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Pitching A Broadcast Story? Think Visual. - Posted February 25, 2014
If you've got a big story, you're probably thinking broadcast. We spoke with Camille Edwards, VP and news director at WABC-TV for tips about pitching your story... [FishbowlDC]

Grammy Awards Give WCBS Another Week to Shine - Posted February 14, 2013
Call it a "one-two punch." WCBS/Channel 2 took the top weekly honors from the annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. The telecast (one week after CBS' telecast of the Super Bowl) had an estimated 2.8 million viewers and a 14.6 rating, according to Nielsen. In all, seven CBS... [FishbowlLA]

Playoff Football Outscores Rockin' Eve for Ratings Supremacy - Posted January 10, 2013
The first rating survey of 2013 continues to highlight the popularity of the NFL. No Jets or Giants in the playoffs, but the Wild Card action still won the week. Fox had the top spot for its playoff match Sunday evening between Seattle and Washington. The game had an estimated 2.1... [FishbowlLA]

Giants Run Roughshod Wins Weekly Ratings - Posted December 14, 2012
As the Giants position themselves for another Super Bowl run, a rout of the Saints proved to be a ratings winner Sunday. The Fox game was tops for the week with an estimated 2.2 million WNYW viewers and a 11.4 rating, according to Nielsen. Fox's post-game, wrap-up show The OT kept enough... [FishbowlLA]

WCBS Brings in "A" Team for Hurricane Sandy Coverage - Posted October 28, 2012
Hurricane Sandy is churning in the Atlantic, and approaching New York. Preparations for the serious storm have caused the area TV stations to cover the impending destruction. Most of the city stations took Mayor Bloomberg's briefings live and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's comments. WCBS/Channel 2 lef... [FishbowlLA]

WNYW's Dari Alexander and the Rotating Anchor Chairs - Posted October 2, 2012
Call it musical chairs without the music! WNYW/Channel 5 anchor Dari Alexander is part of the station's 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. She co-anchors the early broadcast with market veteran ... [FishbowlLA]

Stations Make Plans as Republicans and Democrats Get Ready to Nominate at National Conventions - Posted August 23, 2012
[caption id="attachment_66746" align="alignleft" width="275"] Obama and Biden accept the Democratic nomination in 2008[/caption] The battle between Mitt Romney and President Obama moves to the convention floor next week for the nominating process, and TV and radio stations are ready for extra coverage of the key ... [FishbowlLA]

Jets/Giants Preseason Lifts WCBS to Top of Weekly Ratings - Posted August 22, 2012
The Jets and Giants exhibition tilt was still must see TV. The Saturday night matchup on WCBS/Channel 2 grabbed the top spot for the week, according to Nielsen. An estimated 853,000 fans tuned to WCBS with a 4.4 rating. Back to baseball, as the Yankees made five Top 30 appearances. The highest... [FishbowlLA]

All That Glitters is NBC's Olympic Coverage - Posted August 15, 2012
The London Olympics proved to the most watched television event in history. So, of course, WNBC reaped golden results from the Games. The Nielsen weekly ratings, once again, were "top-heavy" with Olympics prime time action. It was the Closing Ceremony, however, that took the gold, as the top program of the wee... [FishbowlLA]

Olympics Burn Brightly for WNBC Atop the Weekly Ratings - Posted August 8, 2012
The London Olympics easily won the week for WNBC, despite the flood of complaints the network received about its handling of the prime time, tape-delayed coverage. The seven days included in the weekly survey by Nielsen, earned the Top 7 spots, blowing away the competition in the process. Proving the popularity of women's... [FishbowlLA]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted June 1, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Caroline Bermudez Bids Adieu to Morning Zoo, May 29 ... [FishbowlLA]

Battling Finales: American Idol Powers Past Dancing With The Stars in Ratings - Posted May 30, 2012
It's on to the summer. But not before American Idol and Dancing With The Stars completed their season last week. In the latest prime time New York ratings, Idol was king of the week with its star-studded, grand finale Wednesday night. The Fox competition, which crowned Phillip Phillips the ... [FishbowlLA]

May Sweeps Results: WABC Overall Winner; WCBS Claims 5 p.m., WNYW Wins at 10 p.m. - Posted May 24, 2012
WABC took the prize as most-watched station in New York. The just-concluded May sweeps give Channel 7 wins across virtually all dayparts, winning in households and other key demographics. Eyewitness News at 11:00, led by ... [FishbowlLA]

WNBC-TV and WCBS-AM Among the Big Winners at Folios - Posted April 20, 2012
[caption id="attachment_58535" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="2012 Folio co-hosts, WCBS anchors DuBois and Johnson"][/caption] The Folio Awards explore the best reporting on Long Island. Television and radio personalities were selected for their work. But make no mistake about it, this celebration of the past year ... [FishbowlLA]

WCBS/Channel 2 Takes Top Honor at New York Emmys; MSG and WNBC Lead Way in Trophies Won - Posted April 2, 2012
[caption id="attachment_57167" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="WCBS' Lonnie Quinn and Chris Wragge accompanied by their new Emmys."][/caption] The best and brightest on the New York TV scene were on display last night at the 55th annual local Emmy Awards. FishbowlNY was on hand for the four-hour awards cere... [FishbowlLA]

Dancing Eclipses Idol Atop the Weekly Ratings - Posted March 29, 2012
ABC welcomed Dancing With The Stars back for its new season, and in return the popular celebrity competition arrived at number one. The show had an estimated 1.27 million WABC viewers for the two-hour opener, according to Nielsen, and a 6.5 rating. American Idol's performance night fell short of the top spot, wi... [FishbowlLA]

Stations Travel to Rome for Archbishop Dolan's Elevation Next Week - Posted February 10, 2012
He's been on the job for less than three years, but next weekend New York's Archbishop, Timothy Dolan, enjoys the biggest moment of his ecumenical career. Last month, Dolan was chosen by the Vatican to become a Cardinal. His elevation is scheduled for Saturday, February 18 in R... [FishbowlLA]

Liz Aiello Ousted as WEMP Programming VP - Posted February 4, 2012
To say the ratings for WEMP/FM News 101.9 have been in the tank since hitting the air in August would be kind. In the latest Arbitron numbers, the Merlin Media start-up slipped from a .6 to a microscopic .5. Those ratings indicate a failed experiment, and heads are rolling on Hudson Street. ... [AllTwitter]

New York Giants NFC Championship Thriller Wins the Week - Posted January 25, 2012
Could it be anything else? The New York Giants riveting overtime NFC Championship victory earned Big Blue a return trip to the Super Bowl. As expected, the game broadcast by Fox, was number one for the week, according to Nielsen. Sunday's prime time matchup in San Francisco drew an estimated 5.4... [FishbowlLA]

Time to Handout 2nd Annual Barmash Awards for Excellence in TV News - Posted December 14, 2011
It's that time of the year---time for buying Christmas trees, and subsequently decorating them with all the trimmings. Our Jewish friends are digging out the menorahs, and making sure they have enough candles. But it's also the season for countless awards. FishbowlNY is no exception, as we present our 2nd annual Barmash... [FishbowlLA]

WCBS Grabs Top Spots in Weekly Ratings with NFL and 60 Minutes - Posted December 2, 2011
The Jets played at 1 p.m. on Sunday, and the Giants had the Monday nighter. But, NFL action spearheaded WCBS/Channel 2 to the number one position in last week's prime time Nielsen ratings. The extended football coverage game had an estimated 1.8 million viewers and a 9.1 rating. But footbal... [FishbowlLA]

Giants, Jets; One, Two in New York Weekly Ratings - Posted November 17, 2011
A healthy dose of NFL action was tops in the weekly prime time ratings. The Giants fell short at the 49ers, but did not fall short in the ratings. The late afternoon Fox game, seen on WNYW/Channel 5, was number one, according to Nielsen. The game had an estimated 2 million... [FishbowlLA]

WCBS 880 Traffic Reporter Tom Kaminski Honored By Alma Mater - Posted November 11, 2011
It was a special day for WCBS 880's veteran man in the chopper, Tom Kaminski. No, it wasn't an easy getaway on the roads. Kaminski was named the Allen B. Dumont Broadcaster of the Year from his alma mater, Montclair... [FishbowlLA]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted October 7, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Breaking: Jim Watkins Fired From WPIX, September 30 ... [FishbowlLA]

WABC/Channel 7 Moves On Without Gil Noble, Like It Is - Posted October 3, 2011
A severe stroke has brought an end the storied career of Gil Noble at WABC/Channel 7 and his award-winning program Like It Is. Noble, as we ... [FishbowlLA]

Anchors Ernie Anastos, Bill Ritter, and Chuck Scarborough Relive Their Most Difficult Professional Challenge--9/11 - Posted August 19, 2011
Despite working their famous calm exterior, some of New York's veteran anchors endured emotional pain, tears, and a personal scare in covering that catastrophic Tuesday ten years ago. The tragedy of 9/11, which of course started in the morning, was one of those rare breaking news stories whe... [FishbowlLA]

One-Time New York Anchor Steve Bartelstein Fired in Chicago - Posted July 5, 2011
For anchor Steve Bartelstein, his career has ridden highs and lows. Unfortunately, in recent years, those highs have been few and far between. Bartelstein is out as morning co-anchor at WBBM-TV after only 10 months, a st... [FishbowlLA]

Regis Philbin and William B. Williams Set for Induction into the NYSBA Hall of Fame - Posted May 26, 2011
Regis Philbin has been no stranger to broadcasting or the broadcasting accolades. As Philbin, 79, prepares to leave Live with Regis and Kelly this year, he has been receiving various lifetime achievements. The latest for Philbin ... [10,000 Words]

Stations Preempt Regular Programming for Coverage of President Obama's Visit to Ground Zero - Posted May 5, 2011
Today, President Obama made his first appearance at Ground Zero since announcing to the world Sunday night the death of Osama Bin Laden. It was also Obama's first visit to the hallowed ground since becoming president in 2009. The New York stations were ready ... [FishbowlLA]

(VIDEO) Catching Up with Al Primo, the Man Behind Eyewitness News - Posted March 14, 2011
It's not a reach to call Al Primo a living legend. Primo is responsible, not just for putting Eyewitness News on the map at Channel 7 in 1968, but also for revolutionizing the local news industry. He was a trailblazing manager to be sure. But befo... [FishbowlLA]