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Archives: November 2013

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, November 26

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 312 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 66
  • Primetime: FNC: 394 | MSNBC: 201 | CNN: 135 | HLN: 86

4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

241

TheFive:

364

Baier:

299

Greta:

302

O’Reilly:

457

Megyn:

394

Hannity:

323

O’Reilly:

407

Megyn:

325

MSNBC
Bashir:

104

EdShow:

136

Sharpton:

229

Matthews:

249

Hayes:

189

Maddow:

213

O’Donnell:

199

Hayes:

137

Maddow:

108

CNN
Tapper:

110

Blitzer:

112

Blitz/Cross:

84/126

Burnett:

119

Cooper:

153

Morgan:

120

Turner:

133

Burnett:

107

Morgan:

64

HLN
News:

24

WWYD:

44

Showbiz:

53

Jane:

69

Grace:

107

DrDrew:

71

WWYD:

80

Showbiz:

61

DrDrew:

56

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The Top Cable News Shows in November Were…

In October, Fox News had the top 14 programs in total viewers and the top 11 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 2,934,000 total viewers and 476,000 demo viewers. Megyn Kelly‘s “The Kelly File” was second in both total viewers and demo viewers, averaging 2,495,000 and 430,000, respectively.

“Hardball with Chris Matthews” led MSNBC in total viewers, placing 15th overall and averaging 937,000 viewers. “MSNBC Investigates” was the network’s top rated program in the demo, placing 12th overall and averaging 226,000 viewers.

Anderson Cooper 360″ was the top CNN program in total viewers and the demo, placing 22nd and 24th, respectively. The show averaged 505,000 total viewers and 137,000 A25-54 viewers for the month of October.

“Weekend Mysteries” led HLN in total viewers and the demo, placing 37th and 26th, respectively. The show averaged 356,000 total viewers and 120,000 demo viewers.

The 3pmET hour of “Closing Bell,” anchored by the Fox Business-bound Maria Bartiromo, led CNBC in total viewers. “The Car Chasers” was the network’s top show in the demo. “Varney & Company” led FBN in total viewers and “Stossel” topped in the demo.

The full rankers, after the jump. Read more

Scott Pelley Steps In Last Minute For Lara Logan At Journalism Awards Ceremony

ScottPelleyScott Pelley stepped in as host last night for Lara Logan at the International Press Freedom Awards in Manhattan.

Logan was supposed to host for the event put on by the Committee to Protect Journalists, but dropped out over the controversy of her discredited “60 Minutes” report. Earlier in the day CBS Chairman Jeff Fager announced Logan and her producer Max McClellan were put on a leave of absence following the release of an internal report that found the Benghazi report “deficient in several respects.”

Pelley did not speak about the “60 Minutes” controversy at the awards ceremony, but TIME Inc. Chief Content Officer Norman Pearlstine did, defending Logan, and suggesting more of the blame should be shouldered by Logan’s editor.

“I tend to think that more often than not it is really the editor, sitting behind the desk directing the reporter, who is more at fault and more to blame than the reporter,” Pearlstine said. “It is often a very difficult task when a story gets an extraordinary head of steam to stop it, and yet that, quite often, is really the way that editors do protect journalists. “

Ecuadorean television reporter Janet Hinostroza, Egyptian television host and satirist Bassem Youssef, Turkey’s investigative journalist Nedim Sener, and Vietnam blogger Nguyen Van Hai all received awards.

 

Mark Halperin: ‘By His Own Admission’ Bashir Was Out Of Line

Mark Halperin“Double Down” authors and MSNBC analysts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann talked to Larry King about Martin Bashir’s vile comments about Sarah Palin in an interview set to air Thursday.

“Well, he apologized for it, and you know, live TV…” Halperin said, adding, “By his own admission,” Bashir was out of line. Halperin knows what can happen on live TV. The MSNBC contributor was suspended by MSNBC in 2011 for calling President Obama “kind of a dick” live on-air. He was asked his opinion, and thought he’d be “bleeped” but the control room didn’t catch it in time.

Heilemann suggested it’s fine to have passionate arguments on-air, but important to keep things civil, pointing out Palin’s comments linking America’s debt to slavery were out of line too, but the difference is there was no personal attack.

King’s interview airs on RT America Thursday at 9pmET. King’s interview with MediabistroTV: My First Big Break, is after the jump…

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When’s a Nor’Easter, not a Nor’Easter?

NBC’s Al Roker is calling out CNN for dubbing severe weather along the Eastern seaboard a Nor’easter when, in fact, it’s not.

 

The National Weather Service, has not called this storm a Nor’easter. Neither has The Weather Channel, which is again naming storms and calling this one Winter Storm Boreas.

CNN was not alone in dubbing the storm a Nor’easter. WNYC did so did the Los Angeles Times — but we’ll give them a pass, since they’re nowhere near the Northeast.

> Update: Turns out early in the storm’s development, throughout the weekend and into Monday the National Weather Service office in Mt. Holly, NJ did label the storm a Nor’Easter. But by the 10:30am briefing Tuesday morning, the Nor’easter label was dropped in favor of Coastal Storm. “Purists are saying [to be a Nor'Easter] it has to be offshore,” the NWS’s Gary Szatkowski tells TVNewser. “When it got closer in, we did adjust the terminology.” Szatkowski adds, “Impacts are what matter to people. As we learned from Sandy, labels are simply a way to get people’s attention. I don’t have a problem using the terminology in this case.”

Cable Network Ranker: November 2013

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Fox News placed second in primetime among all ad-supported cable networks for the month of November, averaging 2,011,000 viewers between 8 and 11pmET.  FNC was fourth in total day, with 1,201,000 viewers.

MSNBC placed 31st in primetime, with 645,000 viewers, and 26th in total day, with 401,000 viewers. CNN placed 35th in primetime and 33rd in total day, averaging 481,000 and 335,000 viewers, respectively.

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

Brian Kilmeade: With Elisabeth Hasselbeck, ‘Fox & Friends’ ‘Like a Brand New Show’

Brian Kilmeade_NEW_creditFOXNewsChannelImagine a journalist turning over secret intelligence he’d gotten during interviews to a movement that was at war with the ruling power. It happened, during the American revolution. That newspaper publisher was one of the “secret six” profiled in a new book by Fox News host Brian Kilmeade. And much of the history he writes about happened in his own back yard of Long Island, NY.

TVNewser talked with Kilmeade about his new book, his new “Fox & Friends” co-host and his longtime passion: sports.

TVNewser: You’re known as a politics and sports guy. What made you interested in writing a history book about Washington’s Secret Army?

Kilmeade: I hadn’t seen it really done extensively before. Being from Long Island, I was concerned in the beginning it was too much of a New York story, but the more I researched, the more you look at a map of 13 colonies, you realize. You don’t win the war without New York, you can’t win it straight up, you had to win it through spying and surveillance and espionage. We’ve been looking at this since 1989. The more we started researching the more I realized we didn’t know. Then for two years, we just blitzed it like it was a news story. We tried to get as much information from as many experts as possible.

TVNewser: What can today’s political and media leaders learn from Washington’s secret army?

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Alec Baldwin on MSNBC Show Cancellation: ‘Martin Bashir’s On the Air!’

BaldwinTMZAlec Baldwin is speaking out about the cancellation of his MSNBC show, while continuing to deny he used an anti-gay slur that got his show benched in the first place.

In an interview with Gothamist, Baldwin cites another MSNBC host, who’s still on the air after making vile, scripted comments about Sarah Palin. Baldwin also blames “the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy” for having a part in his show’s undoing after just five episodes.

Martin Bashir’s on the air, and he made his comment on the air! I dispute half the comment I made. If I called him ‘cocksucking maggot’ or a ‘cocksucking motherfucker’… ‘faggot’ is not the word that came out of my mouth. That I know. But you’ve got the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy — Rich Ferraro and Andrew Sullivan — they’re out there, they’ve got you. Rich Ferraro, this is probably one of his greatest triumphs. They killed my show. And I have to take some responsibility for that myself.

As for Bashir, he is off this week on a “pre-planned vacation.”

ABC News’ Rob Nelson Set to Join WABC

rob nelson abc_304x200After three years at ABC News, Rob Nelson is returning to local news. Nelson will join WABC, the ABC owned station in New York City, as a weekend morning anchor and reporter in January.

Nelson joined ABC as the anchor of “World News Now” in 2010. He left the program earlier this year to become a correspondent for the network. TVSpy has more details on the move.

The Scoreboard: Monday, November 25

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 272 | MSNBC: 140 | CNN: 97 | HLN: 62
  • Primetime: FNC: 375 | MSNBC: 118 | CNN: 109 | HLN: 63

4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

253

TheFive:

470

Baier:

418

Greta:

289

O’Reilly:

464

Megyn:

378

Hannity:

276

O’Reilly:

306

Megyn:

246

MSNBC
Bashir:

108

EdShow:

109

Sharpton:

180

Matthews:

244

Hayes:

150

Maddow:

121

O’Donnell:

84

Hayes:

95

Maddow:

144

CNN
Tapper:

134

Blitzer:

92

Blitz/Cross:

108/123

Burnett:

170

Cooper:

145

Morgan:

80

Sixties:

110

Cont:


Morgan:

92

HLN
News:

67

WWYD:

28

Showbiz:

44

Jane:

54

Grace:

64

DrDrew:

60

WWYD:

65

Showbiz:

17

DrDrew:

24

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