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Good morning. It’s Wednesday, November 27, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing. We will not be publishing Thursday and Friday, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. See you Monday, December 2nd. 

Tonight’s Premieres:
Syfy: Haunted Highway at 10p

Tonight’s Finales:
ASPire: The Root 100 at 8p
DIY: Rescue My Renovation at 9p
Esquire: The Getaway at 9p
TLC: Extreme Cheapskates at 9p

Thursday’s Premiere:
Science: Survivorman: Lost Pilots at 10p

Friday’s Premieres:
ID: Wives with Knives at 10p
Reelz: Hollywood Scandals at 9p

Friday’s Finale:
ID: Deadly Women at 9p

Saturday’s Finale:
Discovery: Yukon Men at 10p

Sunday’s Premieres:
HLN: The Tim Ferris Experiment at 8p, The Dose with Dr. Billy at 8:30p
MSNBC: Slavehunter: Freeing Victims of Human Trafficking at 10p


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MSNBC canceled Alec Baldwin’s short-lived talker, Up Late. The actor had been given a two-week suspension following confrontations with paparazzi that included an anti-gay slur. A planned November 29 Up Late episode has been scratched from the news net’s schedule. “This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best,” said MSNBC. After five weeks, Baldwin’s show had dropped 40 percent from its premiere, averaging 395,000 viewers its last airing.


60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan has taken a leave of absence following a discredited October 27 story about the 2012 attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. CBS News chairman Jeff Fager made the announcement in a staff memo, saying the show “did not take full advantage of the reporting abilities of CBS News.” Producer Max McClellan is also out.

Country music net CMT and media company Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced a partnership to develop programming and events across radio, television and digital platforms. The deal allows for cross-promotional opportunities across 125 Clear Channel Country stations and on iHeartRadio, and on CMT and its digital platforms.

Next stop on a marketing effort that has included pitching Dodge Durangos and offending otter lovers (labeling them “the dumbest animal on planet earth” on The Conan O’Brien Show), Will Ferrell will host ESPN‘s SportsCenter on Thursday, December 6 in character as Ron Burgundy. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues premieres December 20.

The Parents Television Council released its annual Best and Worst TV Advertisers List, based on the degree of sponsorship of family friendly programming. The big winner: Walmart. The report also noted that brands owned by Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Smucker’s, Clorox and Johnson & Johnson performed “very favorably, just as they had in past years.” The “most disappointing” brand, said the report, was McDonalds.

After Family Guy‘s talking dog Brian was struck by a car and killed Sunday night, a website touting a “special announcement,” raised grieving viewers’ hopes. Sadly for the close to 50,000 fans of the Fox comedy who by Tuesday afternoon had signed an online petition lobbying for a canine resurrection, 20th Century Fox TV said is a hoax.


NUVOtv is airing Thanksgiving Day event “The Turducken of Comedy,” starting with the Anjelah Johnson Homecoming Show at 7p. Stand-up comic Steve Byrne‘s Happy Hour set airs at 8:30, followed by Alex Reymundo‘s Red Nexican special at 10p.

A&E is moving crime docu-series The First 48 to Fridays at 9p. On November 29, back-to-back episodes will air at 9p and 10p, with a special two-hour ep on Friday, December 6 at 9p. The ITV Studios show follows homicide investigations from crime scene to courtroom.

Science Channel celebrates Thanksgiving with its sixth annual Punkin Chunkin special, as teams vie to see who can launch the gourd the farthest. Pumpkins go the distance on Thursday, November 28 at 8p.

Music Choice will air uninterrupted holiday music on its MC R&B Soul, MC Romances and MC Soft Rock Music Channels, as well as  MC’s Sounds of the Seasons Music. “December has delivered the most views on MC VOD of all months in the 4 quarter since 2009,” Damon Williams, VP Programming at Music Choice tells Cynopsis. “Everyone loves the holidays so we decided to expand our choices for our audience this year.”  Non-stop holiday tunes kick off Friday, November 29.

Nominees Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler will perform at the American Country Music Awards. Show airs live from Las Vegas Tuesday, December 10 on Fox.


Food Network kicks off a second season of Cutthroat Kitchen, with four chefs receiving $25,000 each to spend over the course of the competition to help themselves, or sabotage their rivals. The Embassy Row production premieres Sunday, December 15 at 10p.


Amy Brenneman (Judging Amy) has been added to the cast of CW‘s Reign as the mother of Queen Mary. “We’ve been waiting for just the right moment, and the actor, to introduce Mary’s mother,” said exec producer Laurie McCarthy. The freshman drama airs Thursdays at 9p.

Adam Brody will be dropping on New Girl. The O.C. star plays an old flame of Jess’ (Zooey Deschanel) on the Fox comedy, airing Tuesdays at 9p.

Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black) is returning to Law & Order: SVU as sadistic killer “The Beast,” reports TV Guide. Schreiber reprises the role when the NBC procedural returns with new episodes Wednesday, January 8 at 9p.

Welsh actor Tom Ellis (EastEnders) will star in USA pilot RUSH, about a doctor with an unconventional practice. The Fox 21 production also stars Rick Gonzalez (Coach Carter).

Mark Valley (Fringe) will guest on Hot in Cleveland’s crossover episode with Kirstie, reports TV Line, as the boyfriend of Maddie Banks (Kirstie Alley). Kirstie debuts on TV Land Wednesday, December 4 at 10p; Cleveland is back for season five in spring 2014.

Lisa Bonet has joined Sundance Channel‘s The Red Road for a multiple episode arc. Bonet’s husband, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) stars in the drama, debuting in early 2014.

Sprague Grayden (Low Winter Sun) will recur and Gregg Henry (Scandal) guest star on The Following, reports The Wrap. The sophomore season of the Fox drama premieres Sunday, January 19 at 10p.

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A match made in reality TV heaven? Veteran unscripted TV producer Jodi Flynn (Hoarders) has teamed with Leftfield Entertainment (Pawn Stars) to form Outpost Entertainment. The new company promises “highly entertaining series that appeal to both men and women.”

WWE Studios is partnering with Blumhouse Productions on Blumhouse micro-budget thriller Incarnate. WWE star Mark Henry has a cameo role in the film, starring Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight).


Brazil’s Fernanda Montenegro won Best Performance by an Actress for her role in Sweet Mother, and U.K.’s Sean Bean won for his role in Accused at the 41st International Emmy Awards on Monday. French zombie drama Les Revenants (The Returned), which won Best Drama Series, airs on The Sundance Channel Thursdays at 9p.

The Voice Australia is adding two experienced coaches to its panel for its third season: and Kylie Minogue, who hail from The Voice U.K. They join Joel Madden and Ricky Martin on the Nine Network Nine show; Seal and Delta Goodrem will not be back.

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NBC won its second consecutive November sweep in A18-49, averaging a 2.6 rating. CBS came in second with a 2.2 in A18-49, followed by ABC’s 2.0. Fox earned 2.5. Before last year, NBC hadn’t taken the ratings crown in nine years.

ABC was the most-watched broadcast net on Monday night for the fourth week running. Dancing with the Stars delivered the night’s most viewers, 2.9 million. NBC‘s The Voice again took the A18-49 crown, with a 3.4/9 rating.

Sunday’s fourth season finale of Boardwalk Empire delivered an average 2.18 million viewers to HBO – up 200,000 week to week but down 20 percent from last year. The drama competed against ratings guzzlers Walking Dead (AMC) and the NFL on NBC.

BBC America drew record ratings for its airing of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special. The Day of the Doctor averaged 2.4 million viewers for its Saturday afternoon telecast. With its primetime encore, it delivered 3.6 million viewers, making it the most watched show ever for the cable net. The show, simulcast globally, was also the number one TV show on Twitter.

Broadcast Evening News Shows  Weekly Average Ratings (week of November 18, 2013)
NBC: Nightly News   9.33 million total viewers; 1.9/7 and 2.288 million A25-54
ABC: World News     8.27 million total viewers; 1.7/6 and 2.04 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News  7.59 million total viewers; 1.5/6 and 1.83 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 11/11-11/15/13 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg

Big Bang Theory (WB) 3.2AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.8AA
Family Guy  (2/T) 2.0AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.7AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.8AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 1.6AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.6AA
Cleveland Show (2/T) 1.3AA
How I Met Your Mother  (2/T) 1.3AA
King of the Hill (2/T) 1.3AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of  11/11-11/15/13 ranked in order by HH Rtga

Judge Judy (CTD)


Wheel of Fortune (CTD)


Jeopardy (CTD)


Big Bang Theory (WB)


Family Feud (2/T)


Modern Family  (2/T)


Entertainment Tonight (CTD)


Two and a Half Men (WB)


Dr. Phil Show (CTD)


Inside Edition (CTD)


 Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top Ten Ad-Supported Basic Cable Network Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 11/18/13     



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Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data.
All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 115,800,000 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 A18-49 for the week of: 11/18/13



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Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data.
All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 115,800,000 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: 11/18/13


New England/Charlotte



Walking Dead



New Orleans/Atlanta



Sons of Anarchy



American Horror Story






Talking Dead



Love and Hip Hop



Real Housewives of Atlanta



South Park


Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total US Television
Universe of 115,800,000 home; Ranked by Delivery (000); Preliminary: Live+SD

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 11/18/13


Sunday Night Football




The OT




Big Bang Theory




American Music Awards




Football Night America Pt. 3




The Voice (Mon)




Modern Family




The Voice (Tues)




How I Met Your Mother











Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC won the most A18-49 viewers with 3.3/9, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. A 3.3/9 for NBC’s The Voice at 8p beat a 2.8/8 average for CBS comedies How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls. The Voice held strong in the 9p hour, scoring 3.5/9 versus a 2.4/6 average for CBS”s Mike & Molly and Mom. NBC’s The Blacklist came in first at 10p with 3.0/8, followed by 2.1/6 for ABC’s Castle.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, November 25, 2013 – time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.



Dancing with the Stars 9.4/14, Castle 7.3/12   



The Voice 7.0/10, The Blacklist 6.8/11



How I Met Your Mother 4.7/7, 2 Broke Girls 4.8/7, Mike & Molly 5.2/8, Mom 4.6/7, Hostages 3.1/5



Almost Human 3.7/6, Sleepy Hollow 3.9/6



Corazon Indominable 2.1/3, Que Vida Me Robo Mon 1.7/3, Mentir Para Vivir 1.3/2



Criminal Minds .9/1 Criminal Minds .9/1, Criminal Minds .9/2



Marido en Alquiler .8/1, Reina Sur M .9/1, Santa Diabla .6/1



Hart of Dixie .7/1, Beauty and the Beast .5/1



Cineplex .4/1, Cineplex .2/0

A18-49:  NBC 3.3/9, ABC 2.1/6, FOX 2.1/6, CBS 2.1/6, UNI 1.2/3, TELE .6/2, ION .5/1, UMA .4/1, CW .3/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: NBC drew the most A18-49 viewers with 8.5/22, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. With football spillover complicating the sked, Fox won the 7p hour with 9.9/28, with NBC drawing 2.7/8 for pre-game programming. At 8p NBC took the top spot, averaging 6.7/17  for pre-game and game-on programming, versus 4.3/11 for The American Music Awards on ABC. The NBC game scored 9.8/23 at 9p, opposite 4.7/11 for ABC’s awards.  At 10p football earned 9.3/23, followed by 4.7/12 for ABC’s awards telecast.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, November 24, 2013  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

NBC  13.6/22 Football NT America PT 3.2/5, Football NT America PT 3 8.1/13, Sunday Night Football 15.6/25
CBS 6.4/10 60 Minutes 7.1/11, Amazing Race 4.9/7, The Good Wife 6.3/9, The Mentalist 7.1/11
ABC 3.8/9 America’s Funniest Home Videos 3.7/6, American Music Awards 7.6/11
FOX 2.8/7 Simpsons 4.0/6, Bob’s Burgers 2.4/4, Family Guy 2.8/4, American Dad 2.3/3
UNI 1.7/3 Aqui y Ahora Sun 1.4/2, Mira Quien Baila 2.2/3, Sal y Pimienta 1.6/3
TELE .7/1 Cine Millionario .8/1
ION .6/1 Sunday Holiday Movie .6/1, Sunday Holiday Movie .5/1
UMA .4/1 Cine de las Estral .4/1 

  NBC 8.5/22, ABC 3.8/9, FOX 2.8/7, UNI 1.7/3, CBS 1.5/4, TELE .7/1, ION .6/1, UMA .4/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: ABC grabbed the most A18-49 viewers Saturday night with 2.0/7, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. ABC’s Saturday Night Football scored 2.0/7 at 8p, followed by .7/2 for a set of CBS’s ComedyTime Saturday eps. The game rose to 2.2/7 in the 9p hour, versus .8/3 for CBS’s CrimeTime Saturday. At 10p ABC’s football led with 2.2/7, with CBS’s 48 Hours earning 1.0/3.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, November 23, 2013  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

ABC  4.0/7 Saturday Night Football 4.0/7
CBS 3.1/5 ComedyTime Saturday 2.3/4, ComedyTime Saturday 2.2/4, CrimeTime Saturday 2.9/5, 48 Hours 4.0/7.
FOX 1.7/3 Fox College Football 1.7/3
NBC 1.5/3 The Voice [r] 1.5/3, The Blacklist [r] 1.5/3, SNL Prime 1.7/3
UNI 1.2/2 Sabado Gigante 1.4/2
ION .6/1 Monk .6/1, Monk .6/1, Monk .5/1
TELE .4/1 Cine de impacto: The Dark Knight .4/1
UMA .3/0 Cineplex Sat .3/0

  ABC 2.0/7, CBS .9/3, FOX .7/2, UNI .7/2, NBC .6/2, TELE .4/1, UMA .2/1, ION .2/1


Actor/writer Jay Leggett died of natural causes on November 23. He was 50. Leggett appeared for a season on In Living Color, and guest starred on shows including Ally McBeal, ER and The Drew Carey Show. Leggett recently wrote, produced and directed Live Nude Girls with Dave Foley.


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Answer to Our Last Trivia Question  What weather condition could disable Steve Austin’s bionic hardware on The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978)? Cold weather. Kudos to: Jeff Adams-Usablenet/NYC, Michael Ritz-BucStar Consulting/NYC, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL, Cynthia New-CharterMedia/Cape Girardeau, MO, Dan Whitford-Lakeshore Public Media/Merrillville, IN, Jason White-Freelance TV Producer/LA, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment, Inc./LA, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, David Westberg/SAG-AFTRA/LA.

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ABC: The Middle [r], Last Man Standing [r], Modern Family [r], Super Fun Night [r], Nashville [r]
CBS: Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CW: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
FOX: The X Factor
ION: WWE Main Event, Flashpoint, Flashpoint
MyTV: Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Criminal Intent
NBC: The Making of the Sound of Music Live!, Saturday Night Live
PBS: Nature [r], Nature [r], Nature [r]
TELE: Marido en Alquiler, La Reina del Sur, Santa Diabla
UMA: Driven, The Man
Univision: Corazan Indomable, Lo Que la Vida Me Robo, Mentir Para Vivir

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