Thursday, March 31st, 2011



Lifetime delivers Drama, Movies, Reality…and WOMEN

Army Wives: #1 Drama in Cable among Women

4.8 Million viewers made Sunday’s episode the most-watched ever

Original Movies: #1 Cable Network for movies among W25-54 and W18+

Coming Home: #2 Program in its time period among W25-54

Lifetime – It’s Time!
Source: The Nielsen Company. Click here for the full source data


Good morning. It’s Thursday, March 31, 2011, and this is your first early morning briefing. As always, if you prefer to watch this morning’s news instead of reading it, click here .  And a quick heads up — later on this morning, around 9am, you’ll receive the MIPTV Shopping Guide 2011 with a listing of many of the offerings at next week’s market in Cannes, France, so keep an eye out for that.

Tonight’s Premieres:
The Weather Channel: From the Edge with Peter Lik at 8p
HISTORY: Swamp People at 9p
Investigation Discovery: True Crime with Aphrodite Jones at 10p


Can you name the Top 10 Brands for Inspiring Viewers to Purchase?

Hint: Here are SIX of them.
HGTV-DIY Network-Food Network-Cooking Channel-Travel Channel-GAC

Brands for
Now. Brands for Life.

Source: Experian Simmons MME Engagement Study, Spring 2010. 41 TV+Online brands measured.
For details, visit .


Katie Couric’s future role on television is still not official though CBS Television Distribution announced it is the top company in the running to distribute Couric’s proposed daytime talk show beginning fall 2012.  Couric’s contract as the anchor of CBS Evening News expires June 4 and before she begins a talk show hosting gig next year, Couric will maintain some on-air news presence by contributing to CBS’ 60 Minutes, according to various reports.  As part of Couric’s contract with CBS, there is a clause attached giving CBS the option to match any offers she may receive before June 4.  To date, NBC has indicated interest in distributing Couric’s daytime talk show; Warner Bros. has also pitched to be the project distributor. Couric is further involved in developing a multi-platform production company with former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker, who will serve as CEO and the talk show’s executive producer.

Exploring the mysteries of how the US states got their shapes, History Channel ordered the new one-hour series, How the States Got Their Shapes hosted by Brian Unger (Comedy Central’s Daily Show).  Unger will travel the US and uncover why the borders of some states are so unusual and how they evolved due to religion, politics and culture clashes.  The new series launches May 3 at 10p and is produced by Half Yard Productions. 

Bilingual cable network, mun2 and Telemundo’s Telemundo Studios will commence production on RPM MIAMI, a first-time original drama series for mun2 that is similar to a novela though referred to as a “dramela.” RPM MIAMI has 13 episodes and will air weekly starting May 1 at 10p.

Docu-series One Born Every Minute set inside the maternity ward at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio was picked up for a second season by Lifetime Television.  The network granted ten new one-hour episodes of the series produced by Reveille.  Since its debut on February 1, One Born Every Minute has averaged 831,000 total viewers in its Tuesday 10p time period.  The series offers an in-depth look at the drama, humor and emotion of child birth.

BET and Nielsen report the season four finale of The Game on Tuesday night at 10p attracted 4.4 million viewers and also delivered a 3.30 coverage rating.  Over its fourth run, The Game reached more than 17 million viewers since the season premiere on January 11.

Upfront 2011: Bravo Media

In its upfront announcement, Bravo Media boasted continued ratings success with its programming and the gain of 150 new advertisers in 2010 alone. According to IAG Research, Bravo delivers the most affluent, educated and engaged audience in the cable entertainment realm as well as being the top cable network in brand recall.  For its 2011 slate, Bravo is further adding 20% more in original programming hours.  On the innovation front, Bravo also introduces its first integrated transmedia play into its Top Chef franchise. When Top Chef 9 premieres, Bravo will layer the show’s storyline to viewers across mobile, online, tablets, social media and on-air. For its 2011-2012 schedule, Bravo unveiled details on 11 new series pick-ups and 5 returning series.

New series include:

  • Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis  Lewis, known as a neurotic house flipper takes on a new role as a therapist to homeowners.  Lewis will observe homeowners, diagnose their problems and redesign their spaces and their lives in the process. From Authentic Entertainment.
  • It’s a Brad Brad World (wt)  Trendsetter and former assistant to Rachel Zoe, Brad Goreski opens his own business venture and tries to maintain his personal life. Docu-series from Shed Media.
  • The Therapists  Series follows the professional and personal lives of top private therapists in Los Angeles. Produced by Intuitive Entertainment.
  • Mad Fashion  Series follows outrageous celebrity fashion designer and former Project Runway alum Chris March and his eccentric team as they create one-of-kind designs for their loyal customers. From Matt Westmore Media and No Regrets Entertainment.
  • Million Dollar Listing NY  After revealing expensive properties in California, this new series version spotlights luxury properties on the East Coast.  Produced by World of Wonder.
  • Miss Advised  Documentary project follows three single relationship experts on and off the job.  From RelativityREAL and Blondie Girl Productions.
  • Most Eligible: Dallas  Docu-series follows a group of Texas socialites as they date and look for true love.  Produced by Pink Sneakers.
  • Project Soulmate  New York matchmaker Lori Zaslow is determined to find love for her Manhattan-based clients while maintaining her own successful marriage and juggling motherhood. From Intuitive Entertainment.
  • Ready to Wear (wt)  Series follows four eclectic employees at the Second Time Around high-end consignment shop in New York City.  Leftfield Pictures is producing.
  • Roble and Co.  Chef Roble Ali is used to cooking for Red Carpet events and demanding celebrities and now he is running his own catering business in Brooklyn with his older sister as his business partner. Red Line Films produces.
  • Tabatha Takes Over  Tabatha Coffey is ready to transform more small businesses, not just salons, in this new series taking her across the country. Reveille produces.

Bravo is renewing five series offering second season renewals to Top Chef Just Desserts and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; a third season pick up of Bethenny Ever After; and season four nods to The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.  Additionally, Bravo’s Rocco’s Dinner Party is set to launch this summer.


Mnet signed new carriage agreements with Comcast to launch the network on its D1 digital tier in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Sacramento by September 1, 2011.  These four major market additions will allow Mnet to reach overall distribution in nine out of the top ten DMAs. Mnet is a nationally distributed network aiming at English-speaking Asian Americans and fans of Asian pop culture.


Shaftesbury concluded production on the 13-episode half-hour food adventure series, From Spain With Love: with Annie Sibonney.  This series is the first to come from Shaftesbury’s new factual entertainment unit.  The series was filmed on location throughout Spain and explores the culinary culture of the country with host Annie Sibonney.  Shaftesbury is bringing the series to MIPTV and it will premiere on Food Network in Canada and Cooking Channel in the US this May.

Vinessa Antoine (Being Erica, Soul Food) landed a recurring role on Syfy’s drama series Haven for its second season.  Antoine will play the role of Evidence “Evi” Ryan, a former con artist and love interest of Duke’s (Eric Balfour) who remains as beautiful and as conniving as ever. Season two of Haven with 13 episodes will begin production this Friday in Nova Scotia with a planned premiere on Syfy this summer. Entertainment (eOne) Television and Big Motion Pictures produce Haven in association with Piller/Segan/Shepherd. 

Longtime TV actors Hector Elizondo and Nancy Travis both cast in Tim Allen’s yet-to-be-titled comedy pilot for ABC.  Travis nabbed the female lead playing Vanessa, Allen’s smart and loving wife while Elizondo will play Allen’s boss Ed.  Twentieth Century Fox TV is producing the pilot.

Fox 21, a unit of Twentieth Century Fox TV is readying five new reality series:

  • Model Apartment from Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy will take an insider look at the competitive world of modeling in New York.  Murphy and Dante Di Loreto (also currently EP on Glee) will serve as executive producers along with Douglas Keeve. Project sold to A&E.
  • Family Bonding takes on the idea of what happens when a parent and their teenager are handcuffed together for 45 hours.  From Krasnow Productions and also sold to A&E.
  • All About Annette, a comedy project centered on photo stylist Annette Joseph. Offers are being fielded from female-targeted cable networks.
  • Geek Meets Girl, a syndicated dating strip show based on Beauty and the Geek. The half-hour show is from Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Films and producer Nick Santora. To date, the show has received clearances in 80% of the US.
  • Come Back is a result of Fox 21’s relationship with Live Nation from the Glee Tour.  Live Nation will host a live stage show competition spotlighting one-hit wonders and past popular performers giving them a chance to win a spot on a major tour.  Show project will be shopped to broadcast networks.

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 3/14-3/18/11 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Wheel of Fortune (CTD)                                  7.2 AA
Jeopardy (CTD)                                              5.5 AA
Two and a Half Men (WB)                                5.3 AA / 7.4 GAA
Family Guy (2/T)                                            4.1 AA / 5.0 GAA
Judge Judy (CTD)                                           4.1 AA / 6.5 GAA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD)                           3.9 AA / 4.0 GAA
Oprah Winfrey Show (CTD)                              3.4 AA / 3.4 GAA
Inside Edition (CTD)                                        2.8 AA / 2.8 GAA
Live with Regis and Kelly (DAD)                       2.6 AA
My Wife and Kids (DAD)                                  2.6 AA / 3.3 GAA
Everybody Loves Raymond (CTD)                     2.6 AA / 3.2 GAA
Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer, Live+SD

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 3/14-3/18/11 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Two and a Half Men (WB)                                2.7 AA / 3.7 GAA
Family Guy (2/T)                                            2.7 AA / 3.2 GAA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD)                                  1.8 AA
How I Met Your Mother (2/T)                           1.6 AA / 2.0 GAA
The Office (NBU)                                            1.6 AA / 2.0 GAA
Seinfeld (SPT)                                                1.4 AA / 1.6 GAA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD)                           1.3 AA / 1.3 GAA
My Wife and Kids (DAD)                                  1.3 AA / 1.6 GAA
Jeopardy (CTD)                                              1.2 AA
Everybody Loves Raymond (CTD)                     1.2 AA / 1.5 GAA
King of the Hill (2/T)                                       1.2 AA / 1.4 GAA
TMZ (WB)                                                      1.2 AA / 1.2 GAA
Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer, Live+SD

Tuesday A18-49 Analysis:   ABC chalked up a Tuesday night win among A18-49 with a 3.4/9, according to final national ratings from Nielsen.  CBS came on strong during 8p with NCIS at 3.9/11 while ABC’s re-cap of the new season of Dancing with the Stars: The Story So Far was second at 2.8/8. ABC offered up the season’s first Dancing with the Stars Results Show topping at 9p with a 4.3/11 trailed by CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles at 3.5/9.  ABC
followed up successfully at 10p with the new series launch Body of Proof posting a 3.1/8 while a three-way tie existed for second place between CBS’ The Good Wife, NBC’s Parenthood and the average of Univision’s combo Triunfo del Amor and Mexico vs. Venezuela all at 1.9/5 each.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Tuesday, March 29, 2011  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

ABC: 9.7/15        Dancing with the Stars: The Story So Far 8.1/13, Dancing with the Stars Results Show 12.0/18, Body of Proof [p] 8.9/14


CBS: 9.1/14          NCIS 11.3/18, NCIS: Los Angeles 9.3/14, The Good Wife 6.7/11

NBC: 3.9/6          The Biggest Loser 4.3/7, Parenthood 3.1/5

FOX: 2.3/4           Glee [r] 2.8/4, Raising Hope [r] 2.0/3, Traffic Light 1.6/2

UNIV: 2.3/4         Eva Luna 2.4/4, Triunfo del Amor 2.4/4, Mexico vs. Venezuela 1.7/4

TELE: 0.9/1         Aurora 0.6/1, Los Herederos del Monte 0.6/1, La Reina del Sur 1.5/2

ION: 0.8/1           Without a Trace 0.6/1, Criminal Minds 0.9/1, Criminal Minds 1.0/2

CW: 0.5/1           One Tree Hill [r] 0.5/1, Hellcats [r] 0.5/1

TF: 0.4/1            Partido Amistoso: USA vs. Paraguay 0.4/1, India 0.5/1

A18-49:  ABC 3.4/9, CBS 3.1/8, NBC 2.4/6, UNIV 1.8/5, FOX 1.3/4, TELE 0.8/2, ION 0.4/1, TF 0.4/1, CW 0.3/1



NBCUniversal International reorganized its management structure now that the Comcast majority ownership went into effect on January 29.  All appoints are effective immediately:

  • Jeff Shell is President, NBCUniversal International based in London.
  • Under the Television unit, Kevin MacLellan named as President/International Television, reporting to Jeff Shell to manage production, distribution and channels.
  • Reporting to Kevin MacLellan is Belinda Menendez as President/NBCUniversal TV Distribution and Universal Networks International as well as Michael Edelstein as President/International Television Production.
  • Under the International Film category, the Studio will keep leadership positions intact with Jeff Shell working in tandem with David Kosse, President/International, Universal Pictures and Eddie Cunningham, President UPIE.
  • NBCUniversal International  Corporate division named Rowan Conn to the new position as CFO, reporting to Jeff Shell and Lynn Calpeter.  Rowan will supervise the financial efforts for all International businesses.
  • Alfonso Marone is SVP/Business Development with responsibility of strategic planning and growth efforts.
  • Andrew Hall is SVP/Legal heading all legal matters pertaining to International business.
  • Erik Schmidt is SVP/Human Resources to manage international HR activities.
  • Denise Bassett is VP/Communications to spearhead corporate communications across the international assets, media relations and internal communication efforts.

James Murdoch, son of News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, was elevated to Deputy COO for the company and will additionally serve as Chairman/CEO of News Corp.’s international operations.  Currently based in London where he is Non-Executive Chairman of BSkyB and in charge of News Corp.’s European and Asian operations, James will move to New York. James has been with the company for 15 years and also sits on the company’s Board.

FremantleMedia promoted Marika Makaroff to the newly-created role as Creative Director/FremantleMedia Finland starting this Friday.  Marika will take on a larger role in the areas of creative development and new commercial opportunities.

Former Co-Anchor of ESPN’s SportsCenter, Josh Elliott is joining ABC News as News Reader for Good Morning America.  Josh will join ABC in the coming weeks per ABC News President Ben Sherwood.  Josh will soon replace Juju Chang who is taking on a full-time position as a Special Correspondent and fill-in Anchor for ABC News’ Nightline.

Simon Foster advances to SVP/Digital Publishing and Business Development with GlassBOX Television Inc. Simon is in charge of the company’s entertainment and lifestyle digital media business functions with scope over product development, audience engagement, content and sales.  He has been with GlassBOX Television since 2008.

Michael Weiss upped to Director/Sales in New York at Eagle Television Sales, a division of Katz Television Group.

The Advocate bumped Scott McPherson to Creative Director for the Advocate Group which consists of the print edition, and Advocate video in addition to HIV Plus magazine and its companion website.

Scott Koondel takes on a dual role as SVP/Corporate Licensing and Distribution for CBS Corporation where he will be involved with optimizing the value of domestic distribution deals for CBS-owned content and content CBS has acquired format and distribution rights.  In addition to his new scope of duties, Scott will continue in his present position as President /Distribution for CBS Television Distribution, reporting to John Nogawski, President, CBS Television Distribution.  For his new role he will report to Joseph Ianniello, EVP/CFO, CBS Corporation.

This day in History:  1900 – The W.E. Roach Company was the first automobile company to put an advertisement in a national magazine. The magazine was the Saturday Evening Post.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: This group of 16 dancers performed choreographed pieces a la Busby Berkeley and appeared most often on The Jackie Gleason Show, with special appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Toast of the Town.  What was the name of this collective group?  THE JUNE TAYLOR DANCERS  Kudos to: Jerry Firlan-JFirlan Inc./NJ; Alan Morris-Goldwing Prods/NJ; Robin Keats-Two Coast Media/EST; Joanne Milano-rj palmer/NY; Tom Chapman-WKRG/Mobile; Lisa Raby-LittleBigDog Prods/AR;Gary Griffi-Dreamstreet Studios/Houston; Nick Beyer-Starz/Englewood; Frank Belcastro-High Noon Prods/LA; Randall Bosley-Studio Talent Group/Santa Monica; Art Davie-On the Fly Digital Ent/LA; John Sutton-Charter Digital Media/LA; Bruce Nachbar-Outtabrooklyn Prods/Tokyo; Stephen Kelley-9 Story Ent/Toronto; Candace Irving-Candace Irving & Assoc/Tortola BVI; Ken DuBow-Opus Distribution/Barcelona

Today’s Trivia Question:  What notable sci-fi race suffers from the debilitating disease of Bendii Syndrome – or a form of senile dementia? (Email [email protected] 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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 ABC:  Wipeout, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice
AZTECA:  Cosas de la Vida, Al Extremo, La Loba
CBS:  Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, CSI, The Mentalist
CW:   Vampire Diaries [r], Nikita [r]
FOX:  American Idol, Mobbed
ION:  Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
NBC:  Community [r], Perfect Couples, The Office [r], Parks and Rec [r], 30 Rock [r], Outsourced [r]
PBS:  Antiques Roadshow, Secrets of the Dead, This Old House Hour
TELE: Aurora, Los Herederos del Monte, La Reina del Sur
UNIV: Eva Luna, Teresa, Triunfo del Amor (9-11p)

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DIRECT RESPONSE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TV One NEW YORK, NY – HYBRID REMOTE Carry out the entire sales process from initial contact to deal close as well as build and maintain exceptional relationships with advertisers and agencies by communicating TV One Network’s values and brand strength. Full info HERE *** […]

Cynopsis 04/12/24: ABC News/NatGeo’s “Eclipse Across America” Outshines Competition

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM NEXSTAR ADVERTISING NEXSTAR ADVERTISING We are the home of the next generation of athletes, entertainers, icons, influencers and thought leaders CW ENTERTAINMENT, CW SPORTS, NEWSNATION, THE HILL, ANTENNA TV, AMERICA’S #1 LOCAL BROADCASTER 100% U.S. linear + digital presence. 200+ Owned or Partner Stations in 117 markets. 220M Americans reached every […]

FETV: Special Delivery for Viewers and Advertisers

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT TV Thursday April 11, 2024 At Family Entertainment Television (FETV), It’s All in the Family Cathy Applefeld Olson Family-operated with a passion for family-centric programming, Family Entertainment TV (FETV) continues to rise and shine amidst a sea of media conglomerates by overdelivering for viewers and brand partners […]

Cynopsis 04/11/24: Ad Engagement for Women’s Final Four up 97%

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY TNT Sports Scores Big During March Madness With the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament averaging 9.9M viewers across 67 games on TNT, TBS, truTV, CBS + Max, including double-digit growth with younger viewers P18-34 (+14% YoY) And there’s more to come… MLB Regular Season (TBS, Max, Bleacher Report) […]

04/10/24: Cynopsis Jobs

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DIRECT RESPONSE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TV One NEW YORK, NY – HYBRID REMOTE Carry out the entire sales process from initial contact to deal close as well as build and maintain exceptional relationships with advertisers and agencies by communicating TV One Network’s values and brand strength. Full info HERE *** […]