“I think the greatest thing about where I am now is my opinion really doesn’t matter as much as maybe it did in a debate forum. I like being on your side, asking the questions,” Hasselbeck says on the special, which airs tonight at 10pmET. “It’s exciting, you know.” Watch a preview:
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A “Fox & Friends” segment on new toys crashed and burned this morning when several of the anchors attempted to race scooters and skateboards in the studio. Steve Doocy crashed into the camera on his skateboard, Elisabeth Hasselbeck lost control of her scooter and Heather Nauert wiped out and landed “right down on the floor on my stomach.”
On the “After the Show Show,” Peter Johnson Jr. surveyed his colleagues on the extent of their injuries before they agreed to a rematch, although he declined to participate himself. “I’m kind of the Bob Costas. Look at my eyes,” he joked. Watch:
Anchors and correspondents across the morning shows wore red on the air today for National Wear Red Day, which raises awareness for women’s heart health.
Among those participating: ABC’s Robin Roberts, Ginger Zee, Lara Spencer, George Stephanopoulos and Josh Elliott; NBC’s Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Jenna Bush Hager; CBS’ Gayle King, Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell; Fox News’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Heather Nauert and Maria Molina; CNN’s Kate Bolduan and Chris Cuomo; CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin and Sara Eisen; Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepard and Jenny McCarthy of “The View” and Kelly Ripa of “Live.”
Fox News remained on top in 2013, capping off its 12th consecutive year as the most-watched cable news network among both total viewers and A25-54 viewers. The channel, which finishes the year fourth among all cable networks, beat MSNBC and CNN combined in total viewers. But like its competition, Fox News saw an erosion of its audience, especially among the key A25-54 demographic, in 2013. In primetime, the network is posting its lowest total viewer delivery since 2007 and lowest demo delivery since 2001.
The ratings for 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):
- Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,097,000 total viewers / 222,000 A25-54
- Total Day Mon-Sun): 1,761,000 total viewers / 294,000 A25-54
Compared to 2012, Fox News was down -5% in total viewers and -19% in the A25-54 demographic in total day. In primetime, the network was down -14% in total viewers and -30% in the demo, the steepest decline among younger viewers of all the cable news networks. With the exception of HLN, all the cable news networks are down compared to 2012, which was a Presidential election year.
The biggest change to Fox News this year was a revamped primetime lineup that debuted in October, with Greta Van Susteren moving to 7pmET, Megyn Kelly moving to 9pmET and Sean Hannity moving to 10pmET. Compared to 2012, Bill O’Reilly‘s program, the only primetime show that did not move, is down -6% in total viewers and -23% in the A25-54 demographic. Kelly’s program is up +1% in total viewers and down -23% in A25-54 viewers compared to the 9pmET timeslot last year, and Hannity’s program is up +1% and down -16%, respectively, compared to the 10pmET timeslot last year.
There are signs of growth, however: since the channel debuted its new expanded primetime lineup in October, all four programs — “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Kelly File” and “Hannity” are up in total viewers and the demo compared to their respective year-to-date averages. Kelly’s program is up the most, +20% in total viewers and +10% in the A25-54 demo. Read more
Willie and Korie Robertson of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” will be interviewed on Fox News’ New Year’s Eve special tonight. The interview, live from Steamboat Springs, will be the pair’s first television appearance since A&E reinstated “Duck Dynasty” co-star Phil Robertson after his controversial comments about gay people and African-Americans.
Two of “The Five” co-hosts Bob Beckel and Kimberly Guilfoyle have news for CNN’s New Year’s Eve hosts: “We’re going after Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin,” Guilfoyle joked to TVNewser in a phone interview this afternoon previewing their just-announced New Year’s Eve special on Fox News.
“And we’re gonna get em,” Beckel added.
Guilfoyle and Beckel will host a live hour at 9pmET, ahead of the New Year’s Eve Times Square special hosted by Bill Hemmer and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, which now begins at 10pmET. It’s actually Hemmer and Hasselbeck who will be going up against Cooper and Griffin at the other end of the Times Square riser, and the other end of the cable dial.
Why did the normally disagreeable Guilfoyle and Beckel agree to this New Year’s Eve shift?
“I was reluctantly pulled into it because Kimberly’s looking for a fifth husband,” Beckel joked. (She’s actually only been married twice). Similarly, Guilfoyle says she’s making Beckel’s love life her New Year’s resolution: “What I wish for Bob…is to pick one, just one, sweet lady to spend time with.”
Fox News is changing things up for its New Year’s Eve coverage this year: after six years of hosting the network’s NYE special alongside Bill Hemmer, Megyn Kelly gets the night off to ring in 2014. “Fox & Friends” host Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be in Times Square with Hemmer
beginning at 11pmET. >Update: the program has been expanded and will now begin at 9pmET.
The news was announced on “Fox & Friends” this morning. Watch, via J$P:
Imagine a journalist turning over secret intelligence he’d gotten during interviews to a movement that was at war with the ruling power. It happened, during the American revolution. That newspaper publisher was one of the “secret six” profiled in a new book by Fox News host Brian Kilmeade. And much of the history he writes about happened in his own back yard of Long Island, NY.
TVNewser talked with Kilmeade about his new book, his new “Fox & Friends” co-host and his longtime passion: sports.
TVNewser: You’re known as a politics and sports guy. What made you interested in writing a history book about Washington’s Secret Army?
Kilmeade: I hadn’t seen it really done extensively before. Being from Long Island, I was concerned in the beginning it was too much of a New York story, but the more I researched, the more you look at a map of 13 colonies, you realize. You don’t win the war without New York, you can’t win it straight up, you had to win it through spying and surveillance and espionage. We’ve been looking at this since 1989. The more we started researching the more I realized we didn’t know. Then for two years, we just blitzed it like it was a news story. We tried to get as much information from as many experts as possible.
TVNewser: What can today’s political and media leaders learn from Washington’s secret army?
Joe Scarborough has been making the off-network rounds this week promoting his new book, “The Right Path.” He’s been on the “Today” show, Charlie Rose‘s PBS show, “CBS This Morning,” and today he went across the street appearing on rival Fox News getting cozy on the “Fox & Friends” couch.
“What are you doing on the curvy couch?,” Steve Doocy asked. Said Scarborough, “If you want to sell books about the Republicans you have to come to the mother ship.”
Will Scarborough be getting back in to politics? See what he told Doocy and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. WATCH:
As usual, Fox News was the top-rated cable news channel in October, closing in on 12 straight years at number one in total day and primetime. Fox News ranked third in primetime and fourth in total day among all ad-supported cable channels for the month. But like its competition, the network was down across the board year-over-year.
The ratings for October 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):
- Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,862,000 total viewers / 323,000 A25-54
- Total Day Mon-Sun): 1,143,000 total viewers / 238,000 A25-54
Compared to the same month last year, Fox News is down -28% in total viewers and -37% in the A25-54 demographic in total day. In primetime, the network is down -46% and -59%, respectively. October 2012 was a busy news month with final weeks of the 2012 elections and the start of Hurricane Sandy coverage (though landfall occurred outside the Oct. 2012 ratings period), propelling Fox News to the top cable channel for the month for the first time in seven years.
Since FNC’s new primetime lineup debuted October 7, the network is up across the board compared to the third quarter of 2013. In total day, Fox News is up +12% in total viewers and +10% in the A25-54 demographic, and in primetime, it is up +17% and +14%, respectively. In the same time period, “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” at 7pmET is up +20% in total viewers and +19% in the demo and “Hannity” at 10pmET is up +23% and +26%, respectively, compared to Q3 2013.
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