Good morning. It’s Wednesday February 3, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Cooking: Dinner at Tiffani’s at 8p
Crackle: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee at 11:30p
DIY: Rehab Addict at 9p
Freeform: Young & Hungry at 8p, Baby Daddy at 8:30p
ID: Obsession: Dark Desires at 10p
Nat Geo: Big Fix Alaska at 10p
Oxygen: Preachers of Atlanta at 10p


TV’s top non-sports telecast of the night among all key demos

#1 Most tweeted about program on TV


Week 4: #1 in Time Period among W25-54 (excl sports)


Cable’s #2 network in the Time Period with W18-49 & W25-54
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James Corden has been named host of The 70th Annual Tony Awards, airing live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday, June 12at 8p on CBS. It will be Corden’s first time hosting the ceremony, but not his first time onstage – he won Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his performance in One Man, Two Guvnors in 2012. “I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony Awards,” said Corden. “Both times I’ve worked on Broadway have been amongst the happiest times of my professional life. I consider it a huge honor to be asked to host such an incredible night. It’s gonna be fun, I can’t wait to dust off my tap shoes!”

Has she or hasn’t she? In a TV Line interview on Monday, Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls and the Netflix sequel, said that she had put in a request with Melissa McCarthy‘s camp for the actress to return as Sookie. “[What] I have said [to her team] is, ‘Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I’ll write her a scene. Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set] – even if for just a cameo – we would be totally game. And if it’s a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out,’” said Sherman-Palladino. But apparently no one delivered the message. On Tuesday, McCarthy tweeted, “Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!!”

BBC and Discovery Communications have announced a long-term Olympic Games agreement in the UK, building on a 30-year partnership between the organizations. Via the pact’s terms, BBC will sub-license from Discovery exclusive free-to-air audio-visual and non-exclusive radio rights to the 2022 and 2024 Games. In turn, Discovery will sub-license from the BBC exclusive pay-TV rights in the UK to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games.

Lady Gaga will perform a tribute to the late David Bowie at this year’s Grammy Awards, airing Monday, February 15 at 8p on CBS. The network is promising “a multi-sensory testament to Bowie’s incredible artistry and a reflection of his limitless creativity.” NileRodgers, who produced Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” album, will serve as musical director for the performance.

In more Lady Gaga news, the singer has been tapped to perform the national anthem at Super Bowl 50, while actress Marlee Matlin provides sign language for the hearing impaired. The star-studded musical lineup already includes Coldplay and Beyonce, who are performing the halftime show, in addition to acts by Bruno Mars, Adele, Rihanna and Taylor Swift. The Super Bowl kicks off Sunday, February 7 at 3:30p.

Fuse celebrates Super Bowl weekend with a sneak peek of The Lineup on Saturday, February 6 at 9p. Featuring top athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NASCAR and more, the series takes viewers through a playlist of songs that get them pumped for games and push them through workouts. Before taking the field on Super Bowl Sunday, Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. will take viewers through the hits that helped forge a winning season. Official launch: Saturday, February 27, at 9p.

Executive producer/writer Chuck Lorre, the creative force behind Warner Bros. Television comedies The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Mike & Molly and Two and a Half Men for CBS, will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2016 NAB Show Television Luncheon on Monday, April 18, in Las Vegas. “His biting wit and memorable characters have become a part of our culture and defined an era of scripted comedies for Warner Bros. Television and CBS  comedies that remind us, on a weekly basis, of the scale and power of broadcast television,” said NAB EVP of Television, Marcellus Alexander.


Elephant in the room: Although Netflix wasn’t at Realscreen in any official capacity, the streaming service and its latest binge-sation Making a Murderer were a near constant presence on stage – from discussion among execs ranging from the binge phenomenon to budgets. “You come out of TCA and Netflix announced they’re spending $6 billion on content,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS chief programing executive/GM, general audience programming. “But we have reach they don’t have and boots in the ground in communities with the opportunity for that one-on-one connection people are looking for.” And while most touted the documentary as a pinnacle of unscripted story-telling, the series gets a “meh” from at least one discerning viewer. “I might be the only person in the world who didn’t really love Making A Murderer,” Marjorie Kaplan, president of content at Discovery Networks International, said during her Tuesday keynote. Her superlative in the true crime genre? HBO’s Robert Durst probe The Jinx. “It was such a different way of telling a story, I love that,” she said, adding, “We should all be so lucky to do a show where you catch the bad guy in the last minute.”

Five months on the job as president of content at Discovery Networks International, Marjorie Kaplan is using her background in advertising more than ever as she shapes the company’s global strategy. “Ad agencies know so much about the consumer, and in television it’s all too easy to assume we are the audience. We are sometimes the audience, but not always,” she said during her Realscreen keynote yesterday. Kaplan is clearly relishing the freedoms working across international markets brings. She shared a sizzle for Undressed, a series where two soulmate-seeking adults meet for the first time, take it all off and spend a half hour in bed. “It’s doing really, really well in Italy,” she said eliciting laughs from the audience, “and will be exploring for other parts of the world. Of course there are some places where it will not play, including on this stage.” Key to Discovery’s direction moving forward is story-telling with a point of view.” Regardless of genre, Discovery will continue to look for unscripted programming with a strong point of view, she said. “What’s different about television vs. YouTube, which also has great stuff on it – if you want real, real stuff, there’s plenty of real stuff on the web  is having a creator in the center of the story-telling.”

What’s Up, Doc? Networks are fine-tuning their limited series documentary strategy, with a sharper focus on how the content dovetails with their specific brand. “Defining your voice and place in that market has become so important,” Vinnie Malhorta, Showtime SVP, documentaries, unscripted & sports programming, said at Realscreen. ”People are much more selective about what’s going to work for their brand.” “The reality is marketing dollars are going to be there for the first episode but will they be there for three, four, five,” said John Hoffman, EVP documentaries & specials at Discovery Channel. “You need to be pretty sure there’s an inherent curiosity on the topic. We have a few in production and I’m more nervous about those than the one-offs.” Part of the equation is determining what works best for a given audience. “Turns out we have better success with things that are closed-ended,” CNN EVP talent and content development Amy Entelis said. Citing doc series Chicagoland, and High Profits, she said, “These were very high-quality, great storytelling, but getting people to come back week after week when you had to have watched precious episode is tricky.” Doc series with closed-ended episodes also “allow us to repeat our episodes opportunistically,” Entelis added. “When something is going on in Iran, we can run the Bourdain episode in Iran.” She previewed a new doc series featuring African-American W. Kamau Bell intermingling with the KKK. Whereas just few years ago a producer could pitch the same doc to a number of networks, “That doesn’t work any more,” said Tim Pastore, president of original programming & production at National Geographic Channel. Noting Nat Geo is now about content that’s “a little more unsuspected,” Pastore cited upcoming Brett Morgen-helmed Jane Goodall series and gave a first-look at The Deep Freeze, which follows an environmental crew in frigid Antarctica.


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FOX has ordered pilot The Mick (wt). The single-camera comedy, from It’s Always Sunny on Philadelphia co-executive producers John Chernin and David Chernin, centers on a hard-living, foul mouthed woman who moves to Greenwich, CT to raise the spoiled children of her wealthy sister, who left the country to avoid a federal indictment.

NBC is moving forward with three pilots. The net ordered two half-hour comedies from Bill Lawrence (Undateable) and Greg Garcia (The Millers) and a scripted/game show hybrid from Betsy Thomas (Guys With Kids). Lawrence’s untitled Vladimir Caamano project stars the stand-up comedian in a semi-autobiographical story. Garcia’s Sebastian centers on stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalo, as his old-school values are put to the test by his new wife, her family and the modern world. Thomas’ Crunch Time intercuts between a real game show and the scripted workplace, focusing on an up-and-coming producer trying to wrangle the volatile host.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt has signed on to executive produce and direct the TV reboot pilot of The Exorcist. The psychological thriller follows two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession.


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is set to air four more movies from storyteller and EP Martha Williamson (Touched By An Angel) in 2016. Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart marks the third season for the franchise starring Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson, premiering Sunday, February 21 at 9p.

The finale of TLC‘s Married By Mom and Dad airs Sunday, February 14 at 10p. A modern take on voluntary arranged marriages, the show follows four singles who have been unable to find love in the modern dating world, and put their future into the hands of their parents.

Confirmation, the HBO film that details the 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, debuts on Saturday, April 16 at 8p. Project stars Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Eric Stonestreet and Jennifer Hudson.

History has set a Season 4 premiere date for The Vikings. The hit drama returns Thursday, February 18 at 10p.


Spike aims to aid families on the verge of financial disaster, when Life or Debt premieres Sunday, March 13 at 10p. The show follows business strategist and personal finance consultant Victor Antonio as he works with families flirting with financial ruin to pinpoint the underlying issues and get back in the black.

Smithsonian Channel‘s Alaska Aircrash Investigations goes behind-the-scenes with the National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska “Go Team.” It marks the first time, the NTSB has allowed a television crew to follow its Alaska unit as it investigates the more than 125 crashes that occur in the state every year. Series bows Sunday, March 13 at 9p.


Culinary queen Rachael Ray guest stars as herself on Freeform‘s Young & Hungry. Episode is slated to air in March.

Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) boards Season 4 of Netflix drama House of Cards. Series bows Friday, March 4.


Nickelodeon has announced the nominations for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards. Highlights from this year’s list of nominees include Adele, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Chris Pratt, The Weeknd, John Boyega, One Direction, Sofia Vergara, Daisy Ridley, Chris Hemsworth, Nickelodeon’s own Kira Kosarin, Jack Griffo, Jace Norman and more. Hosted by Blake Shelton, the ceremony airs live from     the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, CA, on Saturday, March 12, at 8p.

The success of Little Critter, the award-winning children’s book by author and illustrator Mercer Mayer, has led to an agreement to develop the IP into a global entertainment brand. John R. Sansevere will spearhead the venture to create animated content for multi-platform distribution and to develop a strategic global licensing and merchandising program.

Lab Rats: Elite Force, a spinoff of Lab Rats and Mighty Med, premieres Wednesday, March 2 on Disney XD. Series is set in a bustling metropolis after the Mighty Med hospital is destroyed by a band of super-villains.


Seeso, the streaming comedy channel from NBCUniversal’s Digital Enterprises, has  announced that new original series, Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, Big Jay Oakerson’s What’s Your F@%king Deal?! and New York’s Funniest will premiere Thursday, March 17.

F-Comedy, Fusion’s new digital entertainment destination focused on original short form native content, has inked a production deal with Bassem Youssef to host The Democracy Handbook. The satirical digital series and corresponding television special will follow Youssef as he comes to America to learn the lessons of democracy, but learns it isn’t quite as great as he thought. Series debuts across all Fusion platforms in spring 2016 as a part of the network’s broader 2016 election coverage.

Digital is disrupting in a major way, but network TV’s not dead yet, says C-Suite Network chairman Jeffrey Hayzlett. How can it stay off of life support? Hayzlett offers his advice in the latest Cynsiders.


Paris-based creative producers Savoir-Fer and REAZ have partnered with Tricon Kids & Family to co-produce CGI digital kids comedy shorts, Me, Myself & My Selfie. Andrea Gorfolova and Frank Saperstein are EPs for Tricon, with Robert and Martin Rea for REAZ.

Season 3 of Love It or List It Vancouver returns Monday, February 8 at 10p on W Network.  Production on Season 4 is currently underway and set to premiere in Fall of 2016.

Koko Rose Media and Bejuba! Entertainment have entered a global distribution partnership for animated preschool series Deer Little Forest. The deal will see the Canadian kids specialist in charge of both TV sales and co-production opportunities worldwide, excluding the UK.

Temple Street Productions, producers of Orphan Black, Killjoys and The Next Step, has formed Boat Rocker Media, a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium content and brands across all platforms. With headquarters in Toronto and offices in New York and Los Angeles, Boat Rock Media will serve as the parent brand for Temple Street and several new lines of business.


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January 2016 now ranks as the highest-rated month in HGTV history among primetime and weekend viewers P25-54. The net scored a .65 P25-54 rating in primetime (Monday-Sunday 8p to 12a) – up 14 percent over January 2015 – and delivered a .60 P25-54 rating on weekends (Saturday-Sunday 7a to 8p), up 13 percent over January 2015. HGTV also led cable networks on weekends, nabbing the #1 spot among W25-54.

Monday night’s episode of The CW‘s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend hit a high in total viewers (1.04 million), A18-49 (0.4/1), and W18-49 (0.5/1), and matched its series high in A18-34 (0.4/1). Week to week, the show was up 17 percent in total viewers, up 33 percent  in A18-34 and up 33 percent in A18-49. Jane the Virgin also rose week to week, up 4 percent in total viewers (1.04 million) and up 33 percent in A18-34 (0.4/1).

It’s not just about the numbers. Why is context important in the ratings conversation? “Ratings data (the ‘what’) is useless without a context (the ‘why’),” says Linda Ong, CEO and Founder of TruthCo., who will be speaking at the February 9 Cynopsis Ratings Boot Camp. “Because numbers are absolute, they must be viewed in the setting in which they’re happening to be fully understood,” Ong tells Cynopsis. “Today, success metrics must be more diversified and different from the past. For example, looking at ratings in a year-to-year framework is unhelpful when all of linear viewing is down. But looking at viewership from the context of growth and retention can point to opportunities even when numbers are disappointing from a traditional perspective.”

During the week of January 18, LIVE with Kelly and Michael grew over the prior week to its 2nd-strongest week of the season in Households (up 3 percent) and Total Viewers (up 2 percent), beating beat Ellen by 14 percent in Homes and by 7 percent in Total Viewers to rank as the week’s #2 syndicated talk show.

ABC‘s The Bachelor was Monday’s #1 TV series for the 5th week in a row in A18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49) and finished as the #2 show of the night in A18-49, behind The X-Files. From 8-10p, The Bachelor was the most-watched TV show (7.4 million) in its 2-hour time period, while also winning in A18-34 and across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).

CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley continues to post season-to-date audience gains, adding the most viewers among the network evening news broadcasts, according to Nielsen most current ratings through January 29.  The news show is up 4 percent in viewers (7.58 million from 7.30 million) and maintained its rating in A25-54 (1.5/06) compared to last season.

ABC News‘ World News Tonight with David Muir averaged 9.185 million Total Viewers, 2.078 million A25-54 and 1.498 million A18-49 for the week of January 25, 2016, based on Live+SD data. Season to date, the news show is improving versus the same point last season in Total Viewers (up 1 percent – 8.803 million vs. 8.729 million).

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 1/11/2016
Primetime(000)/Total Prog. Day (000)

ESPN 4018/ESPN 1351
FOXN 1987/NICK 1298
DISC 1773/FOXN 1252
DSNY 1773/DSNY1139
HGTV 1751/ADSM* 1118
USA 1640/HGTV 935
TBSC 1639/TNT 924
TNT 1526/USA 868
HIST 1404/NAN* 838
FBN 1310/TOON 808

Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 116,400,000 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+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of 1/11/2016
Primetime (000), Total Prog. Day (000)

ESPN 1673/ADSM* 686
TBSC 798/ESPN 643
USA 760/NAN* 410
DISC 730/NICK 384
ADSM 707/TBSC 368
FX 658/TNT 367
TNT 631/USA 358
BRAV 603/DSNY 338
HGTV 556/HGTV 302
FOOD 519/FX 297
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe 116,400,000 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+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Top-Rated Cable Shows among A18-49 for the week of 1/11/2016
College Football Playoff Championship (ESPN) 10526
2016 Alabama/Clemson (ESPN) 10446
College Football Studio (ESPN) 4645
College Football Studio (ESPN) 4465
College Football Studio (ESPN) 3231
American Horror Story (FX) 3217
Lip Sync Battle (SPK) 2578
Gold Rush (Disc) 2515
The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Brav) 2482
Republican Presidential Debate (FBN) 2479
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe 116,400,000 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+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and

demographic performance.

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of January 25, 2016
FOX: Grease Live (1/31) 4.3/13
FOX: X-Files (1/25) 3.2/10
FOX: American Idol (1/27) 2.5/9
FOX: Lucifer (1/25) 2.4/7
FOX: American Idol (1/28) 2.3/8
ABC: The Bachelor (1/25) 2.3/7
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (1/28) 2.0/7
CBS: Criminial Minds (1/27) 2.0/6
CBS: Scorpion (1/25) 1.9/6
NBC: Chicago Fire (1/26) 1.8/6

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

Monday A18-49 Analysis: FOX led for the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 2.4/7, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. FOX’s X-Files topped at 8p with 2.7/8, followed by ABC’s The Bachelor with 2.3/7. At 9p, ABC’s The Bachelor took over the lead with 2.3/7; FOX’s Lucifer was second with 2.0/6. CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles and NBC’s The Biggest Loser tied for the top spot at 10p with 1.0/4. ABC’s The Bachelor was close behind with 1.0/3.

A18-49: FOX 2.4/7, ABC 1.7/5, CBS 1.2/4, NBC 1.1/3, UNI 0.7/2, TELE 0.6/2, CW 0.4/1, ION 0.4/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, February 1, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 4.5/7
Supergirl 4.2/7, Scorpion [r] 4.5/7, NCIS: Los Angeles [r] 4.7/8
FOX: 4.4/7
X-Files 5.0/8, Lucifer 3.8/6
ABC: 3.9/7
The Bachelor 5.0/8, Bachelor Live 2.7/5
NBC: 2.4/4
Superstore 3.0/5, Telenovela 2.0/3, The Biggest Loser 2.1/3
Antes Muerta Lichita 1.1/2, Pasion y Poder 1.3/2, Hotel de los Secretos 1.1/2
ION: 1.0/2
Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 0.9/2
Telemundo: 0.9/2
Celia 1.0/2, Eva, La Trailera 0.8/1, Querida Centauro 0.9/2
CW: 0.7/1
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 0.6/1, Jane the Virgin 0.7/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: FOX had the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 4.3/13, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 7p, FOX’s Grease Live topped with 4.0/13, followed by CBS’ 60 Minutes with 1.1/3. FOX’s Grease Live continued at #1 at 8p with 4.5/13; NBC’s American Ninja Warrior was #2 with 1.4/1. At 9p FOX’s Grease Live led with 4.6/13, NBC’s American Ninja Warrior trailed with 1.5/4. NBC’s American Ninja Warrior closed the night in the top spot with 1.5/5; CBS’ CSI: Cyber ranked second with 1.0/4.

A18-49: FOX 4.3/13, NBC 1.2/4, CBS 1.1/3, UNI 0.7/2, ABC 0.6/2, ION 0.3/1, TELE 0.3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings:  Sunday, January 31, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

FOX: 6.4/10
Grease Live! 6.4/10
CBS: 5.4/9
60 Minutes 5.8/10, Madam Secretary 6.3/10, The Good Wife 5.2/8, CSI: Cyber 4.3/8
NBC: 3.2/5
Dateline Sunday 3.7/6, American Ninja Warriors 2.6/4
ABC: 1.6/3
America’s Funniest Videos [r] 2.7/5, Galavant 1.3/2, Marvel’s Agent Carter [r] 0.8/1, Shark Tank [r] 1.4/2
Aqui y Ahora 1.1/2, Gran Estreno 1.1/2, Sal y Pimienta 1.0/2
ION: 0.7/1
Leverage Sun [r] 0.7/1, Leverage Sun [r] 0.8/1, Leverage Sun [r] 0.7/1, Leverage Sun [r] 0.7/1
TELE: 0.4/1
Reina del Sur 0.5/1, Gran Hermana 0.5/1, Ya Era Hora 0.2/0

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: FOX scored the most A18-49 viewers Saturday with 1.0/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, FOX’s UFC Fight Night led with 0.9/4, followed by NBC’s Dateline Mystery with 0.8/3. FOX’s UFC Fight Night and ABC’s NBA Saturday Primetime tied for the top spot at 9p with 1.1/4; NBC’s Dateline Mystery was second with 1.0/4. ABC’s NBA Saturday Primetime closed at the night at #1 with 1.4/5, followed by CBS’ 48 Hours with 0.8/3.

A18-49: FOX 1.0/4, ABC 0.9/3, NBC 0.8/3, CBS 0.6/2, ION 0.4/2, UNI 0.4/2, TELE 0.2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, January 30, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

NBC: 2.6/5
Dateline Mystery 3.1/6, SNL Prime 2.0/4
CBS: 2.2/4
48 Hours Special [r] 1.8/3, Crimetime Saturday [r] 1.9/3, 48 Hours 2.9/6
ABC: 1.7/3
NBA Countdown 1.2/2, NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC 2.1/4
FOX 1.6/3
UFC Fight Night 1.6/3
ION: 1.1/2
Law & Order:SVU 1.1/2, Law & Order:SVU 1.1/2, Law & Order:SVU 1.2/2
Cronicas de Sabato 0.7/1, Sal y Pimienta 0.8/2
TELE: 0.4/1
Que Noche 0.4/1, America’s Funniest Videos 0.3/1


Nick Johnson has been named Senior Vice President of Digital Ad Sales Strategy for Turner Ad Sales. He was Senior Vice President of Digital Media Sales for NBCUniversal Sports.

Telestream has hired broadcast technology industry veteran Scott Murray as a Product Manager. He last served as Vice President for Switchers & Routers at Grass Valley.

This Day in History: 1980 – Bob Hope’s Overseas Christmas Tours, a retrospective of his 30 years entertaining military bases and hospitals in the U.S. and abroad, aired on NBC

Answer to Our Last Trivia: Which superhero’s nemeses included Torchy Thomson and Aerobicide? Black Scorpion (2001). Kudos to: Joe Norskov-Red Arrow Industries/Knoxville, TN; T J Healy II-Black Sheep Production Co./Montchanin, DE; Murray Schultz-Home Plate Entertainment/LA, CA; Lindsay Garber-Splash Entertainment/Woodland Hills, CA.

Today’s Trivia Question: Short-lived Superhero Theme Week: Which hero learned how to battle bad guys from bank robbers posing as a circus performer? (Email trivia@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).

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JOB OPENING: DIR RESPONSE AD SALES ASSISTANT/TVi Media/NY: Provide sales support to the Direct Response Team. Including entering sales orders, sending pre and post logs, traffic and updating account info. BS req. Full & Part time available. Resumes to Rgrier@tvimedia.com (2/10)

JOB OPENING: ANALYST, AD SALES RESEARCH/TURNER SPORTS/NY: Create materials to position Turner Sports’ TV & Digital properties positively w/in Ad Sales mktplace, monitor TS & competitive perf using syndicated data & internal measurement tools, interpret data into sales insights. Full info/apply HERE (2/9)

JOB OPENING: ASST EDITOR/IFC Creative Service/NYC: Work w/IFC Asst Editor/Media Mgr, for On Air promos. Resp: QC of promos, transcoding, loading footage, uploading, downloading & transferring media, navigating AMCN’s MAM. Knwldg of Avid, transcoding & dig media formats pref’d. Apply HERE (2/9)

JOB OPENING: MGR, TALENT RELATIONS/A+E/NY: Manage day-to-day relationships between on-air talent, their reps and internal businesses to leverage talent & deals. 5+ yrs cable/brdcst exp. Apply: http://www.aenetworks.com/careers/jobs (2/6)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MEDIA/OTT/NYC: Sports Media company looking for person exp with OTT products/tech. Help launch new global product, work with technology partner setting up UI, etc. Consultant to full-time opportunity. Respond with cvr ltr to hr30ml@gmail.com (2/6)

JOB OPENING: DIR, DIG. MEDIA PLANNER/BUYER ASSOC/Summit NJ: Exp’d person w/good client interaction as well as presentation skills to write media plans & strategy decks & knows how to leverage media. Deep knwlg current & emerging dig. platforms. 4-7 yrs exp a must. Res & Sal Req HERE (2/6)

JOB OPENING: ADMIN ACCT COORD/Summit NJ: Smart, orgn’zd, intellectually curious candidate who can juggle & mng mult projects across many exciting accts. 1-2 yrs media/agency exp. MS proficiency as well as good phone etiquette a must. Social Media wiz a +. Res & Sal req HERE (2/6)

JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST/Benenson Strategy Group/Santa Monica: Support new business initiatives, focusing on media/ent ind. 3+ yrs exp comm, consulting, mkt-rsrch, etc. 1+ yrs exp ent rsrch on behalf of movie studios, TV ntwrks & streaming svcs pref’d. Full info/apply HERE (2/6)

JOB OPENING: PROD MGR/IFC TV/NY: Lead in-house post-prod/admin efforts of the IFC "Always On Slightly Off" Brand Mktg team. Exp w/branded video post-prod workflows & systems are req’d. Strategic eye towards max eff a must. Min 3 yrs relevant exp req’d. Full info/apply HERE (2/5)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR MANAGER, MEDIA/NBC/UNIV. CITY, CA: Manage planning and buying process of paid media plans as well as media strategy and planning across all of NBC owned platforms. Full info/apply HERE (2/5)

JOB OPENING: FREELANCE PUBLICIST, COMMS/TV LAND/CA/STUDIO CITY: 3-5 yrs PR exp req’d. Write/edit press materials. Resp for dvlpmnt/implementation of press campaigns for orig prgrmng. Orgnz/mng press activities on set during prod. Knwldg of TV & ent ind a must. Resume HERE (2/5)

JOB OPENING: VP SOCIAL MEDIA STRTGY/Discovery/LA: Digital content strategy leader to create vision/strategy for Discovery Channel, Science & Animal Planet social presence/partnerships. Live & breathe strategy/metrics, work across depts to drive monetization. Exp. driving top brands. Full info/apply HERE (2/5)

JOB OPENING: VP MED & ENT/Repucom/Stamford, CT: role encompasses both Sales and Partnership Management; bring passion for media and entertainment, strong understanding of analytics and media centric business models. Min 7 yrs of exp. Full info/apply HERE (2/4)

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INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at trish@cynopsis.com.

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ABC: Madoff, American Crime

CBS: Two Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Criminal Minds [r], Code Black

CW: Arrow, Supernatural

Fox: American Idol, Hell’s Kitchen

NBC: The Mysteries of Laura, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD

PBS: Nature [r], NOVA, Rise of the Black Pharaohs [r]

Telemundo: Celia, Eva la Trailera, La Querida del Centauro

Univision: Antes Muerta que Lichita, Pasion y Poder, El Hotel de los Secretos

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