Tuesday, 16 July 2019

BB21: Live Feeds into Tuesday Evening - July 16

Always fun watching fools in the sun Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of a Dysfunctional Doppelganger: It seems that, although I had some technical issues and was out of action for about 20 hours, I didn't miss much. I'm caught up now with the feeds. There now seems to be a bit of a movement for David to come back this week. They should be careful what they wish for. Nick

Weekly News Ratings: July 8 - 14, 2019

Weekly cable news ratings for the week of July 8 - 14, 2019.
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ABC Daily Ratings Release for July 15, 2019

ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.3 million and 1.3/7 in AD18-49):

ABC’s lineup with “The Bachelorette” and “Grand Hotel” dominated Monday night, beating 2nd-place NBC with “American Ninja Warrior” and “Dateline” by 23% in Total Viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.3 million) and by 63% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/7 vs. 0.8/4). In addition, ABC delivered its strongest Monday numbers with entertainment programming of the summer.
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WHERE TO SEE: ‘WHEN HOPE CALLS’ - Spin-off of Hallmark Channel’s Beloved Series “When Calls the Heart”

Hallmark Press Release:


image: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks

Spin-off of Hallmark Channel’s Beloved Series
“When Calls the Heart”
To Debut Exclusively on Hallmark Movies Now

STUDIO CITY, CA – July 15, 2019 –– “When Hope Calls,” Crown Media Family Networks’ first-ever streaming series, will premiere Friday, August 30th, 2019 on Hallmark Movies Now, the network’s digital streaming service. The first two episodes will be available Friday, August 30 with new episodes premiering every Friday through October 25.

From the beloved world of “When Calls the Heart” comes “When Hope Calls,” the first Hallmark Movies Now Original Series. “When Hope Calls” tells the story of sisters Lillian (Morgan Kohan) and Grace (Jocelyn Hudon) who open an orphanage in the 1916 Western town of Brookfield. Caught between the traditions of cattle ranchers and the ambitions of a growing town, they strive to find romance and happiness while overcoming the challenges of helping the children in their care. Throughout their journey, they discover community, acceptance and love as they create the family they always longed to have.

image: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks

“‘When Hope Calls’ embodies the same heartfelt themes of community, family and faith that have resonated so strongly with ‘When Calls the Heart’ fans over the past six years. This is another series that viewers are sure to treasure,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “The series rounds out the experience we are offering loyal viewers in 2019. Along with our linear networks, publishing and podcast platforms, our SVOD service is another way to enjoy the original content our brand is known for,” Vicary concluded.

“When Hope Calls” characters Lillian (Kohan) and Grace (Hudon) first won viewers over in the 2018 ratings record-breaker, “When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas Blessing.” Joining them in this spin-off series will be Gabriel (Ryan-James Hatanka), the Brookfield Mountie who has caught Lillian’s attention, and local ranch hand Chuck (Greg Hovanessian), who is vying for Grace’s heart. Rounding out the ensemble is Tess (Wendy Crewson), Chuck’s mother and until recent events, a long-time family friend of Lillian’s.

Hallmark Movies Now launched in October 2017. Subscribers to the service have access to a robust library of content not available on Crown Media Family Network’s linear channels, with new programming available every week. Hallmark Movies Now is available on iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire, among other devices. The SVOD service is also now available over the Internet on both Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Cox’s Contour platforms.


Digital Movies Sales & Rentals: June 24 - 30, 2019

Digital Movies Sales & Rentals
Captain Marvel continues to rule the Digital Sales & Rentals chart, with another week in the #1 spot. In fact, Disney dominates the top of the chart with five of the top seven films, including the top three.
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LIFETIME TO PREMIERE 28 CHRISTMAS MOVIES in 2019! See Melissa Joan Hart and Tia Mowry-Hardrict and More!

Get your DVRs ready ASAP! Lifetime has announced their 2019 CHRISTMAS Movie Season is going to be BIGGER than ever before!

Melissa Joan Hart - attending Lifetime Christmas Movie event / img: celebmafia

In a report from EW - it was revealed that LIFETIME will be premiering 28 Christmas Movies during the holiday season. That means, they are premiering 10 MORE movies than they did last year!

And, if you want to get technical on the numbers, Lifetime is actually premiering more Christmas movies than any other individual channel. While Hallmark is premiering 40 Christmas movies across both networks, the Hallmark Channel will premiere 26 of them and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will premiere 14. With 28 Christmas movies, Lifetime will most definitely be in the lead.

Tia Mowry-Hardrict - Lifetime Christmas movie, My Christmas Inn / img: Lifetime

It has also been revealed, via EW, that Melissa Joan Hart (pictured in the purple dress above) and Tia Mowry-Hardrict (pictured next to the Christmas tree above), who are no strangers to the Lifetime network, will be back again this year, to individually star in their own Christmas movies.

Melissa Joan Hart previously starred in these Christmas movies:

Lifetime’s A Very Merry Toy Store - 2017

Lifetime’s A Very Nutty Christmas - 2018

Hallmark Channel's Broadcasting Christmas - 2016.

Lifetime’s Santa Con - 2014

ABC Family's Holiday in Handcuffs - 2007

Christmas Snow - 1986

Tia Mowry-Hardrict previously starred in these Christmas movies:

Lifetime’s My Christmas Inn - 2018

Hallmark Channel’s A Gingerbread Romance - 2018

ABC Family's The Mistle-Tones - 2012

This Christmas season Melissa Joan Hart will star in Christmas Reservations on Lifetime. According to EW, "Hart stars as an event coordinator in Christmas Reservations, and a handsome widower factors into the wintry mix."

Tia Mowry-Hardrict will star in A Very Vintage Christmas on Lifetime, which according to EW, "involves an antique shop and the search for the owner of a mysterious box filled with romantic souvenirs."

This is certain to be a very busy Christmas season - keeping up with all these new Christmas movies!!!

Joyous Blessings to you all, Net

Weekly Sports Ratings: July 8 - 14, 2019

Baseball took center stage with the 90th MLB All-Star Game, on FOX. the summer classic drew just over 8.1 million viewers and a 1.9 rating in Adults 18-49. Although it was an all-time low, it was far better than anything other sports offering, for the week.
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Stephen Herek ('Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors,' 'Mr. Holland's Opus' and 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure') to Direct

ABC announced today (July 15, 2019) that it has picked up a special holiday movie "Same Time, Next Christmas" set to air in December 2019, from Freeform Studios. The movie stars New York Times bestselling author and singer, Lea Michele, who is known for her role as Rachel Berry on the Fox hit series "Glee."

In "Same Time, Next Christmas," Lea Michele will play the lead role of Olivia Henderson, a young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family's annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaii resort years later and the old chemistry between them flares up anew - but circumstances conspire to keep them apart.

In addition, Lea Michele is set to release her first Christmas album this coming holiday.

"This holiday season holds special importance to me as I get to celebrate both my role in this film and my first-ever holiday album," said Lea Michele. "I'm honored to return to ABC with this movie event, and I am excited to share the holidays with everyone."

"Same Time, Next Christmas" is executive produced by EveryWhere Studios' Tom Mazza and David Culvert Jones, while Stephen Herek ("Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors," "Mr. Holland's Opus and "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure") is set to direct. The movie is produced by Freeform Studios for ABC.

About ABC Entertainment

ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including "Grey's Anatomy," the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas "The Good Doctor," "How to Get Away with Murder," "A Million Little Things" and "Station 19"; the Emmy(R) Award-winning "Modern Family" and trailblazing comedy favorites "American Housewife," "black-ish," "Bless This Mess," "The Conners," "The Goldbergs," and "Schooled"; the popular "Summer Fun & Games" programming block, including "Card Sharks," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Holey Moley" and "Press Your Luck"; star-making sensation "American Idol"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank"; "The Bachelor" franchise; long-running hits "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"; "General Hospital," which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; as well as the critically acclaimed hit special "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons.'" The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and the "American Music Awards." ABC programming can also be viewed on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

About Freeform Studios

Freeform Studios produces bold original programming that connects with audiences to move the cultural conversation a little forward. Their authentic, groundbreaking original series include "Good Trouble," "Siren," and "Motherland," as well as original movies including "Life-Size 2" and the upcoming "Ghosting" and "Same Time, Next Christmas."


Ratings Review: THE AMAZING RACE (Season 31 - Spring 2019)

Ratings Review for the 31st season of The Amazing Race on CBS.
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