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Cable Network Ranker: Week of April 8

Fox News was the top cable news channel for the week of April 8, placing fifth in primetime and total day among all the ad-supported cable channels. The network averaged 1.65 million viewers in primetime and 1.00 million viewers in total day.

HLN placed 28th in primetime and 25th in total day, averaging 577,000 viewers and 424,000 viewers, respectively. MSNBC placed 29th in primetime and 34th in total day, averaging 571,000 and 342,000 viewers, and CNN placed 34th in primetime and 31st in total day, with 483,000 and 364,000 viewers.

Current TV placed last among all ad-supported cable channels in both primetime and total day, 94th and 96th place.

Among the business networks: CNBC led the way, placing 56th in primetime and 54th in total day. The network averaged 189,000 and 147,000 viewers, respectively. Fox Business Network placed 93rd in primetime and 91nd in total day, averaging 42,000 and 46,000 viewers, respectively. Bloomberg TV isn’t rated by Nielsen, and hasn’t been since it launched in 1994.

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Cybersquatters Hop On AlJazeeraAmerica.com

As I reported yesterday, it isn’t entirely clear what Al Jazeera’s new U.S. network will be called.

While beIN and beIN News are said to be options, the New York Times reports that the current working name is “Al Jazeera America.” If that is the preferred name, the company should have done its due diligence, because squatters have already secured AlJazeeraAmerica.com, and have it redirect visitors to StopAlJazeera.org.

The redirected website has the headline “Terror Television” and links to a documentary, stories and video from Accuracy In Media, a conservative media watchdog site.

A WhoIs search showed that the domain was registered the day the story broke, though the buyer is not listed. That said, one can infer what company secured the domain, simply by the large “Donate” button on the right, which directs visitors to donate to AIM.

More Election Night Coverage Plans

The typical broadcasters and cable news channels aren’t the only ones covering tomorrow’s Presidential election  Here are some of the other coverage highlights from other cable channels, and online.

C-SPAN: Will simulcast “Politico Live” from 7 PM until the acceptance/concession speeches begin, when it shifts over to C-SPAN 2 until midnight. C-SPAN will also air all speeches, as well as updates from key state races.

Comedy Central: “The Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” will be live Tuesday night from 11PM-12AM, with special coverage called ”Election Night 2012: This Ends Now” and “Election 2012: A Nation Votes, Ohio Decides; The Re-Presidenting of America: Who Will Replace Obama? ‘012!”Andrew Sullivan will be a guest, and “Daily Show” correspondents will report “from the show’s on-set Obama and Romney headquarters and election center.”

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Cable Network Ranker: Q3 2012

The cable network ranker for Q3 reflects what we saw yesterday in the quarterly ratings.

Fox News Channel ranked third in primetime, behind USA and TNT, and fifth in total day behind Nickelodeon, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network and USA. FNC averaged 2.00 million viewers in primetime and 1.15 million viewers in total day. MSNBC ranked 19th in primetime and 23rd in total day, averaging 935,000 and 515,000 viewers, respectively. CNN was 32nd in both primetime and total day, averaging 616,000 and 388,000 viewers, respectively.

HLN was 42nd in both primetime and total day, averaging 311,000 and 238,000 viewers, respectively. Current TV was 93rd in primetime and 92nd in total day, averaging 37,000 and 28,000 viewers.

As for the business nets: CNBC led the way, placing 55th in both primetime and total day. CNBC averaged 188,000 and 146,000 viewers, respectively. Fox Business was 86th in primetime and 82nd in total day, averaging 70,000 and 55,000 viewers, respectively. Bloomberg TV is not rated by Nielsen, and hasn’t been since it launched in 1994.

The full ranker, below.

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Cable Network Ranker: Week of September 10

Without any political conventions, CNN and MSNBC fell back to earth a bit in the ratings last week, though they still performed better than most weeks this year.

Fox News was not only the top cable news channel for the week, but was the only news channel to effectively hold its ratings position, coming in at number three overall in total viewers in primetime behind only ESPN and USA Network. FNC averaged 2.36 million primetime viewers, and 1.33 million total day viewers.

MSNBC was 18th in primetime and 14th in total day, averaging 1.03 million and 585,000 viewers, respectively. CNN was 29th in primetime and 27th in total day with 636,000 and 447,000 viewers, respectively.

HLN was 43rd in primetime and 44th in total day, averaging 290,000 and 217,000 viewers, respectively. Current TV was 91st in primetime and 92nd in total day, averaging 35,000 and 25,000 viewers.

Among the business networks: CNBC  was 56th in primetime and 49th  in total day, averaging 195,000 and 166,000 viewers, respectively.  Fox Business was 86th in primetime and 78th in total day, averaging 62,000 and 60,000 viewers, respectively. Bloomberg TV isn’t rated by Nielsen.

The full ranker is below.

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This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: C-SPAN, FOX, Bloomberg

This week, C-SPAN is looking for a new features producer, while FOX is in need of a senior publicist. Bloomberg is hiring an assistant editor in its digital/TV news department, and Current TV is seeking an ad sales marketing manager. Get the scoop on these jobs and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on mediabistro.com.

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This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: Fox News, BBC, Current TV

This week, Fox News is hiring a producer for its documentary unit; a new media web producer; and a booker for Your World With Neil Cavuto. Meanwhile, BBC is looking for a freelance publicist, and Current TV is seeking a segment producer/booker. Get all the details on these openings and more below, and find additional TV gigs on mediabistro.com.

For more job listings, go to the Mediabistro job board, and to post a job, visit our employer page. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: C-SPAN, Current TV, BBC

This week, C-SPAN is hiring a master control operator, while Current TV is on the hunt for an executive producer. BBC is seeking a web designer, and WEtv is hiring an executive producer of on-air promotions. Get the details on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on mediabistro.com.

For more job listings, go to the Mediabistro job board, and to post a job, visit our employer page. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

Current TV’s ‘Twin Pillar’ Strategy to Gain Relevance

The Daily Beast’s Peter Lauria writes about Current TV, the news network co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore. Current was originally conceived as a news channel for young people where much of the content came from user generated material.

The network failed to gain traction with viewers and distributors, and has since been undergoing a radical revamping.

While consultant Brian Graden looks to be focusing on the entertainment side of things, Current also has plans to make a larger push for TV news, with a focus on documentaries and investigative reporting, two areas where the cable news channels have dedicated less resources over the last few years.

There will also be a notable holdover from the network’s existing program lineup:

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