Laughed out loud when I read National Post entertainment columnist Shinan Govani’s description of the set for the 4-month-delayed Marilyn Denis Show as “a basement support group meeting of OxyContin addicts.” I only caught 10 minutes of a Jason Priestly interview – and it did look like they were sat in somebody’s basement. As for #’s in her first week, reps haven’t advised yet – but Shinan’s column describes viewership as “winning it’s timeslot…coming out on top as the most-watched regularly scheduled program in it’s time slot in seven years….and beat The View.” Now we know in media that there’s just too many permutations to say definitely that she was #1, and clearly MDS didn’t quite get there or lord knows CTV would’ve said, “#1″ loud enough for the whole world to hear.
Supererogation The act of performing more than is required by duty, obligation or need. Sounds just like BMC, Inc. We supererogate every day for our clients!
This past weekend’s tragic events in Tucson, Arizona have been difficult for Canadians to understand – the notion of buying a gun as easily as a tube of toothpaste – but even knowing that ‘Constitutional’ mentality, it hit hard to read that the call letters for the ABC Affliliate station out of Tucson are: KGUN.
The catchy story “10 Foods That Can Help You Sleep Better Tonight” is from NBC affiliate WKYC in Cleveland Ohio. Citing Dairy as one of the 10 Foods because of the tryptophan (which converts to seratonin and melatonin) found in yogurt and milk, it goes on to say and I quote: “Calcium too works as a good stress reliever.”
In reality calcium excites and tenses every cell in our bodies – that’s it’s job.
Canadian broadcasters should take a note: Visit the TV Listings for the new Oprah Winfrey Network and when you see a program that prompts you to say, “Hey, I’d love to see that”, you can click the “reminder” button and Oprah will send you an email to remind you that the show you wanted to watch is coming up on OWN. Oooh, the data that would also come from that!
After months, if not years of hype and promotion, the Oprah Winfrey Network debuted today at noon. Did Bell ExpressVu pick it up? Has there been a single, solitary word about the carriage of this much-loved woman’s network’s launch from any of the television carriers in Canada? Come on people – get with the program ! A check of the Bell ExpressVu channel line-up makes no mention (probably because it’s the same page that’s been on the website for months), and a search of OWN or Oprah Winfrey Network turns up no results.
A consult of Oprah’s own website yields the answer: It might have launched today in the U.S., but us Canadians will have to wait until March 1st. Until then, you can see special 2 hour “nests” on Viva and W Network – Corus Entertainment stations starting January 7th. Can’t wait to see what a “nest” looks like on a national cable television program schedule.
And hopefully, our cable carriers will have something to say about it between now and the Canadian launch date of March 1st.
Isn’t it called leveraging for success to capitalize on some television excitement??