Monthly Archives: November 2011

DVR Ratings

Here is a list of the most DVR’d shows of the season, courtesy of Marc Berman’s TV Media Insights Newsletter:

Live Plus 7-Day Viewers – Updated Season to-Date Results
Results mirror recent weeks, with ABC’s Modern Family first overall among time-shifted viewership through November 13, with an additional 4.66 million viewers (equaling a rise of 34.4 percent).  But CBS leads overall with six of the top 10, and 11 of the top 20 programs.  Based on the top 30 rankings, CBS holds 12 shows, followed by eight for ABC and five each for NBC and Fox (with The Office on the Peacock net tops at No. 23 with 2.33 million additional viewers).  Leading the freshman entries is sitcom New Girl on Fox at No. 14 overall, with 2.79 million added viewers.  Also cracking the top 30 among the new entries are CBS’ Person of Interest (#18), Unforgettable (#20) and 2 Broke Girls (#28); ABC’s Once Upon a Time (#21) and Revenge (#22); and Grimm on NBC (#27).

What follows are the 30 most time shifted programs ranked in order of additional viewers.

Modern Family (ABC): 13.54 to 18.19 million (+4.66 million): +34.4 percent
Two and a Half Men (CBS): 17.78 to 21.26 (+3.48 million): +19.6 percent
Hawaii Five-O (CBS): 10.91 to 14.38 million (+3.47): +31.8 percent
The Mentalist (CBS): 12.95 to 16.30 million (+3.35 million): +25.9 percent
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): 9.99 to 13.17 million (+3.18 million): +31.8 percent
Criminal Minds (CBS): 12.92 to 16.03 million (+3.11 million): +24.1 percent
NCIS (CBS): 19.59 to 22.58 (+2.99 million): +15.3 percent
Bones (Fox): 9.33 to 12.29 million: (+2.96 million): +31.8 percent
Castle (ABC): 11.52 to 14.47 million (+2.95 million): +25.7 percent
The Big Bang Theory (CBS): 14.74 to 17.58 (+2.84 million): +19.3 percent
Glee (Fox): 8.12 to 10.96 million (+2.84 million): +35.0 percent
House (Fox): 7.84 to 10.64 million (+2.80 million): +35.8 percent
New Girl (Fox): 8.48 to 11.27 (+2.79 million): +32.9 percent
Terra Nova (Fox): 8.11 to 10.84 million (+2.72 million): +33.5 percent
Blue Bloods (CBS): 11.54 to 14.25 million (+2.71 million): +23.6 percent
Body of Proof (ABC): 9.46 to 12.15 million (2.69 million): +28.4 percent
Person of Interest (CBS): 12.18 to 14.81 million (+26.3 million): +21.6 percent
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): 15.69 to 18.27 million (+2.58 million): +16.4 percent
Unforgettable (CBS): 12.00 to 14.56 million (+2.56 million): +21.3 percent
Once Upon a Time (ABC): 11.87 to 14.39 million (+2.52 million): +21.2 percent
Revenge (ABC): 8.48 to 10.96 million (+2.48 million): +29.2 percent
The Office (NBC): 6.27 to 8.59 million (+2.32 million): +37.0 percent
Harry’s Law (NBC): 7.75 to 10.05 million (+2.30 million): +29.7 percent
Law & Order: SVU (NBC): 7.38 to 9.66 million (+2.28 million): +30.9 percent
Private Practice (ABC): 6.74 to 8.99 million (+2.25 million): +33.3 percent
Grimm (NBC): 5.92 to 8.08 million (+2.16): +36.5 percent
2 Broke Girls (CBS): 12.26 to 14.32 million (+2.06 million): +16.8 percent
Desperate Housewives (ABC): 9.06 to 11.09 (+2.03 million): +22.4 percent
Parenthood (NBC): 5.25 to 7.19 (+1.94 million): +37.0 percent

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

Eagles-Seahawks Announcers

Newtown Square resident Mike Mayock will announce the Eagles-Seahawks game for the NFL Network with Brad Nessler Thursday.  The game will air on Channel 17.

CBS3 Philling Void at 4 PM

Dr. Phil-adelphia is taking advantage of Oprah’s departure from television.

From CBS3:

Dr. Phil, the new leader in daytime talk, made a strong showing in his first season in Oprah’s old time period at 4 p.m. in Philadelphia, according to the November 2011 Nielsen ratings.  The good doctor was number one in ratings in Adults 25-54, up 75 percent over 2010 and Women 25-54, up 175 percent over the previous year, beating out WPVI’s 4 p.m. newscast in those key demographics.

Here’s some other November sweeps news from CBS3:

The good news for CBS 3 actually started earlier in the day where Eyewitness News Anchors  Ukee Washington and Erika von Tiehl, Meteorologist Katie Fehlinger and Traffic Reporter Bob Kelly saw gains across the board.  Early morning news ratings are up 25 percent in Adults 25-54 and 25 percent in Women 25-54 from 4:30 to 5 a.m.  In the 5 to 7 a.m. block, ratings rose 9 percent in Women 25-54 and 33 percent in Adults 25-54.  As the newscast continued on The CW Philly from 7 to 9 a.m., so did the good news with gains of 100 percent in Adults 25-54 and 100 percent in Women 25-54.


Talk Philly, CBS 3’s popular noon program, hosted by Ukee Washington and Pat Ciarrocchi, showed gains among Women 25-54, up 14 percent in that demographic.


CBS 3’s newscasts also showed gains at 5 and 6 p.m. where the station is number two in the time period as did Eyewitness News at 10 on The CW Philly, up 5 percent in Adults 25-54 and 20 percent in Women 25-54. 


CBS 3’s Eyewitness News at 11 finished the rating book in second place, closing the gap to just 1.1 rating point behind WPVI in the Adults 25-54 demo.  The station was also number one in prime time in both households and Adults 25-54.


The Fall has also been a banner period for CBSPhilly.Com. The website is on pace for a record November with an increase both in page views and unique visitors.


“It’s gratifying to see our news audience continue to grow across both stations and across all time periods,” says President and General Manager Jon Hitchcock.


“I believe our growth goes hand-in-hand with the advocacy position we have taken in our newscasts,” adds Susan Schiller, Vice President and News Director for both stations. “I think that viewers are becoming aware that we will go the extra mile, that “On Your Side” is more than a tag line, but our philosophy in the way we approach our work.”


CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.



Ricki Lake To CW57

Probably Dancing With The Stars Champion Ricki Lake’s new talk show will air on CW57 in the fall.

JR and Karina were my favorite couple, but JR’s bad ankle was too much to overcome.

CBS3 News Anchor Victim of Stalker

Police say that CBS3 morning news anchor Erika von Tiehl was stalked by a Haverford man. 

My question is how did he find her?  She’s on Channel 3.

Dr. Phil Devotes Hour To Penn State Scandal

Dr. Phil examines the Penn State scandal Friday at 4 p.m. on CBS3.  Guests include Franco Harris and a former Penn State Graduate Assistant.

My Presentation Gets Good Grade From Professor Kennedy

Your speech was a great blend of things every blogger should know,
combined with a lot of inside information the average college junior or
senior just doesn’t have access to, so thanks very much. They really
got a lot out of it.

Wally Kennedy
Immaculata University

KYW Newsradio Hall of Fame

From KYW:

KYW Newsradio Hall of Fame Inducts Bob Kelly, Karin Phillips and Jack O’Rourke


PHILADELPHIA – November 16, 2011– The digital frame in the lobby of KYW Newsradio was unveiled to reveal the newest members to the “Great Hall.” Awards were given by Director of News and Programming, Steve Butler, and General Sales Manager, David Yadgaroff. Bob Kelly, an Account Executive for KYW Newsradio for over 20 years, returned to the station after 15 years for the induction. Both Karin Phillips and Jack O’Rourke passed away within days of each other in September this year. Families of Karin Phillips, Former Community Affairs Reporter, and Jack O’Rourke, Former Sports Reporter for the Philadelphia Phillies, accepted the awards on their behalf.


During the ceremony Bob Kelly, former Account Executive began by saying, “When I started we didn’t make money for 2 years, and morning drive was $40 a spot!” He continued on to say, “I was here for 25 years, I loved every minute of it and it’s a great honor.”


Karin Phillips mother, Dorris Phillips said through tears, “It’s a real honor and I know Karin would be proud and happy. She loved what she did and she loved the people.”


Sean O’Rourke on behalf of his father said, “My dad loved the Phillies and he loved KYW. The family is grateful for this memorial and tribute to my dad. It’s a great honor, it would mean a lot to him to be remembered always.”


Since 1965, many talented and dedicated people have made KYW one of the most valuable resources to the Delaware Valley. To honor some of the great people who’ve been on the air or behind the scenes, KYW Newsradio began the Hall of Fame. Many employees have worked alongside of these folks, heard tales about them or are influenced by them still today. There is no doubt that there have been several legendary people who have made KYW what it is today. Bob Kelly, Karin Phillips and Jack O’Rourke now join Bill Bransom, Dick Covington, Bobbie Daly, Mark Helms, Don Lancer, Andrea Mitchell, Roy Shapiro, and Sandy Starobin in the KYW Newsradio Hall of Fame.



About KYW Newsradio


KYW Newsradio has been providing the Greater Philadelphia region with “All News. All the Time.” since 1965. The station is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 134 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets.  CBS RADIO also owns and operates WPHT-AM, WIP-AM, WIP-FM and WOGL-FM in Philadelphia.

Poor NBC

Poor NBC which already has plenty of problems in primetime – they just ended production of Prime Suspect, and are revamping their lineup in January, won’t catch a break Sunday, as the Eagles-Giants game probably won’t feature Michael Vick.

6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade

From 6ABC:


The 92nd Annual 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade

Featuring Good Morning America’s Sam Champion & The Chew’s Carla Hall

Also Streaming LIVE on!


(Philadelphia, PA) – Start your Thanksgiving Day with a star-studded extravaganza – ONLY on 6abc! The 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade, a tradition 92 years strong, kicks off on Thursday November 24th at 8:30am!  Action News’ Rick Williams and Cecily Tynan will co-host the broadcast, with Karen Rogers and Adam Joseph LIVE along the parade route.


This year’s lineup of stars and performers will excite the crowds and dazzle the viewers watching from home!  Good Morning America’s Sam Champion returns for his 4th Philly parade appearance.  Carla Hall, co-host of ABC Daytime’s The Chew, and Charlie McDermott, from ABC’s hit comedy The Middle, also join the star-studded lineup.  Plus, there will be a special appearance by two of Hollywood’s biggest stars – Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy!  Their newest big screen adventure, THE MUPPETS, hits theaters on November 23.


The 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day parade truly has something for everyone with 15 balloons, 16 floats, 14 marching bands from across our nation, and fan favorites from stage and screen.


With the dazzling sights comes a celebration of sounds!  Pop star Iyaz, presented by Wired 96.5, will rock the length of the parade route.  American Idol finalists Stefano Langone and Philly’s own Justin Guarini will take the mic, the Eagles cheerleaders will pump up the crowd, and people will be dazzled by the magic of Scott Alexander, as seen across the nation on America’s Got Talent.  And that’s not all.  Zack Montana, a contestant on Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing, will make his parade debut, as will hitmaker CeCe Peniston.  And young parade-goers will be treated to a special performance from their friends at Sesame Place.


Of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration without a little Disney magic!  From the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Phineas and Ferb, and all your favorite Disney friends will excite the children on the parade route, along with Rapunzel and Princess Tiana from Disney on Ice Presents, “Dare to Dream.”  Plus, viewers will be treated to a performance from the musical, The King and I, the incredible voice talent of tenor Nathan Pacheco, and the debut single from The Farm, presented by 92.5 WXTU.  And who can forget the big stars of the show – Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Dunkin’ Donuts is also the presenting sponsor of all of this year’s telecast, behind the scenes videos, and interactive opportunities for viewers.  The entire parade telecast will stream live on  Adam Joseph will also be both on-air, and online, as the feature reporter on the Parade Fan Cam, presented by Dunkin’ Donuts.  The Parade Fan Cam can be seen starting at 9am Thanksgiving morning on  There, Adam will be LIVE, giving viewers a unique view of the parade, while uploading photos and chatting with viewers on his Facebook page.