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WE tv’s newest original series, Little Miss Perfect,
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Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live+Same Day Data, “Little Miss Perfect” premiere (2/18/09, 10p-11p). W18-49 & W25-54 (000s). Subject to qualifications upon request.
Good morning. It’s Wednesday, February 25, 2009, and this is your first early morning briefing.
The CW has announced a handful of renewals for Fall 2009 – five dramas and one reality show. Among the early pickups for next season are Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill; frosh series 90210; a ninth season of Smallville; a fifth season of Supernatural; in addition to cycles 13 and 14 of America’s Next Top Model.
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Source: Mediamark Research & Intelligence; Doublebase 2008 Study, Base of Adults 18+, Index = % of Hallmark Channel viewers compared to Total U.S.
~ MORE GOOD STUFF ~
Lifetime Television announced it renewed drama series Army Wives for a fourth season with 18 new episodes slated to debut in 2010. This news comes before the series opens its third season this June with episodes continuing on Sundays at 10p. During season two, Army Wives was viewed by more than 80 million total viewers and ranks as the #1 drama series on ad-support cable among W18-49. ABC Studios produces the series for Lifetime Television.
Summer reality competition series So You Think You Can Dance is scheduled to open its fifth season on FOX with a two-night, four-hour premiere May 21 and May 27 at 8p. The series is hosted by Cat Deeley and is produced by 19 Entertainment, Ltd. and Dick Clark Productions. Auditions for season five will happen in Denver March 12; in Memphis March 16 and in Seattle March 28. Audition information can be found at fox.com/dance.
ION Television bought the rights to two 60m original drama series, with both making their US debuts on ION in 2009. Each agreement allows ION the US television digital media rights in addition to online streaming and VOD:
Logo acquired series one and two of the comedy series Beautiful People from BBC Worldwide America. The series, about the unconventional childhood of style expert Simon Doonan, first aired in the UK on the BBC last fall. Logo will debut the series on May 26 and via LOGOonline.com.
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~ DISTRIBUTION, CLEARANCE & CARRIAGE ~
Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment licensed the series Plastic Makes Perfect, with 26 half-hour episodes to Fine Living Television in the US.
~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~
Starz Entertainment renewed its first original drama series Crash for a sophomore season, giving it a 13-episode order. For the next season opening this fall, Ira Steven Behr will serve as executive producer/showrunner along with James DeMonaco as executive producer and Todd Harthan as supervising producer, joining Paul Haggis and Bob Yari as executive producers, and Bobby Moresco, Don Cheadle, Tom Nunan, Mark R. Harris, Jorg Westerkamp and Thomas Becker as co-executive producers with Glen Mazzara as consulting producer. Approximately half of the series’ storylines will continue into the second season and most of the cast, including headliner Dennis Hopper will remain with the show. Crash is co-produced with Lionsgate.
New Pilot News:
In an effort to enhance romance between viewing couples, Playboy TV has developed several new series and is premiering one this Friday at 9p called Search for the Perfect Girlfriend. Hosted by comedian Rick Kunkler, the series looks at the various attributes of girlfriends submitted by their boyfriends and from women who think they represent perfection, to see what qualities it takes to be the ideal partner. Playboy TV is continuing the Search for the Perfect Girlfriend by asking guys to nominate their girlfriends or women to enter themselves for consideration. To apply, email fully-clothed, full-length photos and a brief bio to
~ ELSEWHERE IN CYNOPSIS ~
CYNOPSIS DIGITAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY: In its first big movie during the reign of new boss Carol Bartz, Yahoo unveiled a trio of new advertising targeting products that incorporate some of the innovations Google has brought to the online ad marketplace. Given the slow, painful decline of Yahoo’s revenues in general and the display ad industry as a whole, a lot is riding on the advances – which seek to merge the arenas of search and display as a single solution. The new products include Search Retargeting, giving advertisers the ability to place display ads based on a users’ search activities; Enhanced Retargeting, delivering dynamically generated display ads across the Yahoo network based on user activity on an advertiser’s site; and Enhanced Targeting capabilities for search advertising, including ad scheduling and demographic targeting within search. Meanwhile in an overview with analysts Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once again reiterated his interest in pooling search resources with Yahoo, per ZDNET. Full edition: CYN DIGITAL.
CYNOPSIS KIDS – TODAY’S TOP STORY: CBS and Cookie Jar Entertainment inked a three season deal extension for Saturday mornings. Set to be announced soon, the 2009-10 programming line-up will continue to feature girl-targeted shows as well as other programs. Additionally, the Cookie Jar block will rename the block which was programmed by DIC Entertainment since 2006. Cookie Jar, like DIC before it, takes an active role in securing sponsorship for the block and is now in discussions with key advertisers for the upcoming season. Full edition: CYN KIDS.
~ RATINGS ~
Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of: 2/16-2/22/09
Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 2/16-2/22/09
Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 2/16-2/22/09
Saturday – A18-49 Analysis: FOX matched its ratings from the previous week taking Saturday night with a 1.8/6 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. FOX’s “bad boys” were in charge at 8p as back-to-back Cops episodes averaged a 1.9/6. During 9p, FOX stayed in control with AMW: America Fights Back at 1.7/5 followed by ABC’s movie Hitch at 1.4/4. ABC gained the top spot at 10p with the last hour of its movie at 1.7/6 while CBS’ 48 Hours Mystery was next at 1.5/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, February 21, 2009 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 3.7/7 Crimetime Saturday [r] 3.1/6, Crimetime Saturday [r] 3.7/7, 48 Hours Mystery 4.4/8
FOX: 3.3/6 Cops 3.4/6, Cops [r] 3.4/6, AMW: America Fights Back 3.3/6
NBC: 3.0/5 Law & Order: CI [r] 2.4/4, Law & Order: SVU [r] 3.1/5, Law & Order [r] 3.7/7
ABC: 2.3/4 Scrubs [r] 1.3/2, ABC Saturday Movie of the Week: Hitch [r] 2.5/4
UNIV: 1.4/3 Sabado Gigante 1.4/3
MNT: 0.6/1 My Saturday Night Movie: Bushwhacked 0.6/1
TELE: 0.4/1 Futbol Estelar 0.5/1, Futbol Estelar II 0.4/1
A18-49: FOX 1.8/6, ABC 1.2/4, CBS 1.1/4, NBC 1.1/3, UNIV 0.9/3, TELE 0.4/1, MNT 0.2/1
Sunday – A18-49 Analysis: ABC hit the pot o’ gold Sunday night with 9.3/23 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. FOX raced to the finish line first at 7p with the NASCAR Sprint Cup at 3.6/11 followed by the Barbara Walters Special on ABC at 3.1/9. The rest of the night belonged to ABC as the Oscar’s Red Carpet show and the opening of the Academy Awards vaulted ABC to #1 at 8p with 9.2/23, followed by NASCAR on FOX at 3.6/9. During 9p, ABC posted a 12.2/28 for the Academy Awards show while FOX’s NASCAR race came in second again at 3.9/9. Then at 10p, ABC capped off the night with the Oscar’s highest rating at 12.8/31; the NASCAR race on FOX finished in the first part of the 10p hour with a 4.1/9, followed by a full hour of NBC’s Most Outrageous Moments at 2.3/6.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, February 22, 2009 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 16.6/26 Barbara Walters Special 7.3/12, Oscar’s Red Carpet 2009 14.5/23, 81st Annual Academy Awards 20.6/31
FOX: 5.9/9 FOX NASCAR Sprint Cup 6.1/9
CBS: 4.5/7 60 Minutes 5.8/9, The Amazing Race 4.4/7, Cold Case [r] 4.4/6, The Unit [r] 3.6/6
NBC: 3.3/5 Dateline 2.9/5, Most Outrageous Moments 3.7/6
UNIV: 1.5/2 Hora Pico 1.1/2, Gran Estreno 1.8/3, Quien Tiene Razon? 1.2/2
CW: 0.9/1 The CW Sunday Movie: Tomorrow Never Dies 0.9/1
TELE: 0.4/1 Marav Mundo Disney 0.3/1, Cine Millonario 0.5/1
A18-49: ABC 9.3/23, FOX 3.6/9, CBS 1.8/4, NBC 1.6/4, UNIV 1.3/3, CW 0.4/1, TELE 0.3/1
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, February 23, 2009 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
FOX: 7.9/12 House 8.9/14, 24 6.9/10
ABC: 6.5/10 The Bachelor 7.2/11, True Beauty 4.9/8
CBS: 6.1/10 The Big Bang Theory [r] 5.1/8, How I Met Your Mother [r] 4.7/7, Two and a Half Men [r] 7.5/11, Old Christine [r] 6.0/9, CSI: Miami [r] 6.6/11
NBC: 4.6/7 Chuck 4.0/6, Heroes 4.4/7, Medium 5.4/9
UNIV: 2.3/4 Cuidado con el Angel 2.5/4, Manana para Siempre 2.4/4, Cristina 2.1/4
CW: 0.8/1 Gossip Girl [r] 0.8/1, One Tree Hill [r] 0.9/1
MNT: 0.7/1 Twilight Zone [r] 0.7/1, Twilight Zone 2 [r] 0.6/1, Masters of Illusion [r] 0.7/1
TELE: 0.7/1 Dona Barbara 0.6/1, El Rostro de Analia 0.7/1, Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso 0.7/1, Cartel M 0.6/1
A18-49: FOX 4.6/12, ABC 3.6/9, NBC 2.8/7, CBS 2.7/7, UNIV 1.8/5, TELE 0.6/1, CW 0.5/1, MNT 0.3/1
~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
The Cinema Advertising Council (CAC) elected Andrew L. Blacker, SVP/Marketing and Research with Screenvision, as its Executive Director. Dave Kupiec was also recently named as President/Chairman of the CAC.
International, independent advertising agency la comunidad based in Miami, tapped Richard Monturo as Executive Director/Strategy and Technology. In his new role, Richard will head a strategic planning team and is charged with improving the agency’s internal technology expertise.
WDCW/Washington, D.C. elevated Ashley Messina to GSM up from NSM beginning next Monday. Ashley has been with WDCW since November 2001 starting as an AE then moving up to NSM in March 2007.
Nicole Maxwell joined NBC’s Peacock Productions as Director/Development, West Coast where she will be in charge of the creation and development of multi-platform, nonfiction programming. Nicole will report to Benjamin Ringe, VP/Development and Co-Executive Producer, Peacock Productions.
OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network hired Alan Saxe as SVP/Business and Legal Affairs. Alan comes to OWN from Warner Horizon Television where he served as SVP/Business and Legal Affairs. In his new role, Alan will manage all negotiations for television and digital agreements as well as acquisitions, financing and production in addition to handling business practices for the new network.
Essie Chambers takes on a new position with BET Networks as SVP/Original Programming, reporting to Loretha Jones, President/Original Programming and based in Los Angeles. Essie will supervise development duties for the company’s new reality and scripted series and current programming.
Gas Station TV, owned by Destination Media, brought on Victor Germain as SVP/Business Development, joining from Screenvision. Victor will take the lead in such categories as wireless, finance and consumer packaged goods.
Former CBS Television Distribution and King World Productions executive Daysun Perkins was appointed VP/Development with Eyeworks USA. Daysun’s scope of work includes working with the international and domestic units of Eyeworks, as well as sister company 3 Ball Productions, to develop new projects and formats for television.
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This day in History: 1950 – Your Show of Shows, a live 90-minute sketch comedy TV series, debuted on NBC featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca.
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: Submitted by Matt Sautter, DISH Network, Denver: What Ohio journalistic honor did WKRP newsman Les Nessman win five times? THE BUCKEYE NEWS HAWK AWARD Kudos to: Tom Calato-Firehouse Subs/Orlando; Paul A. Prange-WWJ/WKBD/Southfield, MI; Kimberly Gleason-Time Warner Cable Media/NY; Tom Winiarski-Turner Entertainment/NY; Chuck Gordon-Charter Media /Birmingham, AL; John McInerney-WFBT/Chicago; Melissa Heck-KCTV/Kansas City; Rich Koz-WCIU/Chicago; Adam Beechen/LA; Bob Ramsey-KTXL/FOX40/Sacramento; Chuck Weiss- iCarly-Nickelodeon/Hollywood; Bob Bass/PTZ; Barry Sher-The Pacific West Group/Toronto
Today’s Trivia Question: ” Wooooooo, WHEE!! I got it, I got it, and I got to report it!” was a catch phrase commonly spoken by one of the characters when he had some hot gossip to share on what short-lived mid-seventies sitcom? (Email
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