Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

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ER’S VITAL STATS ARE STRONG
 HEADING INTO SEASON 13

A TOP 10 SCRIPTED PRIME SERIES (OUT OF 250+) WITH

A18-49, W18-49, A25-54, & W25-54

Ahead of Bones, Boston Legal, CSI: NY, Ghost Whisperer, Medium,
My Name Is Earl, The Office, Prison Break, The Unit 
& What About Brian


ER

Available exclusively from Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution

Source: NTI, Explorer, 9/19/05-5/14/06, Live+SD Rtg, Season To Date, Reg. pgm.  Script=A, CS, EA, GD & OP. 


 

CYNTHIA TURNER’S
Cynopsis


05/17/06

Good Morning. It’s Wednesday, May 17, 2006, and this is your first early morning briefing. And the Upfront presentations continue – yesterday with ABC and MyNetwork TV:

ABC’s 2006-07 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE:

Monday:
8p      Wife Swap
9p      The Bachelor / Supernanny
10p     What About Brian?

Tuesday:
8p      Dancing with the Stars / Set for the Rest of Your Life
9p      Let’s Rob …
930p    Help Me Help You
10p     Boston Legal

Wednesday:
8p      Dancing with the Stars Results Show / George Lopez Show
830p    According to Jim
9p      Lost (Sep-Dec all originals) / Day Break (13 orig) / Lost (returns in early spring to finish the season)
10p     The Nine

Thursday:
8p      Big Day
830p    Notes from the Underbelly
9p      Grey’s Anatomy
10p     Six Degrees

Friday:
8p      Betty the Ugly
9p      Men in Trees
10p     20/20

SATURDAY
8p      ABC College Football

SUNDAY
7p      America’s Funniest Home Videos
8p      Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9p      Desperate Housewives
10p     Brothers & Sisters

Upfront 2006:  MyNetwork TV
Fall 2006-07 Primetime Schedule – Kicks off 9/5/06

Mon-Fri 8p:     Desire: Table for Three
Mon-Fri 9p:     Secret Obsessions: Fashion House
Sat 8p:  Desire recap
Sat 9p:  Secret Obsessions recap

Each series runs for 13 weeks – no repeats – all in hi-def.  Filling out the remaining 39 weeks:
Desire:  Art of Betrayal, Rules of Deception, Friends & Enemies
Secret Obsessions: Watch Over Me, A Dangerous Love, To Love & Die

Measured and reported by Nielsen Media Research NTI ratings. The network will run seamless between programs, and will offer advertiser brand integration.

* MORE GOOD STUFF *

 


Tonight’s Finales
:
Fox:      Bones at 8p
UPN:      America’s Next Top Model at 8p
Bravo:  Top Chef at 10p
NBC:      Law & Order at 10p

Today’s upfront presentation is from CBS this afternoon at Carnegie Hall.  Expected announcements include something new for Sunday night, replacing the Sunday Night Movie.  Water cooler rumors on this move include switching Without a Trace to 9p and follow with one of the new drama series picked up by the network. Monday is expected to continue as CBS’ comedy night, one of the network’s new drama series on Tuesday’s at 10p.  Beyond that, there aren’t a lot of holes to fill or a lot of trouble areas to address.

Discovery Communications now has programming content from many of its networks available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store. For $1.99 per episode, programming series and specials from Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel and Discovery Kids can be downloaded to PCs or iPods.
 
Liberty Media Corp. has set a deal in motion with IDT Corp. to acquire IDT Entertainment, for all of Liberty Media’s equity interests in IDT and its subsidiaries, $186 million in cash and the assumption of existing debts.  Upon completion of the deal, IDT Ent. will become part of Liberty Media’s Starz Entertainment Group (SEG), providing Starz with the capability to create a range of CG animated and live action programming for domestic and international distribution in all major channels, including broadcast syndication, premium TV, theatrical, and home video/DVD.  Additionally, IDT Ent. and SEG will sign a five year programming deal under which some of IDT Ent.’s CGI animated movies and live action shows will be broadcast on Starz’s premium channels. 

Three stations owned by Tribune Broadcasting are set to become MyNetworkTV affiliates: WPHL/Philadelphia, WATL/Atlanta and KTWB/Seattle.
 
This Thursday, the entire cast of NBC’s Will & Grace along with NBC Universal Television Group CEO Jeff Zucker and NBC Universal Television Studio President Angela Bromstead, will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the show’s series finale that night at 8p.
 

UPFRONT 2006: ABC

ABC unveiled its Fall 2006 primetime line-up at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. The schedule includes six new drama series:

  • Brothers & Sisters: Calista Flockhart stars as Kitty, a TV pundit living in LA whose New York boyfriend has just proposed. The overall drama about herself and her siblings is told through Kitty’s eyes. From producer Ken Olin and Jon Robin Baitz; produced by Touchstone Television.
  • Day Break (midseason):  Detective Brett Hopper is having a bad day, over and over again. He’s accused of killing the Assistant DA, realizes he’s been framed and goes on the run. He then wakes up and relives the same day all over again. Starring Taye Diggs from Touchstone Television.
  • Men in Trees: Anne Heche stars as a relationship coach whose advice is invaluable to countless women – except herself.  The story takes her to Alaska where she is determined to find out just what it really is that makes men tick. Produced by Tree Line Film, Perkins Street Productions, NS Pictures, Inc., and Warner Bros. Television.
  • The Nine: Nine people are caught up in a bank robbery gone wrong and endure a 52-hour hostage standoff that leaves more than one person dead. These people are changed and their lives are intertwined forever. From Warner Bros. Television and Sunset Road Productions.
  • Six Degrees: Six very different New Yorkers go about their lives not knowing how they are affecting the others. A mysterious web of events draws them together in an intriguing tale of intertwined destinies. From Touchstone Television.
  • Traveler (midseason): Three best friends perform a prank inside a New York City museum that goes bad.  Two of the friends are picked up for a suspected terrorist attack as the museum explodes immediately after their prank.  The third friend has disappeared completely – from the scene and from their past. From Warner Bros. Television and The Jinks/Cohen Company.

ABC also has plans for six new comedies:

  • Betty the Ugly: In the superficial world of high fashion, Betty is often overlooked as a plump plain Jane who is hired as the assistant. Based on the telenovela Betty la Fea. Executive producers are Salma Hayek and Silvio Horta. Produced by Touchstone Television.
  • Big Day: Focusing on one single day in a couple’s life for the entire season, this series launches in Season #1 with their wedding day, as seen through the eyes of everyone around them. From Sony Pictures Television.
  • Help Me Help You: Ted Danson stars as a successful group therapy leader who has more obsessions and crazy ideas than the people he’s trying to help. Produced by Regency Television.
  • In Case of Emergency (Midseason): A series of emergencies reunite old high school buddies whose lives have not turned out as originally planned. From Touchstone Television.
  • Let’s Rob . . . : A band of affable, new-age Robin Hoods plan a major heist robbing Mick Jagger’s Central West apartment.  Starring Donal Logue with Mick Jagger appearing in a cameo. From Touchstone Television.
  • Notes from the Underbelly: Andrew and Lauren are having a baby and having a hard time keeping the secret from their family and friends, who all try to “help” with well-meaning advice. From Warner Bros. Television and The Tannenbaum Company.

On the dock-it are three alternative series:

  • Greg Behrendt’s Wake-Up Call: The acclaimed author of He’s Just Not That Into You, Greg Behrendt will take a close look at one couple’s problems and give them his advice to fix things.
  • Just for Laughs: A hidden camera series that crosses cultural boundaries that combine practical jokes and unsuspecting victims.
  • Set for the Rest of Your Life: A game show where contestants battle for the highest monthly check possible – $50? $500 a month? Or perhaps $10,000? Their partners, hidden in a sound-proof booth will either help make the dream come true or ruin everything.

ABC has ordered season renewals on a slew of programs: Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, Dancing with the Stars, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, George Lopez, Supernanny, What About Brian, According to Jim, America’s Funniest Home Videos, American Inventor, The Bachelor and Wife Swap.  Also, ABC has ordered up a full new season of Primetime, which will return to the schedule later on in the season.

What’s not on the ABC list of renewals:  Rodney, Commander-in-Chief (they may do a 2-hour movie, but that’s it), Freddie, Invasion, Hope & Faith, Less Than Perfect, Jake in Progress.

 *PRODUCTION / CASTING / DEVELOPMENT *



Casting Call:
The Executive Producer for a new word-game show – Chain Reaction, where teams of three men will compete against teams of three women – is auditioning contestants. Find two friends and fill out the application for your chance to be on the show. Go to: www.embassyrow.com for all the details.

* EXECUTIVE MOVES *


Lenora Hume
has been appointed as EVP/Production and Programming by the Board of HIT Entertainment. Taking her position in early June, Lenora will be responsible for refreshing the classic pre-school shows produced by HIT such as Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends, Barney, Pingu and Angelina Ballerina. Based in London, she will report to Bruce Steinberg, CEO.
 
Bob Marino has been promoted to VP/Advertising Sales New York Region for Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation. In his new role, Bob is responsible for managing the New York AMC and WE ad sales team.


* RATINGS *



Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among
A18-49 for the week of 5/8-5/14/06
Primetime     (000)           Total Pgm Day    (000)
TNT               1366            TNT                      727
USA               1016            NAN*                  577
TBSC               768             USA                    536
FX                    680            TBSC                   507
ESPN                675            ADSM*               506
SPK                  664            NICK                   459      
LIF                    647            ESPN                  439
DISC                 621            LIF                      416
CMDY              582            DISC                  389
MTV                461            FX                       370
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 110,200,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)
 
Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of 5/8-5/14/06
Primetime     (000)         Total Pgm Day      (000)
TNT               2156          NICK                    1600
USA               1834         TNT                       1175
LIF                 1356        NAN*                    1104
TOON            1273         USA                        970
ESPN             1237         ADSM*                   942
NAN*            1071        TOON                       937
TBSC             1066        LIF                            793
FOXN            1020       TBSC                         714
SPK                  962        ESPN                        674
FX                    938       FOXN                        635
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 110,200,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)
 
Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of 5/8-5/14/06
USA      WWE Entertainment – 10p      2857
USA      WWE Entertainment – 9p        2376
TNT       Mavericks/Spurs                      2167
TNT       Clippers/Suns                           2120
TNT       Clippers/Suns                           2103
ESPN     Suns/Clippers                           2071
MTV      Real World XVII                     1833
TNT       Suns/Clippers                          1816
TNT       Nets/Heat                                 1716
DISC      Deadliest Catch                       1612
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 110,200,000 homes

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of 5/8-5/14/06
FOX    American Idol – Tuesday                     15,120
FOX    American Idol – Wednesday                14,540
ABC    Grey’s Anatomy                                  12,670
FOX    House                                                    12,250
CBS     CSI                                                        10,870
ABC    Desperate Housewives                         10,720
ABC    Lost                                                        9,030
CBS     CSI: Miami                                             8,560
CBS     Survivor Panama-Ex Finale                   8,070
FOX    Unan1mous                                            7,800
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Monday – A18-49 Analysis: ABC grabbed the brass ring for a win Monday night with 7.5/18 A18-49, according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research. FOX was next at 4.5/11, NBC 4.3/10, CBS 3.8/9, UNIV 1.6/4, UPN 1.2/3, WB 1.1/3 and TELE 0.4/1. At 8p, NBC did the best with the Presidential address for the first 20 minutes and Deal or No Deal at 4.0/11. ABC averaged a whopping 9.0/20 at 9p for the first hour of Grey’s Anatomy Finale. Then at 10p the ratings increased for ABC to 10.5/24 for the last hour of the Grey’s Anatomy Finale to win.
 
Live + Same Day Ratings:
Monday, May 15, 2006
– time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research


ABC    12.1/18     President Bush/Grey’s Anatomy [r] 5.8/9, Grey’s Anatomy – Finale (2 hours) 14.2/21


NBC    8.6/13    President Bush/Deal or No Deal 10.4/15, The Apprentice 5.6/8


CBS     7.7/11   President Bush/The King of Queens 5.4/8, King of Queens/How I Met Your Mother 5.7/8, How I Met Your Mother/Two and a Half Men 7.3/10, Two and a Half Men/Old Christine 7.8/11, CSI: Miami 11.6/18


FOX     7.2/10   President Bush/Prison Break 6.4/10, 24 8.0/11


UPN      2.0/3   One on One – Finale 2.0/3, All of Us – Finale 2.2/3, Half & Half 1.8/3, Half & Half – Finale 1.8/3


UNIV    1.9/3    La Fea Mas Bella 1.9/3, Barrera de Amor 2.0/3, Cristina 1.7/3                      


WB        1.9/3     7th Heaven [r] 2.1/3, Everwood 1.7/2


TELE    0.6/1    Tierra de Pasiones 0.7/1, Corazón Partido 0.6/1, Decisiones 0.6/1


A18-49:  ABC 7.5/18, FOX 4.5/11, NBC 4.3/10, CBS 3.8/9, UNIV 1.6/4, UPN 1.2/3, WB 1.1/3, TELE 0.4/1


The History Channel presents This Day in History:
1978 – Charlie Chaplin’s body is recovered two weeks after it was stolen from his in Corsier, Switzerland. It is later reburied in a theft-proof concrete tomb.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: Who published the Blue Ridge Chronicle?  JOHN BOY WALTON on THE WALTONS  Kudos to:  Dennis R. Nance -Turner Broadcasting/Atlanta; Cheri Rice-US Initiative/Atlanta; Katie Dye-Horizon Media/NY; Molly Jackson-WACH; Patty Youngross-Carat USA/Atlanta; Julie Houston-Pace Crawford & Partners Ltd/Boise ID; Barbara Spafford-Spafford Creative/Mobile AL; Nick Riley-WFAA-TV/Dallas; Chuck Lomis-Starz Entertainment Group/Englewood; Michelle R. Anderson/LA; Dirk van de Bunt-The Point Media, Inc./Culver City, CA; Mark Scott-Mark Scott Casting/LA 

Today’s Trivia Question: Yesterday in Cynopsis we mentioned Skeet Ulrich starring in a new show on CBS.  What film other than Scream did Skeet star in with Neve Campbell? (click here 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.)


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM SUPERSTATION WGN


 “Even Stevens” joins “Lizzie McGuire” on Superstation WGN This Fall


Two proven performers make the grade this fall on Superstation WGN. Delivering all the young audiences plus customized marketing opportunities that will take you to the head of the class! Contact your Sales Rep to learn more.


Later  — Cyn
05.17.06 – 4:47a

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THEIR BEAUTY IS IN THEIR RATINGS.
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: Wednesday, May 17, 2005


ABC             Alias, Lost, Invasion
CBS             The Amazing Race, CSI: NY
FOX             Bones [f], American Idol Results Show
NBC             Deal or No Deal, Dateline, Law & Order [f]
i               Sue Thomas F.B. Eye, Doc, It’s a Miracle
UPN             America’s Next Top Model [f], Half & Half, Half & Half
WB              The WB Movie: Final Destination 2
TELE            Tierra de Pasiones, Corazon Partido, Decisiones
UNIV            La Fea Mas Bella, Barerra de Amor, Don Francisco Presenta

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Wednesday February 21, 2024 Hypermedia inked a 10-year deal with developer Nakheel granting Hypermedia, a subsidiary of W Group Holding, media rights and development privileges for Nakheel’s communities and assets across Dubai. The digital network to be installed across Palm Jumeirah features various formats, from digital unipoles at the entrance to large panels along the […]

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02/20/24: Cynopsis Media Tech Update

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Tuesday February 20, 2024 Google responded to claims made about Privacy Sandbox in a report by the IAB Tech Lab. Google maintains the analysis contains inaccurate information and overlooks the goal of Privacy Sandbox to improve user privacy while still enabling effective digital advertising. The report said Privacy Sandbox could make it more difficult to […]

Cynopsis 02/20/24: Pre-school platform Noggin shutting down

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