Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007



Beats Psych, House of Payne, Monk, Damages, Rescue Me,
Top Chef, The Bill Engvall Show, Dead Zone, Family Guy,
Burn Notice, The 4400, Army Wives

Available exclusively from Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution

Source: NHI Explorer.  Ad supported cable nets.  6/18/07-8/19/07, By week, L+SD Cvg. Rating.  Closer ties w/Army Wives wk of 6/25/07 w/W25-54.  Programs=trackage, Movies=telecast.  Excludes Specials, Pgms<5 min, Breakouts, Sports. 



Good Morning.  It’s Wednesday, August 22, 2007, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tribune shareholders approved an $8.2 billion deal led by billionaire Sam Zell to take the company private. Despite concerns over taking on massive debt to finance the buyout, 97% of the shares voted approved the merger. The company is looking into selling the Chicago Cubs to help alleviate some of the debt but has said it plans to hold onto its current print and digital assets.
In other media financial news, ION Media Networks, Inc. completed a successful refinancing of its financial balance sheet which allows the company to pursue its long-term strategic growth plans. This recapitalization of its balance sheet is associated with ION’s May 3, 2007 agreement with an affiliate of Citadel Investment Group L.L.C. and NBC Universal, Inc.   Additionally ION has picked up two stations, station acquisition being a major directive for ION right now: WPXX/Memphis and WPXL/New Orleans, for $18 million for the pair from Flinn Broadcasting Group.

Tonight’s Premieres:
FOX: Anchorwoman at 8p
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Evening Broadcast News Update: For the sixteenth week out of seventeen, ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson was in first place. Here is the re-cap of all three networks for the week of August 13, 2007:
ABC: 8.01 million total viewers – 1.9/8 A25-54
NBC: 7.43 million total viewers – 1.7/8 A25-54
CBS: 5.79 million total viewers – 1.4/6 A25-54
ABC Family returns the family drama series Lincoln Heights for a second ten-episode season beginning September 4 at 8p. The series produced by ABC Family/Disney, debuts on a new day and time this season.
Last Sunday’s season finale of Ice Road Truckers on The History Channel (10p) had the distinction of being the most-watched program ever on the network. The program drew in 3.1 million A25-54 viewers and 2.8 million A18-49 viewers, as well as 4.8 million total viewers.

Nick at Nite will add two comedies to its schedule this fall: Home Improvement and George Lopez. Home Improvement begins September 3 with a seven-day marathon from 9p-5a each day, and Tim Allen will host the week-long stunt from 9-10p each night. George Lopez starts the next week on September 10 at 10p.
AmericanLife TV Network unveils a new primetime line-up for Thursday nights featuring sci-fi classics created by Irwin Allen starting September 6. Lost in Space will air at 8p, The Time Tunnel at 9p, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea at 10p and Land of the Giants at 12a.
Marblemedia‘s new Canadian television series Adrenaline Project, produced in association with YTV, has been picked up by the U.S.’ 4Kids Entertainment Inc. The 13-episode live-action series will air on the 4Kids TV block on FOX Saturday mornings starting September 29, date-to-date with YTV’s exclusive Canadian broadcast debut.  4Kids also licensed exclusive content from the website The site,, will include video footage, episodes and the soundtrack.  Hosted by Richard Cazeau, the show drops five thrill-seeking teens at Base Camp each week to train for a chance to experience an ultimate adrenaline rush.
ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network, will be added to Time Warner Cable’s digital basic channel line-up in New York and New Jersey by August 30. With this addition, ESPNU will double its reach to almost 20 million households. ESPNU began in March 2005 with approximately 3 million households.
For your calendar – The FCC set a date of January 16, 2008 as the day it will begin auctioning the 700 Mhz band spectrum reclaimed from the switch to digital broadcasting. Nearly 1,100 licenses will be up for grabs.

Mark Offitzer, a former Nickelodeon executive, passed away earlier this week.  Most recently, Mark served as the first GM, Nickelodeon GAS: Games and Sports network beginning in 1998.  Prior to that he worked on a range of Nickelodeon productions, including as producer and eventually executive producer on Nickelodeon’s annual Kids Choice Awards, and as executive producer and part of the creative team that developed The Big Help. Mark is survived by his wife Shirley Abrahams and their children, Noah and Maya.  Funeral Services will be held today, August 22nd at noon, at the Eden Memorial Chapel, 327 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ, 888-700-3336.
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A new project for FX called 4 oz. is about a father and husband who chooses to have a s#x change operation. This project comes from the creators of Nip/Tuck, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

Two new pilots on order at A&E – both scripted dramas, and cast contingent.   The Beast from Sony Pictures TV is about a FBI agent who is training a new recruit and teaching him the ways of federal crimes and criminals.  The Cleaner, also a scripted drama, from CBS Paramount TV focuses on an intervention team who help people get past their addictions.

Casting Call:  For WE tv’s series Surprise Celebrity Wedding Planner, the network seeks fun-loving engaged couples who live in the Los Angeles area who need help planning their big day. Any style of wedding will be considered as long as the couples are getting married this October or November and allow the show to plan their celebration. Interested couples may send their contact information along with a photo of both the bride and groom and brief bios to Cast Producer, Shannon McCarty at surpriseweddingplanner or call 818-480-3296.
Casting CallRDF USA is casting for a new reality pilot where married baby boomer couples cast off their current careers and follow their heart’s desires – everything from owning a bed and breakfast inn to opening their dream retail enterprise in an exotic locale. Interested couples who live in the tri-state area and are ready to make a change can contact casting director Susan Fried via email at: [email protected] or by calling: 646-747-7947.








Lowell Galindo will be the new lead Anchor on ESPNU for its studio programming that originates from Charlotte, NC, headquarters of ESPN Regional Television. Lowell will host specials and studio shows like SportsCenterU, ESPNU Inside The Polls, ESPNU Coaches Spotlight and ESPNU Recruiting Insider. He will also anchor pre-game shows, halftimes and postgame coverage for many of the network’s live events.
CONCERT.TV hired Scott Reich as VP/Programming from VH1 where he was VP/Multiplatform Music Programming. In his new post, Scott will manage all programming for the network across multiple platforms.
NBC Universal Television Stations upgraded Bruce Kallner as SVP/Strategic Sales and Marketing for the stations group and Bill LeBlanc to VP/Sales for the Northeast national sales office. Both will report to Mark Lund, EVP/Sales, NBC Universal Television Stations. Furthermore, WNBC promoted Anne Martin to VP/Marketing and Digital Sales and Bob Harnaga as VP/Sales. These two will report to Frank Comerford, President/GM, WNBC.
Airborne Entertainment, a subsidiary of CYBIRD Co., Ltd., upped Nancie Wight to COO. She will continue as analyst for the company and will spur sales, product, business development and operations as the company increases its market share in the mobile entertainment industry.
The BBC‘s first U.S.-facing, 60-minute nightly newscast has named its crew.  Exec Producer Rome Hartman will head up the U.S. production team for the 7p weekday show debuting this fall exclusively on BBC America and the global BBC World News Channel

  •  BBC veteran Claudia Milne, previously Washington Producer for the BBC’s Newsnight, will be the Senior Broadcast Producer in Washington, D.C. while Nicky Goldberg, currently a BBC World News senior broadcast journalist, will fill that position in London.
  • Iva Zoric was named as Senior Producer from her previous position at Charlie Rose and Sarah Robbins joins the Washington, D.C. broadcast as Senior Producer/Planning from a stint in London for Newsnight.
  • Bob Sharpe moved to Washington, D.C. from the BBC in London, and will be Lead Director of the new newscast.  Brian Gottlieb and Kathryn Farrell join as Producers from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and Channel One Network, respectively.  In addition, Meghan Gourley comes over from C-SPAN to be an Associate Producer.

National Geographic Channel introduces several new staffing changes and additions in its Development, Programming, Operations and Digital Media departments:

  • Bridget Whalen was elevated to Executive Director/Development reporting to Juliet Blake, SVP/Production and Development and Whit Higgins was upped to Director/Development and Co-Productions, where he will report to Bridget Whalen.
  • Randy Rylander moved to Director/Programming and Scheduling, reporting to Heather Moran, VP/Programming and Strategic Development.
  • Banafsheh Parsee was bumped to Director/Business Operations, reporting to John Fletcher, VP/Production Services and Network Operations and Greg Larvenz was added as Chief Engineer, also reporting to John Fletcher.
  • Matthew Zymet was recruited as Director/Digital Media Content, reporting to Brad Dancer, VP/Research and Digital Media.

Eric Burak joined the regional sports networks FSN West and FSN Prime Ticket as Director/Marketing to supervise all on-air and off-channel marketing efforts for both networks. Eric will report to Steve Simpson, SVP/GM.
ESPN restructured its entire production department, streamlined divisions and announced a plethora of staffing changes:

  • Under the production department re-organization the following executives will report directly to Norby Williamson, EVP/Production, ESPN: Steve Anderson, EVP/News, Talent and Content Operations; Rick Barry, SVP/Programming and Production, Business Operations; Chris Calcinari, VP/International and Deportes Production (who also reports to Russell Wolff, EVP/Managing Director, ESPN International); Jed Drake, SVP and Executive Producer/Event Production; Mark Gross, SVP and Managing Editor/Studio Production; Marcia Keegan, VP/Content Integration and Strategic Planning; and Traug Keller, SVP/Production, Business Divisions. Williamson reports to John Skipper, EVP/Content.
  • Mo Davenport was appointed SVP/GM at ESPN Radio to oversee all facets of the radio division including talk and event programming for 700 affiliates and the operations of ESPN’s five O&O radio stations. Tim McCarthy and Jim Pastor have both been upped to Regional GMs with ESPN Radio. Tim will continue to manage New York’s ESPN 1050 and will add Pittsburgh’s ESPN 1250, while Jim will continue to supervise Chicago’s ESPN 1000 and add Dallas’ ESPN 103.3 and Los Angeles’ ESPN 710.
  • Craig Lazarus, VP/Studio Production will manage a new journalistic unit with responsibility to develop long-form, investigative content across multiple platforms. He will report to Vince Doria, SVP/Director of News. Dwayne Bray advanced to Senior News Editor to supervise reporting for the new enterprise.
  • Craig Bengtson, Senior Coordinating Producer will now manage each edition of SportsCenter as well as the SportsCenter Minute on and any future expansion of the brand. He reports to Mark Gross.
  • David Roberts, who will also report to Mark Gross, was elevated to Senior Coordinating Producer to administer ESPNEWS.
  • Bob Rauscher, who has been with ESPN since 1980, is now the VP/NBA Production, and Rich Feinberg will be the VP/Motorsports. Both report jointly to Mark Gross and Jed Drake. Furthermore, Mark Summer was named Senior Coordinating Producer working on NBA studio shows, reporting to Bob Rauscher.
  • Jodi Markley moves to SVP/Operations to oversee production operations, studio directors, remote operations and commercial operations.
  • Stephanie Druley, Senior Coordinating Producer will now manage all NFL studio coverage. Seth Markman, who reports to Stephanie Druley, was upped to Senior Coordinating Producer to handle Monday Night Countdown and NFL Live.
  • Bill Graff was upgraded to Senior Coordinating Producer/Content Integration and Daytime Programming. He will continue to run the studio wraps unit and content integration and will now take charge of all ESPN and ESPN2’s daytime studio programming.
  • Jay Levy, Senior Coordinating Producer will still manage Baseball Tonight and ESPN’s highlight area, and will add all college sports studio shows to his roster of duties. Michael Fountain was promoted to Senior Coordinating Producer and will continue to manage college football studio programming and now will add college basketball to his list. He reports to Jay Levy.
  • Tim Scanlan advanced to VP/Event Production, Pro and Amateur Sports will continue to organize Major League Baseball and soccer coverage and adds boxing and college sports.
  • Bob Toms will now become VP/Production Enhancements and ITV to oversee ESPN’s creative services and the start-up of two new divisions: production enhancements and interactive television production.
  • Additional promotions include: Charita Johnson to VP/Production Performance and Development; Mike Leber to Senior Coordinating Producer of ESPN’s studio bureau unit; Mark Preisler to Senior Coordinating Producer of ESPNEWS daytime; Dan Steir to Senior Coordinating Producer of mainly college basketball game telecasts; Tina Thornton to Senior Coordinating Producer focused on remote production; Dave Weiler to VP/Production Operations/Studio Directors; and Elida Witthoeft to Senior News Editor II.



Today in Cynopsis Kids

  • The Adrenaline Project comes to 4KidsTV
  • PBS Kids Sprout re-launches its website
  • The Naked Brothers Band’s debut album

Today in Cynopsis International

  • Radio One, Inc. inks agreement to sell its Augusta, GA radio stations to Perry Broadcasting Company, Inc
  • ImpreMedia teaming up BBC Mundo, to develop several joint U.S. initiatives
  • Equity Media Holdings Corporation to launch MTV Tr3s affiliate on its new WMBQ

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  • Apple’s iTunes store to face new competition from Wal-Mart & RealNetworks/MTV JV
  • The AP signed a deal to distribute content to its client websites
  • Adobe’s “Moviestar” Flash update to bring HD video to the web



Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 8/13-8/19/07
Primetime    (000)        Total Pgm Day      (000)
USA               1252           USA                       552
TBSC               951           ADSM*                   548
ESPN               936           TNT                        523
TNT                 810           NICK                      498
FX                   708           NAN*                      497
DISC               656           TBSC                       497
AEN                 648           ESPN                      442
MTV                638            LIF                         395
LIF                  633           DISC                       392
SPK                 615           FX                          376
Source Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 111,400,000 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: 8/13-8/19/07
Primetime    (000)      Total Pgm Day            (000)
USA               2777          NICK                          2270
TNT               2196          TOON                         1358
ESPN             1972          NAN*                         1234
TBSC             1782          USA                           1204
TOON            1569          ADSM*                       1176
LIF                1533          TNT                           1165
FOXN            1421          TBSC                           916
HALL             1315          LIF                              888
AEN              1297          FOXN                           846
HGTV            1283          ESPN                           794
Source Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 111,400,000 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: 8/13-8/19/07
HIST    Ice Road Truckers                                   2843
MTV     The Hills  1030p                                    2734
MTV     The Hills  10p                                        2540
USA     WWE Entertainment  10p                       2454
USA     WWE Entertainment  9p                         2420
ESPN   Broncos/49ers                                         2290
USA     Burn Notice                                             2114
ESPN   Dolphins/Kansas City                               1983
TNT     The Closer                                              1925
ADSM   Family Guy  8/15                                  1895
Source Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television
Universe of 111,400,000 homes

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of 8/13-8/19/07
FOX    Hell’s Kitchen                                           5,830                                     
FOX    So You Think You Can Dance  THURS       4,770         
FOX    So You Think You Can Dance  WED          4,250         
CBS    Big Brother 8  TUE                                  4,170             
NBC    Singing Bee                                             4,120                                
NBC    America’s Got Talent                                4,090                           
FOX    So You Think You Can Dance  8/13          3,890         
FOX    Family Guy  SUN 930p                            3,870
CBS    Two and a Half Men                                  3,790
CBS    Big Brother 8  SUN                                 3,760                            
Source Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Monday – A18-49 Analysis:  FOX had the last laugh Monday night winning with a 2.5/7 A18-49, according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research. ABC was #1 at 8p with a Wife Swap re-do that delivered a 2.7/8. FOX followed at 9p by winning with the second half of its TV’s Funniest Moments rerun at 2.8/7. CBS captured its usual winning slot during 10p with a CSI: Miami encore at 2.2/6, which was a smidge ahead of ABC’s Supernanny repeat at 2.1/6.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, August 20, 2007 time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research

CBS      4.7/8        How I Met Your Mother [r] 3.5/6, Old Christine [r] 3.6/6, Two and a Half Men [r] 6.2/10, Rules of Engagement [r] 4.6/7, CSI: Miami [r] 5.3/9

FOX      4.5/7         TV’s Funniest Moments [r] 4.5/7

ABC      4.0/7         Wife Swap [r] 4.8/8, Fat March 3.7/6, Supernanny [r] 3.4/6

NBC      2.6/4         Thank God You’re Here [r] 2.6/4, Heroes [r] 1.9/3, Dateline: NBC 3.3/6

UNIV     1.9/3         Amar sin Limites 1.6/3, Destilando Amor 2.4/4, Cristina 1.8/3

CW       1.2/2         Everybody Hates Chris [r] 1.2/2, All of Us [r] 1.0/2, Girlfriends [r] 1.2/2, The Game [r] 1.2/2

TELE     0.6/1        Madre Luna 0.7/1, La Esclava Isaura 0.6/1, Amor Mio 0.5/1

A18-49: FOX 2.5/7, ABC 2.3/6, CBS 2.2/6, UNIV 1.5/4, NBC 1.4/4, CW 0.7/2, TELE 0.5/1


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JOB OPENING: SENIOR FLASH DEVELOPER/Universal City: will be responsible in owning, leading and developing rich media applications through QA, Production and Post Maintenance. Log on to type job#615322 EOE. (8/23)

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FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: DEVELOPMENT, SHOW PROD/Banyan Productions: Seeks fall intern. Will assist with all areas of production, pre-production Must be available at least 2 full days, must receive credit. Email: [email protected] (8/29)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: POST PRODUCTION/Banyan Productions: Seeks fall intern. Intern will follow path of asst Editor or Protools Asst. Organization of avid projects,digitizing, rough assembly of shows. [email protected] (8/29)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: NY Int’l Children’s Film Fest   Interns, must be responsible, intelligent, organized & can commit 12 hrs/wk min. Great opp to get involved in a major citywide event. Cvr letter & resume: [email protected]  (8/29)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Seeking interns with major in Mktg, Comm and Journalism. Learn in an active mktg/press environment consisting of publicity work, advertising and online marketing. Send res/cover letter to: [email protected]   (8/29)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: AWARDS SHOW INTERN Major awards show LA office seeks savvy intern. Prod rsrch, track media breaks, update contacts. Need PR, media or prod background; MAC, Excel, Internet, organiz’l skills. [email protected] (8/28)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: True Entertainment/NYC: TV Production facility looking for hard working, versatile interns for production, post prod & administration. Please email resume [email protected]   (8/28)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: TV Prod. Co/NY seeks hardworking, organized intern. Creative, fun atmosphere; great place to learn production and development. Email [email protected] (8/28)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: PROMOTIONS INTERNSHIP Radio Disney AM1560 NY: Fall and Spring 08′ interns. Will be assisting Promotion Staff with live appearances throughout the tri-state area. Please fax resume: (212)615-3268. Attn: Promotions Mgr.

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Budd Friedman, founder of the Improv Comedy Clubs is looking for an Intern. Budd’s site: will launch next month. Learn about comedy business from the best! Make contacts for future pd work. [email protected] (8/28)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT INTERNS/Classic Media/NYC: Dept focused on producing new children’s tv and film content seeks creative interns for fall 2007. Email resume and cover letter to [email protected] (8/24)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Nickelodeon Talent & Casting Dept.- Seeks Intern. General office duties incl. TV/Film research. No pay/College credit only. Email res/cover to [email protected] (8/24)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: AD SALES/MKTG INTERN/SONY TV Int’l/LA: Gain extensive knowledge of Sony Int’l TV networks. Focus on emerging digital media (web/gaming). E-mail resume/cover letter to [email protected] (8/23)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: The Kitchen/Miami and LA, seeks INTERNS with interest in Intl. Business; Audio Post Production and/or Languages for various projects.Bi-lingual a plus. Email Res: [email protected] (8/23)


Interested in posting your Video Resume?  Contact [email protected] for more information ….

SITUATION WANTED: F/T MARKETING/PR: Outgoing, detail-oriented NYC-based go getter with 4+ years film/tv experience. Press release writing, pitching, press database building & news clipping. [email protected] (8/29)

SITUATION WANTED: EXPERIENCED ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE seeking NYC based challenging career in consumer marketing, advertising, promotional marketing, or network telecommunication. Contact: [email protected] (8/29)

SITUATION WANTED: MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR/NY/CT: Award Winning. Harris System Experienced, Network and Cable Network Experienced contact [email protected] (8/25)

SITUATION WANTED: Producer: NY based w/ diverse doc, reality, news, music, sports and development experience. Strong coordinator, shooter, interviewer writer and editor. Visit for reel & more info. [email protected] (8/24)

SITUATION WANTED: PA/Crew: B.S. in Electronic Media/Kutztown University of PA, 1 year experience on national daily talk show, seeking work on documentaries or field shoots Contact: [email protected] (8/23)

E-mail Trish Pihonak for rates and specs for Job Openings.  

Interested in posting your Video Resume?  Contact [email protected] for more information ….

Are you looking for a job? Post your Situation Wanted Ad here — Email Trish Pihonak for specs.

WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – Wednesday, August 22, 2007

ABC: According to Jim [r], According to Jim [r], NASCAR in Primetime , Primetime: The Outsiders
CBS: Power of Ten, Criminal Minds [r], CSI: NY [r]
CW: America’s Next Top Model [r], America’s Next Top Model [r]
FOX: Anchorwoman [p ], Bones [r]
ION: Mama’s Family, Mama’s Family, Who’s the Boss?, Who’s the Boss?, Wonder Years, Wonder Years
MNT: Taurus World Stunt Awards [r]
NBC: Outrageous TV Moments [r], Last Comic Standing, Dateline 
PBS: Emperors of the Ice [r], Cities of Light:The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain
TELE: Madre Luna, Junto Al Tri, Rumbo Pre-game, Rumbo al Mundial:Mexico vs. Colombia
UNIV: Amar sin Limites, Destilando Amor, Don Francisco Presenta

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