Wednesday, August 19th, 2009


The premiere of The N’s DEGRASSI GOES HOLLYWOOD original movie was:
#1 with teens
#1 with 12-24
Highest rated telecast in The N’s history
The summer may be drawing to a close, but things are just beginning to heat up as this fall Degrassi returns for a new season and
The N changes its name to TeenNick.



Good morning. It’s Wednesday, August 19, 2009, and this is your first early morning briefing.  And as always, if you prefer to watch this morning’s news instead of reading it, click here.  

Tonight’s Premieres:
Cartoon Network: Bobb’e Says at 8p; Dude, What Would Happen at 830p
Bravo: Top Chef at 9p
Syfy: Ghost Hunters at 9p
truTV: Black Gold at 10p

Tonight’s Finale:
Bravo: Top Chef: Masters at 1015p


A groundbreaking documentary that reflects history as it happened
on Sept. 11, 2001 …

For Your Emmy® Consideration: Outstanding Nonfiction Special

From the first plane that hit the World Trade Center to the collapse of the second tower,
this special weaves together footage and sound taken by over 100 eyewitnesses, presented with no narration and no commercial interruption. Preserved for this generation, and for the future.



In 2010, Showtime will premiere a new ten-part documentary series titled Oliver Stone’s Secret History of America, created and executive produced by Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone. The series, two years in the making, will focus on events in our nation’s history from the last 60 years that have gone largely unnoticed or were under-reported. Stone and a group of historians traveled to national archives in various countries to research materials used in this series. Topics covered include President Harry Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan to the origins of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Stone will narrate each of the one-hour episodes.

Yesterday, Rainbow Media Holdings, LLC launched a new 24/7 multi-platform and interactive network called Wedding Central. Starting now, the new channel can be accessed by subscribers to Cablevision’s iO digital cable package. The new channel, targeting women who are interested in all things wedding, dating and romance, showcases more than 300 hours of series, specials and movies in this genre culled from WE tv. Starting next year, Wedding Central will offer other channel-specific programming. Series programming highlighted at launch includes My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding, I Do … Let’s Eat!, Bride vs. Bride, Single in the City and Girl Meets Cowboy and such specials as How to Marry a Prince and Top 10 Wedding Looks. Interactive opportunities for viewers consist of voting for favorite brides or sharing opinions on wedding dresses to connecting viewers directly to local and national advertisers. Furthermore, the network’s digital product, will feature original web content, blogs, polls, games and user-generated content. Kim Martin, President/GM of WE tv will supervise the daily operations of the new channel.

A&E Network’s Monday night premiere of new series Hoarders at 10p attracted 1.8 million A18-49 and A25-54 viewers as well as 2.5 million total viewers.

FOX’s American Idol said country music star Shania Twain will appear as a guest judge for the show’s next edition opening in January. Twain will participate in the Chicago auditions happening at the end of this month. Also signing on as guest judges are Kelly Clarkson and Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers group.

Independent Film Channel (IFC) and The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) are co-hosting the official Monty Python reunion at New York City’s Ziegfeld Theater on October 15. The event marks the 40th Anniversary of the creation of Monty Python and celebrates the member’s lifetime contributions to film and television. Living Monty Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will attend and even the late Graham Chapman will be “present.” The highlight of the event will include a screening of the theatrical version of IFC’s original documentary Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut). Also that evening, Python members will participate in a Q&A session and be presented with a Special Award from BAFTA, honoring their achievements in film and television. Past recipients of BAFTA’s Special Award include the likes of Lord Attenborough, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith and Audrey Hepburn among others. IFC will air the complete six-hour documentary Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut) as part of its six day “Python-a-thon” beginning October 18 at 9p.

Conservative columnist and cable news pundit, Robert D. Novak, 78, died yesterday at his home in Washington following a long struggle with brain cancer. As a nationally syndicated columnist, Novak wrote the Inside Report, first with Rowland Evans and later solo where he reported on Washington news inside the Beltway. He continued penning the column until his health forced him to retire last summer. Novak was also well known as a pundit participant on CNN’s political roundtable show Crossfire. Novak joined CNN when it launched in 1980 as a political analyst and soon began a show with Evans called Evans and Novak. He also executive produced and appeared on the show Capital Gang and was a regular analyst on Inside Politics. All in all, he was with CNN for 25 years, leaving in December 2005. In 2006, Novak was hired by Fox News as a political analyst and in 2007 he wrote his memoir titled, The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington.

Last Sunday’s debut of original series Househusbands of Hollywood on Fox Reality Channel delivered a 0.41 A18-49 rating.

Broadcast Evening News Weekly Average Ratings (week of August 10, 2009)
NBC: 7.35 million total viewers; 1.7/7 and 2.14 million A25-54
ABC: 6.74 million total viewers; 1.5/7 and 1.92 million A25-54
CBS: 5.55 million total viewers; 1.3/5 and 1.55 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

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ESPN and Harrah’s Interactive Entertainment extended their partnership with a new seven-year deal which keeps the World Series of Poker (WSOP) on ESPN through April 2018. ESPN has aired WSOP tournaments since 2003, drawing in a total audience of approximately 82 million US viewers annually. The updated deal allows ESPN to broadcast at least 32 hours of event coverage from the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas each year in addition to WSOP gold bracelet events and the November Nine Championship. WSOP coverage airs on ESPN and across many platforms including ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, ESPN Classic,, ESPN360, ESPN Mobile TV and ESPN International outside the US.

Spike TV and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling made a new three-year deal extension which starts October 1. The agreement includes three more years of TNA’s weekly iMPACT! show in addition to a series of ten original one-hour specials featuring historic TNA matches produced by TNA Entertainment.


A television series adaptation of the recent theatrical release, The Time Traveler’s Wife is being readied for ABC. Warner Bros. Television and creator Marta Kauffman are working on the project and Kauffman will write and produce.

Gary Janetti, former executive producer and co-showrunner on NBC’s hit sitcom Will & Grace is working again with NBC to develop a new multi-camera comedy involving a gay-straight relationship. NBC approved a script commitment with penalty for the yet-to-be-titled project about two guys who are best friends with one being gay and the other straight. 20th Century Fox Television will produce as Janetti has an overall agreement with the studio.


CYNOPSIS DIGITAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY:  Hacker extraordinaire Albert Gonzales, a true life Neo from the Matrix series without the good looks, was indicted in federal district court on Monday for carrying out credit card data theft from a record 130 million credit cards. Miami-based Gonzales, 28, and two Russian accomplices were able to penetrate the firewalls of 7-Eleven, Heartland Payment Systems and Hannaford Brothers to pilfer the data records over the course of two years, from Oct. 2006 to May 2008. The case puts the spotlight on the vulnerability of financial internet systems and is expected to test the limits of current cyber-related statutes. If convicted, Gonzales could spend up to 5 years in jail for conspiracy charges and a further 20 years for wire fraud.     Full edition: CYN DIGITAL.    

CYNOPSIS KIDS – TODAY’S TOP STORY: Nickelodeon enters into a licensing deal with Louisiana-based Southern Star Amusements (SSA) to create its first Nick-branded water and theme park in New Orleans, LA, which will be called Nickelodeon Universe New Orleans.  SSA will build the new theme park as part of the City of New Orleans and SSA’s redevelopment plan for an existing 65-acre space that has previously housed a Six Flags theme park (which closed due to Hurricane Katrina) and before that the Jazzland park.  The park will not only carry the Nickelodeon name but will feature Nick-branded rides and activities.  Under the deal, Nickelodeon will receive a licensing fee and the City of New Orleans will hold a leasing deal with SSA.  With construction set to begin this fall, the new park will be funded by private investors and in part by Go Zone bonds and is slated to open by the end of 2010.  There will be no local public funding used to build the park.  While Nickelodeon Universe New Orleans is Nick’s first outdoor theme park, it will be the second Nickelodeon Universe park; the first is at the Mall of America in Minneapolis.  A little more than a month ago there were rumors that Nickelodeon and SSA had inked a deal, but there was no deal in place at that time.  Full edition: CYN KIDS.    


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Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 8/10-8/16/09
Primetime    (000)        Total Pgm Day      (000)
USA                1289        ADSM*                    632
TBSC              1014        NAN*                       627
TNT                 893         USA                         618
ESPN               808         TNT                         573
AEN                 690         TBSC                       561
NAN                 670         NICK                       533
FOOD               619         ESPN                       498
FX                    611         AEN                        369
TLC                  601         FX                           360
FAM                 588         TRU                         353
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 114,500,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of: 8/10-8/16/09      
Primetime    (000)      Total Pgm Day            (000)
USA               3456       NICK                            2192
FOXN             2447       NAN*                            1633
TNT               2338       USA                              1519
NAN               2065       TNT                              1322
ESPN             1734       FOXN                            1282
TBSC             1717       ADSM*                          1200
HGTV            1349       TOON                             1107
FAM               1340       ESPN                              940
AEN               1330       TBSC                              937
LIF                1296        TRU                               746
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 114,500,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks
broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 8/10-8/16/09
USA      WWE Entertainment 10p                                  2693
ESPN     Cardinals/Steelers                                           2677
ESPN     NASCAR Sprint Cup                                         2446
USA      WWE Entertainment 9p                                    2422
BRAV    The Real Housewives of Atlanta                        2281
TNT      The Closer                                                      2081
USA      Royal Pains                                                     2041
EN        Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami                           2022
TLC      Jon & Kate Plus 8                                             2008
ADSM   Family Guy 8/11 1130p                                    1876
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television
Universe of 114,500,000 homes

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 8/10-8/16/09
NBC    America’s Got Talent  TUE                          3.6/11        4,690
FOX    Hell’s Kitchen                                              3.2/11        4,170
NBC    America’s Got Talent  WED 9P                     3.0/9         3,960
CBS    The Big Bang Theory                                    2.8/8         3,640
CBS    Big Brother 11 – THU                                    2.6/9         3,490
CBS    Big Brother 11 – SUN                                    2.6/8         3,430
CBS    Big Brother 11 – TUE                                    2.5/7          3,250
FOX    Family Guy                                                  2.5/7          3,330
CBS    60 Minutes                                                  2.5/9          3,330
CBS    Two and a Half Men                                     2.4/7          3,220
FOX    Family Guy SP  8/16 830p                          2.4/7          3,110
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: FOX maintained its Saturday night dominance of the A18-49 demo with a 1.4/6, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. At 8p, the combo of two Cops repeat episodes on FOX won the hour at 1.2/5, while a three-way tie occurred for second place between ABC’s movie, NBC’s US Gymnastics special and UNIV’s Sabado Gigante all at 0.7/3 each. FOX stayed in control through 9p with AMW: America Fights Back at 1.6/6 and CBS’ Crimetime Saturday encore was next at 0.9/3. CBS had its turn at #1 at 10p with a 48 Hours Mystery rerun at 1.2/4 followed by NBC’s Law & Order: SVU repeat at 0.9/3.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, August 15, 2009 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 3.0/6         Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.2/5, Crimetime Saturday [r] 3.0/6, 48 Hours Mystery [r] 3.8/8

FOX: 2.7/6           Cops [r] 2.3/5, Cops 2 [r] 2.6/5, AMW: America Fights Back 3.0/6

NBC: 1.9/4          US Gymnastics Championship 1.7/3, Law & Order: SVU [r] 2.3/5

ABC: 1.3/3         ABC Saturday Movie of the Week: Shark Tale [r] 1.3/3, Shark Tank [r] 1.2/2

UNIV: 1.1/2         Sabado Gigante 1.1/2

MNT: 0.7/1          My Saturday Night Movie: Jewel of the Nile [r] 0.7/1

TELE: 0.4/1         Futbol Estelar: Chivas vs. Queretaro 0.4/1, 12 Corazones 0.2/0

ION: 0.2/1          Saturday 9PM Movie: Batman [r] 0.2/1

A18-49: FOX 1.4/6, CBS 0.9/3, NBC 0.8/3, UNIV 0.7/3, ABC 0.7/2, MNT 0.3/1, TELE 0.3/1, ION 0.1/0

Sunday  A18-49 Analysis: CBS narrowly won the A18-49 viewers Sunday night at 2.0/6, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. During 7p, a 60 Minutes repeat took CBS to the top with a 2.5/9 followed by ABC’s encore of America’s Funniest Home Videos at 1.5/5. CBS’ Big Brother stayed in charge through 8p with a 2.6/8 while FOX’s repeat comedies The Simpsons/Family Guy averaged a 2.4/7 in second place. FOX then took over at 9p with double Family Guy repeat episodes averaging a 2.4/7 and ABC’s newer reality series Shark Tank came biting back in second with a 1.8/5. The night ended with NBC’s SNL President Bash ’08 encore slipping into #1 at 1.2/3 with CBS’ Cold Case repeat a close #2 at 1.1/3.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, August 16, 2009  time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 5.1/9        60 Minutes [r] 7.6/15, Big Brother 11 4.6/8, There Goes the Neighborhood 2.9/5, Cold Case [r] 3.7/7

ABC: 3.2/6         America’s Funniest Home Videos [r] 3.5/7, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 4.4/8, Shark Tank 3.4/6, Defying Gravity 1.6/3

FOX: 2.4/4        ‘Til Death [r] 1.1/2, The Simpsons [r] 1.6/3, The Simpsons [r] 2.6/5, Family Guy [r] 2.9/5, Family Guy [r] 3.1/5, Family Guy [r] 3.0/5

NBC: 2.1/4        Merlin 1.9/4, Merlin 2.4/4, SNL President Bash ’08 [r] 2.1/4

UNIV: 0.8/1      Hora Pico 0.7/1, Hazme Reir Millonario 0.8/1, Quien Tiene Razon? 0.9/2

CW: 0.6/1         Easy Money 0.3/1, The CW Sunday Movie: Disturbing Behavior 0.7/1

TELE: 0.5/1      Cine en Casa: Chicken Little 0.4/1, Cine Millonario: Man on Fire 0.6/1

ION: 0.4/1       Sunday 7PM Movie: Soldier [r] 0.4/1, Sunday Night Movie: Soldier [r] 0.4/1

A18-49: CBS 2.0/6, FOX 1.9/6, ABC 1.4/4, NBC 0.9/3, UNIV 0.6/2, TELE 0.5/1, CW 0.3/1, ION 0.2/1

Monday  A18-49 Analysis: Monday night belonged to CBS as it won A18-49 with a 1.9/6, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. A triple tie happened at 8p between the average of CBS’ back-to-back repeats of How I Met Your Mother, FOX’s House and UNIV’s En Nombre Del Amor at 1.5/5 apiece, while ABC’s Millionaire was a close second at 1.4/5. At 9p, the average of CBS’ encores of Two and a Half Men/The Big Bang Theory won with a 2.6/7 followed by UNIV’s En Nombre Del Amor with 2.0/6. NBC’s Dateline was the leader at 10p with a 1.8/5 with CBS’ CSI: Miami rerun a single step behind at 1.7/5.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, August 17, 2009 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 4.2/7        How I Met Your Mother [r] 2.9/5, How I Met Your Mother [r] 2.8/5, Two and a Half Men [r] 5.5/9, The Big Bang Theory [r] 5.2/8, CSI: Miami [r] 4.4/8

NBC: 3.5/6        Great American Road Trip 2.6/4, Law & Order: CI 3.2/5, Dateline NBC 4.7/8

ABC: 3.3/6         Millionaire 4.6/8, Dating in the Dark 2.9/5, Castle [r] 2.3/4

FOX: 2.8/5         House [r] 3.1/5, Lie To Me [r] 2.5/4

UNIV: 2.0/3       En Nombre Del Amor 2.0/3, Manana Es Para Siempre 2.5/4, Cristina 1.5/3

MNT: 0.8/1         Twilight Zone 0.8/1, Twilight Zone 2 0.7/1, Magic’s Biggest Secrets Revealed [r] 0.9/1

CW: 0.6/1         One Tree Hill [r] 0.7/1, Gossip Girl [r] 0.5/1

TELE: 0.6/1       Mas Sabe El Diablo 0.6/1, Ninos Ricos 0.5/1, Victorinos 0.6/1

ION: 0.4/1        Ghost Whisperer 0.4/1, Monday Night Movie: Matrix Revolutions 0.4/1

A18-49: CBS 1.9/6, UNIV 1.5/5, ABC 1.4/4, FOX 1.4/4, NBC 1.4/4, TELE 0.5/2, CW 0.4/1, MNT 0.4/1, ION 0.2/1


CBS Consumer Products (CCP) elevated Veronica Hart to the position of VP/Licensing and John Van Citters to VP/Product Development. In her new role based in New York, Veronica will supervise a roster of licensing categories including toys and gifts, video games, slot machines, live events, exhibits and attractions as well as food and beverage. She will work with these product categories on behalf of several properties including Star Trek, current TV shows like CSI, NCIS and 90210 and classic TV programs like Twilight Zone, Brady Bunch and Cheers among others. John, based in Los Angeles, will be in charge of all product development and approval for the Star Trek franchise which also includes products for the recent theatrical release in addition to Star Trek partners, talent and fans.

Ken Ripley joins Current Media as EVP/Advertising Sales where he will work closely with major worldwide brands and agencies. Ken will also spearhead the creation of next generation advertising products. Ken will be based at Current Media’s New York office.

NHL hired John O’Neill as NHL Network Director/Advertising Sales. Prior to this appointment, John worked for DirecTV as VP/Sports Sales. In his new position with the NHL, John will report to Keith Wachtel, SVP/Sales.

Eclipse Marketing Services, Inc. named Andy Hunn as VP/Strategic Partnerships to manage the marketing campaign collaboration between movie studios, cable operators and programming networks.


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This day in History:  1848 – The discovery of gold in California was reported by the New York Herald.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: Who did the Big Giant Head resemble when he came to visit the Solomons?  Star Trek’s WILLIAM SHATNER Kudos to: Alex Rivera-Fox News/New York; Julie Stowell-Tribune Media Services/Queensbury; JW Carter-Men’s Wearhouse, Inc./NY; Kaitlyn Bergfeld-UniWorld Group/New York; T R Wilkinson-Bull Moose Films/Chicago; Rex Rivers/Wichita; Karen Frost-Columbia College/Chicago; Mike Moore-EchoStar Satellite/Denver; Dan Matson-20th Television/Los Angeles; Randall Bosley-Studio Talent Group/Santa Monica; Steve Clune-Disney Channel/Burbank; Dan Dise-Mediacom/Burbank

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SITUATION WANTED: CASTING ASSOCIATE/A.P./Reality/Ent/Docs. NBC; CBS; Spike; Dis; TLC; E!; VH1; MTV; Lifetime; Travel Channel;runs on Batteries(LA based)will travel.

SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCTION ASSISTANT/LA: Looking for a job as a production assistant in entertainment news. Just out of college with a lot of internship experience as a PA. Hardworking and driven.

SITUATION WANTED: (New York) 7 yrs exp: Interned for a President, Executive Asst to SVP, VP, & personal assistant to film director & celebrity. Looking for EXEC ASSISTANT Position in film/TV (NY).

SITUATION WANTED: Freelance PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT seeking a freelance position, familiar with Union and non-Union for TV or Feature films. Available in September 2009. Please contact Penelope at

SITUATION WANTED: 20+ yrs. experience in TV Broadcasting & Cable ACCOUNTING/FINANCE. Seeking FT/PT or Temp-to-Per position: immediate start. Please contact

SITUATION WANTED: SEGMENT PRODUCER/FIELD PRODUCER: 4+years experience in large production, ENG, and working with celebrities. Willing to relocate. Freelance or full time.

or call Trish Pihonak at 203.926.9878 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

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ABC:  Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Wipeout, Primetime: Crime
AZTECA: Laura de Todos, Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres Edicion Especial, Al Extremo
CBS: New Adventures of Old Christine [r], Gary Unmarried [r], Criminal Minds [r], CSI: NY [r]
CW:  America’s Next Top Model [r], America’s Next Top Model [r]
FOX: Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage
ION:  Movie: Batman
MNT: World’s Funniest Moments [r], Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed [r]
NBC:  America’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent, L&O: SVU [r]
PBS:  Time Team Special Edition, Wide Angle
TELE: Mas Sabe el Diablo, Ninos Ricos Padres Pobres, Victorinos
UNIV: En Nombre del Amor, Manana es para Siempre, Don Francisco Presenta

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