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Good Morning. It’s Wednesday, December 19, 2007 and this is your first early morning briefing.
ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live will return with new episodes starting January 2. In a statement released by the network, host Kimmel said “Though it makes me sick to do so without my writers, there are more than a hundred people whose financial well-being depends on our show. It is time to go back to work. I support my colleagues and friends in the WGA completely and hope this ends both fairly and soon.” Meanwhile, Letterman’s WorldWide Pants continues to try to work a deal with the WGA so Letterman and Ferguson can return on January 2 with writers.
~ MORE GOOD STUFF ~
NBC will repurpose two USA Network series, Monk and Psych, giving both series a potential larger audience. New episodes of both series will air first on USA in January then repeat on Sunday nights in March on NBC.
Tribune Entertainment has closed its syndication distribution unit, though it will continue with its ad sales services, per Variety. For the shows the distribution arm had been handling including American Idol Rewind, the Dreamworks movie package, Ag Day and Soul Train, new distributors will be named for each of these shows. Earlier this year, Family Feud was moved to Debmar-Mercury.
Broadcast Evening News Ratings Wrap-Up: The gap continues to widen between NBC’s Nightly News and ABC’s World News, particularly with total viewers. The results for the week of December 10, 2007:
Showtime’s season finale of Dexter Sunday night (9p) pulled in nearly 1.4 million total viewers, +14% more viewers than the season one finale at 1.2 million.
VH1’s Monday night season finale of I Love New York 2 (9p) delivered 3.6 million A18-49 viewers, earning a 3.2 A18-49 rating. The final episode also drew in 5.4 million total viewers.
Anime Network will introduce four VOD television series next month:
The FCC voted along party lines to relax media cross-ownership rules in place for more than 30 years. The new rule allows media companies to own both broadcast stations and newspapers in the top 20 U.S. markets, hoping to give relief to ailing papers by allowing them to compete on multiple platforms. The Democrats on the committee also joined with Chairman Kevin Martin to cap cable subscriber ownership at 30%. The cross-ownership ruling was opposed by a group of 25 senators from both parties, who sent a letter a day before the vote warning they would take legal measures against it if it were passed. Meanwhile, a decision on regulations regarding product placement and integration on television was postponed to a later date.
TVN Entertainment Corp. and Illusion TV formed a new multiyear, multiplatform partnership to launch and distribute Illusion On-Demand. TVN will distribute the free VOD network to 22 partner outlets including AT&T U-verse, RCN and Verizon. Programming on Illusion On-Demand consists of action series, news, talk, anime and movies in the sci-fi, fantasy and comic book genres.
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Susanne Smith McAvoy was appointed VP/Ad Sales Marketing for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. Based at the network’s New York office, Susanne will supervise the ad sales marketing team and is charged with increasing ad sales revenue by creating and executing strategic marketing and promotional efforts. She will report jointly to Bill Abbott, EVP/Advertising Sales and Laura Masse, EVP/Marketing.
Len Randazzo moves up to GSM of KUKC/Kansas City, the Univision station owned by Equity Media Holdings Corporation. Len will spearhead national and local sales efforts on behalf of the station.
Joe Weber will resign as Manager/Media Distribution and Development at Red Bull N.A. effective December 31. While employed with Red Bull for six years, he was responsible for the development and creation of nearly 200 programs that aired on ESPN, OLN, FOX Sports and Showtime among other networks. Joe will reinstate his company M3, Media, Marketing & Management, a media consulting firm with outlets in Los Angeles and Dallas/Ft. Worth.
M3 Television tapped former Dancing with the Stars Senior Producer Victoria Mercado Guinto as Senior Producer responsible for a portion of M3’s field production and execution. Based in Burbank, Victoria will report to Andy Meyers, President.
Kelly Burkhard was made Senior Talent Booker for syndicated morning talk show Live with Regis and Kelly. Previously, Kelly was the talent booker for Live, starting with the show in 1997. She will now manage the booking of all celebrity guests for the show while based in New York.
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~ RATINGS ~
Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 12/10-12/16/07
Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of: 12/10-12/16/07
Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 12/10-12/16/07
Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 12/10-12/16/07
Monday – A18-49 Analysis: CBS led Monday night at 3.3/9 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. Despite two premieres at 8p, the House repeat on FOX won this hour with 2.6/7, followed by NBC’s new Clash of the Choirs at 2.3/7 and coming in fourth was ABC’s Duel at 2.2/6. Then at 9p, CBS’ double reruns of Two and a Half Men averaged a winning 3.7/9, while the second half of NBC’s Clash of the Choirs came next at 2.6/7. CBS finished first at 10p with CSI: Miami at 3.9/10 and ABC’s October Road and NBC’s Journeyman tied for second at 1.5/4 each.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, December 17, 2007 – time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 7.1/11 How I Met Your Mother [r] 4.3/7, The Big Bang Theory [r] 4.4/7, Two and a Half Men [r] 7.2/11, Two and a Half Men [r] 7.5/11, CSI: Miami 9.5/16
NBC: 4.6/7 Clash of the Choirs [p] 5.3/8, Journeyman 3.0/5
FOX: 4.2/7 House [r] 5.0/8, K-Ville 3.4/5
ABC: 3.5/6 Duel [p] 4.3/7, Notes from the Underbelly 2.2/3, October Road 2.8/5
UNIV: 1.7/3 Amar Sin Limites 1.7/3, Pasion 1.8/3, Cristina 1.6/3
CW: 1.1/2 Everybody Hates Chris 1.3/2, Aliens in America 1.0/2, Girlfriends 1.0/2, The Game 1.0/2
MNT: 0.7/1 Olive, the Other Reindeer 0.8/1, Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn’t Happen [r] 0.6/1
TELE: 0.6/1 Madre Luna 0.6/1, Victoria 0.8/1, Pecados Ajenos 0.5/1
A18-49: CBS 3.3/9, FOX 2.1/6, NBC 2.1/6, ABC 1.8/5, UNIV 1.4/4, CW 0.6/2, TELE 0.5/1, MNT 0.3/1
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ABC: Duel, Private Practice [r], A Holiday Celebration at Ford’s Theatre
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