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Sunday Show Ratings: “Face” Time!

NBC’s “MTP” just barely held on to its tiara Sunday Dec. 20, 2009… but it wasn’t ABC’s George Stephanopolous creeping into NBC territory. In hot pursuit of the first place spot, CBS’ Bob Schieffer and “Face the Nation” managed to take second in both key demo and total viewers. ABC’s “This Week” (rescheduled in Boston) got bumped to third across the board. Ratings for Sunday 12.20.09:


NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 3,080,000
ABC “THIS WEEK” 2,790,000

A25-54 MM/Rtg

NBC “MEET THE PRESS” 1,010,000/.8
CBS “FACE THE NATION” 940,000/.8
ABC “THIS WEEK” 860,000/.7
FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” 500,000/.4

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Morning Reading List 03.19.09

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Its day 59 covering the Obama administration and week seven for us. We’re back after a few day hiatus. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…



U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday preserving a healthy newspaper industry was important and he was open to adjusting antitrust policy if it could help. He was responding to a call by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to give newspapers more leeway to merge or combine operations.

WaPo digs up a 1977 comment from President Jimmy Carter that DC should be granted voting rights.

Slate’s Jack Shaferdebunks” WaPo’s claim that PCP is making a “comeback,” a cover story Tuesday.

From the Daily Beast, “Who Made Frank Rich God?


Women are top picks for TV anchor desk“: Men have been leaving their anchor jobs because of budget cuts forced by the recession and changes in direction at the stations, and women are being elevated to more prominent roles.

From TVNewser: NBC’s Jeff Zucker fired back at Jon Stewart yesterday, saying it was “unfair” and “absurd” for the funnyman to criticize CNBC and question its coverage of financial news. “Just because someone who mocks authority says something doesn’t make it so,” Zucker said.

Tucker Carlson weighs in again, “How Jon Stewart Went Bad.”

Also from the Daily Beast, Glenn Beck on “Why He’s No Rush Limbaugh.” “I think I do something extraordinarily different than Rush. Rush is political thought, I am a guy who’s part rodeo clown. I don’t pretend to be able to plan movements of the parties and the presidents and everything else. I really don;t care that much about the parties…”

This is pretty absurd- David Shuster v. Karl Rove (Via Twitter).


NY Daily News says George Stephanopolous‘ Twitter-view of John McCain was a fail. “Now he should step away from his Blackberry, computer, iPhone – whatever – and drop the notion of Twitter as an interview tool cold turkey.”


From the release: Finalists for the 44th annual National Magazine Awards were announced yesterday. The New Yorker leads the list of finalists with a total of 10 nominations, including General Excellence, Reporting and Feature Writing.

Time Inc. is experimenting with a customized magazine that combines reader-selected sections from eight publications as it tries to mimic in printed form the personalized news feeds that have become popular on the Internet.

From Media Jobs Daily: Cuts At Conde Nast Are Imminent.


Former President George W. Bush is writing a book about decisions, scheduled for a 2010 release by Crown. “I want people to get a sense of how decisions were made and I want people to understand the options that were placed before me,” Bush said during a brief telephone interview.

RTNDA President and former VP at CBS News Barbara Cochran and former WaPo managing editor and current senior adviser of media projects Phil Bennett, are among the candidates for Berkeley’s J School dean.


Citysearch is looking for a Washington, DC City Editor

Worldbank is looking for a Web Audience Editor

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Morning Reading List, 10.07.08

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Morning Reading List, 09.25.08

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Curious George

Earlier: “About Last Night

From a reader:

    George Stephanopolous got barred from entering the House Speaker’s lobby during a vote on Friday. He strolled up to the door, but when he didn’t have press credentials, he was turned back by the police and door clerks. Hill reporters with free access to the Lobby looked on as Stephanopolous blushed, turned and slipped away.

Journo Ringtones

This is, admittedly, a trend we’d like to see more of: Media ringtones. You can have Chris Matthews yell “Let’s play Hardball!” every time your cell phone rings (but, come on, we’d much rather hear his “HA!” laugh. Who will make FishbowlDC’s day and send us a .wav of that?!?).

What are some other good cell phone ring tone ideas?

  • Tim Russert talking about dad.

  • Bob Novak saying “That’s bullshit.”

  • George Stephanopolous saying, “And now, the Sunday Funnies.”

  • John McLaughlin saying “Issue number four!”

  • David Shuster’s trademark, “I’m David Shuster, for Hardball, in Washington.”

  • John Bresnahan screaming at someone.

  • Any word spoken by Katty Kay in that accent of hers.

  • Joe Scarborough saying, “This is morning Joe.”

  • Wolf Blitzer saying, “You’re in the Situation Room.”

  • Tony Snow rocking out to some Jethro Tull.

  • Don Imus saying, “What I said was awful, just awful, and, and idiotic, a really stupid, idiotic awful thing to say..”

  • Christopher Hitchens saying, “If you gave Falwell an enema, he could be buried in a matchbox.”

  • A greatest hits mash-up of deep throated gurgles from Bob Edwards, Lou Dobbs, Brit Hume, Eugene Robinson and Carl Kasell.

  • Far Too Early In The Week To Be Reading This Sort Of Stuff

    …but late enough in the week to pass it along to you.

    From the New York Times piece on Paulina Porizkova and her good friend Ali Wentworth (aka, wife of George Stephanopolous)…emphasis added…:

      Ms. Porizkova and Ms. Wentworth met on a television pilot and have been close ever since, even with Ms. Wentworth now living in Washington. They wasted not a moment catching up. With these two, there was no story too gross, no moment too humiliating to rehash. Most are unprintable here.

      The semi-sanitized highlight reel? Ms. Wentworth’s husband still wants to make love daily, and every year for Christmas he gives his wife a trainer even though she’d rather smoke to be thin. While both women have weathered career peaks and valleys — Ms. Porizkova at 18 was Sports Illustrated’s youngest swimsuit issue cover girl, but she made some forgettable films — they’re now each at a juncture: Ms. Porizkova is in the public eye not as model or actress, but as dancer and novelist, and Ms. Wentworth’s new television show, “Head Case,” premieres this month on the cable channel Starz.

    Taking Out The Trash, 01.22.07

  • Oooh! George Stephanopolous beat out Tim Russert. Will the ratings say the same?

  • An NBC release announced that “Meet The Press with Tim Russert” topped “the competition in all categories during the week ending Sunday, January 14,” attracting 4.511 million total viewers. That is 30% more than CBS’s “Face the Nation”, 44% more than ABC’s “This Week” and a 175% advantage over FOX, representing the “program’s best total viewer delivery in almost a year.”

  • NBC announced its plan for State of the Union coverage on Tuesday, including Brian Williams leading the network news coverage. He will be joined by Tim Russert. Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews will co-anchor MSNBC coverage. Also in the mix are Campbell Brown live from the House Chamber, David Gregory from the White House, Jim Miklaszewski from the Pentagon, Chip Reid from Capitol Hill and Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell.

  • C-SPAN also announced coverage plans starting at 8 p.m. with “a live studio program and guests who will preview” the address. At 8:45 p.m., C-SPAN takes viewers inside the House chamber and following the speech, C-SPAN will have reactions from Members of Congress, editorial writers and call-in viewers.

  • Baltimore Business Journal reports that Patuxent Publishing Co. bought ZIP Publishing “for an undisclosed sum. Zip publishes The View community newspapers which are distributed in Elkridge, Catonsville, Arbutus, Ellicott City, and portions of western Howard County.”