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THE O.C. IS HOTTER THAN EVER!
#1 in its Time Period with ALL 18-34, 12-34 & Teen Demos!
Top 10 for the week with F12-34, P12-34 & ALL Teens
Source: NTI Galaxy Explorer, 1/27/05. Ratings. TP=8-9pm, ties Joey/Apprentice w/W18-34 & A18-34.
Good morning. It’s Wednesday, February 2, 2005, and this is your first early morning briefing.
NBC’s American Dreams has cut back on its season order of 19 eps to 17. The show will also come off the schedule for February, returning in March with new eps. This Sunday American Dreams will be replaced with an additional episode of L&O: CI.
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NBC delivered the biggest demo numbers on Monday night overall according to Nielsen Media Research final numbers, posting a 4.0/12 for the night. That’s not to say it wasn’t a horserace. CBS tallied a 4.6/11, Fox 4.2/10, ABC 3.7/9, with WB 2.0/5, and UPN 1.3/3 bringing up the rear. NBC’s Fear Factor owned the 8p hour (4.7/12), CBS’ Raymond & 2-1/2 Men had the 9p hour (5.7/13) and Medium on NBC took the 10p hour 6.1/15. Other relative new to the season shows did fairly well: 24 averaged a 4.9/11, good for #2 at 9p; and Supernanny earned a 4.5/11 at 10p, #3 behind a repeat of CSI: Miami.
Perhaps not a surprise that Letterman’s Monday night show, a tribute to Johnny Carson including the jokes Carson wrote and sent to Letterman, was its highest rated show in nearly two years, earning it a 6.0/15 HH rtg according to Nielsen Media Research, besting Tonight Show’s 4.9/12. A week prior, Jay Leno did his own tribute to Carson just two days after his death and it delivered an 11.2/26 HH rtg. (Letterman was not in production last week.)
Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the month of January 2005:
Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the month of January 2005:
E! Entertainment Television will provide content to Verizon Wireless’ new V Cast multimedia service, available to subscribers for an additional monthly fee. Content coming from E! will include E! News daily, The Awful Truth, Fashion Police, Red Carpet Moments, Watch With Kristin, E! TV Highlights, Celebrity Bites, and Wild On!.
NBC Universal has inked a deal with CinemaNow, Inc. to make the company’s video content available via CinemaNow’s video-on-demand service. Under the terms of the agreement NBC Universal will deliver first-run pay-per-view and library titles, including movies and TV event programming, on a 24hr streaming basis via the CinemaNow Website. Additionally, CinemaNow will offer NBC Universal’s new release films, as well as previously released movies, on the same day they become available in their traditional pay-per-view window. CinemaNow also offers programming through its video-on-demand for broadband from a number of other content providers including: Fox, Disney, Lions Gate, MGM, Sony, Warner Bros. and many others.
The Home Depot and Mark Burnett Productions have joined together in a multi-year strategic partnership to develop multiple TV programs that feature The Home Depot’s products and services. According to the agreement, The Home Depot will be folded into Burnett’s current productions including The Apprentice III and The Contender. Home Depot previously partnered with Burnett on Survivor and The Apprentice II.
Attention Connecticutians — if you evacuated the state yesterday afternoon, turn back, it’s okay, you can come home now. At the state level yesterday, a message was sent out to broadcasters that Connecticut was being evacuated. What was supposed to be sent was the usual Emergency Broadcasting System message (the one with the annoyingly long beep). The mis-send prompted the Governor to issue a statement that all is well, no evacuation necessary. To give you an idea of how effective the EBS system is, following yesterday’s erroneous message, the state police received no phone calls to inquire. Nice to know the state is ready with an emergency evacuation message .. I guess.
I wonder which lead-in the President prefers: 60 Minutes, American Idol, Lost, SI: Swimsuit Model Search or La Mujer en el Espejo ….
With his five-year contract expiring this year, BET founder and CEO Robert Johnson reportedly has decided to leave his position heading up the network’s daily operations. According to the Wall Street Journal, he will center more of his attention on his other businesses including the Charlotte Bobcats and other real estate, hotels and restaurants enterprises. Robert Johnson sold BET to Viacom in 2000 for $3 billion. Debra Lee, BET’s COO will run the daily operations.
Fox Broadcasting has formed a new sales group focusing on Fox.com and IdolonFox.com, and has named George Blue its VP/Interactive Sales to head up the group. George will be based in the NY sales office, and report to Neil Mulcahy, EVP/Sales and Jean Rossi-EVP/Sales.
Clear Channel Entertainment Television has named Dennis Spencer, SVP/Managing Director of International Distribution and Programming. Dennis will work to expand the CCETV International initiatives beyond sports to music and entertainment. He continues to report directly to Joe Townley, President/Clear Channel Entertainment TV.
Scholastic Entertainment has hired Katherine Benson as Director/National TV Sponsorship Sales, a newly created position. Katherine’s directive is to build sponsorship revenue by selling Scholastic’s critically-acclaimed Maya & Miguel animated TV series airing on PBS KIDS GO! Ms. Benson will report directly to Leslye Schaefer, SVP/Marketing and Consumer Products.
Tiffany Smith has been upped to Director/Publicity for CBS Entertainment. The announcement was made by Chris Ender, SVP/CBS Communications Group, and she will report to Phil Gonzales, VP/Communications, CBS Entertainment.
Darren Schillace has been upped to VP/Advertising and Marketing, and Victoria Chew has been promoted to Director/Marketing for ABC Television Network. The announcement was made by Mike Benson and Marla Provencio, SVPs/Marketing, Advertising and Promotion, to whom Darren and Victorial will report. Darren will oversee all paid media and marketing efforts for ABC Entertainment, including all primetime and late-night programs. Additionally, he will be managing the in-house team, as well as various outside creative and media agencies. Victoria will be responsible for all non-paid media, alternative word-of-mouth marketing, marketing partnerships, research-related marketing initiatives, as well as seeking promotion opportunities for primetime and late-night.
Monday, January 31, 2005. FINAL Ratings for all Networks – program averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research.
CBS 9.5/14 Still Standing 6.9/11, Listen Up 6.6/10, Raymond [r] 11.6/17, 2-1/2 Men 11.2/16, CSI Miami [r] 10.2/16
NBC 8.0/12 Fear Factor 6.7/10, Las Vegas 7.0/10, Medium 10.2/16
ABC 6.4/10 EMHD: How’d They Do That? 5.2/8, The Bachelorette 6.3/9, Supernanny 7.6/12
FOX 6.1/9 Trading Spouses 5.3/8, 24 6.8/10
WB 3.6/5 7th Heaven 4.4/7, Everwood 2.9/4
UPN 2.1/3 One on One 2.1/3, Half and Half 2.2/3, Road to Stardom 2.1/3
A18-49 NBC 4.9/12, CBS 4.6/11, Fox 4.2/10, ABC 3.7/9, WB 2.0/5, UPN 1.3/3
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