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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 12/22/21)
NETFLIX: Emily in Paris (Premiere)
NETFLIX: WWII in Color: Road to Victory (Premiere)
BET: Tyler Perry’s Sistas (Finale) at 9pm
E!: Clash of the Cover Bands (Finale) at 9:30pm

Nielsen will showcase its newest advancement, Nielsen ONE Alphadeduplicated ad measurement, at CES next month. Alpha is the first iteration of Nielsen ONE, set to launch in 4Q22. Nielsen ONE Alpha will be specific to ad campaigns, an across-platform measurement system that offers both comparability and audience deduplication across all screens. Disney and MAGNA have joined several agencies, advertisers and publishers as Nielsen ONE Alpha participants from both the buy and sell sides of the industry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BIA upped its 2022 US Local Advertising Forecast from $161.5 billion to $173.3 billion. “We’ve taken pandemic concerns plus inflation and supply chain issues into account to prepare our local media estimates and, overall, we are bullish on ad revenue for 2022,” said Mark Fratrik, BIA’s SVP and chief economist.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The NHL has postponed games, SNL sent its audience home and Davos has gone virtual due to the Covid surge, but the Critics Choice Awards are still scheduled as an in-person event for January 9 – at least so far. “The Critics Choice Association is working with LA County Public Health Officials and a premier Covid Compliance service, and at this time, we are currently still planning to host an in-person 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards, following the strictest and safest protocols, including mandatory proof of vaccination, negative PCR tests 48 hours in advance, proper social distancing and masking requirements,” said a statement from the CAA. “We will continue to carefully monitor the situation as events progress.” The show will be televised on The CW and TBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the other hand, The Realscreen Summit, scheduled to take place in Austin January 25 and 28, has been postponed until June and relocated to Dana Point, CA. “This difficult decision has been reached after serious consideration of the growing impact of the Omicron variant on the ability of the industry to meet at this time,” said a note sent to attendees of the non-fiction TV event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker issued a joint statement addressing the multiple accusations of sexual assault leveled against their “And Just Like That…” co-star, Chris Noth. “We support the women who have come forward and shared their painful experiences,” said the actresses. “We know it must be a very difficult thing to do and we commend them for it.” Noth, who has vehemently denied the allegations, has been dropped from CBS drama “The Equalizer,” and Peloton has stopped running an ad featuring him.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amid a surge of Covid-19 cases, Fox Corporation is requiring employees working in NYC to show proof of at least one vaccine by December 27, in keeping with the city’s mandate. Previously, Fox employees had the option of testing weekly. The company said more than 90% of its employees are vaccinated.
(Source: Cynopsis)

JetBlue is making travel a little easier for some parents by featuring Kartoon Channel content in-flight, starting next month. Programs include “Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten,” “Rainbow Rangers” and “KC! Pop Quiz.”
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“It’s A Wonderful Life”celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, still dominates in terms of viewing for holiday movies on linear TV. According to an analysis from LG Ads, the classic is by far the most popular Christmas movie telecast, nearly doubling other movies shown on Christmas Eve 2020. Who’s waiting for that angel to get his wings? Seventy-five percent of viewers are heavy linear viewers, and the show skews heavily to viewers in the Midwest. This year, the movie will air on NBC as well as run for 24 hours on E! starting Christmas Eve.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu has greenlit the next installment in The Binge franchise, titled “The Binge 2: It’s A Wonderful Binge.” Jordan VanDina, (“The Binge”) has been tapped to direct the feature from an original script he wrote. It’s VanDina’s feature directorial debut, and continues American High’s mission to create opportunities for first-time filmmakers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime has greenlit “Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez.” Executive produced by Hernandez, the film recounts the story of her survival after she was abducted at age 14. Sprott Productions Inc. produces in association with Johnson Production Group. The movie, part of Lifetime’s “Girl In” slate of films, premieres Saturday, February 26 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Pop Goes the Vet” debuts Saturday, January 1 at 10p, following the season premiere of “The Incredible Dr. Pol” on Nat Geo WILD.
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Discovery is out in the streets in January. “Street Outlaws: OKC” returns for a new season Monday, January 10 at 8p, followed by the series premiere of franchise-extender “Street Outlaws: Farmtruck and AZN” at 10p. “Street Outlaws: Fastest in America” returns Tuesday, January 22 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cookbook author Mary Berg helps take the stress out of cooking in new Food Network series “Mary Makes It Easy,” premiering on Saturday, February 5 at 12p.
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NBC’s New Year’s Eve special, hosted by Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson, will feature performances by Brandi Carlile, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Saweetie, Anitta, Jack Harlow, 24kGoldn and Kitty Ca$h, with more to come. The Lorne Michaels-produced “”Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” kicks off from Miami at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards will air Martin Luther King Day, January 17, at 8p on Bounce. Honorees include Courtney B. Vance; Stan Latham; Tyrese Gibson; Scripps Spelling Bee winner Zaila Avant-garde; Georgia senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff; and Princess Sarah Culberson, a founder of Sierra Leone Rising.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV will air performances and events featuring artists including Fleetwood Mac, Heart, KISS and more, from Friday, December 31 through Sunday, January 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of “Yellowstone” prequel “1883” was the most watched original series ever for Paramount+, up more than double over the previous record. The premiere also delivered 4.9 million total viewers during its special event on Paramount Network following “Yellowstone,” making it the biggest new series premiere on cable since 2015. “The results of 1883’s debut are truly phenomenal,” said Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer, ViacomCBS Streaming. “The day 1 streaming numbers coupled with the results of the linear sampling effort, and social response from our audience show the tremendous promise for this series.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication, “Judge Judy” hit a new season high (5.0 Live+SD national Nielsen) the week of December 6, its strongest ratings since early July. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” also hit a new season high (1.1, up 10%) along with “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (1.0, up 11%). On the flip side, “Dr. Oz” scored an 0.5 rating, down 17% from the week prior and down 29% year-over-year, after it was dropped by Fox stations in Pennsylvania and NYC due to the host’s upcoming run for Senator in Pennsylvania. The show’s final episode airs January 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Killing it: Episode seven of Showtime’s “Dexter: New Blood” hit a series high 2.34 million viewers across platform on Sunday, December 19. The audience for the show’s premiere episode has grown to 8.2 million viewers since its November 7 launch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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