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Bob Beckel & Kimberly Guilfoyle ‘Going After’ That Other New Year’s Eve Duo

Bob Beckel Kimberly GuilfoyleTwo 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.”

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Bill Hemmer to Host New Year’s Eve Special on Fox News

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:

Hasselbeck and Hemmer will be joined by Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bob Beckel, Ainsley Earhardt and Rick Leventhal. The special will feature performances by Rodney Atkins, Blues Traveler and Susan Boyle.

Brian Kilmeade: With Elisabeth Hasselbeck, ‘Fox & Friends’ ‘Like a Brand New Show’

Brian Kilmeade_NEW_creditFOXNewsChannelImagine 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?

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Steve Doocy to Joe Scarborough: ‘What Are You Doing On The Curvy Couch?’

ScarboroughFandFJoe 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:

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October 2013 Ratings: Fox News #1 For 142 Consecutive Months

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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‘Fox & Friends’ Tops Primetime In The Demo, Highest Delivery Since Hasselbeck Started

hasselbeck debut_304x200On Friday’s edition of “Fox & Friends,” there wasn’t any huge guest or any groundbreaking news. That didn’t stop the program from delivering its highest adults 25-54 rating since Elisabeth Hasselbeck arrived as co-host a month ago, with 362,000 demo viewers.

In fact, the 6-9 AM program topped every primetime program on every channel in cable news, an extremely unusual feat. The only program to garner more demo viewers on Friday was “Special Report with Bret Baier,” which drew 398,000.

Not only was it the highest demo ratings since Hasselbeck, but it was the highest demo ratings this year, outside of the week of the Boston bombing, which saw extremely high ratings for all the channels.

Q3 2013 Ratings: Fox News #1

FNCLogo304x200Fox News Channel continues to be the ratings standard-bearer among cable news channels, marking 47 consecutive quarters at number one. Like MSNBC, it saw double-digit ratings declines compared to Q3 2012, though the declines didn’t bring any of the competition much closer.

The ratings for Q2 2013, (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,609,000 Total Viewers / 279,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 1,024,000 Total Viewers / 207,000 A25-54

In primetime, total viewership was down -20% compared to Q3 2012, while adults 25-54 were down -29%. In total day, total viewers were down -11% while the demo was down -23%. That said, Q3 2012 had the RNC and DNC, as well as coverage of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Some FNC shows did see their lowest quarterly numbers since 2001, including “Fox & Friends,” “Hannity” and the “Fox Report.” Each of those shows is being changed by FNC, with Elisabeth Hasselbeck joining “F&F,” “Hannity” moving to 10 PM and “Fox Report” being shifted to make room for “On the Record.”

As has become usual for FNC, it was the only cable news channel to be a top 10 cable channel in the ratings, and it topped CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers. “The Five,” still a relatively young cable news program, marked its fifth straight quarter at number one. FNC has now been the top cable news channel for 47 straight quarters.

Morning Shows Go Pink to Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Today is the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and anchors and correspondents across the morning shows were decked out in pink this morning for the cause. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, CBS’ Charlie Rose and Nancy Cordes, Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt and Elisabeth Hasselbeck and ABC’s Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, George Stephanopoulos, Amy Robach and Jennifer Ashton all participated. On “Good Morning America,” which kicked off a monthlong series of ABC News reports on Breast Cancer Awareness this morning, Robach, 40, got her first mammogram (video is after the jump).

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‘The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson’ To Debut At 2 PM On Fox News September 30

Gretchen_CarlsonFox News has confirmed that former “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson will be taking over the 2 PM hour on the network starting Monday. “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” will be preceded by an of “America’s News HQ,” co-anchored by Bill Hemmer and Alisyn Camerota.

Carlson’s new show “will focus on all current events from general news and crime to politics and investigative reports,” according to a statement from the channel.

“I am thrilled that Roger Ailes has given me the opportunity to host a signature show for Fox that will focus on the real stories of the day,” Carlson said in a statement. “From in-depth interviews to social media interaction live during the show, I look forward to joining viewers in the afternoon for smart and straight-forward talk. Plus, I now get to have breakfast with my kids and maybe even drive them to school! How great is that?”

Carlson’s new show is the latest chess piece being moved on FNC’s game board. Shepard Smith will be giving up his 7 PM show to make room for Greta Van Susteren, but will become the channel’s breaking news anchor. Meanwhile, Megyn Kelly is moving to 9 PM, while Sean Hannity is shifting to 10 PM. In the morning, Elisabeth Hasselbeck replaced Carlson on “Fox & Friends.”

With Camerota moving to weekdays, “Fox & Friends Weekend” will also be looking for a new co-host. We hear that Camerota’s last show will be this weekend, with Anna Kooiman filling in for now.

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‘Fox & Friends’ Ratings Up For Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s First Week

hasselbeck debut_304x200Former “The View” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck debuted to strong ratings last week, her first as the co-anchor of “Fox & Friends.” The numbers largely maintain the strong start she saw on Monday.

The program averaged 1.27 million total viewers, and 278,000 adults 25-54, up from its previous week, 2013 to date and the same week from a year ago. For comparison, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” was also up in all of those categories (444,000 total viewers, 145,000 A25-54), while CNN’s “New Day” was down in all those categories (273,000 total viewers, 94,000 A25-54). “Fox & Friends” had more viewers than both shows combined, as it would often do before Hasselbeck’s arrival.

Two caveats: It isn’t yet entirely clear how the breaking news of the Naval Yard shooting affected the ratings. Suffice it to say breaking news can sometimes inflate ratings. Friday’s numbers seem to indicate that ratings were unaffected by the drop-off in coverage of the shooting, with “F&F” actually having its second-highest total viewership of the week. NBC’s “Today” also unveiled a highly-publicized new set last week, which may have drawn some viewers away from other networks. We will have the broadcast morning show ratings later this week.

Still, breaking news or not, Hasselbeck’s arrival seems to have jolted some fresh ratings air into FNC’s morning show. The program had been facing year over year declines in total viewers and the demo leading up to her arrival.