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On This Night, America’s Got Foul-Mouthed 12-Year-Old Talent

One. Two. THREE blatant dick jokes. That was the gist of 12-year-old White Plains, NY Orthodox Jewish teen Josh Orlian‘s first-ever public stand-up comedy performance. And the AGT judges loved it.

Howard Stern commended Orlian for “not losing the audience,” while Howie Mandel – who could be heard most notably during the performance laughing loudly from the judges’ table – suggested that at least the teen has some good footage for this fall’s Bar Mitzvah.

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Reporter Sits Down with Budding AGT Star Chloe Channell

For those who do not watch America’s Got Talent, this week’s Pensacola News Journal interview by Troy Moon with 11-year-old Florida country singer Chloe Channell was a great primer ahead of her appearance at Radio City Music Hall last night. After auditioning in New Orleans and making it through the second round in Las Vegas, Channell was set to wow the judges once again.

In the video interview with Moon, Channell – alongside her mom – is full of precocious confidence. She proudly points to a mounted “eight pointer” buck shot by her grandmother and raves about the taste of deer jerky. And let’s face it; the name Chloe Channell is one that sounds like it was tailor-made for the country and western world.

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America’s Got Talent Takes Number One with Some Hefty Ratings

You can call America’s Got Talent a success in its first season with Howard Stern as a judge. The semifinals brought down the house with a first-place finish, pulling in an estimated 765,000 WNBC viewers and a 3.9 rating.

But Fox News Channel had a surprise result, landing in second, thanks to Mitt Romney‘s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. The one-hour broadcast had 621,000 cable viewers and a 3.2 rating.

The RNC coverage boosted FNC to other Top 20 positions. For example, Tuesday night from Tampa it tied for seventh (441,000/2.3). The Thursday night edition of Hannity prior to Romney’s speech tied for 11th, while that night’s O’Reilly Factor tied for 20th (371,000/1.9).

Sports also got good numbers for the week. The Yankees had a third-place showing on the YES Network (527,000/2.7), while the Giants ended the preseason at number four (507,000/2.6).

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(VIDEO) Howard Stern Marks 30th Anniversary of New York Debut at WNBC

Howard Stern was a personality that radio would not soon forget. But in 1982, listeners in the New York City area could only imagine what the hype was about.

And then August 30 happened.

Thirty years ago, Stern arrived in New York at WNBC Radio (clip below), complete with sidekick Robin Quivers, who first worked with Stern in Washington a year earlier. Of course, with his roots in rough and tumble Roosevelt, Long Island, this was Howard’s homecoming.

As characterized in his book and film, Private Parts, Stern dealt with internal clashes from day one at WNBC. Specifically, his verbal barrages with program director Kevin Metheny, not-so-affectionately called “Pig Vomit” in the film (“Pig Virus” in real life). Stern slightly altered the immortalized version of Metheny, changing his name to “Kenny Rushton,” played exquisitely by Paul Giamatti.

“The book and the script are fascinating, engaging, and entertaining,” Metheny tells FishbowlNY. “I think [there's] a fair and appropriate amount of artists’ liberties taken with factual elasticity in order to make a more interesting project.”

In one memorable scene, Giamatti’s Rushton attempts to teach Stern the key to success, announcing the call letters properly (W-N-N-N-N-B-C). (See clip after the jump)

“I’m certain that I was a pain in the tush with respect to putting the emphasis on the “N” in WNBC,” Metheny says.

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Jets/Giants Preseason Lifts WCBS to Top of Weekly Ratings

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 ranking was the ESPN Sunday nighter against the Red Sox (559,000/2.9) at number four.

It was a big week for 60 Minutes. The stalwart CBS newsmagazine had a second-place finish (609,000/3.1).

The Olympics exited the stage, but that means America’s Got Talent is back on NBC’s prime time schedule. The first season with Howard Stern as a judge landed in third and fifth for the week. It averaged 563,000 WNBC/Channel 4 viewers with a 2.9 rating.

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Sharon Osbourne Quitting America’s Got Talent

See, it’s not just American Idol that’s having a problem keeping judges around.

America’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne is quitting the NBC show and won’t return next summer. She broke the news with a cryptic tweet on Tuesday: “My darling @HowardStern, money is not the reason I’m not returning to @nbcagt, it’s because…”

Let the speculation begin if Osbourne is quitting because of the addition of Howard Stern or if she simply wants to spend more time with her family in Los Angeles. This is the first season the show has been based in New York, thanks to execs accommodating Stern’s schedule.

On top of that, the NY Post notes that Stern announced on his radio show Monday that he’s on the bubble about returning next season as well. Ratings are down 15 percent compared to last year, despite their high-priced acquisition.

Howard Stern Finally Gets His Radio Hall of Fame Induction

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The Hall is calling for Howard Stern.

Stern, the self-proclaimed King of All Media, is the highlight honoree of the Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2012, according to Time Out Chicago‘s Robert Feder.

Stern, whose annual omission from the Hall housed at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, led to trashing the organization on his Sirius XM show.

In 2004, Stern signed a mega, five-year deal to take his ”shock jock” radio from terrestial to the uncensored satellite.

Stern, who grew up in Roosevelt, New York, had a hugely successful, if not controversial time at 66 WNBC.

After a tumultous three years, Stern arrived at WXRK/K Rock in November 1985.  Just three months later, Stern had the coveted mornings at K Rock. In short order, Stern became a syndication star. In 1992, he was the first person to host a number one morning show in New York and Los Angeles simultaneously.

These days, those who don’t get to hear him on Sirius XM, can see Stern as a judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

The Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held November 10.

Howard Stern Hired as America’s Got Talent Judge

A month after CNN host Piers Morgan quit as judge on NBC’s America Got Talent, syndicated radio host Howard Stern was hired as his replacement.

How much pull does Stern have? The show is moving from Los Angeles to New York in order to accommodate the shock jock.

“Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to ‘America’s Got Talent’ starting this summer,” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late-night programming at NBC. “He’s a proven innovator and his track record in broadcasting is truly remarkable. Howard is very passionate about this show and is fully committed to its future success.”

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Howard Stern Addresses America’s Got Talent Rumors

Rumors have been flying about who would replace CNN host Piers Morgan on America’s Got Talent after he announced last week that he was quitting the show due to his busy schedule.

Howard Stern, who is reportedly in talks with NBC for the position, addressed the rumors Monday on his nationally syndicated morning talk show:

“Everyone knows I love ‘America’s Got Talent. I think it’s the greatest and I would be certainly honored to sit with Howie [Mandel] and Sharon [Osbourne] and judge these lunatics. I take show business very seriously. If I was a judge on there, there would be no nonsense whatsoever. I would be there for the talent. I would be there to actually find somebody good I am not the next judge. I have no deal with ‘America’s Got Talent’… I’m not going to comment if I’m in negotiations… I don’t comment on negotiations.”

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60 Minutes Take Weekly Top Spot on WCBS; America’s Got Talent Number Two on WNBC

As we meander through the summer, viewership is typically altered. But 60 Minutes had no problems grabbing ratings. The venerable newsmagazine was number one, according to the Nielsen Company. The broadcast had 751,000 WCBS/Channel 2 viewers with a 3.7 rating.

On WNBC/Channel 4, a two-hour episode of America’s Got Talent was number two (623,000/3.1).

Yankee Baseball on the YES Network was third (556,000/2.8) from July 21. Several other games cracked the  Top 20.

A pair of games tied for number 13 –July 18 on YES (473,000/2.3) and July 19 on WWOR/Channel 9 (468,000/2.3).

A July 20th Yankee game on YES was number 20 (416,000/2.1).

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