Thursday, November 14, 2019

HBO FILM ABOUT SARAH PALIN A RATINGS HIT

March 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The HBO film Game Change, which focuses on Sarah Palin’s role as John McCain’s running mate in 2008, chalked up the best ratings for the pay-TV channel for an original movie since 2004. Its initial airing on Saturday drew 2.1 million viewers. Three repeats added 1.3 million to the number. The Andrew Breitbart-founded conservative blog […]

LOWE’S CAUGHT IN MIDDLE OF NEW PROTESTS

December 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Protests at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores continued to mount over the weekend following the company’s decision to pull its advertising from TLC’s All American Muslim. NBC Nightly News showed footage taken at demonstrations in Brooklyn, NY and Dearborn, MI (where the series is taped). With a sign behind him reading, “Lowe’s, Remember, All-American Muslims Shop […]

LOWE’S ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM PULLOUT SPARKS ANGRY DEBATE

December 14, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Although the Florida Family Association claimed on Tuesday that 65 advertisers had pulled their spots from TLC’s All-American Muslim since the group launched its protest campaign against the program, which looks at the Muslim community in Dearborn, MI, the Los Angeles Times said Tuesday that it could identify only two such advertisers: the previously mentioned […]

DID OTHER ADVERTISERS PULL THEIR SPOTS FROM ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM?

December 13, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Although Lowe’s on Monday claimed that it was not the only advertiser to pull its ads off TLC’s All-American Muslim series, the network itself declined to comment on the Lowe’s statement. In response to an inquiry by the Los Angeles Times, Laurie Goldberg, a spokeswoman for the Discovery Network and TLC Network, said in an […]

TLC CANCELS GOSSELIN SHOW AFTER 6 YEARS

August 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TLC is getting a divorce from Kate Gosselin, two years after dumping her ex-husband Jon. It said Monday that it has canceled <I>Kate Plus Eight</I> but that it “hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future.” This past season the show averaged about 1 million viewers, down from […]

SARAH PALIN GIVES TLC ITS BIGGEST PREMIERE EVER

November 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In yet another demonstration of the strength of the former vice-presidential candidate’s popularity among conservatives, Sarah Palin’s Alaska on Sunday drew the biggest audience for a premiere in the history of TLC — 4.96 million viewers. However, the channel routinely drew bigger numbers for its hit reality series Jon & Kate Plus Eight, at one […]

SARAH PALIN’S ALASKA SURVIVES CRITICS’ GANTLET

November 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In his review of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, an eight-part series produced by Survivor creator Mark Burnett that debuts on TLC Sunday, New York Daily News TV columnist David Hinckley writes that “the title came out backwards. It should have been Alaska’s Sarah Palin.” It is an opinion with which Palin probably wouldn’t disagree. In an […]