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Ratings For Overnight Coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 9.25.30 AMCNN was the most-watched network during late night coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. With news breaking out of Australia, CNN/U.S. began a simulcast of CNN International at 11:26pmET, with anchor John Vause. 1.145 million viewers tuned in, a +35% jump in viewership.

Don Lemon picked up on CNN/U.S. just before midnight and Anderson Cooper began anchoring a few minutes after midnight and stayed on until 3am. Fox News began continuing coverage at Midnight, with Shepard Smith starting at 12:25am and continuing until 2am. Betty Nguyen began continuing coverage on MSNBC at 12:30am and continued through the early morning.

  • Midnight, March 20 | Total Viewers / A25-54 Demo

CNN: 1.130M / 446,000
FNC: 1.062 / 357,000
MSNBC: 363,000 / 135,000

  • 1amET, March 20 | Total Viewers / A25-54 Demo

CNN: 910,000 / 396,000
FNC: 886,000 / 302,000
MSNBC: 282,000 / 103,000

Earlier in the evening, Fox News was back on top in both total viewers and the demo for primetime shows between 7-11pmET.
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Overnight Developments Keep Networks on the Air Covering Malaysia Airlines Mystery

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Around 11:30pmET last night we got word out of Australia that satellite images turned up two large objects, which immediately led investigators to believe it might have something to do with missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. In the ensuing hours, Australian and Malaysian officials held news conferences as the U.S. cable news networks went in to overtime.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon tag-teamed on two networks, CNN and CNNI, picking up from CNNI anchor John Vause who was on live with the news at 11:30pm; Fox News’ Shepard Smith, without the full complement of the Fox News Deck, anchored multiple overnight hours beginning in the MidnightET hour; on MSNBC Betty Nguyen anchored early coverage and Chris Jansing picked up around 2am continuing through the night. Al Jazeera America was live with the news during John Seigenthaler‘s regularly scheduled 11pm show. Seigenthaler and his team stayed on the air to cover the news.

Meanwhile, ABC’s David Wright was flying over the Indian Ocean in a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane in the South Indian Ocean. “What we’re being told by the flight crew here is that here is some sort of debris in the water. We’ll be the first plane on site,” said Wright on “Nightline.”

By the time “Good Morning America” came on the air, and Wright landed back in Perth, the nine hour search failed to locate the objects spotted by a satellite, instead finding only a freighter and two pods of dolphins. Wright’s report after the jump:

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The Ticker: BBC, Nguyen, ‘Sole Survivor’

  • A hacker took over a computer server at the BBC on Christmas Day, then tried to sell access to the server to other hackers, Reuters reports.

  • CNN Films has slated the premiere of a new documentary for next week. “Sole Survivor,” a look at lone survivors of airplane crashes, premieres on Thursday, January 9 at 9pmET. The film is is written and directed by Ky Dickens, executive produced by Susan Aurinko, and produced by Amy McIntyre and Alexis Jaworski.

Anne-Marie Green Joins CBS News as Early Morning Anchor

CBS News has tapped Anne-Marie Green to anchor the network’s early morning newscasts.

Beginning Monday, Green will anchor “Up to the Minute” and “CBS Morning News.” Terrell Brown, who has been anchoring the newscasts since Betty Nguyen left CBS in April, is returning to his role as a correspondent.

Green joins CBS after eight years at KYW, the CBS O&O in Philadelphia where she was a reporter and weekend anchor. Our sister site, TVSpy, has more details.

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Betty Nguyen Leaving CBS News

Betty Nguyen who’s been with CBS News for the last two years, is leaving the network.

“Preparing to anchor my last show on CBS News,” Nguyen Tweeted this morning, just before anchoring the early morning “CBS Morning News.”

“It’s been an incredible experience working with some of the best in the business.”

Nguyen joined CBS News from CNN in 2010 to anchor “Morning News” and work on stories for “The Early Show.” Nguyen added on Twitter, “Stay tuned for where to find me next…”

Katrina Anniversary Coverage Update

katrina_8-23.jpgWe have some updates to our roundup of news network coverage for the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina:

  • CBS: Harry Smith will anchor “The Early Show” from New Orleans on Friday the 27th for full anniversary coverage throughout the program, including reports from correspondents Michelle Miller and Betty Nguyen. Mark Strassman will report that day for “Evening News” and Jeff Greenfield will have a report for “CBS Sunday Morning.” Russ Mitchell will anchor Sunday’s “Evening News” from New Orleans as well. The Saturday “Early Show” and “Evening News” will also provide coverage.
  • CNN: Anderson Cooper will anchor “AC360″ from New Orleans Wednesday-Friday this week. The network will air an “AC360″ special on Thursday titled, “In Katrina’s Wake Building Up America.” More: John Roberts anchors “American Morning” on Friday from the Lower 9th Ward. Soledad O’Brien will report live.
  • Fox News: Jonathan Hunt, Trace Gallagher, and Arthel Neville will be reporting from the Gulf for “Studio B” and “Fox Report” starting on Thursday the 26th.
  • The Newseum in Washington DC has a new exhibit opening Friday examining press coverage of Katrina.

For our complete list of coverage plans — including the broadcast and cable nets — click here.

Michelle Gielan Departs CBS News

gielan_cbs_6-17.jpgIt’s the last day for Michelle Gielan at CBS News and as anchor of “CBS Morning News” and “Up to the Minute.”

As we reported earlier this spring, Gielan announced she would be leaving the network in the next few months “to pursue some exciting things.” No word on where she’s heading next.

In March, CBS News hired former-CNNer Betty Nguyen to take over “Morning News” as well as report for “The Early Show.” She’ll also anchor “Up to the Minute.” Nguyen starts in the “Morning News” anchor chair on Monday, though other anchors may fill-in intermittently during the summer.

CBS and CNN in Partnership Negotiations?

cbscnn_5-4.jpgRecurring rumors of CNN partnering with a broadcast network are nothing new, but New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reports that sources say CBS News and the cable network are in “advanced negotiations” at the moment, with one source telling NYMag that talks have been going on for months:

CBS News and CNN are in advanced negotiations about signing a news-gathering partnership, according to executives familiar with the discussions. The talks revolve around how the two news divisions can combine operations in a bid to cut costs and expand audiences on both sides. While such conversations have occurred over the last decade, the current news-business climate — plummeting CNN ratings, ever-shrinking evening-news audiences, major layoffs at ABC — make a deal more logical than ever before.

There are already a lot of talent-ties between the networks. Erica Hill, Betty Nguyen, and Elaine Quijano left CNN for CBS earlier this year, and Anderson Cooper regularly contributes reports to one of CBS’ flagship programs, “60 Minutes.”

“CBS Evening News” EP and former CNN president Rick Kaplan recently described CNN as being “in a freefall.”

Last summer, CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus told TVGuide of a partnership with CNN: “Nothing is on the horizon. Having a cable partner would be nice, but if I look at the coverage any one of the major events that have taken place in the last two years…I think we’ve done as good a job or a better job than any other news organization whether it’s cable or network.”

Rebecca Jarvis Joins CBS News

Jarvis_4.1.bmpAs TVNewser first reported last October, Rebecca Jarvis has joined CBS News and today was named newsreader for the Saturday edition of “The Early Show.” A CNBC alum, Jarvis will also be the business and economics correspondent for CBS News. The appointment is effective today after Jarvis sat out a six-month non-compete.

“Rebecca does an outstanding job reporting on critical business and consumer affairs and we are delighted that she is joining CBS News,” said CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus.

Jarvis is the latest high-profile hire at CBS News. CNN’s Betty Nguyen joined earlier this month as anchor of “CBS Morning News” and a correspondent for “The Early Show.” In January, Erica Hill left CNN for a permanent gig at CBS News where she continues as anchor of the Saturday edition of “The Early Show” as well as newsreader on the weekday edition.

Betty Nguyen Says Goodbye to Yesterday

With an assist from some Boyz II Men, CNN’s Betty Nguyen said farewell to the network yesterday morning. As we reported, “Newsroom” weekend edition anchor is departing the network for CBS News. Her co-anchor, T.J. Holmes, called-in to the broadcast from his honeymoon to say goodbye:

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