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The Scoreboard: Sunday, April 13

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 163 | MSNBC: 93 | CNN: 152 | HLN: 131
  • Primetime: FNC: 138 | MSNBC: 108 | CNN: 260 | HLN: 164

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

80

Kurtz:

121

Wallace:

120

Faulkner:

139

Huckabee:

156

FNR:

156

Stossel:

102

Huckabee:

88

FNR:

141

MSNBC
Finney:

51

Caught:

79

Caught:

80

Caught:

112

Caught:

116

SexSlaves:

75

SexSlaves:

133

SexSlaves:

115

Lockup:

179

CNN
Nwsroom:

127

Nwsroom:

156

Nwsroom:

166

Nwsroom:

160

Bourdain:

210

Bourdain:

325

Spurlock:

244

SpcRpt:

183

SpcRpt:

203

HLN
Files:

121

Files:

124

Files:

119

Files:

133

Files:

111

Files:

206

Files:

176

Files:

213

Files:

215

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The Evening Ticker: Baier, Bourdain, Williams

  • Bret Baier and his wife Amy co-chaired the Children’s Ball benefiting Children’s National Medical Center over the weekend. The event raised $10.8 million dollars for the hospital — the most money ever raised at a single charity event in the nation’s capital.

  • In preliminary ratings, the third season premiere of “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” had its best debut in the A25-54 demo and won its 9pm Sunday timeslot on cable news. Among total viewers, the show was up +8% over the season two premiere.

  • Brian Williams has accepted an invitation to speak at Nashville’s Hillwood High School graduation next month after a group of students produced this video in response to the address he delivered at Elon University’s commencement last year.

CNBC Expands Reality Shows

cnbc logo_304x200CNBC has greenlit two new reality shows for summer, and has three others in development.

“Restaurant Kickstart” pits restaurateur Joe Bastianich and celebrity chef Tim Love against each other as they invest their own money in food concepts they believe will make them millions. The second show, “Filthy Rich Guide” is an insider look at the best that money can buy. From outrageous mansions, to private islands, this series shows how the .1% live.

In addition, CNBC is devloping “Restaurant Confidential,” (the title of which probably isn’t going to sit well with Anthony Bourdain), “Hard Money,” and “More Money, More Problems.”

“Restaurant Kickstart” debuts in July and “Filthy Rich Guide” launches in August.

CNN Doubles Down on a Mix of Live News, Original Series and Films

photoCNN wants viewers to “go there.” And for CNN, “there” is everywhere.

The network announced today it is going to continue pushing the boundaries of traditional cable news by launching more exploratory programs weeknights at 9pmET hosted by proven TV talent: Mike Rowe, John Walsh and Lisa Ling, among them.

“What we did over the course of the last year was test that out,” CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker told TVNewser in an interview after his upfront presentation. He touted shows hosted by Anthony Bourdain and Morgan Spurlock, paired with documentaries like “Blackfish,” and “Chicagoland,” which complemented CNN’s breaking news coverage. “We were able to test out our ability to do both at the same time and that’s how we feel that it all works together,” Zucker says.

“As you see, none of this is about prison lockups,” Zucker joked, taking a jab at MSNBC’s popular “Lockup” franchise.

“Nobody should ever be confused about our commitment to live breaking news when it happens, as witnessed by the last six weeks,” Zucker said, refering to the network’s coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Zucker acknowledged a drop in live ratings when coverage of a breaking story stops, and a documentary begins. “Frankly, at the end of the day, we get paid on the DVR playback,” he says. Still, he vowed to pre-empt the new 9pm block when big news breaks.

We asked several CNN anchors what they thought of the new primetime lineup, “I think it’s cool,” Anderson Cooper told us. “There’s a lot of different ways to tell a story. To me, the storytelling makes sense the way it’s going to work.”

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CNN Adds Shows From Mike Rowe, Lisa Ling and John Walsh to Primetime

cnn rowe ling walshTwo weeks after Piers Morgan signed off from CNN’s primetime lineup, the network has announced plans for the 9pmET timeslot. Beginning this summer, CNN will air original series — like Anthony Bourdain‘s “Parts Unknown” and Morgan Spurlock‘s “Inside Man,” as well as several new series that are in development — during the hour.

In addition to “Parts Unknown” and “Inside Man,” CNN has announced shows with Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs,” John Walsh of “America’s Most Wanted” and Lisa Ling. The shows will rotate with CNN’s in-house documentaries, like the ten-part “The Sixties” and a new multi-part documentary from the producers of “Chicagoland,” in the 9pmET timeslot.

The network has also announced a new 10pmET show, “CNN Tonight,” that will be a live hour of news with a rotating cast of anchors.

The announcement from CNN is after the jump. Jordan will have more from the CNN Upfront this afternoon.  Read more

Awards Season: Peabodys, Headliners, Christophers

PeabodyIn addition to the Peabody Awards announced today on “CBS This Morning,” the Christopher Awards, which honor media “that affirm the highest values of the human spirit,” were announced. And earlier this week the National Headliner Awards “recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry,” were announced by the Press Club of Atlantic City. Here are some highlights of all three:

  • Peabody Awards: CBS for Charlie Rose‘s interview with Bashar Assad; CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown;” Al Jazeera America for “Faultlines;” PBS won multiple Peabodys and a personal award is going to Tom Brokaw: “the anchor emeritus has only enhanced his reputation since he left the desk in 2004,” Peabody judges found.

  • National Headliner Awards: CNN and Al Jazeera America will take home several awards in the broadcast category. CNN wins first place awards for coverage of a major news event for Jake Tapper‘s coverage of the Boston bombing, for continuing coverage of a major news event for coverage of Egypt Unrest, and for news magazine program for Gloria Borger‘s “Marriage Warriors: Showdown at the Supreme Court.” AJAM wins multiple first place awards for investigative, business/consumer, environmental and health/science reporting.

CNN’s Top Show Returns for New Season

BourdainCNN2The CNN Original Series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” returns for its third season, three weeks from tonight. The first of eight new episodes takes a look at the people, food, culture and history of India’s Punjab region.

Bourdain will also take viewers to Las Vegas, Lyon, France, Mexico City, the Mississippi Delta, Russia, Thailand, and Bahia, Brazil. The new season begins at 9pmET April 13. Just before that, at 8pmET, is a new episode of “Prime Cuts,” the show’s preview special.

“Parts Unknown”, which launched on CNN April 14, 2013, is the network’s top rated regularly scheduled program in the A25-54 demo and averages more than 800,000 total viewers per premiere episode.

Jeff Zucker on CNN’s Evolution and His ‘Exhilarating’ Experience Leading the Way

JeffZuckerCNN“I think a new lineup will evolve over time,” CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker tells TVNewser about the cabler’s much-talked-about primetime schedule. “I don’t think we’re going to have a singular day when we’re going to announce a whole new lineup.  It’ll evolve.”

TVNewser caught up with Zucker in Chicago last night, at the Windy City premiere of “CHICAGOLAND”, CNN’s eight-part documentary series debuting tomorrow night at 10pmET.  It’s part of a wave of new programing ordered by Zucker in an effort to break the mold at the network and kick-start ratings.

One of the puzzle pieces for Zucker is how to utilize Piers Morgan, whose eponymous primetime show will soon be replaced. Earlier this week, Morgan said he’ll “make a deal to do 20 to 25 shows a year, all interviews with big names.”

“I am talking with Piers about what our future will be,” Zucker tells TVNewser. “We are in conversations.”

As the network moves forward, though, one thing is clear: Zucker likes the ratings scored by series such as “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” and “Morgan Spurlock’s Inside Man”.

“Certainly, there’s an appetite and an audience that’s willing to come to CNN to watch that kind of programming, and I think that you’ll see more of that this year.”  Zucker says he has  “several other series in that vein that we haven’t even announced yet.”

And Zucker says that doesn’t mean CNN is moving away from being first and foremost a news organization.

“The fact is,” he says, “CNN is actually offering more hours of live news programming today than we have at any point in the last five years.  So the two [live news and documentaries] are not incompatible. We are always there when news happens. We’re in Ukraine this week, and Crimea, in tremendous numbers, offering round-the-clock coverage, far more than anyone else.”

While CNN’s evolution will take time — and patience — Zucker is keenly aware of the day-to-day ratings game.

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, February 16

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 151 | MSNBC: 178 | CNN: 88 | HLN: 126
  • Primetime: FNC: 125 | MSNBC: 179 | CNN: 99 | HLN: 70

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

78

Kurtz:

75

Wallace:

111

Faulkner:

99

Huckabee:

142

Bush:

142

Stossel:

91

Huckabee:

134

Bush:

160

MSNBC
Finney:

120

Caught:

116

Caught:

170

Caught:

245

Caught:

164

Caught:

142

Caught:

230

Lockup:

214

Lockup:

233

CNN
Nwsroom:

59

Nwsroom:

58

Nwsroom:

137

Leno/Whitney:

127

Bourdain:

117

Paradise:

93

Paradise:

86

Cont/Cooper:

91

Bourdain:

57

HLN
Files:

156

Files:

192

Files:

147

CookOff:

35

CookOff:

56

Files:

52

Files:

103

Files:

118

Files:

158

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January 2014 Ratings: CNN Loses More Than a Quarter of Audience

Despite the changes Jeff Zucker has made at CNN over the past year, things are still fairly bleak for the network. January 2014 was CNN’s third lowest-rated month ever, with the network losing more than a quarter of its audience in both total day and primetime compared to January 2013.

The ratings for January 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 408,000 Total Viewers / 131,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 317,000 Total Viewers / 98,000 A25-54

The network placed third in primetime, down -39% and -35% compared to the same month last year. In total day, CNN placed third in total viewers and fourth in the demo, down -29% and -27%, respectively. This month was heavily driven by political news, including the Chris Christie bridgegate scandal, which tends to hurt CNN.

CNN was down every hour of the day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. “Anderson Cooper 360″ was the network’s highest-rated show, averaging 484,000 total viewers and 137,000 A25-54 viewers. “Piers Morgan Live” was second in total viewers and “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” was second in the demo.

In primetime, which Zucker has said he will be changing this year, the three programs are all down double digits year-over-year. “AC 360″ is down -20% in total viewers and -25% in A25-54 viewers. “Piers Morgan Live” is down -34% in total viewers and -29% in the demo, and “AC360 Later” is down -45% and -46%, respectively.

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