Morning Show Hosts Day, celebrated on September 27, is a day dedicated to getting to know the personalities behind your favorite morning show. Morning show hosts are picked for a variety of reasons. So, this day offers a great opportunity to appreciate the extra zing morning show hosts bring to their shows. You can also learn about the history behind morning shows and how they came to be in their present form.
History of Morning Show Hosts Day
In Europe, Canada, and Australia morning shows are referred to as ‘breakfast television’ whereas in the United States they are called ‘morning shows.’ They broadcast news and other general information live in the mornings. They are usually scheduled between 5:00 and 10:00 a.m.
These shows are targeted toward those who are getting ready for work, preparing for school, or stay-at-home adults and parents.
“Three To Get Ready” was the first-morning news program that aired in Philadelphia. It was very successful and this prompted N.B.C. to create something similar on a national basis and “Today” was born.
“Today” is the first and longest-running national morning show on television. It premiered in 1952, on N.B.C. in the United States and it was the number one morning program in the ratings for most of its 60-year run. This success has led to many shows copying N.B.C.’s format.
In the 1970s, local television stations began producing their morning shows. These mirrored the format of their network counterparts which mixed news and weather segments with talk and lifestyle features.
The 1980s saw more traditional local newscasts taking hold in the morning timeslots. They began as half-hour or one-hour local newscasts that aired before the national shows.
The morning news format has been so successful that cable news outlets have adopted it as well. “Fox & Friends” on Fox News, and “Early Start” and “New Day” on C.N.N. follow the networks’ morning show format.
Morning Show Hosts Day timeline
"Three To Get Ready" is the first-morning news program to be aired.
The “Today” show premieres on N.B.C., an American English-language commercial broadcast television, and radio network.
C.B.S. debuts a morning show in a two-hour format in 1954 but abandons it in 1957.
The Fox Broadcasting Company, an American commercial broadcast television network, is launched.
Independent news-producing stations that compete with their national counterparts begin to expand their morning shows into the 9:00 a.m. hour.
Advertising restrictions involving the Children's Television Act end the morning children's television market on broadcast television.
Morning Show Hosts Day FAQs
Which morning show has the highest ratings?
A.B.C.’s “Good Morning America” has been the top morning show among T.V. viewers for some time.
What is the number one evening news show?
“ABC World News Tonight” is America’s most-watched evening news show.
Which news network has more viewers — C.N.N. or Fox?
Among the cable networks, Fox News ruled prime time with an average total audience of 2.634 million viewers.
Morning Show Hosts Day Activities
Watch your favorite morning show
Brew your cup of coffee and settle down to watch your favorite morning show hosted by your favorite host. Think about what makes you admire them so much — it could be their dressing style, makeup, or even their mannerisms!
Share on social media
You could write a post or share an article or video about your favorite morning show host on social media. Don’t forget to tag them, so that they know how much they mean to you!
Research about your favorite morning show host
Have you ever felt curious about your favorite morning show host? If you’ve ever wondered where they attended college or how they started out in their career, then just search away on the Internet!
5 Facts About Television
There are more T.V.s than Brits
In 2004, the number of televisions in every household was more than the number of people in the U.K.
The moon landing was broadcasted live
The first T.V. satellite was launched in 1962, and in 1969 over 600 million people watched the moon landing live from their homes.
T.V.s were first sold in 1939
The first practical T.V. sets were sold to the public at the 1939 World's Fair in New York.
Television was named by a Russian
In 1900, a Russian scientist called Constantin Perskyi came up with the name ‘television.’
Americans are your typical couch potatoes
The average American family watches T.V. for eight hours every day.
Why We Love Morning Show Hosts Day
A chance to appreciate our T.V. idols
Morning Show Hosts Day offers a great opportunity to recognize the hard work put in by our favorite morning show hosts. After all, putting a smile on people’s faces every morning cannot be an easy task!
The perfect excuse to stay in bed and tune in
It’s a good idea to simply relax on this day and take your time to appreciate the theme or discussion topic of your favorite morning show. Maybe you could call in the show and use the chance to compliment your favorite T.V. show hosts.
Immerse yourself in fascinating T.V. history
The history of television and morning shows is interesting and offers great insight into how media has evolved. Doing some research on your favorite show might throw up something that could surprise you.
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