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  1. I don’t want NewsNation to fail either. In fact, a year ago I pointed out that people were calling for NN to shut down, but nobody was calling for Newsy to shudder even though their cable numbers were lower. Just because I make a joke about their crummy set doesn’t mean I’m bashing them. I actually think the idea behind Abrams’ show is great: a host that respects people with other opinions, instead of calling them stupid. The problem is that isn’t NewsNation’s original mission: to bring a straight news program on cable. Instead it’s now the same type of content people already get elsewher
  2. As I said above, my guess is their broom closet. However, NewscastStudio says the final setup is still to come. Hopefully they can add more brightness or texture to the dark areas so it can look less desolate. Also, Dan Abrams’ own website Mediaite has posted yesterday’s ratings. Morning in America averaged 12k viewers and Dan Abrams Live got 43k viewers.
  3. Looks like they’re taping the show in WPIX’s broom closet
  4. Here’s the averages from last week, which was the first week of the relaunch. Down 9% from the week before, and down 8% from last year. https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/week-of-sept-6-morning-show-ratings-today-repeats-as-most-watched-morning-show-a-rare-feat-outside-of-olympics-weeks/488690/
  5. Yeah, it’s just the ticker. The over sensational graphics are still in place. Then again, Gray stations that get a new graphics package get the ticker first so
  6. They also switched the music to Aerial after using the same cut of The Rock for 7 years. And the slogan is now “Live Local Now” instead of “late breaking” because that makes all the difference.
  7. From what I recall, they already do that. All their newscasts are produced in Little Rock and they only have a few local reporters. If they decide to keep it, I could see them changing the music and graphics to fit the News Net template. Two examples, but all of them look and sound virtually the same.
  8. I wonder if they'll move or at least simulcast Morning Express w/ Robin Meade on it. I don't know why it's still on what is now a true crime channel. If they move it to CNN+, it'll fill a few of the 8-12 hours of live programming they promise, and HLN can finally become the full-time murder porn channel they desperately want to be.
  9. For some reason, I'm getting low-rent WSVN vibes. The overly edited headline tease, the gaudy 3D animations, the presenters introducing themselves before the main title sequence, the guy pointing at the camera (that's how you know he's serious), and even the "news station" branding and circle logo. I may just be overthinking it though.
  10. From the Daily Beast: So yeah, she know exactly what she was doing. I guess she wanted a head start on her Newsmax/OAN audition, unless she considers them to be corporate media.
  11. Someone posted the open for FL24 this weekend. I had no idea what it was but it appears to be their answer to CBSN local but statewide. Graphics are standard Scripps apart from the open, and it sounds like they got Stephen to make a custom theme.
  12. I liked the current logo, it’s a shame they’re getting rid of it. The gradients flowed nicely and it wasn’t irritatingly flashy. The smaller letters in the new one make it look cramped and uninviting. If they wanted to make it plain for digital, I would have preferred the original 1962 one. The reason why flat design is everywhere is because young people, like myself, prefer it. Since companies are desperate to appeal to us, they feel the need to make their branding and graphics as flat as possible. I never understood the need for news to rely on gaudy 3D effec
  13. This what you're talking about? Other Scripps stations use that open for their 4pm shows. Here's WFTS from late 2019: Many of the stations that use this open, like WFTS, use production music. Appears WTMJ stuck with the standard music.
  14. As someone who uses TikTok on a regular basis, I can confirm he was very viral. Recently he was doing a series that got millions of views and likes where he would sneak in modern slang into his weather reports, like bussin, sheeeesh, and "that's kinda sus." I hardly know what those words mean and I'm in that generation, but the videos were quite entertaining nevertheless. I checked this morning and he deleted all of them. Not sure if that had anything to do with his departure, but such is life.

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