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Senior Entertainment Reporter John Kiesewetter has been covering TV and media issues for 20 years. After joining the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1975 as a summer intern, he worked as a county government and suburban reporter; assistant city editor and suburban editor; and features editor supervising the Life section. He has a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Live From The Choir Families In NY

This just in from New York from Dan Hilen, Lakota East High School sports information director, and father of April Hilen, one of the "Clash of the Choir" singers. If I get other emails from parents, spouses or singers, I'll add them to this string. Please post your reviews on the "Choirs" blog I wrote last night.

Also, a ratings note: Cincinnati had the biggest TV audience of the five choir markets, from what I can tell.
Channel 5 averaged a 12.2 rating and 18% audience share.
Philadelphia, 8.3/9%
Hartford/New Haven, 7.4/11%
Houston, 4.0/8%
Oklahoma City ratings delayed.

Just a quick update from NYC and Clash. Being at the program was so awesome last night. It was a party in the studio with the choirs and the warm-up comedian.
The producers had something in mind when they put the Cincy choir first and the Philly choir last. I think they wanted to make sure people started and finished watching the show.
If I had to bet... it will come down to these two choirs. The LaBelle choir was strong last night, but the Cincy choir has some surprises ahead if they advance. GREAT SHOW!


at 12/18/2007 3:41 PM Blogger Tom said...

I loved clash of the choirs. Nick did a fine job promoting the city. The trolley was hokey; the visit to Graeter's was not. And the studio seemed to be rockin' with Cincinnatians. Thought Nick's choir itself was also very good; only LaBelle's was comparable. Speaking of Patti, I'm glad I'm not the only one tired of "Lady Marmalade"! We're all rooting (and voting) for baritone Kenny Smith at First Unitarian Church! Go Kenny!
-Tom Sandman

at 12/18/2007 9:25 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is ch 5 airing this tonight?

at 12/19/2007 10:12 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oklahoma City's ratings delayed? Gee, could it be because no-one has electricity to watch television?

at 12/20/2007 4:26 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

April did a great job last evening during her solo. She sure seems to get her fair share of camera time. She must have caught the eye of someone in the camera crew. Go Team Lachey!

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