Monthly Archives: November 2010

November Sweeps Ratings

6ABC barely beat CBS3 in the weeknight 11 p.m. news ratings.  6ABC led with a 9 rating, CBS3 had an 8 rating, and NBC10 came in third place with a 4 rating.

At 6 p.m., 6ABC led with a 9 rating, CBS3 and NBC10 tied for second with a 3 rating, and Fox29 had a 2 rating.

At 5 p.m., 6ABC led with an 8 rating, Dr. Phil on CBS3 was second with a 3 rating, and NBC10 and Fox29 tied with a 2 rating (although NBC10 had a higher share).

At 4 p.m., Oprah led with a 6 rating, Judge Judy on Fox29 was in second place with a 3 rating, CBS3 also had a 3 rating, but a lower share, and NBC10 had a 2 rating.

At 2 p.m., the new CBS show The Talk debuted with a 2 rating behind One Life To Live on 6ABC which had a 3 rating.  The Nate Berkus Show on NBC10 came in third place with a 1 rating.   

At noon, CBS3’s Talk Philly (2 rating)  got clobbered by the news on 6ABC (7 rating).

At 11 a.m., NBC10’s 10 Show (1 rating) came in third behind behind 6ABC’s The View (5 rating) and CBS3’s The Price Is Right (4 rating).

At 6 a.m., 6ABC led with a 5 rating, NBC10 was second with a 3 rating, and Fox29’s Good Day Philadelphia and CBS3 followed with a 2 rating.

At 10 p.m., Fox29 led with a 3 rating, myPHL17 followed with a 2 rating, and the CWPhilly  news had a 1 rating.

6ABC was the home to all the timeslot winners Good Morning America, Regis & Kelly, Rachael Ray, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, One Life To Live, General Hospital, ABC World News Tonight, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Nightline and The Jimmy Kimmel Show.

Each rating point represents around 29,000 viewers.

Missing TV Talk

Does anybody else remember the old WPHT 1210-AM show “TV Talk” with Jonathan Storm and Gail Shister?  Loved that show!

Updated Appearances And About Pages

Included on the About page is the 2006 feature about me in Philadelphia magazine.

Norman Braman on Real Sports

Former Eagles’ owner Norman Braman is featured in the story about the Florida Marlins’ battle for a new stadium on “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” on HBO.

WMMR Credited on Billy Joel Biography

WMMR 93.3-FM was credited for helping Billy Joel hit it big on “Billy Joel” Biography playing on A & E.

According to the show, in the early 70’s WMMR’s promotion of “Captain Jack” helped bring Joel to the attention of record executive Clive Davis.

Radio Format Change

It doesn’t seem that different (same DJs, mostly the same music), but My 106.1 is now Mix 106.1.

Jewish Museum Opening

I was lucky enough to be at the gala for the grand re-opening of the National Museum of American Jewish History last week. Bette Midler and Jerry Seinfeld rocked the house (Bette may have actually been funnier than Jerry), and there were many local celebrities on hand including Jeffrey and Christina Lurie, Ed Snider, Ralph and Suzanne Roberts, and CBS3 people Susan Barnett, Chris May, Pat Ciarrocchi, Erika Van Tiehl, and Ukee Washington (CBS3 was the media partner for the event).

Also spotted were Renee Chenault Fattah and Chaka Fattah, David Lipson (Philadelphia magazine), Arlen Specter, and Nancy Glass.