8:01 a.m. Still in fourth place, NBC is preparing to sell the first slate that bears the full imprint of chairman Bob Greenblatt. The schedule revealed in a conference call Sunday met with some skepticism from critics. Here at Radio City Music Hall, with advertisers packing the house, maybe playing songs like “I’m Going Down” and “I Have Nothing” doesn’t set the righttone?"
8:03 a.m. Donald Trump and his hair are in the house!
8:05 a.m. NBC top sales exec points out that Radio City Music Hall is a big step up from the Hilton ballroom, where the upfront was held last year. She also mentions highlights, ending with Smash—but literally has to prompt the audience to applaud.
8:17 a.m. End of Smash number segues to reveal of judges from The Voice -- sans Blake Shelton good showmanship. Here's Greenblatt, plugging Smash again. That's love.