Wednesday, December 17th, 2008


Back-to-Back Runs of Two and a Half Men
Deliver Double the Gains in L.A. This November

Demo                KTLA at 7pm                    KTLA at 7:30pm
A18-34:     +43
% Rtg vs Nov 07         +67 % Rtg vs Nov 07
+63 % Rtg vs Nov 07         +67 % Rtg vs Nov 07
+78 % Rtg vs Nov 07         +67 % Rtg vs Nov 07

H a p p y H o l i d a y s from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
Source: NSI, WRAP Overnights, 10/30-11/26/08 vs 11/1-11/28/07



Good morning. It’s Wednesday, December 17, 2008, and this is your first early morning briefing. 

Tonight’s Finales:
The CW: Stylista at 9p
SCI FI Channel: Estate of Panic at 10p

Cynopsis Media invites you to “Coffee With …” Q&A sessions at NATPE . See below.


CBS Corporation is the latest entertainment company to eliminate staff as employees of CBS Entertainment and CBS Paramount Network Television were laid off Monday. A few high-level CBS Paramount TV executives were also let go: EVP Maria Crenna who served under President David Stapf; SVP/Head of Comedy Brian Banks; and VP/Current Programming Jocelyn Freid.

IFC renewed original semi-scripted comedy series Z Rock for a second season. Ten new 30m episodes will debut next June about the real lives of three members of rock ‘n’ roll band Z02 who also perform under the pseudonym of The Z Brothers, a musical act for kids’ birthday parties.  

A&E Network’s sixth season debut of Intervention last Monday night at 9p attracted 1.6 million A25-54 viewers, 1.7 million A18-49 viewers and 2.2 million total viewers. GRB produces the series for A&E.

Comcast Entertainment Group hired two licensing agencies to create strategic licensing and merchandising initiatives on behalf of its television properties The Style Network and G4. ACI Licensing will develop programs for The Style Network and its shows such as Clean House and Dress My Nest, while Sloane Vision Unlimited will concentrate on G4 and its top shows Attack of the Show and Code Monkeys.

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Fox Cable Networks made a deal with DIRECTV and Verizon FiOS to make FUEL TV On Demand available to viewers, with 10 original hours of action sports programming each month.


HBO and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films made a multi-year exclusive agreement to develop and produced scripted television content for the network. The projects could encompass miniseries, movies, documentaries and series.

FOX approved a 13-episode order for Glee, a musical comedy series from Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck, Popular). The 60m series, featuring a soundtrack of popular songs, is about an energetic high school teacher, Will Schuester (played by Matthew Morrison) who is charged with bringing back the McKinley High School Glee Club to its winning glory days by encouraging a group of misfit students to compete in the Nationals. Glee, premiering next year, is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

New for Fox Reality Channel is the original series Househusbands of Hollywood, a nine-episode series opening August 2009. The one-hour series produced by Marilyn Wilson Productions, Inc., focuses on the lives of five men who run the households while their wives hold high-powered jobs. Marilyn Wilson, Lisa Bernstein and Scooter Pietsch are executive producers and co-creators. Actor/screenwriter Charlie Mattera, who devised the concept based on his own life will also serve as executive producer and co-creator.

MTV introduces a diverse slate of new reality series set to debut in first quarter 2009. Also new for the network next year will be a two-hour primetime block on Sundays starting at 9p. Details of the new projects are:

  • Nitro Circus – Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville, producers of MTV’s Jackass serves up a series showcasing freestyle motocross rider Travis Pastrana. The series watches Travis and his buddies as they try to outdo each other with daring stunts. Dickhouse Productions and Godfrey Entertainment will produce.
  • The Collegehumor Show – an office show based on the website launched by two high school friends to display their inane photos and stories during college days. The series will go behind the scenes of the duo’s company that reaches six million readers each month through their web business.
  • Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory – series takes a look at Rob Dyrdek’s skateboard empire. Rob previously starred in MTV’s series Rob & Big.
  • College Life – reality series follows freshmen students at the University of Wisconsin in Madison as they experience college life for the first time. All footage is shot by the students themselves.
  • How’s Your News? – based on a collection of humorous short films directed by Arthur Bradford, this series will use a team of reporters who travel the U.S. in a custom tour bus chronicling their experiences. In addition to man-on-the-street segments, the series will feature musical performances, celebrity interviews and the team’s adventures.
  • Daddy’s Girls – series centers on sisters Vanessa and Angela Simmons from Run’s House as they move to Los Angeles to launch a West Coast office for their tennis shoe and apparel line as well as Vanessa’s acting career.
  • The Girls of Hedsor Hall (wt) – twelve loud-mouthed party girls will travel to England to live in a finishing school, Hedsor Hall to become proper ladies. Former Miss USA Tara Conner is the school’s visiting instructor. Trump Productions LLC and RDF USA will produce the series, based on the UK RDF Media format Ladette to Lady which aired on the ITV network in 2006.
  • MTV’s Untitled Performing Arts Reality Project (wt) – series created by Nick Lachey and Colton Gramm follows talented high schoolers from Cincinnati’s School for the Creative and Performing Arts as they pursue dreams of fame.

CBS Paramount Network Television signed a first-look deal with actor Laurence Fishburne and his Cinema Gypsy Productions, reports Variety. Fishburne recently joined as star of CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation also produced by CBS Paramount Network TV. Fishburne selected Rose Catherine Pinkney to head his television production unit and she will report jointly to Fishburne and Helen Sugland, manager and partner with Cinema Gypsy.

MSNBC confirmed yesterday David Shuster will begin immediately as anchor for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, cites Multichannel News. David Gregory, new moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press previously anchored the hour-long weekday show airing at 6p. Shuster will continue to anchor breaking news stories during the day on MSNBC.  


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CYNOPSIS DIGITAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY:  Mac fanboys will have a hole in their social calendars from 2010 – Apple announced that next month’s Macworld conference in San Francisco will be its last. They can no doubt blame the success of social networking, blogs and other digital mediums that make it much cheaper for the company to keep its community abreast of new developments. CES for one should be happy; Macworld has been held at the same time as the consumer electronics confab for years, drawing the Mac faithful away from Las Vegas. Further, Steve Jobs has declined to give the keynote to the last Macworld. (Prepare for reports of Steve’s declining health to begin flying around the net …)  Full edition: CYN DIGITAL.

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CYNOPSIS KIDS – TODAY’S TOP STORY:  The Walt Disney Company is forming a joint venture with Russian broadcaster Media-One Holdings Ltd., to launch at Disney-branded free-to-air national TV channel in Russia in 2009.  Offering a line-up of kid and family programming as well as original Russian programming, the new entertainment channel will bow on 30 O & O Media-One stations throughout Russia.  In return for a 49% stake in the joint venture, Disney will invest cash and provide programming and marketing expertise and content acquisition support.  Media-One, the majority shareholder in the co-venture, will provide its knowledge and operational experience in the Russian market.   Full edition: CYN KIDS.

CYNOPSIS INTERNATIONAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY:  Sub-Saharan Africa is getting a BET influx as BET Networks launches the channel in 29 countries across various platforms. Through a new GTV deal, the network will be available in 21 nations and in 11 nations in an initial DStv agreement with MultiChoice.  BET will be on DStv’s Premium and Compact bundles and GTV’s English-language G Plus and G Choice and French-language G Choix and G Grand. Full edition: CYN INTERNATIONAL.


Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 12/8-12/14/08
Primetime    (000)        Total Pgm Day      (000)
USA                1559          ESPN                      679
ESPN              1420          USA                        678
TBSC              1170          NAN*                      644
FAM                 965          TBSC                       630
TNT                 790          NICK                       562
AEN                 732          ADSM*                    558
SPK                 684          TNT                         557
NAN                 623          FAM                         476
CMDY               620          AEN                         433
FX                    613          LIF                          428
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: 12/8-12/14/08     
Primetime    (000)      Total Pgm Day            (000)
USA               3111         NICK                           2186
ESPN              2864         NAN*                          1421
FOXN             2379         USA                             1415
FAM               2296         FOXN                           1284
TBSC             1926         TOON                           1185
HALL              1843         ESPN                           1174
TNT                1786         TNT                             1108
LIF                 1770         FAM                             1091
NAN               1708         ADSM*                         1067
TOON             1548         LIF                               1010
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: 12/8-12/14/08
ESPN      Buccaneers vs. Panthers                                  5939
USA       WWE Entertainment 10p                                   2405
USA       WWE Entertainment 9p                                     2298
BRAV      Top Chef                                                         2194
ESPN      Sportscenter 12/8 1143p                                  2134
USA       WWE Entertainment 8p                                     1963
NFLN      2008  Saints vs. Bears                                    1935
TBSC      House of Payne 1030p                                      1888
USA        House 12/13 10p                                             1888
USA        House 12/9 9p                                                 1877
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 12/8-12/14/08
NBC    NBC Sunday Night Football                        8.6/21    11,360
CBS    CSI                                                          5.8/15      7,660
FOX    House                                                      5.6/15       7,450
CBS    Two and a Half Men                                  5.2/13       6,860
NBC    Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick                        5.2/14       6,920
NBC    The Office                                                4.7/12       6,260
CBS    Survivor: Gabon Finale                              4.4/10       5,810
CBS    60 Minutes                                               4.4/12       5,840
CBS    How I Met Your Mother                              4.2/11       5,560
CBS    CSI: Miami                                               4.1/11       5,410
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Saturday – A18-49 Analysis:  FOX was #1 Saturday night with its usual lineup at 1.7/6 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. FOX leveled a one-two punch the first two hours: the double Cops episodes averaged a winning 1.7/6 at 8p followed by an America’s Funniest Home Videos rerun on ABC at 1.2/4. Then at 9p, FOX won again with AMW: America Fights Back at 1.8/6 while the holiday movies on ABC and NBC shared #2 at 1.3/4 each. Through 10p, NBC’s movie presentation won the hour by a thread at 1.7/6 with ABC’s movie and CBS’ 48 Hours Mystery tied for second place at 1.6/5 apiece.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, December 13, 2008  time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 3.4/6          Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.5/5, 48 Hours Mystery [r] 3.3/6, 48 Hours Mystery 4.5/8

FOX: 3.2/6           Cops 3.0/6, Cops 2 [r] 3.3/6, AMW: America Fights Back 3.2/6

NBC: 3.1/6          NBC Saturday Night Movie: It’s A Wonderful Life [r] 3.1/6

ABC: 2.8/5          America’s Funniest Home Videos [r] 2.5/5, ABC Saturday Movie of the Week: Surviving Christmas [r] 3.0/5

UNIV: 1.4/3         Sabado Gigante 1.4/3

MNT: 1.0/2          My Saturday Night Movie: Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties 1.0/2

TELE: 0.3/1         Cine de Impacto II 0.4/1, Cine de Impacto 0.3/1

A18-49: FOX 1.7/6, ABC 1.3/4, NBC 1.3/4, CBS 1.0/3, UNIV 0.9/3, MNT 0.5/2, TELE 0.3/1

Sunday – A18-49 Analysis: NBC was the overwhelming leader Sunday night at 7.4/19 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. CBS’ 60 Minutes opened the night winning the 7p hour with 4.5/12 with NBC’s Football Night in America next at 2.8/8. NBC took over at 8p as the last of Football Night and the start of the NY Giants vs. Dallas NFL match won with 5.6/15 while the remaining 30m of 60m and the start of Survivor: Gabon Finale on CBS followed at 4.3/11. During 9p, NBC’s NFL game surged ahead with 8.8/21 with CBS’ Survivor conclusion after that with 4.5/10. NBC held firm through 10p winning at 8.9/22 with CBS’ Survivor finale and reunion special in second place averaging a 4.3/11.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, December 14, 2008  time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

NBC: 11.9/19        Football Night in America [730p start] 4.5/8, NBC Sunday Night Football: NY Giants at Dallas 13.7/21

CBS: 8.7/14            60 Minutes 11.6/18, Survivor: Gabon Finale 7.8/12, Survivor: Gabon Reunion 7.0/12

ABC: 4.6/7             America’s Funniest Home Videos 4.7/8, ABC Sunday Movie of the Week: The Santa Clause 2 [r] 4.9/7, Desperate Housewives [r] 3.9/6

FOX: 2.8/4             King of the Hill [r] 2.3/4, The Simpsons [r] 3.3/5, King of the Hill [r] 2.8/4, Family Guy [r] 3.6/5, American Dad [r] 3.1/5

UNIV: 1.7/3           Show Suenos: Reyes 1.7/3

CW: 0.6/1              Jericho 0.6/1, The CW Sunday Movie: Spaceballs 0.7/1

TELE: 0.4/1           Cine en Casa 0.3/1, Cine Millonario 0.4/1

A18-49: NBC 7.4/19, CBS 4.3.11, ABC 2.3/6, FOX 2.1/5, UNIV 1.2/3, CW 0.4/1, TELE 0.3/1

Monday – A18-49 Analysis:  CBS cleaned up Monday night with 4.3/11 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. With all new episodes in tow, CBS led each hour: at 8p Big Bang Theory/How I Met Your Mother averaged a winning 4.4/11 with NBC’s Chuck next at 2.6/7. During 9p, CBS shot to #1 with the average of Two and a Half Men and Worst Week at 4.6/11, while NBC again came in second, this time with Heroes at 3.7/9. Finally at 10p, CBS’ CSI: Miami was several paces ahead of the competition at 3.9/10 with NBC’s My Own Worst Enemy cracking #2 at 1.6/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, December 15, 2008 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 8.3/13        The Big Bang Theory 6.7/10, How I Met Your Mother 6.7/10, Two and a Half Men 10.6/16, Worst Week 7.3/11, CSI: Miami 9.2/15

NBC: 4.0/6           Chuck 4.7/7, Heroes 4.8/7, My Own Worst Enemy 2.6/4

FOX: 3.2/5           Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles [f] 3.1/5, Prison Break 3.3/5

ABC: 2.7/4         I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown [r] 4.1/6, 20/20 Special 1.9/3

UNIV: 2.1/3         Cuidado con El Angel 2.3/4, Fuego en la Sangre 2.4/4, Cristina 1.6/3

MNT: 1.4/2           My Monday Night Movie: Grumpier Old Men 1.4/2

CW: 1.0/1           Gossip Girl [r] 1.1/2, One Tree Hill [r] 0.8/1

TELE: 0.8/1          Dona Barbara 0.6/1, El Rostro de Analia 0.7/1, Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso 1.0/2, Cartel M 0.9/2

A18-49: CBS 4.3/11, NBC 2.6/7, FOX 2.0/5, UNIV 1.7/4, ABC 1.3/3, MNT 0.6/2, TELE 0.6/2, CW 0.6/1



Greg Moyer is departing Rainbow Media Holdings where he is GM of Voom HD Networks, to take on the new role as President of Scripps Networks International. Based in Scripps’ New York offices, Greg begins his new position January 5 and is charged with increasing growth for the company globally. Greg will report to John Lansing, President, Scripps Networks.

Kevin Collins was promoted to SVP/Director, National Broadcast with Initiative up from VP/Associate Director, National Broadcast. In his expanded role, Kevin will manage the buying activities for the MillerCoors account, working under the newly established stand-alone MC Media agency umbrella as well as becoming more involved with sports TV negotiations. Additionally, Dan Cohn was upgraded to VP/Director, National Broadcast to assist Kevin on the MillerCoors business via MC Media.


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Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: This actor had several recurring TV roles over the years including those on Soap, Taxi and The Golden Girls, but earlier in his career he appeared in a series of Cracker Jack TV ads. What is this actor’s name?  ? JACK GILFORD Kudos to: Ricky Ricamonte-Sesame Workshop/NY; Anthony Salerno-MAXUS/NY; Pete Gautieri-Lifetime/NY; Dick Cox/DCA Television/Stratford; John Kukla-FOX 4/MY 27/Dallas; Dory Melman Petsrillo-Petry Media Corp./Dallas; Greg Stewart-Evolution Media/Burbank; Steven Wishnoff/LA; Gary Moglovkin-NBC Studios/Hollywood; Patti Zingale-PromoShop/LA

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT –  Wednesday, December 17, 2008

ABC: Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, Dirty Sexy Money
AZTECA: Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres Edicion Especial, Vidas al Limite, Al Extremo
CBS: The New Adventures of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY
CW: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show [r], Stylista [f ]
FOX: Secret Millionaire, Bones [r]
ION: Boston Legal, Boston Legal, Boston Legal
MNT: Christmas is Here Again, Santa’s Funniest Moments [r]
NBC: A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, Life, Law & Order
PBS: Great Performances, L.A. Holiday Celebration 2008
TELE: Dona Barbara, El Rostro de Analia, Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso
UNIV: Cuidado con El Angel, Fuego en la Sangre, Don Francisco Presenta


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A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM NEXSTAR ADVERTISING NEXSTAR ADVERTISING We are the home of the next generation of athletes, entertainers, icons, influencers and thought leaders CW ENTERTAINMENT, CW SPORTS, NEWSNATION, THE HILL, ANTENNA TV, AMERICA’S #1 LOCAL BROADCASTER 100% U.S. linear + digital presence. 200+ Owned or Partner Stations in 117 markets. 220M Americans reached every […]

FETV: Special Delivery for Viewers and Advertisers

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT TV Thursday April 11, 2024 At Family Entertainment Television (FETV), It’s All in the Family Cathy Applefeld Olson Family-operated with a passion for family-centric programming, Family Entertainment TV (FETV) continues to rise and shine amidst a sea of media conglomerates by overdelivering for viewers and brand partners […]

Cynopsis 04/11/24: Ad Engagement for Women’s Final Four up 97%

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY TNT Sports Scores Big During March Madness With the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament averaging 9.9M viewers across 67 games on TNT, TBS, truTV, CBS + Max, including double-digit growth with younger viewers P18-34 (+14% YoY) And there’s more to come… MLB Regular Season (TBS, Max, Bleacher Report) […]

04/10/24: Cynopsis Jobs

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DIRECT RESPONSE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TV One NEW YORK, NY – HYBRID REMOTE Carry out the entire sales process from initial contact to deal close as well as build and maintain exceptional relationships with advertisers and agencies by communicating TV One Network’s values and brand strength. Full info HERE *** […]