'Dish Nation' Renewed For Season 2
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.
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:
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.