Tuesday, June 5th, 2012


VH1 keeps women watching – and talking.

VH1 delivers the most women 18-49 on Sunday and Monday nights in Cable*, and averages more than 20 trending topics weekly.**
With hit shows like Mob Wives, Tough Love New Orleans, Basketball Wives and Single Ladies, we’re starting trends – and conversations.

VH1. Trending now.

*Source: Nielsen, LSD, 12/26/11-5/28/12, Su/Mo 8-11p Combo, Pgm 1/4 hr dayparts. Ranked on (000), all ad-spt cbl nets.** Source: Twitter



Good morning. It’s Tuesday, June 5, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
ABC Family: Pretty Little Liars at 8p; Jane By Design at 9p
Lifetime: Dance Moms at 9p
NBC: Love in the Wild at 9p
TNT: Rizzoli & Isles at 9p; Franklin & Bash at 10p
A&E Network: Storage Wars at 10p & 1030p
Oxygen: The Glee Project at 10p
WE tv: Kendra on Top at 10p

Tonight’s Finales:
Style Network: Giuliana & Bill at 8p
BET: The Game at 10p; Let’s Stay Together at 1030p




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Interactive and real-time reality competition series The Glass House giving viewers a chance to be in charge is set to launch on ABC June 18 at 1002p.  The Glass House has 14 contestants living together in a totally wired house, state-of-the-art house as they compete for $250,000 in prize money.  The contestants will be vying each other and at the same time trying to win over the viewing audience each week.  Kenny Rosen serves as executive producer.

The upcoming new fourth edition of Spartacus will be the final season for the saga franchise, according to STARZ.  During the previous season of Spartacus: Vengeance, more than 6.0 million people tuned in and the program tallied more than 2.5 million Facebook fans.  Worldwide, the series is available in 150 countries in more than 15 languages.  The final season, Spartacus: War of the Damned is currently in production in New Zealand with the action following the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber.  New sets for Spartacus: War of the Damned are being constructed depicting a full city, a Roman villa and the scene of the epic battle along the Appian Way.  Show creator and executive producer, Steven S. DeKnight, said “The fans have been tremendously supportive of our show.  We did not come to this decision lightly. It was an extremely difficult and emotional decision for my partners and I. Yet, in the end, the story was best served by rolling all of the remaining action and drama of Spartacus’ journey into one stunningly epic season that will be extremely satisfying for everyone who’s been along for the ride.” The Spartacus franchise launched in January 2010 with Blood and Sand followed by the prequel season Gods of the Arena in January 2011 and Vengeance debuted on January 27, 2012.  War of the Damned is slated to premiere in January 2013 with Liam McIntyre returning in the title role as Spartacus.

A third season of SCIENCE’s series Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman is back starting this Wednesday at 10p.  Morgan Freeman leads nine all-new episodes that will air each Wednesday at 10p throughout the summer. 

Beginning Monday this week, Tr4s: MTV, Musica y Mas premiered the eighth season of Quiero Mis Quinces, the series that chronicles coming-of-age celebrations for young Latinos.  New episodes continue airing on Mondays at 9p on Tr3s.

New scripted drama series Longmire set ratings records for A&E Network with its premiere on Sunday at 10p.  Longmire has become the network’s most watched original series debut ever with 4.1 million total viewers as well as 1.4 million among A25-54.  Also on Sunday at 9p, A&E opened the third season of The Glades which tallied 3.1 million total viewers and 1.4 million with A25-54 and 1.1 million among A18-49.  The Glades, produced by Fox Television Studios for A&E and Longmire, produced by Warner Horizon Television will air new episodes on Sundays at 9p and 10p respectively.

The second season finale of Game of Thrones on Sunday at 9p delivered 4.2 million total viewers for HBO, an increase of +38% over its season one finale.  An encore airing of the finale at 1110p brought in an additional 910,000 for a combined total of 5.1 million for the night. 

Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards Finalists have been announced! For a full listing of all the finalists, and to register for the June 7 Awards Breakfast in NYC click here.


Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, who won as Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival in The Hunt has been cast in NBC’s new drama series Hannibal playing Dr. Hannibal Lecter.  Mikkelsen also is known for his role as the villain in the James Bond film Casino Royale.  He joins Hugh Dancy playing Will Graham in the 13-episode series from writer/EP Bryan Fuller.  Hannibal is produced by Gaumont International Television. 

The CW’s upcoming music competition series The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep tapped rapper Nelly and pop star Joe Jonas as celebrity mentors.  They will join Gloria Estefan and John Rich in traveling cross-country to find undiscovered musicians.  Queen Latifah is also on board as an EP.  The CW has yet to announce a premiere date.

Casting Call: A major cable network is now casting for a new dating series and is looking for beautiful, confident and empowered women who are equally attracted to both genders.  This new dating series will explore what people really need to stay happy and healthy.  The producers are looking for modern women who break the mold when it comes to dating and do not pick their partners based on gender.  To be considered, send an email to: [email protected] and include your name, contact info, location, several recent photos of you, your best friends and a description of why this dating show is right up your alley.

Casting Call:  Mnet announced auditions for the new season of SUPERSTAR K will happen Saturday, June 9 in Los Angeles and Sunday, June 10 in New York.   SUPERSTAR K is a singing competition show that has attracted millions of Asian fans and will again host auditions in New York and for the first time in L.A. in search of the best talent to fly to Korea to compete for a chance to win cash and other prizes.  The competition is open to solo and group acts.  Interested singers can visit http://global.mnet.com/ssk4/howToApply.m to receive more information.


HGTV Canada welcomes back master contractor Jim Caruk (Real Renos) in the new series Builder Boss, debuting June 21 at 10p.





In April, INSP ranked #1 of all ad supported networks
averaging over 26 minutes of viewing per tune-in during Prime.
An engaged viewer watches more commercials.
SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research, April 2012
Marc Favaro, EVP Sales at 303-663-9512 [email protected]



Friday A18-49 Analysis:  Univision was the overall winner Friday among A18-49 at 1.4/5, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen.  ABC’s Shark Tank repeat did best at 1.2/5 and CBS’ Undercover Boss encore and Univision’s Refugio Para Amor tied for second place at 1.0/4 each.  Univision’s Abismo de Pasion won at 9p with 1.4/5 and NBC’s Dateline Friday was a close #2 at 1.3/5.  Then at 10p, NBC’s Dateline and Univision’s La Que No Podia Amar shared the top spot at 1.6/5 each and ABC’s 20/20 was a mere tenth of a rating point behind at 1.5/5.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, June 1, 2012 time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 3.5/6          Undercover Boss [r] 3.3/6, CSI: NY [r] 3.4/6, Blue Bloods [r] 3.8/7

NBC: 3.2/6             Best Friends Forever 1.5/3, Best Friends Forever 1.2/2, Dateline Classic 4.2/7


ABC: 2.7/5             Shark Tank [r] 2.9/5, Primetime: What Would You Do? 2.3/4, 20/20 3.0/5

UNIV: 1.9/3          Refugio Para Amor 2 1.5/3, Abismo de Pasion 2.0/4, La Que No Podia Amar 2.1/4

FOX: 1.5/3             House [r] 1.4/3, Bones [r] 1.6/3

ION: 0.8/2            Cold Case 0.9/2, Cold Case 0.8/1, Cold Case 0.8/1

TELE: 0.7/1          Maid en Manhattan 0.8/2, Corazon Valiente 0.7/1, Relaciones Peligrosas 0.5/1

CW: 0.5/1            Breaking Pointe [r] 0.5/1, Supernatural [r] 0.5/1

TF: 0.3/0             Cine en Familia Fri [7p start] 0.2/0, Cine de Las Estrellas Fri 0.3/0

A18-49:  UNIV 1.4/5, ABC 1.3/4, NBC 1.1/4, CBS 0.8/3, FOX 0.7/2, TELE 0.4/1, CW 0.3/1, TF 0.3/1, ION 0.2/1




Shine America elevated Lee Rierson to the position of COO, reporting to Carl Fennessy, CEO, Shine America.  Lee has been with the company since 2006 and will be in charge of all of Shine America’s corporate and strategic operations, oversee the production studios as well as business and legal affairs, human resources and labor relations across all labels and business departments. 

Sarah Weidman was promoted to the newly-minted role as SVP/Original Programming and Development with Style Media.  Sarah’s position has now been expanded to include oversight of all original programming and she will continue to manage development and new series for the network.  Sarah was involved with the launch of Style’s original series Tia & Tamera and Big Rich Texas along with the return of Giuliana & Bill and Jerseylicious.  Sarah also heads the network’s new original docu-series Chicagolicious and Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne set to premiere early this month.

Former Turner Sports VP/Brand Strategy Jennifer Anderson Gragg has joined The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) as VP/Brand Strategy and Marketing.  Jennifer will head the development of brand strategy and product marketing across all of TWCC’s platforms including the television network and digital properties.  She will report to Keith Pardy, CMO. 

Norwalk, CT-based market research consultancy, The Family Room selected three new senior research positions, effective immediately.  Those joining include Hillary Newton as VP/Research and Brand Strategy; Eric Wolfeiler as Director/Quantitative Research; and Michael Perri as Manager/Quantitative Research.  Hillary will report to Founder/CEO George Carey while Eric and Michael will report to Hillary Newton. 

Thomas (Thom) Draudt is the new Director for PBS’ home improvement series This Old House and Ask This Old House.  Thom has been involved with film and video production for more than 25 years and served as Executive Producer and Director of This New House. 

Anonymous Content and its roster of feature film and commercial directors have joined The Ashy Agency for representation in television promotion.  Anonymous Content’s directors include Mark Romanek, Will Gluck, David Slade, Cary Fukunaga, Daniel Benmayor, Brett Morgen and Chris Palmer among others. 

Effective this July, Margaret Brennan will become a Correspondent for CBS News.  Margaret will initially be assigned to the State Department and also be a general assignment correspondent based in Washington, D.C.




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ABC: Last Man Standing [r], Last Man Standing [r], Concert for the Queen: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration With Katie Couric
AZTECA: Lo Que la Gente Cuenta, Al Extremo, El Pelado de la Noche
CBS: NCIS [r], NCIS: LA [r], 48 Hours Mystery
CW: The Catalina, The L.A. Complex [r]
FOX: Hell’s Kitchen, Master Chef
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Flashpoint
NBC: America’s Got Talent, Love in the Wild
PBS: A Hot Dog Program, Time Team Special Edition
TELE: Una Maid en Manhattan, Corazon Valiente, Relaciones Peligrosas
UNIV: Un Refugio para el Amor; Abismo de Pasion, La Que No Podia Amar

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