Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Encores & Dateline Fill Out NBC's Summer Schedule

Posted: 05/27/2015 05:55:30 PM
Air Date: 07/19/2015 Sunday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR
Duration: 02:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR is booked on Sunday 7/19 through 8/2, 8/16 and 8/23.


Posted: 05/27/2015 05:53:24 PM
Air Date: 06/07/2015 Sunday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: DATELINE NBC: MY KID WOULD NEVER DO THAT
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: DATELINE NBC: MY KID WOULD NEVER DO THAT is booked on Sunday 6/7 through 6/28.
Posted: 05/27/2015 05:52:36 PM
Air Date: 06/07/2015 Sunday
Start Time: 07:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: DATELINE NBC
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: DATELINE NBC is booked on Sunday 6/7 through 6/28.
Posted: 05/27/2015 05:49:39 PM
Air Date: 08/15/2015 Saturday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR
Duration: 01:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR is booked on Saturday 8/15 through 8/29, 9/12 and 9/19.
Posted: 05/27/2015 05:48:12 PM
Air Date: 07/11/2015 Saturday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: DATELINE SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY
Duration: 01:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: DATELINE SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY is booked on Saturday 7/11 through 8/8.

Posted: 05/27/2015 05:46:54 PM
Air Date: 07/11/2015 Saturday
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 booked on Saturday 7/11 through 8/29, 9/12 and 9/19.

Posted: 05/27/2015 05:43:34 PM
Air Date: 06/24/2015 Wednesday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT is booked.
Posted: 05/27/2015 05:42:51 PM
Air Date: 06/17/2015 Wednesday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR
Duration: 01:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR is booked on Wednesday 6/17 through 7/15.
Posted: 05/27/2015 05:41:28 PM
Air Date: 06/17/2015 Wednesday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: I CAN DO THAT
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: I CAN DO THAT is booked.

If Chicago Wins Tonight, Saturday Night Changes

Thursday morning update:

 Posted: 05/28/2015 09:27:40 AM
Air Date: 05/30/2015 Saturday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Duration: 02:59:30
Type: Announcements
Message:
Please be advised..NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL - GAME #7 is DEFINITE for Saturday 5/30, 8-10:59:30pm ET (Live Across).
Contingencies/Opcons will be updated as soon as possible.


Posted: 05/27/2015 03:47:02 PM
Air Date: 05/30/2015 Saturday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Duration: 02:59:30
Type: Announcements
Message:
ALL STATIONS BE ADVISED:  NBC will televise Game #7 of the NHL Western Conference Finals if it is needed. If Chicago wins tonight (5/27) then Game #7 will be played on Saturday 5/30. Contingency plan is being updated to include game and impact to other dayparts.
You will be advised when it is available for viewing. A schedule confirmation will be issued tomorrow morning (5/28).

Tweaking Start Times for Peoplemeter Optimization?

Posted: 05/27/2015 11:52:29 AM
Type: Time Change
Message:
LAST CALL: Effective Mon-Fri, 5/27-6/26, show will air 1:37:30a-2:07:00a ET. Please see updated feed tab.


Posted: 05/27/2015 11:49:29 AM
Type: Time Change
Message: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS: Effective Mon-Fri, 5/27-6/26, show will air 12:37:00a-1:37:30a ET.

The only reason I can see for this test is to see if pushing back the start of Last Call to 1:37:30 am will change how Late Night's lead-in ends up helping the first quarterhour of LC.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NBC Pulls Stanley Cup Game #4; Swaps Game #2 on 6/6

Posted: 05/26/2015 03:11:56 PM
Air Date: 06/10/2015 Wednesday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR
Duration: 01:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR is now booked.

Posted: 05/26/2015 03:10:59 PM
Air Date: 06/10/2015 Wednesday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: I CAN DO THAT
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: I CAN DO THAT is now booked.
Posted: 05/26/2015 03:09:27 PM
Air Date: 06/10/2015 Wednesday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Duration: 02:59:30
Type: Program Deletion
Message: NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS - GAME #4 is deleted (moves to NBCSN). All feeds of NIGHTLY NEWS are re-instated (Feed #3 is no longer available to PT stns). The optional Dateline (for MT/PT stns) is cancelled. Network Entertainment programming is re-instated. Please see separate What's New message. 
Posted: 05/26/2015 03:05:37 PM
Air Date: 06/06/2015 Saturday
Start Time: 07:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Duration: 03:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS - GAME #2 is now scheduled. Contingencies have been revised to include the game. Previously advised operating conditions will be updated as soon as possible.

Published to client servers at 3:37p EDT.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NBC Lengthens Belmont Stakes Coverage on June 6

Posted: 05/21/2015 09:53:08 AM
Air Date: 06/06/2015 Saturday
Start Time: 04:30:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: HORSE RACING
Duration: 02:30:00
Type: Time Change
Message:
THE BELMONT STAKES: Will now air 4:30-7:00pm ET (prev. sked 5-7pm ET). Also, please see format tab for revised format. Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period unless otherwise notified.


Posted: 05/21/2015 09:50:29 AM
Air Date: 06/06/2015 Saturday
Start Time: 03:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: BOXING
Duration: 01:30:00
Type: Time Change
Message:
PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS #4: Will now air 3:00-4:30pm ET (prev sked 3-5pm ET). Also, please see format tab for revised format. Clearances assumed based on previously advised clearances for this time period unless otherwise notified.

Since this race runs out of sweeps, only metered markets will notice how they break up the 2.5 hours in PAV.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Finally, Notre Dame Football

Posted: 05/19/2015 05:14:23 PM
Type: New Booking
Message:
The 2015 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL package is booked on the following dates: 9/5, 9/19, 9/26, 10/10, 10/17, 11/14. Please see contingencies on these dates for further details and impact to other dayparts. Please advise clearance.

The Notre Dame Football schedule is available on the web months before NBC posts their coverage on APT.  Each of the games mentioned in Contingencies has been listed individually in our client's inventory since the beginning of this year.

If these dates or opponents are news to you, your station needs our help.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Aquarius Premiere Broken Into Two Hours, Then United!

Update!  They must have just been pulling our legs last week.

 Posted: 05/18/2015 03:42:08 PM  Air Date: 05/28/2015 Thursday  Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]   Show Name: AQUARIUS  Duration: 01:59:30  Type: Program Change  Message: AQUARIUS is now booked.

Umm..  remind me again why I picked the name for this website?

Posted: 05/14/2015 03:29:30 PM
Air Date: 05/28/2015 Thursday
Start Time: 10:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: AQUARIUS
Duration: 00:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message:
AQUARIUS is now booked.


Posted: 05/14/2015 03:28:36 PM
Air Date: 05/28/2015 Thursday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: AQUARIUS
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: AQUARIUS is now booked.

Yep, if you're looking for a spin-able number, break out the PAVs of a two-parter.  The first hour is a sure thing to carry a higher rating due to the PVT levels, even if share is maintained into the second hour.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CBS Fall Season Announced

And of course, our clients already have updated prime inventory and estimates for CBS in their systems.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ABC Fall Schedule Published

Tomorrow, we get CBS and CW.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fox Fall Schedule Announced

Full service clients get full competitive inventory and estimates.  When planning 2016, you'll need to know what the other networks have to sell, and how much they are likely to sell it for. 


Sunday, May 10, 2015

2015-16 NBC Prime Schedule Announced


MONDAY
8 pm The Voice
10 pm BLINDSPOT (WATCH TRAILER)

TUESDAY
8 pm The Voice
9 pm HEARTBREAKER (WATCH TRAILER)
10 pm BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (Chicago Fire takes over in November)

WEDNESDAY
8 pm The Mysteries of Laura
9 pm Law & Order: SVU
10 pm Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY
8 pm HEROES REBORN (WATCH TRAILER)
9 pm The Blacklist
10 pm THE PLAYER (WATCH TRAILER)

FRIDAY
8 pm Undateable
8:30 pm PEOPLE ARE TALKING (WATCH TRAILER)
9 pm Grimm
10 pm Dateline

SATURDAY
Dateline Saturday Night Mystery

SUNDAY
7 pm Football Night in America
8:20 pm NBC Sunday Night Football



RatingBook.com clients will find totally updated inventory and estimates for prime and specials, including 4th, 1st and 2nd Quarter selling books, as well as the new series underlined above as yet undated premieres in specials.

Yes, within hours of the NBC leak-announcement, our clients can look at what can be expected out of NBC prime in 2015-2016.  Just in time for budgets.

If your NBC station doesn't have this information in your hands by Monday morning, you need our services.

Published to client servers at 1:36pm EDT.

Here's a link to an AP story in the Las Vegas Sun about NBC's 14 new programs.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Before Upfront, NBC Announces 7 Prime Changes

Posted: 05/07/2015 05:32:41 PM
Air Date: 06/06/2015 Saturday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
Duration: 02:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message:
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT is now booked.


Posted: 05/07/2015 05:31:52 PM
Air Date: 05/30/2015 Saturday
Start Time: 10:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: THE ISLAND
Duration: 00:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: THE ISLAND is booked 5/30 and 6/6.

Posted: 05/07/2015 05:30:50 PM
Air Date: 05/30/2015 Saturday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR
Duration: 02:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR is now booked.

Posted: 05/07/2015 05:30:00 PM
Air Date: 06/05/2015 Friday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NBC SPECIALS
Duration: 02:59:30
Type: New Booking
Message: AN NBC SPECIAL EVENT: JURASSIC PARK is now booked.

Posted: 05/07/2015 05:28:22 PM
Air Date: 05/22/2015 Friday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: THE BLACKLIST
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: THE BLACKLIST is now booked.
Posted: 05/07/2015 05:26:51 PM
Air Date: 05/27/2015 Wednesday
Start Time: 08:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: I CAN DO THAT
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: I CAN DO THAT is now booked.

Posted: 05/07/2015 05:25:37 PM
Air Date: 05/12/2015 Tuesday
Start Time: 09:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: UNDATEABLE
Duration: 01:00:00
Type: New Booking
Message: UNDATEABLE is now booked.

Although the Undateable next Tuesday was already announced when they scheduled this past Tuesday's airing, all of these program changes have been updated, along with customized audience estimates, and published on client servers on the same day as the announcement.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Upfront Scheduled for Next Week

2015 Broadcast Network Ad Upfront Meetings

Monday, May 11, 2015* NBC*

Monday, May 11, 2015 FOX

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Univision

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 ABC

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 CBS

Thursday, May 14, 2015 The CW

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*While the NBC ad upfront meeting will be held on May 11, if recent years are any indication, NBC will release their 2015-16 schedule information on Sunday, May 10.

Thanks to Zap2It for this list.