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"Super Thursday," April 12, 2012

MPBN’s first ever Super Thursday One-Day Radio Pledge Drive last fall beat all records for listener support, and raised it in the shortest time ever. The statewide network is now looking to tap into its listener commitment and dedication to MPBN programming, and their enthusiasm to keep the programs interruption-free as much as possible, to help raise member support that is more vital than ever during its upcoming Spring Membership Campaign.

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The Maine Public Broadcasting Network has announced the final broadcast of NPR’s call-in radio show “Talk of the Nation”. The final segment is scheduled for Thursday, June 27th from 2-4 p.m. The station has changed its regularly scheduled programming to accommodate the broadcast.

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MPBN to Contribute Content to Initial Collection of Public Media’s American Archive

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is announcing that it will contribute a portion of its archival television and radio footage to the initial collection of public media’s American Archive. MPBN’s contribution will be digitized and included as part of the Archive’s first 40,000 hours of content.


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“Downton Abbey, Season 3” on Masterpiece Classic Quadruples Avg. PBS Rating

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is pleased to join PBS and WGBH and announce that the premiere of MASTERPIECE CLASSIC "Downton Abbey, Season 3" captivated viewers in Maine and nationwide with an estimated audience of 7.9 million viewers tuned in for Sunday‘s premiere. (Nielsen Fast National data, 5.1 household rating.) The third season premiere of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning series quadrupled the average PBS primetime rating, and exceeded the average rating of the second season premiere of "Downton Abbey" by 96 percent (based on metered market averages).

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MPBN Radio “Super Thursday” One-Day Pledge Drive April 11th a Success

Building on the excitement of MPBN’s previous Super Thursday One-Day Radio Pledge drives, the statewide network launched another single day fund-raising effort on Thursday, April 11th. With goals of 600 new members and $300,000 in total pledges, the pledge drive outperformed expectations over only 18 hours of fundraising. In total, 612 new members joined MPBN’s membership base and 3,300 pledges were made totaling $342,453 in funds raised.

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