Fox TV Renews Dish Nation
January 6, 2015 at 3:52 PM (PT)
FOX TV stations have renewed syndicated half-hour entertainment news series, DISH NATION, for two more seasons, taking the show through the 2016-17 season, reports BROADCASTING & CABLE. DISH NATION features the banter of radio teams such as ATLANTA’s RICKEY SMILEY Morning Show, the syndicated KIDD KRADDICK in the Morning, and KLOS/LOS ANGELES duo HEIDI & FRANK.
“The challenge in covering entertainment news/pop culture is doing it differently — Dish Nation is doing it differently,” FOX TV Stations SVP/Programming FRANK CICHA in a statement. “This year, DISH has raised the bar on what it’s good at — honest, ethnically diverse, unapologetic and often very funny takes on this stuff. We see it as a show with big upside, and audiences in our key time periods and upgrades have backed us up.”
“The rise in DISH NATION’s viewership coincides with an increase in brand awareness across our digital platform,” FTS EVP/Programming and Development STEPHEN BROWN in a statement. “Since completely overhauling DISHNATION.COM in JUNE, we have seen an impressive +467% increase in page views. This increased engagement speaks to audiences and fans’ growing enthusiasm for the program.”