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9.28.14 Sunday Show Ratings in the DC Market

SundayShows-w-candyAccording to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, September 28, CBS’s “Face the Nation” was the number one rated Sunday show in total viewers at 62,000 with ”FOX News Sunday” in a close second with 60,000 viewers.

In the A25-54 demo in the DC market, FOX was #1 with 26,000 viewers, while Univision’s “Al Punto” and CBS were in second and third place, respectively, with 21,000 and 20,000 viewers.

On Sunday, September 28, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was preempted by the Ryder Cup.

The numbers:

P2 A25-54
     
5 WTTG FOX FOX NWS SUNDAY 9 – 10 am 60 26
14 WFDC UNI AL PNTO SU-UNI 10 – 11 am 38 21
9 WUSA CBS FACE NATN-CBS 10:30 – 11:30 am 62 20
7 WJLA ABC THIS WEEK-ABC 10 – 11 am 33 14
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FCC to Consider Punishing Broadcasters that Use Term ‘Redskins’

redskinsFCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the commission is considering a petition filed by GW law professor John Banzhaf III urging it to take away the broadcasting license of WWXX-FM for referring to the Washington NFL team as the “Redskins.”

In August, Banzhaf shared with Broadcasting & Cable several options for having the term removed from broadcast, including a FCC petition to restrict words that are “highly derogatory, racist, and hateful to ethnic and other groups.” Read more

Adaption of Garrett Graff’s Forthcoming Raven Rock May Soon Join NBC Programming

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An adaption of former FishbowlDC and Washingtonian editor Garrett Graff‘s forthcoming book with Simon & Schuster, Raven Rock: The Inside Story Of The U.S. Government’s Secret Plan To Save Itself – While The Rest Of Us Die, may soon find its way onto the small screen. NBC is said to be moving forward with a pilot script option, a precursor to the filming of a pilot in early 2015, which can lead to it becoming an official NBC series.

According to Deadline.com, writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia‘s new project – Raven Rock – “has landed at NBC in a script deal with significant penalty.”

“I’m thrilled to see NBC so excited about RAVEN ROCK. Stunned, really,” Graff told FishbowlDC. “But the project’s got an awesome team behind it—Robert Zemeckis, Bob Cooper, Tom Patricia, and others—and I’ve really enjoyed talking with them over the last few months as this developed. As a journalist, it’s been especially fun so far batting ideas around with the two script writers, Matthew and Stephen, and discussing how my nonfiction book on Cold War history transforms into a fictional modern-day TV drama.” Read more

WaPo’s Chris Cillizza on Katharine Weymouth Departure: ‘It’s the end of an era’

Today marks a significant day at The Washington Post: the first since 1933 that someone from the Graham or Meyer family is not a part of its leadership. Tuesday was Katharine Weymouth‘s final day as publisher and CEO of The Washington Post after the August 2013 sale of the company to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.

“The Fix’s” Chris Cillizza writes:

“It’s the end of an era — both for the Post and for journalism.  And it’s one I am forever thankful to the Grahams for — not only for what they did when they owned the company but in their decision to sell it in hopes of preserving what has always made it great.”

For more, click here.

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 10.1.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

FishbowlNY Joanna Coles Named Editorial Director of Seventeen

PRNewser Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan for His Own Injuries

AgencySpy MRY CEO Britton to Oversee Big Fuel

UnBeige Watch: The Jonathan Ive Supercut

AllTwitter Have Moms Had Enough of Social Media? [STUDY]

InsideFacebook What Experts are Saying About Facebook’s Atlas

TVSpy Friends and Family Say Final Goodbye to WCBS Reporter John Slattery

10,000 Words Storytelling Conference May Have Tips for Digital Pubs

GalleyCat The Fault in Our Stars Gets Banned in Riverside Middle Schools

Lost Remote Scandal a Runaway Ratings and Social Success During ‘Premiere Week’

FishbowlDC Labor Secretary Dodges Questions on Prospect of Replacing Eric Holder

SocialTimes Old Media Investing Millions to Buy Multi-Channel Networks on YouTube

AllFacebook REPORT: Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Buy 357-Acre Property in Kaua’i, Hawaii

Inside Mobile Apps Turbo Fast Passes 50 Million Downloads, Receives Challenge Mode

MediaJobsDaily Morgan Spurlock on ‘We the Economy’ & His Greatest Lesson Learned

TVNewser For First Time, Fox News Most-Watched Cable Network in Primetime For Full Quarter

Wednesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— NGSA Natural Gas Outlook at the National Press Club, 9:30 a.m.

— The Economics of Net Neutrality at the Cato Institute, noon

— “The Boomer List” Opening Celebration at the Newseum, 6:30 p.m.

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

During Harry Truman’s Presidency, the White House was completely gutted and rebuilt from the inside out.

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Afternoon Lede Check – 9.30.14

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump… Read more

FOX News Channel Wins Weekday Primetime Basic Cable for 3Q 2014

FoxNewsChannel_1For the third quarter of 2014 and the first time since the network’s debut in 1996, FOX News Channel was the most watched network on weekday primetime basic cable (7 – 11 pm), ahead of ESPN, USA, and TNT, according to Nielsen Media Research. FNC was also number one in basic cable from 8 – 11 pm for the first time since the first quarter of 2003.

Additionally, FOX News Channel was third in total day viewers among all cable networks, behind Nickelodeon and Adult Swim, while CNN and MSNBC ranked 18th and 26th, respectively.

“Special Report with Bret Baier” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” were both the top watched program in their respective time slot during Q3 2014 across all of basic cable, as was “Fox & Friends,” “America’s Newsroom,” “The Five,” and “The O’Reilly Factor.”

For a full look at third quarter 2014 ratings, click on over to TVNewser.

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Dodges Questions on Prospect of Replacing Eric Holder

perezLabor Secretary Thomas Perez, a potential replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder who on Thursday announced his plans to step down, joined HuffPost Live today to discuss Holder’s legacy and paid maternity leave, among other topics.

“I think Eric Holder will go down as one of the best Attorney Generals in the history of the department,” said Perez, in conversation with HuffPost’s Marc Lamont Hill. “And I say that because he put the ‘J’ back in DOJ…His work on behalf the defense of the Marriage Act – history will write that he was the Thurgood Marshall of that aspect of the movement because without his leadership, we would not have seen the movement in this. You look at that issue at LGBT equality – we’re moving a warp speed… and Eric Holder played a huge role there.”

One topic Perez wasn’t willing to delve into was whether he might succeed Holder as Attorney General. The Labor Secretary dodged each of Lamont Hill’s questions about the prospect. Watch him tip toe around the idea after the jump. Read more

‘House of Cards’ Kevin Spacey on Lawmakers’ Support for the Arts

house-of-cards-kevin-spaceyKevin Spacey, who portrays Frank Underwood on ”House of Cards,” was in town last night for a benefit concert at the Shakespeare Theatre and The Washington Post’s Reliable Source Helena Andrews snagged five minutes for a Q&A with the actor.

Spacey, who founded the Kevin Spacey Foundation to provide funding for talented artists, shared with Andrews what he thinks lawmakers can do to support the arts:

“They can do much more in getting money into the arts. Arts and culture are not a luxury item, they’re a hugely important part of our lives. It’s nice to see that there are now lots of arguments being made in this country about how we can take S.T.E.M [Science, Technology, Energy and Math] and turn it into S.T.E.A.M. [Science, Technology, Energy, Arts and Math]. I think it’s a fantastic idea. While the sciences are hugely important, let us not leave behind a child’s imagination.”

For the full Q&A, click on over to the Reliable Source.

NOTE: STEM refers to ‘science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,’ not energy as quoted from the Post piece.

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