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“Love Island” on CBS Left at the Overnight Starting Gate

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) July10, 2019 – ON THIS DAY NBC introduced the television version of music series “Your Hit Parade” in 1950 as a replacement for dramatic anthology “Robert Montgomery Presents.” The concept was introduced on NBC Radio in 1935 in a format featuring the top songs of the week countdown to the number one pick. Following a four week summer run, “Your Hit Parade” returned as a regularly scheduled series in October 1950, simulcast with the radio version…Fox drama “Beverly Hills, 90210” opened its second season in 1991 with a batch of summer-themed episodes that helped solidify its status as a bona fide hit. The series ultimately aired for 10 seasons, producing 294 episodes…Celebrity Birthdays: Actress Phyllis Smith (“The Office”) is 68; “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara is 47; “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier is 43.

-Did You Know?:
When Shannen Doherty left “Beverly Hills, 90210” after the fourth season in 1994, Drew Barrymore was offered a part on the series but she turned it down to focus on her film career. Other contenders before Tiffani Thiessen was cast as Valerie Malone were Alyssa Milano and Alicia Silverstone. Doherty ultimately reprised her role as Brenda Walsh in seven episodes of the “90210” revival on The CW from 2008-09. And the original cast — Jason Priestley, Jennie GarthTori SpellingIan ZieringBrian Austin Green,Gabrielle Carteris and Shannen Doherty are all returning for the upcoming revival, “BH90210, on Fox. It debuts on Wednesday, August 7.

RATINGS BOX                                                            
Tuesday 7/09/19

Household Rating/Share
NBC and Fox: 6.0/11 each, CBS: 1.9/ 3, ABC: 1.4/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Week Featuring the MLB All-Star Game – 7/17/18)
NBC: – 2, ABC: – 7, Fox: – 9, CW: -17, CBS: -41

Ratings Breakdown:
There were two non-scripted series premieres last night: “Love Island” on CBS and “Bring the Funny” on NBC. The 90-minute “Love Island” opener, which will air each weeknight at 8 p.m. ET for the next month, was left at the overnight starting gate with a mere 1.9 rating/3 share in households from 8-9:30 p.m. By the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, “Love Island” sunk to a 1.6/ 3.

“Bring the Funny” fared considerably better with a dominant 4.2/ 8 in households in the 10 p.m. hour. Comparably, this was more than double the 2.1/ 4 for competing “ Blood & Treasure” on CBS, and this was 62 percent above the 2.6/ 5 for “Songland” in the time period one week earlier. Of course, “Bring the Funny” benefited from the lead-in support from “America’s Got Talent,” which led the night with a 6.9/13 in the overnight households from 8-10 p.m.

For the remainder of the analysis for Tuesday, July 9, click here

Live + Same Day Ratings
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Source: Nielsen Media Research

NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

IMBD Orders Animated Series “You’re Not a Monster”
IMDb (www.imdb.com) has announced its first-ever animated series: short-form “You’re Not a Monster” (www.imdb.com/monster). In the series, Kelsey Grammer (who also serves as executive producer) voices a former psychiatrist-turned-vampire, who mentors his great-great grandson “Max” (Eric Stonestreet), a therapist who has inherited his practice. In each four to five minute episode, Max treats classic monsters including Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and Medusa as they seek desperately needed therapeutic help.

Rounding out the series cast is Aparna Nancherla as a demon receptionist, Ellie Kemper as a therapist who thinks Max is imagining everything, and Peter Grosz, Langston Kerman, Joel Kim Booster, Patton Oswalt, Adam Pally, Amber Ruffin, Amy Sedaris and Milana Vayntrub as hideous monsters. Show creators and cast members including Grammer and Nancherla will participate in an exclusive interview with host Kevin Smith on the IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20.

Fans will get a sneak peek of the 10-episode, short-form series when its trailer premieres on the IMDboat at Comic-Con International: San Diego later this month, and full episodes will premiere this fall. The show joins other IMDb original series now airing including “The IMDb Show,” “IMDbrief” and “Casting Calls.”

TV AND DIGITAL UPDATES

WarnerMedia Names Upcoming Streaming Service HBO Max
WarnerMedia today unveiled HBO Max as the name of its new streaming service, which will be “Maximized” with a collection of exclusive original programming (Max Originals) and entries from WarnerMedia’s portfolio of brands and libraries. Included will be the exclusive streaming rights at launch to all episodes of “Friends,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Pretty Little Liars;” the exclusive streaming home to a string of new Warner Bros.’ produced dramas for The CW beginning with the fall 2019 season (including upcoming “Batwoman,” and “Katy Keene”); and movie production deals with Greg Berlanti and Reese Witherspoon. Berlanti will produce an initial four movies focused in the young adult space, while Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine will produce at least two films

HBO Max, scheduled to launch commercially in spring of 2020, is anticipated to premiere with 10,000 hours of premium content.

PI Podcast with Douglas Pucci
The discussion this week is on “The Major League All-Star Game, “The ESPY’s, the debuts of relationship/reality series “Love Island” on CBS and“Bring the Funny” on NBC, and freshman dramas “Blood & Treasure” on CBS, “The InBetween” on NBC, and “Grand Hotel” and “Reef Break” on ABC…. To listen, click here

REVIEWS

CBS Introduces “Love Island”
Considering CBS’ track record in the relationship/reality department you might assume the network would avoid this eye candy goofiness. Remember fiasco “3,”  which premiered in the summer of 2012 and revolved around three women brought together to search for love? But the home of “Big Brother” wants a “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette” franchise of its own. It is the summer, after all, and it is time for some sexy fluff. And along comes “Love Island,” a five night per week TV love-fest that debuted with a 90-minute installment last night.

Based on the successful (and raunchy) U.K. series, “Love Island” is hosted by Arielle Vandenberg (“How I Met Your Mother”) and it features a gaggle of extraordinarily good looking twentysomething years olds (six women and five men) who gather in a beautiful villa in Majorca to embark on a summer of dating, romance, and ultimately, relationships — good and bad. Think “The Real World” meets “Big Brother.” The last pair standing wins the joy of a shared partnership and, of course, a cash prize. For more, click here

MARK YOUR CALENDARS 

New Science Channel series “If We Built It Today, which talks to architects, historians, engineers, and builders to find out if we could use modern day innovations to recreate these iconic masterpieces, will premiere on Sunday, July 14 at 10 p.m. ET. The logline: the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, the Notre Dame Cathedral. What would it take to build these remarkable super structures today? How long would it take? How much would it cost? How many workers would we need? In our modern era of glass and steel, could we even pull it off? The answers to these questions and more are explored in this series.

Travel Channel series “Strange World, with Christopher Garetano investigating the legends, mysteries and first-person accounts that fuel this country’s creepiest conspiracy theories and unexplained occurrences, will premiere on Sunday, August 11 at 10 p.m. ET. Over the course of eight hour-long episodes, Garetano will immerse himself in a world of the weird and bizarre, exploring everything from the alleged curse of James Dean’s death car, Little Bastard, to the extraordinary and unexplained disappearances on California’s Mount Shasta.

\Paramount Network will celebrate the life of Patrick Swayze in documentary “I Am Patrick Swayze, which will premiere in the actor’s home state of San Antonio on Sunday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET.  The logline: “I Am Patrick Swayze” is a loving tribute to the prolific actor that showcases his life and career through untold stories, exclusive interviews, heartfelt home movies, and family photos featuring those who knew him best. The film explores his childhood in Texas and his enduring relationship with widow Lisa Niemi, whom he met as a teenager at his mother’s dance studio.

EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nikki Battiste has been named a CBS News correspondent, where she will be based in New York and will report for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms (including “CBS This Morning,” the “CBS Evening News” and live streaming service CBSN. Previously, Battiste was a correspondent for CBS Newspath, the network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world.

SPORTS

2019 NBA Summer League TV and Announcer Schedule on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and NBA TV – Click here

2019 NFL Regular Season Weekly TV Schedule on Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and NFL Network – Click here

ON THE AIR TONIGHT
ABC offers the “2019 ESPYs“…Series premieres: “Florida Girls” on Pop TV;“Marrying Millions” on Lifetime; “The Strongest Man with History” on History…Season premieres: “Harlots” on WGN; “Snowfall” on FX…Season finales: “Family Reunion” on Netflix; “Property Brothers” on HGTV…For the listing of available programs for Wednesday, July 10, click here