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Anthony Bourdain and VICE Each Take Home Outstanding Informational Series Emmy

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In a rare occurrence, there were two winners for Outstanding Informational Series at last night’s Creative Arts Emmy awards.

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was honored for the second straight year. And this year, VICE on HBO was also presented the award. HBO took home the most awards with 15. NBC was next with 10, including for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting direction for the Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony. “The Colbert Report” team took home Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. And ABC’s “Shark Tank,” which gets a second run on CNBC, won Outstanding Structured Reality Program.

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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, July 16

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 229 | MSNBC: 70 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 105
  • Primetime: FNC: 369 | MSNBC: 172 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 116

4p: 5p: 6/6:30p 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

114

TheFive:

288

Baier:

219

Greta:

205

O’Reilly:

429

Kelly:

398

Hannity:

281

O’Reilly:

292

Kelly:

236

MSNBC
Wagner:

46

EdShow:

87

Sharpton:

94

Matthews:

100

Hayes:

145

Maddow:

186

O’Donnell:

185

Hayes:

64

Maddow:

44

CNN
Tapper:

38

Blitzer:

97

Blitz/Cross:

125/134

Burnett:

126

Cooper:

146

Bourdain:

127

Tonight:

118

Cooper:

103

Bourdain:

102

HLN
Now:

55

Files:

61

Files:

76

Jane:

61

Grace:

117

Dr.Drew:

79

Files:

150

Files:

189

Files:

270

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John Walsh Back on ‘The Hunt’: ‘Television is Still the Most Powerful Medium’

John Walsh CNNWhen John Walsh‘s new CNN show, “The Hunt,” debuts Sunday night, it will be the latest chapter in Walsh’s life’s work: to catch the bad guys.

“I was on that painful journey for 27 years waiting for justice for my son. I know what it’s like. I will always be the father of a murdered child. I will always be that angry, driven guy,” the former “America’s Most Wanted” host told a group of reporters, including TVNewser, over lunch this week. “I just figured out one thing I can do really well  … I’d learn how to catch guys. I got better at it than any police agency because I had the public help.”

In the 26 years that “America’s Most Wanted” was on the air, Walsh’s profiles of fugitives led to the capture of 1,231 of the “biggest, rottenest, bastards on the planet,” as he describes them. Walsh, who has taken time off since Fox canceled “AMW,” was lured back to television by his longtime friend Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN Worldwide.

“Television is still the most powerful medium. Yes, we have all kinds of digital platforms. We’re teaming up with Facebook, Twitter, all of them are so excited about the show,” Walsh said. “But the bottom line is I caught 99 percent of the guys I caught because I caught them off the television.”

“The Hunt” will not be another version of “America’s Most Wanted,” however. Read more

Bourdain, ‘Sixties,’ Net Emmy Noms for CNN

BourdainEmmyThe Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning. Some of the usual suspects have been given nods, including Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Claire Danes for Homeland, Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep. Full list here.

CNN was the only news network to make the cut, picking up several nominations for informational and documentary series.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” is nominated for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, and 5 other awards. “The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy” is up for two awards, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

“We are extremely proud of the superb storytelling, highest-level production and singular voices of CNN’s Original Series,” says CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker. “They’ve clearly connected with viewers and critics alike and we are honored that the Television Academy has recognized their work.”

The 66th Primetime Emmys will air Monday, August 25 on NBC, moving from the usual Sunday airing to accommodate Sunday Night Football.

CNN Original Series’ nominations include:

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Q2 2014 Ratings: CNN #2 in Total Day Viewers

CNN was the second most watched cable news network in total day viewers for Q2 2014; it also tied with HLN for second in the daytime A25-54 demo.

The ratings for Q2, 2014:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 459K Total Viewers / 156K A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 341K Total Viewers / 105K A25-54

Compared to Q2 2013, CNN was down double digits in both total day and primetime viewers. In total day, the network was down -28% in total viewers and -35% in A25-54 viewers. For primetime, the net was down -31% in total viewers and down -32% in the demo.

Anderson Cooper 360” led the way for CNN, but was down -38% in total viewers and down -32% in the demo compared to the same quarter last year.  At 9pmET, the network had its lowest-rated total viewers quarter in 23 years (since 1991). CNN debuted its nightly original series and documentaries lineup in the 9pm timeslot midway through Q2.

For the month of June, CNN came in third in total day viewers, but placed fourth in the demo. In primetime, the net came in third in total and demo viewers. Year-over-year, CNN was also down -14%  in total day viewers and -15% in the demo. In primetime, the net was down -4% in both measurements.

CNN’s full press release after the jump.

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‘The Hunt with John Walsh’ Debuts July 13

cnn rowe ling walshJohn Walsh‘s return to weekly TV is set for July 13 at 9pmET. Walsh, who hosted “America’s Most Wanted” for 25 years, begins his run as host of “The Hunt with John Walsh” on CNN.

CNN says “The Hunt” will “expose stories of ongoing criminal investigations of fugitives, expand the search internationally, and employ the documentary, visual style” of the production company behind CNN’s other weekly docu-series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown.” TVNewser will bring you more details of the show following a lunch event with Walsh next week.

Walsh will soon be joined by Lisa Ling and Mike Rowe as hosts of upcoming weekly series. CNN’s “Death Row Stories” also returns July 13, following the debut of “The Hunt.”

Is ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’ Really the Number One Show on Cable News?

BourdainWe’ve reported on TV news networks engaging in creative license through their advertising, and now CNN seems to be joining the fray.

An “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” commercial airing on CNN describes the show as “number one in miles traveled, number one in meals devoured, and now, the number one program in cable news.”

As for the third claim, as always, read the fine print. Bourdain’s just-completed third season, which ran from April 13 to June 8, averaged 386,000 A25-54 viewers over the eight Sunday premiere episodes.

The fine print (not all of it included in the ad) goes on to say that it’s a “blend” of viewer data including Live+7 day, Live+3 day and Live+ same-day viewership, in other words, a variety of DVR viewing. CNN says that’s enough to best even “The O’Reilly Factor,” the long-dominant cable news show, which averaged 356,000 A25-54 demo viewers in that period, using that same “blend.”

We’ll make our fine print, regular-size: O’Reilly’s total is for 37 programs, compared to Bourdain’s eight. And when the Live+ same-day measurement is used “O’Reilly Factor” averaged 344,000 demo viewers; the “The Kelly File” was next with 310,000, then “Parts Unknown” comes in third with 278,000. CNN reports. You decide.

The Scoreboard: Sunday, June 15

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 147 | MSNBC: 124 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 124
  • Primetime: FNC: 106 | MSNBC: 163 | CNN: 162 | HLN: 107

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

54

Kurtz:

105

FNSunday:

110

Faulkner:

142

Bush:

131

Greta:

84

Stossel:

102

Bush:

110

Greta:

121

MSNBC
Caught:

103

Caught:

188

Caught:

220

Caught:

179

Caught:

214

Dateline:

162

Dateline:

114

Lockup:

111

Lockup:

132

CNN
Nwsroom:

81

Nwsroom:

119

Nwsroom:

117

O.J.:

119

Bourdain:

154

41on41:

165

Cont:

169

41on41:

84

Cont.:

58

HLN
Files:

55

Files:

73

Files:

122

Files:

157

Files:

95

Files:

107

Files:

118

Files:

178

Files:

199

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Has the Charismatic, Authoritative TV News Broadcaster Been Lost?

BourdainUSA Today’s Michael Wolff gives his take on whether Jeff Zucker can save CNN at a time TV news audiences are growing more “fetishistic,” and the old-school TV news broadcaster “has been lost.”

Jeff Zucker, CNN’s ambitious chief and as tactical a television mind as exists, seems in many ways to have concluded that there probably isn’t. To an ever and ever greater degree, cable news is about sliver audiences— even Fox News averages only a million viewers a night — targeted to melodramatic or campy political sensibilities. In the case of CNN, which tries to rise above single-bore politics, its specialty is the melodramatic and campy news event— the ever-missing plane —that draws the ever-declining news audience. This reflects a problem with the cable audience — it’s overly fixated, if not fetishistic.
But it may also reflect a problem with cable news talent. The very idea of what we used to call a television broadcaster, charismatic and authoritative, has been lost — with, arguably, Barbara Walters, retiring last month at 84, being the last living example in America.

Wolff also suggests ambitious up-and-comers are looking away from the traditional anchor chair, and turning their eye toward a more globe-trotting platform.

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The Scoreboard: Monday, May 26

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 137 | MSNBC: 149 | CNN: 98 | HLN: 88
  • Primetime: FNC: 151 | MSNBC: 233 | CNN: 129 | HLN: 76

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

126

TheFive:

180

Baier:

129

Greta:

109

O’Reilly:

135

Geraldo:

123

Hannity:

196

O’Reilly:

171

Geraldo:

132

MSNBC
Lockup:

167

Lockup:

184

Lockup:

166

Lockup:

250

Lockup:

206

Lockup:

263

Lockup:

231

Lockup:

215

Lockup:

191

CNN
Tapper:

67

Blitzer:

78

Blitzer:

73

Bourdain:

110

Bourdain:

153

Bourdain:

135

Bourdain:

99

Bourdain:

108

Bourdain:

87

HLN
WWYD?:

50

50States

32

Cont/Right:

–/21

Courage:

10

Grace:

65

Grace:

68

Files:

96

Files:

143

Files:

211

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