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The Scoreboard: Friday, April 18

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 200 | MSNBC: 114 | CNN: 145 | HLN: 79
  • Primetime: FNC: 209 | MSNBC: 122 | CNN: 170 | HLN: 138

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

185

TheFive:

279

Baier:

265

Greta:

236

O’Reilly:

266

Megyn:

211

Hannity:

149

O’Reilly:

169

Megyn:

128

MSNBC
Wagner:

85

EdShow:

84

Sharpton:

81

Matthews:

53

Hayes:

89

Maddow:

115

Lockup:

161

Lockup:

231

Lockup:

237

CNN
Tapper:

123

Blitzer:

175

Blitzer:

178

Burnett:

222

Cooper:

215

Tonight:

128

Tonight:

169

Bourdain:

241

Spurlock:

147

HLN
News:

19

Detective:

14

Detective:

42

Jane:

68

Grace:

123

Files:

101

Files:

189

Files:

142

Files:

146

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Sharyl Attkisson: ‘Unstoppable’ Forces Halted CBS Reporting; Network Responds

AttkissonStelterIn her most recent TV interview, former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson claims politics kept her stories from airing.

“The tendency on the part of some of these managers who have key influences has been they never mind the stories that seem to … go against the grain of the Republican Party,” Attkisson told “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter yesterday. “But they do often seem to feel defensive about, almost, personally defensive on stories that could make the government look bad.”

She pointed to now former-”CBS Evening News” EP Pat Shevlin as one of a number of producers who took issue with her stories that were more critical of the Obama administration; she also cited “heavy-handed editing” practices overseen by producers and managers, including Shevlin.

“It’s hard to say it’s all at the guidance of her, but she is executive producer of the show,” Attkisson added.

“CBS News maintains the highest journalistic standards in what it chooses to put on the air,” CBS News spokesperson Sonya McNair tells TVNewser in response to Attkisson’s claims. “Those standards are applied without fear or favor.”

Attkisson’s “Reliable Sources” interview comes a week after she appeared on FNC’s media affairs show “Media Buzz.” Attkisson is writing a book about her CBS News experience, scheduled for release in November.

Jim McGlinchy Serving as Interim Executive Producer of ‘CBS Evening News’

CBS JimLongtime CBS producer Jim McGlinchy is serving as interim executive producer of “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” TVNewser has learned.

The move follows the departure last week of executive producer Pat Shevlin who leaves “Evening News” for “60 Minutes.”

McGlinchy, who has been with CBS News for 41 years, has been senior broadcast producer for the show. He’s worked on the evening news broadcast for two separate stints; the first from 1993-2007, and then again starting in 2012. He started at CBS in 1973 as a desk assistant.

It isn’t clear whether McGlinchy is being considered for the permanent EP job, or when a permanent replacement will be named.

With an Aereo Win, ‘The Television Industry Will Be Profoundly Reconfigured’

aereo antennaeOn the eve of the most significant media case in years before the Supreme Court, the high court has granted a request from the Deputy Solicitor General to argue in support of broadcasters who have sued streaming service Aereo. The broadcasters — ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX — will cede federal lawyers 10 minutes of their allotted 30 minutes. Aereo will also have 30 minutes to argue its case tomorrow.

The New York TimesDavid Carr interviews Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia, as well as industry executives who side with the broadcasters:

Speaking on the phone on Thursday, Mr. Kanojia said he liked his facts but had no idea how things would play out. “It’s a bit of a coin flip,” he said. A lot of people will be watching to see how that coin lands, less because of what it means for Aereo specifically than what it portends for the broader media ecosystem. A decision is expected this summer.

I spent time in Hollywood last week chatting with various executives, and Aereo was described variously as “a fencing operation peddling stolen goods” and “thieves masquerading as innovators.” That’s about as friendly as it got: Aereo may be small — [Barry] Diller called it “a pimple” — but it represents something mighty important. If Aereo is allowed to store and transmit signals without payment, the television industry will be profoundly reconfigured.

Kanojia also appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” this weekend. TVSpy has the video.

We’ll be breaking down the arguments in the Aereo case with U.S. Law Week managing editor Tom Taylor, Internet attorney Tim Bukher and BIA/Kelsey chief economist Mark Fratrik at the TVNewser Show next Tuesday. Click here for more information and to register.

Journalists Running in Boston Marathon Share Experience via Social

As we’ve reported, there are TV news personalities part of the 118th Boston Marathon story today, as NBC’s Natalie Morales and Fox News’ Anna Kooiman join the race.

“Today” just tweeted a photo of Morales crossing the finish line.

While Kooiman showed off her multi-tasking skills a couple hours–and miles–back, posting a photo she took while running on her Facebook page.

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Bill O’Reilly on Longtime Boston Ties: ‘I Couldn’t Be Prouder of the City’

bill o'reilly_304x200In a Boston Herald radio interview this morning, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly tipped his hat to the city of Boston.

“Everyone knows that the city conducted itself, generally speaking, in a way that is above and beyond reproach,” O’Reilly said. “As somebody who has longtime Boston ties, I couldn’t be prouder of the city.”

O’Reilly went further into his ties to the city, noting that his journalism training happened in Boston; he worked for local channel five and seven, and got his broadcast journalism degree from Boston University.

“The Boston Marathon has always been an event that all the news agencies go wall-to-wall with…more celebratory,” O’Reilly said, suggesting that now, the race has changed to a symbol of anti-terrorism.

O’Reilly also teased leading tonight’s “O’Reilly Factor” with marathon coverage, offering perspective on how this year’s marathon is just one part of a larger anti-terrorism effort the U.S. must put into place.

When Copy and Paste Tweeting Goes Wrong

“Good Morning America’s” revolving door has made headlines over the last few months, and this morning, its Twitter account momentarily forgot about one of its most recent staffing changes.

GMA tweet

The tweet, posted around 6:45am, has since been deleted. A network spokesperson tells us it was a simple mistake; its social media team mistakenly pulled an old tweet and published it.

Josh Elliott, of course, left “GMA” for NBC Sports last month; he debuts for the network on May 3 during the Kentucky Derby.

The Morning Ticker: Velshi Expanding, ‘Today’ Gets SiriusXM, CEOs Score

  • Starting today, Al Jazeera America’s “Real Money with Ali Velshi” will expand to one hour. Velshi says the goal of the program, which airs Monday-Friday at 7pmET, “[I]s to shed a light on the needs of millions of Americans – not only by looking at Washington and policymakers, but by talking to real families and Americans experiencing economic struggles.”

  • SiriusXM and NBC News will launch “Today Show Radio” June 26. The new channel 108 will give SiriusXM listeners across the country access to live audio feeds of the show, including replays. “Today” joins other NBU channels on SiriusXM including CNBC on channel 112, and MSNBC on channel 117.

  • The Wrap is out with its 2013 Compensation Survey. CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves pulled in $66.9 million, a +7.6% gain over 2012. Steve Burke, president and CEO of NBCUniversal, earned $31.1 million, an increase of $4.8 million over the previous year, and Disney CEO Bob Iger took a -14% pay cut, still pulling in $34.3 million.

David Gregory on the Sunday Morning Battle: ‘We Fight Like Hell’ to be No. 1

GregoryAs NBC’s “Meet the Press” approaches 67 years on the air, its host for the last six says the show needs to shake things up to remain a part of the conversation.

In a profile in today‘s Washington Post, David Gregory says a new format with a faster pace, more taped pieces and shorter interviews “delivers on the core of what ‘Meet the Press’ is,” while widening the scope.

“I’m dedicated to building something that says we’re not just thinking about politics. We’re thinking about who the real influencers are in this country,” Gregory tells Paul Farhi. The show, once dominant on Sunday mornings, has fallen to second or third in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

“Do I want to be number one in the ratings? Every week I want to be number one, and we fight like hell to get there. And it’s tough right now. It’s a fight,” Gregory says.

Farhi also reveals the lengths NBC has gone to get to the core of the host:

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John Berman Will NOT Be Running the Boston Marathon

In addition to NBC’s Natalie Morales, FNC’s Anna Kooiman will be running the 118th Boston Marathon today. Kooiman told “Fox & Friends” this morning she’s “Nervous, anxious, [and] excited all at the same time.” Meanwhile, dozens of other tvnewsers are along the route covering the race, among them CNN’s Brooke Baldwin and John Berman. In between live reports, Baldwin got this Vine of Berman, who will not be running.

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