Monthly Archives: May 2010

Halladay on Holiday

Comcast SportsNet will replay Saturday night’s Phillies game on Monday, May 31 at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Halladay become only the 2nd pitcher in Phillies history and the 20th in MLB history to throw a perfect game.

American Idol/Ellen Thoughts

As we learn that this year’s American Idol finale was the lowest rated since the first season, I believe one of the main reasons was the mistake of making Ellen DeGeneres a judge.

Not only did it make American Idol worse, but it greatly dimished Ellen’s image. 

Before Idol, Ellen could do no wrong – popular talk show host, Cover Girl spokesperson, etc., but now she’s thought of as one of the reasons Idol went downhill.

Joe Pellegrino Lives

Former Channel 6 and 10 sportscaster Joe Pellegrino will MC the Italian American Festival at Rose Tree Park  in Media, Saturday June 6, from noon – 6 p.m.

The event will also feature a salute to the late Al Alberts.

Save Our Soaps

As a longtime viewer of General Hospital, I am concerned about the ucpoming demise of SoapNet next year.

It’s just another blow to the genre, which has been on a slow death march for years

Can you think of other networks that have been canceled?

SATC 2

With Sex and The City 2 opening this weekend, here’s a cool HBO promo from  the season finale a few years ago.

Kristen Welker Leaving NBC10

We are hearing that NBC10 weekend anchor Kristen Welker is leaving NBC10 this week for a position as a reporter for NBC News.  The position is based in Los Angeles.

May Sweeps Results

From 6ABC:

May TV Ratings (M-F, 4/29– 5/26)

 Time   Station / Show                            Households    Total Viewers (2+)

 5-7am WPVI – Action News Mornings        113,000                  127,000

News WCAU – NBC10 News Today                   63,000                    64,000

      WXTF – Good DayPhiladelphia            51,000                  56,000              

KYW – Eyewitness News                        48,000                    53,000

Noon  WPVI – Action News at Noon           222,000                     249,000

News KYW – Talk Philly                                         65,000                       74,000

            WTXF- Fox29 News at Noon                      32,000                       35,000

5pm    WPVI – Action News at 5                    200,000                     236,000

News WCAU – NBC10 News                                 74,000                       93,000

            WTXF- Fox29 News at 5                             59,000                       66,000

6pm    WPVI – Action News at 6                     226,000                      282,000

 KYW – Eyewitness News at 6                         104,000                      129,000

News WCAU – NBC10 News at 6                        81,000                      104,000

    WTXF- Fox29 News at 6                                   42,000                        48,000

11pm  WPVI – Action News at 11                    236,000                      300,000

KYW – Eyewitness News at 11               201,000                      259,000

News WCAU – NBC10 News at 11                    130,000                      161,000

On 6abc.com the most popular destination pages are slideshows and photo albums.

  • Monica Malpass’ Twins – a first look at her new baby boys tallied almost ½ million page views.  How popular was this photo album?  So popular, the promotion video was the most played video during the entire month!
  • The hockey bandwagon has officially entered Philadelphia!  The “Flyer’ed Up” Photo Album on 6abc.com has earned more than 100,000 page views thus far!
  • Other photo galleries topping 80k page views for the month include –
    • Hooters Worker Claims Weight Discrimination
    • MOVE Disaster Photos
    • Phillies Fan Tasered
    • Broad Street Run Photos