
broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 1/12-1/18/09
USA       WWE Entertainment 10p                                   2694
VH1       Real Chance Of Love                                         2518
USA       WWE Entertainment 9p                                     2505
BRAV     Top Chef                                                          2203
FAM       Another Cinderella Story Premiere                       1898
FX          Nip/Tuck                                                         1848
MTV       Real World XXI                                                1790
TBSC      Meet The Browns 10p                                       1770
TBSC      Family Guy 930p                                              1769
TBSC      Meet The Browns 1030p                                   1764
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television
Universe of 114,500,000 homes

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 1/12-1/18/09
CBS    AFC Championship on CBS                          14.7/36    19,350
FOX    American Idol WED                                   11.8/30    15,570
FOX    American Idol TUES                                  11.7/28   15,480
CBS    CSI                                                         6.6/16     8,770
CBS    Two and a Half Men                                   5.6/13     7,350
ABC    Grey’s Anatomy  THU 9PM                           5.3/12     7,010
CBS    How I Met Your Mother                               4.8/12      6,300
ABC    Desperate Housewives                                4.6/10      6,120
CBS    The Mentalist  SUN SPCL                             4.6/12      6,080
CBS    The Big Bang Theory                                   4.4/11      5,820
NBC    The Office                                                  4.4/10      5,760  
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Saturday – A18-49 Analysis:  FOX was in charge Saturday night with 2.0/6 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. FOX was back with its bad boys winning at 8p with an average of 1.9/7 for two Cops episodes. FOX stayed in the lead at 9p with AMW: America Fights Back at 2.1/6. Through 10p, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU repeat did best at 1.6/5. 

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, January 17, 2009  time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

FOX: 3.4/6         Cops, 3.1/6, Cops 2 [r] 3.6/6, AMW: America Fights Back 3.5/6

CBS: 3.1/6           Game Show In My Head 2.2/4, Game Show In My Head 2.3/4, Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.8/5, 48 Hours Mystery 4.3/8

NBC: 2.7/5           Crusoe 1.7/3, Law & Order [r] 2.5/4, Law & Order: SVU [r] 4.0/7

ABC: 2.5/4           ABC Saturday Movie of the Week: The Pacifier [r] 2.9/5, Desperate Housewives [r] 1.6/3

UNIV: 1.5/3         Sabado Gigante 1.5/3

MNT: 1.1/2          My Saturday Night Movie: The Vanishing 1.1/2

TELE: 0.3/1         Futbol Estelar 0.7/1, Accion Extrema 0.3/1

A18-49: FOX 2.0/6, ABC 1.1/3, CBS 1.1/3, NBC 1.0/3, UNIV 0.9/3, MNT 0.4/1, TELE 0.2/1

Sunday – A18-49 Analysis: CBS spiked a huge primetime win Sunday night at 13.6/33 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. From start to finish, CBS dominated the night; at 7p the AFC Championship posted a 14.5/39 and the next nearest competitor was ABC’s AFHV at 1.8/5. At 8p, CBS stomped with 14.6/36, while ABC came in second with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at 3.0/7. Through 9p, CBS’ AFC game steamrolled at #1 with a 15.1/34, leaving second place ABC way behind as Desperate Housewives delivered a 4.6/10. In the 10p hour, the AFC Championship on CBS concluded at 1019p followed by some Post Game wrap-up leading into The Mentalist which kept the network in first place with an average of 10.4/24 with ABC once again ranking second with Brothers & Sisters at 2.8/7.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, January 18, 2009  time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 20.8/32         AFC Championship Game [7p-1019p Note: game started prior to 7p] 22.3/35, The Mentalist 10.0/17

ABC: 5.9/9            America’s Funniest Home Videos 4.0/6, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 5.1/8, Desperate Housewives 8.3/12, Brothers & Sisters 6.1/10

NBC: 3.4/5           Dateline 3.8/6, SNL Presidential Bash ’08 [r] 3.1/5

FOX: 2.5/4            Hole in the Wall 2.2/4, Hole in the Wall 2.1/3, The Simpsons [r] 2.3/4, The Simpsons [r] 2.8/4, Family Guy [r] 2.8/4, Family Guy [r] 2.9/4

UNIV: 1.2/2        [Ratings data for programming between 7-9p was unavailable.] Hora Pico 1.1/2, Quien Tiene Razon? 1.3/2

CW: 0.8/1             Jericho 0.5/1, The CW Sunday Movie: Mr. Mom 0.9/1

TELE: 0.6/1           Cine en Casa 0.4/1, Cine Millonario 0.7/1

A18-49: CBS 13.6/33, ABC 3.1/7, FOX 1.8/4, NBC 1.3/3, UNIV 0.8/2, TELE 0.6/1, CW 0.4/1

Monday – A18-49 Analysis:  FOX won the ratings battle Monday night with 4.8/11 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. A new episode of House opened the night at 8p propelling FOX to #1 with 5.5/13 while the CBS sitcoms Big Bang Theory/How I Met Your Mother averaged a second place 4.3/11. It was a virtual tie for first during 9p between CBS’ sitcoms Three and a Half Men/Worst Week and FOX’s 24 at 4.1/9 each. CBS had a clear victory at 10p as CSI: Miami posted a 3.8/10 while ABC’s True Beauty was next at 2.6/7.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, January 19, 2009 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

FOX: 7.9/12         House 8.8/13, 24 7.0/10

CBS: 7.8/12          The Big Bang Theory 6.4/9, How I Met Your Mother 6.2/9, Two and a Half Men 9.8/14, Worst Week 6.1/9, CSI: Miami 9.3/15

ABC: 5.6/9            The Bachelor 6.4/9, True Beauty 3.9/7

NBC: 3.6/6             Superstars of Dance 3.9/6, Momma’s Boys 3.1/5

UNIV: 2.2/3          Cuidado con El Angel 2.3/3, Fuego en la Sangre 2.5/4, Cristina 1.9/3

CW: 1.7/2            Gossip Girl 1.6/2, One Tree Hill 1.8/3

MNT: 0.9/1          Twilight Zone 0.9/1, Twilight Zone 2 0.8/1, Masters of Illusion 0.9/1

TELE: 0.7/1          Dona Barbara 0.7/1, El Rostro de Analia 0.6/1, Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso 0.8/1, Cartel M 0.8/1

A18-49: FOX 4.8/11, CBS 4.1/10, ABC 3.3/8, UNIV 1.9/5, NBC 1.7/4, CW 1.2/3, TELE 0.6/1, MNT 0.4/1



Disney-ABC Worldwide Television and Disney Media Networks named Stephen Moore as EVP/Managing Director of Disney-ABC-ESPN Television, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada. Beginning late February, Stephen will head the Disney-ABC-ESPN Television channel and content distribution capacities across all platforms. Based in London, Stephen will report to Ben Pyne, President/Global Distribution, Disney-ABC Worldwide Television and Disney Media Networks.

Independent production company Atlas Media Corp. upgraded Lorri Leighton to VP/Programming, effective immediately. Based at company headquarters in New York, Lorri reports to Cheryl Houser, EVP/Programming.

Emilia Nuccio joins independent distributor Echo Bridge Entertainment as VP/International Sales, beginning at the upcoming NATPE market. Most recently, Emilia ran her own consulting business, Girasole International, working with clients such as V-ME, Channel Thirteen, BBC Worldwide and Ragdoll.

U.K. independent producer Lion Television tapped Steve Bailey as Managing Director for Lion Scotland, the company’s regional U.K. office. Steve was previously head of factual content at Mentorn Scotland.

CBS Films appointed three to marketing positions beginning next month. All will report to Debbie Miller, EVP/Worldwide Marketing.

  • Teri Boggess will be SVP/Creative Advertising Content, joining from Warner Bros. Domestic Marketing.
  • Cherie Crane becomes SVP/Media and Research coming from Perspective Consulting where she was President since 2003.
  • Maggie Schmidt was added as SVP/Publicity joining from Warner Bros. Pictures where she served as VP/East Coast Publicity.

Initiative tagged Ezra Cooperstein as VP/Director, Innovations to lead its West Coast unit. Previously, Ezra worked for Current TV where he was VP/Development and Programming.


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This day in History:  Born on this day: Bill Bixby (1934), Sam Cooke (1935), George Foreman (1948), Linda Blair (1959), Diane Lane (1965)

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SITUATION WANTED: NON-FICTION DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER. I will write and develop your pitch & produce and direct a winning sales tape. 3 Emmy noms; unscripted or narrative formats; LA based, will travel.

SITUATION WANTED: INNOVATIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Award winning and highly creative. Major network & cable experience, all genres: Childrens, Reality, Lifestyle, Documentary. In NY but will travel. View reel & CV: (1/27)

SITUATION WANTED: Seasoned TALENT ACQUISITION Specialist, HR Generalist (NYC based) w/ significant exp in fashion, PR, marcom & entertainment industries seeks PT, FT, Freelance or Consulting opportunities.Contact

SITUATION WANTED: FREELANCE DRTV MEDIA BUYER with more than 15 years experience buying national and local cable, syndication, and local broadcast markets seeking FT or PT work from home office. Please contact me at

SITUATION WANTED: FREELANCE or Full-time MEDIA BUYER w/ over 25 yrs of buying exp. is newly available. Seeking F/T or Freelance wk from your office or my home (New York based) Please contact me @

SITUATION WANTED: EXPERIENCED PRODUCER. I’ve worked in talk/reality/game show genres. Produced shows overseas & on location. Hard working, detail oriented, motivated, creative, ready to start today, will travel. Contact:

SITUATION WANTED: ADMIN OR ASST POSITION WANTED/NYC: 3+ yrs admin exp at well-known companies in exec assistance, licensing, prod development, marketing, with specialization in children’s TV. Creative & professional.

SITUATION WANTED: DP/VIDEOGRAPHER (NY/NJ) 20+ yrs experience. HD (DVCPRO100), Beta, Mini-DV. Contact:

SITUATION WANTED: SR. H.R. PRO/NYC:19+ yrs exp seeking short/long-term/perm oppty in media field. Bkgrd incl: Employee Relations, O.D., Recruitment, Training. Call Ray Palen at (631)732-2926 or via email at:

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ABC: Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice
AZTECA: Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres Edicion Especial, Historias Engarzadas, Al Extremo
CBS: CSI, CSI, Eleventh Hour
CW: Smallville, Supernatural
FOX: Bones, Bones
ION: Movie: A View to a Kill
MNT: My Thursday Night Movie: The Man
NBC: My Name is Earl, Kath & Kim, The Office, 30 Rock, ER
PBS: This Old House Hour, Antiques Roadshow, Soundstage: Foreigner
TELE: Dona Barbara, El Rostro de Analia, Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso
UNIV: Cuidado con el Angel, Fuego en la Sangre, La Rosa de Guadalupe

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