HGTV: House Hunters Ho Ho Home at 10p
Outdoor Channel: Wild Games Masterclass at 7p
VH1: VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition at 8p
Food Network: Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Challenge at 9p
HGTV: Love It or List It at 9p
IN THE NEWS
Chris Wallace is leaving Fox News to take a job at upcoming streaming service CNN+. “After decades in broadcast and cable news, I am excited to explore the world of streaming,” said Wallace, who spent 18 years at FNC. “I look forward to the new freedom and flexibility streaming affords in interviewing major figures across the news landscape—and finding new ways to tell stories.” Wallace’s show, “Fox News Sunday,” “will continue with our star journalists, many of whom will rotate in the position until a permanent host is named,” said a statement from Fox News Media.
A new bill introduced last week would require social media platforms with at least 25 million monthly users to share data with university-affiliated researchers. “It’s increasingly clear that more transparency is needed so that the billions of people who use Facebook, Twitter, and similar platforms can fully understand the impact of those tradeoffs,” said Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware). The bill authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to bring enforcement actions against social media platforms that fail to provide the data.
Time spent on AVOD has surpassed time spent on SVOD, according to TVision’s “The State of CTV” report. From the first quarter of 2021 to the third quarter, time spent on AVOD rose 9.3%, to a 38% share, while time spent on SVOD slipped 8.6%, to 32%. But while the data suggests advertisers should include CTV in their strategies, attention rates are lower on CTV than linear, notes TVision. “Advertisers can find more engaged viewers by optimizing for frequency, ad length, content alignment and more,” said the report.
Wool cap-wearing Monkee Michael Nesmith died December 10 of heart failure. He was 78. In addition to shooting to fame in 1966-68 series “The Monkees,” Nesmith is credited with conceiving the first music video program, “PopClips,” which aired on Nickelodeon in 1980-81. He wrapped a tour with surviving band member Micky Dolenz last month. “I’m so grateful that we could spend the last couple of months together doing what we loved best – singing, laughing, and doing shtick,” said Dolenz. “I’ll miss it all so much. Especially the shtick. Rest in peace, Nez.”
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|PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”) has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming revival of “Law & Order,” in the lieutenant’s position played by S. Epatha Merkerson – now on “Chicago Med” – in the original.
AMC Networks’ Acorn TV and TVNZ have renewed New Zealand romantic comedy “Under the Vines.” That’s on the heels of its December 6 season one premiere on Acorn TV and early 2022 primetime broadcast on TVNZ 1 in New Zealand.
Peacock’s “Wolf Like Me” premieres Thursday, January 13. The romantic comedy stars Isla Fisher (“Wedding Crashers”) and Josh Gad (“Frozen”), but plot details are scant. “I’d love for audiences to go into watching the series not knowing where it’s going or what gets revealed as the show progresses because I think if that happens, then it’s going to shock and surprise people,” said series creator/writer Abe Forsythe. “You get to the end of every episode and there’s a reason that you have to keep watching.”
New HGTV series “Moving for Love” documents the experience of long-distance couples who plan to move in together but must choose from two opposing locations. Produced by Sharp Entertainment (“90 Day Fiance”), the six-parter launches Wednesday, January 5 at 11p.
Rob Lowe hosts, as well as produces (with Nutopia), Nat Geo’s “The ’80s: Top Ten,” premiering Saturday, January 1 at 9p. From Charles and Diana’s wedding to shoulder pads to Cabbage Patch Kids, the unscripted series revisits iconic moments from the decade. Episodes will be available to stream for Disney+ subscribers on Friday, December 31.
Nickelodeon will premiere a new installment of “Nick News” on Wednesday, December 15 at 7:30p. The episode highlights female students in Afghanistan who are now being denied an education by laws reenacted by the Taliban; the kids from Broadway’s “Mrs. Doubtfire” who are hitting the stage after a year and a half COVID-imposed hiatus; and the members of Philadelphia’s West Powelton Steppers & Drum Squad.
HISTORY This Week, The HISTORY Channel podcast series, is celebrating 100 episodes today, December 13 with special guest – “Jeopardy!” champ and host Ken Jennings. Jennings will take listeners through the history of quizzing contests.
Beginning December 15 and running through December 25, holiday movies will be available in the Spectrum On Demand portal, under the category Santa’s Workshop. Highlights include the animated classics “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year,” “Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July,” “Legend of Frosty the Snowman” and “Jack Frost,” among others.
TV One is inviting viewers to “Patti LaBelle’s Holiday Party” on Sunday, December 19 at 7p. Tamar Braxton joins LaBelle to usher in the holiday.
AsianCrush, RetroCrush and Midnight Pulp have launched on The Roku Channel in Canada. The three DMR streaming channels mark the company’s linear entry into the Canadian marketplace.
Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” will start streaming exclusively on Disney+ on Wednesday, January 12. “Eternals” joins 13 other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies now streaming in IMAX Enhanced on Disney+.
The Principality of Monaco has become the sixth donor government for TV5 Monde. Monaco joins alongside Canada, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, France, Quebec and Switzerland.
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In November cable rankings, Discovery Inc. had four of the top ten networks in P2+ ratings: TLC (#6), HGTV (#7), Discovery (#9), and Food Network (#10). In addition, OWN was the #1 network on all of TV on Saturday nights among African-American W25-54/W18-49/18+ (#1 non-sports cable net for AA HHs & P2+).
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Thursday, December 9
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Station 19 4.07 (0.6), Grey’s Anatomy 3.65 (0.6), Big Sky 2.43 (0.4)
CBS: Young Sheldon 6.956 (0.7), United States of Al 5.00 (0.4), Ghosts 5.75 (0.5), B Positive 4.34 (0.4), Bull 3.67 (0.3)
CW: Walker 0.98 (0.2), Legacies 0.36 (0.1)
FOX: Thursday Night Football 13.45 (3.6)
NBC: The Blacklist 2.89 (0.3), Law& Order: SVU 3.49 (0.6), Law & Order: Organized Crime 3.50 (0.5)
Telemundo: Por Amor o Por Dinero 0.78 (0.2), Hercal: Amor e Venganza 1.14 (0.3), Malverde: El Santo Patron 0.86 (0.3)
Univision: La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.49 (0.5), Vencer el Pasado 1.52 (0.5), LIGA MX 1.85 (07)
Source: Nielsen, live + same day time period averages
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|This Day in History
1759 – The first music store in America opened, in Philadelphia.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
In which series did Claire Foy (“The Crown”) play ill-fated queen Anne Boleyn? “Wolf Hall” (2015). Kudos to: Randall Bosley-Studio Talent Group/Santa Monica, CA; Kerri Huyck/Kennewick, WA; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA; David Rubinsohn-American Public Television/Boston; Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc.; Charles Lore/NYC; Rev. Mark Wajda/Clermont, FL; Sandy Spiegel-WTTW/Chicago
Today’s Trivia Question
Which sitcom couple had a lawyer named Joe Delicious? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four answers per time zone.)
MANAGER, AUDIENCE RESEARCH >>
WARNER MEDIA/ATLANTA GA, BURBANK CA, NYC NY: Forecasting audiences across linear & digital platforms to drive billion-dollar ad revenue ratecard. Analyzing audience trends optimizing 24/7 programming schedules. Investigating competitive landscape for potential series & movie acquisitions; providing recommendations via detailed analysis & long-term audience projections. 5+ yrs of work exp. Full info HERE (1/3)
SALES COORDINATOR >>
MARATHON VENTURES /REMOTE/HYBRID/NY/NJ/CT: Team-oriented, fast-paced, innovative environment to provide clients with the highest level of service. Ability to shadow and train with new sales assistant hires. Monitor and assist account executives with accounts and performance of campaigns. Resolve billing discrepancies, and manage all billing processes both pre- and post-campaign. Full info HERE (12/23)
SALES PLANNER >>
MARATHON VENTURES /REMOTE/HYBRID/NY/NJ/CT: Committed to a remote/hybrid work model, Marathon Ventures Media Sales is looking for Sales Planners to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced, innovative environment to provide clients with the highest level of service. Sales Planners ensure the execution of all advertising schedules, partnering with sales teams and ad agencies. Full info HERE (12/23)
SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST SALES
Work primarily in the digital space but also Linear/VOD and Cross-platform. Develop/analyze metrics using syndicated & proprietary tools to show growth, trends and sales opportunities. 3+ yrs national experience. Strong excel, Nielsen, ComScore, Rentrak, MRI. Full info HERE (12/22)
DIGITAL MEDIA ANALYTICS MANAGER >>
REFUEL AGENCY/NYC: Responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting performance for multiple campaigns and clients. Improved campaign performance, quick response to client/sales requests and a willingness to adapt to the job role, driving results for our clients’ business. 3-5 years of professional experience in digital/marketing analytics required. Full info HERE (12/21)
SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, BRAND PARTNERSHIPS SALES >>
attn:/NYC, CHICAGO: Deliver best-in-class work, manage the deal from initial outreach and creative prospecting, to negotiation, and to close on large scale, multi-platform branded partnerships. Ability to “think on your feet” by developing strategic integrated campaign across all native platforms. 10+ yrs leading digital or social content partnerships w/clients req. Full info HERE (12/20)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, AD SALES >>
FUSE MEDIA/NYC, NY: Generate profitable sales revenue while exceeding sales quotas and delivering a high level of customer service to media clients. Maintain and build a book of national clients. Proactively recognize and develop clients in target categories. Identify, qualify, call on and establish long-term business relationships. 5-7 years of B2B sales experience req. Full info HERE (12/18)
DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY PROGRAMMING >>
PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA/NYC, NY: Develop & implement a successful Industry programming strategy & schedule to meet institutional timelines, procure talent, conduct research, & secure the highest-level speakers/panelists & moderators who will enhance the content relevance as well as the prestige select media events. 8+ yrs of Media Industry Event Programming & management required. Full info HERE (12/18)
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – SPONSORSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND GROUP SALES >>
NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP/NYC, NY: Competitive, a self-starter, and exemplary leadership, strategic vision with focused execution of multiple projects at the same time. Hands-on leader who enjoys developing unique marketing solutions to meet the needs of clients, while developing successful strategies that result in accretive revenue. Min of 10 yrs of exp required. Full info HERE (12/18)
SALES PLANNER – DIRECT RESPONSE
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Will provide sales and analytical support to the Direct Response sales team for all Hallmark Channels including managing booking of deals, tracking inventory and maintaining master reports. Bachelor’s Degree in related field, 1-2 yr industry related experience. Knowledge of Wide Orbit is a plus. Full info HERE (12/17)
EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE >>
LITTON ENTERTAINMENT/BURBANK CA: Litton Entertainment is seeking an experienced Executive-In-Charge of Production who will play a key role in the oversight and hands on management of the production processes, personnel for multiple, concurrent projects and the day-to-day operations of the company’s production facilities. Minimum 10 years’ experience in the entertainment industry. Full info HERE (12/17)
DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCER >>
LITTON ENTERTAINMENT/BURBANK CA: Litton Entertainment is seeking a full-time Digital Media Producer to join our digital team. This role includes copywriting and social publishing, asset coordination, social creative concept ideation and content-related project management. Knowledge of producing, publishing, and marketing social media required. Full info HERE (12/17)
CLOSED CAPTIONING EDITOR >>
LITTON ENTERTAINMENT/BURBANK CA: Litton Entertainment is seeking an experienced Closed Captioning Editor to join post-production. This role will be responsible for managing and prepping the delivery of all final episodes to the appropriate network. Basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere is a must, knowledge of Mac Caption is strongly preferred. Full info HERE (12/17)
VP, MULTI-PLATFORM MEDIA PLANNING
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
NYC or LA
Will develop promotional strategy across all linear & digital platforms and lead a team while working cross-functionally to align and optimize the execution of strategies to drive ratings and business growth. Bachelor’s Degree, min 10 yr. exp as promo scheduling strategist in Broadcast or Cable Network. Expert with GRIP it! Full info HERE (12/17)
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
Manage all aspects of consumer marketing and development; increase the visibility of its programs. Develop and refine messaging to connect our work with key audiences. Campaign leader for programs, events and initiatives. Manage, mentor and coach junior members. 10+ yrs exp in marketing/advertising position. Full info HERE (12/16)
SENIOR SALES PLANNER >>
REELZ/NY: Create/revise upfront/scatter media plans, account stewardship & serve as agency liaison. Should be comfortable presenting and cultivating agency relationships. A min 5 yrs ad sales/agency exp. Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong media math skills. Proficient in Wide Orbit, MS Suite. Full info HERE (12/15)
JUNIOR SALES PLANNER >>
REELZ/NYC, NY: Create upfront/scatter media plans, account stewardship & serve as agency liaison. Maintain agency accounts including upfront and scatter order entry, campaign changes, and product allocations. Assist Account Executives and work closely with the Director of Inventory Control. A min 2 yrs ad sales/agency exp. Proficient in Wide Orbit, MS Suite. Full info HERE (12/15)
SALES SERVICE EXECUTIVE >>
REELZ/NYC, NY: Selling advertising time, while also providing all necessary sales support functions for Pricing & Planning. Should be comfortable presenting sales & marketing materials and cultivating agency relationships. Experienced candidate will carry a list. 5 years of progressive ad sales planning/support experience. Proficient in Wide Orbit a plus. Full info HERE (12/15)
THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA/NYC, NY: Conduct research and generate weekly reports on media trends and remain highly informed of trends and developments. Research, evaluate, identify and develop the most relevant topics/issues and propose the most appropriate. Plan and curate Paley Public Programs and other special events. 8+ years progressively responsible leadership required. Full info HERE (12/15)
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROGRAMMING >>
PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA/ NYC, NY: Develop, ideate, project-manage, book, and confirm an exciting, influential, and relevant calendar of programs. Book major shows and A-list talent; produce aspects exhibits that need to be coordinated with a network or studio. 8+ yrs of producing live productions and 3+ yrs of project and budget management experience, in a supervisory capacity req. Full info HERE (12/14)
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT
Responsible for establishing, maintaining and building key artist, management, performer, and content owner relationships. In addition, they will develop outreach programs intended to raise the profile and engagement with SoundExchange.” Bilingual: English/Spanish and significant contact base required. A min of 10 yrs experience req. Full info HERE (12/14)
MANAGER, INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT
Responsible for establishing, maintaining and building key artist, management, performer, and content owner relationships. In addition, they will develop outreach programs intended to raise the profile and engagement with SoundExchange. A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a senior role at a recognized and established entertainment entity required. Full info HERE (12/14)
MANAGER, INTEGRATED MEDIA >>
FOX SPORTS/LOS ANGELES: Manage multiple aspects of paid campaigns with an agency from strategy to planning & execution. Assist in monitoring & reporting on paid Digital, Programmatic, Search, & Social performance. Partner w/ brand & creative teams to ensure all creative needs for media planning are met. 5+ yrs of work exp. in integrated or digital media planning/buying. Full info HERE (12/13)
|MONDAY DECEMBER 13
ABC: NFL Football
CBS: The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i
CW: All American, 4400
FOX: Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip
NBC: The Voice, American Auto [special preview], American Auto
PBS: 20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir, Independent Lens
Telemundo: Hercal: Amor e Venganza, Malverde: El Santo Patron
Univision: La Rosa de Guadalupe, Vencer el Pasado, La Desalmada