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NBCUniversal Networks to Air First Hurricane Sandy Telethon

NBCUniversal will hold a telethon on 9 of its networks including NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA Friday night at 8pmET. “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” will be hosted by Matt Lauer.

The event will feature performances by artists including Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting, and appearances by Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams.

Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.

In the past — including after 9/11, the South Asian tsunami in 2005, hurricane Katrina in 2006 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010 — networks from multiple broadcasting companies came together to host a telethon. At this point, NBCU is taking the lead and going it alone on its own networks for the Sandy telethon. They say other networks are welcome to join tomorrow’s telethon.

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Boise State-Virginia Tech A Labor Day Hit

The Boise State-Virginia Tech 33-30 thriller on ESPN drew a 6.8 overnight rating, up 21 percent from last year’s Miami-Florida State game.

Just to put that number in comparison, Monday night’s game trails only the Pro Bowl (7.9), The Decision (7.3), and Game 6 0f the Boston-Cleveland series (7.1) in terms of the highest-rated sporting event on ESPN this year.

Boise State-Virginia Tech fell short of the all-time record for an ESPN college football game, a 7.2 rating for USC-Ohio State last September.

Keep an eye on Boise State’s next ESPN game on Sept. 25, as they play host to Oregon State. The time is TBD, but based on the ratings success from Monday night and the momentum building around the Broncos, could we see the blue turf under the lights and in primetime?

Stay tuned.

Happy Hour Heads to the Hamptons

gomeztv_7-11.JPGFBN’s Happy Hour will be migrating to where many of the bar patrons in its usual locale, the Bull & Bear in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, likely frequent.

The 5pmET program airs live from The Hamptons on Monday and Tuesday. B. Smith’s seaside restaurant in Sag Harbor, New York serves as the watering hole of choice.

A tour of Billy Joel‘s yacht and the yacht Intuition II (one of America’s largest), takes place, as well as several interviews with money moguls and entrepreneurs summering in The Hamptons.

Co-anchor Rebecca Gomez is joined by a guest anchor, as regular Cody Willard is still recovering from Lyme Disease.

> Update: The shows will be simulcast on Plum TV on Long Island.