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The Scoreboard: Monday, August 25

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 304 | MSNBC: 85 | CNN: 180 | HLN: 102
  • Primetime: FNC: 460 | MSNBC: 154 | CNN: 190 | HLN: 126

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

294

TheFive:

325

Baier:

338

Greta:

347

O’Reilly:

578

Kelly:

460

Hannity:

342

O’Reilly:

297

Kelly:

266

MSNBC
Wagner:

59

EdShow:

71

Sharpton:

104

Matthews:

150

Hayes:

131

Maddow:

195

O’Donnell:

130

Hayes:

81

Maddow:

88

CNN
Tapper:

211

Blitzer:

237

Blitzer:

183

Burnett:

183

Cooper:

167

Cooper:

204

Tonight:

200

Tonight:

188

CNNI:

188

HLN
Now:

38

Files:

41

Files:

41

Jane:

94

Grace:

147

Dr.Drew:

121

Files:

112

Files:

199

Files:

219

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, August 24

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 204 | MSNBC: 105 | CNN: 193 | HLN: 143
  • Primetime: FNC: 184 | MSNBC: 89 | CNN: 209 | HLN: 153

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

165

AMNHQ:

150

FNSunday:

218

Faulkner:

210

Faulkner:

184

Pirro:

177

Pirro:

191

Huckabee:

120

Pirro:

139

MSNBC
Caught:

100

Caught:

154

Caught:

94

Caught:

40

Caught:

54

Caught:

72

Lockup:

140

Lockup:

208

Lockup:

188

CNN
Nwsroom:

175

Nwsroom:

165

Nwsroom:

143

Nwsroom:

140

TheHunt:

173

TheHunt:

264

TheHunt:

190

TheHunt:

181

TheHunt:

166

HLN
Files:

166

Files:

112

Files:

118

Files:

115

Files:

106

Files:

123

Files:

230

Files:

191

Files:

215

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The Scoreboard: Saturday, August 23

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 186 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 162 | HLN: 141
  • Primetime: FNC: 152 | MSNBC: 123 | CNN: 198 | HLN: 122

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

105

Stossel:

114

NewsHQ:

132

Report:

185

Huckabee:

121

Pirro:

165

Hannity:

171

RedEye:

123

Pirro:

147

MSNBC
Caught:

104

Caught:

150

Caught:

115

Caught:

60

Caught:

55

Lockup:

126

Lockup:

188

Lockup:

251

Lockup:

246

CNN
News/Gupta:

146

Nwsroom:

165

Smerconish:

167

Nwsroom:

165

TheHunt:

167

TheHunt:

155

TheHunt:

272

TheHunt:

177

TheHunt:

193

HLN
Files:

150

Files:

156

Files:

146

Files:

136

Files:

107

Files:

125

Files:

135

Files:

164

Files:

199

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Bill O’Reilly and Howard Kurtz Talk Al Sharpton’s Dual Activist, MSNBC Role

O'Reilly KurtzBill O’Reilly spoke with Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn last night about Al Sharpton‘s ongoing activism on behalf of Michael Brown while also hosting his MSNBC show.

“This is a travesty,” Kurtz said, citing Sharpton’s “political” eulogy at Brown’s funeral yesterday, meeting with Michael Brown’s family, and what Kurtz says is Sharpton’s “acknowledgment” that he is a conduit for the Obama administration for on-the-ground information on Ferguson.

“This just reeks that MSNBC thinks this acceptable…you can’t be a player and cover the game,” Kurtz added. O’Reilly chimed in he believes Sharpton “almost singlehandedly has corrupted NBC News,” dismissing MSNBC President Phil Griffin‘s defense that the network has been transparent about Sharpton’s dual roles. Yesterday, Sharpton spoke at Brown’s funeral in St. Louis in the afternoon and later hosted “PoliticsNation” from there at 6pmET. He led the show covering the funeral, playing parts of his eulogy off the top.

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Big News Draws Big Crowds to Cable News

FNCquakeNo news slowdown this August. We’ll have the final monthly cable news numbers next Wednesday, but for last week, with coverage of protests in Ferguson, MO, the murder of James Foley and the earthquake in California, Fox News Channel was the second most-watched network in all of cable in primetime, behind only ESPN which had its own big week with the Little League World Series. FNC trailed only Nickelodeon in total day viewing. (We’ll have the network ranker later today). It was the network’s second highest-rated week this year, only behind the week of the State of the Union in January.

Several FNC programs hit new heights, including “Outnumbered” and “Happening Now” which saw all-time highs averaging 1.188 million and 1.223 million viewers, respectively. “The Kelly File” had its highest rated week of the year in the A25-54 demo, and “Hannity” had its most-watched week of the year in both viewers and the demo.

Early in the week, CNN drew a big audience for its coverage from Ferguson. CNN won the A25-54 demo four days running and “New Day” had its highest-ever demo rating on Tuesday.

FNC was the only cable news network to have programs in the top 50 cable telecasts for the week, with 7 in the top 50. The Top 20 after the jump.

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Meredith Vieira on ‘GMA’ to Promote New Show

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Meredith Vieira was a special guest host on “Good Morning America” this morning, promoting her new talk show, and promising to participate in a gravy wrestling match with Lara Spencer. Vieira has also lined up a guest-hosting gig on the “Today” show Sept. 8, which is the same day her new talk show debuts.

Even though “The Meredith Vieira Show” is produced by NBCUNiversal, produced at 30 Rock, and will air on many NBC stations, the program is syndicated and has been picked up by major-market ABC affiliates including those in Boston, Atlanta, Detroit, Denver and Tampa, hence the visit this morning to ABC.

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 18

EveningNewsNewFrom continuing coverage of the protests in Ferguson, MO to the murder of an American journalist by ISIS militants, all three evening newscasts saw a jump in viewership last week, compared to the same week last year.

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” and “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” were up the most in total viewers, each up +12% while Pelley’s broadcast was also up the most in the demo, +11%. “World News with Diane Sawyer,” in her penultimate week, once again won the week among younger viewers with a +3% lead on “Nightly News,” that’s the 7th win in the last 8 weeks.

“Nightly” continues its winning streak — now nearing five years — as the No. 1 program among total viewers with a +10% lead on “World News.”

Numbers for the week of August 18, 2014:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,021,000 7,325,000 6,532,000
• A25-54: 1,860,000 1,918,000 1,635,000


Maria Bartiromo is Trying to ‘Keep it Real’

MariaBartiromo304Six months after her Fox Business debut, Maria Bartiromo is focusing on the viewer. Speaking to Tribune TV Week, she explains giving the viewer what they want while also staying true to herself is key.

“The viewer is so smart,” she says. “They see right through it. If you’re trying to be someone you’re not, forget it. You’re going to be bounced off. It’s so important to be authentic and to be yourself. “It may be that someone says, ‘You know what, I don’t agree with that woman, but I like her because she’s actually telling me what she thinks. She’s herself, and I like it because she keeps it real.’ “So that’s what I’m trying to do, just to keep it real.”

Earlier this year, we went behind the scenes at Bartiromo’s Fox News/Fox Business shows. Watch after the jump.

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Turner Offers Buyouts to Hundreds of Employees; Will Also Seek ‘Additional Reductions in Staffing’

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Breaking: CNN and HLN are beginning a process of offering buyouts to hundreds of employees today. The Turner networks are among those feeling the effects of plan laid out by Turner CEO John Martin in a memo to all employees last week. More specifics came from CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker who told told employees last Tuesday they would hear from their managers about cutbacks. This morning, a note from Turner’s Chief Human Resources Officer arrived. The note, obtained by TVNewser explains that even after buyouts “Turner will also undertake additional reductions in staffing.”

To support the company’s stated focus on programming, monetization and innovation, we are identifying cost savings and shifting capital allocations to high-growth areas where investment will drive growth and profitability. As part of these efforts, we are offering a Voluntary Separation Program to regular status Turner Broadcasting employees on Turner’s U.S. payroll working in the U.S. and who are at least age 55 and have 10 or more years of service as of December 31, 2014, excluding on-air talent and employees covered by a written employment agreement.

Today, employees meeting these eligibility requirements will receive a confidential, personalized email detailing the program, its benefits and deadlines for acceptance, which is strictly voluntary. This enhanced benefit offering is just one vehicle the company is implementing as part of a comprehensive plan. Given the current focus on reducing costs and prioritizing investments to maximize company performance, Turner will also undertake additional reductions in staffing.

We are grateful to the tenured employees whose service and dedication to Turner Broadcasting have made an indelible mark on our business success.

This is all part of Martin’s goal to create a more “streamlined, nimble and efficient company” as part of his “Turner 2020″ plan.

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Executive Producer Changes at ABC News

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First on TVNewser: Big changes are coming to the producer ranks at ABC News.

TVNewser has learned “Good Morning America” Senior Executive Producer Tom Cibrowski (above, left) is being promoted to senior VP of programs, newsgathering and special events. Taking his place at the nation’s No. 1 morning show is current “World News” EP Michael Corn (above, center). Taking Corn’s job at “World News” is “Nightline” EP Almin Karamehmedovic. Karamehmedocvic, who has been with ABC News since 1989, arrives at “World News” as the program sees its first anchor change in nearly five years. David Muir takes over for Diane Sawyer next week.

Karamehmedocvic, a native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has deep roots in international reporting for ABC. In 2001 he was one of the first journalists to gain access to Tora Bora, Afghanistan where Osama bin Laden was holed up, and in 2003 was a U.S. Army embed during the invasion of Iraq. A replacement at “Nightline” will come later, we hear.

Corn leaves “World News” as the show has consistently been winning in the A25-54 demographic, while still trailing “NBC Nightly News” among total viewers. He joins “GMA” as that broadcast enters its third year as the No. 1 morning show.

The moves will be announced by ABC News president James Goldston this morning.

> More: Goldston’s notes to staffers, after the jump…

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