Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Voice Gets Post SuperBowl Slot @ 2/5/12

Posted: 05/31/2011 03:45:37 PM
Type: Announcements
Message: NBC will broadcast a special hour-long episode of "The Voice" following the network's exclusive coverage of Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, February 5, 2012 (10-11pm ET; time approximate). Program scheduling information and format details will appear in APT at a later date.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Late Summer Appears in APT2Go

Perhaps someone was trying to get out of 30 Rock early for the three four day weekend, because late last night, NBC posted a good number of previously unconfirmed summer reruns. After I have another cup of coffee, I'll see exactly if this has any effect on existing inventories.

Added several hours later:
Whew.. there were a lot more changes than I thought.. July and August prime look much different than they did yesterday. Happily, RDRx clients already now up to date with all announced NBC summer and fall programming.

If you're an NBC station using MediaOffice, I could be helping you, too.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Love In The Wild Pushed Back To June 29th

Well, this is interesting.

Wed 10pm on June 8th: AGT rerun hour.
Wed 10pm June 15-22, L&O:SVU returns for a swan song of CM.
Now, the premiere for Love In The Wild is June 29th.

NBC : NHL & Prime Changes Next Week

With a little breathing room for traffic and sales!

Game 1: Wed 8-11p EDT.

Game Wednesday blows out previously scheduled Min To Win, AGT hour and Love In The Wild* premiere.

*APT still shows episode 102 airing on June 8th, but I think that will be changed to 101.

Already published to inventory and estimates of client RDRx stations.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stanley Cup: First Game Monday or Wednesday?

Posted: 05/25/2011 09:48:01 AM

Message: NHL STANELY CUP FINALS REVISED MOVE UP SCENARIOS (AS OF 5/25): Last night, Vancouver closed out San Jose with a win in double OT. As such, we will know the Stanley Cup Final schedule at the conclusion of the game tonight. If Boston wins, Game 1 will be Monday in Vancouver. If Tampa wins, Game 1 will be Wednesday in Vancouver.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Christmas Day NFL Game Confirmed

From APT posting late last night:

Football Night In America (7:00-apx. 8:15pm ET) (LIVE ACROSS); NBC Sunday Night Football: Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers (apx. 8:15pm -11:30pm ET) (LIVE ACROSS) **FLEX WEEK** Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Night in Green Bay? Oh baby, it's gonna be cold there.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stanley Cup Schedules Still Preliminary

NBC Sports and the NHL are finalizing the Stanley Cup move-up scenarios. We anticipate releasing details by the end of the week. As of now, the earliest possible start date of the Stanley Cup Finals (Game #1) is Sat. May 28th on NBC. That would require both East and West Conference Finals to be concluded in 4 games. More information as it becomes available.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fall and Winter Prime Inventory & Estimates Ready!

RDRx clients now have a totally updated Prime inventory in MediaOffice, along with just-published selling book audience estimates with full rationale for 3rd Quarter 2011, 4th Quarter 2011, and 1st Quarter 2012.

Does your station's sales team have the ability to provide 4th Quarter NBC Prime Avails today?

WRCB does.

Upfront Happens Early for NBC


Fall and Mid-Season Lineups Feature New Dramas "Smash," "Prime Suspect," "The Playboy Club," "Awake," "Grimm" and "The Firm"

New Comedies Are "Up All Night," "Whitney," "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," "Free Agents," "Best Friends Forever" and "Bent"

NEW YORK CITY -- May 15, 2011 -- NBC has introduced its 2011-12 primetime schedule, showcasing six new dramas and six new comedies from a roster of renowned hit-makers that includes Steven Spielberg, Lorne Michaels, Brian Grazer, Tom Werner, John Grisham and Peter Berg, among many others.

The season's new dramas are "Smash," "Prime Suspect," "The Playboy Club," "Awake," "Grimm" and "The Firm"; and the new comedies are "Up All Night," "Whitney," "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," "Free Agents," "Best Friends Forever" and "Bent."

Returning shows include "Parenthood," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Harry's Law," "Chuck" (for its fifth and final season of 13 episodes), "Community," "Parks and Recreation," "The Office," "30 Rock" and "Dateline NBC." Among next season's returning alternative series are "The Voice," "The Sing-Off," "The Celebrity Apprentice" and "The Biggest Loser," each in two-hour formats.

The new lineup combines schedule stability with strategic changes that position the network for future growth. Key facets of the schedule include a new hour of comedy with the Wednesday debuts of "Up All Night" (8-8:30 p.m. ET) and "Free Agents" (8:30-9 p.m. ET) and an update to NBC's critically acclaimed Thursday lineup with the premieres this fall of the new comedy "Whitney" (9:30-10 p.m. ET) and the first-year drama "Prime Suspect" (10-11 p.m. ET). In addition, NBC has made a strong commitment to original scripted programming on Friday nights with the pairing of "Chuck" (8-9 p.m. ET) in its climactic season with the new drama "Grimm" (9-10 p.m. ET).

The #1 new series of the current season, "The Voice," returns at mid-season on Monday nights (8-10 p.m. ET) and will serve as the lead-in to the new musical drama "Smash" (10-11 p.m. ET). In the fall on Mondays from 8-10 p.m. ET will be another growing NBC reality success, "The Sing-Off," now in a weekly format following its strong December showings of the past two years.

Additional details unveiled in today's announcement include a run of uninterrupted originals for "30 Rock" starting at mid-season and a post-football Sunday lineup of "Dateline NBC" (7-8 p.m. ET), "The Celebrity Apprentice" (8-10 p.m. ET) and the new drama "The Firm" (10-11 p.m. ET). Additional new series ready for mid-season include the drama "Awake" and the comedies "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," "Best Friends Forever" and "Bent."

The announcements were made by Bob Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.

"Next season begins the rebuilding of the NBC primetime schedule, and our goal is to reinvigorate our audience with a line-up of appointment television that includes our best returning shows and a variety of innovative and attention-getting new series. We'll be placing a great deal of emphasis on how we launch each one of our programs and on maximizing the network's strengths throughout the fall and well into mid-season," said Greenblatt. "Considering it's only been three months since new management took over, I'm very pleased with what has resulted from a very strong pilot season. And with a powerful new asset like 'The Voice' already in hand, we go into the 2011-12 season with cautious but incredible optimism."


*New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)


8-10 p.m. - "The Sing-Off"

10-11 p.m. - "THE PLAYBOY CLUB"


8-10 p.m. - "The Biggest Loser"

10-11 p.m. - "Parenthood"


8-8:30 p.m. - "UP ALL NIGHT"

8:30-9 p.m. - "FREE AGENTS"

9-10 p.m. -- "Harry's Law"

10-11 p.m. -- "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"


8-8:30 p.m. - "Community"

8:30-9 p.m. -- "Parks and Recreation"

9-9:30 p.m. - "The Office"

9:30-10 p.m. - "WHITNEY"

10-11 p.m. - "PRIME SUSPECT"


8-9 p.m. - "Chuck"

9-10 p.m. - "GRIMM"

10-11 p.m. - "Dateline NBC"


Encore programming


7- 8:15 p.m. -- "Football Night in America"

8:15-11:30 p.m. -- "NBC Sunday Night Football"


*New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)


7-8 p.m. - "Dateline NBC"

8-10 p.m. - "The Celebrity Apprentice"

10-11 p.m. - "THE FIRM"


8-10 p.m. - "The Voice"

10-11 p.m. - "SMASH"

Thursday, May 12, 2011

More Voice Coming This Summer

Shh.. don't tell my co-workers that I'm checking APT during the teleconference.

What a surprise! NBC has changed Summer Prime again. More Voice. Changes after the teleconference this afternoon LV time. (sorry for the minor delay)

Added 15 mins later: My client has been updated and will find L&O:SVU reruns no longer at 10pm on Tuesdays in June.

Twelve More Sports Changes in APT

Lots of NBC Sports Specials changes for later this year.

Although I'll be in teleconference this week with our Birmingham HQ, I'll use breaks and lunches to update clients today.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ann Curry on Today

Having met Ann in person, I'm delighted by this choice.

Now, if we can just get "Ironpants" as her weekday co-host, I just might watch again. This is a good day for him, too.. his son just started at WBBM-TV WMAQ-TV, NBC in Chicago, today.

Ah, it's not to be. Yet.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Say Hello To 3rd & 4th Quarter Sports Changes

Yes, it was just 3 weeks ago we were first told about the schedule still appearing in APT, but this evening we've just gotten word of many changes to come from 30 Rock.

NBC RDRx clients will find these changes already published to their inventories when they arrive @ work Friday morning.

Want to find out how to become a client? Ask your OneDomain representative or just push the darn button over there -----> .

(Oh, and I still think NFL will air on Christmas Night.)

Say Goodbye to NHL This Weekend

NBC has changed this Saturday again. And although APT doesn't mention it, my guess is there's no NHL on Sunday, too.

Not only will there not be NHL on Saturday, but they've now dropped the half hour "bonus Derby coverage" they announced late Tuesday night, which replaced World Of Adventure at 3:30p. So, that gets deleted from client inventory. Thanks, NBC!

So, NBC local stations have lots of weekend hours to fill with local programming and ads. Client stations who provide fill-in programming to RDRx get them listed as such.

Monday, May 2, 2011

NBC Sports Changes Saturday (5/7)

Say goodbye to the spots you booked in World of Adventure. Late Friday evening, NBC decided to add another half hour of "Bonus Derby Coverage" starting at 3:30pm ET.

Ever notice how NBC normally lists the entire 3 hour block (now 3.5 hours) as one event in APT? Yet when they submit names to Nielsen, they break out the actual race from the hours of lead-in programming.