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As Temperatures Drop, Morning Shows Hit Multi-Year Highs

MorningShowNEWThe network morning shows saw multi-year viewership highs last week as winter keeps a cold and snowy grip on much of the nation.

“CBS This Morning” had its best viewership in more than five years, since the week of Dec. 15, 2008. The broadcast showed the most viewership growth of the morning shows last week, up +20% compared to the same week last year. “CTM” was also up +11% in the demo.

NBC’s “Today,” which begins three weeks of broadcasts from Sochi, had its biggest total viewer audience since the the second week of the London Olympics in August, 2012. “Today” was up +12% in viewers and up +8% in the demo, year-over-year.

No. 1 “Good Morning America” had its most-watched week since November, 25 2013. Before that, you’d have to go back 22 years — since at least September 1991 — to find a week with more viewers. “GMA” was up the most in the demo +17% year-over-year and was up +12% in viewers.

The averages for the week of January 27, 2014:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 6.154M / NBC: 5.512M / CBS: 3.416M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 2.450M / NBC: 2.259M / CBS: 1.205M


Morning Show Ratings: Week of December 23 & Q4 2013

MorningShowNEWABC’s “Good Morning America” ended 2013 with its most-watched quarter in more than 22 years, since Q4 1991. It also had its best performance in the A25-54 demo since Q1 2007.

“GMA” has won the last six quarters in Total Viewers and the last five in the news demo. “CBS This Morning” had its best Q4 in viewers in 19 years.

“CBS This Morning” showed the most total viewer growth compared to Q4 2012: up +16% while NBC’s “Today” had the most A25-54 demo viewer growth: up +13%. “GMA” was up +12% in viewers and up +11% in the demo vs. last year.

The averages for Q4 2013:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 5.690M / NBC: 4.975M / CBS: 3.044M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 2.148M / NBC: 2.074M / CBS: 1.034M

Compared to the same week last year, “GMA” was up +5% in viewers and up +10% in the demo. NBC’s “Today” show was flat among viewers and down -8% in the demo. “CTM” was up +2% in viewers and down -13% in the demo during the holiday-shortened week.

Because of Christmas, all shows are based on a 3-day average (Monday, Thursday and Friday).

The averages for the week of Dec. 23, 2013:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 4.893M / NBC: 4.037M / CBS: 2.609M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 1.778M / NBC: 1.407M / CBS: 829K

‘CBS This Morning’ Team Rings Closing Bell

CTMNyse“CBS This Morning” co-hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell rang the closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange this afternoon. CTM, which had its 500th episode in November, recently drew the network’s best morning news viewership in nearly five years. “Charlie Rose and some other folks pushing the button,” said David Asman on Fox Business

’60 Minutes’ Has Most-Watched Show in a Year

BezosRoseWas it the Amazon Octocopter or the down-to-the-wire Broncos-Chiefs lead-in?

Either way, “60 Minutes” is shaking off the bad publicity surrounding a discredited report earlier this fall by having its most-watched show since last December, when 19.6 million watched an abbreviated Dec. 16 episode.

Sunday’s show delivered 18.09m viewers, with a 5.2 rating / 12 share in the A25-54 demo. Compared to the same night last year, “60″ was up +8% in households, +13% in adults 25-54, +18% in adults 18-49 and +12% in viewers.

The show, which was the night’s #1 program and the week’s #2 program in viewers, featured Charlie Rose‘s interview with Jeff Bezos who unveiled the Amazon drone.

This is How Your Cyber Monday Purchase Will Arrive at your Home… In a Few Years

On tonight’s “60 Minutes” Charlie Rose interviewed Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and got an update on the business as it prepares for its biggest day of the year: Cyber Monday. Rose got a tour of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters and even got a fist look at how Amazon plans to stay on the cutting edge. If all goes as planned, in 4 or 5 years drones called Octocopters will fly packages directly to your home within 30 minutes. Rose was as surprised as his viewers when Bezos showed him the drones. “I had no idea what his purpose was,” says Rose in a “60 MInutes” Overtime video WATCH:

Steve Doocy to Joe Scarborough: ‘What Are You Doing On The Curvy Couch?’

ScarboroughFandFJoe Scarborough has been making the off-network rounds this week promoting his new book, “The Right Path.” He’s been on the “Today” show, Charlie Rose‘s PBS show, “CBS This Morning,” and today he went across the street appearing on rival Fox News getting cozy on the “Fox & Friends” couch.

“What are you doing on the curvy couch?,” Steve Doocy asked. Said Scarborough, “If you want to sell books about the Republicans you have to come to the mother ship.”

Will Scarborough be getting back in to politics? See what he told Doocy and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. WATCH:

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Chris Christie is Dressing Up as Savannah Guthrie for Halloween

On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey governor Chris Christie made the morning show rounds to talk about his state’s storm recovery progress. On “Today,” Christie also talked about Halloween, which he will celebrate this year for the first time in two years, joking with Matt Lauer, “I’m actually going as Savannah Guthrie … I figure if I pick Savannah, I will endear myself to the people of my state, because they love her here.” Watch:

On “Good Morning America,” Christie carefully addressed a possible Presidential run, telling George Stephanopoulos that he’s committed to being New Jersey’s governor for “as long as I can possibly do it,” but adding “neither one of us have a crystal ball and know what’s going to happen in the future.” Watch it, as well as Norah O’Donnell and Charlie Rose‘s “CBS This Morning” interview, after the jump. Read more

Barbara Walters, Charlie Rose, Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer Gather for Piers Morgan Book Party

MorganLauer1On a big night of news, many TV news power players took time to drop by The Carlyle Hotel for Piers Morgan‘s book bash.

Morgan’s “Shooting Straight: Guns, God, Gays and George Clooney,” is a diary of his first three years at CNN, since taking over the timeslot of the legendary Larry King. Hosted by British GQ editor Dylan Jones at the swank Carlyle Restaurant, the guest list included everyone from Fareed Zakaria and Jenny McCarthy to Donald Trump and Tony Bennett. “If there’s a cooler man alive, I’ve not met him,” said Morgan of Bennett.

We also spotted Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer, who arrived after updating the West Coast feed of “World News.” And morning anchors, Charlie Rose of CBS, and NBC’s Matt Lauer. Asked what he thought about his new “Today” show set, Lauer paused, then said, “It’s very orange.” It’s taking some getting used to, Lauer added.

Another morning host, CNN’s Chris Cuomo told us reports of troubled times at “New Day” are off the mark. “I’ve never had a closer working relationship with a co-anchor than I have with Kate (Bolduan),” Cuomo said. While ratings are growing — the program was up +29% in viewers and up +15% in the demo in the third quarter — Cuomo admits it’s going to take time to prove the show’s worth. “New Day” launched four months ago today. “Joe (Scarborough) told me it took 15 to 18 months for that show to break out,” he added, speaking of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Back to Morgan who gave a special shout-out to CNN president Jeff Zucker, who’s been his boss twice, first at NBC and now at CNN.

“I had breakfast with Jeff when he was gone from NBC and I said, ‘wouldn’t it be funny if you turned up at CNN?” and he said, ‘Yeah, that’d be crazy,’ … and here he is.”

“I think we all feel a renewed sense of vigor about the place,” said Morgan.

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Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart

Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 9.22.43 PMThe president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. “I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully next time, it won’t be in the 11th hour,” said the president.

As the statement came at 8:30pmET, during TV’s primetime in the Eastern and Central time zones, the broadcast networks did not produce special reports. The remarks, as well as near non-stop coverage of the debt deal, is being covered on cable news and business channels. Bret Baier took over coverage on Fox News from Bill O’Reilly around 8:20pm. CNN’s Anderson Cooper anchored from Washington and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes anchored coverage during his show. Fox News is planning live coverage into the night with live editions of “Hannity” at 10, Baier will be back at 11 and Megyn Kelly at Midnight.

CNN’s Piers Morgan was attending his own book party on the Upper East Side of Manhattan this evening, before shuttling back to host his show at 9pmET and another live edition at Midnight. Guests included ABC’s Diane Sawyer, CBS’s Charlie Rose, NBC’s Matt Lauer and CNN’s Chris Cuomo. Morgan wasn’t the only cable anchor holding court tonight. Across town, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was late for his own book party as the votes were being cast, and he was still taping “Hardball.” We’ll have coverage from both events tomorrow on TVNewser.

> More: The broadcast networks updated the evening newscasts for the West Coast. Also, at 10:18pm ET, NBC News provided a brief special report on the House vote. Brian Williams anchored live from New York.

Review: ‘Up Late with Alec Baldwin’

AlecBaldwinThe debut of MSNBC’s “Up Late With Alec Baldwin” last night made for compelling television – if you happened to be a New Yorker obsessed with the city’s mayoral race.

Everything about the show was New York-centric. The open: black-and-white photographs of the city, backed by cool jazz. The set: an intimate, wood-paneled faux diner with spectacular views of the skyline. The host: a Long Island native who beats up New York paparazzi.

Given Baldwin’s star power and the amount of hype for “Up Late,” however, I hardly expected the guest for the premiere to be a New York City politico. But there he was, Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, front and center for the next hour.

The presumptive mayor, while charismatic, holds little interest for viewers outside the five boroughs. Regardless, Baldwin, a self-proclaimed de Blasio man, practically tossed rose petals at the candidate’s feet.

What transpired could hardly be called an interview. Baldwin’s softball questions were setups for de Blasio’s long, uninterrupted stump speeches, disguised as responses. Job creation, affordable housing, economic inequality, early childhood education. All that was missing were the balloons.

As the show went on, some of the topics got more interesting – stop-and-frisk, for example. There were moments, but only moments, when Baldwin acted (no pun intended) more like a news network host and less like de Blasio’s campaign manager.

Then there’s the issue of Baldwin’s hair.

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