Monday, February 28, 2011

New Inventory and Estimates Published for Voice & Biggest Loser Changes

Yep, right after I had access to the server, I jumped in and began updating.

WRCB AE's now in MediaOffice simply should save their work, close MediaOffice, then re-open to see the new programs and ratings.

The Voice Premieres Tuesday, April 26th

Looks like Tuesdays during May Sweeps will feature an hour of The Voice, followed by 2 hours of The Biggest Loser.

We're having a bit of trouble reaching the Bomgar client in Chattanooga, so my clients there will have to wait a few hours for this to show up in inventory. IT @ ODI has been notified.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

WRCB Has NBC Sports Updated.. Does Your Station?

The weekend of June 11th and 12th has been totally changed, including the hiatus of NBC Evening News on the 11th.

In the last 24 hours, twelve different NBC Sports programs in the next 4 months were added, cancelled or changed dates and/or time periods. It's easy enough to find out what NBC has done.

What's not easy is keeping up to date with the almost countless changes (ok, if you want to count, just look at the archives here.. I'm on vacation now)

For real broadcasters, there's also the issue of getting the inventory changed ASAP, plus creating and publishing updated audience estimates with new rationale.

WRCB can print out new Sports Planners today. If you wish your NBC station could, just ask your OneDomain rep, or give me a call.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Triple Crown Returns to NBC; June Sports Changes Announced

Now that NBcomcast has Versus to use as it's own ESPN-like sports channel, I'm going to guess we'll see a lot more packages of sports split over both NBC and Versus, with less popular programs airing on cable only.

Here's the reason a whole bunch of sports specials on 6/11 & 6/12 are being rescheduled:

Posted: 02/23/2011 10:00:28 AM
Air Date: 06/11/2011 Saturday
Start Time: 03:00:00 PM [ET]
Duration: 02:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: THE BELMONT STAKES is now booked. Please see contingencies for further details. Please advise clearance.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Work With The Best: WRCB Looking for Account Executive

I can't say enough about Ralph's style, but I can tell you his salespeople get GREAT service from most vendors... one in particular.

If I was looking for an AE job, this is where I would go:

ODI Offices Closed Monday for Presidents Day

Officially, I'm on vacation through the end of next week, but "vacation" is a bit fuzzy when you work from home AND have no back-up. My RDRx clients in Chattanooga will have to wait as much as ONE FULL DAY for updates during this time.

Sat Night Bellator Gone, In Wine Country Starting Tomorrow Night

Posted: 02/17/2011 08:40:18 PM
Air Date: 02/19/2011 Saturday

Start Time: 02:02:00 AM [ET]
Duration: 00:28:00
Type: New Booking

Message: IN WINE COUNTRY is booked from 2/19 thru 3/26. Please note: This booking overrides all previously issued bookings, formats, and details. Please see individual air date for updated information.

If you're an RDRx Premium client, this change has already been made in your inventory and selling books.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Miss USA on 6/19; Rebook Prime for Thursday, March 3rd

NBC places the Miss USA Pageant out of sweeps this time, and it seems the Peacock is giving Office a hefty run while all the stars are in place.

Wish you had more details? Wish this was already in your MediaOffice inventory with updated estimates in selling books? If you're a premium RDRx client, your dreams are already on your server.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Early Morning Religious Special 4/28

Posted: 02/11/2011 05:20:54 PM
Air Date: 04/28/2011 Thursday
Start Time: 05:00:00 AM [ET]
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: Contingencies
Message: HORIZONS OF THE SPIRIT: Program Title and Description are now available (feed date: 4/28/11) Please see Contingencies for further details.

Monday, February 7, 2011

We Love You, Maria.....

It's not the usual day a guy can look at a computer screen at his home office, and sigh and say out loud (presumably to himself) "I love you, Maria.." and then have his wife walk up from behind, and hear her say "yeah, I loved working with her, too." (she was an GE FMP and worked with Maria for about 6 years)

Without Maria's kind guidance, most NBC stations would be totally SOL re: NBC Sports. If you don't know which Maria we're talking about, you aren't an NBC affiliate.

If you are an NBC affiliate, and don't have an RD or RDRx service, you're missing out on hundreds of sports events each year. Give your OneDomain rep a call and we can get you on the road to actually selling the little gems Maria provides.

Already in RDRx Inventory: Inside the Royal Wedding on 4/27

(official press release)

Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira of NBC’s “Today” to Host Primetime Program Dedicated to Revealing Exclusive Preparations for Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

NEW YORK, NY – February 7, 2011 – NBC will take viewers behind the scenes of the most anticipated royal wedding of the century – the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton – in “Inside the Royal Wedding,” an exclusive documentary special hosted by NBC “Today’s” Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, on Wednesday, April 27 (8-9 p.m. ET).

The observational special will provide a must-watch prelude to the big event on Friday, April 29. “Inside the Royal Wedding” will have incredible access as it reveals the extensive preparations behind such a memorable global spectacle and will introduce the audience to the people who are directly involved with many aspects of the modern-day royal wedding. As a result, tension and drama ensue as details from dress design and flowers to the guest list and cake assume monumental proportions.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

More Feb Prime Changes Announced

Last night was the end of The Chase, and from now till March, Minute To Win It gets two hours on Wednesday.

Even more changes announced by NBC... but RDRx clients already have them published to inventory and estimates.

So, if your client has spots booked in this weekend's Chuck or next Wednesday's Chase, get crackin'! Unless you don't have a research director or RDRx... then just get ready to do makegoods in March.

Third Quarter 2011 NBC Sports Specials

Duration: 01:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: The 2011 3rd Quarter NBC Sports Special package is now booked for the following dates: 7/2, 7/3, 7/16, 7/17, 7/23, 7/24, 7/30, 7/31, 8/6, 8/7, 8/13, 8/14, 8/20, 8/21, 8/27, 8/28, 9/3, 9/4, 9/10, and 9/11. Please see contingency plans for details and impact to other dayparts. Please advise clearance.

RDRx clients will find all of these programs in sports inventory later today.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tons of Prime Changes Announced

We’re making a few changes to our 1st and 2nd Quarter program schedules, plus booking a few slots in the summer months on a couple of nights.

Holy Poop.... lots of changes coming.

Premiere RDRx clients will have updated inventory, estimates and a brand new Master Planner today.

Those NBC stations who don't have these ready by tomorrow morning (for example, stations without either an RD, a very dedicated employee or RDRx) are simply wasting their time selling or scheduling makegoods until no longer using bad info.

If you are a OneDomain NBC station, and want help, just email. I'm right here.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New PGA Special Booked Feb 27th

Air Date: 02/27/2011 Sunday
Start Time: 01:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: GOLF
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: PGA SPECIAL: "FROM THE FIRST FAMILY TO THE FIRST TEE" is booked. Please advise clearance.

Already published to RDRx clients.