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The Scoreboard: Thursday, April 17

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 224 | MSNBC: 108 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 79
  • Primetime: FNC: 352 | MSNBC: 158 | CNN: 196 | HLN: 127

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

160

TheFive:

291

Baier:

225

Greta:

250

O’Reilly:

426

Megyn:

357

Hannity:

273

O’Reilly:

231

Megyn:

212

MSNBC
Wagner:

95

EdShow:

149

Sharpton:

144

Matthews:

130

Hayes:

142

Maddow:

191

O’Donnell:

142

Hayes:

78

Maddow:

102

CNN
Tapper:

122

Blitzer:

132

Blitzer:

152

Burnett:

149

Cooper:

201

Tonight:

227

Chicago:

159

SpcRpt:

113

CNNI:

122

HLN
News:

52

Files:

39

Files:

24

Jane:

64

Grace:

124

DrDrew:

124

Files:

133

Files:

153

Files:

132

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Lara Spencer Named Co-Host of ‘Good Morning America’

LaraSpencer Lara Spencer has been promoted to co-host of “Good Morning America,” joining George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts, ABC News President James Goldston announced today.

“Lara is clearly an essential ingredient in the success we have enjoyed and I am so pleased to announce that Lara has been elevated to co-host of the program along with Robin and George,”  Goldston wrote in an email to staff marking the two-year anniversary of “GMA” snapping “Today’s” reign as TV news’ number-one morning show.

Spencer re-signed with “GMA” last month. “This was a simple decision,” Spencer said then. “I love what I do and I adore the people I work with. I am thrilled to be on this team and look forward to many more years.”

Goldston’s full email to staff after the jump.

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What is Greta Van Susteren’s TV News Dream?

Greta Van Susteren made headlines yesterday for implying White House Press Secretary Jay Carney might be dreaming in suggesting the Obama administration is the most transparent in history; the other night she described her own dream as a TV news host.

“Do you know what my dream in this job is?” Van Susteren said. “I’d love to make that call to a grieving family, and say, ‘They found her, she’s alive.”

The “On the Record” host was previewing her Fox News special airing tonight at 7pmET, which reexamines the 2006 disappearance of then-24-year-old Jennifer Kesse, a case Greta covered then.

“I wish we could cover every missing person–we can’t,” Greta added. “You may think that we drop these stories–we don’t.”


Fox at the White House… Not that Fox

The Wall Street Journal‘s Carol E. Lee has an A1 story about a Fox at the White House. Not Ed Henry, Wendell Goler, or Mike Emanuel, but a red Fox, which, according to Lee has been roaming the White House lawn since the shutdown last fall when groundskeepers were on furlough because of the government shutdown.

“He’s been tripping off alarms in the middle of the night,” Lee reports. “And one time he was spotted by the president himself.” We’re not sure whether the president’s reaction to this Fox, was anything like the other Fox.

(h/t Playbook)

Sunday Show Ratings: April 13

CBS’ “Face the Nation” won in both ratings measurements on April 13. ABC’s “This Week” came in second in total viewers and NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in second in the A25-54 demographic.

Compared to the same week last year, only “Fox News Sunday” was up in both ratings measurements, +25% in total viewers and +26% in the A25-54 demographic. “This Week” was down -5% in total viewers and up +5% in the demo, while “Meet the Press” was down -19% in total viewers and flat in the demo. “Face the Nation” and Univision’s “Al Punto” were down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,893,000 total viewers and 462,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered an additional 913,000 total viewers and 352,000 demo viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 50% of the country.

The numbers for April 13:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.03M 894K
ABC
“This Week” 2.29M 638K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.23M 677K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.27M 420K
Univision “Al Punto” 563K 236K

 

NBC News Crew on Mt. Everest As Avalanche Hits

EverestTodayNBC News had a crew in place at a Mt. Everest base camp this morning when an avalanche struck killing at least 13 Sherpas who guide climbers to the summit of the world’s highest peak.

Jonathan Fierro is a producer with NBC’s Peacock Productions and Ed Wardle is a cameraman with the group. They are working on next month’s Everest Jump Live that will air on Discovery Channel, but is being produced by Peacock, and hosted by Willie Geist.

“It’s a pretty regular occurrence here, nobody was shocked by that,” Wardle told Savannah Guthrie on “Today,” adding, “When radio reports started coming off the mountain that people were stuck in the avalanche, everybody came out and started getting organized for the rescue.” Guthrie reports that the rest of the NBC News team there preparing for Everest Jump Live is okay. (The interview is after the jump.)

Over on the Weather Channel, anchor Sam Champion spoke with his former colleague, WABC anchor and avid mountaineer, Diana Williams, who was live in Katmandu. Williams had just descended from Mt. Everest after reaching base camp. The rest of her climbing group was still up on the mountain.

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Natalie Morales: ‘Mind Over Matter’ During Boston Marathon

natalie moralesWith three days to go until the Boston Marathon, Natalie Morales — who is running the race as part of the “Today” show’s “Shine a Light” campaign — is dealing with a strained hamstring, the New York Daily News reports:

“It is literally a pain in my butt,” says Morales, who is running the 26.2 miles to raise money for The One Fund and the Challenged Athletes Foundation charities to benefit victims. “It really is painful, but I’m hoping that with all of the adrenaline and the support of the crowd, that it will be mind over matter.”

On “Today” this morning, Morales showed off the shoes she will wear while she runs — custom-made Adidas with inspirational quotes on them.

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, April 16

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 249 | MSNBC: 115 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 88
  • Primetime: FNC: 391 | MSNBC: 182 | CNN: 177 | HLN: 107

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

221

TheFive:

309

Baier:

323

Greta:

371

O’Reilly:

447

Megyn:

401

Hannity:

323

Hannity:

247

Megyn:

260

MSNBC
Wagner:

65

EdShow:

136

Sharpton:

187

Matthews:

245

Hayes:

171

Maddow:

229

O’Donnell:

148

Hayes:

111

Maddow:

107

CNN
Tapper:

124

Blitzer:

151

Blitzer:

173

Burnett:

185

Cooper:

220

Tonight:

150

SpcRpt:

162

SpcRpt:

189

Cooper:

125

HLN
News:

36

Detect.:

35

Detect.:

43

Jane:

50

Grace:

102

DrDrew:

87

Files:

133

Files:

190

Files:

177

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Which of President Obama’s 2012 Election Interviews Was the Toughest?

obama stewartWhite House Press Secretary Jay Carney‘s pick for President Obama’s toughest 2012 election interview might surprise you.

“Probably the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart,” Carney told CBS’ Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett during a discussion at George Washington University today.

Carney added that Stewart produced the most “substantive, challenging” interview for the president leading up to the 2012 election, and that Stewart packages news in a way that draws young eyeballs, which is who the president was trying to reach by going on “The Daily Show.”

But Greta Van Susteren isn’t laughing at other comments Carney made about Fox News, taking to GretaWire to criticize Carney for suggesting “ridiculous stories” coming from Fox News, like how many times former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared at the White House; Greta also called the White House “delusional” on the issue of transparency.

‘Never been a more transparent administration?’

OOPS! I love to get credit for identifying a falsehood but we are not the only ones. I also know the White House likes to blame Fox News for all their problems, but it is NOT just Fox New that outs the White House about its false claim of transparency.

President Obama Takes Questions From White House Briefing Room

President Obama visited the White House press briefing room this afternoon to speak about the new enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act and take questions from the press. The broadcast and cable networks all had live coverage of the press conference, which began at 3:40pmET.

On the broadcast networks, Brian Williams anchored for NBC, George Stephanopoulos anchored for ABC and Jeff Glor anchored for CBS.

First question goes to Kathleen Hennessey of the LA Times, who asks about Ukraine.

Second question goes to Maria Pena of La Opinion, who asks about immigration reform.

Third question goes to Tamara Keith of NPR, who asks about the ACA.

Fourth question goes to Edward-Isaac Dovere of Politico, who asks about military options in Ukraine.

Fifth and final question goes to David Jackson of USA Today, who asks about problems with the ACA rollout.

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