Friday, May 18, 2018

Maybe TGIF Happened Last Night?

Posted: 05/17/2018 07:28:36 PM
Type: New Booking
Message:
RYDER CUP is now booked on the following dates: 9/29 and 9/30. Please see contingencies on these dates for details and impacts to other dayparts. Please advise clearances.

I expect we'll be told about the 4th of July any day now.  Would you believe APT has other programming listed?  It's almost like they either don't know what they are doing, or they are lying.

Maybe whatever Trump's Cowen has is infectious and was transmitted to other offices in 30 Rock.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Now NBC Fills Thursday and Saturday Nights for Summer

Posted: 05/16/2018 05:31:16 PM
Air Date: 06/14/2018 Thursday
Start Time: 10:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
Duration: 00:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message:
LAW & ORDER: SVU is now booked on Thursday 6/14 through 9/20, except on 8/2 and 9/6.


Posted: 05/16/2018 05:30:04 PM
Air Date: 06/02/2018 Saturday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: DATELINE SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY
Duration: 01:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message:
DATELINE SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY is now booked on Saturday 6/2 through 6/30, except on 6/16. 

Posted: 05/16/2018 05:28:32 PM
Air Date: 05/31/2018 Thursday
Start Time: 10:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: WORLD OF DANCE
Duration: 00:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message:
WORLD OF DANCE is now booked.

Posted: 05/16/2018 05:27:27 PM
Air Date: 05/31/2018 Thursday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
Duration: 02:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message:
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT is now booked.

Upfronts Always Upset Summer Schedules

Just a reminder for those of you who haven't done this often enough to just remember..

During Upfronts, networks often orphan primetime programs and series by not renewing them. Not wanting to tip their hands about who would survive and who would not, often these shows are "phantom" scheduled for summer reruns just so salespeople have something to sell other than TBA.

Once cancelled, the shows often vanish from air.  In Brooklyn 99's case, Fox had scheduled re-runs on Sundays all through this summer.  Once NBC decided to (buy back it's own program) schedule B99 for Fall of 2018 on it's own network, Fox yanked it off the air.

As each network makes new season announcements, the summer schedule will be modified.   So if you are working on a formal proposal for this summer, understand it will not remain valid for long.

My clients should be updated by next week.  Because of the massive methodology change coming to Nielsen's data, the fall of 2018 will be a nightmare for stations who care.  For Sinclair, it's a jackpot.

Monday, May 14, 2018

July Sports Tweaks

Posted: 05/14/2018 06:31:51 PM
Air Date: 07/29/2018 Sunday
Start Time: 02:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPORTS SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message:
U.S. GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIC is now booked. Clearance assumed based upon previously advised clearance for this time period, unless otherwise notified. 


Posted: 05/14/2018 06:30:39 PM
Air Date: 07/29/2018 Sunday
Start Time: 02:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: CYCLING
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: Program Deletion
Message:
TOUR DE FRANCE is now deleted. Please see additional What's New messages for revised program impacts.

Posted: 05/14/2018 06:29:32 PM
Air Date: 07/14/2018 Saturday
Start Time: 10:30:00 AM [ET]
Show Name: WILDERNESS VET
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: Feed
Message:
Feed #2 of WILDERNESS VET at 10:30am ET is re-instated. Please see contingencies on this day for details. Clearance assumed based on current clearances for this time period unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 05/14/2018 06:26:54 PM
Air Date: 07/14/2018 Saturday
Start Time: 07:30:00 AM [ET]
Show Name: CYCLING
Duration: 03:00:00
Type: Time Change
Message:
TIME CHANGE: TOUR DE FRANCE now airs 7:30am 10:30am ET (was previously 8am 11am ET). Please see contingencies for details and other show impacts. Please re-advise clearance.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

NBC's New 2018-19 Prime Schedule Announced

NBC FALL 2018-19 SCHEDULE
(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

MONDAY
8-10 P.M. — The Voice
10-11 P.M. — MANIFEST
TUESDAY
8-9 P.M. — The Voice
9-10 P.M. — This Is Us
10-11 P.M. — NEW AMSTERDAM
WEDNESDAY
8-9 P.M. — Chicago Med
9-10 P.M. — Chicago Fire
10-11 P.M. — Chicago P.D.
THURSDAY
8-8:30 P.M. — Superstore
8:30-9 P.M. — The Good Place
9-9:30 P.M. — Will & Grace
9:30-10 P.M. — I FEEL BAD
10-11 P.M. — Law & Order: SVU
FRIDAY
8-9 P.M. – Blindspot
9-10 P.M. — Midnight, Texas
10-11 P.M — Dateline NBC
SATURDAY
8-10 P.M. — Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10-11 P.M. – Saturday Night Live (encores)
SUNDAY
7-8:20 P.M. — Football Night in America
8:20-11 P.M. — NBC Sunday Night Football

 http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/nbc-fall-schedule-2018-2019-1202808903/

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Post-Sweep Saturday Changes

Posted: 05/09/2018 03:18:16 PM
Air Date: 05/26/2018 Saturday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: DATELINE SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY
Duration: 01:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message:
DATELINE SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY is now booked.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Champions Takes 8pm on Friday, May 25

Posted: 05/02/2018 04:01:16 PM
Air Date: 05/25/2018 Friday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: DATELINE NBC
Duration: 01:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message:
DATELINE NBC is now booked.


Posted: 05/02/2018 03:59:36 PM
Air Date: 05/25/2018 Friday
Start Time: 08:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: CHAMPIONS
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message:
CHAMPIONS is now booked.

Posted: 05/02/2018 03:57:49 PM
Air Date: 05/25/2018 Friday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: CHAMPIONS
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message:
CHAMPIONS is now booked.