Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Kelly Ripa Finds Seeing Mark Consuelos Kiss Another Man 'Perversely Sexy, Interesting Ratings Facts

Kelly Ripa Finds Seeing Mark Consuelos Kiss Another Man 'Perversely Sexy'
Kelly Ripa, a longtime lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community advocate, says watching husband Mark Consuelos kiss another man (in this case, actor Craig Bierko) as part of his current stage gig actually gets her a little hot under the collar.

Ripa tells the New York Daily News that "as an actor, there's something voyeuristic and perversely sexy about watching my husband" kiss someone else. Consuelos and Bierko are currently starring off-Broadway in "Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays" at New York's Minetta Lane Theatre.

For his part, Consuelos seems to be taking it all in stride -- although he did confess to holding back a bit when it came to one aspect of his performance. When asked why he didn't use any tongue when smooching Bierko ("The Music Man," "Sex and the City"), he replied, "I'm warming up to it little bit. I don't want to be so easy."

Linda Dano: ABC tried to buy the rights to ANOTHER WORLD from Procter & Gamble
"They were trying to bring over the NBC audience. Angela wanted to bring on ANOTHER WORLD as a half hour soap. Procter wouldn't do it, wouldn't sell the rights."

Actors as Stars at Bar at Stockings with Care Event
Bree Williamson, who bartended early in her career, said the job was easy: "It's like pouring highballs and opening beers."

Which TV Show Rich People Hate the Most, and 27 Other Unexpected Ratings Facts
For the 2011-2012 season to date:
* ABC's REVENGE averages a 0.6 rating with girls 2-11 (No. 1), doubling the 0.3 NBC's PARKS AND REC pulls at 8:30 p.m. Overall, Parks is the lowest-rated comedy on the broadcast nets with kiddies.
* GLEE is No. 1 with female teens
* GREY'S ANATOMY remains red-hot, ranking as the No. 3 show on TV in the Women Under 50 demo, with a 7.5 rating, but on No. 47 in the same demo as men.
* The median income of MODERN FAMILY adults 18-49 viewership is $83,000, the highest of any network entertainment show in primetime.
* The network show rich people like the least? Fox's COPS, which averages a mere 0.6 rating in upscale adults 18-49.
* While cbs has the oldest median age of the broadcast nets (55), ABC is just two years behind (53). NBC is the third oldest (48), while Fox, while older than it used to be (46), remains the youngest-skewing of the Big Four.
* The scripted show with the smallest concentration of viewers with four years of college? SECRET CIRCLE, but that's likely because most of its audience is still in high school.
* Fox's FRINGE gets the biggest percentage boost from time-shifting: Probably thanks to its Friday-night berth, it adds 133 percent more adults 18-49 viewers from DVRs. 90210, UP ALL NIGHT, MODERN FAMILY, and SUPERNATURAL round out the top five most-DVRed shows this season.
* FX has three of the top ten shows among adults 18-49 in that space, including Prospect Park's WILFRED (No. 2)
* The CW is up over last season by 20 percent among viewers over 55 (perhaps the result of picking up the Ringer pilot from CBS), but they're down 30 percent in the network's target demo of women 18-34.
* Among women 18-24, Fox's NEW GIRL and GLEE are the top two shows.

CBS Boss Les Moonves on TV: 'We're the Best Game in Town'
"We're the best game in town," he said several times about the television business, which will experience a banner year in 2012, with the influx of huge amounts of political advertising revenue. "The key is to get all the eyeballs watching online to count. It's the same challenges as the newspaper industry faced, but we’re doing a lot better than they did."

Parkinson lets out CORRIE Christmas secret
CORONATION STREET star Sacha Parkinson has accidentally revealed that there will be a white Christmas in Weatherfield this year.

The 19-year-old inadvertently let the cat out of the bag when she tweeted pictures of the famous cobbles, covered in snow, as she filmed her final scenes as lesbian Sian Powers on the ITV1 soap.

"Look how beautiful the street looks..." she wrote.

A CORRIE insider told the Daily Mirror: "It was supposed to be a surprise for the festive episodes. Next thing it's plastered all over Twitter. Sacha even tweeted how beautiful it looked.

"Cast have been warned about leaking storylines on Twitter. It seems she forgot," they added.

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