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Smith: NAB Not Foreclosed To Spectrum Discussions
But single-channel model without HD or mobile or multicast is "nonstarter."

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable 11/17/2009 3:27:17 PM

National Association of Broadcasters President Gordon Smith says he has not foreclosed to talks about spectrum reclamation, but also called characterized the suggested reclamation of broadcast spectrum for wireless broadband as a "major policy piece hatched outside of political reality," saying the graveyard is full of such proposals.

That came at a speech to the Media Institute in Washington, his first as head of the broadcast lobby.

"When you start talking about 800 MHz [of spectrum] that is potentially worth billions of dollars and saying we're going to take that for other purposes, and those purposes will no
longer be free over-the-air, but we'll take them for fee service, I think I know how that argument plays out politically."

But he did say NAB was "open to ideas," except that whatever those ideas were they would still have to leave broadcasters with a workable business model, which includes spectrum for multicast channels and HD, he suggested.

Asked whether one of those ideas could be some smaller broadcasters in markets giving up spectrum, he said he was not and is not "foreclosed to anything," but that he would need to see "the whole package" and formulate a response that allows venting in the association of all views, including opportunities.

He said the key was keeping a business model that allows stations large and small to be profitable. "In my lexicon, profitable is not bad, it's critical. It's essential."

Smith agreed with a reporter that he thought there had been a ratcheting-back of some of the spectrum reclamation rhetoric from the commission. "I think I have," he said, adding that he had a "very cordial" meeting with Blair Levin and all the commissioners. He said the FCC is charted with the inquiry, but called it something being constructed in a policy vacuum that is running into the political reality.

Asked directly whether broadcasters would be willing to give up some of their spectrum for wireless broadband, he said that he would have to see the proposal and "how they are going to stack things."

He said if the proposal is a single channel similar to the analog world. "That's a nonstarter. We'll fight that fiercely. We should have the right to broadcast in high definition. We have made that investment in detrimental reliance in government representation."

He said he could not outline an NAB position until it has seen a proposal, but that it must "continue to include free over the air broadcasting and all of its manifestations," including mobile TV and multicasting and HD.

He also said that millions of Americans, again in "detrimental reliance" on Congress, have dipped into savings to buy TVs. "Some of them get a subscription service, satellite or cable. "Fine, you still have to have a broadcaster in there, particularly for the disadvantaged."

Smith would certainly not count among that group, but he pointed out that he had three TV's, one hooked up to Comcast cable, one to satellite (he did not say which service) and one over the air. When the weather is bad or the neighbor's tractor runs over the wire, he still has over-the-air service, he pointed out.

It is the value of that local, lifeline service broadcasters provide that Washington needs to get a refresher course on.

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Nielsen says Oldsmar power outage will prevent release of TV ratings today


With the economics of a multi-billion-dollar industry riding on its data processing abilities, Nielsen may face additional criticism -- particularly if the release of TV ratings is delayed by more than a day.

While I certainly understands the relationship between ratings and money, I fail to see how there can be any effect on a 24 hour delay to ONE DAY'S numbers. Or even 48 hours...

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I dont see it listed in program guides so:

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Worse, in my home town, only 2 of the 4 stations run a local newscast, and both very often get preempted by sports, meaning no newscast.

So, the solution is yet another government mandate that all stations maintain a local news gathering/reporting organization even though they are expensive and may not have sufficient local interest to justify the cost? Then to mandate that those programs get aired every day/night regardless of other programming needs? And that they cover the events that are of interest to you? Where does it end? What else should the government mandate coverage for that is of interest to others?

Also, I don't know of any minimum level of children's programming requirement, except maybe on PBS, and that is not even close to what we are talking about. Stations don't have to maintain individual production studios to broadcast anything else you mentioned. That is quite different from being required to create/maintain a news organization.

And, why pick on the 4 major network stations, as some seem to want to do? What about independents and even PBS? Is PBS now going to have to create a local news operation? Is our local religious (TBN) station going to have to do the same? If not, why not? What makes them special?

I'm all for local news reporting, as long as there is a market for it. I don't even care if they mandate it, but be careful what you ask for when finances are involved. I can put on a local news show that does nothing more than air a traffic cam for 30 minutes. All I'm saying is mandating something can get pretty involved and lead to a lot of unintended consequences.

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I think most local stations meet the requirement when they show only one newscast per day--doesn't matter what time.

On the weekends, we have late afternoon/early evening local newscasts scheduled on at least 2 of the 4 stations (excluding Spanish language here), but sports usually wipes them out. The late evening newscasts are sometimes all we see on weekends (I don't--getting old I'm usually in bed by then). Plus, with the stations so short of funding, the early newscasts often get pre-empted by infomercials.

During the week, I think only one station now shows a lunchtime newscast, but all show a late afternoon/early evening newscast and a late evening newscast.

So as long as they can broadcast even one newscast sometime in the 24 hour day, they should be good to go. For those stations who are merging newscasts, one could show early and one could show late.

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I think most local stations meet the requirement when they show only one newscast per day--doesn't matter what time.

WTCG, Atlanta ran only one newscast at 2am for YEARS and it met every legal requirement of the FCC. The content sometimes ... that was debatable.

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FCC's Bill Lake: Time Of Separate TV and Net Is Ending
Media Bureau chief hopes to spur broadband adoption through livelier set top market

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable 1/18/2009 11:32:51 AM

FCC Media Bureau Chief Bill Lake says the FCC should consider spurring more competition and variety in the set-top box market as one way of helping spur broadband adoption.

That came in a presentation at the FCC's open meeting Wednesday on the status of the national broadband plan and the gaps to rollout and adoption that need to be bridged.

Lake said that the TV and home computer were merging and that television could help drive broadband adoption.

While TV and the Internet have historically been separate, he said, "that time is coming to an end." The two are becoming a single, combined medium, he said, and the marketplace is now looking for a better way to connect the two.

He pointed out that Tivo users can stream Netflix movies, and some brands of TV sets can access Blockbuster movies and YouTube. Given that TV has 99% penetration in U.S. households vs. 76% PC penetration, he said that TV could help "pull" broadband into homes.

But he also said that the FCC's effort to spur a retail market in set-top boxes has not panned out and had failed to spur innovation and variety.

He said the data suggested there were only 14 models of retail box vs. almost 900 mobile devices, and that 42 times as many subscribers lease their boxes from multichannel video providers as buy them.

He said it was worth looking into whether the FCC could spur adoption by stimulating a "livelier market" in set tops.

In a press conference following the meeting, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said the set-top issue needed more input and data, but was not contemplating any specific changes to the set-top box regime.

"I think it is premautre to say we are contemplating any changes," he told reporters following the meeting. "What you saw today was an identification of a gap, of an issue, that over the coming weeks the broadband team will want to be getting more information on."

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So, the solution is yet another government mandate that all stations maintain a local news gathering/reporting organization even though they are expensive and may not have sufficient local interest to justify the cost? Then to mandate that those programs get aired every day/night regardless of other programming needs? And that they cover the events that are of interest to you? Where does it end? What else should the government mandate coverage for that is of interest to others?

I think stations should, at minimum be required to create 1 hour of local news each weekday, which would easily be covered by a 6PM and a 10PM/11PM newscast. I've worked in several very small markets where this was done, even if it meant a couple of reporters had to do a lot of chasing around to cover events.

I call BS on it being too expensive. I've only worked for one station that could actually afford a live truck, none had helicopters and half of the places used aging Ford Escorts with stick on signs. They got it done. In fact, one of those stations is one of the few that has a newscast in my home town. The news staff members make anywhere from $5-$10/hour. Granted, they move onto other things pretty quick, but they get resumes by the dozens each week for those jobs.

Obviously, those stations would be free to preempt those newscasts in favor of network programming that runs overtime. However, with multiple stations having newscasts, it means at least one station would be likely to have one on even the heaviest of sports nights.

Further I never ONCE called for programming that is of interest to me - just covering an obligation a local affiliate has to provide locally produced informational programming to its viewers. Otherwise, why have the affiliates at all? Just pipe in the network feed to the cable company (which would be required to retransmit it over the air in order to preserve "free TV"), who would then insert whatever the hell they want during local periods. If you're going to have a local station using up the airwaves, it should give something back after airing all that programming that pays the bills.

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Also, I don't know of any minimum level of children's programming requirement, except maybe on PBS, and that is not even close to what we are talking about. Stations don't have to maintain individual production studios to broadcast anything else you mentioned. That is quite different from being required to create/maintain a news organization.

I'm referring to the 1990 Children's Television Act.

Further, PBS is a different animal and certainly goes well beyond the act's requirments with multiple hours of daily educational programming while avoiding the glut of advertising that might potentially invade those shows on other stations.

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And, why pick on the 4 major network stations, as some seem to want to do? What about independents and even PBS? Is PBS now going to have to create a local news operation? Is our local religious (TBN) station going to have to do the same? If not, why not? What makes them special?

Again, PBS does far better than most at serving local interest. For example, everywhere I have lived, there are at least 2-3 hours a day of local affairs programming, plus educational and children's fare.

As far as the rest, I think the independents should pony up like everyone else.

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I'm all for local news reporting, as long as there is a market for it. I don't even care if they mandate it, but be careful what you ask for when finances are involved. I can put on a local news show that does nothing more than air a traffic cam for 30 minutes. All I'm saying is mandating something can get pretty involved and lead to a lot of unintended consequences.

Obviously, there would have to be some reasonable checks and balances.

However, the way I see it, if stations don't wish to participate, they are welcome to buy their spectrum at fair market value and be absolved of any obligation to meet any content restrictions. As long as they are using public spectrum, the FCC can mandate whatever the heck they want.
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(Monday’s) Overnight Nielsen Notes in the 18-49 Demo
Kick for 'Dancing'heading into finale
Penultimate competition episode averages a 3.9

By Toni Fitzgerald, MediaLifeMagazine.com staff writer, Nov. 18, 2009

For the penultimate competition show this season, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" twirled to its best numbers since its premiere, though it remains down compared to last year.

"Dancing" averaged a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating Monday airing from 8 to 10 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights. The ratings, which had been delayed nearly 24 hours due to a power outage at a Nielsen data center, came out this morning.

Four couples competed in the semifinals, and three remain for next week's finals.

"Dancing" was up 12 percent over the previous week's 3.4 rating, and it marked the show's second-highest rating this season, behind September's premiere episode. "Dancing" also boosted ABC to its best Monday among total viewers since May, with a season-high 18.7 million watching the show and 16.1 million tuning in to the network on the night.

Still, the show remains down compared to last season, when it averaged a 4.3 rating and 19.6 million viewers for the penultimate competition episode.



Fox and CBS tied for first for the night among 18-49s, each with a 4.0 average overnight rating and a 10 share. ABC was third at 3.4/9, NBC fourth at 1.8/5, Univision fifth at 1.5/4 and CW sixth at 1.2/3.

As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Thirty-three percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

Fox started the night in the lead with a 5.1 at 8 p.m. for “House,” followed by ABC with a 3.7 for “Dancing with the Stars.” CBS was third with a 3.2 for “How I Met Your Mother” (3.5) and “Accidentally on Purpose” (3.0), NBC fourth with a 2.2 for “Heroes,” Univision fifth with a 1.4 for “El Nombre del Amor” and CW sixth with a 1.2 for “One Tree Hill.”

At 9 p.m. CBS took the lead with a 5.0 for “Two and a Half Men” (4.8) and “The Big Bang Theory” (5.1), while ABC remained second with a 4.1 for more “Stars.” Fox was third with a 2.8 for “Lie to Me,” NBC fourth with a 1.8 for “Trauma,” Univision fifth with a 1.7 for “Sortilegio” and CW sixth with a 1.2 for “Gossip Girl.”

CBS was first again at 10 p.m. with a 3.8 for “CSI: Miami,” with ABC second with a 2.6 for “Castle.” Univision and NBC tied for third at 1.4, Univision for “Cristina” and NBC for “The Jay Leno Show.”

ABC led the night among households with a 10.4 average overnight rating and a 16 share. CBS was second at 7.4/11, Fox third at 6.1/9, NBC fourth at 3.2/5, Univision fifth at 2.0/3 and CW sixth at 1.6/2.

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(Tuesday’s) Overnight Nielsen Notes in the 18-49 Demo
ABC's 'V' takes another ratings spill
Averages a 3.1 in 18-49s, off 16 percent from last week

By Toni Fitzgerald, MediaLifeMagazine.com staff writer, Nov. 18, 2009

For the second straight week, ABC's "V" tumbled, falling to third place in a timeslot it dominated in its premiere two weeks ago.

"V" averaged a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, according to Nielsen overnights, off 16 percent from a 3.7 last week. It dipped 26 percent in its second outing last week, from a 5.0 overnight for its premiere.

The show slid to third in its timeslot, behind CBS's "NCIS" and NBC's "Merry Madagascar" and the first half hour of "The Biggest Loser."

"V" likely debuted big due to all the hype surrounding the launch of the show, a reboot of a 1980s miniseries about mysterious aliens who come to Earth. There's a chance some viewers are now time-shifting the show, as sci fi programs tend to have huge DVR up ticks, but the ratings decline is still troublesome for a show with a limited run this fall.

After four episodes, "V" will return next spring with new episodes.

Also last night, Heather Locklear's return to "Melrose Place" lifted the CW series to its best numbers since early October, though it was still a distant sixth in its timeslot. The show averaged a 1.6 among women 18-34, up 33 percent over last week, and 1.54 million viewers, 20 percent better than last week.



CBS led the night among 18-49s with a 3.4 average overnight rating and a 9 share. NBC was second at 3.0/8, ABC third at 2.7/7, Fox fourth at 2.4/7, Univision fifth at 1.5/4 and CW sixth at 0.9/3.

As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Thirty-three percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

At 8 p.m. CBS was first with a 4.1 for “NCIS,” followed by NBC with a 3.3 for "Madagascar" and “Loser.” ABC was third with a 3.1 for “V,” Fox fourth with a 2.5 for “So You Think You Can Dance,” Univision fifth with a 1.4 for “El Nombre del Amor” and CW sixth with a 1.1 for “90210.”

NBC took the lead at 9 p.m. with a 3.7 for more “Loser,” while CBS slid to second with a 3.4 for “NCIS: Los Angeles.” ABC was third with a 3.2 for the penultimate results edition of “Dancing with the Stars,” Fox fourth with a 2.3 for more “Dance,” Univision fifth with a 1.8 for “Sortilegio” and CW sixth with a 0.8 for “Place.”

CBS regained the lead at 10 p.m. with a 2.6 for “The Good Wife,” with NBC second with a 2.0 for “The Jay Leno Show.” ABC was third with a 1.9 for “The Forgotten” and Univision fourth with a 1.2 for “Aqui y Ahora.”

CBS also led the night among households with a 10.0 average overnight rating and a 16 share. ABC was second at 7.0/11, NBC third at 4.8/8, Fox fourth at 3.8/6, Univision fifth at 2.0/3 and CW sixth at 1.3/2.

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(From Marc Berman’s November 18, 2009, Programming Insider newsletter and blog at Mediaweek.com)
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Sunday’s Nielsen Broadcast Finals
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Fox Sunday Football (4:26pm, 191 minutes) Fox
- 26.747 million viewers
- 15.9/29 HH
- 9.7/32 A18-49

Sunday Night Football (8:31pm, 195 minutes) NBC
- 22.392 million viewers
- 13.7/22 HH
- 8.6/22 A18-49

Pre-Kick (8:22pm, 9 minutes) NBC
- 17.015 million viewers
- 10.4/16 HH
- 6.0/15 A18-49

Fox Sunday Football Post Game (7:43pm, 4 minutes) Fox
- 14.732 million viewers
- 8.9/15 HH
- 5.7/16 A18-49

Desperate Housewives (61 minutes) ABC
- 14.718 million viewers
- 8.9/13 HH
- 5.0/12 A18-49

60 Minutes CBS
- 13.077 million viewers
- 8.4/14 HH
- 2.2/6 A18-49

The OT (7:47pm, 13 minutes) Fox
- 12.238 million viewers
- 7.4/12 HH
- 4.9/14 A18-49

Football Night in America Part 3 (7:57pm, 25 minutes) NBC
- 11.919 million viewers
- 7.3/12 HH
- 4.1/11 A18-49

Extreme Makeover Home Edition ABC
- 11.708 million viewers
- 6.7/10 HH
- 3.7/9 A18-49

The Amazing Race CBS
- 11.388 million viewers
- 6.6/10 HH
- 3.4/8 A18-49

Brothers & Sisters (59 minutes) ABC
- 10.085 million viewers
- 6.7/11 HH
- 3.2/8 A18-49

Cold Case CBS
- 9.594 million viewers
- 6.1/10 HH
- 2.1/6 A18-49

The Simpsons Fox
- 9.131 million viewers
- 5.2/8 HH
- 4.3/11 A18-49

America's Funniest Home Videos ABC
- 8.539 million viewers
- 4.7/8 HH
- 2.3/6 A18-49

Family Guy Fox
- 8.499 million viewers
- 4.8/7 HH
- 4.2/10 A18-49

Three Rivers CBS
- 8.187 million viewers
- 5.1/8 HH
- 1.8/4 A18-49

The Cleveland Show Fox
- 7.133 million viewers
- 4.2/6 HH
- 3.4/8 A18-49

American Dad Fox
- 6.175 million viewers
- 3.7/6 HH
- 3.0/7 A18-49

Football Night in America Part 2 (7:30pm, 27 minutes) NBC
- 4.696 million viewers
- 3.0/5 HH
- 1.6/5 A18-49

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Monday’s previously delayed fast affiliate overnight prime-time ratings (which include the total viewers and 18-49 demographic estimates in every half hour) have been posted near the top of Ratings News -- the second post in this thread.

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Tuesday’s fast affiliate overnight prime-time ratings (which include the total viewers and 18-49 demographic estimates in every half hour) have been posted near the top of Ratings News -- the second post in this thread.

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Tonight NFL Network HD is replaying the Patriots/Colts game in its entirety as a special "Instant Classic" from 8:00pm-11:00pm.

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Overnight Nielsen Notes
Locklear barely boosts 'Melrose'; 'V' falls again

From James Hibberd’s The Hollywood Reporter LiveFeed blog, Nov. 18 2009

The CW was hoping for a little more than this.

Heather Locklear joining "Melrose Place" boosted the show a paltry 14% Tuesday from its series-low-matching performance last week. The CW soap was seen by 1.5 million viewers and drew a 0.8 preliminary rating among adults 18-49. Among the CW's key women 18-34 demo, however, the show improved more -- rising 33% to six-week highs -- though that's still dropping 30% from its "90210" lead-in.

Over on ABC, the third episode of "V" (9.3 million, 3.1) fell another 18%. And on CBS, the network's entire drama lineup hit across-the-board season lows.

Yet there was some positive ratings news last night: After rising 17% on Monday, NBC's "Jay Leno Show" (6.1 million, 2.0) rose 5% -- matching its highest rating on any night in six weeks and coming in second place at 10 p.m. despite its "Biggest Loser" (9.4 million, 3.7) lead-in dropping a notch.

On CBS, the broadcaster won the evening once again with "NCIS" (20.2 million, 4.1), "NCIS: LA" (14.8 million, 3.4) and "Good Wife" (12.7 million, 2.6) each falling about 8%. NBC's "Merry Madagascar" special (9 million, 2.9) did pretty well, placing second in its half hour, followed by "Loser" and "Jay." After "V," ABC aired "Dancing With the Stars" results show (15.9 million, 3.2), down a couple notches, followed by a steady "Forgotten" (7.7 million, 1.9). Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" (6 million, 2.4) was on par. On the CW, "90210" (2.1 million, 1.1) was down 8%.

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DIRECTV Names Michael White as New President and CEO

(DirecTVB News Release)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov 18, 2009 -- DIRECTV, the world's leading provider of digital television services, today named Michael White as its new President and CEO. White announced in September that he will retire later this year from his current position as CEO of PepsiCo International and vice chairman of PepsiCo. He will assume his new role at DIRECTV beginning Jan. 1, 2010, and has also joined DIRECTV's Board of Directors. John Malone, Chairman of the DIRECTV Board, made the announcement today.

"After a very thorough search, we have found an exceptional leader with a sustained track record of success, profitably growing businesses and a reputation for making the impossible possible," said Malone. "Mike also brings the highest degree of leadership, innovation and passion to the table - all qualities that will help drive DIRECTV's performance in the coming years. I look forward to watching him build on DIRECTV's success and lead the company to an exciting new future."

Malone added, "I'd also like to thank Larry Hunter for filling the role of interim CEO since June. He and the entire management team have done an incredible job of keeping the business running smoothly during the past six months and we are lucky to have such an experienced executive team."

Since joining PepsiCo in 1990 as vice president of planning for Frito-Lay North America (FLNA), White has held many senior positions there, including CFO of FLNA, executive vice president and CFO of Frito-Lay International, CFO of Pepsi-Cola Company worldwide and CFO of PepsiCo.

During that time he led a transformation of PepsiCo's international business and has helped engineer numerous acquisitions, including the pending agreements to acquire the company's two largest bottlers, the Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiAmericas. Prior to PepsiCo, White also held executive positions at Avon Products, Inc., Bain & Company and Arthur Andersen & Co.

"This is an exciting time to be taking the reins at DIRECTV," said White. "It's a great company with the best television service and a strong brand, offering plenty of opportunities and challenges and I can't wait to meet both head on. I look forward to working with the talented management team and employees as we continue to grow the business, delight the customer and further distance DIRECTV's leadership position."
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Regarding our two dancing based reality shows...

1) So You Think You Can Dance should just stick to its regular summer spot.
2) How much stamina does Dancing With The Stars have left? How many more seasons before it's time for it to go away?
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DWTS has one of the biggest splits ive seen.

Total Audience for the week:
Tuesday show was 3rd & Wednesday was 8th.

18-49:
Neither day made the top 25.

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Weekly Network Primetime Nielsens
Primetime Network Shows
Viewers 2+, Week Ending November 15, 2009
(Viewers In millions)

1. Sunday Night Football Patriots vs Colts NBC 22.392
2. NCIS CBS 20.962
3. Dancing With The Stars ABC 17.622
4. CSI CBS 17.380
5. CMA Awards (S) ABC 17.177
6. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick NBC 17.015
7. NCIS: Los Angeles CBS 16.233
8. Dancing With The Stars Results ABC 16.231
9. The Mentalist CBS 16.169
10. Grey's Anatomy ABC 14.869
11. Desperate Housewives ABC 14.718
12. CSI: NY CBS 14.507
13. Two and a Half Men CBS 14.439
14. CSI: Miami CBS 14.382
15. The Good Wife CBS 13.352
16. House FOX 13.311
17. 60 Minutes CBS 13.077
18. Survivor: Samoa CBS 12.941
19. The Big Bang Theory CBS 12.795
20. Criminal Mionds CBS 12.769

Source: CBS and Nielsen Media Research data
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Weekly Cable Nielsens
Prime-time Programs by Adults 18-49 (Live+SD)
Week Ending November 15, 2009

(In thousands)

1
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 11,256
2
SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICKOFF NBC 7,834
3
GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 7,357
4
CMA AWARDS(S) ABC 6,945
5
HOUSE FOX 6,924
6
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 6,590
7
THE OT FOX 6,383
8
THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 6,146
9
TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 5,999
10
NCIS CBS 5,727
11
SIMPSONS FOX 5,673
12
FAMILY GUY FOX 5,579
13
OFFICE NBC 5,475
14
CSI CBS 5,426
15
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PART 3 NBC 5,410
16
CSI: MIAMI CBS 5,296
17
SURVIVOR: SAMOA CBS 5,203
18
PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 5,083
19
V ABC 5,048
20
CSI: NY CBS 4,962
21
BIGGEST LOSER 8 NBC 4,949
22
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 4,882
23
EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME EDITION ABC 4,852
24
THE MENTALIST CBS 4,758
25
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 4,663

Source: Nielsen Media Research data and TVByTheNumbers.com

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/11/18...t-charts/33957
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Top 25 Shows (Live+SD)
By Total Viewers, Week Ending November 15, 2009

(Viewers in thousands)

1 NFL - STEELERS/BRONCOS ESPN MON 8:30 PM 16,002
2 ICARLY NICK SAT 8 PM 5,036
3 SUITE LIFE ON DECK DSNY FRI 8:30 PM 4,779
4 SPONGEBOB TRUTH OR SQUARE NICK SAT 9 AM 4,653
5 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR NICK SAT 10 AM 4,494
6 ICARLY MOVIE: GO TO JAPAN NICK WED 5 PM 4,475
7 ICARLY NICK WED 6:30 PM 4,471
8 ICARLY MOVIE: SHELBY MARX NICK WED 7 PM 4,455
9 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW) USA MON 9 PM 4,433
10 MONK USA FRI 9 PM 4,387
11 WHITE COLLAR USA FRI 10 PM 4,278
12 SPONGEBOB NICK SUN 9:30 AM 4,278
13 PHINEAS AND FERB DSNY FRI 9 PM 4,129
14 ICARLY NICK SAT 7:30 PM 4,084
15 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW) USA MON 10 PM 4,064
16 NCIS USA WED 8 PM 4,058
17 SPORTSCENTER: L ESPN MON 11:41 PM 4,011
18 SPONGEBOB NICK SUN 9 AM 3,989
19 SPONGEBOB NICK SUN 12 PM 3,983
20 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC TUE 8 PM 3,938
21 PHINEAS AND FERB DSNY FRI 9:30 PM 3,926
22 NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME (BEARS/49ERS) NFLN THU 8:21 PM 3,899
23 SPONGEBOB NICK FRI 7:30 PM 3,870
24 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR NICK SUN 10 AM 3,831
25 SPONGEBOB TRUTH OR SQUARE NICK WED 1 PM 3,815

Source: TVByTheNumbers.com and Nielsen Media Research data
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Technology Notes
California approves new standards on energy-hungry TVs
The California Energy Commission votes 5-0 in favor of the nation's first efficiency regulations for televisions of up to 58 inches sold in the state. The stricter rules take effect Jan. 1, 2011.

By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times staff writer, November 19, 2009

Reporting from Sacramento -- California moved today to crack down on the sale of energy-gobbling big-screen television sets that now account for about 10% of a typical household's monthly power bill.

After nearly two years of study, the California Energy Commission voted 5-0 to approve the nation's first efficiency regulations for TVs of up to 58 inches sold in the state.

The new standards for TVs, which take effect Jan. 1, 2011, are similar to those imposed on refrigerators, air conditioners and dozens of other household appliances since the 1970s. The tightened standards do not apply to any of the approximately 35 million television sets currently in use.

"It looks like a very good deal for society," Commissioner Arthur H. Rosenfeld said after the vote, adding that the new regulations would save consumers money, protect the public's health and reduce the need to build more electric power plants.

The new rules cover the increasingly popular liquid-crystal display and plasma high-definition TVs as well as old-fashioned cathode ray tube and rear-projection sets.

The average plasma screen TV uses more than three times the power as a bulky cathode ray tube TV, the energy commission says.

Electronics trade groups sought to fight the ban, calling it an unneeded interference in a free market that is naturally evolving toward more energy-stingy televisions. Government regulation actually could stifle innovation, said Doug Johnson, senior director for technology policy with the Arlington, Va.-based Consumer Electronics Assn.

Johnson predicted that a state ban would eliminate about a quarter of all currently available large-format models.

But many television manufacturers said they would be able to produce plenty of California-approved replacements to meet future demand without sacrificing quality or raising prices.

"The average Californian should not see a cost premium," says the LCD TV Assn. "They will, however, benefit from dozens to hundreds of dollars in energy cost savings over their TV's lifetime, thus making the proposed standard extremely cost-effective."

Irvine-based Vizio Inc., a market leader, told the energy commission that it would have no problem complying with the new standards even before they officially take effect.

The commission estimates that switching to more efficient TVs would save an average of $30 per set per year and $8.1 billion in electricity bills statewide over the first decade.

Moving to more efficient televisions would eliminate the need to build at least one large, gas-fired electric power plant, the energy commission says. "Increased efficiency is the most cost-effective way of meeting our renewable energy goals," said commission Chairwoman Karen Douglas.

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WTCG, Atlanta ran only one newscast at 2am for YEARS and it met every legal requirement of the FCC. The content sometimes ... that was debatable.

And I guess that is my point, you can mandate the requirement, but you can't really mandate the content and I'm not even sure what the requirement is since there are many stations with no news programming at all, so I don't think it's specifically a newscast that is required.

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TV Notes
HBO renews 'Real Time with Bill Maher'
Political talk show moving to 9 p.m. time slot in Feb.

By Nellie Andreeva, The Hollywood Reporter, Nov 18, 2009

HBO has renewed "Real Time with Bill Maher" for an eighth season.

The political talk show will return Friday, Feb. 19 when it will move from its previous 10 p.m. slot to 9 p.m., with a rebroadcast slated for 11 p.m.

"Bill Maher is a vital and provocative observer who cuts through the media clutter to offer a uniquely thoughtful outlook on the world," HBO Entertainment's senior vp Nancy Geller said.

"Real Time," whose seventh season aired on Oct. 16, is produced by HBO in association with Brad Grey Television.

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NBA on TNT up 36% in viewership

From sportsmediawatch.blogspot.com, November 18, 2009

The 2009-10 NBA season is off to a strong start on TNT.

Through 8 games, TNT is averaging a 1.6 U.S. rating and 2.4 million viewers for NBA coverage, up 33% and 36%, respectively, from a 1.2 and 1.7 million through the same point last year.

TNT opened the season with its most-viewed NBA doubleheader in 13 years (an average of 3.7 million viewers for Cavaliers/Celtics and Clippers/Lakers). Over the last two weeks, the net has followed up that strong performance with more solid numbers -- including 2.4 million viewers for Bulls/Cavaliers on November 5, and 2.6 million for Cavaliers/Heat last Thursday.

Impressively, TNT has seen increases of at least 30% in several key demographics, including adults 18-49 (up 30%) and adults 18-34 (up 39%).

Source: TV By the Numbers

Season-low overnight for MNF

Monday Night Football stumbled to its lowest overnight rating of the season, thanks to a less-than-enthralling matchup between the Ravens and Browns.

Ravens/Browns win drew a 7.4 overnight rating on ESPN Monday night, down 13% from an 8.5 for 49ers/Cardinals during Week 10 last year, and the lowest overnight rating of the season for Monday Night Football.

Monday's game is on pace to be only the second Monday Night Football telecast of the season to have a decline in ratings compared to last year.

The game drew a 30.0 rating in Baltimore (14.4 on ESPN, 15.6 on local affiliate) and a 29.8 in Cleveland (12.3 on ESPN, 17.5 on local affiliate).

Source: Sports Business Daily

Pats/Colts classic boosts NBC

Patriots/Colts was just the latest big draw for NBC Sunday Night Football, which is averaging the most viewers for an NFL primetime package in over a decade.

Sunday's Patriots/Colts game drew a 13.7/21 final rating and 22.4 million viewers on NBC, up 25% and 27%, respectively, from last year's comparable Giants/Eagles game (11.0/18, 17.6 mil). The game was the second most-viewed NFL telecast of Week 10, behind only the national window on FOX (15.9/29, 26.7 mil).

Patriots/Colts ranks as the second-highest rated, second-most viewed Sunday Night Football game of the season, behind only Giants/Cowboys in Week 2 (15.1, 24.8 mil), and ahead of the previous #2 game -- last week's Cowboys/Eagles matchup (13.1, 21.9 mil).

Additionally, the game stands as the fourth-most viewed regular season NFL telecast on NBC since the network resumed airing games in '06. Overall, 5 of the 10 most-viewed regular season games on NBC since '06 have taken place this season.

Through Week 10, NBC is averaging a 12.0/19 rating and 19.8 million viewers for Sunday Night Football, up 20% and 22%, respectively, from a 10.0 and 16.2 million through Week 10 last season.

The 19.8 million viewers is the most for an NFL primetime package through this point in the season since '97, when Monday Night Football on ABC averaged 20.6 million.This marks the first time in the decade that an NFL primetime package has averaged at least 19 million viewers through Week 10 of the season.

Since the start of the NFL season, Sunday Night Football ranks as the highest rated, most-viewed program on television. Additionally, SNF is the top program among adults 18-49 (7.8), 18-34 (6.9) and 25-54 (8.4), as well as all key male demos.

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I think stations should, at minimum be required to create 1 hour of local news each weekday, which would easily be covered by a 6PM and a 10PM/11PM newscast. I've worked in several very small markets where this was done, even if it meant a couple of reporters had to do a lot of chasing around to cover events.

Which stations? All of them or just select ones? You may be in an area served only by network affiliates, but other locales have a variety of other stations. We have ION, MyTV, and The CW affiliates that provide no news programming as well as TBN, Univision and Telemundo that I don't know if they do or not. Should they all now be required to gather/report local news. Just what is so sacred about the news.

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I call BS on it being too expensive. I've only worked for one station that could actually afford a live truck, none had helicopters and half of the places used aging Ford Escorts with stick on signs. They got it done. In fact, one of those stations is one of the few that has a newscast in my home town. The news staff members make anywhere from $5-$10/hour. Granted, they move onto other things pretty quick, but they get resumes by the dozens each week for those jobs.

Yeah, any kid with a camera can be considered a news reporter, doesn't make it worthwhile or cost-effective.

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Further I never ONCE called for programming that is of interest to me - just covering an obligation a local affiliate has to provide locally produced informational programming to its viewers. Otherwise, why have the affiliates at all? Just pipe in the network feed to the cable company (which would be required to retransmit it over the air in order to preserve "free TV"), who would then insert whatever the hell they want during local periods. If you're going to have a local station using up the airwaves, it should give something back after airing all that programming that pays the bills.

And that was just a broad statement not intended to put words in your mouth. However, if "news" doesn't appeal to a broad viewership, then I submit it is only of interest to you.

And, there are a lot of people who would be quite happy with no affiliates and simply piped in network programming, including many here. The problem is your definition of "public interest" seems to be limited to "news" whereas a much broader definition meets any FCC requirements there are. A lot of things meet the idea of "giving something back" and it isn't just news.

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I'm referring to the 1990 Children's Television Act...............

I know what you are referring to, but I'll be darned if I can see how our local affiliates meet the goals of that act except for the couple of hours of animated programs on Saturday morning. IMHO, PBS is the only station that even comes close to meeting the goals. The problem I have is I don't want to see Sesame Street on every local station from 7:00-8:00 am to meet a government mandate. PBS fills the need and IMHO that is all that is needed. It doesn't take 7 stations in a market to fill a need, that's all I'm saying. Fund PBS to provide a local news hour and I'd be happy.

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However, the way I see it, if stations don't wish to participate, they are welcome to buy their spectrum at fair market value and be absolved of any obligation to meet any content restrictions. As long as they are using public spectrum, the FCC can mandate whatever the heck they want.

Yes, the FCC can, the question is how far they should go and what meets FCC requirements? IMHO, "public interest" is a very subjective term.

BTW. I'm done, so you get the last word.

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Weekly Cable Nielsens
Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)
Week Ending November 15, 2009

(In thousands)

1. NICK 2,485
2. DSNY 1,589
3. NAN 1,543
4. USA 1,468
5. ESPN 1,316
6. FOXN 1,279
7. TNT 1,194
8. TOON 1,136
9. ADSM 1,136
10. TBSC 966
11. A&E 821
12. FOOD 731
13. TRU 731
14. HIST 700
15. LIFE 674
16. HGTV 666
17. FX 663
18. SPK 661
19. AMC 660
20. DISC 640
21. FAM 618
22. NKJR 616
23. SYFY 568
24. HALL 555
25. CNN 551

Source: TVByTheNumbers.com and Nielsen Media Research data
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Prime-time Viewers (Live+SD)
Week Ending November 15, 2009
(In thousands)

1. ESPN 3,666
2. USA 2,971
3. DSNY 2,256
4. FOXN 2,236
5. TBSC 2,023
6. NAN 1,896
7. TNT 1,796
8. TOON 1,529
9. A&E 1,460
10. FX 1,351
11. SYFY 1,316
12. ESP2 1,306
13. SPK 1,246
14. HIST 1,212
15. HGTV 1,188
16. TRU 1,165
17. DISC 1,129
18. FOOD 1,088
19. AMC 1,079
20. FAM 1,060
21. TLC 981
22. HALL 924
23. LIFE 913
24. LMN 907
25. CMDY 847

Source: TVByTheNumbers.com and Nielsen Media Research data
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Prime-time 18-49 Demo Viewers (Live+SD)
Week Ending November 15, 2009
(In thousands)

1. ESPN 1,876
2. USA 1,236
3. TBSC 1,135
4. TNT 897
5. FX 859
6. SPK 778
7. A&E 652
8. SYFY 639
9. DISC 617
10. TRU 573
11. FOOD 547
12. AMC 535
13. ESP2 530
14. CMDY 529
15. HIST 528
16. NAN 501
17. BRAV 493
18. TLC 474
19. DSNY 459
20. HGTV 446
21. MTV 441
22. LIFE 437
23. FAM 435
24. BET 423
25. EN 400

Source: TVByTheNumbers.com and Nielsen Media Research data
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It's too soon to be certain, but it seems that Campbell Brown is getting significantly higher ratings with Dobbs gone as her lead-in. Maybe that was her problem all along?? (But still in last place.)
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