Tuesday, September 24th, 2013


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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, September 24, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
ABC: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at 8p, The Goldbergs at 9p, Trophy Wife at 9:30p, Lucky 7 at 10p
CBS: NCIS at 8p, NCIS: Los Angeles at 9p, Person of Interest at 10p
HGTV: Income Property at 9p
NBC: Chicago Fire at 10p
Style: Knife Fight at 9p, Brew Dogs at 10p
Syfy: Fangasm at 10p
Travel: Extreme RVs at 9p

Tonight’s Finales:
CW: Who’s Line Is It Anyway? at 8p
Lifetime: Double Divas at 10p
Velocity: Dallas Car Sharks at 8:30p


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After five years as Entertainment President at HBO, Sue Naegle is leaving to set up a production company that will get a first-look deal at the network. The agreement will not preclude her from shopping projects to other cable outlets. Insiders says Neagle won’t be replaced and that Programming President Michael Lombardo will assume many of her responsibilities.


A new Nielsen report details the importance of connecting with African-American consumers, who have a buying power of $1 trillion that is forecast to reach $1.3 trillion by 2017. Among the findings: no group watches more television, they lean heavily toward programming with diverse casts, and African-American women watch more television than African-American men.

This Old House: Jersey Shore Rebuilds, a series focusing on coastal reconstruction in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, premieres Thursday, October 3 on PBS. The program shows how three homeowners are forging ahead against the odds.

With its NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles still going strong, CBS is eyeing another spinoff, to be exec produced by EP Gary Glasberg and NCIS star Mark Harmon. A two-part, New Orleans-set episode, slated to air in spring 2014, would introduce the concept.

Investigation Discovery‘s Beauty Queen Murders “reveals the not-so-pretty side of the typical pageant queen fantasy,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and Military Channel. Show premieres Tuesday, October 1 at 10p.

The Military Channel has acquired seven new series from World Media Rights: Air Crash Confidential series one and two, Myth Hunters series one and two, Nazi Hunters, Rise of the Nazi Party, and Black Ops. Programming rights are for three years.


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Muse Entertainment Enterprises has signed a first look deal with award-winning indie producer Verite Films, with Muse acting as co-producer and international distributor for Verite’s future television projects.

GroupM Entertainment has partnered with Alloy Digital to develop, produce, and market original web series Chasing: Season 2 and Encore. GroupM and Alloy will share executive producer credit and ownership of the series, including syndication rights.

Networks (both Cable & Broadcast) are faced with eroding ratings and ad dollars shifting from TV to Digital. That’s why Cynopsis is presenting a conference on what networks are doing  and what they need to do more of  to aggressively evolve to compete, and profit in this shifting landscape. Join us as our experts share the latest business and advertising models for success. Registration is now open: http://www.cynopsisfuturetvsummit.com/


MTV‘s Girl Code is back for a second season starting Tuesday, October 29 at 11p. MTV2 has also picked up a fourth season of Guy Code, to debut in 2014.

Auction specialists Billy “The Dealer” Leroy, Mark “The Hustler” Meyer and Laurence & Sally Martin “The Wild Cards,return for season three of Travel Channel‘s Baggage Battles on Tuesday, October 15. Back-to-back episodes will air at 9p and 9:30p.


Mike Colter (The Good Wife) is set to guest star on another CBS drama. He’ll play Colin, a man who puts his own life on the line to save a sniper’s target on the Wednesday, October 9 episode of Criminal Minds.


According to ITV, Downton Abbey debuted its fourth season in Britain on Sunday, to 9.5 million viewers for a huge 39.7 share. The show’s fourth season debuts Sunday, January 5 in the U.S. on PBS.

Meanwhile, ITV‘s early morning show Daybreak landed the first British interview with Amanda Knox prior to her retrial for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Knox spoke via satellite and of her fears, and willingness to take a lie detector test.


ABC’s debut of Shark Tank was up 4% over its year-ago premiere – 6.7 million vs. 6.4 million on September 14, 2012. The show delivered its most-watched-ever season opener.

A series high 3.0 million total viewers watched the season one finale of Lifetime‘s Devious Maids on Sunday. The drama reached series highs across all key demographics, including 1.4 million A18-49 (+69%), 1.3 million A25-54 (+50%), 1.2 million W18-49 (+90%) and 1.0 million W25-54 (+51%), according to Nielsen.

Friday A18-49 Analysis: ABC won the night among A18-49 viewers Friday with a 1.5/5, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, Univision’s Porque el Amor Manda was #1 at 1.5/6, followed by ABC’s Last Man Standing and The Neighbors, which combined for a 1.4/5. At 9p, ABC’s Shark Tank took over the lead at 1.8/6. NBC’s Dateline and Univision’s Tempestad tied for second at 1.1/4. ABC closed at the night in the top spot with 20/20 at 1.3/5, trailed by NBC’s Dateline at 1.2/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, September 20, 2013 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.




Last Man Standing 4.2/8, The Neighbors 2.9/5, Shark Tank 4.3/8, 20/20 3.7/7



Undercover Boss [r] 3.7/7, Hawaii Five-0 [r] 3.0/5, Blue Bloods  [r] 4.1/7



Betty White’s Off Their Rockers [r] 2.0/4, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers [r]  2.1/4, Dateline 3.8/7



Bones [r] 1.9/4, Sleepy Hollow [r] 2.3/4



Porque el Amor Manda 2.0/4, Tempestad 1.7/3, Que Bonito Amor 1.5/3



Cold Case [r] 0.7/1, Cold Case [r] 0.7/1, Cold Case [r] 0.7/1



Dama y Obrero 0.6/1, Marido en Alquiler 0.7/1, Santa Diablo 0.6/1



Perfect Score  0.4/1, Perfect Score [r] 0.4/1, America’s Top Model [r] 0.8/1



Cineplex [7p start] 0.2/0, Gossip Girl Acapulco 0.2/0

A18-49: ABC 1.5/5, UNI 1.1/4, FOX 0.9/4, CBS 0.81/3, NBC 0.8/3, TEL 0.4/1, ION 0.3/1, CW 0.3/1, UMA 0.2/1

Nielsen‘s SocialGuide Top-10 list of TV’s most social programs for the week of September 16, ranked by Twitter activity.



Tweets (000s)



The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards  (CBS)




Breaking Bad (AMC)




The X Factor (FOX)




Dancing With the Stars (ABC)




WWE Monday Night RAW (USA)




Big Brother (CBS)




The X Factor (FOX)




Dexter (Showtime)




America’s Got Talent (NBC)




America’s Got Talent (NBC)




Zodiak Media has announced that David Frank will step down as group CEO in mid-October. Marc-Antoine d’Halluin, previously of Rubis Media Partners, will succeed him, effective October 15.

Jonathan Blum has been named President of Cisneros Media. He was previously Vice President and General Manager of Venevision.

Scot Safon has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of The Weather Channel. Saffon last served as Executive Vice President for CNN, managing the HLN network.

TV One has named Donna Wilson as Executive Producer of weekday morning news program News One Now. Wilson previously worked on nonfiction projects, including TV One’s Deceived and Find Our Missing, Biography Channel‘s John Gotti and Crucibles of Courage, Paramount‘s Dr. Phil.

WNET, parent company of New York’s public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, has appointed Antonia Carew-Watts as Associate Counsel. She was previously an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, focusing on intellectual property and entertainment law.

Ryan St. Peters has been promoted to Vice President, Sales and Business Development of Shaftesbury, one of Canada’s leading producers and distributors of original content for television and multiple platforms.

Global media agency network Maxus has appointed Neil Stewart to the newly created global role of Chief Client Officer, effective January 1, 2014. He will be oversee all global and regional client relationships.

Tony Clement has joined digital creative agency Big Spaceship as Strategy Director and Head of Data & Analytics. Clement will supervise integration of data and analytics throughout the agency.

Island Def Jam Music Group expands its A&R scope with the appointment of Matt D’Arduini as Vice President of 4th & B’way/Vice President of A&R, Island Records. D’Arduini comes to Island from Robbins Entertainment.

Aaron Larson has joined the Power editorial team as an Associate Editor. Larson will contribute to content creation and deployment on all of platforms.

Jessie Price has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Eating Well magazine. She will oversee content across all media platforms including the magazine, books and digital extensions of the brand.



Cynopsis: Digital Webinar – Tuesday, Oct 1@ 1:30-3:00pm EST
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Moderator: David Tochterman: Head of Digital Media {Innovative Artists}

Speakers: Evan Bregman: Director, Digital Media {Electus}
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This Day In History sponsored by Discovery Fit & Health: 1970
– The Odd Couple, starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, premiered on ABC.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What was the nickname of the store where Will, Carlton and Jackie worked on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? The Peacock Stop. Kudos to: Paul Gluck-Ardmore House Media/Ardmore, PA; Altagracia Gari-Univision Communications, Inc./Miami, FL; Asher Levine-OMG/New York City; Barry Solomon-Retailability Inc./New York City; Murad Kirdar-FOX Stations Sales Dallas/Dallas, TX; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-Idiot Box Productions/Hollywood, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Van Nuys, CA; William “Chip” Beaman-Formosa Interactive/West Hollywood, CA; Simon Bassett-CBC/Toronto, Canada.

Today’s Trivia Question  What sitcom couple did Dawson refer to his parents as on Dawson’s Creek? (Email trivia@cynopsis.com 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: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [p], The Goldbergs [p], Trophy Wife [p], Lucky 7 [p]
CBS: NCIS [p], NCIS: Los Angeles [p], Person of Interest [p]
CW: Who’s Line Is It Anyway? [f], Who’s Line Is It Anyway? [r], Capture
FOX: Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, The Mindy Project
ION: Criminal Minds [r], Criminal Minds [r], Criminal Minds [r]
MyTV: House [r], House [r]
NBC: The Voice, Chicago Fire [p]
PBS: Latino Americans, Frontline [r]
Telemundo: Dama y Obrero, Marido en Alquiler, Santa Diabla
UMA: Senor Brooks, La Seleccion, La Madame
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, La Tempestad, Que Bonito Amor

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