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Chris Matthews: ‘Fox News’ an ‘Oxymoron’

Things between MSNBC and Fox News Channel obviously get tense on election nights and Chris Matthews fired his first shot of the evening… kind of. Just after 7:30pmET, Mathews called Fox News an “oxymoron,” but quickly added “just kidding, great network.” MSNBC hosts were discussing the state of Ohio, and Gov. John Kasich, who used to host his own show on Fox News.

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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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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, October 29

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 277 | CNN: 120 | MSNBC: 75 | HLN: 74
  • Primetime: FNC: 404 | CNN: 129 | MSNBC: 105 | HLN: 74

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

172

TheFive:

341

Baier:

317

Greta:

344

O’Reilly:

488

Kelly:

421

Hannity:

303

O’Reilly:

269

Kelly:

221

CNN
Tapper:

108

Blitzer:

148

Blitzer:

147

Burnett:

129

Cooper:

132

Rowe:

145

Tonight.:

111

Cooper:

102

Rowe:

67

MSNBC
Wagner:

41

EdShow:

82

Sharpton:

104

Matthews:

142

Hayes:

101

Maddow:

87

O’Donnell:

127

Hayes:

69

Maddow:

90

HLN
Now:

14

WWYD?:

21

Files:

28

Files:

77

Grace:

88

Dr.Drew:

66

Files:

69

Files:

141

Files:

210

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Maddow, Matthews to Host MSNBC’s Election Night Coverage

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MSNBC will turn to Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews to host coverage of the midterm elections, under the title “Vote 2014!” Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET.

Maddow and Matthews will be joined by Steve Kornacki, Chuck Todd, Jose Diaz-Balart, Chris Hayes, Andrea Mitchell, Reverend Al Sharpton, and Kasie Hunt. MSNBC’s Tamron Hall will handle exit poll results throughout the evening.

Beginning at 10 p.m., Ari Melber and Krystal Ball will co-host MSNBC.com’s “Digital Decision 2014″, with reporting from correspondents in the key battleground states, and live interaction with viewers.

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.

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The Scoreboard: Monday, October 27

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 282 | CNN: 138 | MSNBC: 90 | HLN: 56
  • Primetime: FNC: 312 | CNN: 134 | MSNBC: 105 | HLN: 42

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

302

TheFive:

439

Baier:

428

Greta:

334

O’Reilly:

450

Kelly:

248

Hannity:

239

O’Reilly:

246

Kelly:

237

CNN
Tapper:

151

Blitzer:

154

Blitzer:

189

Burnett:

197

Cooper:

153

Cooper:

117

Tonight:

132

Tonight:

108

CNNI:

94

MSNBC
Wagner:

117

EdShow:

144

Sharpton:

82

Matthews:

163

Hayes:

109

Maddow:

121

O’Donnell:

85

Hayes:

33

Maddow:

31

HLN
Now:

21

WWYD?:

54

Files:

110

Files:

57

Grace:

39

Dr.Drew:

32

Files:

56

Files:

137

Files:

134

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5 Questions for… Michael Smerconish

Smerconish304CNN’s Michael Smerconish prides himself on not following party lines. He’s liberal on certain issues, conservative on others and often polarizing nonetheless. A diverse career has included substituting for both Bill O’Reilly and Chris Matthews on MSNBC. Yes, he’s filled in for both O’Reilly and Matthews.

While many people know him from radio, Smerconish has written numerous books and currently hosts “Smerconish” Saturdays on CNN.

TVNewser: The most recent Pew Research poll focused on political polarization and media habits. Where does CNN fit in today’s world of media polarization?

Smerconish: The Pew data is a total confirmation of what I’ve been saying for years – the 80% of us who are not guided by a doctrinaire ideology have ceded the debate to the 20% who are consistently conservative or consistently liberal, and it has taken the country in a hyper-partisan direction We need to take it back. Real political power in this country rests in the middle, not in the extremes, but right now, “rests” is the operative word. CNN is perfectly situated to be the go-to source for this segment of society, and indeed, in Pew’s category of those with “mixed” political views, CNN is their main source for news which is why the network is a perfect fit for me.

TVNewser: Why do some partisan political shows have a hard time making it in this landscape?

Smerconish: Hard time? I’d argue the partisan political shows that push a singular point of view have too easy of a time making it in this landscape. The rote, paint by numbers form of broadcasting gets rewarded by cultivating support from very loyal, not necessarily very numerous, supporters. Passion takes precedence. That’s the same problem we have with the electorate.

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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, October 22

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 283 | CNN: 154 | MSNBC: 104 | HLN: 85
  • Primetime: FNC: 384 | CNN: 171 | MSNBC: 162 | HLN: 82

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

208

TheFive:

251

Baier:

267

Greta:

235

O’Reilly:

453

Kelly:

391

Hannity:

307

O’Reilly:

260

Kelly:

296

CNN
Tapper:

133

Blitzer:

163

Blitzer:

213

Burnett:

240

Cooper:

203

Rowe:

184

Tonight.:

125

Cooper:

155

CNNI:

129

MSNBC
Wagner:

82

EdShow:

155

Sharpton:

179

Matthews:

236

Hayes:

204

Maddow:

166

O’Donnell:

118

Hayes:

84

Maddow:

55

HLN
Now:

33

WWYD?:

57

WWYD?:

95

Grace:

77

Grace:

54

Dr.Drew:

59

Files:

134

Files:

175

Files:

26

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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, October 15

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 294 | CNN: 198 | MSNBC: 80 | HLN: 90
  • Primetime: FNC: 464 | CNN: 303 | MSNBC: 116 | HLN: 88

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

153

TheFive:

348

Baier:

405

Greta:

320

O’Reilly:

502

Kelly:

470

Hannity:

414

O’Reilly:

348

Kelly:

310

CNN
Tapper:

181

Blitzer:

248

Blitzer:

242

Burnett:

232

Cooper:

295

Rowe:

339

Tonight:

275

Cooper:

258

Rowe:

114

MSNBC
Wagner:

97

EdShow:

88

Sharpton:

106

Matthews:

119

Hayes:

87

Maddow:

144

O’Donnell:

116

Hayes:

93

Maddow:

101

HLN
Now:

51

WWYD?:

60

WWYD?:

26

Secret:

51

Grace:

95

Dr.Drew:

76

Files:

93

Files:

86

Files:

203

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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, October 14

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 305 | CNN: 131 | MSNBC: 68 | HLN: 84
  • Primetime: FNC: 444 | CNN: 136 | MSNBC: 124 | HLN: 64

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

235

TheFive:

302

Baier:

289

Greta:

311

O’Reilly:

513

Kelly:

500

Hannity:

310

O’Reilly:

379

Kelly:

393

CNN
Tapper:

113

Blitzer:

144

Blitzer:

184

Burnett:

152

Cooper:

163

Special:

134

Tonight:

111

Cooper:

111

Special:

147

MSNBC
Wagner:

41

EdShow:

57

Sharpton:

85

Matthews:

131

Hayes:

79

Maddow:

155

O’Donnell:

138

Hayes:

55

Maddow:

49

HLN
Now:

36

WWYD?:

40

WWYD?:

56

Secret:

61

Grace:

54

Dr.Drew:

63

Files:

74

Files:

181

Files:

210

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