NBC News & Notes: 10/9/12
Here is a look at some of the news from our parent network, NBC, with regards to what you see on WKYC, Channel 3...
- NBC has finished #1 in adults 18-49 for week two of the 2012-13 television season, giving the network outright wins in weeks 1 and 2 of the primetime television season for the first time since 2003. The network tied ABC for #1 in weeks 1 and 2 in 2007. Led by "Sunday Night Football," "The Voice," "Revolution" and "Go On," NBC delivered an average 2.8 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49 and 7.5 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of October 1-7, according to "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.
- NBC has announced changes to its producing staff of "Rock Center with Brian Williams." The struggled Thursday night show has named Alex Wallace as the show's new Executive Producer and replaces Rome Hartman who moves to working on 2012 elections. Wallace is a senior vice president at NBC News and a chief deputy of NBC News President Steve Capus.
- Sunday Night Football (SNF) continues to deliver high numbers on Sunday nights for local affiliates. Last week's game between the previously winless New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers delivered a 11.7 rating, but was off 16% from the previous week, according to Nielsen ratings. SNF was up against postseason coverage last week from Major League Baseball.
- NBC has announced that Andrea Canning has joined the network as a correspondent for Dateline NBC. Andrea will partner with anchor Lester Holt on the weekly newsmagzine, while also contributing to "Today" and "NBC Nightly News" and projects for partner network MSNBC.
- Ken Leung of "Lost" fame will be a part of NBC's coming soap "Infamous" which stars Meaghan Good as a female cop who goes undercover to help solve a murder in a the well to-do family she grew up in. "Infamous" is expected to air in early 2013.
- Also, Carolyn Manno inks a long term deal as a reporter on Football Night in America and other duties for NBC's college football and basketball coverage. NBC Sports Group also says Manno will also contribute to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
- The network has picked up a full season schedule of "Revolution," "Go On" and "The New Normal." All three shows have shown ratings promise for the network after their September launch. The network will air the first episode of another highly anticipated fall show, "Chicago Fire," on Wednesday, October 10th, based on the lives of firefighters and paramedics tackling challenges related to their work, each other and their personal lives.
- Some new shows in the works include "Get Out Alive" with Bears Grylls who stars in the adventure, reality show which pits two teams against extreme challenges. The new show should debut in the summer of 2013. A new, untitled medical drama is also being developed by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah (writers from "90201," "EPS" and "Life As We Know It") and is based on Army doctors who work at a hospital in San Antonio. And, a new miniseries based on the Austrialian miniseries "The Slap" is in the works. The original show was based on a man who slaps a child unrelated to him, while each of the eight episodes showed the incident from a different point of view of the participants.