Wednesday, September 13th, 2006




Available exclusively from Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution

Source: NTI, Explorer, season 1 premiere=9/11/05, Fox 830p AA%, season 2 premiere=9/10/06, Fox 9:31p, L+SD AA%. 




Good morning. It’s Wednesday, September 13, 2006, and this is your first early morning briefing.

NBC has come to digital terms with Warner Bros. on NBC’s freshman primetime series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.  The network and its station affiliates will have the rights to stream the show on their websites, as well as SVOD, wireless and third-party VOD sites. Warner Bros. retains the rights to paid downloads on all retail sites, including iTunes, AOL and the Amazon.

Disney-ABC Television Group’s ABC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television will team up to digitally distribute the new drama The Nine, which is scheduled to premiere on ABC on October 4 at 10p.  The terms allow ABC to distribute the show’s episodes premiere via streaming as a non-permanent offering on the ad-supported broadband player. Each episode will be available for four weeks. Warner Bros. will then make the show available for purchase commercial-free the day after each network broadcast via a variety of digital download retail platforms. The Nine is produced by Sunset Road Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Today’s Premiere:
NBC:  Meredith Vieira on Today beginning at 7am

Tonight’s Finales:
CBS:  Rock Star: Supernova at 8p
Spike TV:  Blade: The Series at 10p


HBO has announced it will pick up one more additional season of The Wire, which will be its fifth and final season.  The fourth season of The Wire just launched this past Sunday and drew in 1.5 million viewers, not bad considering season three ended two years ago.

WE tv hopes you won’t pull your hair out over its new series Hair Trauma! which premieres October 11 at 10p. Set in the salon of Ellin LaVar, hairstylist to the stars, this six-part half-hour series looks at all the hair disasters and mishaps that happen with the diverse group of customers in this family-run business. Produced by Red Moxie.
A slight shift in evening news leadership from the average of last week to Monday night, September 11.  NBC was back in front with 8.27 million viewers, followed by ABC’s 7.87 million and the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric was in third with 7.49 million viewers.

The season finale of HGTV’s Design Star on September 10 at 9p became the network’s highest rated primetime program among A25-54 with a 1.7 rating and with A18-49 at a 1.3 rating. In addition, the Design Star’s last episode brought in the network’s best ratings among W25-54 at a 2.3 rating.

The New York Times Co. has announced plans to sell off its nine network affiliates television stations, and plans to concentrate solely on its newspaper and digital publishing divisions. The stations are expected to bring $33 million in operating profit in 2006 on revenue of $150 million. This division made up 4% of the New York Times’ 2005 revenue of $3.4 billion. The nine stations are located in Scranton, Norfolk, Moline, Memphis, Huntsville, Ft. Smith, Des Moines, and two in Oklahoma City. The New York Times will retain ownership of The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other newspapers, two local radio stations and 35 web sites including


In an anticipated move, Apple has developed a new gadget allowing consumers to stream full-length movies, photos, podcasts and TV shows to their home entertainment system. Code-named iTV, the player will cost $299 and be available in first quarter next year. Apple’s new movie service will sell new releases from the Disney, Pixar, Touchstone and Miramax studios for $12.99 if pre-ordered or purchased during the first week of release. Typically, new releases cost $14.99 and other libraried full-length films cost $9.99. Currently, there are approximately 75 films available now on iTunes and each one takes about 30 minutes to download using high-speed internet connections. Consumers can view the movies on their iPods or computers and eventually on TVs with the future iTV player. According to Steve Jobs, Apple wants its products in homes, cars and consumer’s pockets as it makes its mark on all areas of the digital lifestyle. Apple has also inked a deal with the NFL that will allow fans to purchase downloads of video highlights of NFL games via iTunes the following the games.  The video highlights can be purchased piecemeal for $1.99 a piece, or fans can sign up for a season pass called Follow Your Team, that will cost $24.99.  Finally, as part of the NFL deal, iTunes will also offer the NFL Network’s show NFL GameDay, ($1.99/per show, $19.99/season).
NBC Universal and its broadcast affiliates will launch an independent business-to-business unit to distribute NBC Universal and other independent video to users worldwide. Launching with more than 24 media partners, the nbbc (National Broadband Company) will connect content generators, website owners and advertisers throughout the web. nbbc allows content owners the chance to earn revenue through syndication by exposing their brands to new viewers, website owners will earn incremental ad revenue with the third party video programming while advertisers reach a greater audience through nbbc’s network. Consumers will be able to download their selected ad-supported content for free and archive it on a customized video player.

The PGA Tour and Turner Sports New Media are partnering in a multi-year online and mobile deal for Turner Sports New Media to produce and sell ad space on, the official web site of the PGA Tour. The web site features coverage of the tournament, notes about the players and other audio and video highlights. Both entities are planning enhancement to the site, which will launch in 2007.

The Mark Burnett Prods and AOL interactive reality game Gold Rush begins today at Hosted by Mark Steines, co-anchor on Entertainment Tonight, Gold Rush offers a pot of gold worth $2.2 million as players pass through 13 rounds by correctly answering pop culture clues.
E! has introduced two new series for its broadband player The Vine @ E! Online as well as for wireless platforms:

  • Planet Gossip – a weekly 52-episode series about celebrity rumors featuring industry insiders. The first episode debuts October 3.
  • Carters on the Couch – created as a companion to E! Entertainment Television’s new eight-part series House of Carters, this online version brings in a therapist to explain what is happening in the Carter household. This show is set to premiere October 2 along with the TV series debut.

This week we’ve launched a new feature on the Cynopsis website, called Programmers Showcase.  This advertiser-supported page features one network/syndicator/studio’s video(s) of choice to showcase on the Cynopsis website, and will continue to evolve as creativity demands!  At the center of today’s Programmer Showcase is The CW and its upcoming season set to launch September 20.  Check it out –


James Cromwell and Eddie Izzard will both join the cast of FOX’s 24 for season six. Cromwell will reprise his role as Phillip Bauer, the estranged father of Jack Bauer (portrayed by Kiefer Sutherland) and Izzard will play a villain, Darren McCarthy. “Day Six” will begin in January and air Mondays on FOX at 9p.

Animal Planet has ordered up a new 13 part series called Ms. Adventure, from UK indy production co Tiger/Tigress Productions. Hosted by new talent, Rachel Reenstra, the show takes a parallel view of animal life and modern day urban life, as Rachel observes animal behavior in the wild. The show is currently in production and is expected to premiere in January.


iVillage Properties, Inc. has appointed Ezra Kucharz as COO and Linda Boff as CMO, with both reporting to Deborah Fine, President. Ezra will manage daily operations of the company as well as new business expansions, while working with Fine to put the company’s strategic plan in place. Linda will work in tandem with Fine to establish the company’s marketing vision and strategy and supervise the iVillage brand.
David Schwarz has been upped to VP/Communications at Spike TV. Reporting to Tony Fox, EVP/Corporate Communications for Spike TV and Comedy Central, David will manage the daily efforts of the network’s press department with an aim to expand the network brand.
Joe Micheletti, long-time sports broadcaster, has been hired as Television Analyst for the New York Rangers on MSG, where he joins play-by-play announcer, Sam Rosen.


Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 9/4-9/10/06
Primetime     (000)               Total Pgm Day           (000)
TNT               1311             TNT                          720
ESPN              1261             ESPN                        578
USA                 966             ADSM*                      532
FX                    774             NICK                        508
TBSC                771             NAN*                        505
DISC                710              USA                          473     
AEN                  669             TBSC                        467
LIF                   664              LIF                           453
SPK                   640            DISC                         421
SCIF                  572           AEN                            390
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: 9/4-9/10/06
Primetime     (000)             Total Pgm Day          (000)
TNT               2484           NICK                       1585
USA               1823           TNT                        1283
ESPN              1762           NAN*                       991
LIF                 1403           TOON                       970
TOON             1299           USA                          926
TBSC              1102           ADSM*                      913
AEN               1079            LIF                            835
FOXN             1062            ESPN                         804
NAN               1036            FOXN                         709
HGTV             1035           TBSC                          669
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: 9/4-9/10/06
ESPN       Florida State/Miami                            4916
FX           Nip Tuck                                           3426
TNT         The Closer                                         2708
BRAV       Project Runway                                  2525
USA         WWE Entertainment – 10p                  2370
TNT          Nextel Cup Racing/Richmond              2345
ESPN        Sportscenter – Mon 1130p                  2112
USA         WWE Entertainment – 9p                    2068
VH1         Flavor of Love 2                                  2031
MTV         RW/RR Fresh Meat                              1708
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 9/4-9/10/06
NBC    NBC Sunday Night Football                  11,488
NBC    NBC NFL Thursday Special                   10,163
FOX    House                                                  9,462
FOX    Simpsons                                             6,956
ABC    Sat Night Football                                 6,255
FOX    Family Guy                                           6,301
FOX    Standoff                                               6,105
NBC    Football NT America PT 3                       5,520
FOX    American Dad                                       5,384
FOX    Prison Break                                         5,022                   
Source Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Monday – A18-49 Analysis:  ABC led Monday night with a 3.7/10 A18-49, according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research. FOX followed next with 2.8/7, and then came CBS 2.3/6, NBC 1.8/5, UNIV 1.8/5, WB 0.6/2, TELE 0.5/1 and UPN* 0.3/1. FOX escaped from the pack to win at 8p with Prison Break at 3.7/10, while ABC’s part 2 of its movie The Path to 9/11 came in second at 3.1/9. ABC did the best from 9-10p with a combo of its 9/11 movie and President Bush’s speech at 4.2/10. Then at 10p, ABC won again with the conclusion of its movie and Primetime at 3.8/10.

Live + Same Day Ratings: Monday, September 11, 2006 – time period averages. *Hourly UPN ratings average reflects a mixture of UPN and MyNetworkTV programming. Source: Nielsen Media Research

ABC      7.4/11    Movie: The Path to 9/11 (Part 2) 6.7/10, President’s Address (9-920p) and Path to 9/11 8.3/12, Path to 9/11 and Primetime 7.2/12

CBS      5.2/8     How I Met Your Mother [r] 4.2/7, Old Christine [r] 4.0/6, President’s Address (9-930p) 4.6/7, Two and a Half Men [r] 5.3/8, CSI: Miami [r] 6.6/11

FOX      4.6/7      Prison Break 5.5/8, President’s Address (9-920p)/Vanished 3.8/6

NBC      4.0/6      Dateline NBC 4.6/7, President’s Address (9-920p)/NBC Dateline 4.0/6, Medium [r] 3.4/5

UNIV     2.3/4      La Fea Más Bella 2.4/4, Barrera de Amor 2.4/3, Cristina 2.1/3

WB       1.2/2      7th Heaven [r] 1.1/2, 7th Heaven [r] 1.3/2

TELE     0.6/1       Tierra de Pasiones 0.6/1, Amores De Mercado 0.6/1, Decisiones 0.6/1

UPN*    0.6/1      8-9p programming: 0.5/1, 9-10p programming 0.7/1

A18-49: ABC 3.7/10, FOX 2.8/7, CBS 2.3/6, NBC 1.8/5, UNIV 1.8/5, WB 0.6/2, TELE 0.5/1, UPN* 0.3/1



SOAPnet is now in 53 million homes!

  • Among the fastest growing networksUp 22% in the past year alone! 1
  • #1 concentration of W18-49! 2
  • Most Engaged Viewers of any other network:
  • # 1 among W18-49 for average minutes viewed 3


Source: Nielsen Media Research. 1. September 2006 vs. September 2005 Universe Estimates.  2. 9/26/05-7/30/06, Total Day vs. all basic cable.  Women 18-49 VPVH.  3. Npower, August 2006 Prime M-Su, 8-11pm

The History Channel
presents This Day in History:
1899-Henry Bliss steps out of a streetcar, in front of a taxicab, and into history, becoming the first pedestrian killed by an automobile in the Western Hemisphere.  A plaque was dedicated on the 100th anniversary of Bliss’s death to mark the site, at the intersection of West 74th Street and Central Park West in New York.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: Where did the wise-cracking raven spend most of his time while at the Munster house?  IN THE CUCKOO CLOCK ON THE MUNSTERS    Kudos to: Cindy O’Connor-HRP/NY; Matt Meachem-Tribune Media Services/Glens Falls NY; Matt Oestreich-WFTV-TV/Orlando; Doug Hochstadt-ABC Television Network/NY; Barb Throm-Creative Lab/St Louis; Kathy Yarbrough-The Graham Group/New Orleans; Ted Blumberg-Cuneo Advertising/Minneapolis; Mike Ritzman-NEXTMedia/Dallas; Janice Ogata-Newsflashpix/LA; Tony Muñoz-KCBS-TV  KCAL-TV/LA; Cammie Buerry-Media & Marketing Group/Las Vegas; Dan Matson-DJM/Glendale

  A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM THE CW – check out our Programmers Showcase, this week featuring The CW!

7 Days to the CW

No one ever said launching a network is easy.

Fox, April 1987: 1 night of programming (3 hours) – 80% coverage
WB, January 1996: 1 night of programming (2 hours) – 77% coverage
UPN, January 1996: 2 nights of programming (4 hours) – 88% coverage

The CW, September 2006: 6 nights of programming (13 hours),
plus 17 hours in other dayparts – 93% coverage

What a Difference!

The CW
Free to Be Fierce


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FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: LA PR firm seeks interns with excellent writing and phone skills 2 days per week. Junior/Senior level students. Unpaid/Credit only. Send 2 writing samples, cover letter & resume by September 20th: [email protected] (9/13)


SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCER/WRITER/FIELD DIRECTOR AVAILABLE: Exp’d in reality; entertainment; news; magazine format; excellent story teller. Three-time Emmy nominee. LA based, willing to travel. [email protected] 310-594-6917 (9/20)

SITUATION WANTED: ENTRY LEVEL/ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR/NYC: 3+YRS FREELANCE ON INDEPENDENT FILMS. Asst in ent industry. Excellent skills incl. Computer, multitasking, communications. Available immediately.  Contact  [email protected] (9/20)

SITUATION WANTED: BRAIN SURGEON/NYC  seeks opportunities in television promotion and advertising. Over 20 years of successful operations and full bag of surgical tools. Please visit my operating room: (9/19)

SITUATION WANTED: GRAPHIC DESIGNER/NYC: VisComm grad w/ 1+ years media exp. F/T or freelance, print design. Please email [email protected]  (9/19)

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: Wednesday, September 13, 2006

ABC             Dancing with the Stars Results Show, ABC Sneak Peek, Jimmy Kimmel Live! All-Star Salute
CBS             Rock Star [f ], Criminal Minds[r], CSI: NY[r]
FOX             Bones, Justice
NBC             Dateline NBC, Dateline NBC, Law & Order [r]
i                Mama’s Family, Mama’s Family, Doc, Diagnosis Murder
MyNetwork TV  Desire, Fashion House
UPN             Everybody Hates Chris [r], All of Us [r], Half & Half [r], Half & Half [r]
WB              Blue Collar TV [r], Blue Collar TV [r], One Tree Hill [r]
TELE            Tierra de Pasiones, Amores, Decisiones
UNIV            La Fea  Mas Bella, Barrera de Amor, Don Francisco Presenta


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From all of the comments I have read over the ‘supposed’ racist Survivor show, I’ve noticed that no one has added any comments about 2 additional shows coming out that were noted in yesterday’s and today’s newsletters. 
The first one:  Casting Call: HGTV is casting for a new home improvement show and is looking for African-American, Hispanic and Asian families who live in the tri-state area. The show’s host will work with homeowners to tackle their mounting “to-do” lists. Energetic homeowners should apply by submitting their name, address, phone number, a paragraph describing themselves and digital photos of their family, as well as details and photos of the home improvement projects to:
The second one:  Hip Hop Hold ‘Em, a new one-hour syndicated series merging poker with the hip hop lifestyle, will debut October 7. The show, now cleared in more than 75% of the U.S. and 80% of African-American DMAs, and in the top three markets – WPIX/New York, KCAL/Los Angeles and WCIU/Chicago.  Each episode features five celebrities from music, sports, television, film or fashion, competing for their selected charity in a game of no limit Texas Hold ‘em. Hosted by Power 105’s Ed Lover, a few of the celebrities scheduled to appear include Ice T, Rubban Studdard, Hill Harper and Tyrese. It is produced in partnership between IMG Media, Emerge Entertainment and Primo Pictures.
So I ask, why is Survivor the only show pointed out?  I don’t hear anyone protesting the HGTV show because there are no whites in it or the Hip Hop show because it’s primarily African-American oriented.  Shouldn’t these shows be considered racist too?  Then there’s the Miss America pageant – they are required to have women of all ethnic backgrounds.  This is fantastic to have a show that showcases the variety of people in America.  But for example, what about the Miss Black USA Pageant – why is this show not protested for singling out one race?  We live in a nation where we have the BET network, many Hispanic channels on our cable systems, and even a gay and lesbian channel, but no white network.  Survivor has chosen to represent what makes up America in a different way.  But it all comes down to who is the better person (not race) at the end of the show.  It seems to me that the ones that are calling Survivor a racist show, need to take a step back and look at the world and maybe themselves.
Pittsburgh, PA

For those who are so sure something they haven’t even seen yet will “enforce racial stereotypes” – how about considering this: if you can’t imagine that there would be any other behavior than that which would enforce racial stereotypes, perhaps the problem is your inability to think beyond stereotypes.   I’m not even a Survivor watcher & I don’t get the problem since racial stereotyping seems much more likely when you’ve got a “token” than when you have a team.  Tell me: How can you debunk racial stereotypes better than showing a group of Real People (of whatever “minority”).

and re
“the American Family Association’s plan to bombard the FCC with complaints about CBS airing the award-winning 9/11 documentary on September 10”
How about if THE REST OF US bombarded the FCC with complaints about the AFA’s insistence on air-brushing reality.   Do you think Anyone’s reaction on 9/11 was “golly, gosh, gee, that’s just awful”  ??

Elin Guthrie
Los Angeles


Subject: Politicians bashing Hispanics
Dear Cynopsis

Not only today 9/11, we must never ever forget, those who so courageously faced their last living moments and sacrificed their lives unselfishly, responding to save others, in defense of this great New York City, and Nation. We must not forget the many Hispanics and minorities who answered the call unselfishly, not seeing or caring who was in danger, but caring only to help and save someone’s life, anyone’s life.  Their intention was to save others, giving up their lives regardless of who it was. Many of these heroes crossed our borders or their parents did, and they did not back down when faced with the greatest challenge known to man. That of his own impending end, or when he comes face to face with his own death.  Our nation can only be strong with courageous people who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice when our national security is threatened or under siege. We must deny those politicians who are seeking office with an anti Hispanic agenda and platform.
The U.S. Hispanic  market is approaching ONE TRILLION DOLLARS in buying power. This represents an enormous contribution to the over all American economy. Which Hispanics are very happy to be a part of. The Hispanic market today provides more meaningful jobs for non Hispanics than it does for Hispanics. This is particularly so, among the higher paying executive positions. (Which does not contribute to our Hispanic market buying power).  This is true even when there are many qualified Hispanics who can occupy many of these jobs effectively and successfully. Those of us in Hispanic media have the responsibility to speak up about such an issue. It was not very long ago the Hispanic market did not exist. The market was created from people of very humble beginnings. It was our parents who paid the price to bring us to this juncture. Mostly limited in education, hard working and simple people, who survived indignities, open sanctioned discrimination and abuses at large. 

Lets respect those who paid the price that bought us where we are today. Let us tell and make it known to all the political parties that it is unacceptable to build their appeal to voters by using Hispanics and Latinos as their scape goats. Why is it, I have never heard a politician say, that the first soldier to be killed in the Gulf War was a Puerto Rican. A Hispanic American.  This is what should be used as an example of the valuable contributions Hispanics make to our society, along with the long list of Hispanic names of those who gave their lives and died on 9/11.     


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