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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 9/12/18)
FX: American Horror Story: Apocalypse (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: Dopesick Nation (Premiere) at 10pm
A&E: Raising Tourette’s (Finale) at 10pm
NBC: World of Dance (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: Ancient Invisible Cities (Finale) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Robot Wars (Finale) at 10pm

NBC is set to end the 52-week Nielsen season as the most-watched network for the first time since the 2001-2002 season, squeaking by CBS with 7.8 million total viewers in Live+7 data versus 7.7 million. ABC drew 5.6 million viewers, Fox 4.2 million and CW 1.5 million. NBC led the A18-49 demo for the fifth consecutive year with a 1.8 rating; ABC and CBS tied with 1.3, Fox scored 1.2 and CW 0.5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Good news: The percentage of Latinas in speaking roles for the 2017-18 season was 7%, up 2% from the season prior, according to the “Boxed In: Women on Screen and Behind the Scenes” report from the Study of Women in Television & Film at San Diego State University. Bad news: Female characters overall made up 40% of speaking roles, a 2% decline. Black and Asian female characters remained unchanged, at 19% and 6%, respectively. The report also indicated that on shows with at least one female creator, women made up 27% of directors, versus 13% when the creators were all male. Across platforms, the study showed the position with the most women was producer (40%), while director of photography had the least (3%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

With CBS Corp. and parent company National Amusements Inc. having reached a settlement, the legal battle for control of CBS is officially over, according to a filing in Delaware yesterday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto adds the title of co-anchor of CNN morning show CNN Newsroom to his job description, joining Poppy Harlow. Scuitto starts Monday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek started the game show’s 35th season with a full beard – but will he end it that way? “No need to inquire how I spent my summer vacation,” said 78-year-old Trebek on the show opener. “Because so many of you people asked about it, I decided to regrow my mustache, but as you can see, things got a little out of hand.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A one-hour Food Network special hosted by People editor-in-chief Jess Cagle will offer a behind-the-scenes look at a new category in the magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue – “Sexiest Chef.” The Food Network showl, created in partnership with People and produced by Four M Studios, will be featured in the mag’s annual “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, and premiere on the net on Thursday, November 1 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In another magazine mash-up, Endemol Shine and ESSENCE are exploring opportunities for a potential syndicated daily series focused on topics aimed at a diverse female audience. The program is being developed with Raymond Garcia and Major TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios ordered production on musical preschool series Do, Re & Mi, from Kristen Bell, Jackie Tohn (Glow), Michael Scharf (Moon and the Sun: An Imagined Conversation), Ivan Askwith (Veronica Mars) and Gaumont.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS put in development Just Like Us, about a widower who takes in his teenage El Salvadorian niece. Comedy comes from One Day at a Time’s Debby Wolfe and co-creator/EP/co-showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett. Sony Pictures TV is the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Immersive media company RYOT announced the launch of an entertainment studio focused on the next generation of content creation leveraging Verizon’s 5G technology. The studio space will host motion capture solutions (Vicon, Cubic Motion) for applications ranging from traditional film and television computer generated/visual effects work to virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and scientific research. The RYOT Innovation Studio will also house Verizon’s 5G Lab and be located at Verizon’s Playa Vista, California campus, opening in the fall of 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime‘s “Real Love Tuesdays” will include two new Married at First Sight spin-off series this Fall: Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island follows a group of singles looking for love on an exotic island starting Tuesday, October 23 at 10p, a week before the debut of Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After, offering the stories of three happily married couples from past seasons of the franchise, starting Tuesday, October 30 at 10p; Honeymoon Island moves to its regular 9p timeslot that night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shows arriving next month on Acorn TV include travelogue Vintage Roads Great & Small (October 8), Welsh crime drama Bang (October 15) and BBC music doc Young, Gifted & Classical: The Making of a Maestro (October 22).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air live on the CW on Sunday, January 13 at 7p, honoring TV and film. Show will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jess Gabor (The Twin) and Luis Guzman (Code Black) will recur on season nine of Showtime’s Shameless, while Bob Saget (Fuller House) will guest star….BET’s upcoming American Soul added Jason Dirden (Greenleaf), Iantha Richardson (This Is Us), Christopher Jefferson (Fifth Ward), Katlyn Nichol and Jelani Winston to its series regular cast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hearst Television has launched a series for Facebook Watch, Dispatches from the Middle, showcasing reporting from the Hearst Television stations throughout 26 TV markets across the United States. “Hearst Television’s approach to Dispatches from the Middle gives us an opportunity to see what happens when a national audience is presented with stories from smaller communities across the country,” said Shelley Venus, Video Lead, News Partnerships, Facebook. The Hearst series will appear in the newly launched dedicated section within Facebook Watch for news along with shows from other news organizations such as ABC News and the ABC Owned Stations, Bloomberg, CNN, Fox News, TEGNA and Univision.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In a first, Apple’s iPhone press event today will be live streamed on Twitter. The event, which starts at 10a PDT, can also once again be streamed via Apple TV and Apple’s Events site.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Authors, musicians, thought leaders, celebs and just plain folks will share their stories in all-female live storytelling event Together Live, from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and WME. Digital content drawn from the events will be produced for Facebook, YouTube and a podcast series; tickets for the appearances go on sale September 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season nine premiere of Showtime’s Shameless delivered 1.31 million viewers at 9p, down from 1.86 million for last season’s launch but up from season 7’s 1.24 million. The debut of Jim Carrey dark comedy Kidding followed, drawing 443,000 viewers at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Univision (no UDN simulcast), Friday’s Mexico vs Uruguay match at 10p averaged 1.9 million P2+ and 1.0 million A18-49, besting all other sports programming for the night. Mexico-Uruguay had more viewers than Mexico matches vs. Scotland and Denmark in June (just before World Cup), and equaled audience for May match vs. Wales. The 1.0 million A18-49 for MNT-Uruguay is +6% better than the YTD MNT average.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday’s season five finale of StarzPower ranked  #1 for the night in premium networks (1.5 million P+2, L+SD), setting new highs for the season in households (1.16 million) and up 5% across platforms from its season premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight was the number one news program in business television, averaging 321,000 in total viewers and 43,000 among A25-54. FBN boasted the six top business news programs for the week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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