Thursday, July 2, 2015

Las Vegas Radio: KVGS Brings Back Mark DiCiero For Mornings

Beasley Media Group/Las Vegas has announced the launching of Mornings with Mark and Aimee on Variety Hits KVGS STAR 107.9 FM.

Starting Monday, July 6 veteran Vegas morning radio star Mark DiCiero , who is famous for his role as half of the long-running morning duo “Mark and Mercedes in the Morning” weekday show on Mix 94.1 KMXB, consistently rated number one in the highly competitive Adults 25 -54 year old demographic.  He brings a long list of accolades, including “Best Radio Personality” for 12 consecutive years (Las Vegas Review-Journal’s annual Best of Las Vegas Readers poll).

“Having worked with Mark for many years, I can say he brings entertainment and fun to Radio that is unmatched in the Las Vegas Market,” says Las Vegas Market Manager Tom Humm.

Mark DiCiero
“Mark’s wit, charm and kind demeanor make him a trusted friend to his listeners."

 “It was time to take Star to the next level and the only person I could think of, who could make it happen overnight, was Mark DiCiero!” noted Program Director Mike O’Brian Program Director.

“Locally, there’s no one more recognizable right now, despite being off the air for the past six months. We’ve been able to put together a great line-up and with the addition of Mark, I have no doubt that Mornings with Mark & Aimee will be a huge success!”

New arrival, Co-Host Aimee Montgomery offers a brand-new, fresh, female voice and definitely plays the “Rising Star” on STAR 107.9’s new morning show.

KVGS 107.9 FM (100 Kw) Red=Local Coverage Area Licensed to Meadville, AZ
FM Booster: KVGS 107.9 FM1 (2.5 Kw) Licensed to Henderson, NV
"The morning Stars are finally aligned in Vegas", according to Mark, who adds, “I could not be happier to be working with Aimee Montgomery and (producer) Mike Makenzie on the new Star 107.9 Morning Show. We’re fired up and ready to go on July 6th!

It’s also a true privilege to be reunited with Market Manager Tom Humm and to be working with Las Vegas radio legend Mike O’Brian, as our Program Director.”

July 2 Radio History


In 1916...Radio personality Barry Gray was born, generally considered the father of the "Call-In" Radio format.

Barry Gray 1951
Initially a disc jockey, Gray was working for New York's WMCA radio station in 1945 when he, bored one evening with simply spinning music, decided to put the telephone receiver up to his microphone and share his conversation with the listening audience. The caller that evening just happened to be bandleader Woody Herman, one of the most popular celebrities of the day. This spontanenous live interview was such a hit with both his listeners as well as station bosses, that the talk radio format resulted. Gray subsequently began doing listener call-ins as well.

In 2002, industry publication Talkers magazine selected Barry Gray as the 8th greatest radio talk show host of all time.


In 1939…The radio sitcom "The Aldrich Family" began its 14-year run, originally a summer replacement program for Jack Benny on NBC. The show moved to CBS from 1944 to 1946, then back to NBC until 1953.


In 1946…Arthur Godfrey was signed by CBS Radio to host a weekly nighttime show called "Talent Scouts."


In 1951...Bob & Ray show premieres on NBC radio network.


Elliott and Goulding began as radio announcers (Elliott a disc jockey, and Goulding a news reader) in Boston with their own separate programs on station WHDH-AM, and each would visit with the other while on the air. Their informal banter was so appealing that WHDH would call on them, as a team, to fill in when Red Sox baseball broadcasts were rained out. Elliott and Goulding (not yet known as Bob and Ray) would improvise comedy routines all afternoon, and joke around with studio musicians.

Elliott and Goulding's brand of humor caught on, and WHDH gave them their own weekday show in 1946. Matinee with Bob and Ray was originally a 15-minute show, soon expanding to half an hour. (When explaining why Bob was billed first, Goulding claimed that it was because "Matinee with Bob and Ray" sounded better than "Matinob with Ray and Bob".) Their trademark sign-off was "This is Ray Goulding reminding you to write if you get work"; "Bob Elliott reminding you to hang by your thumbs".




They continued on the air for over four decades on the NBC, CBS, and Mutual networks, and on New York City stations WINS, WOR, and WHN. From 1973 to 1976 they were the afternoon drive hosts on WOR, doing a four-hour show. In their last incarnation, they were heard on National Public Radio, ending in 1987.


In 2012…Broadcasting executive Julian Goodman, president of NBC (1966-1974), died at age 90.


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CBS Launches CBS Business Pulse

Today, CBS announced the launch of CBS Small Business Pulse, a new digital property aimed at providing solutions for the issues and concerns small business owners face every day. The site, http://cbspulse.com, is a cross-divisional effort across CBS Corporation being spearheaded by CBS Local Digital Media and features content from across the Company’s world-class editorial organizations including CBS News, CBS Radio, CBS Local, CBS Interactive and Simon & Schuster.

“CBS Small Business Pulse brings together the best content from across many CBS divisions plus new, original editorial on the topics that matter most to small business owners,” said Ezra Kucharz, President of CBS Local Digital Media. “CBS Small Business Pulse will provide the insights and knowledge small business owners need to immediately solve the challenges they face by delivering daily, easily digestible information across myriad topics that can easily be put into action.”

CBS Small Business Pulse is structured around six major categories that small business owners must address on a daily basis regardless of their industry: Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Marketing, Sales and Technology.


Content in CBS Small Business Pulse will be fueled by many CBS divisions and include subject-matter experts and business leaders sharing their acumen through articles, interviews, video, podcasts and infographics. Examples include:
  • CBS News: In addition to curated content relevant for small business owners, CBS News will also be contributing original content. Following interviews on CBS News’ broadcasts, such as CBS THIS MORNING, producers will record additional segments with business leaders discussing small business-focused issues exclusively for CBS Small Business Pulse.
  • CBS Local: Daily original and curated content highlighting small business successes and key learnings from across the country.
  • CBS Radio: Video highlights from Small Business Breakfasts held by News format stations around the country.
  • ZDNet and TechRepublic (CBS Interactive):  Stories about small business strategies as it relates to technology, products and services.
  • Simon & Schuster: Contributions include excerpts and original content from Simon & Schuster authors as well as a small business “book shelf” highlighting special offers on relevant titles from their library.
“Small business owners are the backbone of America,” said Rich Lobel, Executive Vice President and CMO, CBS Altitude Group. “So many divisions across CBS offer content and expertise related to small business owner’s needs, it only made sense to harness our world-class editorial organizations to super-serve this vital segment in one single, robust destination.”

CBS Small Business Pulse is available today online and on the mobile web at http://cbspulse.com.

Slacker Radio, ESPN Radio Team For His & Hers Music Station

Slacker Radio and ESPN today launched a radio station for renowned sports columnists and hosts of the popular His & Hers podcast and TV show, Michael Smith and Jemele Hill. Built on their love for R&B deep cuts and slow jams, the duo came into the Slacker studios to add commentary and interstitials over their hand-picked, curated playlist. Comprised of their all-time favorite songs and artists, Hill and Smith treat their listeners to a deep dive into seriously sexy “grown folks music,” as they call it.

“His & Hers is a relationship show, and considering how much we discuss relationship issues, and how they relate to sports, we'd like to think this is yet another way that people can get a sneak peek into our philosophies on this subject matter,” said Hill. “Let's not even make this complicated: We've done a great service to any of those with romantic desires. We've laid out the perfect blueprint.”

Already well known as sports experts and analysts with years on television, radio podcasts and writing for newspapers, Michael and Jemele also happen to know their music. The His & Hers station takes listeners on a journey as they talk about the music that means the most to them - from Prince to D’Angelo to the Isley Brothers to R. Kelly. The spirit, friendly banter and genuine camaraderie of His & Hers lives on as Hill and Smith debate their favorites. The marriage with Slacker Radio was an easy one, as Slacker is the home for curated content from music, TV and radio personalities like Jon Gruden, the cast of FX’s Archer, John Legend and many others.

"You have a married father of three coupled with a wise, confident single lady, so His & Hers surely knows a thing or two about setting the mood. Whether you're looking for love, in the mood for love, trying to mend a broken heart, or reminiscing about the love you lost, ‘His & Hers Radio’ on Slacker provides the perfect soundtrack, whatever your relationship situation," added Smith.

Hill and Smith co-host His & Hers, airing on weekdays at noon ET on ESPN2. The duo also co-host an ESPN Audio podcast His & Hers with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill. They can be seen on various ESPN studio shows including Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio and ESPN2.

The His & Hers station is now live over at Slacker Radio and can be found here. For more information about Slacker Radio or to listen for free, visit www.slacker.com. Follow us on Twitter @SlackerRadio or become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SlackerRadio.

To download the app visit:

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.slacker.radio

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slacker-radio/id298307011?mt=8

Sudden Round Of Dismissals Hit CBS TV Stations

A new round of firings has started at CBS-owned TV stations in Philadelphia and Boston.

In Philadelphia:

New management at CBS3 has axed three of the station's biggest on-air names - Beasley Reece, Kathy Orr and Chris May.  Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, "Eyewitness News" anchor May tweeted: "I've anchored my last broadcast at CBS3. Hope to see you all again."

A source close to the station the station's new general manager has been on a mission to "turn things around" because of unsatisfactory ratings, and that people are being let go left and right.

In Boston:

In a surprise to the newsroom, WBZ-TV let go two key behind the scenes people in management roles yesterday. Peter Wilson, who has spent the last 6 years as the managing editor at the CBS owned and operated station, was let go after being with WBZ for close to 20 years. According to a station insider, Wilson was at "the core of every breaking news event" WBZ has covered with him in this role. Greg Nickerson, WBZ's digital assets manager for the past two-and-a-half years, was also let go.

 So far, the firings have not  affected radio stations.

Report: The Most Influential Local Radio Talkers

John and Ken KFI Los Angeles
Newsmax is out with its list of the top 50 most influential local talk radio hosts and shows for 2015.

Many of the hosts' websites listed below let you make a virtual visit to their local talk radio fiefdoms and hear their programs from anywhere.

1. John and Ken, KFI 640 AM, Los Angeles, California.

2. Curtis and Kuby, WABC 770 AM, New York, New York.

3. Howie Carr, WRKO 680 AM, Boston, Massachusetts.

4. Steve Cochran, WGN 720 AM, Chicago, Illinois.

5. Bill Carroll, KFI 640 AM, Los Angeles, California.

6. Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor, WMAL 630 AM, Washington.

7. Brian Sussman, KSFO 560 AM, San Francisco, California.

8. Jeffrey Kuhner, WRKO 680 AM, Boston, Massachusetts.

9. Roe Conn, WGN 720 AM, Chicago, Illinois.

10. Chris Plante, WMAL 630 AM, Washington, D.C.

Click Here For the Entire list.

Beats 1 Is Keeping The Music Clean

As part of the debut of its new Apple Music streaming service, Apple on Tuesday launched Beats 1: a 24-hour global radio station run by three DJs in three different cities around the world. Early on in his first broadcast, DJ Zane Lowe — a former BBC Radio 1 DJ — queued up a song he touted as “a classic that changed my life”: “Let Me Ride,” the third single from Dr. Dre’s 1992 studio debut, The Chronic — now streaming exclusively on Apple Music.

But it was hardly the “classic” version of the song. It was a sanitized version of the expletive-ridden original. By my count some 30 curses had been scrubbed.

Beats 1 24/7 radio is censoring the music it plays, and it’s doing it 24/7.

Reached for comment, Apple confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it is censoring explicit content on Beats 1, and it’s doing it worldwide. The company declined to provide any further comment.

That’s notably different from competitors like Spotify and Rdio, which seem to have no issues with spelling out explicit song titles. However, it is consistent with the way Apple has been naming songs on iTunes, where explicit titles have long been neutered in the same way. Both iTunes and Apple Music still surface explicit titles when searching for naughty words, and explicit artist names aren’t neutered either.

Report: iHeartRadio Not Fearful of Apple Music

Today iHeartMedia is announcing a new partnership with Virgin America that will put iHeartRadio-curated music streams in the ears of Virgin passengers.

Virgin will add streams titled Atmospheres, Dub & Dubber, Dyna-Mic Flows, Pop, Skip & A Jump, Lat-Indie, and Soul-igarchy to its inflight entertainment line-up. The streams were designed as a collaboration between iHeart and Virgin’s film and television development team, Virgin Produced. Virgin passengers can listen to the streams for free.

The launch comes as Apple rolls out its own music streaming service, Apple Music. iHeartRadio’s executive teams said it isn’t concerned about the launch of a new competitor.

“They sell music the way that people used to sell CDs and we curate it. There’s definitely a place for both of us,” said Michele Laven, president of business development and partnerships at iHeart.

According to VentureBeat, Laven is saying that iHeart, like Pandora, is predominantly a curation tool. Rather than giving consumers access to a broad library of songs that they can pick and choose from, iHeart curates for users. Other music streaming services like Spotify, Rdio, Tidal, and now Apple Music have made curation a feature of their main music library service.

But iHeart’s argument is it has access to more curators, because it leverages content from a network of 850 radio stations.

Tampa Radio: Media Protests Hulk Hogan Privacy Request

Hulk Hogan
UPDATE 1PM 7/1:  Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, has settled his lawsuit over a sex tape against Heather Cole, the former wife of radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.
The former pro-wrestler had said the tape was made without his knowledge. Portions of the video of Hogan and Cole were posted on the online gossip site Gawker in 2012.

The New York media outlet is now Bollea's sole adversary in the $100 million lawsuit.

Earlier Posting...

Media organizations have countered a move by Hulk Hogan to block the press from viewing a sex tape and other evidence at the center of his $100 million invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media.

Recode.net reports a coalition of newsrooms including First Look Media, BuzzFeed, CNN, AP, Vox Media and an ABC broadcast affiliate owned by Scripps Media has asked a judge to deny Hogan’s request to keep the public out of the courtroom, according to a brief filed Tuesday. (Gawker Media has separately filed a motion against the partial closure of the courtroom.)

The media companies are arguing that the trial, which takes place in Pinellas County, Fla., goes beyond the specific (some would say salacious) details of the case and any move to keep the press out of the courtroom will have much broader First Amendment implications.

“The public is entitled to know what takes place in the courts of the state of Florida, and the First Amendment right … to report what happens in the courtroom to its readers … transcends this case alone,” the motion read.

As to the case itself, the suit could put Gawker Media out of business and, more importantly, put a chill on the press’ ability (and willingness) to report on public figures.

The trial, set to begin July 6, gets under way nearly three years after Gawker published a video tape showing Hogan (real name: Terry Gene Bollea) and the then-wife of radio personality Bubba The Love Sponge’s having sex. While the video has been expunged from the site, Bollea has sued Gawker for $100 million for invasion of privacy.

SF Radio: KGO's Ronn Owens To Undergo Surgery

KGO 810 AM talk show host Ronn Owens announced Monday that he will undergo surgery in August to help ease his symptoms from Parkinson's Disease.


He spoke publicly about his battle with the disease on ABC7's Beyond the Headlines and he will undergo a surgery called "deep brain stimulation."

Owens says that within the past year, his symptoms have become obvious.

"I mentioned buttoning a shirt took me about a minute and a half to get one actual button on this morning. The others I was able to do, but that's not something that happens to you unless you've got something like Parkinson's," he said.


The doctors at UCSF involved in Owens' procedure are conducting the largest clinical trial of Parkinson's treatment through deep brain stimulation in the country.

Pensacola Radio: WXBM, WMEZ Shuffle Line-Ups

Cumulus Pensacola announces a new on-air line-up that debuted this week on NASH FM WXBM 102.7 FM and on Soft Rock WMEZ 94.1 FM.

On NASH FM 102.7, midday talent and Program Director Jeni Lane takes over the 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday shift, while former midday talent Ryan Andrew rolls to PM Drive to cover 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

On Soft Rock 94.1 WMEZ, former NASH FM 1027 PM Drive co-host Lindsey Marie Addison joins Soft Rock 94.1 for the midday 10am-3 pm shift, effective Monday, July 6. Former WMEZ midday talent and Program Director Chuck Whitaker slides into PM Drive from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

WXBM 102.7 FM (100 Kw) Red=Local coverage Area
WMEZ 94.1 FM (77 Kw)
Former PM Driver Terry Michaels comes off afternoons to devote full time to his duties as Promotion Director for Cumulus Pensacola’s five-station cluster, which also includes Classic Soul-Urban AC station Magic 106.1/WRRX-FM; News Talk 1370/WCOA-AM; and Classic Hits JET 100.7/WJTQ-FM.

Jerry King, Operations Director for Cumulus Pensacola said: “The forward movement of Jeni and Ryan on NASH FM 1027 further solidifies our strong NASH branding and marks it as a consistent player on the Gulf Coast. We are delighted that Lindsey Marie will make the jump to Soft Rock 94.1 to further enhance the brand of our heritage cluster AC. Friendly and natural, Lindsey’s is a strong voice that will speak directly to the busy lifestyle of today’s 25-54 AC listener.”

 

Raleigh Radio: David Lewis Named New GM For WPTF

Curtis Media Group has announced that David Lewis will be joining its Raleigh management team as General Manager of News/Talk WPTF-AM.

Lewis joins the company from Cumulus in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he served as Market Manager for the past six years.

CMG Executive VP Trip Savery commented, "We are pleased to welcome David to Curtis Media Group. His experiences as an advertising agency principal, publisher and radio management will be of great value to our customers. WPTF is one of the most iconic brands in North Carolina, and we look forward to evolving the station under David's leadership."

Lewis added, "I am excited to join Curtis Media and the WPTF team. I look forward to blending my past experience with the talented group that Don Curtis and Trip Savery already have in place, as we further develop our products and content while providing superior results for our clients."

Donald Trump Sues Univision for $500M

The Donald
Donald Trump is making good on his promise to go after Univision for backing out of their deal to air the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. The presidential hopeful is suing for $500 million.

Trump is accusing the network of breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. He is also claiming that Univision lobbied behind-the-scenes to get NBCUniversal to cut their ties as well. Donald is also suing for defamation over a social media post by Univision president Alberto Ciurana who compared him to South Carolina shooter, Dylann Roof.

The complaint states, "While Mr. Ciurana would later remove the defamatory post, the damage was already done: Mr. Ciurana's post was picked up by the media and became the subject of hundreds, if not thousands, of press articles, yet another example of Univision's dubious efforts to create a false narrative in an attempt to upset Mr. Trump's longstanding personal and business relationship with the Hispanic community."

The network responded with their own statement which read, "We just reviewed Mr. Trump's complaint for the first time, and it is both factually false and legally ridiculous. We will not only vigorously defend the case, but will continue to fight against Mr. Trump's ongoing efforts to run away from the derogatory comments he made on June 16th about Mexican immigrants. Our decision to end our business relationship with Mr. Trump was influenced solely by our responsibility to speak up for the community we serve."

Jax Radio: Cox Pushes Longtime WOKV PD Mike Dorwart OUT

Mike Dorwart
Long-time News/Talk WOKV 690 AM / 104.5 FM Program Director Mike Dorwart has been pushed out of the building.

Dorwart posted on his Facebook page Tuesday that he was dismissed. He added it was unexpected.

“Imagine my surprise at finding myself ‘restructured’ after 25 years as program director of WOKV.” said Dorwart, who has been with the broadcast operation since 1989.

In an email to the Times-Union, Dorwart acknowledged it’s difficult to accept he’s out of a job.

“It was a shock, to say the least. Frankly, it hasn’t quite fully set in,” Dorwart said. “I have nothing but positive things to say about my 25 years at WOKV, where I had the honor of working with so many talented people and building something great that the listeners of Jacksonville can rely on every day.”

“I have no idea what our future holds, but we trust in God’s wisdom to lead us to the right path forward,” Dorwart said. “Taking these first days to unwind and get organized.”

This is the second significant personnel change at the station in the past year.

In November, long-time morning news on-air anchor Roxy Tyler was terminated from the station. She had been with the station since 1995.

TV News Ratings: Lester Holt Wins First Official Week

Lester Holt
In his first week as the official anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” Lester Holt attracted more viewers — and more of the viewers that advertisers crave — than ABC’s “World News Tonight,” a signal that the ongoing push and pull between the two newscasts, and the networks behind them, is likely to continue.

“NBC Nightly News,” which now uses Holt’s name in its title, drew an average of 1,970,000 viewers between the ages of 25 and 54 for the five days ended June 26, according to Nielsen, compared with 1,933,000 for ABC’s “World News Tonight” with David Muir and 1,473,000 for CBS’ “CBS Evening News” with Scott Pelley. Advertisers place more emphasis on this age group when negotiating prices for their support of news programming.

“Nightly News” attracted an average of 8,048,000 viewers during the same time period, according to Nielsen. In comparison, “World News” lured an average of 7,722,000 and “Evening News” an average of 6,608,000.

Variety reports NBC’s win comes after the network launched a new promotional campaign to draw attention to the anchor, who in recent moths had been a substitute for Brian Williams. Williams was suspended for six months earlier this year after disclosing he embellished some accounts of his reporting, and NBC recently concluded an investigation into his behavior. NBCUniversal earlier this month said Williams would move to MSNBC in a new reporting position in August.

CableTV News Ratings: Fox News, CNN Increase Viewers

Fox News remained the overwhelming primetime choice for cable news viewers during a busy second quarter of this year, and both it and a more competitive CNN were up double-digits in the key news demo vs. last year — pushing MSNBC farther down the ratings totem pole, according to Variety.

CNN had a strong quarter relative to the competition on a total-day basis, as it was up 31% in the news demo of adults 25-54 and 26% in total viewers, according to Nielsen estimates. FNC was about even (down 2% in 25-54, up 4% in total viewers) while MSNBC slid 17% in adults 25-54 and dipped 5% in total viewers.

Among individual programs for the quarter, Fox News could claim the top six in adults 25-54, led by “The O’Reilly Factor” (423,000) and “The Kelly File” (400,000). (“Kelly File” had a notable close to the quarter, as Megyn Kelly’s exclusive interviews with members of the Duggar family from “19 Kids and Counting” lifted her show to its first ever No. 1 monthly finish among cable news programs in the demo, edging past “O’Reilly”).

2Q’15 VS. 2Q’14 NIELSEN NUMBERS (7 day week, L+SD):

TOTAL DAY

FNC: 974,000 total viewers – up 4% (186,000 in 25-54 – down 2%)

CNN: 431,000 total viewers – up 26% (138,000 in 25-54 – up 31%)

MSNBC: 318,000 total viewers – down 5% (85,000 in 25-54 – down 17%)


PRIMETIME: 8-11PM/ET

FNC: 1,603,000 total viewers – up 1% (301,000 in 25-54 – up 14%)

CNN: 560,000 total viewers – up 22% (195,000 in 25-54 – up 25%)

MSNBC: 512,000 total viewers – down 10% (130,000 in 25-54 – down 18%)


PRIMETIME: 7-11PM/ET

FNC: 1,547,000 total viewers – up 2% (281,000 in 25-54 – up 12%)

CNN: 552,000 total viewers – up 24% (189,000 in 25-54 – up 28%)

MSNBC: 518,000 total viewers – down 11% (125,000 in 25-54 – down 19%)

Glen Campbell Docu Strong Performer for CNN


  • Premiere of "Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me" was Most Watched CNN Films Broadcast in History of Franchise – in Total Viewers, 25 to 54 Demo
  • The Rhinestone Cowboy reached #1 in demo and total viewers during first broadcasts
  • Among the now 20 films within the CNN Films franchise, it was the highest-rated in both adults 25 to 54 and total viewers, and the second highest-rated among adults 18 to 34 (after CNN Films Blackfish). 
Glen Campbell, I'll Be Me easily won first place in cable news for its time period on Sunday night for all three demos.  The broadcast had 2.76M total viewers and 510k viewers aged 25 to 54 for its 9:00pm to 10:45pm premiere.  These ratings beat the cable news competition: MSNBC placed third with 463k total viewers and 251k viewers aged 25 to 54, while Fox News straggled in at fourth with 139k viewers aged 25 to 54, and second place with 593k among total viewers.

With 125k viewers aged 18 to 34, CNN also won the evening’s cable news competition in its time period.  This figure easily topped MSNBC, which had 48k viewers 18 to 34 years old, and Fox News, with 33k viewers aged 18 to 34.

The encore broadcast at 10:45pm delivered big numbers as well, CNN came in first place among total viewers and viewers 25 to 54, with 1.26M and 268k respectively.  Fox News placed second among total viewers with 482k and last for the demo with 89k.  MSNBC was last among total viewers with 403k and second among viewers 25 to 54 with 219k.

Glen Campbell’s extraordinary life, musical legacy, and brave battle against Alzheimer’s disease are the focus of the film and presented back-to-back on CNN/U.S. with limited commercial interruptions. The film will encore on CNN/U.S. on Saturday, July 4 at 9:00pm Eastern.

In observance of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, CNN/U.S. will encore the beautiful and inspirational film later this year during the month of November.  In between the broadcasts, online users can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and Campbell’s life and career, by visiting www.cnn.com/glencampbell.