Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ninja & Comic Get Extra Hours in Prime

Posted: 07/29/2014 12:45:13 PM
Air Date: 09/15/2014 Monday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR
Duration: 02:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR is booked.

Posted: 07/29/2014 12:41:42 PM
Air Date: 08/14/2014 Thursday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: LAST COMIC STANDING
Duration: 01:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: LAST COMIC STANDING is booked.




Plus a dozen or so changes to NBC Sports Specials in September and October.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

More Weekend Prime Changes from NBC


Crossbones walks the plank with 2 hours on Saturday night, while Bear Grylls gets Friday @ 8pm.

Plus, it seems APT is filled with lots of tiny run-time changes..  seems many prime start times of 1 minute after the hour are being rolled back to the top of the hour. Glad to see someone has pulled the plug on that particular antic.

For example:

Message: CHICAGO FIRE is booked 10-10:59:30pm ET, effective 9/23 through 10/7 (prev sked 10:01-10:59:30pm ET).


 Posted: 07/24/2014 04:20:10 PM
Air Date: 08/02/2014 Saturday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: CROSSBONES
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: CROSSBONES is now booked.

Posted: 07/24/2014 04:19:18 PM
Air Date: 08/02/2014 Saturday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: CROSSBONES
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: CROSSBONES is now booked.

Posted: 07/24/2014 04:18:04 PM
Air Date: 08/08/2014 Friday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: DATELINE NBC
Duration: 01:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: DATELINE NBC is now booked.

Posted: 07/24/2014 04:16:48 PM
Air Date: 08/01/2014 Friday
Start Time: 10:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC NEWS SPECIAL
Duration: 00:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: NBC NEWS SPECIAL: HANNAH ANDERSON: ANATOMY OF A KIDNAPPING is now booked.

Posted: 07/24/2014 04:14:37 PM
Air Date: 08/01/2014 Friday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: DATELINE NBC
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: DATELINE NBC is now booked.

Posted: 07/24/2014 04:13:44 PM
Air Date: 08/01/2014 Friday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS is now booked 8/1 and 8/8.

Publishing to servers now.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Saturday Nights at 10pm Change in August

Posted: 07/22/2014 02:01:20 PM
Air Date: 08/02/2014 Saturday
Start Time: 10:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
Duration: 00:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: LAW & ORDER: SVU is booked 8/2 through 8/30.

This replaces repeats of Blacklist.

Published to client servers.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Yes, Even More "RallyCross" Changes for August 3rd

When it comes to NBC Sports Specials lately, it's...

NOTHING BUT CRAP


For example, this week, NBC has had three different line-ups for programming on August 3rd, just two weeks from now.   Here's the latest from today:
Posted: 07/17/2014 11:08:12 AM
Air Date: 08/03/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 05:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: MOTOR SPORTS
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: Time Change
Message: KURT BUSCH 36 is now scheduled 5:30-6:00pm ET (prev, sked 4:00-4:30pm ET). Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 07/17/2014 11:06:45 AM
Air Date: 08/03/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 04:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: MOTOR SPORTS
Duration: 01:30:00
Type: Time Change

Message: GLOBAL RALLYCROSS (DETROIT) is now scheduled 4:00-5:30pm ET (prev. sked 4:30-6:00pm ET). Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.


My contempt for NBC scheduling is reaching a critical phase. 

Other networks not only don't carve up their weekends for paid programming blocks labeled as sports, when they do it, they actually air the specials as intended, without last-minute changes and modifications.

Don't you guys at 30 Rock Comcast NYC have tons of cable channels to fill up with this flotsam?

Oh, that's right. You've got PPV to sell.  I forgot.




 






Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Laura Premiere Moved Up to September 17th

Posted: 07/16/2014 03:58:14 PM
Air Date: 09/17/2014 Wednesday
Start Time: 10:01:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA
Duration: 00:58:30
Type: New Booking
Message: THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA is now booked.

Posted: 07/16/2014 03:57:13 PM
Air Date: 09/17/2014 Wednesday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
Duration: 02:01:00
Type: New Booking
Message: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (FINALE) is now booked.
Posted: 07/16/2014 03:55:45 PM
Air Date: 08/01/2014 Friday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC NEWS SPECIAL
Duration: 01:01:00
Type: New Booking
Message: HANNAH ANDERSON: ANATOMY OF A KIDNAPPING is now booked.
Posted: 07/16/2014 03:54:20 PM
Air Date: 08/01/2014 Friday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: DATELINE NBC
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: DATELINE NBC is booked.

Published to client systems.  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NBC Sports Specials on August 3 and Sept 21

Posted: 07/15/2014 02:46:53 PM
Air Date: 09/21/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 05:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: MOTOR SPORTS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: GLOBAL RALLYCROSS (LA) is now booked. Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 07/15/2014 02:45:00 PM
Air Date: 09/21/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 04:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: CYCLING
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: Time Change
Message: UCI ROAD CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS is now booked (prev. sked 5:00-6:00pm ET). Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 07/15/2014 02:43:27 PM
Air Date: 09/21/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 03:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: CYCLING
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: Time Change
Message: LA VUELTA A ESPANA is now booked (prev. sked 4:00-5:00pm ET). Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 07/15/2014 02:41:27 PM
Air Date: 09/21/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 02:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPORTS SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: Time Change
Message: WOMEN'S RUGBY WORLD CUP is now booked (prev. sked 2:30-4:00pm ET). Also, please note revised program format. Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 07/15/2014 02:38:09 PM
Air Date: 09/21/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 01:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: TRACK & FIELD
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: Time Change
Message: DIAMOND LEAGUE (BRUSSELS) is now booked (prev. sked 1:30-2:30pm ET). Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.
Posted: 07/15/2014 02:36:16 PM
Air Date: 09/21/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 12:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: GOLF
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: Time Change
Message: ROAD TO THE RYDER CUP is now booked (prev. sked 1:00-1:30pm ET). Please advise clearance.



Posted: 07/15/2014 02:25:02 PM
Air Date: 08/03/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 03:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: ACTION SPORTS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: RED BULL SERIES is now booked (Various Sports prev. sked 2:00-6:00pm ET). Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 07/15/2014 02:22:13 PM
Air Date: 08/03/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 02:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPORTS SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: MECUM DEALMAKERS is now booked (Motor Sports 2:00-3:30pm ET prev sked). Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.


Posted: 07/15/2014 02:14:33 PM
Air Date: 08/03/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 04:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: MOTOR SPORTS
Duration: 01:30:00
Type: Time Change
Message: GLOBAL RALLYCROSS (DETROIT) is now booked (prev. sked 2:00-3:30pm ET). Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.
Posted: 07/15/2014 02:12:00 PM
Air Date: 08/03/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 04:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: MOTOR SPORTS
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: KURT BUSCH 36 is now booked (NBC Sports Specials 3:30-6p ET prev, sked). Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 07/15/2014 02:08:33 PM
Air Date: 08/03/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 03:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPORTS SPECIALS
Duration: 02:30:00
Type: Program Deletion
Message: NBC SPORTS SPECIALS is deleted. Please see additional What's New Messages for time period replacements.

As I work with these schedules and audience estimates, it seems NBC has made an increase in their investment in Global RallyCross.   All of the changes above are designed to place what is essentially untested paid programming on a network scale in time periods JUST before major sporting events, the Hall of Fame Game on August 3rd and just before the Steelers@Panthers (both markets are very truck-friendly and highly likely to be watching this game) on September 21st.

No matter why the folks at 30 Rock are treating this client this way, Global Rallycross doesn't have a reliable diary PAV story, so my SWAG numbers are weak sauce.. 


Update on July 17th, less than 48 hours after the above changes designed to push Global Rallycross down viewers' throats,

Posted: 07/17/2014 11:08:12 AM
Air Date: 08/03/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 05:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: MOTOR SPORTS
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: Time Change
Message: KURT BUSCH 36 is now scheduled 5:30-6:00pm ET (prev, sked 4:00-4:30pm ET). Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 07/17/2014 11:06:45 AM
Air Date: 08/03/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 04:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: MOTOR SPORTS
Duration: 01:30:00
Type: Time Change
Message: GLOBAL RALLYCROSS (DETROIT) is now scheduled 4:00-5:30pm ET (prev. sked 4:30-6:00pm ET). Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Stand Up To Cancer Special on September 5th

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/07/09/stand-up-to-cancer-sets-telecast-date-paltrow/12387069/

Broadcast and cable networks that will air the special include: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, American Forces Network, Bravo, Cooking Channel, Discovery Fit & Health, E!, Encore, Encore Espa├▒ol, EPIX, ESPNews, Fox Sports 2, FXM, HBO, HBO Latino, ION, Lifetime Movie Network, Logo TV, MLB Network, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, Palladia, Pivot, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, Starz, TNT and VH1.

RatingBook.com clients now have this special in their inventory, even those who are not NBC.

No word from NBC yet, but it will be interesting to see how long it takes them to tell their affiliates.  CBS already updated EyeOnCBS and informed rep firms.


Update:

Here it is...

 Posted: 07/09/2014 12:34:48 PM
Air Date: 09/05/2014 Friday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message:
NBC SPECIALS: STAND UP TO CANCER (Live to ET/CT) is now booked.

Monday, July 7, 2014

WWE Wrestling Special Fills Sunday August 3rd at 7pm

Posted: 07/07/2014 03:15:57 PM
Air Date: 08/03/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 07:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: WWE WRESTLEMANIA is now booked.

Look who gets prime placement just before the NFL's Hall of Fame Game on August 3rd, replacing a Bear Grylls rerun.

It's not like Comcast is advertising their own PPV Special on the 17th, is it?



Lots of NBC Sports Changes Posted for Fall

Posted: 07/07/2014 01:59:46 PM
Air Date: 10/19/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 04:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: ACTION SPORTS
Duration: 01:30:00
Type: Program Change
Message:

RED BULL: ROMANIACS is now booked (prev sked 10/5, 4-5pm ET). Please see updated format for this event. Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.


Posted: 07/07/2014 01:57:17 PM
Air Date: 10/19/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 05:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPORTS SPECIALS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: Program Deletion
Message: NBC SPORTS SPECIAL: TBD is deleted.

Posted: 07/07/2014 01:52:35 PM
Air Date: 11/01/2014 Saturday
Start Time: 03:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPORTS SPECIALS
Duration: 02:30:00
Type: Time Change
Message: RUGBY: US EAGLES V. ALL BLACKS now airs  3:30-6:00pm ET (prev sked 4-6pm ET). Please see updated format for this event. Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 07/07/2014 01:50:15 PM
Air Date: 11/01/2014 Saturday
Start Time: 01:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: SOCCER
Duration: 02:30:00
Type: Time Change
Message: BARCLAY'S PREMIER LEAGUE (TEAMS TBD) now airs 1:00-3:30pm ET (prev sked 1-4pm ET). Please see updated format for this event. Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 07/07/2014 01:41:32 PM
Air Date: 10/19/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 02:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: ACTION SPORTS
Duration: 02:00:00
Type: Time Change
Message: DEW TOUR: BROOKLYN now airs 2:30-4:30pm ET (prev, sked 2-4pm ET). Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 07/07/2014 01:39:44 PM
Air Date: 10/05/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 04:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: ACTION SPORTS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: Program Change
Message: WORLD OF ADVENTURE moves from 10/19. Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 07/07/2014 01:36:06 PM
Air Date: 08/03/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 03:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPORTS SPECIALS
Duration: 02:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: NBC SPORTS SPECIAL: TBD is now booked and replaces US SOCCER FRIENDLY.. Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period, unless otherwise notified.

Posted: 07/07/2014 01:33:32 PM
Air Date: 08/03/2014 Sunday
Start Time: 03:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: SOCCER
Duration: 02:30:00
Type: Program Deletion
Message: US SOCCER FRIENDLY (OPPONENT TBD) is deleted.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Emmy Red Carpet Special @ 730pm on Monday, August 25th

Posted: 07/01/2014 07:07:44 PM
Air Date: 08/25/2014 Monday
Start Time: 07:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPECIALS
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: 66TH PRIMETIME EMMY RED CARPET SPECIAL is booked.

Since they've moved the Emmy broadcast to Monday (let's not impact Sunday Night Football, shall we?), the Red Carpet special no longer has the luxury of a full hour.  So, here's a half hour version for Monday, August 25th.

Pity the folks in Pacific Time Zones, however:

Posted: 07/01/2014 07:07:44 PM
Air Date: 08/25/2014 Monday
Start Time: 04:30:00 PM [PT]  
Show Name: NBC SPECIALS
Duration: 00:30:00
Type: New Booking
Message: 66TH PRIMETIME EMMY RED CARPET SPECIAL is booked.