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Piers Morgan, Larry King Twitter Fight Now Involves a Wife - Posted August 4, 2014
Piers Morgan's Twitter tirade against Larry King over the weekend, has spilled into Monday, and now it involves King's wife. This afternoon, Shawn King tweeted at Morgan, explaining what her husband was getting at when he criticized Morgan's interview ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Piers Morgan, Larry King Twitter Fight Now Involves a Wife - Posted August 4, 2014
Piers Morgan's Twitter tirade against Larry King over the weekend, has spilled into Monday, and now it involves King's wife. This afternoon, Shawn King tweeted at Morgan, explaining what her husband was getting at when he criticized Morgan's interview ... [FishbowlNY]

Piers Morgan, Larry King Twitter Fight Now Involves a Wife - Posted August 4, 2014
Piers Morgan's Twitter tirade against Larry King over the weekend, has spilled into Monday, and now it involves King's wife. This afternoon, Shawn King tweeted at Morgan, explaining what her husband was getting at when he criticized Morgan's interview ... [TVNewser]

Rosie O'Donnell to 'The View;' Is MSNBC's Abby Huntsman Next? - Posted July 8, 2014
As Rosie O'Donnell prepares for a return to "The View," which is what TMZ is reporting, there is increased speculation that ... [TVNewser]

May 2014 Ratings: CNN Falls to #3 in Total Day Viewers, Fourth in Total Day Demo - Posted May 28, 2014
Without major breaking news, CNN continued to struggle in the month of May 2014, falling to third place in total day viewers and primetime A25-54 demo viewers and falling to fourth place in the daytime demo. The network remained in third place in primetime viewers. The last time CNN finished... [TVNewser]

'Clueless' Actress Joins FNC's 'Outnumbered' - Posted May 19, 2014
Stacey Dash, who stared in the 1995 film "Clueless," will be a guest panelist on FNC's "Outnumbered" today at NoonET. Dash got a lot of flack -- actually, more like vitriolic backlash -- ... [TVNewser]

Peeved Piers | Wikipedia Lady | UN Represents - Posted May 8, 2014
TV Newser: The umpteenth slam of Piers Morgan by Larry King led the more recent of these CNN hosts to unload on Twitter. At this stage, we agree with the "Britisher." It''s time for... [GalleyCat]

Peeved Piers | Wikipedia Lady | UN Represents - Posted May 8, 2014
TV Newser: The umpteenth slam of Piers Morgan by Larry King led the more recent of these CNN hosts to unload on Twitter. At this stage, we agree with the "Britisher." It''s time for... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Peeved Piers | Wikipedia Lady | UN Represents - Posted May 8, 2014
TV Newser: The umpteenth slam of Piers Morgan by Larry King led the more recent of these CNN hosts to unload on Twitter. At this stage, we agree with the "Britisher." It''s time for... [FishbowlNY]

Larry King Calls CNN's Piers Morgan Hire a Mistake, Morgan Hits Back - Posted May 8, 2014
The last two people to occupy CNN's 9pmET hosting chair made frank comments about each other today after Larry King gave his opinion about CNN's decision to hire Piers Morgan as his replacement. "I thought they made a mistake in the Piers hire," King said on Howard Stern's radio show. "I thought... [TVNewser]

Obama's Cable News One-Liners from the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner - Posted May 3, 2014
President Obama began his remarks at tonight's White House Correspondents Dinner around 10:20pmET. C-SPAN, MSNBC, and CNN carried live coverage. "I am a little jet-lagged for my trip to Malaysia. The lengths we have to go to to get CNN coverage these days. I think they are s... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Obama's Cable News One-Liners from the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner - Posted May 3, 2014
President Obama began his remarks at tonight's White House Correspondents Dinner around 10:20pmET. C-SPAN, MSNBC, and CNN carried live coverage. "I am a little jet-lagged for my trip to Malaysia. The lengths we have to go to to get CNN coverage these days. I think they are s... [FishbowlNY]

Obama's Cable News One-Liners from the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner - Posted May 3, 2014
President Obama began his remarks at tonight's White House Correspondents Dinner around 10:20pmET. C-SPAN, MSNBC, and CNN carried live coverage. "I am a little jet-lagged for my trip to Malaysia. The lengths we have to go to to get CNN coverage these days. I think they are s... [TVNewser]

Michael Smerconish: 'I'm the Guy Who Didn't Get the Piers Morgan Gig' - Posted April 25, 2014
CNN's Michael Smerconish talks to the Washi... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Colbert to Late Show | CNN Revamps Primetime | ABC News Ups Goldston - Posted April 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Colbert to Late Show | CNN Revamps Primetime | ABC News Ups Goldston - Posted April 11, 2014
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CNN Adds Shows From Mike Rowe, Lisa Ling and John Walsh to Primetime - Posted April 10, 2014
Two weeks after Piers Morgan signed off from CNN's primetime lineup, the network has announced plans for the 9pmET timeslot. Beg... [TVNewser]

A Prescription for Vigorous Debate: Katherine Heigl vs. Duane Reade - Posted April 10, 2014
Over at Yahoo Celebrity, there's an exclamation point in the headline. On Twitter, folks like ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Prescription for Vigorous Debate: Katherine Heigl vs. Duane Reade - Posted April 10, 2014
Over at Yahoo Celebrity, there's an exclamation point in the headline. On Twitter, folks like ... [FishbowlNY]

Hillary Clinton Sees Media Double Standard Toward Women - Posted April 4, 2014
At a "Women in the World" event in New York City last night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her view of a double standard in how women are tal... [TVNewser]

Q1 2014 Ratings: Despite Strong March, CNN Third For the Quarter - Posted April 1, 2014
CNN had its third-lowest overall quarter in primetime total viewers in 23 years (since 1991), ranking behind only the second quarter of 2012 and the ... [TVNewser]

Christie Press Conference Ratings: Fox News Wins in Total Viewers, CNN Tops in Demo - Posted March 31, 2014
Although the Chris Christie Bridgegate story has previously been beneficial to MSNBC's ratings, it was Fox News and CNN that notched ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Christie Press Conference Ratings: Fox News Wins in Total Viewers, CNN Tops in Demo - Posted March 31, 2014
Although the Chris Christie Bridgegate story has previously been beneficial to MSNBC's ratings, it was Fox News and CNN that notched ... [FishbowlNY]

Christie Press Conference Ratings: Fox News Wins in Total Viewers, CNN Tops in Demo - Posted March 31, 2014
Although the Chris Christie Bridgegate story has previously been beneficial to MSNBC's ratings, it was Fox News and CNN that notched ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Goes Out Fighting - Posted March 29, 2014
After three years, two months and 11 days, Piers Morgan hosted his final nightly CNN show tonight. Morgan, who took over the 9pmET hour from Larry King in 2011, is expected back to host specials and other coverage for the network. He reserved his final... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Piers Morgan Goes Out Fighting - Posted March 29, 2014
After three years, two months and 11 days, Piers Morgan hosted his final nightly CNN show tonight. Morgan, who took over the 9pmET hour from Larry King in 2011, is expected back to host specials and other coverage for the network. He reserved his final... [FishbowlNY]

'Piers Morgan Live' Prepares to Sign Off - Posted March 28, 2014
CNN's Piers Morgan wraps up his run as the 9pmET host on CNN tonight, one in which he was criticized at times for his nonstop tweeting, often about cricket. This morning he tweeted some farewell messages to his CNN staff: Thank you @jonathanwald & our whole magnificent @Pie... [TVNewser]

Ratings Notes: O'Reilly, Morgan - Posted March 27, 2014
A night after losing to CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" in the demo by 4,000 viewers, "The O'Reilly Factor" was back on top Wednesday night. Bill O'Reilly almost doubled Cooper in the demo with 537,000 A25-54 vi... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, March 14 - Posted March 17, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 296 | MSNBC: 123 | CNN: 229 | HLN: 71 Primetime: FNC: 381 | MSNBC: 138 | CNN: 325 | HLN: 112 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Malaysia Air Mystery a Draw for CNN - Posted March 14, 2014
CNN's near nonstop coverage of the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has boosted the network's ratings to new heights. For the third day in a row the network has come in second, to Fox News, in the cable ne... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, March 11 - Posted March 12, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 259 | MSNBC: 148 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 68 Primetime: FNC: 394 | MSNBC: 223 | CNN: 325 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, March 11 - Posted March 12, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 259 | MSNBC: 148 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 68 Primetime: FNC: 394 | MSNBC: 223 | CNN: 325 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, March 11 - Posted March 12, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 259 | MSNBC: 148 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 68 Primetime: FNC: 394 | MSNBC: 223 | CNN: 325 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Chelsea Handler to Piers Morgan: 'You're a Terrible Interviewer' - Posted March 11, 2014
Late night talk show host Chelsea Handler continued her book tour last night on soon to be ex-CNN host Piers Morgan's show, and had some pointed criticism for ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Newsweek Controversy | Mexico Moves on Telco | NJ President Out - Posted March 10, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Newsweek Controversy | Mexico Moves on Telco | NJ President Out - Posted March 10, 2014
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Coverage of Missing Malaysian Flight Continues on Cable News - Posted March 8, 2014
The cable networks continue coverage of downed Malaysian Airlines flight 370 which lost contact with air traffic control off the coast of Vietnam enroute to Beijing Saturday morning. The search for the aircraft, with 239 people on board, including at least three Americans, continues into t... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker on CNN's Evolution and His 'Exhilarating' Experience Leading the Way - Posted March 5, 2014
"I think a new lineup will evolve over time," CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker tells TVNewser about the cabler's much-talked-about primetime schedule. "I don't think we're going to have a singular day when we're going to announce a whole new li... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Oscar Ratings Soar | Gould Leaves NBC News | WaPo Branches to NYC - Posted March 4, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Oscar Ratings Soar | Gould Leaves NBC News | WaPo Branches to NYC - Posted March 4, 2014
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CNN Won't 'F*cking Forget' Cate Blanchett's Post-Oscars Press Conference - Posted March 3, 2014
Fresh off a Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Blue Jasmine," Cate Blanchett felt pretty free with her words live on CNN. "And don't you f*cking forget it," Blanchett answered an Australian journalist during a post-show press conference ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan: 'I'll Make a Deal to Do 20 or 25 Shows a Year' for CNN - Posted March 3, 2014
In an interview with Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman, Piers Morgan laid out his plans for a new... [TVNewser]

'Most Influential New Yorkers on Twitter' List Is Slightly Surprising - Posted February 28, 2014
We don't doubt the algorithms of social analytics company PeerIndex. We were, however, mildly surprised by the results of their most influential New York tweeters study featured today ... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: #FreeAJStaff | AMC's Earnings Surge | MSNBC Taps Ex-MT Gov. - Posted February 28, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: #FreeAJStaff | AMC's Earnings Surge | MSNBC Taps Ex-MT Gov. - Posted February 28, 2014
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Rosie O'Donnell Would 'Love' CNN 9pm Slot, But Denies She's Being Considered - Posted February 27, 2014
Former "The View" co-host Rosie O'Donnell took to Twitter this morning to respond to a NY Daily News report that she's on CNN's short-list to replace Piers Morgan at 9pmET. ... [TVNewser]

Janet Mock: Piers Morgan's Show 'Framed Our Conversation With Problematic Language' - Posted February 26, 2014
Transgender activist Janet Mock is the subject of Mediabistro's latest "So What Do You Do?" interview. After a recent appearan... [TVNewser]

Transgender Advocate Janet Mock on What She Learned at People.com - Posted February 26, 2014
After writer and former People.com editor Janet Mock came out as transgender woman in a 2011 Marie Claire article, she made it her mission to raise awaren... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Transgender Advocate Janet Mock on What She Learned at People.com - Posted February 26, 2014
After writer and former People.com editor Janet Mock came out as transgender woman in a 2011 Marie Claire article, she made it her mission to raise awaren... [FishbowlNY]

Janet Mock Talks Using Social Media for Transgender Advocacy - Posted February 26, 2014
Janet Mock has been in the news a lot lately. The transgender advocate recently released a memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More and has been using her various social media platforms to raise awareness for transgender issue... [SocialTimes.com]

Your Pick for Piers Morgan's Replacement is... - Posted February 26, 2014
After Larry King fueled speculation about a possible return to CNN following the news of Piers Morgan's show cancellation, ... [TVNewser]

February 2014 Ratings: CNN Down in Total Day, Primetime - Posted February 25, 2014
CNN continues to struggle finding its footing without major breaking news: the network lost a quarter of its audience in total day and a third of its audience in primetime in February. This month was the network's third-lowest rated month ever in primetime total viewers. The ratings for February 2014 (Nielsen... [TVNewser]

Why's Everybody Picking On Piers Morgan? - Posted February 25, 2014
From news reports and criticisms from American media, to jokes at his expense coming from the UK, Piers Morgan has been on the receiving end of a lot of unfriendly fire since news of his show's cancellation broke. The New York Daily News reports ... [TVNewser]

Erin Burnett to Ted Nugent: 'Don't Talk About My Colleagues That Way' - Posted February 25, 2014
After cancelling on her last week, Ted Nugent joined ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, February 21 - Posted February 24, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 225 | MSNBC: 125 | CNN: 70 | HLN: 93 Primetime: FNC: 240 | MSNBC: 166 | CNN: 84 | HLN: 121 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Maybe Alec Baldwin and Piers Morgan Could... Ah, Nevermind - Posted February 24, 2014
Following the news that his show would soon leave the CNN airwaves, Piers Morgan is seeing support on twitter, including from a former cable news host, who will soon be giving up ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Netflix, Comcast Deal | Morgan to Be Canceled | Baldwin's NY Mag Essay - Posted February 24, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Netflix, Comcast Deal | Morgan to Be Canceled | Baldwin's NY Mag Essay - Posted February 24, 2014
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'Piers Morgan Live' to End on CNN - Posted February 23, 2014
Piers Morgan's three-year run as host of CNN's 9pmET hour is set to end as soon as next month, The New York Times David Carr... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Piers Morgan Live' to End on CNN - Posted February 23, 2014
Piers Morgan's three-year run as host of CNN's 9pmET hour is set to end as soon as next month, The New York Times David Carr... [FishbowlNY]

'Piers Morgan Live' to End on CNN - Posted February 23, 2014
Piers Morgan's three-year run as host of CNN's 9pmET hour is set to end as soon as next month, The New York Times David Carr... [TVNewser]

Alicia Menendez: 'Piers Morgan is Making a Story That Was Never About Him ... About Him' - Posted February 20, 2014
On the recurring "Not Judging, Just Observing" segment of her Fusion show last night, Alicia Menendez criticized Piers Morgan over his ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, February 13 - Posted February 14, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 250 | MSNBC: 173 | CNN: 111 | HLN: 106 Primetime: FNC: 312 | MSNBC: 257 | CNN: 137 | HLN: 150 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Questioned Over Phone Hacking - Posted February 14, 2014
CNN anchor Piers Morgan was questioned by Scotland Yard police over phone hacking at the end of last year, the Guardian ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, February 4 - Posted February 5, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 257 | MSNBC: 159 | CNN: 86 | HLN: 66 Primetime: FNC: 373 | MSNBC: 296 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, February 4 - Posted February 5, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 257 | MSNBC: 159 | CNN: 86 | HLN: 66 Primetime: FNC: 373 | MSNBC: 296 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, February 4 - Posted February 5, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 257 | MSNBC: 159 | CNN: 86 | HLN: 66 Primetime: FNC: 373 | MSNBC: 296 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Transgender Guest Returning for Second Piers Morgan Interview After Twitter Battle - Posted February 5, 2014
Transgender activist Janet Mock has agreed to return for a second interview with Piers Morgan tonight after the two engaged in a heated Twitter exchange following their interview last night. Looking fwd to a fruitful discussion. MT @piersmorgan... [TVNewser]

January 2014 Ratings: CNN Loses More Than a Quarter of Audience - Posted January 28, 2014
Despite the changes Jeff Zucker has made at CNN over the past year, things are still fairly bleak for the network. January 2014 was CNN's third lowest-rated month ever, with the network losing more than a quarter of its audience in both total day and... [TVNewser]

Double Cable News Bill on SNL: Piers Morgan and Nancy Grace - Posted January 19, 2014
Two cable news shows got parodied on the first Saturday Night Live of 2014 last night. In the cold open, Piers Morgan interviews Chris Christie, Justin Bieber and Alex Rodriguez, played by host and musical guest Drake. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Double Cable News Bill on SNL: Piers Morgan and Nancy Grace - Posted January 19, 2014
Two cable news shows got parodied on the first Saturday Night Live of 2014 last night. In the cold open, Piers Morgan interviews Chris Christie, Justin Bieber and Alex Rodriguez, played by host and musical guest Drake. ... [FishbowlNY]

Double Cable News Bill on SNL: Piers Morgan and Nancy Grace - Posted January 19, 2014
Two cable news shows got parodied on the first Saturday Night Live of 2014 last night. In the cold open, Piers Morgan interviews Chris Christie, Justin Bieber and Alex Rodriguez, played by host and musical guest Drake. ... [TVNewser]

Gabriel Sherman's Piers Morgan Interview: 'Roger Ailes Has Surpassed the GOP' - Posted January 14, 2014
On CNN last night, Gabriel Sherman detailed the "most brutal" reporting assignment of his young career: the unauthorized biography of Roger Ailes "T... [TVNewser]

Maddow at 9PM #1 in the Demo Last Week - Posted January 13, 2014
MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" has delivered a rare victory over Fox News in the ratings: Maddow's program won its timeslot in the key A25-54 demographic for the week of January 6. "The Rachel Maddow Show" averaged 325,000 A25-54 viewers for the week, to... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Cooper, Carlson, Doocy - Posted January 13, 2014
Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan got into a bidding war over a Jeff Koons work of art Saturday night. Cooper's winning bid of $1.4 million topp... [TVNewser]

CNN Center Employees Evacuate Overnight - Posted January 9, 2014
CNN Center in Atlanta was evacuated overnight prompting CNN International to stop normal programming for about 40 minutes. CNN tells us a fire alarm in the building required staff to evacuate as a precaution. But no fire was detected in the massive complex that also houses a hotel and a large... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan's Cricket Showdown Left Him Fractured - Posted January 2, 2014
Piers Morgan's wild cricket beaming in Australia last week left him with more than bruises and sores: the CNN anchor revealed he fractured his ribs. BREAKING (literally!) NEWS: Fractured rib confirmed by X-ray...thanks again ... [TVNewser]

2013 Ratings: CNN Tops MSNBC in Total Day, But Hits 20-Year Low in Primetime - Posted January 2, 2014
Jeff Zucker's first year at the helm of CNN produced mixed results for the channel. The good news for CNN comes in total day, where the network edged out MSNBC to come in second for the first time in two years. The bad news: CNN was third in primetime... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan's Bruising Cricket Fall - Posted December 27, 2013
Vacationing in Australia, Piers Morgan took his Twitter talk to the cricket court, persevering through repeated blows to the body coming from a former Australian bowler. Before facing off with Brett Lee, Morgan took to Twitter for pre-match trash talk: Mate @BrettLee_58 - why would I be scared of you, wh... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, December 17 - Posted December 18, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 270 | MSNBC: 120 | CNN: 76 | HLN: 65 Primetime: FNC: 362 | MSNBC: 228 | CNN: 114 | HLN: 109 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Defends Gun Control Coverage: 'Not My Country, Not My Constitution' - Posted December 11, 2013
The one-year anniversary of the Newtown school shooting is Saturday, and TVNewser recently asked Piers Morgan to respond to criticism of his gun control coverage. "I have a position about it which is pretty ... [TVNewser]

Dan Rather: 'CBS News Has a Lot to Answer For' Over Benghazi Report - Posted December 10, 2013
Dan Rather -- who recently accused CBS News of "trying to airbrush me out of their history" -- thinks the network still has some explaining to do over Lara Logan's ... [TVNewser]

Toure Calls Out 'White Leaders' O'Reilly, Limbaugh and Don Lemon? - Posted December 9, 2013
MSNBC's Tour likes to stir things up on Twitter. He did it again over the weekend calling out "white leaders" Bill O'Reilly, ... [TVNewser]

Parents of Daily News Photo Chief Killed in Weekend Car Accident - Posted December 2, 2013
There is more terrible, tragic car accident news to absorb from this weekend. Alexander Hitchen, managing editor, pictures at the New York Daily News, is on his way to Spain with his wife to collect the bodies of his pa... [GalleyCat]

Parents of Daily News Photo Chief Killed in Weekend Car Accident - Posted December 2, 2013
There is more terrible, tragic car accident news to absorb from this weekend. Alexander Hitchen, managing editor, pictures at the New York Daily News, is on his way to Spain with his wife to collect the bodies of his pa... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Parents of Daily News Photo Chief Killed in Weekend Car Accident - Posted December 2, 2013
There is more terrible, tragic car accident news to absorb from this weekend. Alexander Hitchen, managing editor, pictures at the New York Daily News, is on his way to Spain with his wife to collect the bodies of his pa... [FishbowlNY]

Nov. 2013 Ratings: CNN Shows Hit Year Lows - Posted November 26, 2013
While all the news networks were down this month compared to last November, due to the 2012 election, CNN was down the most. In the key A25-54 demo, the network was down -62% in primetime and down -59% for total day viewing. The ratings for November, 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day... [TVNewser]

'SNL' Opens with Piers Morgan, George Zimmerman and Guns - Posted November 24, 2013
"Saturday Night Live's" cold open was a "Piers Morgan Live" sketch about George Zimmerman, guns and former Men's Wearhouse" chief "George Zimmer, man." Earlier this week TVNewser caught up with real Piers Morgan and talked to him about his ... [TVNewser]

Illinois Man Cleans Up at Star-Studded CNN Heroes - Posted November 20, 2013
A man who has dedicated his life to cleaning up the Mississippi River is the CNN Hero of the Year. Chad Pregracke of East Moline, Illinois received the honor last night at the event which was recorded for a CNN special to air Sunday, Dec. 1. TVNewser was on the red carpet,... [TVNewser]

Report: Alec Baldwin 'Not Welcome Back' At MSNBC - Posted November 20, 2013
The New York Post is reporting that Alec Baldwin is not welcome back to ... [TVNewser]

Don Lemon Gets Primetime Run on CNN - Posted November 18, 2013
CNN is giving Don Lemon a program in primetime. TVNewser has learned beginning early next month, Lemon will host a half-hour show at 11pmET/8pmPT. Lemon currently anchors weekend evenings for CNN and is being tapped as a fill-in anchor for ... [TVNewser]

Election Night Ratings: Fox News Tops Cable News Networks - Posted November 6, 2013
An easy election night win for Fox News, which topped the competition with 2,729,000 total viewers and 593,000 A25-54 viewers during primetime Tuesday. MSNBC was second with 1,035,000 total viewers and 244,000 A25-54 viewers, and CNN was third with 664,000 and 224,000 viewers, resp... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Election Night Ratings: Fox News Tops Cable News Networks - Posted November 6, 2013
An easy election night win for Fox News, which topped the competition with 2,729,000 total viewers and 593,000 A25-54 viewers during primetime Tuesday. MSNBC was second with 1,035,000 total viewers and 244,000 A25-54 viewers, and CNN was third with 664,000 and 224,000 viewers, resp... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 31 - Posted November 1, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 289 | MSNBC: 101 | CNN: 81 | HLN: 63 Primetime: FNC: 422 | MSNBC: 171 | CNN: 77 | HLN: 62 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 31 - Posted November 1, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 289 | MSNBC: 101 | CNN: 81 | HLN: 63 Primetime: FNC: 422 | MSNBC: 171 | CNN: 77 | HLN: 62 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 31 - Posted November 1, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 289 | MSNBC: 101 | CNN: 81 | HLN: 63 Primetime: FNC: 422 | MSNBC: 171 | CNN: 77 | HLN: 62 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 10.30.13 - Posted October 30, 2013
MSNBC tops CNN in October: The October Nielsen ratings are in, and MSNBC has finished second, behind Fox news, for the month. Huzzah! All three of the major networks (CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News) are showing drastic decreases in their numbers compared to this time last year. This is ... [FishbowlDC]

Barbara Walters, Charlie Rose, Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer Gather for Piers Morgan Book Party - Posted October 17, 2013
On a big night of news, many TV news power players took time to drop by The Carlyle Hotel for Piers Morgan's book bash. Morgan's "Sh... [TVNewser]

Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart - Posted October 16, 2013
The president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. "I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully ne... [TVNewser]

Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart - Posted October 16, 2013
The president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. "I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully ne... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart - Posted October 16, 2013
The president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. "I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully ne... [FishbowlNY]

As Debt Vote Looms, Cable News Channels Weigh Options - Posted October 16, 2013
As Congress prepare to vote on a possible compromise in the government shutdown/debt ceiling battle, cable news executives are keeping an eye on things to see how it develops. If the deal falls through, or the votes go late, expect live coverage through primetime and beyond. As of now Fox News is... [TVNewser]

First Time | Digital Books | Know The Clothes - Posted October 16, 2013
TVNewser: Piers Morgan is in danger of having people actually agree with him after he cal... [morningmedianewsfeed]

First Time | Digital Books | Know The Clothes - Posted October 16, 2013
TVNewser: Piers Morgan is in danger of having people actually agree with him after he cal... [FishbowlNY]

Piers Morgan To Howard Stern: Bill O'Reilly 'is a dick' - Posted October 16, 2013
CNN host Piers Morgan was a guest on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio program this morning. As Stern often does, he got Morgan to open up about his future at CNN, and his thoughts on the competition. Take for example this anecdote about Fox News host Bill O'Re... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan on His Future at CNN - Posted October 15, 2013
CNN's Piers Morgan was on "CBS This Morning" today discussing his new book, Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney. Morgan says the book is "a diary" of his three years at CNN, the last year of which has been dominated by his calls for stricter gun laws. Toward the end... [TVNewser]

In Profile: Piers Morgan, Bret Baier - Posted October 15, 2013
CNN's Piers Morgan is profiled by the tabloid he once edited, the Daily Mirror: "I try and give them a good picture and they're quite happy and move on," he says. "I have no time for whinging hypocritical celebrities. I use the media to promote my TV shows and books... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 14, 2013
Provocative Quote Taken Out of Context "Thanks @bpshow! For the memories, and for the drunken orgy reference." -- HuffPost's Jennifer Bendery. Politico Playbook Publish Time... [FishbowlDC]

The Sunday Ticker: O'Brien, Morgan, Henry - Posted October 13, 2013
Former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien contributes to CNN, HBO and Al Jazeera America. Now she can add another channel to her r sum : Sundance Channel. O'Brien will appear in an episode of "Dream School" on the channel Monday, working to inspire kids. CNN's Piers Morgan ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, October 8 - Posted October 9, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 341 | MSNBC: 161 | CNN: 167 | HLN: 66 Primetime: FNC: 573 | MSNBC: 261 | CNN: 176 | HLN: 89 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Fox News' New Primetime Lineup Day One Ratings - Posted October 8, 2013
Fox News Channel's primetime lineup debuted last night. The channel's one new primetime program, "The Kelly File," debuted to 2.07 million total viewers and 289,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demo. That placed the program second in the demo behind MSNBC's "R... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fox News' New Primetime Lineup Day One Ratings - Posted October 8, 2013
Fox News Channel's primetime lineup debuted last night. The channel's one new primetime program, "The Kelly File," debuted to 2.07 million total viewers and 289,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demo. That placed the program second in the demo behind MSNBC's "R... [FishbowlNY]

Fox News' New Primetime Lineup Day One Ratings - Posted October 8, 2013
Fox News Channel's primetime lineup debuted last night. The channel's one new primetime program, "The Kelly File," debuted to 2.07 million total viewers and 289,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demo. That placed the program second in the demo behind MSNBC's "R... [TVNewser]

SNL's 'Piers Morgan' Reveals The Other Hillary Clinton Movies - Posted October 6, 2013
NBC and CNN may have canceled their Hillary Clinton projects, but on "Saturday Night Live," "Piers Morgan" and his guest "Arianna Huffington" revealed a few other projects in the works. Take Fox News Channel's "Hillary Clinton: Cold, Mean Woman" and MTV's "H2O." WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs In Q3 2013 Were... - Posted October 3, 2013
The top cable news programs for the third quarter of 2013 were an awfully familiar bunch, with stalwarts generally leading their respective channels. Thst said, further down the list of top programs, there were a few notable surprises. Fox News led the way per usual, securing the top 13 programs in total... [TVNewser]

Q3 2013 Ratings: CNN #2 in Total Day, #3 in Primetime - Posted October 1, 2013
CNN was second in total day and third in primetime for the third quarter of 2013, topping MSNBC in total day for the second straight quarter. From "New Day" through primetime, all of CNN's weekday programs are up compared to the year-ago quarter. The ratings for Q3 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same... [TVNewser]

Government Shutdown Spurs Bizarro News Years Eve-Style Coverage on Cable News - Posted October 1, 2013
[gallery columns="4" ids="198606,198607,198608,198609"] At midnight, the federal government effectively shut down, with only critical personnel continuing to work. Among the broadcast networks, only NBC News offered a special report, anchored by Brian Williams. ABC News covered at 12:37 on "Nightline." On cable news, coverage of the shutdown was like a bizarro New Year's Eve,... [TVNewser]

Word Master | Bad Image | On or Off - Posted September 26, 2013
TVNewser: When imagine when Bill Clinton told Piers Morgan that "You [CNN] are doing better, you are more e... [GalleyCat]

Word Master | Bad Image | On or Off - Posted September 26, 2013
TVNewser: When imagine when Bill Clinton told Piers Morgan that "You [CNN] are doing better, you are more e... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Word Master | Bad Image | On or Off - Posted September 26, 2013
TVNewser: When imagine when Bill Clinton told Piers Morgan that "You [CNN] are doing better, you are more e... [FishbowlNY]

Bill Clinton Turns Media Critic On CNN - Posted September 26, 2013
Former President Bill Clinton was interviewed by CNN's Piers Morgan last night. Clinton, who has played the part of med... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 09.17.13. - Posted September 17, 2013
MSNBC reporter tries his best, fails: When tragic events occur, like the shootings that transpired yesterday at D.C.'s Naval Yard, reporters are expected to deliver each breaking news story with incredible delicacy, while maintaining the highest level of journalistic pro... [FishbowlDC]

Coverage Plans for President Obama's Speech - Posted September 10, 2013
The broadcast and cable news networks have planned special reports ahead of President Obama's primetime address tonight. Here's what they have planned for the speech, which is scheduled for 9pmET. NBC News: Brian... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 4 - Posted September 5, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 299 | MSNBC: 115 | CNN: 126 | HLN: 97 Primetime: FNC: 461 | MSNBC: 170 | CNN: 144 | HLN: 117 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 4 - Posted September 5, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 299 | MSNBC: 115 | CNN: 126 | HLN: 97 Primetime: FNC: 461 | MSNBC: 170 | CNN: 144 | HLN: 117 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The AM Ticker: Coatney, Nigeria, Olbermann/Morgan - Posted August 29, 2013
Al Jazeera America has hired Tumblr's former media director Mark Coatney as senior VP of digital media. Coatney served as Tumblr's liaison to media companies, and was one of its earliest employees. More after the jump. A Nigerian man who pretended to be a CNN correspondent to secure money from officials seeking... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, August 26 - Posted August 27, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 254 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 120 | HLN: 102 Primetime: FNC: 340 | MSNBC: 219 | CNN: 160 | HLN: 92 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, August 21 - Posted August 22, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 246 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 101 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 322 | MSNBC: 158 | CNN: 148 | HLN: 118 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Piers Morgan Responds to Raunchy Tweet - Posted August 12, 2013
A lot of us have been there. Respond or don't respond to a tweet that makes you want to drive your fist through the computer screen. Or maybe just cuss a little too much. Many think ignoring is the way to go, and they're probably right. But some in the news business... [FishbowlDC]

July 2013 Ratings: CNN #2, Topping MSNBC For Third Straight Month - Posted July 30, 2013
Bolstered by a busy news month that included the George Zimmerman trial, the Asiana Airlines plane crash and the birth of the Royal Baby, CNN placed second in both Total Day and primetime, topping MSNBC for the third consecutive month. Every hour of the network's programming was up double digits in... [morningmedianewsfeed]

July 2013 Ratings: CNN #2, Topping MSNBC For Third Straight Month - Posted July 30, 2013
Bolstered by a busy news month that included the George Zimmerman trial, the Asiana Airlines plane crash and the birth of the Royal Baby, CNN placed second in both Total Day and primetime, topping MSNBC for the third consecutive month. Every hour of the network's programming was up double digits in... [FishbowlNY]

July 2013 Ratings: CNN #2, Topping MSNBC For Third Straight Month - Posted July 30, 2013
Bolstered by a busy news month that included the George Zimmerman trial, the Asiana Airlines plane crash and the birth of the Royal Baby, CNN placed second in both Total Day and primetime, topping MSNBC for the third consecutive month. Every hour of the network's programming was up double digits in... [TVNewser]

Why Nate Silver is Such a Hot Commodity - Posted July 23, 2013
Nate Silver's migration from the New York Times to ESPN represents more than a new URL - it augurs a sea change in the news business itself, experts say. Silver's acclaimed political blog, ... [TVNewser]

Roland Martin Critical of CNN - Posted July 18, 2013
TV host Roland Martin, a former contributor to CNN for six years, has been relatively quiet about his former employer. When they dumped his contract in March, he seemed to walk away amicably outside of minor grumblings of the network not pu... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's 'New Day' Wins in Demo Tuesday - Posted July 17, 2013
Thanks in part to CNN's evening shows, CNN's month-old morning show came in first among younger viewers Tuesday, topping "Fox & Friends," "Morning Joe" and HLN's "Morning Express." The last time CNN beat its cable rivals in the 6-9am timeslot in the demo was April 19, the morning of the Boston bomber... [TVNewser]

Ratings: Juror B37, Rachel Jeantel Interviews Lead CNN To Demo Win - Posted July 16, 2013
Two big exclusive interviews propelled CNN to some of its strongest non-special event weekday numbers in a long time Monday night. Anderson Cooper ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 16, 2013
And now... a very important bra question "Girls, what is a good bra company that is not Victoria's Secret, but still ... [FishbowlDC]

Anderson Cooper Interviews Zimmerman Juror: 'I Think He's Guilty of Not Using Good Judgment' - Posted July 15, 2013
Just before he went on the air tonight, CNN's Anderson Cooper got the first interview with one ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Anderson Cooper Interviews Zimmerman Juror: 'I Think He's Guilty of Not Using Good Judgment' - Posted July 15, 2013
Just before he went on the air tonight, CNN's Anderson Cooper got the first interview with one ... [FishbowlNY]

East Coast Media Figures Reveal Favorite LA Haunts - Posted July 5, 2013
New York freelance writer and journalist Jeryl Brunner recently book ended her fall 2011 release My City, My New York with a west coast-focused second tome. Among the many fun little snippets in ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

East Coast Media Figures Reveal Favorite LA Haunts - Posted July 5, 2013
New York freelance writer and journalist Jeryl Brunner recently book ended her fall 2011 release My City, My New York with a west coast-focused second tome. Among the many fun little snippets in ... [FishbowlNY]

Q2 2013 Ratings: CNN Tops MSNBC in Primetime For the First Time Since 2009 - Posted July 2, 2013
With double digit growth across the board, CNN was the second most-watched cable news network for the second quarter of 2013. The network topped MSNBC in primetime in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demographic for the first time since 2009. The ratings for Q2 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 27 - Posted June 28, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 245 | MSNBC: 133 | CNN: 166 | HLN: 279 Primetime: FNC: 305 | MSNBC: 189 | CNN: 209 | HLN: 352 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Larry King Revisits CNN 'Slap in the Face' - Posted June 28, 2013
Larry King has done a lot of media since scooting over to Ora TV. Still, FishbowlNY is a little surprised at the relatively minimal coverage generated by this week's appearance on The Howard Stern Show. ... [GalleyCat]

Larry King Revisits CNN 'Slap in the Face' - Posted June 28, 2013
Larry King has done a lot of media since scooting over to Ora TV. Still, FishbowlNY is a little surprised at the relatively minimal coverage generated by this week's appearance on The Howard Stern Show. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Larry King Revisits CNN 'Slap in the Face' - Posted June 28, 2013
Larry King has done a lot of media since scooting over to Ora TV. Still, FishbowlNY is a little surprised at the relatively minimal coverage generated by this week's appearance on The Howard Stern Show. ... [FishbowlNY]

The New CNN 'Crossfire' Cast, Together For The First Time - Posted June 27, 2013
On "Piers Morgan Live," the channel decided to preview the return of "Crossfire" by bringing the four cast members together for the first time on-air. Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, S.E. Cu... [TVNewser]

When Breaking News Doesn't Rate - Posted June 12, 2013
Tuesday afternoon and into the evening the cable news networks -- CNN in particular -- kept cameras trained on Taksim Square in Istanbul where protestors and police clashed into the night. CNN had its own correspondents in the square, and above it, reporting the breaking developments, often while donning gas masks. Despite... [TVNewser]

Weather Channel's Tornado Hunt Truck Destroyed by Tornado - Posted May 31, 2013
A severe line of weather stretching from Oklahoma City to St. Louis has kept the cable news channels in extended coverage tonight and destroyed at least one Tornado Hunt truck operated by the Weather Channel. Meteorologist Mike Bet... [TVNewser]

CNN, BuzzFeed Partner On YouTube Channel - Posted May 28, 2013
"37 Awesome Wolf Blitzer Glasses Shots"? "23 Times Piers Morgan Asks 'Have You Ever Been In Love"? "26 News Events Anderson Cooper Rocked a Black T-Shirt"? CNN is partnering with BuzzFeed and YouTube to launch a new YouTube channel that takes... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Judge Sorry in Leak Probe | Anchor Conners Fired | Morgan Bans Loesch - Posted May 23, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Judge Sorry in Leak Probe | Anchor Conners Fired | Morgan Bans Loesch - Posted May 23, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Judge Sorry in Leak Probe | Anchor Conners Fired | Morgan Bans Loesch - Posted May 23, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlLA]

Quick Book | Wise Lady | Many Moves - Posted May 22, 2013
TVNewser: Piers Morgan is writing a memoir tentatively titled How to Annoy People Without Really Trying. AllTwitter... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Quick Book | Wise Lady | Many Moves - Posted May 22, 2013
TVNewser: Piers Morgan is writing a memoir tentatively titled How to Annoy People Without Really Trying. AllTwitter... [FishbowlNY]

CNN's Piers Morgan Writing Memoir - Posted May 22, 2013
CNN anchor Piers Morgan has inked a book deal with Gallery books for a new memoir, to be released in October. The book, Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney, will focus on Morgan's tenure at CNN. ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, May 15 - Posted May 16, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 329 | MSNBC: 94 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 240 Primetime: FNC: 407 | MSNBC: 166 | CNN: 153 | HLN: 259 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

CNN Gets Rare Primetime Demo Win - Posted May 8, 2013
CNN had a rare primetime win in the A25-54 demo last night. The 9pm hour of "Piers Morgan Live" won its timeslot over "Hannity," "Dr. Drew" and "The ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CNN Gets Rare Primetime Demo Win - Posted May 8, 2013
CNN had a rare primetime win in the A25-54 demo last night. The 9pm hour of "Piers Morgan Live" won its timeslot over "Hannity," "Dr. Drew" and "The ... [FishbowlNY]

Kurtz Commended For Facing Fire - Posted May 6, 2013
Howard Kurtz's apology, delivered on live national television Sunday, has been received as any dramatic apology would be. Some people are buying it. Some aren't. On his CNN media news program "Reliable Sources," Kurtz off... [FishbowlDC]

Media Bias Segments On 'The O'Reilly Factor' And 'The Last Word' - Posted May 1, 2013
Media bias and the press were the subject of two big segments on cable news last night. On FNC's "The O'Reilly Factor," Bill O'Reilly sent producer Jesse Watters went to the White House Correspondents' Dinner, where he asked attendees whether there was bias in the media. ... [TVNewser]

April 2013 Ratings: CNN Places Second in Total Day and Primetime - Posted April 30, 2013
CNN claimed the second-place spot among the cable news networks in the busy news month of April, topping MSNBC in both Total Day and primetime for the first time in more than two years. The network also showed the most growth among its competition, up double digits among Total Viewers and... [TVNewser]

TV News Executives And Talent Toast 'Top Of The Morning' At Book Party - Posted April 26, 2013
Last night the media elite gathered at the rooftop of The Park in New York's Chelsea neighborhood to toast New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning. As the sun set over the Hudson River and the... [TVNewser]

CBS' John Miller Makes Rounds To Talk Bombing Update - Posted April 26, 2013
A surefire sign that a reporter is at the top of their game is when competitors want to book him. As the investigation continues into the aftermath of the Boston bombings, CBS News senior correspondent John Miller, has been a regular not only on the Eye network, but elsewhere too. Last night... [TVNewser]

David Carr: 'We want CNN to be good, to be worthy of its moment' - Posted April 22, 2013
The New York Times' David Carr focuses this week's media column on CNN, framed in its perf... [TVNewser]

Networks Extend Coverage, Plan Specials for Boston Manhunt - Posted April 19, 2013
The broadcast networks have expanded their coverage into the late-morning as the manhunt for 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev intensifies. The networks are preparing for extended coverage throughout the d... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, April 17 - Posted April 18, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 165 | CNN: 372 | HLN: 151 Primetime: FNC: 510 | MSNBC: 317 | CNN: 439 | HLN: 188 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, April 17 - Posted April 18, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 165 | CNN: 372 | HLN: 151 Primetime: FNC: 510 | MSNBC: 317 | CNN: 439 | HLN: 188 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

Mediaite's Christopher, Town Hall's Pavlich Shootout Over Defeated Gun Bill - Posted April 18, 2013
Partisan passions were predictably on high Wednesday after a gun control bill was shot down in the Senate by a majority of Republicans and a few Democrats. The right, gleeful. The left, indignant. "Thank you NRA," tweeted Town Hall Editor Kat... [FishbowlDC]

Explosion in Texas: 'Dad, I Can't Hear. Please Get Out of Here' - Posted April 18, 2013
A fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, TX, about 80 miles south of Dallas, is keeping CNN live on the air into the Midnight hour. The news broke around 10:30pm as cable news anchors were focused on the investigation into the Boston Marathon blasts. CNN's Ander... [TVNewser]

Explosion in Texas: 'Dad, I Can't Hear. Please Get Out of Here' - Posted April 18, 2013
A fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, TX, about 80 miles south of Dallas, is keeping CNN live on the air into the Midnight hour. The news broke around 10:30pm as cable news anchors were focused on the investigation into the Boston Marathon blasts. CNN remaine... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Explosion in Texas: 'Dad, I Can't Hear. Please Get Out of Here' - Posted April 18, 2013
A fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, TX, about 80 miles south of Dallas, is keeping CNN live on the air into the Midnight hour. The news broke around 10:30pm as cable news anchors were focused on the investigation into the Boston Marathon blasts. CNN remaine... [FishbowlNY]

Boston Bombings: Tuesday Coverage Notes - Posted April 16, 2013
Brian Williams will anchor "NBC Nightly News" from Boston tonight. "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" ... [TVNewser]

Boston Bombings: Evening Notes - Posted April 15, 2013
That 78-year-old marathoner seen over and over today in news coverage crumbling to the ground when the first bomb went off, finished the race. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Boston Bombings: Evening Notes - Posted April 15, 2013
That 78-year-old marathoner seen over and over today in news coverage crumbling to the ground when the first bomb went off, finished the race. ... [FishbowlNY]

Boston Bombings: Evening Notes - Posted April 15, 2013
That 78-year-old marathoner seen over and over today in news coverage crumbling to the ground when the first bomb went off, finished the race. ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Makes Colleague Anthony Bourdain Eat Nasty Delicacies - Posted April 13, 2013
CNN "Parts Unknown" host Anthony Bourdain has only had a CNN ID for a few days, and already he had his first hazing. "Piers Morgan Live'"s Piers Morgan hosted Bourdain Thursday evening, and proceeded to make him eat a wide variety of international delicacies. From turkey testicles and maggot fried rice to... [TVNewser]

Zucker: 'Parts Unknown' 'The True Measure of What We Want This Network to Be' - Posted April 11, 2013
Calling it a "huge part of what CNN is going to to be," CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker welcomed hundreds of guests to Porter House at Time Warner Center for a launch event for the network's newest show hosted by ... [TVNewser]

Walters, O'Reilly, Couric and More Hit THR's Media Power Party - Posted April 11, 2013
As we told you yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter is out with its annual "35 Most Powerful People in Media" list. The honorees were feted at a "power-soaked New... [TVNewser]

TV News Dominates THR '35 Most Powerful' - Posted April 10, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter released its 2013 "35 Most Powerful People In Media" list, and TV news dominates the winners. The list... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Saturday, April 6 - Posted April 9, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 150 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 136 Primetime: FNC: 111 | MSNBC: 151 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 117 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

CNN Plans Two-Day Special Report On Gun Background Checks - Posted April 9, 2013
CNN is getting political day during a two-day special report on firearms background checks. "Guns Under Fire: A CNN Special Report on Background Checks" will kick-off this evening on "AC360" as Dana Bash interviews former Congresswoman ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, April 3 - Posted April 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 242 | MSNBC: 116 | CNN: 95 | HLN: 148 Primetime: FNC: 282 | MSNBC: 177 | CNN: 136 | HLN: 156 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Ratings: MSNBC's 'All In,' CNN's '(Get To) The Point' - Posted April 2, 2013
Last night MSNBC launched "All In" with Chris Hayes and CNN launched the week-long panel series "(Get To) The Point." As usual, it is worth noting that the ratings for night one are probably not representative of where they will end up. There is... [TVNewser]

Q1 2013 Ratings: Key Shows At CNN See Some Growth - Posted April 2, 2013
The first quarter of 2013 marks Jeff Zucker's first in charge of CNN Worldwide. Many of his changes haven't been reflected yet in the ratings (a new morning show, an experimental 10 PM show, etc) but there are a few things included in... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper Says He's Not Piers Morgan, TWT's Emily Miller Says 'Thank God' - Posted March 29, 2013
Emily Miller, senior opinion editor for TWT, appeared on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" Thursday to debate the need for more federa... [PRNewser]

What Does The Future Hold For CNN's Anderson Cooper? - Posted March 27, 2013
CNN's Anderson Cooper has long been called "the face of CNN" inside the halls of the CNN Center in Atlanta, and Time Warner Center in New York. His show "AC360" is on twice in prime... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, March 22 - Posted March 25, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 241 | MSNBC: 130 | CNN: 92 | HLN: 161 Primetime: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 116 | HLN: 184 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Friday, March 22 - Posted March 25, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 241 | MSNBC: 130 | CNN: 92 | HLN: 161 Primetime: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 116 | HLN: 184 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

CNN's Piers Morgan Says He's Not a Fruit - Posted March 25, 2013
Of all the crazy denials that rolled in over Twitter this weekend, this one takes the cake -- or the fruit -- depending how you want to lo... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Shutting Down Martin's 'Funk' in Final Days? - Posted March 21, 2013
The TV world can be so cold. When you're out, you're out. And sometimes sooner than you might expect. There are 17 days left on Roland Martin's CNN contract. But the powers that be appear to be shutting it down early. With his contract en... [FishbowlDC]

The Dana & Piers Show: Dana Loesch Wants to Go Joyriding With Piers Morgan in a Tank - Posted March 14, 2013
Talk radio host and CNN contributor Dana Loesch continued her effort to get sparring partner and CNN colleague Piers Morgan to joyride in a military tank with he... [FishbowlDC]

Separated At Birth: CNN's Piers Morgan - Posted March 8, 2013
We don't want to overestimate the effects of sequestration, but CNN's Piers Morgan has been voted Britain's third favorite nude celebrity. The survey was conducted by the online game site Wink Bingo. When was Morgan seen nude? In a 2009 fast food promo, wherein he posed a la for... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, March 6 - Posted March 7, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 270 | MSNBC: 148 | CNN: 103 | HLN: 212 Primetime: FNC: 415 | MSNBC: 222 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 295 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Roger Ailes Becomes the News - Posted March 7, 2013
Typically, when cable news anchors or hosts talk about their competition, they are talking about other anchors or hosts on competing networks. Over the last 24 hours however, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has been the subject of a number of segments, mostly on CNN, with at least one on MSNBC... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Morgan, Paul, Burgundy - Posted March 7, 2013
CNN is changing the name of Piers Morgan's program. Starting Monday the 9pmET show will be called "Piers Morgan Live," and it will be, yes, live. The name is a throwback to the days of "Larry King Live." ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, March 4 - Posted March 5, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 244 | MSNBC: 147 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 175 Primetime: FNC: 369 | MSNBC: 226 | CNN: 149 | HLN: 213 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Have You Been 'Marty'd'? - Posted March 5, 2013
"Who is that guy?" tweeted Business Insider's Brett LoGiurato late Monday night. "He's not an actual human being, is he?" added New York magazine's Stefan Bec... [FishbowlDC]

Piers Morgan, Aaron Sorkin And The Cast Of 'The Newsroom' Walk Into The Paley Center... - Posted March 5, 2013
CNN host Piers Morgan moderated the panel for the HBO series "The Newsroom" at the Paley Center For Media late Sunday. The Paley Center is in the midst of PaleyFest, which features panels and presentations of new and returning TV shows. Morgan, Aaron Sorkin and the cast sparred a bit (in a... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, February 28 - Posted March 1, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 261 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 168 Primetime: FNC: 403 | MSNBC: 224 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 225 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, February 28 - Posted March 1, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 261 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 168 Primetime: FNC: 403 | MSNBC: 224 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 225 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, February 28 - Posted March 1, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 261 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 168 Primetime: FNC: 403 | MSNBC: 224 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 225 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

February 2013 Ratings: Positive Signs For CNN, Despite Declines - Posted February 26, 2013
New CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker's first full month in charge shows some promising signs for the cable channel, even as inflated ratings from 2012 meant that most of the network's programs (and most of cable news in general) were down compared t... [TVNewser]

What's Zeke Miller Tweeting On His 'Much-Needed And Delayed' Break? - Posted February 26, 2013
Old habits do die hard. Zeke Miller announced yesterday on Twitter that after 14 months, it was his ... [FishbowlDC]

Here's What Caused CNN's Atlanta Blackout - Posted February 25, 2013
Viewers yesterday evening may have noticed that Piers Morgan's pre-Oscar show started a half hour early, around 5:30 Pm ET instead of 6 PM. The cause was a blackout in the channel's Atl... [TVNewser]

Jennifer Lawrence Can't Wait to Meet Al Roker - Posted February 24, 2013
On CNN's Oscar red carpet special, Piers Morgan has been asking his guests who they're most excited to see. Jack Nicholson, ... [FishbowlLA]

TV News Gets Ready For Oscar - Posted February 21, 2013
On Sunday ABC will air the 85th Academy Awards live from Hollywood, and a number of outlets are hoping to get a piece of the action. In addition to last night's Katie Couric Oscar special, "Good Morning America" will be live from Hollywoo... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, February 13 - Posted February 14, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 313 | MSNBC: 172 | CNN: 168 | HLN: 111 Primetime: FNC: 382 | MSNBC: 254 | CNN: 192 | HLN: 175 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Love Child: the Fantasy Kids of D.C. Media - Posted February 14, 2013
Moving on, we have CNN's Piers Morgan and E!'s Chelsea Handler, who has been known to turn up at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. The pair argues about anything under the sun. Their thought process seems to be the dirtier the better. So here's what their daughter might look should they... [FishbowlDC]

The TVNewser Twitter Index: The Most-Followed Primetime Cable News Shows - Posted February 9, 2013
This week in the TVNewser Twitter Index, we are taking a look at primetime cable news shows, and how they stack up on the social network. It is important to note some discrepancies in the numbers up front. The tracker is looking at the followers of shows, not hosts, that is for... [TVNewser]

How Did Jake Tapper Do in His CNN Hosting Debut? - Posted February 8, 2013
Jake Tapper made his hosting debut on CNN last night, presenting a documentary on a soldier that s... [morningmedianewsfeed]

How Did Jake Tapper Do in His CNN Hosting Debut? - Posted February 8, 2013
Jake Tapper made his hosting debut on CNN last night, presenting a documentary on a soldier that s... [FishbowlNY]

How Did Jake Tapper Do in His CNN Hosting Debut? - Posted February 8, 2013
Jake Tapper made his hosting debut on CNN last night, presenting a documentary on a soldier that s... [TVNewser]

Chris Cuomo Making CNN Anchor Debut Tonight - Posted February 8, 2013
Former ABC News anchor Chris Cuomo will make his CNN debut tonight. According to CNN, Cuomo will be filling in for Piers Morgan on "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 PM. Cuomo will be talking about the California manhunt, and the big east coast blizzard, according to "PMT" EP Jonathan Wald. Welcome aboar... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 8, 2013
Quotes of the Day "It's all about willpower. ... I became a vegetarian. I started working out." -- MSNBC's Al Sharpton last night on how he shed pounds to ... [FishbowlDC]

L.A. Cop Murder Suspect Cites A Slew Of TV News Hosts In Manifesto - Posted February 7, 2013
CNN says that it received a package from Christopher Jordan Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer turned murder suspect. The package was addressed to Anderson Cooper. "Inside was a note, DVD... [TVNewser]

L.A. Cop Murder Suspect Cites A Slew Of TV News Hosts In Manifesto - Posted February 7, 2013
CNN says that it received a package from Christopher Jordan Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer turned murder suspect. The package was addressed to Anderson Cooper. "Inside was a note, DVD... [morningmedianewsfeed]

L.A. Cop Murder Suspect Cites A Slew Of TV News Hosts In Manifesto - Posted February 7, 2013
CNN says that it received a package from Christopher Jordan Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer turned murder suspect. The package was addressed to Anderson Cooper. "Inside was a note, DVD... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, February 6 - Posted February 7, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 247 | MSNBC: 166 | CNN: 110 | HLN: 110 Primetime: FNC: 295 | MSNBC: 233 | CNN: 126 | HLN: 147 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Dick Morris Out At Fox News - Posted February 5, 2013
Fox News has severed ties with Dick Morris, declining to renew his contract when it came up for renewal, an FNC spokesperson confirms. Morris, who has been absent from FNC since the w... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dick Morris Out At Fox News - Posted February 5, 2013
Fox News has severed ties with Dick Morris, declining to renew his contract when it came up for renewal, an FNC spokesperson confirms. Morris, who has been absent from FNC since the w... [FishbowlNY]

Piers Morgan: Home On The Range - Posted February 5, 2013
Ever since the Newtown shooting, CNN host Piers Morgan has dedicated regular segments on his program to curbing gun violence. On his program last night, Morgan hosted his show live from a Texas gun shop, where he went down to the shooting range and fired a machine gun: ... [TVNewser]

Former CNN President Regrets Not Being Able to Hire Keith Olbermann - Posted February 2, 2013
Former CNN/US president Jon Klein joined HuffPost Live Friday to discuss ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan To Host Show Live From Texas Gun Store - Posted February 1, 2013
On Monday night, CNN host Piers Morgan will host his program from inside a Texas gun store. Morgan announced the decision on Twitter this afternoon. Yes, he plans on hitting up the range while he is there: Yes > RT @alisonkosik: @piersmorgan will you shoot? -- Piers Morgan (@piersmo... [TVNewser]

Cable News Takes a Page from 'Silver Linings Playbook' - Posted February 1, 2013
One of the surprise movies of the last year is Silver Linings Playbook, which stars Bradley Cooper and Jen... [TVNewser]

Rachel Nichols Makes CNN Debut - Posted February 1, 2013
New CNN hire Rachel Nichols, who will be leading the network's sports coverage and contributing to Turner Sports programming, made her Turner debut yesterday on "Piers Morgan Tonight." Nichols said that Morgan's producer Jonathan Wald had som... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 31, 2013
Quotes of the Day "You can suck my ass." -- E!'s Chelsea Handler to CNN's Piers Morgan last night after he suggested she wasn't a very good interviewer and saying, "I can help you." ... [FishbowlDC]

Heckled or Not Heckled? MSNBC is Looking into Selective Editing, Other Nets Too - Posted January 30, 2013
MSNBC is facing criticism today about the editing of a portion of the legislative hearing on guns in Hartford, CT earlier this week. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Heckled or Not Heckled? MSNBC is Looking into Selective Editing, Other Nets Too - Posted January 30, 2013
MSNBC is facing criticism today about the editing of a portion of the legislative hearing on guns in Hartford, CT earlier this week. ... [FishbowlNY]

January 2013 Ratings: A Mixed Bag For CNN To Start The Year - Posted January 29, 2013
CNN has already undergone two major management changes this year -- president Jeff Zucker's installation and managing edito... [TVNewser]

CNN's Anderson Cooper to D.C. to Talk Guns - Posted January 28, 2013
CNN's Anderson Cooper may not have the combativeness of Piers Morgan on the subject, but come Thursday he'll be in Washington to host a town hall from Ge... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 28, 2013
Quotes of the Day "No one cares what's said on Sunday talk shows, Martha." -- NPR's Steve Inskeep on the ABC "This Week" roundtable, joking to host Martha Raddatz... [FishbowlDC]

Rupert Murdoch Throws Support Behind Piers Morgan - Posted January 27, 2013
It is well-known that before heading stateside, CNN host Piers Morgan made his name across the pond as the editor of London tabloid News of the World. The man that hired him there was an Australian media mogul named Rupert Murdoch. Morgan was recently in the news due to ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 23 - Posted January 24, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 295 | MSNBC: 197 | CNN: 117 | HLN: 74 Primetime: FNC: 408 | MSNBC: 272 | CNN: 184 | HLN: 97 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Twitter Wars: Someone You've Heard of is Attacked by Someone You Probably Haven't - Posted January 24, 2013
Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 23, 2013
Quotes of the Day BIRTHDAY WISHES: "Happy Birthday to the love of my life." -- Chef Geoff Tracy, a.k.a. Mr. Norah O'Donnell, husband of the CBS morning show anchor. Tracy included the above photograph, that we can assume is youthful Norah. TV r... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper To Make CNN Debut This Afternoon - Posted January 22, 2013
Today is Jake Tapper's first day on the job at CNN. His afternoon program may still be a few months out, but that won't stop him from appearing on-air. Tapper will make his CNN debut on "The Situation Room" with ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 22, 2013
Quotes of the Day -- Inauguration aftermath "Wow. CNN. Inaugration." -- CNN's John King with the above photograph. A nod to C-SPAN " ... [FishbowlDC]

'Saturday Night Live's 'Piers Morgan' Tackles Manti Te'o And Lance Armstrong Scandals - Posted January 20, 2013
On "Saturday Night Live" last night, Piers Morgan (er, Taran Killam) tackled the Manti Te'o and Lance Armstrong controversies head-on. The fictional Morgan secured interviews with Armstrong, Te'o and Jodie Foster. A show one suspects the real Morgan would love to have. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

POTUS Gets a Pass In 'Scandal' - Posted January 18, 2013
On ABC's political drama "Scandal" this week, we're treated to the almost-full return of Fitzgerald Grant as commander in chief. Previously, an attempted assassination had left Grant hospitalized with a concussion. In this episode, the problem arises when Grant prematurely... [FishbowlDC]

Inauguration 2013: CNN Coverage Plans - Posted January 16, 2013
Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will lead CNN's coverage of President Obama's second inauguration. Coverage of Sunday's swearing-in ceremony be... [TVNewser]

CNN's Piers Morgan Grows 'A Pair' - Posted January 15, 2013
CNN's Piers Morgan was eviscerated on his show last week by Breitbart's Ben Shapiro. Ever since, Piers has been itching for a rematch. The former UK ta... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Saturday, January 12 - Posted January 15, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 128 | MSNBC: 127 | CNN: 99 | HLN: 115 Primetime: FNC: 56 | MSNBC: 150 | CNN: 64 | HLN: 73 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, January 11 - Posted January 14, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 274 | MSNBC: 144 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 96 Primetime: FNC: 332 | MSNBC: 170 | CNN: 137 | HLN: 143 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

White House Files Formal Response to Piers Morgan Petition - Posted January 9, 2013
The White House has filed a formal response to the petition that wanted CNN host Piers Morgan... [TVNewser]

Now Alex Jones Has A Problem with CNN's Bathrooms - Posted January 9, 2013
Following his over-the-top interview with Piers Morgan the other night, radio talk show host and se... [TVNewser]

White House Responds To Piers Morgan Petition, As Morgan Interviews Petition Creator - Posted January 8, 2013
On "Piers Morgan Tonight," Piers Morgan interviewed professional conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, one of the people behind the White House petition to deport the British host. "1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms!" Jones yelled during the contentious inter... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, January 3 - Posted January 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 254 | MSNBC: 197 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 381 | MSNBC: 278 | CNN: 151 | HLN: 138 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs Of 2012 Were... - Posted January 4, 2013
With the final 2012 ratings now in, we can take a look back at what the most-watched cable news programs were in 2012. Note that this does not include special programming like elections or debates, just regularly scheduled shows. The number one show on cable news in both total viewers and the... [TVNewser]

2012 Ratings: CNN Down for the Year, But Finishes 2012 With Strong Q4 - Posted January 4, 2013
CNN had a rough 2012 in the ratings, and was either down or flat in both total and demo viewers in both primetime and total day. The Presidential election provided a boost at the end of the year however, giving the network strong year-end ratings. The ratings for 2012: Primetime (Mon-Sun): ... [TVNewser]

Cable Networks Conclude Long New Year's Day Coverage as House Passes Fiscal Cliff Bill - Posted January 1, 2013
20 hours after the Senate voted for a bill to keep the U.S. from taking a full plunge off the fiscal cliff, the House passed the package. But during those 20 hours, it was a day of "will they?" or "won't they vote?" on the cable news channels, which, as this... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cable Networks Conclude Long New Year's Day Coverage as House Passes Fiscal Cliff Bill - Posted January 1, 2013
20 hours after the Senate voted for a bill to keep the U.S. from taking a full plunge off the fiscal cliff, the House passed the package. But during those 20 hours, it was a day of "will they?" or "won't they vote?" on the cable news channels, which, as this... [FishbowlNY]

Cable Networks Conclude Long New Year's Day Coverage as House Passes Fiscal Cliff Bill - Posted January 1, 2013
20 hours after the Senate voted for a bill to keep the U.S. from taking a full plunge off the fiscal cliff, the House passed the package. But during those 20 hours, it was a day of "will they?" or "won't they vote?" on the cable news channels, which, as this... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan: 'America's unique fondness for guns ... cemented by hatred of us Brits and the War of Independence' - Posted January 1, 2013
In a 2,500-word piece for the UK's Daily Mail, CNN host Piers Morgan concludes that if ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Sees Support (Sort of) From Anti-Deportation Petitions - Posted December 26, 2012
Tw... [TVNewser]

Calls for Charges and a Police Investigation into 'Meet the Press' Gun Stunt - Posted December 25, 2012
It appears WhiteHouse.gov's "We the People" site is the place of choice if you want to set up a petition against a member of the media. Last Friday, a petition was created calling for the deportation of CNN host Piers Morgan over hi... [FishbowlLA]

Calls for Charges and a Police Investigation into 'Meet the Press' Gun Stunt - Posted December 25, 2012
It appears WhiteHouse.gov's "We the People" site is the place of choice if you want to set up a petition against a member of the media. Last Friday, a petition was created calling for the deportation of CNN host Piers Morgan over hi... [TVNewser]

47,000 Sign White House Petition to have Piers Morgan Deported - Posted December 24, 2012
The White House is expected to respond to a petition calling for CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported. The petition, created Friday ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

47,000 Sign White House Petition to have Piers Morgan Deported - Posted December 24, 2012
The White House is expected to respond to a petition calling for CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported. The petition, created Friday ... [FishbowlNY]

47,000 Sign White House Petition to have Piers Morgan Deported - Posted December 24, 2012
The White House is expected to respond to a petition calling for CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported. The petition, created Friday ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, December 19 - Posted December 20, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 241 | MSNBC: 183 | CNN: 181 | HLN: 67 Primetime: FNC: 325 | MSNBC: 321 | CNN: 267 | HLN: 67 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Piers & Guns, Tantaros & Radio, Bush & Christmas - Posted December 19, 2012
"Piers Morgan Tonight" will have a LIVE "Guns in America" special tonight addressing the tragedy in Newtown, CT. Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker, former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, Tucson survivor ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 18, 2012
Quotes of the Day Hawaiian senator's departing thought: "Aloha" Politico Breaking News alert: "Sen. Daniel Inouye, the second longest serving senator in U.S. history and a decorated World War II hero, has died, his office announced in a statement. He was 88. According... [FishbowlDC]

The Media's Attention Turns To Guns - Posted December 17, 2012
In the wake of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, many TV news programs are turning their attention to the issue of guns. One of the earliest programs to look critically at the issue was CNN's "Piers Morg... [TVNewser]

Connecticut School Shooting: Coverage Plans For This Evening - Posted December 14, 2012
[caption id="attachment_158807" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit: Shannon Hicks, The Newtown Bee[/caption] With the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT, the broadcast networks and cable news channels are changing up their plans tonight. All three of the evening news anchors, ... [TVNewser]

In Wake of Horrific Newtown Tragedy, Commenters Decry Compilations of Celebrity Tweets - Posted December 14, 2012
An innumerable number of entertainment reporting routines seem utterly pointless today in light of the devastating news coming out of Newtown, Connecticut. Including the well-worn practice of compiling celebrity Twitter reactions. The first wave of such coverage relating to today's mass shooting appeared on PMC website hollywoodlife.com and media watchdog ... [FishbowlLA]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 10 - Posted December 11, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 269 | MSNBC: 181 | CNN: 104 | HLN: 87 Primetime: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 291 | CNN: 117 | HLN: 78 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 10 - Posted December 11, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 269 | MSNBC: 181 | CNN: 104 | HLN: 87 Primetime: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 291 | CNN: 117 | HLN: 78 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 10 - Posted December 11, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 269 | MSNBC: 181 | CNN: 104 | HLN: 87 Primetime: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 291 | CNN: 117 | HLN: 78 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: 'CTM' In DC, Katie, Piers - Posted December 11, 2012
"CBS This Morning" will broadcast live from Capitol Hill, inside the Ways and Means Committee hearing room tomorrow. The room will be the one where fiscal cliff legislation is born or dies. Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Leveson, Behar, Damon - Posted November 29, 2012
The Leveson Report, which focuses on the British press in the wake of the phone hacking scandal, has been released. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and CNN host Piers Morgan are among those mentioned. The Gu... [TVNewser]

At CNN, Jeff Zucker Will Reunite with Former NBCers - Posted November 29, 2012
... [TVNewser]

November 2012 Ratings: CNN Up Double Digits in Primetime, Total Day - Posted November 28, 2012
CNN got a much-needed boost from the Presidential election and related political coverage in November. The network grew significantly compared to the same month last year, turning in its best monthly pe... [TVNewser]

How Cable News Covered The Israel/Gaza Conflict Last Night - Posted November 20, 2012
... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira on 'Today,' 'Going through more of a difficult time than we did a few years ago' - Posted November 17, 2012
Former NBC "Today" co-anchor Meredith Vieira was a guest on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" this week, and one of the topics of discussion was her tenure on the program, and where things stand now. Vieira rebuffed Morgan's efforts to say whether she would ever return to the program and had nothing... [TVNewser]

Anthony Bourdain, 'Fighting Mad' at Travel Channel, Schedules His First CNN Appearance - Posted November 13, 2012
Anthony Bourdain will be a guest on Piers Morgan's CNN program tonight, his first appearance on the network since the ... [TVNewser]

The Name's Blitzer, Wolf Blitzer - Posted November 9, 2012
Britain's intelligence service, MI6, is under intense scrutiny. The agency's leader, a woman known only as "M," is facing a public grilling from bureaucrats, and on CNN, Wolf Blitzer updates viewers on the latest intrigue surrounding the n... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, November 7 - Posted November 8, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 499 | MSNBC: 493 | CNN: 507 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 683 | MSNBC: 765 | CNN: 465 | HLN: 94 ... [TVNewser]

A Tie in Dixville Notch as First 2012 Votes are Cast - Posted November 6, 2012
At Midnight the polls opened in Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, New Hampshire. And by 12:04am, history was made in Dixville Notch, when the presidential contest ended in a tie. Of the 10 votes cast, President Obama took 5 votes and Mitt Romney... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Tie in Dixville Notch as First 2012 Votes are Cast - Posted November 6, 2012
At Midnight the polls opened in Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, New Hampshire. And by 12:04am, history was made in Dixville Notch, when the presidential contest ended in a tie. Of the 10 votes cast, President Obama took 5 votes and Mitt Romney... [FishbowlNY]

The Top Cable News Programs In October 2012 Were... - Posted November 3, 2012
October 2012 was a big one for cable news, thanks in large part to the Presidential debates, and the final leg of the campaign. The debates help boost programs, generating a "halo effect" that had an impact on the top cable news programs. Fox News Channel led the way as usual,... [TVNewser]

October 2012 Ratings: CNN Up Across the Board - Posted November 1, 2012
Like all the cable news networks, CNN saw a boost in October from its election coverage, which this month included four debates. Compared to the same month last year, CNN is up... [TVNewser]

Michael Moore To Piers Morgan: Storm Coverage Needs To Be Changed - Posted November 1, 2012
Filmmaker Michael Moore was on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" last night, and he got into a spirited debate with Morgan about CNN's coverage of the disaster. With regard to Ali Velshi's ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan On Jeff Zucker, Donald Trump, and Bill O'Reilly - Posted October 31, 2012
CNN's Piers Morgan gives an interview to The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, October 29 - Posted October 30, 2012
Here are the cable ratings for last night as Hurricane Sandy made landfall. Apologies for not having all the midnight numbers. A couple of notes: CNN won total day and primetime (8-11pm) in the demo and Piers Morgan's 9pm hour was the most watched hour in the demo in primetime. Fox... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Monday, October 29 - Posted October 30, 2012
Here are the cable ratings for last night as Hurricane Sandy made landfall. Apologies for not having all the midnight numbers. A couple of notes: CNN won total day and primetime (8-11pm) in the demo and Piers Morgan's 9pm hour was the most watched hour in the demo in primetime. Fox... [FishbowlNY]

Politico Finance Reporter Corrects Sloppy Report On Sandy Flooding Stock Exchange - Posted October 30, 2012
The biggest reporting botch during Hurricane Sandy goes to the National Weather Service with CNN as a close second. Meanwhile, credit for correcting that report goes to Politico's Ben White. Asked if something felt off about CNN'... [FishbowlDC]

Memo to CNN: Free Ali Velshi! - Posted October 30, 2012
Throughout the relentless storm last night, reporters in Washington and beyond expressed deep concern for CNN's breakout star, Ali Velshi, who spent much of the day and night knee and waist deep in water. On his birthday, no less. At one point s... [FishbowlDC]

As Sandy Storms Ashore, Some Tweets Become Unreliable Source of Information - Posted October 29, 2012
The great thing about Twitter: it's a great way to communicate news as it happens. The bad thing about Twitter, that news may not have really happened. Around 9:30pm @CNNWeather sent a Tweet that the floor of the New York Stock Exchange had flooded. CNN's Chad Myers told Piers Morgan: "I... [TVNewser]

Tropical Storm Force Winds Begin Taking Toll on New York City, Crane Dangles 90 Stories Up - Posted October 29, 2012
"Piers Morgan Tonight" EP Jonathan Wald snapped this picture showing a damaged crane atop the 90-story, One 57 apartment building going up at 57th St and 7th Ave. CNN, with New York headquarters just a few blocks from the site, is also covering the story of the danglin... [TVNewser]

TV Responds to Trump's Latest BS - Posted October 25, 2012
Had enough Trump for a lifetime or two? Too bad! This morning our colleagues at TVNewser posted an amusing roundup of the TV networks' varied responses to his moronic "offer" to donate money to the President's charity of choice as long as Obama releases his school and passport re... [PRNewser]

How The Networks Handled Trump's Publicity Stunt - Posted October 25, 2012
Reality TV host Donald Trump launched a new publicity stunt Wednesday in which he said he would give $5 million to a charity of President Obama's choice, so long as the President releases his school and Passport records "To Mr Trump's satisfaction." Trump appeared on CNN's "... [TVNewser]

Donald Trump & the NBC News/Entertainment Industrial Complex - Posted October 24, 2012
On CNBC this afternoon, John Harwood said of reality TV host Donald Trump: "Yesterday Donald Trump was on our air saying he would have a major announcement ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, October 19 - Posted October 22, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 420 | MSNBC: 253 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 63 Primetime: FNC: 673 | MSNBC: 405 | CNN: 146 | HLN: 65 ... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: More Moonves, Walters/Lohan, Piers' Prez Pick - Posted October 16, 2012
CBS CEO Les Moonves has inked a contract extension that will keep him at the Eye network through mid 2017. "I look forward to all Leslie will continue to do as the genius that he is." said CBS chairman Sumner Redstone in a statement. ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Vanity Fair Profiles Piers Morgan and 'Piers Morgan Tonight': 'The leper with the most fingers' - Posted October 5, 2012
CNN's Piers Morgan gets the Vanity Fair profile treatment. The piece does a good job going into Morg... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: MoJo Book Awards, Banderas, Morgan - Posted October 5, 2012
One of the most prestigious accolades in publishing is the National Book Awards, and this year there is a TV news twist. As our sister blog GalleyCat notes, the winners of this year's National Book Awards will be announced on "Morning Joe" October 10. Fox News host ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, October 2 - Posted October 3, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 360 | MSNBC: 232 | CNN: 134 | HLN: 76 Primetime: FNC: 653 | MSNBC: 422 | CNN: 185 | HLN: 78 ... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs In Q3 2012 Were... - Posted October 3, 2012
Q3 2012 was a very strong one for MSNBC, which managed to have two shows in the top 10 in the demo for the quarter. Fox News Channel led the way as usual, scoring the top 10 programs in total viewers, and the top six in the demo. As usual, "The O'Reilly... [TVNewser]

Q3 2012 Ratings: CNN Still Down Compared To Last Year - Posted October 2, 2012
Despite lots of strong news stories, including the crisis in Libya, the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and plenty of political news, CNN still saw viewership declines in both total day and primetime compared to ... [TVNewser]

Ask Piranhamous Anything - Posted September 28, 2012
Today we have another installment of: "Ask Piranhamous Anything." And we do mean anything. Send your queries to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn't an advice column -- Piranhamous doesn't know what the hell you should do with your life any more than you do -- and worse, he doesn't care. Try to keep... [FishbowlDC]

Righty Journos Chuckle at MSM's Expense - Posted September 28, 2012
The one jab that never fails to elicit laughs from conservatives is the one about MSNBC and how "nobody" watches it. There was a lot of that at last night's Media Research Center gala. MRC, a conservative media watchdog org, celebrated its 25th anniversary and presented its tongue-in-cheek Dishonors awards at the... [PRNewser]

Righty Journos Chuckle at MSM's Expense - Posted September 28, 2012
The one jab that never fails to elicit laughs from conservatives is the one about MSNBC and how "nobody" watches it. There was a lot of that at last night's Media Research Center gala. MRC, a conservative media watchdog org, celebrated its 25th anniversary and presented its tongue-in-cheek Dishonors awards at the... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Monday, September 24 - Posted September 25, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 335 | MSNBC: 232 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 96 Primetime: FNC: 498 | MSNBC: 383 | CNN: 185 | HLN: 81 ... [TVNewser]

After Bailing On Piers Morgan, Kelsey Grammer Opens Up To Anderson Cooper - Posted September 25, 2012
This is odd. You may recall that last week actor Kelsey Grammer bailed on CNN anchor Piers Morgan just minutes before the 9 PM program was set to begin. The apparent cause of Grammer's decision was ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 25, 2012
Quotes of the Day Congratulations to...MSNBC's Willie Geist for being hired for the 9 a.m. hour of The TODAY Show. He will no longer do the Way Too Early program but will continue to have a presence on Morn... [FishbowlDC]

Actor Kelsey Grammer Ditches Piers Morgan Minutes Before CNN Interview - Posted September 20, 2012
Actor Kelsey Grammer ditched CNN host Piers Morgan just minutes before he was supposed to be interviewed by him. The apparent cause: in the opening to "Piers Morgan Tonight," there was a picture of Grammer's ex-wife. So, Kelsey Grammer saw a photo of his ex wife Camille in the open to our... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 20, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- the Hollywood edition From the Dept. of Bragiculture... "Don't wanna brag but I just got an email from Jessica Alba." -- TPM's Sara Libby. ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, September 18 - Posted September 19, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 347 | MSNBC: 279 | CNN: 168 | HLN: 90 Primetime: FNC: 526 | MSNBC: 575 | CNN: 283 | HLN: 86 ... [TVNewser]

Calvin Klein, Piers Morgan and The Newsroom's Emily Mortimer - Posted September 19, 2012
It was a dizzying scene at Michael's today. Fashion A-listers (Calvin Klein, Grace Coddington), talking heads (... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Calvin Klein, Piers Morgan and The Newsroom's Emily Mortimer - Posted September 19, 2012
It was a dizzying scene at Michael's today. Fashion A-listers (Calvin Klein, Grace Coddington), talking heads (... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Friday, September 14 - Posted September 17, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 422 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 161 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 584 | MSNBC: 296 | CNN: 199 | HLN: 79 ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Friday, September 14 - Posted September 17, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 422 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 161 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 584 | MSNBC: 296 | CNN: 199 | HLN: 79 ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Friday, September 14 - Posted September 17, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 422 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 161 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 584 | MSNBC: 296 | CNN: 199 | HLN: 79 ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, September 13 - Posted September 14, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 401 | MSNBC: 236 | CNN: 164 | HLN: 88 Primetime: FNC: 623 | MSNBC: 421 | CNN: 231 | HLN: 136 ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, September 13 - Posted September 14, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 401 | MSNBC: 236 | CNN: 164 | HLN: 88 Primetime: FNC: 623 | MSNBC: 421 | CNN: 231 | HLN: 136 ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, September 13 - Posted September 14, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 401 | MSNBC: 236 | CNN: 164 | HLN: 88 Primetime: FNC: 623 | MSNBC: 421 | CNN: 231 | HLN: 136 ... [TVNewser]

Steve Doocy Tries to get Larry King to Criticize Piers Morgan - Posted September 12, 2012
Larry King dropped by "Fox & Friends" to talk about his role as grand ambassador for Grandparents.com. When the talk turned to his 25 years at CNN, Steve Doocy tried to get King to criticize Piers Morgan... [TVNewser]

CNN's Wolf Blitzer Recalls Losing His Cousin On 9/11 - Posted September 11, 2012
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer is filling in for Piers Morgan on "Piers Morgan Tonight" this evening. During an interview with Cantor Fitzgerald executive Howard Lutnick -- who lost his brother and 657 employees on 9/11 -- Blitzer talked about losing his cousin that day. "It is so painful to even think about... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin on MSNBC's DNC Win: 'Probably the Best Day in our 16 Year History' - Posted September 5, 2012
After much of the day spent inside Time Warner Cable Arena (interviews with FNC's Ed Henry, FBN's Neil Cavuto, and CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Empty Suits Keep Trying Empty Chair Acts - Posted August 31, 2012
Talking to a chair is hardly ever a good idea. In the course of the last year, the act has been pulled by a handful of media types and each time, it flops. Last night actor and film director Clint Eastwood was the latest to give the talking-to-an-empty-chair routine a whirl. He... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 30, 2012
QUOTES of the DAY "You can't hear me. Isn't that convenient?" -- MSNBC's Chris Matthews Wednesday night during an interview in which he snapped at Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on immigration policy. Brewe... [FishbowlDC]

Sarah Palin: 'I'm Sorry Fox Cancelled All My Scheduled Interviews,' Fox: 'Our Plans Changed' - Posted August 29, 2012
Fox News contributor and former VP candidate Sarah Palin took to Facebook to complain that her slated interviews on FNC were canceled today. "I'm sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled intervie... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin: 'I'm Sorry Fox Cancelled All My Scheduled Interviews,' Fox: 'Our Plans Changed' - Posted August 29, 2012
Fox News contributor and former VP candidate Sarah Palin took to Facebook to complain that her slated interviews on FNC were canceled today. "I'm sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled intervie... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sarah Palin: 'I'm Sorry Fox Cancelled All My Scheduled Interviews,' Fox: 'Our Plans Changed' - Posted August 29, 2012
Fox News contributor and former VP candidate Sarah Palin took to Facebook to complain that her slated interviews on FNC were canceled today. "I'm sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled intervie... [FishbowlNY]

Cable Channels Plan To Go Live Overnight As Hurricane Isaac Approaches - Posted August 28, 2012
Hurricane Isaac is expected to make landfall overnight tonight on the Gulf Coast, and you can bet that cable news channels are planning special live programming to cover it. Weather Channel, CNN and Fox News Channel will be live overnight in the hours normally reserved for repeats. Weather will have live coverage... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cable Channels Plan To Go Live Overnight As Hurricane Isaac Approaches - Posted August 28, 2012
Hurricane Isaac is expected to make landfall overnight tonight on the Gulf Coast, and you can bet that cable news channels are planning special live programming to cover it. Weather Channel, CNN and Fox News Channel will be live overnight in the hours normally reserved for repeats. Weather will have live coverage... [FishbowlNY]

Cable Channels Plan To Go Live Overnight As Hurricane Isaac Approaches - Posted August 28, 2012
Hurricane Isaac is expected to make landfall overnight tonight on the Gulf Coast, and you can bet that cable news channels are planning special live programming to cover it. Weather Channel, CNN and Fox News Channel will be live overnight in the hours normally reserved for repeats. Weather will have live coverage... [TVNewser]

iPads and Florida Fare as CNN Grill Opens in Tampa - Posted August 28, 2012
The CNN Grill, located across the street from the Tampa Bay Times Forum, officially opened its doors last night on the eve of the delayed opening of the RNC. The Grill is home to some of CNN's morning and daytime programming, including "Early Start" and ... [TVNewser]

Memorable Coverage On Cable News, From NOLA To Tampa - Posted August 28, 2012
Shepard Smith kicks off his coverage from New Orleans on what to expect when Isaac hits: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Anderson Cooper re... [TVNewser]

CNN Looks For 'Game Change' As It Expands HBO Relationship - Posted August 27, 2012
The Los Angeles Times' Scott Collins profiles CNN leading up to the 2012 political conventions, and gets some great quotes from ... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America' Team on 'Appreciating' Ann Curry, Topping 'Today' - Posted August 24, 2012
The anchor team for "Good Morning America" appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" following their recent spate of ratings wins. The morning show wars get lots of play, including the departure of Ann Curry, which Robin Roberts touched upon. "The ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Harry, Ball, Charlie Rose Badonkadonk - Posted August 22, 2012
CNN anchors Piers Morgan and Richard Quest discuss the Prince Harry nude photos burning up the web today. Morgan shares some experiences from his days as a tabloid editor to explain why the UK media may have been a bit slow to post them: ... [TVNewser]

Todd Akin Goes On Mainstream Media, Responds To Tweet Blasting Mainstream Media - Posted August 22, 2012
Representative Todd Akin, whose controversial comments on rape earlier this week resulted in a slew of prominent Republicans calling for him to drop out of his race, is finally making the expanded media rounds. Akin had previously appeared on Mike Huckabee's radio show, as well as Fox News host Sean Hannity's ... [TVNewser]

It's a Trend! The Empty Chair Of Shame Roars Back To Cable News - Posted August 21, 2012
The old saying is that if something happens three times, it is good enough for the Times to call it a trend. I think we can now call the "showing the empty chair to shame the guest who bailed on you" situation a trend in cable news. Back in March MSNBC's Lawrence... [TVNewser]

CNN Sending at Least 20 On-Airs to RNC, DNC - Posted August 14, 2012
The first sentence of CNN's just-released press release for convention coverage reads like this: CNN will offer viewers nonstop, unbiased programming across on-air and digital platforms at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions beginning later this month. It's as if CNN is saying, if you watc... [TVNewser]

Brooke Baldwin TPs Piers Morgan's Office (Really) - Posted August 11, 2012
Ever wonder what happens when CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin has a little free time? Well, now you know. Watch: >Update: The YouTube video has been removed, but you can still watch it here.... [TVNewser]

London 2012: Unaccredited Broadcasters Forced To Get Creative In Olympic Coverage - Posted August 9, 2012
The official Olympics broadcasting partners pay millions (and in NBC's case billions) of dollars for the rights to televise the games. That exclusivity has its perks. Clips from the games may only be used in extremely specific circumstances by other networks, and none of them can broadcast from inside any Olympic... [TVNewser]

CNN Hits 20-Year Ratings Low in Primetime - Posted August 7, 2012
It's been a challenging week in the ratings for just about any network not named NBC, but for CNN, last week was especially rough in the ratings department as the network experienced another 20-year low in ... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs In July 2012 Were... - Posted August 1, 2012
The top 13 cable news programs in total viewers were on Fox News in July, with the channel also nabbing the top nine slots in the key adults 25-54 demo. As usual, "The O'Reilly Factor" was the number one show on the channel and on cable news overall, averaging 2.6 million... [TVNewser]

July 2012 Ratings: CNN Continues to Struggle - Posted July 31, 2012
CNN was down double digits across the board in July. Compared to July 2011, the network is -20% in Total Viewers and -23% in A25-54 in Total Day. In primetime, CNN is down -23% in Total View... [morningmedianewsfeed]

July 2012 Ratings: CNN Continues to Struggle - Posted July 31, 2012
CNN was down double digits across the board in July. Compared to July 2011, the network is -20% in Total Viewers and -23% in A25-54 in Total Day. In primetime, CNN is down -23% in Total View... [FishbowlNY]

Revolving Door: Norah O'Donnell Replaces Erica Hill on 'CBS This Morning', Dick Cheney Interviewed by ABC's Jonathan Karl, and More - Posted July 30, 2012
CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Norah O'Donnell has been named co-host... [PRNewser]

What Happens When A Celebrity Retweets You? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 30, 2012
It wasn't until celebrities like Ashton Kutcher and Oprah decided to embrace Twitter that the 140 character network really took off. And celebrity influence on our favorite social networks hasn't ebbed since. The millions of followers, the massive influ... [AllTwitter]

Antonin Scalia Talks Piers Morgan Interview, Dealing With The Media - Posted July 29, 2012
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has been making the media rounds to promote his new book, and one of the stops was C-SPAN. C-SPAN's Brian Lamb asked Scalia about his recent interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, and why Justices are usually so reluctant to do public appearances. "I am sensitive about it becau... [FishbowlLA]

Antonin Scalia Talks Piers Morgan Interview, Dealing With The Media - Posted July 29, 2012
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has been making the media rounds to promote his new book, and one of the stops was C-SPAN. C-SPAN's Brian Lamb asked Scalia about his recent interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, and why Justices are usually so reluctant to do public appearances. "I am sensitive about it becau... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan's Big Month - Posted July 26, 2012
CNN host Piers Morgan has quietly had one of his strongest months yet since joining CNN. In terms of bookings, Morgan has lined up interviews with guests that are not regulars on cable news, and in some cases only make media ap... [TVNewser]

No Olympic TV Rights? No Problem! - Posted July 26, 2012
NBC will not be the only U.S. TV network covering the London Olympics. CNN and ESPN will be covering the games too, though because NBC has the exclusive rights, they will have to improvise a bit. Neither organization is allowed to broadcast from inside any of the Olympic venues. CNN's coverage will... [TVNewser]

Michael Moore (And Bill O'Reilly) Defend Gun Control - Posted July 25, 2012
Some did it sooner than others, but it seems that the cable news channels have moved on to covering the politics of gun control as it relates to the shooting in Colorado. On Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" last night, Bill O'Reilly interviewed Rep. Jason Cheffetz, and defended government regulation of... [TVNewser]

Mitt Romney Making Cable News Rounds - Posted July 24, 2012
A couple of weeks ago presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney sat down with all of the major TV news organizations, and this week he seems to be keeping it going. Yesterday Romney appeared on CNBC, one of the few cable channels where he has made semi-regular appearances (Fox News is... [TVNewser]

Colorado Shooting: News Show Changes, Primetime Specials Planned - Posted July 20, 2012
[caption id="attachment_138511" align="alignright" width="325" caption="Reporter Amanda Kost from Denver station KMGH Tweets this photo from outside the Aurora, CO theater"][/caption] The tragic shooting in Colorado is forcing many TV news programs to throw out their ... [TVNewser]

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Launches Book Tour with Piers Morgan Interview - Posted July 19, 2012
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Justice Antonin Scalia Kicking Off Book Tour With Piers Morgan Interview - Posted July 18, 2012
It looks as though there will be two very rare interviews on cable news this evening. We already noted that Fox News Channel's S... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 18, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Can't believe this is all I'm packing for 30 days in Costa Rica. Life gets a lot lighter without cameras" -- D.C. based Editorial Photographer ... [FishbowlDC]

Larry King Debuts New Talk Show, 'Larry King Now' - Posted July 17, 2012
Former CNN host Larry King is back in the chair. As we noted earlier this year, King is hosting a new program for online TV network OraTV. Well, the first episode of King's new series "Larry King Live" is now up on Hulu. The guest? "Family Guy" creator and "Ted" star ... [TVNewser]

Robert Blake Barrels Through Piers Morgan Interview - Posted July 12, 2012
As far as FishbowlLA is concerned, the following snippet from Robert Blake's remarkable Wednesday interview on Piers Morgan Tonight is the media-analysis quote of the week: "I would have assumed that you and that guy in your ear would trust me. And if you don't, then we'd better start talking about The... [FishbowlLA]

Q2 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Down Double Digits - Posted June 26, 2012
MSNBC continued its run as the #2 cable news network for Q2 2012 but is also experiencing declines, double digit in most cases. In Primetime, MSNBC is down -13% in Total Viewers and -17% in younger viewers. In Total Day viewership is down -10% in Total Viewers and -17% in younger... [TVNewser]

Q2 2012 Ratings: CNN Has Lowest-Rated Primetime Quarter Since 1991 - Posted June 26, 2012
CNN continued to struggle during the second quarter of 2012. The network had its lowest-rated quarter in 21 years (since 1991) in primetime, and in 11 years (since 2001) in Total Day. The ratings for Q2 2012: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 446,000 Total Viewers / 129,000 A25-54 ... [TVNewser]

Fox News Wins Friday with Sandusky Breaking News - Posted June 25, 2012
When word got out that jurors had reached a verdict in Jerry Sandusky's trial Friday night, the cable networks went into breaking news mode. Shepard Smith interrup... [TVNewser]

Jeff Daniels Talks About Who His 'Newsroom' Character is Based On: 'Sorry Keith, no one' - Posted June 19, 2012
Last night HBO held a premiere screening and party for its upcoming series "The Newsroom." It was a smaller screening than normal for HBO, though the stars still seemed to come out. TVNewser hears that among the attendees were NBC's Brian Williams, HBO's Bryant Gumbel, ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Early Risers' Late Nights - Posted June 15, 2012
A Page Six item today: It was a media powerhouse at Upper East Side Italian restaurant Elio's on Wednesday night. At one table, "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose, Donny Deutsch, ... [TVNewser]

Shep Smith: 'This is CNN Breaking News, Casey Anthony Has Not Gained Weight' - Posted June 13, 2012
On his show today, FNC's Shepard Smith challenged the notion that Piers Morgan's phone interview with ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Secures First Casey Anthony Interview, Sort of - Posted June 13, 2012
A year ago, few people generated as much news coverage as Casey Anthony. The Florida woman, who was acquitted by a jury of killing fer daughter, dominated the news cycle. Immediately after the acquittal, rumors ran rampant about who would snag the first TV interview. The answer was answ... [TVNewser]

Brooke Baldwin Taken to Hospital During Queen's Jubilee Celebrations - Posted June 6, 2012
CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin is taking a few days off after co-anchoring coverage of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee alongside Piers Morgan. Anchorin... [TVNewser]

What Did You Think of Last Night's Coverage of the Wisconsin Recall? - Posted June 6, 2012
Politico's Dylan Byers thinks last night's coverage of the Wisconsin recall was, "The worst night on cable news." That's his headline anyway. Really? The worst? Ever? Seems to me it was exactly the way it was supposed to go. MSNBC's Ed Schultz rooting for democratic challenger ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 6, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo wants CNN's Piers Morgan deported "Can someone set up a kickstarter to fund deportation of Piers Morgan and the rest of these #jubilee fools drooling over an aging despot?" -- ... [FishbowlDC]

Barbara Walters Regrets Using Influence to Help Syrian Woman Try to Get Internship with Piers Morgan - Posted June 5, 2012
ABC's Barbara Walters is apologizing for using her influence to to help a former aide of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad find work in the U.S. The Telegraph got a hold ... [TVNewser]

Luke Russert Questions Piers Morgan's Jubilee Tweet - Posted June 5, 2012
Four days of Diamond Jubilee celebrations culminate this morning with a parade through London. CNN is the only U.S. network carrying the procession in its entirety, with Piers Morgan and ... [TVNewser]

Brooke Baldwin is Excited For The Queen's Jubilee - Posted June 2, 2012
As we noted last week, Piers Morgan and Brooke Baldwin will be anchoring CNN's "Diamond Jubilee" coverage Tuesday. Baldwin is very excited, and decided to share what she is looking forward to during the ceremony. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

CNN Turns 32 - Posted June 1, 2012
32 years ago today, cable history was made when CNN flickered to life. What started as a crazy idea in the mind of Ted Turner became a reality on June 1st, 1980 with David Walker and Lois Hart anchoring. The first story? President Jimmy Carter... [TVNewser]

Turner CEO Phil Kent on CNN: 'We have some other shows that probably need to be replaced' - Posted May 31, 2012
Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent spoke at the Nomura U.S. Media & Telecom Summit today, and he spent a good deal of his time answering questions about CNN, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 31, 2012
Quotes of the Day Newt gives Chris Matthews a compliment (of sorts) On MSNBC's Morning J... [FishbowlDC]

Matt Lauer on 'Today:' 'The Show is Not Where I Want it to Be Right Now' - Posted May 31, 2012
Matt Lauer is doing double duty today. After anchoring "Today" this morning, he'll fill in for Brian Williams on "NBC Nightly News" tonight. It's the first time in almost 10 years Lauer has sat in the "Nightly" chair. He last filled in in 2002 when Tom Brokaw... [TVNewser]

May 2012 Ratings: CNN Hits 20-Year Low - Posted May 30, 2012
As expected, based on reports throughout ... [TVNewser]

David Letterman: 'Brian Williams Can Have My Job' - Posted May 29, 2012
Regis Philbin is sitting in for Piers Morgan tonight on his CNN show. And Reeg called in the big gun, David Letterman, who rarely does TV outside of his own show. Regis asked Dave who his favorite guests have been over the years. "We have se... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan, Brooke Baldwin Hosting CNN's Coverage of the Diamond Jubilee - Posted May 28, 2012
CNN will have dedicated coverage of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee next week. On Sunday from 11am-1pmET Piers Morgan and Brooke Ba... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Regis, 'Nightline,' Owens - Posted May 25, 2012
In his return to television hosting, Regis Philbin fills in for Piers Morgan Tuesday night. Regis gets a rare interview with "Late Show" host David Letterman. "Nightl... [TVNewser]

At The Cable Show, Journalists and Opinion Hosts Coalesce - Posted May 23, 2012
[caption id="attachment_129293" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo Courtesy: The Cable Show"][/caption]Today is the final day of The Cable Show, an industry gathering for cable TV networks, cable providers and other businesses in that arena. This year the event is being held up in Boston, and plenty of TV news pers... [TVNewser]

Lawrence O'Donnell Tops Greta Van Susteren In The Demo at 10 PM - Posted May 18, 2012
What a week for anomalous ratings days! Earlier this week, we noted that CNN's Piers Morgan saw only 39,000 demo viewers on Tuesday night, way down from his average,... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lawrence O'Donnell Tops Greta Van Susteren In The Demo at 10 PM - Posted May 18, 2012
What a week for anomalous ratings days! Earlier this week, we noted that CNN's Piers Morgan saw only 39,000 demo viewers on Tuesday night, way down from his average,... [FishbowlNY]

Lawrence O'Donnell Tops Greta Van Susteren In The Demo at 10 PM - Posted May 18, 2012
What a week for anomalous ratings days! Earlier this week, we noted that CNN's Piers Morgan saw only 39,000 demo viewers on Tuesday night, way down from his average,... [TVNewser]

CNN Investigates Controversial Stem Cell Therapies, Just Days After Promoting Similar Therapies - Posted May 18, 2012
This weekend on "CNN Presents," correspondent Drew Griffin will investigate extremely controversial medical clinics that administer unproven stem cell therapies to patients. The special, CNN's "Selling a Miracle," will... [TVNewser]

Ted Turner: CNN Was To Be 'The New York Times' Of TV News, Not 'The Daily News' - Posted May 4, 2012
As we noted yesterday, the lead in-studio guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" last night was CNN founder Ted Turner. Turner, who ... [TVNewser]

A Big Night Of Interviews For 'Piers Morgan Tonight' - Posted May 3, 2012
CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" has a pair of big interviews tonight. Former President George W. Bush, who has only given a handful of interviews since leaving office, will be a guest on the program... [TVNewser]

WHCD Celebrity Roundup - Posted April 27, 2012
This weekend Hollywood types will begin parachuting into D.C. for the White House Correspondents' Dinner. The event takes place Saturday evening but there are plenty of pre-dinner receptions and cocktail parties taking place between now and then to catch the celebs. Here's a roundup of who you might expect to run ... [FishbowlDC]

Dinner Dates: Piers Morgan & Goldie Hawn - Posted April 25, 2012
BREAKING NEWS: I am escorting the magnificent @goldiehawn to the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday. And yes, I'm very excited. -- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 25, 2012 Politico was sure to remain cagey about it in their morning release about ... [FishbowlDC]

Goldie Hawn to Attend Allbritton's Hangover Brunch - Posted April 25, 2012
Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton and his wife, Elena, are opening up their expansive home for Sunday brunch the morning after the White House Correspondents' Dinner. It's their third year hosting the exclusiv... [FishbowlDC]

'Veep' Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Sarah Palin - Posted April 20, 2012
Tonight on Piers Morgan's show, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is on to talk about her new HBO show "Veep" which bows Sunday. Morgan asks the actress if she had "more or less sympathy" for Fox News political analyst Sarah Palin as Louis-Dreyfus prepar... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Veep' Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Sarah Palin - Posted April 20, 2012
Tonight on Piers Morgan's show, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is on to talk about her new HBO show "Veep" which bows Sunday. Morgan asks the actress if she had "more or less sympathy" for Fox News political analyst Sarah Palin as Louis-Dreyfus prepar... [FishbowlNY]

'Veep' Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Sarah Palin - Posted April 20, 2012
Tonight on Piers Morgan's show, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is on to talk about her new HBO show "Veep" which bows Sunday. Morgan asks the actress if she had "more or less sympathy" for Fox News political analyst Sarah Palin as Louis-Dreyfus prepar... [TVNewser]

Larry King Returns To Cable News To Remember Dick Clark - Posted April 19, 2012
Former CNN host Larry King has returned to cable news to honor his friend and fellow broadcasting legend Dick Clark. King made a few appearances on CNN, including on "John King USA," as well as the show hosted by his replacement, Piers Morgan... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira On Matt Lauer's 'Today' Contract - Posted April 17, 2012
During a "Piers Morgan Tonight" interview with Meredith Vieira last night, Morgan asked the former "Today" host where she was when she heard the news of Matt Lauer... [TVNewser]

A Look Into The Future At a Potential George Zimmerman Trial - Posted April 16, 2012
The New York Times' Brian Stelter writes about a potential trial in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Mar... [TVNewser]

'Piers Morgan' Talks Zimmerman Trial on 'SNL' - Posted April 15, 2012
On "Saturday Night Live" last night, "Piers Morgan" spoke to a number of high-profile personalities regarding the upcoming trial of George Zimmerman: ... [TVNewser]

Lauer, O'Reilly, Walters, Couric and More Feted at Media Bigs Party - Posted April 12, 2012
New York media turned out for a Hollywood Reporter party last night. The Four Seasons was packed with the media hoi polloi for THR's 35 Most Powerful People in Media event. As we ... [TVNewser]

Melissa Francis Writing Her Memoir - Posted April 5, 2012
TVGuide's Stephen Battaglio chats with FBN's Melissa Francis whose penning a memoir due out later this year. Francis, who went from child star, to Harv... [TVNewser]

Tour Apologizes for Piers Morgan Rant, Blames 'Masculine Bravado BS' - Posted April 2, 2012
MSNBC contributor Tour went on Piers Morgan's CNN show Friday night discussing the Trayvon Martin case, and the discussion turned to Tour sayin... [TVNewser]

Madonna's One-Day-Only Appearance On Twitter Attracts Critics - Posted March 28, 2012
Madonna probably won't be returning to Twitter after the day she had yesterday. Her appearance was overshadowed by two folks - each with an axe to grind. It was a clever PR ploy, having Madonna join Twit... [AllTwitter]

Retch-a-Sketch - Posted March 22, 2012
By now, we've all been inundated with emails and commentary on the meaningfulness of Mitt Romney's campaign saying that he will emulate an "Etch-a-Sketch" when he reaches the general election. Eric Fehrstrom, the top Romney advisor made the gaffe while on CNN yesterday.... [FishbowlDC]

Kirk Cameron Talks About Homosexuality Remarks on 'Fox & Friends' - Posted March 20, 2012
Kirk Cameron went on "Piers Morgan Tonight" a few weeks ago and made some controversial remarks about homosexuality, calling it "unnatural" and "destructive." This morning he was on "Fox & Friends" promoting a... [TVNewser]

Cable Networks Set Illinois Primary Coverage - Posted March 19, 2012
The 2012 election season continues tomorrow as Illinois voters head to the polls for the latest GOP primary. As usual, the cable networks will be covering the results. Here's a look at what they have planned. Fox News will air regularly scheduled primetime programming until 11pmET, wh... [TVNewser]

Ken Jautz's CNN Mission: 'Differentiate Ourselves in Cable Television' - Posted March 14, 2012
Marketwatch.com's Jon Friedman had lunch recently with CNN/U.S. EVP Ken Jautz, now 18 months into his tenure at the top of the cable news network.... [TVNewser]

Cablers Gear Up For Coverage of Alabama, Mississippi and Hawaii Primaries - Posted March 12, 2012
Tomorrow Alabama and Mississippi will host GOP primary elections, while Hawaii hosts its GOP caucus. As usual, the cable news channels are presenting special coverage--to varying degrees. CNN has the most special coverage, with a two-hour "America's Choice" special from 8-10... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Tonight Getting Guest-Hosts Next Week - Posted March 9, 2012
CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" is following in the footsteps of its predecessor "Larry King Live," and having guest-hosts for all of next week while Morgan is in London filming "Life Stories." Among those filling in for Morgan: Wolf Blitzer, Glee's Jane Lynch... [TVNewser]

'Kony 2012' Creator Makes the Rounds as Uganda Campaign Goes Viral - Posted March 9, 2012
As recently as Monday, you may not have known the name Joseph Kony. Now, thanks to a 30-minute film about the Ugandan warlord that has notched more than 50 million YouTube views this week, you almost certainly do The film, created by Joseph Russell, was featured on all three evening newscasts yesterday,... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Kony 2012' Creator Makes the Rounds as Uganda Campaign Goes Viral - Posted March 9, 2012
As recently as Monday, you may not have known the name Joseph Kony. Now, thanks to a 30-minute film about the Ugandan warlord that has notched more than 50 million YouTube views this week, you almost certainly do The film, created by Joseph Russell, was featured on all three evening newscasts yesterday,... [FishbowlNY]

'Kony 2012' Creator Makes the Rounds as Uganda Campaign Goes Viral - Posted March 9, 2012
As recently as Monday, you may not have known the name Joseph Kony. Now, thanks to a 30-minute film about the Ugandan warlord that has notched more than 50 million YouTube views this week, you almost certainly do The film, created by Jason Russell, was featured on all three evening newscasts yesterday,... [TVNewser]

A Party for Emily Blunt & Ewan McGregor; Katie Couric Holds Court - Posted March 7, 2012
It's been a pretty wild winter at Michael's. Far from suffering from the seasonal doldrums, the place has been operating on full tilt every Wednesday with a fresh array of A-listers that always make for some pretty good people watching. Today was no exception. Besides the jam packed dining room filled with... [FishbowlLA]

Media Research Center Prez Cries Double Standard on Rush Limbaugh to CNN's Piers Morgan - Posted March 6, 2012
Just minutes ago Media Research Center President Brent Bozell sent a letter to CNN's Piers Morgan as well as CNN D.C. Bureau Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Kirk Cameron to Piers Morgan: Homosexuality 'Unnatural... Destructive' - Posted March 3, 2012
Kirk Cameron may be 41, but he's still feeling some growing pains. (Sorry, had to go there). GLAAD issued a call to action this afternoon against the former teen actor after Cameron's appearance on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" las... [TVNewser]

February 2012 Ratings: CNN Grows as New Shows Struggle - Posted February 28, 2012
While it was a split decision in primetime between CNN and MSNBC, CNN -- unlike MSNBC -- added primetime viewers vs. February 2011: +11% in the demo and +5% in Total Viewers. The ratings for February, 2012: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 805K Total Viewers / 282K A25-54 Total Da... [morningmedianewsfeed]

February 2012 Ratings: CNN Grows as New Shows Struggle - Posted February 28, 2012
While it was a split decision in primetime between CNN and MSNBC, CNN -- unlike MSNBC -- added primetime viewers vs. February 2011: +11% in the demo and +5% in Total Viewers. The ratings for February, 2012: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 805K Total Viewers / 282K A25-54 Total Da... [FishbowlNY]

Cable Networks Cover Whitney Houston's Funeral - Posted February 18, 2012
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Whitney Houston Funeral Getting Extensive Cable Coverage - Posted February 17, 2012
The funeral for Whitney Houston will take place on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, and while it is private, cable news is planning extensive coverage. The funeral will be streamed online at the AP's livestream page, so fans can bypass... [TVNewser]

CNN and Larry King Part Ways - Posted February 16, 2012
CNN has officially ended its 87-year relationship with Larry King. No, we kid the King. He was with CNN for more than 25 years. After ceding his daily talk show to ... [FishbowlLA]

On 'SNL,' a Faux Piers Morgan Talks M.I.A., and a Very Real Lester Holt Talks Whitney - Posted February 12, 2012
Last night's "Saturday Night Live" featured two TV news personalities, one fake, and one quite real. First, "SNL" parodies CNN's Piers Morgan in a sketch about the Super Bowl halftime show. Morgan was trying to get to the bottom of rapper M.I.A.'s middle finger: ... [TVNewser]

TV News Coverage of the Death of Whitney Houston - Posted February 11, 2012
The news of the death of Whitney Houston broke at 7:57pmET, when the Associated Press sent a breaking news alert and Tweet announcing the news. The cable news networks began covering the story moments later, without yet knowing a cause... [morningmedianewsfeed]

TV News Coverage of the Death of Whitney Houston - Posted February 11, 2012
The news of the death of Whitney Houston broke at 7:57pmET, when the Associated Press sent a breaking news alert and Tweet announcing the news. The cable news networks began covering the story moments later, without yet knowing a cause... [FishbowlNY]

Liza McGuirk named EP of CNNI's 'Amanpour' - Posted February 2, 2012
As Christiane Amanpour plans a return to the CNN airwaves this spring, hosting an international newscast from New York, Liza McGuirk ha... [TVNewser]

Manhattan's A-List Turns Out for Harvey Weinstein's Giants Pep Rally - Posted February 1, 2012
I've been covering Wednesday's at Michael's for five years and have never seen anything like the head-spinning scene that unfolded there today. Harvey Weinstein and Stev... [FishbowlLA]

Katie Couric, Roger Ailes, Piers Morgan and Matt Lauer Walk Into a Super Bowl Pep Rally... - Posted February 1, 2012
If it seemed like TV news was particularly quiet this afternoon, it was likely because New York's Michaels restaurant hosted a pre-Super Bowl "Pep Rally," and just about everyone was there. Don't believe us? Among the attendees were Fox News CEO ... [TVNewser]

January 2012 Ratings: CNN Has a Mostly Positive Start to 2012 - Posted January 31, 2012
CNN kicked off 2012 in solid shape, improving upon its year-ago numbers, and topping MSNBC in both total and demo viewers in primetime. January was a big news month, with a number of debates, primaries and the State of the Union Address, all of which helped contribute to CNN's gains. The ratings... [TVNewser]

Networks Plan Special Coverage as Voters Head to the Polls in Florida - Posted January 31, 2012
Primary season continues as voters head to the polls in Florida today, and the broadcast and cable networks have scheduled special coverage for the election results tonight. CNN's coverage, hosted by Wolf Blitzer, ... [TVNewser]

Alec Baldwin Becomes Piers Morgan on 'Piers Morgan' - Posted January 25, 2012
Alec Baldwin is on "Piers Morgan Tonight" talking about flight attendants, word games the new love of his life and other sundry things. And at one point, Baldwin dons a British accent to do his best Piers. ... [TVNewser]

Fox Hires Piers Morgan... For Soccer Coverage - Posted January 21, 2012
CNN host Piers Morgan is joining Fox... as a soccer analyst. This Sunday, the Fox broadcast network will air an English Premier League game between Manchester United and Arsenal. It will be the first time an EPL game has been te... [FishbowlLA]

Piers Morgan's Twitter Favorites: Rupert Murdoch and Keith Olbermann - Posted January 16, 2012
CNN's Piers Morgan has become a Twitter convert. "It really is addicting isn't it?" he said over lunch late last week. While Morgan certainly know how to dish it out, he says he has a particular taste in who he follows. Among his favorites:... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Plans to Get 'More Opinionated' In Year Two of 'Piers Morgan Tonight' - Posted January 13, 2012
Sitting at a long table at the Landmarc restaurant in New York's Time Warner Center, CNN host Piers Morgan looks quite relaxed. He says he feels it, too, having survived one year of his 9 PM program, a year that included earthquakes, tsuna... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan on 'Comeback Kid' And New 'Daily News' Editor Colin Myler - Posted January 13, 2012
CNN host Piers Morgan knows a thing or two about running a daily newspaper, having run apair of tabloids in the U.K. He also knows a thing or two the new editor of the New York Daily News, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Piers Morgan on 'Comeback Kid' And New 'Daily News' Editor Colin Myler - Posted January 13, 2012
CNN host Piers Morgan knows a thing or two about running a daily newspaper, having run apair of tabloids in the U.K. He also knows a thing or two the new editor of the New York Daily News, ... [FishbowlNY]

Cable News Plans for the First-in-the-Nation New Hampshire Primary - Posted January 9, 2012
With last week's marathon Iowa Caucus coverage behind them, the cable networks have turned their attention to New Hampshire, where the nation's first... [TVNewser]

Cable Networks Plan Special Coverage For Iowa - Posted January 2, 2012
Like their broadcast counterparts, the cable networks are getting an early start to the new year in Iowa ahead of Tuesday's caucus. On Fox News, Megyn Kelly, ... [TVNewser]

Will Piers Morgan's U.K. Testimony Affect his Standing in the U.S.? - Posted December 23, 2011
The AP's Dave Bauder talks with media watchers who think Piers Morgan's testimony before the ... [TVNewser]

Revolving Door: 'CBS This Morning,' Broadcast ratings, 'Live With Kelly,' and more - Posted December 22, 2011
CBS News has named a new line up of producers and a director of production for CBS This Morning. ... [PRNewser]

Piers Morgan Testifies Before Phone Hacking Inquiry - Posted December 20, 2011
CNN host Piers Morgan testified before the Leveson Inquiry, which is looking into the still-expanding phone hacking scandal in the U.K. Morgan, a former tabloid editor of Britain's News of the World and Daily Mirro... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Maintains Innocence in Phone Hacking Questioning - Posted December 20, 2011
Today Piers Morgan gave what might be his most interesting performance since taking over Larry King's time slot in January. Morgan -- who edited News of the World for one year and the Daily Mirror for 10 -- was being question... [FishbowlLA]

Piers Morgan Maintains Innocence in Phone Hacking Questioning - Posted December 20, 2011
Today Piers Morgan gave what might be his most interesting performance since taking over Larry King's time slot in January. Morgan -- who edited News of the World for one year and the Daily Mirror for 10 -- was being question... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Piers Morgan Maintains Innocence in Phone Hacking Questioning - Posted December 20, 2011
Today Piers Morgan gave what might be his most interesting performance since taking over Larry King's time slot in January. Morgan -- who edited News of the World for one year and the Daily Mirror for 10 -- was being question... [FishbowlNY]

Trish Regan Joins Bloomberg TV - Posted December 19, 2011
Former CNBC anchor Trish Regan is joining Bloomberg Television as co-anchor of "Street Smart" which will air from 3-5pmET weekdays beginning January 9. She will also anchor a number of primetime specials and help lead anchor coverage of the 2012 Pre... [TVNewser]

Howard Stern Hired as America's Got Talent Judge - Posted December 15, 2011
A month after CNN host Piers Morgan ... [FishbowlLA]

CNN's Piers Morgan To Testify In Hacking Inquiry - Posted December 15, 2011
CNN's 9 PM host Piers Morgan will testify before the Leveson Inquiry next week, The Guardian reports. The Leveson Inquiry... [TVNewser]

Could a Guest-Hosting Gig on CNN Be In Chelsea Handler's Future? - Posted December 12, 2011
CNN "Piers Morgan Tonight" EP Jonathan Wald speaks to B&C's Andrea Morabito about the program, as well ... [TVNewser]

Stealth Commercials Still a Pernicious Problem on TV News - Posted December 7, 2011
The Washington Post's Paul Farhi notes that despite a law outlawing "payola," many TV news segments at the local and national level feature guests who are paid to plug certain products. Farhi uses the example of child safety expert Alison Rhodes, who has appeared on many local stations as... [TVNewser]

Rare Get-together for CNN's Foreign Correspondents as They Reflect on 2011 - Posted December 2, 2011
CNN's Anderson Cooper hosts a year end special with CNN's foreign correspondents, including (R-L) Ben Wedeman, Arwa Damon and Nic Robertson It's a good thing today was a relatively quite international news day because most of CNN's foreign correspondents were gathered in New York talki... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rare Get-together for CNN's Foreign Correspondents as They Reflect on 2011 - Posted December 2, 2011
CNN's Anderson Cooper hosts a year end special with CNN's foreign correspondents, including (R-L) Ben Wedeman, Arwa Damon and Nic Robertson It's a good thing today was a relatively quite international news day because most of CNN's foreign correspondents were gathered in New York talki... [FishbowlNY]

Rare Get-together for CNN's Foreign Correspondents as They Reflect on 2011 - Posted December 2, 2011
CNN's Anderson Cooper hosts a year end special with CNN's foreign correspondents, including (l-r) Ben Wedeman, Arwa Damon and Nic Robertson It's a good thing today was a relatively quite international news day because most of CNN's foreign correspondents were gathered in New York talki... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Thought Patrice O'Neal Was a 'She' - Posted December 2, 2011
Earlier this week, comedian ... [FishbowlLA]

Real Housewife Melissa Gorga Dishes on Her Sister-in-Law From Hell - Posted November 30, 2011
Slow moving holiday tourists and presidential motorcades be damned. Nothing could keep the faithful away from Michael's today. With the place decked out in its holiday finery, the mood was like a swanky office party on steroids. While the usual suspects and a cool visitor from California (producer/composer ... [FishbowlLA]

Olbermann Vows: No More Twitter Fighting - Posted November 30, 2011
Current TV's Keith Olbermann is a prolific tweeter with more than 350,000 followers and 21,000 tweets. We know firsthand that haters will always try to pick fight. So, how does a tweeter handle all that vitriol? ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 21, 2011
Quotes of the Day Washington Watch's Resident Fashion Plate Roland Martin: "Me and wifey @jhoodmartin getting our Texas on at the Black Republican gathering." ... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Stern Addresses America's Got Talent Rumors - Posted November 14, 2011
Rumors have been flying about who would replace CNN host Piers Morgan on America's Got Talent after he announ... [FishbowlLA]

Broadcast Anchors Go Cable - Posted November 14, 2011
Tonight a couple of the broadcast news anchors will be changing channels. ABC's Diane Sawyer will be on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" to talk about her ... [TVNewser]

Revolving Door: NYT's Bits, NY Mag's Price, James Murdoch, and More - Posted November 10, 2011
The New York Times Bits blog has a new logo and lots of other changes like expanded coverage, new staffers, and a daily email newsletter. The newsstand price of ... [PRNewser]

Piers Morgan Quitting America's Got Talent - Posted November 9, 2011
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Piers Morgan Quitting America's Got Talent - Posted November 9, 2011
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Piers Morgan to Leave 'America's Got Talent' To Focus on CNN Show - Posted November 9, 2011
At the end of his CNN program tonight, Piers Morgan announced that he would not be returning to "America's Got Talent" next season. Morgan extended his deal with NBC last year, a deal which would have kept him on the talent show through 2013. This year Morgan juggled both shows, taping... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan on Recurring Dreams, Celebrity Feuds, and that Pesky Phone Hacking Thing - Posted October 10, 2011
There's a lot to the 4,900-word New York Magazine piece about CNN's Piers Morgan. There's the ... [TVNewser]

Steve Jobs Dies: Network and Cable News Coverage - Posted October 5, 2011
The news of Steve Jobs' death broke around 7:35pmET. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Steve Jobs Dies: Network and Cable News Coverage - Posted October 5, 2011
The news of Steve Jobs' death broke around 7:35pmET. ... [FishbowlNY]

Steve Jobs Dies: Network and Cable News Coverage - Posted October 5, 2011
The news of Steve Jobs' death broke around 7:35pmET. ... [TVNewser]

Spotted in the Hallways at CNN - New York - Posted September 28, 2011
Larry King, in New York this week to accept a Lifetime Achievement Emmy, stopped by CNN yesterday where he appeared on Joy Behar's HLN program. After the show, w... [TVNewser]

TV, Wall Street Bigwigs Fete Erin Burnett at CNN Launch Party - Posted September 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_89793" align="alignleft" width="585" caption="Mark Whitaker, Jim Walton, Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett, Piers Morgan and Ken Jautz"][/caption] Last night CNN feted its newest anchor, Erin Burnett, at Robert restaurant at The Muse... [morningmedianewsfeed]

TV, Wall Street Bigwigs Fete Erin Burnett at CNN Launch Party - Posted September 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_89793" align="alignleft" width="585" caption="Mark Whitaker, Jim Walton, Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett, Piers Morgan and Ken Jautz"][/caption] Last night CNN feted its newest anchor, Erin Burnett, at Robert restaurant at The Muse... [FishbowlNY]

September 2011 Ratings: CNN Up Double Digits in Daytime and Primetime - Posted September 27, 2011
CNN continued its upward momentum in the third quarter and for the month of September finishing up double digits in primetime: +30% in Total Viewers / +41% in younger viewers; as well as daytime viewing (9am-5pm): +12% in Total Viewers, +25% in younger viewers. The ratings for September, 2011: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 450K Total... [TVNewser]

Taking Out the Trash 08.19.11 - Posted August 19, 2011
What we almost missed this week... Since they own us, you might as well start reading China Daily. It lands in DC next week. Christine O'Donnell Says ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Continues to Milk Christine O'Donnell Walkout - Posted August 19, 2011
Former Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell walked out on CNN host Piers Morgan Wednesday night, and the channel is still talking about it two days later. CNN will replay the interview on "Piers Morgan Tonight" this evening, as seen on p... [TVNewser]

Christine O'Donnell on 'Today': Piers Morgan's Gay Marriage Questions were 'Creepy' - Posted August 19, 2011
Former Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell walked out on CNN's Piers Morgan earlier this week while promoting her book. This morning, she appeared on NBC's "Today" to talk about the book, but Savannah G... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 19, 2011
Quotes of the Day And now, a message to Washington Watch's Roland Martin... "@rolandsmartin You know you looking rough when a man notices your hair is jacked. LOL" (Mart... [FishbowlDC]

Piers Morgan Gets His First Walk-Out - Posted August 17, 2011
On his show tonight, CNN's Piers Morgan will have his first guest walk-out. Former Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell walked out on Morgan after he asked her about her thoughts on gay marriage. She was appearing on the program to promote her new book: ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan in the Crosshairs for Possible Ties to Phone Hacking Scandal - Posted August 9, 2011
[caption id="attachment_25520" align="alignleft" width="360" caption="Piers Morgan at 'NotW' around 1995. Photo: Terry O'Neill / Hulton Archive / Getty Images"][/caption] Piers Mor... [PRNewser]

July 2011 Ratings: AC360, 'Piers Morgan' Up for CNN, 'American Morning' Down - Posted August 2, 2011
CNN saw slight gains across the board in July -- in total day viewers, the network saw a +9% increase in total viewers and a +11% increase in the A25-54 demographic when compared to July 2010. Primetime gains were larger, with CNN seeing a +19% increase in total viewers and a... [TVNewser]

MP Apologizes to Piers Morgan For Hacking Claim - Posted July 29, 2011
U.K. MP Louise Mensch has apologized to CNN anchor Piers Morgan over claims she made in parliament saying ... [TVNewser]

Felix Salmon is Completely Fine With Tweeting False Information - Posted July 28, 2011
Earlier a rumor began floating around Twitter that CNN had suspended Piers Morgan. Immediately journalists twe... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Felix Salmon is Completely Fine With Tweeting False Information - Posted July 28, 2011
Earlier a rumor began floating around Twitter that CNN had suspended Piers Morgan. Immediately journalists twe... [FishbowlNY]

Sanjay Gupta, Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper. Who Would Larry King Rather 'F**k, Marry or Kill'? - Posted July 25, 2011
In a bizarre but highly entertaining interview, GQ gets former CNN host Larry King to play "F**k Marry Kill," ... [TVNewser]

Six Months of 'Piers Morgan Tonight' - Posted July 23, 2011
Six months ago, Piers Morgan made his debut as host of the new 9 PM show on CNN. The network put together a package looking back at the first six months, along with some behind-the-scenes content: ... [TVNewser]

Now That's a Statement! Pies, Punches, and More from the News Corp. Scandal - Posted July 19, 2011
Because this scandal needed more drama, someone ... [PRNewser]

Piers Morgan Comes Up In Murdoch Testimony, Calls Hacking Claim 'Complete Nonsense' - Posted July 19, 2011
CNN host Piers Morgan was brought up toward the end of the Murdoch testimony before Parliament. MP Louise Mensch brought up Morgan's reference to phone hacking in his 2005 autobiography, and said ... [TVNewser]

Cablers Cover Murdoch Testimony Before Parliament: 'This is the Most Humble Day of My Life' - Posted July 19, 2011
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Piers Morgan Breaks Silence on Hacking Scandal - Posted July 19, 2011
CNN's Piers Morgan finally broke his silence on the News Corp. hacking scandal on his program last night. The subject had been covered extensively on nearly all of CNN's other shows, though many of Morgan's programs over the last few weeks had been taped due to his obligations for "America's Got... [TVNewser]

Hacking Scandal: Brooks Arrested, Hinton Resigns - Posted July 17, 2011
The News of the World hacking scandal continued to evolve over the weekend, with the big news this morning being the arrest of Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of the paper and CEO of News International., News Corp.'s English subsidiary. The arrest followed the shocking resignation late Friday of ... [TVNewser]

BBC 'Aggresively Pursuing' Hacking at the 'Mirror' Under Editor Piers Morgan, Democratic and Republican Lawmakers Call For U.S. News Corp. Probe - Posted July 13, 2011
CNN host and former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan may be asked to appear before the inquiry investigating the hacking scandal currently engulfing U.K. media. The Guy Fawkes blog, which wrote abou... [TVNewser]

Double Vision: Piers Morgan On NBC and CNN at 9 PM - Posted July 13, 2011
If you were watching TV at 9 PM ET last night, you were twice as likely to be watching Piers Morgan. Morgan was live on NBC for "America's Got Talent," while his CNN program ran at the same time with a taped interview with Billy Ray Cyrus. ... [TVNewser]

UK Blog Charges that Phone Hacking Occured at 'Daily Mirror' Under Editor Piers Morgan - Posted July 12, 2011
A U.K. political blog alleges that phone hacking was not contained to News Corp.'s News of the World, and that News competitor The Daily Mirror also engaged in the practice. The editor of the Mirror at the time? ... [TVNewser]

Which TV News Anchors and Hosts Does Piers Morgan Watch? - Posted July 10, 2011
CNN host Piers Morgan is interviewed by USA Today this weekend. Among other questions, the n... [TVNewser]

News Corp. Shutters UK Tabloid News of the World; Once Edited by Piers Morgan - Posted July 7, 2011
How would American TV networks report the news that the New York Post had suddenly shut its doors, announcing that Sunday's paper would be the last? (Actually, more like the content of the Post but the readership of The Wall Street Journal) That's what's happening in the UK today as News Corp.... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 20, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Journo risks meat purchase at convenience store "Took a chance on some carne adovada at a convenience store in Alexandria after Dave Alvin show (typically terrific). Adovada almost as good."... [FishbowlDC]

Piers Morgan and Chris Christie, Jersey Style - Posted June 9, 2011
A couple of the Patchs (Livingston, NJ and West Orange, NJ) caught up with CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Ann Coulter to Piers Morgan: 'You are going to eat up this segment without me answering any questions' - Posted June 8, 2011
Ann Coulter's media appearances this week promoting "Demonic" have run the gamut: friendly territory with Sean Hannity on Monday, on message with Ge... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ann Coulter to Piers Morgan: 'You are going to eat up this segment without me answering any questions' - Posted June 8, 2011
Ann Coulter's media appearances this week promoting "Demonic" have run the gamut: friendly territory with Sean Hannity on Monday, on message with Ge... [FishbowlNY]

How Piers Morgan Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Live TV - Posted May 31, 2011
When CNN prepared to launch "Piers Morgan Tonight," host Morgan and EP Jonathan Wald made a point of highlighting the fact that they... [TVNewser]

CNN Tops Cable News Competitors at 9 and 10 PM Friday - Posted May 16, 2011
CNN bested its cable news competitors at 9 and 10 PM Friday where it counts: the key adults 25-54 demographic. At 9 PM "Piers Morgan Tonight" had the first primetime interview with former reality show star and Sandra Bullock's ex-husband Jesse James, with Anderson Cooper talking the days news a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CNN Tops Cable News Competitors at 9 and 10 PM Friday - Posted May 16, 2011
CNN bested its cable news competitors at 9 and 10 PM Friday where it counts: the key adults 25-54 demographic. At 9 PM "Piers Morgan Tonight" had the first primetime interview with former reality show star and Sandra Bullock's ex-husband Jesse James, with Anderson Cooper talking the days news a... [FishbowlNY]

Trump Twitter Roundup: Media Reacts to The Donald's Decision Not to Run for President - Posted May 16, 2011
Donald Trump announced at an NBC event on Monday that he wouldn't run for president after all. Of course, in true-Trump style, he first explained that if he had decided to run, "I would be able to win the primary... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Trump Twitter Roundup: Media Reacts to The Donald's Decision Not to Run for President - Posted May 16, 2011
Donald Trump announced at an NBC event on Monday that he wouldn't run for president after all. Of course, in true-Trump style, he first explained that if he had decided to run, "I would be able to win the primary... [FishbowlNY]

Chelsea Handler to Piers Morgan: 'That's a Good Question' - Posted May 10, 2011
Piers Morgan has taken a lot of heat for his generally less than spectacular TV ratings, but he has repeatedly reminded his critics that he is in it for the long haul and that a full year on the j... [FishbowlLA]

Who Needs MTV When You Have CNN? - Posted May 5, 2011
Earlier today, Judy McGrath, the CEO of MTV Networks resigned. No reason was given, but here is a theory: she was mad that Beyo... [TVNewser]

Bin Laden Killed: Coverage Plans for Monday, Networks Expand Evening Newscasts to One Hour - Posted May 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_64347" align="alignright" width="316" caption="CBS News Artwork"][/caption] Updated: The broadcast news divisions and cable news channels are planning special programming and coverage today, part of their continuing coverage of the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan. CB... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 2, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY: THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER EDITION The Daily Beast Columnist Meghan McCain poses on the red carpet. Sure she looks good here, but la... [FishbowlDC]

'Donald Trump often appears on Fox, which is ironic, because a Fox often appears on Donald Trump's head' - Posted May 1, 2011
If you missed it, here it is: Seth Meyers' remarks at last night's White House correspondents dinner. He had plenty of one-liners directed at the news networks including: "Fox News is having a party, security is tight, so make sure you bring your driver's license and your long-form license. But if you're... [TVNewser]

Royal Wedding Viewer Guide: Where to Watch - Posted April 28, 2011
Have you heard? There is some sort of wedding happening tomorrow. Yes, the broadcast and cable news organizations are all planning coverage of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton tomorrow morning, with most beginning at 4 ... [TVNewser]

Networks, Cablers Gearing Up For Royal Wedding - Posted April 27, 2011
With the Royal Wedding less than 48 hours away (Note: TVNewser will be liveblogging the coverage starting at 4 AM on Friday), the networks and cablers are beginning to gear up for coverage. CNN's Piers Morgan gives a brief peek at CNN's production tent near Buckingham Palace, while also explaining why he... [TVNewser]

Down to the Wire Deal Keeps Government Open and Cablers Reporting - Posted April 8, 2011
Around 10:30, the cable networks began reporting on a deal to keep the government running. The ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Down to the Wire Deal Keeps Government Open and Cablers Reporting - Posted April 8, 2011
Around 10:30, the cable networks began reporting on a deal to keep the government running. The ... [FishbowlNY]

Sinbad & Family Dish on Their New Reality Show - Posted April 6, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE It would have been hard to beat the head-spinning scene that I witnessed at Michael's last Wednesday, but this week came close. A camera crew from WNBC-TV's LX-TV was on hand filming a segment on celebrity lunch spots as the masters of the universe (... [semanticweb.com]

CNN's Lucky Penny Party - Posted March 31, 2011
Whoever says a penny won't get you anywhere, probably wasn't on the guest list for CNN's private party following the Congressional Correspondents Dinner last night. While most attendees of the dinner trickled out of the ballroom for an obligatory night... [FishbowlDC]

Larry King To Appear On Fox News Channel's 'Hannity' To Talk Elizabeth Taylor - Posted March 23, 2011
Former CNN 9 PM host Larry King will be returning to his old time-slot tonight... on both CNN and Fox News. King will be a guest on FNC's "Hannity" and CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" to talk about his old friend Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away this morning. King used to compete directly with... [TVNewser]

Baltimore Sun Thinks CNN and Wolf Blitzer Are On Fire - Posted March 21, 2011
Wolfy is smirking for good reason. David Zurawik, TV critic for the Baltimore Sun has some very kind words for CNN about their coverage of the situation in Libya and the Japanese earthquake, and for a... [FishbowlDC]

Larry King's First CNN Special Set For May 1 - Posted March 18, 2011
Former CNN 9 PM host Larry King says that his first special for the cable news channel will run on Sunday, May 1, and the subject will be Alzheimer's Disease. King ... [TVNewser]

The other international news - Posted March 16, 2011
While much of the cable and broadcast news time is being spent in Japan, the networks are also keeping their eyes on the situation in North Africa and the Middle East. CNN's Wolf Blitzer, CBS News' W... [TVNewser]

Charlie Rose, Bonnie Fuller And The Ex-Mr. Star Jones - Posted March 9, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We're a bit spoiled by the back-to-back A-list sightings of the last two weeks (Cate Blanchett! Blake Lively!), ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Charlie Rose, Bonnie Fuller And The Ex-Mr. Star Jones - Posted March 9, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We're a bit spoiled by the back-to-back A-list sightings of the last two weeks (Cate Blanchett! Blake Lively!), ... [FishbowlNY]

Jeff Rossen and Andrea Canning talk about their Charlie Sheen Week - Posted March 6, 2011
Charlie Sheen is news. That much is clear. And now the TV news interviewers who spent time with the troubled sitcom star this week, are talking about how newsworthy he is. NBC's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jeff Rossen and Andrea Canning talk about their Charlie Sheen Week - Posted March 6, 2011
Charlie Sheen is news. That much is clear. And now the TV news interviewers who spent time with the troubled sitcom star this week, are talking about how newsworthy he is. NBC's ... [FishbowlNY]

Vanity Fair On Glenn Beck: 'Incoherence isn't a bug in Beck's software program, it's the primary directive' - Posted March 4, 2011
In the same item that trashes CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Vanity Fair on Piers Morgan: 'Who is he, why is he here, is he returnable?' - Posted March 4, 2011
Vanity Fair's James Wolcott writes about CNN's Piers Morgan in the latest issue... [TVNewser]

9.3 Million Watch ABC's '20/20' Interview With Charlie Sheen - Posted March 2, 2011
An estimated 9.3 million people watched the ABC News "20/20" special last night, featuring an interview with "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen. The program placed first in its time period in the two key TV demos: adults 25-54 and adults ... [TVNewser]

Charlie Sheen Arrived at 'Piers Morgan Tonight' Studio Five Minutes Before It Went Live - Posted March 1, 2011
Talk about a last minute booking. "Two and a Half Men" actor Charlie Sheen arrived at CNN's studios in Los Angeles less than 10 minutes before "Piers Morgan Tonight" was set to go live yesterday: ... [TVNewser]

February 2011 Ratings: Middle East Unrest Propels CNN to Double Digit Growth - Posted March 1, 2011
Bolstered by its coverage of the situation in Egypt and Libya, CNN saw double-digit gains in total day and primetime. The network was essentially neck and neck with MSNBC for the month, though the battle was still over a distant second place to Fox News. Primetime (Mon-Sun): 674K Total Viewers / 216K... [TVNewser]

Hey, Charlie Sheen was on TV tonight - Posted February 28, 2011
Got to hand it to Piers Morgan. After Charlie Sheen gave living room interviews to ABC's Andrea Canning on Saturday, NBC's Jeff Rossen on Sunday and a backyard in... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hey, Charlie Sheen was on TV tonight - Posted February 28, 2011
Got to hand it to Piers Morgan. After Charlie Sheen gave living room interviews to ABC's Andrea Canning on Saturday, NBC's Jeff Rossen on Sunday and a backyard in... [FishbowlNY]

Hey, Charlie Sheen was on TV tonight - Posted February 28, 2011
Got to hand it to Piers Morgan. After Charlie Sheen gave living room interviews to ABC's Andrea Canning on Saturday, NBC's Jeff Rossen on Sunday and a backyard in... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan: 'Being too far right or left right now is a bit dangerous... What Americans need is facts' - Posted February 28, 2011
Broadcasting & Cable editor Ben Grossman has an in-depth interview with CNN's Piers Morgan... [TVNewser]

Adam Carolla on Piers Morgan: 'We have chubby guy in his 50's who we have never heard of fever!' - Posted February 27, 2011
Comedian Adam Carolla appeared on Los Angeles station KTLA last Thursday, and talked to the hosts about CNN's Piers Morgan's interview with Larry King. "Who is Piers Morgan by the way and who decided in advance we are all in love with this limey?.... [TVNewser]

Larry King to Piers Morgan: 'I'm from Brooklyn, if you say 'I'm dangerous,' you better be dangerous' - Posted February 24, 2011
Last night CNN's 9 PM host Piers Morgan interviewed his legendary predecessor, Larry King. One topic that came up during the conversation: King's comments about Morgan on the BBC last week: ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan to interview Larry King this week - Posted February 21, 2011
CNN's Piers Morgan will interview his 9pm predecessor Larry King, this week. It's part of Morgan's Hollywood Week leading up to the Oscars Sunday night. Sa... [TVNewser]

Larry King: CNN 'Oversold' Piers Morgan - Posted February 18, 2011
In an interview with the BBC, former CNN host Larry King was asked about his thoughts on his replacement, ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan to his First Live Studio Audience: 'You are the best looking studio audience we've had' - Posted February 10, 2011
TVNewser was there as CNN's Piers Morgan experimented with a live studio audience for his show last night. "We're always trying new things," EP Jonathan Wald... [TVNewser]

Back In The U.S., Anderson Cooper Making Rounds to Talk Egypt - Posted February 7, 2011
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper returned to the U.S. from Egypt over the weekend, and now that is back in-country, he is preparing to take on the talk show circuit to discuss his experience over there. Tonight, Cooper will be a guest on "... [TVNewser]

January 2011 Ratings: MSNBC Only Cable News Network to Show Growth - Posted February 1, 2011
MSNBC beat CNN for the seventh consecutive month in January. Three weeks into the month, the network lost its biggest star in Keith Olbermann whose show was up +6% year-over-year, one of the few cable news programs to grow. Overall, MSNBC was the only cable news channel to g... [TVNewser]

January 2011 Ratings: CNN Second in Daytime, Struggling in Prime - Posted February 1, 2011
CNN saw an uptick in viewers in primetime this month, compared to the final three months of 2010. Still the network continued to see a decline in both total day and primetime viewing year-over-year. Primetime (Mon-Sun): 670K Total Viewers / 197K A25-54 Total Day (Mon-Sun): 427K Total Viewers / 130... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 25, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY C-SPAN as a sleep aid "No offense to C-SPAN, but if you have trouble falling asleep, it's awesome." -- Ed Rendell, NBC News Political Analyst on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this morning. Politico allows 'fart' into fea... [FishbowlDC]

How Did Piers Morgan Do In His First Week? - Posted January 25, 2011
Now that we have all five days worth of ratings data from Nielsen, it is worth taking a look to see how "Piers Morgan Tonight" fared in its first week. For the week, Morgan averaged 1.229 million total viewers, including 342,000 A25-54. That plac... [TVNewser]

Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage - Posted January 24, 2011
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening. On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

'Piers Morgan Tonight' Doesn't See 'Golden' Ricky Gervais Ratings Bump - Posted January 21, 2011
Earlier, we predicted that Thursday's installment of "Piers Morgan Tonight" would get a slight ratings bump thanks to having ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Jokes About Punching Larry King - Posted January 21, 2011
CNN's 9 PM host Piers Morgan appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" last night, and received some advice from Letterman on how to spice things up: ... [TVNewser]

Ricky Gervais: Do You Really Think Johnny Depp Cares That I Didn't Like The Tourist? - Posted January 21, 2011
Speaking with Piers Morgan on CNN Thursday night, Ricky Gervais made it clear he doesn't see anything wrong with his performance at the Golden Globes. "Like I'm going to go out there and not talk about the issues in their industry!" he exclaimed. Gervais also expressed confidence that the celebrity attendees of... [FishbowlLA]

State of CNNPolitics.com Preparations for State of the Union - Posted January 19, 2011
CNNPolitics.com is all ears for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday,... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

'Piers Morgan Tonight' Tops 'Hannity' in the Demo in Night Two, But Still Sees Drop In Total Viewers - Posted January 19, 2011
The preliminary ratings for night two of "Piers Morgan Tonight" are in, and it was a mixed bag for CNN. Not surprisingly, the total viewership was down from its premiere night, drawing 1.273 million total viewers, compared to 2.1 million for the prem... [TVNewser]

Howard Stern on Piers Morgan: Primetime Leno Bashing - Posted January 19, 2011
... [FishbowlLA]

FishbowlNY is Smart | Tom Jackson Isn't | Obama Definitely Is - Posted January 18, 2011
TVNewswer: Piers Morgan's debut gets big ratings. We're not going to say we told you so but ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

FishbowlNY is Smart | Tom Jackson Isn't | Obama Definitely Is - Posted January 18, 2011
TVNewswer: Piers Morgan's debut gets big ratings. We're not going to say we told you so but ... [FishbowlNY]

Preliminary Ratings: 'Piers Morgan Tonight' Debut Snags 2.1 Million Viewers - Posted January 18, 2011
The debut episode of "Piers Morgan Tonight" drew 2.099 million total viewers, according to preliminary ratings from Nielsen. ... [TVNewser]

Oddsmakers On 'Piers Morgan Tonight' - Posted January 17, 2011
After months of planning and promotion and several weeks of getting his first interviews in the can, Piers Morgan joins CNN's lineup tonight. His first guest: Oprah Winfrey, recorded in Los Ang... [TVNewser]

Ad Age: 'Piers Morgan Tonight' Getting Same Ad Rates as 'Larry King Live' - Posted January 11, 2011
Advertising Age surveyed a number of media buyers about CNN's upcoming 9 PM program "Piers Morgan Tonight," and the results ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Piers Morgan Reveals his First Week of Guests on 'Piers Tonight' - Posted January 10, 2011
CNN's Piers Morgan announced his first week of guests this morning. The show premieres one week from tonight. We knew his first guest was going to be ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan's First CNN Guest: Oprah Winfrey - Posted January 6, 2011
The first guest on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" will be legendary daytime talk show host Oprah Winfrey. Morgan will announce ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 6, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Talk of the Town: Speaker Boehner's unstoppable crying "Oh boy....he's not going to make it. #Boehnertears" -- WaPo's Jonathan Capehart in a Wednesday tweet. "Got thru reference to mis... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Stern Booked For Piers Morgan's Show, Says No One Will Want to Watch It - Posted January 4, 2011
Legendary shock jock Howard Stern said on his Sirius/XM radio program this morning that he would be one of the first guests on Piers Morgan's upcoming CNN ... [TVNewser]

Parker-Spitzer Gets Re-Air at 11pm - Posted January 4, 2011
Some temporary primetime changes are coming to CNN ahead of the premiere of "Piers Morgan Tonight" later this month. For the next two weeks, Parker-Spitzer is going to get a second run at 11pmET and Anderson Cooper is going to be hosting at 9pmET until Morgan debuts Jan. 17. ... [TVNewser]

A Sneak Peek at Piers Morgan's Interview Style - Posted January 3, 2011
The premiere of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" is still a few weeks away, but the network is already in full-on promotion mode. Today, CNN released a clip of Morgan interviewing "AC360" anchor Anderson Cooper. The clip gives a sense of Morgan's interview style, although it probably isn't as compelling as clips from... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Sneak Peek at Piers Morgan's Interview Style - Posted January 3, 2011
The premiere of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" is still a few weeks away, but the network is already in full-on promotion mode. Today, CNN released a clip of Morgan interviewing "AC360" anchor Anderson Cooper. The clip gives a sense of Morgan's interview style, although it probably isn't as compelling as clips from... [FishbowlNY]

A Sneak Peek at Piers Morgan's Interview Style - Posted January 3, 2011
The premiere of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" is still a few weeks away, but the network is already in full-on promotion mode. Today, CNN released a clip of Morgan interviewing "AC360" anchor Anderson Cooper. The clip gives a sense of Morgan's interview style, although it probably isn't as compelling as clips from... [TVNewser]

CNN 2010: Veteran Network has Worst Primetime Performance Since at Least the Mid-90's - Posted December 29, 2010
2010 was not a good year for CNN. The network had its worst primetime performance in both total viewers and adults 25-54 since at least 1996, and tied (with 1999) for its lowest performance ever in adults 25-54 in total day. In primetime, the network was down an alarming 34% in... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan -- a.k.a. Beers Morgan -- From Pub Crawler to CNN Host - Posted December 27, 2010
CNN's Piers Morgan wrote a piece in the Daily Mail yesterday abo... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Piers Morgan -- a.k.a. Beers Morgan -- From Pub Crawler to CNN Host - Posted December 27, 2010
CNN's Piers Morgan wrote a piece in the Daily Mail yesterday abo... [FishbowlNY]

See, Larry King is Not Retiring - Posted December 20, 2010
He may have signed off from his nightly show last week, but Larry King was back at work today at CNN. But the tables were turned, and he was the one being interviewed. CBS News "Early Show" co-anchor ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

See, Larry King is Not Retiring - Posted December 20, 2010
He may have signed off from his nightly show last week, but Larry King was back at work today at CNN. But the tables were turned, and he was the one being interviewed. CBS News "Early Show" co-anchor ... [FishbowlNY]

Oh To Be a Fly On That Wall... - Posted December 15, 2010
From the official Twitter feed for media hangout Michaels Restaurant here in New York City: Yes, "Parker Spitzer" co-host Eliot Spitzer and former "CBS Evening ... [TVNewser]

Celebrities, Journalists, Politicos Praise Larry King - Posted December 14, 2010
This week is the last one for CNN's long-running 9 PM program "Larry King Live." King's final show is Thursday, with the network running "best of" programs until Piers Morgan... [TVNewser]

Happy High Noon FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 13, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY CNN's Senior White House Correspondent and the original Bayside Tiger Ed Henry poses with Mr. Belding at Ron & Sara Bonjean's annual holiday party. They hired the actor from "S... [FishbowlDC]

Piers Morgan On His Manager John Ferriter and Landing the CNN Deal: 'It Was Fun, Like a Caper' - Posted December 13, 2010
The man behind Piers Morgan's move to CNN--his U.S. manager John Ferriter--... [TVNewser]

Gordon Brown's Washington Book Fete - Posted December 12, 2010
Saturday evening, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown kicked off his five-day book tour in the United States at an event in Washington D.C.. Hosted by Tammy Haddad and Ted Greenberg, Connie Milstein and J.C. de La Haye St. Hilaire, the fete took place at the Jefferson... [FishbowlDC]

Piers Morgan's Brit Bash - Posted December 8, 2010
The UK's DailyMail headed out to Piers Morgan's swinging London party last night to celebrate his new state-side CNN show. A bunch of British bold... [TVNewser]

CNN's Piers Morgan Addresses Photo Hoax, 2004 Departure from the 'The Daily Mirror' - Posted December 8, 2010
Before he was a judge on "America's Got Talent" or an interviewer for CNN or ITV, Piers Morgan was an editor for the British tabloid The Daily Mirror. In 2004, Morgan was fired from the paper after printing photos allegedly showing British soldiers engaging in actions similar to those done by... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan's London Bash - Posted December 7, 2010
Piers Morgan returns to London for a launch party for his new show tonight. Insiders tell us Morgan will stop in at CNN's London headquarters and talk to the staff there, alongside new CNN president Ken Jautz,and Tony Maddox, executive vice president... [TVNewser]

What Are the Odds Rupert Murdoch Appear on Piers Morgan's CNN Show? 'Less Than Zero' - Posted December 6, 2010
CNN's upcoming 9 PM show hosted by Piers Morgan has its own website, and with it, a new web series called "Question Time." Former TVNewser and current "Piers Morgan Tonight" digital producer ... [TVNewser]

Ben Sherwood: 'An insider and outsider there, and that's what ABC was looking for' - Posted December 4, 2010
While most industry types were surprised by yesterday's announcement of Ben Sherwood as ABC News president, ... [TVNewser]

CNN Introduces Piers Morgan on 'The Situation Room' - Posted December 3, 2010
CNN introduced Piers Morgan on "The Situation Room" last night. Wolf Blitzer ran through the anchor's resume to introduce the man who is replacing Larry King... [TVNewser]

Former TVNewser, Mediaite Senior Editor Steve Krakauer joins CNN - Posted November 15, 2010
Steve Krakauer, (far right in the pantheon of TVNewser editors, sans Stelter who showed up after this picture was taken) is leaving the media beat and joining CNN as digital producer for Piers Morgan... [TVNewser]

Steve Krakauer Joins CNN - Posted November 15, 2010
Our former colleague at TVNewser has got himself a gig at CNN. We're so proud! Congrats, Steve! We will be hitting you up for a loan ... [FishbowlLA]

Soledad O'Brien Book Party at Russell Simmons Pad - Posted November 14, 2010
TVNewser stopped by the book party for CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien Friday night at Russ... [TVNewser]

Jonathan Wald on Piers Morgan: "He's great. He's terrific." But can they beat Fox News? - Posted November 1, 2010
Jonathan Wald, who was named EP of "Piers Morgan Tonight" today, says that ... [TVNewser]

Jonathan Wald Named EP of 'Piers Morgan Tonight' - Posted November 1, 2010
TVNewser has learned Jonathan Wald, former SVP at CNBC, has been named executive producer of Piers Morgan's new CNN show. The announcement was made by CNN EVP Ken Jautz in his morning editorial meeting, insiders tell us. ... [TVNewser]

Week Two for Parker-Spitzer begins with New Low; Worst Ratings for Larry King in 10 Years - Posted October 12, 2010
Last night's "Parker-Spitzer" saw the lowest numbers yet for the program and the show did little to help the one that followed on the schedule -- "Larry King Live" which had its worst numbers in more than 10 years. In its sixth outing, "Parker-Spitzer" drew 311,000 Total Viewers and 86,000 A25-54... [TVNewser]

Ex-CNBCer Jonathan Wald in Talks with CNN - Posted October 11, 2010
B&C's Marissa Guthrie reports former CNBC president Jonathan Wald is in line for the EP job for CNN's upcoming ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Piers Morgan: 'It's Time to Kick Some Ratings Butt' - Posted October 6, 2010
CNN's Soon-to-be 9 PM host Piers Morgan talks with Deadline Hollywood's Tim Adler and Nikke Finke... [TVNewser]

NY Mag's 'Chasing Fox': The Takeaway for CNN - Posted October 4, 2010
CNN is, in many respects, the focal-point of the New York magazine cover story on the cable news channels. Given its precipitous ratings decline, and the high profile staffing changes in recent weeks (... [TVNewser]

Jon Klein out as CNN/U.S. President - Posted September 24, 2010
Breaking: CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein is leaving the company, the network confirms. HLN chief Ken Jautz will replace Klein at the parent netwo... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric on Piers Morgan: 'It will be interesting to watch how it unfolds' - Posted September 14, 2010
CBS News anchor Katie Couric tells The Hollywood Reporter she'll be watching Piers Morgan when he takes over for Larry... [TVNewser]

David Westin, Piers Morgan, Koran Pastor: The Media Week that Was - Posted September 11, 2010
Today on "FOX News Watch" and tomorrow on CNN's "Reliable Sources" watch as mediagazers discuss the past week's big media stories: including the coverage of the planned Koran burning, the resignation of ABC News President ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan: CNN's New Lineup will be 'Provocative, Aggressive and Ballsy" - Posted September 8, 2010
Newly minted CNN 9 PM host Piers Morgan knows he is not a familiar journalistic face to American audiences. He also knows that the cable news landscape is full of big personalities and opinions. Morgan has no intention of aping the competition, or using hi... [TVNewser]

It's Official: CNN Hires Piers Morgan - Posted September 8, 2010
CNN has made the worst-kept secret in TV news official: British television host Piers Morgan will be joining the network's primetime lineup in January. He will be based in New York, but will also work from Los Angeles and London. Morgan will be taking over at 9 PM, replacing broadcast legend ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Finally Admits He is Talking to CNN - Posted August 30, 2010
Have you heard of this guy, Piers Morgan? Apparently he is talking to CNN about hosting some sort of program. Yesterday Morgan admitted what everyone on the TV business already knew: that he is talking to CNN about hosting his own primetime show. New York Times... [TVNewser]

Report: Visa Problem Could Keep Piers Morgan Off CNN, For Now - Posted August 20, 2010
The New York Post was the first outlet anywhere in the world to write "Piers Morgan" and "CNN" in the same sentence back on June 11. Now the newspape... [TVNewser]

What Is Going On with Piers Morgan and CNN? - Posted August 11, 2010
Since mid-June, the word has been that Piers Morgan will succeed Larry King as CNN's 9 p.m. host. It has been two weeks since the negotiating window opened and there is yet to be a deal be... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Guest-Hosts 'Live with Regis and Kelly,' Still Won't Talk CNN - Posted August 2, 2010
Presumptive CNN host Piers Morgan guest-hosted "Live with Regis and Kelly," this morning, and Kelly Ripa could not help but ask about the situation. Morgan mostly stuck to the same lines that ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric, Piers Morgan and CNN's 9 p.m. Slot - Posted August 2, 2010
The New York Times' Brian Stelter writes about "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric and CNN's apparent 9 p.m. host ... [TVNewser]

NBCU's Gaspin Acknowledges NBC Will Share Piers Morgan with CNN - Posted July 30, 2010
The Wrap reports that NBCU Television Entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin has seemingly confirmed what many have... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Talks About CNN ... or Doesn't - Posted July 28, 2010
Piers Morgan punted when asked by Jay Leno if he was going to be CNN's new 9pmET host. "I can't actually talk about that at the moment," Morgan responded after Leno asked. Leno pressed: "If I was to go to Vegas, and I was to put a reasonable amoun... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan on Jay Leno Tonight, Will He Talk Larry King? - Posted July 27, 2010
Tonight "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan will be a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." While Morgan is presumably there to discuss the semi-finals of the NBC talent show, Len... [TVNewser]

The New Yorker Weighs In On CNN - Posted July 26, 2010
The New Yorker has tackled CNN's primetime woes... fashionably late, it seems. Nancy Franklin discusses the new 8 p.m. program, which will be hosted by ... [TVNewser]

Horatio Sanz Auditions For Larry King's Job - Posted July 25, 2010
Last week former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Horatio Sanz was a guest on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Sanz tells Fallon that his dream job would be to take over for CNN's Larry King, and they proceed to roll clips from his "audition." ... [TVNewser]

Guess Who Probably Won't Appear on Piers Morgan's CNN Show? - Posted July 18, 2010
If the deal to bring Piers Morgan to Larry King's 9pm slot this fall comes together, don't expect Paul McCartney's ex to be a guest. ... [TVNewser]

All's Quiet on the Piers Front - Posted July 16, 2010
It's Friday afternoon and there's no news out of CNN on a new host at 9pm to replace Larry King this fall. Reports sprouted e... [TVNewser]

Larry King on Piers Morgan: 'I don't know if I'd recognize him if he was walking down the street' - Posted July 15, 2010
In all the Larry King-Piers Morgan news this week, there was this gem from Forbes' Lacey Rose who talked with King as he promoted his new association with the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company. What's King say about his favorite to succeed him: "The camera just likes Ryan." And the guy... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan Circa 2008: 'There's a Gap' on American TV for 'Edgy,' 'One-on-One' Interviews - Posted July 14, 2010
"America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan has been pursuing his primetime talk show since at least 2008. While the news that Morgan is poised to take over CNN's 9 p.m. ... [TVNewser]

CNN Closing In on Piers Morgan For 9 PM Slot - Posted July 14, 2010
According to multiple reports, CNN is close to hiring "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan to replace Larry King at 9 p.m. The news is not totally unexpected. Rumors of Morgan jumping t... [TVNewser]

Is the End of 'Larry King Live' the End of a 'Gentlemanly Era?' - Posted July 6, 2010
WaPo's Tom Shales gets all nostalgic declaring Larry King's ... [TVNewser]

Simon Cowell Says He Helped Broker Morgan Deal; CNN: 'There Is No Deal' - Posted July 2, 2010
The day after CNN/US President Jon Klein told B&C that the network execs "never have negotiated" with ... [TVNewser]

Who Will Replace Larry King At CNN? An Update - Posted July 1, 2010
TVNewser opened a poll yesterday asking you, our loyal readers, to vote on who should take over for CNN's outgoing 9 p.m. host Larry King. As a public service, we thought we wou... [TVNewser]

Larry King Free to Work For Other Nets When he Leaves Nightly Show - Posted June 30, 2010
As part of his separation agreement with CNN, Larry King has the option to join another network or media outlet when he leaves his nightly show, two people familiar with the agreement tell TVNewser. King has already committed to doing occasional specials for C... [TVNewser]

Poll: Who Will Replace Larry King? - Posted June 30, 2010
With Larry King announcing his impending departure comes the obvious question: who will be next in the 9pmET time slot? As strange as it sounds, the logical answer might be Piers Morgan. There was an ... [TVNewser]

Is Signing Piers Morgan a Good Move for CNN? - Posted June 17, 2010
Despite CNN's statement to us this week that "rumors that we are close to signing a deal for a Larry King replacement are untrue," NYPost's Page Six ... [TVNewser]

More on Piers Morgan at CNN and His Other Television Resume - Posted June 14, 2010
There's been a flurry of tips and chatter today about Piers Morgan joining CNN's line-up in the very near future and The Guardian is now reporting that Morgan flew t... [TVNewser]

Is Piers Morgan Really Replacing Larry King? - Posted June 14, 2010
Over the weekend a flurry of reports from the UK tabloids said that "America's ... [TVNewser]

Smerconish: 'No Room for Nuance' on Cable News - Posted June 11, 2010
Radio and television personality Michael Smerconish writes an editorial in the Washington Post decrying the partisan state of cable... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira's Slightly Revised Trip to London - Posted June 1, 2009
It was a "special split edition of Today" this morning, according to Meredith Vieira, who anchored from London. Why? Well according to the NBC release sent yesterday: "On Monday, June 1 on "Today," ... [TVNewser]

TV Guide Proves Summer Is Here - Posted June 16, 2008
You know it's summer when there is so little TV news to cover, the stuff you write up with your friends over inter-office IM becomes cover stories. It is in this spirit that we give you the Top 10 Reality Show villains, care of TV Guide: No. 1 -- Omarosa, The Appr... [FishbowlLA]

Watch the Box: It's So Real - Posted November 20, 2007
Hard to believe, but Celebrity Apprentice was greenlit before the WGA strike. And the "celebrities"? Trace Adkins, Carol Alt, Stephen Baldwin, Nadia Comaneci, Tiffany Fallon, Jennie Finch, Nely Galan, Marilu Henner, Lennox Lewis, Piers Morgan, Omarosa, Tito Ortiz, Vincent Pastore and Gene Simmons. Omarosa to win ... [FishbowlLA]

Top Books Left Behind in UK Hotel Rooms - Posted August 29, 2007
The Telegraph has a lot of fun with hotel chain Travelodge's compilation of the latest literary works most often left behind in hotel rooms, especially as Alastair Campbell's THE BLAIR YEARS tops this year's list. Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan took second place with DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?... [GalleyCat]

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