FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 5/7/18)
NETWORK: Best Baker in America (Premiere) at 9pm
GOLF CHANNEL: Driven (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Running Wild With Bear Grylls (Premiere) at 10pm
OVATION: X Company (Premiere) at 10pm
REVOLT: R News (Premiere) at 7:45pm
CBS: Kevin Can Wait (Finale) at 8pm
TBS: Final Space (Finale) at 10:30pm

American Idol was renewed for a second season on ABC (and 17th overall), with Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan back as judges, and Ryan Seacrest returning as host. Idol is more than doubling the network’s Sunday 8p-10p time period results year-to-year in Total Viewers (+158%) and A18-49 (+110%). While not hitting the highs of its heyday on Fox, Idol premiered to 10.5 million viewers and 2.3 in the demo, and following a post-debut dip, spiked with its first live show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Faced with an impasse over the merger of CBS and Viacom, National AmusementsShari Redstone dropped her demand that Viacom CEO Bob Bakish serve as number two under CBS CEO Leslie Moonves in the combined company, and instead have a seat on the board, reports Reuters. Moonves had agreed to run the company on the condition CBS COO Joseph Ianniello be president and COO post-merger.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alongside cameo appearances by Ben Stiller as Michael Cohen, Alec Baldwin as President Trump, Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka Trump and Jimmy Fallon as Jared Kushner on Saturday Night Live’s cold open was Trump accuser Stormy Daniels as herself. In a clip that was replayed often on Sunday morning, Daniels warned the president, “I know you don’t believe in climate change, but a storm’s a-coming, baby.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC picked up medical drama New Amsterdam to series. Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist) stars in the show, from Universal Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Timeless showrunner Eric Kripke warned fans the NBC time travel drama is in danger of cancellation, and urged them to “stay noisy!”. Tweeted Kripke, “The gang at NBC genuinely loves the show and tells us often. But our ratings are modest….What can you do to help? Well, the single best way – let’s get our ratings up. Watch LIVE if you can.” Timeless was canceled after its first season last May, then uncanceled three days later.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jeffrey Tambor, who left his role on Amazon’s Transparent following allegations of misconduct, will return for the upcoming season five of Netflix’s Arrested Development, reports Variety. Tambor has denied the allegations against him.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three former CBS employees filed a lawsuit against former CBS This Morning host Charlie Rose and the network, claiming they were subjected to “ongoing and unlawful physical and verbal sexual harassment.” CBS News fired Rose on November 21 after the Washington Post reported allegations of sexual harassment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Next-generation news net Newsy has partnered with PolitiFact for new Sunday morning program, What The Fact. Hosts Aaron Sharockman and Katie Sanders of PolitiFact will fact-check recent statements about topics in the news using PolitiFact’s Truth-O-Meter rating system. It’s PolitoFact’s first entry into cable news programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2018 honorees at the Television Academy Honors, celebrating programming that addresses social issues in a compelling and impactful way, include Andie Mack, Daughters of Destiny, Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, LA 92, One Day at a Time and 13 Reasons Why. Event takes place May 31 in LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel took home the Audience Award for favorite among new series at the Series Mania Festival Lilly/Hauts-de-France.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the TV winners at the GLAAD Media Awards were Nat Geo doc Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, as well as segments on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Anderson Cooper 360, NBC Nightly News, CNN en Espanol and Entravision.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC celebrates Sweden’s most famous pop group with ABBA: Thank You For the Music, An All-Star Tribute. Two-hour special, to air in December, will include artists performing ABBA classics, as well as ABBA debuting their first new song in 35 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Voice coach Kelly ClarksonCharlie Puth and 5 Seconds of Summer will perform on The Voice’s Top 10 live shows this week. Clarkson takes to the NBC singing competition’s stage tonight, while Puth and 5SOS show ‘em how it’s done on Tuesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Chicago Fire ends its season with a 2-episode finale on Thursday, May 10 at 9p and 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse is celebrating Future Asian/Pacific History throughout May with a look at emerging Asian and Pacific Islander leaders making waves across music, film, TV, sports, and pop culture. Fuse.tv will feature listicles and galleries each week throughout the month, spotlighting up-and-coming history makers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Businss Network’s Liz Claman will speak with Warren Buffett today at 3p from the Berkshire Hathaway headquarters, part of FBN’s coverage of the company’s annual shareholder meeting.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michelle Monaghan (True Detective) landed the female lead in Netflix drama Messiah, from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Midway through its first season, BBC AMERICA newcomer Killing Eve has seen an increase in viewers every week since its premiere, growing a total of +33% in total viewers and +61% in A25-54 from its premiere episode on April 8 to the fourth episode, which delivered 892,000 total viewers and 386,000 A25-54 in Nielsen live+3 ratings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday Night Live averaged a 4.1 Live+SD rating in metered market households and 1.8 among A18-49, up from season lows of 3.9 and 1.7 for the last original episode, on April 14. That matched the numbers for the same time last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Junior’s Muppet Babies on April 27 posted Live+3 series highs in Total Viewers (1.38 million), Kids 2-5 (625,000/4.0 rating), Girls 2-5 (321,000/4.2 rating) and A18-49 (407,000/.3 rating).
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the month of April vs. April 2017, Science Channel was up in Primetime +11% among Total Viewers P2+. In Total Day, the month was the highest rated April in Science Channel history among Adults/Men/Women 25-54 and Total Viewers P2+, making it 11 straight months of Adults 25-54 Total Day year over year ratings increase.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In April, Laff posted its most-watched month ever in primetime, up +63% in both Household delivery (171,000) and in P2+ (214,000) versus year-ago. Katz Network sib Grit racked up year-over-year primetime gains of +16% in HHs (306,000) and +8% in P2+ (360,000), while Escape averaged 139,000 HH and 171,000 P2+ (+3% and +4% respectively).
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Avengers: Infinity War – $112.5 million
Overboard – $14.8 million
A Quiet Place – $7.6 million
I Feel Pretty – $4.9 million
Rampage – $4.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

 

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