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Night 2 of “Love Island” Negatively Impacts “Big Brother” on CBS; “Jersey Shore” Returns on MTV

Programming Insider by Marc Berman

Programming Insider by Marc Berman

The classic game show “The Newlywed Game, hosted by Bob Eubanks, premiered on ABC in 1966. On December 20, 1974, “The Newlywed Game” concluded its run as the second longest running game show on ABC. To-date, there have been five revivals (including the most recent on GSN, hosted by Sherri Shepherd)…“Law & Order: LA, the one spin-off from “Law & Order” that did not succeed, concluded its one season run on NBC in 2011…Celebrity Birthdays: Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is 85; actress Lisa Rinna (“Melrose Place”) is 56; comedian John Henson is 52; “Grey’s Anatomy” star Justin Chambers is 49.

-Did You Know?:
The word “whoopie” was reportedly the most risque word ABC would let Bob use when referring to sex, back when “The Newlywed Game” first premiered.

RATINGS BOX                                                            
Wednesday 7/10/19

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 3.1/ 6, CBS and Fox: 2.1/ 4 each, NBC: 1.9/ 4, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change From Year-Ago Wednesday with “The ESPYS” (Wednesday 7/18/18):
CW: +40, NBC: + 6, ABC: no change, Fox: -12, CBS: -32

Ratings Breakdown:
“The 2019 ESPYS” on ABC topped the evening, with a 3.1 rating/6 share in the household overnights. Comparably, this was equal to the year-ago telecast (which translated into 3.9 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49).

In night two news, “Love Island” on CBS matched its anemic Tuesday night opener, with a 1.9/ 4 in the 8 p.m. hour. And that household overnight rating on Tuesday translated to just 3.15 million viewers and a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 (for the 90-minute telecast).

For the remainder of the analysis for Wednesday, July 10, click here

Live + Same Day Ratings
Monday 7/08/19: Click here

Weekly Ratings Scorecard
What follows is the Live+Same Day ratings results for the week of July 1. Change versus the comparable year-ago week appears in parentheses:

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 3.54 million (-14), CBS: 3.37 (-16), ABC: 2.82 (-10), Fox: 1.57 (- 1), CW: 560,000 (-25)

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 0.6 rating/3 share (-14), ABC: 0.5/ 3 (-17), Fox: 0.4/ 2 (no change), CBS: 0.4/ 2 (-33), CW: 0.1/ 1 (-50)

-Adults 25-54:
NBC: 0.8/ 4 (-20), ABC: 0.7/ 3 (-12), CBS: 0.6/ 3 (-25), Fox: 0.5/ 2 (no change), CW: 0.2/ 1 (no change)

-Adults 18-34:
ABC: 0.4/ 3 (+33), NBC: 0.3/ 3 (-25), CBS: 0.2/ 2 (-33), CW: 0.1/ 1 (no change)

Source: Nielsen Media Research


Pop TV Orders Comedy “Best Intentions”
Pop TV has greenlit the new comedy series “Best Intentions” from A+E Studios, Propagate Content and Adam Herz (“American Pie”). Eight episodes have been ordered and will go into production in fall 2019.

The logline: “Best Intentions” revolves around Andy Banks, played by David Fynn (“Undateable”), a kind-hearted but painfully awkward single father who is the guidance counselor at the high school his teenage son Nate, played by Daniel Rashid (“Being Frank”), currently attends. Lindsey Gort (“The Carrie Diaries”) plays Katie Baxter, a teacher with whom Andy is smitten; his never-ending hapless efforts to woo her drag Katie headfirst into her own personal misadventures.

Guest starring in the series premiere are Natalie Ganzhorn (“Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark”) as the new girl in school, Benjamin Ayres (“Saving Hope”) and Sarah Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”) as the high school’s vice principal, Becky Fistick.

“Best Intentions” is created by Herz, who also serves as executive producer and writer. Executive producers are Barry Jossen of A+E Studios and Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Jay Weisleder of Propagate Content. Steve Pink (“Hot Tub Time Machine”) directs the pilot.


Decades to Launch on 12 Fox Television Stations This Fall
Fox Television Stations has reached a multi-year agreement to carry Weigel Broadcasting Co.’s Decades television network. Effective in third quarter 2019, Decades will be carried on Fox-owned stations in 12 markets, upping the network’s U.S. coverage to 60 percent with 65 television affiliates nationwide. Decades will launch on Fox stations in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Tampa, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis, Austin and Gainesville.

Nostalgia diginet Decades, which features original series “Through the Decades,” presents a daily time capsule that invites the audience to relive, remember and relate to a variety of classic television series and genres from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Five Questions With Laura Chinn Of Florida Girls
From CBS Watch!: The bold, brazen, and hilariously fresh voice of Laura Chinn is set to take Pop TV by storm. While we anxiously await the July premiere of original new comedy, Florida Girls,” we wanted to get to know the woman behind the show. Watch! chatted with the “Florida Girls” creator and star about acting, her inspiration, and what she does for fun. Click here

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


“Cash Pad, featuring JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers (“The Bachelorette”) as they partner with homeowners who are in need of extra income and hoping to turn their properties into thriving short-term rentals, will debut on CNBC on Thursday, July 23 at 10 p.m. ET. In this first episode, Stonewall, Texas empty-nesters Henry and Karen Rolhfs work with the couple to create a revenue-generating vacation getaway?

Season four of Showtime documentary “The Circus” will open on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET with the first of eight new episodes. The logline: Co-hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner, and Mark McKinnon will crisscross the country as a cast of Democratic candidates barnstorm key states in their quests to face off against Donald Trump in 2020. Meanwhile, the president is pursuing re-election amid a growing threat of impeachment and looming international crises. “The Circus” is produced by Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, for Showtime. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Ted Bourne and Tom Johnson serve as executive producers.


History has named former Reel One Entertainment executive Adam Fratto as Vice President of Scripted Programming for the network. In his new role, Fratto will oversee development and production of History’s scripted slate and he will also develop projects for A+E Studios. Most recently, Fratto served as Senior Vice President at Reel One Entertainment where he launched a series division for the international distribution and production studio. Prior to Reel One Entertainment, Fratto was Head of Drama Development for Pukeko Pictures.


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

Series premieres: “Killer Affair” on Oxygen; “The Shadows of Death” on ID…Season premieres: “Escape the Night” on YouTube; “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” on MTV; “Ax Men” on History; “Dr. Pimple Popper” on TLC; “Our Wedding Story” and “Crazy Beautiful Weddings” on UP TV; “Primal Instinct”on ID; “The Dead Files” on Travel…Season finales: “Murder Chose Me” on ID;“The Very Very Best of the 70s” on AXS TV……For the listing of available programs for Thursday, July 11, click here