Live! With Regis And Kelly

LIVE! with Regis and Kelly is asking home viewers for their help in finding guest co-hosts to join Regis Philbin August 17-20, 2010, and they need look no farther than their radio dials.

LIVE’s “Women of Radio Co-Host for a Day Search” invites the LIVE audience to nominate their favorite local radio broadcasters to join Regis as a guest co-host for a day.

The search is open to female radio broadcasters with regularly scheduled shows of any kind, including music, sports, news, plus traffic reporters and weathercasters.

After all of the nominations are in, LIVE’s producers will narrow the field to ten semi-finalists, and viewers will again weigh in – this time to vote on the four broadcasters who will fly to New York to act as guest co-host for a day with Regis August 17-20.

Viewers will get more than the chance to possibly see their favorite local radio personality on LIVE – everyone who submits a nomination or votes for the guest co-hosts will have the opportunity to win one of ten Krups home appliance gift packages by random drawing. Nominations can be submitted through July 16, 2010, and full details are available at LiveRegisAndKelly.com.

 

Prince Edward Island just got a lot more popular. LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY (Monday to Friday at 9 a.m. ET on CTV) took their show on the road to Canada, and with historic Charlottetown, PEI as the backdrop, was the most-watched episode ever, with a series-high audience of almost 1 million viewers.

A total audience of 968,000 viewers tuned-in to watch as Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa chatted with The Twilight Saga: Eclipse star Peter Facinelli and enjoyed a performance of Lady Antebellum’s new single “Our Kind of Love.”

The popular and highly discussed broadcast from Confederation Landing Park was the most-watched episode ever for the series. Additionally, the first Canadian-based episode more than doubled the average daily audience of 417,000 viewers this season, seeing an increase of 132%.

Wednesday’s episode features an appearance by everyone’s favourite Southern vampire, Stephen Moyer (TRUE BLOOD), as well as a performance by Canadian R&B singer Melanie Fiona. Thursday’s episode includes SEX AND THE CITY’s John Corbett, who will be talking about his upcoming film Ramona & Beezus, while One Republic takes to the Prince Edward Island stage. LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY airs Monday to Friday at 9 a.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to check local listings).

 

From the Big Apple to Green Gables! CTV has Regis and Kelly’s exciting trip to Charlottetown covered with extensive and exclusive coverage leading up to and during LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY in Prince Edward Island.

From ETALK to CANADA AM and CTV ATLANTIC, CTV’s broadcast of LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY from the Confederation Landing Park in historic Charlottetown will be seen on various CTV platforms.

LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY broadcasts from PEI on Monday, July 12 to Thursday, July 15 at 9 a.m. ET on CTV and features guests including John Corbett (SEX AND THE CITY), Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and Canadian Caroline Rhea (SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH) (visit CTV.ca to check local listings).

“The treasured duo Regis and Kelly combined with an authentic PEI flavour will deliver an unforgettable television experience for millions of viewers across North America,” said Susanne Boyce, Present, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

ETALK

As ETALK heads to Charlottetown, Canadian Laurie Gelman, wife of LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY Executive Producer Michael Gelman, joins the team as a Special Correspondent. Offering rare behind-the-scenes access to the morning show duo, Laurie kicks off ETALK’s coverage in New York City with interviews with Regis and Kelly, as well as her husband Michael Gelman today at 7 p.m. ET. Beginning Monday, July 12 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, ETALK’s exclusive access continues as Ben Mulroney reports from location in PEI delivering more interviews with the morning show duo as they go live from Charlottetown.

CANADA AM

Beginning today at 6 a.m. ET on CTV, CANADA AM has Regis and Kelly’s trip to PEI covered with a special sit down interview with the duo. Starting Monday, July 12, local resident Jeff Hutcheson reports live from Charlottetown. Regis and Kelly chat about their trip to Canada, Jeff gives Regis and Kelly the inside track on his favourite spots on Prince Edward Island and executive producer Michael Gelman joins CANADA AM for an interview.

CTV ATLANTIC

CTV Atlantic has the Maritimes covered with ongoing LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY coverage on LIVE AT 5. From Moncton where Regis is performing, to Charlottetown with LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY, CTV Atlantic gives viewers complete coverage of Regis and Kelly’s first-ever trip to Canada’s east coast.

CTV NEWS CHANNEL

On Monday, July 12 executive producer Michael Gelman joins CTV News Channel live from PEI for an interview.

LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY on CTV.ca

Last week, CTV.ca held a successful weeklong contest that gave fans of LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY the opportunity of a lifetime by providing one lucky winner with a trip for two to Charlottetown, three night stay, dinners and VIP tickets to the shows.

 

CTV weathercaster Tamara Taggart took a bite out of the Big Apple Friday with nearly half a million viewers along for the ride. As guest host on CTV’s LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY, Taggart’s LIVE! debut saw audiences increase 56% above average with 474,000 viewers. The Vancouver weathercaster was the only Canadian top 10 finalist in the “From Local to LIVE Co-Host for a Day” search, filling in for series regular Kelly Rippa.

On Friday’s show, Taggart and Regis Philbin interviewed actress Renee Zellweger about her recent film My One and Only, and journalist/author Geraldo Rivera about his new book The Great Progression: How Hispanics Will Lead America to a New Era of Prosperity. As well, Regis and Tamara announced some of the nominees from the 2009 Relly Awards and the winner of the Ultimate Hometown Grill Off. Several Canadian Taggart fans were in the LIVE! studio audience to cheer her on.

During the show, Philbin complimented Tamara’s poise under pressure. “You know, we have one of the most-jammed shows we have ever had in the history of this show. That’s why I am glad you’re so experienced, because it’s going to take all of our talents to get through this today.” By the end of the broadcast, Philbin was asking “Hasn’t this girl been terrific?”

Meanwhile, Taggart completed more than two dozen interviews with media outlets across the country as the result of her co-hosting gig. Viewers in Canada followed her Big Apple adventure at ctvbc.ctv.ca/tamara, increasing traffic to the site by 82%, and at twitter.com/tamarataggart which saw a 38% jump in traffic. Taggart kept followers updated on everything from flight delays in Toronto to presenting an Olympic mascot to Regis to messages of congratulations from Premier of British Columbia Gordon Campbell.

LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY airs Monday to Friday at 9 a.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings). The series is executive produced by Michael Gelman and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

CTV, Canada’s Olympic Network, is also Canada’s largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada’s most-watched television network. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada’s premier multi-media company, which also owns Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.

*Source: BBM Nielsen Media Research Preliminary Overnight Reports
** Source: Omniture Site Catalyst

As announced this morning on CTV’s LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY, CTV BC weathercaster Tamara Taggart has been selected to guest co-host on LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY, having made the Top 10 in the “From Local to LIVE Co-Host for a Day” search. Taggart will fill in for Kelly Ripa one day during the week of August 17-21.

The search, which began on June 26, generated thousands of nominations for broadcasters across North America. On Monday, July 27 Taggart and CTV Toronto weathercaster Tom Brown were selected as the only Canadian top 20 finalists. Today Taggart’s position in the Top 10 was confirmed – guaranteeing her a co-hosting role on the show one day next month. Taggart joins four other female and five male North American broadcasters who will become guest co-hosts, selected as the result of hundreds of thousands of votes from viewers across North America.

“I am absolutely over the moon!” said Taggart. “I’m excited, nervous and most importantly honoured to have this incredible opportunity to fill in for Kelly Ripa”.

LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY airs Monday to Friday at 9 a.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings). The series is executive produced by Michael Gelman and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television