Briefs: TMZ says Bravo bowed out of Cynthia Bailey’s wedding; September radio ratings; ‘The Cube’ shooting in Atlanta

"Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Cynthia Bailey attends Rolling Stone Live: Atlanta at The Goat Farm on February 02, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
"Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Cynthia Bailey attends Rolling Stone Live: Atlanta at The Goat Farm on February 02, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Credit: Dia Dipasupil

Credit: Dia Dipasupil

TMZ is reporting Bravo chose not to film Cynthia Bailey’s wedding with Mike Hill earlier this month for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” because it was indoors and included too many people.

The wedding was held at Governors Towne Club in Acworth with about 200 attendees. The event was supposed to be both indoor and outdoor, but with bad weather coming, Bailey decided to make it all inside. Bravo, because of COVID-19, decided it wasn’t safe to shoot the event, TMZ said.

Bailey did shoot the wedding and reception with her own hired crew, and Bravo will still cover the wedding in some way when season 13 of the show airs. A launch date has not been set, and episodes typically air several months after events happen.

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Scott Slade is a morning host at WSB radio.
Scott Slade is a morning host at WSB radio.

Credit: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com. Scott Slade, who came up with the idea of the AFLAC Cancer Center careathon, manned the mic for many of the hours in 2019.

Credit: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com. Scott Slade, who came up with the idea of the AFLAC Cancer Center careathon, manned the mic for many of the hours in 2019.

News/Talk WSB has remained the No. 1 station all year in overall ratings and continued to do so in the latest Nielsen ratings, which largely covers August and early September.

The classic rock station 97.1/The River landed at No. 1 in the key 25-54 demographic and also the younger 18-34 age group.

Among morning shows, WSB host Scott Slade was tops for all adults and those between the ages 25 and 54 and men 25 to 54. The Bert Show at Q99.7 was the most popular show for women ages 25 to 54. John Fricke and Hugh Douglas, the morning hosts for 92.9/The Game, were tops among 18 to 34-year-olds.

Adult pop station Star 94 changed its format to an oldies rhythmic pop bent after this latest monthly ratings report. Its last full month ratings were relatively weak with a 2.0 share, well behind that of other pop stations B98.5 (4.3), Q99.7 (3.7) and Power 96.1 (3.2).

The pandemic has impacted some stations and shows more than others. For example, 90.1/WABE-FM’s numbers are significantly lower than they were a year ago. Also, Rickey Smiley’s morning show on Hot 107.9 is doing much worse than it was in 2019, ranking 18th overall and 10th in the key 18-to-34 demo.

On the other hand, gospel station Praise 102.5 has seen its strongest ratings in years recently, ranking at No. 7.

The ratings below offer shares, not actual listening, which is still only at around 80 percent of what it was pre pandemic, due in part to people’s routines being rejiggered. While vehicular traffic is almost back to volumes seen before March, commute patterns have shifted considerably, with more radio listening happening during the day as opposed to early morning or early evening.

Here are the top 20 radio stations

(This ranking is based on Nielsen ratings covering Aug. 12 to Sept. 9 Mon-Friday 6 a.m. to midnight.)

1. 95.5/750 WSB 10.6

2. 97.1/The River 8.5

3. Kiss 104.1 7.5

4. V-103 5.5

5. Majic 107.5/97.5 5.4

6. B98.5 4.3

7. Praise 102.5 4.2

8. 94.9/The Bull 4.0

9. Q99.7 3.7

10. Fish 104.7 3.2

10. Power 96.1 3.2

12. 92.9/The Game 3.1

13. K-Love 106.7 2.9

14. Hot 107.9 2.8

15. Kicks 101.5 2.7

16. 90.1/WABE-FM 2.6

17. 91.1 Jazz 2.0

17. Rock 100.5 2.0

17. Star 94 2.0

20. Streetz 94.5 1.7

Here are the top morning shows:

1. Scott Slade, WSB 13.6

2. Steve Craig, The River 7.9

3. Steve Harvey, Majic 6.2

4. Toni Moore, Kiss 5.6

5. Bert Show, Q99.7 5.5

6. Morning Culture with Big Tigger, V-103 5.2

7. Get Up! With Erica Campbell, Praise 102.5 4.5

8. Tad & Drex, B98.5 3.8

9. John & Hugh, The Game 3.5

10. Morning Edition, WABE 3.4

10. Kevin & Taylor 3.4

12. Hugh Hewitt, 920/WGKA-AM 3.2

13. Kincaid & Dallas, Kicks 2.9

14. Spencer & Kristen, The Bull 2.8

15. PK in the Morning, Power 2.6

16. Bailey and Southside, Rock 100.5 2.5

17. Skip and Amy, K-Love 2.2

18. Rickey Smiley, 2.0

19. The Front Row, 680/The Fan 1.8

20. Enrique Santos, Z105.7 1.6

25-54 demographic

1. River 8.8

2. V-103 7.4

3. Majic 6.8

4. WSB 6.6

5. Kiss 6.3

6. Q100 4.8

7. B98.5 4.1

8. Bull and Praise 4.0

10. Hot 3.9

11. Power 3.5

12. Fish 3.3

13. The Game 3.2

14. WABE 2.9

15. Rock 2.8

16. K-Love 2.6

17. Streetz 2.4

18. Star 2.1

19. Kicks 1.9

20. Z105.7 1.9

Mornings 25-54 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays

1. Scott Slade, WSB 9..9

2. Morning Culture with Big Tigger, V-103 7.5

3. Bert Show, Q99.7 7.1

4 (tie) Steve Craig, The River; Steve Harvey, Majic 6.7

6. Toni Moore, Kiss 4.9

7. (tie) Bailey & Southside, Rock; Kevin & Taylor, Fish; Erica Campbell, Praise 4.0

10. Tad & Drex, B98.5 3.6

11. John & Hugh, The Game 3.2

12. Morning Edition, WABE 2.8

13. Spencer & Kristen, Bull 2.6

14 (tie). Rickey Smiley, Hot; PK, Power 2.5

16 (tie) Skip and Amy K-Love; Morning Takeover, Streetz 2.4

18. Enrique Santos, Z105.7, 2.3

19 (tie). Kincade & Dallas, Kicks; The Front Row, 680/The Fan 1.8

SOURCE: Nielsen

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A British game show is being converted in America and is being shot in Atlanta. CR: The Cube
A British game show is being converted in America and is being shot in Atlanta. CR: The Cube

Credit: The Cube

Credit: The Cube

WarnerMedia is shooting a new game show “The Cube” in Atlanta hosted by NBA Legend Dwyane Wade

The press release did not identify where the game show will actually land, though it could potentially air on HBO Max, TNT, truTV and/or TBS.

The original British version featured individuals. This revamp will highlight pairs of contestants who must demonstrate skill, nerve and determination inside a glass box (“The Cube”) as they attempt seemingly simple physical tasks. Many of the challenges in Britain featured balls.

Working against the clock, each pair has nine lives to complete seven games, each worth an increasing amount of money, as they move closer to the jackpot. The ten-episode, 60-minute series is slated to premiere next year.

The updated series will introduce a “helping-hand” component, a call-to-action for Wade to enter “The Cube” and compete on behalf of the contestant.

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