Wednesday, January 5th, 2011


Good morning. It’s Wednesday, January 5, 2011, and this is your first early morning briefing. As always, if you prefer to watch this morning’s news instead of reading it, click here

Tonight’s Premieres:
NBC: Minute to Win It at 8p
OWN: Mystery Diagnosis at 8p; Miracle Detectives at 10p
Discovery Channel: Flying Wild Alaska at 9p
Syfy: Ghost Hunters International at 9p
Military Channel: Greatest Tank Battles at 10p
TBS: Are We There Yet? at 10p
IFC: The Ben Stiller Show at 1030p


The Weinstein Co. (TWC) purchased a 25% stake in Starz Media helmed by John Malone, which also includes the DVD distribution company Anchor Bay Entertainment. The value of the transaction was not disclosed though it does include Blue-ray, DVD, VOD, pay-per-view and digital distribution for up to 20 TWC and Dimension titles each year for five years. The deal covers such film titles as The King’s Speech, Blue Valentine and Company Men. The deal, however, does not allow films from TWC to air on pay cable network Starz which is a separate unit from Liberty’s Starz Media. TWC continues to have a pay TV pact with Showtime through 2014 for its theatrical releases.

WE tv is launching two new original series this year, and renewing another:

  • Braxton Family Values – This 10-episode docu-series follows singer/songwriter Toni Braxton as well as her four sisters. The one-hour series is produced by Magical Elves and debuts April 12 at 9p.
  • Staten Island Cakes – Series centers on executive pastry chef and Staten Island bakery owner, Vinny Buzzetta. The 8-episode, one-hour series is produced by Nancy Glass Productions and will premiere June 21 at 9p.
  • Downsized has been renewed for a second series with 10 all-new episodes slated to premiere this summer. Downsized is produced by WE tv and Pie Town Productions.

ABC gained a win as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the FCC’s fine against the broadcast network relating to a nude scene on the former series NYPD Blue. The Second Circuit Court said since the FCC’s ruling regarding “fleeting, unscripted utterances” pertaining to music awards shows on FOX were previously deemed unconstitutionally vague, the court yesterday agreed the NYPD Blue case also fell under the same vagueness. The Third Circuit Court continues to mull over the FCC’s rulings against CBS stations involving fleeting nudity during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

WealthTV premieres the new series Social on February 9 at 8p, featuring Danielle Staub, formerly of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey as she gives viewers personal tours of celebrity homes. Four episodes of Social are complete and WealthTV approved two full seasons of the series with a total of 26 episodes. Encore airings of Social will air on Wednesdays at 11p and Saturdays at 7p and 10p. Currently, WealthTV is available nationwide on more than 100 cable systems including Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

Kantar Media reports total advertising expenditures for the first nine months of 2010 increased by +6.4% compared to 2009 and finished the nine-month period at $94.06 billion. Additionally, ad spending during third quarter 2010 rose by +8.7% compared to last year which represents the biggest quarterly gain since the end of 2004. Overall, measured ad spending by media grew by +6.4% January-September 2010. In the broadcast sector, Network TV increased by +6.1%; Cable TV by +9.0%; Spot TV by +27.8%; Spanish Language TV by +11.9%; and the only decline was Syndication – National at -8.3%. Radio media also posted gains with Local Radio at +3.8%; National Spot Radio at +15.9%; and Network Radio at +1.7%.

Golf Channel debuts a new, weekly instruction series, School of Golf on January 25 at 7p hosted by swing coach Martin Hall, who recently won the network’s national search for an instructor and host of the series. The half-hour School of Golf is filmed at the network’s studios in Orlando.

Coinciding with the premiere of a new season of Bad Girls Club next Monday at 9p, Oxygen Media is launching OxygenLive: Obsessed a revamped version of the network’s The online destination will include a live companion show which will stream before, during and after the linear show. Fans of Bad Girls Club will also be able to watch the live show on the OxygenLive app available via iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Additionally, prior to the premiere on January 10, a Pre-Show will air online via OxygenLive: Obsessed, stretching the season debut to a 90-minute event.

truTV approved a 13-episode third season of Hardcore Pawn soon after the second season has debuted. Currently, the second season of Hardcore Pawn, featuring a Detroit pawn shop and the family who operates it, airs on Tuesdays at 10p. Season three is scheduled to premiere in mid-February. Zodiak USA produces the series.

Monday’s winter season bow of Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family at 8p delivered a 3.5 rating and 1.2 million among W18-34; a 1.5 rating and 1.9 million with A18-49; as well as 4.2 million total viewers.

On December 29, TLC debuted the series My Strange Addiction at 9p and 930p attracting 2.8 million total viewers. Following at 10p, a new season of Toddlers & Tiaras opened with 2.3 million total viewers.

Program Call: Cynopsis Media will be producing our annual NATPE Shopping Guide sent to all Cynopsis and Cynopsis Kids subscribers on Thursday, January 20, the week before NATPE 2011 in Miami.  If you would like to have your programming included, please send us only the following info for your top 5 shows: title, availability date, number of episodes, length, type (i.e., movie, series, special, etc.), genre and your terms (barter, cash, etc.) as well as your company’s stand/booth location.  To be included in this free and highly-viewed special edition, please send your submission to [email protected] no later than Friday, January 14, 2011. A confirmation email will be sent following each submission from Lisa (if you don’t receive a confirmation email, please resubmit).


Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD) reupped the entertainment news program TMZ through the 2013-2014 season on Fox Television Stations and additional television stations representing 75% of the US. TMZ will continue through its seventh season on all of the FOX O&Os including WNYW/New York, KTTV/Los Angeles and WFLD/Chicago. Telepictures Productions produces TMZ.

MGM and Weigel Broadcasting Co. are partnering on the national launch of Me-TV, a television network showcasing classic television shows such as The Bob Newhart Show and Cheers as well as classic commercials aiming at digital broadcast stations. Me-TV (aka Memorable Entertainment Television) is available as a local version on Weigel’s WWME/Chicago on WBME/Milwaukee-Racine.  National distribution will be handled by MGM’s domestic television sales team.

Emerging television network, HALOGEN TV made content deals with Good Worldwide and Paste Magazine offering new content to the network this year. Both Good Worldwide and Paste will produce a series of interstitials for the network showcasing people and businesses doing good works and performances and interviews with various music artists. HALOGEN TV presently reaches more than 14 million homes.


E! is readying a new series from Ryan Seacrest Productions titled The Dance Scene (wt) set to premiere April 10. The 8-episode, 30m series will showcase the life and career of choreographer/creative director Laurieann Gibson. The show will also feature Gibson’s troupe of dancers and choreographers.

Showtime tapped British actor Damian Lewis who last appeared on NBC’s series Life to star opposite Claire Danes in the new one-hour drama pilot Homeland. Lewis plays US Marine Sergeant Scott Brody, a POW who returns home after being held captive in Iraq for nearly ten years. Production on the pilot begins this month.

Casting Call: A top production company is casting new talent for a current broadcast television series. Specifically, the show is looking for a male in his 30’s who is attractive, likeable and knowledgeable about home renovation with a vibrant personality and on-camera presence. The show is seeking a carpenter/contractor/home repair expert and/or an interior designer with great communication skills who can relate well with average American families. The show would also consider a celebrity from the areas of television, film, sports or music who has credibility and passion in the areas of home improvement and/or design. The show would prefer a male though would consider a female for the role. Please submit an email along with a bio and reel or video clips to [email protected].

Casting Call: WE tv is casting for a new one-hour unscripted television series featuring a world-famous family therapist who has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Phil and CNN and is ready to help families one-on-one. The show is looking for couples in Southern California who are in crisis struggling with addictions, eating disorders, obesity, infidelity, control issues, marital problems, bullying, blended family stress, toxic in-laws, job loss, depression, anger management or any other issues where help is needed. Families who appear on the show will receive free family therapy and a financial honorarium as a thank you for their time involvement. Interested families should contact Michelle Kenner – Casting Producer / [email protected] or 212-377-3850 and include a description of your family and issues you’re dealing with along with a recent photo. Couples must have children over the age of 10 and be open to discuss and work through their challenges on camera.

Casting Call: Martha Stewart Weddings and dLt Casting is seeking brides for a new web series titled I Do, My Do sponsored by Pantene. The show needs brides who are recently engaged and beginning to plan their weddings scheduled for June, July or August 2011. The series will offer brides expert advice from The Martha Stewart Team for planning their own one-of-a-kind celebration. Interested brides should apply now for a chance to fly to New York. Send an email along with your name, age, city, wedding date, reception location and a brief paragraph explaining why the show should select you; also include a personal photo that is less than 400k in size and in a jpeg format to [email protected]. For the application and home video instructions, please visit dLtCasting .com.

Casting Call: Food Network’s Chopped is back for another season and the network is seeking the next round of professional chefs to compete in the culinary competition show. The series is looking for talented, dynamic chefs who can create a great meal using mystery basket ingredients. Men and women, any ethnicity and cooking specialty are encouraged to apply. Visit to apply.

Casting Call: Wheel of Fortune is giving one fan the chance to be “Vanna For A Day” as part of an online contest. Beginning today through January 18, viewers are invited to upload a 60-second audition video to highlighting their best Vanna-style moves. Show producers will select five finalists and those videos will be posted online and viewers will vote on their favorite starting January 27 through February 7. The winner will be announced on-air and online February 24. The grand prize winner and a guest will be flown to Los Angeles and will receive a stay at a luxury hotel, a shopping spree and a makeover before joining Pat Sajak on the show at Sony Pictures Studios.


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Broadcast Evening News Weekly Average Ratings (week of December 27, 2010)
NBC: 9.99 million total viewers; 2.4/8 and 2.98 million A25-54
ABC: 8.79 million total viewers; 2.0/7 and 2.53 million A25-54
CBS: 6.35 million total viewers; 1.5/5 and 1.83 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Broadcast Sunday Morning News Shows – Weekly Average Ratings (December 26, 2010)
NBC: Meet the Press 3.05 million total viewers; 0.9 and 1.08 million A25-54
ABC: This Week 2.64 million total viewers; 0.7 and 913,000 A25-54
CBS: Face the Nation 2.63 million total viewers; 0.6 and 744,000 A25-54
FOX: FOX News Sunday 1.08 million total viewers; 0.4 and 463,000 A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Broadcast Morning News Shows – Weekly Average Ratings (week of December 20, 2010)
NBC: Today 5.36 million total viewers; 2.0/15 and 2.49 million A25-54
ABC: GMA 4.55 million total viewers; 1.4/10 and 1.70 million A25-54
CBS: Early Show 2.71 million total viewers; 0.9/7 and 1.08 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Friday A18-49 Analysis:  In the waning hours of 2010, ABC won Friday night and the A18-49 viewers at 1.9/7, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, ABC’s movie Wild Hogs topped with a 1.3/5 and NBC’s Minute to Win It repeat was next at 1.0/4. ABC continued in the lead through 9p with the remainder of its movie presentation at 1.5/6 followed by CBS’ CSI: NY encore at 0.9/4 and NBC’s second helping of a Minute to Win It rerun was a close third at 0.9/3. Then at 10p, ABC’s annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve shot ahead with a 2.8/11 and NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly was #2 at 1.2/5.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, December 31, 2010  time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated, Live+SD.

CBS: 3.9/8        NCIS [r] 4.1/8, CSI: NY [r] 3.9/8, Blue Bloods [r] 3.6/8

ABC: 3.6/8         ABC Friday Movie of the Week: Wild Hogs 3.1/6, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2011 4.7/10


NBC: 2.1/4         Minute to Win It [r] 2.1/4, Minute to Win It [r] 2.2/4, New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly 2.1/5

FOX: 1.3/3          FOX Movie: Rocky Balboa 1.3/3

UNIV: 0.8/2        Banda Recodo Concert 0.8/2, Feliz 2011! 0.9/2


CW: 0.7/1           Smallville [r] 0.7/2, Supernatural [r] 0.6/1

ION: 0.7/1          Without A Trace 0.7/1, Without A Trace 0.6/1, Without a Trace 0.8/2

TF: 0.4/1            Cine de Las Estrellas: Ghost Rider [7p start] 0.4/1, Cine de Las Estrellas [r] 0.3/1


TELE: 0.2/0         Festival de Cine VI: Die Another Day 0.3/1, Celebrando Ano Nuevo 2011 0.1/0

A18-49: ABC 1.9/7, NBC 1.0/4, CBS 0.9/3, FOX 0.6/2, UNIV 0.6/2, TF 0.4/2, CW 0.3/1, ION 0.2/1, TELE 0.2/1

Sunday  A18-49 Analysis: NBC trounced the competition Sunday night with a 5.8/15 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. FOX walloped the other networks at 7p with NFL Sunday National, the NFL Post Gun and The OT all averaging a 6.3/18 followed by CBS’ NFL Regional, NFL Post Gun and 60 Minutes averaging  a second place with 3.1/9. NBC took over at 8p with the average of Football Night in America Part 3, Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick and the Sunday Night Football at 5.3/13 and ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was next at 2.7/7. NBC’s NFL game continued to lead through 9p at 6.7/16 and ABC’s Desperate Housewives delivered a 3.8/9 in #2. NBC was successful through 10p as the St. Louis at Seattle NFL game won with a 7.0/18 and ABC’s Brothers & Sisters came in a distant second place at 2.3/6.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, January 2, 2011 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

NBC: 9.6/15       Football Night in America Part 2 3.7/6, Football Night in America Part 3 6.7/11, NBC Sunday Night Football: St. Louis at Seattle [830p-11p] 11.3/18


CBS: 6.9/11         60 Minutes 8.0/13, CSI: Miami 6.7/10, Undercover Boss 6.9/11, CSI: Miami [r] 4.8/9

ABC: 5.7/9          America’s Funniest Home Videos 4.5/7, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 5.4/8, Desperate Housewives 7.5/12, Brothers & Sisters 5.3/9

FOX: 5.4/9          The OT 6.9/11, The Simpsons [r] 3.6/6, The Cleveland Show [r] 2.9/4, Family Guy [r] 3.4/5

UNIV: 1.0/2         Hora Pico 0.9/1, Gran Show 0.9/1, Sal y Pimienta 1.0/2

TF: 0.6/1             Cine de Las Estrel Sun [r] 0.6/1, Cine de Las Estrel Sun 2 [r] 0.6/1

ION: 0.5/1           Sunday 8PM Movie: Space Cowboy [r] 0.5/1

TELE: 0.4/1         Cine en Casa: Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan 0.4/1, Cine Millonario: The Star of Bethlehem 0.4/1

A18-49: NBC 5.8/15, FOX 3.7/10, ABC 2.7/7, CBS 2.5/6, UNIV 0.7/2, TF 0.6/2, TELE 0.4/1, ION 0.2/1

Monday  A18-49 Analysis: CBS had the winning lineup Monday night at a 3.6/9 among A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. The sitcoms How I Met Your Mother and Rules of Engagement averaged a top-rated 3.6/10 for CBS at 8p while the season premiere of The Bachelor on ABC placed second at 2.7/7. At 9p, more comedies on CBS won as Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly averaged a 4.2/10; ABC’s The Bachelor debut was #2 at 3.0/7 and the premiere of Univision’s Triunfo del Amor was #3 at 2.0/5. During 10p, a new episode of Hawaii Five-O on CBS did best at 2.9/8 followed by a new Castle episode on ABC at 2.4/7.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, January 3, 2011 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 7.0/11           How I Met Your Mother 6.1/9, Rules of Engagement 5.8/9, Two and a Half Men 9.1/14, Mike & Molly 7.5/11, Hawaii Five-O 6.8/11

ABC: 6.0/9            The Bachelor [p] 5.9/9, Castle 6.1/10

FOX: 2.8/4            House [r] 3.1/5, Lie To Me [r] 2.5/4

UNIV: 2.1/3          Eva Luna 2.1/3, Triunfo del Amor [p] 2.5/4, Don Francisco Presenta 1.8/3

NBC: 1.7/3           Chuck [r] 1.6/3, The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now? [r] 1.8/3

ION: 1.1/2            Without a Trace 0.9/1, Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 1.3/2

CW: 0.6/1            90210 [r] 0.7/1, Gossip Girl [r] 0.5/1

TELE: 0.6/1          Aurora 0.6/1, El Fantasma de Elena 0.5/1, Alguien Te Mira 0.5/1

TF: 0.5/1             Cine de Las Estrellas Mon [r] 0.5/1, India 0.5/1

A18-49: CBS 3.6/9, ABC 2.7/7, UNIV 1.6/4, FOX 1.3/3, NBC 0.9/2, ION 0.5/1, TELE 0.5/1, CW 0.4/1, TF 0.4/1


Continental Television Sales, a unit of Katz Television Group elevated four managers to VP in four different cities: Michael Donahue in Boston; David Hauptman in Denver; Debra Hogan in New York City; and Dan Hagen in San Francisco.

SMG Search hired Ramesh Bulusu as SVP in charge of agency assignments for various client accounts. SMG Search also added Kim Thiel as VP/Director to manage Search Marketing across clients.

Comedy Central’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart promoted a handful of staff members. Steve Bodow, Jennifer Flanz and Jim Margolis were all upped to Co-Executive Producers; Tim Carvell was elevated to Head Writer; and Pam DePace advances to Supervising Producer. Furthermore, after four years on the show, Executive Producer Josh Lieb is departing the show and relocating to Los Angeles to write on a workplace comedy for Warner Bros. and NBC.

Harvey Goldhersz appointed to CEO of MediaCom North America and is replacing Doug Checkeris who resigned his position to pursue other interests. Doug will remain with the company during a transition period. Harvey will dually continue to serve as Vice Chairman, Worldwide COO of MediaCom Worldwide, a position he has held since 2004.

Liz Janneman moves up to EVP/Ad Sales with Ovation. Liz has been with the network since April 2009, joining as SVP/Ad Sales.

This day in History:  1956 – In the Peanuts comic strip, Snoopy walked on two legs for the first time.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question:  Elvis Presley made only one television commercial in 1954.  What was the product?  SOUTHERN MAID DONUTS  Kudos to: Chris Day-The Weather Channel/Atlanta; Bill Timms-Peter Strain & Assoc/NY; Carl Mayer-Active Int’l/NY; Kristin Brutout-Letfield Pictures/NY; Steve Alexander-Octagon; Brian Riker-Marketing Architects/Minneapolis; Karen Daniel-Pixel Pictures/Hollywood; Miriam Aardahl-OMD/LA; Cammie Buerry-FFE adventas/Las Vegas; Paul Blutter-General American Group/Northridge;

Today’s Trivia Question:  This description is for what 1994 syndicated show:  “Dead honeymoon couple becomes Apprentice Angels”?  (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: Only the second four correct answers from each time zone will be mentioned; and once you’ve been mentioned in any of the Cynopsis editions, you can’t be mentioned again that calendar week.)


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ABC:  The Middle, Better with You, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Primetime: Celebrity Weight Loss – What Really Happened
AZTECA:  Cosas de la Vida, Al Extremo, Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres
CBS: Live to Dance, People’s Choice Awards
CW:   Hellcats [r], Hellcats [r]
FOX:  Human Target
ION:  Without A Trace, Without A Trace, Criminal Minds
NBC:  Minute to Win It, L&O: SVU
PBS:   Masters of the Arctic Ice, Great Performances at the Met
TELE: Aurora, El Fantasma de Elena, Alguien Te Mira
UNIV: Eva Luna, Triunfo del Amor, Rosa de Guadalupe

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Cynopsis 07/19/24: Beloved Bob Newhart dies at 94

Beloved Bob Newhart dies at 94

Friday July 19, 2024 Today’s Premieres A+E: Cold Case Files: DNA Speaks at 9p; Tell Me How I Died at 10p AppleTV+: Omnivore; Lady in the Lake PrimeVideo: Betty La Fea: The Story Continues Today’s Finale WeTV: Mama June: From Not to Hot at 9p; Deb’s House at 10p Saturday’s Premiere A&E: New House No […]

Cynopsis 07/18/24: Shogun rakes in Emmy nods

"Shogun" rakes in Emmy nods

Thursday July 18, 2024 Today’s Premieres ABC: Press Your Luck at 8p; Lucky 13 at 9p BET+: Bruh Hulu: How I Caught My Killer Max: Kite Man: Hell Yeah! MTV: The West Coast Hustle Netflix: Cobra Kai; Master of the House Peacock: Those About to Die Prime Video: Top Class Tennis IN THE NEWS Hulu’s […]

07/17/24: Cynopsis Jobs


ASSOCIATE, GLOBAL LICENSING & DISTRIBUTION HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP CHARLOTTE, NC Coordinate and execute asset delivery to content distribution partners and assist with ideation and execution of marketing campaigns with channel partners as well as capture, analyze, and report viewership data. You will also follow and report on industry trends and create weekly programming schedules […]

Cynopsis 07/17/24: Apple TV+ renews “Loot” for season three

Apple TV+ renews "Loot" for season three

Wednesday July 17, 2024 Today’s Premieres BritBox: 24 Hours in Police Custody CBS: Big Brother at 8p Hulu: UnPrisoned Netflix: Simone Biles: Rising; The Green Gang; T P Bon Syfy: The Ark at 10p IN THE NEWS Global entertainment & media industry revenues rose 5% to $2.8 trillion in 2023, and are projected to hit […]