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The Scoreboard: Sunday, April 13

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 163 | MSNBC: 93 | CNN: 152 | HLN: 131
  • Primetime: FNC: 138 | MSNBC: 108 | CNN: 260 | HLN: 164

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/AMHQ:

80

Kurtz:

121

Wallace:

120

Faulkner:

139

Huckabee:

156

FNR:

156

Stossel:

102

Huckabee:

88

FNR:

141

MSNBC
Finney:

51

Caught:

79

Caught:

80

Caught:

112

Caught:

116

SexSlaves:

75

SexSlaves:

133

SexSlaves:

115

Lockup:

179

CNN
Nwsroom:

127

Nwsroom:

156

Nwsroom:

166

Nwsroom:

160

Bourdain:

210

Bourdain:

325

Spurlock:

244

SpcRpt:

183

SpcRpt:

203

HLN
Files:

121

Files:

124

Files:

119

Files:

133

Files:

111

Files:

206

Files:

176

Files:

213

Files:

215

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The Scoreboard: Saturday, April 12

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 183 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 156 | HLN: 122
  • Primetime: FNC: 174 | MSNBC: 147 | CNN: 172 | HLN: 175

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/NewsHQ:

143

Stossel:

216

NewsHQ:

167

Faulkner:

146

Huckabee:

198

Pirro:

184

Hannity:

140

RedEye:

105

Pirro:

128

MSNBC
Disrupt:

51

Caught:

76

Caught:

80

Caught:

140

Caught:

158

Lockup:

99

Lockup:

183

Lockup:

297

Lockup:

340

CNN
Nwsroom:

139

Nwsroom:

137

Nwsroom:

128

Nwsroom:

175

Nwsroom:

148

Nwsroom:

195

Bourdain:

172

Bourdain:

194

Bourdain:

203

HLN
Files:

73

Files:

123

Files:

103

Files:

126

Files:

161

Files:

190

Files:

175

Files:

245

Files:

205

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Moment of Silence Marks First Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings

The first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings was marked with a moment of silence at 2:49pmET, the time that the two bombs exploded near the finish line in 2013, killing three people and injuring hundreds more.

The broadcast networks presented special reports during the moment of silence: Brian Williams anchored on NBC, George Stephanopoulos on ABC and Scott Pelley on CBS. Pelley is in Boston, while Williams and Stephanopoulos anchored from New York.

Williams was joined by Ron Mott in Boston. ABC’s special report featured Dan Harris from Boston and former New York Police commissioner Ray Kelly, making his first appearance since joining the network.

The cable networks, which also provided live coverage of the moment of silence, have been dipping in and out of a tribute ceremony at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston since it began at noon. Fox News, MSNBC and CNN all aired Vice President Joe Biden‘s remarks live around 1:30pmET.

Read more about what the broadcast and cable networks have planned for Boston coverage this week here.

If Aereo Wins, Here’s a Plan B for Broadcasters

aereo_logo 304x200If Aereo loses its Supreme Court case, to be argued a week from today, it does not have a plan B.

Broadcasters, on the other hand, do. The Wall Street Journal reports today that CBS, one of the broadcasters that has sued to shut down the service, alleging that it steals their content, has a backup plan. CBS Corp. chairman Les Moonves has said the broadcast network could move to cable, preventing Aereo from taking the signal which now goes out over the air. Another option: beat Aereo at its own game. From the WSJ:

[A] person familiar with the situation said CBS has the ability to launch a service that would stream its programming over the Web simultaneously with its television broadcasts. CBS would charge a few dollars a month and show ads, the person said. Such a service would also likely offer on-demand programming. It could include Showtime, the CBS-owned premium cable channel, which would increase the subscription fee, the person said. CBS would use technology company Syncbak, in which it owns a minority stake, to power streaming of local TV stations’ signals over the Web, the person said.

Katie Couric will be interviewing Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia. The interview will be on Yahoo! Thursday morning. And to learn more about Aereo, and its fight with broadcasters, we’ll be debating it at the TVNewser Show, two weeks from today: BIA/Kelsey SVP Mark Fratrik, Internet attorney Tim Bukher and U.S. Law Week’s Tom Taylor will join us. Click here for more information, and to register.

Robin Roberts, Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper on the OUT Power 50

OUT50Several TV news anchors and hosts have made this year’s OUT Power 50 list. It’s the brand’s annual ranking of the most influential LGBT voices in American culture. ABC’s Robin Roberts, who publicly came out late last year, is the first woman of color in the top 10. Here are some TV notables:

35. Suze Orman
27. Don Lemon
14. Anderson Cooper
10. Robin Roberts
3. Rachel Maddow

Ellen DeGeneres, who was number 2 last year, returned to the top spot on the list. Also on the list Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald at #5, Bravo’s Andy Cohen at #8, and Gawker CEO Nick Denton at #45.

(Image via OUT)

The Ticker: Roberts, Shipman & Kay, 60 @ 10

  • Robin Roberts will soon go on book tour, to Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, New Orleans and her hometown of Pass Christian, MS, among other stops. Roberts’s memoir Everybody’s Got Something, about surviving her battle with MDS, comes out a week from today.

  • Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” coming out of The Masters, was the 10th most-watched show of the week, drawing an audience of 11 million viewers. The CBS Newsmagazine swept its time period in key demos, scoring a 2.6/8 share in A25-54 and a 1.6/6 share in A18-49.

Will Ignoring Mass Killings Make Them Go Away?

Kelly FileFollowing the shootings at Ft. Hood, TX earlier this month, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly declared her show would not be reporting the names of mass killers. Yesterday, we got to thinking if she would stick to her guns, and not report the name of the accused killer of three, including a teenager, in Kansas on Sunday.

Turns out, Kelly did not report the story at all last night. Kelly’s primetime colleagues Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity also didn’t report on the shootings at a Jewish community center and housing facility; Greta Van Susteren did at the end of “On the Record.”

All three of the Monday network evening news broadcasts led with Sunday’s shooting, which had been declared a hate crime.

Some stories Kelly did cover last night: that altercation between ranchers and federal rangers in Nevada; the IRS political-targeting story; a Utah father suing the state over a law that allows one parent to file for adoption; and a Washington, DC man convicted of possessing unlawful gun ammunition.

The shootings at Ft. Hood on April 2 occurred just hours before Kelly went on the air. In the case of the Kansas killings, the story happened more than 30 hours earlier.

Friendly Reminder: TVNewser Party Tonight

Last chance: the TVNewser, TVSpy and Lost Remote Party is tonight! Come join the sites’ editors and your fellow media professionals for a few drinks at Bubble Lounge in Tribeca at 6:30 p.m. Our parties are a great way to talk shop with colleagues across the industry and network with your fellow television news employees.

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Evening News Ratings: Week of April 7

EveningNewsNew“World News with Diane Sawyer” had a rare win in the A25-54 demo last week. “World News” topped NBC “Nightly News with Brian Williams” by 12,000 viewers, or less than 1%. The last time that happened was the week of July 22, 2013. Sawyer and Williams were anchoring all five days last week.

It’s not that “World News” saw a big jump over last year, in fact the program was only up +1% in the ad-friendly demo, but “Nightly” saw a big drop: down -18% year-over-year. “World News” has been getting closer to “Nightly” in the demo in recent weeks. As for programming, “World News” had a mix of breaking news — the Pennsylvania school stabbing and California college bus crash — as well as international news, including ABC’s Terry Moran reporting from the Central African Republic. Sawyer also lightened the mix with her interview with the cast of “Mad Men.”

Both programs actually lost total viewers. “Nightly” was down -2%, while “World News” was down -1% compared to the same week last year. Meanwhile, the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was the only broadcast up in total viewers, year over year: +2%. But “Evening News” shed -10% in the demo.

Numbers for the week of April 7, 2014:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,175,000 7,378,000 6,366,000
• A25-54: 1,870,000 1,882,000 1,495,000


Bill O’Reilly: ‘Hard to Fathom’ Colbert Attracting Conservatives on ‘Late Show’

O'Reilly ColbertWhile wrapping up the “O’Reilly Factor” last night, Bill O’Reilly chimed in on Stephen Colbert‘s ascension to succeeding David Letterman as “Late Show” host when Letterman retires next year.

Calling Colbert an “interesting” choice by CBS, O’Reilly said he finds it “hard to fathom that 40% of Americans who describe themselves as conservatives will watch Colbert,” adding Colbert will have good writers to go up against “high-energy guys” like Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon.

O’Reilly’s prediction on Colbert was certainly more tame than his recent comments on the satirist, who he called a “deceiver” and “one of the biggest mouthpieces for the progressive movement.” O’Reilly’s more critical comments came in response to Colbert mocking him over suggesting President Obama was hurting himself by focusing on equality.

Let the countdown begin to O’Reilly’s first potential appearance on Colbert’s “Late Show,” where Colbert will no longer be playing the faux conservative character that’s won him acclaim.

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