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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 1/7/15)
CBS: People’s Choice Awards 2015 at 9pm
A&E: Wahlburgers (Premiere) at 10pm
A&E: Donnie Loves Jenny (Premiere) at 10:30pm
COOKING: Extra Virgin (Premiere) at 9pm
DA: Impact Wrestling (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: Salvage Dogs (Premiere) at 9pm
FOX: American Idol (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: Empire (Premiere) at 9pm
GSN: Baggage on the Road (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Property Brothers (Premiere) at 9pm
OWN: Love Thy Neighbor (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Underworld, Inc (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: Nazi Mega Weapons (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: My 600-Lb. Life: Where Are They Now? (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: My Strange Addiction (Premiere) at 10pm
VH1: Hindsight (Premiere) at 10pm

HBO’s Game of Thrones is getting the royal treatment, with a January 23-39 run on 150 IMAX screens across the country. The last two episodes from season four, remastered for the (very) big screen, will be followed by a full-length trailer for season five, due in April. It’s the first time a TV series will air on an IMAX screen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thirteen shows made the cut for Amazon’s first pilot season of the year, set to premiere on Amazon Prime Instant Video on Thursday, January 15. The slate includes six children’s shows, two comedies, a docuseries and five dramas, including Carlton Cuse’s (Lost) Civil War-era drama, Point of Honor. Viewer feedback will determine which shows get the greenlight.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The market for 4K ultra high definition TVs is about to explode, according to findings from the U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecast study released Tuesday. Four million units are expected to be shipped this year, over 200 percent more than in 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thirteen shows made the cut for Amazon’s first pilot season of the year, set to premiere on Amazon Prime Instant Video on Thursday, January 15. The slate includes six children’s shows, two comedies, a docuseries and five dramas, including Carlton Cuse’s (Lost) Civil War-era drama, Point of Honor. Viewer feedback will determine which shows get the greenlight.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The market for 4K ultra high definition TVs is about to explode, according to findings from the U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecast study released Tuesday. Four million units are expected to be shipped this year, over 200 percent more than in 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cast members and creators of Queer as Folk will reunite ten years after the groundbreaking Showtime drama left the air, for a panel at the ATX Television Festival in Austin. Dawson’s Creek writers room reunion and Gilmore Girls get-together are also on the sked, June 4-7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime’s giving it away the weekend of Friday, January 9-Sunday, January 11. “Free Preview Weekend” offers over 70 million households the chance to try programming on Showtime, Showtime On Demand, Showtime Anytime and select distributors’ TV Everywhere portals. Samplers can access Homeland, The Affair, Penny Dreadful, Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex and Nurse Jackie, as well as movies including the television premiere of Philomena.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Country music fans will have to get up a little earlier to catch CMT’s weekly Hot 20 Countdown. The compilation of interviews, videos and live performances starts two hours earlier, at 9a on Saturdays, starting January 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s all about the Blake: The Voice’s Blake Shelton will make his Saturday Night Live bow on January 24, as both host of the NBC sketch show and musical guest. SNL is back with new season 40 shows January 17, with Kevin Hart and musical guest Sia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carrie Fisher will present the Life Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, for career and humanitarian accomplishments. Ceremony will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 25 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ben Affleck will receive the third People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian during CBS’s telecast tonight. The Oscar winner is being honored for his work with Eastern Congo Initiative. Past winners include Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Hudson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add Robert Downey, Jr., Kevin Hart and Gwyneth Paltrow to the list of presenters at the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards. They join Amy Adams, Adrien Brody, Anna Faris, Ricky Gervais, Salma Hayek, Kate Hudson, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Lily Tomlin, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The Tina Fey/Amy Poehler-hosted event airs Sunday, January 11 at 8p on NBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s Girls landed a season five renewal ahead of its season four premiere on Sunday, January 11 at 9p. Programming president Michael Lombardo made the announcement at an NYC screening of the season four opener on Monday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season five of Downton Abbey premiered on PBS to 10.1 million viewers Sunday, just short of its U.S. viewership high of 10.2 million for the season four debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 19 of ABC’s The Bachelor debuted to a premiere low 7.7 million viewers and 2.2/7 among A18-49 on Monday, but viewers liked what they saw  the show had a 10 percent lift in total viewers and 20 percent in A18-49 from its first to its third hour.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s Gotham topped the A18-49 chart Monday night with 2.5/7, up 9 percent from its last original airing in November.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live ended 2014 up over 4Q13 by 5 percent in total viewers, hitting a new fourth quarter high in viewers (2.78 million) for the third straight year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For 4Q14, CBS This Morning had its best viewer delivery in the morning in 21 years (up 6 percent, to 3.23 million), and added 190,000 viewers versus 3Q13.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two premiere of Discovery’s Alaskan Bush People on Friday delivered a record 1.66 P25-54, up 80 percent versus the series premiere on May, with 3.13 million total viewers P2+, up 76 percent versus the series premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and NCIS: Los Angeles delivered their largest audiences of the season and matched or beat season-best demos on Monday. All three were first in viewers for the night in their time periods. Scorpion, the most-watched program of the night with 12.09 million viewers, had its largest audience since September 29.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 1/4/15)
1) Taylor Swift – 1989 – 171,925 (After 3,832,627)
2) Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 – 70,014 (After 23 weeks – 967,718)
3) Various Artists – Into The Woods Original Movie Soundtrack – 51,361 (After 3 weeks – 139,321)

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