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WARNER BROS. TALK SHOWS DELIVER!
Ellen & Tyra are the only talk shows to deliver gains
over the prior year with their key demos
Ellen: +8% with W25-54
The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Tyra Banks Show
Good morning. It’s Wednesday, October 22, 2008, and this is your first early morning briefing.
THE N IS THE NETWORK TOTALLY FOR AND ABOUT TEENS
~ MORE GOOD STUFF ~
Several new series and episodes orders were handed out:
The CW confirmed it will be the sole broadcast network offering regular programming on election night, November 4. The CW will pay homage to election results though by presenting abbreviated original episodes of 90210 and Privileged so local stations can insert two election updates each hour. To date, 90% of CW affiliates will participate with this cut-in opportunity.
Since its debut on September 8, MSNBC’s primetime news/commentary program The Rachel Maddow Show has averaged 1.7 million viewers in its 9p time slot compared with 800,000 previously, cites New York Times. The Rachel Maddow Show has also averaged a higher rating with the A25-54 demo for 13 out of 25 nights than its competitor CNN’s Larry King Live also airing at 9p.
Broadcast Evening News Ratings Wrap-Up: The final results for the week of October 13, 2008:
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THE N is #1 with TEEN GIRLS!
Among teens, DEGRASSI’s season premiere was up 75% – with SOUTH OF NOWHERE’s up 175% –
Do we rock, or what?
Join America’s teens. Watch DEGRASSI and SOUTH OF NOWHERE. Friday Nights at 8 and 8:30 pm ET.
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~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~
USA Network is moving forward with the pilot White Collar lifting its cast contingency stipulation. The pilot, from Fox Television Studios, stars Matthew Bomer and Tim DeKay playing a con artist and an FBI agent respectively who form an unusual partnership. Bronwen Hughes (Burn Notice) was tapped to direct.
FOX finalized its cast for the animated high school series Good Vibes from 20th Century Fox Television and Good Humor TV says Variety. Josh Gad, Adam Brody, Debi Mazar, Olivia Thirlby, Alan Tudyk and Jake Busey will begin voicing scripts early next month. Good Vibes was picked up by FOX as a pilot presentation and is ramping up for a possible spring roll out.
Film star Vince Vaughn has a single-camera 30m comedy pilot in development for FOX and 20th Century Fox Television, per Variety. Vaughn also executive produces the project about a couple of guys just out of college adjusting to the real world. Brothers Jim and Steve Armogida will write the pilot for Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Productions while Vaughn’s sister Victoria Vaughn will also executive produce. Vaughn’s deal with FOX allows him to cast the project and have oversight on creative aspects.
Muse Entertainment will handle principal photography on the pilot Night and Day for TNT starting today in Albuquerque, NM and concluding November 11. The pilot, produced in association with Muse Entertainment and Tandem Communications, blends crime drama with family drama and stars William Fichtner (Prison Break, Crash).
~ ELSEWHERE IN CYNOPSIS ~
See BBC.com go head-to-head with the competition at bbcreachingmillions.com .
Delivery for STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS was up by 83%! Click for More Information.
CYNOPSIS KIDS – TODAY’S TOP STORY: BabyTV inks a new carriage deal in France, making the channel available on Buoygues Telecom‘s new IPTV platform as of this week. BabyTV will be available on Buoygues TV Extended Basic Tier, the xDSL TV offer. BabyTV first debuted in France on TPS in 2005, followed by Numericable in 2006, Alice, OrangeTV, Neufcegetel and Freebox in 2007/2008. Full edition: CYN KIDS.
CYNOPSIS INTERNATIONAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY: Late last week, Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. completed its purchase of the remaining 10% of the Studio 1+1 group after exercising its call option. CME now owns 100% of the Ukrainian TV station with that 10% coming at a $109.1 million price. Full edition: CYN INTERNATIONAL.
~ RATINGS ~
Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 10/13-10/19/08
Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of: 10/13-10/19/08
Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 10/13-10/19/08
Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 10/13-10/19/08
Sunday – A18-49 Analysis: ABC was the victor Sunday night with 3.7/9 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. During the 7p hour, the football overrun on CBS did best at 7.2/22. FOX led at 8p as the average of The Simpsons and King of the Hill did a 3.7/9 while ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was a close second at 3.6/9. ABC succeeded in winning at 9p with Desperate Housewives at 5.7/13. Finally at 10p, the last hour of NBC Sunday Night Football scored a first place at 3.5/9, though not too far in front of ABC’s Brothers & Sisters at 3.4/8.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, October 19, 2008 – time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 6.9/11 America’s Funniest Home Videos 4.6/8, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 6.5/10, Desperate Housewives 9.7/14, Brothers & Sisters 6.6/11
NBC: 5.5/9 Football Night in America [730p start] 2.6/5, NBC Sunday Night Football: Seattle at Tampa Bay 6.3/10
FOX: 3.9/6 The Simpsons [r] 2.0/3, The Simpsons [r] 3.2/5, The Simpsons 4.7/7, King of the Hill 4.2/6, Family Guy 5.1/8, American Dad 3.9/6
UNIV: 1.7/3 Show Suenos Sangre 1.7/3
CW: 0.5/1 In Harm’s Way 0.4/1, Valentine 0.5/1, Easy Money 0.5/1
TELE: 0.3/1 Eternamente Selena 0.2/0, Cine Millonario 0.4/1
A18-49: ABC 3.7/9, NBC 3.4/9, FOX 3.2/8, CBS 2.9/7, UNIV 1.3/3, TELE 0.3/1, CW 0.2/1
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, October 20, 2008 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 8.9/14 Dancing with the Stars 12.0/18, Samantha Who? 6.5/10, Boston Legal 5.2/9
CBS: 7.4/11 The Big Bang Theory 5.8/9, How I Met Your Mother 5.8/9, Two and a Half Men 8.9/13, Worst Week 6.3/9, CSI: Miami 8.9/15
NBC: 4.3/7 Chuck 4.1/6, Heroes 5.1/8, My Own Worst Enemy 3.6/6
FOX: 3.2/5 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 3.0/5, Prison Break 3.3/5
UNIV: 2.2/3 Cuidado con El Angel 2.4/4, Fuego en la Sangre 2.6/4, Cristina 1.6/3
CW: 2.1/3 Gossip Girl 2.1/3, One Tree Hill 2.2/3
TELE: 0.8/1 Dona Barbara 0.5/1, El Rostro de Analia [p] 0.9/1, Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso 1.1/2
MNT: 0.7/1 Celebrity Expose 0.6/1, Magic’s Biggest Secrets Revealed 0.9/1
A18-49: CBS 3.9/10, ABC 3.2/8, NBC 3.0/7, FOX 2.1/5, UNIV 1.8/4, CW 1.7/4, TELE 0.7/2, MNT 0.4/1
~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
WNET.org, an extension of Thirteen/WNET/New York and WLIW/New York hired Tom Watson as Executive Director/National Corporate Sponsorship Sales. Tom will supervise all national and local underwriting placed by corporations and foundations for programs produced by Thirteen and WLIW. Most recently, Tom was with MTV Networks where he served as VP/Advertising Sales for the Logo network. Additionally, Samantha Gibb was added as Operations Manager/Institutional Advancement. She will work on strategic planning, including departmental planning and tracking process, as well as handling budget and revenue forecasts. Samantha further coordinates the daily operations of the development program and is the primary contact within the company to the various internal departments. She reports to Barbara Bantivoglio, VP/Institutional Advancement.
OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network tapped Robert Tercek as President/Digital Media to head the digital team responsible for multimedia opportunities for OWN and Oprah.com. Robert begins his new position November 3 based out of Los Angeles with an office in Chicago.
Mark Johnson joined Turner Sports as Senior Director/Business Operations for PGATOUR.com where he will supervise the daily operations of the official website of the PGA Tour. Based in Atlanta, Mark reports to Matthew Hong, VP/GM, Sports Digital with Turner Sports.
Video and online production company, M3 Television recruited Adam Gallagher as Senior Editor/EPK and DVD Production for the company’s marketing unit. Previously, Adam worked at New Wave Entertainment as Senior Editor/Producer.
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Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: What was the first daytime drama that was a spin-off of long running soap Another World? SOMERSET (1970-1976) Kudos to: Carol Teichman-Comcast Spotlight/Bloomfield, CT; Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing/NY; James Herron-NYU/NY; Marjorie Barishman-Time Warner Cable/Staten Island, NY; Larry W. Glazer-WTTW11/Chicago; Dory Melman Petsrillo-Petry TV/Dallas; Steve Howard/Glendale, CA; Dale Warshaw-KMSB/KTTU/Tucson; Cammie Buerry-Marshall Fenn Communications/Las Vegas; Dennis Aimino-KABC/LA
Today’s Trivia Question, Sponsored By Fuse. Ignite Your Brand.: What is the name of pop diva, Madonna’s latest tour? (Email
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