FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 1/23/17)
CNBC: American Greed (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Vanity Fair Confidential (Premiere) at 9pm
VICELAND: Hate Thy Neighbor (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Timber Creek Lodge (Finale) at 8pm

Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday reached an average 30.6 million viewers, down from the 37.7 million who tuned in for President Obama’s 2009 swearing in (an event eclipsed only by the 41.8 million who tuned into see Ronald Reagan take the oath of office in 1981). This year’s inauguration ranked fifth overall among total viewers, after Regan, Obama, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon. Fox News drew the most viewers, and was the only network to see a rise from 2009. The viewer slip was a switch from the campaign, when self-described “ratings machine” Trump helped drive debates to record highs. Of the 6.6 million viewers across Fox News, CNN and MSNBC for the Inauguration Eve concert, 4.5 million went to FNC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer drew fire on Saturday for a prepared statement chastising reporters for coverage of attendance at Trump’s inauguration. “This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period,” said Spicer, despite data to the contrary. “I’ve run out of adjectives,” tweeted Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, whose contentious interview with counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway on Sunday (“alternative facts are not facts, they’re falsehoods”) was another indication that tension between the administration and the press hasn’t abated since Trump’s move to the White House.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony is considering selling its film and television business, according to a story in the New York Post. The paper reports bankers have been “pushing pitches” to Sony Corp.’s Tokyo office. Word that Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton was leaving for Snapchat parent Snap Inc. came out earlier this month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The national board of SAG-AFTRA approved a “meaningful package of proposals” for negotiations for a new film and TV contract, reported Gabrielle Carteris. The union president also announced, regarding the strike against certain video game companies, that a rally will be held on February 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The percentage of U.S. homes getting live TV channels through antenna has nearly doubled since 2013, to 15 percent of homes in 2016, according to Parks & Associates. Several factors contributed to the decline of pay-TV subs, said Brett Sappington, senior director of research for Park Associates, “including the growth in the OTT video market, increasing costs for pay-TV services and consumer awareness of available online alternatives.” The report noted 63 percent of U.S. broadband households subscribe to at least one OTT service.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adele will perform at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, February 12 at 8p on CBS. The singer is a current nominee and 10-time winner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ordered military drama pilot For God And Country, from Dean Goergaris (Paycheck), Keshet Studios and Universal Television. The net also issued a pilot order for a family comedy from Kourtney Kang (Fresh Off the Boat), based on the writer’s childhood as a girl in the only mixed race family in her suburb. Fred Savage will direct as well as serve as an exec producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 3 finale of Rickey Smiley For Real airs tomorrow, January 24 at 8p on TV One. Boxing champ Roy Jones Jr. and comedian Tony Rock guest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

President Obama’s most memorable speeches are recalled in Smithsonian Channel special, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, on Monday, February 27 at 8p. “Someday there will be the collected speeches of Barack Obama,” says historian Douglas Brinkley in the film, “and I think they’ll tell us more about our hopes, dreams, aspirations and dark realities than any other document to represent that era.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The crossover musical episodes of CW superhero shows will air March 20 (Supergirl) and March 21 (The Flash). Shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for the series stars – Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin both sang on Glee.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NOVA: Search for the Super Battery looks at cutting edge power innovations. See the light Wednesday, February 1 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kristen Stewart will host NBC’s Saturday Night Live on February 4. The Twilight Saga star will be joined by musical guest Alessia Cara.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New original programming headed to Outside TV includes XPT: The Experience, hosted by surfer Laird Hamilton and his wife, former pro-volleyball player Gabrielle Reece. Shot in Malibu, the show premieres tomorrow, January 24 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix drama House of Cards returns for season 5 on Tuesday, May 30. “We make the terror,” tweeted the show on Inauguration Day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

I Love Dick hits Amazon in the U.S. and UK on Friday, May 12. The Jill Soloway series starring Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn, adapted from the 1997 cult classic, makes its debut today at the Sundance Film Festival.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Can a beloved puppy be saved from a deadly disease? Find out when Animal Planet’s Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet returns Saturday, February 4 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle opens with a movie event, Stuck in the Waterpark – The Movie, on Friday, February 3 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor and social media star Ray Diaz (East Los High) has joined the cast of TV Land’s Lopez as a series regular. Season 2 launches Wednesday, March 29 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show) has joined the cast of ABC straight-to-series drama Ten Days in the Valley, starring Kyra Sedgwick as an overworked TV producer and single mother. Warner will play the head writer on her TV show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lili Mirojnick (Friends With Benefits) landed a series regular role in Syfy pilot Happy!, based on the graphic novel about a corrupt ex-cop turned hit man. Film was shot on location in La Mirada, CA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 13th and final season one episode of NBC freshman The Good Place on Thursday delivered a 1.1 rating among A18-49 and 3.9 million viewers in Live+SD Nielsens, even in the demo versus last week and up 6 percent in total viewers. A decision on renewing the comedy has not yet been made. CBS’s Mom, featuring star Anna Farris’ husband, Chris Pratt, in a guest role, matched a season high of 1.7 in the demo and 8.5 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Live+3 ratings for the premiere of Mickey and the Roadster Racers on Disney Channel and Disney Junior rank as the number on cable telecast in over a year among K2-5 (1.3 million) and Boys 2-5 (726,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s 20/20: The Trumps Go to Washington on Thursday earned a .9 rating among A18-49 and 5.1 million viewers, beaten in the demo by NBC’s The Blacklist (1.0 rating and 4.8 million total viewers) and in total viewers by CBS’s Pure Genius (5.3 million viewers, .8 A18-49).
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Saturday Night Live delivered a 5.1 Live+SD rating in metered market households and 2.5 among A18-49, the highest overnight number since the post-election November 12 episode and up 27 percent versus last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Split – $40.2 million
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage – $20 million
Hidden Figures – $16.3 million
Sing – $9 million
La La Land – $8.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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