'Dish Nation' Renewed For Season 2

The freshman entertainment news program to return to Fox Television Stations through the 2013-14 season, as well as stations from Sinclair, Tribune, Cox, Meredith, Local TV and LIN.
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As expected, Dish Nation, Twentieth Television’s half-hour syndicated entertainment news show featuring the drive-time personalities from radio stations across the nation has been renewed on the Fox Television Stations.

Dish Nation will also return on Sinclair, Tribune, Cox, Meredith, Local TV and LIN stations. The announcement was made this morning by Paul Franklin, EVP-GM of broadcast sales, Twentieth Television, and Frank Cicha, SVP, programming, Fox Television Stations.

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Franklin stated: “We promised that ‘Dish Nation’ would be a hilarious and fresh alternative within the entertainment news genre. Based on the positive station response, social media buzz, and reinforced by continuous ratings growth, Dish Nation has delivered. Building from a summer test with the Fox Television Stations to a successful first season, we are thrilled to continue the momentum — and the laughs — with this second season renewal.”

In the most recent ratings period, Dish Nation topped all new first-run programs, ranking No. 1 among adults 18-34 and is tied for No. 1 among adults 18-49, according to Twentieth. Additionally, Dish Nation, which is the youngest-skewing first-run program in all of syndication, has grown to 1.3 million viewers in January — an 18% increase since its September premiere week.

According to Twentieth, in local market households, Dish Nation is now up 29% from October; matching an all-time high on Jan. 23 in New York (WWOR) and hitting an all-time high on Jan. 22 in Chicago (WFLD). Dish Nation, in New York at 11pm, is up +100% from the same time period last year.

Dish Nation’s radio teams include:

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Atlanta’s Rickey Smiley Morning Show, heard locally on Atlanta’s WHAT-FM and syndicated in more than 60 markets nationwide. It is hosted by Rickey Smiley and features Ebony Steele, Headkrack, Rock-T, Gary with da Tea.

New York’s The Big Show with Scott & Todd on WPLJ-FM, hosted by Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill and featuring Cooper Lawrence and Joe Pardavila.

Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, based in Dallas, hosted by Kidd Kraddick, and featuring Kellie Rasberry, Jenna, Big Al Mack and J-Si; plus, additional guest radio personalities.

Dish Nation is produced by Studio City and distributed by Twentieth Television. Stu Weiss is Executive producer and Matt Blanock is co-executive producer.

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Ratings

Overnights, adults 18-49 for September 25, 2016
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Source: Nielsen

Reviews

  • Rob Owen

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  • Maureen Ryan

    Pitch has swagger, for good reason. It gets the big things right; the Fox drama about the first female baseball player in the Major Leagues is one of the year’s most assured and exciting debuts. But part of what impresses about the pilot is also the way it confidently strings together so many small but telling details. Ginny (Kylie Bunbury) is the first woman to be called up from the minors to the big leagues, and no show since Friday Night Lights has done a better job of portraying the internal and external pressures that weigh heavily on young athletes asked to do much more than merely succeed on the field. Pitch will likely do a good job of getting viewers to root for it. The hope is that the show won’t be an impressive, short-lived curiosity, but rather a long-term phenomenon.

  • Kevin Fallon

    In a fall TV season that’s already making a splash for championing diverse, distinctive voices in an array of projects that they created, wrote, and starred in, Better Things on FX stands out. The show is created by, written by, and starsPamela Adlon. She plays Sam Fox, the single mother of three daughters modeled after her own reality-show-ready experience raising three girls in Los Angeles following a divorce. Sam is also, like Adlon, a working actress — on shows both raunchy, a la Californication, and animated for children, like her role on Recess. It’s a refreshingly blunt take on single motherhood without sacrificing the warmth of parental love, portraying the dance between selfishness and selflessness that’s at the heart of being a parent — especially one weathering the hormonal fireworks of a household of four women at different ages.

  • David Wiegand

    The fall TV season doesn’t count as much as it used to — we already know that. But no matter how many retreads the broadcast networks throw at viewers in the next few months, this fall will be memorable because of the premiere of Atlanta on Tuesday, Sept. 6, on FX. The half-hour comedy created by and starring Donald Glover (Community), simply and brilliantly recalibrates our expectations of what a TV comedy is and how black lives are portrayed on the medium.

  • Louisa Ada Seltzer

    The second reboot of the 1980s John Candy movie Uncle Buck, bumped by ABC from midseason, has the same tired jokes you'll find on any second-rate sitcom. Too bad, because Mike Epps is appealing and ABC would be wise to keep him around for future shows, but there’s just not enough to this show to suggest it will last past summer. It also airs against NBC’s America’s Got Talent, summer’s No. 1 program on broadcast, which may make it even harder to find an audience.

  • Neil Genzlinger

    Bryan Cranston brings his Tony Award-winning interpretation of President Lyndon B. Johnson to television in an adaptation of the Robert Schenkkan play All the Way, and it’s still quite a sight to behold, just as it was on Broadway in 2014. Nothing beats witnessing this kind of larger-than-life portrayal onstage, of course. But the television version, presented by HBO, offers plenty of rewards, allowing Cranston to work the close-ups and liberating him from the confines of a theater set. Cranston’s performance is a gem — in his hands, this accidental president comes across as an amazing bundle of contradictions, someone who seems at once too vulgar for the job and just right for it.

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