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The Morning Ticker: Williams, Hinojosa, Beck

  • Brian Williams picked up the tab last night for his “Nightly News” team at Rosa Mexicano celebrating their Emmy wins. “Nightly” won for breaking news coverage of the tornado in Moore, OK and, along with CBS, was honored for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings.

  • Former CNN correspondent Maria Hinojosa has a new TV series debuting tomorrow night on PBS World. In “America by the Numbers” Honojosa travels around the country to examine the shifts in culture, diversity and demographic trends.

  • Glenn Beck‘s TheBlaze has launched on Suddenlink, the nation’s 7th largest cable operator. TheBlaze is now available on 77 television providers nationwide including 10 of the top 25.

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CBS News, PBS Score Big at News and Documentary Emmys

EmmysPBS and CBS News were the big winners at last night’s News and Documentary Emmys at the Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

PBS took home 11 Emmys while CBS won 10. ABC News won three; NBC News and BBC News two, and CNN and Al Jazeera America both earned one.

“60 Minutes” was the top single show, winning five Emmys for stories on Africa Mercy; China’s real estate bubble; Guantanamo Bay and Gitmo; imminent danger caused by mental illness, and recyclers making music from trash. The network also took home honors for its Boston Marathon bombing coverage, Charlie Rose‘s interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and “Face the Nation’s” coverage of the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. “48 Hours” won two Emmys for stories on art theft and the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing perpetrator.

ABC News’ “Nightline” took home all three trophies for the network. The newsmagazine earned honors for a Brian Ross investigation into fraud in China and U.S. markets, a story about underage prostitution rings in the Philippines; and an investigation into Rio’s drug gangs. NBC News earned honors for specials on the Boston Marathon bombings and “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams‘” reporting on the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

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Morning Shows Go Pink for 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Several network morning shows broke out the pink as Breast Cancer Awareness month begins. The “Today” show has former “Good Morning America” co-anchor Joan Lunden as special correspondent this week. Lunden, who recently went bald for the cover of “People” is undergoing chemotherapy to treat breast cancer. The “Today” plaza was packed with breast cancer survivors who, in an effort to destigmatize chemo-caused baldness, were encouraged to take off their wigs.

Over on “Good Morning America” Robin Roberts donated one of her wigs to eBeauty. Roberts, who donned the wig during her 2007 cancer battle, wore it during an interview with former Pres. Clinton. Amy Robach, who underwent her first mammogram for last year’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, and was later diagnosed with the disease, joined the Delta Airlines’ “Pink Plane,” — as a fill-in flight attendant.

And on “Fox & Friends” breast cancer survivor Danica Patrick unveiled her pink Nascar car to raise awareness.

NBC’s Katy Tur Named London Correspondent

KatyTurKaty Tur has been named a correspondent for NBC News London. We hear the announcement was made this morning by NBC News president Deborah Turness during a visit to the London bureau.

Tur has been with NBC for 5 years, starting at the Weather Channel, then reporting for WNBC in New York before joining NBC News as a correspondent in 2012. Tur has TV news in the genes. Her father Bob Tur is a former local news chopper pilot in Los Angeles who created the Los Angeles News Service.

Turness also announced that longtime NBC News producer Paul Nassar has been promoted to London Bureau Manager, tasked with overseeing day-to-day editorial operations.

The Top Cable News Shows in Q3 Were…

Fox News had the top 14 cable news programs in total viewers and the top 10 programs in the key A25-54 demographic for the third quarter of 2014. As usual, “The O’Reilly Factor” held the top spot and “The Kelly File” was second. “The Five,” “Special Report” and “On the Record” rounded out the top five in total viewers; “Hannity,” “The Five” and “Special Report” rounded out the top five in the A25-54 demo.

MSNBC’s highest-rated show in total viewers was “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which placed 15th overall in viewers and 21st  in the demo. Maddow’s program averaged 798,000 total viewers and 173,000 demo viewers. “Lockup” was the network’s highest-rated demo program, drawing 178,000 viewers.

Anderson Cooper 360″ was the top daily CNN program in total viewers and the demo, placing 18th and 11th, respectively. The show averaged 643,000 total viewers and 214,000 A25-54 viewers for the quarter. “The Sixties,” which ended its weekly Thursday run this quarter, was the top program in viewers overall, drawing 650,000 viewers.

Nancy Grace” led HLN among total viewers and the demo, averaging 357,000 viewers and 118,000 demo viewers for the quarter, placing 36th and 35th, respectfully.

“Shark Tank” led CNBC in both total viewers and the demo, ranking 32nd and 14th, respectfully. The top-rated show in total viewers on Fox Business was “Imus in the Morning,” which ranked 86th overall. The top-rated show in the demo was “Stossel,” which ranked 85th overall.

The full rankers, after the jump.

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The Evening Ticker: Ramos, Carlson, Slattery

  • The Committee to Protect Journalists today announced that Fusion’s Jorge Ramos will be honored with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in the cause of press freedom at the 2014 International Press Freedom Awards in November.

  • “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” celebrated one year on the air today with a best-of video. Carlson says the best part of leaving the morning shift for the afternoons is, “I no longer have to set three alarms for the middle of the night and I am home in the morning with my kids.”

José Díaz-Balart: ‘Embarrassing’ That There Aren’t More Latino Voices on Cable News

Jose Diaz-BalartWe all know working in TV news can mean very long days.

Jose Díaz-Balart puts in about a 15-hour day, give or take, across two networks. For Telemundo, he’s the main anchor of the evening newscast. For sister network MSNBC, he hosts the 10amET hour. Díaz-Balart, the son of Cuban immigrants, and brother of Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL), anchors both shows from Miami.

“Every second that I have the opportunity to work in this calling is a privilege; there’s no sacrifice there,” Díaz-Balart told us during a lunch at Rock Center Cafe.

Since his debut on MSNBC in June, Díaz-Balart has had a mission to use fewer pundits and analysts and put more real voices on the air. In his inaugural hour, during the height of the illegal immigration crisis at the Texas border, he interviewed an undocumented teenager named Maria who’d entered the U.S. illegally after her brother was murdered in Honduras.

“It’s embarrassing that there aren’t more voices [like Maria's] on the air,” he says. But because all cable news roads lead back to politics, Díaz-Balart says real stories from people like Maria, play right into MSNBC’s wheelhouse. Read more

The Scoreboard: Monday, Sept. 29

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 268 | MSNBC: 81 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 101
  • Primetime: FNC: 368 | MSNBC: 122 | CNN: 138 | HLN: 80

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

202

TheFive:

311

Baier:

371

Greta:

331

O’Reilly:

445

Kelly:

353

Shep:

306

Shep:

247

Kelly:

200

MSNBC
Wagner:

46

EdShow:

71

Sharpton:

95

Matthews:

96

Hayes:

118

Maddow:

162

O’Donnell:

87

Hayes:

59

Maddow:

78

CNN
Tapper:

171

Blitzer:

192

Blitzer:

184

Burnett:

161

Cooper:

137

Cooper:

135

Tonight:

143

Tonight:

129

CNNI:

67

HLN
Now:

71

Files:

53

Files:

77

Jane:

90

Grace:

107

Dr.Drew:

60

Files:

65

Files:

176

Files:

229

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, Sept. 28

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 131 | MSNBC: 103 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 115
  • Primetime: FNC: 129 | MSNBC: 176 | CNN: 204 | HLN: 143

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/HC:

52

MediaBuzz:

62

FNSunday:

74

Faulkner:

125

Huckabee:

169

Pirro:

135

Stossel:

83

Huckabee:

52

Pirro:

150

MSNBC
Manson:

24

Manson:

28

SerialKiller:

62

SerialKill:

96

Bundy:

174

Lockup:

174

Lockup:

181

Lockup:

195

Lockup:

162

CNN
Nwsroom:

102

Nwsroom:

127

Nwsroom:

111

Weed2:

152

Bourdain:

160

Bourdain:

219

Ling:

233

Bourdain:

90

Bourdain:

140

HLN
Files:

64

Files:

59

Files:

112

Files:

133

Files:

143

Files:

128

Files:

157

Files:

253

Files:

251

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The Scoreboard: Saturday, Sept. 27

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 161 | MSNBC: 81 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 149
  • Primetime: FNC: 152 | MSNBC: 136 | CNN: 154 | HLN: 149

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/News:

93

NewsHQ:

129

NewsHQ:

127

Report:

137

Huckabee:

152

Pirro:

171

Geraldo:

135

Red Eye:

136

Pirro:

131

MSNBC
Global:

51

Citizen:

46

Concert:

53

Global:

62

Citizen:

96

Concert:

144

Lockup:

167

Lockup:

213

Lockup:

239

CNN
Nwsroom:

128

Nwsroom:

74

Smerconish:

109

Nwsroom:

129

Bourdain:

133

Bourdain:

145

Bourdain:

184

Bourdain:

182

Bourdain:

110

HLN
Files:

111

Files:

91

Files:

91

Files:

95

Files:

127

Files:

141

Files:

167

Files:

204

Files:

230

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