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Posts Tagged ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Fresno ABC Station Accidentally Gives Away Winner of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

The entire season of “Dancing with the Stars” came down to this: two couples remained and host Tom Bergeron promised to announce the winner live after just one more commercial break.

Viewers in Fresno were on the edge of their seats, but then KFSN went and ruined everything.

Seconds after viewers saw finalist Donald Driver nervously awaiting the results, the ABC O&O aired footage of him triumphantly raising the mirror ball trophy during its 11 p.m. newscast tease. Read more

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KOMO Promoting ABC Primetime on Twitter with Help of Anchors, Reporters

“Love ABC Primetime? We do too.”

That’s the message behind #liveonkomo, the ambitious new Twitter initiative from Seattle ABC-affiliate KOMO aimed at boosting primetime ratings by promoting social media interaction among viewers, as well as the station’s on-air talent.

KOMO launched #liveonkomo with the season premiere of “The Bachelorette” earlier this month and Kristi Waite, KOMO’s digital strategist, says that the station plans to promote top ABC shows through the upcoming 2012-13 season, using the model established by the “Bachelorette” debut. Read more

WISN Airs Primetime Wisconsin Primary Special

With 42 delegates on the line in today’s Republican presidential primary in Wisconsin, Milwaukee ABC-affiliate WISN is set to air an election special at 9:00 p.m., placing it in a rare head-to-head local news match-up with Fox station WITI during the time slot.

WISN’s one-hour special makes good on Hearst’s pledge to have an elevated commitment to political coverage at its stations leading up to the presidential election later this year.

Kathy Mykleby, who anchors WISN’s 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, will be at the anchor desk for the “Commitment 2012″ special along with correspondent Joyce Garbaciak and Mike Gousha, the host of WISN’s Sunday morning news show “UPFRONT.”  Craig McKee, Mykleby’s regular 10 p.m. co-anchor, will be reporting from the field. Read more

KSTP Morning Reporter Angers Viewers with Kirstie Alley Fat Joke

A lot of things can go wrong at 5 in the morning when you haven’t had enough coffee. And Rusty Gatenby, a traffic reporter for KSTP‘s morning show, can attest to that.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul ABC-affiliate had to handle a flurry of angry viewer feedback this week after Gatenby made an ill-advised quip about “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Kirstie Alley during the station’s morning newscast. Read more