Thursday, December 01, 2011

'Anderson' News

New Ratings information added!

Gayle King was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman last week and talk turned to Oprah and the void she left in daytime television. Dave made it pretty clear that, in his opinion, Anderson is not the new "Oprah!"

From Broadcasting & Cable ~

Changes at 'Anderson': Noonan In, Morin Out
Noonan will join Jim Murphy as executive producer
By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable, 11/30/2011 5:00:54 PM

There have been a few changes at the top of Warner Bros.' Anderson.

Terence Noonan has joined the show as executive producer, while Lisa Morin is departing. Jim Murphy, who joined the show from Good Morning America, will continue to executive produce with Noonan. Anderson Cooper, the show's host, also is an executive producer. Changes among executive producers are typical at first-year talk shows.

Noonan has daytime experience, having worked as a producer on Warner Bros.' The Rosie O'Donnell Show, as a supervising producer on Sony's Dr. Oz, co-executive producer at Twentieth's The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, supervising producer on Warner Bros.' Ellen and other shows. The five-time Emmy winner also created and executive produced TLC's DC Cupcakes and Travel Channel's A Slice of Brooklyn.

Morin came to Anderson from Harpo Productions, where she was senior supervising producer.
Separately, Cathy Chermol, executive producer at Telepictures, is leaving the company. Chermol worked on Anderson and other shows.

(It should be noted that Terence Noonan joined 'Anderson' as a co-Executive Producer in mid-October.)

In other 'Anderson' news ~

In the Chicago market, Anderson moved from the 2pm to the 3pm time slot effective last Monday. This move puts him up against both Dr. Phil and Ellen.

November sweeps ratings in the Cincinnati market ~
10 a.m.: Channel 12′s Anderson Cooper, already renewed for fall, was #3 (2.7) behind Ch 64′s People’s Court (3.4), Ch 5′s Today show (3.1). Cooper beats barely Ch 9′s Right To This Minute (2.6).

Ratings information from Broadcasting & Cable for the week ending November 20th ~
Warner Bros.' Anderson remained the top-rated first-run rookie, equaling its season high with an 8% increase to a 1.4, after a November 15 show on the Penn State scandal improved the show's ratings by 15% to a 1.5. (Apparently the 1.5 was for the November 15 show? Please click on link for full article to see how 'Anderson' stacked up against his competition.)

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Anonymous said...

Gotta love Letterman, but I guess AC won't be doing his show any time soon. Well, if Noonan has been on board since October, what the heck is going on? The show continues to amaze me, but not in a good way - is there any way to write Anderson(like he's listen)and tell him what the 99% are seeing that they don't seem to.


Anonymous said...

No indeed.
David Letterman certainly does not like Anderson and that's how most of the hosts feel.
There's a general feeling of betrayal.
Anderson was on all their programs and he was welcomed and then he turns around and does his 360, on them.
Everyone including Ellen are really annoyed and they have reason to be. It's as though AC invaded their territory and they don't like it.... and that includes Regis.
He has overstepped his bounds and his welcome.
And if there's changes in his staff this early, things are not looking good even if he was renewed. Puttin him at 3PM with sharper competition??

Anonymous said...

IMO the show has gotten worse since Noonan has been on board. I hope Anderson knows what he's doing with these staff changes...

Throughout sweeps the ratings have remained flat overall and that was with Noonan on board.

I think David Letterman was spot on, that Anderson saw a chance to make a name/money in daytime with Oprah's departure and found out it's not as easy as it looks.

I was excited when he first talked about the show and was doing promotion for it this summer. The reality, however, hasn't lived up to the idea presented.