accessAtlanta

City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

TV tidbits: CNN speculation, ‘Honey Boo Boo’ specials, TNT/TBS ratings highlights

Piers Morgan took over for Larry King but ratings have not followed. CREDIT: AP

Piers Morgan took over for Larry King but ratings have not followed. CREDIT: AP

Busy day in TV with Georgia ties so here’s a quick summary:

- The New York Post is throwing out rumors about incoming CNN prez Jeff Zucker moves at CNN Before Zucker has even officially taken over. Speculation includes moving Piers Morgan to late night, 10 p.m. or later, from his current 9 p.m. slot. And bringing Ann Curry from NBC News to CNN.

***
“Honey Boo Boo” is back for some holiday specials early next year on TLC:

Halloween – Sunday, January 6 at 9 p.m. EST
Thanksgiving – Sunday, January 13 at 9 p.m. EST
Clip Show – Sunday, February 10 at 8 p.m. EST
Christmas – Sunday, February 17 at 8 p.m. EST


***
Turner released some ratings highlights:

• TBS ranks as basic cable’s #1 network for the year-to-date among adult 18-34 in primetime.

• TNT has five shows – The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Perception and Dallas – among basic cable’s Top 10 original series for the year-to-date, giving the drama destination more shows on the list than any other network.

• Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network in total day with adults 18-34 and adults 18-49.

• Cartoon Network ranks #1 in total day across all television among boys 6-11 & 9-14, while claiming its most-watched year in history across Early Prime (7-9 p.m.) among kids 6-11, kids 9-14 & boys 9-14.

• truTV will score its youngest annual primetime median age ever (42), driven by the strength of breakout hits like Hardcore Pawn, Lizard Lick Towing and Impractical Jokers.

Join my Facebook fan page and Twitter. Oh, and Google +, too!

2 comments Add your comment

Chuckie D

December 12th, 2012
11:18 pm

Piers should be moved across the pond—it doesn’t matter what time they move the show. No one will watch and basically, who cares????

Jere

December 13th, 2012
11:09 am

Hey CNN, FYI: Ann Curry is the kiss of death.