Dick Clark Productions International will focus on creating and expanding dcp‘s overseas distribution network while also acquiring, financing and creating new shows. Former dcp exec Mark Rafalowski has been tapped as EVP of the new division and will be based in the company’s Santa Monica headquarters reporting to dcp president Mike Mahan. Current dcp shows The American Music Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest will be distributed by the new unit. Also in that group are two shows dcp is producing for the first time this year: The Billboard Music Awards and The People Magazine Awards. ”With the ever-increasing global consumption of TV content and dick clark productions’ strategic growth trajectory, it is a perfect time to join the team under the superior leadership of Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan,” Rafalowski said. “International distribution gives us the ability to develop and grow all areas of the television business from reality and scripted to formats and acquisitions. We look forward to building on our current relationships and actively growing the business internationally.”
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest once again was the top dog among New Year’s Eve specials both in late night and primetime.. The long-running ABC program averaged a 10.1 overnight rating from 11:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m. That was down 5% vs. last year when the special featured tributes to original host Clark. From 11:30 PM-12:30 AM, NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (5.2) was up 6% versus last year to match the annual special’s highest rating ever in its nine years on the air logged on December 31, 2009. Fox’s New Year’s Eve Live (2.6/6) from 11 PM-12:30 AM was down 7% vs. last year.
In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest (7.1 rating in adults 18-49) was down 8% vs. last year. NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (3.1) was up 11% versus last year to hit a four-year high. Fox’s New Year’s Eve Live (2.1) was up 5% vs. last year.
Ryan Seacrest has signed a multi-year contract extension with Dick Clark Prods to continue as host and executive producer of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, …