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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/4/17)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: Rehab Addict (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Unusual Suspects: Deadly Intent (Premiere) at 9pm
LIFETIME: Little Women: Dallas (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Nature (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: Frontline (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Expedition Unknown: After The Hunt (Premiere) at 10pm
VELOCITY: Wheeler Dealers (Premiere) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Going RV (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Property Brothers: Buying & Selling (Finale) at 9pm

NBC’s Saturday Night Live delivered its second-most-watched season premiere in 9 years (after 2016’s election-fueled opener). The telecast, hosted by Ryan Gosling with musical guest Jay-Z, averaged 7.1 million viewers and a 1.95 rating among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two episodes in, ABC drama The Good Doctor, the #1 new broadcast drama this season, landed a full-season pickup. The debut telecast jumped by 5.5 million viewers, to 16.9 million, making it the biggest debut for any new series on the network in 3 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Out of respect for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, The CW has postponed the broadcast of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, originally slated for tonight and Thursday. Part of the festival took place September 22 and 23 in the same location as the massacre that claimed 59 lives.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The sixth season of TNT’s Major Crimes, launching Tuesday, October 31 at 9p, will be its last. The crime drama will wrap with a 2-episode finale on January 16, after taking a serialized turn as the squad deals with political conflicts and controversial issues.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy acquired Futurama from Twentieth Television, its first fully animated series. After a weekend kickoff stunt beginning Saturday, November 11, the show will air on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8p-2a and Saturday mornings from 8a-1a. The Matt Groening series originally aired on Fox from 1999-2003, and was revived by Comedy Central in 2010.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon is developing a drama series from John Stamos and Hairspray Live’s Craig Zadan and Neil Meron inspired by Stamos’ jump into the spotlight as an 18-year-old soap opera star (General Hospital’s Blackie) in the early 1980s. The trio previously teamed on Beach Boys: An American Family and Martin and Lewis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alyssa Milano (Mistresses) will develop, exec produce and star as herself in Alyssa Milano for Mayer, a comedy project at Lifetime. A+E Studios is producing n association with Milano’s Peace By Peace Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Dime, centered on a lesbian cop, nabbed a script commitment plus penalty from Fox. Crime drama based on the novel comes from Tony Gayton and Joe Gayton (Hell of Wheels), Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) and 20th Century Fox Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antonio Ballatore, winner of HGTV’s Design Star, will bring his design aesthetic to pet lovers in Animal Planet’s new Animal Cribs, launching Friday, November 3 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 4 of Science Channel’s What On Earth? debuts Tuesday, October 17 at 9p. Satellite images shed light on mysteries like a Romanian lake swirling with orange, green and silver liquids, and a lake in Tanzania with its banks lined with animals seemingly turned to stone. Plus, Dracula.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Action Bronson (F*ck That’s Delicious) joins Viceland’s late night lineup in Untitled Action Bronson Show, premiering Monday, October 23 at 11:30p. Nightly talker hybrid will combine cooking and an eclectic assortment of guests.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fyi has 2 new series and 2 returning shows on deck. Newcomer Stove Tots, set in the (apparently cut-throat) world of junior culinary competitions, arrives Monday, November 6 at 9p. Family business reality show Sheffield Real Estate debuts Thursday, November 30 at 10p, after the return of My Floating Home at 9p. Find My First Love returns Tuesday, December 5 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Complex Networks docu-series Why We Fight, exec produced by UFC champ Ronda Rousey, premieres Wednesday, October 18. Eight episodes follow a troubled young fighter, Zac “Kid Yamaka” on a pilgrimage across the globe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel’s countdown to the holidays starts early this year, with the net’s first Countdown to Christmas Preview Show. The one-hour special stars Cameron Bure. Lori Loughlin and Jodie Sweetin will be guests, along with Hallmark Channel’s adopted pet, Happy the Dog. Among the 21 new movies viewers will get a peek at are Switched For Christmas, starring Bure and Happy (premiering Sunday, November 26 at 8p), When Calls the Heart: The Christmas Wishing Tree, starring Loughlin (Monday, December 25 at 8p), and Sweetin in Finding Santa (Friday, November 24 at 8p).
(Source: Cynopsis)

GSN is celebrating the work of Monty Hall with a 6-hour marathon of Let’s Make a Deal starting Sunday, October 8 at 9a. Hall, co-creator and long-time host of the show, died September 30 at age 96.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s TRL will pay tribute to Tom Petty, with performances by Demi Lovato and Lil Uzi Vert at 3:30p. The “Free Fallin’” singer died October 2 at age 66.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The cast for Freeform comedy pilot Now & Then, centered on a group of old college friends brought back together unexpectedly, includes Myki Olivier (Menendez: Blood Brothers), Mia Serafino (Crowded), Punam Patel (Kevin From Work), Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re the Worst), James Earl (Scream Queens) and Ana Cruz Kayne (The Bold Type).
(Source: Cynopsis)

In addition to her aforementioned Lifetime project, Alyssa Milano was upped to series regular on upcoming Netflix series Insatiable, as the social-climbing wife of a beauty pageant coach….Uma Thurman will return as a guest star on season 2 of Bravo’s The Imposters….Connie Britton (Nashville) landed a lead role in upcoming Fox procedural drama 9-1-1, from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC Digital Studios is launching a 6-part web series, Grey’s Anatomy: Post-Op, hosted by Gordon James (Nurse Gregory). Each episode, leading up to the series’ 300th, will offer behind-the-scenes peeks, interviews and previews.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS was tops in viewers for the 9th consecutive premiere week, with 4 of the week’s top 5 new series in viewers, including the #1 new program (Young Sheldon), Wednesday’s #1 program (SEAL Team), and Sunday’s #1 new program (Wisdom of the Crowd). Me, Myself & I was the #2 new comedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC notes it was the only broadcaster to retain its year-ago Premiere Week delivery in A18-49, holding 100% year to year (1.3/5) and claiming 5 of the top 15 entertainment series. In late night, the net’s Jimmy Kimmel Live grew 5% versus the year-ago premiere in viewers and 6% among A18-49, the only broadcast late-nighter to rise in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication the week of September 18, Daily Mail TV (.9) and PageSix TV (.7) were the 2 top rated newcomers. While Dr. Phil held the talk crown (3.3), Ellen DeGeneres rose 5% to place second (2.2), edging past Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.1, unchanged).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week of September 25, Live with Kelly and Ryan topped the debut week of NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today (2.3/8 versus 1.9/7 Households) in the 56 metered markets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision dance competition Mira Quien Baila averaged 1.7 million total viewers and 729,000 A18-49 on Sunday, ranking among the top 15 programs of the night with A18-49 (#14) and A18-34 (#13).
(Source: Cynopsis)

UniMas kicked off the new season with double-digit year-over-year audience growth in primetime among Total Viewers 2+ (+19%), A18-49 (+11%) and A18-34 (+20%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apparently crime really does pay. Oxygen Media wrapped 3Q17 as the fastest-growing cable entertainment network year-over-year, with its most-watched third quarter in 4 years among total viewers, up +44% in primetime and +58% in total day. Oxygen rebranded to a “high quality crime destination” in July.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scripps Networks Interactive nets saw primetime increases Sunday, October 1 among A25-54. Led by the premiere of Halloween WarsFood Network (+27 percent) was the No. 2 cable net of the evening, posting a .94 rating (850K IMP), up 32 percent over last year. HGTV was up 4 percent on Sunday, placing it at No. 7, and Travel Channel was up 46 percent, bolstered by new episodes of Food ParadiseDIY Network was up 8 percent, Cooking Channel jumped 16 percent, and GAC surged 70 percent on the night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere week of Comedy Central late nighter The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper scored the net year-over-year ratings increases of +43% among total viewers and +18% among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

While CBS’s Young Sheldon premiered as the most-watched comedy to debut in 6 years, the show debuted in Canada with 3.6 million viewers, the biggest haul for a new comedy in 10 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

EstrellaTV finished the 2016-17 season up 14% Total Day, according to 2016-2017 Full Season Nielsen results, experiencing audience growth across all day parts.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

Univision Deportes delivered primetime ratings growth across key demos in 3Q17, up +50% year-over-year among Total Viewers 2+ and +52 percent among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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