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NBC and CBS Snag DuPont Awards for Tornado, Newtown Coverage

baton-4_3_r560-300x225NBC News and CBS News both earned Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards today for breaking news coverage.

NBC News wins for its “Devastation in Oklahoma” that aired on Dateline and Nightly News in the wake of the massive tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma.

CBS News get an award for its coverage round the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. This coverage included an inaccurate report from CBS and other networks on gunman Adam Lanza’s mother being a teacher at the school, which CBS  acknowledged they got wrong.

A number of local TV stations and a partnership between Univision News and the Center for Investigative Journalism also won awards. The full list of winners here.

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‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Sees Most Viewers In a Season Since 1992-1993

“CBS Sunday Morning” has been on something of a ratings renaissance. The Sunday morning show, which differentiates itself from the Sunday competition by focusing on feature stories and culture, had its best season in total viewers since the 1992-1993 season, and its best May sweeps since Nielsen “People Meters” were first used in 1987.

“Sunday Morning” has been averaging 5.67 million viewers during the 2012-2013 season, up +8% from the 2011-2012 season. In the adults 25-54 demo, it has been averaging a 1.5 rating/07 share, up +7%. It was its best season in A25-54 since the 2009-2010 season.

For sweeps, “Sunday Morning” was handily the top Sunday morning news program, averaging 5.57 million viewers, including a 1.5 rating/07 share in A25-54. In addition to being the best total viewer delivery since at least 1987, it had its best demo performance since 2007, and was up double digits compared to May of 2012.

First Look: CBS News’s ‘Brooklyn DA’

CBS News is getting an extra hour on the CBS primetime schedule starting next week. “Brooklyn DA” is a gritty, candid behind-the-scenes look at life in one of the largest district attorney’s offices in the country. The borough itself is as much a part of the story as the prosecutors in the DA’s office. The 6-episode show debuts next Tuesday. Here’s a first look at what to expect:

Networks Angling For Manti Te’o Interview

As the Manti Te’o hoax story spreads across the media landscape, the race is on to get the first interview with the star Notre Dame football player.

TVNewser hears that ESPN and NBC News have both been making their pitch to Notre Dame and people close to Te’o, and it is safe to assume that many other news outlets have been as well.

Sports Illustrated‘s sports media ace Richard Deitsch got a comment from ESPN on the matter:

Te’o is likely to face tough questioning when he does decide to talk, given the inconsistencies in the story he has presented publicly. Even if he is telling the truth about being hoaxed, it begs the question how he could be fooled so easily.

He could also take a cue from another sports star: Lance Armstrong. Armstrong decided to come clean via an interview with Oprah Winfrey, airing tonight on OWN. Winfrey makes her interviewees seem a little more human, and it is clear she is gunning for any big interview that she can get.

Right now, Te’o is that big get.

2012 TVNewser Challenge: The Results

A year ago we asked you, our dear readers, to predict what would happen in the world of TV news in 2012. You responded by the thousands… and the results were decidedly mixed. Here are the results from the 2012 TVNewser challenge. We will publish the questions for the 2013 TVNewser Challenge tomorrow.

How many current or former GOP candidates will join a cable news channel as a contributor?

None: 4.01%
1: 9.54%
2: 35.26%
3: 29.74%
4+: 21.45%

Surprisingly, none of the candidates have signed a contributor deal with any cable news channel. The closest might be Herman Cain, who started Cain TV, a web-video venture.

Which network will have the most viewers on election night 2012?

ABC 7.94%
CBS 2.77%
CNN 11.51%
Fox News 55.44%
NBC 20.04%
MSNBC 2.29%

A majority of you were wrong, sorry. FNC came close, but NBC won the night.

Where will Matt Lauer be at this time next year?

NBC’s ‘Today’ Show 51.93%
Another Network 15.82%
Planning his own Syndicated Show 32.25%

Our readers were right on the money with this one, and didn’t let the rumors sway them. Lauer signed a long-term deal to remain at “Today” in April.

Will ‘Imus in the Morning’ be on FBN at this time next year?

Yes 29.93%
No 70.07%

Well, you were wrong about this one. Imus and FBN may not have the greatest relationship in the world, but he signed a new, multi-year deal earlier this month.

Which cable news channel is most likely to make changes to its primetime lineup in 2012?

CNN 58.26%
MSNBC 33.61%
Fox News 3.64%
None 4.48%

None of the cable news channels tweaked their primetime lineups this year, including CNN.

Which of the following international news channels will gain the most distribution in the U.S. in 2012?

BBC World News 41.43%
Al Jazeera English 39.14%
CNN International 19.43%

You were right about this one, with its big deal with Time Warner Cable this month, BBC World News gained far more distribution than either AJE or CNNI.

What change will occur in the morning show ratings war?

GMA overtakes Today 15.98%
CBS This Morning overtakes GMA 7.71%
None. All stays the same 76.31%

This is a contender for surprise of the year. While ABC had been creeping up on NBC for a while, it never seemed to amount to much. Until April, when ABC overtook “Today” and firmly planted itself as the morning leader.

Which of the following newsers will begin using Twitter regularly in 2012?

Brian Williams 53.47%
Bill O’Reilly 9.25%
Scott Pelley 17.63%
Morley Safer 1.45%
Lara Logan 18.21%

All of these people have expressed skepticism about Twitter and, well, that hasn’t changed. None of them have fully embraced Twitter and those that do have accounts either don’t use them, or have staff automatically send out video clips.

The Weekend Ticker: ’60 Minutes,’ The Onion, ‘Chained To My Ex’

  • Entertainment Weekly has named CBS newsmagaine “60 Minutes” one of its “Old Shows That Still Kick Ass.” “Expect 60 Minutes to outlive most of its audience,” the magazine quipped.

  • The Onion may be returning to TV, sort of. “The Onion News Network” may have been canceled, but CNBC reports that a new pilot, “a scripted comedy set behind the scenes of The Onion News Network,” has been picked up by Amazon. Visitors to Amazon.com will determine its fate as Amazon will pick up the shows that click with viewers.

  • Tonight at 9pmET, MSNBC will add a new program to its documentary block, “Chained To My Ex.” “Intervention” creator Sam Mettler and comedian Matt Ritter are behind the series, which profiles divorced couples who can’t move on with their lives.

’48 Hours’ Team Pitches In to Help Survivors of Sandy

Members of CBS News’ “48 Hours” team spent Saturday volunteering at Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway, Queens which suffered some of the worst damage from Hurricane Sandy nearly two weeks ago. The team worked with the Far Rockaway Relief Effort Fund and Northland to organize and distribute food, water, blankets, baby supplies, toys, paper products and other household objects to the surrounding community. More than 100 people turned out to receive aid in an area where most are still living without heat and power.

(l-r) Claire Bachman, Caroline Cannon, Amanda Cassandra, Casey Glynn, Emily Simpson, Josh Parr, Allen Alter, Elena DiFiore and Nick Stevenson

’60 Minutes’ Takes Heat For Standard Practice: Trimming An Interview For Time

Some blogs and news outlets are criticizing CBS News for cutting out of last night’s “60 Minutes” a statement by President Obama regarding some of his campaign ads. Obama said that some of the ads “go overboard,” and may contain statements that aren’t true.

WATCH:

CBS, as it usually does with big newsmaker interviews, posted the clip on its site, 60MinutesOvertime.com. While the critics would have readers believe that CBS cut out the segment to try and carry water for the President, the truth, as usual, is much more boring. Both Obama and Mitt Romney had long interviews with CBS, and both had to be chopped extensively for time. Anything that didn’t make it into the broadcast was posted online.

Or as a spokesperson for ’60 Minutes’ explained to Politico:

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Mitt Romney, President Obama In Dueling Interviews on CBS ’60 Minutes’ Sunday

CBS newsmagzine “60 Minutes” has finally scheduled the interview it conducted with President Obama. As expected, it will be  paired with an interview with his competitor, GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama for “60 Minutes” last week, and Scott Pelley speaks to Romney this week.

The interviews will air on “60 Minutes” this Sunday, September 23. Topics of discussion with both men will include the economy  jobs and healthcare.

The interviews, combined with  a NFL lead-in, should lead the program to some very strong ratings. Particularly during the main TV season, “60 Minutes” is the number one TV news program in the country, making it a very popular stop for politicians.

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes Tour of CBS News

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of CBS News.  In this episode of mediabistroTV’s “Cubes,” Erica Hill, co-host of “CBS This Morning,” shows us around the CBS Broadcast Center.

Located on Manhattan’s west side, the building is home to the “CBS Evening News,” the iconic CBS news desk, and the brand-new studio and newsroom of “CBS This Morning.”

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