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Eric Cantor Loss is ‘Shocking,’ ‘Stunning’ and All-Encompassing on Cable News

VARaceJaws dropped in network newsrooms across the country tonight as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his congressional primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.

Cable news networks went into overdrive with the stunning news. At 8:06pm MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow interrupted Chris Hayes‘ show, which had been pre-recorded. Maddow called it “a shocking development in American politics.” (Hayes returned live at 8:38pm). CNN’s Anderson Cooper called the race at 8:11pm and FNC’s Trace Gallagher broke in to the O’Reilly Factor at 8:14pmET, before Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly picked up coverage and filled out the 8pmET hour.

As vote totals came in in the 7pmET hour, the news networks began speculating that Cantor looked to go down to defeat. Dana Perino in for Greta Van Susteren on Fox News reported Cantor was trailing Brat, as did Erin Burnett on CNN, and Lou Dobbs on FBN.

And the CBS News Interview with Hillary Clinton Goes To…

Jane Pauley will interview Hillary Clinton on “CBS Sunday Morning” on June 15 as part of Clinton’s book tour for “Hard Choices.” The CBS interview rounds out the big three broadcasters, as well as CNN and Fox News, that have confirmed interviews with the presumptive presidential candidate. So here’s the order:

Bret Baier Stops By ‘Today,’ ‘O’Reilly Factor’ on Book Tour

Bret Baier‘s book about his son’s heart problems, “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage, and Love,” is out today. The Fox News Channel anchor stopped by the fourth hour of the “Today” show this morning with his wife Amy and his two sons, Paul and Daniel, to share their story.

“The reason I wrote the book is because, one, Paul is doing fantastic. And, two, we thought this book could help other people. Everybody has something, or knows somebody,” Baier told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. “And hopefully we can be an inspiration and make some awareness out there.” Watch:

Baier also appeared on CSPAN over the weekend and Bill O’Reilly‘s Fox News program last night. Watch after the jump. Read more

Hillary Clinton to Hold Town Hall on CNN; Cynthia McFadden Gets NBC Interview

hardchoicesHillary Clinton‘s calendar is filling up with more TV news interviews tied to her new memoir. This morning CNN announced the former Secretary of State will take part in a live town hall meeting that will be moderated by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. Not long after that announcement, NBC News let us know that Clinton will be sitting down with NBC’s Cynthia McFadden for an interview that will air one week from today, June 10.

The CNN event, to take place June 17 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. will be the only network televised town hall as Clinton pushes her new memoir, “Hard Choices.”

In addition to Amanpour’s questions, Clinton will take questions from the American public with nothing off limits. The town hall will air on CNN two weeks from today at 5pmET and be simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Español. It will re-air on CNN at 9pmET.

Clinton’s first interview is with Diane Sawyer Monday, June 9. Then on the morning of June 10 the former First Lady will sit down with Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America.” Mrs. Clinton will also sit down with FNC’s Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren in a joint interview on June 17.

The Scoreboard: Thursday, May 29

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 213 | MSNBC: 71 | CNN: 91 | HLN: 103
  • Primetime: FNC: 280 | MSNBC: 110 | CNN: 207 | HLN: 135

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

159

TheFive:

249

Baier:

277

Greta:

249

O’Reilly:

329

Megyn:

273

Hannity:

239

O’Reilly:

247

Megyn:

228

MSNBC
Wagner:

43

EdShow:

64

Sharpton:

98

Matthews:

121

Hayes:

111

Maddow:

115

O’Donnell:

104

Hayes:

81

Maddow:

109

CNN
Tapper:

59

Blitzer:

66

Blitz/Cross:

50/58

Burnett:

91

Cooper:

95

Sixties:

284

Sixties:

243

Cooper:

130

Sixties:

108

HLN
News:

41

WWYD:

45

DrDrew:

43

Jane:

97

Grace:

180

DrDrew:

131

Files:

95

Files:

161

Files:

230

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Hillary Clinton: ‘Definiton of Talking to Americans’ Not Confined to Sunday Shows

clintonPOLITICO reports exclusive excerpts from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s upcoming book “Hard Choices,” specifically the chapter on the 9/11/12 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Clinton addresses criticism that she didn’t appear on Sunday morning shows several days after the attack.

Clinton takes aim at people who “fixate on the question of why I didn’t go on TV that morning, as if appearing on a talk show is the equivalent of jury duty, where one has to have a compelling reason to get out of it. I don’t see appearing on Sunday-morning television as any more of a responsibility than appearing on late-night TV. Only in Washington is the definition of talking to Americans confined to 9 A.M. on Sunday mornings.”

The potential presidential candidate writing about her lack of responsibility to appear on Sunday shows adds to previous statements she’s made about the platform: last year during her Benghazi testimony, she “confessed” that going on Sunday shows “is not my favorite thing to do.”

For her book, Clinton is seemingly more favorable to weeknights and weekday mornings. Her first interview goes to Diane Sawyer in a primetime special on June 9; her second to Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America” June 10. She’ll also do a joint interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren on June 17.

Bret Baier, Greta Van Susteren Get Joint Interview with Hillary Clinton

GretaBretAs part of her book tour, former Secy. of State Hillary Clinton will be sitting for a joint interview with both FNC’s Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren. The half-hour interview on June 17, will air first on Baier’s 6pmET show “Special Report” and continue into Van Susteren’s 7pmET show “On the Record.”

Nothing is off limits: from the 2016 presidential election to the 2012 attacks in Benghazi. Clinton’s most recent interview with Fox News, conducted by Van Susteren, was in January, 2013.

Clinton’s book, “Hard Choices,” comes out June 10. Her first interview will be with ABC’s Diane Sawyer as part of an ABC News special airing June 9.

The Top Cable News Shows in May Were…

Fox News had the top 14 programs in total viewers and the top eight programs in the key A25-54 demographic in May 2014. As usual, “The O’Reilly Factor” was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,136,000 total viewers and 308,000 demo viewers. “The Kelly File” was second in total viewers, with 2,337,000, followed by “The Five,”  “Special Report with Bret Baier” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” In the demo, “The Five” was second, Kelly’s program was third and Baier’s program was fourth.

CNBC was the only network other than Fox News to have a show in the top ten among the A25-54 demo: “Shark Tank,” which averaged 210,000 A25-54 viewers, placed ninth overall. “Shark Tank” also led CNBC in total viewers, averaging 442,000 viewers and placing 23rd overall.

MSNBC’s highest-rated show was “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which placed 14th overall in total viewers and 11th overall in the demo. Maddow’s program averaged 738,000 total viewers and 176,000 demo viewers.

Anderson Cooper 360″ was the top CNN program in total viewers and the demo, placing 21st and 19th, respectively. The show averaged 452,000 total viewers and 145,000 A25-54 viewers for the month.

“Forensic Files” led HLN in both ratings measurements, placing 38th in total viewers and 20th in the demo with 323,000 and 142,000 viewers, respectively.

The top-rated show in total viewers on Fox Business was “Imus in the Morning,” which ranked 89th overall. “Stossel” led the way in the demo, ranking 87th.

The full rankers, after the jump. Read more

May 2014 Ratings: Fox News #1 For 149 Straight Months

fox news logoFox News marked its 149th consecutive month as the most-watched cable news network in May, beating MSNBC and CNN combined in total viewers and ranking sixth among all ad-supported cable networks in both total day and primetime. The network had the top 14 shows in total viewers and the top eight shows in the demo in all of cable news. But despite its strong hold on the top spot, Fox News hit a series of 13-year lows among younger viewers this month.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,455,000 total viewers / 221,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 902,000 total viewers / 177,000 A25-54

Fox News, like all the cable news networks, was down compared the same month last year: the network was down -27% in total viewers and -25% in the A25-54 demographic in total day and -26% and -28%, respectively, in primetime.

In both total day and primetime, Fox News delivered its lowest ratings in the A25-54 demographic since August 2001, before the network took over as the number one cable news network. “Fox & Friends,” which leads the cable news morning shows in both total viewers and the demo, also had its lowest demo delivery since August 2001.

All the network’s primetime shows are down double-digits year-over-year. “The O’Reilly Factor” is down -28% in total viewers and -30% in the A25-54 demo. “The Kelly File” is down -17% in total viewers and -27% in the demo compared to the 9pmET hour last year and “Hannity” is down -30% and -23%, respectively, compared to the 10pmET hour last year. (Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity debuted in the respective 9pmET and 10pmET timeslots in October.)

The newest addition to the Fox News lineup, “Outnumbered,” averaged 851,000 total viewers and 163,000 A25-54 viewers in the 12pmET hour. The show ranked 14th in total viewers and 15th in the demo among all cable news programs. And “The Five” and “Special Report with Bret Baier” both celebrated milestones this month: “The Five” has been number one in its timeslot for 35 consecutive months and “Special Report” has been number one in its timeslot for 65 consecutive months.

The Ticker: Clinton/ABC, Ifill/ANWC, CNBC/FNC

  • Hillary Clinton‘s first interviews to promote her new book, “Hard Choices,” go to ABC News. Diane Sawyer will interview Clinton for a primetime special that will air June 9 and Robin Roberts will interview her live on “GMA” June 10.

  • PBS anchor Gwen Ifill was honored with the Excellence in Journalism Award Monday at the American News Women’s Club Annual Roast. Richard Prince has details in his Journal-isms newsletter.

  • Joe Kernen revealed on CNBC recently that he watches Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” at 6pmET, calling the newscast “good, balanced, not one way or the other.” Video after the jump.

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