CNN’s Anthony Bourdain & Morgan Spurlock Win Time Slots In News Demo

Morgan Spurlockletterman celebs 2 240308TV in general pretty much underperformed Sunday night, but the season premieres of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and Morgan Spurlock Inside Man both surged over their … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: FremantleMedia Buys Global Format Rights To ‘Fittest Family’; Endemol Picks Up International On ‘Parts Unknown’, ‘Inside Man’

FremantleMedia Buys Global Format Rights To ‘Fittest Family’
Ireland's Fittest FamiliesFremantleMedia has secured the global format rights to Animo TV/Kite Entertainment’s Fittest Family. Currently airing on Irish pubcaster RTÉ One as Ireland’s Fittest Family, the six-part series features 12 uber-fit and sports-mad families compete for the title of the nation’s fittest family and a big cash prize. Each episode sees features four sporting legends assigned to coach the families and push them to their fitness max. The families compete against one another as they get put through a set of extreme challenges with only the fittest surviving. FremantleMedia will launch Fittest Family at MIPTV in April.

Endemol Buys International Rights To ‘Parts Unknown’, ‘Inside Man’
Morgan SpurlockAnthony BourdainEndemol said Monday that it has acquired TV distribution rights outside the U.S. to CNN’s factual series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man. Parts Unknown follows host chef, author and TV host Bourdain as he travels to uncover little-known areas of the world and celebrate diverse cultures by exploring food and dining rituals. Inside Man, hosted by Oscar-winning documentarian Spurlock, provides an intimate look into diverse sectors of American life and offers a deep-dive into pressing issues facing the U.S. including migrant farm workers, the elder care industry, union workers, gun owners, education, bankruptcy and the drought. Read More »

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CNN’s ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’ Renewed For Third Season

By | Monday September 30, 2013 @ 10:51am PDT

CNN has reupped Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown for an eight-episode third season, set to debut in Spring 2014. Visits to Brazil, Las Vegas and an African safari are scheduled. The series hosted by chef and best-selling author Bourdain … Read More »

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Cable Ratings: AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ Hits New Highs, CNN’s ‘Anthony Bourdain’ Down In Return, ‘Crossfire’ Gets Rough Start

By | Monday September 16, 2013 @ 1:45pm PDT

NFL Football ruled Sunday night but it was also a good night for Breaking Bad while the Season 2 debut of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show was down double digits from its Season … Read More »

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CNN’s ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’ Finale Down, ‘Stroumboulopoulos’ Debuts Weak

By | Tuesday June 11, 2013 @ 10:47am PDT

Maybe it was Game 2 of the NBA Finals or the Tony Awards or maybe the menu, but CNN took a hit Sunday with Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’s finale and the debut of talk show Stroumboulopoulos. Taking a trip down the Congo River, the finale of Bourdain’s freshman series sank to its second-lowest result of the season with 460,000 total viewers and 208,000 in the adults 25-54 demo. The June 9 travelogue show was down 38% in total viewers and 32% in the demo from the week before. Parts Unknown finished ahead of MSNBC in its 9 PM time slot in viewers and the demo but was far behind the 837,000 total viewers Fox News Channel garnered for a repeat Hannity that focused on the IRS scandal, though it did top the 108,000 Fox News got in the demo. Overall, Sunday’s finale was down 34% among viewers and 29% in the demo from the show’s season averages of 693,000 and 291,000, respectively. Parts Unknown’s worst performance of the season was on Memorial Day weekend, when it pulled in 363,000 total viewers and 173,000 in the demo. Following a strong start in its April 14 debut, the series, which CNN renewed on May 1, had its best results in its second week when 747,000 total viewers and 282,000 in the demo tuned in. Read More »

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CNN’s ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’ Gets Second Season

By | Wednesday May 1, 2013 @ 10:13am PDT

After just three shows in its first run, CNN announced today that Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown will be back for a second season to bow September 15. Visits to Spain, New Mexico, Israel, Copenhagen, Sicily, Detroit, Tokyo … Read More »

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CNN’s ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’ Debuts Strong

By | Monday April 15, 2013 @ 12:40pm PDT

Badboy chef Anthony Bourdain’s new CNN series Parts Unknown was watched by 747,000 viewers last night. The heavily promoted 9 PM Sunday debut of the weekly one-hour show garnered 282,000 viewers in the key … Read More »

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