Fox Television Stations has renewed Dish Nation for two years, through 2019. The daily half-hour entertainment news program features radio-show teams from around the country offering their perspectives on breaking celebrity and pop culture news.
Averaging 4.1 million weekly viewers this season, Dish Nation is the youngest-skewing magazine show, with 49.8 as its median age. The show ranks No. 2 in adults 18-34 and women 18-34 among magazines with African-American viewers, according to FTS.
The weeknight program also has grown in households in key time slots, year over year: WWOR New York (+13%), KTTV Los Angeles (+17%), KSAZ Phoenix (+50%), KCPQ Seattle (+67%), KTBC Austin (+20%), KOKH Oklahoma City (+14%) and WNAC Providence (+43%). Ratings reflect the November 2016 sweep vs. November 2015 sweep.
Dish Nation’s radio teams include Atlanta’s Rickey Smiley Morning Show, heard locally on Atlanta’s WHTA and syndicated in over 60 markets nationwide, and Heidi & Frank, heard weekdays on KLOS in Los Angeles.
Dish Nation is produced by Fox Television Stations and distributed by Twentieth Television. Vinny Rutherford serves as executive producer.