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The Scoreboard: Friday, February 11

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 315 | MSNBC: 165 | CNN: 229 | HLN: 94
  • Primetime: FNC: 406 | MSNBC: 247 | CNN: 228 | HLN: 78

5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC Beck: Baier: Shep: O’Reilly: Egypt: Greta: Reagan: Hannity:
497 453 445 598 379 239 285 160
MSNBC Matthews: Live: Matthews: O’Donnell: Maddow: Lockup: Lockup: Lockup:
102 90 136 174 237 329 328 212
CNN Blitzer: Blitzer: KingUSA: ParkerSpitzer: Morgan: Cooper: Cooper: Morgan:
189 192 215 229 220 236 177 173
HLN Showbiz: Prime: Issues: Grace: Missing: Behar: Showbiz: Grace:
66 83 115 157 48 42 54 77

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Jane Velez-Mitchell Talks Lindsay Lohan on ‘The Soup’: ‘I look hot McHale’

HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell will do anything to hawk her book: first this, then that and, over the weekend, dressing up like Lindsay Lohan and strutting on to “Talk Soup.” Velez-Mitchell told host Joel McHale that she’s “going everywhere” to promote “Addict Nation,” “even this rinky-dink production.”

McHale responded by saying he’ll “feel so bad making fun of her next week…for a second.”

Thomas Roberts to Host NLGJA New York Benefit

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s 16th Annual New York Benefit: Headlines & Headliners will be hosted by MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, the association announced today.

Joining Roberts Jamie Colby (FNC), Ann Curry (NBC), Manuel Gallegus (CBS), Chris Jansing (MSNBC), Rick Folbaum (FNC), Natalie Morales (NBC), Erin Moriarty (CBS), Trish Regan (CNBC), and others.

Click here to purchase tickets for the March 24th event, which will take place Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SoHo Store in New York City.

CNN and Fox News Channel are two of the principal sponsors this year.

CBS’ Morley Safer Emails Distaste for Old Club’s New Policy

CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer is trying to keep the old traditions of the Century Association alive by keeping its ties with an all-male club in London, The New York Times reports today.

Safer wrote emails, obtained by the Times, to the organization describing the slippery slope this separation could go down:

What will be next? Disassociation with clubs that do not cater to vegans on their menus? Kosher dining rooms? Special facilities for nudists and transsexuals? Abolition of ‘Centurion’ to describe our members, given that the term is, according to the OED, derived from the all-male Roman army?

The 78-year-old CBS correspondent described an important female member of the group as “whining,” “self-pitying” and “vindictive.”

Safer affirmed that he had written the emails, but told the paper, “I am sorry this has become public. This is a private matter among club members.”

Weekend ‘World News’ is Now ‘World News with David Muir’

ABC News president Ben Sherwood announced today that David Muir has been named the sole anchor of weekend “World News” editions — which is now “World News with David Muir.”

“David breathes clarity and wisdom into all his reporting,” “World News” EP Jon Banner said in a statement, “His original voice and his ability to reach far beyond the headlines into heart of a story follows in the great tradition of Diane, Charlie and Peter.”

Muir joined ABC News eight years ago as the anchor of the overnight news program “World News Now.” The multiple Emmy-award winner has anchored “World News” in many locations including Cairo, London, Tucson, AZ, and Beijing.

Sherwood emailed the following to staff on Monday:
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Some Valentine’s Day Love for tvnewsers

Today our friends from mediabistro.com Learn are showing you some Valentine’s Day love: a discount on any of our classes, including TV News Writing. If you enroll using the promo code LOVE25 by 5pmET today, you’ll get 25% off this, or any upcoming class. In this class, you’ll learn how to communicate for the ear — not the page — and ace that TV writing test in a job interview. The 4-week online class begins next Thursday.

Sign up before 5pmET tonight to take advantage of the discount.

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Don’t Have Plans this Weekend? Try ‘The Glenn Beck Conspiracy Generator’

Fox News’ Glenn Beck can be fun to watch on cable news, but About.com’s Political Humor blog has taken it to the next level by introducing this: The Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theory Generator. On this Sunday morning — if you have nothing else better to do — you can click through and “generate” some theories yourself.

One of TVNewser’s favorite theories is after the jump…

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Ed Helms Does a Great Tom Brokaw Impression on ‘The View’

Joy Behar nudged Ed Helms to do his impression of Tom Brokaw on Tuesday’s “The View.” Helms said as Brokaw: “Tony Blair and I are off to the Hamptons for a wine tasting. I’m going water-skiing with the Dalai Lama.”

Then “The Office” funny man said as Keith Olbermann‘s new boss Al Gore, “If I were elected President, I would make absolutely certain that global warming came to an end.”

The Scoreboard: Thursday, February 10

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 398 | MSNBC: 125 | CNN: 212 | HLN: 98
  • Primetime: FNC: 649 | MSNBC: 187 | CNN: 247 | HLN: 133

5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC Beck: Baier: Shep: O’Reilly: Hannity: Greta: O’Reilly: Hannity:
502 524 537 821 619 506 500 407
MSNBC Matthews: Live: Matthews: O’Donnell: Maddow: EdShow: O’Donnell: Maddow:
137 144 182 165 216 180 118 176
CNN Blitzer: Blitzer: KingUSA: ParkerSpitzer: Morgan: Cooper: Cooper: Morgan:
286 236 222 196 248 296 232 197
HLN Showbiz: Prime: Issues: Grace: Missing: Behar: Showbiz: Grace:
34 45 78 139 134 130 118 181

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‘Morning Joe’ in Chicago with Oprah Winfrey & Tom Brokaw

“Morning Joe” this morning was a tribute to Chicago — and of course, you can’t mention Chicago without Oprah Winfrey. Alongside hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist, special guest Tom Brokaw said of Chicago, “This is not just Chicago, this is Oprahland. You come to Chicago and when you’re taken into the Oprahland, it’s really a remarkable experience.”

TVNewser’s Alissa Krinsky, who took the photo below, was at the taping this morning. She’ll have much more later including interviews with Joe and Mika, as well as with incoming Washington, D.C. bureau chief Antoine Sanfuentes and NBC News president Steve Capus who was in London last week heading up planning for his anchors and reporters covering the chaos in Egypt: “You have to think about safety first.”

Oprah Winfrey surrounded by NBC News/MSNBC hosts, executives and crew at a taping of "Morning Joe" in Chicago this morning.

Video after the jump…

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