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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

August 3, 2015

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 8/3/15)
ABC: Bachelor In Paradise: After Paradise (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: The First 48: Love Kills (Premiere) at 8pm
ASPIRE: ABFF Independent (Premiere) at 9pm
CW: Significant Mother (Premiere) at 9:30am
DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL: Texas Trocas (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Great American Food Finds (Premiere) at 9:30pm
ID: Deadly Devotion (Premiere) at 9pm
AMC: The Making of the Mob: New York (Finale) at 10pm
BRAVO: Odd Mom Out (Finale) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Street Outlaws: Full Throttle (Finale) at 8pm
LIFETIME: UnREAL (Finale) at 10pm

Fuse has its sights set on culturally diverse influencers with a September 30 relaunch. On the way: a new logo and programming that’s “edgy and relevant.” That includes the made-over net’s first original series, Transcendent, a docu-series about trans women performers at a cabaret, bowing Wednesday, September 30 at 11:30p; Fluffy Breaks Even, an unscripted series that’s part of a multi-year partnership with comedian Gabriel Iglesias launching Thursday, October 1 at 10p, and Revealed, featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of artists including Ed Sheeran and Jason Derulo, bowing Saturday October 24 at 7p. “In order to reach the multicultural, Millennial audience of trendsetters and influencers that we are calling ‘New Young Americans,’ we need to deliver programming that is diverse, sexy, honest and edgy,” said Fuse Media president Bill Hillary.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Norman Lear, at TCA to talk about his upcoming profile on PBS’s American Masters, due in fall 2016, also updated reporters on the status of a Latino reboot of comedy One Day at a Time. “Not in Spanish, but English. That could happen,” said Lear, adding that unlike the 1975-1984 original, focused on a single mother and two daughters, he’d like to have a mother, son and daughter. “In a couple weeks I’ll let you know if it’s happening,” promised the 93-year-old TV legend.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joining Jon Stewart for his last week as host of Comedy Central’s Daily Show will be Amy Schumer, Denis Leary and Louis C.K. Finale airs Thursday, August 6.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In news that will likely not please The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, Lifetime dating show satire UnReal isn’t just getting a second season, “We have talked a lot about a Faith spin-off,” co-creator and exec producer Marti Noxon revealed at a Paley Center event. As for Harrison calling UnReal “really terrible” in a recent interview, “I was thrilled,” said Noxon. “Any press is good press.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

To avoid NFL pre-emptions on October, the CW has moved up the season two premiere of Jane the Virgin and series launch of comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to Monday, October 12. The second episodes of the shows will face off against football in some markets the following week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Where does Relativity’s bankruptcy leave its TV productions? Still in place, according to the production house’s chief exec, Ryan Kavanaugh. “We will continue to move forward with a robust production slate of scripted and non-scripted shows during the reorganization process,” said Kavanaugh on the company’s website. “Limitless, which is based on the Relativity movie starring Bradley Cooper, is slated to debut on CBS’ primetime lineup this fall. And we continue to leverage our MTV ratings hit Catfish by developing a number of international versions of the show, as well as a planned sequel called Truce, which is currently in production.” Relativity has over 29 series in production, and is still pitching shows to networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Cooking’s Taco Trip launches Tuesday, August 25 at 10p. First stop: the Mile High taco scene in Denver.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir sits down with Dan Rather on AXS TV’s The Big Interview Tuesday, August 11 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo’s StarTalk Hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson landed a big guest for its season two premiere on Sunday, October 25 at 11p: President Bill Clinton. “I couldn’t think of a more appropriate guest to kick off our second season,” said Tyson. “President Bill Clinton is a public figure whose impact and influence spans politics, pop culture and science – with an occasional dose of humor.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

While the cast of Netflix’s Full House sequel, Fuller House, is having “the time of our lives” taping the revival, according to Candace Cameron Bure, Lifetime is readying for original movie The Unauthorized Full House Story, premiering Saturday, August 22 at 8p. To ensure fans get their fill of Full, the net is airing Peacock Productions-produced one-hour doc Beyond the Headlines: Full House at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The PBS Arts Fall Festival starts with a bang on Friday, October 9 with Unity – The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. Sheila E hosts, and Latin artists perform 16 Jackson hits with an assist from a 37-piece orchestra. A few more highlights from the festival series, running through November 27: A two-hour concert version of Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat on October 16; a performance of Billy Elliot the Musical, under the Great Performances banner, on October 23; retrospective Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do on November 6 and Great PerformancesAndrea Bocelli: Cinema on November 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC, UK’s Channel 4 and Kudos renewed Humans for an eight-episode second season. In the U.S., the drama has averaged 2.0 million viewers and 1.0 million A25-54 in Live+3; across the pond, Humans was Channel 4’s highest rated original drama in 20 years, with an 18 percent share. Series airs on AMC Sundays at 9p. Also renewed: The Making of the Mob, from Stephen David Entertainment, which has averaged 1.5 million viewers and 626,000 A25-54 through six episodes in Live+3; finale airs tonight at 10p. The Making of the Mob: Chicago bows in 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fear the Walking Dead landed a 15-episode season two order from AMC ahead of the series premiere on Sunday, August 23 at 9p. A special episode of Talking Dead follows the season one finale Sunday, October 4 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The PBS premiere date for the sixth and final season of Downton Abbey will be Sunday, January 3, it was announced at TCA – and to mark the occasion, the period drama will have a float in New Year’s Day’s Tournament of Roses parade. The entry “will have lots of flowers on it and it will be a Downton Abbey theme,” said PBS chief Paula Kerger. “And no, I won’t be on it.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jordana Brewster (Dallas) and Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire) are onboard for season two of ABC midseason anthology crime series Secrets & Lies. They join fellow newcomers Michael Ealy and Terry O’Quinn.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Andre Benjamin will star opposite Regina King in season two of ABC drama American Crime. The role reunites Benjamin with All Is By My Side director and Crime showrunner John Ridley. “It’s fair to say ‘American Crime’ might not exist were it not for our previous collaboration,” said Ridley.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Famke Janssen (X-Men) will recur on season two of ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder. ShondaLand drama returns Thursday, September 24 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ian McShane (Deadwood) returns to HBO for a key role in season six of Game of Thrones, launching in spring 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Raven-Symone may have landed a high-profile co-hosting spot on The View, but she hasn’t forgotten the little people. The former Disney Channel star (That’s So Raven) is returning to the kids net to guest on an episode of K.C. Undercover; special one-hour show premieres Monday, September 7 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animated film Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle premieres on PBS Kids Monday, August 17, featuring the voices of John Goodman and Angela Bassett. The movie is already available on Netflix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club on Thursday was up 5 percent over the prior week in total viewers (4.0 million) and rose 33 percent in A18-49 (to 0.8/3).
(Source: Cynopsis)

ive+3 ratings for the premiere of E!’s I Am Cait were up 42 percent in total viewers versus L+SD, to 3.9 million; up 54 percent among A18-49, to 2.3 million, and surged 58 percent in W18-49, to 1.7 million. It was the net’s second-biggest launch in viewers and young adults, and the best ever in the female demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney TV-movie Descendents delivered 6.6 million total viewers for its Friday premiere, according to preliminary Nielsens, on top of a record-setting 1.4 million+ views since July 24 on the WATCH Disney Channel app.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 7/30/15)
1) Jill Scott – Woman – 58,295
2) Lamb of God – VII: Strum Und Drang – 47,186
3) Southpaw Movie Soundtrack – 32,488

Other Debuts
5) Bea Miller – Not An Apology – 24,031
8) We Came As Romans – We Came As Romans – 22,598
9) Jack & Jack – Calibraska – 21,538
11) Hopspin – Pound Syndrome – 17,242
14) Prince Royce – Double Vision – 13,406
16) Ashley Monroe – The Blade – 12,422
19) Joe Satriani – Shockwave Supernova – 9,837

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – $56 million
Vacation – $14.9 million
Ant-Man – $12.6 million
Minions – $12.2 million
Pixels – $10.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

July 27, 2015

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 7/27/15)
CARTOON: We Bare Bears (Premiere) at 6:30pm
FYI: Unplugged Nation (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: The Bachelorette (Finale) at 8pm
AHC: Auschwitz: Hitler’s Final Solution (Finale) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Street Outlaws (Finale) at 9pm

Showtime is pulling the plug on Happyish after one season. Picked up to series in January 2014 with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn in the lead roles, the dark comedy was eventually revived after Hoffman’s untimely death with Steve Coogan starring. The one-and-only season finale drew a soft 348,000 viewers in Live+3 ratings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central’s Key & Peele will end in September after five seasons. Co-creator Keegan-Michael Key told TheWrap the acclaimed sketch series was shuttering because it’s time for he and co-star Jordan Peele “to explore other things, together and apart.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wrestling star Hulk Hogan apologized for racist comments he made in a 2012 radio interview, but it wasn’t enough to get him back in WWE’s good graces. “I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is inconsistent with my own beliefs,” said Hogan in a statement after tapes linked to a lawsuit Hogan brought against Gawker.com were posted online. Hogan is out as judge on USA’s WWE Tough Enough, his name and likeness have been erased from WWE’s website and his contract with WWE terminated. He does have his defenders, though. “There isn’t a racist bone in that man’s body,” tweeted NBA alum Dennis Rodman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC half-hour comedies Mr. Robinson and The Carmichael Show, originally set to air from 9-10p starting Wednesday, August 5, are breaking up. Now Mr. Robinson will air back-to-back eps for three weeks, followed by three weeks of doubled-up Carmichaels launching August 26. The maneuver gives audiences “a chance to fully engage,” said the net, as well as giving each show a shot an America’s Got Talent lead-in.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Zac Roloff and Tori Patton of TLC reality show Little People Big World were married on July 25 on the Roloff family farm in Oregon. The wedding will air as a two-hour special on Tuesday, August 25 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jay-Z and Will Smith are producing an HBO miniseries with Aaron Kaplan about African American Emmett Till, murdered in 1955 for asking a white woman on a date. Project comes from Kapital Entertainment, Overbrook Entertainment and Roc Nation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Faran Tahir (Iron Man) has joined the cast of ABC’s American Crime. Season two is filming in Austin, TX.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress/supermodel Naomi Campbell landed a multi-ep arc on FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel. New season launches in fall 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amy Brenneman will reprise her role as Marie de Guise on an episode of CW’s Reign, reports EW. Season three launches Friday, October 9 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The July 19 premiere of Spike’s Tut delivered 2.6 million viewers, growing to 3.8 million with re-airs that night factored in, and a 1.0 among A18-49in Live+3. The three-night event series is tracking to be the highest-rated scripted series in network history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thursday’s season finale of Fox event series Wayward Pines hit 1.2/5 among A18-49, up 33 percent off the prior week, matching its Live+SD high. And the best is likely yet to come: Pines has boasted time shift lifts of up to 130 percent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The July 17 episode of WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars had the highest time-shifted gains of the season. In Live+3, Hank Bassett’s confession to wife Kendra Wilkinson delivered 1.3 million P2+ viewers (up 66 percent from Live+SD), 748,000 among W25-54 (up 102 percent) and 694,000 among W18-49 (up 107 percent).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network ranked sixth among cable Thursday night with Beat Bobby Flay posting a .7 rating A25-54 (630,000 impressions), with 1.3 million P2+ impressions (up 22 percent versus year ago) and ranking number six in its 10p timeslot among cable.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 7/23/15)
1) Future – DS2 – 121,495
2) Alan Jackson – Angels & Alcohol – 45,361
3) Tyrese – Black Rose – 43,202

Other Debuts
4) Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free – 39,775
5) Tame Impala – Currents – 33,480
9) Anthony Brown & Group Therapy – Everyday Jesus – 18,869
12) Sublime With Rome – Sirens – 10,935
21) Ratatat – Magnifique – 8,308
22) Highly Suspect -Mister Asylum – 8,301
29) Karen Clark Sheard – Destined To Win – 6,562
32) Chemical Brothers – Born In The Echoes – 6,321

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Ant-Man – $24.8 million
Pixels – $24 million
Minions – $22.1 million
Trainwreck – $17.3 million
Southpaw – $16.5 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE/ SOUNDSCAN

July 20, 2015

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 7/20/15)
NAT. GEO.: Yukon River Run (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Diggers (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Top 5 Restaurants (Finale) at 10:30pm

CBS is switching up its Wednesday summer sked. Criminal Minds reruns move from 9p to 10p, and Extant slips down to the 9p slot, following Big Brother.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add Tyler Posey to the co-host crew for Fox’s upcoming Knock-Knock Live. The Teen Wolf actor joins Kellie Pickler, Adrienne Bailon, Ross Matthews, Chuey Martinez and Jordan “Shorty” Johnson on the surprise game show, hosted in-studio by exec producer Ryan Seacrest. Knock-knock kicks off Tuesday, July 21 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Plans are afoot for a crossover between Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and Bones, reports TVLine. Season 11 of Bones and season three of Sleepy launch Thursday, October 1 at 8p and 9p, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

President Obama hits the Daily Show With Jon Stewart farewell trail on Tuesday, July 21, ahead of Stewart’s last show as host on the Comedy Central stalwart Thursday, August 6. It’s Obama’s seventh visit to Stewart’s show, and his third as leader of the free world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oh Hell No! Syfy announced a diverse group of 16 more guest stars making appearances on Sharknado 3, premiering Wednesday, July 22 at 9p. Among the chosen: actors Lorenzo Lamas and Tim Russ, MMA fighter Josh Barnett, TMZ’s Harvey Levin, Vine star Melvin Gregg and NASA’s Bobak Ferdowski join a previously announced group including, but hardly limited to, Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter, Kathie Lee Gifford, Matt Lauer and Holly Madison. The net is offering downloadable and tweetable Sharknado 3 Cameo Bingo cards.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt guests on the season 4 debut of The Mindy Project, the comedy’s first run on Hulu after it was scrubbed from Fox’s slate, reports TheWrap. Debut date is TBD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Echo Kellum (Ben and Kate) will play Mr. Terrific on CW’s Arrow, while Alexander Calvert (The Dead Zone) takes on Anarky. Season four of the  superhero series premieres Wednesday, October 7 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jason Dohring (Veronica Mars) will recur on season three of CW’s The Originals. Drama returns Thursday, October 8 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club grew for the second consecutive week on Thursday, inching up one tenth among A18-49 to hit .9/4. In the most recent Live+7 numbers, the drama rose 63 percent over L+SD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With the drama ramping up on Big Brother Thursday (love triangle!), the CBS reality show rose one tenth versus last week among A18-49, to hit a top-of-the-night 2.0/8. Under the Dome slipped two tenths to .9/3 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season finale on Wednesday of TV One’s Unsung was the number one telecast on cable in its time slot among Black P25-54, P18-49 and W18-49, and a top 3 telecast on television in its time slot among Black P25-54 and P18-49. The episode profiled rap’s Kid N’ Play.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Alex Rocco died July 18. He was 79. In addition to film roles, including Moe Greene in The Godfather, Rocco appeared on such TV series as The Facts of Life, Starsky & Hutch and Magic City.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Ant-Man – $58 million
Minions – $50 million
Trainwreck – $30.2 million
Inside Out – $11.7 million
Jurassic World – $11.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 7/16/15)
1) Tyrese – Black Rose – 83,181
2) Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money – 43,435 (After 2 weeks – 282,803)
3) Kidz Bop Kids – 41,414

Other Debuts
5) R5 – Sometime Last Night – 31,570
7) Between The Buried & Me – Coma Ecliptic – 20,201
12) Owl City – Mobile Orchestra – 17,581
29) Years & Years – Communion – 8,841

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ POWERBALL

July 8, 2015

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 7/8/15)
BRAVO: Million Dollar Listing San Francisco (Premiere) at 10pm
COMEDY: Key & Peele (Premiere) at 10pm
COMEDY: Why? With Hannibal Buress (Premiere) at 10:30pm
DIY: American Rehab: Virginia (Premiere) at 11pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Going RV (Premiere) at 10pm
IFC: The Spoils Before Dying (Premiere) at 9pm
NICKTOONS: Soccer Superstar (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: Country Buck$ (Finale) at 10:30pm
FOOD: Craziest Restaurants in America (Finale) at 10pm
NAT. GEO: Yukon Gold (Finale) at 10pm
PBS: First Peoples (Finale) at 9pm

After 2005 court documents were made public in which Bill Cosby admitted to giving Quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with, Bounce TV announced it would cease airing Cosby, effective immediately. BET-owned Centric, which had been airing The Cosby Show, also pulled the plug.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Harry Shearer will be back for seasons 27 and 28 of Fox’s The Simpsons, where he voices characters including Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns and Principal Skinner, among others. Shearer had tweeted in May that he was out, but Fox announced yesterday, “Each and every cast member of the iconic series’ voice cast will be returning.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox game show Knock Knock Live, hosted by Ryan Seacrest from an LA studio, has a crew of co-hosts to help on the road: American Idol alum Kellie Pickler, Ross Mathews, Adrienne Bailon, Jordan “Shorty” Johnson and Chuey Martinez will co-host, arriving on people’s doorsteps for surprise games beginning Tuesday, July 21 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Late Late Show host James Corden will emcee the 31st Annual Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday, August 8 at the Beverly Hilton. Past hosts include Ellen DeGeneres, Bryan Cranston, Bob Newhart and Drew Carey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cutthroat Kitchen summer event Camp Cutthroat launches Wednesday, August 12 at 9p on Food Network, with twelve chefs under the eye of counselor Alton Brown. Outdoor-themed challenges like canteen cooking and tug-of-war lead to winnings of up to $75,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Twelve intrepid, and not shy, Naked and Afraid alums gather for Discovery’s Naked and Afraid XL. Premiere event airs Sunday, July 12 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Guest judges on the upcoming season of Lifetime’s Project Runway include Bella Thorne (Scream), Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish), Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer (UnREAL). Season 14 launches Thursday, August 6.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA’s Chrisley Knows Best was handed a fourth season as it nears the halfway mark of its third run. The reality show has grown season-to-season with number three averaging 2.6 million total viewers P2+ (up 17 percent over season two), 1.3 million P18-49 (up 11 percent) and 1.4 million P25-54 (up 26) with Live+7/Live+3 data. Series airs Tuesdays at 9p; midseason finale is slated for July 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central picked up late nighter @Midnightvfb With Chris Hardwick for a third season. The 40-week run, produced by Funny Or Die, is slated for 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cartoon Network ordered Cartoon Network Studios’ original series Adventure Time and Regular Show for season eights, Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe for third go-rounds and Clarence for a sophomore run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

We haven’t seen the last of The Last Alaskans. Animal Planet renewed the docu-series for a second season, set to premiere in 2016. An all-day marathon leads up to the freshman finale on Sunday, July 12 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The cast of Nat Geo four-hour movie event Saints & Strangers, set on the Mayflower, includes Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Michael Jibson (Hatfields & McCoys), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), Rob Livingston (Band of Brothers), Natascha McElhone (Californication) and Tatanka Means (Banshee). Historical drama produced by Sony Pictures Television with Little Engine Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Toks Olagundoye (The Neighbors) has joined ABC’s Castle in a series regular role. Season eight premieres Monday, September 21 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Singer and former The X Factor judge Kelly Rowland is onboard season two of hit Fox hip hop drama Empire, reports TheWrap. Rowland will appear in flashback as the mother of Lucious Lyon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York averaged 794,000 P18-49, 870,000 P25-54 and 1.5 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Live+3, the highest-rated season for the series and the highest-rated in the Million Dollar Listing franchise among P18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Destination America had its most-watched and highest-rated June ever. With an assist from the premieres of Impact Wrestling and BBQ Pitmasters: All Stars, the net saw gains of 9 percent among P25-54 in Primetime ratings and 18 percent among HH in Primetime ratings versus June 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As ABC’s Bachelorette whittles down her selection of Prince Charmings, the dating show hit a seven-week high with a 2.0 A18-49 rating on Monday, up one tenth versus last week and the best since its May 18 season debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One posted a 51 percent increase in W25-54 and 47 percent lift among W18-49  for 2Q14 versus last year. It’s the best second quarter of the network’s history in Prime among P25-54, W25-54 and HHs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Television Stations talker test Boris & Nicole launched with a 1.0 HH rating and 3 share, up 25 percent from the year-ago time period, based on early numbers. The four-week test is running on 20 stations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 7/5/15)
1) Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money – 214,752
2) Miguel – Wildheart – 40,500
3) James Taylor – Before This World – 32,529

Other Debuts
4) August Burns Red – Found In Far Away Place, 28,588
7) Magic Mike XXL Soundtrack – 24,673
8) X Ambassadors – VHS – 24,646
9) Easton Corbin – About To Get Real – 20,447
12) Neil Young + Promise of the Real – The Monsanto Years – 17,768
16) Slightly Stoopid – Meanwhile…Back At The Lab – 13,173
20) Vince Staples – Summertime 06 – 11,937
24) Bassnectar – Into The Sun – 10,231

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $40 million.

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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ POWERBALL

July 1, 2015

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 7/1/15)
BRAVO: Flipping Out (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: Extant (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Rehab Addict (Premiere) at 9pm and 9:30pm
HGTV: America’s Most Desperate Kitchens (Premiere) at 8pm and 8:30pm
HGTV: Property Brothers: Buying and Selling (Premiere) at 9pm
LMN: Monster in My Family (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Operation Wild (Premiere) at 8pm
TRAVEL: Food Paradise International (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Epic Attractions (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Million Dollar Listing New York (Finale) at 9pm
POP: Sing It On (Finale) at 9pm

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 6/28/15)
1) Breaking Benjamin – Dark Before Dawn – 135,437
2) Tori Kelly – Unbreakable Smile – 64,980
3) Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material – 54,752

Other Debuts
5) Leon Bridges – Coming Home – 38,157
7) Teen Beach 2 Soundtrack – 19,554
13) Canaan Smith – Bronco – 12,033
33) Trey Songz – Trigga – 7,557

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $60 million.

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June 24, 2015

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 6/24/15)
TV ONE: Unsung: Chuck Brown and Go-Go (Premiere) at 8pm
A&E: Duck Dynasty (Premiere) at 9:30pm
A&E: Country Buck$ (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: Big Brother (Premiere) at 8pm
ESQUIRE: Car Matchmaker (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: First Peoples (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: Suits (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: Mr. Robot (Premiere) at 10pm
VELOCITY: FantomWorks (Premiere) at 9pm
COOKING: Rev. Run’s Sunday Suppers (Finale) at 8pm
DIY: Desperate Landscapes (Finale) at 10:30pm
HGTV: Brother vs. Brother (Finale) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Filthy Riches (Finale) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Man Finds Foods (Finale) at 9pm
TRU TV: Fake Off (Finale) at 10pm

David Hill is leaving his senior executive vice president position at 21st Century Fox to launch a TV production company, Hilly, focused on live TV and reality shows and backed by Fox. The move has “no connection whatsoever” with Rupert Murdoch’s decision to step down as CEO on July 1, said the company. “David is a dynamic and imaginative leader who has changed the experience of nearly all major sports on three continents,” said Murdoch. “Whether it was launching Sky Television, the Fox Network, Fox Sports, or the Regional Sports Networks, we owe him an enormous debt for his nearly thirty years of contributions.” Said Hill, exec producer for the last two seasons of American Idol, “I believe the future of the broadcast networks lies in big, spectacular live events. As I’ve spent most of my life producing those, I think I can give some added value.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV Land unveiled a new logo yesterday, reflecting a rebrand that’s more than skin deep. “Our new logo, look and editorial voice are a part of a major overhaul of the TV Land brand itself,” said Kim Rosenblum, EVP of marketing and creative for the net.“The majority of our audience in prime time and weekends are now Gen Xers – vibrant, working adults who grew up on MTV and edgier shows. They demand and deserve a brand that is more connected to where they are today.” Added Keith Cox, EVP of development and original programming, “For the past year, we’ve been taking more risks as a network, committed to bringing in the content that makes us a destination for unique shows that have a distinct voice. The new look and logo signal that this change is officially here.” Coming up: new series The Jim Gaffigan Show, starring the comedian and actor, and dark comedy Impastor on July 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starting early next month, Showtime will become the first premium service offered to Hulu subscribers. “Hulu is an important launch partner for Showtime as we continue to expand our service across new platforms and distributors, reaching new consumers wherever a broadband connection is available,” said Matthew C. Blank, chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks. Showtime will be available for purchase in advance of the July 12 premieres of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ashton Kutcher is set to take a dip in ABC’s Shark Tank. The Two and a Half Men star, who has invested in tech startups including Skype, Foursquare and Airbnb, will serve as a “guest shark” during season seven of the reality show, launching Friday, September 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York City celebrates its 100th episode on Tuesday, June 30 at 9p. How to mark the occasion? With a tear-filled talk, confrontations and a dramatic scene at a restaurant, of course.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen’s It Takes a Sister premieres Tuesday, August 4 at 9p. Comedic docu-series from 495 Productions follows reality star Nikki Alexander (Flavor of Love), living with her four younger sisters and eight nieces and nephews in Knoxville, TN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The culinary adventures of Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, are followed in six-parter I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, starting Monday, September 28 on PBS (check local listings). Guests include Ray Romano, Allison Janney, Martin Short and Larry Wilmore.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The cast of ABC Family pilot Beyond, starting production next week in Vancouver, includes Callan McAuliffe (Homeland), Jordan Calloway (Recovery Road), Dilan Gwyn (DaVinci’s Demons), Romy Rosemont (Glee), Michael McGrady (Ray Donovan) and Burkely Duffield (The Tomorrow People).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime movie A Deadly Adoption, starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, drew 2.1 million total viewers for its Saturday premiere, the top original program on cable for the night and up 128 percent over the net’s prime average.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Friday’s Kimbo Slice-Ken Shamrock showdown delivered 2.1 million viewers to Spike TV, the most-watched Bellator MMA fight ever on the net and the most-watched on cable since January. The fight was the number one in all of television in its 11:45p timeslot with M18-49, and topped the A18-49 demo on cable.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Steve Harvey is having a moment. Harvey-hosted Family Feud topped the syndication chart the week of June 8 for the first time with a 6.1 HH rating, up 33 percent from last year, and his talk show was up 6 percent to 1.8, for a year-to-year increase of 20 percent, the most of any talker. And that’s the week before ABC’s Harvey-hosted Celebrity Family Feud came out of the gate on to 8.5 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 2 premiere of HBO’s True Detective on Sunday brought 3.2 million viewers, up from 2.3 million for the drama’s season one bow and second only to the finale’s 3.5 million. The 10p debut of sports satire Ballers delivered 2.2 million viewers; the premiere of The Brink at 10:30p drew 1.6 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday’s Food Network Star ranked second in its 9p timeslot, with a .9 rating (860,000 imp) among A25-54, and third for the night among all ad-supported cable. The episode averaged 2 million P2+ viewers, up 13 percent versus episode three last year. Sister net Cooking Channel ended the week with its highest-rated and most-watched week ever among both W25-54 and W18-49 with 32 percent and 71 percent increases in impressions, respectively. Ratings were up 24 percent among W25-54 (.15) and 56 percent among W18-49 (.14) with a median age of 45, down five years versus year-ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season finale of TBS‘s American Dad! drew 1.4 million viewers in Live+7 delivery, up 18 percent versus the week prior. The episode delivered 915,000 among A18-49, a 10 percent lift.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One’s Unsung featuring DJ Quik was the number one original telecast in its Wednesday, June 17 premiere timeslot among Black viewers 2+ (468,000). The premieres and encores of docu-series Unsungand documentary A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z delivered a combined reach of nearly 2 Million total viewers 2+ in Live+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week before fill-in Lester Holt officially took over as anchor on NBC Nightly News, ABC’s World News Tonight was first in total viewers by the biggest margin against NBC in over 7 years, improving year-ago numbers in total viewers (up 15 percent) and A25-54 (up 22 percent). CBS Evening News is also up year to year in viewers, with a 13 percent boost, and an 8 percent lift in the news demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Dick Van Patten died June 23 of complications from diabetes. He was 86. Van Patten appeared in numerous television series, most notably as patriarch Tom Bradford in Eight Is Enough.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 6/21/15)
1) James Taylor – Before This World – 95,868
2) Adam Lambert – Original High – 41,781
3) Hilary Duff – Breathe In Breathe Out – 32,720

Other Debuts
5) Nate Ruess – Grand Romantic – 28,283
7) Third Eye Blind – Dopamine – 21,902
18) Ryn Weaver – Fool – 13,842
19) Matt Redman – Unbroken Praise (LIVE) – 12,417

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June 10, 2015

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 6/10/15)
TV ONE: Unsung: Otis Redding (Premiere) at 8pm
GSN: Skin Wars (Premiere) at 9pm
LMN: I Escaped My Killer (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV2: Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out (Premiere) at 11pm
OXYGEN: Player Gets Played (Premiere) at 9:30pm
POP: Queens of Drama (Finale) at 8pm

As it did last year, CBS is launching its 2015-2016 fall season in phases, kicking off with Thursday Night Football on September 17. Premiere week brings The Big Bang Theory, new comedy Life in Pieces, Scorpion and NCIS: LA on Monday, September 21; NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans and new drama Limitless on Tuesday, September 22; the season launch of Survivor and finale of Big Brother on Wednesday, September 23; the season debuts of The Amazing Race, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods on Friday, September 25; 48 Hours on Saturday, September 26 and the premiere of 60 Minutes and series finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on Sunday, September 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The following week brings the season premiere of Criminal Minds and series launch of Code Black on Wednesday, and new seasons of Madam Secretary, The Good Wife and CSI:Cyber on Sunday. Supergirl bows Monday, October 26 at a special time, 8:30p, settling into its 8p time period November 2. Post-football, Big Bang Theory and Life in Pieces move to their regular time periods Thursday, November 5, followed by the season premiere of Mom, the debut of comedy Angel From Hell and the season launch of Elementary.
(Source: Cynopsis)

William Shatner, Henry Winkler, George Foreman, comedian Jeff Dye and Terry Bradshaw will be navigating Asia together in upcoming NBC comedy/reality series Better Late Than Never, adapted from a hit South Korean format. Winkler is exec producing with Jason Ehrlich (The Bachelor), Tim Crescenti (I Survived a Japanese Game Show) and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron; Universal Television is producing in association with Storyline Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC Family is tweaking its summer schedule. Season two of Chasing Life will now premiere Monday, July 6 at 10p instead of Monday, August 17 at 9p. Monica the Medium takes the August 17 slot, pushed back from Monday, July 13 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sweet dreams: Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and John Stamos (Full House) will announce the nominees for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards at a ceremony in LA on July 16 at 11:30a ET – three hours later than usual. Awards show airs Sunday, September 20 at 8p on Fox.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viewers will get a little less of Clint Eastwood during Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards the net says it is cutting a joke made by the American Sniper director referencing Caitlyn Jenner that was deemed inappropriate. Taped on Saturday, the show airs Thursday, June 18 at 9p. Comedy Central made a similar call in March, deleting references to Paul Walker’s death made during its Justin Bieber roast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cancelled by TeenNick after 14 seasons, Degrassi: The Next Generation has found a new home on Netflix and Canada’s Family Channel. Degrassi: The Next Class will premiere in 2016, reported exec producer Stephen Stohn via Twitter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tonight’s CMT Music Awards will for the first time be simulcast on over 120 iHeartMedia Country radio stations. Show launches live from Nashville at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon picked up season three of PAW Patrol, with 20 new episodes rolling out later this year. The pre-school series is a co-production with Spin Master Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music mogul Master P (aka Percy Miller) and his five children are the subject of a reality show launching on Reelz Saturday, November 28. Series from Asylum Entertainment chronicles the single dad’s efforts to balance business and family “without losing his mind.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC tells the story of a man’s triumph over a rare condition in Born Without Limbs. One-hour special from eOne & Axial Entertainment premieres Wednesday, June 17 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA’s Suits returns for season five Wednesday, June 24 at 9p. A “Suits Undressed” catch-up marathon launches Saturday, June 20 at 9a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Martin Sheen has been cast in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, premiering on Canada’s YTV in early 2016. Two-hour movie from Breakthrough Entertainment is currently in production in Canada.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger (Last Comic Standing) will host TBS’s Separation Anxiety. Game show from 5×5 Media and Electus is slated for a late 2015 debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lead roles in ensemble hockey comedy Benders have been handed to Lindsey Broad (The Office), Chris Distefano (Girl Code), Mark Gessner (The Blacklist), Ruy Iskandar (Gotham) and Andrew Schulz (Guy Code). Series launches Thursday, October 1 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Singer/actress Demi Lovato (Sonny With a Chance) has joined the season two cast of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series in a guest starring role. Drama returns to El Rey Tuesday, August 25 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday’s season premiere of Power was the most-watched Starz original series season launch ever, with 1.43 million total viewers, up 209 percent from its year-ago series launch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel delivered its most-watched May ever in Total Day viewers P2+ in Live+3. Driven by series including Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman and NASA’s Unexplained Files, Science also increased across Total Viewers P2+ (up 6 percent) and W25-54 (up 4 percent) versus May 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network was number three among cable Friday night, with a line-up including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and newcomer American Diner Revival. Revival’s 10:30p premiere posted a series best .6 rating (A25-54), second in its timeslot and up 28 percent over the past 13 weeks. On Sunday, the season eleven premiere of Food Network Star posted a .8 rating (780,000 imp) P25-54; seen by 2.5 million P2+, the show ranked number three across cable in its time slot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS‘s Your Family Or Mine garnered a combined audience of 2.6 million viewers in Live+7 delivery for its May 19 episode and encores, up 4 percent over the prior week. The show drew 1.2 million among A18-49 and 481,000 among A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday’s season three finale of Telemundo’s La Voz Kids ranked number one among all Spanish-language broadcast programs in key demos, delivering 2.2 million total viewers and 955,000 among A18-49, according to Nielsen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndication ratings for the week ending May 31 took a hit from French Open coverage and repeats. Wheel of Fortune was down 5 percent from the week prior to tie Jeopardy, down 3 percent, for the top game show spot with a 6.1 rating. Holding steady at 6.0 week to week, Family Feud was an exception to the downward trend, and up 28 percent versus last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 6/7/15)
1) Florence & The Machine – How Big How Blue How Beautiful – 127,933
2) Taylor Swift – 1989 – 33,819 (After 32 weeks – 4,898,281)
3) A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.A$AP – 31,758 (After 2 weeks – 148,504)

Other Debuts
4) Willie Nelson / Merle Haggard – Django & Jimmie – 30,408
5) Lil Durk – Remember My Name – 23,564
8) Jason Derulo – Everything Is 4 – 21,520
9) Billy Carrington – Summer Forever – 20,748
10) Dom Kennedy – By Dom Kennedy – 19,643
12) Jaime XX – In Colour – 19,051
18) Major Lazer – Peace Is The Mission – 15,822
22) Dawes – All Your Favorite Brands – 12,628
24) Marvin Sapp – You Shall Live – 12,062
34) Four Year Strong – Four Year Strong – 7,315

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June 3, 2015

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

ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 6/3/15)
BET: The Game (Premiere) at 10pm
BET: Frankie & Neffe (Premiere) at 10:30pm
BET: P.S. The Best Show (Premiere) at 11pm
DESTINATION AMERICA: Ring of Honor Wrestling (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD: Mystery Diners (Premiere) at 9:30pm
FOOD: Craziest Restaurants in America (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Brother vs. Brother (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Blood Relative (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: The Perfect Murder (Premiere) at 10pm
TV ONE: Unsung: Ike Turner (Premiere) at 8pm
COOKING: Tia Mowry at Home (Finale) at 9pm
ESQUIRE: Best Bars in America (Finale) at 9pm
ESQUIRE: Brew Dogs (Finale) at 10pm
SCIENCE: Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (Finale) at 10pm
TV LAND: Hot in Cleveland (Finale) at 10pm
VELOCITY: Junkyard Empire (Finale) at 9pm

Spike TV is partnering with screenwriter Kurt Wimmer (Salt) for his first TV project, scripted series When the Levee Breaks. Drama focuses on an African-American cop who crosses an LAPD strike line to investigate two murders.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monami Entertainment (Mona Scott-Young’s company; creator of Love & Hip Hop shows) is inviting emerging producers to pitch TV and film ideas today, June 3 in Santa Monica. Pitch meetings will be 10 minutes each; attendees can use development materials like treatments, sizzle reels and power point presentations. Register here. Location revealed upon registering.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv greenlit two unscripted series centered on law. Docu-dramas Ladies of Law (wt), from Eastern and Monami Entertainment, and Sisters in Law, produced by Collins Avenue Entertainment, join WE tv’s line-up in 2016. Production on both one-hour series begins this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s a wrap. Production concluded over the weekend in Vancouver for Up premiere movie Welcome Home, starring and exec produced by Luke Perry. Drama from Entertainment One Television will make its debut this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adult Swim renewed live action comedy Childrens Hospital for season seven. “I’m happy,” said creator/exec producer Rob Corddry. “After our season six cliffhanger, people will be dying for us to turn our backs on the notion of series continuity even more.” Season six finale airs Friday, June 19 at midnight.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central ordered Not Safe With Nikki Glaser to series, as well as a one-hour special featuring the Inside Amy Schumer recurring guest. Series blending interviews, pre-taped segments and social experiments will launch in 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Logo gave the green light to new series Food to Get You Laid, with celeb chef Ronnie Woo, part of a summer “Sunday Funday” block kicking off July 26 at 7p that also includes RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 4 RuVealed and Kelly Ripa and Mark ConsuelosSecret Guide to Fabulous. The net’s annual special, Traiblazers Honors, airs Saturday, June 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season six of VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn returns this fall with more high-profile pairs at a crossroads. Relationship therapist Dr. Jenn Mann helps Angela “Big Ang” Murphy (Mob Wives), Creed front man Scott Stapp, RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Carmen Carrera, model Janice Dickinson and hip-hop star Joe Budden and their significant others decide whether or not it’s time to call it quits.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2016 Miss America Competition will air live from Atlantic City on Sunday, September 13 at 9p on ABC. It’s the first walk down the runway since Dick Clark Productions teamed with the Miss America Organization.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add Eric Church, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt and Zac Brown Band to the performers hopping onstage for the CMT Music Awards. Show airs live from Nashville Wednesday, June 10 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Homeland added four performers to its season five cast: German actor Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings trilogy),Alexander Fehling (Inglorious Basterds) and Sarah Sokolovic (Cold Comes the Night) filming in Berlin this week for the Showtime drama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tom Lipinski landed the role of Bernie Madoff son Mark in ABC miniseries Madoff. Richard Dreyfuss plays the Ponzi schemer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami) will recur on season two of Fox’s Empire. Rodriguez will play a concert promoter on the hip hop drama, premiering September 23 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Frances Fisher (Titanic) and Michael O’Keefe (The Great Santini) will play Virginia’s parents on season three of Masters of Sex, reports EW. Showtime drama returns Sunday, July 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s The Bachelorette had a 19 percent boost versus last week in the young adult demo, to 1.9/6 among A18-49, and a 20 percent lift in total viewers, to 6.5 million. Lead-in The Whispers bowed with 1.5/5, the net’s best summer scripted premiere since Rookie Blue in 2010.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E’s broadcast of Sunday’s Critics’ Choice TV Awards delivered 522,000 viewers, with 315,000 for an encore immediately following. Last year on The CW (admittedly, apples to oranges), the show drew 1 million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime scripted series UnReal, a critically well-received drama skewering reality dating shows, launched to 815,000 viewers on Monday with 363,000 among A18-49, down from 1.47 million viewers and 671,000 in the demo for lead-in Devious Maids.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV had its best May ever among viewers P25-54 in primetime thanks to series including Flip or Flop, on pace for its best season ever, Lakefront Bargain Hunt, Caribbean Life and Fixer Upper. The net averaged a 0.51 P25-54 primetime rating in May, up 9 percent over 2014.HGTV was the number one cable network in primetime and on weekends (SS 7a-8p) among upscale W25-54 and again ranked as a top 10 cable network in primetime, eighth among P25-54 and third among W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 5/31/15)
1) A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.A$AP – 116,731
2) Boosie Badazz – Touch Down To Cause Hell – 59,392
3) Hillsong United – Empire – 47,033

Other Debuts
14) Lifehouse – Out Of The Wasteland – 14,872
16) Lacs – Outlaw In Me – 14,260
22) Alesso – Forever – 9,430
25) Dizzy Wright – Growing Process – 8,791

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May 27, 2015

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

ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 5/27/15)
CBS: The Briefcase (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: Bullseye (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: iHeart Radio Country Festival at 9pm
ABC FAMILY: Freak Out (Finale) at 10:30pm
COMEDY: Big Time in Hollywood, FL (Finale) at 10:30pm
HGTV: Property Brothers (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Mansions and Murders (Finale) at 9pm
LIFETIME: Little Women: NY (Finale) at 10pm
POP: Impress Me (Finale) at 10:30pm

Charter Communications announced plans to purchase Time Warner Cable, as well as proceed with its acquisition of Bright House Networks. The agreements create a cable company, “New Charter,” that will serve 23.9 million customers in 41 states. Subject to regulatory approval, the deal will lead to “real benefits and great long-term value for the customers, shareholders and employees of all three companies, ” said Charter president and CEO Tom Rutledge. Offered Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast, whose own pact with TWC ended when federal regulators indicated they would not approve the transaction, “This deal makes all the sense in the world. I would like to congratulate all the parties.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards named the Most Exciting New Series, based on pilots, early episodes and trailers premiering after May 1. Honorees include FX’s American Crime Story, NBC’s Aquarius and Blind Spot, Fox’s Minority Report and Scream Queens, ABC’s The Muppets, CBS’s Supergirl and Lifetime’s Unreal. The CCTAs air live on A&E Sunday, May 31 at 8p, hosted by Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) and preceded by a red carpet show at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Family Channel is launching its own YouTube portal for Kids Kuts’ Classic Film Series, featuring families’ depictions of classic movie scenes (think toddlers fiddle-dee-deeing about Tara). “This is a great way to engage our audience – with kids and parents working together – to get them involved in Discovery Family fun,” said Tom Cosgrove, network GM.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Empire’s Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are burning up Spike TV. Not only will they face off on the finale of Lip Sync Battle, they’re set to host the net’s Guys Choice Awards, taking place June 6 and airing Thursday, June 18 at 9p. “Gird your loins, boys, Cookie is coming to town,” warned exec producer Casey Patterson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ryan Seacrest will fill his free time hosting Fox reality show Knock Knock Live, offering people a chance to make their fondest wishes come true. Series from Seacrest, Dick Clark Productions and XIX Entertainment premieres Tuesday, July 21 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Jim Gaffigan Show and Impastor debut on TV Land Wednesday, July 15 at 10p and 10:30p, respectively. “Younger has been a huge step in TV Land’s reinvention as a network exploring riskier and more challenging content,” said Keith Cox, EVP of development and original programming. “We are adding to our line-up of contemporary comedies.” The Exes returns the same night, at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yankee hero Derek Jeter will be honored with the Legend Award at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards on Thursday, July 16 at 8p. “Inspiring kids to follow their dreams and live a healthy lifestyle is so important to me,” said the Captain.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of GSN’s Skin Wars launches Wednesday, June 10 at 9p. Winner of the body paining competition takes home a $100,000 cash prize, a trip to the World Body Painting Festival in Austria and a custom brush collection.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Patti LaBelle will tour Philly on Ovation travel series On the Record with Mick Rock, premiering Sunday, August 2; the “Lady Marmalade” singer’s segment airs August 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNBC follows high-octane adventures in The New High: Extreme Sports, premiering Thursday, June 18 at 10p. Correspondent Carl Quintanilla delves into the worlds of wingsuit jumpers, kiteboarders and obstacle course racers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Max Greenfield (New Girl) is joining FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel, premiering in October. But his stay might not be long. “Max Greenfield (like you’ve never seen him) is checking into the hotel…but not checking out,” tweeted producer Ryan Murphy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Gambon (The Singing Detective) stars as Sir Winston Churchill and Lindsay Duncan (Private Lives) as Clementime Churchill in Churchill’s Secret, an ITV and PBS project about controversy during the U.K. prime minister’s post-war years. Filming begins in June in London. Two-hour movie will air on PBS in 2016, after its ITV run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street) has hopped aboard Lifetime prehistoric pilot The Clan of the Cave Bear, starring Millie Brady and Johnny Ward.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black) landed a recurring role on NBC’s upcoming event series Heroes Reborn.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The new summer season of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior got off to a solid start Monday, up two tenths from last year’s premiere to 1.8 among A18-49. Week two of ABC’s The Bachelorette earned 1.6 in the demo, down a half point.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 5/24/15)
1) Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface – 133,558
2) Pitch Perfect 2 Soundtrack – 56,359 (After 2 weeks – 148,505)
3) Taylor Swift – 1989 – 40,170 (After 30 weeks – 4,829,981)

Other Debuts
4) Zedd – True Colors – 39,178
5) Jamie Foxx – Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen – 31,163
6) Faith No More – Sol Invictus – 30,774
7) Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect – 29,118
14) The Story So Far – Story So Far – 21,707
15) Gerardo Ortiz – Hoy Mas Fuerte – 19,926
19) Silverstein – I Am Alive In Everything I Touch – 15,342
20) Mariah Carey – #1 To Infinity – 15,183
22) Kelsea Ballerini – The First Time – 13,465
25) Sawyer Fredericks – Complete Season 8 Collection (The Voice) – 10,956
29) Trey Songz – Intermission I & II – 9,406
31) Emery – You Were Never Alone – 9,012
36) Sammy Hagar & The Circle – At Your Service – 7,260

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May 20, 2015

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

ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 5/20/15)
ABC: 500 Questions (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Celebrity Wife Swap (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Air Pressure (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: Masterchef (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Modern Family (Finale) at 9pm
ABC: Black-ish (Finale) at 9:30pm
CBS: Survivor (Finale) at 8pm
CW: Supernatural (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Dangerous Persuasions (Finale) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Little Women: LA (Finale) at 9:30pm
NBC: The Mysteries of Laura (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: Law & Order: SVU (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Chicago PD (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: Late Show with David Letterman (Finale) at 11:30pm

AMC’s Mad Men ended after seven seasons on Sunday with finale highs of 3.3 million viewers and 1.4 million among A18-49, scoring a best-ever 1.7 million A25-54. The episode was the third most-watched episode ever, after the premieres for seasons five and six.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former NFL player Jesse Palmer has joined Good Morning America as a special contributor across ABC News platforms, continuing as college football analyst on ESPN and SEC Network. For those who don’t follow sports, Palmer hosted three shows on Food Network, and is known as the Bachelor who gave the final rose hopeful standing a plane ticket instead of a ring.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first round of performers were announced for the CMT Awards, airing live from Nashville Wednesday, June 10 at 8p. Taking the stage: Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV ordered an animated pilot presentation for comedy Fancy Bastards (wt) from exec producers Jason Micallef and Kristen Schaal; studio is Titmouse. Cast includes Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect), Sharon Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne and SNL’s Nasim Pedrad.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two premiere of ID’s How (Not) to Kill Your Husband launches Saturday, May 23 at 10p – but the net has a few season finales on deck this month, too. Dangerous Persuasions finishes up tonight at 10p, the season five closer of True Crime With Aphrodite Jones airs Monday, May 25 at 9p, House of Horrors: Kidnapped wraps Tuesday, May 26 at 10p and Mansions & Murders closes its doors for the season Wednesday, May 27 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of FX’s The Strain debuts Sunday, July 12 at 10p. Its freshman year, the Carlton Cuse drama was 2014’s most-watched new scripted series among basic and cable nets in A18-49 (2.4 million). In Live+7, the show drew 6.28 million total viewers and 3.49 million A18-49.
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SundanceTV non-fiction series Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter premieres Sunday, August 2 at 11a. First seven eps lead up to the 2015 Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 20; second seven take a look at Oscar nominees.
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TV One’s Unsung returns during Black Music Month on June 3, continuing on Wednesdays at 8p.The season opener features Ike Turner. The net’s slate also includes The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House on Friday, June 26 at 9p, a joint premiere with PBS.
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Leading up to the end of David Letterman’s historic 33-year run as a late night host, tonight on CBS’s Late Show, friends and colleagues have been paying tribute.
“He was, for me, and I think many comics of my generation, an incredible epiphany of how a talk show or how entertainment or how television could… for God’s sake, the man put a camera on a monkey.”  Jon Stewart
“Not one single writer/performer in the last 35 years has had Dave’s seismic impact on comedy.”  Conan O’Brien to EW
“I remember after 9/11, we needed somebody. The city was in shock….He said, ‘There is only one requirement for any of us and that is to be courageous, because courage, as you know, defines all other human behavior.’ We needed that.” Jimmy Fallon
“David Letterman, growing up, was my Jesus to the point where it’s embarrassing.”  Jimmy Kimmel
“While I can still be freshly awestruck by his intelligence and his creative genius, I like his humanity even more.”  Keith Olbermann
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NBC topped the ratings for the second year in a row for the 2014-2015 primetime season with a 2.4/8 rating/share in A18-49, ahead of CBS (2.3/7), ABC (2.2/7), FOX (1.9/6) and the CW (.8/3). CBS was first in total viewers with 11.3 million, followed by NBC (8.6 million), ABC (8 million), FOX (5.8 million) and the CW (2.1 million). Bragging rights for ABC: it’s the only major network to grow its young adult audience this season.
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ABC’s The Bachelorette had its strongest season premiere since 2012, with 7.2 million viewers and 2.1/7 among A18-49, and was the top show of the night in A18-34, W18-34 and W18-49.
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Part one of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians two-night event on E! focused on Bruce Jenner was up 40 percent versus the week prior, to 2.9 million viewers. Among A18-49, the ep had a 33 percent bump, to 1.77 million.
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Syndicated Dr. Phil held steady at 3.3 to lead talkers for the 17th straight week (including ties). Live With Kelly & Michael, down 3 percent, was a solid second with 2.8.
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TBS’s new comedy Your Family or Mine drew a combined audience of 2.7 million viewers in Live+7 for its April 28 episode and encores, including 1.3 million A18-49. Across TBS’s linear, on-demand, digital and mobile platforms, the series is reaching an average of 2.8 million viewers per episode.
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The truTV special Impractical Jokers: Funny ‘Cause It Hurts episode scored 1.4 million viewers to rank 6th in its timeslot among A18-49 and M18-49, and a top 10 finish among total viewers.
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SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 5/17/15)
1) Pitch Perfect Soundtrack – 92,077
2) Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind – 47, 390 (After 2 weeks – 279,353)
3) Incubus – Trust Fall (Side A) EP – 39,322

Other Debuts
7) David Guetta – Listen – 29,375
8) Snoop Dogg – Bush – 27,231
17) Music of Nashville Soundtrack (S3, Vol. 2) – 12,220
21) Veil of Maya – Matriarch – 9,401
29) Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird is Home – 7,990
31) Hinder – When The Smoke Clears – 7,239
34) Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – Traveling Kind – 7,054
40) Steve Aoki – Noen Future II – 6,581

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