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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, April 22

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 233 | MSNBC: 104 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 105
  • Primetime: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 167 | CNN: 172 | HLN: 134

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

169

TheFive:

297

Baier:

227

Greta:

234

O’Reilly:

376

Megyn:

441

Hannity:

304

O’Reilly:

297

Megyn:

220

MSNBC
Wagner:

118

EdShow:

124

Sharpton:

121

Matthews:

100

Hayes:

128

Maddow:

208

O’Donnell:

165

Hayes:

50

Maddow:

95

CNN
Tapper:

86

Blitzer:

126

Blitzer:

109

Burnett:

109

Cooper:

206

Tonight:

177

Spc.Report:

132

Cooper:

149

Tonight:

126

HLN
News:

50

Files:

73

Files:

94

Jane:

91

Grace:

162

DrDrew:

101

Files:

141

Files:

252

Files:

241

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Keith Olbermann Won’t Be Getting In a Car With Anyone From MSNBC

ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann‘s departure from MSNBC in 2011 was certainly not warm and fuzzy, and today he compared watching his former network with a very dangerous act.

Earlier this year, Olbermann declined to comment on an MSNBC segment, claiming he hadn’t watched the channel since 2009–when he was still hosting “Countdown.”

The sports anchor returned for a second stint at ESPN last summer, hosting “Olbermann Live” on ESPN2. Before that, he was fired by Current TV, which was eventually sold to Al Jazeera.

The Ticker: CBS News, Webby Awards, Beck

  • CBS News will air the results of six-month-long investigation on spinal-fusion surgery on tomorrow morning’s “CBS This Morning.” The investigation looked at government databases to see how often doctors have performed the surgeries, and what the results were.

  • The 18th Annual Webby Awards voting closes tomorrow, with this year’s winners set to be announced on April 28. Al Jazeera’s “The Stream,” “60 Minutes Overtime,” and CNN are some TV news outlets nominated for digital awards.

  • On his radio show today, Glenn Beck recounted an email from former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, apologizing for never thanking him for the gift–a first-edition copy of George Washington’s farewell address–Beck sent during the 2012 campaign. Romney’s reason for never sending a thank you note: his son never gave him the book.

Michael Strahan Shares the Top 5 Reasons He Joined ‘GMA’

On “Good Morning America” today, Michael Strahan — the show’s newest addition — shared the top five reasons he’s excited to join the ABC morning show.

His reasons included “Wait, ‘GMA’? I thought I was getting Barbara’s seat on ‘The View’” and “Because it’s fun to say Stephanopoulos.” Watch:

Which Airline is Like Fox News?

George WillGeorge Will is enjoying life as a Fox News contributor; so much so, he thinks of it like riding a popular airline.

“Fox News is like getting on a Southwest Airlines plane,” Will told Stephen Colbert last night. “Everyone’s happy, they’re at the top of the heap and they feel like insurgents.”

“Wow, that’s great,” Colbert responded. “That sounds almost dangerous.”

For Colbert’s part, he engaged in some TV cloning last night; you could watch him interview Will on Comedy Central while simultaneously seeing him as a guest on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Colbert told the man he’ll replace next year that he turned down a 1986 internship offer…from Letterman’s show.

Both interviews after the jump.

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Zoraida Sambolin Returns to Former Station

Zoraida_SambolinZoraida Sambolin, who signed off from CNN in December, is re-joining her former station, WMAQ in Chicago. Sambolin will begin at the NBC-owned station in May.

Sambolin joined CNN in 2011 as the anchor of the early morning newscast. During her time at the network, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. In announcing her CNN exit, she said “life is beckoning me back to Chicago.”

Sambolin will anchor the morning newscast at WMAQ. TVSpy has more details.

U.S. State Department Asks Russia to Release Vice News Reporter

SimonThe U.S. State Department has asked Russia to release Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky, who’s being held captive by pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine.

“We call on Russia to use its influence with these groups to secure the immediate and safe release of all hostages in eastern Ukraine,” State Dept. spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday.

Ostrovsky, along with five other journalists, were detained this week. The other five have have been released, leaving Simon as the only journalist being kept. He’s been reporting on the Ukrainian crisis for VICE since early March.

VICE News has also issued a statement: “VICE News is aware of the situation and is in contact with the US State Department and other appropriate government authorities to secure the safety and security of our friend and colleague, Simon Ostrovsky.”

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes covered Ostrovsky’s captivity on last night’s “All In.” ”We’ve been relying on his reporting,” Hayes said about Ostrovsky’s reporting for the show.

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Last HLN Original Set for Retirement

KofskyHLNEve Kofsky, the last remaining original HLN employee still with the network, is hanging up her headset. Kofsky started at CNN in February of 1981 as a video journalist and moved to CNN2 as an audio operator when rehearsals started in November of that year.

Promoted to director in 1984, she has directed nearly 18,000 hours of television programming at CNN2/Headline News/HLN. Kofsky and long-time CNN director Roger Strauss make up the “first couple” of CNN, the first to meet at the network and married in 1983.

Kofsky will direct her last shows on May 2.

The Morning Ticker: Everest Doc, Cooper Stalker, Jennings Move

  • Discovery Channel will use footage already shot by NBC’s Peackock Productions meant for the now-canceled Everest Jump Live for a special documenting last Friday’s tragedy on Everest.

  • Anderson Cooper‘s alleged stalker, 38-year-old Alex Hausner of Queens, will be back in a New York courtroom Friday. A judge ordered Hausner to either take a plea deal or head to trial.

Robin Roberts Tells David Letterman: ‘I’m Healthier and Happier Than I’ve Ever Been’

RobinLettermanRobin Roberts will be signing copies of her new book “Everybody’s Got Something” at Barnes & Noble on 46th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City today at 12:30pm. Stop by if you can.

Last night the ABC News anchor traveled a few blocks up Broadway and appeared on CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” telling Dave, “I’m healthier and happier than I’ve even been.” While Roberts has re-signed with “Good Morning America,” the show tweeted Roberts’ farewell to Letterman who will be leaving “Late Show” next year.

Also on last night’s show, Letterman’s replacement Stephen Colbert who brought a Top 10 list he’d submitted 17 years ago when he applied to be a writer on the show.

Watch both clips after the jump…

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