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Prime Time For MSNBC

For the third week in a row, MSNBC has topped CNN in the demo (25-54) in sales prime. MSNBC has also beaten CNN in two of the last three weeks in prime.

Sales prime runs from 7pm – 2am. Prime runs from 8pm – 11pm.

Reynolds: “Journalism Is An Honorable Calling”

After 23 years, Dean Reynolds is changing channels (from ABC to CBS). The son of the late legendary ABC anchorman Frank Reynolds penned a goodbye note in which he wrote “journalism is an honorable calling and all of you should be proud to be a part of it.”

And in a somewhat cryptic way, left readers wondering with this passage: “It is not my intention here to explain my decision to leave, though I hope most of you with children will understand it over time…”

Any ideas?

>Update from emailers: ABC’s “Chicago bureau might have wanted to reassign him elsewhere… (Dean) has three young children. Looks like CBS is allowing him to stay put in Chicago.”

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The Business Of Business News

The success of the Fox Business Network will not be measured in ratings alone. TVWeek’s Michelle Greppi looks at the “rich revenue source” that cable business news channels provide. “It’s a niche market that draws upscale viewers. Published ratings may look small, but that’s because they don’t cover out-of-home viewers on Wall Street and in offices nationwide…”

Greppi quotes one analyst who estimates FBN “will lose $75 million or so in its first year and then turn ‘rapidly to profitability’ in its second year.”

Click continued to see a breakdown of the earnings of cable news channels…

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Done Deal: Campbell Brown Joins CNN

browncnn.jpgJust a day after signing off from NBC News, comes the announcement that Campbell Brown is indeed jumping to CNN. “Campbell stands out in this business as an impressive anchor with a distinctive ability to connect with viewers,” said Jon Klein, President of CNN/U.S.

“CNN has a first-rate and well-earned reputation for solid journalism,” Brown said. “I’m honored to join such an impressive team of anchors, reporters and producers and to become part of that long-standing tradition.”

What the press release does not say, is what Brown will be doing at CNN. Her first day is Sept. 1.

>More from the NYTimes: CNN “is expected to make a separate announcement, perhaps as soon as this week, about the programming in its 8 p.m. timeslot, currently presided over by Paula Zahn.”

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ABC Vet Reynolds Joins CBS News

As first reported by TVNewser last week, Dean Reynolds is joining CBS News as a correspondent in the Chicago Bureau. “Any time you can acquire the talents of a reporter like Dean Reynolds, you jump at the opportunity,” said CBS News and Sports President, Sean McManus.

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Brown Leaves NBC: Her “Mornings Free”

LH-CB.jpgCould it be a further hint of Campbell Brown’s TV future? During her emotional good-bye to co-anchor Lester Holt, Holt said “you’ve been bragging how you’re going to have your mornings free.” Even with a baby on the way, Brown said she hopes “to be sleeping in.” A primetime gig should facilitate that….

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