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Chris Wallace Reflects on the Sunday Morning Shows with The Hollywood Reporter

204_chris_wallaceIn a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter’s Paul Bond, FOX News’ Chris Wallace reflects on his 50 year career in the media industry.

“I have the best job of my career,” Wallace said of his hosting duties of “FOX News Sunday.”

On the role of the Sunday public affairs programming, Wallace said, “There are about 10 million who watch them, and these are people who could be doing a lot of other stuff — going to church, reading the paper, relaxing with family — and instead they want to watch a serious news show in which there is detailed analysis and interviews about policy. So they have a big role to play, but I’m a little concerned that the in-depth interview has gone the way of the dodo bird. That’s a big mistake. This is the one platform in the TV landscape where you can get the thoroughly researched, carefully prepared interview of a top policymaker.

For the full Q&A including the start of his career, media bias, and FOX and its competitors recent coverage from Ferguson, click on over to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Sunday Morning Show Quotes – 8.31.14

sunday-shows_304Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Andrea Mitchell on comments made by President Obama in January that ISIS is ‘the JV team’ : “Well, I think it’s wrong too. I think it’s a major varsity team, if you want to use those kinds of monikers. But I see nothing that compares with its viciousness. I’ve been on the intelligence committee now since before 9/11, and I’ve watched this evolution of non-state actors into world terror very carefully and closely.”

“And this is really the first group that has the wherewithal in terms of financing, the fighting machine in terms of a structure — a heavy equipment, heavy explosives, the ability to move quickly. I mean, they crossed the border into Iraq before we even knew it happened. So this is a group of people who are extraordinarily dangerous. And they’ll kill with abandon.” Read more

NBC Wins DC Market Sunday Show Ratings 8.10.14

According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, August 10, NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Gregory was the most-watched Sunday show in the DC market in households, total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

NBC led households and total viewers with 61,000 and 90,000 in the DC market, respectively, followed by “FOX News Sunday” with Chris Wallace in 2nd for all 3 categories in 34,000 households with 50,000 total viewers.

Compared to the same week last year, Univision was up +129%, FOX +79%, CBS +47%, and NBC +17%. ABC was the only network down, -67%.

Click here for highlights of the 8.10 Sunday shows. And here for the program lineups. See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

‘FOX News Sunday’s’ Chris Wallace Calls NBC Treatment of David Gregory ‘Lousy’

On yesterday’s “MediaBuzz” with Howard Kurtz, “FOX News Sunday” host Chris Wallace spoke about his show, the current state of the Sunday public affairs programming, and rumors that “Meet the Press” host David Gregory may soon be pushed out as host of “MTP.”

Asked how he thinks the network is treating Gregory, Wallace said, “lousy.”

“I think they either ought to say he’s our guy, we’re sticking by him, or they ought to get rid of him, but they shouldn’t put him in this limbo,” said Wallace.

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NBC Sweeps DC Market Sunday Show Ratings for 8.3.14

According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, August 3, NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Gregory was the most-watched Sunday show in the DC market in households, total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

NBC led households and total viewers with 58,000 and 71,000 in the DC market, respectively, followed by “FOX News Sunday” with Chris Wallace in 2nd for both categories in 43,000 households with 58,000 total viewers. In the key A25-54 demo, Univision’s “Al Punto” had 17,000 viewers, second to MTP at 21,000.

While on top this week, compared to the same week last year, NBC was up the least, at +16%. FOX was up +57%, ABC up +55%, and CBS +44%. Univision 40,000 total viewers this week was up +900% to last year’s 4,000 P2 viewers in the DC market.

Click here for highlights of the 8.3 Sunday shows. And here for the program lineups. See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

Highlights from the 8.3.14 Sunday Shows

Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Gregory: “I think it’s a terrific sign. And as you know, the incubation period is somewhere between eight and 21 days. And people spread the disease most when they’re sick, now which is a good thing. And it looks to me like he is now in even a recovery stage or has been able to handle it.”

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control, on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Norah O’Donnell: “I don’t think it’s in the cards that we would have widespread Ebola in this country because the way it spreads in Africa is really two things. First, in hospitals where there isn’t infection control. And second, in burial practices where people are touching the bodies of people who have died from Ebola.  So it’s not going to spread widely in the U.S.  Could we have another person here, could we have a case or two? Not impossible. We say in medicine never say never. But we know how to stop it here.  But to really protect ourselves, the single most important thing we can do is stop it at the source in Africa. That’s going to protect them and protect us.” Read more

FOX Sweeps DC Market Sunday Show Ratings for 7.27.14

According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, July 27th, “FOX News Sunday” moderated by Chris Wallace was the most-watched Sunday show in the DC market in households, total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

FOX posted its second highest total viewership ever in the market with 107,000 total viewers (the highest was Feb. 7, 2010 when Wallace interviewed Sarah Palin with 132,000 in P2+). July 27 was also the first time FOX bested NBC in 7 years, and second time ever. The ratings come days after reports that David Gregory‘s time as “Meet the Press” host is coming to an end.

In the key A25-54 demo, FOX led with 41,000 viewers in the DC market, followed by ABC’s “This Week” with 36,000 and NBC’s “Meet the Press” with 33,000. In total households following FOX at 64,000 was NBC with 53,000 and CBS with 36,000.

This past Sunday, both FOX and NBC had interviews with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ABC hosted Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joined CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Henry Cisneros, former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, was on “Al Punto.” Highlight’s from the day’s programing here.

See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows – 6.29.14

Sen. Joe Manchin on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer: “Our main goal right now is to protect our embassy and all the Americans that we have over there, and I think the President has every right, plus, he has the responsibility to do that.  I’m fine with that.  Do whatever it takes to protect our people, our embassy; we’re not going to be run out of that country.”

On the terror threat in Iraq, President Barack Obama told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” : “Now, we are spending a lot of time, and we have been for years, making sure we are improving intelligence to respond to that.  We have to improve our surveillance, reconnaissance, intelligence there.  Special Forces are going to have a role.  And there are going to be times where we take strikes against organizations that could do us harm.” Read more

Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows – 6.15.14

Topics of conversation on yesterday’s Sunday Shows ranged from the defeat of Eric Cantor in Tuesday’s Virginia primary to U.S. military involvement in Iraq to Father’s Day. Here are your top quotes from Sunday’s public affairs programming.

Asked whether his primary upset was surprising on ABC’s “This Week,” Rep. Eric Cantor said, “Absolutely…I don’t think anybody in the country thought that the outcome would be what it was. And, you know, I just am a believer, as I said that night, and subsequently, that there are some things that happen for a reason and we may not be able to really discern it now and given the perspective of time, I think we’re going to be able to look back at this, and what seemed really bad at the time may turn out to be really good.”

Asked by CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” what it was like in the moment he realized he’d be defeated, Cantor said, “Well, you know, I was with my family. And it’s very comforting, as you know, if you have a strong family. I have a wonderful wife of 25 years, three wonderful kids, two of whom were with me…And I told them, I said, look, dad is going to lose. And I actually called my son who works up in New York and I told him. He said, you’re kidding. And I said, no, I’m really not. He said, you’re kidding. I said, no. I said, look, but things happen for a reason.” Read more

Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows, 6.1.14

“I think we need to have more information about the long-term consequences, and do everything that we can to make sure that these terrorists do not get back onto the battlefield,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“I would’ve been a strong voice of caution at the table if I were still in government during this discussion. I don’t know that I would’ve fallen on my sword on this one. But I would’ve made very sure that decision makers understood the risk they were embracing,” said former CIA director and NSA general Michael Hayden also on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“It was an extraordinary day yesterday and an extraordinary day for America, because a member of our armed forces who had been in captivity almost five years will now be reunited with his mother and father, whom we had the opportunity to see yesterday and who are over the moon,” said National Security Advisor Susan Rice on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Read more

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