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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 11/4/20)
THE AFRICA CHANNEL: Lockdown (Premiere)
DIY: Holmes and Holmes: Retooled (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Property Brothers: Forever Home (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Love & Anarchy (Premiere)
PBS: Nature: Primates (Premiere) at 8pm
POKER GO: High Stakes Feud (Premiere) at 8pm 
NBC: American Ninja Warrior (Finale) at 9pm

Election night in particular was a boon to the major cable news nets. Preliminary pricing for a 30-second ad on CNN was $231,000, versus $92,687 in 2016, according to SQAD MediaCosts: National, while the price at Fox News was $160,000-$180,000, up from $82,319 in 2016, and MSNBC pricing was $125,000 versus $52,496. 
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Instagram blamed a caching issue for reminding users, “Tomorrow is Election Day” – on November 3. “While we turned off the ‘Tomorrow is Election Day’ notice last night, it was cached for a small group of people if their app hadn’t been restarted,” tweeted the Facebook-owned app yesterday.
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YouTube is retiring the option for an all-day takeover of its masthead position, starting next year. “For years, advertisers asked us for more flexible options for appearing in the YouTube masthead, which is why we introduced the cost-per-thousand (CPM) Masthead in 2019 and earlier this year told advertisers that it would be our primary masthead reservation option in 2021,” the company said. “This change gives advertisers more budget flexibility and applies across all verticals – not just political advertisers.” The campaign for President Trump reserved the masthead position for the entire Election Day.
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NBC yanked coronavirus-themed comedy “Connecting” from its Thursday night slate, replacing it with episodes of “Superstore” through November 19. The October 29 episode of the freshman series, following a group of friends coping during the pandemic, delivered 1.15 million viewers and 0.3 among A18-49. “Connecting” will continue to air on Peacock and NBC.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Castle Rock won’t return to Hulu for season three. Season two of the horror anthology series launched in October 2019.
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Jimmy Fallon inked a contract extension with NBC’s “Tonight Show.”Fallon, whose current deal runs through the end of 2021, took over from Jay Leno in 2014. 
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Comcast is reportedly in talks with Walmart to develop and distribute smart TVs, according to the Wall Street Journal. Walmart would promote sets running on Comcast software in return for a share of recurring revenue. A third party would likely manufacture the TV sets.
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Activist investor Elliott Management and the Twitter board gave the stamp of approval to current leadership, including CEO Jack Dorsey, at the completion of a strategic review. The committee “assessed the current management structure, new operating plan and procedures put in place by the Company’s CEO, as well as the Company’s significantly improving product, operational and financial performance through the most recently reported quarter,” said an SEC filing. “The Committee expressed its confidence in management and recommended that the current structure remain in place.”
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Amazon greenlit supernatural thriller series “The Rig,” which will be the first Amazon Original filmed exclusively in Scotland. The project comes from writer David Macpherson and Wild Mercury Productions.
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Jeremy Irons will play Neville Chamberlain in Netflix’s “Munich,” following a British civil servant and a German diplomat who travel to 1938 Munich for an emergency conference…Hilarie Burton, wife of “The Walking Dead” star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, will play the wife of Morgan’s character in a recurring role.
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Pinkfong’s children’s song “Baby Shark” has become YouTube’s most-viewed video of all time. The viral sensation has been picked up by Nickelodeon for a series set to premiere in 2021, as well as a holiday special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charter Communications is celebrating Veterans Day throughout November with Spectrum On Demand movies highlighting military stories. The movie selection features recent titles, including, “Dunkirk,” “12 Strong,” “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” and “Hacksaw Ridge.”
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The Multicultural Media & Correspondents Association, an advocacy organization leading a national call-to-action to increase media diversity, announced that Sherri Shepherd and Kym Whitley will host the 5th Annual Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner. This year, the dinner will be held as a virtual media diversity awards ceremony on Wednesday, November 11. Aida Rodriguez will return to provide comedic relief. 
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Justin Bieber will perform at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards, airing Sunday, November 15 at 9p on E!.
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“One Royal Holiday” on Saturday averaged a 3.3 HH rating, 3.1 million total viewers and 379,000 W25-54, making Hallmark Channel the highest-rated and most-watched entertainment cable network of the week in total day and primetime among households, W25-54. W18+ and total viewers. The next night, “On the 12th Day of Christmas” averaged a 2.9 HH rating, 2.8 million total viewers and 419,000 W25-54, to rank as the #2 highest-rated and most-watched entertainment cable program of the week among households, W25-54, W18+ and total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Tamron Hall” hit a new season high 0.9 Live+SD national Nielsen rating the week of October 19, up 29% from the week before, the strongest increase of all syndicated programs. The talker also rose 33% among W25-54. “Dr. Phil” boasted a season high 2.0 (up 5%), finishing first in the talk category for the 200th time in the past 216 weeks, followed closely by “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.9, up 19%). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was unchanged at 1.1, down 39% from the same week last year. 
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The season two premiere of HGTV’s “Fixer to Fabulous” delivered a 0.54 Live+3 rating among P25-54, a 60% increase over year-ago levels. The episode also garnered a 0.65 L3 rating among W25-54, a 51% lift over the prior year. 
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The season four debut of ABC’s “The Good Doctor” on Monday drew a series low 4.68 million viewers and 0.6 among A18-49, versus a season three average of 5.80 million/0.9.
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On Sunday night, Univision’s primetime news magazine, “Aquí y Ahora,” delivered week-over-week audience gains among total viewers (+13% to 1.1 million), A18-49 (+66% to 431,000) and A18-34 (+91% to 205,000), marking its highest-rated telecast in the current season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former President of the New York branch of the Screen Actors Guild Mel Boudrot died on October 29. He was 87. Boudrot was perhaps best known as a commercial voice-over artist and union activist. “Mel Boudrot truly wanted to make a difference in all that he did,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “When it came to his union, Mel stepped up and served wherever he was needed, with experience, passion and a spark in his eye.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

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