|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,”This statement was made by Susan Arnold, Chairman, on 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 of “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 aired across Paramount and CMT as well as TV Land. “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 2, which is set in Sicily, was launched on October 30, and will conclude on December 11. The series’ first episode was viewed by more than 7.6 millions viewers. The series was ranked the #1 overall title on HBO Max last week. Note: Many thanks to Mike White, the series’ creator.Francesca Orsi EVP and HBO Programming Head for 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, the figure was $926million in 3Q22. 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 -3% drop in October advertising investment. This is the fifth consecutive month of decline. The 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 been updated by Havas Media Group with new attention dataAs part of the 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, CBS News national correspondent, stated Friday.
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 offers a new approach for employee recruitment. 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 Chairman Chris Licht informed employees that job cuts would be effective 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 announced during an Amazon Live broadcastShe “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”Spinoff “Kandi & the Gang”Bravo has cancelled the series. Season 15 will see Buruss return “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 was appointed “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 creates family drama series “Life, Changing,”DJ Nash, Dana Honor“A Million Little Things”). Nash is the writer. Honor is the executive producers through her Defining Eve Productions. Universal Television produces.
“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 will vote for an additional act each week to move on 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 big football fan? 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, based on the story of Mario Vargas Llosa, will premiere on ViX+ on December 8Every week, new episodes are added. 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 and her assistant create holiday scenes for patients and make cards. 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. ET on NBC!
MeTV will be able to remember Robert Clary the French actor who passed away 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, 96, passed away November 16.
Ovation TV will celebrate the holiday season Ovation NOW begins December 1st with a linear selection holiday movies 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,”A stand-up comedy evening was produced 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 the 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 two weeks.
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 is available on mobile, tablet, console, computer and computer starting Thanksgiving weekend.
FilmRise announced that Smart TV LG will increase their 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 features a variety 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, magazine, and original sports programs. “?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’re able to view the event live on television, you can also enjoy a drink.A sale of alcohol took place at 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 made Westinghouse the Official Jersey partner of the team for the 2022-2023 seasons. 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 & branding, PBS KIDS. Senior Director & Chief Marketing & Brand Engagement, PBS KIDS
This Day in History
Answer to our last trivia question
Today’s Trivia Question
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 Clean Ladies
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