01/04/22: Peacock jumps into Olympic programming

Medias First Morning Read

 

Tuesday January 4, 2022

Today’s Premieres
ABC: Judge Steve Harvey at 8p, Abbott Elementary at 9p, black-ish at 9:30p
Discovery: Street Outlaws: Fastest in America at 8p
Food Network: Chopped: Casino Royale at 9p
History: Beyond Oak Island at 10p
ID: Murder Under the Friday Night Lights at 10p
NBC: American Auto at 8p, Grand Crew at 8:30p, This Is Us at 9p
Netflix: Action Pack
OWN: Speak Sis at 8p
Pasiones: A Mother’s Love at 8p
PBS: Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at 8p
TV5 Monde USA: O.P.J. at 11:30p

IN THE NEWS

USA Network grabbed rights to seasons 1-4 of Fox drama “9-1-1” and is launching a Wednesday night, 7p-11p block of the procedural. The deal also includes future seasons of the show and the fifth season, to air later this year. “’9-1-1’ is the perfect addition to USA Network, which has long been a destination for big, iconic characters and event television,” said Val Boreland, EVP, Entertainment Content Acquisitions, NBCUniversal Television & Streaming.

As the omicron variant surges in NYC, host Whoopi Goldberg missed the post-holiday return of “The View” after testing positive. While “The View” has aired from its ABC studio since this season’s launch in September, on Monday, co-hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines and guest host Ana Navarro appeared remotely. Behar said symptoms for the vaxxed and boosted Goldberg have been “very, very mild.”

Liberty Mutual replaced GEICO as the most-seen brand on TV in 2022, with 0.97% Impressions SOV in 2021 versus 0.95% for GEICO, according to iSpot.tv’s year-end report. The report also noted CPG is the most seen industry on TV, with $6.27 billion spent on TV in 2021. Downy topped the charts with 2.19% Impressions SOV, followed by Tide (2.17%) and Neutrogena (1.47%). On the auto front, among female audiences ages 35 to 49, reality TV led all show genres for the category, with 12.4% of impressions attributed to the demo.

Robert Bruce, collectibles expert and a cast member of AMC reality show “Comic Book Men,” was found dead on December 31. He was 62. No cause of death was reported. A self-described “popculturist,” Bruce appeared in 34 episodes of “Comic Book Men,” which ran from 2012-18, and was credited as a consulting producer on 82 episodes.

Tegna and Verizon have extended their retrans negotiations for five stations until today at 6p. The agreement, for stations in Washington, D.C.; Buffalo, NY; Hartford, CT; Norfolk, VA; and Harrisburg, PA, had been set to expire December 31.

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COMING UP

Peacock will premiere three new documentaries about Olympic athletes leading up to NBCUniversal’s presentation of the 2022 Games. On the way are “Meddling,” a four-parter detailing the 2002 figure skating scandal, launching Thursday, January 6; “Picabo,” a film chronicling the life of alpine skier Picabo Street, premiering Friday, January 21; and “American Rock Stars,” a docuseries focused on this year’s curling team hopefuls, kicking off Wednesday, January 26.

Season two of out-of-this-world workplace comedy “Space Force” is set to land on Netflix Friday, February 18. Returning series regulars include series co-creator Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Tawny Newsome, Diana Silvers, Jimmy O. Yang and Don Lake.

“NCIS” stars Wilmer Valderrama and Katrina Law are jetting to Hawaii to shoot a crossover episode with “NCIS: Hawai’i.” The CBS stunt is scheduled for Monday, March 28.

SailTrek SOC, covering a crew traveling the Caribbean mid-pandemic, premieres Friday, January 7 on One Caribbean Television and Black News Channel.

TECH

On Monday, Apple reached a market cap of $3 trillion, a new worldwide milestone in valuation. In 2018, the company was the first to hit a $1 trillion valuation. As noted by the NY Times, Apple is now worth more than Walmart, Disney, Netflix, Nike, Exxon Mobil, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Morgan Stanley, McDonald’s, AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Boeing, IBM and Ford combined.

Close to 900 major brands continue to finance websites that publish misinformation about the 2020 election, according to watchdog NewsGuard. “The vast majority of the sites spreading election misinformation a year ago have continued to promote the narrative that the election was not legitimate, while defending, downplaying, or redirecting blame for the riot,” noted the report, which did not name the brands.

Speaking of misinformation, one day after Twitter permanently banned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account for spreading Covid-19 misinformation, Facebook also suspended the Republican from Georgia’s personal account – but for only 24 hours. “A post violated our policies and we have removed it, but removing her account for this violation is beyond the scope of our policies,” explained a Facebook spokesperson.

Airlines for America has filed an emergency petition asking the FCC to stop the January 5 rollout of new 5G service near airports. A delay was also requested by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and aviation regulators until studies can prove the signals won’t disrupt airplane instruments. Verizon and AT&T had said Sunday that they plan to move forward with the service. “Spectrum interference disputes typically involve simultaneous transmissions on the same frequencies. But radio altimeters do not operate on, or anywhere near, the C-Band frequencies,” wrote AT&T CEO John Stankey and Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg in a letter to Buttigieg and Stephen Dickson of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Twitter closed the sale of MoPub to AppLovin Corporation for $1.05 billion in cash. “With the sale of MoPub completed, we continue to concentrate our efforts on enhancing ads across our platform. Our goal is to deliver faster growth in key areas and accelerate our product development,” said Bruce Falck, GM of Revenue Products, Twitter.

Users of BlackBerry devices running on BlackBerry OS 7.1 and BlackBerry 10 will lose access to data, phone calls, SMS and 9-1-1 functionality starting today. Which should surprise no one – the shutdown was announced in 2020. “We have chosen to extend our service until [January 4] as an expression of thanks to our loyal partners and customers,” said the company.

SPORTS MEDIA AWARDS: CATEGORIES RELEASED NEXT WEEK

Stay tuned as Sports Media Awards, celebrating its 10th anniversary, releases this year’s award categories on Monday, January 10th.

 

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RATINGS

 

CBS’ “S.W.A.T.” drew 3.7 million viewers and 0.4 among A18-49 in its new Sunday perch, a season low but an improvement over the final episodes of “SEAL Team” (3.5 million/0.4) in the timeslot, according to early Nielsens. NBC topped the night with “Sunday Night Football” averaging an impressive 14.3 million viewers and 3.7 in the demo.

In 4Q21, Fox News’ 5p weekday show “The Five” became the first non-primetime program to rank #1 in total viewers in cable news for a full quarter, with 3.296 million viewers.

Shareablee Top 10 Streaming Shows for the week of December 27
Program, Platform, Total Actions, Total Content, Actions per Content, Fans & Followers
Cobra Kai (Netflix), 2.8m, 60, 47,363, 3.3m
Euphoria (HBO Max), 2.5m, 4, 629,758, 3.1m
Umbrella Academy (Netflix), 1.3m, 12, 108,800, 4.6m
Insecure (HBO Max), 1.2m, 94, 12,459, 1m
The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+), 1.2m, 43, 27,141, 129k
The Witcher (Netflix), 668k, 29, 23,030, 2.2m
Get Organized With The Home Edit (Netflix), 475k, 37, 12,824, 5.9m
Hawkeye (Disney+), 397k, 27, 14,696, 553k
Queer Eye (Netflix), 385k, 33, 11,655, 2.7m
Nanatsu No Taizai (Netflix),346k, 73, 4,736, 1m
Netflix is a Joke (YouTube), 251k, 52, 4,821, 2.5m
You (Netflix), 217k, 3, 72,444, 1.9m

Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Thursday, December 30
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Frozen 2.25 (0.3), Home Economics 0.95 (0.2), Home Economics 0.81 (0.1)
CBS: Young Sheldon 4.17 (0.4), United States of Al 3.07 (0.3), Ghosts 2.94 (0.3), B Positive 2.42 (0.2), Bull 2.42 (0.2)
CW: iHeartRadio 0.56 (0.1)
Fox: All Madden 1.86 (0.4), Call Me Kat 0.92 (0.2)
NBC: Law & Order: SVU 2.30 (0.2), Law & Order: SVU 2.42 (0.3), Law & Order: Organized Crime 1.95 (0.3)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Jeannae Rouzan-Clay has been promoted to SVP of Specials at Jesse Collins Entertainment. Rouzan-Clay had been VP of Specials.

This Day in History
1961 – Danish barbers’ assistants in Copenhagen ended a 33-year long strike.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Which actor played two of Rose’s boyfriends on “The Golden Girls” (1985-92)? Harold Gould guested as Arnie, and later recurred as Miles. Kudos to: Ray Ellin-Aruba Ray Worldwide/Palm Beach, Aruba; Christalyn Hampton-Wright Now Casting/Atlanta; Vern Calhouhn-Vertcal Productions/NYC; Rhonda Seaton-AccuWeather/State College, PA; William King-NBCUniversal/Englewood Cliffs, NJ; Sandy Spiegel-WTTW/Chicago; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals-Burbank; David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA; Cherie Wall-Sandbox Entertainment/Nashville; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA

Today’s Trivia Question
Which two-time Academy Award winner guested on her brother’s sitcom as a child? (Email [email protected] 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.)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
NYC, NY

Support Production Management team, Production Office support and assist with props for creative segments. Travel Management: Book, track and reconcile daily car services for hosts and guests; flights and car services for guest talent; special event travel for staff for key events. Prior Production Coordinator experience required. Full info HERE (1/17)

BRAND DIRECTOR, FailArmy
JUKIN MEDIA
LOS ANGELES
Help set strategy for and execute business plan for your brand, define and manage brand voice and tone and hire, train, manage and develop team. Formulate and execute audience growth plan. 8+ yrs in the marketing and packaging of digital video brands, with success in content creation, content and performance marketing, distribution, and management. Full info HERE (1/16)

MANAGER, AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS, SOCIAL
JUKIN MEDIA
LOS ANGELES

Manage audience development and content strategy. Analyze the performance of all published content, including views, watch time, etc., and establish effective feedback loops with team members. Define and implement best practices for social media channel optimization. 4+ yrs work experience with 2+ yrs in programming and/or audience development. Full info HERE (1/16)

SENIOR DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION RISK MANAGEMENT
A+E NETWORKS
LOS ANGELES or REMOTE

Involves evaluating and advising exposures, confirming coverage, and reviewing contractual insurance requirements to manage production related risk. 5 years in high-risk production, extensive knowledge of prod. safety practices, Covid-19 safety, prod. claims and GL & E&O process/renewals. Full info HERE (1/15)

DIRECTOR, FINISHED PROGRAM ACQUISITIONS AND DISTRIBUTION, STREAMING TV

JUKIN MEDIA
LOS ANGELES

Source and identify finished TV program and digital series acquisitions for Streaming FAST Channels. License our TMB/Jukin original Streaming Channel productions for distribution. This position is responsible for negotiating and closing both inbound and outbound deals. 7 yrs of relevant work experience required. Full info HERE (1/13)

VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

JUKIN MEDIA
NYC, LOS ANGELES

Lead Business Development efforts in the US and beyond. Source, negotiate and close distribution deals for brands like People Are Awesome, FailArmy, Pet Collective, etc. Develop business plans and drive growth around new businesses such as streaming channels, podcasts, self-service licensing platforms, etc. 7 yrs bus. development experience req. Full info HERE (1/13)

PHOTO DIRECTOR
DISCOVERY-MAGNOLIA NETWORK
TX, TN, NY

Experienced Photo Director 7+ Years experience. Excellent grasp of great visual communication and the ability to stretch creatively with each new project. Full info HERE (1/8)

VIDEO EDITOR
DISCOVERY-MAGNOLIA NETWORK
TX, TN, NY

Expert editor in Avid and Final Cut Pro Software, Premiere CC.Technical, organized, uber creative. 6+ yrs exp. Full info HERE (1/8)

DESIGNER, BRAND CREATIVE
DISCOVERY-MAGNOLIA NETWORK
TX, TN, NY

Excellent eye for great design and the ability to stretch creatively with each new project. 4+ years of graphic design experience, preferably within a TV network, studio or agency. Full info HERE (1/8)

VP, DEVELOPMENT >>
VICE TV/BROOKLYN, NY:
Know our current slate of on-air series, series under consideration for renewal, projects in the development. Implement a strategic development process while bringing new pitches to larger network group for discussion. Oversee projects from initial inception through production. Proven relationships with producers and production companies req. Full info HERE (1/8)

DIRECTOR SALES RESEARCH
CW
NYC, NY
Develop/execute linear, digital and VOD metrics into cross platform measurement system for companywide use. Work on upfront strategy and ongoing client presentations. Liaison with vendors on new product testing/rollouts. Manage team of 3. 6+ yrs national experience. Strong excel, Nielsen, ComScore, Rentrak, MRI. Full info HERE (1/7)

COORDINATOR, AD SALES
TV ONE
NYC, NY

Fulfill sales orders through the execution of specific allocations and flowcharts. Serve as the primary point of contact for ad agencies to resolve discrepancies, schedule changes and facilitate make goods. Create flowcharts, input advertiser schedules and revisions. Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience in advertising sales. Full Info HERE (1/6)

SENIOR SALES ENGINEER
INTERNATIONAL WIDEORBIT
NYC, NY
The Senior Sales Engineer will focus on our international business with a range of WideOrbit products and core WO OMNI solution. 8+ years experience in Broadcast Media required, with a strong preference for applicants with WideOrbit product experience and a strong understanding of the international landscape Canada/Mexico/LATAM. Full info HERE (1/6)

DATA VISUALIZATION MANAGER >>
UP ENTERTAINMENT/ATLANTA GA: Design, build, deploy, and maintain reports and dashboards and preparing data for ingestion into visualization tools to create desired visualizations. Maintain research data systems and sources with regular downloads and ingestions. 5-7 years relevant work experience working with data, reporting insights, and managing projects. Full info HERE (1/6)

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 (1/5)

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 (1/5)

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 (1/5)

SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST SALES
CW
NYC, NY
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 (1/4)

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 (1/4)

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 (1/4)

TUESDAY JANUARY 4
ABC: Judge Steve Harvey [p], Abbott Elementary, black-ish [p], Queens
CBS: FBI, FBI: International, FBI: Most Wanted
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusion
FOX: Gordon Ramsey’s Road Trip
NBC: American Auto [p], Grand Crew [p], This Is Us [p], New Amsterdam
PBS: Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. [p], Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Frontline
Telemundo: Hercai: Amor y Venganza, Malverde: el Santo Patron
Univision: La Rosa de Guadalupe, Vencer el Pasado, La Desalmada

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