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Katie Couric Wants Honey Boo Boo to Be in Her Wedding

Appearing on “The Wendy Williams” show this week, the recently-engaged Katie Couric revealed that she hasn’t set a wedding date or made any major decisions about the big day yet. Williams, who wanted to help Couric pick out a dress, showed a few pictures of how Couric would look in famous wedding dresses, including Honey Boo Boo’s mother’s camo dress.

“That’s the one! That’s the keeper,” Couric said. “And I want Honey Boo Boo as my flower girl.” Watch:

The Top Cable News Shows in October Were…

In October, Fox News had the top 14 programs in total viewers and the top eight programs in the key A25-54 demographic. As usual, “The O’Reilly Factor” was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,834,000 total viewers and 458,000 demo viewers. In its debut month, Megyn Kelly‘s “The Kelly File” was second in both total viewers and demo viewers, bumping “The Five” back to third in both ratings measurements.

“Hardball with Chris Matthews” led MSNBC in total viewers, placing 15th overall and averaging 1,122,000 viewers. “The Rachel Maddow Show” was the network’s top rated program in the demo, placing ninth overall and averaging 277,000 viewers.

Anderson Cooper 360″ was the top CNN program in total viewers and the demo, placing 21st and 18th, respectively. The show averaged 7-6,000 total viewers and 211,000 A25-54 viewers for the month of October.

“Weekend Mysteries” led HLN in total viewers and the demo, placing 46th and 38th, respectively. The show averaged 337,000 total viewers and 125,000 demo viewers.

The 3pmET hour of “Closing Bell” led CNBC in total viewers with “American Greed” leading the network in the demo. “Varney & Company” led FBN in total viewers and “Stossel” topped in the demo.

The full rankers, after the jump. Read more

Cable Network Ranker: October 2013

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Helped along by the government shutdown and the debut of a new primetime lineup, Fox News placed third in primetime and fourth in total day among all ad-supported cable networks for the month of October. FNC averaged 1,862,000 viewers in primetime and 1,143,000 viewers in total day.

MSNBC placed 22nd in primetime, with 795,000 viewers, and 19th in total day, with 491,000 viewers. CNN placed 33rd in primetime and 26th in total day, averaging 576,000 and 441,000 viewers, respectively.

TBS, ESPN, USA and AMC rounded out the top five cable networks for the month. The full ranker is after the jump. Read more

This Week in Ron Burgundy News

Scotchy-Scotch-ScotchAs news junkies across the country await the release of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” on December 20, we’ll happily play along and keep you updated on efforts by Paramount Pictures to hype the film.

First, is this week’s announcement with Ben & Jerry’s introducing a new Ron Burgundy-inspired ice cream flavor, Scotchy Scotch Scotch, described as “a creamy concoction of butterscotch ice cream with ribbons of butterscotch swirl.”  Sorry, newsdrunks, no real Scotch is to be found as an ingredient.

“Scotchy Scotch Scotch is a delicious ice cream and I hope Ben and Jerry consider my other suggestions,” Burgundy says in a press release. “Malt liquor marshmallow, well liquor bourbon peanut butter, and cheap white wine sherbet.”

Supermarkets will be stocking up over the next few weeks.

In other “Anchorman 2″ news, the studio has released a new trailer, which shows the fab four moving to New York to join GNN. That’s the Global News Network, of course.

Glenn Beck is a Grandfather

Glenn Beck‘s daughter Hannah gave birth to a baby daughter this afternoon:

 

Hannah was married last October to Tim DiDonato, Design Manager of 1791 Supply & Co., Beck’s clothing line.

“I never was comfortable as a dad,” Beck tweeted last night. “My relationship with my dad was hard most of my life. But grandpa? I can do.”

NAHJ to Leave UNITY

UnitylogoThe board of the National Association for Hispanic Journalists has voted 13-2, with two members absent, to leave UNITY: Journalists for Diversity.

“It’s a bitter sweet decision,” writes NAHJ president Hugo Balta. “The board believes in the concept of UNITY, but feels the organization needs to reform to meet the new challenges minority journalists are facing in an industry that is continuously changing.”

This follows the departure more than 2 years ago of the National Association of Black Journalists. The NAHJ and NABJ were charter members of Unity which was founded in 1990 as an alliance of journalism organizations pushing for fair and accurate news coverage about diversity while challenging news executives to hire staffers that reflect the nation’s diversity.

This leaves the Asian American Journalists association (AAJA) and the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) as well as National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), which joined in 2011, as members of UNITY.

Journal-isms has more on the vote…

Cable Network Ranker: Week of October 14

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A busy political news week, driven by the end of the government shutdown, propelled Fox News into the top five ad-supported cable networks during the week of October 14. FNC placed fourth in primetime and fifth in total day, averaging 1,758,000 and 1,123,000 viewers, respectively.

MSNBC placed 21st in primetime, with 842,000 viewers, and 20th in total day, with 522,000 viewers. CNN placed 32nd in primetime and 27th in total day, averaging 560,000 and 441,000 viewers, respectively.

TBS, ESPN, USA and AMC rounded out the top five cable networks. The full ranker is after the jump. Read more

Dick Cheney Making TV Rounds To Promote Book

dick cheney fox news sundayFormer Vice President Dick Cheney is making the TV rounds to promote a new book he wrote about his medical history. Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, was co-written by Cheney and his cardiologist.

Cheney is kicking off his TV tour Sunday night on CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” where he will be interviewed by CNN and CBS News contributor Dr. Sanjay Gupta. on Monday, Cheney will appear on NBC’s “Today,” (which the show is promoting as his “first live TV interview”) where he will be interviewed by Savannah Guthrie. Cheney will also appear Monday night at 10pmET on “Hannity” and on “Dr. Oz.”

Cheney last made TV rounds earlier this year.

More Than Five Million People Turned To Cable News For Government Restart

BudgetFNCAs Congress passed a last ditch bill to avert default and end the government shutdown, millions of people turned to cable news. President Obama spoke during the 8 PM hour, and the successful House voted occurred during the 10 PM hour.

Coverage on Fox News and CNN peaked during the 8 PM hour, while MSNBC’s coverage peaked at 9 and 10 PM. Fox News led the way in total and demo viewers every hour in primetime, with CNN second in the demo at 8 and 11 PM, and MSNBC second at 9 and 10 PM.

8 PM:

FNC: 2.64M total viewers, 530,000 A25-54.
CNN: 1.59M total viewers, 466,000 A25-54
MSNBC: 1.20M total viewers, 275,000 A25-54.

9 PM:

FNC: 2.04M total viewers, 483,000 A25-54.
MSNBC: 1.44M total viewers, 366,000 A25-54
CNN: 1.14M total viewers, 302,000 A25-54

10 PM:
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NBC’s Luke Russert, Fox News Prematurely Declare Rep. Bill Young Dead

NBC News correspondent Luke Russert and Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson seemingly got ahead of the news this afternoon, reporting that Rep. Bill Young (R-FL) had died, when in fact he is gravely ill.

Russert tweeted the news at 1:54 PM, garnering numerous retweets from other NBC News reporters.

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Carlson reported the news on-air at 2:05 PM as a “Fox News Alert.” Politico has the video.

Shortly thereafter, Young’s family revealed that he was “gravely ill” and in the hospital, but that he was not, in fact, dead. Russert tweeted an “Update” with the family’s statement at 2:37 PM, and Fox News ran a correction at 2:23 PM.

“I am really sorry to report that earlier we did report that Congressman Bill Young had passed away, and we can now report that was not the case,” Carlson said. “We sincerely apologize for the error, hopefully that will not happen again.”

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