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Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 10.21.14

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

FishbowlNY Our Interview with Noah Rosenberg, Founder of Narratively

AllTwitter Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter

GalleyCat Paul Krugman Speaks Out Against Amazon

FishbowlDC Yahoo’s Chris Moody Joins CNN Politics Digital

TVNewser Greta Van Susteren Slams Stelter’s Comments on CNN Layoffs

TVSpy TV Reporter Struggles On Air With Pumpkin Festival Organizer

Lost Remote Video On Demand is Changing the Way We Watch TV

SocialTimes Ouija Launches First Official Sponsored Campaign on Snapchat

AllFacebook First-Ever Facebook Messenger Ad Debuts

Inside Mobile Apps Self-Improvement App ChallengePact Launches on iOS

InsideFacebook Is Facebook Video a Threat to YouTube?

PRNewser Four Things PR People Can Learn from Malcolm Tucker

AgencySpy Partners & Spade Launches ‘Values Matter’ for Whole Foods

MediaJobsDaily Employers Crack Down on Waistlines, Not Deadlines

UnBeige Ayse Birsel Explains it All

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FNC’s ‘MediaBuzz’ Bests CNN’s Chuck Todd Exclusive on ‘Reliable Sources’

foxkurtzpost-mediabuzzOn Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” on CNN, host Brian Stelter aired a pre-recorded sit down with Chuck Todd on his, you guessed it, debut as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

While “Meet” was the number one watched Sunday show on network television according to Nielsen fast program ratings, his CNN exclusive didn’t best competing FOX News Channel’s “MediaBuzz with Howard Kurtz.”

According to Nielsen Media Research, “MediaBuzz” had 963,000 total viewers, with 327,000 in the A25-54 demo. “Reliable Sources” came in significantly under that at 614,000 total and 132,000 demo viewers.

Sunday, September 7 marked “MediaBuzz’s” one year anniversary, up 146% in the A25-54 demo compared to last year’s numbers. It was also its second highest demo.

Highlights from the 9.7.14 Sunday Shows

sunday-shows_304Chuck Todd on NBC treatment of the ousted David Gregory on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Brian Stelter: “I don’t know everything that happened. I was more out of the loop than I think some people would like to believe. I know — I’ve learned in my seven years now in the television business: this is hard. This is a tough business.”

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) on ABC’s “This Week” : “ISIS, at this point, is primarily focused on Iraq and Syria. I think the real threat from ISIS is the foreign fighters from the United States and other western countries that have gone to Syria to fight with them who then may come back. But they pose a threat more as lone wolves than as sort of any sort of organized plot. There’s no evidence at this point that ISIS is plotting and planning in the way that bin Laden was doing for 9/11.” Read more

Chuck Todd Joins Brian Stelter’s ‘Reliable Sources’ Sunday in Pre-recorded Interview

Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 16.54.45On CNN’s “Reliable Sources” this Sunday at 11am, a pre-recorded sit down interview with host Brian Stelter and NBC “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd will air. CNN issued a teaser of Stelter asking Todd whether he thinks the show he’s about to take over is broken. Spoiler – he doesn’t.

WATCH here.

CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ to Relocate to New York

brian-stelter304x200Filming of CNN’s “Reliable Sources” will soon take place in New York, Capital New York reports, a move from the network’s Washington bureau.

Host Brian Stelter, who himself is based in New York, told Capital that relocating to New York “makes sense” because “the media world’s headquartered here.”

“So many of the guests that I want on ‘Reliable Sources’ are in New York, so it makes sense to have the show based there,” he added.

For more on the move, slated to be in effect by the September 21 broadcast, click on over to Capital.

‘Page Six’ Reports David Gregory Paid $4 Million to Zip His Lips

The New York Post’s Page Six reported over the weekend that NBC paid David Gregory $4 million for a quiet departure from NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“A source said Gregory’s contract extended into next year, so NBC had to pay him for the rest of the term, plus an extra fee to ensure his silence,” wrote Page Six’s Emily Smith and Stephanie Smith of Gregory having to sign a clause restricting him from speaking ill of the network. Read more

NBC News’ Deborah Turness: ‘The time had come’

Meet the Press - Season 67In an interview with Bill Carter for The New York Times, NBC News president Deborah Turness further explained the replacement of David Gregory with Chuck Todd as host of “Meet the Press.”

“The time had come for this to happen,” Turness told Carter.

On Thursday, CNN’s Brian Stelter broke news that the Todd replacement of Gregory would be made within 48 hours. Less than three hours later, Gregory bid farewell to the network on Twitter.

After weeks of speculation, Turness said, “The numbers just didn’t move,” of the network’s attempts to better the ratings of the longest running television program in the country.

Read the full piece, here.

David Gregory Tweets Farewell to NBC

Less than three hours after CNN’s Brian Stelter reported that NBC’s Chuck Todd will replace David Gregory as host of “Meet the Press,” Gregory tweeted his farewell and thank you to viewers.

MSNBC Ticker: ‘Chuck Todd Named New ‘Meet the Press’ Host’

MSNBCToddLess than an hour after CNN’s Brian Stelter reported that Chuck Todd is set to replace David Gregory as host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” a headline appeared in the “Latest Stories” ticker on MSNBC live programming claiming such. This before any official announcement from NBC.

TVNewser reported last hour, that “NBC News reps, we’re told, are in meetings this afternoon and not able to answer our questions about any changes at ‘Meet the Press’.”

h/t Talking Points Memo

 

NBC to Announce Chuck Todd as Host of ‘Meet The Press’ Today or Friday

Meet The PressCNN’s Brian Stelter is reporting that David Gregory‘s reign as NBC’s “Meet the Press” host has come to an end and that Chuck Todd has been tapped to replace him, with official word from NBC to come today or Friday. Todd is NBC News’ chief White House correspondent and political director.

“The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment on the record,” Stelter wrote for CNN Money. “One said that the transition will be swift — so swift that Gregory will not even host ‘Meet the Press’ this weekend.”

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