The Bill Cunningham Show
|The Bill Cunningham Show|
|Presented by||Bill Cunningham|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||361|
|Executive producer(s)||Kim Brechka|
|Producer(s)||Joyce Coleman Sampson
Michelle Jaffe Sherry
|Location(s)||NEP Broadcasting Penn Studios, Hotel Pennsylvania
New York City, New York
|Camera setup||Videotape; Multi-camera|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Tribune Broadcasting
ITV Studios America
|Original channel||First-run syndication
(September 19, 2011–May 2012)
The CW (September 17, 2012-present)
|Picture format||480i widescreen|
|Original run||September 19, 2011 – present|
The show debuted on September 19, 2011 and is produced by Tribune Broadcasting in association with ITV Studios America. In the first season before the move to the CW, the program had limited distribution, airing only on Tribune's stations, Local TV, LLC-owned KAUT-TV/Oklahoma City and WGNT/Norfolk and Raycom Media-owned WXIX in Cunningham's hometown of Cincinnati.
On February 10, 2012, The CW announced that the program would be distributed nationwide for the 2012–13 season, as part of the network's CW Daytime lineup, airing at 3 p.m. in all U.S. time zones (becoming the third syndicated talk show to become a network series, following Leeza and Tyra); the series officially made its CW debut on September 17, 2012 replacing Dr. Drew's Lifechangers. ITVSA and Tribune renewed the show for a third season.
The series offers the traditional tabloid-style conflict-resolution format with Cunningham's conservative point of view on the subjects presented. An expert weighs-in and comments with questions and comments from audience members.
In New York City, where the show airs locally on CW affiliate WPIX, The Bill Cunningham Show averaged a 0.7 in adults 18–49 in January — better than any other talk show in the market, across all timeslots. On February 9, 2012, it won its timeslot with a 1.2 rating in adults 25–54 (it also finished first in that timeslot in the demo in Los Angeles and Dallas). During the second week of the February 2012 sweeps period (through February 9), airings of The Bill Cunningham Show on WPIX averaged a 1.4 household rating.
The hour-long show is taped in front of a live audience at NEP Broadcasting's Penn Studios in the Hotel Pennsylvania's former ballroom. This studio has a history of usage in tabloid talk shows; Maury was taped here until its 2009 move to Stamford, Connecticut, as was Sally Jessy Raphaël in its last years before cancellation. The show is produced by former Montel producer Kim Brechka.
- "The Bill Cunningham Show Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
- "New Season, New Timeslots" from Cincinnati Enquirer (August 31, 2011)
- Albiniak, Paige (February 10, 2012). "Exclusive: Tribune's 'Bill Cunningham' to Take Over CW's Daytime Slot This Fall; Conflict talker will air at 3 p.m. across the country". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
- Starr, Michael (February 14, 2012). "Starr Report". Retrieved May 2, 2012.
- Thielman, Sam. "'Bill Cunningham Show' enters syndication". Variety. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
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