Dish Nation

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Dish Nation
Dish Nation.png
Dish Nation logo
GenreComedy
Satire
News parody
Created byStu Weiss
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons2
Production
Location(s)New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Bartholomew Productions
Twentieth Television
Broadcast
Original channelFirst-run syndication
Original airingJuly 25, 2011 (2011-07-25) (test run)
September 10, 2012 (Nationwide launch)
External links
Official Website
 
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Dish Nation
Dish Nation.png
Dish Nation logo
GenreComedy
Satire
News parody
Created byStu Weiss
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons2
Production
Location(s)New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Bartholomew Productions
Twentieth Television
Broadcast
Original channelFirst-run syndication
Original airingJuly 25, 2011 (2011-07-25) (test run)
September 10, 2012 (Nationwide launch)
External links
Official Website

Dish Nation is a nightly entertainment/celebrity news program highlighting the nation’s funniest radio shows; riffing on what’s hot and happening that day in pop culture. Dish Nation features radio personalities from across the United States. It debuted on July 25, 2011 on Fox Television Stations.[1] Filmed daily at their respective radio stations, the show highlights unreserved on-air banter, a satirical take on Hollywood gossip, augmented with current popular music, animation and video footage.

Contents

Radio Personalities

The radio teams include New York’s Scott & Todd, starring Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill on WPLJ;[2] The Rickey Smiley Morning Show heard on 50+ radio stations, featuring standup comic and theatrical star Rickey Smiley; Detroit’s Blaine & Allyson on WDVD hosted by Blaine Fowler and Allyson Martinek. During Dish Nation's 2011 summer test, recording artist DJ Felli Fel and Jessie Malay (who replaced Krystal Bee ¿when?) of Los Angeles’ KPWR were a part of the radio roundtable.[3]

The nationally syndicated Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show, based in Dallas, Texas, joined Dish Nation for the second season starting in September 2012. KKITM is heard on 70+ radio stations and stars Kidd Kraddick, Kellie Rasberry, J-Si Chavez, Jenna Owens, and Big Al Mack. The DJ Laz Morning Show was also added to Dish Nation's second season. Recently launching a daily morning broadcast in the Los Angeles market, DJ Laz serves as the #1 top rated radio personality for the past two decades. The DJ Laz Morning Show also features Liliani Gonzalez.

Conception

Dish Nation was conceived in 2008 by broadcast marketing veteran and former radio DJ and TV weatherman, Stu Weiss.[4] Rather than joining the trend of media outlets being first to break celebrity news stories, Dish Nation pokes fun at the urgency and ridiculousness celebrity news and gossip.

Greg Meidel, who oversaw Entertainment Tonight in its heyday and launched The Insider while head of CBS Domestic Television, green lighted the limited market test of Dish Nation, opting to evolve to every genre he oversaw at CBS.

Summer Test Run

On July 25, 2011 Dish Nation premiered in a limited test run in seven markets. With the help of Madeleine Smithberg, Co-creator of the The Daily Show, the show kicked off as a fast-paced entertainment roundtable covering pop culture and celebrity news through four radio teams. The test show ran in the home markets where the radio shows were based, (New York, Atlanta, Detroit and Los Angeles) as well as in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Phoenix.[5] Hosts for the test run included WPLJ's Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill, WHTA's nationally syndicated "Rickey Smiley Morning Show," featuring Ebony Steele, Gary With Da Tea and HeadKrack, as well as WDVD's Blaine Fowler and Allyson Martinek. Recording artist DJ Felli Fel and Jessie Malay, as well as comedian Michael Bachmann were Dish Nation's Los Angeles hosts.

Dish Nation averaged a modest 0.9 rating/2 share for the six week test,[6] but Fox saw promising growth. The show experienced an 11% increase in household ratings from the premiere week to the end of the six week test.[7] Dish Nation also experienced other standout ratings successes, beating David Letterman in Atlanta and frequently coming in third in key demos and household ratings. [8]

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).[9]

Season One

Prior to the 2012 NATPE conference, 20th Century Fox announced Dish Nation would return for 52 week full series run to premiere September 10, 2012.[10] By March, it was announced Dish Nation would air in 80% of US markets, including 49 of the top 50 markets.[11] Dish Nation was sold as a supplement to "TMZ, and off-network sitcoms."[12] As of September, Dish Nation airs in 95% of the country.

References

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  1. ^ Variety: Fox stations sample 'Dish' Retrieved on 21 June 2011
  2. ^ Daily News (New York): 'Dish Nation' launching on Fox TV, radio hosts Scott and Todd to 'dish' on gossip, entertainment Retrieved on 21 June 2011
  3. ^ "Dish Nation U.S. Clearances Top 80%". TV News Check. http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/2012/02/28/57736/dish-nation-us-clearances-top-80. 
  4. ^ "Dish Nation US Clearances Top 80%". TV News Check. http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/2012/02/28/57736/dish-nation-us-clearances-top-80. 
  5. ^ "Dish Nation past half-way mark". RBR. http://rbr.com/dish-nation-past-half-way-mark/. 
  6. ^ "Dish Nation US Clearances Top 80%". TV News Check. http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/2012/02/28/57736/dish-nation-us-clearances-top-80. 
  7. ^ "Rickey Smiley part of experimental TV show ‘Dish Nation’ on Fox 5". AJC. http://blogs.ajc.com/radio-tv-talk/2011/08/03/rickey-smiley-part-of-experimental-tv-show-dish-nation-on-waga-starting-monday/. 
  8. ^ "Rickey Smiley part of experimental TV show ‘Dish Nation’ on Fox 5". AJC. http://blogs.ajc.com/radio-tv-talk/2011/08/03/rickey-smiley-part-of-experimental-tv-show-dish-nation-on-waga-starting-monday/. 
  9. ^ "Dish Nation Cleared in 55% of the Country". TV News Check. http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/2012/01/09/56594/dish-nation-cleared-in-55-of-the-country. 
  10. ^ "Weiss tubthumps 'Dish Nation' at NATPE". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118049191?refCatId=14. 
  11. ^ "Dish Nation US Clearances Top 80%". TV News Check. http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/2012/02/28/57736/dish-nation-us-clearances-top-80. 
  12. ^ "Dish Nation past half-way mark". RBR. http://rbr.com/dish-nation-past-half-way-mark/. 
  13. ^ "'Dish Nation' seeks to harness radio chatter for TV". LA Times. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/06/dish-nation-seeks-to-harness-radio-chatter-for-tv.html. 

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