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NBC’s Katy Tur Named London Correspondent

KatyTurKaty Tur has been named a correspondent for NBC News London. We hear the announcement was made this morning by NBC News president Deborah Turness during a visit to the London bureau.

Tur has been with NBC for 5 years, starting at the Weather Channel, then reporting for WNBC in New York before joining NBC News as a correspondent in 2012. Tur has TV news in the genes. Her father Bob Tur is a former local news chopper pilot in Los Angeles and her mother, Marika Gerrard, was a news photographer, who captured the iconic Reginald Denny footage during the 1992 LA riots. The couple co-founded Los Angeles News Service.

Turness also announced that longtime NBC News producer Paul Nassar has been promoted to London Bureau Manager, tasked with overseeing day-to-day editorial operations.

The Top Cable News Shows in Q3 Were…

Fox News had the top 14 cable news programs in total viewers and the top 10 programs in the key A25-54 demographic for the third quarter of 2014. As usual, “The O’Reilly Factor” held the top spot and “The Kelly File” was second. “The Five,” “Special Report” and “On the Record” rounded out the top five in total viewers; “Hannity,” “The Five” and “Special Report” rounded out the top five in the A25-54 demo.

MSNBC’s highest-rated show in total viewers was “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which placed 15th overall in viewers and 21st  in the demo. Maddow’s program averaged 798,000 total viewers and 173,000 demo viewers. “Lockup” was the network’s highest-rated demo program, drawing 178,000 viewers.

Anderson Cooper 360″ was the top daily CNN program in total viewers and the demo, placing 18th and 11th, respectively. The show averaged 643,000 total viewers and 214,000 A25-54 viewers for the quarter. “The Sixties,” which ended its weekly Thursday run this quarter, was the top program in viewers overall, drawing 650,000 viewers.

Nancy Grace” led HLN among total viewers and the demo, averaging 357,000 viewers and 118,000 demo viewers for the quarter, placing 36th and 35th, respectfully.

“Shark Tank” led CNBC in both total viewers and the demo, ranking 32nd and 14th, respectfully. The top-rated show in total viewers on Fox Business was “Imus in the Morning,” which ranked 86th overall. The top-rated show in the demo was “Stossel,” which ranked 85th overall.

The full rankers, after the jump.

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The Evening Ticker: Ramos, Carlson, Slattery

  • The Committee to Protect Journalists today announced that Fusion’s Jorge Ramos will be honored with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in the cause of press freedom at the 2014 International Press Freedom Awards in November.

  • “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” celebrated one year on the air today with a best-of video. Carlson says the best part of leaving the morning shift for the afternoons is, “I no longer have to set three alarms for the middle of the night and I am home in the morning with my kids.”

José Díaz-Balart: ‘Embarrassing’ That There Aren’t More Latino Voices on Cable News

Jose Diaz-BalartWe all know working in TV news can mean very long days.

Jose Díaz-Balart puts in about a 15-hour day, give or take, across two networks. For Telemundo, he’s the main anchor of the evening newscast. For sister network MSNBC, he hosts the 10amET hour. Díaz-Balart, the son of Cuban immigrants, and brother of Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL), anchors both shows from Miami.

“Every second that I have the opportunity to work in this calling is a privilege; there’s no sacrifice there,” Díaz-Balart told us during a lunch at Rock Center Cafe.

Since his debut on MSNBC in June, Díaz-Balart has had a mission to use fewer pundits and analysts and put more real voices on the air. In his inaugural hour, during the height of the illegal immigration crisis at the Texas border, he interviewed an undocumented teenager named Maria who’d entered the U.S. illegally after her brother was murdered in Honduras.

“It’s embarrassing that there aren’t more voices [like Maria's] on the air,” he says. But because all cable news roads lead back to politics, Díaz-Balart says real stories from people like Maria, play right into MSNBC’s wheelhouse. Read more

The Scoreboard: Monday, Sept. 29

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 268 | MSNBC: 81 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 101
  • Primetime: FNC: 368 | MSNBC: 122 | CNN: 138 | HLN: 80

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

202

TheFive:

311

Baier:

371

Greta:

331

O’Reilly:

445

Kelly:

353

Shep:

306

Shep:

247

Kelly:

200

MSNBC
Wagner:

46

EdShow:

71

Sharpton:

95

Matthews:

96

Hayes:

118

Maddow:

162

O’Donnell:

87

Hayes:

59

Maddow:

78

CNN
Tapper:

171

Blitzer:

192

Blitzer:

184

Burnett:

161

Cooper:

137

Cooper:

135

Tonight:

143

Tonight:

129

CNNI:

67

HLN
Now:

71

Files:

53

Files:

77

Jane:

90

Grace:

107

Dr.Drew:

60

Files:

65

Files:

176

Files:

229

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, Sept. 28

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 131 | MSNBC: 103 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 115
  • Primetime: FNC: 129 | MSNBC: 176 | CNN: 204 | HLN: 143

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

52

MediaBuzz:

62

FNSunday:

74

Faulkner:

125

Huckabee:

169

Pirro:

135

Stossel:

83

Huckabee:

52

Pirro:

150

MSNBC
Manson:

24

Manson:

28

SerialKiller:

62

SerialKill:

96

Bundy:

174

Lockup:

174

Lockup:

181

Lockup:

195

Lockup:

162

CNN
Nwsroom:

102

Nwsroom:

127

Nwsroom:

111

Weed2:

152

Bourdain:

160

Bourdain:

219

Ling:

233

Bourdain:

90

Bourdain:

140

HLN
Files:

64

Files:

59

Files:

112

Files:

133

Files:

143

Files:

128

Files:

157

Files:

253

Files:

251

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The Scoreboard: Saturday, Sept. 27

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 161 | MSNBC: 81 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 149
  • Primetime: FNC: 152 | MSNBC: 136 | CNN: 154 | HLN: 149

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

93

NewsHQ:

129

NewsHQ:

127

Report:

137

Huckabee:

152

Pirro:

171

Geraldo:

135

Red Eye:

136

Pirro:

131

MSNBC
Global:

51

Citizen:

46

Concert:

53

Global:

62

Citizen:

96

Concert:

144

Lockup:

167

Lockup:

213

Lockup:

239

CNN
Nwsroom:

128

Nwsroom:

74

Smerconish:

109

Nwsroom:

129

Bourdain:

133

Bourdain:

145

Bourdain:

184

Bourdain:

182

Bourdain:

110

HLN
Files:

111

Files:

91

Files:

91

Files:

95

Files:

127

Files:

141

Files:

167

Files:

204

Files:

230

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Q3 2014 Ratings: Fox News is Most-Watched Cable Network

fox news logoIn addition to being the most-watched basic cable network for the quarter in primetime, Fox News Channel saw across-the-board growth vs. Q3 2013. FNC was up +2% in viewers and up +4% in the A25-54 demo for total day viewing and up +10% in viewers and up +11% in the demo in primetime.

The ratings for Q3, 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,777,000 total viewers / 309,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 1,045,000 total viewers / 215,000 A25-54

FNC’s all-network total viewer win in extended primetime (7-11pmET) is its first since the network launched 18 years ago. Six of FNC’s programs were number one in total viewers on all of basic cable during their timeslots for the quarter, including “Fox & Friends,” “America’s Newsroom,” “The Five,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” and “The O’Reilly Factor.”

“On The Record” was up +16% in total viewers and up +8% in the A25-54 demo. Both “The Kelly File” and “Hannity” had their best quarters in the demo for their timeslots since Q4 2012, which included the presidential election.

For the 7th consecutive quarter, Fox News had the top 14 programs among total viewers.

Q3 2014 Ratings: CNN #2 in Primetime, Total Day

CNN rose to #2 in primetime in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo in Q3 2014, edging out MSNBC by a razor-thin 1,000 total viewers in primetime. For the second quarter in a row, CNN was second in in total day viewers, also rising to No. 2 in the total day demo.

The ratings for Q3, 2014:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 553K Total Viewers / 185K A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 447K Total Viewers / 134K A25-54

Compared to Q3 2013, CNN was up +6% in viewers and flat in the demo for total day. In primetime, the net was up +2% in viewers and down -3% in the demo. “Anderson Cooper 360” led the way for CNN’s daily programs, up +6% in total viewers and up +9% in the demo. At 9pmET, which featured both an extended hour of “AC360″ and original programming, CNN is up +3% in viewers and up +21% in the demo year-over-year. Last year, “Piers Morgan Live” ran in the timeslot.

CNN’s original series, “The Sixties,” which ended its weekly Thursday run during the quarter, was the network’s highest-rated program in total viewers, drawing 650,000 viewers. Several daytime programs were down double digits in the A25-54 demo: “Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield” (down -20%), “Wolf” (down -17%), and “CNN Newsroom” (2pmET and 3pmET; down -16%, -13%, respectively).

CNN is claiming back-to-back quarterly wins over MSNBC (second to Fox News) in primetime demo viewers. They are using a blend of Nielsen data, which is explained in their press release after the jump.

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Q3 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Has Lowest Rated Quarter Since 2007

MSNBC just had its worst three month stretch in nearly 7 years. For Q3 2014, MSNBC is down double digits in total day and primetime viewership. Among total day, A25-54 demo viewers, MSNBC placed fourth, behind FNC, CNN and HLN. In primetime, among total viewers MSNBC was second behind Fox News and ahead of CNN and HLN.

The ratings for Q3, 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 328,000 Total Viewers / 97,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 552,000 Total Viewers / 150,000 A25-54

Among total day and primetime viewers, MSNBC had its lowest rated quarter since Q4 2007 in total viewers and the lowest since Q2 2006 in the A25-54 demo. MSNBC is down -12% in viewers and down -25% in the demo for total day viewing. In primetime, the network shed -3% of total viewers while down -21% in the demo.

MSNBC’s three primetime shows, “All in with Chris Hayes,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” each had their lowest rated quarters ever in the demo.

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