FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/2/15)
BRAVO: Vanderpump Rules (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Apres Ski (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals (Premiere) at 10pm
TNT: Legends (Premiere) at 10pm
Z LIVING: Dueling Doctors (Premiere) at 5pm
Z LIVING: Cook Your Ass Off (Premiere) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Salvage Dawgs (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: I’ll Have What Phil’s Having (Finale) at 10pm

Unhappy with CNBC’s handling of the October 28 debate, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Friday sent an open letter to NBC News chairman Any Lack saying the party is “suspending the partnership” on the grounds the CNBC debate had been “conducted in bad faith,” including a “petty and mean-spirited tone” meant to embarrass the candidates. CNBC and NBC News, of course, are both are divisions of NBCUniversal. “This is a disappointing development,” responded NBC News, which had been scheduled to hold the February 26 face-off with Telemundo and National Review as partners. “However, along with our debate broadcast partners at Telemundo we will work in good faith to resolve this matter with the Republican Party.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC renewed The Walking Dead, the number one show on television among coveted A18-49ers, for a seventh season, as well as live after-show Talking Dead. “Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed,” joked Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. The zombie drama delivered 18.2 million viewers and 12 million A18-49 in Live+3 ratings on October 25, while Talking Dead drew 7.3 million viewers and 4.6 million in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC upped its order for freshman The Muppets from 13 to 16 episodes. The series starring Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy was planned as a limited run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michelle Obama will have company on a visit this week to U.S. military personnel in Qatar: Conan O’Brien. The late night host will take his TBS show on the road, performing for the troops while the First Lady focuses on the work of Joining Forces, supporting the military, veterans and their families. The trip will be taped to air as part of Conan later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Disney-owned ABC will air a special on November 23 dedicated to Disney’s highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. On hand will be director J.J. Abrams and stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega. Film launches December 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Suddenly, the reclusive singer is everywhere, at least at NBC. Adele will perform at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall on November 17, an event that will air as a one-hour special on the network on Monday, December 14 at 10p. The Grammy winner will also perform on Saturday Night Live on November 21, and on The Tonight Show November 23. Her new album, 25, will be released globally on November 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first day of ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas” is…December 1. This year’s event includes remastered versions of Jim Henson holiday specials The Bells of Fraggle Rock and Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas. Kicking things off: 1996 movie The Preacher’s Wife on Tuesday, December 1 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 11 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians launches Sunday, November 15 at 9p on E!, followed by the sophomore season debut of The Royals at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered a fifth season of Longmire. The streaming service made the announcement on its Facebook page.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A lawsuit accuses Quantico producer Mark Gordon of lifting the idea for the freshman ABC drama from a 1999 CNN documentary, Quantico: The Making of an FBI Agent. Filmmakers Jamie Hellman and Barbara Leibovitz Hellman and exec Paula Paizes claim they signed a deal with the Mark Gordon Company in 2002 for a project based on the doc that never materialized, but “the plot for Quantico substantially resembles the plotlines.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elizabeth Rohm (Stalker) will recur on season three of TNT’s The Last Ship. Series returns in summer 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season six premiere of Discovery’s Gold Rush on Friday, October 16 ranked as the night’s top telecast in all of television among M25-54 (3.76 rating), topping Fox’s ALCS game #1 by 9 percent, according to Nielsen Live+3 data. The show was also number one on cable across Adults/Men/Women 25-54/18-49 and total viewers P2+ (5.04 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thursday’s Bones/Sleepy Hollow crossover was win/win for Fox. Bones (1.3/5) saw an 8 percent lift from the week prior, while Sleepy Hollow (1.1/3) was up 38 percent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game 3 of the World Series on Friday gave Fox a 3.1/11 rating among A18-49, according to Nielsen fast nationals, up 24 percent over the same game in last year’s preliminary numbers. ABC’s 20/20, featuring an interview with ex-Scientologist Leah Remini, held up nicely opposite baseball, with 1.7/6 among A18-49, up 42 percent versus last week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC likely isn’t second-guessing its decision to snip The Player’s order to nine episodes  the drama was down 13 percent versus last week, to .7/2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Sunday, October 25 premiere of Instructions Not Included on Spanish-language movie channel Cinelatino had a cumulative rating of 405,000 viewers A18-49 for its 9p and 11p showings, and 689,000 total viewers, outperforming every other Spanish-language cable network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor and former U.S Senator Fred Thompson died November 1 after a recurrence of lymphoma. He was 73. In addition to film roles, the one-time GOP presidential candidate starred on Law & Order.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Character actor Al Molinaro died October 30. He was 96. Best know as Big Al Delvecchio on Happy Days, Molinaro’s other acting credits included Freaky Friday and Happy Days spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 10/29/15)
1) 5 Seconds of Summer – Sounds Good Feels Good – 179,157
2) Carrie Underwood – Storyteller – 164,212
3) Blake Shelton – Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits – 32,749

Other Debuts
4) Andrea Bocelli – Cinema – 29,138
6) Rod Stewart – Another Country – 23,108
9) DJ Khaled – I Changed A Lot – 19,240
12) Joanna Newsom – Divers – 13,901
13) Chris Tomlin – Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship – 13,546
22) Sam Hunt – Between The Pines – 10,157

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Martian – $11.4 million
Goosebumps – $10.2 million
Bridge of Spies – $8 million
Hotel Transylvania 2 – $5.8 million
Burnt – $5 million
(Source: Cynopsis)

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