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Archives: January 2013

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 30

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 285 | MSNBC: 158 | CNN: 119 | HLN: 84
  • Primetime: FNC: 333 | MSNBC: 269 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 116

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

467

Baier:

411

Shep:

358

O’Reilly:

443

Hannity:

336

Greta:

217

O’Reilly:

303

Hannity:

180

MSNBC
Matthews:

170

Sharpton:

241

Matthews:

243

EdShow:

249

Maddow:

315

O’Donnell:

242

EdShow:

108

Maddow:

116

CNN
Blitzer:

102

Blitzer:

81

Burnett:

77

Cooper:

115

Morgan:

142

Cooper:

140

Burnett:

101

Morgan:

131

HLN
Express:

51

Express:

43

Jane:

118

Grace:

125

DrDrew:

125

Grace:

98

Showbiz:

43

DrDrew:

26

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Mediabistro Course

Mediabistro Job Fair

Mediabistro Job FairLand your next big gig! Join us on January 27 at the Altman Building in New York City for an incredible opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the top New York media companies, network with other professionals and industry leaders, and land your next job. Register now!
 

CNNI Blocked In China During Report Critical Of Country

Once again, China has blocked CNN International’s live feed within the country, as the network reports on a story that paints the government there in a bad light. This afternoon CNNI Hala Gorani conducted an interview about the revelation that the New York Times was hacked by Chinese hackers over a period of months.

The entire six-minute segment was blocked in the country, as CNNI’s feed went dark:

Last year China censored a segment on Anderson Cooper‘s program about blind activist Chen Guanchcheng.

Sunday Show Ratings: January 27

NBC’s “Meet the Press” was on top January 27 in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demographic. In a departure from the usual order, ABC’s “This Week” came in second among younger viewers, beating CBS’ “Face the Nation” by +56,000 in the demo.

Compared to the same week last year, “Meet the Press” is the only show to be up in both ratings measurements: +1% in Total Viewers and +11% in the A25-54 demographic. “This Week” (+5%/-12%) and “Fox News Sunday” (+1%/-17%) are up in Total Viewers but down in the demographic, while “Face the Nation” (-7%/-29%) and Univision’s “Al Punto” (-9%/-7%) are down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,079,000 Total Viewers and 426,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” delivered 1,085,000 Total Viewers and 447,000 viewers in the demo.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 56% of the country.

The numbers for January 27:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC
“Meet the Press” 3.18M 1.02M
CBS
“Face the Nation”" 2.99M 732K
ABC “This Week” 2.62M 788K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.21M 420K
Univision “Al Punto” 779K 372K

Geraldo Rivera ‘Truly Contemplating’ Run For U.S. Senate

Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera says that he is “truly contemplating” running for a U.S. Senate seat in his native New Jersey. The Hill caught the comments made by Rivera on his daily syndicated radio program.

“I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said. “I am and I’ve been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker in New Jersey.”

He did note that he has contractual obligations to FNC and his radio syndicator, but that a run was worth looking into:

“I’m not going to drill this out, because obviously I’ve got commitments to Fox and to here at the radio program and I’m really having a great time,” he said. “But I figure at my age, if I’m going to do it I’ve got to do it.

Rivera anchors a weekend program on Fox News, and is also a correspondent for the network. He joined the channel in 2001.

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Ben Sherwood and Chris Cuomo: Feel the Twitter Love

Chris Cuomo is packing his ABC tote bag and heading to CNN where he’ll anchor a new morning show. Cuomo spent 14 years anchoring and reporting at ABC News. And he got a fond farewell on Twitter from his boss, ABC News president Ben Sherwood, who worked with Cuomo on “Good Morning America” when Sherwood was EP of the show. Cuomo, Tweeted a heartfelt reply.

Morning Show Ratings: Week of January 21

ABC’s “Good Morning America” is back on top in both Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers. For the first three weeks of 2013, NBC’s “Today” took the younger demo.

“GMA” was also up compared to the same week last year: up +15% in total viewers and up +9% in younger viewers, while “Today” was down -12% / -16%. “Today” did see +3% week-to-week total viewer growth and posted its best delivery since the week of November 5, 2012.

But it was No. 3 “CBS This Morning” that showed the most growth. A little more than a year after its debut, the show is up +20% in total viewers and up +8% in A25-54 viewers.

Due to the Martin Luther King holiday, all three Monday telecasts are excluded from the weekly average.

The averages for the week of January 21, 2013:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 5.529M / NBC: 4.868M / CBS: 2.867M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 2.105M / NBC: 2.088M / CBS: 1.117M

 

Letterman’s Top 10 Changes Coming To CNN

From last night’s “Late Night with David Letterman,” the top 10 changes coming to CNN. The full list in print form is after the jump.

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The Morning Ticker: Joe & Mika, Natalie, Curry

  • The NLGJA has announced its 18th annual New York Benefit: Headlines & Headliners. The event, to be hosted by “Today’s” Natalie Morales will be held Tuesday, March 21 at the Prince George Ballroom.

  • CNN International producer James Curry writes about his battle with cancer. Now in remission, Curry was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 25.

Scott Pelley Secures Super Bowl Interview With President Obama

It came down to the wire, but “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley will sit down with President Obama before the Super Bowl on Sunday. Pelley’s interview will air live at 4:30 PM, in advance of the big game.

Earlier this month we spoke to Pelley at a CBS press conference on the Super Bowl, and the anchor told us that the White House was yet to confirm the interview.

“I would be surprised if they didn’t take advantage of this remarkable opportunity for the President to speak to one third of the people of this country at one time,” Pelley said, noting that the interview “comes around like Christmas.”

Indeed, it has been a long-standing tradition for the President to sit down with an anchor from the network that is broadcasting the Super Bowl that year. CBS last aired the Super Bowl in 2010, when Katie Couric interviewed the President.

The network gets an interview with the most powerful man in the world, and the President gets to speak to an enormous audience that only the biggest event in TV can deliver.

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Today In CNN News

Following the bombshell day on Tuesday, more rumors, news and opinions continue to trickle in regarding CNN.

FishbowlDC reports that the network will be pruning more political contributors from its lineup, naming Roland Martin and Donna Brazile as likely candidates:

Should the calls come down, Brazile likely wouldn’t be too shell-shocked. She’s already got a sweet gig with ABC. Martin, on the other hand, has his “Washington Watch” program on TV One and is a senior analyst for the Tom Joyner radio show.

Deadline reports that CNN has acquired a new weekend series from Ridley Scott called “Crimes of the Century.” The series will examine major news events using cinematic style:
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