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The Scoreboard: Monday, April 21 - Posted 1 day, 5 hours ago
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 239 | MSNBC: 116 | CNN: 125 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 415 | MSNBC: 197 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 94 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid - Posted April 17, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid - Posted April 17, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Separated at Birth? - Posted April 16, 2014
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti, both of whom were just named on The Hollywood Reporter's list of the 35 most powerful people in New York media. Striking, no? ... [FishbowlDC]

The Hollywood Reporter's Annual '35 Most Powerful People in New York Media' - Posted April 16, 2014
Television news executives and personalities are well represented on The Hollywood Reporter's annual "35 Most Powerful People in New York Media" list. From the executive ranks: CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president D... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts, Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper on the OUT Power 50 - Posted April 15, 2014
Several TV news anchors and hosts have made this year's OUT Power 50 list. It's the brand's annual ranking of the most influential LGBT voices in American culture. ABC's Robin Roberts, who ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, April 7 - Posted April 8, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 238 | MSNBC: 101 | CNN: 178 | HLN: 66 Primetime: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 154 | CNN: 219 | HLN: 92 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, April 2 - Posted April 3, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 271 | MSNBC: 109 | CNN: 200 | HLN: 85 Primetime: FNC: 446 | MSNBC: 166 | CNN: 430 | HLN: 85 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Mass Shooting at Ft. Hood, TX; Ivan Lopez Identified as Shooter - Posted April 2, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="220063,220064,220065,220066"] A mass shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas this afternoon has the news networks in continuing coverage tonight. The shots rang out at 4:50pmCT. The gunman has been identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez, an enlisted soldier, who killed himself. At least four people are dead, including Lopez, and 14 others... [Fishbowl NY]

Mass Shooting at Ft. Hood, TX; Ivan Lopez Identified as Shooter - Posted April 2, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="220063,220064,220065,220066"] A mass shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas this afternoon has the news networks in continuing coverage tonight. The shots rang out at 4:50pmCT. The gunman has been identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez, an enlisted soldier, who killed himself. At least four people are dead, including Lopez, and 14 others... [FishbowlNY]

The Top Cable News Shows in Q1 2014 Were... - Posted April 2, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="181922,199730,195563,178164"] Fox News had the top 14 cable news programs in total viewers and the top seven in the key A25-54 demographic in the first three months of 2014. As usual, "The O'Reilly Factor" was number one in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,790,000 and 427,000, respectively. "The Kelly... [TVNewser]

Q1 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Tops CNN, But Sheds Viewers - Posted April 1, 2014
Despite a strong March for CNN, MSNBC held on to the second-place spot among the cable news networks in both total day and primetime during the first quarter of 2014. But like CNN and HLN, MSNBC was down compared to the year-ago quarter in both dayparts. The ratings for Q1 2014 (Nielsen... [TVNewser]

Ratings Notes: O'Reilly, Morgan - Posted March 27, 2014
A night after losing to CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" in the demo by 4,000 viewers, "The O'Reilly Factor" was back on top Wednesday night. Bill O'Reilly almost doubled Cooper in the demo with 537,000 A25-54 vi... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, March 24 - Posted March 25, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 293 | MSNBC: 136 | CNN: 276 | HLN: 93 Primetime: FNC: 377 | MSNBC: 183 | CNN: 293 | HLN: 119 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Chris Hayes, What's Your Show? - Posted March 25, 2014
A week from today, Chris Hayes marks one year as host of "All In," MSNBC's lead-off primetime program. "All In" is a Top 20 cable news program and is consistently MSNBC's second most-watched show, after ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, March 17 - Posted March 18, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 281 | MSNBC: 151 | CNN: 263 | HLN: 82 Primetime: FNC: 391 | MSNBC: 247 | CNN: 386 | HLN: 92 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, March 17 - Posted March 18, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 281 | MSNBC: 151 | CNN: 263 | HLN: 82 Primetime: FNC: 391 | MSNBC: 247 | CNN: 386 | HLN: 92 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, March 17 - Posted March 18, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 281 | MSNBC: 151 | CNN: 263 | HLN: 82 Primetime: FNC: 391 | MSNBC: 247 | CNN: 386 | HLN: 92 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, March 14 - Posted March 17, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 296 | MSNBC: 123 | CNN: 229 | HLN: 71 Primetime: FNC: 381 | MSNBC: 138 | CNN: 325 | HLN: 112 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, March 11 - Posted March 12, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 259 | MSNBC: 148 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 68 Primetime: FNC: 394 | MSNBC: 223 | CNN: 325 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, March 11 - Posted March 12, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 259 | MSNBC: 148 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 68 Primetime: FNC: 394 | MSNBC: 223 | CNN: 325 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, March 11 - Posted March 12, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 259 | MSNBC: 148 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 68 Primetime: FNC: 394 | MSNBC: 223 | CNN: 325 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow on 'Late Night,' Judge Napolitano on 'The Daily Show' - Posted March 12, 2014
Some familiar cable news faces made the rounds in late night last night: MSNBC's Rachel Maddow appeared on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano visited "The Daily Show with ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, March 6 - Posted March 7, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 250 | MSNBC: 120 | CNN: 119 | HLN: 77 Primetime: FNC: 318 | MSNBC: 241 | CNN: 170 | HLN: 92 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow: 'I'm About to Praise a Rival Cable News Network' - Posted March 5, 2014
Rachel Maddow led her show last night with the disclaimer she was about to do something "controversial" for cable news: praise another network. "CNN today is not what it used to be," Maddow began. "But once upon a time, CNN really was the ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Maddow, Sawyer, Fox News - Posted February 28, 2014
Rachel Maddow will host "Why We Did It" at 9pmET on March 6. A follow up to 2013's "Hubris: Selling the Iraq War," the documentary reveals new documents and interviews with those involved in planning the Iraq War, with MSNBC billing it as the "never-before-told story of what was happening behind... [TVNewser]

Rosie O'Donnell Would 'Love' CNN 9pm Slot, But Denies She's Being Considered - Posted February 27, 2014
Former "The View" co-host Rosie O'Donnell took to Twitter this morning to respond to a NY Daily News report that she's on CNN's short-list to replace Piers Morgan at 9pmET. ... [TVNewser]

Did Media Coverage of Controversial Arizona Bill Help Lead to Veto? - Posted February 27, 2014
All three cable news networks carried Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's press conference last night announcing her veto of a controversial bill that would allow businesses' and people to refuse service to LGBT people based on re... [TVNewser]

Ronan Farrow Racks Up Three Quick Strikes - Posted February 26, 2014
[The following is a transcript from the FishbowlNY play-by-play booth.] "Now batting... Ronan Farrow, the handsome young son of Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra. Check that... Our statistician ha... [Fishbowl NY]

Ronan Farrow Racks Up Three Quick Strikes - Posted February 26, 2014
[The following is a transcript from the FishbowlNY play-by-play booth.] "Now batting... Ronan Farrow, the handsome young son of Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra. Check that... Our statistician ha... [FishbowlNY]

The Top Cable News Shows in February Were... - Posted February 26, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="181922,199730,195563,178164"] Fox News had the top 13 programs in total viewers and the top five programs in the key A25-54 demographic in January 2014. As usual, "The O'Reilly Factor" was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,937,000 total viewers and 450,000 demo... [TVNewser]

February 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Remains #2 in Primetime, Total Day - Posted February 25, 2014
MSNBC remained in second place, ahead of CNN, in total day and primetime in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo. The ratings for February 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): Primetime (Mon-Sun): 722,000 Total Viewers / 230,000 A25-54 T... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, February 21 - Posted February 24, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 225 | MSNBC: 125 | CNN: 70 | HLN: 93 Primetime: FNC: 240 | MSNBC: 166 | CNN: 84 | HLN: 121 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Here are All The Media People Alec Baldwin Bashed in New York Piece - Posted February 24, 2014
Alec Baldwin is a self-important baby with anger issues. We know this. But before "bowing out of public life" (which doesn't really mean anything) via a ... [Fishbowl NY]

Here are All The Media People Alec Baldwin Bashed in New York Piece - Posted February 24, 2014
Alec Baldwin is a self-important baby with anger issues. We know this. But before "bowing out of public life" (which doesn't really mean anything) via a ... [FishbowlNY]

Alec Baldwin: 'If MSNBC Went Off the Air Tomorrow, What Difference Would it Make?' - Posted February 24, 2014
Alec Baldwin tells the lengthy story of how he reached the decision to give up public life in New York, and i... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Hosts Haven't Responded to 10,000 Petitions From NBC Writers-Producers - Posted February 21, 2014
MSNBC primetime hosts haven't responded to over 10,000 petitions dropped off yesterday by employees from NBCUniversal-owned Peacock Productions seeking better workplace rights. Upon arriving at MSNBC, these workers requested Rachel Maddow... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, February 13 - Posted February 14, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 250 | MSNBC: 173 | CNN: 111 | HLN: 106 Primetime: FNC: 312 | MSNBC: 257 | CNN: 137 | HLN: 150 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Matthews, Maddow Win Demo Last Week - Posted February 10, 2014
With the Chris Christie bridge scandal still simmering, two MSNBC shows --"Hardball with Chris Matthews" and "The Rachel Maddow Show... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly Slams MSNBC's 'Jihad Against Christie' - Posted February 7, 2014
After taking time earlier this week to defend his own Super Bowl interview with President Obama, Bill O'Reilly... [Fishbowl NY]

Bill O'Reilly Slams MSNBC's 'Jihad Against Christie' - Posted February 7, 2014
After taking time earlier this week to defend his own Super Bowl interview with President Obama, Bill O'Reilly... [FishbowlNY]

Bill O'Reilly Slams MSNBC's 'Jihad Against Christie' - Posted February 7, 2014
After taking time earlier this week to defend his own Super Bowl interview with President Obama, Bill O'Reilly... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, February 4 - Posted February 5, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 257 | MSNBC: 159 | CNN: 86 | HLN: 66 Primetime: FNC: 373 | MSNBC: 296 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, February 4 - Posted February 5, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 257 | MSNBC: 159 | CNN: 86 | HLN: 66 Primetime: FNC: 373 | MSNBC: 296 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, February 4 - Posted February 5, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 257 | MSNBC: 159 | CNN: 86 | HLN: 66 Primetime: FNC: 373 | MSNBC: 296 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Sochi, Reid, Leno - Posted February 5, 2014
NBC has released the TV schedule for the first two days of the Sochi Olympics. The competition kicks off tomorrow night from 8pm-11pm with figure skating, men's and women's snowboarding, and w... [TVNewser]

O'Reilly's Obama Interview Gets 4M Viewers, Maddow and O'Donnell Deliver Demo Wins - Posted February 4, 2014
Some ratings notes from primetime Monday night: the second part of Bill O'Reilly's interview with President Obama delivere... [Fishbowl NY]

O'Reilly's Obama Interview Gets 4M Viewers, Maddow and O'Donnell Deliver Demo Wins - Posted February 4, 2014
Some ratings notes from primetime Monday night: the second part of Bill O'Reilly's interview with President Obama delivere... [FishbowlNY]

O'Reilly's Obama Interview Gets 4M Viewers, Maddow and O'Donnell Deliver Demo Wins - Posted February 4, 2014
Some ratings notes from primetime Monday night: the second part of Bill O'Reilly's interview with Presid... [TVNewser]

January 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Back to #2 - Posted January 28, 2014
MSNBC had its best month since last January and was back in second place, ahead of CNN, in total day and in primetime in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo. The network ... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks - Posted January 26, 2014
Here's what the cable news networks have planned for President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Fox News: Bret Baier will take over from ... [Fishbowl NY]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks - Posted January 26, 2014
Here's what the cable news networks have planned for President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Fox News: Bret Baier will take over from ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC 'Confident' in Olympic Security Measures - Posted January 25, 2014
With the Olympics just two weeks away, NBC is comfortable with the security measures in place for its 2,300 employees that will travel to Sochi, the Los ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, January 21 - Posted January 23, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 162 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 65 Primetime: FNC: 440 | MSNBC: 269 | CNN: 188 | HLN: 123 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

CNN Has Lowest Rated Week in the Demo in 20 Months - Posted January 22, 2014
This afternoon, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker held a town hall meeting marking his first year on the job. This comes as ratings from the fina... [TVNewser]

Maddow at 9PM #1 in the Demo Last Week - Posted January 13, 2014
MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" has delivered a rare victory over Fox News in the ratings: Maddow's program won its timeslot in the key A25-54 demographic for the week of January 6. "The Rachel Maddow Show" averaged 325,000 A25-54 viewers for the week, to... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Tops Fox News in Primetime Demo - Posted January 10, 2014
MSNBC drew a victory in primetime last night, beating Fox News in the A25-54 demographic by 37,000 viewers, the network's first primetime demo win in over a year. MSNBC had 348,000 viewers in the demo compared to Fox News' 311,000. CNN and HLN followed with 250,000 and 141,000 demo viewers, respectively. Fox... [Fishbowl NY]

MSNBC Tops Fox News in Primetime Demo - Posted January 10, 2014
MSNBC drew a victory in primetime last night, beating Fox News in the A25-54 demographic by 37,000 viewers, the network's first primetime demo win in over a year. MSNBC had 348,000 viewers in the demo compared to Fox News' 311,000. CNN and HLN followed with 250,000 and 141,000 demo viewers, respectively. Fox... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC Tops Fox News in Primetime Demo - Posted January 10, 2014
MSNBC drew a victory in primetime last night, beating Fox News in the A25-54 demographic by 37,000 viewers, the network's first primetime demo win in over a year. MSNBC had 348,000 viewers in the demo compared to Fox News' 311,000. CNN and HLN followed with 250,000 and 141,000 demo viewers, respectively. Fox... [TVNewser]

CNN, MSNBC Both Declare Interviews With Fort Lee Mayor 'Exclusive' - Posted January 9, 2014
Both CNN and MSNBC declared their respective interviews with Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich "exclusive" Wednesday night. The interviews with Sokolich, one of the political officials at the center of Chris Christie bridge scandal, aired three hou... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, January 3 - Posted January 7, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 239 | MSNBC: 137 | CNN: 120 | HLN: 95 Primetime: FNC: 305 | MSNBC: 155 | CNN: 108 | HLN: 106 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: MSNBC Disputes Report | Mashable Expands | Ad Age Cuts Issues - Posted January 7, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: MSNBC Disputes Report | Mashable Expands | Ad Age Cuts Issues - Posted January 7, 2014
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Queen of All | Big Deal | Gross Take - Posted January 6, 2014
TVNewser: MSNBC is refuting a report that Rachel Maddow has power over editorial and personnel decisions... [Fishbowl NY]

Queen of All | Big Deal | Gross Take - Posted January 6, 2014
TVNewser: MSNBC is refuting a report that Rachel Maddow has power over editorial and personnel decisions... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC Disputes Report Rachel Maddow Influences Management, Personnel Decisions - Posted January 6, 2014
MSNBC is disputing a National Review Online report that suggests Rachel Maddow holds significant power in both network edito... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Shows in 2013 Were... - Posted January 2, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="183857,199730,154542,182197"] Fox News had the top 14 programs in total viewers and the top nine programs in the key A25-54 demographic in 2013. As usual, "The O'Reilly Factor" was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,771,000 total viewers and 438,000 demo viewers.... [TVNewser]

2013 Ratings: MSNBC Stays in Second in Primetime, Falls to Third in Total Day - Posted January 2, 2014
Coming off a banner presidential elections ratings year, MSNBC remained second in primetime but fell to third place in total day, losing to CNN for the first time in two years. Like its competitors, MSNBC had year-over-year declines, posting its lowest primetime delivery since 2007 in both total viewers... [TVNewser]

5 Media Trends to Leave Behind in 2014 - Posted January 2, 2014
Helloooo 2014! It's a new year and a fresh start. Good riddance to 2013, a year of political in-fighting, economic stagnation, foolish government antics, and annoying media trends. That last item is of particular concern to us here at FishbowlDC. In fact, we've pulled together the top 5 media trends... [FishbowlDC]

Alex Wagner Moving to 4pm on MSNBC - Posted December 20, 2013
First on TVNewser: Alex Wagner will be the new 4pmET host on MSNBC starting January 13, TVNewser has learned. Wagner takes over the hour from Martin Bashir... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, December 17 - Posted December 18, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 270 | MSNBC: 120 | CNN: 76 | HLN: 65 Primetime: FNC: 362 | MSNBC: 228 | CNN: 114 | HLN: 109 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Time's Person of The Year | Curry to Leave NBC News? | Maddow Joins WaPo - Posted December 12, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Time's Person of The Year | Curry to Leave NBC News? | Maddow Joins WaPo - Posted December 12, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Way with Words | Amazon Stomp | Added Ads - Posted December 11, 2013
FishbowlDC: Conservatives everywhere rejoice -- Rachel Maddow is getting her own WaPo column. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Way with Words | Amazon Stomp | Added Ads - Posted December 11, 2013
FishbowlDC: Conservatives everywhere rejoice -- Rachel Maddow is getting her own WaPo column. ... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: Bloomberg TV, Maddow, Williams - Posted December 11, 2013
Beginning today, Bloomberg TV is available on Apple TV. The app provides a live feed of the network, as well as on-demand videos, GigaOM reports. A live feed of News Corp.'s Sky News is also available on Apple TV. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is joining the ... [TVNewser]

Maddow to Pen Column for WaPo - Posted December 11, 2013
In something of a backwards move in this day and age, a TV personality is taking on a print gig. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC fame will be writing a monthly column for The Washington Post, according to a memo from Editorial Page Ed... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 9 - Posted December 10, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 276 | MSNBC: 114 | CNN: 95 | HLN: 71 Primetime: FNC: 305 | MSNBC: 122 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 101 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

FBDC's Winners and Losers of Twitter - Posted December 9, 2013
FishbowlDC's Mediabistro cousin AllTwitter has just announced the Top 20 Biggest Brands on Twitter, based on number of followers. That got us thinking, how would the DC media orgs rank up? Below we've compiled the most recent follower stats for the biggest brands in DC J... [PRNewser]

25 Holiday Gifts for Journalists 2013 - Posted December 6, 2013
The gift-giving season is finally upon us (or already over, if we're talking Hannukah, and we're really sorry about taking so long), and that means it's time for the annual 10,000 Words Holiday Gift Guide, our favorite holiday tradition. Whether you need a stocking stuffer for a journo... [10,000 Words]

25 Holiday Gifts for Journalists 2013 - Posted December 6, 2013
The gift-giving season is finally upon us (or already over, if we're talking Hannukah, and we're really sorry about taking so long), and that means it's time for the annual 10,000 Words Holiday Gift Guide, our favorite holiday tradition. Whether you need a stocking stuffer for a journo... [TVSpy]

Rachel Maddow: Newtown 911 Tapes Have 'No News Value' - Posted December 5, 2013
Rachel Maddow weighed in on the debate over airing audio of the 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on her MSNBC program last night. "There is no news value to the content of those tapes," she said. "The actual audio is of no news value at all unless... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, December 3 - Posted December 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 276 | MSNBC: 131 | CNN: 98 | HLN: 84 Primetime: FNC: 365 | MSNBC: 228 | CNN: 161 | HLN: 128 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, November 27 - Posted December 2, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 251 | MSNBC: 122 | CNN: 99 | HLN: 71 Primetime: FNC: 294 | MSNBC: 154 | CNN: 109 | HLN: 92 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Nov. 2013 Ratings: Chris Matthews is Tops for MSNBC - Posted November 26, 2013
Like the other networks, MSNBC was down across the board compared to Nov. 2012, which saw the presidential election. In total day MSNBC was down -45% in viewers and down -52% in the demo. In primetime, the network lost half its viewership and more than half (-57%) in the demo. The ratings... [TVNewser]

Alec Baldwin: Return to MSNBC 'At Issue Right Now' - Posted November 17, 2013
Alec Balwin responded to the firestorm his anti-gay slur has created in a ... [GalleyCat]

Alec Baldwin: Return to MSNBC 'At Issue Right Now' - Posted November 17, 2013
Alec Baldwin responded to the firestorm his anti-gay slur has created in a ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, November 13 - Posted November 14, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 334 | MSNBC: 148 | CNN: 107 | HLN: 58 Primetime: FNC: 544 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 153 | HLN: 86 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Launches New App With Live Streaming, On Demand Clips - Posted November 12, 2013
Hot off the heels of the MSNBC.com relaunch, the cable channel has launched a new app for iPhone, iPad and iTouch. The app allows users... [Lost Remote]

Keep Kicking | Blurred Lines | It's Only Fun for You - Posted November 8, 2013
Inside Mobile Apps: Fifa 14 has been downloaded 26 million times, proving that hey, maybe there is something to this "soccer" thing. TVNewser: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Keep Kicking | Blurred Lines | It's Only Fun for You - Posted November 8, 2013
Inside Mobile Apps: Fifa 14 has been downloaded 26 million times, proving that hey, maybe there is something to this "soccer" thing. TVNewser: ... [FishbowlNY]

Maddow at the 'Pinnacle:' 'I Quit. I'm Done.' - Posted November 8, 2013
Fresh off her "Simpson's" cameo, Rachel Maddow told ... [TVNewser]

Election Night Ratings: Fox News Tops Cable News Networks - Posted November 6, 2013
An easy election night win for Fox News, which topped the competition with 2,729,000 total viewers and 593,000 A25-54 viewers during primetime Tuesday. MSNBC was second with 1,035,000 total viewers and 244,000 A25-54 viewers, and CNN was third with 664,000 and 224,000 viewers, resp... [Fishbowl NY]

Election Night Ratings: Fox News Tops Cable News Networks - Posted November 6, 2013
An easy election night win for Fox News, which topped the competition with 2,729,000 total viewers and 593,000 A25-54 viewers during primetime Tuesday. MSNBC was second with 1,035,000 total viewers and 244,000 A25-54 viewers, and CNN was third with 664,000 and 224,000 viewers, resp... [FishbowlNY]

Afternoon Reading List 11.06.13 - Posted November 6, 2013
Rand Paul speeches to use Chicago Style citations?: According to a UPI post on Breitbart, Rand Paul has become so aggravated with the accusations of plagiarism in his speeches, an opinion article, and book that he will start footnoting his writin... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd: 'If They Choose To Get Slower News, What Are We Supposed To Do?' - Posted November 6, 2013
During MSNBC's election coverage last night, some results got to viewers at home, before it got to those celebrating at the candidate's headquarters. MSNBC had already called the Virginia Governor's race for Terry McCauliffe, so when Rachel Ma... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 11.4.13 - Posted November 4, 2013
The Simpsons takes digs at the Media: According to Jack Mirkinson from HuffPost, last night, as "The Simpsons" rounds the bases on its 24th season, it also took several jabs at ... [FishbowlDC]

Kent Brockman's Mockful Journey Through 'Cable News Alley' - Posted November 4, 2013
Fox's "The Simpsons" poked fun at the cable news landscape in last night's episode. A scene features local anchorman Kent Brockman heading to Fox News in New York City. As he get's off the subway into "cable news alley," he sees the Fox News ticker, reporting dinosaurs are dying from over... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, October 29 - Posted October 30, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 281 | MSNBC: 110 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 67 Primetime: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 179 | CNN: 100 | HLN: 62 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, October 29 - Posted October 30, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 281 | MSNBC: 110 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 67 Primetime: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 179 | CNN: 100 | HLN: 62 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, October 29 - Posted October 30, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 281 | MSNBC: 110 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 67 Primetime: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 179 | CNN: 100 | HLN: 62 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 10.30.13 - Posted October 30, 2013
MSNBC tops CNN in October: The October Nielsen ratings are in, and MSNBC has finished second, behind Fox news, for the month. Huzzah! All three of the major networks (CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News) are showing drastic decreases in their numbers compared to this time last year. This is ... [FishbowlDC]

October 2013 Ratings: Partisan Gridlock Keeps MSNBC in Second Place - Posted October 29, 2013
Like Fox News and CNN, MSNBC too found itself losing half its primetime audience in October, vs. October, 2012. Not surprising, since that included the final weeks of the 2012 elections and the beginning of Hurricane Sandy coverage. The ratings for October, 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): ... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 10.29.13 - Posted October 29, 2013
The pot called the kettle "seriously misguided": WaPo's Erik Wemple wrote about former Veep Dick Cheney appearance on FNC's ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Friday, October 18 - Posted October 21, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 227 | MSNBC: 129 | CNN: 98 | HLN: 57 Primetime: FNC: 243 | MSNBC: 144 | CNN: 117 | HLN: 102 4p: 5p: 6p/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Friday, October 18 - Posted October 21, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 227 | MSNBC: 129 | CNN: 98 | HLN: 57 Primetime: FNC: 243 | MSNBC: 144 | CNN: 117 | HLN: 102 4p: 5p: 6p/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

Afternoon Reading List 10.15.13 - Posted October 15, 2013
BuzzFeed hires from Free Beacon: Dylan Byers reported Mond in Politico that the left leaning Buzzfeed would be hiring ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 10 - Posted October 11, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 270 | MSNBC: 149 | CNN: 153 | HLN: 73 Primetime: FNC: 364 | MSNBC: 241 | CNN: 180 | HLN: 100 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Readies New Website, a 'Platform for the Lean Forward, progressive community' - Posted October 11, 2013
Next Tuesday, MSNBC's new website msnbc.com will go live in a public beta. Later this month, it will formally take back the URL, which has redirected visitors to NBCNews.com since NBC acquired control of the site 15 months ago. At a press briefing this morning at NBC's 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters, MSNBC... [TVNewser]

The AM Ticker: Al Jazeera, FNC, Twitter - Posted October 10, 2013
At MIPCom in Cannes, France, Al Jazeera revealed that it is planning to launch an online news channel called Al Jazeera Plus. It will launch first in English, and be based in San Francisco. It will also be separate from Al Jazeera America. THR looks at wh... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, October 8 - Posted October 9, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 341 | MSNBC: 161 | CNN: 167 | HLN: 66 Primetime: FNC: 573 | MSNBC: 261 | CNN: 176 | HLN: 89 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

On Day Two, Megyn Kelly Clobbers All of Cable News In The Demo - Posted October 9, 2013
What a difference a day makes. On her debut night Monday, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly placed second in the key adults 25-54 demo to her MS... [Fishbowl NY]

On Day Two, Megyn Kelly Clobbers All of Cable News In The Demo - Posted October 9, 2013
What a difference a day makes. On her debut night Monday, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly placed second in the key adults 25-54 demo to her MS... [FishbowlNY]

On Day Two, Megyn Kelly Clobbers All of Cable News In The Demo - Posted October 9, 2013
What a difference a day makes. On her debut night Monday, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly placed second in the key adults 25-54 demo to her MS... [TVNewser]

Fox News' New Primetime Lineup Day One Ratings - Posted October 8, 2013
Fox News Channel's primetime lineup debuted last night. The channel's one new primetime program, "The Kelly File," debuted to 2.07 million total viewers and 289,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demo. That placed the program second in the demo behind MSNBC's "R... [Fishbowl NY]

Fox News' New Primetime Lineup Day One Ratings - Posted October 8, 2013
Fox News Channel's primetime lineup debuted last night. The channel's one new primetime program, "The Kelly File," debuted to 2.07 million total viewers and 289,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demo. That placed the program second in the demo behind MSNBC's "R... [FishbowlNY]

Fox News' New Primetime Lineup Day One Ratings - Posted October 8, 2013
Fox News Channel's primetime lineup debuted last night. The channel's one new primetime program, "The Kelly File," debuted to 2.07 million total viewers and 289,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demo. That placed the program second in the demo behind MSNBC's "R... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, October 7 - Posted October 8, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 276 | MSNBC: 168 | CNN: 140 | HLN: 61 Primetime: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 293 | CNN: 145 | HLN: 70 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs In Q3 2013 Were... - Posted October 3, 2013
The top cable news programs for the third quarter of 2013 were an awfully familiar bunch, with stalwarts generally leading their respective channels. Thst said, further down the list of top programs, there were a few notable surprises. Fox News led the way per usual, securing the top 13 programs in total... [TVNewser]

Q3 2013 Ratings: MSNBC #2 In Primetime, Third In Total Day - Posted October 1, 2013
MSNBC was the number two cable news channel behind Fox News in primetime for the third quarter of 2013. The channel once again finished third behind CNN in total day, and without the huge political stories of Fall 2012, the ratings saw a precipitous decline year over year. The ratings for Q3,... [TVNewser]

Government Shutdown Spurs Bizarro News Years Eve-Style Coverage on Cable News - Posted October 1, 2013
[gallery columns="4" ids="198606,198607,198608,198609"] At midnight, the federal government effectively shut down, with only critical personnel continuing to work. Among the broadcast networks, only NBC News offered a special report, anchored by Brian Williams. ABC News covered at 12:37 on "Nightline." On cable news, coverage of the shutdown was like a bizarro New Year's Eve,... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 18 - Posted September 19, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 234 | MSNBC: 141 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 306 | MSNBC: 245 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6p/6:30p: 7p/7:30p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 18 - Posted September 19, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 234 | MSNBC: 141 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 306 | MSNBC: 245 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6p/6:30p: 7p/7:30p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 18 - Posted September 19, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 234 | MSNBC: 141 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 306 | MSNBC: 245 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6p/6:30p: 7p/7:30p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans for President Obama's Speech - Posted September 10, 2013
The broadcast and cable news networks have planned special reports ahead of President Obama's primetime address tonight. Here's what they have planned for the speech, which is scheduled for 9pmET. NBC News: Brian... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 4 - Posted September 5, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 299 | MSNBC: 115 | CNN: 126 | HLN: 97 Primetime: FNC: 461 | MSNBC: 170 | CNN: 144 | HLN: 117 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 4 - Posted September 5, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 299 | MSNBC: 115 | CNN: 126 | HLN: 97 Primetime: FNC: 461 | MSNBC: 170 | CNN: 144 | HLN: 117 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

Here Are The TV News Reporters Congress Follows on Twitter - Posted September 3, 2013
TV news reporters and anchors are terrific sources of news and analysis when it comes to Congress. So it isn't surprising that members of Congress aggressively follow certain members of the news media on Twitter. New York... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 29 - Posted August 30, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 250 | MSNBC: 140 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 84 Primetime: FNC: 351 | MSNBC: 193 | CNN: 154 | HLN: 112 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 29 - Posted August 30, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 250 | MSNBC: 140 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 84 Primetime: FNC: 351 | MSNBC: 193 | CNN: 154 | HLN: 112 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 29 - Posted August 30, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 250 | MSNBC: 140 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 84 Primetime: FNC: 351 | MSNBC: 193 | CNN: 154 | HLN: 112 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Most Watched Cable News Programs in August Were... - Posted August 28, 2013
Fox News had the top 13 programs in August in total viewers, and the top 11 programs in the key adults 25-54 demo. "The O'Reilly Factor" was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2.36 million total and 369,000 demo viewers. "The Five" and... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, August 26 - Posted August 27, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 254 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 120 | HLN: 102 Primetime: FNC: 340 | MSNBC: 219 | CNN: 160 | HLN: 92 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Here Are The Highest Paid News Anchors At Each Network - Posted August 23, 2013
TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio and Michael Schneider tally up the highest-paid talent in television for this week's magazine. The highest paid on-air individual in all of TV is syndicated judge "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, who rakes in an estimated $45 million a year for her eponymous ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, August 21 - Posted August 22, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 246 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 101 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 322 | MSNBC: 158 | CNN: 148 | HLN: 118 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Hits The Road: Maddow to North Carolina, 'Morning Joe' To Detroit - Posted August 22, 2013
MSNBC is taking its show(s) on the road this week and next, to North Carolina and Detroit, Michigan. Tonight, "The Rachel Maddow Show" will air live from Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The entire hour will be dedicated to the voting revisions that North C... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, August 16 - Posted August 19, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 206 | MSNBC: 110 | CNN: 93 | HLN: 127 Primetime: FNC: 197 | MSNBC: 102 | CNN: 98 | HLN: 121 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 15 - Posted August 16, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 207 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 108 | HLN: 84 Primetime: FNC: 267 | MSNBC: 123 | CNN: 109 | HLN: 90 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 15 - Posted August 16, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 207 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 108 | HLN: 84 Primetime: FNC: 267 | MSNBC: 123 | CNN: 109 | HLN: 90 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 15 - Posted August 16, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 207 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 108 | HLN: 84 Primetime: FNC: 267 | MSNBC: 123 | CNN: 109 | HLN: 90 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, August 14 - Posted August 15, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 233 | MSNBC: 120 | CNN: 97 | HLN: 84 Primetime: FNC: 373 | MSNBC: 162 | CNN: 107 | HLN: 150 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 1 - Posted August 2, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 225 | MSNBC: 120 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 106 Primetime: FNC: 340 | MSNBC: 185 | CNN: 186 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 1 - Posted August 2, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 225 | MSNBC: 120 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 106 Primetime: FNC: 340 | MSNBC: 185 | CNN: 186 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

July 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Fourth in Total Day, Third in Primetime - Posted July 30, 2013
MSNBC continued to struggle in July, placing fourth among the cable news networks in Total Day and third in primetime. The network experienced across-the-board declines in both Total Day and primetime compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 07.24.13. - Posted July 24, 2013
Press conferences are not couples therapy -- Anthony Weiner (a.k.a. Carlos Danger's) presser yesterday dropped a bombshell and released a mushroom cloud of cable news commentary. But ... [FishbowlDC]

Journalists and Their Animal Twins - Posted July 10, 2013
We're taking Separated at Birth to new, deeper and ridiculous heights today. We liked BuzzFeed's rendition of this with members of Congress so much that we decided to steal the idea for our own fishy purposes. Enjoy! 10. CNN's Wolf Blitzer and a Wooley sheep. ... [PRNewser]

Journalists and Their Animal Twins - Posted July 10, 2013
We're taking Separated at Birth to new, deeper and ridiculous heights today. We liked BuzzFeed's rendition of this with members of Congress so much that we decided to steal the idea for our own fishy purposes. Enjoy! 10. CNN's Wolf Blitzer and a Wooley sheep. ... [FishbowlDC]

The Top Cable News Programs in Q2 2013 Were... - Posted July 3, 2013
As usual, Fox News Channel's programming topped the competition in the first quarter of 2013. The network notched the top 13 programs among total viewers and the top eight in the A25-54 demographic. "The O'Reilly Factor" was the number one show on Fox News and cable news overall, averaging 2.86 million... [TVNewser]

Q2 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Finishes Third in Primetime; Fourth in Total Day - Posted July 2, 2013
After experiencing a 6-year low in May, MSNBC was poised to have a troubling Q2 in the ratings. And it did. For total day viewership in the quarter, the network was down -9% in viewers and dow... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 27 - Posted June 28, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 245 | MSNBC: 133 | CNN: 166 | HLN: 279 Primetime: FNC: 305 | MSNBC: 189 | CNN: 209 | HLN: 352 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 20 - Posted June 21, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 242 | MSNBC: 89 | CNN: 87 | HLN: 79 Primetime: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 102 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 20 - Posted June 21, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 242 | MSNBC: 89 | CNN: 87 | HLN: 79 Primetime: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 102 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 20 - Posted June 21, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 242 | MSNBC: 89 | CNN: 87 | HLN: 79 Primetime: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 102 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Sean Hannity Talks to Playboy About His Gun Collection - Posted June 19, 2013
In the italicized intro to the July/August Playboy interview with Fox News and radio host Sean Hannity, contributing editor ... [Fishbowl NY]

Sean Hannity Talks to Playboy About His Gun Collection - Posted June 19, 2013
In the italicized intro to the July/August Playboy interview with Fox News and radio host Sean Hannity, contributing editor ... [FishbowlNY]

In Memoriam: Michael Hastings - Posted June 19, 2013
Michael Hastings, a writer for Buzzfeed and Rollling Stone best known for the career-e... [FishbowlDC]

Fox's Roger Ailes Seizes the Moment - Posted June 13, 2013
So you've been given a major award and you plan to graciously accept it with a speech about how you got where you are in life, the people who helped you along the way, how humbled you are to even have been nominated, etc., etc., etc. Well, you're a fool. Take a... [FishbowlDC]

The Evening Ticker: ERT, TCA, NCTA - Posted June 11, 2013
According to the NY Times, Greece has shut down its public broadcaster, ERT, as part of cost-cutting measures. ERT will reopen eventually, but with a fraction of its 2,900 strong staff. The Television Critics Association released its 2013 TCA Award nominees. "60 Minutes," "AC360," "The ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, June 3 - Posted June 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 277 | MSNBC: 108 | CNN: 97 | HLN: 97 Primetime: FNC: 383 | MSNBC: 130 | CNN: 126 | HLN: 128 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Most Watched Cable News Shows in May Were... - Posted June 1, 2013
May was a busy news month, led by a devastating tornado in Moore, Okla., the Jodi Arias trial verdict, and a string of political scandals coming out of Washington, D.C. As we noted earlier this week, all the cable news networks except MSNBC were up for the month. Fox News had the... [TVNewser]

Weather Channel's Tornado Hunt Truck Destroyed by Tornado - Posted May 31, 2013
A severe line of weather stretching from Oklahoma City to St. Louis has kept the cable news channels in extended coverage tonight and destroyed at least one Tornado Hunt truck operated by the Weather Channel. Meteorologist Mike Bet... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, May 30 - Posted May 31, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 255 | MSNBC: 102 | CNN: 101 | HLN: 109 Primetime: FNC: 327 | MSNBC: 163 | CNN: 138 | HLN: 144 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: NYT, AP Snub Holder, Musto's New Gigs, MSNBC Ratings Crash - Posted May 30, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlLA]

May 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Hits Six-Year Low in Primetime - Posted May 29, 2013
MSNBC's ratings woes continued in May. The network dropped to fourth place among the cable news channels this month, hitting a six-year low in primetime and a four-year low i... [TVNewser]

Jon Karl Becomes News After Email Revelation - Posted May 20, 2013
ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl finds himself in an unusual and never comfortable position: he has become the news. Karl has released a statement expressing "regret" after it was revealed that he i... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, May 15 - Posted May 16, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 329 | MSNBC: 94 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 240 Primetime: FNC: 407 | MSNBC: 166 | CNN: 153 | HLN: 259 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Sean Hannity On 1,000 Episodes, Public Scrutiny And The Power Of TV - Posted May 15, 2013
Tonight at 9 PM on Fox News, Sean Hannity will celebrate a milestone. It will be the 1000th episode of "Hannity," which replaced "Hannity and Colmes" in early 2009. In an interview with TVNewser, the Fox News host seemed incredulous at the thought ... [TVNewser]

CNN Gets Rare Primetime Demo Win - Posted May 8, 2013
CNN had a rare primetime win in the A25-54 demo last night. The 9pm hour of "Piers Morgan Live" won its timeslot over "Hannity," "Dr. Drew" and "The ... [Fishbowl NY]

CNN Gets Rare Primetime Demo Win - Posted May 8, 2013
CNN had a rare primetime win in the A25-54 demo last night. The 9pm hour of "Piers Morgan Live" won its timeslot over "Hannity," "Dr. Drew" and "The ... [FishbowlNY]

The Most Watched Cable News Shows In April Were... - Posted May 2, 2013
April 2013 was a huge news month, led by the Boston bombing, the subsequent manhunt and the explosion in Texas. As we noted earlier this week, cable news ratings were up as a result. Fox News had the top 13 cable news programs in total viewers, and the top three programs in... [TVNewser]

April 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Doesn't See Boston Ratings Bump - Posted April 30, 2013
April 2013 was a big news month, but while some of MSNBC's dayside news programs saw ratings bumps, overall the network was flat or down compared to 2012 in both primetime and total day. The ratings for April, 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): Primetime (M... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 29, 2013
Quotes of the Day MAKING AN ENTRANCE AND AN EXIT: Host of "CBS This Morning" ... [FishbowlDC]

Aasif Mandvi: 'Conan Had Best Joke of Night' - Posted April 28, 2013
The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi gave fellow comedian Conan O'Brien a big thumbs up today, insisting he had the best joke of the night. "Yeah, I thought he was good," said Mandvi. "It's a tough gig talking to people while they're eating and following President Obama. I thou... [FishbowlDC]

Eleanor Clift Drives a Prius - Posted April 27, 2013
After The Atlantic's Women of Washington brunch Saturday featuring MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Newsweek's Eleanor Clift was spotted outside the Ritz Carlton waiting on valet to retrieve her car. After chatting a few minutes with a chipper fan who recognized her, a blue... [FishbowlDC]

NJ, Atlantic Hosts Breakfast With Rachel Maddow and Sen. Manchin at The Ritz - Posted April 25, 2013
Just want we wanted, another event to attend on the eve of the White House Correspondents' Dinner. But actually, this one sounds promising. Nati... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, April 17 - Posted April 18, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 165 | CNN: 372 | HLN: 151 Primetime: FNC: 510 | MSNBC: 317 | CNN: 439 | HLN: 188 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, April 17 - Posted April 18, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 165 | CNN: 372 | HLN: 151 Primetime: FNC: 510 | MSNBC: 317 | CNN: 439 | HLN: 188 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

Redford, Woodward and Bernstein Set for DC, Discovery Preems - Posted April 18, 2013
There's a special advance screening tonight of All The President's Men Revisited at Washington D.C.'s Newseum, co-presented by the White House Correspondents' Association. To be followed Sunday night at 9 p.m. by the feature documentary's ... [FishbowlLA]

The Scoreboard: Monday, April 15 - Posted April 16, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 588 | MSNBC: 206 | CNN: 577 | HLN: 167 Primetime: FNC: 1.199 | MSNBC: 461 | CNN: 1.319 | HLN: 220 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, April 15 - Posted April 16, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 588 | MSNBC: 206 | CNN: 577 | HLN: 167 Primetime: FNC: 1.199 | MSNBC: 461 | CNN: 1.319 | HLN: 220 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

Explosions at Finish Line of the Boston Marathon - Posted April 15, 2013
... [TVNewser]

Maddow, Cooper on Out's Annual Power List - Posted April 10, 2013
Out Magazine has published its seventh annual "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America" list. Apple CEO Tim Cook tops the list for... [TVNewser]

TV News Dominates THR '35 Most Powerful' - Posted April 10, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter released its 2013 "35 Most Powerful People In Media" list, and TV news dominates the winners. The list... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs in Q1 2013 Were... - Posted April 4, 2013
As usual, Fox News Channel's programming topped the competition in the first quarter of 2013. The network notched the top 13 programs among total viewers and the top six in the A25-54 demographic. "The O'Reilly Factor" was the number one show on Fox News and cable news overall, averaging 2.88 million... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, April 2 - Posted April 3, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 269 | MSNBC: 110 | CNN: 94 | HLN: 179 Primetime: FNC: 359 | MSNBC: 202 | CNN: 87 | HLN: 271 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Q1 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Holds On to #2 - Posted April 2, 2013
MSNBC continued as the number two cable news network in the first quarter of 2013, second only to Fox News in both Total Day and primetime. But like the competition, MSNBC is down across the board compared to the year-ago quarter. The ratings for Q1 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): ... [TVNewser]

Chris Hayes in Primetime: Shorter Segments, Slower Speech, Still No Ties - Posted March 28, 2013
MSNBC's Chris Hayes would like to see more hosts of color on the cable networks - including his own. "It's a problem," says Hayes, a lifelong Caucasian. "People's opinions, interpretations of news, journalistic instincts, editorial concerns are the... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, March 22 - Posted March 25, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 241 | MSNBC: 130 | CNN: 92 | HLN: 161 Primetime: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 116 | HLN: 184 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Friday, March 22 - Posted March 25, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 241 | MSNBC: 130 | CNN: 92 | HLN: 161 Primetime: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 116 | HLN: 184 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

Shepard Smith Likes Rachel Maddow, Too - Posted March 25, 2013
During a Reddit "Ask My Anything" earlier this month, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow expressed admiration and respect for Fox ... [TVNewser]

The Iraq War: 10 Years Later - Posted March 19, 2013
10 years ago, "Shock and Awe" kicked off the Iraq War. It was a made-for-TV war, with explosions rocking the skies above Baghdad, and correspondents reporting live on cable news from their hotel balconies. TV news not only covered the war, but promoted it as well, regularly featuring guests who b... [TVNewser]

Roger Ailes Biography: His Friendship With Barbara Walters and Rachel Maddow - Posted March 19, 2013
Today Zev Chafets' biography of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Roger Ailes: Off Camera, hits bookstores. We've been combing through the book, and will be highlighting a few noteworthy portions. One of the recurring them... [TVNewser]

Lawrence O'Donnell On TV News: 'I still don't get this kind of television. I don't' - Posted March 15, 2013
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell is interviewed by Salon. The interview focuses on O'Donnell's... [TVNewser]

Chris Hayes To Take Over 8 PM Slot On MSNBC - Posted March 14, 2013
MSNBC has announced that Chris Hayes will take over the 8 PM slot on the channel starting April 1. Hayes currently hosts "Up with Chris Hayes" on Saturdays and Sundays, and has long been viewed as a "next generation" talent... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, March 11 - Posted March 12, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 232 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 125 Primetime: FNC: 334 | MSNBC: 192 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 181 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, March 11 - Posted March 12, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 232 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 125 Primetime: FNC: 334 | MSNBC: 192 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 181 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, March 11 - Posted March 12, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 232 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 125 Primetime: FNC: 334 | MSNBC: 192 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 181 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Talks Innovation in How We Go to War at SxSW - Posted March 10, 2013
Rachel Maddow used her platform at SxSW to advance the argument she made in her bestselling book Drift. She categorized the public's increasing exclusion from the decision to go to war, the point of the book, as innovation. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, March 7 - Posted March 8, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 136 | CNN: 148 | HLN: 189 Primetime: FNC: 363 | MSNBC: 239 | CNN: 165 | HLN: 285 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow On Shepard Smith, Howard Stern and 'Drift' - Posted March 8, 2013
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow hosted a Reddit "AMA" today, answering questions from readers of the site. Among other topics, she talked ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Conducts Reddit AMA in Lead-up to SXSW Talk - Posted March 8, 2013
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC's popular intellectual host, just concluded an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit in the lead-up to her talk Sunday at South by Southwest (we'll be there, unless it's too mobbed to get in). Maddow showe... [SocialTimes.com]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, March 6 - Posted March 7, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 270 | MSNBC: 148 | CNN: 103 | HLN: 212 Primetime: FNC: 415 | MSNBC: 222 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 295 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, March 4 - Posted March 5, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 244 | MSNBC: 147 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 175 Primetime: FNC: 369 | MSNBC: 226 | CNN: 149 | HLN: 213 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, February 28 - Posted March 1, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 261 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 168 Primetime: FNC: 403 | MSNBC: 224 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 225 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, February 28 - Posted March 1, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 261 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 168 Primetime: FNC: 403 | MSNBC: 224 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 225 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, February 28 - Posted March 1, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 261 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 168 Primetime: FNC: 403 | MSNBC: 224 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 225 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Most Watched Cable News Shows In February Were... - Posted February 27, 2013
February 2013 was a mixed bag for cable news. While there was lots of news happening, with the exception of the State of the Union and coverage of the Carnival Triumph, not much really broke out among viewers. Fox News, the cable news leader, led the competition with the top 13... [TVNewser]

February 2013 Ratings: Dayside Strong For MSNBC, But Primetime Slips - Posted February 26, 2013
February 2013 wasn't bad for MSNBC, especially considering all the political news a year ago. The cable channel generally saw declines (as its competition did), but was the only channel to be flat in the adults 25-54 demo in primetime, and remained number two behind FNC. The ratings for Febru... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow: Questions From DC Press, Public Are From 'Two totally different universes' - Posted February 20, 2013
On her eponymous MSNBC program last night, Rachel Maddow weighed in on the conflict between the White House press corps and the White House over Presidential access. Maddow is sympathetic to the reporters, but also argues that the current White House press are insular, and aren'... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, February 13 - Posted February 14, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 313 | MSNBC: 172 | CNN: 168 | HLN: 111 Primetime: FNC: 382 | MSNBC: 254 | CNN: 192 | HLN: 175 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, February 11 - Posted February 12, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 287 | MSNBC: 143 | CNN: 144 | HLN: 120 Primetime: FNC: 387 | MSNBC: 250 | CNN: 183 | HLN: 166 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, February 8 - Posted February 11, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 264 | MSNBC: 133 | CNN: 177 | HLN: 92 Primetime: FNC: 309 | MSNBC: 197 | CNN: 239 | HLN: 124 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Janis Ian Wins Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album - Posted February 11, 2013
Musician Janis Ian beat out First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, political commentator R... [GalleyCat]

The TVNewser Twitter Index: The Most-Followed Primetime Cable News Shows - Posted February 9, 2013
This week in the TVNewser Twitter Index, we are taking a look at primetime cable news shows, and how they stack up on the social network. It is important to note some discrepancies in the numbers up front. The tracker is looking at the followers of shows, not hosts, that is for... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage: MSNBC - Posted February 9, 2013
MSNBC's State of the Union coverage, anchored by Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews, begins at 8pmET Tuesday night. Maddow and Matthews wi... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, February 6 - Posted February 7, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 247 | MSNBC: 166 | CNN: 110 | HLN: 110 Primetime: FNC: 295 | MSNBC: 233 | CNN: 126 | HLN: 147 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, January 31 - Posted February 1, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 161 | CNN: 125 | HLN: 81 Primetime: FNC: 411 | MSNBC: 224 | CNN: 178 | HLN: 139 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, January 31 - Posted February 1, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 161 | CNN: 125 | HLN: 81 Primetime: FNC: 411 | MSNBC: 224 | CNN: 178 | HLN: 139 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, January 31 - Posted February 1, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 161 | CNN: 125 | HLN: 81 Primetime: FNC: 411 | MSNBC: 224 | CNN: 178 | HLN: 139 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, January 29 - Posted January 30, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 268 | MSNBC: 137 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 67 Primetime: FNC: 315 | MSNBC: 219 | CNN: 165 | HLN: 93 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs In January Were... - Posted January 30, 2013
Putting aside special event programming like coverage of the President's inauguration, January was a typical month for cable news. The top program in all of cable news in both total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demo was Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor." The show averaged 2.86 million total viewers, including... [TVNewser]

January 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Up Big Over Last Year - Posted January 29, 2013
MSNBC had an extremely strong start to 2013, posting significant ratings gains in just about every hour. In primetime, every single show was up compared to January 2012 in broth total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demo. The ratings for January, 2013: Pri... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 23 - Posted January 24, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 295 | MSNBC: 197 | CNN: 117 | HLN: 74 Primetime: FNC: 408 | MSNBC: 272 | CNN: 184 | HLN: 97 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Tamron Hall: 'Our show is not an opinion show, but it's not a show that's afraid of opinions' - Posted January 23, 2013
MSNBC's Tamron Hall is the subject of Mediabistro's latest So What Do You Do? interview. Hall talks about her new role on the "Today" show, how she ... [TVNewser]

Goo Goo Dolls Founder Detests Rush, Loves Maddow, O'Reilly and Jesse Jackson Sr. - Posted January 22, 2013
Johnny Rzeznik, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and founder of the Goo Goo Dolls, was in Washington, D.C. over the weekend to perform at the Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball. We caught up with him this afternoon by phone to pester him about his media preferences and ask about the low and high points... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 16 - Posted January 17, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 335 | MSNBC: 188 | CNN: 135 | HLN: 74 Primetime: FNC: 429 | MSNBC: 226 | CNN: 157 | HLN: 101 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 16 - Posted January 17, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 335 | MSNBC: 188 | CNN: 135 | HLN: 74 Primetime: FNC: 429 | MSNBC: 226 | CNN: 157 | HLN: 101 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 16 - Posted January 17, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 335 | MSNBC: 188 | CNN: 135 | HLN: 74 Primetime: FNC: 429 | MSNBC: 226 | CNN: 157 | HLN: 101 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Inauguration 2013: MSNBC Coverage Plans - Posted January 17, 2013
MSNBC's coverage of President Obama's second inauguration kicks off on Sunday with "Up with Chris Hayes" and "Melissa Harris-Perry," both of w... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 9 - Posted January 10, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 267 | MSNBC: 185 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 385 | MSNBC: 242 | CNN: 133 | HLN: 119 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 9 - Posted January 10, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 267 | MSNBC: 185 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 385 | MSNBC: 242 | CNN: 133 | HLN: 119 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, January 3 - Posted January 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 254 | MSNBC: 197 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 381 | MSNBC: 278 | CNN: 151 | HLN: 138 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 2 - Posted January 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 281 | MSNBC: 218 | CNN: 138 | HLN: 97 Primetime: FNC: 420 | MSNBC: 397 | CNN: 169 | HLN: 129 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 2 - Posted January 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 281 | MSNBC: 218 | CNN: 138 | HLN: 97 Primetime: FNC: 420 | MSNBC: 397 | CNN: 169 | HLN: 129 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 2 - Posted January 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 281 | MSNBC: 218 | CNN: 138 | HLN: 97 Primetime: FNC: 420 | MSNBC: 397 | CNN: 169 | HLN: 129 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs Of 2012 Were... - Posted January 4, 2013
With the final 2012 ratings now in, we can take a look back at what the most-watched cable news programs were in 2012. Note that this does not include special programming like elections or debates, just regularly scheduled shows. The number one show on cable news in both total viewers and the... [TVNewser]

2012 Ratings: Election Powers MSNBC To Record Ratings - Posted January 4, 2013
2012 was a banner year for MSNBC, with the network seeing by far the most growth of all the cable news channels. The network placed second in both total and demo viewers in both primetime and total day. The ratings for 2012: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 905,000 total viewers / 287,000 A25-54 ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, December 28 - Posted December 31, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 222 | MSNBC: 173 | CNN: 109 | HLN: 87 Primetime: FNC: 333 | MSNBC: 253 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 103 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Friday, December 28 - Posted December 31, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 222 | MSNBC: 173 | CNN: 109 | HLN: 87 Primetime: FNC: 333 | MSNBC: 253 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 103 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Friday, December 28 - Posted December 31, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 222 | MSNBC: 173 | CNN: 109 | HLN: 87 Primetime: FNC: 333 | MSNBC: 253 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 103 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, December 19 - Posted December 20, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 241 | MSNBC: 183 | CNN: 181 | HLN: 67 Primetime: FNC: 325 | MSNBC: 321 | CNN: 267 | HLN: 67 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 17 - Posted December 18, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 293 | MSNBC: 197 | CNN: 259 | HLN: 110 Primetime: FNC: 381 | MSNBC: 276 | CNN: 321 | HLN: 154 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, December 12 - Posted December 13, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 267 | MSNBC: 153 | CNN: 118 | HLN: 64 Primetime: FNC: 337 | MSNBC: 258 | CNN: 134 | HLN: 78 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, December 12 - Posted December 13, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 267 | MSNBC: 153 | CNN: 118 | HLN: 64 Primetime: FNC: 337 | MSNBC: 258 | CNN: 134 | HLN: 78 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, December 12 - Posted December 13, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 267 | MSNBC: 153 | CNN: 118 | HLN: 64 Primetime: FNC: 337 | MSNBC: 258 | CNN: 134 | HLN: 78 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 10 - Posted December 11, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 269 | MSNBC: 181 | CNN: 104 | HLN: 87 Primetime: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 291 | CNN: 117 | HLN: 78 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 10 - Posted December 11, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 269 | MSNBC: 181 | CNN: 104 | HLN: 87 Primetime: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 291 | CNN: 117 | HLN: 78 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 10 - Posted December 11, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 269 | MSNBC: 181 | CNN: 104 | HLN: 87 Primetime: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 291 | CNN: 117 | HLN: 78 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, December 7 - Posted December 10, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 260 | MSNBC: 174 | CNN: 100 | HLN: 83 Primetime: FNC: 274 | MSNBC: 243 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 96 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Michelle Obama & Bill Clinton Get Grammy Nominations for Audiobooks - Posted December 7, 2012
The Grammy Awards nominations have been revealed for 2013. Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton lead the Best Spoken Word Album Category for the prestigious music awards. Follow the li... [GalleyCat]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, December 5 - Posted December 7, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 300 | MSNBC: 178 | CNN: 131 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 421 | MSNBC: 303 | CNN: 135 | HLN: 88 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Nominated For Grammy Award - Posted December 6, 2012
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Maddow is a nominee for the audio version of her book Drift in the "Spoken Word Field." She is up against some steep competition, including President ... [TVNewser]

Cable Network Ranker: Week of November 26 - Posted December 5, 2012
With the election in the rear-view mirror, the cable news channels slipped from their perches a bit last week. Fox News, which had been toward the top of the cable network ranker in recent weeks thanks to the election, slipped to seventh among ad-supported cable networks in primetime and fifth in total... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Hosts, 'Influential Progressives,' Visit The White House For Economic Intel - Posted December 4, 2012
A number of MSNBC hosts, including Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, ... [Fishbowl NY]

MSNBC Hosts, 'Influential Progressives,' Visit The White House For Economic Intel - Posted December 4, 2012
A number of MSNBC hosts, including Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, November 29 - Posted November 30, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 257 | MSNBC: 218 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 66 Primetime: FNC: 330 | MSNBC: 347 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 90 ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, November 28 - Posted November 29, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 265 | MSNBC: 232 | CNN: 126 | HLN: 94 Primetime: FNC: 336 | MSNBC: 395 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 102 ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, November 28 - Posted November 29, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 265 | MSNBC: 232 | CNN: 126 | HLN: 94 Primetime: FNC: 336 | MSNBC: 395 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 102 ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, November 28 - Posted November 29, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 265 | MSNBC: 232 | CNN: 126 | HLN: 94 Primetime: FNC: 336 | MSNBC: 395 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 102 ... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs In November 2012 Were... - Posted November 29, 2012
November was a strong month for cable news, bolstered by the election early on. Fox News, as usual, held the top spot in both the total viewer and adults 25-54 metrics, and secured the top eight programs in total viewers and the top two slots in the demo. Note: this ranker... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, November 22 - Posted November 27, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 170 | MSNBC: 133 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 67 Primetime: FNC: 83 | MSNBC: 161 | CNN: 155| HLN: 85 ... [TVNewser]

How Cable News Covered The Israel/Gaza Conflict Last Night - Posted November 20, 2012
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Maddow, O'Donnell Win Demo Last Week, But Fox News Still on Top in Primetime - Posted November 19, 2012
Fox News held its usual perch as the top cable news channel in primetime for the week of November 12-16, but two of MSNBC's programs -- "The Rachel Maddow Show" and "The Last Word with ... [TVNewser]

Tricia Macke Absent From WXIX Anchor Desk After Rachel Maddow Comments - Posted November 13, 2012
Tricia Macke has been absent from the WXIX anchor desk for the past two nights. The Cincinnati Enquirer is ... [TVSpy]

For the First Time Since 2001, MSNBC Wins the Primetime Demo Three Nights Straight - Posted November 12, 2012
MSNBC beat Fox News in primetime (8-11pm) in the key adults 25-54 demographic in the first three nights after the election. This is the first time in nearly twelve years -- since January 1-3, 2001 -- that MSNBC has won in demo viewers for three nights in a row in primetime.... [TVNewser]

Sorry Idiot | Can't Wait for The Movie | The New and Old - Posted November 12, 2012
TVSpy: An anchor in Cincinnati called Rachel Maddow "an angry young man," then apolog... [Fishbowl NY]

Sorry Idiot | Can't Wait for The Movie | The New and Old - Posted November 12, 2012
TVSpy: An anchor in Cincinnati called Rachel Maddow "an angry young man," then apolog... [FishbowlNY]

Students Camp Out for Team Dave+Oprah - Posted November 12, 2012
While Twilight fans were busy camping out in downtown Los Angeles this weekend for tonight's Breaking Dawn - Part 2 premiere, another overnight line-up sprung up Friday-Saturday in Muncie, Indiana. It was for a different kind of sequel: the November 26 installment of Ball State's David Letterman Lecture Series featuring very... [FishbowlLA]

WXIX Anchor Tricia Macke Apologizes For Calling Rachel Maddow 'an angry young man' - Posted November 12, 2012
WXIX anchor Tricia Macke has issued an apology for calling MSNBC's Rachel Maddow "an angry young man." In ... [TVSpy]

Two Newsers Crack THR 'Next Gen' List - Posted November 10, 2012
Two TV news staffers made The Hollywood Reporter's "Next Gen 2012" list, which profiles up and coming movers and shakers in Hollywood and the entertainment business. ABC News White House produ... [TVNewser]

GLAAD Calls for Action After WXIX's Tricia Macke Calls Rachel Maddow 'an angry young man' - Posted November 9, 2012
GLAAD and Equality Ohio are calling for WXIX to condemn remarks anchor Tricia Macke made on Facebook calling MSNBC's ... [TVSpy]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, November 7 - Posted November 8, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 499 | MSNBC: 493 | CNN: 507 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 683 | MSNBC: 765 | CNN: 465 | HLN: 94 ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Blasts Republicans in an Epic Rant - Posted November 8, 2012
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Rachel Maddow Blasts Republicans in an Epic Rant - Posted November 8, 2012
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Critics Praise CNN, ABC For Election Night Coverage - Posted November 7, 2012
Television critics are already weighing in on Tuesday night's Election coverage, with praise being directed at CNN and ABC. The Washington Post's Erik Wemple ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Chris Matthews: 'I'm so glad we had that storm last week...' - Posted November 7, 2012
While Karl Rove was looking silly on Fox News last night, Chris Matthews was making a bit of a fool of himself on MSNBC. Matthews, who is about as inside as political insiders get, said that he was "so glad" that H... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Sunday, November 4 - Posted November 6, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 356 | MSNBC: 240 | CNN: 163 | HLN: 114 Primetime: FNC: 445 | MSNBC: 354 | CNN: 156 | HLN: 119 ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, November 2 - Posted November 5, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 476 | MSNBC: 294 | CNN: 193 | HLN: 91 Primetime: FNC: 652 | MSNBC: 413 | CNN: 280 | HLN: 112 ... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs In October 2012 Were... - Posted November 3, 2012
October 2012 was a big one for cable news, thanks in large part to the Presidential debates, and the final leg of the campaign. The debates help boost programs, generating a "halo effect" that had an impact on the top cable news programs. Fox News Channel led the way as usual,... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews anchor the network's election night coverage beginning at 6pmET Tuesday, along with Rev. ... [TVNewser]

October 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Has Strongest Month In Years - Posted November 1, 2012
The Presidential debates and the last leg of the campaign led to one of MSNBC's strongest months in years. The network saw more growth compared to October 2011 than either of its cable news competitors. The ratings for October 2012: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,443,000 Total Vi... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan On Jeff Zucker, Donald Trump, and Bill O'Reilly - Posted October 31, 2012
CNN's Piers Morgan gives an interview to The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Sticks With Primetime Lineup, Going Live Overnight - Posted October 29, 2012
MSNBC will stick with its normal primetime lineup of "The Ed Show," Rachel Maddow and "The Last Word" tonight, and will add live overnight coverage from 11 PM to 5 AM, primarily anchored by Chris Jansing. MSNBC will be taking advantage of its network news and Weather Channel siblings to provide... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 29, 2012
Quotes Of The Day JOURNO LOVE: "Political dream team - the two best campaign embeds in America hard at work in Celina, OH" They are Emily Friedman and ... [FishbowlDC]

ICYMI: Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow Drop By 'Late Show' - Posted October 27, 2012
David Letterman had on both Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow on his show last week. Maddow on Tuesday, O'Reilly on Wednesday. Both talked about the debates, the final weeks of the election, the issues that aren't coming up, and a bunch of other ... [Fishbowl NY]

ICYMI: Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow Drop By 'Late Show' - Posted October 27, 2012
David Letterman had on both Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow on his show last week. Maddow on Tuesday, O'Reilly on Wednesday. Both talked about the debates, the final weeks of the election, the issues that aren't coming up, and a bunch of other ... [FishbowlNY]

ICYMI: Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow Drop By 'Late Show' - Posted October 27, 2012
David Letterman had on both Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow on his show last week. Maddow on Tuesday, O'Reilly on Wednesday. Both talked about the debates, the final weeks of the election, the issues that aren't coming up, and a bunch of other ... [TVNewser]

Dumb Donald | Tough Movie | The Day Moves Fast - Posted October 24, 2012
SocialTimes: Donald Trump is an idiot. Click the link if you w... [Fishbowl NY]

Dumb Donald | Tough Movie | The Day Moves Fast - Posted October 24, 2012
SocialTimes: Donald Trump is an idiot. Click the link if you w... [FishbowlNY]

Rachel Maddow's Long Day - Posted October 24, 2012
Talk about a long day. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow not only hosted her own primetime program yesterday, but she also made an afternoon talk show appearance, and a late night comedy stop as well. Three very different types of programs, requiring very different ways of talking about the world. On the syndicated talk... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, October 19 - Posted October 22, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 420 | MSNBC: 253 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 63 Primetime: FNC: 673 | MSNBC: 405 | CNN: 146 | HLN: 65 ... [TVNewser]

Where to Watch the Final Presidential Debate - Posted October 22, 2012
Tonight is the third and final Presidential debate of this election cycle. CBS' Bob Schieffer moderates at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Here's a round up of what the cable and broadcast networks have planned... ... [TVNewser]

Weekend Ticker: Howie & Tina, Sunday Five, Katie - Posted October 20, 2012
Tomorrow on CNN's "Reliable Sources," Howard Kurtz talks to his boss, Newsweek/Daily Beast's Tina Brown about Newsweek ending its print edition. Fox News Channel's "The Five," which continues on ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 18 - Posted October 19, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 473 | MSNBC: 261 | CNN: 142 | HLN: 68 Primetime: FNC: 753 | MSNBC: 588 | CNN: 235 | HLN: 82 ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 18 - Posted October 19, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 473 | MSNBC: 261 | CNN: 142 | HLN: 68 Primetime: FNC: 753 | MSNBC: 588 | CNN: 235 | HLN: 82 ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 18 - Posted October 19, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 473 | MSNBC: 261 | CNN: 142 | HLN: 68 Primetime: FNC: 753 | MSNBC: 588 | CNN: 235 | HLN: 82 ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, October 17 - Posted October 18, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 491 | MSNBC: 340 | CNN: 180 | HLN: 75 Primetime: FNC: 740 | MSNBC: 614 | CNN: 258 | HLN: 85 ... [TVNewser]

Where to Watch the Second Presidential Debate - Posted October 16, 2012
Tonight's Presidential debate, moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley, will be held at Hofstra University at 9pmET. Here's a round-up of what the broadcast and cable networks have planned. On ABC News, ... [TVNewser]

The Week in Talk Show Appearances: Maddow on 'Ellen,' O'Reilly on 'The View' - Posted October 13, 2012
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly both made appearances on the talk show circuit this week. Maddow appeared on "Ellen" Wednesday and O'Reilly appeared on "The View" Tuesday. Maddow's appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' sh... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 11 - Posted October 12, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 721 | MSNBC: 393 | CNN: 341 | HLN: 87 Primetime: FNC: 2.286 | MSNBC: 1.276 | CNN: 1.167 | HLN: 118 ... [TVNewser]

Martha Raddatz Did Not Lehrer It Tonight - Posted October 11, 2012
Mostly praise is being heaped on ABC's Martha Raddatz for her turn as moderator of tonight's Vice Presidential debate. Republican reaction is less glowing, as Raddatz is being criticized for interrupting Rep. Ryan more than VP Bide... [Fishbowl NY]

Martha Raddatz Did Not Lehrer It Tonight - Posted October 11, 2012
Mostly praise is being heaped on ABC's Martha Raddatz for her turn as moderator of tonight's Vice Presidential debate. Republican reaction is less glowing, as Raddatz is being criticized for interrupting Rep. Ryan more than VP Bide... [FishbowlNY]

Martha Raddatz Did Not Lehrer It Tonight - Posted October 11, 2012
Mostly praise is being heaped on ABC's Martha Raddatz for her turn as moderator of tonight's Vice Presidential debate. Republican reaction is less glowing, as Raddatz is being criticized for interrupting Rep. Ryan more than VP Bide... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, October 10 - Posted October 11, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 416 | MSNBC: 216 | CNN: 111 | HLN: 72 Primetime: FNC: 759 | MSNBC: 384 | CNN: 119 | HLN: 74 ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, October 8 - Posted October 9, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 341 | MSNBC: 208 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 89 Primetime: FNC: 520 | MSNBC: 381 | CNN: 100 | HLN: 80 ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, October 5 - Posted October 8, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 318 | MSNBC: 222 | CNN: 140 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 490 | MSNBC: 338 | CNN: 158| HLN: 81 ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Friday, October 5 - Posted October 8, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 318 | MSNBC: 222 | CNN: 140 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 490 | MSNBC: 338 | CNN: 158| HLN: 81 ... [FishbowlNY]

The SNL Chris Matthews: 'I feel bad for whoever had to move the podium afterwards because Obama took a giant dump behind it' - Posted October 7, 2012
Rachel Maddow, S.E. Cupp, Rev. Al Sharpton and ... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews Thinks Obama Missed the Debate, So He Debates For Him: 'Where was Obama Tonight?!' - Posted October 3, 2012
Here are a couple media takeaways from tonight's first presidential debate: Moderator Jim Lehrer got pummeled on social media for not being a moderator and Big Bird might get fired. Following the debate, however, things got interesting on MS... [Fishbowl NY]

Chris Matthews Thinks Obama Missed the Debate, So He Debates For Him: 'Where was Obama Tonight?!' - Posted October 3, 2012
Here are a couple media takeaways from tonight's first presidential debate: Moderator Jim Lehrer got pummeled on social media for not being a moderator and Big Bird might get fired. Following the debate, however, things got interesting on MS... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, October 2 - Posted October 3, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 360 | MSNBC: 232 | CNN: 134 | HLN: 76 Primetime: FNC: 653 | MSNBC: 422 | CNN: 185 | HLN: 78 ... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs In Q3 2012 Were... - Posted October 3, 2012
Q3 2012 was a very strong one for MSNBC, which managed to have two shows in the top 10 in the demo for the quarter. Fox News Channel led the way as usual, scoring the top 10 programs in total viewers, and the top six in the demo. As usual, "The O'Reilly... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Primetime Hosts to Lead Debate Coverage - Posted October 3, 2012
MSNBC's coverage of the first presidential debate kicks off tonight at 8pmET with Rachel Maddow hosting along with Chris Matthews, ... [TVNewser]

Q3 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Boosted By Conventions, Olympics - Posted October 2, 2012
With the Democratic and Republican conventions, the Olympics, and plenty of political news, MSNBC had a very strong Q3, growing double digits in both primetime and total day, and in total viewers and adults 25-54. The ratings for Q3 2012: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 935,000 Tota... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, October 1 - Posted October 2, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 320 | MSNBC: 224 | CNN: 99 | HLN: 74 Primetime: FNC: 421 | MSNBC: 395 | CNN: 127 | HLN: 68 ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, September 27 - Posted September 28, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 358 | MSNBC: 230 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 469 | MSNBC: 372 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 97 ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, September 27 - Posted September 28, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 358 | MSNBC: 230 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 469 | MSNBC: 372 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 97 ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, September 27 - Posted September 28, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 358 | MSNBC: 230 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 469 | MSNBC: 372 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 97 ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, September 21 - Posted September 24, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 313 | MSNBC: 261 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 79 Primetime: FNC: 431 | MSNBC: 449 | CNN: 146 | HLN: 105 ... [TVNewser]

Maddow Beats Hannity In Demo Last Week, Though FNC Remains Primetime Leader - Posted September 24, 2012
Last week kicked off with a ratings bang, as MSNBC topped Fox News Channel Monday and Tuesday in primetime in the key news demo of adults 25-54. Now, with the ratings for Wednesday-Friday in, we c... [Fishbowl NY]

Maddow Beats Hannity In Demo Last Week, Though FNC Remains Primetime Leader - Posted September 24, 2012
Last week kicked off with a ratings bang, as MSNBC topped Fox News Channel Monday and Tuesday in primetime in the key news demo of adults 25-54. Now, with the ratings for Wednesday-Friday in, we c... [FishbowlNY]

Maddow Beats Hannity In Demo Last Week, Though FNC Remains Primetime Leader - Posted September 24, 2012
Last week kicked off with a ratings bang, as MSNBC topped Fox News Channel Monday and Tuesday in primetime in the key news demo of adults 25-54. Now, with the ratings for Wednesday-Friday in, we c... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, September 20 - Posted September 21, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 335 | MSNBC: 262 | CNN: 120 | HLN: 99 Primetime: FNC: 542 | MSNBC: 451 | CNN: 184 | HLN: 97 ... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel Swaps Interviews With Bill O'Reilly - Posted September 21, 2012
As we noted last night, NBC "Rock Center" correspondent Ted Koppel had a two-part report exploring partisan media, which included an interview with Bill O'Reilly. Koppel taped the "Rock Center" interview in O'Reilly... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 19 - Posted September 20, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 373 | MSNBC: 264 | CNN: 137 | HLN: 86 Primetime: FNC: 578 | MSNBC: 500 | CNN: 207 | HLN: 71 ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, September 18 - Posted September 19, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 347 | MSNBC: 279 | CNN: 168 | HLN: 90 Primetime: FNC: 526 | MSNBC: 575 | CNN: 283 | HLN: 86 ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Tops Fox News On Back-To Back Nights In Primetime Demo - Posted September 19, 2012
Last night, for the second night in a row, MSNBC beat Fox News in primetime (8-11pm) in the key adults 25-54 demo. On Monday MSNBC averaged 471,000 demo viewers to Fox News Channel's 469,000. On Tuesday, MSNBC drew 575,000 demo viewers, to FNC's 526,000. We will have the full ratings numbers... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, September 17 - Posted September 18, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 376 | MSNBC: 220 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 469 | MSNBC: 471 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 87 ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, September 17 - Posted September 18, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 376 | MSNBC: 220 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 469 | MSNBC: 471 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 87 ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, September 17 - Posted September 18, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 376 | MSNBC: 220 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 469 | MSNBC: 471 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 87 ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 12 - Posted September 13, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 446 | MSNBC: 230 | CNN: 161 | HLN: 87 Primetime: FNC: 753 | MSNBC: 445 | CNN: 255 | HLN: 95 ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, September 11 - Posted September 12, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 320 | MSNBC: 226 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 90 Primetime: FNC: 484 | MSNBC: 382 | CNN: 198 | HLN: 99 ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, September 11 - Posted September 12, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 320 | MSNBC: 226 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 90 Primetime: FNC: 484 | MSNBC: 382 | CNN: 198 | HLN: 99 ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, September 10 - Posted September 11, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 288 | MSNBC: 218 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 71 Primetime: FNC: 416 | MSNBC: 387 | CNN: 142 | HLN: 69 ... [TVNewser]

FNC, NBC Claim Wins Over Six Days of Conventions - Posted September 7, 2012
When added up, Fox News had the most-watched 10pm convention coverage over the six days of the RNC and DNC. Despite a dearth of interest from Obama supporters to watch Fox News during the DNC, the network drew big crowds during the RNC. Fox News averaged 5.34 million total viewers at 10pm... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 5 - Posted September 6, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 396 | MSNBC: 425 | CNN: 380 | HLN: 75 Primetime: FNC: 632 | MSNBC: 1.003 | CNN: 963 | HLN: 109 ... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin: MSNBC Had 'The smartest, most thought provoking and energetic coverage anywhere on cable' - Posted September 1, 2012
MSNBC president Phil Griffin sent a note out to network staffers yesterday evening, praising them for their work during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida (as well as coverage of Hurricane Isaac) this week. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Phil Griffin: MSNBC Had 'The smartest, most thought provoking and energetic coverage anywhere on cable' - Posted September 1, 2012
MSNBC president Phil Griffin sent a note out to network staffers yesterday evening, praising them for their work during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida (as well as coverage of Hurricane Isaac) this week. ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 30 - Posted August 31, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 608 | MSNBC: 253 | CNN: 215 | HLN: 96 Primetime: FNC: 2.629 | MSNBC: 816 | CNN: 661 | HLN: 247 ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 30 - Posted August 31, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 608 | MSNBC: 253 | CNN: 215 | HLN: 96 Primetime: FNC: 2.629 | MSNBC: 816 | CNN: 661 | HLN: 247 ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 30 - Posted August 31, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 608 | MSNBC: 253 | CNN: 215 | HLN: 96 Primetime: FNC: 2.629 | MSNBC: 467 | CNN: 581 | HLN: 247 ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 31, 2012
Quotes of the Day "That was a weirdest thing I have ever seen at a convention in my entire life and it will be the weirdest thing I've ever seen if I live to be 100. That was bizarre." -- MSNBC's Rachel Maddow's i... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Monday, August 27 - Posted August 28, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 362 | MSNBC: 194 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 112 Primetime: FNC: 544 | MSNBC: 353 | CNN: 213 | HLN: 104 ... [TVNewser]

With Wedding, a Cable News First - Posted August 20, 2012
[caption id="attachment_142181" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Abner and Roberts, joined by black lab/border collie mix Riley and Pitbull/lab mix Roxie Photo Credit: Ryan Scherb"][/caption] Like any first-time groom, MSNBC's Thomas Rober... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews to Anchor MSNBC's Primetime Convention Coverage - Posted August 16, 2012
MSNBC has announced its coverage plans for the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions in Tampa, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina. Rachel Maddow and ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, August 13 - Posted August 14, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 327 | MSNBC: 172 | CNN: 101 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 444 | MSNBC: 339 | CNN: 138 | HLN: 87 ... [TVNewser]

News Nets Produce Special Reports on Mitt Romney Selection of Paul Ryan as VP - Posted August 11, 2012
At 9:20, Mitt Romney took to the stage with the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA as his backdrop. At 9:28, he brought out his running mate on the Republican presidential ticket, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. NBC News began its special report at 9am with Brian W... [TVNewser]

Pentagon TV's Set to MSNBC - Posted August 2, 2012
FishbowlDC encountered an all-too-chatty stranger in a cafe this morning reading WaPo. At first, we ignored. But soon enough, he told us about th... [FishbowlDC]

The Top Cable News Programs In July 2012 Were... - Posted August 1, 2012
The top 13 cable news programs in total viewers were on Fox News in July, with the channel also nabbing the top nine slots in the key adults 25-54 demo. As usual, "The O'Reilly Factor" was the number one show on the channel and on cable news overall, averaging 2.6 million... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Rips WaPo a New A$$#@!& - Posted July 12, 2012
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow took WaPo to task for a story on ... [FishbowlDC]

Mediaite's Tommy Christopher, Righty Radio Host Have Worst Convo Ever - Posted July 11, 2012
In an early morning radio hit on The Dale Jackson Show Tuesday, D.C.'s greatest self-publicist and Mediaite's White House Correspondent Tommy Christop... [FishbowlDC]

What Anderson Cooper's Gay Acknowledgment Means - Posted July 2, 2012
I'll take 'Remarkable Grasp of the Obvious' for $200, please, Alex. Though Anderson Cooper's sexuality had been an open secret forever, his emergence from the closet today - ... [Fishbowl NY]

What Anderson Cooper's Gay Acknowledgment Means - Posted July 2, 2012
I'll take 'Remarkable Grasp of the Obvious' for $200, please, Alex. Though Anderson Cooper's sexuality had been an open secret forever, his emergence from the closet today - ... [FishbowlNY]

What Anderson Cooper's Gay Acknowledgment Means - Posted July 2, 2012
I'll take 'Remarkable Grasp of the Obvious' for $200, please, Alex. Though Anderson Cooper's sexuality had been an open secret forever, his emergence from the closet today - ... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper: 'I'm Gay' - Posted July 2, 2012
Anderson Cooper has come out. In an email to his friend ... [Fishbowl NY]

Anderson Cooper: 'I'm Gay' - Posted July 2, 2012
Anderson Cooper has come out. In an email to his friend ... [FishbowlNY]

Q2 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Down Double Digits - Posted June 26, 2012
MSNBC continued its run as the #2 cable news network for Q2 2012 but is also experiencing declines, double digit in most cases. In Primetime, MSNBC is down -13% in Total Viewers and -17% in younger viewers. In Total Day viewership is down -10% in Total Viewers and -17% in younger... [TVNewser]

Hazy (i.e. Maddow) Looking Hot - Posted June 14, 2012
I've Got a Lean Forward Ad Goddammit! A journo writes in, "Hate to admit it, but Maddow looks pretty hot on a bike." The individual was referring to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who, at least in D.C. amongst Washington's most disturbed journalism crowd, is often confused for MSNBC's Chris Hayes. We couldn't be... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 12, 2012
Quotes of the Day Boybander Heaven: "Looks like a smug hipster had an accident on my TV screen." -- The Daily Caller's TV writer Jeff Poor with accompanying photograph.W... [FishbowlDC]

Scott Walker Wins Wisconsin Recall Vote - Posted June 5, 2012
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Scott Walker Wins Wisconsin Recall Vote - Posted June 5, 2012
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Scott Walker Wins Wisconsin Recall Vote - Posted June 5, 2012
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Rachel Maddow: 'The less you talk about the election, the more your ratings go up' - Posted June 2, 2012
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow speaks to B&C's Andrea Morabito about TV news in the ... [TVNewser]

Is Shake Up Coming to MSNBC.com? - Posted May 25, 2012
As reports indicate NBCUniversal is in talks to buy Microsoft Corporation's 50 percent stake in MSNBC.com, what does this mean for media folks who work on the site? Adweek indicated it's "not clear at the moment" what will happen to MSNBC.com employees. Initially the site was launched as a joint venture between NBC... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Ling, Henneberg, Booker - Posted May 22, 2012
The new season of OWN's long-form journalism series "Our America with Lisa Ling" premieres Sunday, June 10 at 10 PM. The series kicks off with an episode called "Sparkle Babies," an investigation into the world of child beauty pageants. Future episodes feature teen mothers, and women who pursue religious vocations. Fox... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 10, 2012
Quotes of the Day "I want the wedding to be celebratory not militarized." -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show last night in response to whether ... [FishbowlDC]

What's CNN Doing Wrong? What Can it Do Right? - Posted May 5, 2012
The pile-on has commenced. CNN's April ratings report -- its worst in 10 years in one measurement -- has spawned several CNN-is-terrible-and-here's-why posts. Not one, but ... [TVNewser]

The Guardian Celebrates Six Months in U.S. with Journalism Debate - Posted May 4, 2012
[caption id="attachment_59604" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Juan Williams and Charlie Rose/Getty Images for The Guardian"][/caption] The Guardian, the iconic U.K. newspaper, branched out across the pond last year. Last night, it was time for the tabloid to reap the rewards. Rather than a simple part... [Fishbowl NY]

The Guardian Celebrates Six Months in U.S. with Journalism Debate - Posted May 4, 2012
[caption id="attachment_59604" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Juan Williams and Charlie Rose/Getty Images for The Guardian"][/caption] The Guardian, the iconic U.K. newspaper, branched out across the pond last year. Last night, it was time for the tabloid to reap the rewards. Rather than a simple part... [FishbowlNY]

(VIDEO) Mixologist Rachel Maddow Mixes it up with Alex Castellanos - Posted April 30, 2012
While many Washington media types were winding down their WHCD party-hopping with Sunday brunches, a few of the party-goers hit the Sunday shows. Not long after MSNBC host and after-party bartender Rachel Maddow put away her co... [TVNewser]

Maddow, Orman on Out Magazine's 'Power 50' List - Posted April 27, 2012
OUT Magazine has released its sixth-annual "Power 50," a list of the most powerful gay men and women in America. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow comes in at #5, followed by CNN anchor ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Stops By 'The Wendy Williams Show' - Posted April 25, 2012
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was on "The Wendy Williams" show this morning as part of an ongoing promotional tour for her first book, Drift. Maddow talked to Williams about her high school yearbook photo, how her parents found out she was gay, and her favorite television show (hint: it's not on MSNBC).... [TVNewser]

The Tina Dupuy Exit Interview - Posted April 25, 2012
It's a bittersweet day here at FishbowlLA. Our beloved former Fishbowler Tina Dupuy and her wonderful, cartoonishly muscled husband are leaving Los Angeles this week to move to the fairer, media-saturated pastures of Ne... [FishbowlLA]

Ezra Klein Ventures Into World Of Reddit - Posted April 24, 2012
Ok, kind of neat from a social media nerd perspective as well as a personal branding perspective. Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein participated in an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on the internet forum Reddit.com earlier today to promote a tool he developed that may or may not predict the upcoming presidential... [MediaJobsDaily]

Who are Jennifer Granholm's Favorite Journalists? - Posted April 21, 2012
Jennifer Granholm is four months into her television career as host of "The War Room" on Current TV. The former Michigan governor ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Talks Olbermann, Mixes a Shot, On Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live' - Posted April 19, 2012
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was a guest on Bravo's talk show "Watch What Happens Live" last night. Maddow--an acclaimed mixologist--whipped up a shot version of the Negroni, which she drank on a huge wooden ski (a "shotski") along with host Andy Cohen and guest Jenn... [TVNewser]

Reporters in North Korea Learn About Missile Launch From News Desks in New York and Washington - Posted April 12, 2012
Forty minutes into a 5-day window, North Korea launched a rocket from a facility in the northwestern part of the country. The launch, at 7:39am local time, was first reported on U.S. cable news 14 mi... [Fishbowl NY]

Reporters in North Korea Learn About Missile Launch From News Desks in New York and Washington - Posted April 12, 2012
Forty minutes into a 5-day window, North Korea launched a rocket from a facility in the northwestern part of the country. The launch, at 7:39am local time, was first reported on U.S. cable news 14 mi... [FishbowlNY]

Lauer, O'Reilly, Walters, Couric and More Feted at Media Bigs Party - Posted April 12, 2012
New York media turned out for a Hollywood Reporter party last night. The Four Seasons was packed with the media hoi polloi for THR's 35 Most Powerful People in Media event. As we ... [TVNewser]

Hollywood Reporter's 'New York Issue' Lists 35 Most Powerful People in Media - Posted April 11, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter is getting its New York fix with its Spring issue. Inside, the magazine lists the "35 Most Powerful People in The Media," which i... [Fishbowl NY]

Hollywood Reporter's 'New York Issue' Lists 35 Most Powerful People in Media - Posted April 11, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter is getting its New York fix with its Spring issue. Inside, the magazine lists the "35 Most Powerful People in The Media," which i... [FishbowlNY]

Rachel Maddow 'Drifts' to Top of Best Sellers List - Posted April 6, 2012
MSNBC hosted a party at Manhattan's Ace Hotel last night in celebration of Rachel Maddow's first book, Drift, which tops the New York Times ... [TVNewser]

March & Q1 2012: Fox News, Far Out Front, Loses Viewers Too - Posted March 27, 2012
Fox News, still by far the #1 cable news network, was not immune to a loss in viewership for the month of March and for the first quarter of 2012. For the month, Fox News is down -17% in Total Viewers and down -27% in younger viewers for Total Day viewing... [TVNewser]

March & Q1 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Reclaims Second Place in Cable News - Posted March 27, 2012
MSNBC beat CNN in both primetime and Total Day this month to reclaim the outright #2 spot among the cable news networks. Compared to the same month last year, MSNBC was up +3% in Total Viewer... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Drops a Bomb on 'Late Show' - Posted March 27, 2012
This TVNewser was at the Ed Sullivan Theater Monday afternoon for the taping of "Late Show with David Letterman." Letterman spent two segments with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow talking about her new book, ... [TVNewser]

'The American Prospect' Praises Rachel Maddow, Critiques MSNBC - Posted March 26, 2012
The American Prospect profiles MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow in this month's issue, and the result is mostly fawning. Along... [TVNewser]

Cable Networks Set Illinois Primary Coverage - Posted March 19, 2012
The 2012 election season continues tomorrow as Illinois voters head to the polls for the latest GOP primary. As usual, the cable networks will be covering the results. Here's a look at what they have planned. Fox News will air regularly scheduled primetime programming until 11pmET, wh... [TVNewser]

NBC News Makes Pitch to Advertisers, As 'Rock Center' Hits New Viewership Low - Posted March 16, 2012
[caption id="attachment_116521" align="alignright" width="378" caption="Matt Lauer and Steve Capus at the NBC News/MSNBC upfront."][/caption] NBC Newsers always like to say they are part of one big family. But in a family that big, with several making millions of dollars a year -- even a select few in the double-digit millions -- th... [TVNewser]

Mississippi, Alabama Primary Coverage Ratings - Posted March 14, 2012
As primary nights go, the Mississippi, Alabama and Hawaii contests were probably the least-covered weekday GOP face-offs so far on the cable networks. Fox News and MSNBC stuck to their regular programs last night with a heavy dose of exit poll and vote count coverage. CNN was in primary overload coverage... [Fishbowl NY]

Mississippi, Alabama Primary Coverage Ratings - Posted March 14, 2012
As primary nights go, the Mississippi, Alabama and Hawaii contests were probably the least-covered weekday GOP face-offs so far on the cable networks. Fox News and MSNBC stuck to their regular programs last night with a heavy dose of exit poll and vote count coverage. CNN was in primary overload coverage... [FishbowlNY]

Cablers Gear Up For Coverage of Alabama, Mississippi and Hawaii Primaries - Posted March 12, 2012
Tomorrow Alabama and Mississippi will host GOP primary elections, while Hawaii hosts its GOP caucus. As usual, the cable news channels are presenting special coverage--to varying degrees. CNN has the most special coverage, with a two-hour "America's Choice" special from 8-10... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Heads to Synagogue - Posted March 6, 2012
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will be speaking at Sixth & I Synagogue in downtown Washington on April 28. Unfortunately the event is already sold out. But they may still honor media requests. Maddow... [FishbowlDC]

Technical Difficulties Delay Harris-Perry - Posted March 5, 2012
Melissa Harris-Perry was shortchanged by about five minutes on her MSNBC show Saturday. MSNBC tells TVNewser a graphics problem delayed the start of the broadcast until almost 10:05am. Viewers were treated to back-to-back-to-back MSNBC "Lean... [TVNewser]

Networks Slate Special Coverage of Super Tuesday - Posted March 5, 2012
Voters in 10 states head to the polls tomorrow to weigh in on the next GOP Presidential candidate. Here's the plan for Super Tuesday coverage on the broadcast and cable news and business networks. The broadcast networks: "Nightly News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Roger Ailes Praises Rachel Maddow Book: 'Drift is a book worth reading' - Posted March 4, 2012
[caption id="attachment_114840" align="alignright" width="233" caption="Rachel Maddow and Roger Ailes at a White House Christmas party in 2009"][/caption] Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes is full of surprises these days. The latest: he's encou... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Sharpton, Maddow Featured in Vanity Fair - Posted March 1, 2012
MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton are featured in the April issue of Vanity Fair. Sharpton, interviewed by George Wayne, t... [TVNewser]

Network Plans for the Arizona and Michigan Primaries - Posted February 27, 2012
Voters in Michigan and Arizona go to the polls tomorrow. Polls close at 8pmET in Lower Michigan and most of the U.P. And and hour later, at 9pmET, in the Westernmost counties which are in the Central Time Zone. Polls close at 9pmET in Arizona. FNC will be live from 9pm -... [TVNewser]

Yo MSNBC: Why Not Give Christopher a Show Already? - Posted February 22, 2012
Is there anyone out there dying to be on TV more than Tommy Christopher? Mediaite's White House reporter, and man of mystery (who is he REALLY????), has been kissing up to MSNBC host ... [FishbowlDC]

Cable Networks Scale Back Coverage of Tonight's Primary, Caucus Results - Posted February 7, 2012
Voters in three states -- Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri -- will weigh in today on the 2012 GOP Presidential nominee. In a departure from recent ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Wins John Steinbeck Award - Posted February 6, 2012
Author and The Rachel Maddow Show host Rachel Maddow has won the John Steinbeck Award. Previous recipients included Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Arthur Mi... [GalleyCat]

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Wins John Steinbeck Award - Posted February 6, 2012
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has won the John Steinbeck Award, Galleycat reports. She is the third female re... [TVNewser]

January 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Slips to Third in Primetime - Posted January 31, 2012
The battle for the #2 spot among the cable news networks continues this month between CNN and MSNBC. For the month of January, MSNBC placed third in primetime, behind Fox News and CNN. In Total Day, MSNBC came in #2 in Total Viewers, but placed #3 in the A25-54 demographic. The ratings... [TVNewser]

Networks Plan Special Coverage as Voters Head to the Polls in Florida - Posted January 31, 2012
Primary season continues as voters head to the polls in Florida today, and the broadcast and cable networks have scheduled special coverage for the election results tonight. CNN's coverage, hosted by Wolf Blitzer, ... [TVNewser]

This MSNBC Host Apparently Isn't Familiar To Some Jeopardy! Contestants: 'Who Is Rachel Maddow?' - Posted January 27, 2012
On last night's "Jeopardy!" a pair of TV news personalities were the the subjects in a category about Rhodes Scholars. One was ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, and the other was a certain MSNBC anchor (spoiler: Rachel Maddow), who, despite there being a picture along with the question, none of the... [TVNewser]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Plan State of the Union Coverage - Posted January 24, 2012
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels and the business networks, are planning special coverage for President Obama's third State of the Union address. The broadcast networks will kick off special coverage beginning at 9pmET -- anchored by ... [TVNewser]

Fishbowl5 with Tommy Christopher - Posted January 23, 2012
The chatter has turned increasingly loud among Washington reporters that Mediaite's White House correspondent Tommy Christopher desperately wants to be invited on one of those fun-loving, free-wheeling panel-like shows on... [FishbowlDC]

NRCC Mocks MSNBC's 'Lean Forward' Ads In Keystone Pipeline Ad - Posted January 17, 2012
The National Republican Congressional Committee is launching a new ad that mocks MSNBC's "Lean Forward" ad campaign, specifically the ad featuring Rachel Maddow at the Hoover Dam. The ad is supporting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, and features an actress playing Maddow, followed by the tagline "Lean Backwards." ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Plans to Get 'More Opinionated' In Year Two of 'Piers Morgan Tonight' - Posted January 13, 2012
Sitting at a long table at the Landmarc restaurant in New York's Time Warner Center, CNN host Piers Morgan looks quite relaxed. He says he feels it, too, having survived one year of his 9 PM program, a year that included earthquakes, tsuna... [TVNewser]

Sununu to O'Donnell: 'You Don't Know What You're Talking About' - Posted January 10, 2012
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu is becoming our favorite political surrogate. Minutes after the networks declared Mitt Romney the winner of the state's prima... [TVNewser]

Cable News Plans for the First-in-the-Nation New Hampshire Primary - Posted January 9, 2012
With last week's marathon Iowa Caucus coverage behind them, the cable networks have turned their attention to New Hampshire, where the nation's first... [TVNewser]

A Brief History of Television Farts - Posted January 6, 2012
BuzzFeed alerted us this morning to a potentially windy situation that occurred on Anderson Cooper's CNN show last night involving Republican Strategist Rich Galen. Galen made a bit of a stink while talking about Newt Gingrich. Galen tooted his own horn about his years of exp... [FishbowlDC]

Rachel Maddow Reports, Corrects Bad Information about Gary Johnson - Posted January 4, 2012
During Iowa Caucus coverage last night, just after 9pmET, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow who was leading the network's coverage reported that one-time GOP presidential candidate ... [TVNewser]

Cable Networks Plan Special Coverage For Iowa - Posted January 2, 2012
Like their broadcast counterparts, the cable networks are getting an early start to the new year in Iowa ahead of Tuesday's caucus. On Fox News, Megyn Kelly, ... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted December 23, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...)                     Herman Cain won't be talking with "Politico.com" anytime soon -- The Daily Caller's ... [PRNewser]

Pres. Obama's Coffee with Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Arianna Huffington and More - Posted December 20, 2011
ABC's Jake Tapper has an item about a meeting Pres. Obama had yesterday with "an all-star list of progressive and liberal media fol... [TVNewser]

The White House Ego Summit - Posted December 19, 2011
ABC's Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper tweeted the following teaser today:"A group of progressive media stars meeting with POTUS at the ... [PRNewser]

Bachmann's 'Banana Republic' - Posted December 19, 2011
By Piranhamous What if President Obama ran the country like a "Banana Republic"? GOP Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) even managed to startle ho... [FishbowlDC]

The Cain Train Meets Butt Bongos - Posted December 6, 2011
Howard Stern announced on his SiriusXM radio show that former GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain would join him on his radio show Wednesday morning. Stern has defended Cain i... [FishbowlDC]

In Muncie, Indiana? Watch David Letterman Interview Rachel Maddow Today - Posted December 2, 2011
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow will be broadcasting tonight's show from the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Why? Because she is being interviewed by Ball State's most famous alumnus, CBS "Late Show"... [TVNewser]

October 2011 Ratings: MSNBC Down Double Digits in Primetime - Posted November 1, 2011
MSNBC was down across the board this month. Compared to October 2010, the network is down in -2% in total viewers and -10% in A25-54 viewers for total day; in primetime, the network is down -... [TVNewser]

Analysis: News Corp. Threatens to Bring Fox and Fox News Channel Into DirecTV Spat - Posted October 31, 2011
In case you aren't caught up, November 1 (that's tomorrow) DirecTV will drop a slew of News Corp.'s cable channels, including FX, SPEED, National Geographic Channel, FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes, FUEL TV, Fox Movie Channel and the Fox Sports Networks unless the two sides come to an agreement... [TVNewser]

Which Fox News Host Does Al Sharpton Dine with Twice a Year? - Posted October 29, 2011
Al Sharpton's media diet is the subject of The Atlantic Wire's "What I Read" this week, and the MSNBC host -- who admits he Googles himself ... [TVNewser]

TNR's List Happy Phase - Posted October 20, 2011
TNR is, at the moment, a list factory. This week they are releasing 10 lists in total that will appear in the Nov. 3rd issue. They are releasing them online daily, in some cases just portions as some are locked behind a paywall. First up: Most Powerful, Least Famous -- Politico P... [FishbowlDC]

Tamron Hall on MSNBC's Primetime: 'I have great admiration for them. But it's not something I am interested in' - Posted October 11, 2011
MSNBC's Tamron Hall tells Atlantic Wire what makes her show -- during MSNBC's mid-afternoons -- different than what MSNBC primetime is all about: ... [TVNewser]

September 2011 Ratings: MSNBC Tops CNN for Two Years in Primetime - Posted September 27, 2011
MSNBC holds on to the #2 spot in cable news primetime, topping CNN for the 8th consecutive quarter. MSNBC topped CNN at 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10pmET in Q3. For the month of September, though, the primetime race gets closer. With debate nights taken out (... [TVNewser]

September 2011 Ratings: Fox News Has Top 16 shows in Cable News - Posted September 27, 2011
Fox News stayed far ahead in the cable news ratings for the month of September pulling in the top 16 shows on all of cable news in Total Viewers. A bit of a comparison: FNC's 16th most-watched show, the NoonET hour, averaged 888,000 Total Viewers. MSNBC's most-watched show, "The ... [TVNewser]

Hazy and Jay-Z: Too Much? - Posted September 16, 2011
Hazy's new show "Up With Hayes" debuts this weekend on MSNBC. To get viewers revved up, MSNBC released a behind-the-scenes rehearsal. It's a long and torturo... [PRNewser]

MSNBC Expanding 'Lean Forward' Campaign to Dayside Anchors - Posted September 8, 2011
MSNBC is preparing to expand its "Lean Forward" branding campaign to its dayside anchors. The channel is beginning work on ads featuring its dayside news team, with "Daily Rundown" anchor Chuck Todd starring in the first of the new ads: ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 8, 2011
Quotes of the Day -- GOP Presidential Debate Edition "How is this c--t on MSNBC saying Obama created jobs!? I'm stunned at this sh-t ass f--k d--k 'news' channel." -- Anthony Cumia from the "Opie and Anthony" radio show in a startling tweet last ni... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Preps for Republican Debate - Posted September 7, 2011
With the President's jobs speech pushed to Thursday, NBC News and MSNBC have gotten back to preparing for the Republican primary debate slated to air this evening. Politico--which will be co-hosting the debate at the Reagan Library--posted the photo to (right) of the debate stage, right next to President Reagan's ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Rolls Out Colorful Cast of Characters - Posted September 6, 2011
MSNBC's "Hardball" is set to broadcast from the site of the Reagan Library on Tuesday, and Wednesday in anticipation of the GOP presidential debate. The program will have many more guests than usual. Will it be a fun time or a disaster? On Tuesday: eight guests. On Wednesday: 12 and 13... [FishbowlDC]

After GOP Debate, MSNBC Lines up Maddow, Matthews, Sharpton and More for Analysis - Posted September 1, 2011
Now that it's settled that Pres. Obama will address the Congress -- and the nation -- on the jobs issue next Thursday, MSNBC has announced plans for the GOP debate the night before. The debate, moderated by NBC's Brian Williams and Politico's John ... [TVNewser]

Where is Gun-Toting Libyan News Anchor Now? - Posted August 22, 2011
With Muammar Gaddafi effectively out of power, so is his State TV. As we showed you yesterday, one of the last stands of one of his news anchors was to brandish a handgun on the air and tell the audience she was prepared to be a martyr. ... [10,000 Words]

AnonymASS Tipster of the Week - Posted August 15, 2011
Welcome to Summer Superlative backlash. This message came in over the weekend. Our tipster writes, "Where was [TWT's] Kara Rowland in the sexiest thang? If you;re [sic] gonna have Helen Thomas, why not Barney Frank?" Dear Anonymous Tipster: Let's break this down. ... [FishbowlDC]

Hazy Embroiled in Change - Posted August 12, 2011
The Nation's Editor-at-Large and solid Boybander Chris Hayes... [FishbowlDC]

Did Rep. Frank Toot On Air? - Posted August 9, 2011
The Daily Caller's media writer Jeff Poor today writes on Rep. Barney Frank's (D-Mass.) appearance on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow pr... [FishbowlDC]

Good Job | It's The Little Things | New and Different - Posted August 2, 2011
TVNewser: One of our favorites - Rachel Maddow - has signed an extension with MSNBC. You go girl! Or maybe we should just say congrats and it's well d... [Fishbowl NY]

Good Job | It's The Little Things | New and Different - Posted August 2, 2011
TVNewser: One of our favorites - Rachel Maddow - has signed an extension with MSNBC. You go girl! Or maybe we should just say congrats and it's well d... [FishbowlNY]

July 2011 Ratings: Schultz, 'Joe' and 'Hardball' Up at MSNBC, O'Donnell Down - Posted August 2, 2011
With a major political story to cover in the form of the debt-ceiling debate, MSNBC did not succumb to the Summer ratings doldrums that can so easily grip TV networks in July. Quite to the contrary, the network was up double-digits nearly across the board, albeit with a significant exception. The ratings... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Extends Deal with Rachel Maddow - Posted August 2, 2011
MSNBC has extended its contract with Rachel Maddow, TVNewser has confirmed. The news was first r... [TVNewser]

No Worries | Dancing Ron | It's Never Easy - Posted July 27, 2011
TVNewser: Rachel Maddow is being sued for defamation, but MSNBC has their girl's back. SportsNew... [Fishbowl NY]

No Worries | Dancing Ron | It's Never Easy - Posted July 27, 2011
TVNewser: Rachel Maddow is being sued for defamation, but MSNBC has their girl's back. SportsNew... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC Responds to Rachel Maddow Lawsuit: 'This suit is baseless and we stand by our reporting' - Posted July 27, 2011
MSNBC and one of its primetime hosts, Rachel Maddow, are named as defendants in a $50 million lawsuit alleging that comments made by Maddow on her program were defamatory. Rocker-turned minister ... [TVNewser]

Networks to Carry Presidential Debt Ceiling Address in Primetime - Posted July 25, 2011
Updated: President Obama will address the nation for around 15 minutes at 9 PM ET tonight, and the broadcast networks are all planning to carry it. Update: House Speaker John Boehner will present a statement of his own following the President. Boehner's statement is expec... [Fishbowl NY]

Networks to Carry Presidential Debt Ceiling Address in Primetime - Posted July 25, 2011
Updated: President Obama will address the nation for around 15 minutes at 9 PM ET tonight, and the broadcast networks are all planning to carry it. Update: House Speaker John Boehner will present a statement of his own following the President. Boehner's statement is expec... [FishbowlNY]

Women's World Cup Soccer Team Has TV News Personalities (And Their Kids) Taking to the Halls - Posted July 23, 2011
Following their heartbreaking loss to Japan last weekend in the Women's World Cup final, the U.S. Women's National Team, has been making the media rounds stateside. Their appearances have been breaking out the soccer fan in a handful of TV news anchors and hosts, who have taken to the narrow hallways... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Goes Over an Hour on Current to Take on MSNBC, But Carriage Deals Thwart Online Video Plan - Posted June 21, 2011
Last night on his newly-launched "Countdown" on Current TV, Keith Olbermann took the opportunity to bleed over into the 9 PM hour during an interview with ... [TVNewser]

Larry Flynt to Talk Weiner Tonight - Posted June 8, 2011
Weinergate doesn't get much better than this. Tonight, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow will chat with Hustler's Larry Flynt... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann Opens Up About Leaving MSNBC - Posted June 7, 2011
Former MSNBC host and soon-to-be Current TV host Keith Olbermann is back in the spotlight, with a cover story in... [TVNewser]

What Weinergate says about us - Posted June 7, 2011
... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs: May, 2011 - Posted June 1, 2011
... [Fishbowl NY]

The Top Cable News Programs: May, 2011 - Posted June 1, 2011
... [FishbowlNY]

Daily Caller's Ham Spoofs Maddow - Posted May 27, 2011
At The Daily Caller, making fun of an anchor on MSNBC is a daily national pastime. Today we have Mary Katharine Ham in a bright blue hard hat (you know where this is going) doing a dramatic... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 24, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY NBC's Norah O'Donnell in Ireland posing with "Pat the Baker" and fruit loafs. ... [FishbowlDC]

Katie Couric Interviews Rachel Maddow - Posted May 11, 2011
Katie Couri... [TVNewser]

Palin and Cee Lo Create Spectacle at MSNBC After Party - Posted May 3, 2011
... [PRNewser]

Bin Laden Killed: Cable Channels Call In Big Guns To Cover the News - Posted May 2, 2011
Updated: With the unexpected announcement that President Obama would be making a statement late Sunday night, the cable news channels scrambled to get their top anchors on-air. Fox News was first to confirm the news that Osama Bin Laden was dead at 10:40 PM ET. Geraldo Rivera was at the desk at... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin Parties with the Main (or is it Lame?) stream Media - Posted May 1, 2011
Seeming to put politics aside for a few hours -- not one but two GOP governors stopped in to the MSNBC After Party last night at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- often the target of MSNBC's opiniona... [GalleyCat]

Meghan McCain: 'Insomnia Kiss My Ass' - Posted April 30, 2011
For anyone expecting a bright-eyed Meghan McCain tonight at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, she might not be well, so bright eyed and bushy tailed. She has insomnia. And last night was no ... [FishbowlDC]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted April 29, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Former Newsweek President Explains Magazine's "Disaster" First Quarter Ad Sales, Apri... [Fishbowl NY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted April 29, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Former Newsweek President Explains Magazine's "Disaster" First Quarter Ad Sales, Apri... [FishbowlNY]

WHCD: Party with Two Peacocks - Posted April 27, 2011
An incredibly fitting choice for their post-WHCD party entertainment, MSNBC announced that Cee Lo Green will perform ... [FishbowlDC]

Sean Hannity's Hour on Liberal Media Bias is topped... by a Liberal Media Host - Posted April 25, 2011
Friday night at 9pmET, Fox News aired a Sean Hannity special called "Behind the Bias: the History of Liberal Media." It was billed as a "close-up look at the Obama-mania media's liberal bias." Hannity's hour, as it always does, came in first in Total Viewers averaging 1.4 million. But... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Hints That Anderson Cooper Should Come Out - Posted April 25, 2011
In an interview with The Guardian, Rachel M... [FishbowlLA]

Spike Lee Directs New MSNBC Ads - Posted April 25, 2011
MSNBC debuted new "Lean Forward" ads today featuring the network's four primetime hosts: Chris Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell, ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 22, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY A journo can't work under these circumstances "Next door: young child running around screaming, old woman yelling at him. #killmenow" -- Washington Examiner's Lachlan Markay in a Thursday tweet. What are the Salahi's up to? "Salahi's confirm to me that they're worried about a stalker. Warren Co and LA... [FishbowlDC]

Cable Plans for Obama's Deficit Reduction Speech - Posted April 13, 2011
The cable networks are planning special coverage around Pres. Obama's fiscal responsibility address at George Washington University this afternoon. On CNN, Wolf Blitzer, along with ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's WHCD Party Lands at Embassy of Italy - Posted April 4, 2011
It begins... [caption id="attachment_35275" align="alignleft" width="197" caption="Embassy of Italy "][/caption] MSNBC and Phil Griffin officially kicked off prom season this evening with th... [PRNewser]

MSNBC's WHCD Party Lands at Embassy of Italy - Posted April 4, 2011
It begins... [caption id="attachment_35275" align="alignleft" width="197" caption="Embassy of Italy "][/caption] MSNBC and Phil Griffin officially kicked off prom season this evening with th... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted March 31, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) *From the NBC green room in New York, Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Doesn't Cover GE Tax Story, Critics Go Into Attack Mode - Posted March 30, 2011
Last week, the NY Times reported that General Electric earned $14.2 billion in profits last year, but paid nothing U.S. federal taxes. It became a big story, and a number of news organizations, including ABC News, covered it. One place it was not covered was on NBC's airwaves (with an asterisk, see... [TVNewser]

Radio-TV After Party Switches Hosts Again (and Again) - Posted March 28, 2011
The Radio-Television Congressional Correspondents' Dinner After Party Wednesday night has a brand new host this year: the National Cable and Telecommunications Association. The new incoming president is former FCC Chairman Michael Powell. The After Party, hosted by other networks in years past, will be held im... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, March 24 - Posted March 25, 2011
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 348 | MSNBC: 115 | CNN: 207 | HLN: 86 Primetime: FNC: 512 | MSNBC: 223 | CNN: 244 | HLN: 118 ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, March 24 - Posted March 25, 2011
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 348 | MSNBC: 115 | CNN: 207 | HLN: 86 Primetime: FNC: 512 | MSNBC: 223 | CNN: 244 | HLN: 118 ... [FishbowlNY]

Is May 2 GOP debate still on? - Posted March 24, 2011
As ABC News announces a GOP debate set for later this year, there is a new report that the first face-off of the 2012 election cycle, may not happen as planned. The first debate has been set for May 2 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and is co-sponsored by Politico... [TVNewser]

Meghan McCain Attempts Humor. Fails. - Posted March 24, 2011
Meghan McCain, a columnist for the Daily Beast and the daughter of Arizona Sen. John McCain, published late last night ... [FishbowlDC]

Critics Praise, Attack Cable News Coverage of Japan Crisis - Posted March 16, 2011
Television critics are weighing in on the coverage of the crisis in Japan. Not surprisingly, they are not all in agreement about the quality of the coverage. The Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman ... [TVNewser]

Wisconsin Senate Vote takes Cable Nets by Surprise - Posted March 9, 2011
Three weeks of political discord in Wisconsin came to a surprising head tonight. "A FOX urgent now from Wisconsin where republicans apparently are trying to do an end run around democrats," said Jon Scott on FNC 7:19pmET. By 7:30pm the vote had occurre... [Fishbowl NY]

Wisconsin Senate Vote takes Cable Nets by Surprise - Posted March 9, 2011
Three weeks of political discord in Wisconsin came to a surprising head tonight. "A FOX urgent now from Wisconsin where republicans apparently are trying to do an end run around democrats," said Jon Scott on FNC 7:19pmET. By 7:30pm the vote had occurre... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, March 3 - Posted March 4, 2011
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 375 | MSNBC: 164| CNN: 132 | HLN: 104 Primetime: FNC: 612 | MSNBC: 358 | CNN: 197 | HLN: 120 ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, March 3 - Posted March 4, 2011
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 375 | MSNBC: 164| CNN: 132 | HLN: 104 Primetime: FNC: 612 | MSNBC: 358 | CNN: 197 | HLN: 120 ... [FishbowlNY]

Arianna Huffington Responds to Huffington Post Strike - Posted March 4, 2011
According to The Wrap, Arianna Huffington told unhappy bloggers "Go ahead, go on strike" at a confer... [GalleyCat]

The FishbowlDC Interview with The Atlantic's Garance Franke-Ruta - Posted March 4, 2011
Say hello to The Atlantic's Garance Franke-Ruta. By fa... [FishbowlDC]

Huffington to Bloggers: 'Go Ahead, Go on Strike' - Posted March 4, 2011
This seems like an oddly inelegant moment for Arianna Huffington. She's usually more polished. And to talk to about her blogge... [FishbowlLA]

Lanny Davis Lashes Out at NYT, Liberal Media - Posted March 1, 2011
Lanny Davis raised some eyebrows today by calling out a number of high-profile reporters and commentators in an interview on Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S. channel. Presid... [PRNewser]

February 2011 Top Cable News Shows - Posted March 1, 2011
Fox News Channel had the top 11 cable news programs in total viewers and 11 of the top 15 shows in the key 25-54 demo in February. As usual "The O'Reilly Factor" was #1 in both categories with just under 3.2 million viewers on average, including 770,000 A25-54. The top MSNBC program in... [Fishbowl NY]

February 2011 Top Cable News Shows - Posted March 1, 2011
Fox News Channel had the top 11 cable news programs in total viewers and 11 of the top 15 shows in the key 25-54 demo in February. As usual "The O'Reilly Factor" was #1 in both categories with just under 3.2 million viewers on average, including 770,000 A25-54. The top MSNBC program in... [FishbowlNY]

February 2011 Ratings: Rachel Maddow and Dayside Grow at MSNBC, But Olbermann's Absence is Felt - Posted March 1, 2011
The first full month without Keith Olbermann anchoring its primetime lineup was a mixed bag for MSNBC. The network's dayside programming was up double digits in both the demo and total viewers for every hour compared to last year, but it placed a close third behind a resurge... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow in a post-Keith Olbermann world - Posted February 28, 2011
Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz profiles MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in the... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, February 23 - Posted February 24, 2011
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 142 | CNN: 201 | HLN: 108 Primetime: FNC: 633 | MSNBC: 259 | CNN: 298 | HLN: 114 ... [TVNewser]

Shepard Smith Talks Wisconsin Unions, Using Data From... Rachel Maddow? - Posted February 24, 2011
On yesterday's "Studio B," Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith was talking to Juan Williams... [TVNewser]

Cable Newsers Take to the Late-Night Talk Shows - Posted February 23, 2011
The last few days have seen a flurry of TV news personalities taker to the late night talk shows. With the situation in the Middle East still evolving rapidly, and the protests in Wisconsin, there has been plenty to talk about. On Monday, CNN's Wolf Blitzer stopped by CBS' "Late Late Show"... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 23, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reminder: I'm a Writer Goddammit (Part II) - Posted February 17, 2011
It's been two weeks since our last installment The Nation Washington Bureau Chief Chris Hayes reminding everyone that indeed he's still a writer and not only a substitute teacher for MSNBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Cameras Continue to Roll as Situation in Cairo Deteriorates Rapidly - Posted February 2, 2011
As a cameraman trained his lens from a Cairo high-rise, NBC News anchor Brian Williams and chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel gave a play-by-play of wh... [Fishbowl NY]

Cameras Continue to Roll as Situation in Cairo Deteriorates Rapidly - Posted February 2, 2011
As a cameraman trained his lens from a Cairo high-rise, NBC News anchor Brian Williams and chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel gave a play-by-play of wh... [FishbowlNY]

January 2011 Ratings: MSNBC Only Cable News Network to Show Growth - Posted February 1, 2011
MSNBC beat CNN for the seventh consecutive month in January. Three weeks into the month, the network lost its biggest star in Keith Olbermann whose show was up +6% year-over-year, one of the few cable news programs to grow. Overall, MSNBC was the only cable news channel to g... [TVNewser]

How is Piers Morgan Doing Compared to Larry King? - Posted February 1, 2011
"Piers Morgan Tonight" has been on two full weeks. So how's he doing? Well, according to Nielsen, the program has averaged 978,000 Total Viewers and 279,000 A25-54 viewers, placing Morgan third behind Fox News and MSNBC. Compared to the same two weeks of 2010, Larry King in the 9pmET timeslot averaged 989,000... [Fishbowl NY]

How is Piers Morgan Doing Compared to Larry King? - Posted February 1, 2011
"Piers Morgan Tonight" has been on two full weeks. So how's he doing? Well, according to Nielsen, the program has averaged 978,000 Total Viewers and 279,000 A25-54 viewers, placing Morgan third behind Fox News and MSNBC. Compared to the same two weeks of 2010, Larry King in the 9pmET timeslot averaged 989,000... [FishbowlNY]

Rachel Maddow Falls for Fake Story - Posted February 1, 2011
Business Insider 's Glynnis MacNicol saw something odd on "The Rachel Maddow Show" last nigh... [TVNewser]

Brokaw: 'Where it got sticky is when our commentators were anchoring political coverage' - Posted January 31, 2011
[caption id="attachment_50772" align="alignright" width="318" caption="NBC's Tom Brokaw, Tim Russert, and Russert's white board, on election night 2000."][/caption] The Chicago Tribune's Phil Rosenthal ... [TVNewser]

KTLA Reporter Vies for 'Best Journalist on Twitter' Award - Posted January 31, 2011
As far as FishbowlLA is concerned, the Academy to watch this week is not the one on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Rather, it's the virtual amalgamation known as the Real-Time Academy of Short-Form Arts and Sciences. That's the group in charg... [FishbowlLA]

Which Cabler Mentioned Sarah Palin the Most in 2010? It's Not Who You Think - Posted January 26, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter took it upon themselves to count how many times each cabler spoke about Sarah Palin last year. The network that ran Palin segments a whopping 512 times in 20... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann The Talk of TV Monday Night - Posted January 25, 2011
The departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC Friday night sent shock-waves through the TV business, and it seems like just about everyone with their own show opted to weigh in on the matter last night. Olbermann's Fox News competitor, Bill O'Reilly, discussed the matter with ... [TVNewser]

How Did Piers Morgan Do In His First Week? - Posted January 25, 2011
Now that we have all five days worth of ratings data from Nielsen, it is worth taking a look to see how "Piers Morgan Tonight" fared in its first week. For the week, Morgan averaged 1.229 million total viewers, including 342,000 A25-54. That plac... [TVNewser]

Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage - Posted January 24, 2011
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening. On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Comcast's REAL Plans For MSNBC - Posted January 23, 2011
Before the Keith Olbermann news broke on Friday, the talented animators at Taiwan's Next Media Animation covered the Comcast takeover of NBC Universal the only way they know how: with a computer-generated Rachel Maddow. ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Talks About Keith Olbermann's Departure - Posted January 23, 2011
On Friday, after Keith Olbermann signed off "Countdown" for the last time, there was no new "Rachel Maddow Show." That is because Maddow was in Los Angeles to appear on "Real Time with Bill Maher" live at 10 Pm ET. At the top of the show, Maher asked Maddow about what happened... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Out At MSNBC - Posted January 21, 2011
Breaking: Tonight is Keith Olbermann's last night on MSNBC. The "Countdown" host and the network say that the two parties "have ended their contract." The network's statement is below: MSNBC and Ke... [Fishbowl NY]

Keith Olbermann Out At MSNBC - Posted January 21, 2011
Breaking: Tonight is Keith Olbermann's last night on MSNBC. The "Countdown" host and the network say that the two parties "have ended their contract." The network's statement is below: MSNBC and Ke... [FishbowlNY]

'Piers Morgan Tonight' Doesn't See 'Golden' Ricky Gervais Ratings Bump - Posted January 21, 2011
Earlier, we predicted that Thursday's installment of "Piers Morgan Tonight" would get a slight ratings bump thanks to having ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Jokes About Punching Larry King - Posted January 21, 2011
CNN's 9 PM host Piers Morgan appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" last night, and received some advice from Letterman on how to spice things up: ... [TVNewser]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [TVNewser]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [Fishbowl NY]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [FishbowlNY]

'Piers Morgan Tonight' Tops 'Hannity' in the Demo in Night Two, But Still Sees Drop In Total Viewers - Posted January 19, 2011
The preliminary ratings for night two of "Piers Morgan Tonight" are in, and it was a mixed bag for CNN. Not surprisingly, the total viewership was down from its premiere night, drawing 1.273 million total viewers, compared to 2.1 million for the prem... [TVNewser]

Preliminary Ratings: 'Piers Morgan Tonight' Debut Snags 2.1 Million Viewers - Posted January 18, 2011
The debut episode of "Piers Morgan Tonight" drew 2.099 million total viewers, according to preliminary ratings from Nielsen. ... [TVNewser]

Radio Host Mark Levin to MSNBC's Chris Matthews: 'I'm going to drag your ass into federal court' - Posted January 14, 2011
Talk radio host Mark Levin is fuming mad at MSNBC's Chris Matthews, so mad that he has ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 13, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ABC's White House Correspondent Jake Tapper: "An honor for me to meet a man like Daniel Hernandez" The photograph was posted on Twitter by Tapper. ABC7's Stephen Tschida... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Launches Rachel Maddow HD iPad App - Posted January 11, 2011
Rachel Maddow is really moving up in the world: In addition to her own television show on MSNBC, she now has an ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Tucson Shootings: Media on Media Crime - Posted January 11, 2011
The cable opinion shows all came out last night, after Saturday's events in Tucson, and put the blame for the shooting spree squarely on Jared Lee Loughner -- but some also pointed fingers at each other for inflaming harsh political rhetoric that has become the bread and butter of cable news. ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 11, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Silence in Washington...for a change "The sound of silence is quite rare in Washington where talk is currency." Toby Zakaria... [FishbowlDC]

Heroic Intern on Maddow Tonight - Posted January 10, 2011
The famous life-saving intern (who only began working for the congresswoman last week) will be on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow tonight. As stated on the schedule: TRAGEDY IN TUCSON: Edgar A. Domenech, Sheriff of New York City; Sherrod Bro... [PRNewser]

Heroic Intern on Maddow Tonight - Posted January 10, 2011
The famous life-saving intern (who only began working for the congresswoman last week) will be on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow tonight. As stated on the schedule: TRAGEDY IN TUCSON: Edgar A. Domenech, Sheriff of New York City; Sherrod Bro... [FishbowlDC]

Ezra Klein to Chris Hayes: 'Good Evening Keith' - Posted January 5, 2011
Last night was a dream come true. Guest hosting for MSNBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC 2010: Beating CNN for the First Time in Primetime Total Viewers - Posted December 29, 2010
MSNBC topped CNN in Primetime Total Viewers in 2010 for the first time ever - pushing CNN to #3 in cable news. And for the second year in a row MSNBC has topped CNN in the advertiser-friendly A25-54 viewers in primetime. Primetime: 764,000 total viewers/250,000 A25-54 Total Day: 399,000 total v... [TVNewser]

Who Threw the Best TV News Holiday Bash? - Posted December 17, 2010
Your TVNewsers are over at the mediabistro.com holiday lunch right now (posting will resume later). So, this is a good time to size up some of the other holiday parties. Barbara Walters and "The View" EP ... [Fishbowl NY]

Who Threw the Best TV News Holiday Bash? - Posted December 17, 2010
Your TVNewsers are over at the mediabistro.com holiday lunch right now (posting will resume later). So, this is a good time to size up some of the other holiday parties. Barbara Walters and "The View" EP ... [FishbowlNY]

Fonzie Loves WaPo's Ezra Klein to Pieces, But His Favorite? It's MSNBC's Rachel Maddow - Posted December 9, 2010
"May I call you Fonzie?" I inquired this morning when Arthur Fonzarelli phoned me at 8 a.m. A polite Henry Winkler replied, "No, because that is a fictional character that I could never live up to. It was extraordinarily fun to play, but I couldn't live up to that." Fon... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's 'The Rachel Maddow Show' Slates Live Shows At 92nd Street Y - Posted December 6, 2010
MSNBC 9 PM host Rachel Maddow will host her eponymous show live from the 92nd Street Y in New York December 20-22, according to the non-profit's website. 92Y has been home to ... [TVNewser]

Double the Ed - Posted December 5, 2010
MSNBC's Ed Schultz is doing double duty tomorrow. The host of "The Ed Show," will be going live during his regular time at 6pmET and then again at 9pmET in Rachel Maddow's timeslot. Maddow is off tomorrow. ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow is Trying to 'Force policy onto the air, as opposed to just politics' - Posted December 2, 2010
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow spoke at the Theodore H. White Lecture at the JFK School of Government, Institute of Politics at Harvard on Sunday, Nov 14, about how TV news is de... [TVNewser]

November '10 Ratings: MSNBC Still Topping CNN - Posted December 1, 2010
For the fifth straight month in a row, MSNBC topped CNN in Total Day in both A25-54 viewers and Total Viewers. MSNBC also beat CNN by 51% in A25-54 viewers and by 36% among Total Viewers in primetime. "Morning Joe" topped CNN's "American Morning" for the 9th consecutive month in Total Viewers... [TVNewser]

Andrew Tyndall on Cable News Channels: 'They Should be Called Politics Channels Instead' - Posted November 22, 2010
Analyst Andrew Tyndall weighs in on the Jon Stewart-Rachel Maddow ... [TVNewser]

SNL's 'Charlie Rangel' to 'Rachel Maddow': 'Hello Young Man' - Posted November 21, 2010
In last night's "Saturday Night Live" cold open, "Rachel Maddow" said "in a cross promotion with the new Harry Potter, my haircut will stay like this forever." Her guests made fun of the female anchor too: The recently convicted "Charlie Rangel" said "I'm proud to live in a country where a... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz: Phil Griffin threatened to Fire Keith Olbermann Over Political Donations - Posted November 15, 2010
[caption id="attachment_39718" align="alignright" width="243" caption="Griffin and Olbermann at Countdown's Fifth Anniversary Party"][/caption] In a wide-ranging postmortem addressing what happened after MSNBC host... [TVNewser]

Is Jon Stewart Changing His Tune on CNN? - Posted November 12, 2010
You know the story by now. It's October, 2004 and Jon Stewart appearing on CNN's "Crossfire," d... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart Defends His 'Rally to Restore Sanity' on Rachel Maddow - Posted November 12, 2010
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Jon Stewart to Rachel Maddow: 'Proportionality Is Not the Strong Suit of the 24 Hour News Networks' - Posted November 12, 2010
Last night MSNBC's Rachel Maddow hosted comedian and "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart for the entire hour, with much of the conversation, as you might imagine, about the world of cable news. "Proportionality is not the strong suit of the 24 hour news networks," Stewart said. "How would they handle the moon... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann's Comment After His Involuntary 4-Day Weekend: "This was not a publicity stunt" - Posted November 9, 2010
Keith Olbermann was suspended indefinitely on Friday from "Countdown with Keith Olbermann"... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart On 'The Rachel Maddow Show' Thursday - Posted November 9, 2010
Jon Stewart will be on "The Rachel Maddow Show" Thursday night at 9pmET. This is Stewart's first appearance on... [TVNewser]

Critic: MSNBC Acting like an 'Adolescent Menagerie' - Posted November 7, 2010
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's defense of her colleague Keith Olbermann Friday did not strike all viewers as being totally fair, especially with he... [TVNewser]

Olbermann suspended for refusing 'to deliver an on-camera mea culpa' - Posted November 7, 2010
From Sunday's Playbook: Network sources tell Playbook that Keith Olbermann was suspended because he refused to deliver an on-camera mea culpa, which would have allowed him to continue anchoring "Countdown." Olbermann told his bosses he didn't know he was barred from making campaign contributions, although he is resisting saying that publicly. Olber... [TVNewser]

How Other Networks are Reporting Olbermann's Suspension - Posted November 6, 2010
In addition to Rachel Maddow's show, Keith Olbermann's suspension was mentioned last night on his own show with substitute host Thomas Roberts... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Weighs In on Keith Olbermann Suspension - Posted November 6, 2010
Last night, Rachel Maddow dedicated a segment of her program to addressing the suspension of Keith Olbermann. Maddow began the segment pointing out the donatio... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Suspended from MSNBC Indefinitely after Contributing to Democratic Candidates - Posted November 5, 2010
MSNBC has suspended host Keith Olbermann indefinitely and without pay, after Politico revealed the primetime host contributed to the campaigns of of three congres... [TVNewser]

October 2010 Ratings: MSNBC is Only Cable News Channel to Show Growth - Posted November 2, 2010
In October, MSNBC was the only cable news network to show overall growth compared to October '09. In total day (Mon-Sun), the network is up +16% in Total Viewers and up +8% in younger viewers. In primetime (Mon-Fri), MSNBC is up +13% in Total Viewers and up +3% in the... [TVNewser]

Why you don't put a Pop Tart in the Microwave - Posted November 1, 2010
Midway through Rachel Maddow's show tonight a fire alarm went off near her 30 Rock studio. It happened during a commercial break, so it wasn't heard on the air. The culprit: a pop tart caught fire in a microwave near the studio. Insiders tell us it was quickly dealt with. Maddow... [TVNewser]

Update: MSNBC 2010 Midterm Election Coverage - Posted October 29, 2010
MSNBC has updated its election coverage, and will have live, primetime coverage on Sunday night. The live primetime coverage on Sunday will start with "Hardball with Chris Matthews" at 5pm. Then "The Ed Show" will be live from Woodbury, Minn. at a Tarryl... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow & Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell Awarded the Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award - Posted October 25, 2010
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow was among the recipients of the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award from the ... [TVNewser]

Election 2010: NBC News, MSNBC Slate Midterm Coverage Plans - Posted October 19, 2010
NBC News and MSNBC have slated their coverage plans for the 2010 midterm elections. On the broadcast network, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will lead coverage during the 6:30 PM newscast ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Slates Doc on Tiller Murder - Posted October 16, 2010
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow will present an hour-long documentary about the murder of Dr. George Tiller Monday, October 25 at 9 PM. The special, "The Assassination of Dr. Tiller" will look at the circumstances that lead to the murder, and the aftermath. It will also feature a never-before-seen interview with Tiller,... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 13, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Sitting with Clooney "Sitting at a table with George Clooney at a briefing. He's telling us newsies how to fight to tell real stories (Sudan) + not celeb ones..." -- ... [FishbowlDC]

News Networks Begin Wall-to-Wall Coverage of Mine Rescue Operation - Posted October 12, 2010
At 10:18pmET tonight, Manuel Gonzales, the first of several rescuers began to descend into a mine shaft to begin the process of retrieving 33 miners who've been trapped deep under the Chilean desert for 69 days. 18 Minutes later, at 10:36, Gonzales had arrived 2,040 feet below the desert. And all... [TVNewser]

Inside the Mindset of MSNBC Branding - Posted October 12, 2010
So just how does MSNBC get its branding ideas? We have stockpiled the following bits of evidence of how the network's mindset works. 1. Howard Kurtz from WaPo Monday: "MSNBC has a new slogan -- "Lean Forward" -- that has skeptics wondering what the netw... [FishbowlDC]

Phil Griffin: 'Lean Forward' Campaign 'Is Going to Define Us As MSNBC' - Posted October 10, 2010
What exactly does it mean to "lean forward?" As MSNBC rolls out its new branding campaign, regular cable news viewers may be asking that very question. When concveiving the tagline however, MSNBC executives decided to ask themselves a different question: what is MSNBC? "We talked about all the attributes that make MSNBC... [TVNewser]

Female Newsers Make Forbes 'Power Women' List - Posted October 9, 2010
A number of high profile female news anchors made the Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women. The top ranked newser on the list was "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric, who came in at number 22. ... [TVNewser]

Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women List Loaded With Media Figures - Posted October 7, 2010
Last evening, Forbes released their annual ranking of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women on their official website, Forbes.com. The list included 18 media and publishing personalities and made it clear that the women controlling the industr... [Fishbowl NY]

Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women List Loaded With Media Figures - Posted October 7, 2010
Last evening, Forbes released their annual ranking of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women on their official website, Forbes.com. The list included 18 media and publishing personalities and made it clear that the women controlling the industr... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC's New Tagline Speaks to the Brand - Posted October 5, 2010
MSNBC is publicly announced its new tagline today: "Lean Forward." According to The New York Times, the new slogan "embraces its progressive political identity," juxtaposing the number two cable news chan... [PRNewser]

Rick Sanchez Fired: The Write-Ups & the Colleague Supporting Sanchez - Posted October 2, 2010
So far, no comment from Rick Sanchez or from Jon Stewart on yesterday's dismissal of the CNN anchor for controversial comments Sanchez made in a radio interview Thursday. As the story was unfolding Friday, Sanchez was scheduled to be at ... [TVNewser]

White House Spokesperson Praises MSNBC - Posted September 29, 2010
First President Obama took a swipe at Fox News Channel. Then FNC hosts Bill O'Reilly and ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC, GetGlue Strike Partnership - Posted September 27, 2010
GetGlue has added its first TV news network to its lineup of partners. The company is partnering with MSNBC to offer its signature stickers for users that "check in" to MSNBC programs "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" and "The ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on the 'Absurdist,' World of News, and Advice from Keith Olbermann - Posted September 27, 2010
Tonight at 10 PM, MSNBC will premiere the newest addition to its primetime lineup, "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell." Following "Countdown" at 8 PM and "The Rachel Madd... [TVNewser]

Poll: Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck Most Loved and Loathed TV News Hosts - Posted September 27, 2010
Politico and George Washington University revealed results from a new poll this morning. In addition to more standard political questions, the poll also asked about the media habits of respondents. What did the results ... [TVNewser]

With Amanpour Settling In, NBC Feels Out the State of the Sunday Shows - Posted September 21, 2010
NBC News, through market research firm Vision Critical, has put out a survey asking consumers about the Sunday morning public affairs shows, with a particular focus on "Meet the Press" and ABC's "This Week," according to a copy obtained by TVNewser. There were a number of questions about the two programs, covering... [TVNewser]

VP Joe Biden to Appear on Rachel Maddow Tonight - Posted September 15, 2010
•Vice President Joe Biden will appear on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" tonight. Biden will discuss the midterm election result... [TVNewser]

The TVNewser Draft - Posted September 12, 2010
In a couple weeks you're going to see a new TVNewser -- just the design, we're not changing the content. And with Kevin's departure last week, we are in the process of hiring a new co-editor. I think you'll like who we've selected. The new TVNewser will mirror the design of our... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan: CNN's New Lineup will be 'Provocative, Aggressive and Ballsy" - Posted September 8, 2010
Newly minted CNN 9 PM host Piers Morgan knows he is not a familiar journalistic face to American audiences. He also knows that the cable news landscape is full of big personalities and opinions. Morgan has no intention of aping the competition, or using hi... [TVNewser]

Happy Labor Day! Now Let Rachel Maddow Make You a Drink - Posted September 6, 2010
As we have documented, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is quite the experienced mixologist. Last week she ap... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow: When You Leave the Studio 'Your Ratings Go Down' - Posted September 3, 2010
MSNBC 9 PM host Rachel Maddow appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" last night, and during her appearance let slip a fact that is well known in the TV news business, but does not often get talked about: when an anchor leaves the studio to go cover an important story... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama's Oval Office Address: News Notes - Posted August 31, 2010
President Obama's second Oval Office address was carried on the four broadcast networks as well as the cable news networks tonight. On NBC, Brian Williams anchored. On ABC Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos shared the set. ... [TVNewser]

Is G4's 'Real-Life Hurt Locker' Series Journalism or Exploitation? - Posted August 28, 2010
G4, the Comcast-owned cable network that targets young men, is launching a new reality series following a real-life Navy explosive ordinance disposal unit. On her show last Wednesday, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow took the series to task for marketing "war as entertainment." ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow on the 'Fox Strategy of Scaring White People' - Posted August 25, 2010
MSNBC's 9 PM host Rachel Maddow speaks to The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove about a number of topics in an inte... [TVNewser]

MSNBC on the Move - Posted August 25, 2010
Some readers noticed MSNBC's programming yesterday was moved out of the 30 Rock studio and into a smaller "nook" studio which projected an image of the New York backdrop. This continued into the evening including Rachel Maddow's show. TVNewser has learned an all-day promo shoot was going on in the main... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Wins Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award - Posted August 22, 2010
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has been named a Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award ... [TVNewser]

AP Contrasts Cable Network Coverage of Iraq Pullout - Posted August 20, 2010
The AP's David Bauder compares and contrasts how the big three cable news channels covered the departure of the last combat brigade from Iraq Wednesday evening. You can read TVNewser's notes ... [TVNewser]

Richard Engel Talks Shop About Iraq Reporting - Posted August 20, 2010
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Some Backstory on NBC News' Iraq Reporting - Posted August 19, 2010
Richard Engel's live reporting from the military convoy out of Iraq last evening left many non-NBCers wondering: How'd they get that "exclusive?" According to reports, the major broadcast was in the works for weeks and involved a reque... [TVNewser]

Cable News Notes: Covering the Final Combat Brigade as it Leaves Iraq - Posted August 18, 2010
• MSNBC remained in rolling coverage all night of the final U.S. military convoy as it made its way out of Iraq and in to Kuwait. For much of the night it was a tri-anchor situation with Keith Olbermann in New York, ... [TVNewser]

Which Newser Bought Michael Stipe's Apartment? - Posted August 11, 2010
•A primetime TV news host recently purchased the West Village apartment formerly owned by singer/alternative rockstar Michael Stipe. Who was it... According to Curbed, ... [TVNewser]

Maddow Can't Get Enough Mudcat - Posted August 5, 2010
There's a certain j'ne sais quoi about Dave "Mudcat" Saunders that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow can't get enough of in the span of just one show, or, for that matter, this lifetime. On her program Wednesday night, Maddow repeatedly and effusively expressed respect and admiration for Mudcat, forme... [FishbowlDC]

Rachel Maddow Talks Fox News, CNN on Letterman - Posted August 4, 2010
Last night MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman. Among other topics, Maddow talked about the Shirley Sherrod scandal, as well as Fox News: ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Calls Out Shirley & Banister, Again - Posted August 4, 2010
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Maddow Vs. O'Reilly, O'Reilly Vs. Beck - Posted July 23, 2010
Last Night MSNBC's 9 p.m. host Rachel Maddow dedicated a segment to Fox News, specifically, FNC's 8 p.m. host Bill O'Reilly: ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 13, 2010
Quote of the Day Oprah: the movie? Zowie!!! OPRAH: A BIOGRAPHY as a movie (Read here.) --Author ... [FishbowlDC]

Friedman: Rachel Maddow MSNBC's 'Voice of Reason' - Posted July 11, 2010
MarketWatch.com's Jon Friedman profiles MSNBC's 9 p.m. host Rachel Maddow. Friedman ... [TVNewser]

Which TV News Host Is This? - Posted July 9, 2010
Which TV news host sported this look in their high school yearbook photo? Find out after the jump. None other than MSNBC's 9 p.m. host Rachel Maddow, who went to Castro Valley High School in Castro Valley, California, where the above photo wa... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Speaks Out About Afghanistan Trip - Posted July 5, 2010
MSNBC's 9 p.m. host Rachel Maddow will be anchoring her program live from Kabul, Afghanistan Tuesday July 6 and Wednesday July 7. TVNewser spoke to Maddow before sh... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow: Larry King "An American Institution" - Posted June 30, 2010
Late last night TVNewser spoke to MSNBC's 9 p.m. host Rachel Maddow about her upcoming trip to Afghanistan. But as long as we had her on the phone, we couldn't help but ask about her thoughts on her CNN counterpart, ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Going to Afghanistan - Posted June 29, 2010
•MSNBC's Rachel Maddow will anchor her eponymous program from Afghanistan next week. 'The Rachel Maddow Show' will originate live from Kabul, Afghanistan on July 6 and 7. Maddow will be joined by NBC News ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Readying iPad App - Posted June 23, 2010
Well this is interesting. According to Peter Kafka at All Things D, MSNBC is readying an iPad app based on one of its programs. While the network is being coy about which show it will be, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Rachel Maddow Critiques, Lunches with President Obama - Posted June 17, 2010
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was critical of President Obama's address Tuesday regarding the Gulf oil spill. So on Wednesday, Maddow had an Oval Office backdrop placed behind her desk, and delivered her own version of the address, touching upon points she wishes the presid... [TVNewser]

SWAK: The Hill's Columnist Gives Big Smooch to Drudge - Posted June 15, 2010
Who doesn't love Matt Drudge? More importantly, what journo doesn't love getting linked by Drudge? In today's column in The Hill, columnist Brent Budowksy goes on a praise-filled mission of Drudge, decl... [FishbowlDC]

It's Election Night: Where's CNN? - Posted June 9, 2010
It's 11:13 p.m. Tuesday night. There are a slew of political primaries taking place around the country. And where is CNN? Slate's chief political correspondent and CBS contributor John Dickerson said on Twitter: "On CNN it's like there aren't elections to... [FishbowlDC]

Rachel Maddow Covers Gulf Oil Spill... From 1979 - Posted May 27, 2010
In one of the more interesting cable news reports about the gulf oil spill, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow busted out some footage from the NBC archives. Maddow broadcast reports from an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, caused when an oil rig exploded. Except that the reports were from 1979, not 2010. Amazingly,... [TVNewser]

Rand Paul Calls Appearing on 'Rachel Maddow' a 'Poor Decision' - Posted May 20, 2010
Dr. Rand Paul, who recently became the GOP nominee in Kentucky's Senate race, appeared on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC program Wednesday night in a segment that soon made its way around the blogs. HuffPost ... [TVNewser]

Rand Paul Regrets Appearing on Maddow; Maddow Responds - Posted May 20, 2010
Rand Paul, a GOP Kentucky candidate for Senate, will not be appearing on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show again anytime soon, despite the fact that the pair have had a good relationship in the past. A year ago he announced his candidacy on her show. Last night, he appeared on the show... [FishbowlDC]

'I'm Vibrating Off My Seat' - Posted May 19, 2010
Rachel Maddow was really excited about the political festivities last night. During the evening's election/primary coverage, Politico grabbed this goofy exchange from the toss between Keith Olbermann and Maddow on MS... [TVNewser]

Cable Newsers Covering State Primaries - Posted May 17, 2010
Tomorrow, May 18 will see a number of key statewide Republican and Democratic primaries, including elections in Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Kentucky. When there is politics involved, you can bet the cable newsers will be all over it. MSNBC has Chris Matthews and ... [TVNewser]

Maddow Issues Formal Apology to 'Bernie' - Posted May 17, 2010
Late last week, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow issued an on-air apology on her Friday night show to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for calling him by his first name. "I called him Bernie, not Senator Sanders, not Senator, not Sir...like we hang out," she sai... [FishbowlDC]

'I think a lot of times the blog is better than the show' - Posted May 7, 2010
That's MSNBC host Rachel Maddow talking with NYO's Felix Gillette about her newish online endeavor, The Maddow Blog. The Maddow Blog is one of the more ambitious attempts to date by an MSNBC star trying to rise above the low expectations of the genre. "We felt like we had an aud... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

MSNBC Knows How to Party - Posted May 4, 2010
If you're just getting back to work now, it's probably because you were dancing the night (and next day) away at MSNBC's post-WHCD party. While Cap File and Bloomberg's after-parties called it a wrap around 2 A.M., guests of MSNBC grooved into the wee hours of the morning at the... [FishbowlDC]

Best TwitPics from the WHCD - Posted May 3, 2010
Washington was buzzing this weekend with the White House Correspondents' Dinner and associated festivities. TVNewser had coverage of the dinner, the cocktails, and ... [TVNewser]

Ratings Notes: Rachel Maddow, Paula Zahn - Posted April 20, 2010
• The Rachel Maddow-hosted special "McVeigh Tapes," airing on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, was MSNBC's #1 show last night. The two-hour program averaged 1.19M Total Viewers and 435,000 A25-54 viewers. In fact, the second half won the 10pmET hour in the demo -- the first time a... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow to Host OKC Bombing Anniversary Film - Posted April 18, 2010
MSNBC's documentary unit will debut a new film tomorrow marking the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. "The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist" is hosted by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and draws from 45 hours of never-before-released audiotapes recorded during McVeigh's time in prison. The two-hour documentary uses state-of-the-art computer... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Attacks FNC Coverage of ACORN with Unedited Video - Posted April 7, 2010
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow criticized Fox News last night for its coverage of ACORN and the undercover reporting of activist James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles. Last week, the California Attorney General's office released unedited video tapes from O'Keefe's reporting and Maddow used compared two sections of the unedited tapes to segments... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow in People Spread - Posted April 5, 2010
•HuffPo's got the details on a People magazine feature about MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and her partner Susan Mikula. People says that Mikula "loves indulging in girlie accessories like purses," while Maddow claims to "... [TVNewser]

NYT Op-Ed on CNN: 'It was bad before this year; now it's terrible' - Posted April 5, 2010
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat weighs in on the "Can CNN be Saved?" argument. People at CNN see themselves as victims of a polarized political culture - and to some extent, they are. But high-minded self-pity only gets you so far. At a media event in Washington recently, I watched a... [TVNewser]

Q1 2010 Ratings: MSNBC Down Double Digits; Tops CNN in Prime - Posted March 30, 2010
MSNBC saw viewership decreases in Q1 compared to last year, but continued to outperform CNN in primetime and, for the first time, drew more viewers in the morning. Total day (Mon-Sun): 396K Total / 136K A25-54 Prime (Mon-Sun): 805K Total / 269K A25-54 For the first time ever, "Morning Joe" pulled into second place... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Show Gets New Sponsor... and Technology - Posted March 26, 2010
If you were watching MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" last night you may have seen an interesting use of technology during the Ezra Klein segment. Klein's lower third read, "Live via Cisco TelePresence." BeetTV's ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Takes Full-Page Ad in Boston Globe to Deny Senate Run - Posted March 26, 2010
MSNBC took out a full-page ad running in The Boston Globe today, which features an open letter from Rachel Maddow stating, "I'm not running against Scott Brown. I never said I was running against Scott Brown. The Massachusetts Democratic Party never asked me to run aga... [TVNewser]

Maddow to Sen. Brown: I'm Still Not Running Against You - Posted March 26, 2010
MSNCB's Rachel Maddow, fully outraged at this point, takes out a full page ad in the Boston Globe today to dispel the notion created by Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) that Maddow is compelled to run against him in his next election. ... [FishbowlDC]

Maddow on Brown: 'I Think he's Being a Creep Here' - Posted March 25, 2010
Rachel Maddow has declared that she is still not running against Sen. Scott Brown (D-Mass.). And she's not happy about it. "He is using, as the lawyers say, my name and likeness," ... [FishbowlDC]

Rachel Maddow Is Not Running for Senate - Posted March 24, 2010
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has explained that, contrary to a suggestion in a note to potential donors from Sen. Scott Brown, she is not running for Senate. (Sorry, Brookline.) Last night on her show, Maddow stepped aside for five minutes and EP Bill Wolff sat-in as anchor for a tongue-in-cheek segment and... [TVNewser]

Maddow Shuts Down Sen. Brown's 'Maddow Card' - Posted March 24, 2010
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's show took a major twist Tuesday night as the show addressed Sen. Scott Brown's (R-Mass.) fundraising letter about a potential Maddow run against him. "For the last time I hereby recuse myself from hosting this segment," M... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 17, 2010
Quote of the Day "You and Gene talking about golf almost makes me interested in golf." -- MSNBC host Rachel Maddow to Lawrence O'Donnell and WaPo/MSNBC political analyst Eugene Robinson at the top of her show Tu... [FishbowlDC]

Weiner TV Alert - Posted March 16, 2010
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is hot doggin' it live with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) tonight at 9 p.m. EST on "The Rachel Maddow Show". Topic: Health care reform. More importantly, will he talk about pigs coming out of his a--? Will he come up with new, inventive names for h... [FishbowlDC]

Behar, Maddow Among GLAAD Award Recipients - Posted March 14, 2010
Last night, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation held its 21st GLAAD Media Awards in New York City, and some newsers were among the 24 announced winners. HLN's Joy Behar received... [TVNewser]

Massa Mess: Big Beck Ratings, Not so for King - Posted March 10, 2010
Glenn Beck may not have thought much of his interview with former Rep. ... [TVNewser]

Rick Sanchez Hosts Shorty Awards - Posted March 4, 2010
CNN's Rick Sanchez hosted the Shorty Awards last night in Manhattan, and PRNewser's Joe Ciarallo and FishbowlNY's Alex Alvarez were there covering it. The awards... [TVNewser]

Orrin Hatch, Rachel Maddow Trade Twitter Swipes - Posted March 3, 2010
After last night's segment on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show" in which Maddow "slammed" Senator Orrin Hatch, the two had a little back and forth on twitter today: @maddow (Rachel Maddow) ran me down on her show last night over my views on health care reform. Won... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer's Endorsement of Cable News - Posted February 25, 2010
"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer sat down with Parade magazine for a cover story running in print this Sunday. In the interview, she discusses... [TVNewser]

Weiner Gone Wild - Posted February 25, 2010
Should Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) get his own channel? Like Lifetime or Oxygen, it would be called, simply: "Weiner". Or perhaps his name should become a sport, like skiing. Whenever a lawmaker goes rogue on the House Floor, that would be, simply: "Weinering". The networks, it appears, can't get enough of the lawmaker... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: The Nation's Chris Hayes - Posted February 23, 2010
The Nation's Washington editor Chris Hayes often appears on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow" show. Last week he had an unfortunate slip of the tongue on air when, after Maddow greeted him, he replied, "Hi Matt." Hayes quickly reversed himself and called her "Rachel." Of course, by now he had referred to the... [FishbowlDC]

Rachel Maddow's 'Allergic to Conservatives' - Posted February 22, 2010
•"Her allergy rises to bumps that do not ache or itch as much as they inspire Maddow to what is easily some of the finest commentary available on cable television," writes Stanley Crouch in his analysis of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow for the NY Daily News... [TVNewser]

Amanpour, Couric, Maddow, Toobin to Address 2010 Grads - Posted February 21, 2010
With the 2010 commencement season just a few months away, here's the latest on which newsers will be imparting words of wisdom to this year's graduates: • CNN's Christiane Amanpour is slated to be the 2010 ... [TVNewser]

Who Took This Picture? - Posted February 18, 2010
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow did. The liberal talker is in Washington and decided to stop by the Conservative Political Action Conference. She Twitpic'd some of her swag. ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow at CPAC - Posted February 18, 2010
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow stopped by the Conservative Political Action Conference today in Washington, DC, reports Politico's Michael Cal... [TVNewser]

Maddow Tells Beck to 'Back Off' - Posted February 17, 2010
Rachel Maddow devoted an entire segment of her MSNBC show to Glenn Beck last night and a back-and-forth that developed involving her characterization of his statements about Global Warming. "I commend Mr. Beck for his success," she said. "I wish his giant audience all the best. He has made a... [TVNewser]

Bye Bye, Bayh: the Inevitable Play on Words - Posted February 16, 2010
Members of the print and TV media have been having some fun with Sen. Evan Bayh's (D-Ind.) announcement to not seek reelection by turning the senator's last name into an inevitable goodbye motif. NBC's Luke Russert: "While many people made this Bayh joke today, let's play the video. I can't belie... [FishbowlDC]

Bill Nye The MSNBC Guy | Bill Clinton Hospitalized | The Late Book | Rip-Off Coke - Posted February 11, 2010
• Mediaite: Bill Nye the Science Guy has gone from kids tv ... [Fishbowl NY]

Bill Nye The MSNBC Guy | Bill Clinton Hospitalized | The Late Book | Rip-Off Coke - Posted February 11, 2010
• Mediaite: Bill Nye the Science Guy has gone from kids tv ... [FishbowlNY]

Ana Marie Cox Named GQ D.C. Correspondent - Posted February 11, 2010
Congrats to Ana Marie Cox, who has had no trouble finding a new job after her gig as correspondent at Air America expired when the media company shuttered in late January. The frequent ... [Fishbowl NY]

Ana Marie Cox Named GQ D.C. Correspondent - Posted February 11, 2010
Congrats to Ana Marie Cox, who has had no trouble finding a new job after her gig as correspondent at Air America expired when the media company shuttered in late January. The frequent ... [FishbowlNY]

Rachel Maddow: "I've Actually Never Watched Network News My Whole Life" - Posted February 7, 2010
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is interviewed by USA Weekend's Gayle Jo Carter: • On how she gets her news... [TVNewser]

Weekend Reading: Amazon, Macmillan, McCann & Maddow - Posted February 5, 2010
It's been one of the craziest weeks in recent memory for publishing. Here are a few highlights for your weekend reading pleasure. In retaliation for a eBook pricing debate, Amazon removed the buy direct from Amazon button from many Macmillan books. In response, Macmillan took out a full-page NY Times advertisement (pictured)... [GalleyCat]

Jon Stewart's Tough Love For Blogs - Posted February 5, 2010
Are there no sacred cows that Daily Show host Jon Stewart won't take on? Fresh off his "Two Days Of Yelling With Bill O'Reilly" tour -- ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jon Stewart's Tough Love For Blogs - Posted February 5, 2010
Are there no sacred cows that Daily Show host Jon Stewart won't take on? Fresh off his "Two Days Of Yelling With Bill O'Reilly" tour -- ... [FishbowlNY]

Maddow Book Delayed - Posted February 3, 2010
•Our publishing blog, GalleyCat, reports that the latest book by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow -- a non-memoir work of nonfiction -- has been held up. Find out more here. ... [TVNewser]

Krauthammer and Ailes on 'Underpants' Politics - Posted February 1, 2010
Here's the scenario: you're going on a Sunday morning talk show and among a variety of topics, you'll discuss the guy who had bomb material sewn into his underwear for a Christmas Day flight. So what terminology do you use? On Sunday columnist Cha... [FishbowlDC]

Primetime Coverage of Obama's Q&A - Posted January 29, 2010
If you missed today's Q&A between President Obama and Congressional Republicans in Baltimore, you'll have more opportunities to see it in primetime. MSNBC is airing a two-hour special with the full replay tonight at 8pmET titled "President's Question Time." It will be hosted by ... [TVNewser]

Ullman : The Runaway Political Impersonator - Posted January 29, 2010
What's it like meeting someone who has imitated you in the best and worst of ways? Well last night MSNBC's Rachel Maddow found out when she invited comedian Tracey Ullman on her show. Ullman impersonated Maddow on her recent hilarious Showtime p... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews: "Can I Make One More Point?" - Posted January 28, 2010
MSNBC's Chris Matthews further explains his thoughts about Obama's ethnicity on the Rachel Maddow show. "I felt it tonight, almost like an epiphany...I think he's taken us beyond black and white in our politics in a year, wonderfully," said Matthews, not really addressing a comment that shocked many regarding the President's... [FishbowlDC]

Maddow, Olbermann Lobbied to Air Haiti Telethon - Posted January 27, 2010
The NY Observer's Felix Gillette reports that MSNBC was not originally planning to air last Friday's Haiti telethon, but that internal lobbying from the two prime... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks - Posted January 26, 2010
Tomorrow evening, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress just after 9pmET. Gov. Bob McDonnell will provide the GOP response. Here are the special coverage plans we're hearing for the cable news networks. ... [TVNewser]

BREAKING Air America: No More Live Programming Filing Chapter 7 - Posted January 21, 2010
We just received this memo: From: Charlie Kireker Date: January 21, 2010 4:36:59 PM EST To: All Subject: Air America Operations It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as of this afternoon, and that the Company will... [FishbowlLA]

Keith Olbermann: Scott Brown Is A Homophobic, Racist, Teabagging, Ex-Nude Model - Posted January 19, 2010
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann waded into the Massachusetts Senate race last night, going after the front-runner GOP candidate Scott Brown. ... [TVNewser]

Labash Quasi Apologizes To Maddow Fans - Posted January 16, 2010
<img alt="RM.jpg" src="/fishbowlDC/files/original/RM.jpg" width="288" height="371" class="alignleft" hspace="3" vspace="3"/The Weekly Standard's/Daily Caller's Matt Labash is as readable in Volume II of his budding advice column as he was in Volume I. I'm already hooked on Ann Landers Gone Wild. In this episode of "Ask Matt" he di... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams Spots LA County Firefighters on the Ground - Posted January 15, 2010
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Daily Show Slams Obama| Breitbart Attacks Gawker's Deal With Business Insider | Ben Silverman Heads Up DumbDumb | Snooki Applies For New Jo - Posted January 8, 2010
The Daily Show: Who said Jon Stewart took it easy on this administration? Last night he slammed Obama for breaking his promise of an "open government." On C-Span. MediaIte... [Fishbowl NY]

Daily Show Slams Obama| Breitbart Attacks Gawker's Deal With Business Insider | Ben Silverman Heads Up DumbDumb | Snooki Applies For New Jo - Posted January 8, 2010
The Daily Show: Who said Jon Stewart took it easy on this administration? Last night he slammed Obama for breaking his promise of an "open government." On C-Span. MediaIte... [FishbowlNY]

Rachel Maddow IN 3-D - Posted January 8, 2010
Last evening, "The Rachel Maddow Show" achieved a technical breakthrough using state-of-the-art, proprietary technology to allow the viewer to experience three-dimensional digital viewing via conventional two-dimensional monitors: > Related... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 8, 2010
Quote of the Day "I'm just a boob in a suit." --CBS Late Show Host David Letterman juxtaposing himself last night with his guest, MSNBC Host Rachel Maddow, whom he called "the lovely Maddow, which rhymes with shadow." Maddow reassured him, saying, "I don't think you're a boob." This picture is called: Goldfish Teetering... [FishbowlDC]

Bristol Palin Launching PR Firm? - Posted January 5, 2010
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Fake Huffington Post Twitter Account Targets Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow - Posted January 2, 2010
Twitter has suspended the @HuffPostNews account after a flurry of Tweets exclaiming "Conservatives rule!!!!!" and targeting "left-wing assholes." Individuals mentioned include Pres. Barack Obama and MSNBC commentators Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. Huffington Post spo... [TVNewser]

10 Media Blunders - Posted December 31, 2009
•Politico's Michael Calderone lists his top 10 media errors of 2009. Among the TV news "winners" are: CNN and the Coast Guard incident, Fox News' tea party ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Prez: 'We're Going to Get into a More Aggressive Headline and Information Programming' - Posted December 28, 2009
The AP's David Bauder writes about the changes ahead for MSNBC's daytime schedule and speaks with MSNBC president Phil Griffin, who admits t... [TVNewser]

Baltimore Sun's TV Critic Hearts C-SPAN - Posted December 24, 2009
Pretty soon we're going to have to add C-SPAN to the Pledge of Allegiance because news people are literally falling in love with the network all over the place. First, it was MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who was happy as pie when the network recently fixed a tape for her, finding m... [FishbowlDC]

Maddow Gushes About C-SPAN - Posted December 22, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow wanted to prove the hypocrisy of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on her Friday night show. Oddly, the footage Maddow had acquired inexplicably turned to black in a critical moment. The back story: McCain recently expressed outrage that in all his time in the Senate he had never seen senators denied... [FishbowlDC]

Joy Behar Breaks into the Top 20 - Posted December 18, 2009
HLN's Joy Behar broke the top 20 cable news programs for the first time last week, coming in 17th in total viewers and 16th in the demo. Fox News dominates the top of the weekly rankings, and only three non-FNC shows ranked ahead of Behar: "C... [TVNewser]

Caption Contest: Rachel Maddow and Roger Ailes at Last Night's White House Christmas Party - Posted December 16, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Fox News chairman Roger Ailes were among the guests at last night's holiday party for tvnewsers at the White House. Leave your captions to the pricele... [TVNewser]

Radio and TV Reporters Party at White House - Posted December 16, 2009
Politico's Patrick Gavin reports on last night's White House Party for TV and Radio reporters. See the roster, everyone from NBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

November '09 Ratings: MSNBC #2 in Prime - Posted December 2, 2009
MSNBC's opinion line-up is consistently besting CNN's programming between 6pm-11pmET in the A25-54 demo, though it remains far behind #1 Fox News. In primetime, the network averaged 825K Total Viewers, topping CNN's 741K, while Fox News tripled its nearest cable news competitor averaging 2.62M in November. "Countdown with Keith O... [TVNewser]

Plans for Obama's Afghanistan Address - Posted December 1, 2009
Tonight, all of the news networks -- broadcast and cable -- will be carrying President Obama's 8pmET address to the nation from West Point. Here are the coverage plans we have so far. Check out FishbowlDC's comprehensive list for more. ... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans: President Obama's Afghanistan Address Tonight - Posted December 1, 2009
President Obama will address the nation from West Point at 8pmET on his Afghanistan plans. TVNewser reported yesterday that all networks will carry Obama's primetime address. As far as we know so far, here's how the nets and cablers will cover... • CBS: Katie Couric will anchor CBS' live b... [FishbowlDC]

Rachel Maddow Calls Out Another PR Firm; This Time It's Porter Novelli - Posted November 19, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy First it was ... [PRNewser]

PRNewser's Joe Ciarallo Talks Today's Media Headlines On The Menu - Posted November 19, 2009
Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy's ... [Fishbowl NY]

PRNewser's Joe Ciarallo Talks Today's Media Headlines On The Menu - Posted November 19, 2009
Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy's ... [FishbowlNY]

Maddow Attacked by Rogue Copy of 'Going Rogue' - Posted November 18, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow made a cameo on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" during a segment in which a copy of Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" escapes and goes rogue behind the scenes at NBC. ... [TVNewser]

Where There is Opinion, There is Revenue - Posted November 16, 2009
In Brian Stelter's NYTimes profile of Rachel Maddow, which focuses on how the MSNBC host and her colleagues are ramping up their criticism of Pres. Obama, there is this conclusion about why opinion on a news channel is good business. MSNBC is projected to take in $365 million in... [TVNewser]

UPDATED Sunday Show Preview - Posted November 8, 2009
• NBC's Meet the Press: Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), NYT's David Brooks, WaPo's E.J. Dionne, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Republican strategist Ed Gillespie and NB... [FishbowlDC]

'The News Audience, if not News itself, is Getting more Polarized' - Posted November 5, 2009
Finding itself in the news this week, the presses roll on for Time Inc. magazines including the flagship TIME. In this week's edition, out tomorrow, media critic James Poniewozik writes about "the most significant bias out there: moderate bias." ... [TVNewser]

Bloomberg Race Called, Retracted by MSNBC, Others - Posted November 4, 2009
MSNBC was among a handful of news outlets that prematurely called the New York City mayor's race for Michael Bloomberg last night. At 9:39pmET, Rachel Maddow, hosting on MSNBC ... [TVNewser]

Late Races, With Early-Ending - Posted November 4, 2009
With several surprises and late returns, yesterday's races delivered more drama than one would generally expect from an off-year election. Still, after the build up on the three cable news nets, some were disappointed with the extent of the coverage, especial... [TVNewser]

Election Day Coverage Plans - Posted November 2, 2009
• MSNBC: White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd will anchor the 11am and 2pm hours on MSNBC from Washington tomorrow. Ed Schultz will take over the 4pm hour. Following the regularly scheduled primetime lineup, live editions will air of "Countdown with ... [FishbowlDC]

Maddow: Is Fox a News Station? - Posted October 28, 2009
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October '09 Ratings: MSNBC Solidly #2 in Prime - Posted October 27, 2009
MSNBC is now solidly in second place in primetime, but still far behind #1 Fox News Channel. In weekday primetime, MSNBC averaged 830k Total Viewers and 252k in the A25-54 demo, out-rating CNN by 13% and 25% respectively. MSNBC's gap with Fox News, however, is 1.76 million Total Viewers and 440k in... [TVNewser]

The Video Wall: Grayson, Correction, O'Reilly, Animals - Posted October 22, 2009
> Rep. Alan Grayson says, "Fox News and their Republican collaborators are the enemy of America." > White House apparently emails MSNBC with a correction mid-broadcast. > Bill O'Reilly says the administration is "fighting harder against Fox News than the Taliban." He also criticized Rachel Maddow and ... [TVNewser]

Late Reading List 10.22.09 - Posted October 22, 2009
What we know and what we're reading this Thursday (besides "Goatee Gamble" and "Karaoke in the Capital")... TV | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | AWARDS & EVENTS TV Whoops! MSNBC's Contessa Brewer called Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton on... [FishbowlDC]

Behar + Divorcees = Ratings - Posted October 22, 2009
•HLN's Joy Behar had her highest ratings in the adult 25-54 demographic Tuesday evening since her show's debut on September 29. With 268,000 demo viewers, Behar topped both Larry King on CNN (205K) and ... [TVNewser]

Maddow/Olbermann Invited to White House Chat with Obama, But Fox Isn't a News Organization? - Posted October 21, 2009
Here's a curious turn in the White House vs. Fox News fight. On Monday, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were among several people who attended an off-the-record briefing with Pres. Obama at the White House. Sources tell us other attendees at the two-and-a-half hour chat included ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Notes - Posted October 19, 2009
• Conflicts between the White House and Fox News remained a topic of discussion on the Sunday shows this weekend. This is after White House communications director Anita Dunn appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" last week and said of Fox, "Let's not pretend they're a news network..." On "... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.19.09 - Posted October 19, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Monday mo... [FishbowlDC]

Bush Calls Olbermann, Maddow 'Sick Puppies' - Posted October 16, 2009
CBS News reports that, today in a radio interview, former President George H.W. Bush shared his opinion about the current tone of discourse in the country:... [TVNewser]

A Word You'd Rather Not Hear from Andrea Mitchell: "BALLS" - Posted October 15, 2009
In a discussion about covering 3 Mile Island, Andrea Mitchell shares a story with Rachel Maddow about asking her bureau chief if it ever occurred to him that "men's balls are as vulnerable as women's ovaries?" Now, I love Andrea Mitchell as much as the next guy but hearing her... [FishbowlDC]

'Has it occurred to you that men's balls are as vulnerable as women's ovaries?' - Posted October 15, 2009
•NBC News' Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow sit down for a new series of promo videos for NBC's "A Woman's Nation," which begins next week and is guest edited by Maria Shriver... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow, Voice of America? - Posted October 14, 2009
A Guardian UK opinion piece calls MSNBC's Rachel Maddow "...the best talkshow host in America." Some have taken the article as a sign of Maddow's perceived popularity across the pond, or at least as insight into how the British see our cable news. But despite the use of "programme" and "humour," it ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Substitutes Anchors - Posted October 13, 2009
Three different MSNBC programs have had substitute anchors filling in over the past 24 hours. This morning, Chris Matthews, sporting a cap for his NLCS-bound Phillies, filled in for Dylan... [TVNewser]

The Video Wall: Beck, Stephanopoulos, Deen, Gregory... - Posted October 10, 2009
> Stephen Colbert defends "silver gopher" Glenn Beck by comparing him to...himself. > ABC's George Stephanopoulos appears on "Hannity" and discusses Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary at the Department of Education... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: October 4, 2009 - Posted October 8, 2009
While NBC's "Meet the Press" retained its first place rank in Total Viewers last Sunday, CBS' "Face the Nation" was #1 in the A25-54 demo. "CBS Sunday Morning," which had a segment on Paul Shaffer featurin... [TVNewser]

Mike Murphy Criticizes 'One-Party Cable Networks' on 'MTP' - Posted October 5, 2009
Politico has the clip from Sunday's "Meet the Press" of Republican strategist/analyst Mike Murphy sitting with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, criticizing the state of cable news: "I would take your primetime and Fox primetime and say ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Notes - Posted October 5, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy • Senator Rachel Maddow? The... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 2, 2009
• NBC's Meet the Press: Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and a roundtable with NYT's David Brooks, WaPo's E.J. Dionne, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Republican political consultant ... [FishbowlDC]

Q3 Cable Ratings: CNN Back to #2 - Posted September 29, 2009
CNN was back in second place for the third quarter in both primetime and total day, in Total Viewers and younger viewers. But the network slipped to third place, behind MSNBC, for the month of September. In Monday - Friday primetime, CNN topped MSNBC by 13% among Total Viewers (1.051 million vs.... [TVNewser]

Wendell Potter on Maddow: Healthcare Industry Sees This As A "Potential Bonanza for Them" - Posted September 22, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Former Cigna Corporate Communications VP turned health industry whistle blower ... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.21.09 - Posted September 21, 2009
The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce toasts Kiki Ryan's new position with Politico at the Silver Spring home of Jessica Hoy on Sunday. Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading Lis... [FishbowlDC]

The Newsers That Make Esquire Really Happy - Posted September 19, 2009
Esquire published its list of the "75 Best People in the World" this week: "This is a list of men and women who, by virtue of skill or character, make us happy " happy that they're among us, happy that they do what they do, happy that they're successful.... [TVNewser]

Newsers Make "Atlantic50" - Posted September 16, 2009
The Atlantic Wire, The Atlantic's latest opinion aggregator, has released a list of the "Atlantic50," made up of "the columnists and bloggers and broadcast pundits who shape the national debates" that the site will monitor. The ... [TVNewser]

Opinion Aggregator Atlantic Wire Launches - Posted September 16, 2009
Atlantic Consumer Media has launched a new stand alone site The Atlantic Wire, to aggregate some of the best opinions and debates on the Web. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Opinion Aggregator Atlantic Wire Launches - Posted September 16, 2009
Atlantic Consumer Media has launched a new stand alone site The Atlantic Wire, to aggregate some of the best opinions and debates on the Web. ... [FishbowlNY]

Eddie Izzard Will Not Be Able to Wear Heels For A Bit - Posted September 15, 2009
Comedian Eddie Izzard is perhaps one of the funniest people on this or any other planet. He's brilliant. The self-proclaimed Executive Transvestite just ran 43 marathons in 51 days. And, yes, we checked "marathon" ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List 09.03.09 - Posted September 3, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy belated birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Was Rachel Maddow Contagious With Swine Flu While At Work? - Posted September 2, 2009
TVNewser has heard from some MSNBC staffers concerned that Rachel Maddow, who announced on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Monday night that she had swine flu, could have brought ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.02.09 - Posted September 2, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Enjoy some commentary we've gotten so far on Fishb... [FishbowlDC]

Rachel Maddow Had Swine Flu? - Posted September 1, 2009
Last Night, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" where she admitted she was getting over a case of swine flu: ... [TVNewser]

August '09 Ratings: MSNBC Down, But Maddow Up - Posted September 1, 2009
Overall, MSNBC was down this August compared to last year when the presidential campaigns were heading into the political conventions. For total day, MSNBC saw a 21% decrease year-over-year in Total Viewers and 31% drop in A25-54 demo viewers. In primetime, MSNBC saw a small loss in in Total Viewers and... [TVNewser]

Kennedy Coverage on TV Tonight and Tomorrow - Posted August 28, 2009
Tonight a "Celebration of Life Memorial Service" will be held for Senator Ted Kennedy at the JFK Library in Boston. Saturday, the Senator's funeral services will be held in Boston and in Arlington National Cemetery. Here's how it will be covered (via TVNewser): CNN: Beginning at 7pmET, Campbell Brown and Wolf Blitzer... [FishbowlDC]

Kennedy Memorial: Friday Night Special - Posted August 28, 2009
Here's a quick rundown of the special programming this evening for Sen. Edward Kennedy's "Celebration of Life Memorial Service": Beginning at 7pmET, Campbell Brown... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.24.09 - Posted August 24, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Most Recent Sunday Show Ratings - Posted August 20, 2009
TVNewser: NBC's "Meet the Press" had a strong first-place showing this week, pulling away from "This Week" by 889K Total Viewers with it's best number since April 19, 2009. Among other guests, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow made her ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: August 16, 2009 - Posted August 20, 2009
NBC's "Meet the Press" had a strong first-place showing this week, pulling away from "This Week" by 889K Total Viewers with its best number since April 19, 2009. Among other guests, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow made her first MTP appearance this week. ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Repeats at 10p & 11p Top CNN - Posted August 18, 2009
It was a good week for the second showings of MSNBC's two primetime opinion programs. Last week, MSNBC's repeats of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" and "The Rachel Maddow... [TVNewser]

No Joke. Mislabeling Parties, and Renaming Politicians - Posted August 17, 2009
It is one thing to mislabel a republican a democrat on cable news, as Rachel Maddow did Friday night on her show, but quite another to change the name of an elected official from "Joe" to "Joke" as Fox News did this morning. First Maddow. On Friday she was talking about Republican... [TVNewser]

Maddow Makes First "MTP" Appearance; Stays for "Take Two" Web Extra - Posted August 17, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy MSNBC's Rachel Maddow made her fi... [FishbowlDC]

Maddow Brings up Beck on Meet the Press - Posted August 16, 2009
In her first appearance on Meet the Press, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow brought up one of those other cable news talkers: Democrats have a huge 60-seat majority in the Senate. And therefore they've got big majorities on every committee too. But ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: CNBC, Presidential Vacays, Draper/Scarborough - Posted August 14, 2009
> MSNBC's Rachel Maddow will be making her first appearance on "Meet the Press" Sunday morning. Here's a link to MSNBC.com's promo page that looks like a strange multiple choice question. > CBS has put together this special edition of "Washington Unplugged" abo... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 14, 2009
CBS' Face the Nation: WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs. Roundtable with former Sen. Charles Hagel and Former Rep. Lee Hamilton. ABC's This Week w/ Jake Tapper... [FishbowlDC]

Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow Make Late Night Rounds - Posted July 30, 2009
Tuesday night it was Katie Couric on the Late Show with David Letterman. Last night Rachel Maddow was on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Corporate synerg... [TVNewser]

President Obama Digs Maddow's Fashion Sense - Posted July 30, 2009
Last night on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow showed off her "Obama pants." In an interview last fall, Maddow says that the President broke the ice by complimenting those pants. Maddow and O'Brien went on to talk about Obama's brew brouhaha, Sarah Palin and fishing. ... [FishbowlDC]

Cable News Giving Rebirth to an Old Obama Theory - Posted July 22, 2009
Earlier, we wrote about Lou Dobbs and his radio coverage of the so-called "birther" movement which was kicked in to high gear this week due in part to this video from a town hall meeting held by Rep. Mike Castle, R-Delaware, on June 30. ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Runs Carrie Prejean Book Spoiler - Posted July 22, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlLA]

How Cable News Covered the Death of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 17, 2009
As the special report on CBS came to an end at 8:21pm, the cable news networks began their coverage of the death of Walter Cronkite. • CNN's Campbell Brown began continuing coverage at 8:18pm and included phone inter... [TVNewser]

What's Next In Multi-Platform Content: 4 Questions for Air America's Bennett Zier - Posted July 14, 2009
Newspapers are dying, magazines are closing and more journalists are finding themselves without paying gigs every day. Everyone is wondering: what does the future hold for the media? We brought the questions to the front lines, asking leaders in the field to tell us: what's next? Bennet... [Fishbowl NY]

What's Next In Multi-Platform Content: 4 Questions for Air America's Bennett Zier - Posted July 14, 2009
Newspapers are dying, magazines are closing and more journalists are finding themselves without paying gigs every day. Everyone is wondering: what does the future hold for the media? We brought the questions to the front lines, asking leaders in the field to tell us: what's next? Bennet... [FishbowlNY]

Gone Fishin' - Posted July 3, 2009
Photo from Cape Cod's Nelson's Bait and Tackle Shop and via HuffPost. Taking a cue from MSNBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

More Farrah & Michael Tonight on NBC - Posted June 26, 2009
In addition to re-broadcasting "Farrah's Story" tonight at 8pmET/PT, NBC is producing another new Jackson special called "Michael Jackson - The King of Pop" at 10pmET/PT. Ann Curry anchors. And over on MSNBC, they've pulled out a Michael Jackson "Headliners & Legends" to air in place of The Rachel Maddow Show. The... [TVNewser]

Michael Jackson 1958-2009: TV News Notes - Posted June 25, 2009
• ABC News will present a special "20/20" tonight at 9pmET/PT. "The Life and Death of Michael Jackson" will be anchored by Barbara Walters and Martin Bashir. Walters will then anchor the 10pm special on the life of Farrah Fawcett. &bu... [TVNewser]

WaPo to MSNBC: "Is The Recession Over?" - Posted June 22, 2009
WaPo's The Reliable Source writes up MSNBC's post-RTCA Dinner party Friday night at The Washington Historical Society building, which was "awash in MSNBC logos." Maris... [TVNewser]

RTCA: The Pre & After Parties - Posted June 21, 2009
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More RTCA Dets: A Dinner Preview With Tonight's Emcee, Pre & After Parties - Posted June 19, 2009
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More RTCA Dets: CBS Pre-Parties, Maddow Guest Bartends At MSNBC After-Party, Gibbs To Play MC Rove - Posted June 18, 2009
Ok, we're kidding about Robert Gibbs playing this year's MC Rove, but we have learned of a few more legitimate details to share with you about tomorrow evening's RTCA dinner... • CBS News is hosting a pre-party on the second floor of the convention center. There will be a live band and... [FishbowlDC]

The Atlantic Names Top 30 Washington Insiders on Twitter - Posted June 17, 2009
Who are the top Washington insiders to follow on Twitter? The Atlantic released a list of their 30 picks today. Mike Allen Blogger, Politico Marc Ambinder Politics Editor, The Atlantic ... [FishbowlDC]

Mediabistro Blog-Family Roundup - Posted June 17, 2009
Biz Stone asserts Twitter's independence- BayNewser ASBPE announces B2B Magazine Of The Year finalists- ... [FishbowlLA]

Rachel Maddow Bartends For Diggnation - Posted June 17, 2009
The Diggnation team stopped by MSNBC's Digital Cafe to tape an episode of their popular web show, and Rachel Maddow served as guest bartender for hosts Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht. She served up some "breakfast cocktails" while the hosts talked X... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Ticker: Frei, Maddow, Diamond... - Posted June 12, 2009
> BBC World News America, anchored by Matt Frei, posted a .14 rating in the A25-54 demo on Monday, tying CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight, reports Broadcasting & Cable. Last week the broadcast averaged a .10.... [TVNewser]

Joe Scarborough: "Would You Ask a Liberal the Same Question?" - Posted June 7, 2009
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough does a Q&A with The New York Times Magazine for his new book "The Last Best Hope". Deborah Solomon also wants to know about his relationship with his colleagues. What about that spat with ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Brokaw, Koppel, Maddow... - Posted June 4, 2009
> NBC's Tom Brokaw interviews President Barack Obama from Dresden, Germany tomorrow morning ahead of Saturday's 65th anniversary of D-Day. It airs tomorrow on Today and Nightly News. Brokaw also interviewed Pres. Bush on the 60th anniversary o... [TVNewser]

Air America To Hit DC - Posted June 3, 2009
Air America Media is coming to Washington on radio 1050 AM through a local marketing agreement with Bonneville International Corporation. The LMA will enable Air America to broadcast show hosts like Rachel Maddow, Montel Williams, Lionel, ... [FishbowlDC]

May Ratings: MSNBC Tops CNN Again in Prime Time - Posted June 2, 2009
For the third consecutive month, MSNBC beat CNN in the prime time A25-54 demo in May, while finishing ahead of CNN for the second time in three months in Total Viewers. FNC finished first. Hardball with Chris Matthews topped CNN at 7pmET in both Total Viewers and the demo for 2nd place.... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 05.20.09 - Posted May 20, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Amanpour, Crowley and Maddow Honored|SeattlePI.com Grows|AARP Readership Climbs|Lincoln Biographer David Herbert Donald Dies|NC Paper Asks For $50K Loan - Posted May 19, 2009
TVNewser: CNN's ... [Fishbowl NY]

Amanpour, Crowley and Maddow Honored|SeattlePI.com Grows|AARP Readership Climbs|Lincoln Biographer David Herbert Donald Dies|NC Paper Asks For $50K Loan - Posted May 19, 2009
TVNewser: CNN's ... [FishbowlNY]

Amanpour, Crowley, Maddow Honored - Posted May 19, 2009
CNN's Christiane Amanpour and Candy Crowley and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow are among the honorees of the Women's Media Center's first annual WMC Media Awards. The ceremony will be held June 17 at the Sackler Foundation in New York. WMC was f... [TVNewser]

CNN, Fox News, HLN, Carry Obama Notre Dame Address. MSNBC Does Not - Posted May 18, 2009
It was the kind of story that was made for cable news, involving religion, passionate debate, one of the most divisive issues in the nation, and at center of it all, the President of the United States. But only two of the three ca... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Gets Her Own App - Posted May 15, 2009
Msnbc.com and Zumobi announced the launch of The Rachel Maddow Show application for the iPhone and iPod touch. The free app -- available here -- has videos and photos, and allows users to easily access and respond to Rachel's Twitter updates. "Rachel Maddow's audie... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Keith Olbermann on "Sleazy Gossip." Dan Abrams Responds - Posted May 15, 2009
On his show last night, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann responded to a story on CityFile.com, about his previously unexplained absence for several nights in late April. CityFile's story, picked up on a variety of oth... [TVNewser]

Friday's AC360 is Least-Watched of 2009; Cooper Still Up for the Year - Posted May 12, 2009
CNN is fuming about this LATimes story on Anderson Cooper's ratings, specifically the line about how Cooper, "is in danger of being passe... [TVNewser]

Program Notes: Cheney, Spitzer, Al-Bashir... - Posted May 12, 2009
• Former VP Dick Cheney talks to FNC's Neil Cavuto today at 4pmET. • Former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer will appear live on the Rachel Maddow Show tonight at... [TVNewser]

Maddow on Obama's 100 Days, Ratings and More - Posted May 6, 2009
After her show Monday night, I talked to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow for a mediabistro.com "So What Do You Do?" Q&A. She gave her take on the performance of the media during President... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow: "I'm Sort of a Creature of the Online World" - Posted May 6, 2009
Earlier this week I talked to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow for a mediabistro.com "So What Do You Do?" interview. The radio and TV host had a lot to say about the Web: On the way the Web has helped drive her career: I read Web pages all da... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Covering the : From CNN's "Mess" to "Ravishing Rachel Maddow" - Posted April 30, 2009
WaPo's Tom Shales on last night's coverage of Pres. Obama's third prime time news conference since taking office: ABC ran little poll questions and news squibs at the bottom of the screen. That was just video gingerbread, and wildly unnecessary at that. And on CNN's "National Report Card" Shales writes, "Graphically sp... [TVNewser]

100 Days News Conference: Notes - Posted April 29, 2009
President Barack Obama's news conference tonight at 8pmET will mark his 100th day in office, and each network plans to carry it differently (and one, not at all). FishbowlDC has ... [TVNewser]

Obama's 100th Day Media Preview - Posted April 29, 2009
UPDATED: As you know, TODAY marks the President's first 100 days in office. FBDC has compiled a list of coverage, events and/or special reports for the event. We'll continue updating throughout the day so send us your organization's info and plans to be added to the mix. Last Night On ABC's "Nightline"... [FishbowlDC]

April Ratings: MSNBC Tops CNN in Primetime Demo Again - Posted April 28, 2009
MSNBC topped CNN the A25-54 demo during prime time (8p-11p, M-F) finishing second for the month behind FNC. Compared to last year, MSNBC is up 44% in Total Viewers and up 18% in the demo during prime. Countdown with Keith Olbermann finished ahead of "No Bias, No Bull" at 8pmET by 89%... [TVNewser]

Celebrating The "Superior Species" - Posted April 27, 2009
Meredith Vieira is a BFOM: a "Big Fan of Matrix." The Today show anchor not only emceed this year's Matrix Awards, honoring extraordinary achievements by women in the communications industry, she is also a past winner. "This is a room full of such accomplished women, it's a little mind-boggling," Vieira told TVNewser... [TVNewser]

Maddow: "We Don't Debate The Ratings Very Much" - Posted April 22, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is back in the news today on several fronts. The LA Times picks up on a story ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.22.09 - Posted April 22, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 93 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Scarborough Knocks "Childish Sexual Jokes" Made By "People on Networks" - Posted April 16, 2009
Within the first 15 minutes of Morning Joe, yesterday's tea parties were the hot topic, especially how the media covered them. "The larger point is that anyone who gets actively involved in government, no matter what, if they're out there, you say that's a good thing," said ... [TVNewser]

"It's Hard to Talk When You're Teabagging" - Posted April 15, 2009
Teabagging jokes — they're all the rage. The double entendres seem to have started with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and continued with her colleague ... [TVNewser]

Alec Baldwin Clarifies Olbermann, Maddow Remarks - Posted April 14, 2009
In what is both a clarification of an earlier post and a laceration of AOL's home page, ("the garbage barge of the internet,") ... [TVNewser]

CNN Running Fourth in Prime Time Demo - Posted April 13, 2009
Half way through the month of April, CNN is in fourth place among the four cable news channels in prime time (8-11pmET) in the A25-54 demo. Sister network HLN is in third place thanks to a strong prime time performance led by Nancy Grace. Campbell Brown's maternity leave fill-in ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.09.09 - Posted April 9, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 80 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

The Fake Head of NBC Has Some Thoughts on MSNBC - Posted April 8, 2009
Frequent Huffington Post contributor Alec Baldwin wrote a post today about "why we need the New York Times." But within the column - a critique of two MSNBC pr... [TVNewser]

Guess Who Owns a TV? - Posted April 8, 2009
Remember how MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has never owned a TV? Well now that's about to change. Gawker's ... [TVNewser]

Cable News A-Listers Descend on DC - Posted April 3, 2009
Check out Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and CNN's Wolf Blitzer at the 2009 NTCA Cable Show in DC via Broadcasting & Cable. More from B&C here... ... [FishbowlDC]

Limbaugh's 'He'll Never Make It' Spurs Ed Schultz On - Posted April 3, 2009
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist The most popular liberal host on radio owes his new TV career to Rush Limbaugh. North Dakotan Ed Schultz, who joins MSNBC's lineup Monday a... [TVNewser]

March is Maddow's Lowest-Rated - Posted April 1, 2009
As we reported yesterday, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show is up 98% in Total Viewers and 70% in the A25-54 demo compared to the show that occupied the time slot in March '08. Maddow was an instant hit and is currently the network's second-highest rated show. But March '09, Maddow's sixth... [TVNewser]

Program Notes: Dobbs, Maddow, Quick... - Posted April 1, 2009
• CNN's Lou Dobbs will have the first "exclusive live" interview with new GM CEO, Fritz Henderson. It takes place at 7pmET tonight. • MSNBC's Rachel Maddow interviews former Secretary of State ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.01.09 - Posted March 31, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 72 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC 10pm Plans on Hold...For Now - Posted March 31, 2009
The AP's David Bauder reports MSNBC has shelved plans for a new 10pmET show to follow Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow.... [TVNewser]

Arianna Huffington Studies Up for Her CNBC Co-Host Gig - Posted March 30, 2009
Arianna Huffington says she's finally putting her Cambridge economics degree to good use. Tomorrow she'll co-host CNBC's Squawk Box. In fact, she booked four of the guests on the show, including Rep. ... [TVNewser]

Read Matt Taibbi's Piece About the Financial Meltdown - Posted March 26, 2009
We overheard at a cocktail party, someone describe Matt Taibbi as the only journalist alive that could possibly have groupies. No, Rachel Maddow is technically not a journalist.... [FishbowlLA]

Maddow Mixes It Up On "Late Night" - Posted March 25, 2009
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow appeared last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon — her third late night talk show appearance this month. Which got us wondering...when's the last time Maddow app... [TVNewser]

Where Can You Turn for Breaking News on David Gregory's Hair? - Posted March 25, 2009
From Webnewser: Fox News' late night news/comedy hybrid "Red Eye" debuted a new segment this week from ombudsman Andy Levy (@AndyLevy), called "Twitter News." Why the need to know the "latest going-ons" on Twitter? "Twitter is now considered by many to be the most important s... [FishbowlDC]

Where David Gregory's Hair and Dan Abrams' Bus Ride is Breaking News - Posted March 25, 2009
Fox News' late night news/comedy hybrid "Red Eye" debuted a new segment this week from ombudsman Andy Levy (@AndyLevy), called "Twitter News." Why the need to know the "latest going-ons" on Twitter? "Twitter is now considered by many to be the most important source of news in the history of humankind,"... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tonight's News Conference Coverage Plans - Posted March 24, 2009
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will take President Barack Obama's second prime time news conference live tonight at 8pmET. It will also be covered on the financial news networks (CNBC, FBN and Bloomberg) and on cable news. Here's how the newser will affect the cablers: CNN: Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, ... [FishbowlDC]

Networks and Cablers To Cover Obama's Prime Time Newser - Posted March 24, 2009
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will take President Barack Obama's second prime time news conference live tonight at 8pmET. It will also be covered on the financial news networks (CNBC, FBN and Bloomberg) and on cable news. Here's how the newser will affect the cablers: • CNN — Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown,... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Shelves "First Look" For "Maddow" Re-Air - Posted March 21, 2009
MSNBC has replaced, for now, its early morning newscast "First Look" with a re-air of "The Rachel Maddow Show." A TVNewser tipster first made us aware of the change, which took effect Thursday morning. "First Look," which aired at 5amET, often re-purposed stories from NBC's "Early Today" which airs at 4:30am in... [TVNewser]

Maddow and Cooper are "Agents of Change" - Posted March 19, 2009
Rolling Stone magazine has compiled a list of their "RS 100: Agents of Change." At #1? President Barack Obama. Two tvnewsers made the list as well. MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

Letterman on Maddow: "You're Tremendous At This Job" - Posted March 17, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow continued her late night tour on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman... [TVNewser]

George Wayne's Really Creepy VF Interview With Rachel Maddow - Posted March 16, 2009
What the hell is wrong with George Wayne and who the hell thought it would be a good idea for him, of all people, to interview Rachel Maddow for Vanity Fair? Anyway, Miss "Cable Queen," as Vogue calls y... [FishbowlLA]

As Cable News Viewership Grows it Becomes "Even More Ideologically Polarized" - Posted March 16, 2009
A snapshot of the PEJ analysis of the state of Cable News in 2008. There is much more information here. • CNN, Fox News and MSNBC all gained viewers, were projected to see record profits, and expected to increase spending on newsgathering and bureaus around the world. • The talk show format that... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Addresses Decision Not to Cover Cramer/Stewart Interview - Posted March 14, 2009
The most-commented post currently on The Daily Kos' front-page "Recommended Diaries" list is a story titled: "Moment of Truth for Keith and Rachel coming up tonight with Update." Within the thread, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann has left six comments, ... [TVNewser]

Cramer Talks About Stewart Appearance, Just Not That Stewart - Posted March 13, 2009
You have to wonder if when the CNBC bosses decided it was the right move for Jim Cramer to go on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, they also made sure he appeared on another show hosted by another Stewart on the same day. After a much hyped booking on Comedy Central... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Fairey, Fives, JibJab... - Posted March 13, 2009
> Shepard Fairey, the artist at the center of a suit-countersuit with the AP will be on The Rachel Maddow Show tonight on MSNBC. Earlier, we wrote about ABC News president ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: CBS, Bloomberg, MSNBC... - Posted March 11, 2009
> CBS News' 48 Hours Mystery was the top program in the A25-54 demo last Saturday, and #2 in Total Viewers. Those were the show's best ratings in both categories since November 4, 2006 > Warren Buffett moves from hosting on CNBC earlier this week to a two-day, two-part interview... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Maddow, Martin, Friel... - Posted March 9, 2009
> Variety's Ted Johnson profiles MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and some observations about the way MSNBC is using the host. "She guested on Ja... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: MSNBC, ABC, Trivia... - Posted March 6, 2009
> PRNewser has the video of a Rachel Maddow segment last night where she called out AIG for hiring PR firms. "We're paying the Bill for PR firms to spin us?" she asked. ... [TVNewser]

Around the mb Blogs - Posted March 5, 2009
• FishbowlLA has the video from Rachel Maddow's appearance today on "The View." Which host praised the MSNBC anchor for doing "an exceptional job"? You may be surprised... • FishbowlDC ... [TVNewser]

Maddow: "I'm More of a Quiet Angry" - Posted March 4, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was back on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. She made her first Tonight Show appearance ... [TVNewser]

What Recession? Anderson Cooper Nearly Doubles in Price - Posted February 27, 2009
Last night in Times Square, Bailey House had its annual auction which featured several tvnewsers as items up for bid, including Meet & Greets and studio tours with Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 02.27.09 - Posted February 27, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

February Ratings: Program Ranker - Posted February 25, 2009
Fox News had the top six cable news programs during February '09 in Total Viewers, and nine of the top 10. The O'Reilly Factor was once again 1st. CNN's Larry King Live was the only non-FNC program to make the top 10, in 7th. MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann was 11th. In... [TVNewser]

And Now a Lesson in Why Mics Are Turned Off... - Posted February 25, 2009
From TVNewser: As Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal approached the camera to deliver the GOP response to Pres. Obama last night, someone on the MSNBC set whispered "Oh God." But the whisper was loud enough to be heard by anyone who was watching MSNBC. TVNewser has learned Hardball host Chris Matt... [FishbowlDC]

"Oh God" Heard From MSNBC Set As Gov. Jindal Appears for GOP Response - Posted February 25, 2009
As Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal approached the camera to deliver the GOP response to Pres. Obama last night, someone on the MSNBC set whispered "Oh God." But the whisper was loud enough to be heard by anyone who was watching MSNBC. TVNewser has learned Hardball host Chris Matthews was the anchor who... [TVNewser]

Plans For Obama Address - Posted February 24, 2009
Every network will cover President Barack Obama's Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET (right after our TVNewser Summit party tonight in NYC — it's not too late to RSVP). Following Obama's speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican respon... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 02.24.09 - Posted February 24, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

9pm Battle: Colmes, Ayers on "Hannity," Clooney, Iseman on "King" - Posted February 23, 2009
It's going to be a ratings battle tonight at 9pmET, as FNC and CNN each have unique line-ups. Alan Colmes makes his first return appearance to the 9pmET hour, and he'll be bringing his former co-host, Sea... [TVNewser]

New Online: Flipgloss, Imbibe - Posted February 19, 2009
A new launch and a relaunch to tell you about today. • FlipGloss Media announced the beta launch of FlipGloss.com, a site featuring fashion, design, travel and other lifestyle photography. FlipGloss is "inspired by the rich environment of magazines and combines fresh editorial photo features, search and on-image interaction to further th... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Showbiz Tonight Sees Best Ratings Ever Post-Grammys - Posted February 18, 2009
With the Chris Brown-Rihanna aftermath and octomom Nadya Suleman in the headlines, Showbiz Tonight had its best week... [TVNewser]

Schedule Shake-Ups As Cablers Cover Obama Newser - Posted February 9, 2009
Every major network will cover President Barack Obama's news conference tonight at 8pmET, which is expected to last the full hour, as will the cablers (and business news networks). How will they shake up their schedule? In very different ways: • CNN — ... [TVNewser]

Is Rachel Maddow Still A Radio Host? - Posted February 5, 2009
Last month we reported MSNBC host Rachel Maddow had "reached a new agreement with Air America" in which she gave up her three-hour 6pmET show and moved t... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 02.04.09 - Posted February 4, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box ... [FishbowlDC]

Rather at 10pm? Olbermann Floats the Idea - Posted January 30, 2009
A tipster noted the toss last night between Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow, in which Olbermann asked: "Dan Rather tonight? Want to ask him if he's doing anything weeknights at 10?" Maddow replied, "I will, thank you for suggesting that, Keit... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.28.09 - Posted January 28, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

January Ratings: Big 3 on MSNBC Remain 2nd - Posted January 27, 2009
MSNBC's 7-10pmET trio of Hardball with Chris Matthews, Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show finished #2 on cable news in the A25-54 demo, ahead of CNN (and behind FNC). This is the 11th consecutive month in 2nd for Coun... [TVNewser]

As The Blago Turns... - Posted January 27, 2009
This morning, Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared on CBS' The Early Show and Fox & Friends. So where is he headed for the rest of the day? • Fox News Radio (Tom Sullivan Show) • FBN (Happy Hour — pre-taped) • Associated Press TV • truTV/In Session (... [TVNewser]

Stahl and Maddow Talk "Congenial" Hosting, "Real Balance" - Posted January 26, 2009
WowOwow.com has a lengthy Q&A between Lesley Stahl and Rachel Maddow... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Looking To Add New 10pmET Show - Posted January 22, 2009
Now that Countdown with Keith Olbermann is in place at 8pmET and The Rachel Maddow Show is set at 9pmET, the New York Times' ... [TVNewser]

Maddow on FNC: "They'll Do Great" - Posted January 21, 2009
NYMag.com's Daily Intel interviews Rachel Maddow, and the MSNBC host gives her take on how Fox News will do with ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.20.09 - Posted January 20, 2009
Happy Inauguration Day Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of ... [FishbowlDC]

Griffin: "We're Less About Ideology Than Fox" - Posted January 16, 2009
MSNBC held their Television Critics Association panel yesterday in Los Angeles, and the questions ranged from comparisons of MSNBC and FNC to comparisons of Obama and Bush. Variety's Brian Lowry writes ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Maddow, King, Schneider... - Posted January 15, 2009
> Rachel Maddow has reached a new agreement with Air America Media, however her show is moving from three hours at 6pmET to one hour in the mornings. Ron Reagan will began anchoring at 6pmET on February 2. > CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Obama Meets With Conservatives (And Liberals) Ahead Of Inauguration - Posted January 14, 2009
Larry Kudlow revealed a few details this morning on "The Call" about the off-the-record meeting last night between President-elect Barack Obama and many prominent conservatives held at ABC... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.13.09 - Posted January 13, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Rachel Maddow: 'I'm Much More Mr. Cunningham' - Posted January 12, 2009
Did everyone catch SNL's cold open the other night featuring Rachel Maddow... [Fishbowl NY]

Rachel Maddow: 'I'm Much More Mr. Cunningham' - Posted January 12, 2009
Did everyone catch SNL's cold open the other night featuring Rachel Maddow... [FishbowlNY]

"Maddow" Premieres on SNL - Posted January 11, 2009
They've done it for Keith Olbermann. Tom Brokaw. ... [TVNewser]

Rabbit Ears Rest Easy! Obama Advocates for Delay in TV Switch to Digital - Posted January 9, 2009
Did you know there are more than 7 million television users in the United States unprepared for the switch to digital that is set to take place on February 17? (Of which we are one!) In case you are one of the hundreds of million of people who've been... [Fishbowl NY]

Rabbit Ears Rest Easy! Obama Advocates for Delay in TV Switch to Digital - Posted January 9, 2009
Did you know there are more than 7 million television users in the United States unprepared for the switch to digital that is set to take place on February 17? (Of which we are one!) In case you are one of the hundreds of million of people who've been... [FishbowlNY]

NBC/MSNBC/CNBC Inauguration - Posted January 8, 2009
NBC News, and its cable properties, announced plans for the Inauguration today. NBC News' Brian Williams begins anchoring on NBC at 10:30amET, with Tom Brokaw and Lester Holt. Some notes: • Today will broadcast live from D.C. on Mo... [TVNewser]

Maddow: "I Have Tried To Not Be Like Other Things on Television" - Posted January 8, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow appeared last night on "The Daily Show," and Jon Stewart was very complimentary of her program — although not necessarily her network. Using "The Munsters" as an... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow on Daily Show - Posted January 8, 2009
We like how Rachel Maddow always does her interviews in those giant ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 01.05.09 - Posted January 5, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Van Susteren, Maddow Ripe for SNL Parody? - Posted January 4, 2009
The NYTimes' Ned Martel profiles three of the new faces on Saturday Night Live — all women, by the way — two of whom are gearing up for cable news personality parodies. ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow, Mixologist - Posted January 3, 2009
If you weren't entirely satisfied with your New Year's Eve drink selections, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has some advice. Maddow gives video instructions to the creation of her favorite cocktail, the Jack Rose, on New York Magazine's Grub Street blog. She also has bartending advice: "Don't be a wuss about the shaking...yo... [TVNewser]

2008 Ratings: MSNBC Fastest Growing Once Again - Posted December 31, 2008
MSNBC was the fastest growing channel in all of television in 2008 when measured in Total Viewers for both total day and prime time. The NBC cable news channel was the third fastest in growth in the A25-54 demo behind BBC America and History International. The Rachel Maddow... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow and "Morning Joe" Make Shales' List - Posted December 28, 2008
The Washington Post's Tom Shales has named two MSNBC shows to his tops list this year — the only news channel, or news division for that matter, to make his list. MSNBC's Morning Joe is Shales' #4 Best New Program of... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow A "Coup" On LA Times Image List - Posted December 27, 2008
Those end of the year lists keep rolling in. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has made the LA TImes' "2008 Image Index: coups and snafus." How refreshing to see a TV pundit - and Rhodes scholar - who's loyal to her signature style. Rachel Maddow, 35, waxes poetic about politics and takes... [TVNewser]

New Years on the Cablers: Varied Options - Posted December 24, 2008
One week from tonight, the ball will drop in Times Square and the cablers will ring in the New Year in various ways: • CNN — Anderson Cooper hosts again with Kathy Griffin from 11pm-1amET. Erica Hill contributes from Times Square, w... [TVNewser]

Vogue Highlights Three TVNewsers "Shaping the News" - Posted December 16, 2008
In next month's Vogue Magazine, three female tvnewsers are highlighted: "As we enter a new political era, we salute three woman standouts: veteran Katie Couric and rising stars... [TVNewser]

With Layoffs Abound, CBS Finds Time to Celebrate - Posted December 11, 2008
TVNewser attended one of the few holiday parties still on the calendar. Producers, anchors and executives from CBS News and CBS Radio, and those of us who cover them, packed the 35th floor of CBS's Black Rock headquarters last night. We talked with The Early Show's Julie Chen as she arrive... [TVNewser]

Wiretap Theater, On The Rachel Maddow Show - Posted December 10, 2008
With all the cablers covering the same, albeit multilayered, major news story last night, each show had to find a way to make their Gov. Rod B... [TVNewser]

Arianna Huffington is Media Person of the Year - Posted December 9, 2008
I Want Media has named Arianna Huffington their Person of the Year, presumably based ... [Fishbowl NY]

Arianna Huffington is Media Person of the Year - Posted December 9, 2008
I Want Media has named Arianna Huffington their Person of the Year, presumably based ... [FishbowlNY]

Ana Marie Cox Leaves Swampland - Posted December 8, 2008
Ana Marie Cox announced in a post on Friday that she is leaving the Time po... [Fishbowl NY]

Ana Marie Cox Leaves Swampland - Posted December 8, 2008
Ana Marie Cox announced in a post on Friday that she is leaving the Time po... [FishbowlNY]

November Ratings: MSNBC's Demo Streak at 7, 8 & 9 - Posted December 3, 2008
MSNBC's prime time lineup continues its hot streak post-election, out-rating CNN at 7, 8 and 9pmET in the key adult demo. (FNC came in first in the demo & Total Viewers). "The Rachel Maddow Show" out-rated "Larry King Live" among A25-54 viewers (672,000 vs. 565,000) for the second month in a row.... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.02.08 - Posted December 2, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

HuffPo, Gregory and "Meet" - Posted December 2, 2008
>UPDATE: Politico's Mike Allen hears what Danny Shea is hearing, adding another layer of credibility to the Gregory story. ("Enjoying a gravitas boost from his prematurely salt-and-pepper mane and friendships with Tom Brokaw and other of the legendary figures of NBC News, Gregory quickly became one of the biggest network stars... [FishbowlDC]

I Want Media's 'Media Person of the Year' - Posted December 1, 2008
A the year draws to a close get prepared for the usual onslaught of lists! We all know Time's Person of the Year is a non-compete, but I Want Media, which ... [Fishbowl NY]

I Want Media's 'Media Person of the Year' - Posted December 1, 2008
A the year draws to a close get prepared for the usual onslaught of lists! We all know Time's Person of the Year is a non-compete, but I Want Media, which ... [FishbowlNY]

"Chaos" Erupts Around CNN Correspondent During Mumbai Live Shot - Posted November 27, 2008
In the second day of the siege in Mumbai, some members of the media are finding themselves in the middle of local anger. CNN's Sara Sidner is the network's New Delhi correspondent. Sidner was reporting about the situation at the Taj Hotel when several locals began i... [TVNewser]

Cabler Connections to the Mumbai Attacks - Posted November 27, 2008
As networks were looking for correspondents on the ground to cover the attacks in Mumbai Wednesday, FBN had someone to talk to — reporter Jeff Flock's daughter, Elizabeth Flock. Flock is... [TVNewser]

Newsweek's Maddow Profile: Disclosure Gray Area? - Posted November 25, 2008
A reader brought to our attention that this week's Newsweek profile of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow gave no disclosure that newsweek.com and msnbc.com have a partnership agreement.... [TVNewser]

Maddow on Home Life, Growing Up...and Conan - Posted November 23, 2008
Newsweek's Julia Baird gives an in-depth look at Rachel Maddow's childhood, home life and MSNBC program in the upco... [TVNewser]

Rosie on MSNBC: "It Turned Out To Be A Blessing" - Posted November 20, 2008
Rosie O'Donnell returns to TV next Wednesday, hosting a variety show, "Rosie Live," at 8pm on NBC. It was last November when O'Donnell was in talks with MSNBC to host a program, which ended up being "... [TVNewser]

"If It's Bad For 'Journalism' It's Bad For My Business" - Posted November 19, 2008
Following today's announcement about Dan Abrams' new business venture, Abrams Research, questions have been raised about the ethical implicatio... [TVNewser]

The New Abrams Report? A Research Business - Posted November 19, 2008
Dan Abrams's next act: research. Over the past few months the former MSNBC anchor has been quietly setting up Abrams Research, a consultancy meant to help business executives handle PR challenges. TVNewser has learne... [TVNewser]

Media Panel Before "Media Project" - Posted November 18, 2008
Members of the media descended on Michael's today in midtown Manhattan, although this time it wasn't just for lunch (or to be name-checked on FBNY). Arianna Huffington moderated a panel in c... [TVNewser]

Alison Stewart to Guest Host Maddow - Posted November 18, 2008
MSNBC alum, and all-around TV sweetheart Alison Stewart (so says Chris, who worked with her too) will be guest hosting The Rachel Maddow Show tonight and tomorrow night. This comes after some not-so-great reviews for ... [TVNewser]

Arianna Huffington Hosts The Rachel Maddow Show - Posted November 18, 2008
Arianna Huffington subbed in for Rachel Maddow on her show last night (as for any previous bad blood incurred between Arianna and MSNBC? According to TVNewser, it's all ... [Fishbowl NY]

Arianna Huffington Hosts The Rachel Maddow Show - Posted November 18, 2008
Arianna Huffington subbed in for Rachel Maddow on her show last night (as for any previous bad blood incurred between Arianna and MSNBC? According to TVNewser, it's all ... [FishbowlNY]

The Rachel Maddow Show and Huffpo Sitting in a Tree... - Posted November 18, 2008
Arianna Huffington was the fill-in last night on the Rachel Maddow Show. We would like to know if they paid her or was it just really good exposure. Cough. More on our sister site ... [FishbowlLA]

Rachel Maddow Makes TVWeek's Tops List - Posted November 17, 2008
Rachel Maddow has arrived. The MSNBC host has made a list the includes such TV luminaries as Tina Fey, ... [TVNewser]

Exploring Huffington's MSNBC Guest Hosting Gig - Posted November 17, 2008
As first reported on TVNewser, Arianna Huffington will guest host The Rachel Maddow... [TVNewser]

HuffPo TV? - Posted November 14, 2008
Insiders tell us Arianna Huffington will be subbing for Rachel Maddow on her MSNBC program Monday night. Is this Huffington's first turn at hosting a cable news show? Dis... [TVNewser]

Olbermann's Deal Will Pay $30M Over Four Years - Posted November 11, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist There are two words guaranteed to make MSNBC's Keith Olbermann break his longstanding personal policy against voting - Chris Matthews.... [TVNewser]

"The Queen of Cable" on Colbert - Posted November 7, 2008
Rachel Maddow took a visit to Colbert Nation last night, as a guest on the Colbert Report. Stephen Colbert began the interview bragging about his Peabody Awards, and Maddow said she h... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow on Colbert: 'There is Also a New King of Bhutan' - Posted November 7, 2008
Anyone else starting to suspect that Rachel Maddow may be the Jon Stewart... [Fishbowl NY]

Rachel Maddow on Colbert: 'There is Also a New King of Bhutan' - Posted November 7, 2008
Anyone else starting to suspect that Rachel Maddow may be the Jon Stewart... [FishbowlNY]

1010 WINS Not Breaking MSNBC News - Posted November 5, 2008
A tipster noticed an MSNBC ad running on 1010 WINS radio (described on its Web site as 'New York's #1 source for local news, traffic and weather). The ad is touting a new post-election prime time line-up, featuring Chris Matthews at 8pmET, Keith Olbermann at 9pmET and ... [TVNewser]

Matthews and Olbermann Will "Host" MSNBC's Election - Posted November 4, 2008
When Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann were ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.04.08 - Posted November 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. Enjoy the day, win or lose. You deserve it. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've ... [FishbowlDC]

Rachel Maddow on TV Success: "It's Like Winning an Ego Lottery" - Posted November 3, 2008
In what is believed to be the 432nd profile of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow (okay, we're exaggerating, but not by much) New York Magazine's Jessica Pressler delivers some ne... [TVNewser]

What Happens to Cable News Post-Election? - Posted October 31, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter's Steven Zeitchik and Paul J. Gough look to the near-future about what will happen to cable news after Nov. 4. "An election that lifts either the left or right to power will provid... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.31.08 - Posted October 31, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann Builds On Obama Half Hour - Posted October 30, 2008
Hundreds of thousands of viewers who watched the Barack Obama commercial on one of the broadcast networks switched to MSNBC at 8:30. Obama pulled in 3.5 million Total Viewers on MSNBC, the only cable news network to air the infomercial. An abbreviated Countdown with Keith Olbermann at 8:30pmET brought in... [TVNewser]

The Year of the Women? - Posted October 30, 2008
From today's mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed: Salon's Rebecca Traister writes, if 2004 was "Jon Stewart's career-making elec... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: CNN Wire, ABC Girlfriends, MSNBC Maddow... - Posted October 29, 2008
> One thing we learned on our visit to CNN's Atlanta HQ last week is that the veteran news network has a robust R&D department — always looking for the next new thing to communicate with their audience. Now, the company that brought 24-hour news to TV, is wooing old media... [TVNewser]

Obama and the Media: ABC, NBC, MSNBC - Posted October 28, 2008
Just as Sen. John McCain (and his running mate) have been making the rounds on the networks and cablers recently, so will his opponent, Sen. Barack Obama. ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Along with Brokaw and Mitchell to Anchor from Studio 8G on Election Night - Posted October 28, 2008
NBC News and cable news networks, MSNBC and CNBC, have released details about their election night programming. As has been previously reported, Rockefeller Plaza will be turned into "Election Plaza" with an electoral map on the ice rink and, according to the press release, McCain and Obama banners "rising 16 stories up... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.28.08 - Posted October 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

October Ratings - MSNBC: "We Tamed the Giant of Larry King" - Posted October 27, 2008
Brian Williams couldn't do it. Neither could Joe Scarborough, Rita Cosby, ... [TVNewser]

Maddow's Podcast #1 On iTunes - Posted October 24, 2008
We're not sure if you've heard, but MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show is doing well for the network (sarcasm, commenters). But she's also pe... [TVNewser]

Bill Wolff on Maddow, Matthews and MSNBC In Its Prime - Posted October 23, 2008
If you've been reading this blog the last couple of months you've probably read your share of Rachel Maddow profiles. There was The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Ailes, MSNBC, Bloomberg... - Posted October 22, 2008
> Broadcasting & Cable honored the 2008 Hall of Famers last night, including FNC Chairman Roger Ailes. "People always ask me what's the key to success. Well here it is: It's not enough to hire good people. You must also take credit for everything they do," joked Ailes ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.22.08 - Posted October 22, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

The Worst Thing About Rachel Maddow's Job: "I Worry That it is Self-Indulgent" - Posted October 18, 2008
We love a TV pundit who is unsure whether his/her role as a TV pundit "is a worthy thing to contribute to the world." That's what Rachel Maddow told the New York Times' Edward Lewine in... [TVNewser]

Why Conservative Talker Michael Smerconish Endorsed Obama - Posted October 17, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Philadelphia radio talker Michael Smerconish, a life-long Republican, swears he's not using his Obama endorsement today to land a fulltime spot on increasingly liberal MSNBC. Smerconish, an MSNBC regular, sh... [TVNewser]

Griffin: "Watch out CNN and FOX" - Posted October 16, 2008
On Tuesday night, there weren't any exclusive interviews, lengthy Special Comments, or debates on MSNBC. Or on the other cablers. But on a usual Tuesday night, MSNBC topped CNN and FNC in the A25-54 demo in prime time. "This is just a stat... [TVNewser]

Imus Comes To The Newseum - Posted October 16, 2008
I have a piece online for the Washington Examiner about Don Imus' live broadcast this morning from the Newseum, his first DC broadcast in years. Both Imus and sidekick ... [FishbowlDC]

Frum Targets Maddow For "Heavy Sarcasm" and "Sneering" - Posted October 14, 2008
Former George W. Bush speechwriter and National Review blogger David Frum appeared last night on The Rachel Maddow... [TVNewser]

CNBC, MSNBC Prop GE's Q3 - Posted October 13, 2008
While General Electric's overall third quarter profit dropped 23%, sales income at NBCU gained nearly 10% last quarter. Much of that is due to the division's cable networks including CNBC and MSNBC. In a press relea... [TVNewser]

Maddow Talks Politics, "Sarah Palin Glasses," With Leno - Posted October 10, 2008
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, her first late night talk show since taking over the 9pmET hour and, as Leno said, "doubling the ratings." Leno asks Maddow about her role as "commentator" which allows her to add "a little b... [TVNewser]

Despite Two New Contracts, Olbermann Talks "End" of Hannity's Career - Posted October 9, 2008
FNC's Sean Hannity signed what was rumored to be a 5-year, $100 million radio contract in July, and it was ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Woodruff, Maddow, CBSEyeMobile... - Posted October 2, 2008
> Stand Up for Heroes takes place November 5 in a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Regis Philbin hosts and Bruce Springsteen a... [TVNewser]

Q3 2008 Ratings: Rankers - Posted October 2, 2008
Fox News Channel had eight of the top 10 programs in Total Viewers during the third quarter of 2008. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show made the top 10, in sixth place for the quarter, although there were only 14 programs. CNN's Larry King Live finished 10th. The O'Reilly Factor was the top... [TVNewser]

FNC Tops with Bush Address/Analysis - Posted September 26, 2008
While we await final, updated cable ratings for Wednesday, we do know that FNC's coverage of President Bush's address to the nation that nigt was its highest-rated presidential address in four years. Fox News also topped its cable competitors. Here's the Total Viewer and A25-54 demo break-down from 9-9:15pmET: Network Total Viewers A25-54 V... [TVNewser]

Eric Burns On Why Bias Does Not Mean Biased - Posted September 23, 2008
Former Fox News Watch host Eric Burns left the network after his contract wasn't renewed earlier this year, but it doesn't mean he stopped watching the news. He w... [TVNewser]

Two Weeks In, Maddow A Hit For MSNBC - Posted September 22, 2008
With two weeks under her TV belt, Rachel Maddow has become a bonafide hit for MSNBC. Last week the program was #2 in cable news in both the A25-54 demo and in Total Viewers at 9pmET, beating CNN's Larry ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Comments on MSNBC Ratings - Posted September 20, 2008
Fellow MSNBC anchors were weighing in this week on the strong ratings from "good person" Rachel Maddow, as her program on Tuesday was the t... [TVNewser]

"Just One of Those Times Where Good People Do Well" - Posted September 18, 2008
This morning on Morning Joe, co-host Willie Geist brought up the Drudge Report call-out to Rachel Maddow for her ... [TVNewser]

Doc Block Dropped For Prime Time Repeats - Posted September 15, 2008
Last Monday was 9/8/08 and the premiere of the Rachel Maddow Show, and MSNBC promo'ed the event with slogans like, "It's On!" One week later comes more changes to the prime time line-up — the doc block is off. Tonight, a new line-up will be in place for MSN... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow's "Constitutional Weakness" - Posted September 11, 2008
The San Francisco Chronicle's Joe Garofoli profiles Bay Area native, and new MSNBC show host, Rachel Maddow. Garofoli writes, "Armed with self-deprecating humo... [TVNewser]

Maddow Premiere: Post-Mortem - Posted September 9, 2008
The Rachel Maddow Show premiered last night on MSNBC at 9pmET. Her first guest — the prior hour's anchor, Keith Olbermann. Also on the show — her sometimes-foil on MSNBC poli... [TVNewser]

All Good Things Must Come to an Objective End, Also Olbermann - Posted September 8, 2008
After weeks of rumored behind-the-scenes tension MSNBC has announced that it is removing Chris Matthews and ... [Fishbowl NY]

All Good Things Must Come to an Objective End, Also Olbermann - Posted September 8, 2008
After weeks of rumored behind-the-scenes tension MSNBC has announced that it is removing Chris Matthews and ... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: Maddow, Pitts, Glick... - Posted September 4, 2008
> So New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer thinks the New York Post's Page Six wrote about MSNBC's Rachel Maddow today because of an answer she gave in ... [TVNewser]

Ask Rachel Maddow... - Posted September 3, 2008
We'll be hosting a live chat with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow this afternoon at 3:30pmET. Send your questions to tvnewser@mediabistro.com or just come on back to TVNewser at 3:30pmET to join in on the conversation. Maddow's new show premieres on MSNBC Monday night at 9pmET. ... [TVNewser]

After the RNC, New Shows, New Names - Posted September 2, 2008
So, as we searched for the parking garage where we left the rental car hours earlier in downtown St. Paul (a 15-minute search, by the way), we ran into MSNBC's Rachel Maddow who was about to do an interview with IFC. We'll be doing a live chat with Maddow later this week.... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.01.08 - Posted September 1, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Rachel Maddow Ready for Prime Time - Posted August 27, 2008
Howard Kurtz profiles MSNBC's "newest left hand," Rachel Maddow, whose new show premieres after the RNC on Monday, Sept. 8. This week and ne... [TVNewser]

Pioneer Shister Inducted Into LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame - Posted August 23, 2008
Proving true one of her slogans: "Shisterhood is Powerful." TVNewser's Gail Shister will be inducted into the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame this afternoon at the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.22.08 - Posted August 22, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of me... [FishbowlDC]

The Verdict is Out But Abrams is Still In, For Now - Posted August 21, 2008
The final edition of Verdict aired tonight on MSNBC. But it also may have been the beginning of the end of Dan Abrams' 11-year run with NBC News and MSNBC. He's been a correspondent, anchor and general manager of the third place cable news network and when ... [TVNewser]

"Maddow to Fox?"...And Other Recent Storylines - Posted August 21, 2008
Was Rachel Maddow being shopped to Fox News? That's what Radio Equalizer hinted at, and Jossip ... [TVNewser]

Rush Limbaugh's Take on Maddow Gets Olbermann Talking - Posted August 21, 2008
Although he didn't end up with the Worst Person award last night (that spot reserved for Bill O'Reilly), Keith Olbermann put ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Sets Hourly Convention Anchors - Posted August 21, 2008
Tom Brokaw will be among the six daytime anchors responsible for an hour at both the Democratic and Republican conventions. Others include Andrea Mitchell, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.21.08 - Posted August 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Mu... [FishbowlDC]

NYT & NBC: "We Do Like to Be Totally Transparent Here" - Posted August 20, 2008
The New York Times has been criticized recently for not disclosing a year-old political partnership it has with NBC News/MSNBC and a 7-month old business news partnership it has with CNBC. Cases in point: Bill Carter's story on ... [TVNewser]

Maddow's Show to be Called...The Rachel Maddow Show - Posted August 20, 2008
MSNBC sent out the release on yesterday's news, that Rachel Maddow would be getting her own show on the network. Calling it "a smart look at politic... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.20.08 - Posted August 20, 2008
Good morning Washington. A little college tear drops in memory of Leroi Moore. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann "Had Something To Do With" Maddow Replacing Abrams - Posted August 19, 2008
On his Daily Kos blog today, Keith Olbermann is taking some of the credit for Rachel Maddow getting her own show at 9pmET. "L... [TVNewser]

What's Next for Dan Abrams? - Posted August 19, 2008
He's been chief legal correspondent, anchor, and executive. So what will be Dan Abrams' next act? If you ask insiders, and we did, it may not be with NBC. Abrams final Verdict airs Thursday night on MSNBC. He's being replaced by ... [TVNewser]

Final Verdict: Maddow Replacing Abrams - Posted August 19, 2008
After speculation dating back to December, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow will get her own show. The New York Times' ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Adoption, Bohrman, E-Cards... - Posted August 18, 2008
> TVNewser contributor Diane Clehane writes about her experience, and the experience of others, regarding Chinese adoption on Vanityfair.com. She quotes 48 Hours EP Susan Zirinsky, who adopted a baby from China in 1996: "Instead... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.07.08 - Posted August 7, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

July Ratings: Countdown Continues Count Up in Viewers - Posted July 29, 2008
Countdown with Keith Olbermann grew 49% year-to-year in the A25-54 demo. The program came in second in the demo at 8pmET during July, averaging 334,000 to CNN's 192,000 (excluding July 4). Rachel Maddow filled in for Olbermann nine times of the 20 weeknights this ratings period. The O'Reilly Factor, again, finished... [TVNewser]

The Cable TV Rising Star, Who Doesn't Own a TV - Posted July 21, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist The smartest, gayest rising star in cable news is a self-described dork. "I'm not cool and I don't want to be," says MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. "I tend to pursue avenues of interest that are quirky and nerdy and weird." She l... [TVNewser]

Live-Blogging "Race for the White House" - Posted March 17, 2008
We're watching MSNBC's "Race for the White House," the new show hosted by David Gregory. 6:00 pm: It begins. Gregory calls it "fast paced, the bottom line and every point of view in the room." 6:01 pm: OMG. What the hell was that? The intro to Gregory's show has him dancing all over... [FishbowlDC]

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