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ABC’s ‘Facecast’ Debuts on Facebook

Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 6.31.13 PMHey, kids, are you digging the “Facecast” yet? Monday evening ABC News posted its first “Facecast: The One Thing” on Facebook, which you could easily have confused with an extended promo for “World News Tonight,” but which the network called a first-of-its-kind “newscast” for social media.

So what is it, exactly? In a news release earlier Monday, ABC described the “Facecast” as “a one-minute news update…(that) will give Facebook users a round-up of the day’s top stories and trending topics shot behind the scenes at ABC News headquarters in New York City.” Well, okay. I’m not sure how many people would define “behind-the-scenes” as David Muir in a jacket–but no tie–anchoring not at the “World News Tonight” desk but in front of it.
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‘World News Tonight’ Launches Facebook Newscast

david muir_304x200“World News Tonight” anchor David Muir will host a social media newscast every weekday on Facebook called “Facecast: The One Thing.” Starting today, the one-minute news update aims to give Facebook users a summary of the day’s top stories and trending topics.

“Facecast: The One Thing” is the first ever daily newscast for social media hosted by an evening news anchor. It will be shot behind the scenes at ABC News headquarters in New York City.

See the full press release after the jump.  Read more

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 17

evening news_2014“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” reclaimed the top spot in total viewers and the A25-54 demo for the week of Nov. 17 while ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Muir” showed the most growth of the three evening newscasts.

“Nightly News” edged “World News Tonight” by 30,000 viewers or +1% in the demo. The ABC broadcast had won the younger demo in 12 of the last 13 weeks. NBC was up +5% in viewers and up +7% in the demo. ABC grew +12% in viewers and +18% in the demo. “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was also up over last year: +1% in viewers and +4% in the demo.

Numbers for the week of Nov. 17, 2014:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,789,000 9,247,000 7,615,000
• A25-54: 2,451,000 2,421,000 1,905,000

In Profile: Muir, Franics, Ramos, Benitez

2muirMAG“World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir is featured and photographed in Esquire magazine as part of a profile on the men who’ve had a breakthrough year.

FOX Business Network’s Melissa Francis was on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” last night to discuss her past as a child actress, including a gift she received from Robin Williams.

Michael Landon was a lot of fun. He had a great sense of humor and he was a very serious businessman, but he also had a big heart. I mean, he was Santa and God rolled into one.

Fusion’s Jorge Ramos is featured in the Dec. 1 issue of Time. Ramos discussed his broadcasting role model, how Fusion is different from other networks and identifying with the Latino market. Read more

ABC Newsers All Over People Sexiest Man Alive Issue

sexyABC is apparently the sexiest network on broadcast television.

People has named actor Chris Hemsworth the “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2014, but football players-turned-ABC newsers Michael Strahan and Tim Tebow appear on the list.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir is also featured in the issue, being named among “Men of the Year.” Muir, who we featured in a recent “My First Big Break”, discusses his idea of a perfect evening.

People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” special issue hits newsstands November 21.

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 10

evening news_2014As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, more Americans are tuning into the evening newscasts. Last week all three network broadcasts grew in both total viewers and the demo from the prior week.

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” holds first place in viewers and was up +3% compared to the same week last year, but down -5% in the A25-54 demo.

ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Muir” regained the No. 1 spot in the A25-54 demo, and saw the most overall growth: up +9% in viewers and up a whopping +16% in the demo vs. last year.

The “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” experienced +4% viewer growth, but was down -1% in the demo.

Numbers for the week of Nov. 10, 2014:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,638,000 8,989,000 7,435,000
• A25-54: 2,270,000 2,283,000 1,818,000

 

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 3

evening news_2014The return to Standard Time and the midterm elections combined to give all three newscasts week-to-week gains.

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” also retakes the lead in the A25-54 demo, which ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Muir” had owned for the last 11 weeks.

Compared to the same week last only Muir’s newscast is up in both viewers and the demo: +9% in viewers and +6% in the demo. “Nightly News” was up +2% in viewers but down -6% in the demo while the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was down -2% in viewers and up +2% in the demo.

Numbers for the week of Nov. 3, 2014:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,453,000 8,756,000 7,245,000
• A25-54: 2,191,000 2,179,000 1,837,000

 

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 27

evening news_2014“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” wins another week in total viewers, while ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Muir” wins among the younger demo. It’s “WNT’s” 11th win in a row in the demo, and 268th week at No.1 for Williams among total viewers.

Only No. 3 “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” grew the demo audience, +2% compared to the same week last year. “Nightly” was down -10% and “WNT” was down -1%.

Among total viewers, Williams’ broadcast was up slightly over last year, Muir gained +4% in viewers and Pelley was down -2% in viewers.

Numbers for the week of Oct. 27, 2014:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,687,000 8,112,000 6,668,000
• A25-54: 1,918,000 1,981,000 1,593,000

 

Florida Boy Dresses as David Muir for Halloween

MuirHalloweenIronman, you have met your Halloween costume match. Haden Crews, a 9-year-old Lake City, FL boy decided to pass on the superhero trend this year, and dressed up as “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir instead.

Haden’s mom made the mic flag and press pass. He says he watches “World News Tonight” whenever he can, and told Muir today that the show should do more stories on the lava flow in Hawaii. And if it doesn’t, next year he’ll go as Scott Pelley. (We kid)

Haden’s also upset that Muir doesn’t still do weekends.

In Profile: Muir, Dobbs, Kohn

ABC “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir has a spread in People magazine’s new issue. Much like his episode of MediabistroTV “My First Big Break,” Muir talks about his dream job and when he realized he would be a news anchor.

I get to take on this adventure, and it’s a huge responsibility, but I love it…. I started when I was 13, they kept a growth chart for me in the newsroom [at Syracuse station WTVH-TV].

Fox Business Network anchor Lou Dobbs is featured in the The Boston Globe sharing his secret love affair with the “rancid, thick coffee.”

The most memorable cup I ever had is the first one each morning. That is the start of consciousness. I have to have it. It sets the stage for the day. And without it, it sets an entirely different tone for the day. I’m deeply grateful for that first cup. We have a Keurig coffee maker. We throw the little cups in and off we go. Nothing could be simpler.

CNN contributor and Daily Beast columnist Sally Kohn sat down with Breitbart News Network to talk about big business, the government and why people don’t want to be on welfare.

 I’m actually not a fan of big business and I think we can agree that the greed of some American corporations and some of America’s wealthy is appalling. That includes some CEO pay. Taking that kind of compensation and rigging that kind of golden parachute for yourself is not something I would personally do — especially in this economy. Where we disagree is Read more

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