TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Dave Price Turns Dancing With The Stars Interview into Awkward Good Day New York Segment, August 18
  2. WPIX Blacked Out ‘Without Warning’ in Cablevision Homes, August 17
  3. Politico Removes Idiot Reporter from Covering Idiot Todd Akin, August 21
  4. FishbowlNY Poll: Readers Emphatically Want Greg Kelly Back on Good Day New York, August 16
  5. Tina Brown Defends Niall Ferguson, August 22
  6. Pat Kiernan (left), Best TV Person Ever, Rumored to Miss Out on Live! Co-Anchor Gig, August 21
  7. Chris Wragge ‘Flattered’ To Be Part of CBS Sports’ U.S. Open Tennis Coverage, August 16

Keep up-to-date with the latest FishbowlNY news. Click here to sign-up for the FishbowlNY daily newsletter, bringing you our articles each afternoon directly to your inbox.

Mediabistro Course

Children's Picture Book Writing

Children's Picture Book WritingStarting September 15, this part lecture, part workshop course will take you through the process of outlining, writing, editing, and submitting a children's picture book. Taught by a published children's book author, Dashka Slater will teach you how to write in pictures, hook readers and editors with your story, apply the nuts and bolts of marketing, and more. Register now! 

American Idol Recaptures Top Spot Ahead of Last Night’s Finale

American Idol wrapped up season 11 with another star-studded event, culminating with Phillip Phillips being crowned champion.

Rewind a week, and American Idol had its best showing of the season in the New York prime time ratings.

Idol, which trimmed its field to the final two singers, nailed down the top two positions for the week.

Taking number one, Idol‘s two-hour performance on WNYW/Channel 5, according to Nielsen. The show generated an estimated 1.5 million viewers with a 7.6 rating. The penultimate results night yielded a number two with 1.2 million fans and a 6.4 rating.

Idol‘s rating rival, Dancing With The Stars grabbed hold of the next two slots for the week.

The 90-minute Dancing competition had a number-three finish on WABC (1.1 million/6.0), while elimination night settled for fourth (1 million/5.2).

America’s Got Talent returned for a new season amid the fanfare of new judge Howard Stern. The NBC summer series landed in seventh place (836,000/4.3). The second night also made the Top 10, at number eight (829,000/4.2).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

Read more

Dancing Spins its Way to Another Ratings Win

Make it another prime time ratings victory for ABC’s Dancing With The Stars in New York. In the battle with American Idol on Fox, Dancing once again took the top two positions, according to Nielsen.

The two-hour Dancing was number one with an estimated 1.3 million WABC viewers and a 7.0 rating. Elimination night had a second-place finish (1.2 million/6.3). An additional hour of Dancing With The Stars placed sixth (802,000/4.1).

As for Idol, it settled for number three for Wednesday’s show (1.1 million/6.0) and a fourth-place finish for Thursday’s results (1 million/5.2).

NBC’s version, The Voice, cracked the Top 10, tying for ninth (723,000/3.7).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

Read more

WABC Dancing Again to Number One in Weekly Ratings

Unlike in past seasons, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars has found a way to edge rival American Idol in the New York-based weekly prime time ratings.

Last week’s Dancing results show had the best result of them all–number one. The show generated an estimated 1.35 million WABC viewers with a 6.9 rating, according to Nielsen.

The previous night’s competition had a second-place finish with 1.3 million viewers and 6.6 rating. Dancing also notched an eighth-place finish (857,000/4.4).

Fox’s Idol suffered a “disappointing” number three showing for the one-hour elimination (1.25 million/6.4) and the other episode ranked fourth (1.2 million/6.1).

As for NBC’s singing show, The Voice, it dropped to a 12th-place tie (721,000/3.7).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

Read more

Rick Fox, Arianna Huffington and a Real Housewife of New York City

1003_mockup.gif— DIANE CLEHANE

It was SRO at Michael’s today with movers and shakers jammed into every corner. I was so glad I got there early and was able to chat with Rick Fox and his girlfriend Eliza Dushku (who we loved on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) when they arrived at the stroke of noon. Having watched the former LA Laker morph into a serious ballroom dancer during his stint on Dancing With the Stars, I just had to ask him if he’d kept up with his smooth moves. “No I haven’t,” he told me with a laugh. “I guess I need to call [professional partner Cheryl Burke] if I ever need to do that again.”

Rick said he was in town for Internet Week to promote Off Season, a podcast production he is working on with Michael Eisner as producer. “It’s great and that’s where the future seems to be. I’m having a lot of fun with it.” As for Eliza, who is truly stunning in person, she’s in town to film an episode of  White Collar. When asked if she is playing a good girl or femme fatale on the USA Network series, she demurred. “A little of both, I think.” With that, the dazzling couple sailed off to take their place at their table in the center of the room.

I was lunching today with Myrna Blyth, editor-in-chief of thirdage.com, the longest-running site devoted to female baby boomers. Ever since Web entrepreneur Josh Speyer bought the site in 2010 and brought Myrna, who was once the guiding force of Ladies Home Journal and More, on board, over two million visitors have been flocking to the site for everything from boomer celebrity news to the latest health breakthroughs. While magazines seem to shun the 50-plus crowd, which Myrna thinks is a “big mistake,” thirdage is welcoming ‘women of a certain age’ who have have real buying power and who want talk  — and talk — about what matters to them online. “I think it’s wonderful to give such a powerful group the voice they deserve,” says Myrna. “Thirdage is for the woman who wasn’t born yesterday and wants to make the most of today.”

Here’s the rundown on todays’ crowd:

1.  Fidelis Global’s Gerry Byrne and Hollywoodlife.com‘s Bonnie Fuller, presiding over their second monthly “Influencers” lunch. The table was so jam packed that we could barely make out all the attendees, but we were able to spot Cosmo editrix Kate White; Neil Vogel, co-founder of the Webby Awards; Cablevision’s Tad Smith; Real Housewife LuAnn de Lesseps (that’s Countess de Lesseps to you!); Veronika Ward of MediaCom Interaction; Estee Lauder’s Marisa Thalberg; MMC’s chief revenue officer Aly Racer; and WNBC-TV’s Jane Hanson.

2. Michael Holtzman

3. Alan Grubman and NBC’s Richard Engel

4. Michael Fuchs and producer Jean Doumanian

Read more

Margaret Cho Claims Bristol Did DWTS To Please Mother Palin

When Bristol Palin signed on for Dancing With the Stars, there was plenty of speculation that she was going to embarrass her mother all over again. But according to her DWTS co-star Margaret Cho, it was Sarah Palin who insisted Bristol slap on her dancing shoes. Cho writes on her website that:

…the only reason Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it. Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she “owed” it to her to do DWTS so that “America would fall in love with her again” and make it possible for Sarah Palin to run in 2012 with America behind her all the way. Instead of being supposedly “handicapped” by the presence of her teen mom daughter, now Bristol is going to be an “asset” – a celebrity beloved for her dancing. I am sure the show wasn’t in on this (but who knows anything really).

Cho goes on to say that she genuinely liked Bristol, despite their political differences, and to compliment her performance on the show. She also notes that, having spilled the beans on the Palin family, “I am scared I am going to wake up with a decapitated moose head in my bed.”

TV Premier Roundup: Dancing Bachelor Heroes Chuck Journeyman, CSI:Miami

colobar09.gif

FBLA watched us some TV last night.

Dancing With the Stars
We love Marie Osmond, but she’s toast. Who knew that Mel B had a personality?

CSI:Miami
Who needs DNA testing? Horatio’s kid looks just like him.

Chuck
We didn’t watch, but Baron Dave did.

Journeyman
TV Squad lasted longer than we did.

The Bachelor
Why do all the girls look alike? Except for the one with the webbed toes, of course.

Heroes
To quote The Slug:

Is it just us or did the “Heroes” season premiere feel like we arrived late to a party where everyone is already drunk?

Heather Mills Has a Publicist Who Doesn’t Have a Clue

Mills.jpg

Claire Zulkey, a mediabistro.com alum, writes Show Tracker columns in the LA Times on Dancing with the Stars. In turn, the publicist for Heather Mills wrote an email taking Zulkey to the woodshed for being mean to Mills. Michele Elyzabeth isn’t the most effective flack on the planet, as no one has replied on the LA Times website. And she tries to make it personal for Zulkey:

Your sense of humor is very disturbing. I hope for your sake that you never have to be judged by your peers.

Gee, we like that Claire’s a little twisted. And what writer isn’t judged, day in and day out? FBLA invites all readers to click on over and judge Zulkey.

Zulkey wants Joey Fatone to email her.