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05.15.13

Good morning. It’s Wednesday May 15, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Finales:
CBS: Crime Scene Investigation at 10p
CW: Arrow at 8p, Supernatural at 9p
Syfy: Deep South Paranormal at 10p


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RATINGS UP   W25-54 +33%   W18-49 +20%
HOMES UP    62.1 MM
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ABCannounced the addition of 14 new shows to its established slate of programming at a spangly Upfront presentation at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York, featuring the entire GMA ensemble, the retiring Barbara Walters, Rebel Wilson, Diane Sawyer, Kerry Washington, Joss Whedon, and Jimmy Kimmel. A tie-free Disney CEO Bob Iger watched while ABC/Disney Television Group President Anne Sweeney, (“ABC has never been a traditional company” she said), President of Sales Geri Wang, and Entertainment Group President Paul Lee talked about ABC’s continual innovation, as they unveiled the network’s new series and specials.

  • Lovers find themselves in an impossible situation — on opposite sides of a murder investigation in Betrayal (produced by ABC Studios).
  • Killer Women (produced by ABC Studios) centers on Molly Parker, the only female ranger in an elite squad of Texas lawmen who patrol the violent frontier. 
  • Lucky 7 (produced by ABC Studios and Amblin Television) follows a group of seven New York gas station employees who have been chipping into a lottery pool for months, never thinking they’d actually win.
  • Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films in Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television).
  • Mind Games (a 20th Century Fox Television production) centers on Clark and Ross, brothers and partners in a unique agency committed to solving clients’ problems using psychological manipulation.
  • In Victorian England, the young Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (by ABC Studios).
  • The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to return in Resurrection (by ABC Studios).
  • The Goldbergs (from Adam Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, and produced by Sony Pictures Television) tells the story of 11-year-old Adam, who captures the crazy of his ’80s family via a video camera.
  • Mixology (by ABC Studios) focuses on singles at Union, a high-end bar in Manhattan’s trendy meat-packing district.
  • Super Fun Night (produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Conaco and Warner Bros. Television) centers on three gal pals, (one of whom is played by Rebel Wilson), who have had a standing date, Friday Night Fun Night, for the last 13 years.
  • Reformed party girl Kate (Malin Ackerman) becomes Pete’s third wife, complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives, in Trophy Wife (from ABC Studios).
  • New reality adventure The Quest takes 12 lucky contestants on the journey of a lifetime when they enter the world of Everealm.
  • Toy Story of Terror, a special from Disney Pixar, is a spooky new tale featuring all the favorite characters from the Toy Story films.


ESPN
presented its upcoming lineup of series and specials at its Upfront at Best Buy Theater in New York’s Times Square. The lines of buyers and planners waiting to have their pictures taken with the likes of Colin Kaepernick, Mariano Rivera, Victor Cruz, and Landon Donovan snaked around the lobby as soon as the presentation wrapped. Here are some of the highlights.

  • A new slate of 30 for 30 film series returns on October 1. The fall schedule will include the documentaries Big Shot, about con man John Spano’s attempt to buy the New York Islanders; Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, about the famous surfing icon; and No Mas, about Roberto Duran and his rivalry with Sugar Ray Leonard.
  • The network will debut NFL Insiders, a new one-hour weekday pro football-themed show, in time for the 2013 season.
  • The launch of ESPN’s first daily, highlights-driven, soccer studio program in the US (Sundays- Fridays) on Aug.11.

For more information from ESPN’s upfront, check out today’s edition of Cynopsis Sports.

Discovery U.S. Hispanic unveiled its 2013-2014 Upfront slate, yesterday in New York. “Based on our proven success, we are strengthening our programming slate with new series based on our viewers’ well-known passions and preferences, along with returning favorites that support our traditional quality content,” said Ivan Bargueiras, General Manager, Discovery U.S. Hispanic’s networks. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.

  • Discovery en Espanol presents a mix of edgy programs from adrenaline stories, like Hombre en la mira (Manhunt), a series that challenges an experienced Special Operations warrior to survive, evade, resist, and escape in a foreign land; to real life dramas like La verdad increible (The Unbelievable Truth), a show that takes viewers across the globe to meet India’s child snake charmers and Britain’s vampire brothers.
  • Un bebe por minuto (One Born Every Minute), from Discovery Familia, takes a look at the drama and emotion of a maternity unit, from the perspective of the parents-to-be and the maternity ward staff.
  • Limpieza obsesiva Limpieza obsesiva (Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners), another entry from Discovery Familia, takes a look at a group of people who wage a constant war on dirt and order.
  • On the beauty front, Discovery Familia presents Coseme, estirame, emparejame! (Stitch me, Lift me, Tuck me), a documentary that exposes life behind the doors of one of the most exclusive cosmetic surgery clinics, Harley Street Skin, revealing the intimate workings of this multi-million dollar business. 

~ MORE GOOD STUFF ~

Downton Abbey season four has set an official premiere date. The series will begin on Masterpiece on PBS on Sunday, January 5, 2014. The highest-rated drama in PBS history will run for eight weeks through February 23, 2014. Casting news for season 4 includes the return of Shirley MacLaine as Martha Levinson and several new actors, including Tom Cullen, Nigel Harman, Dame Harriet Walter, Joanna David, Julian Ovenden, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Gary Carr.  Downton Abbey is a Carnival/Masterpiece Co-Production.

After eight years, Saturday Night Live regular Bill Hader is leaving the late night comedy. Hader will make his final appearance on the season finale airing May 18.

History‘s Pawn Stars is back with an all new season, on a new night. The show is moving to Thursday nights at 9p beginning May 30. Viewers will see the Pawn Stars haggle over a slew of interesting historic items this season – from a guitar believed to be signed by Paul McCartney and items signed by all four of The Beatles to a reproduction of the Back to the Future DeLorean car. Included in the new night is a brand new original theme song performed by legendary rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band recorded a custom song for the show titled Winning Isn’t Everything. A shortened version of the song will accompany the Pawn Stars show opening beginning on May 30.

MTV is unleashing more girl power. On Tuesday, June 4 at 11p, The Alectrix will showcase an all-girl pop music group seeking a fresh start under the guidance of music mogul, Joe Simpson. The six-episode series follows Heather Naylor, the leader of the group, as she and her group mates strive for their big break in the music industry and finally fulfill their dreams of superstardom. Later this fall, the network will debut the new series South of Heaven [wt] about a group of fun loving girlfriends who work at the best little honky tonk bar in Texas.

Maury celebrates its 2,500th episode on Friday, May 17 (check local listings) with a special show. Some of the biggest names in news, entertainment and sports will join the talk show host to celebrate, including Barbara Walters, Shaquille O’Neal, Katie Couric, Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, NeNe Leakes, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams, former all-star quarterback for the Washington Redskins Joe Theismann and Jerry Springer. In addition, Maury’s wife Connie Chung gives him the surprise of a lifetime, when she jumps out of a cake in celebration of this milestone episode.


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~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~

HBO has ordered eight episodes of a gay themed dramedy starring Jonathan Groff. The project centers on three friends living in San Francisco who explore the fun and options available to a new generation of gay men. Production will begin in the fall in San Francisco for a 2014 premiere.

FOX is teaming with Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street) to develop a drama about Billy the Kid. The limited-run series would tell the origin story of the notorious Old West outlaw hails from by Halfire-CORE Entertainment and the Levinson/Fontana Co. Barry Levinson is on board to exec produce.

~ DISTRIBUTION, CARRIAGE & CLEARANCE ~

FremantleMedia heads into this year’s LA Screenings having inked a number of new sales and with an exciting slate of finished programs and innovative formats for U.S. and Latin American buyers. Jamie Oliver is on the menu as Mundo Fox orders Jamie’s Great Italian Escape, Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals, Jamie’s Road Trip (seasons one and two), Jamie Oliver At Home, Jamie’s Kitchen and Jamie’s Food Fight for the U.S. Hispanic market. The latter has also been sold to FOX Life for Latin America and Globosat in Brazil. In addition, Auction Hunters joining the TruTV line up later this year. Rounding out sales are the U.S. version of Hole In The Wall, the global TV format sensation that began in Japan, and Bindi’s Bootcamp, both heading to Televisa Cable.

WWEand Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, a leading distributor of entertainment and lifestyle media, have announced a multi-year extension for home video distribution of WWE programming. The new agreement will continue to give GVE distribution rights to release 12 WWE pay-per-view events each year, including WrestleMania and SummerSlam, as well as a catalog of collectible titles throughout the U.S. on physical and digital platforms. GVE has also extended its home entertainment distribution agreement with Televisa. As part of the multi-year deal, GVE will continue to distribute top-rated Univision telenovelas such as Amorcito Corazon, Por Ella Soy Eva and Abismo de Pasion and family friendly programming like El Chavo Animado.

  

~ CASTING NEWS ~

Oscar and Tony Award-winning actor Joel Grey has been tapped to guest star on the Monday, May 20 episode of Syfy‘s Warehouse 13, premiering at 10p. Grey will play Las Vegas lounge act magician Monty the Magnificent. Also guest starring on the episode are Steve Valentine (Crossing Jordan) as Val Preston, a headliner in desperate need of something new to spice up his own act, and Kelly Hu as Abigail Cho, a protege of Mrs. Frederic.

~ INTERNATIONAL NEWS ~

Sony Pictures Television and Teleset have announced that they will produce an original series adaptation of the hit U.S. drama Breaking Bad for Latin American audiences. Metastasis is the first adaptation of the award-winning series by SPT. The show has been cleared in most major Spanish speaking markets including Univision’s UniMas in the U.S. Metastasis follows the story of an unassuming chemistry teacher who is given a fatal diagnosis and enters a world of drugs and crime, where he ascends to power.


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~ RATINGS ~

Top Ten Ad-Supported Basic Cable Network Performance among A18-49 for the week of: 5/6-5/10/13
Primetime    (000)        Total Pgm Day     (000)
TNT              1601        ADSM*                  743
TBSC             837         TNT                       658
USA               821         NAN*                    488
ADSM            753         NICK                      476
ESPN            745         ESPN                      454
AEN              633         USA                        399
HIST             600         DSNY                      379
FX                546          TBSC                      360
FAM              534         AEN                        355
DSNY            528         HIST                       343
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data.
All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 114,600,000 homes.
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day.
Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen data stream; Preliminary: Live+SD. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8P-11P and Sun 7P-11P. Total day is Mon-Sun 6A-6A for household and demographic performance.

Top Ten Ad-Supported Basic Cable Network Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 5/6-5/10/13
Primetime    (000)      Total Pgm Day         (000)
TNT              3129      NICK                        1698
DSNY            2353      DSNY                       1571
USA              2190      TNT                          1408
FOXN            1994      FOXN                       1300
HIST             1656      ADSM*                     1260
TBSC            1585      USA                          1067
ESPN            1532      NAN*                        1056
ADSM            1439      TOON                         961
AEN              1407       HIST                          859
NAN              1252       ESPN                         784
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data.
All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 114,600,000 homes.
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day.
Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen data stream; Preliminary: Live+SD. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8P-11P and Sun 7P-11P. Total day is Mon-Sun 6A-6A for household and demographic performance.

Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 5/6-5/10/13
ESPN Miami/Chicago                                   3505
TNT Golden State/San Antonio                   3110
ESPN San Antonio/Golden State                 3099
TNT Golden State/San Antonio                    2989
TNT Chicago/Miami                                      2977
TNT Chicago/Miami                                      2899
TNT Memphis/Oklahoma City                       2682
VH1 Love & Hip Hop Atlanta  2                    2140
TNT Indiana/New York                                 1966
MTV Teen Mom II Season 4 Check Up          1864
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total US Television
Universe of 114,600,000 home; Ranked by Delivery (000); Preliminary: Live+SD

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of    5/6-5/10/13
CBS The Big Bang Theory                                   4.9/17                  6178
NBC The Voice –  Monday                                   4.1/11                   5131
NBC The Voice – Tuesday                                   3.7/11                   4721
CBS Two and A Half Men                                    3.5/11                   4398
ABC Modern Family                                             3.3/9                     4115
ABC Scandal                                                       3.2/9                     4006
CBS NCIS                                                           3.1/10                    3897
ABC Grey’s Anatomy                                          3.1/9                      3943
FOX American Idol  Thursday                             2.9/10                    3662
FOX American Idol  Wednesday                         2.9/8                      3690
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Broadcast Evening News Weekly Average Ratings (week of May 6, 2013)
NBC:       8.17 million total viewers; 1.9/8 and 2.20million A25-54
ABC:       7.47 million total viewers; 1.6/7 and 1.94million A25-54
CBS:       6.41 million total viewers; 1.4/6 and 1.62 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Friday A18-49 Analysis:  ABC won the night among A18-49 viewers Friday with a 1.4/5, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, CBS’ Undercover Boss led at 1.6/6, followed by Univision’s Porque el Amor Manda led at 1.3/5. ABC’s Shark Tank took over the top spot at 9p at 1.8/6. Univision’s Amores Verdaderos ranked second at 1.5/5.  At 10p, ABC’s 20/20 was #1 at 1.7/5, while CBS’ Blue Bloods followed at 1.2/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, May 10, 2013 time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.


CBS: 5.2/9         Undercover Boss 4.5/8, Vegas 4.5/8, Blue Bloods 6.6/12


NBC: 2.7/5            Fashion Star 1.8/3, Dateline NBC 3.2/5, Rock Center with Brian Williams 3.2/6


ABC: 2.1/6              Shark Tank [r] 2.4/5, Shark Tank 4.0/7, 20/20  4.0/7


FOX: 1.9/4             Kitchen Nightmares 2.1/4, Touch 1.6/3


UNIV: 1.7/3            Porque el Amor Manda 1.7/3, Amores Verdaderos 2.0/3, Que Bonito Amor 1.5/3


TELE: 0.8/1            Pasion Prohibida 0.6/1, La Patrona 0.8/1, Senor de los Cielos  1.1/2


ION: 0.6/1             Cold Case 0.7/1, Cold Case 0.6/1, Cold Case  0.6/1


CW: 0.5/1               Nikita 0.6/1, Supernatural [r] 0.4/1


UMA: 0.2/0            Cineplex Fri [7p start r] 0.2/0  Cineplex Fri  0.2/0


A18-49:   ABC 1.4/5, UNI 1.3/5, CBS 1.2/4, FOX 0.9/4, NBC 0.9/3, TEL 0.7/2, CW 0.2/1,   ION 0.2/1, UMA 0.1/0


Saturday A18-49 Analysis: ABC led the rankings on Saturday among viewers A18-49 at 2.1/8, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p ABC’s NBA Playoffs led the pack at 1.7/7, followed by FOX’s NASCAR Sprint Cup at 1.5/6. ABC maintained the lead at 9p with the NBA Playoffs at 2.2/8, and FOX’s NASCAR Sprint Cup ranked second at 1.6/6. ABC closed out the night on top at 10p with the  NBA Playoffs at 2.5/9. FOX’s NASCAR Sprint Cup followed at 2.1/7

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, March 30, 2013 time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.


FOX: 3.8/7           FOX NASCAR Sprint Cup 3.8/7


ABC: 3.5/7           NBA Playoffs on ABC 3.5/7


CBS: 3.5/6            Crimetime Saturday 3.1/6,  Crimetime Saturday 3.3/6, 48 Hours 4.1/7


NBC: 1.4/3             Smash, 1.4/3, Voice [r] 1.3/2, SNL Prime [r] 1.6/3


UNIV: 1.1/2            Sabado Gigante 1.1/2


ION: 0.5/1                Monk 0.5/1, Psych 0.4/1, Psych 0.5/1


UMA: 0.5/1             Liga MX  0.5/1, Cineplex 2 0.4/1


TELE: 0.4/1            Cine Millonario [7p start] 0.4/1, Voz Kids 0.4/1


A18-49: ABC 2.1/8, FOX 1.6/6, CBS 0.8/3, UNIV 0.6/2, NBC 0.5/2, UMA 0.4/2, TELE 0.3/1, ION 0.2/1


Sunday A18-49 Analysis:  CBS was the leader on Sunday at  2.1/7 among A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 7p, CBS’ 60 Minutes was #1 at 1.5/6. ABC’s America’s Funniest Videos followed at 1.4/5. CBS took over the lead at 8p with the Survivor: Caramoan Finale at 2.6/9. ABC’s Once Upon A Time placed second at 2.3/7. At 9p, CBS’ Survivor: Caramoan Finale maintained the lead at 2.8/8. FOX’s Family Guy and American Dad combined for a 2.2/6 to place second. At 10p, CBS’ Survivor: Caramoan Reunion held onto the top spot at  2.2/6. ABC’s Revenge season finale ranked #2 at 1.7/5.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, April 28, 2013 time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.


CBS: 5.7/10               60 Minutes 6.5/13, Survivor: Caramoan Finale 5.9/10,  Survivor: Caramoan Reunion 4.8/8


ABC: 4.0/7        America’s Funniest Videos 3.6/7, Once Upon A Time 4.3/8, Revenge 4.0/7,


NBC: 2.4/5            The Voice [r] 2.1/4, The Apprentice  2.7/5


FOX: 2.1/4            The Cleveland Show 1.3/3, The Simpsons 2.3/4, Bob’s Burgers 1.9/3, Family Guy 2.8/4, American Dad 2.3/4


UNI: 1.1/2            Aqui Y Ahora Sun 0.9/2, Nuestra Belleza 1.3/2, Sal Y Pimienta 1.2/2


ION: 0.7/1            Law & Order: CI 0.5/1, Law & Order: CI 0.7/1,, Law & Order: CI 0.8/1, Without A Trace 0.8/1


UMA: 0.4/1         Cine de las Estrel 0.3/1, Cine de las Estrel 0.5/1


TEL: 0.6/1            Voz Kids 0.7/1, Todos Somos Heroes 0.5/1


18-49: CBS 2.1/7, ABC 1.8/6, FOX 1.6/5, NBC 1.1/4, UNI 0.8/2, TEL 0.6/2, UMA 0.4/2, ION 0.2/1


Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC won the night among the A18-49 viewers at 2.9/8, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, NBC’s The Voice led the pack at 3.6/11, followed by CBS’ How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory which combined at 2.9/9. NBC’s The Voice continued its stronghold at 9p at 4.1/11, followed by CBS’ Two Broke Girls and Mike & Molly which combined at 2.7/7. ABC’s Castle took over the lead at 10p at 2.1/6. NBC’s Revolution was second at 1.9/5, followed by CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 at 1.8/5.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, May 13, 2013  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.


ABC: 8.1/13         Dancing With the Stars 8.8/14, Castle 7.4/12


NBC: 5.2/9            The Voice 6.9/11, Revolution 3.5/6


CBS: 5.1/8           How I Met Your Mother 5.2/9, The Big Bang Theory [r] 4.8/7,
Two Broke Girls 5.5/8, Mike & Molly 5.1/8, Hawaii Five-0 5.1/8


FOX: 2.5/4           Hell’s Kitchen 2.5/4, Hell’s Kitchen 2.4/4


TEL: 2.1/3          Porque El Amor Manda 1.9/3, Amores Verdaderos 2.5/4, Que Bonito Amor 1.8/3


ION: 1.1/2             Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 1.2/2, Criminal Minds  1.1/2


TEL: 1.0/1          Pasion Prohibida 0.7/1, La Patrona 1.0/1, Senor de los Cielos 1.2/2


CW: 0.4/1              90210 0.4/1, 90210 0.4/1


UMA: 0.3/0           Cineplex [7p start] 0.4/1, Los Heroes Del Norte 0.2/0, Sin Ellas No Paraiso 0.2/0


A18-49: NBC 2.9/8,  CBS 2.6/7, ABC 2.1/6, FOX 1.8/5, UNI 1.6/4, TEL 0.8/2, ION 0.5/1, CW 0.2/1, UMA 0.2/1


~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Echo Bridge Entertainment has named Camilo Bernal as Vice President, New Media, US Hispanic and International, effective immediately. Bernal, formerly Senior Vice President of Global Distribution at Cedal Entertainment Production, will be responsible for all New Media business development functions and the planning, deployment, and management in the multi-platform expansion of Echo Bridge Digital Media initiatives in the US Hispanic market and worldwide.
 
Island Def Jam Music Group has promoted Shawn “Pecas” Costner to Executive Vice President, Def Jam Recordings. In his new post, Pecas will help lock in and coordinate all frontline activities for the Def Jam label and help connect artists with their plans of release, nurture new signings and direct the label forward into new platforms.

Lindsay Hadley has joined Indianapolis-based advertising agency Young & Laramore as Art Director, effective immediately. Hadley will work on the agency’s Scotts LawnService, DL Couch and Building Tomorrow accounts.


This Day In History, sponsored by Discovery Fit & Health: 1981 – SCTV Network 90, sequel to Second City Television debut on NBC.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: The name of Jonathan and Jennifer’s dog on Hart to Hart was Freeway. Kudos to: Rev. Mark Wajda/Leesburg, FL;Barbara Potasky-NBC Universal/NYC; Chris Schwieterman-Gray Television Inc/Tallahassee, FL; Anthony Salerno-Horizon Media/NYC; Dory Melman Petsrillo-Petry Television/Dallas, TX; Lisa Fikeys-Zimmerman/Chicago, IL; Bev Ellinger-WANDTV/Decatur, IL;Alan Perris-The Television Academy/North Hollywood, CA; Dan Haberer, Creo Entertainment, Playa del Rey, CA; Robin Goret-Corner of the Sky Communication Group/San Diego, CA; Kathleen Campbell-Dearly Departed Tours/Hollywood, CA; Nancy Adams-HCA/Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Today’s Trivia Question:  At what hospital did Melrose Place’s Dr. Michael Mancini work? (Email trivia@cynopsis. com 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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JOB OPENING: RESEARCH MANAGER/TELEMUNDO/NBCUNIVERSAL/NYC: Sales + media research, analytical guidance for Telemundo. Nielsen tools req. Scarborough, Claritas, Kantar pref. Min 3 Yrs exp. Apply: www.nbcunicareers.com (9937) (5/21)

JOB OPENING: ANALYST, BRAVO PROGRAM RESEARCH/NBCUniversal/NYC: Media research bckgrnd in broadcast/cable ntwrk. Passion for TV, unscripted programming pref. Knwldge of Nielsen system pref. Apply: www.nbcunicareers.com (10093BR) (5/21)

JOB OPENING: DIR OF ACQUISITIONS/CINEDIGM/NYC: New position is resp for TV content acquisitions for our home ent/digital dist group. FT position will take lead in sourcing TV content acquisitions. Resume to: [email protected] (5/21)

JOB OPENING: MGR CLIENT SOLUTIONS/USATODAY/NY: Develop integrated marketing solutions for USATODAY. Need creative, big ideas, digital. Media Publishing exp plus. Res to: [email protected] (5/21)

JOB OPENING: FRLANCE MKTG ASST/NYC: 1-2 yrs exp mkting asst w Ent Brand. Dvlp presentations, mng off channel deliverables, budgets, invoices, calendars, work w teams + agcy, strng PP/Excel,+, [email protected] (5/18)

JOB OPENING: MGR TV RSRCH/premier talent agency UTA/Beverly Hills: Prepare daily/custom TV ratings reports for Agents & Clients. Asst in mngng daily ops for rsch dept. Nielsen a must, 4+ yrs exp TV rsrch @tv ntwrk or studio pref’d.Res: HERE (5/18)

JOB OPENING: SUPERVISING WRTR PRODUCER/Discovery/TLC/DFH- MD/LA/NY: ROCK STAR for Branded Ent. Cross-nets. Ideation to execution. Innova tve leadr resp for Upfronts, Crtve Svcs spprt. Ops suprvisn. 5+ yrs Integrtd Mktg reqrd Apply (5/18)

JOB OPENING: SALES COORDINATOR/NY: All aspects of account maintenance, liaison with ad agencies. Must be detailed/ able to multi-task. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Apply – [email protected]  (5/18)

JOB OPENING: MGR GRAPHIC DESIGN/Graphic Design Fox Sports South/ATL: Recommend/create/execute a design dir/look for FOX Sports South’s content initiatives. Min 7-10 yrs req’d, + exp brdcst graphics design Apply: http://goo.gl/MqoRN (5/18)

JOB OPENING: GRAPHIC DESIGNER/Fox Sports South//ATL: Design multimedia graphic elements for Mktg/On-Air Promos, Prod, Orig Prgrmng, Digital & Ad Sales. 3-5 yrs design exp req’d, & exp brdcst graphics design. Apply: http://goo.gl/okGfd (5/18)

JOB OPENING: CONTENT PRODUCER/Fast Growing Education-Tech Company/Brooklyn: Dedicated to content production, kwldg of pedagogy and system capabilities. 7+ yrs exp/w digital media prod. wrk kwldg of CSS, HTML, XML pref’d. Apply: Here (5/17)   

JOB OPENING: MGR, CONSUMER INSIGHTS/VEVO/NYC: Support in designing and managing custom research studies across VEVO, incl sales, prgrmmng, product. Req: 5+ yrs primary research exp. Apply/learn more: http://tinyurl.com/cdfwtrv (5/17)

JOB OPENING:  DIRECTOR PR/PUBLICITY/BEDROCKET MEDIA NYC: Lead press & outreach strategy in digital media: fashion, comedy, action sports channels+ corporate. 7+ yrs PR exp w/online entertainment bckgrnd. Resumes: [email protected] (5/17)

JOB OPENING:  MGR SALES RESEARCH/SYFY/NYC: 4+ yrs w/media company w/national TV ratings analyses & sales positioning. Exp w/Nielsen tools, MRI & Simmons. Apply: www.nbcunicareers.com (10099BR) (5/17)

JOB OPENING: PUBLICIST /TURNER BROADCASTING/LA: 3 yrs exp ent publicity req’d. Cable ntwk exp a +  Must have strong relationships with current ent press, exc writing/comm skills, and be highly organized. Apply: http://bit.ly/12emYmD (5/16)

JOB OPENING: SEO MGR/NICK/NYC: 5-7yrs srch engine opt exp. Able to-translate clients’ bus. objectives into successful optimization strategies, perform tech site analysis, competitive/keyword rsrch & link analysis. EOE/M/F/D/AAP  Apply:  www.viacomcareers.com (5/16)

JOB OPENING: VP SCHEDULING/OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network/LA: Min 10 yrs exp in program scheduling. Proven history of strategic acquisitions, successful planning and promotion. Apply at: http://careers.own.tv/ (5/16)

JOB OPENING: SR SALES DEV MGR (Integrated)/NYC:  Dvlp ideas leveraging the MSLO media assets. Act as the primary execution lead for sold prgrms. 4 yrs of integrated mktg proposal writing exp. Res to:  [email protected] MORE INFO HERE (5/16)

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: No Title Entertainment, Hollywood, looking for DEVELOPMENT INTERNS. Development/Casting support only. 3/4 days/week. 2 interns. Email [email protected] with resume and cover letter. Immediate hire. College credit optional. (5/17)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Hayden 5 (hayden5.com) is a young, boutique PROD co in the Flatiron District looking for eager, hardworking interns. Req’s a min of 2 days/wk from 9:45-6pm.  Res/cover letter to [email protected] – INTERN subj line (5/17)

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED… There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad… for more information contact Trish Pihonak at [email protected].

SITUATION WANTED: SERIES PRODUCER/STORY PRODUCER: based in NYC seeks new opps in broadcast, film, non-profits or production house. Great listener, leader, and team player. 3+ years experience. [email protected] (5/22)

SITUATION WANTED: AD SALES PLANNER/SSE based in NYC: seeks new opportunity in broadcast/cable media sales/marketing industry. 4+ years experience in the industry. contact: [email protected] (5/22)

SITUATION WANTED: SERIES PRODUCER/STORY PRODUCER/based in NYC: seeks new opps in broadcast, film, non-profits or production house. Great listener, leader, and team player. 3+ years experience. [email protected] (5/21)

SITUATION WANTED: DIGITAL CONTENT MARKETER: 3 years of experience across content/advertising @ corporate/startups; experienced in editorial production, strategy, PR, social media, blogging, and biz dev. [email protected] (5/17)

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 888.702.3858 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

Are you looking for a job? Post your Situation Wanted Ad here — Email [email protected] for specs.


WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY MAY 15, 2013


ABC: The Middle, Family Tools, Modern Family, How to Live with Your Parents, Nashville
CBS: 2 Broke Girls [r], 2 Broke Girls [r], Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation [f]
CW: Arrow [f], Supernatural [f]
FOX: American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance
ION: WWE Main Event, Flashpoint, Flashpoint
MyTV: Numb3rs, Numb3rs
NBC: Dateline NBC, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire
PBS: Nature, NOVA, Secrets of the Dead
Telemundo: Pasion Prohibida, La Patrona, El Senor de los Cielos
UMA: Rastro Sangriento, Los Heroes Del Norte, Sin Ellas no Hay Paraiso
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, Amores Verdaderos, Que Bonito Amor

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