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O’Reilly: ‘Mr. Colbert and Other of His Ilk Have No Bleeping Clue How to Fight the Jihad’

O'ReillyLast night, Bill O’Reilly had a clear message for Stephen Colbert on fighting terror.

“Mr. Colbert and others of his ilk have no bleeping clue how to fight the Jihad,” O’Reilly said. “In the world of the ideologue, where Colbert lives, solutions don’t really matter…it’s how you feel about things,” O’Reilly added before advising his audience to run fast when they encounter people who have nothing constructive to say.

O’Reilly was responding to a segment in which Colbert mocked him for his plan to have an anti-terror mercenary force paid for by coalition forces.

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Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 22

evening news_2014Another split in the evenings: “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams takes total viewers while “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” takes the A25-54 demo. Compared to the same week last year Muir’s broadcast showed the most across-the-board growth: up +11% in viewers and up +9% in the demo.

“Nightly’s” lead on “World News Tonight” last week was 158,000 viewers (less than 2%). That’s the closest ABC has gotten to NBC in four weeks, which was Diane Sawyer‘s final week, and “WNT” got within 40,000 viewers.

“CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was also up in both measurements: up +3% in viewers and up +4% in the demo. “Nightly News” was up in viewers (+2%) but down in the demo (-7%) year-over-year.

Numbers for the week of Sept. 22, 2014:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,187,000 8,029,000 6,344,000
• A25-54: 1,811,000 2,002,000 1,507,000

 

The Morning Ticker: Morgan & the Mail, CNBC & China, Elliott & Cho

  • Former CNN host Piers Morgan is joining MailOnline as editor-at-large. Morgan will write several times a week, while pursing new TV ventures in the U.S. He is a former editor of British tabloids The News of the World and the Daily Mirror.

  • CNBC appears to be the latest western network to be blacked out in China as pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue. CNBC news assistant Seamus Conwell Vined the moment when a CNBC international channel went dark this morning.

  • NBC Sports’ Josh Elliott and WABC anchor Liz Cho are engaged. TVNewser spotted the happy couple at an event in Manhattan last night just as the news was breaking in Page Six.

Jorge Ramos: ‘Fusion is the Future’

RamosAppearing on “Reliable Sources” yesterday, Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos vowed his network will be instrumental in the years ahead.

“Fusion is the future,” he said. “Without Latinos, it is impossible to do anything in politics or in television.” Ramos added Fusion’s targeting of Latinos and younger viewers makes it a major media player in the next presidential election.
 
“In 2016, no one is going to be able to make it to the White House without Fusion and without Univision.”

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The Evening Ticker: Van Cleave, SPJ, Intruder

  • Kris Van Cleave has been named a New York-based correspondent for CBS Newspath, the network’s affiliate news service. Van Cleave joins from WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was a reporter at XETV/Fox6 in San Diego, and KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs.

  • All three evening newscasts led with the same story tonight, which was based on reporting from the Washington Post. Just after 4pmET today, reporter Carol Leonning broke the news that White House intruder Omar Gonzales made his way all the way into the East Room, much further than first revealed by the secret service.

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The Scoreboard: Friday, Sept. 26

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 245 | MSNBC: 88 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 75
  • Primetime: FNC: 326 | MSNBC: 138 | CNN: 185 | HLN: 62

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

228

TheFive:

378

Baier:

346

Greta:

314

O’Reilly:

351

Kelly:

321

Hannity:

305

O’Reilly:

200

Kelly:

207

MSNBC
Wagner:

45

EdShow:

65

Sharpton:

85

Matthews:

85

Hayes:

94

Maddow:

147

Lockup:

173

Lockup:

174

Lockup:

156

CNN
Tapper:

200

Blitzer:

145

Blitzer:

169

Burnett:

164

Cooper:

152

TerrorMall:

211

Cont/Unguard:

–/174

TerrorMall:

105

Cont/Unguard:

–/37

HLN
Now:

17

Files:

26

Files:

83

Secret:

67

Grace:

64

Grace:

73

Grace:

48

Grace:

72

Grace:

100

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Syracuse Cuts Ribbon on Upgrades At S.I. Newhouse School

LichtControlRoomCBS News VP Chris Licht now has a TV news control room named for him. It’s one of the new control rooms at Syracuse University’s new Dick Clark Studios and Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation.

The $18 million upgrade at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications includes five studios, replacing two studios, built decades ago and used by countless Syracuse alum including Ted Koppel, Bob Costas, Steve Kroft, Jeff Glor, Contessa Brewer and Licht.

Oprah Winfrey was the featured guest at today’s celebration. The two major donations of $5 million each, came from the Dick Clark estate (Clark is a 1951 Syracuse graduate) and Alan Gerry, the founder of Cablevision Industries.

CNNgo Launches: ‘There is Nothing Else Quite Like this in the Marketplace Today’

CNNx is now CNNgo.

The digital product, which gives viewers access to live TV, 24 hours of shows, on-demand access to original programs, and more, launched yesterday and is free, without cable authentication, for the next 10 days.

CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker calls CNNgo “a result of the true spirit of innovation and change that drove Ted Turner to create [CNN] nearly 35 years ago.”

CNNgo is available on desktop or iPad and will soon be made available on TV through cable and satellite set-top boxes.

“The vision, the technology, the programming, the product – all of it was developed in-house through the tireless efforts of our colleagues across the company,” writes Zucker in a note to staff. “We should be very proud of what we accomplished together.”

The roll-out of CNNgo also includes a creative marketing campaign, including this spot:

MSNBC Doesn’t Renew Contributor Goldie Taylor’s Contract

MSNBC and contributor Goldie Taylor have parted ways. Taylor, who’s been a contributor for several years appearing across daytime and primetime programs, tweeted out the news.

Taylor also responded to a user’s prediction she might end up as a contributor at the network across the street. Read more

Willie Geist’s Trip to the ER

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A dinner party at Savannah Guthrie‘s home over the weekend turned bloody for Willie Geist.

Geist split open his finger while trying to open a bottle of Bourbon.

“They come in, he is holding his hand, a big towel,” Guthrie sai this morning on “Today.” “Blood… it’s a gusher, and they say, ‘girls we’re going to urgent care.’” Geist and his family were visiting Guthrie, her husband Mike Feldman and their new baby. Willie ended up getting seven stitches. “It’s a long story…there were some problems with the wax,” Geist said.

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