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Posts Tagged ‘Douglas Holtz-Eakin’

The Ticker: Ailes, MSNBC, Bloomberg…

> Broadcasting & Cable honored the 2008 Hall of Famers last night, including FNC Chairman Roger Ailes. “People always ask me what’s the key to success. Well here it is: It’s not enough to hire good people. You must also take credit for everything they do,” joked Ailes in his acceptance speech.

> On the first night of Keith Olbermann‘s nightly Special Campaign Comments, the MSNBC program had its highest viewership ever in the A25-54 demo (935,000). Countdown was #1 in demo and #2 in Total Viewers (behind The O’Reilly Factor). Also, Hardball was #1 at 7pmET and The Rachel Maddow Show was #1 at 9pmET in the demo.

> Bloomberg’s Peter Cook moderates a one-hour debate tonight at 9pmET, between the economic policy directors of both presidential campaigns. Jason Furman (for Obama) and Douglas Holtz-Eakin (for McCain) will address the credit crisis, healthcare and more.

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The Ticker (biz edition): CNBC, FBN, Bloomberg…

> CNBC’s “Closing Bell” at 3pmET yesterday was the number one cable news program in the A25-54 demo during the hour. It was #2 (behind FNC) in Total Viewers (339,000). “Closing Bell” had its best performance since February 14, 2002.

> FBN simulcast Sky Business Australia from 11pmET-4amET last night, and then started FOX Business Morning an hour early. It was Australia’s steepest interest cut in 16 years last night. FBN will simulcast Sky Business Australia again tonight from 11pmET-5amET, giving FBN uninterrupted live programming.

> Bloomberg Television covers the 2nd presidential debate tonight, with coverage on “Money & Politics,” anchored by Peter Cook. Guests on the program, to talk money and politics, will be the top economic advisers for each candidate, Douglas Holtz-Eakin from the McCain campaign and Austan Goolsbee for the Obama campaign.