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The Scoreboard: Monday, July 21

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 231 | MSNBC: 85 | CNN: 159 | HLN: 93
  • Primetime: FNC: 312 | MSNBC: 161 | CNN: 175 | HLN: 146

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

146

TheFive:

254

Baier:

328

Greta:

329

O’Reilly:

379

Kelly:

321

Hannity:

232

O’Reilly:

207

Kelly:

250

MSNBC
Wagner:

66

EdShow:

102

Sharpton:

171

Matthews:

97

Hayes:

87

Maddow:

223

O’Donnell:

173

Hayes:

95

Maddow:

86

CNN
Tapper:

166

Blitzer:

192

Blitzer:

169

Burnett:

187

Cooper:

193

Cooper:

167

Tonight:

166

Tonight:

187

CNNI:

123

HLN
Now:

55

Files:

76

Files:

63

Jane:

96

Grace:

147

Dr.Drew:

154

Files:

138

Files:

186

Files:

183

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, July 20

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 180 | MSNBC: 116 | CNN: 214 | HLN: 156
  • Primetime: FNC: 180 | MSNBC: 167 | CNN: 217 | HLN: 122

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/HC:

144

Kurtz:

155

FNSunday:

210

Faulkner:

226

Huckabee:

174

Pirro:

189

Stossel:

178

Huckabee:

153

Pirro:

135

MSNBC
Caught:

49

Caught:

71

Caught:

106

Caught:

116

Slaves:

167

Slaves:

162

Slaves:

172

Lockup:

150

Lockup:

248

CNN
Nwsroom:

288

Nwsroom:

264

Nwsroom:

195

Nwsroom:

276

Nwsroom:

222

TheHunt:

262

Tonight:

167

Tonight:

138

TheHunt:

183

HLN
Files:

194

Files:

258

Files:

177

Files:

133

Files:

107

Files:

93

Files:

165

Files:

156

Files:

168

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The Scoreboard: Saturday, July 19

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 203 | MSNBC: 103 | CNN: 182 | HLN: 125
  • Primetime: FNC: 216 | MSNBC: 139 | CNN: 144 | HLN: 132

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
NewsHQ:

183

Stossel:

112

NewsHQ:

152

Report:

129

Huckabee:

177

Pirro:

202

Geraldo:

268

Huckabee:

195

Pirro:

163

MSNBC
Caught:

45

Caught:

94

Caught:

115

Caught:

140

Caught:

107

Lockup:

107

Lockup:

203

Lockup:

244

Lockup:

236

CNN
Nwsroom:

220

Nwsroom:

176

Smerconish:

161

Nwsroom:

143

Burnett:

173

Burnett:

150

Cooper:

109

Burnett:

143

CNNI:

157

HLN
Files:

91

Files:

103

Files:

105

Files:

95

Files:

132

Files:

133

Files:

131

Files:

149

Files:

209

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Greta Responds to Criticism of Jill Abramson Interview

GretaGreta Van Susteren doesn’t mind criticism. But she does mind journalists critiquing her interviews without the benefit of a phone call.

“Had Spayd called me, she wouldn’t have to read this,” Van Susteren tells TVNewser, previewing a GretaWire post she wrote (read after the jump).

Greta is referring to a critical piece written by former Washington Post managing editor Elizabeth Spayd. Spayd criticized several journalists, including Van Susteren, for their interviews with former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson last week.

Spayd wrote Van Susteren focused too much on transparency in the Obama administration at the expense of going in-depth about Abramson’s firing. As we reported last week, Van Susteren did in fact ask Abramson about her firing. And Greta pointed that out this afternoon while calling out Spayd for not adhering to “journalism 101.”

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Why Jorge Ramos Swam the Rio Grande (It Wasn’t to Get to the Other Side)

JorgeRamosSwimsNo, that’s not Jorge Ramos taking a dip in the Atlantic Ocean off Miami Beach. In fact, the Fusion and Univision anchor swam across the Rio Grande as part of his Fusion special tonight on the border crises.

“I swam with my cameraman all the way to the Mexican side without actually touching the Mexican side because that’s illegal by treaty,” Ramos tells the Daily Beast. Also, even though Ramos has dual U.S./Mexican citizenship, he didn’t have his passport.

As for what it’s like:

It’s exactly what you think it is. There are very strong undercurrents, a lot of rocks and plants and a muddy bottom. If you try to stand up you might be stuck because it’s so muddy you can’t actually move your legs. It is very, very contaminated. And it’s dark. It’s impossible to look through the water. It took me about 15 minutes.

Al Jazeera Reporter on Gaza Bureau Shots: ‘We Were All Startled’

Al Jazeera English correspondent Stefanie Dekker, currently in Gaza, is reporting on the shots fired this morning at the network’s bureau there.

“At one point from the sky through the live position and into the office, which is where the kitchen is, we had a big explosion. So we were all startled and trying to figure out what it was  — maybe someone thought it was an electricity explosion, something like that,” Dekker said. “And then straight after another shot came in. So it was very clear, two very precise shots straight into our building.” Watch:

Yesterday, the Israeli foreign minister said they were working to prevent the Qatar-backed Al Jazeera from operating within its borders. An Al Jazeera spokeperson tells TVNewser the network holds”the Israeli authorities fully responsible” for the shooting.

The Ticker: Vause, Labott, King

  • CNN anchor and reporter John Vause was a passenger on Tel Aviv-bound Delta Flight 468 which was diverted to Paris following reports of rocket debris near Ben Gurion Airport. “An hour out of Tel Aviv-just told a rocket landed near BG Airport,” he tweeted.

  • CNN has promoted foreign affairs reporter Elise Labott to global affairs correspondent. Washington, DC-based Labott has been with the network since 2000 working as a foreign affairs producer and reporter.

  • Longtime CNN host Larry King is relishing an Emmy nomination as Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis program. His “Larry King Now” is the only digital show to be nominated for an Emmy in this category.

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 14

EveningNewsNewWith two international crises happening in Gaza and Ukraine, ABC “World News with Diane Sawyer” widened its A25-54 demo lead with a +123,000-viewer victory over “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” (David Muir was in for Sawyer all week).

The demo win marks three weeks in a row for ABC, its longest winning streak since March, 2008. Williams led Sawyer’s broadcast by 327,000 among total viewers extending its No. 1 streak to 253 weeks.

Compared to the same week last year “World News” is the only broadcast to grow in the younger demo, up +5%. “Nightly” was down -6% while “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was down -5%. For total viewers year-over-year, ABC was up +6%, CBS was up +2%, and NBC was flat.

Numbers for the week of July 14, 2014:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 7,767,000 7,440,000 6,176,000
• A25-54: 1,794,000 1,917,000 1,477,000

 

Gunshots Fired at Al Jazeera’s Gaza Bureau

al jazeera gunshotsJust one day after the Israeli foreign minister said he would try to prevent Al Jazeera from operating in Israel, the network says gunshots were fired at its Gaza bureau:

“Two very precise shots were fired straight into our building”, Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker (pictured), reporting from the bureau in Gaza said. “We are high up in the building so we had a very strong vantage point over the area. But we have evacuated.”

The bureau is situated in a residential area of Gaza City. “Our office building also has many residential apartments. People [are] leaving, panicked. The AP [news agency] also has office there and [has] evacuated.”

Dekker and another Al Jazeera journalist, Nicole Johnston, both referred to the shots as “warning shots” on Twitter.

Al Jazeera did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

>Update: “The foreign minister’s comments were a direct threat against us and appear to have been taken as a green light for the targeting of our journalists in Gaza. We hold the Israeli authorities fully responsible. They have put the lives of journalists in danger,” an Al Jazeera spokesperson said in a statement.

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‘Pimped Out’ Returns. New Clinton Book Details Old Cable News Firestorm

shuster“Clinton Inc.,” another new book about the former, and perhaps future, White House occupants dredges up a cable news moment that regular readers of this site will recall.

In February 2008, as the Democratic primary for president was heating up, then-MSNBC anchor David Shuster waded into the debate about the Clinton family dynamic and how it plays out on the campaign trail. “Doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?,” Shuster asked.

That line set off a firestorm from the Clinton camp to the highest levels of NBC and even its corporate parent at the time. Politico reports on an excerpt from the book by Daniel Halper:

According to a source close to the situation, the Clintons called people on the board of NBC’s parent company General Electric to say, “Well, this is outrageous, how NBC News and MSNBC are handling this, and we need to do something about it.” Before long, GE’s chairman Jeffrey Immelt was on the phone with Jeff Zucker, the president and CEO of NBC Universal at the time, and (former NBC News president) Steve Capus asking, “What the hell is going on over there? Why are my board members talking about the reporter, and why is your reporter referring to Chelsea as a prostitute?”

Shuster was suspended for the remark. His employment with MSNBC came to an abrupt end in April 2010 when it was revealed that he took part in the taping of a pilot for CNN. Shuster had been with MSNBC since 2002 following a six-year run at Fox News Channel. He is now an anchor with Al Jazeera America. Ironically, Chelsea Clinton would go on to work as a special correspondent for NBC News.

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