Monday, April 30, 2012

Fourth Quarter Golf Schedule Posted

Posted: 04/30/2012 10:17:12 AM
Type: New Booking
Message: THE 2012 4TH QUARTER GOLF PACKAGE is now booked on the following dates: 12/1, 12/2, 12/8, 12/9, 12/15, 12/16, 12/29, and 12/30. Please see contingencies on these dates for further details. Please advise clearance.

Chattanooga and Jacksonville will have updated inventory and estimates today.

Friday, April 27, 2012

NBC Sports Specials for Fourth Quarter Appear in APT

Ah, it must be getting close to the weekend, as NBC is releasing bit by bit their schedule for 4th Quarter Sports Specials.  Must be still going on, as there's no notice in APT2Go yet.

Update:

Posted: 04/27/2012 06:16:31 PM
Type: New Booking
Message: THE 2012 4TH QUARTER NBC SPORTS SPECIAL PACKAGE is now booked on the following dates: 10/6, 10/7, 10/14, 10/20, 10/21, 10/27, 10/28, 11/10, 11/11, 11/17, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/8, 12/9, 12/15, 12/16, 12/22, 12/23, and 12/30. Please see contingencies on these dates for further details and impact to other dayparts. Please advise clearance.

Looks like I have several hours of work to do for each client station over the weekend, but my clients will have much fuller Sports inventory and customized estimates when they come in to work on Monday morning.

East Coast NHL Teams Play This Weekend

As seen on APT this morning:

Posted: 04/27/2012 11:32:24 AM
Type: Operating Conditions
Message: Sports Operating Conditions for Saturday 4/28 and Sunday 4/29 have been revised to include the NHL team matchups (Sat: Washington @ NY Rangers; Sun: New Jersey @ Philadelphia) and to update the program guarantee scenarios on both days. Please see contingencies on these days for complete details.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

BFF Cancelled on Wednesdays; Awake Finale Resched?

Air Date: 05/17/2012 Thursday
Start Time: 10:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: AWAKE
Duration: 00:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: AWAKE is booked on Thursday 5/17 and 5/24.



Posted: 04/26/2012 07:07:10 PM
Air Date: 05/17/2012 Thursday
Start Time: 09:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: COMMUNITY
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: COMMUNITY is booked.


Posted: 04/26/2012 07:04:17 PM
Air Date: 05/17/2012 Thursday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: COMMUNITY
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: COMMUNITY is booked.


Posted: 04/26/2012 07:02:43 PM
Air Date: 05/02/2012 Wednesday
Start Time: 08:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: BETTY WHITE`S OFF THEIR ROCKERS
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: BETTY WHITE`S OFF THEIR ROCKERS is booked on Wednesday 5/2 through 5/16.

 Chattanooga and Jacksonville have already been updated.

Update:  NBC waited a bit to let the press know about this change.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

In Wine Country Dries Up In May; NBC4 Show Fills TP

Looks like In Wine Country's days are numbered:

 Posted: 04/25/2012 05:46:56 PM
Air Date: 05/05/2012 Saturday
Start Time: 02:02:00 AM [ET]
Show Name: OPEN HOUSE NYC
Duration: 00:28:00
Type: New Booking
Message: OPEN HOUSE NYC is booked on Saturday 5/5/12 - UFN. 

Posted: 04/25/2012 05:45:55 PM
Air Date: 05/05/2012 Saturday
Start Time: 01:32:00 AM [ET]
Show Name: OPEN HOUSE NYC
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: OPEN HOUSE NYC is booked on Saturday 5/5/12 - UFN. 

Posted: 04/25/2012 05:44:36 PM
Air Date: 05/05/2012 Saturday
Start Time: 01:02:00 AM [ET]
Show Name: 1ST LOOK
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: 1ST LOOK is booked on Saturday 5/5/12 - UFN. 

Posted: 04/25/2012 05:42:36 PM
Air Date: 05/04/2012 Friday
Start Time: 04:00:00 AM [ET]
Show Name: 1ST LOOK
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: 1ST LOOK is booked on Friday 5/4/12 - UFN.

Here's what I've learned so far:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/open-house/

More about "1st Look" as I find it.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

NY Times: Voice & Smash Ratings Recovery


Media Decoder: Minor Comeback for NBC on Monday, as It Faced Weaker Competition

Published: April 24, 2012
There were signs of improvement for “The Voice” and its flagging drama favorite, “Smash.”

Monday, April 23, 2012

Finale Dates and May Changes Announced

Posted: 04/23/2012 03:42:45 PM
Type: Announcements
Message: The NBC 2011-2012 SEASON FINALES is now posted. To display, click on the "R" on this report or click on the report title under Affiliate Relations quick link

Posted: 04/23/2012 03:41:20 PM
Air Date: 05/08/2012 Tuesday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: THE VOICE
Duration: 01:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: THE VOICE is booked.

Posted: 04/23/2012 03:40:21 PM
Air Date: 05/08/2012 Tuesday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: FASHION STAR
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: FASHION STAR is booked.


Gannett and Sarkes Tarzian stations have already been updated.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

NHL MatchUps for Sunday Confirmed: PA, MA and DC Happy

Posted: 04/20/2012 10:49:11 PM
Type: Announcements
Message: The NHL schedule on NBC for Sunday April 22 is as follows: 12pm-3pm: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3pm-6pm: Boston at Washington. Network schedule will be updated shortly to reflect these updates.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Obama Will Boost Late Night W/ Fallon Viewing on 4/24

I'll be noting this broadcast in specials for my clients, as it will have far greater viewing than normal.  There's not much inventory to be sold in this program, but local NBC stations can glean what they can.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/20/obama-to-appear-on-late-night-with-jimmy-fallon/

Client stations have been updated, with inventory and customized estimates published.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sunday Night Football Schedule for 2012 Announced

2012 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Wed. Sept. 5 NFL Kickoff Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
Sun. Sept. 9 Week 1 Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos
Sun. Sept. 16 Week 2 Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers
Sun. Sept. 23 Week 3 New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens
Sun. Sept. 30 Week 4 New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Sun. Oct. 7 Week 5 San Diego Chargers at New Orleans Saints
Sun. Oct. 14 Week 6 Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans
Sun. Oct. 21 Week 7 Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
Sun. Oct. 28 Week 8 New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos
Sun. Nov. 4 Week 9 Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons
Sun. Nov. 11 Week 10 Houston Texans at Chicago Bears
*Sun. Nov. 18 Week 11 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
**Thurs. Nov. 22 Week 12 New England Patriots at New York Jets
*Sun. Nov. 25 Week 12 Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
*Sun. Dec. 2 Week 13 Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
*Sun. Dec. 9 Week 14 Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Dec. 16 Week 15 San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots
*Sun. Dec. 23 Week 16 San Diego Chargers at New York Jets
*Sun. Dec. 30 Week 17 TBA
*Flex Week ** Thanksgiving Night Game

Friday, April 13, 2012

Possible Match-Ups for NHL Dblhdr on Sunday, April 22nd Announced

Posted: 04/13/2012 05:33:34 PM
Type: Announcements
Message: Possible team match-ups for NHL Conference Quarter-Final Doubleheader on Sun. 4/22 are as follows with Game Times TBD: Boston at Washington-Game #6 and Pittsburgh at Philadelphia-Game #6

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pre-Season Games Semi-Scheduled For August Sundays

The NFL announced their pre-season schedule six days ago.  NBC instantly posted it..  not on APT, but here.

Great for fans who diligently read the NBCSports website; not so great for letting NBC affiliate stations know.  Especially when the games still weren't in APT earlier today.

Sigh.

This evening, NBC gets around to this:

Posted: 04/10/2012 04:15:28 PM
Type: Announcements
Message: The two (2) NFL 2012 Pre-season games on NBC are as follows: Sunday, August 19, Indianapolis @ Pittsburgh; Sunday, August 26, Carolina @ NY Jets. Details TBD.

Hmm...  no idea if the games are afternoon or prime, so to make all the salespeople happy, I guess I'll create versions of both.  Gotta love NBC Sports.

Update @2:35p PDT: Current clients have inventory and estimates for both daypart scenarios. 

A gentle reminder..  Local client MediaOffice users *must* close, then re-open MediaOffice on their desktop to see changes in inventories and estimates newly published by a station's RD or by RDRx service.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Prime Changes: Rockers/BFF Encore Bumps 'The Firm' Saturday

Posted: 04/02/2012 07:16:28 PM
Air Date: 04/07/2012 Saturday
Start Time: 09:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: BEST FRIENDS FOREVER
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: BEST FRIENDS FOREVER is booked.

Posted: 04/02/2012 07:15:00 PM
Air Date: 04/07/2012 Saturday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: BETTY WHITE`S OFF THEIR ROCKERS
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: BETTY WHITE'S OFF THEIR ROCKERS is booked.
 Client inventory and estimates have been updated.