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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, July 15

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 215 | MSNBC: 75 | CNN: 97 | HLN: 89
  • Primetime: FNC: 283 | MSNBC: 150 | CNN: 100 | HLN: 118

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

145

TheFive:

295

Baier:

231

Greta:

254

O’Reilly:

353

Kelly:

253

Hannity:

243

O’Reilly:

220

Kelly:

184

MSNBC
Wagner:

19

EdShow:

54

Sharpton:

98

Matthews:

152

Hayes:

152

Maddow:

162

O’Donnell:

135

Hayes:

89

Maddow:

67

CNN
Tapper:

147

Blitzer:

131

Blitzer/Cross:

131/91

Burnett:

112

Cooper:

98

SpcRpt:

111

Tonight:

90

Cooper:

73

SpcRpt:

78

HLN
Now:

19

Files:

26

Files:

75

Jane:

72

Grace:

108

Dr.Drew:

89

Files:

159

Files:

178

Files:

236

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John Oliver’s New Take on the News-Comedy Genre

John OliverVariety examines how HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” fits into the news-comedy landscape, concluding that Oliver’s show is “shaking up the genre anew, providing a sort of investigative journalism that is not seen in any of the other comedy-news hybrids on the air”:

In recent weeks, Oliver has presented a segment lasting than 13 minutes on the “net neutrality” debate and one of more than 16 minutes about the troubles of dietary supplements pitched by luminaries such as Dr. Oz. He eviscerated FIFA, the governing body behind the World Cup, in a bit lasting 13 minutes and 14 seconds, according to a video posting from HBO on YouTube.

How different are Oliver’s content pieces? The typical segment on the often hard-hitting “60 Minutes” typically comes in between 11 minutes and 13 minutes, according to a spokesman for the CBS newsmagazine. Producers at “Last Week Tonight,” declined through an HBO spokeswoman to comment.

“I see Oliver as the next logical extension of the genre,” said Dannagal Young, an assistant professor at the University of Delaware who studies the use of political satire. Oliver, she said, “is going beyond traditional satire to give audience members specific directives that allow them to take action on the issues he deconstructs on the show.”

At the TVNewser Show in April, Fox News’ Bret Baier praised Oliver for his coverage of the elections in India: “After I saw that, I said ‘we are dropping the ball on that coverage.’ And it’s something that people, I think, need to know about, just for the betterment of us,” he said.

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, July 1

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 229 | MSNBC: 77 | CNN: 79 | HLN: 90
  • Primetime: FNC: 373 | MSNBC: 156 | CNN: 131 | HLN: 105

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

92

TheFive:

161

Baier:

167

Greta:

240

O’Reilly:

402

Kelly:

399

Hannity:

316

O’Reilly:

208

Kelly:

290

MSNBC
Wagner:

48

EdShow:

57

Sharpton:

97

Matthews:

122

Hayes:

148

Maddow:

160

O’Donnell:

157

Hayes:

68

Maddow:

62

CNN
Tapper:

27

Blitzer:

29

Blitzer:

59

Burnett:

96

Cooper:

116

SpcRpt:

181

Tonight:

97

Cooper:

98

SpcRpt:

173

HLN
Now:

54

Files:

31

Files:

25

Jane:

61

Grace:

99

Dr.Drew:

78

Files:

139

Files:

172

Files:

245

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Bret Baier: ‘Rachel Maddow Makes Some Good Points Sometimes’

Bret BaierIn an interview with The Daily Caller, Bret Baier had some kind words for one of his competitors at MSNBC.

“I think Rachel Maddow makes some good points sometimes, and I watch some of those commentaries she makes,” Baier said. “I do look at it, not as a news product, but as an editorial, commentary show,” he noted.

Baier added that although he has several friends who work at NBC and MSNBC, he doesn’t think about “how they do their cable channel.” “I think about 6-7 [pmET] and have the blinders on as much as I can.”

Baier isn’t the only one at Fox News who’s heaped praise at Maddow. In 2012, network Chairman Roger Ailes wrote a blurb for Maddow’s book “Drift.”

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Bill O’Reilly on ‘Obama Basher,’ ‘Liberals,’ and ‘Anti-Obama Situation’ at Fox News

Bill O’Reilly went up and down the Fox News talent roster last night at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, offering his take on his colleague’s views on President Obama.

“You have Doocy, who’s an Obama basher,” O’Reilly told colleague Geraldo Rivera, who interviewed him. “Then you’re into Shepard Smith, who’s a liberal” (he also labeled Greta Van Susteren liberal). And on the cast of “The Five”: “They don’t like the president so much, but then you have Beckel [Bob] there, and he’s there to stick up for him. It’s not real fair, so I’d say that’s an anti-Obama situation.” O’Reilly credits colleagues Bill Hemmer, Martha MacCallum, Jon Scott, Jenna Lee, Bret Baier, and Megyn Kelly as anchors who lack agendas and aren’t ideologues. And his self-evaluation: “I’m tough on everybody.”

Ratings: Hillary Clinton’s Back-to-Back CNN, Fox News Interviews

FNC CNN Clinton Interviews

Hillary Clinton capped off the television portion of her book tour yesterday with back-to-back interviews on CNN and Fox News. Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren‘s joint Fox News interview delivered the biggest cable news audience, averaging 2,022,000 total viewers and 313,000 A25-54 viewers from 6:45-7:15 p.m. CNN’s interview, which ran from 5 to 6 p.m., had 521,000 total viewers and 115,000 A25-54 viewers.

Compared to the same time period the previous day, Fox News was up +23% in total viewers and +30% in the A25-54 demographic. CNN was up +32% in total viewers and +55% in the demo compared to the 5 p.m. hour Monday.

Fox came in first in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic on cable news in the 6:45 to 7:15 half-hour. CNN came in second (behind Fox News) in both ratings metrics in the 5pmET time slot.

The re-air of Christiane Amanpour‘s town hall interview — which aired from 9 to 10:30 p.m. because of additional commercial breaks — averaged 579,000 total viewers and 137,000 A25-54 viewers.

Hillary Clinton Wraps Network Interviews with Town Hall on CNN, Ping Pong on Fox News

FNCHillaryFollowing ABC, CBS and NBC interviews last week, Hillary Clinton finished a round of network news interviews related to her new book, “Hard Choices,” with a live town hall on CNN followed by a live joint interview today on Fox News.

The town hall moderated by Christiane Amanpour included questions from the audience, ranging from immigration, to gun control, and marijuana policy. The town hall wrapped at 6:02 and 40 minutes later, Clinton was on Fox News taking part in a joint interview with Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren, which amounted to a ping pong match as Baier got 7 minutes, followed by Van Susteren for 7 minutes, then Baier, and back to Van Susteren, wrapping at 7:20pm.

Today’s news of the arrest of a suspect in the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack led both interviews. CNN’s Amanpour spent about 5 minutes on the arrest and Clinton’s role as Secretary of State at the time. Amanpour went for the emotional, asking Clinton if she had known how dangerous the situation in Benghazi was shaping up to be, “might you not have held [Amb. Chris Stevens] back on 9/11, of all days?” “I think we would have certainly cautioned, and maybe even directed people to just shelter in place,” Clinton said.

On Fox News, Baier spent his first 7 minutes, and part of his second 7 minutes, questioning Clinton on Benghazi, from the news of today’s arrest, to that night in 2012, to how the administration characterized it early on, and whom to blame for it. “This was the fog of war,” Clinton said.

Other topics in the Fox interview included the crisis in Iraq, the release of POW Bowe Berghdal, (and the Guantanamo prisoners released in exchange), the IRS scandal, whether she’ll run in 2016, and the detention of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooresi in Mexico, a case Van Susteren has been following closely.

As Clinton finished her round of interviews the results of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll were released. 38% of registered voters said they would “probably” or be “almost certain to” vote for Clinton should she run in 2016, while 37% said they would definitely oppose her.

Greta Van Susteren Has Received a Lot of Advice for Tonight’s Hillary Clinton Interview

Ahead of her and Bret Baiers joint interview with Hillary Clinton tonight, Greta Van Susteren took to her Facebook page to talk about the buildup to the interview.

“I’ve gotten so much advice…almost to the point where it makes you a little nervous,” Van Susteren said. “The big trick here is to try to cover a lot of topics in a limited amount of time.”

 

News Reporters Located Benghazi Terror Suspect Long Before the U.S. Government Did

Benghazi CNN FoxThe arrest of Benghazi terror attack suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala Sunday, and revealed late this morning, begs an important question: can U.S. cable news channels locate a terror suspect more quickly than the U.S. government?

Fox News, CNN, and CBS News were able to track down and interview Khattala after the attack on the U.S Consulate in Libya. “He was markedly relaxed when we spoke with him,” Fox News’ foreign correspondent Greg Palkot said on “Outnumbered” this afternoon about his off-camera interview with Khattala five weeks after the attack.

“It was not too hard to get in touch with him,” Palkot added, reporting Abu Khattala admitted to being at the scene of the consulate attack, but vowed “he had nothing to do with the planning.”

CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer also spoke with Khattala weeks after the attack, where he called the attackers “ordinary people.” Palmer reported he “didn’t look like a wanted man, sipping mango juice across the table from me in a Benghazi hotel.”

CNN’s senior international correspondent Arwa Damon interviewed Abu Khattala last summer. “This is a man whose whereabouts most certainly are known,” she said during her report. “So of course it begs the question why has he not been spoken to just yet, if not being directly accused of being involved in the attack.”

The big news of Khattala’s arrest raises the stakes for tonight’s Fox News joint-interview featuring Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren interviewing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The interview will air live from 6:45pm-7:15pmET on both ”Special Report” and then “On the Record.” CNN’s live town hall with Clinton moderated by Christiane Amanpour airs live at 5pmET.

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The Scoreboard: Friday, June 13

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 210 | MSNBC: 91 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 91
  • Primetime: FNC: 241 | MSNBC: 144 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 115

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

206

TheFive:

321

Baier:

234

Greta:

187

O’Reilly:

258

Kelly:

283

Bush:

182

O’Reilly:

184

Kelly:

251

MSNBC
Wagner:

25

EdShow:

82

Sharpton:

114

Matthews:

128

Hayes:

123

Docs:

154

Cont:

Lockup:

166

Lockup:

203

CNN
Tapper:

91

Blitzer:

101

Blitzer:

94

Burnett:

110

Cooper:

75

Sixties:

103

Spot/Unguard:

107/46

Bourdain:

60

Bourdain:

79

HLN
News:

37

WWYD:

17

DrDrew:

46

Secret:

41

Grace:

81

Files:

124

Files:

140

Files:

158

Files:

209

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