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Pres. Obama Holds News Conference From U.S./Africa Leaders Summit

ObamaPresident Obama held a news conference this evening as the three-day U.S./Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC drew to a close. The president spoke about progress being made in both the economies and governance of many African nations.

The press event was delayed more than an hour. As the start times of the live editions of the evening newscasts approached, all three broadcast networks streamed the President’s remarks online rather than carrying them on air.

On cable news Fox News preempted “The Five” for an expanded edition of “Special Report with Bret Baier,” which aired from 5-7pmET. CNN and MSNBC covered the newser in its normal programming, anchored by Wolf Blitzer and Ed Schultz, respectively.

The first question went to the Associated Press’ Julie Pace, followed by ABC’s Jonathan Karl, then Margaret Talev of Bloomberg; NBC’s Chris JansingDavid Ohito of The Standard, a Kenyan publication; and the last question went to Jerome Cartillier of Agence France-Presse. The president concluded the nearly :45 minute press briefing at 6:54pmET.

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The Scoreboard: Monday, July 21

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 231 | MSNBC: 85 | CNN: 159 | HLN: 93
  • Primetime: FNC: 312 | MSNBC: 161 | CNN: 175 | HLN: 146

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

146

TheFive:

254

Baier:

328

Greta:

329

O’Reilly:

379

Kelly:

321

Hannity:

232

O’Reilly:

207

Kelly:

250

MSNBC
Wagner:

66

EdShow:

102

Sharpton:

171

Matthews:

97

Hayes:

87

Maddow:

223

O’Donnell:

173

Hayes:

95

Maddow:

86

CNN
Tapper:

166

Blitzer:

192

Blitzer:

169

Burnett:

187

Cooper:

193

Cooper:

167

Tonight:

166

Tonight:

187

CNNI:

123

HLN
Now:

55

Files:

76

Files:

63

Jane:

96

Grace:

147

Dr.Drew:

154

Files:

138

Files:

186

Files:

183

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The Scoreboard: Friday, June 6

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 220 | MSNBC: 70 | CNN: 89 | HLN: 80
  • Primetime: FNC: 276 | MSNBC: 93 | CNN: 86 | HLN: 77

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

170

TheFive:

293

Baier:

273

Greta:

248

O’Reilly:

282

Kelly:

290

Hannity:

255

O’Reilly:

223

Kelly:

193

MSNBC
Wagner:

37

EdShow:

54

Sharpton:

92

Matthews:

74

Hayes:

86

Maddow:

109

Lockup:

85

Lockup:

120

Lockup:

185

CNN
Tapper:

86

Blitzer:

116

Blitzer:

143

Burnett:

127

Cooper:

98

Sixties:

88

Spot/Unguard:

100/45

Bourdain:

70

Bourdain:

67

HLN
News:

44

WWYD:

52

DrDrew:

61

Jane:

61

Grace:

59

Files:

78

Files:

93

Files:

171

Files:

145

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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, May 27

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 198 | MSNBC: 84 | CNN: 78 | HLN: 94
  • Primetime: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 100 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 98

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

140

TheFive:

290

Baier:

197

Greta:

217

O’Reilly:

388

Megyn:

241

Hannity:

170

O’Reilly:

210

Megyn:

166

MSNBC
Wagner:

92

EdShow:

105

Sharpton:

120

Matthews:

125

Hayes:

109

Maddow:

128

O’Donnell:

64

Hayes:

52

Maddow:

50

CNN
Tapper:

72

Blitzer:

93

Blitz/Cross:

91/71

Burnett:

88

Cooper:

110

SpcRpt:

64

Tonight:

80

Cooper:

56

SpcRpt:

59

HLN
News:

23

WWYD:

50

DrDrew:

57

Jane:

95

Grace:

118

DrDrew:

90

Files:

88

Files:

180

Files:

246

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Ed Schultz Ending Radio Show, Moving To the Web

Ed SchultzMSNBC host Ed Schultz has had a busy last year, moving from MSNBC’s 8pmET timeslot to the weekends, then moving back to weekdays at 5pmET.

Now, he is ending his three-hour radio show and moving to web. Starting May 27, Schultz will turn his radio show, which is broadcast on stations throughout the country, into a one-hour web show airing on his website.

“Really, this change will give me the flexibility to be on the road, to do the kind of shows I want to do here for the ‘Ed Show’ on MSNBC,” Schultz said on last night’s “Ed Show.”

“This is on me, I just don’t want to do a three-hour talk show anymore, and a lot of it has to do with tread on the tire,” Schultz continued. We’re hearing from MSNBC that Schultz’s decision has nothing to do with a loss in radio affiliates over the years.

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Megyn Kelly Bets David Gregory Isn’t The Only One Being Analyzed

KellyOn last night’s “The Kelly File,” Megyn Kelly took on NBC News reportedly hiring a psychologist for “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory, suggesting Gregory isn’t the only one being analyzed.

“I’m going to bet there are psychiatrists analyzing us on their couches right now, but I’m going to tell you right now, they weren’t hired by Roger Ailes,” Kelly joked, adding that they’re actually Fox watchers concluding “it was all her mother’s fault.”

NBC News told Fox News the same thing they told us yesterday; they hired a brand consultant, not a psychologist, to speak with Gregory, his family, and friends.

And Sean Hannity “has had enough with NBC News,” offering harsher criticism last night for MSNBC’s “left-wing loudmouth” Ed Schultz.

Hannity aired clips of Schultz criticizing Hannity’s coverage of the Bundy-ranch standoff with federal rangers, which Schultz said he should be ashamed of. “Are they going to send 200 armed agents to everybody’s house?” Hannity asked about the federal government’s actions.

He concluded the segment airing a montage of the “buffoon” Schultz, airing some of Schultz’s more over-the-top statements about Vice President Dick Cheney and Laura Ingraham (which Schultz was suspended for). He also took on “mob rat” Al Sharpton.

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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, April 15

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 240 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 142 | HLN: 91
  • Primetime: FNC: 379 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 217 | HLN: 127

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

205

TheFive:

335

Baier:

360

Greta:

263

O’Reilly:

432

Megyn:

385

Hannity:

319

O’Reilly:

292

Megyn:

240

MSNBC
Wagner:

58

EdShow:

149

Sharpton:

163

Matthews:

168

Hayes:

192

Maddow:

235

O’Donnell:

202

Hayes:

126

Maddow:

118

CNN
Tapper:

142

Blitzer:

175

Blitzer:

199

Burnett:

211

Cooper:

266

Tonight:

176

Spc.Report:

211

Cooper:

155

CNNI:

111

HLN
News:

25

Files:

27

Files:

29

Jane:

55

Grace:

140

DrDrew:

123

Files:

117

Files:

179

Files:

272

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Does MSNBC Have a Fundraising Double Standard?

ScarboroughWith “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough scheduled to deliver a keynote address at a Republican fundraiser in New Hampshire in May, MSNBC’s political fundraising policy is back in the spotlight.

Earlier this year, Ed Schultz cancelled a scheduled appearance at a Florida Democratic fundraiser. MSNBC claimed Schultz didn’t realize the event was a fundraiser, and cancelled the appearance when he did.

MSNBC has suspended top talent before for crossing the line between on-air advocacy and off-air activity; Scarborough and then-MSNBC host Keith Olbermann were both suspended for donations to their respective political parties in 2010.

The event Scarborough will speak at costs $50 for general admission, and $35 for Young Republicans. The money goes straight to the Republican Party.

We’ve reached out to MSNBC for comment, but have not heard back.

Lawsuit Against Ed Schultz Can Move Forward

schultz_nbc_392_regularA lawsuit against MSNBC host Ed Schultz can go forward, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

In May 2011Michael Queen, a broadcast engineering staffer at NBC in Washington, filed suit against Schultz claiming that he had the idea to bring the radio host to TV. Queen and Schultz met in January 2008 at NBC in Washington.

Queen claims he approached Schultz and asked him if he had anybody helping him try to land a TV show. “No,” Schultz is quoted as saying in the complaint. “Now you’re it!” Queen set up the taping of a “McLaughlin Group”-style program at WUSA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Washington, DC.

Queen claims to have also pitched CBS, Fox News, MSNBC and some syndicators, but nothing came of those meetings. A year later, MSNBC president Phil Griffin reached out directly to Schultz, and a deal was made.

In August 2012, the U.S. District Court for Washington, DC tossed out Queen’s complaint and Schultz’s counter-claims. “Insofar as Queen claims that he and Schultz formed a partnership to develop a television show and that Schultz breached his duty of loyalty under District of Columbia partnership law, Queen is entitled to present his claim to a jury,” Friday’s decision reads.

(h/t The Washington Post)

Q1 2014 Ratings: Despite Strong March, CNN Third For the Quarter

CNN had its third-lowest overall quarter in primetime total viewers in 23 years (since 1991), ranking behind only the second quarter of 2012 and the final quarter of last year.

The ratings for Q1, 2014:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 498K Total Viewers / 169K A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 383K Total Viewers / 122K A25-54

Compared to Q1 2013, CNN lost ground in both total day and primetime viewers. In total day, the network was down -5% in total viewers and flat in A25-54 viewers. For primetime, the net was down -16% in total viewers and down -3% in A25-54 viewers. Last year’s first quarter was CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker‘s first at the helm, as Jake Tapper premiered as host of “The Lead,” and the network drew strong ratings for its Carnival Cruise incident coverage.

Although CNN was down overall for Q1, the month of March produced strong ratings thanks to nonstop coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The strong month propelled CNN past MSNBC into second place in the total day and primetime demo category. For the month, CNN averaged 655,000 total viewers and 231,000 A25-54 viewers in total day. In primetime, the network averaged 498,000 total viewers and 164,000 A25-54 viewers.

Compared to March 2013, the network was up +42% in total viewers and up +53% demo viewers for total day. In primetime, the net was up +37% in total viewers and up +65% in the demo year-over-year. Tapper’s “The Lead,” “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” and “Anderson Cooper 360″ all moved up to the #2 spot in both total and demo viewers, passing their MSNBC counterparts, Alex Wagner, Ed Schultz, and Chris Hayes, respectively.

CNN’s full press release after the jump.

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