Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Napolitano’
Jones, who hosts a radio show and manages a number of websites, is an outspoken believer in most conspiracy theories, spanning both the left-wing (9/11 trutherism) and right wing (FEMA concentration camps) varieties.
Jones’ efforts to break into the mainstream media are a major narrative in the story. In particular, his dislike for Fox News host Glenn Beck–who he accuses of stealing his shtick– plays a big part:
An old problem is rearing its head again, as talks of Glenn Beck possibly leaving Fox News return.
Beck’s advertiser problem is not a new one, but with his contract set to expire in December, and no firm commitment that he will return to FNC in place, it will surely be part of the discussion between the host and FNC management. The problem is that many advertisers do not want their ads on beck’s often-controversial show, instead preferring to have them featured on other programs in that block, like “Fox Report” or “Studio B.”
Daily Finance has more:
Advertisers for Beck’s more liberal rivals on CNN and MSBNC are both more plentiful and better pedigreed, despite the programs’ considerably smaller audiences. “The Situation Room” on CNN booked ads from more than 100 advertisers during the last week in February, while “Hardball” attracted 58 advertisers during the same period, according to Tivo. And the shows attract ads from some of the biggest U.S. consumer brands, including Procter & Gamble and Microsoft.
Beck has 39 advertisers, none of them “blue chips” like P&G.
The situation in Japan boosted CNN by 17 spots in primetime and 20 spots in total day, while pushing Fox News channel’s to third overall in total day for the week of March 7th-March 13.
As was the case the last two weeks, FNC placed 2nd of all cable networks in primetime, behind only USA Network. CNN placed 12th, up from #27 last week, while MSNBC was 24th.
In total day, FNC placed third overall behind only Nickelodeon and nick at Nite, while CNN placed 7th, up from #27 last week, while MSNBC was 28th.
Another ratings note: The Wrap reports that last week, even though host Glenn Beck was off, his fill-in Andrew Napolitano sustained his numbers. That is sure to add fuel to the fire as to what Beck and Fox News do when the host’s contract ends in December.
The full cable ranker is after the jump:
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening.
On CBS, “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric will lead the coverage, joined by CBS reporters and analysts.
On the cable news channels:
HLN’s 8 PM host Nancy Grace has signed a new, multi-year contract to stay with the network, people familiar with the deal tell TVNewser. Grace and HLN quietly inked the new agreement late last year.
The financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Interestingly, the deal with HLN comes after Grace and her agent had “serious” discussions with Fox Business Network about bringing her program there, two people close to the situation say.
Grace has a number of friends at Fox News, and has appeared on the network on a few occasions in recent years to promote her other projects. FBN is also home to another legal show, Andrew Napolitano‘s “Freedom Watch.”
This just in, courtesy of Twitter. Judge Andrew Napolitano will be filling in for Glenn Beck on his 5 PM Fox News program this week. Napolitano has become the go-to guy when Beck is out. Beck is on vacation this week, though he is scheduled to appear at an event in Alaska on Sept. 11. (h/t Johnny $)
Fox Business Network is getting another new addition to its programming lineup. StreetInsider.com reports that Fox Business anchor Tom Sullivan will get a new weekend program, “The Tom Sullivan Show,” premiering Saturday at 7 p.m. FBN has been undergoing a radical shift in programming over the last few months, adding daily shows from Gerri Willis and Eric Bolling, and weekend programs from talent such as Andrew Napolitano. (h/t J$P)
It looks like executives at Fox Business Network are taking our advice. A few weeks ago we wrote that in order for FBN to succeed:
It needs to offer a product that is substantively different than what the sister network offers. This is something CNBC and MSNBC do very well, and FBN and Fox News do not.
Stelter also spoke to liberal commentator Bill Press, who quipped about FBN: “I think they’ve just decided to make it the second propaganda channel.”
That comment drew a rebuke from FBN, after the jump.
When summertime rolls around, TV news viewers can be assured of at least one thing: their favorite hosts will be taking some time off.
When the Bill O’Reilly‘s and Keith Olbermann‘s of the world are on vacation, the networks bring out what politico calls “The B-Team”: the substitute anchors who serve as stewards until the more-famous faces return, probably tanned.
Politico profiles some of those substitutes, including “Glenn Beck” fill-in Andrew Napolitano, “Countdown” regular Lawrence O’Donnell and Juan Williams and Laura Ingraham, who regularly fill in on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
While at the “Factor’s” helm, Williams plays a forceful devil’s advocate with its conservative guests, but the man sticks to the script. He’ll recite the show’s opening editorial whether he agrees with it or not. In contrast, when Ingraham is in the chair, it’s her show.
Politico also put together a video highlight reel of the “B-Team” in action, check it out after the jump.