Monthly Archives: January 2014

Would Your Child Like to Be a Weatherperson?

 

‘KIDCASTER’ SEARCH LOOKS FOR NEXT GENERATION FORECASTERS;

KATHY ORR AND WEATHER TEAM TO HOLD LOCAL AUDITIONS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT PLYMOUTH MEETING MALL

 

 

CBS 3 Mobile Weather Lab on site

 

 

 

Philadelphia, January 30, 2014 – Does your child have dreams of a career as a TV weathercaster? CBS 3 Meteorologist Kathy Orr is giving local youngsters a chance to show off their forecasting skills on television. Orr and the Eyewitness News weather team are hosting auditions for young broadcasters to audition at the “Kidcaster Search” Saturday, February 8, 12 noon to 3 p.m. in the Center Court at Plymouth Meeting Mall in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

 

Orr, who has helped area teachers develop coursework for children in meteorology, began the program in 2004 to give area youngsters a chance to play TV weathercaster while encouraging their enthusiasm for science.

 

CBS 3’s entire weather team — Meteorologists Kate Bilo, Katie Fehlinger, Carol Erickson and Justin Drabick will join Orr in Plymouth Meeting for the auditions which are open to young people ages 6 to 16. The CBS 3 Mobile Weather Lab, the station’s weather station on wheels, will also be on location at the Mall, demonstrating the latest in weather technology.

 

The best performances of the February 8th “Kidcaster” try-out will be featured on the early morning and 5 p.m. editions of Eyewitness News the week of February 17th. Auditions will also be posted on CBSPhilly.com.

 

Youngsters will be videotaped delivering a one-minute forecast on a simulated weather set. They may bring their own forecast, make one up on site or a script will be provided. “Kidcaster gives us a chance to meet local children,” says Orr, “and, hopefully, get them excited about future careers in science and math.”

 

For additional details on the CBS 3 “Kidcaster Search” and an application, go to http://www.CBSPhilly.com/cbs3kidcaster. A parent or legal guardian must sign the application.

 

A retail, dining, and entertainment destination, Plymouth Meeting Mall is anchored by Macy’s, Boscov’s, and Whole Foods Market and Café and features more than 100 specialty retailers, including American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Charming Charlie, Express, H&M, J. Crew Factory, Justice, and Victoria’s Secret. Plymouth Meeting Mall is owned, managed, and leased by PREIT, a real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership and management of differentiated retail shopping malls designed to fit the dynamic communities they serve. The Company’s website can be found at http://www.preit.com.

 

 

 

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Adam Scott Skewers TV Themes

If you love television theme songs (like I do), you will get a kick out of Adam Scott’s “The Greatest Event in Television History.”

Flowers In The Attic Scores Big Ratings for Lifetime

I was one of the 6.1 million viewers who watched Flowers in the Attic on Lifetime last week, its highest rated show in two years.

I’m looking forward to the Gabby Douglas movie that Lifetime was promoting during Flowers in the Attic.

Price of Gold – The Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding Story

If you missed it last week, the excellent Price of Gold – The Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding Story- airs on ESPN2 Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

3 of 4 Remaining Soaps Renewed

Three of the four remaining daytime dramas have been renewed.  The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, along with the rest of the CBS daytime lineup (The Price is Right and The Talk) were renewed for a year.  Today, NBC announced that Days of Our Lives has been renewed for three years.

What say you, ABC and General Hospital?

Snow Coverage Makes Local Stations Relevant

For those who feel local news is dead, it sprung back to life during the big snowstorm.  I’m sure the ratings were huge for 6ABC, Fox29, CBS3, and NBC10.

Gus and I watching Karen Rogers.

Gus and I watching Karen Rogers.

More of America’s Sweetheart

If you can’t get enough of America’s newest sweetheart, Richard Sherman, Inside the NFL was lucky enough to have chosen Sherman as the subject of its “mic’d” up segment during Sunday’s game vs. San Francisco.  Catch it on Showtime Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Fantastic Football Ratings

BOTH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES AVERAGE MORE THAN 50 MILLION VIEWERS

GAMES COMBINE TO AVERAGE 53.7 MILLION VIEWERS; TIES 2011 CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY AS MOST-WATCHED IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS

49ERS-SEAHAWKS FIFTH MOST-WATCHED CONF. CHAMPIONSHIP EVER

Football fans across America continue to tune in to NFL games in BIG numbers. This weekend’s conference championship games averaged 53.7 million viewers, joining the 2011 season’s championship weekend as the most-watched conference championship Sunday in more than 30 years (January 1982; game-by-game comparison below).

The San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship Game on FOX averaged 55.9 million viewers to rank as the fifth most-watched conference championship game ever (chart below).

The New England Patriots-Denver Broncos AFC Championship Game on CBS averaged 51.3 million viewers to rank as the third most-watched AFC Championship Game ever (New York Jets-Pittsburgh Steelers 1/23/11, 54.9 million, CBS; San Diego Chargers-Cincinnati Bengals 1/10/82, 51.6 million, NBC). The conference championship games are television’s two most-watched shows since Super Bowl XLVII.

2013 NFL Conference Championship Games

Date

Network (Game)

Viewers

 

Jan. 19, 2014

CBS (Patriots at Broncos)

51.3 million

 

Jan. 19, 2014

FOX (49ers at Seahawks)

55.9 million

 

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

AVERAGE

53.7 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 NFL Conference Championship Games

 

 

 

Date

Network (Game)

Viewers

 

Jan. 22, 2012

CBS (Ravens at Patriots)

48.7 million

 

Jan. 22, 2012

FOX (Giants at 49ers)

57.6 million

 

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

AVERAGE

53.7 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 NFL Conference Championship Games

 

 

 

Date

Network (Game)

Viewers

 

Jan. 10, 1982

NBC (Chargers at Bengals)

51.6 million

 

Jan. 10, 1982

CBS (Cowboys at 49ers)

68.7 million

 

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

AVERAGE

60.2 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most-Watched NFL Conference Championship Games

 

 

 

Date

Network (Game)

Viewers

 

Jan. 10, 1982

CBS (Cowboys at 49ers)

68.7 million

 

Jan. 24, 2010

FOX (Vikings at Saints-OT)

57.9 million

 

Jan. 22, 2012

FOX (N.Y. Giants at 49ers-OT)

57.6 million

 

Jan. 15, 1995

FOX (Cowboys-49ers)

56.8 million

 

Jan. 19, 2013

FOX (49ers-Seahawks)

55.9 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company, Fast National Data

 

Watch What Happens Live Best Talk Show on TV

My favorite talk show is Watch What Happens Live, Sunday through Thursday at 11 p.m. on Bravo.  Host Andy Cohen leads a fun half hour of interviews, old clips, and drinking games.  A good host is someone who makes his subjects comfortable, and that’s what Cohen accomplishes.

I may even like this show better than the Real Housewives shows, which led me to Bravo in the first place.

Good News – Bad News For Broomall Broadcasters

I was sorry to see Marple Newtown graduate, Chris Wheeler leave the Phillies broadcast booth. On the other hand, it was a nice surprise to hear Cardinal O’Hara’s John Kincade’s CBS Sports Radio show back on 610 WIP Sunday morning.