FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/19/15)
DISCOVERY: Vegas Rat Rods (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Tiny House Hunters (Premiere) at 10pm
Great American Country: Ghost Stories (Finale) at 11:30pm
ID: Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen (Finale) at 10pm
MTV: Todrick (Finale) at 10:30pm

Fox
gave a full season order for Empire lead-in Rosewood. The freshman medical drama is averaging a 2.4 rating among A18-49 and 7.8 million viewers in Live+3 estimates. “Rosewood has proven to be a real self-starter for us, which is a tremendous feat on this highly competitive night,” said Fox entertainment president David Madden.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After a finale on September 3 that featured the wedding of Officer Andy McNally and Det. Sam Swarek, ABC is not bringing back summer series Rookie Blue for a seventh season. “The series reached a natural conclusion,” said Christine Shipton, SVP and chief creative officer at Shaw Media. “This season’s finale was the perfect wrap-up for both our rookies and for fans.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also not coming back: Syfy’s Defiance. In its third season, the experimental drama averaged 1.1 million viewers in Live+SD, down 28 percent from season two. “Defiance was a truly groundbreaking series, delivering an immersive, cross-platform experience that transcended the television screen in a way that viewers had never seen before,” said the net in a statement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After GOP presidential contenders Donald Trump and Ben Carson threatened on Thursday to boycott the October 28 CNBC debate if the net didn’t set a time limit and allow opening and closing statements, the Republican National Committee and CNBC agreed to a two-hour limit, and to include 30-second statements. On Fox News Sunday, Trump told Chris Wallace, “The people can’t take it. Who wants to watch a debate for three hours?” As for Republican rival Carly Fiorina’s contention that Trump was “scared” to engage in another three-hour debate, Trump boasted, “I could stand there for 20 hours.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Count the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda among those shuddering at the thought of more airtime for Trump. The advocacy group is calling for the candidate’s removal as host of Saturday Night Live on November 7, saying in a open letter to NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke, “We are appalled that you would enable Trump’s hateful speech…and ask that you rescind the invitation.” A MoveOn.org petition to dump Trump from SNL has over 100,000 signatures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former The View senior producer Jennifer Shepard-Brookman is suing Rosie O’Donnell for slander. The lawsuit claims the former co-host of the ABC daytimer “publicly accused Ms. Brookman of betraying professional and personal confidences and leaking certain sensitive information to the media,” allegations Brookman, who says she was let go after 14 years, denies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS has refused to carry ads for Truth, the film starring Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as CBS News producer Mary Mapes. Truth recounts the events surrounding a discredited 2004 60 Minutes II story questioning then-President George W. Bush’s military record. “It’s astounding how little truth there is in Truth,” said CBS Corp. spokesman Gil Schwartz. “The film tries to turn gross errors of journalism and judgment into acts of heroism and martyrdom.” Truth is based on the book by Mapes, who was fired after documents for her story could not be verified; Rather also left the network in 2006. Callan Advertising had attempted to place ads in Late Show, CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning …and 60 Minutes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID and Glamour Magazine announced domestic violence survivor and founder of the #WhyIStayed social media movement Beverly Gooden is the winner of the 2015 Inspire a Difference “Everyday Heroaward. ID’s multiplatform public affairs campaign is designed to inform a national dialogue around topics such as domestic violence, abuse, bullying, and civil rights, while encouraging viewers to take action.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere Unforgettable, moved from CBS to A&E for season four, is also changing launch dates. Originally slated for November 4, the crime drama will start on A&E Friday, November 27 with back-to-back episodes at 8p and 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV is gearing up for the holidays. Special All-Star Gingerbread Build hits the sweet spot Saturday, November 28 at 8p, showcasing Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, Duff  Goldman (Ace of Cakes), Egypt Sherrod (Flipping Virgins) and Ron Ben-Israel (Sweet Genius) in a bake-off.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tru TV’s Super Into explores the private passions of public personalities. On the series premiere Monday, October 26 at 10:30p, Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious) geeks out on superbikes with host Kevin Pereira (Hack My Life).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The secret world of pets is explored in THIRTEEN’s Nature two-parter, Pets: Wild at Heart. Series explaining puppy play and why hamsters are addicted to their exercise wheels airs Wednesday, October 21 and 28 at 8p on PBS (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Giada De Laurentiis offers how-to’s for entertaining season in Food’s Giada’s Holiday Handbook, premiering Sunday, November 8 at 11a. The network is partnering with Wayfair for the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Melissa Leo (Louie), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) are onboard Showtime comedy pilot I’m Dying Up Here, set in LA’s stand-up comedy scene in the 1970s.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC’s The Walking Dead returned for season six to 19.5 million viewers and 12.8 million A18-49 in Live+3, the highest-rated premiere for the season among A18-49 and A25-54 in Live+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s NCIS overtook NBC Sunday Night Football for the top spot the week of October 5 in Live+3 viewing, with an 18 percent lift that brought the procedural to 19.8 million viewers, versus 19.6 million for football.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In Live+3 for Sunday, ABC’s Quantico jumped 94 percent (1.5 rating points) over its L+SD A18-49 number, the biggest percentage for a single telecast on broadcast so far this season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wednesday night’s Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition posted a .7 rating (690K imp) among A25-54, an 18 percent increase versus year-ago. The show ranked fourthfor the night among cable for A25-54 and sixth among A25-34 with a .6 rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The nail-biter between the Mets and the Dodgers on Thursday scored 7.4 million viewers and a 4.5 HH rating on TBS, up 21 percent and 15 percent over last year’s game and the second-most-watched National League Division Series game ever on the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The next night on Fox, the not-so-tight Kansas City Royals’ victory over the Toronto Blue Jays hit a 1.7/6 A18-49 rating in preliminary numbers, up 60 percent from Game 1 of the American League Championship Series last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The October 11 season three premiere of 90 Day Fiance on TLC averaged 1.4 million P2+ viewers in Live+3. Sunday’s airing ranked number two in its Sunday 10p timeslot in ad-supported cable among Women 25-54/18-49/18-34, behind AMC’s Walking Dead/Talking Dead openers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 10/15/15)
1) Selena Gomez – Revival – 84,907
2) Game – Documentary 2 – 83,171
3) Janet Jackson – Unbreakable – 27,879 (After 2 weeks – 136,626)

Other Debuts
7) Toby Keith – 35 MPH Town – 18,671
8) Jana Kramer – Thirty-One – 17,771
11) Mayday Parade – Black Lines – 16,435
16) City And Colour – If I Should Go Before You – 11,623

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Goosebumps – $23.5 million
The Martian – $21.5 million
Bridge of Spies – $15.4 million
Crimson Peak – $12.9 million
Hotel Transylvania 2 – $12.3 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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