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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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Chris Hardwick, Thomas Lennon Sit Down Before @Midnight

In terms of comedy variety, lead-ins don’t get much better these days than The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Tonight, at midnight, Comedy Central debuts @Midnight, a new four-days-a-week offering hosted by Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick.

In the clip above, Hardwick and interviewer Thomas Lennon compare their contributions to recent “Hashtag Wars” sponsored by the program. Hardwick for #gentlerhorrorfilms had Drag Me to Hello Kitty, while Lennon suggested Silver Lake Surfer for #hipstercartoons.

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Jimmy Kimmel Tops White House and Emmys with Dave

A dream year for Jimmy Kimmel is about to get dreamier.

On top of getting the news that his show will be moving in the New Year to 11:35 p.m. and hosting major powwows on both coasts (White House Correspondents dinner, Primetime Emmys), there’s now this. Per a report by Lacey Rose in The Hollywood Reporter, Kimmel will finally be afforded the opportunity to interview his lifelong idol David Letterman:

Letterman will join Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Tracy Morgan as a guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live when the ABC host brings his late-night show to his hometown of Brooklyn for one week later this month. The move is a monumental one for Kimmel, who grew up wearing a Late Night with David Letterman jacket and would celebrate his birthday with a Late Night cake.

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Anna Wintour: ‘There Were Tears in The Office of Vogue in Support of Gay Marriage’

Chances are that after you watch this clip of Anna Wintour on “The Colbert Report,” you’ll appreciate the fashion diva more. First, she displays some pretty solid comedic timing when she comments on Stephen Colbert’s outfit. Then she admits that “there were tears in the office of Vogue in support of gay marriage.”

Wintour was referring to President Barack Obama’s backing of gay marriage, and the disclosure — although not exactly surprising — was touching, in that we typically don’t get to experience Vogue’s editor in such a casual way. It’s nice to see, and we’re hoping for more of it.

Jimmy Kimmel on Working the White House Correspondents Room

Politico.com’s Patrick Gavin traveled to LA this week to talk to Jimmy Kimmel ahead of the talk show host’s weekend assignment as MC of the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

Kimmel says he checked in with several of the event’s previous hosts including Seth Myers and Stephen Colbert. Everyone has told him that the key to success is getting the President to laugh. As goes the POTUS, so goes the crowd.

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(VIDEO) Rolling out the Red Carpet for TIME 100

Honorees Matt Lauer and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with Time managing editor Rick Stengel.

They come from all walks of life. They are actors, musicians, world leaders, and sports figures–and that just scratches the surface. Time Magazine held its annual 100 Most Influential People in the World gala last night at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle.

While more than half of the honorees were unable to attend, there was still no shortage of stars lighting the red carpet.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on the guest list, and although she failed to take the stroll, a Homeland Security officer complete with a sniffing dog canvassed the confines.

Pres. Barack Obama was chosen in the magazine’s Leaders category, along with the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Rommey. Both were, not surprisingly, no shows. Romney was winning primaries in the Northeast, while Obama was appearing on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” from North Carolina.

NBC’s Matt Lauer was listed among a group of Icons. Lauer recently signed a contract extension with the Today show at a reported $25 million per year.

FishbowlNY chatted with “Today” show third hour co-host Savannah Guthrie who praised her friend and colleague.

More video clips from the red carpet after the jump…

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PBS, CNN, Premium Cable Win Big at Peabody Awards

The winners of the 2012 Peabody Awards were announced this morning, and the usual suspects cleaned up again this year. PBS, CNN and HBO all won three awards, while Showtime was among those to garner two. Stephen Colbert will undoubtedly be bragging tonight on his show, after picking up the Peabody for his various Super PAC segments. Portlandia also picked up a deserving nod for IFC.

Complete list of winners after jump:

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Stephen Colbert Lands a Children’s Book Deal

Last month, Stephen Colbert had Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak on his show and jokingly read the author a ridiculous children’s book of Colbert’s own creation. Well, now Colbert has a book deal from that skit. Grand Central Publishing announced this week that it will publish I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) on May 8. Colbert already has a blurb lined up from Sendak: “The sad thing is I like it.”

Apparently all Colbert needs to do is joke about something and it comes true. He should keep joking about running for president.

Here’s the Colbert Report segment that made it all happen.

Stephen Colbert Gets the Internet

Stephen Colbert has Reddit nailed pretty well, that’s for sure. Nice dig at TMZ too. Old media content providers getting some shots in after the successful SOPA protest blackout!

CNN’s Anderson Cooper Reportedly Most Searched Media Personality

New York based-Zeta Interactive has once again compiled its annual Most Buzzed Report of the media personalities who generate the intense online traffic. Using keywords and phrases online and on social media sites, FishbowlNY has learned exclusively that Anderson Cooper is number one. Cooper, already an established prime time star at CNN, started a daytime syndicated talk show in September.

The additional workload may be a major reason why Cooper saw huge gains in this year’s Zeta report, up from ninth place in 2010.

The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart is as steady as ever, holding at number two for the second straight year.

Zeta Interactive CEO Al DiGuido says his company uses a specific algorithm to create the report.

“It basically kind of jogs the most often used word,” DiGuido says.

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