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Archives: December 2012

The Scoreboard: Friday, December 28

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 222 | MSNBC: 173 | CNN: 109 | HLN: 87
  • Primetime: FNC: 333 | MSNBC: 253 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 103

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

332

Baier:

335

Shep:

313

O’Reilly:

454

Hannity:

342

Greta:

203

O’Reilly:

188

Hannity:

143

MSNBC
Matthews:

241

Sharpton:

250

Matthews:

228

EdShow:

273

Maddow:

242

O’Donnell:

244

EdShow:

115

Maddow:

161

CNN
Blitzer:

162

Blitzer:

114

Burnett:

90

Cooper:

145

Morgan:

95

Cooper:

104

Burnett:

91

Morgan:

101

HLN
Express:

40

Express:

67

Jane:

75

Grace:

81

Mysteries:

103

Mysteries:

126

Grace:

156

Mysteries:

212

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Dave Briggs Says Goodbye to Fox News. NBC Sports Network Next?

Dave Briggs said his final, final farewell on “Fox & Friends” this morning. When weekend co-anchor Clayton Morris asked Briggs whether he could say where he was going, Briggs said, “I am going to do sports in 2013, I will reveal that on Thursday.” Odds are Briggs will be joining the NBC Sports Network. Prior to joining Fox News in 2008, Briggs was a sports anchor and host for Comcast SportsNet New England

End of Year Cable Deals: NCTA & NBC, Charter & Disney

On the final day of 2012, two media companies — NBCUniversal and Disney — have signed new deals with cable carriers.

Charter Communications, the nation’s fourth largest U.S. cable operator, has entered into a long-term agreement to carry up to 70 different networks from The Walt Disney Company, including multiple ESPN channels, the ABC network, the ABC owned stations, and the upcoming ABC News/Univision Joint Venture.

Also announced today, NBCUniversal and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) signed a comprehensive carriage deal for the NBCU portfolio on nearly 1,000 independent cable operators that are members of the NCTC. Included are MSNBC, CNBC and Bravo, as well as a first-ever retransmission consent deal for NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations.

When Will Robin Roberts Return to ‘Good Morning America?’

“Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts passed a crucial milestone over the weekend: 100 days since her bone marrow transplant surgery. On Saturday, the GMA anchor Tweeted this photo as she was reunited with her Jack Russell terrier KJ. Doctors advise transplant patients to refrain from coming in contact with pets in the first 100 days as immune systems are still vulnerable. TMZ reports it may be mid-2013 before Roberts is healthy enough to return to the show. But an ABC News spokesperson says, “We have never put a timetable on Robin’s return. We have always said that the decision will be made by her doctors when they feel it is the right time.”

Anderson Cooper on Scantily Clad Kathy Griffin: ‘That Sort of Thing, It’s Not My Demo’

Anderson Cooper talked with Kathy Griffin the other night about their upcoming New Year’s Eve special — their sixth together on CNN. Cooper: “Every year, I have to fight to get you to be quiet during the sweetest, most special time of the night, when the ball drops.”

“We’re not doing that this year,” said Griffin. “That’s the moment where we’ve just got to punch Ryan Seacrest in the face, hard.”

CNN Segment Leads To Missing Children Being Found

A pair of missing Georgia boys were found after their mother appeared on CNN and pleaded for their safe return.

The mom, Theresa Nash, was interviewed by Don Lemon last night, and asked her children to try to find a phone and call her. As it happens, the boys had been taken to Austin, Texas by their father. A hotel employee recognized the boys, and called 911. The police responded, and the kids were able to call their mom.

Nash, the police and her attorney credited CNN, and the media generally, with getting the boys home safe.

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Fiscal Cliff Sunday Coverage

The cable news channels will go into overtime today as Congress tries to avert a swan dive off the fiscal cliff. In addition to daytime live coverage, there will be a two-hour edition of “Fox Report with Harris Faulkner” from 6-8pmET and a special edition of “The Five” at 8pm. CNN will be in live coverage, as usual most of the day. MSNBC will extend its live coverage in the afternoon until at least 6pm, later if news warrants. CNBC has a special tonight at 8pm, and another tomorrow night at 6pm. Fox Business will be doing live cut-ins at the top of each hour from 6pm-midnight. And if you want uninterrupted cliff negotiations from the House Floor tune in to C-SPAN beginning at 2pmET.

‘Today’ Looks Back At 2012′s Biggest Stories

NBC’s “Today” looked back this week at the most newsworthy stories of 2012, divided into six categories: News, Nature’s Fury, The Election, Headliners, In Memoriam and the London Olympics. Watch:

T.J. Holmes Filling in on MSNBC

Former CNN anchor T.J. Holmes, who left the network a year ago to join BET was back on cable news today, on MSNBC.

MSNBC tells us Holmes is doing some holiday fill-in work for them, today sitting in for Alex Witt.

Holmes’ hire by BET earlier this year was seen as a move the network was expanding its news presence. In April, the network announced Holmes would host a daily late-night conversation/comedy/current events program called “Don’t Sleep.” But in October, six weeks after launch, the show was scaled back to one night a week.

On Twitter this afternoon, Holmes thanked viewers for feedback adding, “Wasn’t perfect but hey, I’m rusty!”

‘ABC World News’ Checks in on ‘Made in America Christmas’ Companies

On “ABC World News” this week, David Muir checked in with some of the companies featured on ABC’s “Made in America Christmas” campaign during the month of December.

Many of the featured companies saw increased orders for their products, like a St. Louis company that manufactures iPhone cases and had more than 4,000 orders this holiday season and a San Francisco company that sold out of their supply of sweatshirts.

Watch Muir’s report after the jump. Read more

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