Dish Nation, Twentieth Television’s half-hour entertainment news show featuring the drive-time personalities from syndicated radio shows from across the nation including Reach Media’s Rickey Smiley Morning Show and the Yea Network’s Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, has been renewed on the Fox Television Stations. The announcement was made this morning by Paul Franklin, EVP-GM of broadcast sales, Twentieth Television, and Frank Cicha, SVP, programming, Fox Television Stations. Dish Nation which also features The Big Show with Scott & Todd from WPLJ New York, topped all new first-run programs, ranking No. 1 among adults 18-34 and is tied for No. 1 among adults 18-49, according to Twentieth. Additionally, Dish Nation is the youngest-skewing first-run program in all of syndication.
Franklin said of the renewal, “We promised that ‘Dish Nation’ would be a hilarious and fresh alternative within the entertainment news genre. Based on the positive station response, social media buzz, and reinforced by continuous ratings growth, Dish Nation has delivered. Building from a summer test with the Fox Television Stations to a successful first season, we are thrilled to continue the momentum — and the laughs — with this second season renewal.”
Dish Nation will also return on Sinclair, Tribune, Cox, Meredith, Local TV and LIN stations.