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Mitt Romney Convention Displaces 10 O’Clock Newscasts

The major networks were ready to go with the closing of the Republican National Convention. The main attraction of the night, and the week, was Mitt Romney‘s acceptance speech to the nation.

Romney hit the podium just after 10:30, as WNYW/Channel 5 and WPIX/Channel 11 were well into their 10 p.m. broadcasts. WWOR/Channel 9 typically ends its newscast at 10:35.

Even though Romney was live over the air at NBC, CBS, and ABC, there were other outlets that carried Romney’s big moment.

Starting on Channel 5, anchors Greg Kelly and Dari Alexander, using the Fox News feed, suspended regular news programming for Romney. When the GOP nominee concluded at 11:15 p.m., Kelly and Alexander stuck around for an additional 15 minutes to give viewers sports (with Ryan Asselta) and weather (with Nick Gregory).

“11:27, a little bit late for the 10 o’clock news,” Kelly says. “But it was a lot of fun.”
“It certainly was,” Alexander added. “An eventful night. So have a great night, and we’ll see you tomorrow.”

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FishbowlNY Poll: Readers Again Make Case for Dave Price’s Exodus From Good Day New York

FishbowlNY readers and WNYW viewers have decided for the second time this month that Dave Price should be dropped from Good Day New York. And it should be emphasized, those same readers don’t just want him replaced by anyone, they want Greg Kelly back in mornings alongside Rosanna Scotto.

In our latest poll that started two weeks ago, we asked for an opinion of Price’s performance on Good Day.

Mitt Romney or President Obama would be thrilled being on the receiving end of staggering results like this.

Price is certainly no Howard Cosell, but if our (unscientific) poll is any indication, viewers either love him or hate him.

With a 50 percent landslide, 63 percent of our voters choose,”Bring back Greg!” Delving deeper, we find even more of an “anti-Price” wave. Another 12 percent “pulled the lever” for our poll choice, “Bad choice by Channel 5, he shouldn’t be a morning news anchor!” That means 3/4 of the poll takers want Price out, with or without Kelly returning to the seat.

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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

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Dave Price Turns Dancing With The Stars Interview into Awkward Good Day New York Segment

Good Day New York is busy wiping egg from its face following an unfortunately memorable segment.

One of Dancing With The Stars “professionals” was interviewed on WNYW’s Good Day New York yesterday morning. It started out decent enough with Maks Chmerkovskiy, who discussed his second stint with Kirstie Alley for the All-Stars version of the popular ABC show this fall.

It didn’t take long, however, for the interview to stray into the uncomfortable.

Meteorologist Audrey Puente (in for Mike Woods), a huge fan of the show and Chmerkovskiy, was invited to sit with co-anchors Dave Price and Rosanna Scotto as they spoke to the Dancing star.

Audrey, whose dad was the iconic Salsa performer Tito Puente, asked what was his favorite genre of music.

Price, then turned the proceedings downright awkward, “Audrey wanted to ask a question, have you ever made love to a weather woman before?” (See video clip after the jump)

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FishbowlNY Poll: Readers Emphatically Want Greg Kelly Back on Good Day New York

Kelly at 10 p.m. with back-up anchor Sharon Crowley

The ballots are in, although the voting never officially ended. And it’s bad news for Greg Kelly, but worse news for WNYW.

Our FishbowlNY poll posted two weeks ago allowed readers and viewers to tell it to us straight–What do you think of Kelly as an evening anchor?

Presumably you know that Kelly started in July as Channel 5′s lead anchor. It was the final piece of a major swarm of activity that included Dave Price returning to WNYW as Good Day New York anchor, and Ernie Anastos being bounced from the 10 p.m. (He remains on the 5 p.m. with Dari Alexander).

By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, our respondents want Kelly back where he “belongs”: mornings. A whopping 45 percent of poll takers want the Kelly and Rosanna Scotto as a team again on Good Day. This month would have been their fourth anniversary as on-air “husband and wife.”

But those who responded to the poll were split on “Kelly After Dark,” as 24 percent chose, “He’s Great!” Another 20 percent clicked on the “Bring Back Ernie!” option. We’re not certain, though, how many of the 45 percent wanting Kelly switched to his original “home base” would in fact like Anastos to reclaim is previous 10 p.m. duties.

Now it’s time to take our poll about Dave Price, after the jump.
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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

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

  1. Viacom Takes Pro Gay Marriage Stance, July 27
  2. Jonah Lehrer (left) Resigns From The New Yorker, July 30
  3. The Daily Drops a Third of its Staff, July 31
  4. Jonah Lehrer Might Have Been Addicted to Lying, July 31
  5. WPIX Anchor Kaity Tong Takes Stand in Former Boss’ Age Discrimination Suit, July 26
  6. WPIX Catches WNYW in Morning Race, July 27
  7. WNYW Keeps Distance at 10 P.M., as Greg Kelly Marks One-Month, August 2

 

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WNYW Keeps its Distance at 10 P.M., as Greg Kelly Marks One-Month

Today is the one-month milestone for Greg Kelly as WNYW/Channel 5 lead anchor. To paraphrase, former Mayor Koch, “How’s he doing?” You’ll get a chance to vote after the jump.

But a slightly more scientific “poll,” the Nielsen ratings for July, show WNYW in front at night. In the Household breakdown, Channel 5 averaged a 2.4 to WPIX/Channel 11′s 1.6. While WPIX saw no gain, the 2012 July sweeps marked a .3 drop for WNYW from last year.

Among the key Adults 25 to 54 demographic, WNYW saw no improvement at 10 p.m. with Kelly and Dari Alexander, although WPIX slipped .1. Of course, WNYW has the established Fox prime time lead-in, even in the summer. Channel 11 has the weaker CW lineup.

Last week, we reported WPIX edged WNYW in the morning race.

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A ‘Hairy’ Situation at Good Day New York

Good Day New York co-anchor Dave Price is marking is one-month on the job tomorrow in style. Unfortunately for WNYW news director Dianne Doctor, it’s not about the hair style.

On yesterday’s broadcast, Price shared an email from his boss, wanting him to “fix his hair.”

Rosanna Scotto asked how he responded, to which the former Good Day weatherman didn’t hold back.

“I can’t tell you how I responded. I mean, fix my hair? Would you stop already with the fix my hair? Here’s the deal,” Price said. ”This is the hair I was born with, this is the hair I’ve had on television for the past 15 years. And this woman is obsessed with my hair … Do I walk into her office and tell her to fix her hair? No. I’d be suspended.”

Scotto, clearly trying to shift the conversion to a more amenable topic, said, “OK. Let’s move along, shall we?”

In the first month since Greg Kelly was promoted to nights, morning powerhouse Good Day has lost its dominance. The July sweeps released last week ahead of the Olympics showed WPIX caught WNYW in the pivotal Adults 25 to 54.

Our sister site, TVSpy has more on today’s WNYW story.

WPIX Catches WNYW in July Morning Race

Let the good times roll at WPIX!

Thanks to a combination of its hard work and a competitor’s questionable moves, WPIX staked a claim of the July Nielsen ratings.

Channel 11 is a winner in the morning. In particular, the 7 a.m. to 9 a.m portion of the PIX Morning News with Sukanya Krishnan and Frances Rivera. The program has eclipsed morning powerhouse WNYW and its Good Day New York. In the all-important Adults 25 to 54, WPIX edged WPIX, .8 to .7.

“We feel great about that because we haven’t done that in the morning,” WPIX news director Bill Carey says.

It’s the least publicized “Sweeps” period, because of the much-reduced summertime viewership.

Regardless, it’s a “two-fold” victory for Channel 11. The Tribune station in the same demo last July managed only a .4 during the two-hour block.

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WNYW Makes a 10 P.M. Newscast Sports Switcheroo

Change has come to the Fox 5 News at Ten. No, we’re not talking about the anchors. This is about the sports, and the fact that WNYW has at long last given sports its proper placement.

Since March 2011, WNYW made the wacky decision to deliver sports at the end of the newscast. If you hadn’t seen this, it meant the anchors, Ernie Anastos and Dari Alexander (until July 2, when Greg Kelly replaced Anastos) did their sign off as they threw it to the sports anchor, usually Russ Salzberg at the WWOR studios in Seacaucus.

It also meant, inexplicably, that the sports anchor was the person charged with saying good night to viewers and telling them what program is coming on next.

On Monday, July 9, the change was complete. There is only a subtle difference , throwing it back to Kelly and Alexander, who quickly say their closing pleasantries. Of course, as the lead anchors that was supposed to be their job all along.

Likely the tweaking was connected to Kelly, who moved over to the 10 p.m. desk only a week earlier. But we’re left to speculate, as WNYW isn’t giving FishbowlNY any reason for the incidental change.

While Channel 5 refuses to tell this reporter, “You were right,” it won’t even acknowlege the change that puts sports back within the newscast, instead of as a separate entity.

At the time of the newscast nuance last year, a WNYW spokeswoman told FishbowlNY that it was ”just one of several new things the station is doing to shake things up and evolve, while remaining committed to give sports to viewers.”

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