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2014 Ratings: Fox News No. 1 for 49th Consecutive Quarter (TVNewser)
Fox News finishes its 49th consecutive quarter and 147th consecutive month as the top-rated cable news network, besting the competition in both total day and primetime during the first quarter of 2014. In addition to delivering cable news’ top 14 programs in total viewers and top seven programs in the adults 25-54 demographic, Fox News was the only cable news network to grow compared to the year-ago quarter. 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. HuffPost The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was one of the biggest stories of the month, and CNN — whose obsessive coverage of the plane has brought it both ratings victories and repeated criticism — reaped the rewards in March. The network beat MSNBC in weekday primetime in the demo at the end of the quarter, averaging 240,000 viewers in the 25-54 category to MSNBC’s 201,000. Those numbers represent a 71 percent increase in the demo compared to March 2013. Variety The numbers come as MSNBC pushed hard during the period to cover the “Bridgegate” scandal surrounding New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and they raise the question of whether CNN will be able to sustain its March momentum when and if the MH 370 story loses the interest of news audiences.

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Media Events 7.12.07

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Thursday 07.12.07
WHAT: Reception for photographers Chen Wei and Jin Shan, coinciding with the Downtown Art Walk
WHO: South Chinese multimedia artists Chen Wei and Jin Shan, who are enjoying their first U.S. exhibition.
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Morono Kiang Gallery
WHY: Their photography will blow you away. And, really, China needs some good press right now.

FRIDAY 07.13.07
WHAT: “Open Casket Call” for FOX Reality series The Search For The Next Elvira
WHO: The actual (and presumably ancient) Elvira, Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger), and you. In drag.
WHEN: 3 p.m.
WHERE: Queen Mary
WHY: Actually, we’re asking the same question.

FRIDAY 07.13.07
WHAT: Rock concert
WHO: The fantastic, and previously independent L.A. rock band, The 88, which just signed on to Def Jam Records
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Troubadour
WHY: Because after the Decemberists, we’ve started to believe you can sign on to a big label and still not suck.

SATURDAY 07.14.07
WHAT: Hairspray jewelry collection launch at Kitson
WHO: Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, Elijah Kelley, Nikki blonsky, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman, Lauren Storm, Kristy Frank and others (but not, we fear, Travolta)
WHEN: 2 p.m.
WHERE: Kitson
WHY: They’ll have free Dippin’Dots ice cream and prizes. The actors will also sign limited edition packs containing wristbands, soundtracks and two jewelry pieces. (Tip: Lines are expected to start at 7 a.m.)