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Neighbor Had Taken Out Restraining Order Against Fired Alaska Reporter

CharloGreeneCharlo Greene‘s foul-mouthed exit from KTVA in Anchorage Sunday night has now been viewed 6.8 million times  — 23 times the population of the Alaska city. That kind of attention has led to some digging into Greene — real name Charlene Ebge. TMZ reports that a neighbor had taken a restraining order out on her earlier this month.

Tyler Gilbrech tells TMZ Charlo and her boyfriend moved into the apartment above his in June, and claims she immediately started stinking up the place with so much reefer his 4-yr-old daughter became violently sick from the fumes seeping through the walls. According to court docs Charlo harassed and threatened Tyler several times — telling him to “watch his back.”

Greene is the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club. And like any 2014 entrepreneur, she’s gone to the masses for support. In a fundraising video on IndieGogo Greene says, “I’m making it my life work to uphold what America stands for truly: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” And legal weed.

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The Afternoon Ticker: Quick, Quintanilla, Muir

  • Becky Quick interviewed Pres. Clinton at his annual Global Initiative gathering in New York today. CNBC carried the interview live. Topics ranged from ISIS airstrikes to tax inversions.

  • Carl Quintanilla‘s first “Real Sports” story airs tonight on the HBO show. Quintanilla explores how the world of daily fantasy sports and has grown into a billion-dollar industry.

  • The parents of the 12-year-old girl stabbed 19 times by her friends in the so-called “Slender Man” attack speak to David Muir for the season premiere of ABC’s “20/20″ Friday night.

Only ‘World News Tonight’ Sees Growth in Viewers and Demo For 2013-2014 Season


While all three network newscasts can celebrate audience growth in the just-completed 2013-2014 season, only “World News Tonight with David Muir” has seen growth among both total viewers and the preferred news demo of Adult 25-54 viewers.

Compared to the 2012-2013 season, “World News Tonight,” which spent most of the season as “World News with Diane Sawyer,” grew +4% in viewers and +5% in the demo.

“Nightly News with Brian Williams” saw the most viewership growth: up +6%, but was down the most in the demo: -3%. “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” which saw an executive producer change in the spring, was up +5% in viewers and down -2% in the demo.

“Nightly News” won the season in both total viewers and the demo, though “World News,” took the demo in the second half of the season, winning both Q2 and Q3.

2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009

Numbers for the 2013-2014 season:

• Total Viewers: 8,849,000 7,995,000 6,752,000
• A25-54: 2,175,000 2,075,000 1,658,000

’60 Minutes’ Has Best Debut in 17 Years

Pelley60isis“60 Minutes” was the No. 2 show of the week, only behind “Sunday Night Football” on NBC.

Sunday’s season debut drew 17.88 million viewers, its biggest premiere audience since 1997. The show got a boost from the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seakawks game. A Super Bowl rematch which went into overtime.

Sunday’s show, which featured a Scott Pelley report from the frontlines of the battle to defeat ISIS, and a Steve Kroft story about the growing concerns over an IRS scam, delivered its best premiere numbers since 2005 in the key demos: a 4.4/11 in A25-54 and a 3.5/10 in A18-49.

The Morning Ticker: Sawyer’s Stand, Global Concert, Obama Statement

  • MaxNicholsDianeSawyerABC News anchor Diane Sawyer and her husband Mike Nichols hosted a screening last night for “Two Night Stand” – the film directing debut for Mike’s son, Max Nichols, (right). Max Nichols’ wife, CNN sports anchor Rachel Nichols, was among the attendees.

  • MSNBC will air the first-ever live broadcast of the Global Citizen Festival Saturday. The Central Park concert, featuring JAY Z, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, and more will be carried on MSNBC, while NBC News will air a primetime special at 9pmET hosted by Tamron Hall.

  • Before leaving for New York for the U.N. General Assembly this morning, Pres. Obama spoke from the South Lawn of the White House about last night’s airstrikes on ISIS and Khorasan militants in Syria. All the broadcast networks aired a special report. The president did not take questions.

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 15

evening news_2014“World News Tonight with David Muir” wins its 7th straight week, and 11 of past 12 weeks, in the younger demo. And while both ABC and “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” are growing in the demo, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” is down compared to the same week last year. CBS is up a whopping +13% in A25-54 viewers, ABC is up +9% and NBC is down -7%.

Among total viewers, “Nightly News” continues as the most-watched evening newscast, a winning streak that is entering its 6th year. All three broadcasts were up in total viewers: +4% for ABC, and +2% for both NBC and CBS.

Numbers for the week of Sept. 15, 2014:

• Total Viewers: 8,244,000 7,872,000 6,281,000
• A25-54: 1,927,000 2,088,000 1,599,000


Bill O’Reilly Says a Mercenary Army is the way to Defeat ISIS

BORCTMBill O’Reilly is making the rounds promoting the latest in his “Killing” series. “Killing Patton”  looks at WWII General George Patton who died under mysterious circumstances just after the war ended. But in an effort to defeat the current global threat, on his show last night O’Reilly called for the formation of a mercenary army to defeat ISIS.

“The United States would pay well mercenary troops from all over the world,” O’Reilly said on “CBS This Morning.” “We would select them. Special forces would train them. 25,000-man force to be deployed to fight on the ground against worldwide terrorism, not just ISIS and that would be a permanent force and take the politics out of it.”

Up next for O’Reilly, “Live with Kelly & Michael.” He’ll be a guest on today’s show.

U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets

The broadcast and cable news networks broke in with special coverage tonight as U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria began.

Brian Williams, David Muir and Scott Pelley all updated the west coast editions of their evening newscasts tonight. ABC broke in with a network-wide special report at 9:30pmET, NBC broke in at 9:38pmET. CBS News ran a crawl during primetime programming at 9:30pmET.

Cable news has been in non-stop coverage. Fox News was first with the news. Megyn Kelly broke into her own pre-taped interview with Alan Colmes at 9:26pmET as Jennifer Griffin reported that military operations had begun. Shepard Smith picked up coverage on Fox News at 10pmET and will continue until MidnightET when Kelly picks up. CNN’s Anderson Cooper broke in with the news at 9:30pmET with Jim Sciutto reporting the news. Don Lemon and Alisyn Camerota anchored from 10pmET until Midnight. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported the news at 9:34pmET. Lawrence O’Donnell anchored at 10 and Chris Hayes picks up at 11pmET with live coverage on MSNBC. FBN has been in live coverage as well and will simulcast Megyn Kelly‘s coverage at Midnight.

Eric Bolling, Anthony Weiner Spar on Twitter over Weiner’s Fox Comments

Eric Bolling doesn’t agree with former Congressman Anthony Weiner‘s categorization of Fox News as conservative. And he let him know this afternoon on Twitter.

What ensued was a good old-fashioned Twitter spat.

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Molly Henneberg Skydives With Wounded Warriors

Over the weekend, Fox News correspondent Molly Henneberg got a sky-high look at what hundreds of Wounded Warriors are doing to motivate their fellow veterans.

Henneberg jumped with three veterans. “We have Molly Henneberg from Fox News jumping in with our warriors so that she can understand what they’re going through,” a man said over megaphone as Henneberg landed. Her jump came at the NAS Oceana Air Show in Virginia Beach. Watch the cast of “Fox & Friends” cheering on their colleague this morning.