Archives: November 2010
Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) was on “Imus in The Morning” today. After giving CNN credit for turning down anonymous WikiLeaks sources, Don Imus chimed in “I hate CNN. I wish you hadn’t brought that up.”
“But of course, really, Fox Business is my favorite,” the senator told Imus, “and Fox generally, anything Rupert Murdoch owns.”
25-54 demographic (Live +SD)
- Total day: FNC: 344 | MSNBC: 111 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 135
- Primetime: FNC: 437 | MSNBC: 190 | CNN: 117 | HLN: 110
Dan Abrams has inked a deal with Investigation Discovery to host a second season of “Chasing Justice.” The 30-minute crime and justice newsmagazine is produced by Peacock Productions, NBC News’ documentary unit. Abrams, who left full-time on-air work at NBC/MSNBC in 2008 to found Abrams Research and the website Mediaite, continues as NBC News legal analyst.
The second season of “Chasing Justice with Dan Abrams” begins in March.
But when you’re the greatest announcer of all-time, we are willing to make an exception.
The voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Vin Scully, celebrates his 83rd birthday today.
Since 1950, Scully has been the primary play-by-play announcer for the Dodgers, the longest a broadcaster has been with a single club in professional sports history. Read more
The final pre-Thanksgiving editions of the Sunday morning public affairs shows were a mixed bag, with NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’ “Face the Nation” improving from the previous week in both total and demo viewers, and ABC’s “This Week” dipping slightly.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” won the week in both total and demo viewers, and was followed by CBS’ “Face the Nation,” “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday” respectively.
When cable replays are factored in, “Meet the Press” added an additional 1.434 million viewers while “Fox News Sunday” added an additional 1.720 million viewers.
|NBC||“Meet the Press”||3.630M||1.190M|
|CBS||“Face the Nation”||2.940M||880K|
|FOX||“Fox News Sunday”||1.160M||430K|
The week before Thanksgiving was a bland one for the morning news programs, with all three essentially flat in both total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic.
As usual, NBC’s “Today” won the week, and was followed by ABC’s “Good Morning America” and CBS’ “The Early Show.”
The averages for the week of November 15:
Total Viewers: NBC: 5.56M / ABC: 4.64M / CBS: 2.93M
A25-54 rating: NBC: 2.62M / ABC: 1.80M / CBS: 1.19M
Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck is now promoting his new speech “Broke,” which will be simulcast in theaters on December 2 with an encore on December 8.
Beck will be giving a speech live in Pittsburgh, Pa. to promote his new book of the same name, which will be simulcast in 537 theaters, according to The Washington Post.
The preview, which is in theaters now, claims that Beck is “restarting the engine of America.” Beck, not a stranger to the big screen, did a similar simulcast last year for his comedy tour.
A preview of Beck’s next foray into your local cinema is after the jump…
(H/T Sports Media Watch)
Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge was the guest on the predictions segment. The boys were better behaved this year until Boomer Esiason drove the segment straight into the gutter with a juvenile and completely inappropriate comment. Aldridge’s analysis on her predictions was fairly knowledgeable, and analyst Dan Marino joked that he was going to peek at her notes. That’s when Esiason thought it was okay to say, “Dan’s looking at the notes. Shannon (Sharpe) is looking at other things.”
As comments go, it’s a relatively innocuous one. But in a season marred by sexting scandals and sideline reporter controversies, maybe stay away from saying things like this? Plus, it’s not like Boomer and the gang handled this segment well last year.