92.9/The Game and the Atlanta Hawks finally announced what our very own Chris Vivlamore reported weeks ago: the radio station is now the flagship station for the basketball team, taking over for 680/The Fan.
The station will broadcast all Hawks regular season and postseason basketball games, all pregame and postgame broadcasts and feature Hawks programming with on-air basketball talent including Rick Kamla, Sam Mitchell and Dennis Scott. Long-time voice of the Atlanta Hawks, Steve Holman, will continue his role as play-by-play announcer, adding to his 2,050th consecutive game broadcast.
The deal is mutually beneficial. It gives the Game its first major team attached to the station. And it gives the Hawks a much bigger venue and signal to showcase its games and talent.
Here's an insanely absurd promotion for TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."
TLC is unveiling 10 million "scratch and sniff' cards with six scents each inserted in People and Us magazines for people to use while watching an upcoming episode of the show.
I have a feeling what we smell on these cards aren't going to be nearly as bad as the real thing.
“We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to kick off the new season than with two Watch ‘n Sniff episodes,” said Amy Winter, general manager of TLC, in a press release. “The family loves coming up with crazy games and hijinks, so now our audience gets to play along with one. It’s an experience they certainly won’t want to miss!”
With a numbered scent card that correlates to scenes in the double-stacked premiere episodes, viewers will be able to watch the show, scratch their cards and redneckognize the aromas associated with the Boo Boo gang as they welcome the sights, sounds and smells of summer.
The show returns Wednesday, July 17.
*** Ratings update for some shows shot in Georgia:
CBS's "American Baking Competition." The show's ratings edged up in its third episode Wednesday night, to 5.88 million viewers and a 1.2 18-49 rating. (It beats "MasterChef" in total viewers but skews much much older.)
Lifetime's "Pretty Wicked Moms." The show drew 726,000 viewers, only a slight dropoff from its debut. I can't say that's boffo by any stretch but I'm not sure what Lifetime would consider truly viable. In comparison, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" averages 2.9 million viewers.
VH1's "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta." This reality program drew almost 3 million viewers last week, about average.
Bravo's "Don't Be Tardy." It drew 1 million viewers on Tuesday, on par with its performance this season.
USA's "Necessary Roughness." The John Stamos addition didn't appear to help the show much. It opend at 2.6 million viewers, down from 3 million for its season 2 opener.