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The Scoreboard: Friday, Dec. 19

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 231 | CNN: 140 | MSNBC: 99 | HLN: 101
  • Primetime: FNC: 243 | CNN: 124 | MSNBC: 144 | HLN: 105

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

 

Cavuto:

213

TheFive:

364

Baier:

280

Greta:

227

O’Reilly:

217

Kelly:

248

Hannity:

264

O’Reilly:

264

Kelly:

242

CNN
Tapper:

205

Blitzer:

222

Blitzer:

223

Burnett:

217

Cooper:

171

Sixties:

98

Sixties:

103

Sixties:

126

Sixties:

112

MSNBC
Wagner:

48

EdShow:

72

Sharpton:

70

Matthews:

143

Hayes:

141

Maddow:

152

Investig.:

139

Investig.:

174

Investig.:

219

HLN
Now:

29

Growing:

28

Grow/Files:

16/53

Special:

47

Files:

59

Files:

107

Files:

149

Files:

191

Files:

229

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CNN’s Jeff Zucker Sends Encouraging Email to Staff

Jeff Zucker (4)CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker sent an end-of-year email to the entire company today. Zucker calls 2014 a “terrific year” for the network and says CNN is in the best shape it has been in years “journalistically, competitively and financially.”

Zucker mentions that HLN will launch a new strategy in the weeks ahead, congratulates the staff and even boasts about CNN’s original programming. Zucker also mentions that “some talented people have left the organization, many of them our longtime friends and colleagues.  That has been tough. And it is ok to say so.”

TVNewser has obtained the entire email. Check it out, after the jump…  Read more

Keith Morrison Does a Special Reading of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

“Dateline” correspondent Keith Morrison recorded a special reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and quite frankly, it’s awesome. Morrison’s dramatic rendition of the Dr. Seuss classic will get anyone in the holiday spirit.

Fox News Fans Send 36,000 Emails, Make 32,000 Calls Over Dish–Just on Sunday

GetBackFoxFox News viewers must have gotten their holiday shopping done early, because they burned up the phones, and fired off tens of thousands of emails Sunday to express their displeasure with the dropping of Fox News Channel and Fox Business from Dish Network. Negotiations between Fox and Dish ended without a deal late Saturday, and the two channels went dark. Fox, anticipating a service interruption, had been warning viewers–and educating them, with messages that urged Fox News fans to get on the phone, make emails, and use social media.

On Sunday alone, Fox News recorded 36,000 emails to Dish via Fox’s “Keep Fox News” website, which allows visitors to immediately fire off an email to Dish, make a phone call, or find a new television provider. The site has resulted in a total of 116,000 emails and 156,000 phone calls–32,000 alone just on Sunday.

On Facebook, a post on the Fox News page made early Sunday has received 85,000 likes, 37,000 shares and 27,000 comments–many of them vows to drop Dish if Fox is not returned.

Al Jazeera America to Mark One Year Since Journalists’ Arrest with Primetime Special

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Al Jazeera America will mark a year since the arrests of Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed with a primetime special, “Journalism Is Not A Crime,” hosted by John Seigenthaler.

The three Al Jazeera journalists were detained in Egypt on a charge of “spreading false news deemed damaging to the Egyptian state,” sparking worldwide protests by journalists and others. The “Journalism Is Not A Crime” social media campaign has included world leaders and journalists from news organizations around the world. In June, Fahmy and Greste were sentenced to seven years and Mohamed to ten years. The journalists will appeal their sentences before the Egyptian court in January. Al Jazeera has launched an online petition and is asking for the public’s support.

The special airs next Monday at 9 p.m. ET. Read more

Antoine Sanfuentes Named CNN Senior Supervising Producer

cnn130Antoine Sanfuentes will be joining CNN as Senior Supervising Producer, overseeing coverage of the White House and Congress. TVNewser has obtained the following email that was sent by CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist to staffers.

We are thrilled to announce that Antoine Sanfuentes will be joining CNN as our Senior Supervising Producer, overseeing CNN’s coverage of the White House and Congress as leader of our newly combined White House and Capitol Hill beat. Antoine comes to us from NBC where he worked as Managing Editor, Washington Bureau Chief, Deputy Bureau Chief, White House Producer and was part of the NBC News team that won the 2008 Emmy Award for Election Night. He started with NBC News in 1990 after graduating from American University. Read more

Matt Lauer Speaks with NYPD Police Commissioner on ‘Today’

This morning NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton sat down with Matt Lauer live on the “Today” show to speak out against the recent NYPD officer slayings. Bratton believes that Mayor Bill de Blasio has lost the respect of “some officers,” telling Lauer the city finds itself in a “change moment.”

Kendis Gibson Joins ABC News

kendis-gibson-5913(1)ABC News has hired Kendis Gibson as a correspondent. Gibson, who worked for CBS NewsPath before becoming weekend anchor and reporter at ABC affiliate WJLA in Washington, was announced Monday morning in an email to staff from ABC News president James Goldston. “A talented journalist with wide-ranging experience, Kendis is a very welcome addition to our ABC News family,” Goldston wrote.

Gibson will spend a few months in New York, before joining ABC’s Washington bureau.

Read Goldston’s full message, after the jump: Read more

Fox News Viewers Wage War on Dish: Thousands Call to Complain, Disconnect

FNCdishDish customers lost Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network Saturday night, as talks between the network and satellite provider collapsed.

Since late Saturday night, talks have stopped. Fox News EVP of distribution Tim Carry tells TVNewser “our phone line is open, we’re willing to talk. Am I negotiating right now? I’m not.”

Fox viewers, however, are fully engaged. Since 6 a.m. Sunday, over 12,000 calls have been placed to Fox–and 7,000 of them asked to be connected to Dish to disconnect their service. The network reports 22,000 viewer emails have been sent to Dish to object to the Fox blackout, and viewers have swarmed the Dish Facebook page. Fox’s Carry says Dish has agitated a very powerful audience. “Relative to any other fight they’ve had, they’ve never had a viewer as personally invested as Fox News. Our viewers are invested. They have a personal relationship with us.”
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Tom Brokaw Reports His Cancer Is In Remission

tom_brokaw_01NBC special correspondent and former “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw has told colleagues he’s headed into 2015 on a high note–his cancer is in remission.

In February, Brokaw revealed he’d been diagnosed in August, 2013 with multiple myeloma and was undergoing treatment. Brokaw sent a note to share his news Sunday morning, saying he will begin a regimen of drug maintenance to keep the cancer in remission.

Read the full note, after the jump:
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