Raise a glass for three comedy shows renewed by Atlanta-based TBS: "Sullivan & Son," "Men at Work" and "Deal With It."
"Deal With It," a prank show produced by Howie Mandel, averaged 2.3 million viewers (Live + 7) over the summer. It will get 10 episodes for its second season in 2014.
"Sullivan & Son" which concludes its second season this Thursday night, is averaging 2.4 million viewers to date. It gets 13 more episodes.Without all data in, the show is down about 9 percent year over year.
"Men at Work" debuted in the more competitive spring time and averaged 1.9 million viewers. It gets a second season and 10 episodes in 2014.
But one new show appears to have been KOed: "Dean Cole's Black Box," the one summer entry it has not renewed to date. Ratings were weak, opening at just 785,000 viewers on June 10.
*** CNN ratings on Monday for "New Day" hit new lows despite (or because of) an exclusive interview with Prince William. It drew just 229,000 viewers and 75,000 among 25 to 54 year olds. That was less than HLN's Robin Meade (241K and 87K among 25-54) and far behind "Fox & Friends" (1 million and 220K 25-54).
It shows how slow a slog it can be to build a morning audience wedded deeply in habit. (Just ask the local CBS Atlanta affiliate.).
The news directors of three of the four local news stations are gathering for an Atlanta Press Club luncheon gathering tomorrow, Thursday, August 22.
Michael Dreaden of Channel 2 Action News, Ellen Crooke of 11 Alive News and Lane Michaelsen of CBS Atlanta will talk about the role of social media in their news operations. Fox 5's news director Mike McLean couldn't make it but his assistant news director Eric Ludgood is scheduled to at least be in the audience. (Ludgood was news director at CBS Atlanta the last time the Press Club had a gathering like this in 2009. Only Crooke remains.)
Although you can no longer buy tickets online anymore, there are seats available so you can show up. It's $35 and will be held at the Commerce Club at 191 Peachtree.