I'm extremely surprised NYC gave Radiohead permission to play.
If they did even.
Context: In 2008 Fall Out Boy attempted to do a secret acoustic show in Washington Sq park. About 200 people showed up and the cops threatened to arrest the band if they played so much as a note. That wasn’t reported by major news outlets or surrounding a protest.
UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the band has denied reports of a secret show, saying they’re not playing.
Despite their low numbers, Greenblatt has said that he is committed to giving these underperforming freshmen more of a chance to grow and wants to send a message to the creative community that he will “give their shows every chance to succeed.”
This makes sense considering Greenblatt comes from cable where these ratings wouldn’t be so dire.
While for many the fate of these shows don’t really matter, this is good news for NBC’s other low rated, but adored programs (such as Parks and Rec and Community).
The Times has some substantial insider evidence that Newsies could be hopping the river and coming to Broadway.
Executives from the Nederlander Organization and Jujamcyn Theaters, two of Broadway’s major chains, have reached out to Disney to talk about opening “Newsies” in one of their houses, according to the people familiar with the talks, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge private business discussions.
Disney executives appear open to the idea of a Broadway run, these people said, but are at this point still planning to release the title for licensing as originally planned. A spokesman for Disney Theatricals declined to comment on Thursday about the overtures from the theater owners.
It is not clear if the star of “Newsies,” Jeremy Jordan, would be part of a Broadway production. He is committed to the upcoming Broadway musical “Bonnie & Clyde,” which is set to open this year.
THR did their homework on this one, going as far as to reveal monetary returns (which to my knowledge no podcaster has made public before).
The beauty of the podcast is its simplicity: Anyone can purchase a microphone and mixer, and the cost is nominal compared to a traditional radio program. “With an investment of $700 to $1,000, you can make a show,” says Maron, whose podcast regularly charts in the iTunes Top 10 and charges $1,000 to $15,000 per sponsor.
In contrast, Carolla also works from his garage — “He’s got a bunker!” mocks Maron — but he employs 18 people, from “$10-an-hour guys” to those “making six figures.” “It’s a business,” says Carolla. “Madison Avenue and corporate America are already involved. I don’t know how to define success, but I can tell you that 18 months ago, companies like Nissan or LegalZoom didn’t exist in our podcast world. Now they’re in it in a big way, and other companies are coming on board.”
Vulture has put together an eye-opening comparison of how vastly the media landscape has changed over the last twenty years. Practically any show currently on the air (including hits), if it were getting the same ratings in ‘94 would have been canceled immediately.
9.2 million: Viewers it takes to get picked up, this time for New Girl.
9.2 million: Viewers who watched Who Wants to Marry My Dad? on August 4, 2003.
9.8 million: What landed My So-Called Lifein the bottom 10 for its entire run, before it was canceled.
1.6 million: Difference between the premiere of Up All Night (6 million), NBC’s hit new comedy, and the premiere ofThanks, CBS’s Puritan sitcom that aired six episodes in 1999. Thanks had 1.6 million more viewers.