Wednesday, October 31, 2012

More Changes for NBC January Sports

They are burning the late night oil @ 30 Rock for the second night in a row:

Posted: 10/31/2012 07:22:24 PM
Air Date: 01/13/2013 Sunday
Start Time: 03:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: GOLF
Duration: 03:00:00
Type: Program Deletion
Message: SONY OPEN (TENT) is deleted. 3-4pm ET reverts to local time. 


Posted: 10/31/2012 07:20:18 PM
Air Date: 01/13/2013 Sunday
Start Time: 05:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPORTS SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: Time Change
Message: USSA #6: SPRINT US SNOWBOARDING GRAND PRIX moves to 5pm ET (previously scheduled at 2pm ET). Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified


Posted: 10/31/2012 07:18:13 PM
Air Date: 01/13/2013 Sunday
Start Time: 04:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPORTS SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: USSA (TENT) is now booked. Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

 Published at 4:40pm PDT to our client inventories.

Sports LineUp Changed for Sunday, Jan 27

Adding a SuperBowl special at 5pm pushes back the three sports specials before it.

Clients have been updated, and sports inventories have been refreshed for November.

Thirty New NBC Specials Plus 1st Quarter Prime Updated

RatingBook.com clients now have prime and specials inventories which include all of the programs announced through late last night.

This morning, our clients had an updated, 38 page Master Planner for 4th, 1st and 2nd Quarter Prime and Specials.

Wish your NBC station's MediaOffice inventory was updated and ready for use today?

Visit www.RatingBook.com and find out how we can help.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

NBC Working Late Tonight..

You guys deserve a round of applause.  I know what it's like to battle the elements to get to work; I lived in Chicago for a decade or so.  But I never had both a blackout and flooded streets to deal with.

Here's just one of the APT updates they are still spitting out, high above the soaked streets of Manhattan.

Type :  New Booking
Posted :  October 30, 2012 09:20:11 PM
Show Name :  COMMUNITY
Air Date :  February 07, 2013 Thursday
Start Time :  08:00:00 PM
Duration :  00:30:00
Message :  COMMUNITY is booked on Thursday 2/7 thru 5/16.

Fashion Star and Do No Harm MIA in 1Q13

Looking ahead at my own hybrid of APT listings and press announcements for likely First Quarter NBC Prime schedules, I see no mention of either Fashion Star or Do No Harm.  Both were previously announced as running on Sundays in mid-season..  sure doesn't look like it now.

NBC: Next Three Nights Changed

Posted: 10/30/2012 05:49:55 PM
Air Date: 10/31/2012 Wednesday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: 30 ROCK
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: 30 ROCK is booked.

Posted: 10/30/2012 04:00:17 PM
Air Date: 11/02/2012 Friday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: REVOLUTION
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: REVOLUTION is booked. 
Posted: 10/30/2012 03:59:17 PM
Air Date: 11/01/2012 Thursday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: THE VOICE
Duration: 02:01:00
Type: New Booking
Message: THE VOICE is booked.

NBC Reveals Programming Changes for 1Q/2Q 2013

October 30, 2012
NBC REVEALS CHANGES FOR MID-SEASON 2013


SERIES PREMIERES:

-- New Drama “Deception” (Formerly “Infamous”) January 7

-- New Comedy “1600 Penn” January 10

-- New Relationship Series "Ready for Love" from Eva Longoria March 31

ANTICIPATED RETURNS:

-- “The Voice” Begins Fourth Cycle March 25/26

-- The Season's Newest Hit “Revolution” Returns March 25

-- "The Biggest Loser" Weighs in January 6/7 with Return of Jillian Michaels

-- “Smash” Dances Back to the Schedule February 5 with Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson

-- “Community” Returns February 7

--“The Celebrity Apprentice” Debuts March 3

-- “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” Comes Back January 8


From NBC Press release:

Mondays:

The new drama “Deception” – starring Meagan Good (“Think Like a Man”), Victor Garber (“Alias”), Tate Donovan (“Damages”) and Katherine LaNasa (“Alfie”) in a dark family murder mystery -- debuts on January 7 (10-11 p.m. ET). Preceding “Deception” is the new season of “The Biggest Loser” which returns with a two-night premiere on Sunday, January 6 (9-11 p.m. ET) and Monday, January 7 (8-10 p.m. ET), and will continue on Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET) until the return of "The Voice."

“The Voice” maintains its momentum as it returns March 25 for a fourth season (8-10 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, March 26 (8-9 p.m. ET). It continues its two-night Monday/Tuesday schedule as it did this fall. “Revolution” -- the season’s only bona fide new hit series -- will return and follow “The Voice” on March 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) when it concludes its current fall broadcast dates in November.

Tuesdays:

Last year’s acclaimed musical drama “Smash” makes its much-anticipated return with a two-hour episode on February 5 (9-11 p.m. ET) -- with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson -- and will resume on Tuesday, February 12 (10-11 p.m. ET) in its regular day and time. “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” premieres on January 8 with back-to-back episodes (8-8:30 p.m. ET and 8:30-9 p.m. ET) and will continue in that hour each Tuesday.

“The Voice” also will return on Tuesdays on March 26 (8-9 p.m. ET).

Thursdays:

The new comedy “1600 Penn” -- starring Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”), Jenna Elfman (“Dharma and Greg”) and Josh Gad (Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) as a typical American family who just happen to live in the White House -- debuts on January 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET). Jason Winer, Emmy-winning director of "Modern Family" is co-creator and director. The critically hailed comedy “Community” returns on February 7 (8-8:30 p.m. ET). “Parks and Recreation” moves up one hour on the Thursday schedule to 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) on January 17.

Sundays:

The new alternative series “Ready for Love” -- an innovative and dramatic new relationship show about making real connections with executive producer Eva Longoria – premieres Sunday, March 31 (8-10 p.m. ET). Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” resumes with an “All-Star” edition of former celebrity contestants on March 3 (9-11 p.m. ET) for four weeks before continuing in one-hour episodes on Sunday, March 31 (10-11 p.m. ET).


RatingBook.com clients will be updated today, but as nothing above has yet appeared in APT, expect details later.  Oh, yeah...  what they said: "Further scheduling announcements will be forthcoming."

Tonight's Prime Changed

Posted: 10/30/2012 11:35:00 AM
Air Date: 10/30/2012 Tuesday
Start Time: 10:01:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC NEWS SPECIAL
Duration: 00:58:30
Type: New Booking
Message: NBC NEWS SPECIAL –SANDY’S FURY is booked.

The press was given a heads-up on the preemption yesterday.

When did you find out?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Macy's Parade Gets Thanksgiving PM Encore

While under siege by Hurricane Sandy, 30 Rock has released this tradition-busting news:

Posted: 10/29/2012 04:29:38 PM
Air Date: 11/22/2012 Thursday
Start Time: 02:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
Duration: 03:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: 2012 MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ENCORE is booked.

Guess "Miracle on 34th Street" wasn't selling. Since diary markets haven't seen demos for Thanksgiving in 6 years, it's hard to tell what the historic delivery really was in this time period.

My clients have already been updated with encore estimates in a DVR world, competing with the turkey itself and football games on other networks.

Not to say that's bad;  stations who ran a double-run of Macy's 4th of July 1 hour coverage in 2011 & 2012 found a healthy (or lazy) audience for the second hour repeat.



Friday, October 26, 2012

Whoa.. "Rudy" Movie Takes Sat November 3rd Prime

Posted: 10/26/2012 06:22:26 PM
Air Date:
11/03/2012 Saturday
Start Time:
09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name:
NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Duration:
01:59:30
Type:
New Booking
Message:
NBC MOVIE: RUDY is now booked.

This comes right after the running of Breeder's Cup in ET.

More Holiday Specials Booked by NBC

 Posted: 10/26/2012 06:25:14 PM
Air Date: 12/22/2012 Saturday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS is now booked.

Posted: 10/26/2012 06:24:25 PM
Air Date: 12/22/2012 Saturday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: MISTER MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL is now booked.
Posted: 10/26/2012 06:23:27 PM
Air Date: 12/01/2012 Saturday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Duration: 02:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE is now booked
Posted: 10/26/2012 06:21:05 PM
Air Date: 12/21/2012 Friday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: CHRISTMAS IN THE WHITE HOUSE
           Posted: 10/26/2012 06:17:46 PM
Air Date: 12/21/2012 Friday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: MICHAEL BUBLE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL is now booked
 Posted: 10/26/2012 06:16:27 PM
Air Date: 12/07/2012 Friday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: BLAKE SHELTON'S NOT SO FAMILY CHRISTMAS is now booked.
 Posted: 10/26/2012 06:14:51 PM
Air Date: 12/13/2012 Thursday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: CHRISTMAS IN THE WHITE HOUSE is now booked

Friday Afternoon Bookings From 30 Rock

Ahh.. must be getting close to 5pm on Friday in Manhattan:

Posted: 10/26/2012 04:39:50 PM
Air Date: 11/28/2012 Wednesday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER is booked. 

Posted: 10/26/2012 04:36:05 PM
Air Date: 12/31/2012 Monday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Duration: 02:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK: ENCHANTED is booked. 

Posted: 10/26/2012 04:33:41 PM
Air Date: 12/24/2012 Monday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Duration: 02:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE is booked.




"Take It All" Changes 6 Nights of December Prime

http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/nbcentertainment/pressreleases?pr=contents/press-releases/2012/10/26/nbcannouncespre1351275544181.xml


I guess they decided to post the holiday specials before Take It All...

here's the first one posted on APT on Friday evening.

Posted: 10/26/2012 06:27:28 PM
Air Date: 12/12/2012 Wednesday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: TAKE IT ALL
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: TAKE IT ALL is now booked

Thursday, October 25, 2012

NBC Warns Stations Election Coverage Might Last 2 Days

Posted: 10/25/2012 11:56:13 AM
Air Date: 11/06/2012 Tuesday
Start Time: 07:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC NEWS SPECIAL
Duration: 08:00:00
Type: Contingencies
Message: 2012 ELECTION NIGHT: Please see revised contingencies for this night as well as possible impact to TODAY SHOW and DAYS OF OUR LIVES on Wednesday 11/7 (separate contingencies are available for 11/7)

Remember, NBC plans for all sorts of things to go wrong; there are contingencies for cancellation or rain-outs of nearly all live events. 

You can tell I've seen too many political ads lately.  I'm writing overly dramatic headlines again.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Miss Universe: Wednesday, Dec 19th on NBC

Posted: 10/23/2012 01:40:22 PM
Air Date: 12/19/2012 Wednesday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: MISS UNIVERSE
Duration: 02:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: MISS UNIVERSE is booked.

More info here. 

Our clients have been updated.

Monday, October 22, 2012

More Changes to November Prime Announced

Caught this one quickly, even for me.  

Posted: 10/22/2012 12:17:38 PM
Air Date: 11/08/2012 Thursday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: THE VOICE
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: THE VOICE is booked.

Posted: 10/22/2012 12:16:39 PM
Air Date: 11/07/2012 Wednesday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: THE VOICE
Duration: 02:01:00
Type: New Booking
Message: THE VOICE is now booked.

Clients have already been updated with specials inventory and estimates for those two dates.

So much for Animal Practice's final scheduled episode.  See this post to see why stations should be pleased with additional GRP delivery in the November Book.


Friday, October 19, 2012

When Was Your Inventory Last Updated?

This week, NBC has changed two nights of prime time scheduling. 

If your MediaOffice/WideOrbit Sales inventory hasn't been updated this week, your sales team is wasting their time selling from the old inventory. 

Your already sold clients aren't yet aware commercials won't run in programs you told them they would. 

Your traffic department has spots sitting in limbo. 

The amount of available inventory you think you have left before Election Day is wrong.

If your NBC Prime and Specials inventory doesn't have at least 50 programs airing in the future, you are not selling.. how can clients buy it if it's not on the menu?

If your NBC Sports and Sports Specials inventory isn't pushing 200 lines, you are missing out on revenue.

Go ahead.  Look.  If you aren't happy with what you see, contact RatingBook.com.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Golden Globe Arrivals Special Shows Up in APT

If this isn't already in your inventory, your station might need our help.

Posted: 10/18/2012 06:16:49 PM
Air Date: 01/13/2013 Sunday
Start Time: 07:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: 2013 GOLDEN GLOBE ARRIVALS SPECIAL is booked.

Animal Practice Gone; Whitney Takes Wed 8p Slot

Posted: 10/18/2012 02:06:11 PM
Air Date: 11/14/2012 Wednesday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: WHITNEY
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: WHITNEY is booked on Wednesday 11/14/12 through 1/2/13.

The handwriting was on the wall earlier this week.  And, hmm.. 2 weeks ago.

From The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/10/18/us/ap-us-tv-animal-practice-canceled.html?hp

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crystal the monkey is hanging up her doctor's coat.
NBC said Thursday it's pulling the low-rated sitcom "Animal Practice," with the last episode to air Nov. 7. 

The series stars Justin Kirk ("Weeds") as a veterinarian at a New York animal hospital. His co-stars include Crystal, a Capuchin monkey with the "Hangover" movie sequel among her credits. 

"Animal Practice" had the dubious distinction of annoying Olympic viewers: NBC interrupted the Summer Games' closing ceremony to air the sitcom's debut episode.

Client inventories and estimates have been changed.  I'm suggesting using (cancelled last year) Chelsea PAVs to represent how Animal Practice will do through November 7th.  

Hey, it'll be in The Book; do you really want to owe make good points for over-promising for this?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Steve Kern Has The Power of Change

     October 17, 2012
NBC NAMES STEVE KERN SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAM PLANNING & SCHEDULING, NBC ENTERTAINMENT
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 17, 2012 – NBC has named Steve Kern the network’s Senior Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling, NBC Entertainment. The announcement was made today by Jeff Bader, President, Program Planning, Strategy and Research, NBC Entertainment, to whom he will report.

Kern most recently was Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling, ABC Entertainment, where he worked with Bader for 12 years.

In his role at NBC, he will be responsible for planning and directing the program scheduling function for NBC’s primetime scripted, Alternative and Late Night programming.

"Steve's experience in Scheduling combined with his broad knowledge of the Network Television business will make him a valuable addition to the NBC team," said Bader.

During his time at ABC from 2000 to the present, Kern was a vital component of the team involved in key network program schedule moves, such as the launch of ABC's successful Wednesday night comedy block anchored by "The Middle" and "Modern Family" in 2009.

Earlier, Kern served as Executive Director of Program Planning and Scheduling. He joined ABC in 2000, having previously held management roles in research or scheduling at Fox Sports Net (as Manager, Program Planning & Scheduling), Warner Bros. TV (as Manager of Research) and Columbia TriStar TV Distribution (as Senior Analyst, Research).

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Nate Kirtman, Senior Vice President, Corporate PR, NBC Entertainment, 818/777-3111, nate.kirtman@nbcuni.com
Richard Licata, Executive Vice President, Communications for NBC Entertainment, 818/777-3368, richard.licata@nbcuni.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Guys With Kids/Go On @ 8p Fri in Nov/Dec



 Slot previously reserved for Community and Whitney.


Posted: 10/16/2012 06:08:41 PM
Air Date: 11/02/2012 Friday
Start Time: 08:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: GUYS WITH KIDS
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: GUYS WITH KIDS is booked on Friday 11/2 through 12/28. 
 

Posted: 10/16/2012 06:07:44 PM
Air Date: 11/02/2012 Friday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: GO ON
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: GO ON is booked on Friday 11/2 through 12/28.

Let the shifts begin.

Pro Bowl Shows Up in APT

Posted : October 16, 2012 01:55:39 PM
Show Name : NBC SPORTS
Air Date : January 27, 2013 Sunday
Start Time : 07:00:00 PM
Duration : 04:00:00
Message : 2013 NFL PRO BOWL is booked. Please see contingencies on this day for further details. Please advise clearance.                  

Monday, October 15, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

NBC First Quarter Golf Schedules

Posted: 10/11/2012 04:52:36 PM
Air Date: 01/06/2013 Sunday
Start Time: 03:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: GOLF
Duration: 03:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: THE 2013 1ST QUARTER GOLF PACKAGE is now booked on the following dates: 1/6, 1/12, 1/13, 2/2, 2/3,& 2/23, 2/24, 3/2, 3/3, 3/9, 3/10, 3/16, 3/17, 3/23, 3/24, 3/30 and 3/31. Please see contingencies on these dates for further details and impact to other dayparts. Please advise clearance.


Friday Noon Update:

All announced NBC Sports Specials, Golf events and specials, and January 5th football events have been added to client inventories, with brand new audience estimates.

A Master Planner containing all 132 NBC Sports and Sports Specials between now and March 31st, 2013 has been emailed to our clients, with all sales inventory now available to their sales team.

What does your station's First Quarter Sports look like today?

First Quarter Sports Specials Booked in APT

Clients are being updated now.

Posted: 10/11/2012 02:46:22 PM
Air Date: 01/12/2013 Saturday
Start Time: 03:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPORTS SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: THE 2013 1ST QUARTER NBC SPORTS SPECIAL PACKAGE is now booked on the following dates;
1/12, 1/13, 1/19, 1/20, 1/26, 1/27, 2/2, 2/9, 2/10, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/24, and 3/30. Please see contingencies on these dates for further details and impact to other dayparts. Please advise clearance.

Wait...   Major League FISHING?

Munster's Reboot on Friday, October 26

From The Hollywood Reporter

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the network has decided to air the pricey $10 million pilot, which has been in development for two years, as a Halloween special. Mockingbird Lane will air Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. before Grimm (Oct. 31 is a Wednesday).

NBC declined to comment.


Each DMA is different.
Ok, just in case, my clients have inventory and selling book estimates.  See above for an example already in use by one of my clients.

10:11am update:  Still not in APT, but now the NBC PR folks have said this.

Here's when it made it into APT:

Posted: 10/11/2012 06:28:25 PM
Air Date: 10/26/2012 Friday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: MOCKINGBIRD LANE
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: MOCKINGBIRD LANE is booked.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Parenthood Bumped 10/30


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 10, 2012 – NBC will pack more punch to its “Knockout” rounds of “The Voice” by airing two-hour original episodes on back-to-back nights on Monday, October 29 (8-10 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, October 30 (8-10 p.m. ET) for a total of four hours of “Knockouts” that week.

In addition, on October 30, the network will move back the broadcast times for original episodes of the new comedies “Go On” (10-10:30 p.m. ET) and “The New Normal” (10:30-11 p.m. ET) for one night.

Wonder when we will see this on APT.   Our clients already have two new "specials" in inventory, and new estimates have been created for the longer episode of Voice and the later run of sitcoms.

Answer:

Posted: 10/10/2012 06:50:57 PM
Air Date: 10/30/2012 Tuesday
Start Time: 10:31:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: THE NEW NORMAL
Duration: 00:28:30
Type: New Booking
Message: THE NEW NORMAL is booked.

Posted: 10/10/2012 06:49:49 PM
Air Date: 10/30/2012 Tuesday
Start Time: 10:01:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: GO ON
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: GO ON is booked.
Posted: 10/10/2012 06:49:11 PM
Air Date: 10/30/2012 Tuesday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: THE VOICE
Duration: 02:01:00
Type: New Booking
Message: THE VOICE is booked.

CBS Cancels Made In Jersey

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/10/10/made-in-jersey-pulled-from-cbs-schedule-undercover-boss-returns-friday-november-2-at-8pm/152449/

Next Friday Night @ 8pm? Voice Encore

Here's a mild surprise, at least for next week.  The 19th, it goes back to Grimm encores, as anticipated.

Posted: 10/10/2012 02:09:29 PM
Air Date: 10/19/2012 Friday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: GRIMM
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: GRIMM is booked.


Posted: 10/10/2012 02:08:42 PM
Air Date: 10/12/2012 Friday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: THE VOICE
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: THE VOICE is booked.

Already published to client inventories.  Yep, we're fast.

More reasons to like this change:  More local spots for political inventory.



Voice:                     10/12                                                  Stn Brks 1 & 2                   2

Grimm:                   10/19                                                  Stn Brk 1                          1
 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

All Sunday Night Footballs Extend To 11:30p ET

Posted: 10/09/2012 01:58:25 PM
Air Date: 10/28/2012 Sunday
Start Time: 08:20:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Duration: 03:10:00
Type: Duration Update
Message: Duration Update: Effective 10/28/12 through 12/30/12, NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLwill air apx.8:20-11:30pm ET (duration is now 3:10:00). Please see updated contingencies and show details for further information. Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

This advance notification makes it a bit easier to plan & schedule promos and newscasts during the November Sweep.

Notice all the recent announcements of shows beginning 1 minute after the hour?

 REVOLUTION moves to 10:01:00 (previously scheduled at 10:00:00) and is now 58:30 in duration (previously 59:30

Yet another sign that NBC is now willing to play, in 60 second increments, with start times and over-runs.  Could this be a shift of NBC watching more minute-by-minute data of some kind, and playing within the new rules?  Don't think there's evil intent here, but it bears watching.


Monday, October 8, 2012

No Community/Whitney on Fridays?

Here's a bit from the New York Times:

NBC Delays Premiere of ‘Community’


But late Monday, NBC released news that both “Community” and another comedy slated for Fridays, “Whitney,” which were scheduled to have their season premieres on Oct. 19, will have their start dates delayed indefinitely.

 NBC’s statement said:
 “Without having to launch these comedies on Friday at this time, we can keep our promotion focused on earlier in the week — plus we will have both comedies in our back pocket if we need to make any schedule changes on those nights. When we have a better idea of viewing patterns in the next few weeks, we will announce new season premieres of ‘Whitney’ and ‘Community.’ ”


Just a guess, but maybe Revolution or Grimm encores instead?  That's what's filling the time period now.    At this moment, APT still shows the premiere episodes listed, but that's likely to change tomorrow.

Tuesday 7am PDT update: Still no alternative programming listed in APT, nor has there been an announcement on APT2Go.

Tuesday 8am PDT update:  Here's what the experts say. 

Wednesday 7am PDT update: Community and Whitney are both still listed this morning in APT for October 19th.  Our client inventories were modified yesterday to allow for either an encore of Revolution or Grimm in the time period, but we're just guessing at this point.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Whoa.. Tomorrow Night's Prime Changes

Out with the Grimm encore, and in with a Voice encore.

Posted: 10/04/2012 03:35:17 PM
Air Date: 10/05/2012 Friday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: THE VOICE
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: THE VOICE is booked

Traffic departments just love this kind of stuff....  not.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Revolution, Go On, New Normal Get Season Orders

http://nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/nbcentertainment/pressreleases?pr=contents/press-releases/2012/10/02/nbcpicksupfulls1349209144667.xml

Of note, there's no mention of Animal Practice or Up All Night, as both have really struggled in September, and encore episodes which had been scheduled have been replaced with encore episodes of Grimm and Revolution.

From the New York Times:


The orders are especially early, well before the fall season competition generally settles in; but NBC has had so little success in prime time lately that it needs to show some confidence in its new entries.

The announcement also serves to bolster the entertainment division regime headed by the top program executives, Bob Greenblatt and Jennifer Salke, who were responsible for selecting the network’s fall slate of shows.



If I were a gambling man, I would give Animal Practice about 2 more weeks before it starts getting the "Titanic deck chair shuffle." 

Four Sports Specials Change

Posted: 10/02/2012 12:39:59 PM
Air Date: 12/23/2012 Sunday
Start Time: 01:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPORTS SPECIALS
Duration: 01:30:00
Type: Time Change
Message: USSA #4: SPRINT US HALFPIPE GRANDPRIX moves to 1:30pm ET (previously at 2pm ET) and is now 1hr 30min in duration (previously 1hr). Please see updated format tab. Please re-advise clearance.

Sell this to local ski and snowboard shops; Christmas is just 36 hours later.

There are three other changes, as well.