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The Scoreboard: Sunday, December 21

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 138 | CNN: 151 | MSNBC: 96 | HLN: 131
  • Primetime: FNC: 90 | CNN: 108 | MSNBC: 85 | HLN: 117

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

82

Kurtz:

94

FNSunday:

92

Report:

139

Huckabee:

81

Pirro:

100

Stossel:

89

Huckabee:

58

Pirro:

129

CNN
Nwsroom:

145

Nwsroom:

185

Nwsroom:

195

Nwsroom:

182

Amanpour:

144

Amanpour:

108

Amanpour:

73

Amanpour:

75

Bourdain:

179

MSNBC
Caught:

79

Caught:

75

Caught:

130

Caught:

120

PotBarons:

68

PotBarons:

85

PotBarons:

102

Lockup:

102

Lockup:

133

HLN
Files:

95

Files:

62

Files:

51

Files:

65

Files:

69

GrowingAm.:

82

Files:

200

Files:

258

Files:

277

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The Scoreboard: Saturday, Dec. 20

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 172 | CNN: 167 | MSNBC: 97 | HLN: 136
  • Primetime: FNC: 206 | CNN: 176 | MSNBC: 140 | HLN: 138

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

54

Five:

69

NewsHQ:

89

Breaking:

191

Breaking:

206

Jeanine:

189

Jeanine:

224

RedEye:

172

Jeanine:

202

CNN
Nwsroom:

137

Nwsroom:

167

Breaking:

144

Nwsroom:

217

Nwsroom:

230

Dino13:

127

Dino13:

171

Dino13:

134

Weed:

143

MSNBC
Caught:

120

Caught:

84

Caught:

73

Caught:

92

Breaking:

86

Breaking:

113

Lockup:

221

Lockup:

185

Lockup:

213

HLN
Files:

81

Files:

140

Files:

143

Files:

105

Files:

164

Files:

168

GrowingAmer.:

82

Files:

203

Files:

256

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Kelly Ripa Offers Advice for a Long-Lasting Marriage, Interrogates Anderson Cooper

“Live! With Kelly and Michael” co-host Kelly Ripa was seated next to Anderson Cooper on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen and shared her secret for a successful marriage. See for yourself below, but here is a hint… Ripa’s advice involves a lot of sex.

Thought that was fun? Check out Ripa interrogating Cooper, after the jump…   Read more

Al Sharpton Is Making All Sorts of Headlines

al sharptonIt’s been a busy couple of weeks for MSNBC host Al Sharpton.

Sharpton has been criticized by numerous media outlets, including the New York Post, for turning the execution of two NYPD officers into a story about… well, Al Sharpton. The polarizing MSNBC host held up a cell phone during a press conference with the family of Eric Garner and played a threatening voicemail he received following the tragic executions of the NYPD officers. Sharpton denounced the killings in the same news conference.

Actor and activist James Woods called Sharpton a “pig” for his stance on police and has started a #PigSharpton Twitter campaign.

Just yesterday, Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF issued an apology for airing a deceptive edit of a Sharpton-led protest video that made it sound like police protesters were chanting “kill a cop” when they were actually changing “’til killer cops are in cell blocks.”

We here at Fox45 work hard every day to earn your trust and bring you fair and comprehensive news from around the country. Although last night’s report reflected an honest misunderstanding of what the protesters were saying, we apologize for the error.

Not everyone is ready to look the other way at Sharpton’s actions. Judson Phillips of The Washington Times penned a column essentially calling for Sharpton’s job at MSNBC. Read more

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 15

eveningnews2015“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” won another week in both total viewers and the demo, delivering its biggest total viewer win over ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Muir” in four months.

But compared to the same week last year Muir’s newscast showed the biggest growth in both total viewers and the demo. “WNT” was up +8% in viewers and up +11% in the demo.

“Nightly” was up +2% in viewers and down -4% in the demo. No. 3 “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley“ was up +4% in viewers and up +2% in the demo.

Numbers for the week of Dec. 15, 2014:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,360,000 8,520,000 7,333,000
• A25-54: 2,150,000 2,116,000 1,672,000

 

Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Sends Holiday Message: ‘It Really Is a Very Good Christmas’

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Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has sent a letter from the Egyptian prison where he’s been held for almost a year, urging his friends and family–and supporters around the world–to be optimistic as he faces Christmas in a cell. “There is a temptation to become morose over our continued detention,” Greste writes in the letter, first published in the Sydney Morning Herald. “After all, on paper we don’t seem to have made much progress.”

But Greste, who will–with fellow Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamedmark one year in detention on December 29, says the work of many to fight for the journalists’ release has become a powerful movement:

We have changed something fundamental. We – and by that I mean all involved in this fight for justice, including us three, our families, and you, our supporters – have created a huge global awareness of not just our cause, but the far wider and more vital issues of press freedom, the persecution of journalists, and of justice in Egypt.

Al Jazeera America will air a primetime special about the jailed journalists on Monday night.

Fox News Hosts Break Vacations to Cover NYPD Killings, Political Fallout

OReillyBill O’Reilly was off on Monday night, but the killing of two New York City police officers brought him back on the air because, he said, “I’m angry.”

O’Reilly called in to “The O’Reilly Factor” to “send a big message tonight.” O’Reilly then delivered a blistering attack on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “He is a far left individual who is incompetent. He cannot run the City of New York.” O’Reilly argued that de Blasio is an “anti-cop” politician “who should resign today.”

Of the killer, O’Reilly described Ismaaiyl Brinsley as a “loser” who is the only one with “blood on his hands.” He said “I hope he’s enjoying Hell right now.”

TVNewser has learned Fox hosts Greta Van Susteren and Sean Hannity also broke planned vacations to cover the aftermath of the NYPD murders–not by phone, but returning to work to host new editions of their shows.

Watch O’Reilly’s call for de Blasio to resign, after the jump: Read more

T.J. Holmes Joins ABC News

TJHolmesWNNABC News has named T.J. Holmes co-anchor of “America This Morning” and “World News Now.” Holmes, a former anchor at CNN and BET, will also report for the network. The announcement came this morning in a memo from ABC News president James Goldston. “A skilled broadcaster and a dynamic storyteller with the ability to report on a variety of different stories, I’m confident T.J. will be a strong asset to our team,” Goldston said.

Holmes spent five years at CNN before leaving in 2011 to join BET. His show on that network was canceled in 2013. He did fill-in anchor work at MSNBC and ABC.

Read the full memo, after the jump: Read more

Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Had Warned Network: ‘May Come Back to Bite Us’

imageThe Canadian Press reports Mohamed Fahmy, one of three Al Jazeera journalists who have been jailed in Egypt for nearly a year had raised questions about security. A series of emails shows Fahmy, who was acting bureau chief for Al Jazeera English, reported concerns to Al Jazeera bosses in Qatar months before his arrest. In one, Fahmy reports being concerned about a story produced by his Al Jazeera English team and translated into Arabic and aired on Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr–an Al Jazeera network that had been banned in Egypt. “I would imagine that due to the security situation this action may come back to bite us,” he wrote.

Fahmy was arrested on Dec. 29 last year along with two colleagues, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed. Al Jazeera America is preparing to honor the three with a primetime special to mark the one-year anniversary of their arrest: Read more

Steve Doocy Discusses ‘A Fox & Friends Christmas’

xmasFox News Channel will air “A Fox & Friends Christmas” tomorrow night, Christmas Eve, at 8pmET. The annual special will be hosted by Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade with “Fox & Friends Weekend” co-hosts Tucker Carlson, Anna Kooiman and Clayton Morris joining in on the festivities.

“This has been a Fox News Channel tradition for a number of years. It’s fun for us to do, because No. 1, it actually puts us in the spirit of the Christmas season. It’s always fun for us and it is great for the viewers. It’s the one program we do that isn’t about the news of the day. It’s actually about the day, and the day of Christmas,” Doocy told TVNewser exclusively.

The two-hour program will feature several musical acts, interviews with notable guests and messages from several of FNC’s popular personalities. “American Idol” winner and country music artist Scotty McCreery will perform and co-host Doocy is looking forward to his appearance, “Scott is a great kid, a wonderful entertainer.”

The special will also include opera singer Renee Flemming, classical singer Jackie Evancho, “America’s Got Talent” contestant’s Sons of Serendip and American singer Jesse James Decker. The program will also feature appearances by the Young People’s Chorus of New York, the Radio City Rockettes.

“It’s a great opportunity for families to watch the whole program with kids, and their loved ones. You get the music, the stories and it is fun to do and fun to watch,” Doocy said.  Read more

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