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Howard Kurtz’s Fox News Show Media Buzz to Challenge CNN Head-On (The Washington Post / Erik Wemple)
For those who formerly tuned in on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. to watch Howard Kurtz discuss the media on CNN, there’s good news: He’ll be doing essentially the same thing at the same hour in his new post at Fox News. The head-to-head scheduling is a tough break for those 17 Americans who have an appetite for two hours of media-crit-related cable talk-show fare. TVNewser Fox News says it is scheduling the show in that timeslot for logistical purposes, rather than for competitive ones. Kurtz wants to do the show live and from Washington, D.C. The show it’s replacing, Fox News Watch, tapes on Friday and airs on Saturday. The one-hour show will also feature Lauren Ashburn — a regular on Kurtz’s Reliable Sources. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media The show will also feature “Bing Pulse, provided by Bing technology, which will display real-time reactions to the different segments throughout the show,” according to the release. Variety Since Kurtz’s departure, CNN has used a series of fill-in hosts on Reliable Sources, including New York Times reporter Brian Stelter, former Portfolio editor Joanne Lipman and Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans.
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On Sunday, August 25, MTV will be broadcasting its Video Music Awards from the Barclays Center, so if you live anywhere near the arena, you might want to just leave town that weekend.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s happening. In fact, here’s a couple terrible statements from Michael Bloomberg and Marty Markowitz to prove it. We honestly cannot decide which is more annoying, but the early edge goes to Markowitz.
Brooklyn is home to icons like the Cyclone in Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, and now it can lay claim to the MTV Video Music Awards.
Likening the status of the Brooklyn Bridge to the VMAs has got to be illegal somehow.
It was a rare Wednesday night in the NFL. The season opener was switched to accommodate a national audience for President Obama’s Democratic National Convention acceptance speech.
The Giants began defense of their latest Super Bowl triumph, hosting the Cowboys. Although the G-Men fell short, 24-17, the NBC kickoff special was the week’s winner. The matchup had an estimated 2.1 million fans and a 10.6 rating, according to Nielsen. Gearing up for the game, the pre-game also registered big second place numbers with 1.9 million people tuned in and a 9.6 rating. The 30-minutes prior to kickoff landed in seventh place (922,000/4.7).
NBC also had a strong Sunday night start, as announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, went from Metlife Stadium to Invesco Field for Peyton Manning’s Denver debut. It came in third (1.4 million/7.5). The final portion of Sunday’s pre-game show was eighth for the week (887,000/4.5).
Fox also did well for Week One for its NFL coverage. The late-game spill over pulled in a number four (1.4 million/7.1), while the entire second half of the Fox double-header was sixth (1.1 million/5.7). More game cut-ins on Fox managed a number nine (682,000/3.5).
The week was not about football. The rain-delayed women’s final at the U.S. Open Sunday was tenth (649,000/3.3).
60 Minutes rounded out the Top 10 at number 5 (1.1 million/5.9).
MTV has launched a new venture, called Artists.MTV, which it hopes will one day become the number one spot for finding everything you want to know about your favorite musicians.
It’s in beta right now, so there will be some changes, but the overall look is pretty good. Once you click on an artist’s profile page, you’ll be greeted with videos, music, news and even social media updates. There is also a spot for users to purchase music.
On Frank Ocean’s page, the top is a mix of his official music and videos, like the one for “Novacane.” It’s clean and easy to navigate. Below are some Twitter updates from Ocean. One reads “Three much goin on,” so, well… Some things are out of MTV’s control.
As Billboard.biz reports, this could be a great opportunity for MTV. Myspace tried to recreate itself as a musician’s paradise, but failed miserably. The door is wide open for something to take its place. Artists.MTV just might be it.
There was Julie, Kevin, Heather B., Norman, Andre, Becky and Eric, just seven strangers picked to live in a house and have their lives taped to find out what happens when people… You know the rest.
The Real World might be a household name now, but back in 1992, MTV wasn’t that enthusiastic about the concept. In fact, the show’s creator and executive producer says nobody in TV was.
“The people who were in charge of the networks had all come out of scripted television, and they just didn’t get it. They just didn’t understand it,” explained Jonathan Murray, founder of Bunim-Murray Productions, in mediabistro.com’s So What Do You Do? interview. “We would go to various places and people would ask us, ‘So basically what you do is all improv, right? You bring everyone together and you improv the shows? You have a script and you improv?’ There was just no understanding of how we did this.”
The man behind other hits like Road Rules, Bad Girls Club and Project Runway also gave tips on getting a job in reality TV and whether Kim Kardashian‘s 72-hour marriage was really a sham. ”Kim did not seek us out as to who she should marry, nor should she, ” he said.
The Giants won the Super Bowl Sunday night. Ready for another obvious statement? The game, broadcast on NBC, was number one for the week in New York.
Super Bowl XLVI attracted a record 111.3 million viewers, so it’s hardly a surprise that the game, especially close until the end would pull in an amazing rating. Locally, the game had an estimated 8 million viewers and an off-the-charts 41.2 rating, according to Nielsen. The post-game slipped slightly to 6.6 million WNBC viewers and a 34.1 rating for number two. The “must-see” slot after the game went to The Voice, which didn’t disappoint in third place (2.8 million/14.5).
Incredibly, there were other programs last week. A look at the rest of the Top 10 after the jump. Read more
WCBS/Channel 2 has hired Diana Miller as an executive producer in the news department, starting Monday.
She most recently was a producer for Anderson Cooper’s nationally syndicated daytime talk show, seen locally on WPIX. Miller produced the August 15, 2011 series premiere with the parents and boyfriend of Amy Winehouse. She also produced an episode called Children and Teens Caught in the Wrong Bodies, which was recently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode.
Miller’s affiliation with Cooper started at CNN, where she spent seven years on Anderson Cooper 360. She began as a production assistant, ultimately becoming a producer.
After her stint with the cable news network, Miller joined MTV as a senior producer. She developed and produced The Seven.
Miller is well-decorated for her work: multiple Emmys, a Columbia-duPont, and the prestigious Peabody Award.
Matt Pinfield, displaced from on his on-air gig when Emmis sold WRXP to Merlin Media last summer, is back in radio.
Starting the weekend of January 20th, Pinfield hosts Flashback, a new Classic Rock show for Cumulus Media. The program focuses on tracks from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, featuring news footage, and TV and movie clips within the broadcast.
Pinfield’s show will air on 219 Cumulus station nationwide. The show, however, will not be heard in the New York City metro area. The closest Pinfield will get to reaching his New York fans is WRCN-FM in Riverhead and WPDH in Poughkeepsie.
No Jets or Giants, no matter. Sunday’s 4 p.m. Patriots/Cowboys game on Fox was number one for the week in New York, according to Nielsen.
The game had an estimated 1.2 million viewers on WNYW/Channel 5 and a 6.5 rating.
The Dancing With The Stars result episode on WABC/Channel 7 was next at number two (1.1 million/6.0), while the two-hour performance show had a fifth-place finish (1.1 million/5.7).
A pair of sitcoms tied for third: Modern Family on ABC (1.1 million/5.8) and Two and a Half Men on CBS (1.1 million/5.8).
More from the Top 10 after the jump
The New York Jets dropped their third straight Sunday losing to their archrival, the New England Patriots, 30-21. But the game, seen on WCBS/Channel 2, rolled up big numbers. The final 15 minutes (7:15 to 7:30 p.m.) of the Week 5 matchup topped the ratings with an estimated 2.1 million viewers and a 10.9 rating, according to the Nielsen Company.
As for the entire game, it landed at number four (1.4 million/7.5).
From football to baseball, as the New York Yankees wound down.
The Yankees season finale, Game 5 of the American League Division Series on TBS, took the number two slot (1.8 million/9.3). Game 4 also “plated” high in third place (1.5 million/7.6), while Game 3 had a sixth-place finish (1.2 million/6.4).
CBS’ 60 Minutes turned in another strong performance at number five (1.3 million/6.7).
More from the Top 10 after the jump
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