A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WARNER BROS. DOMESTIC CABLE DISTRIBUTION
OFF WB SERIES = SUCCESS ON CABLE
SMALLVILLE SCORES # 1 on ABC Family with A18-34, M12-34 and M12-17!
Top 3 Series with M/W 18-34 & A/M/W 18-49!
CABLE’S NEXT HIT: ONE TREE HILL
Source: NTI, Galaxy Explorer, Cov Rtg. 9/27/04-2/17/05. Smallville = M-F 7p. Tie #1 A18-34 w/ Gilmore M-F 5p, Whose Line M-F 1030p. Excludes Movies, 10+ T/C.
Good morning. It’s Wednesday, February 23, 2005, and this is your first early morning briefing.
Fox won the night according to fast affiliate ratings on Monday evening with a 7.7/18 A18-49 according to Nielsen Media Research data. CBS was #2 overall with a 5.2/12, followed by NBC 4.6/11, ABC 3.8/9, WB 1.9/4, UPN 1.4/3. American Idol at 8pm drew an enormous 9.8/23 – the closest competitor being Fear Factor on NBC with a 3.6/9. At 9p CBS and Fox with “24” tied, each delivering a 5.6/12 for the hour. For CBS, the last half hour was the first half hour of a special 90m edition of CSI: Miami which averaged a 6.6/15 for the full 90m broadcast. Medium of NBC was #2 at 10p with a 5.4/13. Cuts, UPN newest sitcom, airs at 830p and on Monday night held 100% of its lead-in, delivering a 1.2/3 for the time period.
Reminder – WB’s Everwood has gone on hiatus after last Monday night’s ep, and Summerland steps in with new eps starting Feb 28. Everwood returns to the schedule on April 18.
Casting / Development / Production:
20th Television has cleared A Current Affair in 50% of the country, including the three most recent clearances – KPIX/San Francisco; KVVU/Las Vegas and WRAZ/Raleigh. The 30m strip series debuts on the Fox O&O stations this spring, and these three new stations may begin airing it as early as this summer.
Dr. Phil (distributed by King World) will be switching stations in Los Angeles a year early than previously anticipated. Dr. Phil currently airs on KNBC at 4pm and has been picked up by KCBS beginning in 2006. According to the Hollywood Reporter, KNBC has confirmed it has picked up The Suze Orman Show (distributed by 20th Television) and plans to air it at 4pm beginning this fall. That frees up Dr. Phil to launch on KCBS in September 2005. Dr. Phil’s time period on KCBS has not been announced as yet.
Announcing the terms of their separation agreement, News Corp. and Cablevision have laid out their plans for splitting up the family assets – Regional Programming Partners. Regional Programming Partners includes the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers (not much more than a pile of pucks at the moment), Madison Square Garden, Radio City Entertainment, regional sports channels in four states and Fox Sports Net. Up to now, News Corp has owned 40% of Regional Programming Partners, with Cablevision owning the remaining 60%. Under the agreement, News Corp. will have full ownership of Fox Sports Net, the regional Fox Sports Net channels in Florida and Ohio, and National Advertising Partners, an ad sales arm to FSN. Cablevision walks away with Madison Square Garden and MSG Network, the two sports teams, Radio City, and the regional Fox Sports Net channels in NY and Chicago. The one asset the two will continue to co-own is Fox Sport Net Bay Area regional net, which the two split 60% Cablevision/40% News Corp.
ImaginAsian TV has appointed Charles Hendrickson to the position of Chief Financial Officer. The announcement was made by Michael Hong, CEO of ImaginAsian Entertainment, Inc. Charles will oversee all of the company’s financial activities, and will be based in New York.
Univision Communications Inc. announced Alina Falcon has been upped to EVP/Operating Manager of the Univision Network, effective immediately. Alina will be responsible for all operations, including programming, promotions, talent relations, technical operations and news for the Univision Network. Based in Miami, Alina will report to Ray Rodriguez, Pres/COO.
Sandy Alouete has been promoted to VP/Music & Talent Relations for VH1, reporting to Rick Krim, EVP/Music & Talent, VH1. Sandy will be the department’s primary liaison with VH1’s marketing, on-air promotions, program enterprises and news departments. She will also work closely with the newly created music marketing group.
Monday, February 21, 2005. Fast Affiliate Ratings for all Networks – time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research.
FOX 10.7/15 American Idol 13.2/19, 24 8.1/12
CBS 10.1/15 Still Standing 6.6/10, Listen Up 6.3/9, 2-1/2 Men 10.9/16, CSI: Miami [90m ep] 12.2/19
NBC 7.2/11 Fear Factor 5.3/8, Las Vegas 7.5/11, Medium 9.0/14
ABC 5.9/9 EM:HE How’d They Do That? 5.2/8, The Bachelorette 6.0/9, Supernanny 6.5/10
WB 3.5/5 7th Heaven 3.7/5, Everwood 3.3/5
UPN 2.2/3 One on One 1.8/3, Cuts 2.1/3, Girlfriends 2.5/4, Half & Half 2.4/3
A18-49 Fox 7.7/18, CBS 5.2/12, NBC 4.6/11, ABC 3.8/9, WB 1.9/4, UPN 1.4/3
The History Channel presents This Day in History:
A MESSAGE FROM COURT TV
Viewers of Court TV: The Investigation Channel find true stories irresistible.
Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege, and Justice delivered the highest primetime 1st Quarter-to-date rating in Court TV history in these demos:
Who loves a true story more–Court TV viewers or Court TV advertisers ?
Find out at www.courttvmediakit.com
Source: Nielsen Media Research.
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