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Good morning. It’s Wednesday, October 29, 2008, and this is your first early morning briefing.
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E! Entertainment showcases its next competition reality series Party Monsters: Cabo in the Mexican Riviera premiering on December 2 at 10p. The plot focuses on nine party planners who each try to outdo the others by throwing the ultimate party at the luxury LG Villa in Cabo for A-list celebrities such as P. Diddy, Carmen Electra, Brody Jenner and more. Michele Merkin will serve as host and judge along with Brian Worely and the guest celebrity featured in each episode. The series is from 3 Ball Productions (The Biggest Loser and Beauty and the Geek) in association with Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment (Scott Baio is 45 and Single).
Qubo Channel, the multi-platform, bilingual entertainment network targeting children debuts four new series next Monday as well as new episodes of other shows. The run-down of the new and returning series includes:
Lou Dorfsman, 90, the graphic artist who helped create the visual image of CBS died on October 22. Lou started with CBS Radio Network in 1946 and eventually became the Design Director for the CBS Corporation, serving in this capacity until 1987. Some of Lou’s most memorable designs include print ads for the CBS special Of Black America depicting a black and white image of an African-American man with part of his face painted in stars and stripes like the U.S. flag. Lou also designed the set of The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite and developed a custom typeface for CBS’ graphic designs called CBS Didot still being used today. Lou is survived by his wife, Ann; two sons; one daughter; and one grandchild.
Mario Accardo, Media Sales Planner at BET passed away yesterday on his 34th birthday, after suffering from an illness. A viewing is planned for tonight and Thursday at Seneca Chapels, 494 Seneca Ave. at Greene Ave. in Ridgewood, NY in addition to a 945a Mass at St. Margaret’s, 66-10 80th Street at Juniper Valley Road Middle Village, NY this Friday.
Broadcast Evening News Ratings Wrap-Up: The final results for the week of October 20, 2008:
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Airing a Hallmark Channel Original Movie every Saturday night at 9/8c.
~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~
The CW and CBS Paramount Network Television are developing a remake of the 1990s FOX hit Melrose Place. The storyline has not been hashed out and a writer is being sought. This news comes after the pair collaborated on the current 90210, a spinoff of Beverly Hills, 90210 which also originally spawned Melrose Place. CBS Paramount owns the rights to Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place when it purchased Spelling TV.
Universal Media Studios made a two-year exclusive first-look television development pact with Jennifer Lopez and her production company Nuyorican Productions, along with her producing partner Simon Fields. A variety of unique television series will be developed under this new agreement.
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CYNOPSIS DIGITAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY: The sudden scarcity of venture capital cash is beginning to threaten upstart online ad networks, notes the WSJ. Online ad networks, which assemble multiple websites across a single theme or demographic to offer advertisers a one-stop-shop in which to place their buys, seemed to launch almost daily during the past year. Redwood City, CA.-based JellyCloud and San Francisco-based Adzilla have already shuttered while San Francisco-based AdBrite recently laid off 40% of its staff. Full edition: CYN DIGITAL.
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CYNOPSIS KIDS – TODAY’S TOP STORY: The Jonas Brothers sign on with Fox to make movie debut in the feature film Walter the Farting Dog, per Variety. Set to being filming in spring 2009, the family-targeted movie is based on the Walter the Farting Dog books by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray. The movie will feature the Jonas Brothers from the band, Nick, Joe and Kevin, in addition to their little brother Frankie, known to fans as “the bonus Jonas.” While there is no official word on who will direct the picture, the report says it could be brothers Peter and Bobby Farrelly, who are set to produce the picture with partner Bradley Thomas under their company Conundrum. Full edition: C YN KIDS.
CYNOPSIS INTERNATIONAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY: KidsCo launch into Germany is happening on local cable operator Unitymedia today with shows such as Inspector Gadget, Heathcliff, Cyberchase and Corduroy in addition to feature films. Full edition: CYN INTERNATIONAL.
~ RATINGS ~
Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 10/20-10/26/08
Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of: 10/20-10/26/08
Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 10/20-10/26/08
Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 10/20-10/26/08
Saturday – A18-49 Analysis: ABC made a play to win Saturday night with 3.5/12 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. ABC’s college football between teams in two major swing states blazed through the evening coming in first each hour: at 8p ABC posted a 3.2/11, followed by a 3.5/11 during 9p and finally topping out at 3.8/12 through 10p, beating the World Series on FOX which came in second place at 2.8/9.
Correction: In Friday’s A18-49 Analysis it should have read FOX’s Don’t Forget the Lyrics! tied for second at 1.6/5 during 9p.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, October 25, 2008 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 6.3/12 Saturday Night Football: Penn State at Ohio State 6.4/12
FOX: 4.9/10 ‘Til Death 2.3/4, ‘Til Death 2.3/4, World Series Pregame 3.3/6, World Series Game 3 6.1/13
CBS: 4.6/8 Crimetime Saturday [r] 4.6/8, Crimetime Saturday [r] 4.9/9, 48 Hours Mystery 4.4/8
NBC: 2.5/4 America’s Toughest Jobs 1.8/3, The Office [r] 1.2/2, SNL: Weekend Update [r] 2.3/4, SNL: Weekend Update [r] 3.7/6, SNL: Weekend Update [r] 3.9/7
UNIV: 1.4/2 Sabado Gigante 1.4/2
MNT: 0.8/1 My Saturday Night Movie: Dracular 2000 [r] 0.8/1
TELE: 0.2/0 Futbol Estelar: Tigres vs. Necaxa 0.2/0, Futbol Estelar II: Atlas vs. Santos 0.3/1
A18-49: ABC 3.5/12, FOX 2.5/9, CBS 1.3/4, NBC 1.3/4, UNIV 0.9/3, MNT 0.5/1, TELE 0.2/1
Sunday – A18-49 Analysis: FOX slid into #1 Sunday night with 5.0/13 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. Starting out, FOX commanded a big lead at 7p as The OT posted a 5.0/15 for the last half hour. FOX moved on to the World Series during 8p winning with a 4.9/13. At 9p, ABC edged out sports with Desperate Housewives with a 5.8/13, though FOX’s World Series game was close in second place with 5.4/13. FOX was back on top with the World Series game through the 10p hour at 4.9/12 while ABC came next with Brothers & Sisters at 3.4/8.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, October 26, 2008 – time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
FOX: 9.1/15 The OT [730p] 8.2/14, World Series Pregame 8.0/13, World Series Game 4 9.3/15
ABC: 7.3/12 America’s Funniest Home Videos 4.9/8, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 7.3/11, Desperate Housewives 10.1/15, Brothers & Sisters 6.7/11
CBS: 6.9/11 60 Minutes 8.5/14, The Amazing Race 5.8/9, Cold Case 7.6/11, The Unit 5.8/10
NBC: 2.6/4 Football Night in America [730p start] 1.7/3, NBC Movie of the Week: 40 Year Old Virgin 2.9/4, The Office [r] 2.1/4
UNIV: 1.8/3 Futbol Liga Mexicana: America vs. Guadalajara 1.5/2, Show Suenos Sangre 2.0/3
CW: 0.5/1 In Harm’s Way 0.5/1, Valentine 0.6/1, Easy Money 0.4/1
TELE: 0.4/1 Marav Mundo Disney 0.4/1, Cine Millonario 0.5/1
A18-49: FOX 5.0/13, ABC 3.9/10, CBS 2.6/7, NBC 1.7/4, UNIV 1.6/4, TELE 0.4/1, CW 0.3/1
Monday – A18-49 Analysis: World Series action catapulted FOX to #1 Monday night with 3.7/9 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. ABC kept a steady beat winning the 8p time period with Dancing with the Stars at 4.0/10. Also, this hour The CW came on strong with Gossip Girl in its key demos of W18-34 at 3.4/9 and a 2.2/6 among A18-34. NBC’s Heroes captured #1 at 9p with 3.9/9 while FOX’s World Series Game 5 posted a second place 3.7/9 followed closely by the ABC combo average of Dancing/Stars and Samantha Who? at 3.7/8. FOX was the clear leader at 10p as the World Series game posted a 5.0/12.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, October 27, 2008 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 9.1/14 Dancing with the Stars 12.0/18, Samantha Who? 7.0/10, Boston Legal 5.6/9
FOX: 7.5/11 World Series Pregame 4.1/7, World Series Game 5 8.2/12
CBS: 6.0/9 The Big Bang Theory [r] 4.9/7, How I Met Your Mother [r] 4.4/6, Two and a Half Men [r] 7.5/11, Gary Unmarried [r] 5.5/8, CSI: Miami [r] 7.0/11
NBC: 4.1/6 Chuck 4.0/6, Heroes 4.9/7, My Own Worst Enemy 3.4/5
UNIV: 2.4/4 Cuidado con El Angel 2.5/4, Fuego en la Sangre 2.8/4, Cristina 2.0/3
CW: 2.2/3 Gossip Girl 2.3/3, One Tree Hill 2.1/3
MNT: 0.8/1 Gymnastics Tour [r] 0.7/1, Magic’s Biggest Secrets Revealed [r] 0.9/1
TELE: 0.7/1 Dona Barbara 0.5/1, El Rostro de Analia 0.6/1, Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso 1.0/2
A18-49: FOX 3.7/9, ABC 3.3/8, CBS 3.1/8, NBC 2.9/7, UNIV 2.0/5, CW 1.6/4, TELE 0.6/1, MNT 0.5/1
~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
Maria Grasso joins OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network as SVP/Programming to supervise development of scripted, alternative, short and long-form programming, working with Nina Wass. Both Maria and Nina will oversee the creative department, production and scheduling. Maria comes to OWN from Lifetime Television where she served as SVP/Series Development and Current Programming since 2006. During her stint at Lifetime, Maria developed and supervised the drama Army Wives and helped develop the new comedy Rita Rocks.
SmithGifford hired Fred Krazeise as Director/Interactive Strategies to work with the firm’s clients on strategy, development and implementation of direct marketing efforts on various online outlets. Fred will work with Matt Smith, President and his Partner Bruce Gifford.
London-based TSI Broadcast elevated Chris Parsons to Commercial Director. Chris, who was a founding director of TSI in 2006 and is currently a shareholder in the company, most recently was Business Development Director at TSI sister company, Canis Media Ventures.
Marguerite Pacacha advanced to EVP/Business Affairs and Legal with Paramount Home Entertainment. In her new role, Marguerite manages the business affairs and legal areas for the division covering acquisitions, marketing, sales and distribution, co-productions and operations. She reports jointly to Bertram and Rebecca Prentice, EVPs/Business Affairs and General Counsel, Paramount Pictures.
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