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Hearst, WCVB Celebrate Anniversaries at Joint Party

Hearst threw a party at Boston’s Museum of Fine arts Thursday night to celebrate two milestone events: Hearst turning 125 and WCVB, the company’s ABC affiliate, turning 40.

The event, which was attended by 250 guests, included a private screening of Citizen Hearst at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Among the attendees: musician John Legend, Hearst CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr., WCVB general manager Bill Fine, anchor Susan Wornick, traffic reporter Dorothy Krysiuk, past general manager Paul LaCamera, reporter Liam Martin (pictured left), anchor Emily Riemer (pictured center) and meteorologist JC Monahan (pictured right).

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TV Guide, HBO Execs to Speak at AllFacebook Marketing Conference

Learn from the marketing strategies of executives at HBO and TV Guide Magazine at the upcoming AllFacebook Marketing Conference, December 4-5 in New York. The two-day event will show you how to cultivate better relationships with your audience and create valuable content to effectively drive sales. Register before Friday and save $350.

Sabrina Caluori, Vice President of Social Media and Performance at HBO, will address attendees on Integrating Facebook Into Your Marketing Strategy. An award-winning digital marketer, Caluori was responsible for the concept, building, and launch of HBO’s innovative social TV website, HBO Connect. She is currently responsible for the social media strategy of more than 40 HBO programming brands and properties.

Debra Birnbaum, President and Editor-in-Chief of TV Guide Magazine will demonstrate how she dwarfs the engagement footprint of other entertainment sites and media outlets in her session, Outengaging Competitors 3x Your Size. Birnbaum has shaped the magazine’s “What’s Worth Watching” mission and frequently moderates panels for the Screen Actors Guild, Paley Center, and Comic-Con. She has 20 years of experience in print and digital publishing, covering arts and entertainment, lifestyle, news, and politics.

Other speakers include experts from ESPN, Gap Inc, Brand Networks Inc, Buddy Media, and Rosetta Stone.

Register before Friday, September 28 and save.

Top 20 TV Markets for Opening Ceremony Viewing

As you may have read, the London Games Opening Ceremony was the most-watched opening to an Olympics ever in the U.S. with 40.7 million viewers tuning in Friday night. That’s a million more than watched the 1996 Atlanta games (39.8 million viewers) and almost 6 million more than watched the Beijing opening ceremony four years ago (34.9 million viewers).

Here are the top 20 metered markets in rating and share (8 p.m. – 12:02 a.m. ET/PT on Friday, July 27, 2012):

1. San Diego (KNSD) 27.8/49
T2. Washington D.C. (WRC) 26.8/48
T2. West Palm Beach (WPTV) 26.8/48
4. Salt Lake City (KSL) 26.6/50
5. Denver (KUSA) 26.4/51
6. Norfolk (WAVY) 26.3/42
7. Sacramento (KCRA) 25.4/47
T8. Kansas City 25.0/44 (KSHB)
T8. Richmond (WWBT) 25.0/41
10. Columbus (WCMH) 24.9/43
T11. Boston (WHDH) 24.8/45
T11. Indianapolis (WTHR) 24.8/45
13. Seattle (KING) 24.4/48
14. Los Angeles (KNBC) 24.2/44
15. Atlanta (WXIA) 24.1/39
T16. Philadelphia (WCAU) 24.0/40
T16. Jacksonville (WTLV) 24.0/39
T18. Austin (KXAN) 23.9/44
T18. Ft. Myers (WBBH) 23.9/43
20. Portland (KGW) 23.8/48

After the jump, the Top 20 markets for Saturday, the first night of competition (8:30-11:28 p.m. ET/PT on July 28, 2012):

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Thanks for Coming to the TVSpy & TVNewser Party!

A big thanks to all of you that came out for our TVNewser and TVSpy party on Tuesday at SideBAR in Union Square. It was a lively crowd, and we had a great time. If you couldn’t make it, here’s a little taste of what you missed:

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We’re Having a Party!

It’s Monday morning, which means you may be searching for something to look forward to this week. Good news: TVSpy and TVNewser have got you covered. We’re throwing a party tomorrow night in New York City, and we’d love to see you there. Here are the details:

TVSpy & TVNewser Party

Tuesday, June 19

sideBar

118 E 15th St (on Irving Place, a block from Union Square)

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

If you’ve been to one of our parties before, you know that they’re a great way to mingle with your fellow television news professionals.  So RSVP here, and we’ll see you tomorrow night.

Come Party With TVSpy and TVNewser!

The official start of summer is rapidly approaching, so we’re throwing a party! Come celebrate the warm weather by grabbing a drink with your TV news and media colleagues at the TVNewser and TVSpy Summer shindig in New York next week.

Your TVSpy and TVNewser editors will be on hand to play host and lubricate the sparkling conversations that will inevitably flow. The details:

TVSpy & TVNewser Party

Tuesday, June 19

sideBar

118 E 15th St (on Irving Place, a block from Union Square)

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

If you’ve attended our parties before, you know that sharing a few drinks with us is a great way to connect with other TV news professionals. So RSVP here and we’ll see you next week.

Thanks For Coming To The TVNewser & TVSpy Party!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to our TVNewser & TVSpy party this week at Tonic in Times Square! If you couldn’t make it, here’s a sampling of what you missed:

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Come Party With Us Tonight!

The TVSpy and TVNewser 2012 Campaign Kickoff Party is tonight! If you’re in the New York area, come on out and have some drinks with us and your fellow TV news professionals. (We’re really fun.) RSVP here, and we’ll see you in a few hours!

TVSpy & TVNewser Party

Wednesday, January 11 (tonight!)

Tonic Bar & Restaurant

727 Seventh Avenue (at 48th St.)

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Come Party With Us Tomorrow!

Is the post-holiday syndrome getting you down? Are you a Steelers fan who got Tebowed this weekend, or a Presidential gambler who had Michele Bachmann in the office pool? January can be a depressing time for everyone, but as usual, TVSpy has got you covered. We’re doing our part to brighten up your winter by throwing a party with TVNewser tomorrow night, and we want to see you there!

TVSpy & TVNewser Party

Wednesday, January 11 (tomorrow!)

Tonic Bar & Restaurant

727 Seventh Avenue (at 48th St.)

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

If you’re in the New York area, come on by to celebrate the start of the 2012 election year with your colleagues in the TV news business. RSVP here, and we’ll see you tomorrow night!

Save The Date: TVSpy & TVNewser Party!

Mark your calendars: we’re having a party!

Please join the TVSpy and TVNewser editors for drinks to kick off the 2012 election year.

TVSpy & TVNewser Party

Wednesday, January 11

Tonic Bar & Restaurant

727 Seventh Avenue (at 48th St.)

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

If you’ve attended our parties before, you know that sharing a few drinks with us is a great way to connect with other TV news professionals. So RSVP here and we’ll see you in January.

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