Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006



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Source: Variety Theatrical Box Office for 11/17/06-11/19/06



Good morning. It’s Wednesday, November 22, 2006, and this is your first early morning briefing. 

While several thousand people gathered yesterday at NYC’s Riverside Church to remember and celebrate the life and work of 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley, the media industry was dealt another blow with the news John M. Higgins, journalist and Business Editor for Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, passed away Monday evening from a heart attack at the age of 45.  Throughout the industry, John was well respected for his tough reporting skills and his keen knowledge of the business.  He first joined B&C in 1997 after working at Multichannel News.  FCC Chairman Richard Wiley: [email protected].  Funeral and eulogy arrangements will be announced shortly and posted to B&C‘s website. 

Tonight’s Premiere:
MTV:  Real World: Denver at 8p, 9p and 10p


NFL Network – A New Thanksgiving Tradition!!! Click HERE to watch NFL Network clips all weekend!

Comcast Corporation and The Walt Disney Company have entered into a long-term distribution agreement spanning the next ten years which will affect the 10 ABC owned television stations and many of the Disney-owned networks and services including Disney Channel, ABC Family, Toon Disney, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPN HD as well as carriage upgrades for SOAPnet. Some highlights of the agreement include:

  • Comcast will also launch ESPN Deportes, a stand-alone Spanish language sports network. Both companies have also formalized their ESPN HD agreement.
  • Comcast has purchased The Walt Disney Company’s 39.5% ownership holding in E! Networks for $1.23 billion. This transaction, which includes E! Entertainment and Style Network, makes Comcast the sole owner of E! Networks.
  • Furthermore, as mentioned yesterday, beginning next fall Comcast will offer certain ABC Network primetime and ABC News programs via VOD free to Comcast’s digital customers in several markets with ABC-owned stations: WABC/New York, WPVI/Philadelphia, WLS/Chicago, KGO/San Francisco, KTRK/Houston, KFSN/Fresno and WJRT/Flint. Comcast also will add some shows from Disney Channel, SOAPnet, Toon Disney and ESPN to its ON DEMAND line-up in markets where those channels are available.
  • Beginning next year, Comcast Digital Cable consumers will have the opportunity to order new movies released on VOD from Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone and Miramax for $3.99 each, and some archived titles will be available for $2.99 each. A few of the new titles include Pirates of the Caribbean 2, The Santa Clause 3, Invincible and The Guardian.

NBC has ordered three additional scripts of 30 Rock.  Deja Vu?  Yes, the network ordered three last month as well, giving now a total order of 6 more scripts. The series stars Alec Baldwin and Jane Krakowski with Tina Fey who also created the project.

WE tv will debut its newly-acquired series Hope & Faith during an all-day marathon this Friday beginning at 12p. Then on November 27, the comedy will air in its regular time period: weekdays Monday-Friday at 7p and 730p after Dharma & Greg.
BBC America has acquired a couple of new series for first quarter 2007:

  • Silent Witness – premieres season nine February 19 at 9p, the team of pathologists take on a new set of dubious deaths. Four two-hour episodes from BBC and distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas.
  • Spoons – premieres February 23 at 11p, debuting in the network’s late night comedy block The Underground, this sketch comedy series is about a group of twenty-somethings and their on and off relationships. Six half-hour episodes produced by Zeppotron and distributed by Endemol U.K.

Discovery Channel will premiere the third season of Dirty Jobs on November 28 at 9p. Host Mike Rowe gets down and dirty during this new season exploring occupations from lobster fishing in Maine to cleaning animal cages at a zoo in New Orleans. The series is produced by Pilgrim Film & Television.

Filmmaker Robert Altman, 81, died Monday night at a Los Angeles hospital due to unknown causes. Altman was considered an irreverent satirist who defied the Hollywood establishment to make such memorable films as M*A*S*H, Nashville and The Player. Nominated five times for the best director Academy Award, he finally won a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2006.  Altman was also a director on the television series Combat.  He once did an entire episode without a single line of dialogue, against the specific direction of his superiors who believed a TV show without dialogue was a really bad idea.  The irreverent Altman waited until his bosses were out of town, and quickly turned the show out.  They in turn, turned him out.

Here’s just a little bit of holiday fun from today’s edition of Cynopsis Kids:
Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the 15 richest fictional characters.  Ho Ho Hold onto your sleigh bells ’cause Santa has been all but dropped off the list for the first time in 15 years.  Why?  Well, Forbes cites letters from “outraged children insisting that Claus is ‘real,’ ” along with the whole cookies and milk conspiracy, as the reasoning for taking the big guy off the list of fiction characters.  That said, Forbes does note that though the ongoing debate about Claus’ existence is by no means settled they just decided to … well, in my opinion the folks at Forbes are just playing it safe to stay on Claus’ “nice list”, you know, just in case.  Without further shenanigans – the Forbes Fiction 15 list of the richest characters goes a little like this, name (age); net worth; affiliation:

  • Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks (52); $36.2 billion; Annie comics
  • Charles Montgomery Burns (104); $16.8 billion; The Simpsons
  • Scrooge McDuck (80); $10.9 billion; Disney
  • Richie Rich (10); $10.7 billion; Richie Rich Comic books
  • Jed Clampett (51); $7.7 billion; The Beverly Hillbilly’s
  • Mr. Monopoly* (71); $7.1 billion; Monopoly board game
  • Bruce Wayne (32); $6.8 billion; Batman
  • Anthony Stark*, aka Iron Man (35); $3.0 billion; Iron Man comics
  • Prince Abakaliki of Nigeria* (37); $2.8 billion; You’ve likely received an email from him
  • Thurston Howell, III (60); $2.7 billion; Gilligan’s Island
  • Willy Wonka (57); $2 billion; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Lucius Malfoy (51); $1.3 billion; Harry Potter
  • Tony Montana* (42); $1 billion; Scarface
  • Lara Croft (37); $1 billion; Video game star
  • Mario* (23); $1 billion; Super Mario

*New to the list this year
Forbes estimated the net worth based on, “when possible, on known commodity and share price movements.” The calculations are based on prices as of market close, November 17, 2007, and some salt.



Ron Grant returns to the AOL side of the business having been appointed President and COO of AOL LLC.  Grant joined America Online as SVP/Business Affairs and Development, was most recently Time Warner’s SVP/Operations.  Prior to AOL, Grant was a Partner in the Communications and Entertainment Practice of Mercer Management Consulting.


Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of 11/13-11/19/06
Primetime     (000)               Total Pgm Day         (000)
USA               1321             TNT                         593
ESPN             1259             USA                         593
TBSC               819             ESPN                       561
TNT                 741             NICK                       523
AEN                 689             TBSC                       481
BET                 650             ADSM*                    473     
FX                   650              NAN*                     425
CMDY              596              AEN                        423
SPK                 592              LIF                         400 
DISC               530              FX                          369
Source Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 111,400,000 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 (P2+) for the week of 11/13-11/19/06
Primetime     (000)             Total Pgm Day         (000)
USA                2831           NICK                      2028
ESPN              2658           USA                       1228
TNT                1815           TNT                       1223
TOON             1510           NAN*                     1186
TBSC              1428          TOON                     1065
HIST              1419           ESPN                      1002
NAN               1411           ADSM*                   1000
FOXN             1407            LIF                          909  
AEN               1372            AEN                        850
LIF                 1271           TBSC                       813
Source Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 111,400,000 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 11/13-11/19/06
ESPN       Buccaneers/Panthers                        4735
USA         WWE Entertainment – 10p                 2592
FX           Nip Tuck                                        2512
USA        WWE Entertainment – 9p                   2416
BET         BET Hip Hop Awards                         2135
USA         Elf – Sat 8p                                    2079
CMDY      South Park                                      1987
USA         Monk                                             1565
USA         Elf – Sun 8p                                    1539
USA         Elf – Fri 8p                                      1505
Source Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television
Universe of 111,400,000 homes
Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of 11/13-11/19/06
ABC    Grey’s Anatomy                                    11,386
ABC    Desperate Housewives                           11,216
CBS    CSI                                                    10,488
ABC    Dancing with the Stars                            9,839
ABC    Dancing with the Stars Results                  9,235                          
NBC    Heroes                                                  8,548
CBS    CSI: Miami                                             8,236
FOX    House                                                   8,135
NBC    NBC Sunday Night Football                        7,501
NBC    Deal or No Deal – Mon                              7,211
NBC    E.R.                                                      7,192
Source Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 11/6-11/12/06 ranked by HH Rtg
Wheel of Fortune (CTDG)                              8.8 AA
Oprah Winfrey Show (CTDG)                          7.2 AA / 7.3 GAA
Jeopardy (CTDG)                                         7.0 AA
Dr. Phil Show (CTDG)                                   5.9 AA / 6.1 GAA
Entertainment Tonight (CTDG)                       5.6 AA / 5.7 GAA
Everybody Loves Raymond (CTDG)                 5.5 AA / 7.3 GAA
Judge Judy (CTDG)                                      4.8 AA / 7.2 GAA
Seinfeld (Sony)                                           4.4 AA / 4.9 GAA
Friends (Warner Bros.)                                  3.8 AA / 4.6 GAA
Inside Edition (CTDG)                                   3.6 AA / 3.6 GAA
Source Nielsen Media Research – Live + SD Data
New M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 11/6-11/12/06 ranked by HH Rtg
Rachael Ray (CTDG)                                       2.1 AA (debuted 9/18)
According to Jim (Buena Vista)                         2.0 AA / 2.3 GAA (debuted 9/18)
Scrubs (Buena Vista)                                      1.6 AA / 1.9 GAA (debuted 9/18)
Still Standing (Twentieth Television)                  1.5 AA / 1.7 GAA (debuted 9/11)
Cristina’s Court (Twentieth Television)               1.3 AA / 1.7 GAA (debuted 9/20)
Dr. Keith Ablow (Warner Bros.)                         1.1 AA / 1.1 GAA (debuted 9/11)
One on One (CTDG)                                       1.0 AA / 1.2 GAA (debuted 9/11)
Greg Behrendt Show (Sony)                             0.9 AA / 0.9 GAA (debuted 9/12)
Judge Maria Lopez (Sony)                                0.9 AA / 1.3 GAA (debuted 9/11)
Megan Mullally Show (NBC Universal)                 0.8 AA / 0.8 GAA (debuted 9/18)
Source Nielsen Media Research – Live + SD Data
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 11/6-11/12/06 ranked by A18-49
Oprah Winfrey Show (CTDG)                            3.0 AA / 3.0 GAA
Everybody Loves Raymond (CTDG)                    2.9 AA / 3.9 GAA
Seinfeld (Sony)                                             2.6 AA / 2.9 GAA
Friends (Warner Bros.)                                    2.6 AA / 3.1 GAA
Entertainment Tonight (CTDG)                         2.4 AA / 2.4 GAA
Dr. Phil Show (CTDG)                                     2.3 AA / 2.3 GAA
That ’70s Show (Twentieth Television)              2.3 AA / 2.9 GAA
Wheel of Fortune (CTDG)                                2.2 AA
King of Queens (Sony)                                    2.2 AA / 3.0 GAA
Jeopardy (CTDG)                                           1.9 AA
Source Nielsen Media Research – Live + SD Data
New M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 11/6-11/12/06 ranked by A18-49
According to Jim (Buena Vista)                         1.2 AA / 1.3 GAA (debuted 9/18)
Scrubs (Buena Vista)                                      1.1 AA / 1.3 GAA (debuted 9/18)
Rachael Ray (CTDG)                                        0.8 AA (debuted 9/18)
Still Standing (Twentieth Television)                  0.8 AA / 0.9 GAA (debuted 9/11)
One on One (CTDG)                                        0.6 AA / 0.8 GAA (debuted 9/11)
Dr. Keith Ablow (Warner Bros.)                          0.5 AA / 0.5 GAA (debuted 9/11)
Cristina’s Court (Twentieth Television)                0.5 AA / 0.7 GAA (debuted 9/20)
Megan Mullally Show (NBC Universal)                  0.4 AA / 0.4 GAA (debuted 9/18)
Greg Behrendt Show (Sony)                              0.4 AA / 0.5 GAA (debuted 9/12)
Judge Maria Lopez (Sony)                                 0.4 AA / 0.6 GAA (debuted 9/11)
Source Nielsen Media Research – Live + SD Data
Monday – A18-49 Analysis:  NBC was the leader Monday night with 5.0/12 A18-49, according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research. CBS came in #2 at 4.4/11, followed by FOX 3.5/9, ABC 2.8/7, UNIV 1.6/4, CW 1.2/3 and TELE 0.3/1. At 8p, NBC’s Deal or No Deal won with 4.9/13, while FOX’s Prison Break took the second position at 4.0/10. NBC held at #1 during 9p with Heroes at 6.9/16, while the CBS comedies Two and Half Men/Old Christine averaged 4.3/10 at #2. CBS took the reins at 10p and won with CSI: Miami at 5.9/15 with NBC’s Studio 60 next at 3.1/8.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, November 20, 2006 SWEEP DAY #19 time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research

CBS      8.6/13       How I Met Your Mother 5.7/9, The Class 5.4/8, Two and a Half Men 9.6/14, Old Christine 7.6/11, CSI: Miami 11.8/19

NBC      8.0/12        Deal or No Deal 10.4/16, Heroes 9.0/13, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 4.7/8

FOX       5.7/9        Prison Break 5.9/9, House [r] 5.5/8

ABC      4.6/7        A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 5.2/8, The Bachelor 4.9/7, What About Brian? 3.8/6

UNIV     2.1/3        La Fea Más Bella 2.5/4, Mundo de Fieras 2.0/3, Cristina 1.9/3

CW        1.9/3       Everybody Hates Chris 2.1/3, All of Us 1.9/3, Girlfriends 1.9/3, The Game 1.7/2

TELE     0.5/1       Marina 0.5/1, Amor Mio 0.5/1, Amores 0.4/1, Decisiones 0.5/1

A18-49: NBC 5.0/12, CBS 4.4/11, FOX 3.5/9, ABC 2.8/7, UNIV 1.6/4, CW 1.2/3, TELE 0.3/1



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The History Channel presents This Day in History:
1963 – John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Just having reached his first 1,000 days of office, Kennedy’s promise was cut short as the nation looked on in horror. The youngest President ever elected in the United States, Kennedy was also the youngest to die at the age of 43.

Answer to Monday’s Trivia Question: In what hobby did the Fitzpatrick boys like to partake, in the 1996 film “She’s the One” starring Cameran Diaz?  FISHING      Kudos to: Mike Doyle-Time Warner Cable/Stamford; Patrick McOwen-Comcast Spotlight/N. Wales PA; Anne-Lamar Brown-Nielsen Entertainment/DC; Kenneth Irby-AMC/NY; Jay Goslee-WTVF Nashville/Nashville TN; Ron Salcedo-Zimmerman/Nashville; Michele Wilinski-KSHB-TV/Kansas City; Jacquie Stern-CBS Paramount/Chicago; David Waxman-RPA/LA; Elissa Guzzardo-Mindshare/Santa Monica; Erica Wiertz-Disney ABC/Burbank; Julia Wald-Fox Cable Sports/LA;Lynn Valiquette-Ellis Releasing/Toronto
Today’s Trivia Question: On which show does Jackie convince Kyle and Chardonnay to raise her baby? (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.)

We’re off now until after the Thanksgiving holiday, returning on Monday.  Have a wonderful and safe holiday, travel safely.  And for pity’s sake, if you insist on frying the bird, do it outside and away from the house!

Later  — Cyn
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT:  Wednesday, November 22, 2006

ABC     Show Me the Money, Day Break, The Nine
CBS     Jericho, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY
CW       America’s Next Top Model, One Tree Hill
FOX     Movie: Cheaper by the Dozen
i       Mama’s Family, Mama’s Family, Growing Pains, Growing Pains, Diagnosis Murder
MNT     Desire, Fashion House
NBC     Special: Madonna Confessions Tour, Live from London, Medium
TELE    Marina, Amor Mio, Amores, Decisiones
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Good Morning,
I have been reading the accounts of internships with interest and felt that I wanted to add to it.The summer before my senior year in college, I took an unpaid internship with a small media company in New York. I was excited to learn that as a small company, I would be able to do more as an intern than I might do with a larger company. I was partly right. I did do a lot, though none of which was relevant to my current career except stating on my resume that I, in fact, did complete an internship. The company was so small that they stationed the interns at the phones and assigned us to screen calls. I was sent to deliver tapes to obscure apartments in the city on the supervisor’s Metrocard. The only time I set foot in the studio was to bring props or take them back to the office. I worked there two days a week and at a shoe store the other days of the week. I made no money that summer and I have yet to understand how doing all that busy work helped me acquire any business savvy relevant to my later career. There is no doubt that this company treated the interns as free labor. Although big companies look at interns as free labor, small companies are just as guilty of this.
However, in my previous job, one of the departments always had an intern and the person in charge of the interns taught them Nielsen software and how to prepare sales presentations and gave them job hunt and resume advice. These interns are lucky to have that; they are being given tools that will help them when they graduate and go out in the world. Internships are what you get out of them…maybe it’s time to re-examine a company’s attitude as a whole toward interns and see what can be done for them in return.
Sara Anne Salisch
Research Analyst

re: Internships

I got an internship during my junior year of college 40 miles away from Hollywood, 3 days a week starting at 3:30am. I learned that I loved making television, I worked with many good people and say that it will only give you what you put in. I still get jobs to this day from my internship experience…. I realize that I am very lucky to have had this internship but I also put in the effort to reek the benefits.

Currently working on a Syndicated Day Time Talk Show on NBC.

This concludes the top of Internships in our Emails to the Editor section, and also closes the section until the next topic surfaces. 

“[John] was a terrific journalist.  There was a certain edge to his writing that was appropriate. He got right to the point. He was a keen analyst and I will really miss reading his material. I’m shocked and saddened by his passing.”

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