Wednesday, June 30, 2010

NBC: Mon, Thurs, Saturday & Sunday Summer Prime Changes Yet Again

ATTN: NBC General Managers, Sales Managers & Program Directors

We're revamping Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays to strengthen our summer schedule and improve your late news lead-ins. Also, these changes should help us take better advantage of our summer tent poles and provide the biggest promotional base to launch our new fall line-up.

Effective July 12th, encores of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT will air @8PM ET/PT leading into 1-hour LAST COMIC STANDING originals @9PM, and at 10PM original DATELINEs replace PERSONS UNKNOWN. On August 9th, we have the 2-hour season finale of LAST COMIC STANDING from 9-11PM ET/PT preceded by a repeat AMERICA'S GOT TALENT from 8-9PM. Starting on August 16th encores of the 2-hour AMERICA'S GOT TALENT performance shows will air from 8-10PM ET/PT through the end of the season, except on August 23rd where we have the Miss Universe pageant. Original DATELINEs continue at 10 through September 13th.

Effective July 15th through September 16th, Thursdays revert back to a 2-hour comedy block with COMMUNITY, 30 ROCK, THE OFFICE and PARKS AND RECREATION from 8-10PM ET/PT, and repeats of LAW & ORDER: SVU will go in @10PM ET/PT. The only exception is September 9th where we have football.

On July 10th, the repeat movie, "Secrets of the Mountain" moves to 8PM ET/PT, with an original LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT going in at 10PM. Effective July 17th through September 4th, PERSONS UNKNOWN originals move to Saturdays @ 8PM ET/PT, followed by back-to-back episodes of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT @9 & 10PM, except on August 14th, where the VISA Gymnastics Championships will air from 8-10PM. On Saturdays, September 11th and 18th, we're scheduling marathons of PARENTHOOD to give this promising new show some additional exposure before the new season.

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT airs @8PM ET/PT from July 11th through September 5th, except for the pre-season football games on August 8th & 22nd, and on August 29th where we have the Primetime Emmys. Encores of the 2-hour AMERICA'S GOT TALENT performance shows air 9-11PM ET/PT from July 11th through August 1st.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays remain unchanged this summer with the exception of Wednesday, September 15th, from 8-9PM ET/PT, where we're replacing a repeat of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT with an encore MINUTE TO WIN IT.

The following will be booked:

Saturday, July 10th
8:00-10:00 SECRETS OF THE MOUNTAIN (Repeat)
10:00-11:00 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (Original) (through September 4th)

Sunday, July 11th
8:00-9:00 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (Original) (through September 5th except August 8th, 22nd and 29th)
9:00-11:00 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (2-Hr Performance Shows) (Repeat) (through August 1st)

Monday, July 12th
8:00-9:00 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (Results Shows) (Repeat) (through August 9th)
10:00-11:00 DATELINE NBC (Original) (through September 13th, except August 9th)

Thursday, July 15th
8:00-8:30 COMMUNITY (Repeat) (through September 16th except September 9th)
8:30-9:00 30 ROCK (Repeat) (through September 16th except September 9th)
9:30-10:00 PARKS AND RECREATION (Repeat) (through September 16th except September 9th)
10:00-11:00 LAW & ORDER: SVU (Repeat) (through September 16th except September 9th)

Saturday, July 17th
8:00-9:00 PERSONS UNKNOWN (Original) (through September 4th except August 14th)
9:00-10;00 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (Repeat) (through September 4th except August 14th)

Monday, August 16th
8:00-10:00 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (2-Hr Performance Shows) (Repeat) (through September 13th except August 23rd)

Saturday, September 11th and September 18th
8:00-9:00 PARENTHOOD (Repeat)
9:00-10:00 PARENTHOOD (Repeat)
10:00-11:00 PARENTHOOD (Repeat)

Wednesday, September 15th
8:00-9:00 MINUTE TO WIN IT (Repeat)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WLBT Has May 2010 based Estimates

On the same business day as the data was first available.

While Working On Jackson, More Changes from NBC

All RDRx clients will see these changes by tomorrow morning.. I'm hip deep in Jackson at the moment.


The following will be booked:

Monday, June 28th and July 5th
8:00-9:00 PERSONS UNKNOWN (Original)
9:00-11:00 LAST COMIC STANDING (Original) (2-hours)

Friday, August 13th
8:00-9:00 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? (Repeat) (through 9/17 except 9/10)

Sunday, September 5th
9:00-10:00 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (Repeat)
10:00-11:00 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (Original)

Tuesday, September 7th
8:00-9:00 MINUTE TO WIN IT (Original)

Monday, September 13th
9:00-10:00 MINUTE TO WIN IT (Repeat)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jackson, MS Data Arrives Wednesday Morning

Raycom's NBC station will see May 2010 share based estimates tomorrow.

WRCB May Estimates... Ready to Rock Same Day!

Once Ralph gives me the nod, I'll publish the May 2010 share-based selling book estimates for WRCB's AE use. Yes, including estimates for Prime and Specials including May 2010 data where applicable.

Chattanooga May 2010 Arrives

And I'm currently working on WRCB's MediaOffice server, moments after my co-workers in Birmingham uploaded the DVDs Nielsen STILL FedExes to our home office.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Chattanooga May 2010 Sweep Data Ships Tonight!

OneDomain's incredible support staff has let me know Chattanooga's data from the May 2010 Sweep is being shipped out tonight via FedEx and should be at our Hoover, AL HQ mid Tuesday morning if all goes as planned.

Once data is uploaded to WRCB's MediaOffice server, I'll begin work on the new May-based estimates for Ralph's review by tomorrow evening. As soon as he approves, I'll publish the results for all sales to use ASAP.

I'm delighted to assist the fine staff at WRCB with quick turn-around.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Obama Changes Next Tuesday Prime

Posted: 06/13/2010 11:42:32 AM
Message: President Obama has scheduled an Address To The Nation on Tuesday, June 15 at 8p ET. NBC News will provide live coverage. Details will be available in APT by noon Monday.

BP, Afghan minerals and the economy... oh my.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Yes, Next Tuesday Night Prime Has Changed AGAIN

Now that there will be an NBA Finals Game 6 on Tuesday, June 15, we're switching our 10PM programming on June 15 & 22. A repeat LAST COMIC STANDING will now air at 10PM ET/PT next Tuesday, June 15, up against the NBA Finals Game 6 and providing this show with some additional sampling earlier. On Tuesday, June 22, there will now be a 2-hour original AMERICA'S GOT TALENT from 9-11PM ET/PT, replacing a repeat LAST COMIC STANDING at 10PM.

The following will be booked:

Tuesday, June 15th
10:00-11:00 LAST COMIC STANDING (Repeat)

Tuesday, June 22nd
9:00-11:00 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (Original) (2-hours)

This is the third change to Tuesdays in June announced this week.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

NHL Stanley Cup: Final Blackhawk Win Earns Historic Ratings



NEW YORK - June 10, 2010 - Last night's series-clinching Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers registered a 5.8/10 overnight rating (8:15-11:15 p.m. ET), the best overnight for any Stanley Cup Final game in 36 years (7.6/27, Boston-Philadelphia, Game 6, 1974 on NBC).

The rating peaked for the final 15 minutes of the game (11-11:15 p.m. ET) with an 8.0 rating and 14 share. The 5.8 overnight is up 41 percent vs. last year's 4.1/7 overnight for Game 6 between the then-defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins, featuring Sidney Crosby.

In last night's game, the Blackhawks defeated the Flyers, 4-3, on a goal by Patrick Kane 4:06 into overtime to give Chicago its first Stanley Cup since 1961, ending the NHL's longest championship drought.


1. Chicago 32.8/50

2. Philadelphia 26.8/38

3. Buffalo 13.5/20

4. Pittsburgh 9.7/14

T5. Detroit 6.3/10

T5. Indianapolis 6.3/10

7. Fort Myers 6.1/10

8. Minneapolis 5.9/11

9. Las Vegas 5.7/9

10. Boston 5.1/9

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chaos for Tuesdays, Saturdays and July...

We're making some changes to our summer schedule.


The original audition episode of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT that was previously scheduled to air tonight @ 9PM ET/PT is being moved to next Tuesday, June 15th, replacing a repeat episode of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, and we are rearranging the schedule to have back-to-back all-new audition episodes of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT leading into your late news. Next Tuesday's primetime line-up will now be all original with LOSING IT WITH JILLIAN @8PM and AMERICA'S GOT TALENT @ 9 & 10PM ET/PT.

On Tuesdays, June 22nd & 29th, we're keeping LOSING IT WITH JILLIAN in the 8PM ET/PT time period. The show has developed a nice core audience and should provide a good lead-in to original episodes of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. On these 2 dates, we're also putting repeat episodes of LAST COMIC STANDING at 10PM ET/PT to benefit from the AGT lead-in and later time slot.

As a reminder, starting in July there will be all-new, 2-hour episodes of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT on Tuesdays from 9-11PM ET/PT leading into your late news through the end of the summer.


On Thursday, July 8th, we're scheduling a COMMUNITY marathon with six half-hour encore episodes scheduled from 8-11PM ET/PT. The Thursday prime line-up for the rest of the summer will be 8P THE OFFICE; 8:30P COMMUNITY; 9P THE OFFICE; 9:30P PARKS & RECREATION; 10P 30 ROCK and 10:30P COMMUNITY, except for Thursday, August 19th, where we're scheduling a marathon of six PARKS & RECREATION encores in prime and on September 9th where football is scheduled.


Starting this Saturday, June 12th through July 10th (with the exception of June 19th where we have the U.S. Open), AMERICA'S GOT TALENT repeats will replace LAW & ORDER repeats in the 8PM ET/PT time period. Effective Saturday June 26th through July 3rd, AMERICA'S GOT TALENT repeats will also replace LAW & ORDER repeats in the 9PM ET/PT time slot. On Saturday, July 10th, we're scheduling an encore of the movie, "Secrets of the Mountain" from 9-11PM ET/PT. Starting July 17th, we'll have 2-hour encore episodes of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT on Saturdays from 8-10PM ET/PT through September 19th with the exception of August 14th.


Effective June 20th through August 15th, original episodes of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT will replace LAW & ORDER repeats Sundays @9PM ET/PT with the exception of a couple of dates where specials were scheduled.

The following will be booked:

Saturday, June 12th
8:00-9:00 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (Repeat) (through 7/10, except 6/19)

Tuesday, June 15th
8:00-9:00 LOSING IT WITH JILLIAN (Original) (through 6/29)
10:00-11:00 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (Original)

Sunday, June 20th
9:00-10:00 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (Original) (through 8/15, except 7/4 and 8/8)

Tuesday, June 22nd and June 29th
10:00-11:00 LAST COMIC STANDING (Repeat)

Saturday, June 26th
9:00-10:00 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (Repeat) (through 7/3)

Thursday, July 8th
8:30-9:00 COMMUNITY (Repeat)
9:00-9:30 COMMUNITY (Repeat)
9:30-10:00 COMMUNITY (Repeat)
10:00-10:30 COMMUNITY (Repeat)
10:30-11:00 COMMUNITY (Repeat)

Saturday, July 10th
9:00-11:00 SECRETS OF THE MOUNTAIN (Repeat)

Thursday, July 15th
8:00-8:30 THE OFFICE (Repeat) (through 9/16, except 8/19 & 9/9)
8:30-9:00 COMMUNITY (Repeat) (through 9/16, except 8/19 & 9/9)
9:30-10:00 PARKS AND RECREATION (Repeat) (through 9/16, except 9/9)
10:00-10:30 30 ROCK (Repeat) (through 9/16, except 8/19 & 9/9)
10:30-11:00 COMMUNITY (Repeat) (through 9/16, except 8/19 & 9/9)

Saturday, July 17th
8:00-10:00 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (Repeat) (through 9/18, except 8/14)

Thursday, August 19th
8:00-8:30 PARKS AND RECREATION (Repeat)
8:30-9:00 PARKS AND RECREATION (Repeat)
9:00-9:30 PARKS AND RECREATION (Repeat)
10:00-10:30 PARKS AND RECREATION (Repeat)
10:30-11:00 PARKS AND RECREATION (Repeat)

Thursday, September 16th
9:00-9:30 THE OFFICE (Repeat)

Red Carpet for Emmy Awards in August

NBC will be airing a one-hour arrival show live from the Red Carpet at the Primetime Emmys. As previously announced, for the first time the Primetime Emmys will air live across the country on Sunday, August 29th, from 8-11PM ET / 5-8PM PT. The Red Carpet Special will lead into it from 7-8PM ET / 4-5PM PT. The Red Carpet Special will be co-hosted by Billy Bush, Maria Menounos and Nate Berkus. Attached is a press release.

The following will be booked:

Sunday, August 29th

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tuesdays in June Changed Again


ATTN: NBC Program Directors

We're changing the schedule on the next 4 Tuesdays, repeating the winning combination of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT and JILLIAN from this past Tuesday. Starting June 8th for 4 weeks, the Tuesday primetime line-up will be an encore of the prior Wednesday's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT at 8PM ET/PT, leading into an original AMERICA'S GOT TALENT at 9PM ET/PT and an original LOSING IT WITH JILLIAN at 10PM ET/PT now leading into your late news.

The following will be booked:

Tuesday, June 8th
8:00-9:00 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (Repeat) (through June 29th)
10:00-11:00 LOSING IT WITH JILLIAN (Original) (through June 29th)

Stanley Cup Game 5 Certain for Sunday 6/6

Air Date: 06/06/2010 Sunday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Duration: 03:00:00
Type: Announcements
Message: NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS: Game #5 (Philadelphia @ Chicago) is definite for Sunday 6/6. An updated NHL Local Unit Make-Good plan will be issued later today

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

NBC Sports Specials Change in August

I've seen a couple of programs announced, but will wait until later to see if there's more. Nothing earth shattering, I assure you.

Breakthrough w/ Tony Roberts Tuesdays 8/7p This Summer

We are pleased to announce that we'll have another original unscripted show this summer. BREAKTHROUGH WITH TONY ROBBINS will air Tuesdays @8PM ET/PT from July 27th through August 31st following the run of LOSING IT WITH JILLIAN MICHAELS in the time period. Attached is the press release on this series which features the internationally famous motivational speaker transforming the lives of ordinary people.

The following will be booked:

Tuesday, July 27th - August 31st

My cynical comment... do affiliates get a cut of Tony's book and video sales? Just asking...