NATPE 2013: Twentieth's 'Dish Nation' Renewed for Season Two
Show to return on Fox Television Stations, as well as Sinclair, Tribune, Cox and others
By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/28/2013 9:17:09 AMComplete Coverage: NATPE 2013
Twentieth Television has renewed its rookie entertainment half-hour, Dish Nation, for a second season, said Paul Franklin, Twentieth's executive VP and general manager of broadcast sales, and Frank Cicha, senior VP, programming, Fox Television Stations on Monday.
Dish Nation, which features popular local radio deejays from around the country chatting about the pop-culture news of the day, has been renewed on the Fox Television Stations as well as on stations from the Sinclair, Tribune, Cox, Meredith, Local TV and LIN groups.
In the week ended Jan. 7, Dish Nation averaged a 0.9 live plus same day national household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research, and averaged 1.235 million viewers.
Dish Nation's radio teams include Atlanta's Rickey Smiley Morning Show, heard locally on Atlanta's WHTA and syndicated in over 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 (hosted by Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill; featuring Cooper Lawrence and Joe Pardavila); Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, based out of Dallas, Texas and 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 the Emmy-award winning Studio City and distributed by Twentieth Television. Stu Weiss serves as executive producer and Matt Blanock is co-executive producer.
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