Tuesday, August 31st, 2010



The race is over for

Outstanding Reality – Competition Program

Congratulations to Bravo’s

“Top Chef”

on its

2010 PRIMETIME Emmy® win!

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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 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

Tonight’s Special:
Live Oval Office Address by President Obama at 8p on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC.

Tonight’s Finale:
FX: Rescue Me at 10p


Tribune Broadcasting is launching a new digital network, Antenna TV on January 3, 2011. Antenna TV’s programming mix will include general entertainment movies and classic television shows such as Three’s Company, All in the Family, Benny Hill, Maude and more while others airing in the overnight hours include Dennis the Menace, The Donna Reed Show and The Three Stooges. Tribune will air Antenna TV as a digital multicast on Tribune’s broadcast stations, and the network will additionally be offered nationally to non-Tribune stations. Information about the new network can be found at www.AntennaTV.tv .

NBC’s three-hour live coverage of the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Awards was watched by 13.5 million total viewers, making it the largest non-sports audience so far this year. This figure is up slightly over last year’s Emmy’s telecast which drew in 13.47 million total viewers. Sunday’s show also delivered a 4.1 rating among A18-49 which was down a tenth of a rating point in this demo compared to the 2009 telecast at 4.2.

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars announced the celebrity participants for the upcoming 11th season:
Jennifer Grey
Margaret Cho
Audrina Patridge
Florence Henderson
Bristol Palin

Michael Bolton
Mike “the Situation” Sorrentino
David Hasselhoff
Kurt Warner
Kyle Massey
Rick Fox

Spike TV brings back a third season of its series 1000 Ways to Die beginning September 14 at 10p. The series documents strange ways people die and examples covered in the episodes include a self-liposuction that went wrong; death by hairball; a compulsive hoarder trapped in his own stuff; and a Korean foodie whose meal of a live octopus was his last among other bizarre stories. 1000 Ways to Die is from producer Thom Beers’ Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company.


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September 13-15, 2010 – Hollywood, CA

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NBC’s Saturday Night Live is adding three new cast members for its upcoming 36th season debuting later in September. Taran Killam, formerly on the sitcom Scrubs joins with two comedians from Chicago, Paul Brittain and Vanessa Bayer.

Stylist to A-list stars, Phillip Bloch made a deal with Tijuana Entertainment to have his own reality television show based on his active, celebrity- and philanthropic-filled lifestyle, reports THR. Keisha Whitaker and partner Brian Neal at Henry Island Productions will produce the series that is supposedly being pitched to VH1, TV Land and The Style Network.


Friday A18-49 Analysis: CBS scored the top ratings Friday night with the A18-49 viewers at 1.8/7, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, UNIV’s Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe won with 1.6/7 while Pre-Season NFL action on CBS was a close second at 1.5/7. The top-ranking networks stayed in the same positions through 9p as UNIV was #1 with Soy Tu Duena at 2.1/8 and CBS was next in line with the NFL Pre-Season game at 1.9/7. CBS ended the night successfully with the last of the San Diego at New Orleans NFL game at 1.9/7 and tying for second was ABC’s 20/20 and UNIV’s La Rosa de Guadalupe at 1.1/4 each.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, August 27, 2010  time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated, Live+SD.

CBS: 3.6/7      NFL Pre-Season: San Diego at New Orleans 3.7/7


NBC: 2.8/5       Who Do You Think You Are? [r] 2.1/4, Dateline [r] 3.1/6

ABC: 2.5/5       Wife Swap [r] 2.0/4, Primetime: What Would You Do? [r] 2.6/5, 20/20 2.8/5

FOX: 2.2/4       FOX Movie: Bruce Almighty [r] 2.2/4

UNIV: 2.0/4     Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe 2.1/4, Soy Tu Duena 2.5/5, La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.4/3

ION: 1.1/2       Without a Trace 1.1/2, Without a Trace 1.2/2, Without a Trace 1.1/2

CW: 0.5/1        Gulf is Back 0.5/1, Supernatural [r] 0.5/1

TELE: 0.4/1      El Clon 0.5/1, El Fantasma de Elena 0.4/1, Diosa Coronada 0.4/1

TF: 0.3/1          Cine de Las Estrellas: El Volcan [r] 0.2/0, Regreso a la Guaca 0.2/0, Rosario Tijeras 0.4/1


A18-49: CBS 1.8/7, UNIV 1.6/6, FOX 1.3/5, ABC 1.0/4, NBC 0.8/3, CW 0.3/1, ION 0.3/1, TELE 0.3/1, TF 0.2/1




Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group announced Michael Riley was appointed President of ABC Family. Michael, who reports to Anne Sweeney, will oversee various functions at the network including its original programming and acquisitions, franchise management, marketing, sales and operations as well as its over-arching strategic and creative direction.

Steve Carver will become SVP/Market Manager with CBS RADIO Los Angeles, effective immediately. Previously, Steve has worked in various CBS RADIO markets, though most recently was Publisher/President and CEO of The Hartford Courant from 2006-2009. In his new role, Steve will supervise operations in L.A. which includes KAMP, KCBS, KROQ, KRTH, KTWV, KNX-AM and KFWB-AM.

Los Angeles-based Hasbro Studios, a division of Hasbro, Inc. hired Mike Eisner as SVP/Legal and Business Affairs. In a previous capacity, Mike served as VP/Literary Agent at WME Entertainment/William Morris Agency.

This day in History:  1887 – The kinetoscope was patented by Thomas Edison. The device was used to produce moving pictures.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question:  Who am I?  I’m a bit of a momma’s boy, and she put me in charge of this very cool business.  My staff calls me The Big Guy, which I like a lot.  I even used that nickname in a political campaign when I was running for City Council: A Big Guy for a Big Job.  And by the way, who knew turkeys couldn’t fly.  Who am I?   GORDON JUMP as WKRP GENERAL MANAGER ARTHUR CARLSON  Kudos to:  Jeffrey Hira-Nickelodeon/NY; Chris Schwieterman-Gray Television/Tallahassee; William Mullin-Verizon FIOS/Reston; Kathy Gray-Turner Studios/Cincinnati; David Burke-Quad City Times/CTZ; John Burshtan-Citizen Pictures/MTZ; Dory Melman Petsrillo-Petry Media/Dallas; Art Davie-Davie Comm/Boulder City; Guy Cacciarelli-MSG Media Fuse/Santa Monica; Loren Tarquinio-Sea Bass Prods/LA; Darlene Lieblich Tipton-Fox Cable Networks/LA; Graham Clegg/Toronto; Derek Anderson-Associated Producers/Toronto; Mackenzie Lush-Entertainment One TV/Toronto

Today’s Trivia Question:   Jayne and Joan Boyd from Indiana were the first pair to hold this commercial position in 1959 … the same position was held by Cybil and Tricia Barnstable, Brittany and Cynthia Daniel and Heidi and Alissa Kramer … among others.  What was this commercial position?   (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.)

Later  — Cyn

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ABC:  President Obama Oval Office Address, Wipe Out, Shaq Vs, Primetime: Crime
AZTECA: Laura de Todos, Al Extremo, La Loba
CBS: President Obama Oval Office Address, NCIS [r], NCIS: LA [r], The Good Wife  [r]
CW:  Plain Jane [r], Life Unexpected [r]
FOX: President Obama Oval Office Address, Glee [r], Glee [r]
ION: Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
NBC: President Obama Oval Office Address, Minute to Win It [r], America’s Got Talent
PBS: Nova, Carrier
TELE: El Clon; El Fantasma de Elena; La Diosa Coronada
UNIV:  Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe, Soy Tu Duena, Aqui y Ahora

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