Thursday, July 5th, 2007




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

NBC‘s big Live Earth concert is scheduled for 7/7/07, that’s Saturday night, and it will be shown around the world in 8 cities on all 7 continents, as well as back home on many of the NBC owned networks – Bravo, CNBC, Sundance, Telemundo, mun2 and Universal HD.  Check listings for times on all these networks and where ever you are in the world. The cities hosting the event include Rutherford NJ, Sydney, London, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Hamburg and Rio de Janeiro. One note – if you’re in Rio and plan to attend the concert – you may need to think again.  A judge there has cancelled the event because they don’t have enough police to manage it, a ruling local organizers are working to get turned over.

As for NBC, it will carry the event from 8-11p on Saturday.  Additionally, this concert will carry a commercial load of only 10 minutes per hour, as opposed to the typical 18 minutes, and the broadcast will be on a slight delay to avoid any FCC-offensive utterings.  Bravo’s coverage will go on for 18 hours, beginning on Saturday morning at 8am and continuing straight thru until 2am Saturday night. Sundance and Universal HD will each carry 22 hours, beginning when Sydney’s concert begins at 4am ET and concluding at 2am Saturday night.  Telemundo picks up the action at 7p; and mun2 begins at 5p. 100 different musical acts will perform including Madonna, Sting, Spinal Tap, Smashing Pumpkins, The Police, Dave Matthews and Genesis. 

Tonight’s Premieres:
CBS: Big Brother 8 at 8p


Comics Unleashed, the 30m daily comedy talk show from Entertainment Studios Inc. and created/hosted by Byron Allen, has been renewed in the top three markets on WCBS/New York, KABC/Los Angeles and WCIU/Chicago for this fall. In addition, the series has been renewed in 17 other markets with Clear Channel Television, and currently has clearances in 90% of the U.S.

For its Sunday night movie franchise that features British films, BBC America completed an agreement with Sony Pictures Television to air Layer Cake on July 29 at 8p. This action-thriller, previously only available on premium cable networks, stars Daniel Craig – that’s Craig, Daniel Craig, best known now as Bond, James Bond.
Last Sunday night’s finale of VH1’s Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School at 10p delivered a 2.4 A18-49 rating and 4.1 million total viewers.

Under a new partnership between JetBlue Airways Corporation and Fox, JetBlue is now the “official airline of Springfield,” as part of the support for Fox’s upcoming The Simpsons Movie, opening July 24, 2007.  But this isn’t just a name folks, JetBlue has outfitted its first specialty aircraft that has been named “Woo-Hoo, JetBlue” and sports a picture of Homer Simpson, meanwhile inside passengers can watch continuous Simpson’s episodes in-flight on the Fox channel.  The deal also includes a Simpsons Sweepstakes ( for its TrueBlue frequent flyer members. 


The CW‘s new fall series Life is Wild, which sounds a little like the old series Daktari, about a NY Vet who moves his entire family to a game preserve in South Africa, has recast both the lead roles.  Now in the role of the NY Vet is Brett Cullen; and playing his wife is Stephanie Niznik, per Hollywood Reporter.

And if you’re a Deadwood fan, you remember Brent Sexton as Harry Manning.  He has now been added to the cast of NBC‘s new drama series Life.  This story is about a cop who was wrongfully imprisoned and now is returning to join the police force.  Sexton will play the returning cop’s partner.

Reportedly in talks to join the ranks at ABC‘s Desperate Housewives is Dana Delaney, who would play a character moving onto Wisteria Lane with her young daughter and decidedly younger husband.  In the role of the daughter – Lyndsy Fonseca; and as the young husband – Nathan Fillion.


Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. moved Kris Nielsen-Refs and hired Harold Goings as Directors/Business Development. Both will find and create new business opportunities for various consumer platforms. Even though both are based in Atlanta, Kris will report to Tamara Franklin, VP/Business Development and Harold will report to Jeremy Leff, VP/Business Development.
Ken Wilkey has been named SVP/Telemundo Network Broadcast Operations. Based in Hialeah, FL, Ken will supervise all network broadcast operations, production services including scenery and program editing for the Spanish-language network. He will report to Derek Bond, EVP/Telemundo Studio & Broadcast Operations, in addition to a reporting relationship with John Wallace, EVP/Television Operations and Production Services, NBC Universal.
Foothill Entertainment, Inc. has promoted Patricia Ryan to EVP/Sales for the company’s international sales team.
Shenika Corlette has been advanced to GoScout Homes Account Executive at Cox Media in Hampton Roads, VA. She has been with Cox Media since May 2005.  


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Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of 6/25-7/1/07
FOX    So You Think You Can Dance  WED           4,990
NBC    America’s Got Talent                                 4,960
FOX    Hell’s Kitchen                                            4,740
FOX    So You Think You Can Dance  THU            4,470
FOX    So You Think You Can Dance  6/27           4,350
FOX    Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?            3,920
FOX    Family Guy                                               3,560
NBC    Law & Order: SVU                                     3,530
CBS    Two and a Half Men                                   3,490
CBS    CSI: Miami                                               3,390
Source Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

MONDAY – A18-49 AnalysisFOX burned bright Monday night winning with a 2.8/9 A18-49, according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research. ABC started out the winner at 8p with an encore Wife Swap that did a 2.0/7. FOX then scorched the competition during 9p with a new episode of Hell’s Kitchen at 3.8/11. It was NBC’s turn to be in #1 at 10p as Dateline delivered a 2.5/7.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, July 2, 2007 – time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research

CBS      4.8/8        Old Christine [r] 3.5/7, Old Christine [r] 3.8/7, Two and a Half Men [r] 5.6/9, How I Met Your Mother [r] 4.2/7, CSI: Miami [r] 5.9/10

ABC     3.8/7         Wife Swap [r] 3.7/7, Extreme Makeover 4.0/7, Supernanny [r] 3.8/7

FOX      3.7/6         Hell’s Kitchen [r] 2.6/5, Hell’s Kitchen 4.7/8

NBC     3.3/6         The Real Wedding Crashers 2.6/5, Age of Love 3.4/6, Dateline: NBC 3.9/7

UNIV    2.0/3         La Fea Más Bella 1.6/3, Destilando Amor 2.0/3, Cristina 2.2/4

CW       1.0/2        Everybody Hates Chris [r] 1.1/2, All of Us [r] 1.0/2, Girlfriends [r] 1.0/2, The Game [r] 1.0/2

TELE     0.6/1        Marina 0.6/1, Zorro 0.6/1, La Esclava Isaura 0.5/1

A18-49: FOX 2.8/9, ABC 2.2/7, CBS 2.1/6, UNIV 1.7/5, NBC 1.6/5, CW 0.5/2, TELE 0.4/1

This Day in History: 1946 – The bikini, created by Louis Reard, made its debut during a fashion show in Paris. Micheline Bernardini wore the two-piece outfit.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia: In the 1997 movie Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion, to impress their former classmates at their 10 year reunion, what did Romy and Michele claim they invented? POST-IT NOTES.  Kudos to: Seth Tober-Mayor’s Office of NYC Film,Theatre & Broadcasting/NY; Susan Grimshaw-PetNet TV/Washington, DC; Sarah D. Bunting-Television Without; Cara Sullivan-Discovery Communications/Silver Spring, MD; Amanda Cheese-Strategic America/ Des Moines, IA; Damon Zaleski-Debmar Mercury/Chicago; David Ferber-KTTC/Rochester, MN; Lisa Kane-GSD&M/Chicago; Jennifer Anderson-LIN Television/Indianapolis; Susan Chalfant-FOX Interactive Media/Beverly Hills; Lisa Richards- Reelz Channel/LA; Jerry Mahoney-Nash Entertainment/LA; Courtney MacGregor-High Noon Entertainment/Burbank; Lori Heiss-Disney Channel/London; Maurice Green-SCTV/Toronto; Brook Peters-Corus Entertainment/Toronto;  Karine Bengualid- Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment/Toronto

Today’s Trivia Question: What was the name of the ominous hotel in “The Shining?” ( Click here with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: Only the second four correct answers from each time zone will be mentioned; and once you’ve been mentioned in any of the Cynopsis editions, you can’t be mentioned again that calendar week.)

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JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, DIGITAL MEDIA ASSET MGT/Stamford, CT: Create, drive, execute strategies for media inventory management. Exp with media flex preferred. Apply (7/12)

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – Thursday, July 5, 2007

ABC:    Ugly Betty [r], Grey’s Anatomy [r], Men in Trees [r]
CBS:    Big Brother 8, Pirate Master, CSI [r]
CW:     Smallville [r], Supernatural [r]
FOX:    Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? [r], Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? [r]
ION:    Mama’s Family, Mama’s Family, Diagnosis Murder, Wonder Years, Wonder Years
MNT:   VH1 Rock Honors [r]
NBC:    My Name is Earl [r], 30 Rock [r], The Office [r], Scrubs [r], ER [r]
PBS:    This Old House [r], Antiques Roadshow [r], Soundstage: Macy Gray
TELE:   Madre Luna, Zorro,La Esclava Isaura
UNIV:   Yo amo a Juan Querendon, Destilando Amor, Aqui y Ahora

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