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Fox News Releases Election Coverage Plan

bump_baier_kelly_1Fox News Channel will again turn to Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly as lead anchors of the channel’s election night coverage, which will carry the “America’s Election HQ” title. Coverage on FNC will begin at 6 p.m. ET, and include cross-platform coverage on Fox digital platforms.

Shepard Smith will helm the network’s broadcast breaking coverage of midterm race results from the “FOX News Deck.” Bill Hemmer will be tasked with breaking down election results via the electronic “Bill-board,” while Martha MacCallum handles exit poll data. FNC’s coverage will include analysis from senior political analyst Brit Hume, FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace, as well as contributors Bob Beckel, Stephen Hayes, Charles Krauthammer, Dana Perino, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove, Joe Trippi, George Will and Juan Williams.

Online, Fox will produce continuous live coverage titled “The Strategy Room” from 9 p.m. through 11 p.m. ET, which will include feature news and analysis with a casual format and “spirited discussions.”

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Chris Wallace Set to Interview Chris Christie

chris wallace“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace will sit down with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an exclusive interview tomorrow. It’s Christie’s first Sunday Show appearance since November.

Wallace was on the other side on an interview this week when he spoke with WWD to celebrate his 50 years in the media. In addition to topics ranging from George Clooney to his father, the late Mike Wallace, the Fox News anchor talked about how journalism has changed over the years.

It’s completely different because the platforms are different. When I started out as a 16-year-old high school senior, it was a very hierarchical system. There were three networks, a half dozen major newspapers, and that was about it. There was a very small universe at the top of the pyramid. Now, it’s much more diffuse. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. A thousand flowers bloom — and the idea that there are more avenues to get out information and more platforms for reporters to give information and more competing views out there, on the one hand, it allows you to have access to a lot more perspectives. The flip side is it puts the burden on the news consumer to be more informed and to be able to distinguish between a legitimate news source with a serious news process as opposed to a blog where there is some guy in his pajamas in his mother’s basement.

Sunday Show Ratings: September 28

sunday shows_304Update 10/13/14: the numbers have been updated following a Nielsen ratings data glitch. With restated data, “Face the Nation” was number one for Sept. 28

Previous story: “This Week” was the top Sunday program in viewers and the A25-54 demo this week in a reduced field due to “Meet the Press” being pre-empted for the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament. The ABC broadcast topped second place “Face the Nation” by +65,000 and by +70,000 demo viewers. ABC’s victory in viewers for the first telecast of the season was its first in 12 years.

Compared to the same week last year, “This Week” is up +24% in viewers and up +28% in the demo. “Face” was up +10% in viewers and flat in the demo. “Fox News Sunday” saw the most viewer growth, up +70% in viewers and up +21% in the demo. Univision’s “Al Punto” was down -9% in viewers and down -13% in the demo.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,677,000 total viewers and 358,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 67% of the country.

The numbers for September 28:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.330M 933K
ABC
“This Week” 3.156M 899K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.692M 383K
UNIV “Al Punto” 710K 284K

Saturday Ticker: Wallace, Popp, Thanks

  • FishbowlDC drops by FNC’s DC HQ to chat with “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. “It is such a privilege and a responsibility to have the opportunity for an hour every week to question the most powerful people in the world,” Wallace says.
  • Rena Popp joins CNN as EP of “New Day Weekend” based in Atlanta. Popp joins from HLN where she was a EP of daytime programs. Popp joined HLN in 2012 from the “Wendy Williams Show.” Before that she was a manager in several local TV newsrooms.
  • ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity got a big thank you from coal miners in Virginia who now may be able to collect benefits because of the award-winning “Out of Breath” reports from ABC News Investigative Reporter Brian Ross and team.

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David Gregory Keeps an Eye on the Sunday Shows

Former “Meet the Press” host David Gregory is still in touch with the Sunday Shows, at least on Twitter. Gregory re-tweeted Daniel Silva’s tweet about his segment on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.” Silva, a New York Times best-selling author, was Wallace’s Power Player featured on today’s show. He is married to longtime NBC News DC-based correspondent Jamie Gangel.

 

Which Does Chris Wallace Like Hosting More: ‘Meet the Press’ or ‘Fox News Sunday?’

Chris-Wallace2“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace talks about his 50 years in news in a Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter. In the wake of the shakeup at NBC’s “Meet the Press” — which he hosted for two years beginning in 1987 — Wallace talks about the significance of the Sunday shows. “I’m a little concerned that the in-depth interview has gone the way of the dodo bird. That’s a big mistake. This is the one platform in the TV landscape where you can get the thoroughly researched, carefully prepared interview of a top policymaker.”

You’ve been on “Today,” “Meet the Press” and “NBC Nightly News.” Which did you like best?

Fox News Sunday. I have the best job of my career. It says something that when the alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m. I wake up with a smile, rub my hands together and say, “I get to play today.”

What was the most exciting story you ever covered?

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Sunday Show Hosts React to Chuck Todd Hosting ‘Meet the Press’

chuck todd mtp 2Like other news timeslots, the Sunday morning shows are fiercely competitive. But before Chuck Todd takes the reins of “Meet the Press” September 7, his soon-to-be competitors are welcoming him into the fray.

Here’s what a few of them tell TVNewser about Todd’s ascension to “MTP.”

George Stephanopoulos: “Chuck’s been preparing for this his whole career. Great to have him in the Sunday morning mix.”

Chris Wallace: “I welcome Chuck to the Sunday morning wars. Enjoy the last few Saturday nights out you’ll have for a long time. I expect Chuck to be solid competition, which will only make the game more interesting.”

Bob Schieffer: “David and Chuck are both friends of mine so I wish both of them the very best.”

Last night, Todd tweeted his feelings on landing in the coveted “MTP” moderator chair.

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, August 10

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 173 | MSNBC: 122 | CNN: 147 | HLN: 160
  • Primetime: FNC: 153 | MSNBC: 138 | CNN: 213 | HLN: 182

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/HC:

97

Kurtz:

78

FNSunday:

117

Faulkner:

206

Reporting:

150

Pirro:

138

Stossel:

170

Reporting:

162

Pirro:

164

MSNBC
Caught:

85

Caught:

95

Caught:

95

Caught:

122

Caught:

131

Caught:

124

Lockup:

158

Lockup:

217

Lockup:

247

CNN
Nwsroom:

169

Nwsroom:

89

Nwsroom:

81

Nwsroom:

165

TheHunt:

202

TheHunt:

274

TheHunt:

163

TheHunt:

159

TheHunt:

150

HLN
Files:

124

Files:

130

Files:

100

Files:

155

Files:

151

Files:

192

Files:

204

Files:

219

Files:

266

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Politico: David Gregory Cut Vacation Short to Host ‘Meet the Press’

david gregory_304x200POLITICO reports amid increasing rumors of his imminent ousting, David Gregory left his vacation midway through last week to moderate “Meet the Press” Sunday.

David Gregory wasn’t supposed to host “Meet the Press” on Sunday. He was on a planned vacation in Nantucket, where, the night before, he had hosted a special presentation of the Boston Pops, sponsored by Coastal Living and Real Simple. Midway through the week, however, Gregory changed his mind. His fate at “Meet the Press” had been the subject of numerous press reports. Page Six and others had declared him dead in the water come November. Several NBC personalities were already vying to replace him. Gregory was chartered back to Washington for Sunday’s program, having concluded, one NBC source said, that being off was “a dumb move” — that would have only further fueled speculation that the host was on his way out.

And yesterday, Greta Van Susteren echoed her colleague Chris Wallace‘s criticism of NBC News’ treatment of Gregory on GretaWire.

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Chris Wallace: NBC Shouldn’t Leave David Gregory ‘Twisting in the Wind’

“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace appeared on “MediaBuzz” to give his thoughts on the influence of Sunday shows today and the rumors swirling about one of his competitors.

“I think it’s lousy,” Wallace said about how NBC News is treating “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory amid rumors of his imminent ousting. “We all understand we don’t have a right to these jobs; it’s a tremendous privilege. On the other hand, I think we do have a right to be treated properly and not shabbily, and if you’re going to get rid of David Gregory–and I don’t know if they are, I have no inside information–then they ought to just do it. But this kind of twisting in the wind…it’s unseemly.”


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