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The Ticker: Strong, Dish, Baier, CNBC

  • SNL’s Cecily Strong will be the entertainer for the 2015 Correspondents Association dinner April 25. Strong’s father Bill Strong, is the former AP bureau chief at the Illinois Statehouse.‎ Strong will be just the fourth woman to serve as the entertainer in the 82-year history of the WHCD.
  • If you’re a Dish subscriber prepare to lose several channels. 14 million customers could lose CBS tonight. TNT and TBS could be pulled as of Dec. 5. Even Lilly Broadcasting stations in Elmira, NY and Erie, PA, have been pulled from the service as negotiations continue.
  • FOX News Channel’s “Special Report with Bret Baier” will debut a new segment, “The Presidential Contenders: 2016″ tonight at 6pm ET. Nearly two dozen prospective presidential candidates will be featured, with a new profile coming every two weeks until the start of debate season in late summer 2015.
  • CNBC will debut “Kensho Stats Box” today, providing business newsers with Kensho technology to provide real-time, in-depth analysis without the manpower typically required. Kensho makes statistical computing systems and will also be teaming with CNBC to create new content and digital products.

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The Fox Ticker: Ratings, Greta, Gruber,

  • Greta Van Susteren traveled to Midland, Texas today to interview President George W. Bush at his childhood home. The interviews airs tonight “On the Record” at 7pmET.

  • Sean Hannity sent a camera crew to MIT to talk with Jonathan Gruber, whose comments about Obamacare have made up much of Fox News’s coverage over the last week. Here’s some of what they got on campus, more tonight on “Hannity.”


Bill O’Reilly Shoots Down Idea of John Kasich Hosting ‘The Factor’

On Tuesday night, congressman-turned-Fox News host-turned Governor John Kasich joked following his re-election in Ohio that wanted to return to FNC. Speaking with Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly, Kasich said, “What I’m really bucking for in the short term is to come back and host O’Reilly again at least once or twice. It would be fun.”

Well, Bill O’Reilly shot down that idea on Wednesday night. It’s safe to say that politicians won’t be hosting “The Factor” anytime soon. Check out the video.

Just Re-Elected Governor, John Kasich Wants to Host ‘O’Reilly Factor’

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 10.32.39 PMBret Baier and Megyn Kelly interviewed John Kasich, a congressman-turned-Fox News host-turned Governor, following his re-election in Ohio. Kelly tried to get him to commit to even higher office.

“It wasn’t that long ago that you were at the Fox News Channel, everyone loved you,” Kelly said. “Now you go to Ohio. the people love you. Are you going to make a pitch on a national level and hope they love you and put you in the White House?”

Kasich: “What I’m really bucking for in the short term is to come back and host O’Reilly again at least once or twice. It would be fun. Tell O’Reilly I might be coming his way.”

“I think you’re one of the few people he actually would allow to take over that show,” said Kelly.

Megyn Kelly Would be Just Fine Showing the Scott Brown Cosmo Centerfold Again

Scott Brown CosmoJust after calling the New Hampshire Senate Race for incumbent Jeanne Shaheen over challenger Scott Brown, Fox News’s Megyn Kelly said, “I didn’t know we were going to make it through that segment without putting up the Cosmopolitan centerfold picture of Scott Brown. We didn’t need to air that, I guess.”

“I’m really happy we didn’t,” added Bret Baier.

In June 1982, Brown, then a 22-year-old Boston College law student, won Cosmopolitan magazine’s “America’s Sexiest Man” contest.

Here’s Your Guide to Election Night Coverage

bush-gore-hanging-chad-floridaThe cable and broadcast news networks will roll out election night sets, gizmos, and all-hands-on-deck teams tonight as midterm voters go to the polls. And for some races, it could be a late night.

TVNewser will be live blogging all night long covering the coverage, so send us your tips, observations, social media discoveries and screenshots.

Full network-by-network coverage plans, and links to our reports on each network’s lineups of analysts, after the jump.
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Election Day Ticker: Baier, Regan, Rees…

  • FNC’s Bret Baier — longtime watcher, first time guest on “Outnumbered” today — talks with the NYT about election coverage…and hair. Whose hair is more difficult to manage, your’s or Megyn’s?Probably Megyn’s. Mine its just Lego Hair. You snap and go. It’s been through a lot.”

  • Bloomberg TV anchor Trish Regan keynotes the 2014 Wall Street Women gala tomorrow night at The New York Hilton Midtown. Regan will discuss the rise of women in corporate America along with the challenges working women face today.

  • Dafydd Rees has been named head of Bloomberg Television in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Rees will lead the Bloomberg Television team across the region and will be responsible for overseeing the channel’s news coverage, programming and development and operations.

Roger Ailes and Beth Ailes Honored by Green Beret Foundation

KEANE_AILESThe Green Beret Foundation honored Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and Beth Ailes, Publisher of the Putnam County News & Recorder and Putnam County Courier with the Lifetime Achievement Award for their personal support of the nation’s military and Green Berets. Army Gen. Jack Keane (left) presented the Aileses with their awards.

“Behind every successful man is a surprised wife,” Ailes joked as he began his remarks.

Last night’s event at the Pierre Hotel was emceed by FNC anchor Bill Hemmer. Various FoxNewsers were there including Shepard Smith, Bret Baier, Harris Faulkner, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Steve Doocy, Janice Dean. Megyn Kelly dropped by for the cocktail hour, so she could be back for “The Kelly File.”

“When President Kennedy helped form the Green Berets he knew that some day they’d be needed,” Ailes went on to say. “The values and principles that lead you to go in harm’s way willingly are unique American traits. The people in this room — particularly the Green Berets — have my greatest respect because they are prepared to risk everything for an idea, and that idea is called America.”

Elaine Howard, CEO of Gannett Government Media and Lieutenant General John Mulholland, Jr, former Deputy Commander of the Special Operations Command, were also honored.

The Top Cable News Shows in October Were…

Fox News had the top 14 programs in total viewers and the nine of the top 10 programs in the key A25-54 demographic in October 2014. As usual,”The O’Reilly Factor” was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,690,000 total viewers and 449,000 demo viewers. “The Kelly File” was second in total viewers and the demo, with 2,182,000 and 373,000 viewers respectively. “The Five,” “Special Report with Bret Baier” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren“ rounded out the top five in total viewers and in the demo.

Reruns of ABC’s “Shark Tank” on CNBC cracked the top 10 in the demo with 218,000 viewers, but came in 28th with 485,000 total viewers.

AC60″ was CNN’s highest-rated daily show in the demo, finishing 13th. MSNBC’s highest-rated show in total viewers was “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” which came in at 15th while “The Rachel Maddow Show” was 16th.

Nancy Grace” led HLN in total viewers with 294,000, finishing in 41st place. The top-rated show in total viewers on Fox Business was “Varney & Co.,” which ranked 77th overall.

The full rankers, after the jump. Read more

October 2014 Ratings: Fox News Marks 154 Months at #1

FNClogo2Like the other cablenewsers, Fox News Channel saw a decline in viewership compared to Oct. 2013 when extensive coverage was given to the government shutdown. For the month, FNC was down -7% in both viewers and the A25-54 demo for total day viewing; and down -8% in viewers and the demo in primetime. Still, for the 8th consecutive month, Fox News had the top 14 cable news programs among total viewers.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,714,000 total viewers / 296,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 1,056,000 total viewers / 220,000 A25-54

“On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” and “Special Report with Bret Baier” each had their most-watched months in the demo this year. FNC was the fourth most-watched network on all of cable in total viewers. The channel has now been the most-watched cable news network for 154 consecutive months. In primetime, “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Kelly File” and “Hannity” beat CNN and MSNBC combined in total viwers and A25-54 in each of their respected time slots.

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