|Monday, November 21st, 2022|
IN THE NEWS
Bob Iger (CEO Disney 2005-2020) is back to lead the company. Bob Chapek is being replaced by him. “We thank Bob Chapek for his service to Disney over his long career, including navigating the company through the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic,”Susan Arnold, Chairman of the Board, made this statement Sunday night. “The Board has concluded that as Disney embarks on an increasingly complex period of industry transformation, Bob Iger is uniquely situated to lead the Company through this pivotal period.”
Season five premiere “Yellowstone”15.7 Million viewers tuned into Live+3 Nielsens., It is the most-watched TV show in 2022, and it’s the first cable premiere since 1996. “The Walking Dead”2017 The debut was simultaneously broadcast on TV Land, Paramount, CMT, and Pop. “The premiere night was up across all demos, most interestingly with younger viewers up nearly 60%, proving this franchise still has a lot of room to grow,”Chris McCarthy, President/CEO Showtime/Paramount Media Networks.
HBO anthology series “The White Lotus”Season 3 has been renewedSeason two, which takes place in Sicily, launched on October 30th and will close on December 11. The series’ first episode was viewed by more than 7.6 millions viewers. Last week, the series was ranked #1 overall on HBO Max. Note: Many thanks to Mike White, the series’ creator.Francesca Orsi EVP HBO Programming Head HBO Drama Series & Films “It’s impossible not to be awestruck by how Mike orchestrated one of the buzziest and most critically acclaimed shows. And yet, he’s only continued to reach new heights in season 2, which is the ultimate testament to Mike’s raw, unparalleled vision,”Orsi. “His courage to explore the uncharted waters of the human psyche, paired with his signature irreverent humor and buoyant directing style, have us all dreaming of more vacation days at the resort we’ve come to adore.” Back atcha, said White, who is also the series’ writer and director: “There’s no place I’d rather work than HBO and there’s no people I’d rather partner with than Casey Bloys, Francesca Orsi, Nora Skinner and their incredible team. I feel so lucky to get this opportunity again.”
David E. Kelley crime drama “Avalon,” The ABC awarded the alphabet net a straight-to-series order in February. However, it is not moving forward. A+E Studios producers are expected to look for a new place.
CTV advertising spend across all product categories increased 39% year-over–yearAccording to SMI pool data for 3Q22, the figure was $926million. According to SMI pool data, the highest jumps were seen in CTV advertising for restaurants, travel, and auto. There was a 159%, 96% and 90% increase, respectively. Technology was at 11.7%, CPG at 11.6%, and Apparel, & Accessories with a 0.5% increase of spending. All media saw a decrease of -3% in October advertising investments, marking the fifth consecutive month with a decline. October spending was $8.5bn. It outperformed all 2022 months. This is because advertisers are attracted to the holiday push. According to SMI the decline in spending is not due to recessionary fear but because the ad market has begun to normalize after a hot 2021.
Lumen has new attention data from Havas Media GroupAs part its new Meaningful Media Planner. Lumen’s eye-tracking panels rank and score over 9,000 domains at a format level for the average attention they are likely to deliver. This data is used in conjunction with vetting of domain safety from SSP partners, DSP data, and Havas’ proprietary domain categorization algorithm to create a comprehensive assessment of media placements on metrics such as viewability, attentive seconds, and view rate in relation to domain, device, media type, and format.
CBS News has suspended all Twitter activity in the wake of Elon Musk’s chaotic takeover of the company. “In light of the uncertainty around Twitter and out of an abundance of caution, CBS News is pausing its activity on the social media site as it continues to monitor the platform,”Jonathan Vigliotti is a CBS News national reporter.
Television Academy has named its new Board of GovernorsThe two-year term will be served by the following: Serving their first terms are Bobbi Banks (Sound Editors), Eric Becker (Lighting, Camera & Technical Arts); Mary Lou Belli (Directors);Hillary Bibicoff (Professional Representatives); Patrick Cady, ASC (Cinematographers); Lamb Chamberlin (Animation); Megan Chao (Documentary Programming); Tessandra Chavez (Choreography); Yvette Cobarrubias (Commercials); David Hartle (Production Executives); Christina Lee (Public Relations); Robert M. Malachowski Jr., ACE (Picture Editors); Lynn Renee Maxcy (Writers); Eddie Perez (Stunts); Gloria Ponce (Children’s Programming); and Kimberly Wannop (Art Directors/Set Decorators). Twelve governors will be returning to office for the second term.
NewsNation’s new approach to employee recruiting. The Nexstar Media Group-owned news network had a billboard erected near CNN’s Atlanta HQ announcing, “We’re hiring!”This page includes images of Ashleigh Banfield, Chris Cuomo, and CNN alums. Last week, CNN CEO Chris Licht and Chairman of CNN announced to employees that job losses would start in December.
Friday was Joshua Johnson’s last day on streamer NBC News Now. Johnson’s Twitter followers had a heads up. “Creating and anchoring @NBCNowTonight has been an honor,”He wrote. “Tonight (Fri Nov 18), that journey ends.”
Kandi burruss was revealed during an Amazon Live broadcastShe “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”Spinoff “Kandi & the Gang”Bravo has not renewed the series. Season 15 will see Buruss back. “RHOA.”
Donald Trump’s Twitter account reappeared on Saturday eveningElon Musk created a poll after 51.8% of respondents to a Twitter survey. Over 15 million votes were cast (“though there’s no guarantee that the poll wasn’t manipulated by the same bots that Musk has spent the past several months railing against,”Not noted The Atlantic.) Asked about a possible reinstatement, Trump, who was banned from the platform after the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, said Saturday afternoon, ”I don’t see any reason for it.” Instead, Trump said he will stay with his platform, Truth Social, which he said had better user engagement and is doing “phenomenally well.”
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Rochelle Neil (“The Nevers”), Yazmin Belo (“What Just Happened”) Saffron Cobber“Eastenders”) have been cast as the leads in drama “Three Little Birds,”Filming is currently taking place in The Midlands, UK, for ITV and BritBox International in USA and Canada, Australia, South Africa.
A+E Networks EMEA received a commission “Cops Who Kill,”Police officers were accused of murder and betrayal. Produced by ITNP Productions, the series is slated to premiere on UK’s Crime+Investigation.
NBC is creating family dramas “Life, Changing,”DJ Nash, Dana Honor“A Million Little Things”). Nash is the writer, and Honor is the executive producer through her Defining Eve Productions. Universal Television is producing.
“Dallas”Patrick Duffy, a CBS Daytime soap actor, is back for another spin “The Bold and the Beautiful”23 November He’ll be joined by actress Linda Purl (“The Office”), his real-life girlfriend, who will play his character’s significant other on the show.
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
NBC reality spinoff “America’s Got Talent: All-Stars”Premieres Monday, January 2, 2008, 8pm. Ten acts will perform each episode for the judges. AGT Superfans can vote on an additional act to advance to the finals.
Original series “Bosé”Paramount+ will broadcast Thursday’s premiere at 1 p.m. All six episodes of the biopic based on the life of Spanish singer-songwriter Miguel Bosé will be available to stream in Spanish and dubbed in English upon launch. Paramount+ Latin America launched it in November as one its top-rated scripted series.
Are you not a fan of football? Spinoff “Criminal Minds: Evolution”Premieres with two episodes on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, on Paramount+ The series continues CBS’ “Criminal Minds”The series ran between 2005 and 2020.
“Travesuras de la Nina Mala”(Bad Girl))The film will be based on Mario Vargas Llosa’s story and premiere on ViX+ on December 8Each week we will be bringing you new episodes Macarena Achaga (“The Wrath of God,” “Father of the Bride”() Juan Pablo Di Pace (“The Mattachine Family”) star in the original production filmed in Paris, London, and Mexico City.
Mariah Carey will be available for Santa Claus at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24. Carey will perform “All I Want for Christmas Is You,”Yes.
Episode title of the week: In TLC’s “Dr. Pimple Popper: With Every Cyst-mas Card I Write,”Dr. Lee, along with her assistant, create holiday scenes for patients. They also help patients feel and look their very best. The special will air at 9:00 p.m. Thursday, December 15.
Shania Twain wins the “Music Icon”AwardThe “People’s Choice Awards,”Airing Tuesday, December 6th at 9 p.m. on NBC and E!
MeTV will always remember Robert Clary, a French actor who died in 2005With episodes that reflect his life. “Hogan’s Heroes” character. The tribute will air at 10p and 10:30p on Wednesday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 23. Clary, who was 96 years old, died November 16.
Ovation TV will celebrate the holiday season Ovation NOW starts December 1st with a linear selection and free programming. You can also find Nutcracker productions, and the premiere of “The Story of Santa,”Movies starring Natasha Henstridge“The Christmas Switch”Jay Mohr (“Christmas Do Over”), Wee Man (“Elf-Man”), and Linda Hamilton (“Home by Christmas”), among others.
Peacock’s “Sean Patton: Number One,”Produced a stand-up comedy show by “SNL” cast member Michael Che, explores everything from Patton’s obsessive-compulsive disorder to his madhouse of an upbringing. “Sean Patton is one of my favorite comedians to watch perform,”Che. “He’s incredibly original, thoughtful, and doesn’t let fear get in the way of his truth.”
“24 Hours After: The JFK Assassination,” an original podcast from The History Channel, will unpack the tragic day with the Secret Service agent who jumped on Kennedy’s car after the shots were fired, a White House pool reporter who chased JFK’s car to the hospital and saw LBJ sworn in, as well as scholars who shed a light on often overlooked details from the story. The launch date for new episodes is November 22.
Cinedigm’s horror streaming service Screambox has scared up the company’s fastest pace of subscriber acquisition ever with the launch of “Terrifier 2”October 31. Screambox subscribers increased approximately 144% in just two week.
Roblox, an internet gaming platform, has been partnered by BeybladeTo create branded activations within fighting game Ultra Power and climbing game Tower of Misery. The new content will be accessible on mobile, consoles, computers, and tablets starting Thanksgiving weekend.
FilmRise announces that Smart TV LG will expand its FAST channel offerings FAST channels are now available in North America and the UK. “Forensic Files,” “Unsolved Mysteries,” “Heartland,” “21 Jump Street,” “Hell’s Kitchen” “FilmRise Free Movies.”
The College Football Playoff boasts a roster of artists for the AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!, taking place January 7-8 in LA’s Banc of California Stadium, ahead of the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, January 9, at SoFi Stadium. Gayle, Em Beihold, the Jonas Brothers and Em Beihold are the first to take part.
FOX Sports joined The Common Goal MovementA multi-year collaboration to share the story about soccer’s social impact in the United States. Over the next three World Cup tournaments, FOX Sports and Common Goal USA will join forces in the effort to make soccer accessible, diverse and inclusive for all youth athletes and work to shift the narrative about the impact the sport can have to change lives, while capitalizing on the network’s promise to celebrate the beautiful game at every level of play.
AVOD Canela.TV jumps into World Cup actionDocumentaries, magazines and original sports shows. “?Qatar Al Dia on Canela Deportes.” “The World Cup is an event that cuts across all language, economic and country of origin segments of the Hispanic population, it’s a huge part of the Latino culture,”Felipe Osorio, VP of Canela Deportes. “The content lineup we have created has something for everyone from up to minute news to the history of the competition and a wonderful series on the Mexican National Team.”
If you are able, you can enjoy a cocktail as well.The scene of an alcohol sale was at the Qatari World Cup Stadiumss The ban was announced Friday, two days before tournament began. “Following discussions between host country authorities and FIFA, a decision has been made to focus the sale of alcoholic beverages on the FIFA Fan Festival, other fan destinations and licensed venues, removing the sales points of beer from Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium perimeters,”FIFA. Budweiser, the sponsor for FIFA, was previously allowed beer sales in stadiums. Budweiser will still have a presence at the stadiums – with non-alcoholic Bud Zero.
The Metropolitan Riveters of The Premier HockeyFederation has designated Westinghouse as the team’s Official Jersey Partner for the 2022-2023 season. As part of the partnership, the Riveters will wear Westinghouse’s logo on their uniforms during all regular and postseason action. “We are so excited about this iconic partnership, because the historic ‘Rosie The Riveter’ poster created by artist J. Howard Miller was produced for the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company,”Digit Murphy, President Riveters. “If you look closely at Rosie’s original shirt, she’s wearing a Westinghouse Electric Badge on her collar. Today, the Metropolitan Riveters are proud to wear Westinghouse on our ‘work shirts’ as well.”
Netflix dating series “Love Is Blind”Sweden is the destination. Banijay’s Mastiff Sweden is producing.
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Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Thursday, November 17
MundoNow has appointed Dafne Wejebe as Director of Audio Content. Wejebe was the most recent Senior Producer for Podcasts and On-Air Talent at Univision.
Maria Whelan promoted to Vice President, Marketing & brand involvement, PBS KIDS Senior Director & Head Market & Brand Engagement, PBS KIDS
This Day in History
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ABC: Bachelor In Paradise – The Good Doctor
CBS: The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i
CW: All American, All American Homecoming
FOX: 9-1-1, The Clear Lady
NBC: The Voice, Quantum Leap
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow, POV
Telemundo Exatlon Estados Unidos, La Reina del Sur, El Fuego del Destino
Univision: Vencer la Ausencia, Mi Camino es Amarte, La Madraste