FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/5/15)
DIY: Brother vs. Brother (Premiere) at 8pm and 9pm
FOOD: Halloween Baking Championship (Premiere) at 9pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: The Weapon Hunter (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Finale) at 8pm
CW: Significant Mother (Finale) at 9:30pm

CBS is picking up a second season of Zoo. The drama joins new one-hour comic thriller BrainDead and Big Brother on the net’s 2016 summer slate.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC bumped the Tuesday, October 6 premiere of Beyond the Tank to next week, to make room for an encore of episode two of Live+3 hit Quantico. The freshman drama had a 62 percent lift from its 1.9 rating among A18-49 in Live+SD. Total premiere viewership after three days: almost 16 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cablevision and Verizon settled a legal battle that started in January, when Cablevision filed a lawsuit accusing Verizon of making deceptive claims in ads about its Wi-Fi service, then slammed Verizon’s FiOS service. Now, apparently, everyone’s a winner. “Cablevision and Verizon have resolved their disputes to both parties’ satisfaction,” said the companies on Friday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Abby Huntsman has joined Fox News as a reporter. The conservative journalist had been co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, canceled in July.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC Family canceled Chasing Life after two seasons. The drama’s finale hit a series low 486,000 viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Relativity Media’s TV assets were sold to a group of creditors for $125 million; a hearing to approve the bid takes place today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Relativity Television produces unscripted series including Guy’s Grocery Games and The Great Food Truck Race, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gabrielle Carteris (90210) topped Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement) to win another two-year term as SAG-AFTRA EVP. Clyde Kusatsu was elected the union’s national VP, LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS grabbed a comedy project from Tina Fey, Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock  about an athlete who drives friends and family nuts after he retires. Fey, Burditt and Carlock will exec produce with 3 ArtsDavid Miner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is developing a MacGyver reboot from original exec producer Henry Winkler, director James Wan (Furious 7) and writer R. Scott Gemmill (NCIS: LA). Project focused on a 20something problem-solver comes from CBS Television Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo post-cheating special Watch What Happens Live One-on-One with Shannon and David Beador, exploring the aftermath of a Real Housewives of Orange County affair, airs tonight at 11p. RHOOC kicks things off at 9p, followed by Ladies of London at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET’s Who Got the Juice?! The O.J. Simpson Trial 20 Years Later airs Wednesday, October 7 at 10p. Original doc looking at the infamous trial from the perspectives of a diverse array of African-Americans is part of BET News’ Truth Series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime will premiere documentary Listen to me Marlon on Saturday, November 14 at 9p on linear, on demand and over the Internet. Film features never-before-heard audio from enigmatic movie star Marlon Brando.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Baring it All: Inside New York Fashion Week will air on ABC Family Wednesday, October 14 at 9p. Event attendees Lucy Hale and Katy Perry are among those featured.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of Celebrity Motor Homes kicks off on Great American Country Saturday, October 10 at 3p. Premiere features Lance Bass’s pad on wheels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Laurence Fishburne landed the lead in BET miniseries Madiba, about Nelson Mandela. The South African anti-apartheid revolutionary’s grandson, Kweku Mandela, is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Margarita Levieva (Revenge) has been cast in HBO drama pilot The Deuce, opposite James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paddy Considine (The World’s End), Dina Korzun (Last Resort) and Jan Bijvoet (Cordon) are onboard season three of Peaky Blinders. Shooting on the BBC Two crime drama starts today.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With an assist from Live+3 numbers, CBS’s Big Bang Theory and Fox’s Empire moved ahead of NBC’s Sunday Night Football as premiere week’s number one programs. Bang was up 24% in viewers to hit 22.49 million versus the live event’s steady 22.15 million, while Empire rose to 8.7 among A18-49 versus 8.2 for football.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC comedy Dr. Ken premiered to a solid 1.4/6 in the A18-49 demo on Friday, up from lead-in Last Man Standing (1.2/5) and the top-rated scripted show of the night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce TV set network records for viewership and in key demos in both Prime and Total Day, with September becoming the net’s most-watched month ever and 3Q15 its fourth consecutive quarter of growth. In Prime Bounce was up 32% in both HHs (201,000) and A18-49 (99,000) for the quarter; in Total Day HHs were up 28% to 153,000, and up 21% among A18-49 (75,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Split decision: ABC’s Good Morning America won premiere week in total viewers, but NBC’s Today took the news demo crown for the first time in four years. As for third place CBS This Morning, the net points out it’s the only early show to post year-to-year viewer gains (up 10%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 10/1/15)
1) Don Henley – Cass County – 87,361
2) George Strait – Cold Beer Conversation – 82,667
3) Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap – 75,484

Other Debuts
4) Thomas Thett – Tangled Up – 62,614
7) Chvrches – Every Open Eye – 34,214
8) Dead Weather – Dodge And Burn – 32,022
9) Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast Recording – 27,748
10) Disclosure – Caracal – 25,273
11) Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul – 23,667
12) Silversun Pickups – Better Nature – 22,515
15) Amanda Cook – Brave New World – 18,655
17) Kaskade – Automatic – 15,964
18) Parkway Drive – Ire – 14,453
22) New Order – Music Complete – 12,173

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Martian – $55 million
Hotel Transylvania 2 – $33 million
Sicario – $12.1 million
The Intern – $11.6 million
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – $7.7 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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