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TV Jobs: MSNBC, Fox News, NBCUniversal

This week, MSNBC is hiring a director, while Fox News needs a freelance technical director. Meanwhile, NBCUniversal is seeking a producer for NBC Nightly News, as well as a digital project director. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 30

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 250 | CNN: 106 | MSNBC: 72 | HLN: 100
  • Primetime: FNC: 347 | CNN: 143 | MSNBC: 117 | HLN: 114

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

159

TheFive:

254

Baier:

315

Greta:

306

O’Reilly:

465

Kelly:

381

Hannity:

196

Kelly:

270

Kelly:

280

CNN
Tapper:

69

Blitzer:

81

Blitzer:

131

Burnett:

150

Cooper:

175

Bourdain:

140

Tonight:

114

Tonight:

142

Bourdain:

117

MSNBC
Wagner:

49

EdShow:

86

Sharpton:

99

Matthews:

120

Hayes:

108

Maddow:

148

O’Donnell:

94

Brk/Hayes:

91/69

Maddow:

59

HLN
Now:

27

WWYD?:

36

Files:

44

Files:

62

Grace:

107

Dr.Drew:

75

Files:

162

Files:

268

Files:

298

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Florida Boy Dresses as David Muir for Halloween

MuirHalloweenIronman, you have met your Halloween costume match. Haden Crews, a 9-year-old Lake City, FL boy decided to pass on the superhero trend this year, and dressed up as “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir instead.

Haden’s mom made the mic flag and press pass. He says he watches “World News Tonight” whenever he can, and told Muir today that the show should do more stories on the lava flow in Hawaii. And if it doesn’t, next year he’ll go as Scott Pelley. (We kid)

Haden’s also upset that Muir doesn’t still do weekends.

Beef Between Rachel Maddow, Stuart Varney?

Rachel Maddow of MSNBC recently took on Fox Business’ Stuart Varney for his piece on falling gas prices hurting President Obama. Maddow mentions the current “unusually low” gas prices and points out that conservative media typically blames Obama when gas prices are high. She even used a “screenshot” from Varney’s show to demonstrate her point.

Well, Varney fired back this afternoon on his show, saying Maddow “got it wrong” and called Maddow’s commentary a “factless rant.” He went on to say, “she twisted the truth to fit her agenda.”

Is this friendly bickering or legitimate beef among cablenewsers? Watch the clips below and tell us how you feel in the comment section.

First, Maddow on Varney:

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Maria Bartiromo Anchored ‘Opening Bell’ From BNP Paribas Trading Floor

Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo anchored “Opening Bell” live from the BNP Paribas Trading Floor in New York City this morning. Bartiromo spoke with BNP Paribas executives including, Global Head of Market Economics and Chief Economist North America Paul Mortimer-Lee, Head of US Credit Strategy and CFA Mark Howard, Head of US Cash Equity Trading Darren Wolfberg, Natural Gas Strategist Teri Viswanath, Head of Official Institutions Coverage Time Bitsberger, and North America CEO Jean-Yves Fillion, among others.


FNC is No. 1 News Organization on Facebook

FNCLogo_5.28According to data provided by Social Bakers, Fox News Channel is the No. 1 news organization on Facebook based on domestic fans and engagement.

FNC has been delivering more domestic Facebook fans than any other news organization on the social network for 29 consecutive months (as of Oct 26, 2014). In addition, FNC delivered 13 million interactions in the month of October, ahead of The Huffington Post with 10.9 million and BuzzFeed with 7.1 million. “Interactions” are the combination of like, comments and shares on the social media site.

This might seem hard to believe, but the survey shows FNC’s Facebook post coverage of the Ottawa Shooting averaged 534,595 interactions – beating ABC, The Huffington Post, NBC News, CNN, The New York Times, MSNBC and CBS News’ coverage combined. See the report after the jump.  Read more

‘Nightcrawler’ Explores Strange World of Overnight TV News Stringers

In theaters today, another movie about the TV News business. In “Nightcrawler,” Jake Gyllenhaal plays a morally-challenged, on the verge of psychotic, overnight TV news stringer and Rene Russo plays a hard-charging “if it bleeds it leads” TV news manager.

Critics are loving it. So are some TV news anchors, including Fox News’s Steve Doocy. “I got to go to a special screening,” Doocy said yesterday on “Fox & Friends.” “I talked to [Gyllenhaal] about it because he has all of these little psychotic things in it. And he said to this day he’ll remember one of them and recite it to himself.”

In Profile (FNC Edition): Kelly, Hannity, Cavuto

Megyn Kelly is in the latest issue of Fortune magazine in a feature titled “Best Advice From CEOs,” in which CEOs, EVPs, company founders, and one cable news anchor, share their secrets to success:

My boss told me, “People will imitate you. They will try to do what you do. Never worry about them, because there’s only one you. So whatever you’re doing that makes you special, they can imitate it. But they can never be the same person, with the same delivery, with the same gifts and so on.”

Sean Hannity talked to Reuters about his new “jiu-jitsu” regimen, his matchmaking skills, and his politics: Read more

Final ‘Colbert Report’ is Dec. 18

You’ll only have about 7 more weeks of “Colbert Report” on Comedy Central, which is probably just fine with Sean Hannity.

“On December 18, my show is ending,” Colbert announced last night, just before a bit on voter apathy about the midterms, which included George Takei. “The 2014 midterms are the most expensive ever, costing $4 billion, and nobody is watching. It’s like the ‘Lone Ranger’ of elections.”

Colbert takes over for David Letterman when Letterman steps down from CBS’s the “Late Show” expected to be in May.

TV News Halloween Costumes: Who Wore It Best?

The morning shows went all out for their Halloween episodes this morning, dressing up as everything from classic TV characters to 21-year-old pop stars.

This is the 20th Halloween celebration for NBC’s “Today” show and we have seen the cast dress up in some elaborate costumes over the years. NBC went with another example of cross promotion, having the “Today” anchors dress up various “Saturday Night Live” characters.

Willie Geist and Tamron Hall did their best impersonations of Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri, dressing up as the Spartan Cheerleaders. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb dressed at Wayne and Garth from “Wayne’s World.”

As for Matt Lauer, who usually uses the occasion to dress in drag, we can’t be certain… as he dressed as the legendary gender-challenged “Pat.” Savannah Guthrie, Jenna Bush Hager and Meredith Vieira gave new meaning to the term “Mom Jeans,” although Vieira looked a little too comfortable recreating the “SNL” digital short.

Cooperate synergy was also in full effect on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” with its anchors dressed as celebrities vying for a spot on “Dancing With the Stars.” Robin Roberts dressed as the “Frozen” character Elsa, who was joined by her pal Olaf played by ABC’s T.J. Holmes. Read more

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