Twentieth Television’s new syndicated entertainment half-hour, follows up its six-week preview run with sales to Fox Television, Tribune, LIN and Local TV stations for a fall premiere.
Dish Nation, the half-hour entertainment news program featuring drive-time personalities from across the nation has been sold to the Fox Television Stations. Set for a September launch, Dish Nation has also been sold to Tribune, LIN, Local TV and Cox stations.
Sold in 55% of the country, Dish Nation is a daily program highlighting the nation’s funniest radio shows; riffing on what’s hot and happening that day in pop culture.
The show’s six-week summer preview on select FoxTelevision Stations featured radio teams including New York’s The Big Show with Scott & Todd on WPLJ (Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill); Atlanta’s Rickey Smiley Morning Show, heard locally on Atlanta’s WHTA and syndicated in over 60 markets nationwide, is hosted by Rickey Smiley and features Ebony Steele, Gary T and HeadKrack; and Detroit’s Blaine & Allyson on WDVD hosted by Blaine Fowler and Allyson Martinek. In advance of the September premiere, additional radio teams from major markets will also be announced.
Across the seven markets, Dish Nation household average grew 11% in households from premiere week to week six of test, Twentieth said.
Dish Nation’s median age of viewers was 43.1, the lowest among all entertainment magazine shows, according to Twentieth (TMZ 43.7, Access Hollywood 52.3, Extra 54.2, The Insider 55.2, Entertainment Tonight 56.6, Inside Edition 58).
Stations set to premiere Dish Nation, now sold in nine of the top 10 markets, include:
Fox Television Stations’ WNYW-Fox/WWOR-MNT (New York), KTTV-Fox/KCOP-MNT (Los Angeles), WFLD-FO/WPWR-MNT (Chicago), WTXF-Fox (Philadelphia), WFXT-Fox (Boston), KDFW-Fox/KDFI-MNT (Dallas/Ft. Worth), WTTG-Fox/WDCA-MNT (Washington D.C.), KMSP-Fox/WFTC-MNT (Minneapolis), WJBK-Fox (Detroit), WAGA-Fox (Atlanta), WUTB-MNT (Baltimore), KRIV-Fox/KTXH-MNT (Houston), WTVT-Fox (Tampa), WOFL-Fox/WRBW-MNT (Orlando), KSAZ-Fox/KUTP-MNT (Phoenix), WHBQ-Fox (Memphis), KTBC-Fox (Austin) and WOGX-Fox (Ocala); Cox’s KTVU-Fox/KICU-TV (San Francisco)
Tribune’s WXIN-Fox/WTTV-CW (Indianapolis), KCPQ-Fox/KZJO-TV (Seattle), KTXL-Fox (Sacramento), WGNO-ABC/WNOL-CW (New Orleans)
Local’s KTVI-Fox/KPLR-CW (St. Louis), KSTU-Fox (Salt Lake City), WITI-Fox (Milwaukee ), WGHP-Fox (Greensboro); Lin’s WTNH-ABC, WCTX-MNT (Hartford), WWHO-CW (Columbus), WOOD-NBC/WOTV-ABC/WXSP-MNT (Grand Rapids), WAVY-NBC/WVBT-Fox (Norfolk), KRQE-CBS, KASA-Fox (Albuquerque), WIVB-CBS/WNLO-CW (Buffalo), WPRI-CBS/WNAC-Fox/WNAC-DT2-MNT (Providence), and WALA-Fox/WFNA-CW (Mobile).