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Posts Tagged ‘Glee’

Janice Min Heralds 12.327 Million Monthly Uniques, Eight Promotions and Six New Hires

The memo today from editorial director Janice Min starts with the news that August was The Hollywood Reporter‘s biggest Web traffic month yet. A total of 12.327 million unique visitors came to the site per comScore, putting the publication fourth in its category behind IMDb, EW and TV Guide.

From there, it’s on to the news of THR‘s latest wave of promotions and hires:

Kimberly Nordyke has been promoted to Deputy Editor, THR.com. In her new role beginning today, Kimberly will oversee our news operation in the morning hours, working with our New York and foreign reporters, as well as doing longer-term planning for the site and and the digital rollout of major print projects and packages. Kimberly, who most recently was senior editor, has been with The Hollywood Reporter since 2000. She joined the staff of the magazine as a copy editor before segueing into the position of TV reporter. She writes a mean headline without ever losing her cool, knows the industry inside-out, and I am thrilled she is bringing her 360-degree expertise to daytime.

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Cory Monteith Tragedy Frames Hollywood Reporter Traffic Record

In terms of recent Hollywood Reporter website history, the Holy Grail is two million or more unique daily visitors. That mark was reached for the first time on Monday February 25 (after the Oscars) and again this past Sunday July 14.

Reps for the trade tell FishbowlNY that the massive outpouring of grief and public interest in the tragic death of Glee star Cory Monteith led to a new all-time THR record of 2,080,000 unique daily visitors.

The three most viewed articles Sunday (east coast time) were all about the performer indelibly associated with the character of Finn Hudson. Starting with Lesley Goldberg’s exclusive confirmation of the terrible news, to which she was first tipped by THR website editor Chris Krewson:

1) “‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith Dies at 31
[1,490,792 page views]

2) “Cory Monteith’s 13 Best ‘Glee’ Performances
[65,057 page views]

3) “Cory Monteith Death: ‘Glee’ Co-Stars, Hollywood Mourn the Actor
[82,134 page views]

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Portraying Lesbian Cheerleader on Glee Wins Actress Accolades

Not so long ago, a lesbian cheerleader was the stuff of B-movie titillation, but Hollywood has clearly evolved. Actress Naya Rivera has seen her profile rise considerably since the character she plays on Glee, Santana Lopez, was revealed to be gay. In a profile of the actress, the LA Times notes:

Off the set, she’s done a gay-themed Q&A with Vanity Fair, seen her stock soar on sites like AfterEllen, a lesbian media website, and won the ultimate honor for any aspiring gay icon: a gig as host of the GLAAD Media Awards.

Rivera has also seen her on-screen time increased, as Santana’s sexual identity becomes more of a central plot point on the show. Playing gay was long viewed as career suicide, so it’s heartening to hear of it being a career boost.

Glee‘s serving up social progress in a miniskirt.

Bill Werde: ‘iTunes’ Success Does Not Equal Billboard‘s Detriment’

The lifeblood of Billboard has always been its music charts, like the Hot 100 or Top 200 Albums. Yet, now that Apple has officially killed Tower Records, it’s easy to assume that the Billboard brand is suffering right along with physical album sales.

Not true, says editorial director Bill Werde. With conferences like its upcoming Country Music Summit and cover subjects that keep folks buzzing, Werde says his mag has been able to adapt (thrive, even) with the times.

“I think there’s some important differentiation between what iTunes does and what Billboard does,” @bwerde explained. “I think iTunes is great for measuring immediacy. If you wanna see just a quick thing, like someone was on Glee last night. [To see] how did that song do, the next morning you can go to the iTunes chart and see there was an immediate response.”

In the full video, Werde details more of Billboard‘s cover strategy and reveals whether  he’s Team Kim or Team Nicki.

You can also watch this video on YouTube.

Part 1: Billboard‘s Bill Werde: ‘If You’re Gonna Write About Music, You Better Love It’
Part 2: Billboard‘s Bill Werde Takes On Idol, Reality TV

 

Sue Sylvester Skewers Newspapers on Glee

The most recent episode of Glee had some fun at the newspaper industry’s expense:

Not a bad business motto for the Internet age. But still, ouch.

Glee Beats Beatles Billboard Chart Record


Thanks to today’s youth, this group of perky TV starlets who do cheesy covers of other people’s music now have more hits on the Billboard chart than any other band in history. Seriously. The cast of Glee has surpassed The Beatles for most songs by a non-solo act on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Until now, The Beatles held the record for non-solo acts with 71 songs on the chart. Glee has them beat with 75.

Only Elvis Presley, with 108 songs, and James Brown, with 91, are still ahead of the Glee teeny-bopper hit parade. But for how much longer?

Ah well. Rock and roll was fun while it lasted.