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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

December 21, 2015

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/21/15)
HLN: Nancy Grace (Premiere) at 8pm
HLN: Dr. Drew (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: 20/20 on ID Presents: Homicide (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: The Great Christmas Light Fight (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: The Great Holiday Baking Show (Finale) at 10pm
BRAVO: Apres Ski (Finale) at 10pm

MasterChef judge Graham Elliot is leaving the Fox cooking competition after six seasons. “It has been a true honor to share my love of cooking,” said Elliot, who had also judged MasterChef Junior. The same day Elliot confirmed his exit, Fox announced two-hour special MasterChef Junior Celebrity Showdown, set for Monday, January 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Bachelor has a new companion. ABC is launching Bachelor Live, a one-hour after-show debuting Monday, January 4 at 10p, following the season 20 premiere of the reality dating show. Chris Harrison (of course) hosts; Embassy Row (Talking Dead) will produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adam Driver hosts Saturday Night Live on January 16. In addition to his role on HBO’s Girls, Driver plays Kylo Ren in a little movie called Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan launches on Travel Channel Wednesday, January 27 at 10p. Thirteen episodes will include expeditions to the Peruvian Amazon and Madagascar, among other locales.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Five-part doc series Films By Kids, pairing filmmakers with teens from around the world, will air nationally on public television stations beginning Tuesday, January 19. Ashley Judd narrates.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Disney XD’s The 7D, a take-off on the Seven Dwarfs, premieres Saturday, January 23 at 9:30a. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne will guest on an upcoming episode as parents to a character voiced by Kelly Osbourne.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon went three for three – originals The Man in the High Castle, Red Oaks and Hand of God, which all launched in 2015, were renewed for second seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Friday Night Tykes kicks off season three Tuesday, January 19 at 9p on Esquire. Pint-sized athletes are from the 10- and 11-year-old division of the Texas Youth Football Association.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery is fishing for more viewers with a spin-off of Emmy-winning hit reality show Deadliest Catch. The new series, set in an area along the Oregon coast known “the graveyard of the Pacific,” is slated for a fall 2016 premiere. Deadliest Catch averaged 3.6 million viewers this season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment Studios announced a firm go for comedy game show Funny You Should Ask, for fall 2016 in broadcast strip syndication and cable. Exec producer will be Scott Satin (Hollywood Squares).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Esquire introduces its second scripted series, Beowulf, on Saturday, January 23 at 10p. One-hour drama based on the classic English poem stars Kieran Bew (Da Vinci’s Demons) and William Hurt (Damages).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jaime Ray Newman (Mind Games) will recur on season four of A&E’s Bates Motel, slated to launch in early 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cast for the ABC Family comedy Nicki includes Ariana Neal (Get Hard) playing a role inspired by Nicki Minaj; Selita Ebanks (Real Husbands of Hollywood); Wesley Jonathan (The Soul Man), and McCarrie McCausland (Army Wives). Whoopi Goldberg will guest star. Minaj is executive producer and will also appear in the show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fortune Feimster (Chelsea Lately) has been upped to series regular on Hulu’s The Mindy Project. Comedy streams Tuesdays.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central pilot Bad Couple added Morgan Krantz (Oh, You Pretty Things!) as the male lead opposite Noel Wells in Bad Couple. Project comes from real-life couple Wells and Flint Wainess.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Megalyn Echikunwoke will play DC Comics character Vixen on CW’s Arrow, a role she voiced on CW Seed’s animated web series. Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It appears ABC’s Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015 didn’t get a Trump bump. Despite inclusion of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, the show delivered 1.0/4 among A18-49 on Thursday, the lowest since the annual special started in 1993.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls special rose 24 percent in total viewers versus the last original, to 3.5 million, but dipped one tenth among A18-49 to .9/3. Special guest: President Obama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce TV’s Off the Chain delivered 400,000 viewers on Tuesday, December 15, its number one episode ever. The episode was also the most-watched to date among W2+ (214,000) and had the youngest audience ever with a median age of 35. Stand-up series is in its fourth season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of Luther opened to 252,000 total viewers on BBC America on Thursday, up 22 percent from the season three bow in 2013.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 12/17/15)
1) Adele – 25 – 789,821 (After 4 weeks – 5,976,056)
2) Justin Beiber – Purpose – 99,523 (After 5 weeks – 1,014,131)
3) Chris Stapleton – Traveller – 54,356 (After 32 weeks – 567,802)

Other Debuts
7) Cam – Untamed – 37,346
8) R. Kelly – Buffet – 36, 353
10) August Alsina – This Thing Called Life – 36,056

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $238 million
Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip – $14.4 million
Sisters – $13.4 million
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – 5.7 million
Creed – $5.1 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

December 14, 2015

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/14/15)
NBC: Adele Live in New York City (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Tiny House Hunters (Premiere) at 10pm
SYFY: Childhood’s End (Premiere) at 8pm
SYFY: The Expanse (Premiere) at 10pm
AXS TV: The X Factor UK (Finale) at 8pm
FOOD: Cake Wars: Christmas (Finale) at 9pm
FX: Fargo (Finale) at 10pm

Willard Scott, 81, announced on Friday that he is retiring from Today, after 35 years at the morning show and 65 years at NBC. Scott semi-retired in 1996, passing the weather reporting baton to Al Roker. Scott will get a proper send-off Tuesday, December 15. “He is literally my second dad. I love that man,” tweeted Roker.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ordered five more episodes of Chicago Med, for a first season of 18 installments. The drama has averaged a time period-winning 2.0 among A18-49 and 8.9 million viewers in Live+SD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel has presidential candidate Donald Trump in the late night hot seat on Wednesday, December 16, the day after CNN’s GOP debate. Trump owed Kimmel one, having canceled a scheduled appearance the night before he was supposed to show in October.
(Source: Cynopsis)

And in this corner, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will appear in an episode of Amy Poehler-exec-produced Broad City. Season three launches on Comedy Central Wednesday, February 17 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chuck Todd announced on Meet the Press Sunday that NBC is teaming with fact-checking website PolitiFact to fact-check moments on the campaign trail, and put statements made on Meet the Press to its Truth-O-Meter test. An analysis of the assertion of yesterday’s guest Marco Rubio that only three or four countries are taking significant military shots at ISIS can be found here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A helicopter headed to a location shoot in Argentina for MTV reality show The Challenge crashed on Saturday, killing the pilot and a technician, the only two people onboard. In March, 10 people connected to French reality show Dropped perished in a helicopter crash in Argentina.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS‘s Mike & Molly has been canceled after six seasons, according to castmember Rondi Reed. The actress, who plays Mike’s mother, Peggy, posted on Facebook Sunday, “Other venues were explored by WB and Bonanza Productions (Chuck Lorre) after CBS announced their intentions, but did not turn up a future for our show.” Reed said the season would be cut to 13 episodes, with taping ending January 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox ordered event series Shots Fired, following the aftermath of a racially charged shooting. Drama from Gina Prince Bythewood (Love & Basketball) and Brian Grazer (Empire) is slated for a 2016 debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two projects from Temple Hill landed script commitments with penalty from Fox: A dance show, written and exec produced by Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King) and exec produced by Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars), and a medical drama from Tom Fontana (Oz). 20th Century Fox Television will produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Seven Bucks Productions (Ballers), co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, and Left/Right (Mob Wives) are teaming with sports agency Athletes First to produce an untitled docu-series about college football players and their intense preparation for the NFL Draft. “As a former high school All-American football player and collegiate National Champion at University of Miami, I know how determined and relentlessly hard these athletes work and we’re inspired to share their stories,” said Johnson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox isn’t saddling up Urban Cowboy to series. The pilot from Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox Television was based on the 1980 movie starring John Travolta.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark will keep the ball rolling with seasonal programming after its “Countdown to Christmas” stunt ends its successful run. The net’s inaugural “Winterfest” event, with premiere original movies every Saturday in January, launches January 2 at 9p with Luke Perry in Love in Paradise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Raiders, raptors and rebels, oh my! Science Channel is celebrating eye-popping scenes on Star Wars and other films on Wednesday, December 16 at 8p with George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic. Mark Hamill narrates the one-hour behind-the-scenes special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hello again: The season 12 finale of The X Factor UK, airing on AXS TV tonight at 8p, features a performance by Adele, along with performances by Coldplay and X Factor alums One Direction.
(Source: Cynopsis)

T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley) will host the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, broadcast live on A&E, Lifetime and LMN on Sunday, January 17 at 8p. This year, the TV and Movie awards have been combined for one three-hour event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viewers can party commercial-free with Fuse New Years Eve. Playlist includes hits from Beyonce, Fetty Wap, Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars and Jidenna, among others on Thursday, December 31 from 9p-1a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elizabeth McGovern hosts season two of Million Dollar American Princesses, focused on the real-life American heiresses who, like McGovern’s Downton Abbey character, relocated to Europe. Four-parter debuts Sunday, January 3 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Roy Jackson headlines the season four premiere of Bounce TV’s Off the Chain. Season three debut of the stand-up series was seen by over 1.7 million people.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Legendary AAA Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio surprised fans on Saturday during taping of El Rey’s Lucha Underground. Mysterio will join the freestyle wrestling series for season two, launching Wednesday, January 27 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Life’s Shock Trauma: Edge of Life follows critically-injured patients at a major medical center, starting Friday, January 1 at 10p. Docudrama is produced by MedSchool Maryland Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Team Ninja Warrior premieres on Esquire Tuesday, January 19 at 8p. The American Ninja Warrior spin-off has the ninjas competing in squads of three, two males and one female.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV expands its music programming with Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance, bowing Sunday, January 24 at 9p. The night’s rock block also includes concert series Live From Red Rocks at 8p and competition series Breaking Band at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Just hours after a New York State Supreme Court judge on Friday ordered daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings to stop taking bets from consumers in New York, upholding an earlier order, an appellate court judge gave the sites an emergency injunction allowing them to remain open for business in the Big Apple. Barring the sites could take a bite out of possible TV ad revenue – they accounted for 3 percent of total advertising across 14 broadcast and cable nets in September.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order) will co-star opposite Queen Latifah in a Fox pilot from Lee Daniels (Empire) about a girl group reaching for the stars in the music industry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add Zoe Kravitz to the cast of HBO limited series Big Little Lies, from David E. Kelley. Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon star in the small screen adaptation of the Liane Moriarty bestseller.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Miles Doleac (Banshee) landed a recurring role on upcoming CW drama Containment, about a deadly epidemic in Atlanta.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Dolly Parton: Coat of Many Colors on Thursday drew 12.84 million viewers and 1.8/6 among A18-49, the most-watched TV movie on broadcast since May 2012.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo announced its Monday-Friday primetime ratings in 2015 were the highest in its history among total viewers (1.67 million, +9% versus 2014) and A18-49 (828K, +9% versus last year), according to Nielsen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Sunday, December 6 episode of AMC freshman Into the Badlands saw its highest-yet time-shifting gains, up +49% among P2+, +56% among A18-49, and +54% among A25-54. Adding in 3 days of playback, episode 104 delivered 3.6 million P2+, 2.1 million among A18-49, and 2.3 million among A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week of their crossovers, CW’s The Flash rose to a season high 2.08 among A18-49 and a season high 5.47 million viewers in Live+3 numbers, while Arrow hit the mark with season highs of 1.89 in the demo and 3.76 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Bounce TV’s Family Time delivered over 4.5 million viewers and 3.3 million homes across all plays, to become the net’s most-watched original series ever. Across the 10-episode premiere telecasts, season three had increases among HH (264,000, +76%), P18-49 (164,000, +71%) and P2+ (391,000, +85%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Rose Siggins died on December 12 from complications of kidney stone surgery. She was 43. Siggins played Legless Suzi in season four of American Horror Story.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Marjorie Lord died of natural causes on November 28. She was 97. Lord was best known to television audiences for her role opposite Danny Thomas in Make Room for Daddy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 12/10/15)
1) Adele – 25 – 695,043 (After 3 weeks – 5,186,235)
2) Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams – 194,522
3) G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out – 103,386

Other Debuts
5) Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood – 55,131
6) Rick Ross – Black Market – 53,717
16) Bruce Springsteen – Ties That Bind: The River Collection – 19,419
19) Various Artists – Revenge of the Dreamers II – 18,721
24) Babyface – Return Of The Tender Lover – 17,922
25) Currensy (Curren$y) – Canal Street Confidential – 17,423
33) Kid Cudi – Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven – 14,210
37) Onxrt – Volume 17 – 11,664
42) Jeremih – Late Nights: The Album – 10,486

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – $11.3 million
In The Heart of the Sea – $11 million
The Good Dinosaur – $10.5 million
Creed – $10.1 million
Krampus – $8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ GRAMMY NOMINATIONS/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

December 7, 2015

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/7/15)
ABC: The Great Christmas Light Fight (Premiere) at 8pm
VH1: Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Reunion Part 2 (Premiere) at 8pm
VH1: VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly at 9pm
ADULT SWIM: Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter (Premiere) at 12am
NBC: Telenovela (Premiere) at 10pm
TV ONE: Justice By Any Means (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Street Outlaws (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Serial Thriller (Finale) at 9pm
DIY: House Crashers (Finale) at 8pm

Viewers who missed The Wiz Live! will still be able to ease on down the road. With the special garnering 11.5 million viewers  over 2 million more than last year’s presentation of Peter Pan Live!  NBC has already scheduled an encore. The musical will re-air on Saturday, December 19 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King have sold drama Vatican City to Amazon. The show focuses on a female American news reporter working in Rome, who becomes the papal spokesperson and must deal with centuries of sexism in the Vatican.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jennifer Johnson (Lost) and Sue Chung have teamed on an untitled drama project for The CW. Written by Chung, series centers on three women who work outside the law to deliver justice against those who evade punishment in the legal system.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia‘s Seven Bucks Productions has partnered with 44 Blue Productions on Hard Corps (wt). The docu-soap, set in the competitive world of Drum Corps., has been greenlit by Fuse. “Hard Corps will showcase the exciting intersection of music and sports,” said Rasha Drachkovitch, executive producer and co-founder/CEO of 44 Blue.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon ordered viral sports clip series Crashletes (wt) from executive producers Rob Dyrdek and Shane Nickerson of Superjacket Productions (Ridiculousness). The 20-episode series, featuring the top sports highlights and user-generated content from around the world, will debut in the NickSports TV block on Nicktoons in 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV‘s White House Christmas 2015 premieres Sunday, December 13 at 6p. The one-hour special follows designer Genevieve Gorder as she gets a room-by-room tour of the iconic home’s holiday transformation. Among the highlights: a visit to the pastry kitchen for an up-close look at the building of the l500-lb White House Gingerbread House.
(Source: Cynopsis)

I Get That a Lot, featuring popular stars pulling pranks on everyday people, returns with a new one-hour special on Wednesday, December 30 at 8p on CBS. Celebrity participants include Kristin Chenoweth working as a waitress at New York diner; Guy Fieri selling cars; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers manning the front desk at a gym, and Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek behind the information desk at a public library.
(Source: Cynopsis)

To celebrate the late Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, getTV is airing a special block of programming to honor the crooner on Sunday, December 13 at 7p. It kicks off with Pal Joey, followed by The Devil at 4 O’Clock at 9:45p and Suddenly at 12:45a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Patti LaBelle and viral video’s James Wright Chanel come together to cook, sing and bake in holiday special Patti LaBelle’s Holiday Pies, premiering Wednesday, December 16 at 8:30p on Cooking Channel. For the headliner, the pair will make LaBelle’s sweet potato pie recipe. The special also airs Sunday, December 20 at 10:30a on Food Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

May Peace Prevail on Earth: An Interfaith Christmas Special debuts Thursday, December 24 at 11:35p on CBS. Sponsored by the work of the United Religions Initiative and Grace Episcopal Cathedral in San Francisco, the hour-long broadcast includes scripture readings, music and carols. The special will also feature wishes sent via video from people of different religions around the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO is developing a series from Robert Askins, the playwright who penned Tony-nominated Broadway play, Hand of God. The half-hour comedy, titled Brotherhood, takes place at the largest Baptist university in the world and focuses a young man who joins a secret organization with two goals: to party hard and write the funniest campus humor magazine.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is teaming with Keshet Studios to adapt Israeli soccer family comedy Imported. The series, which has a script commitment from the network, follows an American family who moves to London when one of their sons is drafted by a top English soccer club.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC has picked up I Am Jazz for a second season. The docu-series, centered on transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings, will debut eight new, hour-long episodes in 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After wrapping up the most-watched freshman season in network history, CNBC has renewed Jay Leno’s Garage. Season two returns with 12 new episodes in spring 2016.  “We are really excited to be picked up for another season,” said Jay Leno, who promises “a wild ride.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Born Again Virgin returns to TV One on Tuesday, December 8 at 9p. Scripted comedy explores the dating adventures of three 30-something best friends and their relationship challenges.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shailene Woodley (Secret Life of the American Teenager) is closing in on a deal to join HBO’s Big Little Lies. The limited series stars Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Kidman leaked the news Saturday at India’s Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chasing Life alum Italia Ricci has nabbed a recurring role on CBS superhero drama Supergirl, playing DC Comics villain Silver Banshee.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast the ex-wife of Joe Lo Truglio’s Charles. Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) debuts as Eleanor in the FOX series’ January 5 mid-season premiere. The episode also welcomes back Mary Lynn Rajskub as Boyle’s girlfriend, Genevieve.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tony Perez is returning to Once Upon a Time as Regina’s father. He’ll appear on the ABC show’s upcoming 100th episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wednesday night’s season finale of Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage on Food Network rated a .6 for both A25-54 (520,000 impressions) and A25-34 (170,000 impressions), up 67 percent and +16 percent respectively vs. year-ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court achieved a series high 1.43 national rating among Homes, during November Sweeps. In metered markets, the syndicated court show also improved over its year-ago history with W25-54 (up 4 percent) and grew with each successive week among homes (Week one at a 1.40 and Week four at a 1.53).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s Thanksgiving-themed episode of Pit Bulls & Parolees on Saturday, November 28 at 10p delivered 1.4 million P2+ viewers. As a result, the sixth annual “You Watch. We Give” matching initiative carved out $50,000 in donations towards Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest pit bull rescue in the country. The episode “A New Best Friend” is the series’ most-watched episode of the season across all major demos, including P2+ (1.4 million), P25-54 (538,000), P18-49 (518,000) and W25-54 (354,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CAME OUT TODAY
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will air on Monday February 15, 2016 on CBS.
http://www.grammy.com/nominees

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 12/3/15)
1) Adele – 25 – 1,112,162 (After 2 weeks – 4,491,192)
2) Justin Beiber – Purpose – 130,179 (After 3 weeks – 835,550)
3) One Direction – Made In The A.M. – 60,285 (After 3 weeks – 539,328)

Other Debuts
9) Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone – 31,340

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – $18.6 million
Krampus – $16 million
Creed – $15.5 million
The Good Dinosaur – $15.5 million
Spectre – $5.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

November 30, 2015

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/30/15)
ABC: It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: A Charlie Brown Christmas at 9pm
ABC: The Great Holiday Baking Show (Premiere) at 10pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Garage Gold (Premiere) at 8;30pm
NBC: Superstore (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX:  Minority Report (Finale) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Garage Gold (Finale) at 8pm

The gift that keeps on giving: NBC’s telecast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade drew a 12.6 household rating in metered markets, the number one broadcast entertainment rating for the fall. That’s down 1 percent versus last year, but up 1 percent among A18-49 with 7.0/30.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apparel, accessories and jewelry inspired by Fox hit Empire is available at Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products online shopping destination http://EmpireFoxShop.com. Launch, in collaboration with commerce tech company Delivery Agent, includes a $1000 Empire holiday shopping spree sweepstakes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Walmart begins selling Mattel’s new View-Master on December 1. The 77-year-old 3D toy has been updated for the virtual reality age, offering kids an opportunity to jump into the VR craze.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The November 21 premiere of Hallmark’s Northpole: Open for Christmas averaged a 3.0 HH rating and 3.5 million total viewers, becoming the #1 rated program of the day among HHs and W25-54 and the net’s most-watched original movie premiere of 2015 to date among W25-54. Merry Matrimony on November 22 garnered a 2.8 HH rating and 3.3 million total viewers to become the #1 rated movie of the day among HHs and W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s Empire dipped 30 percent to a Live+SD series low 3.1 rating among A18-49 on the travel-heavy Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but with an average 9.1 million viewers nonetheless topped the night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 21 finale of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday drew a season high 13.4 million viewers and 2.4/8 A18-49, Tuesday’s top show in viewers and the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s Thanksgiving Day football had an average viewership of 32.5 million viewers P2+, according to fast nationals, up 11 percent from last year. NBC’s game drew 27.8 million viewers, the second-most-watched primetime game ever on the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former actor and home video pioneer Al Markim died November 24. He was 88. After appearing on 1950s series Space Cadet, among other shows, Markim co-founded Teletronics, and was inducted into the Video Hall of Fame.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 11/26/15)
1) Adele – 25 – 3,377,885 (After 1 week – 3,379,030)
2) Justin Beiber – Purpose – 183,562 (After 2 weeks – 705,371)
3) One Direction – Made In The A.M. – 76,735

Other Debuts
4) Jadakiss – Top 5 Dead or Alive – 60,145
6) Enya – Dark Sky Island – 45,898
12) Rush – R40 Live – 23,972
13) Tech N9ne Collabos – Strangeulation II – 22,380
14) Empire Cast – Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2, Volume 1- 22,319
25) Grateful Dead – Fare Thee Well Complete Box Set – 13,692

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – $51.6 million
The Good Dinosaur – $39.2 million
Creed – $30 million
Spectre – $12.8 million
The Peanuts Movie – $9.7 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

November 23, 2015

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/23/15)
E!: Fashion Police: American Music Awards at 8pm
VH1: Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (Finale) at 8pm

CBS upped its order for freshman Code Black by five episodes, to 18. The medical drama has been inching up in the ratings, reaching 1.8 among A18-49 in Live+3 Wednesday at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tyra Banks is exiting her new syndicated daytime talker FABLife after two months. The America’s Next Top Model star says she’s leaving to devote more time to her cosmetics company, TYRA Beauty, which is “expanding faster than anticipated.” Banks is expected to make occasional appearances on the talker. FABLife had been a return to daytime for the supermodel, whose The Tyra Banks Show ran from 2005-2010.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC has started offering free air time to qualified GOP candidates to match the 12 minutes Donald Trump logged hosting Saturday Night Live on November 7, reports CNNMoney. Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham and John Kasich filed petitions with NBC stations last week, under the FCC’s “equal time” rules.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Orange County Housewife Vicki Gunvalson opens up about ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers’ tabloid-headline-making cancer lies on a Watch What Happens Live One-on-One special tonight at 8:30p on Bravo. Vanderpump Rules follows at 9p, and Apres Ski at 10p. Vanderpump Rules after-show slides to a new timeslot: 11:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ads from around the world are featured in CW’s Holiday Commercials Countdown, from Juma Entertainment and IMG Productions. “Great TV commercials – whether designed to make you laugh or tug on your heartstrings – provide content that rates,” Juma president and exec producer Robert Horowitz tells Cynopsis, promising a large batch of spots “that have never been seen by U.S. viewers.” One-hour special airs Tuesday, November 24 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Jill and Jessa: Counting On focuses on the two married 19 Kids and Counting alums, one preparing to move to Central America for missionary work, the other getting ready for a baby. For the first time, family members address the difficult period following revelations about brother Josh Duggar involving child molestation, porn and adultery, on Sunday, December 13 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two finale of Velocity’s Bitchin’ Rides airs Tuesday, December 1 from 9p-11p, with a classic 1960 Cadillac getting an award-winning custom copper treatment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Broadway’s “The Illusionists” make magic for NBC on Wednesday, December 9 at 10p. Exec producers are John Irwin and Simon Painter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Evan Jonigkeit (Bone Tomahawk) has joined the cast of Netlix’s Frontier. Action drama focused on the North American fur trade in the late 18th century stars Jason Momoa.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add Brooklyn Nine-Nine to busy Niecy Nash’s (Scream Queens, Getting On) credits. Nash will guest on the Fox Sunday comedy as the sister of Capt. Holt (Andre Braugher), reports EW.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) landed the male lead in ABC comedy pilot Downward Dog, based on the web series about a disorganized woman and her pooch. Comedian Barry Rothbart is also onboard.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America is off to its best fall season in network history. Doctor Who’s 2 million viewers in Live+7 helped make September and October rank among the net’s top five months of all time, and with a 33 percent year-over-year increase in Total Day viewership, BBCA is the third fastest-growing entertainment net this fall. “It is terrific to see such strong growth at BBCA, especially as competition for audience attention has never been fiercer,” Sarah Barnett, net president, tells Cynopsis.  “Our vocal and enthusiastic fans have really responded to Doctor Who, which continues to deliver great numbers. We’re excited to up the ante in 2016.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC drew its biggest Thursday audience in four weeks and hit a 7-week high in A18-49 with the winter finales of Grey’s Anatomy (8.5 million and 2.5/8), Scandal (8.1 million and 2.4/8) and How to Get Away With Murder (7.1 million and 2.3/8).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere of AMC’s Into the Badlands delivered 8.2 million viewers and 5.1 million in Live+3, ranking as the number three cable series launch of all time among A18-49 and A25-54 (5.1 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision’s Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday averaged 4.0 million total viewers, 2.2 million A18-49 and 1.1 million A18-34, ranking as the number two broadcast net among A18-34 and number three in among A18-49. The show delivered more Hispanic viewers in the demo than the most recent MTV VMAs, Country Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen Superstar Sabotage posted a .6 rating (600,00 Impressions) A25-54 on Wednesday, and a .6 rating (200,000 impressions) A25-34, up double digits versus the same day year-ago in both demos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The November 15 installment of TLC’s Sister Wives at 9p averaged 2.9 million P2+ viewers in Live+3 numbers, the most-watched of the current season and highest-rated among W25-54 since January 2014. At 10p, 90 Day Fiance averaged 1.9 million P2+, and was its highest-rated since the season 1 finale in all key Women demos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Announcer, DJ and game show host Jim Perry died November 20 of cancer. He was 82. Perry was best known as host of shows including Card Sharks and Sale of the Century.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writer James Prideaux died November 18 after a major stroke. He was 88. Prideaux’s television work included TV movies Return Engagement, Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry and The Man Upstairs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
http://www.theamas.com/2015/11/2015-american-music-awards-winners/

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 11/19/15)
1) Justin Bieber – Purpose – 521,521
2) One Direction – Made In The A.M. – 401,837
3) Logic – Incredible True Story – 118,062

Other Debuts
4) Jeezy – Church In These Streets – 98,380
5) Chris Young – I’m Comin’ Over – 57,147
6) Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Letters From Labyrinth – 45,665
8) Kirk Franklin – Losing My Religion – 32,569
11) Alessia Cara – Know-It-All – 21,788
12) Ty Dolla $ign – Free TC – 21,620
13) Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Alone In The Universe – 20,106
15) Natalie Grant – Be One – 16,353
21) Walk The Moon – Talking Is Hard – 11,849

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – $101 million
Spectre – $14.6 million
The Peanuts Movie – $12.8 million
The Night Before – $10.1 million
The Secret In Their Eyes – $6.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

November 16, 2015

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/16/15)
AHC: Nuremberg: Nazi Judgement Day (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Guilty Pleasures (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Top 5 Restaurants (Premiere) at 10:30pm

As world landmarks were alight with the colors of the French flag, the outpouring support for Paris after Friday’s horrific terrorist attacks in that city that left 129 dead included a moment of silence opening Saturday’s Democratic debate on CBS. Ahead of Army football’s game Saturday, West Point cadet Caleb McNeill carried the French flag along with the American flag, and a moment of silence was held before the weekend’s NFL games. U2 cancelled concerts scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, including one slated to air on HBO. “We are fully resolved to go ahead with this show at an appropriate time,” said the band, which laid flowers by a makeshift memorial near the Bataclan theater.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A Supergirl episode that included a series of bombings and an NCIS: Los Angeles episode involving ISIS recruitment have been replaced on CBS’s schedule tonight with different installments of the shows. NBC canceled the live episode of Undateable planned for the same day as the Paris attacks, running a repeat instead.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spike Lee, accepting an honorary Oscar at Saturday’s 7th annual Governor Awards, noted, “It’s easier to be president of the United States as a black person than to be the head of a studio.” As for why his next film, Chi-Raq will be Amazon’s first feature release, Lee earlier told the Hollywood Reporter, “They’re a great company. And also everyone else said no.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu is in talks to sell a stake in the company to Time Warner, reports the Wall Street Journal. A deal would make Time Warner co-owner with Comcast, Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox. Elbowing into Netflix territory, Hulu added an $11.99/month ad-free option in September.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jamelle Bouie is CBS News’ new Political Analyst, contributing to all platforms, including 2016 campaign coverage. Bouie had been a regular contributor on Face the Nation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Film producer Joel Silver (The Matrix) and his Silver Pictures Television struck a multi-year first-look television deal with Lionsgate. Kicking things off: a put pilot commitment from CBS for vampire drama Bathory, and from Fox for basketball drama Soar. The partnership is designed to capitalize on Silver’s relationship with A-list talent. “Joel has created some of the biggest franchises of all time and established an incredible network of relationships with top writers and other world-class creative talent,” said Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs. “We’re thrilled at the opportunity to team with him as he focuses his creative genius on the world of television with the same emphasis on exciting, high-profile branded properties that have been his signature in the film world.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Karla Hidalgo and Christopher Martin have formed a new production company, TV Dinner Productions. The MTV Networks vets have already produced a special for Lifetime, celebrating People magazine’s 2015 selection of “The Sexiest Man Alive,” as well as a series of documentary programs for History under the title Christmas Through the Decades. They’ve also contracted with VH1 to produce a new series airing in the spring of 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s (A to Z) Le Train Train comedy project about a girl who decides to live the rest of her life without regrets has found a berth at NBC. 20th Century Fox Television is the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A concert celebrating the music of John Lennon will air on AMC Saturday, December 19 at 9p. The event, produced by Blackbird Presents and taped at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on December 5, will feature performances by Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Brandon Flowers, Peter Frampton, Kris Kristofferson, Train’s Pat Monahan, Willie Nelson, The Roots and Steve Tyler, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bryan Cranston goes Inside the Actors Studio on Wednesday, November 25 at 8p on Bravo. The Breaking Bad star discusses how he drew inspiration from his father to play Walter White.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC Universo is premiering Heroes on Wednesday, November 18 at 8p. It’s the U.S. Spanish-language debut of the sci-fi series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Author Michael Pollan busts food myths in In Defense of Food, premiering on PBS Wednesday, December 30 at 9p (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Singer Nicki Minaj will be an honoree at toast-and-roast special VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly, premiering Monday, December 7 at 9p. Queen Latifah presides.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT renewed Murder in the First for season three. The crime drama starring Taye Digs and Kathleen Robertson averaged 2 million viewers in season two.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Added to the cast of Epix spy drama, Berlin Station: Tamlyn Tomita (Resurrection), Leland Orser (Ray Donovan), Richard Dillane (Wolf Hall) and Bernhard Schütz (A Most Wanted Man).Shooting will take place in Berlin for a fall 2016 premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo earned the highest-rated Sunday night of the year among all key demos, thanks to the season premieres of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Untying the Knotý and Watch What Happens Live, according to ýNielsen Live+3 data. Housewives garnered 3.7 million total viewers, 2.4 million P25-54 and over 2.2 million P18-49, ranking #1 in the 8p hour in ad-supported cable networks. Watch What Happens Live drew 2.8 million total viewers, 1.8 million P25-54 and 1.7 million P18-49, and the season two premiere of Knot scored over 1.7 million total viewers, 1.1 million P25-54 and 954,000 P18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s Project Runway Junior premiered to 1.2 million total viewers on Thursday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Auto restoration show Mexicanos, which returned to Discovery es Espanol November 9, averaged 153,000 viewers A18-49 and 266,000 total viewers, pay-TV’s number one telecast among Spanish-language nets in the timeslot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 11/12/15)
1) Chris Stapleton – Traveller – 96,995 (After 27 weeks – 346, 644)
2) Eric Church – Mr. Misunderstood – 58,312 (After 2 weeks – 129,217)
3) Elle Goulding – Delirium – 42,455

Other Debuts
4) Tim McGraw – Damn Country Music – 39,267
7) Sara Bareilles – What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress – 27,104
8) Little Mix – Get Weird – 21,853
9) Old Dominion – Meat And Candy – 20,481
14) Bob Dylan – Best of The Cutting Edge – 14,252
19) Josh Abbott – Front Row Seat – 12,766
23) Grimes – Art Angels – 10,957
24) Cole Swindle – Down Home Sessions II – 10,322
25) Seal – 7 – 10,158
27) Billy Gibbons And The BFG’s – Perfectamundo – 9,769
29) Sawyer Fredericks – Sawyer Fredericks – 8,833
32) Deitrick Haddon – Masterpiece – 8,699
34) Angie Stone – Dream – 8,546

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Spectre – $35.4 million
The Peanuts Movie – $24.2 million
Love The Coopers – $8.4 million
The Martian – $6.7 million
The 33 – $5.8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

November 9, 2015

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/9/15)
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Garage Gold (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD: Cake Wars: Christmas (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Independent Lens (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Ladies of London (Finale) at 8pm
WEATHER: Natural Born Monsters (Finale) at 10pm

It might not have been huge, but it was big: Donald Trump’s controversial appearance as host of NBC’s Saturday Night Live averaged a 6.6 rating in metered market households, the highest since January 2012. A 2.7 among A18-49 was the best since February, 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah was back in the Comedy Central host seat just one day after undergoing emergency appendectomy surgery. “I’m back from the world’s shortest vacation,” said Noah on Friday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hollywood Medium, featuring an LA clairvoyant who shares messages from beyond with celebs, debuts Sunday, January 24 at 10p on E!. Star clients include Monica Potter, Bella Thorne, Jaime Pressly and Boy George, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One docu-series The Next 15 promises to reveal what happens behind the scenes on reality TV. Currently filming in LA for a 1Q16 premiere, the show features reality show vets determined to change their public personas. “The veil has finally been lifted giving viewers exclusive access into the production process of a docu-series,” said producer Carlos King (The Real Housewives of Atlanta).
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Saturday, November 14, Azteca America is turning the network over to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, for an evening dedicated to raising awareness for the work member hospitals are doing to help medically stricken kids and their families. A live fundraising event will air from 5p-11p, featuring appearances from supporters like Marie Osmond, telenovela stars and singer Ana Barbara, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One’s News One Now this morning is devoting its entire broadcast (7a-8a) to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s Town Hall Meeting in South Carolina, which took place Saturday. The meeting, hosted by the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, was moderated by News One Now’s Roland S. Martin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Logo is premiering documentary Gen Silent, about a group of six LGBT elders living in Boston, tonight at 9p. The movie is making noise – Logo, sites and blogs will share posts using #GenSilent to raise awareness of issues facing LGBT seniors. “After surviving the HIV/AIDS crisis, fighting for civil rights and truly earning the right to age gracefully, our LGBT elders now have to face new obstacles at a time when they are the most vulnerable,” Taj Paxton, exec producer of Logo Documentary Films. “Logo is proud to stand with this often overlooked generation and to join Director Stu Maddux in giving them a voice.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A making-of documentary focused on Bruce Springsteen’s 1980 masterpiece The River will premiere on HBO Friday, November 27. The film from Thom Zimny, who also directed HBO docs about the Boss’s High Hopes and Darkness on the Edge of Town, will include interviews with the rock icon. Springsteen is an exec producer with manger Jon Landau and Barbara Carr.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of ABC’s American Crime is slated to return on a new night, Wednesday, January 6 at 10p, during Nashville’s winter break. Last time out the limited series aired Thursdays, filling How to Get Away With Murder’s slot after the Shondaland show’s run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Full Throttle Saloon, set in “the world’s largest biker bar,” will be open for business again Tuesday, December 1 at 10p on Destination America. Series previously aired on truTV and Reelz. The new episodes reveal the South Dakota drinking hole’s future after a devastating electrical fire in September.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Diva alert: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns for season six Tuesday, December 1 at 9p. Bravo promises “jaw-dropping bling, wild fun, shocking drama and a few surprises.” Plus a new, blonde bombshell wife married to a high-powered attorney 32 years her senior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ASPiRE reality series Changemakers, spotlighting African-American celebs giving back to others, is back with two new episodes. Rapper/producer Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and Atlanta Real Housewife Kandi show how they’re doing good on Wednesday, November 11 at 8p and 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor/singer Steve Kazee (Legends) is joining ABC’s Nashville in a recurring role. Country music drama airs Wednesdays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peter Fonda will guest on HBO pilot Max, a comedy set in 1963 directed and exec produced by GirlsLena Dunham.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives) will recur on ABC’s Quantico, reports Deadline. Freshman drama airs Sundays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Molly Parker (House of Cards) landed a role in Amazon Studios drama Trial, from David E. Kelley.  Legal drama stars Billy Bob Thornton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s two-hour Ghost Adventures Halloween special had .64 delivery among P25-54, 19 percent above last year’s special, ranking as the number 7 cable net in primetime and number 10 among W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC tied with NBC’s Tonight Show in households (2.5/7) in metered markets for the top late nighter. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton guested.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 14 finale of Lifetime’s Project Runway had its best delivery among A25-54 (1.2 million) and W25-54 (899,000) since its season 12 finale in 2013. The episode also hit season highs among A18-49 (993,000) and W18-49 (742,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 11/5/15)
1) Chris Stapleton – Traveller – 153,428 (After 26 weeks – 249,649)
2) Carrie Underwood – Storyteller – 73, 056 (After 2 weeks – 237,384)
3) Eric Church – Mr. Misunderstood – 70,905

Other Debuts
4) Various Artists – Now 56 – 57,954
5) Def Leppard – Def Leppard – 29,766
7) Various Artists – We Love Disney – 25,538
8) Neighborhood – Wiped Out – 20,110
9) Elvis Presley – If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley – 19,489
10) Chris Janson – Buy Me A Boat – 18,536
16) Puscifer – Money Shot – 15,327
17) Lalah Hathaway – Lalah Hathaway Live – 14,718

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Spectre – $73 million
The Peanuts Movie – $45 million
The Martian – $9.3 million
Goosebumps – $7 million
Bridge of Spies – $6.1 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

November 2, 2015

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/2/15)
BRAVO: Vanderpump Rules (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Apres Ski (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals (Premiere) at 10pm
TNT: Legends (Premiere) at 10pm
Z LIVING: Dueling Doctors (Premiere) at 5pm
Z LIVING: Cook Your Ass Off (Premiere) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Salvage Dawgs (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: I’ll Have What Phil’s Having (Finale) at 10pm

Unhappy with CNBC’s handling of the October 28 debate, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Friday sent an open letter to NBC News chairman Any Lack saying the party is “suspending the partnership” on the grounds the CNBC debate had been “conducted in bad faith,” including a “petty and mean-spirited tone” meant to embarrass the candidates. CNBC and NBC News, of course, are both are divisions of NBCUniversal. “This is a disappointing development,” responded NBC News, which had been scheduled to hold the February 26 face-off with Telemundo and National Review as partners. “However, along with our debate broadcast partners at Telemundo we will work in good faith to resolve this matter with the Republican Party.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC renewed The Walking Dead, the number one show on television among coveted A18-49ers, for a seventh season, as well as live after-show Talking Dead. “Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed,” joked Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. The zombie drama delivered 18.2 million viewers and 12 million A18-49 in Live+3 ratings on October 25, while Talking Dead drew 7.3 million viewers and 4.6 million in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC upped its order for freshman The Muppets from 13 to 16 episodes. The series starring Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy was planned as a limited run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michelle Obama will have company on a visit this week to U.S. military personnel in Qatar: Conan O’Brien. The late night host will take his TBS show on the road, performing for the troops while the First Lady focuses on the work of Joining Forces, supporting the military, veterans and their families. The trip will be taped to air as part of Conan later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Disney-owned ABC will air a special on November 23 dedicated to Disney’s highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. On hand will be director J.J. Abrams and stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega. Film launches December 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Suddenly, the reclusive singer is everywhere, at least at NBC. Adele will perform at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall on November 17, an event that will air as a one-hour special on the network on Monday, December 14 at 10p. The Grammy winner will also perform on Saturday Night Live on November 21, and on The Tonight Show November 23. Her new album, 25, will be released globally on November 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first day of ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas” is…December 1. This year’s event includes remastered versions of Jim Henson holiday specials The Bells of Fraggle Rock and Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas. Kicking things off: 1996 movie The Preacher’s Wife on Tuesday, December 1 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 11 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians launches Sunday, November 15 at 9p on E!, followed by the sophomore season debut of The Royals at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered a fifth season of Longmire. The streaming service made the announcement on its Facebook page.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A lawsuit accuses Quantico producer Mark Gordon of lifting the idea for the freshman ABC drama from a 1999 CNN documentary, Quantico: The Making of an FBI Agent. Filmmakers Jamie Hellman and Barbara Leibovitz Hellman and exec Paula Paizes claim they signed a deal with the Mark Gordon Company in 2002 for a project based on the doc that never materialized, but “the plot for Quantico substantially resembles the plotlines.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elizabeth Rohm (Stalker) will recur on season three of TNT’s The Last Ship. Series returns in summer 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season six premiere of Discovery’s Gold Rush on Friday, October 16 ranked as the night’s top telecast in all of television among M25-54 (3.76 rating), topping Fox’s ALCS game #1 by 9 percent, according to Nielsen Live+3 data. The show was also number one on cable across Adults/Men/Women 25-54/18-49 and total viewers P2+ (5.04 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thursday’s Bones/Sleepy Hollow crossover was win/win for Fox. Bones (1.3/5) saw an 8 percent lift from the week prior, while Sleepy Hollow (1.1/3) was up 38 percent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game 3 of the World Series on Friday gave Fox a 3.1/11 rating among A18-49, according to Nielsen fast nationals, up 24 percent over the same game in last year’s preliminary numbers. ABC’s 20/20, featuring an interview with ex-Scientologist Leah Remini, held up nicely opposite baseball, with 1.7/6 among A18-49, up 42 percent versus last week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC likely isn’t second-guessing its decision to snip The Player’s order to nine episodes  the drama was down 13 percent versus last week, to .7/2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Sunday, October 25 premiere of Instructions Not Included on Spanish-language movie channel Cinelatino had a cumulative rating of 405,000 viewers A18-49 for its 9p and 11p showings, and 689,000 total viewers, outperforming every other Spanish-language cable network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor and former U.S Senator Fred Thompson died November 1 after a recurrence of lymphoma. He was 73. In addition to film roles, the one-time GOP presidential candidate starred on Law & Order.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Character actor Al Molinaro died October 30. He was 96. Best know as Big Al Delvecchio on Happy Days, Molinaro’s other acting credits included Freaky Friday and Happy Days spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 10/29/15)
1) 5 Seconds of Summer – Sounds Good Feels Good – 179,157
2) Carrie Underwood – Storyteller – 164,212
3) Blake Shelton – Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits – 32,749

Other Debuts
4) Andrea Bocelli – Cinema – 29,138
6) Rod Stewart – Another Country – 23,108
9) DJ Khaled – I Changed A Lot – 19,240
12) Joanna Newsom – Divers – 13,901
13) Chris Tomlin – Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship – 13,546
22) Sam Hunt – Between The Pines – 10,157

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Martian – $11.4 million
Goosebumps – $10.2 million
Bridge of Spies – $8 million
Hotel Transylvania 2 – $5.8 million
Burnt – $5 million
(Source: Cynopsis)

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

October 26, 2015

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/26/15)
A&E: Cursed: The Bell Witch (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: Supergirl (Premiere) at 8:30pm
COOKING: Food: Fact or Fiction? (Premiere) at 10:30pm
DIY: Bath Crashers (Premiere) at 11pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Most Terrifying Places in America (Premiere) at 11pm
MTV: Follow The Rules (Premiere) at 10pm
TRU TV: Super Into (Premiere) at 10:30pm
VH1: Black Ink Crew: Chicago (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC FAMILY: Switched at Birth (Finale) at 8pm
FOOD: Halloween Baking Championship (Finale) at 9pm

CBS gave a full season order for freshman drama Limitless. “We’re excited how Limitless continues to evolve creatively each week and stand out with its unique style of storytelling,” said Glenn Geller, president, CBS Entertainment. The season’s number two new series is delivering 11.43 million viewers and a 2.4/8 ratings among A18-49 on Tuesdays. The net also ordered six backup scripts for medical drama Code Black, airing Wednesdays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC cut its 13-episode order for new drama Blood & Oil to 10. Opposite Sunday Night Football and The Walking Dead, the show fell from a 1.4 A18-49 for its premiere to .9 in Live+SD numbers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also doing some snipping is NBC, which slashed its order for The Player from 13 episodes to nine. The Thursday drama posted a .8 Live+SD  A18-49 rating last week, after a launch that drew 1.2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS canceled freshman comedy Clipped, set in a Boston barbershop. During Upfronts, net president Kevin Reilly promised “a huge slate of originals,” and indeed there’s more on deck, including family comedy The Detour from The Daily Show alums Samantha Bee and Jason Jones.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Undateable, which went live on both coasts for its season three premiere but was tape delayed in most of the country for episode two, is back to two live telecasts. NBC plans to stick with the double telecasts for the remainder of the Friday night comedy’s 13-episode order.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central’s South Park is making its U.S. Spanish-language debut, tonight at 10p on NBC Universo. The network “is going where no other Spanish cable network has gone before,” said Arelys Carballo, VP of programming. “South Park is a daring series that introduces an irreverent brand of comedy to our Hispanic viewers and adds an exciting twist to our lineup.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC Family (soon to be Freeform) announced winter premiere dates. Season three of The Fosters picks up Monday, January 18 at 8p, followed by new series Recovery Road at 9p. Season three of Young & Hungry debuts Wednesday, February 3 at 8p, leading into Baby Daddy at 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kurtwood Smith (That 70s Show) landed a role in ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter. Season two launches in 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Phil McGraw (Dr. Phil) will guest on the November 3 episode of Fox’s Grandfathered. Comedy starring John Stamos airs Tuesdays at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV host Mario Lopez (Extra) won’t have to stretch too much to play TV dance show host Vince Fontaine on Fox’s Grease: Live. Event airs Sunday, January 31.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smashing records on Back to the Future Day with a marathon of the BTTF trilogy: Discovery Family, which had its best night ever among P25-54 (354,000), M25-54 (186,000), W25-54 (168,000), P18-49 (347,000), M18-49 (182,000) and W18-49 (165,000) delivery. Back to the Future Parts 1 and 2 also rank as DFC’s top 2 telecasts ever among P18-49 delivery (385,000 for Part 2 at 9:30 PM and 269,000 for Part 1 at 7p). “Back to the Future Day was a terrific, record-breaking day for Discovery Family Channel,” says GM Tom Cosgrove. “But sadly, not one for my beloved Cubs.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Esquire also saw the power of love on BTF day, scoring its best primetime and total day numbers ever with Wednesday’s Back to the Future marathon. The event delivered 591,000 total viewers and 334,000 among A18-49 in primetime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

You could say BounceTV is more than a little excited about out-delivering BET five times in total day the week of October 12, including twice on Monday (P25-54: 83,000 to 75,000 and P2+: 189,000 to 174,000). “We are incredibly focused on chasing down BET as we believe Bounce TV will become the No. 1 African-American network on television,” EVP ad sales, Elverage Allen tells Cynopsis. “We have had four consecutive quarters of growth and just wrapped our best quarter ever in ratings, up 30% prime year over year. And September was the most watched month in our history. If Bounce were a cable network, it would be in the top 10 for African-Americans, delivering more black adults in prime than TBS, TNT, FX, AMC and about 100 other cable networks.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season six premiere of Discovery’s Gold Rush on Friday, October 16 ranked as the night’s top telecast in all of television among M25-54 (3.76 rating), topping Fox’s ALCS game #1 by 9 percent, according to Nielsen Live+3 data. The show was also number one on cable across Adults/Men/Women 25-54/18-49 and total viewers P2+ (5.04 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

What live sports takes away, Live+3 gives back. After slipping opposite the NFL and baseball, AMC’s The Walking Dead jumped 40 percent in total viewers (to 17.1 million) and 41 percent among A18-49 (11.1 million) the second week of season six.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Project Runway hit a season 14 high 2.5 million total viewers and 1.1 million A25-54 on Thursday, making it the number one non-sports cable telecast of the night in the demo for the third consecutive week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thursday’s 8p debut of Food Network’sChopped: Impossible posted a .5 rating A25-54 (520K impressions), up 64 percent versus year-ago to rank 4thin cable in the timeslot. Among A25-34 the show delivered a .4 ratings (130K impressions), up 100 percent versus last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 10/22/15)
1) Pentatonix – Pentatonix – 87,737
2) Demi Lovato – Confident – 76,603
3) Machine Gun Kelly – General Admission – 49,351

Other Debuts
4) Game – Documentary 2.5 – 41,634
5) Coheed & Cambria – Color Before The Sun – 31,216
6) Kidz Bop Kids – Kidz Bop 30 – 26,899
14) Hillsong Worship – Open Heaven / River Wild – 14,657
15) Joe Budden – All Love Lost – 14,229
18) Borns – Dopamine – 13,063
19) State Champs – Around The World & Back – 12,860

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Martian – $15.9 million
Goosebumps – $15.5 million
Bridge of Spies – $11.4 million
The Last Witch Hunter – $10.8 million
Hotel Transylvania 2 – $9 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

October 19, 2015

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 10/19/15)
DISCOVERY: Vegas Rat Rods (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Tiny House Hunters (Premiere) at 10pm
Great American Country: Ghost Stories (Finale) at 11:30pm
ID: Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen (Finale) at 10pm
MTV: Todrick (Finale) at 10:30pm

Fox
gave a full season order for Empire lead-in Rosewood. The freshman medical drama is averaging a 2.4 rating among A18-49 and 7.8 million viewers in Live+3 estimates. “Rosewood has proven to be a real self-starter for us, which is a tremendous feat on this highly competitive night,” said Fox entertainment president David Madden.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After a finale on September 3 that featured the wedding of Officer Andy McNally and Det. Sam Swarek, ABC is not bringing back summer series Rookie Blue for a seventh season. “The series reached a natural conclusion,” said Christine Shipton, SVP and chief creative officer at Shaw Media. “This season’s finale was the perfect wrap-up for both our rookies and for fans.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also not coming back: Syfy’s Defiance. In its third season, the experimental drama averaged 1.1 million viewers in Live+SD, down 28 percent from season two. “Defiance was a truly groundbreaking series, delivering an immersive, cross-platform experience that transcended the television screen in a way that viewers had never seen before,” said the net in a statement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After GOP presidential contenders Donald Trump and Ben Carson threatened on Thursday to boycott the October 28 CNBC debate if the net didn’t set a time limit and allow opening and closing statements, the Republican National Committee and CNBC agreed to a two-hour limit, and to include 30-second statements. On Fox News Sunday, Trump told Chris Wallace, “The people can’t take it. Who wants to watch a debate for three hours?” As for Republican rival Carly Fiorina’s contention that Trump was “scared” to engage in another three-hour debate, Trump boasted, “I could stand there for 20 hours.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Count the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda among those shuddering at the thought of more airtime for Trump. The advocacy group is calling for the candidate’s removal as host of Saturday Night Live on November 7, saying in a open letter to NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke, “We are appalled that you would enable Trump’s hateful speech…and ask that you rescind the invitation.” A MoveOn.org petition to dump Trump from SNL has over 100,000 signatures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former The View senior producer Jennifer Shepard-Brookman is suing Rosie O’Donnell for slander. The lawsuit claims the former co-host of the ABC daytimer “publicly accused Ms. Brookman of betraying professional and personal confidences and leaking certain sensitive information to the media,” allegations Brookman, who says she was let go after 14 years, denies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS has refused to carry ads for Truth, the film starring Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as CBS News producer Mary Mapes. Truth recounts the events surrounding a discredited 2004 60 Minutes II story questioning then-President George W. Bush’s military record. “It’s astounding how little truth there is in Truth,” said CBS Corp. spokesman Gil Schwartz. “The film tries to turn gross errors of journalism and judgment into acts of heroism and martyrdom.” Truth is based on the book by Mapes, who was fired after documents for her story could not be verified; Rather also left the network in 2006. Callan Advertising had attempted to place ads in Late Show, CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning …and 60 Minutes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID and Glamour Magazine announced domestic violence survivor and founder of the #WhyIStayed social media movement Beverly Gooden is the winner of the 2015 Inspire a Difference “Everyday Heroaward. ID’s multiplatform public affairs campaign is designed to inform a national dialogue around topics such as domestic violence, abuse, bullying, and civil rights, while encouraging viewers to take action.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere Unforgettable, moved from CBS to A&E for season four, is also changing launch dates. Originally slated for November 4, the crime drama will start on A&E Friday, November 27 with back-to-back episodes at 8p and 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV is gearing up for the holidays. Special All-Star Gingerbread Build hits the sweet spot Saturday, November 28 at 8p, showcasing Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, Duff  Goldman (Ace of Cakes), Egypt Sherrod (Flipping Virgins) and Ron Ben-Israel (Sweet Genius) in a bake-off.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tru TV’s Super Into explores the private passions of public personalities. On the series premiere Monday, October 26 at 10:30p, Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious) geeks out on superbikes with host Kevin Pereira (Hack My Life).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The secret world of pets is explored in THIRTEEN’s Nature two-parter, Pets: Wild at Heart. Series explaining puppy play and why hamsters are addicted to their exercise wheels airs Wednesday, October 21 and 28 at 8p on PBS (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Giada De Laurentiis offers how-to’s for entertaining season in Food’s Giada’s Holiday Handbook, premiering Sunday, November 8 at 11a. The network is partnering with Wayfair for the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Melissa Leo (Louie), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) are onboard Showtime comedy pilot I’m Dying Up Here, set in LA’s stand-up comedy scene in the 1970s.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC’s The Walking Dead returned for season six to 19.5 million viewers and 12.8 million A18-49 in Live+3, the highest-rated premiere for the season among A18-49 and A25-54 in Live+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s NCIS overtook NBC Sunday Night Football for the top spot the week of October 5 in Live+3 viewing, with an 18 percent lift that brought the procedural to 19.8 million viewers, versus 19.6 million for football.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In Live+3 for Sunday, ABC’s Quantico jumped 94 percent (1.5 rating points) over its L+SD A18-49 number, the biggest percentage for a single telecast on broadcast so far this season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wednesday night’s Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition posted a .7 rating (690K imp) among A25-54, an 18 percent increase versus year-ago. The show ranked fourthfor the night among cable for A25-54 and sixth among A25-34 with a .6 rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The nail-biter between the Mets and the Dodgers on Thursday scored 7.4 million viewers and a 4.5 HH rating on TBS, up 21 percent and 15 percent over last year’s game and the second-most-watched National League Division Series game ever on the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The next night on Fox, the not-so-tight Kansas City Royals’ victory over the Toronto Blue Jays hit a 1.7/6 A18-49 rating in preliminary numbers, up 60 percent from Game 1 of the American League Championship Series last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The October 11 season three premiere of 90 Day Fiance on TLC averaged 1.4 million P2+ viewers in Live+3. Sunday’s airing ranked number two in its Sunday 10p timeslot in ad-supported cable among Women 25-54/18-49/18-34, behind AMC’s Walking Dead/Talking Dead openers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 10/15/15)
1) Selena Gomez – Revival – 84,907
2) Game – Documentary 2 – 83,171
3) Janet Jackson – Unbreakable – 27,879 (After 2 weeks – 136,626)

Other Debuts
7) Toby Keith – 35 MPH Town – 18,671
8) Jana Kramer – Thirty-One – 17,771
11) Mayday Parade – Black Lines – 16,435
16) City And Colour – If I Should Go Before You – 11,623

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Goosebumps – $23.5 million
The Martian – $21.5 million
Bridge of Spies – $15.4 million
Crimson Peak – $12.9 million
Hotel Transylvania 2 – $12.3 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)