This week on Anderson ~
Monday, Nov. 14
Stop Spending and Start Saving! Plus, Joy Behar
Stop spending and start saving! Anderson has packed the hour with innovative money saving secrets from experts, including how to get things every day for free. Plus, THE VIEW co-host Joy Behar stops by with her daughter, son-in-law and grandson!
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Melissa McCarthy and Could You Forgive Someone Who Almost Killed You? The Turkey Lady’s Story
Anderson sits down with MIKE AND MOLLY star Melissa McCarthy to discuss everything from her eccentric relationship with her husband, motherhood, her rise to fame and how she maintains a positive body image in the body conscious world of Hollywood. Anderson also speaks to Victoria Ruvolo, who was left in a coma for a month after a group of teenagers threw a frozen turkey at her.
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Children and Teens Caught in the Wrong Bodies
Anderson spends the hour talking to children, who believe they are trapped in the wrong bodies and their parents’ journey to acceptance.
Thursday, Nov. 17
ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIMS Debate: How Do You Feel About Muslims Living In The U.S.?
Anderson explores the controversial new TLC series, ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM, which hasn't aired yet but already has people calling for a boycott of it. Anderson speaks with several cast members, as well as opponents of the show, and has an open discussion about American Muslims living in the U.S. post 9/11.
Friday, Nov. 18
Sperm Donor Reunion & Hugh Jackman
Anderson explores the reality of sperm banks, which often don't limit the amount of donations one sperm donor can make, resulting in children of sperm donors having multiple half-siblings. Superstar Hugh Jackman also stops by and fulfills a lifelong dream by taking over Anderson’s talk show duties for a segment, hosting “The Hugh Jackman Show.”
'Anderson' in the news ~
Talk Show Ratings News:
From Broadcasting & Cable
Syndication Ratings: Syndies Continue to Climb as Sweeps Set In
Among the daytime rookies, Warner Bros.' Anderson was preempted several times for the World Series in large markets, and slipped 7% to a 1.3.
While discussing the upcoming change in channel for 'Anderson' in the NYC market -
Anderson has not performed well in the first two weeks of the current November sweeps. Anderson, in figures obtained by WPIX, had a .5 Household rating, while Adults 25 to 54 registered a .3. By contrast, syndicated talker Bill Cunningham, who airs 1 p.m. on WPIX, notched a 1.1 Household rating and .5 Adults 25 to 54.
While the article is more about Bill Cunningham's show getting renewed it does give us information on how 'Anderson' is doing in three other markets with LA and Chicago being the second and third largest markets behind NYC - LA: Cunningham (0.7 household, 0.3 25-54); Cooper (0.5 household, 0.2 in 25-54). CHICAGO: Cunningham (1.3 household, 0.7 in 25-54); Cooper (0.7 household; 0.3 in 25-54). Note: “Cooper” airs twice on Fox’s WFLD-TV, and each get a 0.3 in 25-54, ”so his two runs don’t equal Bill’s one run doing a .7 in the demo,” Compton says. CINCINNATI: In his hometown, Cunningham (0.7 household rating) doesn’t come close to Cooper (2.6). But station and lead-in are big factors. “Cooper” at 10 a.m. on Channel 12 is third, behind Channel 64′s “The People’s Court” (3.2) and Channel 5′s “Today” show.This week's syndicated ratings dfom TV By The Numbers
Station Renewal News: There have been a number of articles about the station pick ups/renewals. We felt these were representative.
From Broadcasting & Cable
Exclusive: Warner Bros.' 'Anderson' Renewed for Season Two
The Fox Television Stations have picked up the show in New York, Minneapolis and Tampa and are renewing it in Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston, according to Ken Werner, president, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, and Rick Meril, executive VP of WBDTD.
From The Hollywood Reporter
"Anderson" has been picked up for a second year by the Fox stations.
Anderson, the talk show launched in September by Anderson Cooper, has been renewed for a second year by the Fox stations, and elsewhere, including a key upgrade in the crucial New York City market..
The show has done reasonably well in the ratings nationwide, scoring about a 1.4 rating in a recent week, but was not a blockbuster. However, stations have indicated they like the production values and guests, and now Warner Bros. has announced that it will be back for at least the 2012-2013 season, and possibly beyond. (The article lists all 21 stations that have currently renewed or picked up 'Anderson' for the 2012 season. Please click on the link to see if 'Anderson' has been renewed in your area.)
From The New York Times
Despite Tepid Ratings, ‘Anderson’ Nears Renewal
Anderson Cooper’s two-month-old talk show was effectively renewed for a second season on Wednesday when several big station owners said they had signed up for another year. ... With Fox and the other stations on board, Warner Brothers is virtually guaranteed to go forward with a second season of the show, though there remains a slight chance that the plan will change. The talk show has had tepid ratings, but executives at Warner Brothers say they believe it will grow over time. “We have great faith in ‘Anderson’ and with strong station partners, we believe we are well on the way to creating a valuable news lead-in,” Ken Werner, the president of Warner Brothers’ domestic television distribution arm, said in a statement Wednesday evening. ... Mr. Cooper said in a statement Wednesday evening: “I’m really excited about the decision of these stations and appreciate the support they have shown us. I am enjoying the daytime show tremendously and am looking forward to what lies ahead.”
From Anderson's 10/28 visit to Philly:
Breakfast Club Interview: Anderson Cooper
Newsman and Talk Show Host Anderson Cooper chatted with the Breakfast Club about his life and his new talk show.
From Anderson's 11/11 visit to Dallas:
WFAA: Channel 8
Anderson Cooper Answers Your Questions ~
8 questions with Anderson Cooper
While visiting Dallas for a sit-down dinner with the Jansing family for his new talk show "Anderson," he stopped by the WFAA studios Friday and answered eight questions for the WFAA.com team. (please click on link for the Q & A)
Anderson also was a guest on the KiddKraddick In The Morning Show Radio program this morning. Below are two clips posted to YouTube. To watch the complete interview and/or additional clips please click on the link.
Anderson Cooper's Scariest Moments ~
And apparently stopped by Ruthie's Rolling Cafe. They posted this pic to their Facebook page~