As the daytime titan prepares to step down after a swirl of controversy, a host of big names have been thrown into the mix as her successor.
NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” took the gold for drama series at the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday. The win marked the first time since 1975 that the sudser has won the top prize at the Daytime Emmy fete — and only its second drama series nod in its nearly 50-year run on NBC.
The Warner Bros. talkshow is reupped by the NBC Owned Television Stations and other groups covering 96% of the U.S., extending the 10-year-old show through 2016-17.
In the week ending Sept. 18, Dr. Phil started its 10th season with a 3.9 rating – a 63% increase from the week before – its highest season premiere since 2004. Dr. Oz came in second with a 2.9 season premiere week, up 61% from the week before. And Ellen’s rating climbed 53% percent from the previous week to 2.3, making it her strongest season premiere ever.
[vzaarthumb:823673]Advertising and promotion staffs at the NBC O&O in Washington had to let viewers know of the changes to the station’s afternoon lineup. They came up with a clever play off of Ellen DeGeneres’ love of dancing to bring viewers to a local show, followed by Ellen and then to its three-hour 4 p.m. news block.
Media General’s CBS affiliate WBTW Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C. (DMA 104), announced its new fall afternoon lineup. Debuting Monday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. will be Anderson hosted by CNN journalist Anderson Cooper. From undercover investigations to hidden camera experiments, Anderson promises to explore topics and issues of concern to women. Replacing Oprah at 4 p.m. […]