FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/1/18)
BOUNCE: Family Time (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: The Neighborhood (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: Happy Together (Premiere) at 8:30pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Food: Fact or Faction? (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Vegas Rat Rods (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Brake Room (Premiere) at 11pm
OXYGEN: Dateline: Secrets Uncovered (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Finale) at 8pm
ID: Evil Lives Here (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: Counting On (Finale) at 10pm

There was at least one undisputed  winner in the gripping he said/she said testimonies of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Fox News topped all broadcast and cable news nets for Thursday’s coverage of the event, according to Nielsen data, averaging 5.7 million in total viewers and 1.1 million in the 25-54 demo from 10a-7p. Additionally, FNC’s special coverage at 5p (7.5 million in P2+) and 6p (7.6 million) bested the season premieres of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (6.8 million) and CBS’ Murphy Brown (7.5 million) in total viewers. Versus FNC’s 3Q18 average, the net was up a massive 253% in total viewers and 275% in the 25-54 demo in the 10a-7p time period.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime canceled  I’m Dying Up Here after season two. The dark comedy, exec produced by Jim Carrey, wrapped its sophomore run with 162,000 Live+SD viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO said it is “pivoting away” from programming live boxing now that the sport is widely available on other networks and streaming services. “There is more boxing than ever being televised and distributed,” said HBO. “In some cases, this programming is very good. But from an entertainment point of view, it’s not unique.” The premium cable net’s first boxing telecast was in 1973, when George Foreman knocked out Joe Frazier.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV pioneer and CNN founder Ted Turner told 60 Minutes interviewer Ted Koppel that he is battling progressive brain disorder Lewy body dementia, causing him to be tired, exhausted  and forgetful. As for CNN, Turner said, “I think they’re stickin’ with politics a little too much. They’d do better to have – a more balanced agenda. But that’s, you know, just one person’s opinion.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News fired contributor Kevin Jackson after he used crude language to attack the accusers of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, including calling them “lying skanks.” Said FNC, “His comments on today’s hearings were reprehensible and do not reflect the values of Fox News.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In an SEC filing, CBS Corp. said it has received subpoenas from the New York District Attorney’s office and NYC’s Commission on Human Rights related to allegations of sexual misconduct by former CEO Les Moonves, and the working environment at the company. CBS said it is cooperating with the investigation and related inquiries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo and Real Housewives of Potomac production company Truly Original said they have suspended filming of reality show cast member Michael Darby after he was accused of sexual assault by a crew member. “Immediately upon learning of these allegations, we commenced a thorough internal review and, per our protocol, took all appropriate steps to ensure the safe working environment and safe forum for communication for everyone associated with the production,” said Truly Original on Friday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel’s Laws of the Lizard took home the Grand Helix Award at the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards, honoring science storytellers and stories. Lizard, which spotlights two filmmakers as they share the story of how the anole lizard could hold the key to understanding the past, present and future of Earth, is set to air in Spring 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The daughter of Rod Serling turned to Twitter to react to Brett Kavanaugh calling accusations of sexual assault “ridiculous and from The Twilight Zone.” Said Anne Serling, “Because The Twilight Zone has been invoked in the Kavenaugh hearings, I’ll offer this: my father believed in decency, integrity and justice. Had he written this, I assure you – there would indeed be a further FBI investigation along with some cosmic justice.” A new Twilight Zone will be released on CBS All Access, with Jordan Peele (Get Out) as host and exec producer, in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC put in development workplace comedy Like Magic, from Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu (Superstore), Matt Hubbard (Forever), CannyLads Productions and Universal Television, about a woman following her dreams at the Magic Palace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ruthless, a drama centered on a teenage girl eager for adventure and a former CIA operative, is in development at the CW. Series comes from Michael Weatherly (Bull) and his Solar Drive Productions and CBS Television Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s Le Train Train Productions closed a first-look television deal with MRC (House of Cards). Under the deal, Jones and McCormack will create, develop and executive produce new television projects for the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered three sci-fi series: The I-Land, from Neil LaBute; October Faction, based on the IDW comics; and Warrior Nun, inspired by the Manga novels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the stars coming out for ABC’s Mickey’s 90th Spectacular are Kristen Bell (Frozen), Sofia Carson (Descendants), Tony Hale (Veep), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) and Walt Disney chairman Robert Iger. Two-hour event honoring Mickey Mouse airs Sunday, November 4 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Raven’s Home: Remix,” a musical episode of Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home, premieres Friday, October 12 at 8p. Show features eight original song and dance numbers performed by the cast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the stars coming out for ABC’s Mickey’s 90th Spectacular are Kristen Bell (Frozen), Sofia Carson (Descendants), Tony Hale (Veep), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) and Walt Disney chairman Robert Iger. Two-hour event honoring Mickey Mouse airs Sunday, November 4 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Raven’s Home: Remix,” a musical episode of Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home, premieres Friday, October 12 at 8p. Show features eight original song and dance numbers performed by the cast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jennifer Beals (Taken) will recur in streaming drama Swamp Thing, headed for the DC Universe subscription service in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A day of riveting Supreme Court testimony appears to have taken a toll on broadcast scripted program ratings Thursday night. CBS’s Big Bang Theory hit a series low in total viewers (albeit a still healthy 12.0 million), and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy was down 17% from its season 14 bow (to 1.9/6.8 million). The premiere of CBS’s Murphy Brown revival averaged 7.5 million viewers and delivered a 1.1 rating among A18-49. Fox’s revival of relocated Last Man Standing did better Friday, with a 1.8 rating and 8.0 million viewers – an improvement from the 1.1/6 million for its season six bow on ABC in 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s Thursday Night Football bucked the broadcast trend on Thursday with 14.5 million viewers, enough to match last year’s debut on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 44 launch of NBC’s Saturday Night Live delivered its second-highest-rated overnights premiere in six years, after election year 2016, averaging a 4.8 rating and 11 share in metered markets. Among A18-49, the show earned a 2.3/12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Manifest, launched Monday, scored the biggest-ever (or, since Nielsen started counting in 2007) two-day lift for a series premiere among total viewers and A18-49. The season two premiere of Fox’s 9-1-1 posted a series best 13.8 million 3-day multiplatform viewers, up 31% from its series debut. Among A18-49, the show ranked as the week’s number one entertainment program with a 3.4/14 Live+3 rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Night School – $28 million
Smallfoot – $23 million
The House with A Clock In Its Walls – $12.5 million
A Simple Favor – $6.6 million
The Nun – $5.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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