TV Trivia Time:
Note: The metered market (overnight) results for Monday, Sept. 6 were not available at press time. But don’t forget to visit www.pifeedback.com by approximately 12 p.m. ET for the fast affiliate ratings. As for the updated countdown to the start of the 2010-11 season, just a lucky 13 days!
What’s Hot/What’s Not
-Camp Rock 2 Scores on Disney Channel:
Original Disney Channel made-for Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, headlined by Sonny With a Chance star Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers., debuted with a significant 8-million viewers on Friday, Sept. 3, outdelivering the year-ago time period by as much as 166 percent among tweens 9-14. Comparably, Camp Rock 2 now ranks as the year’s No. 1 movie among kids 6-11 (3.1 million) and tweens 9-14 (3.2 million). And it is Friday’s highest-rated telecast among tweens 9-14 since the debut of Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie on August 28, 2009.
-Weekend Fast Affiliate Results:
While we were out enjoying the long holiday weekend, here is how the networks fared in primetime. For a show by show breakdown, visit www.pifeedback.com
NBC: 4.66 million, CBS: 4.64, ABC: 4.25, Fox: 2.37, CW: 1.26
ABC: 1.2 rating/4 share, NBC: 1.1/ 4, CBS: 0.8/ 3, Fox: 0.6/ 2, CW: 0.5/ 2
ABC: 4.21 million, Fox: 3.86, CBS: 3.73, NBC: 3.31
ABC: 1.6 rating/6 share, Fox: 1.2/ 5, NBC: 0.7/ 3, CBS: 0.6/ 2
CBS: 5.74 million, ABC: 3.80, NBC: 3.76, Fox: 3.31
Fox: 1.4 rating/5 share, CBS: 1.3/ 5, ABC: 0.9/ 3, NBC: 0.8/ 3
-Nielsen Homes Estimates by Ethnicity:
Nielsen is estimating an increase of approximately 397,680 Hispanic TV homes in the upcoming 2010-11 television season, which percent-wise (3.07 percent) outpaces the total 0.87 percent gain. Modest gains are also expected for African-American and Asian households as follows:
Total U.S. Television Household Estimates by Race and Ethnicity
Total TV Households
Percent Gain: 3.07
On the Air Tonight:
Prime-Time Programming Options
10:00 p.m. NightlinePrime: Secrets of Your Mind: Why We Do What We Do
10:00 p.m. The Good Wife (R)
9:00 p.m. Life Unexpected (R)
Notes of Interest
-Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon Raises Almost $59 Million:
It was not a record. But despite the struggling economy, the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon raised $58.9 million, which was slightly below last year’s $60.5 million. In 2008, the Telethon raised $65 million.
-Danielle Staub Out on The Real Housewives of New Jersey:
She had her hair pulled, filed a lawsuit and basically spent every single moment of the recently concluded season of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey plotting against her former friends. But hell-raiser Danielle Staub, who made amends on part two of the reunion show last night, will not be returning for season three of the Bravo docu-drama.
-Kara Di Guardi Exits American Idol:
As expected, Kara DioGuardi, who joined Fox’s American Idol just two seasons ago, has departed. The following statement was issued explaining her “resignation,” but we all really know why she left.
“I felt like I won the lottery when I joined American Idol, but I feel like now is the best time to leave Idol,” said DioGuardi. “I am very proud to have been associated with American Idol – it has truly been an amazing experience. I am grateful to Fox, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, as well as the cast, crew and contestants, for all they have given to me. I look forward to my next challenge, and want to thank everyone who has supported me. All the best to everyone on Season 10!”
As for Kara’s replacement, negotiations are still going on with Jennifer Lopez, with an official announcement expected at any moment.
TV Trivia Time:
Which primetime serial did former big screen siren Kim Novak appear on for one season?
Since a number of people emailed me to complain about my not acknowledging yesterday’s date (9/02/10), today’s question is focused on the now classic Beverly Hills, 90210. On that note, what was the name of the fictional series that Steve’s mother starred in?
The Texas Wheelers
Is: a) Hartley House, which apparently was supposed to be like The Brady Bunch.
-Current kudos goes to:
Steve Albright, Dan Barnhardt, Laura Bergman, Gerry Bixenspan, Barbara Bloomfield, Paul Certo, Larry Collins, Tom Condosta, Shelley Cooper, Audrey Davis, Sue Doron (2x), Ramona Durham, Maureen Goldman, Carolyn Becker Hayes, Heidi Hoffmeister, Ken Hommel, Kerry Hughes, Bob Ingersoll, David Jackino, Cliff Jackson, Greg Janover, Jodi Karp, Katie Kuyper, Kerri Madden, Michele McAleer, Debbie Mirr, Mashawn Nix, Colleen Roth, Anthony Salerno, Jill Sanders, Doug Schoemer, Julie Syers, Drew Tappon, Nina Tomlinson, Victoria Trombley