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Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters

Here’s an inside look at ABC News.  In this episode of mediabistroTV’s “Cubes,” David Muir, weekend anchor of “World News,” gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the ABC News headquarters.

The ABC complex on Manhattan’s upper west side is home to ABC News, “Live! with Kelly,” and local New York station WABC.  Diane Sawyer also makes a cameo in the video (as do her dozens of Emmys).

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In Search Of Unique Identities, Evening Newscasts Break The Mold

The New York TimesBrian Stelter examines the diverging interests of the evening news programs today, noting the three newscasts “are shaking up conventions that stretch back 50 years” in search of unique identities:

On some days, the differences at 6:30 p.m. are substantive; on a Thursday in December, CBS led with Iran’s capture of a United States drone surveillance aircraft, NBC opened with an investigation into the mishandling of soldiers’ remains, and ABC with the mysterious shooting of a police officer at Virginia Tech.

On other days, they are stylistic; on Tuesday, as the Iowa caucus commenced, ABC led with a piece on Rick Santorum’s surge, CBS led with a news-making interview of Newt Gingrich, and NBC with a recap of the day’s campaigning. Read more

Weekend Morning Show Ratings: Q3 2011 and 2010-11 Season

It has been a solid Q3 2011, as well as a solid 2010-11 season for the weekend network morning shows. Compared to the third quarter of last year, both editions of NBC’s “Today,” both editions of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CBS’ “Saturday Early Show” and CBS’ “Sunday Morning” all experienced total viewer growth.

NBC’s “Today” is #1 on Saturday while CBS’ “Sunday Morning” takes the top spot on Sundays. ABC’s “Good Morning America” posted the largest total viewer growth compared — +12% on Saturday and +24% on Sunday.

It’s a similar story for the 2010-11 season. NBC’s “Today” finishes #1 on Saturdays and CBS’ “Sunday Morning” is #1 on Sundays. Both shows enjoy a large total viewer separation from their closest competitor: on Saturdays, NBC bested ABC by 960,000 total viewers and on Sundays, CBS outperforms NBC by 1.41 million viewers, drawing the largest audience of any edition of the weekend morning shows.

The averages for Saturday Q3 2011:

  • Total Viewers: NBC: 3.61M / ABC: 2.95M / CBS: 1.62M
  • A25-54 viewers: NBC: 1.36M / ABC: 1.08M / CBS: 575K

The averages for Sunday Q3 2011:

  • Total Viewers: CBS: 4.51M / NBC: 3.35M / ABC: 2.96M
  • A25-54 viewers: CBS: 1.44M /NBC: 1.28M / ABC: 1.08M

The averages for the Saturday 2010-11 Season:

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For First Time in 18 Seasons, Network Morning Shows Add Younger Viewers; Add Total Viewers for First Time in 7 Seasons

What is going on with the broadcast networks? They’re adding viewers when cable and the Internets say they shouldn’t be.

On Tuesday we told you about how the broadcast evening newscasts had grown their total viewership year-over-year, after 8 seasons of declining viewership.

And now, with the numbers complete for the 2010-11 season, Nielsen reports that for the first time since the 1992-93 TV season, all 3 morning newscasts grew in A25-54 viewers. And for the first time since the 2003-04 TV season, all 3 morning newscasts grew in Total Viewers.

NBC’s “Today” remains the leader in the mornings with a 744,00 total viewer lead on #2 ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “GMA” shows the most growth season-to-season: +10% in Total Viewers and +3% in A25-54 viewers. “Today” is up +2% in both measurements and CBS’s “Early Show” was up +1% in Total Viewers and up slightly in younger viewers.

One more note, the 9am hour of the “Today” show topped ABC’s “The View” in Total Viewers for the season. That’s the first time that’s happened since the 2006-07 season.

We’ll have the complete numbers a little later today…

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Fox Business, C-SPAN, MTV

This week, Fox Business has two great openings. The network is looking for a new booker for the Willis Report, as well as a freelance assignment editor. Also, MTV is on the hunt for a manager of international program sales operations, while C-SPAN is searching for a temporary media relations specialist. Get all the details on these jobs and more below, and check out additional TV gigs on mediabistro.com.

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ESPN 980 Replaces Feinstein with Darren Rovell

CNBC sports reporter Darren Rovell is moving in to fill the spot vacated by Washington sports fixture John Feinstein as a weekly contributor to ESPN 980′s Sports Reporters. Rovell’s work focuses primarily on the business aspects of sports, and 980′s director of programming Chuck Sapienza said youth played a factor in the hire.

“While Feinstein can be entertaining at times, our research showed our audience was interested in a younger guest that could offer more substance and information,” Sapienza told Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “Darren is a perfect fit for the Sports Reporters and its audience.”

In cased you missed that, Sapienza is basically accusing Feinstein of being boring, old and lacking in substance.

Feinstein is perhaps best known as the author of A Season on the Brink, when he followed Bobby Knight‘s 1985-86 Indiana basketball team for a season.

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: BBC, Disney/ABC, Discovery

This week, BBC is on the hunt for a network operations supervisor in Silver Spring, Md., while Disney/ABC is searching for a marketing manger in its digital and sponsorships division. Discovery Communications is hiring a digital associate producer, and HGTV needs a supervising producer in its creative services department. Get all the details on these jobs and more below, as well as on mediabistro.com.

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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Oxygen, BBC, C-SPAN

This week, Oxygen is on the hunt for a vice president of digital media, who knows how to live out loud. BBC needs a senior manager of publicity for its digital and home entertainment division, and C-SPAN is looking for a full-time temporary event producer. Check out these openings and others below, and peruse more brand-new job listings in television on mediabistro.com.

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Radio Host Sues L.A. Angels For Alleged Racism

Radio host David Smith filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Angels, claiming he was fired allegedly for racial reasons, according to Reuters:

“In a complaint filed in California Superior Court earlier this month, David Smith alleged that the Angels Baseball Foundation rigged a singles promotion to ensure a black woman did not win and that Angels employees regularly made racist remarks.

Smith claimed that the Angels did not allow another employee on a radio show because he sounded “too black” and “too ghetto” for an Orange County audience. His complaint also stated that co-workers said negative results were to be “expected when a Jew is hired as baseball’s commissioner.” Read more

Video: Ryan Dempster As Harry Caray

There’s a whole generation of baseball fans that aren’t familiar with Harry Caray (Google him and don’t hold his grandson, Chip, against him.), the legendary Chicago Cubs play-by-play announcer.

Cubs starter Ryan Dempster paid homage to Caray Saturday and does one helluva impersonation.

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