Tuesday, September 18th, 2012




                HH                       W25-54

DR. OZ   2.2 (#1)   |    1.3 (#1)
Katie           1.7             |       0.9
Dr. Phil        1.1             |       0.5
Maury          0.6             |       0.4
Source: NSI, Live+SD HH/W25-54 rtg., 9/10-9/14/2012 (5-day avgs); 4-5PM TP


Good morning. It’s Tuesday, September 18, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
nuvoTV: Curvy Girls at 9p, 10p & 1030p
The Weather Channel: Iceberg Hunters at 9p
TV One: The Rickey Smiley Show at 9p
Cooking Channel: Man Fire Food at 10p
Syfy: Hot Set at 10p

Tonight’s Finales:
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance at 8p
USA Network: White Collar at 9p


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Fox slates pop star Carly Rae Jepsen to perform her new single The Kiss on the finale of So You Think You Can Dance tonight at 8 p. Jepsen rose to fame this summer with her hit single Call Me Maybe that spent nine weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 charts and spawned many viral video lip synchs. The show’s two-hour season finale will include the top four finalists and the naming of the winners.

Showtime’s Weeds caps its eight-season run with a ratings high. The final episode of the show on Sunday night delivered 864,000 viewers at 10 p and 1.28 million for the night, Showtime says. That was up 7% for the season eight premiere and 55% over the finale of last season. The show has been averaging 3.2 million total viewers across all platforms this season, the network says.

The seventh season of Keeping up with the Kardashians wrapped up Sunday with its highest marks for the season, snagging a 2.61 household rating and drawing 3.6 million total viewers, E! says.

SyFy reups its paranormal series Haunted Collector for a third season starting in 2013 with 12 new episodes. The network says the show finished its second season with an 18% bump in the 18 to 49 demo.

Showtime gears up for the return of new seasons of Shameless, House of Lies and Californication on Sunday January 13, 2013. The lineup will begin at 9 p with the third season of Shameless, to be followed by the second season of House of Lies at 10 p, and then the sixth season of Californication at 10:30 p.

Cynopsis Media announces its inaugural Most Intriguing People Awards; nominate those you think are making significant contributions to the media industry. Call for nominations end November 1!


ABC Family greenlights the production of three more pilots for the fall. They include Terminales, a one hour drama adapted from a Televisa series that chronicles a woman’s life after she’s diagnosed with a terminal illness. The show will be produced by Lionsgate in association with Televisa. The two new comedies are Phys Ed and Continuing Fred. Phys Ed is a half-hour comedy about a former high school star athlete who returns to teach at his alma matter in a pilot written and executive produced by David H. Steinberg of American Pie 2 fame and produced by Prodco. Continuing Fred, also a half-hour, tells the story of a twenty-something slacker who lands a teaching gig in elementary school. The show is penned by Bill Daly of Mike and Molly and produced by Prodco.

NBC nabs Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky for a recurring role on the second season of Smash, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Blonsky joins a growing cast of Broadway and film stars tapped for the second season, including the recently announced Jesse Martin, best known for his work in the original cast of Rent, as well as Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.

Lifetime casts Patrick Heusinger in its pilot Witches of East End. He’ll play the male lead in the drama, according to several published reports. He has previously appeared on Gossip Girl and Royal Pains. In the Lifetime show, he stars opposite Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Julia Ormond.

Chiller expands its programming with four new original projects for the 2012-2013 season, including an anthology film 5 Senses of Fear, an original movie The Monkey’s Paw, and two new installments of the Chiller 13 franchise.

BBC America taps Tatiana Maslany to helm the cast of its original sci-fi drama Orphan Black about genetic clones. Maslany is best known for her starring role in Picture Day and for playing opposite Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams in The Vow. Shooting begins in October; Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street Productions.

Production shop Treason Media teams with production studio Style5.tv to produce the primetime animated series Rumble Cat, for the 14-and-up set about two best friends, one of whom is a cat participating in the MMA-like world of professional fighting.


Rive Gauche Television strikes deals with several broadcasters in Asia and the Pacific Rim for shows including My Strange Addiction and My Crazy Obsession to Nine in Australia, Scare Tactics to NTV in Japan, Dog Whisperer to Magna for home video in Australia and more.


Friday A18-49 Analysis:  ABC had a strong showing Friday night among A18-49 at 1.8/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, the network’s Shark Tank won the hour with a 1.8/7, followed by Univision’s Por Ella Soy Eva in a strong second at 1.6/6. The networks flipped at 9 p with Univision snagging a 1.9/6 for Abismo de Pasion, while ABC took a 1.7/6 for What Would You Do? At 10 p, ABC’s 20/20 pulled out a win for the hour with a 1.8/6, while Univision’s Amor Bravio rounded out the time slot in second at 1.4/5.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings:  Friday, September 14, 2012 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

ABC: 3.8/7      Shark Tank 4.0/7, What Would You Do? 3.3/6, 20/20 4.17

CBS: 3.2/6       Undercover Boss 2.8/5 [r], CSI:NY 3.3/6 [r], Blue Bloods 3.5/6 [r]

UNIV: 2.1/4      Por Ella Soy Eva 2.0/4, Abismo de Pasion 2.5/4, Amor Bravio 1.9/3

NBC: 2.0/4       Guys with Kids 2.0/4, Go On 1.9/4, Grimm 1.4/2 [r], Dateline 2.7/5

FOX: 2.0/4       Touch 2.0/4, Bones [r] 2.0/4

TELE: 0.5/1       Casa Cerrado Edicion Estelar [7p start] 0.7/1, Rosa Diamante 0.6/1, Pablo Escobar 0.7/1, El Rostro de la Venganza 0.5/1, Futbol Estelar: Leon vs. Chivas 0.5/1

CW: 0.7/1        America’s Next Top Model 1.0/2, Nikita [r] 0.4/1

ION: 0.7/1       Cold Case 0.8/1 [r], Cold Case 0.7/1 [r], Cold Case 0.6/1 [r]

TF: 0.3/1        Cineplex Fri [7p start] 0.2/0, Cineplex 2 Fri [r] 0.3/1

A18-49: UNIV 1.6/6, ABC 1.8/6, TELE 0.4/2, NBC 0.8/3, CBS 0.7/2, FOX 0.7/2, CW 0.4/2, ION 0.2/1, TF 0.3/1


AMC Networks appoints John Hsu Treasurer, a role he’ll assume in addition to continuing to serve is his current post as Senior Vice President of Financial Strategy. Hsu reports to AMC Network’s CFO Sean Sullivan.

Crown Media Family Networks names Randy Pope Vice President of Programming for the company, including networks Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. Pope will focus in particular on daytime programming and the launch of several daytime shows as well as original scripted shows. He joins from Larry Levinson Productions.

Creative agency Partners + Napier taps Andrea Spiegel as Managing Director of the New York office. She joins from Leo Burnett.

Ad agency KO Creative names Ralph Galvan Director of Business Development and Kurt Smentek Manager of Business Development. They’ll oversee relationships with studios and TV networks and will report to CEO Kristi Kilday.


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ABC: The Middle [r], Last Man Standing [r], 20/20
AZTECA: La Isla, Al Extremo, Lo Que la Gente Cuenta
CBS: NCIS [r], NCIS: LA [r], NCIS: LA [r]
CW: Hart of Dixie [r], The Next [r]
FOX: So You think You Can Dance [f]
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
NBC: The Voice, Go On, The New Normal, Parenthood
PBS: Death and the Civil War: An American Experience, Frontline
TELE: Rosa Diamante, Corazon Valiente, Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal, El Rostro de la Venganza
UNIV: Por Ella Soy Eva; Abismo de Pasion, La Que No Podia Amar

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