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Megyn Kelly to Dinesh D’Souza: ‘I Think We May Have Fallen Off the Deep End’

KellyWhile interviewing conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza last night, Megyn Kelly couldn’t stop laughing in response to a comparison her guest made.

“So America is the child molester in this scenario,” Kelly said while laughing. “I’m just trying to follow Dinesh…I think we may have jumped off the deep end.”

D’Souza had compared still loving one’s serial killer father while simultaneously trying to stop him from doing evil to President Obama thinking he’s doing the world and America a favor by “controlling this rogue elephant that is the United States.”

Earlier in the night, Erin Burnett pushed back against a guest in a slightly more serious tone. Speaking with former American Envoy to Iraq Paul Bremer, Burnett asked him about his credibility on the Iraq issue. “A lot of people are watching you right now and they’re hearing you give your ideas of what to do. And they’re saying, ‘but aren’t you the guy who got us in this mess?’”

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Eric Cantor Loss is ‘Shocking,’ ‘Stunning’ and All-Encompassing on Cable News

VARaceJaws dropped in network newsrooms across the country tonight as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his congressional primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.

Cable news networks went into overdrive with the stunning news. At 8:06pm MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow interrupted Chris Hayes‘ show, which had been pre-recorded. Maddow called it “a shocking development in American politics.” (Hayes returned live at 8:38pm). CNN’s Anderson Cooper called the race at 8:11pm and FNC’s Trace Gallagher broke in to the O’Reilly Factor at 8:14pmET, before Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly picked up coverage and filled out the 8pmET hour.

As vote totals came in in the 7pmET hour, the news networks began speculating that Cantor looked to go down to defeat. Dana Perino in for Greta Van Susteren on Fox News reported Cantor was trailing Brat, as did Erin Burnett on CNN, and Lou Dobbs on FBN.

The Scoreboard: Monday, June 9

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 245 | MSNBC: 84 | CNN: 109 | HLN: 85
  • Primetime: FNC: 373 | MSNBC: 162 | CNN: 99 | HLN: 109

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

176

TheFive:

293

Baier:

346

Greta:

199

O’Reilly:

384

Kelly:

377

Hannity:

359

O’Reilly:

312

Kelly:

265

MSNBC
Wagner:

44

EdShow:

77

Sharpton:

121

Matthews:

140

Hayes:

122

Maddow:

204

O’Donnell:

158

Hayes:

78

Maddow:

46

CNN
Tapper:

132

Blitzer:

116

Blitz/Cross:

105/96

Burnett:

113

Cooper:

125

Cooper:

94

Tonight:

79

Cooper:

82

Cooper:

36

HLN
Now:

44

WWYD:

47

Dr.Drew:

40

Jane:

75

Grace:

115

Dr.Drew:

87

Files:

126

Files:

166

Files:

221

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The Scoreboard: Friday, May 23

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 171 | MSNBC: 100 | CNN: 70 | HLN: 101
  • Primetime: FNC: 170 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 88 | HLN: 101

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

129

TheFive:

263

Baier:

173

Greta:

120

O’Reilly:

196

Kelly:

157

Hannity:

155

O’Reilly:

165

Kelly:

140

MSNBC
Wagner:

80

EdShow:

77

Sharpton:

79

Matthews:

95

Hayes:

110

Maddow:

139

Lockup:

128

Lockup:

222

Lockup:

221

CNN
Tapper:

57

Blitzer:

61

Blitzer:

68

Burnett:

54

Cooper:

91

Spotlight:

68

Spotlight:

105

Bourdain:

93

Bourdain:

164

HLN
News:

33

WWYD:

48

DrDrew:

31

Secret:

60

Grace:

83

Files:

108

Files:

113

Files:

200

Files:

236

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Twins Say HGTV was ‘Bullied’ Into Canceling Their Show

CNN’s Erin Burnett interviewed twin brothers David and Jason Benham whose HGTV show “Flip It Forward” was canceled following pressure from groups who labeled David Benham as “anti-gay” and “anti-choice.” In 2012, David Benham led a prayer rally outside the Democratic National Convention, and is quoted as saying: “If 87 percent of Americans are Christians, and yet we have abortion on demand, we have no-fault divorce, we have pornography and perversion, we have a homosexuality agenda that is attacking the nation– 

“Never have I ever spoken against homosexuals as individuals and gone against them,” Benham told Burnett. “I speak about an agenda. And that’s really what the point of this is, is that there is an agenda that is seeking to silence the voices of men and women of faith.”

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to say directly to the camera that we love homosexuals, and we love Muslims, and we have absolutely nothing against the people,” he added.

Jason Benham added, ”I believe that HG was pushed into this. But we have nothing but love and admiration for all the folks at HG.”

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, May 7

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 225 | MSNBC: 89 | CNN: 90 | HLN: 84
  • Primetime: FNC: 277 | MSNBC: 140 | CNN: 81 | HLN: 90

4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

176

TheFive:

312

Baier:

349

Greta:

277

O’Reilly:

291

Megyn:

297

Hannity:

235

O’Reilly:

292

Megyn:

244

MSNBC
Wagner:

44

EdShow:

122

Sharpton:

117

Matthews:

155

Hayes:

117

Maddow:

166

O’Donnell:

136

Hayes:

73

Maddow:

84

CNN
Tapper:

90

Blitzer:

110

Blitz/Cross:

96/81

Burnett:

77

Cooper:

88

Tonight:

71

SpcRpt:

83

Cooper:

109

Tonight:

109

HLN
News:

22

Detect.:

16

Detect.:

27

Jane:

79

Grace:

90

DrDrew:

78

Files:

102

Files:

235

Files:

246

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Don Lemon Responds to Rush Limbaugh’s He ‘Sleeps With Men Proudly’ Comment

DON-LEMON304X200Don Lemon has responded to Rush Limbaugh‘s statement that Lemon “sleeps with men proudly.”

“Considering the source it’s not even worth a response,” Lemon tells TVNewser.

Limbaugh made the comment on his radio show Tuesday, in response to Lemon calling Limbaugh a “stunt king.”

Lemon gave the conservative radio host that title on CNN Monday after Limbaugh suggested the only reason Donald Sterling was in trouble was “he did not give enough money to Obama.”

“Over at CNN, they interpreted that to mean that I was defending Sterling!” Limbaugh said Tuesday. “How did they get there? I don’t know how they get there. Erin Burnett played the sound bite and then went to Mr. Black Hole himself, Don Lemon —- who sleeps with men, proudly —- for comment.”

Limbaugh went on to suggest CNN has “no sense of humor.”

This is the second high-profile dust-up Lemon’s been in over the last couple months: in February, the CNN anchor and Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett got into a Twitter spat over Lemon’s response to the Michael Dunn verdict. “Mind your business…old man,” Lemon wrote on Twitter to Jarrett after the Fox anchor called him a “pompous, pretentious jerk.”

April 2014 Ratings: CNN #2 in Total Day, Primetime Demo for Second Straight Month

For April 2014, CNN rose to number two in total day viewers, and placed second in the total day and primetime demo category for the second consecutive month. The network remained in third place in primetime total viewers behind MSNBC.

The ratings for April 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 532,000 Total Viewers / 191,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 420,000 Total Viewers / (134,000 A25-54

Compared to the same month last year, CNN is down double digits across the board:-34% in viewers and -41% in the demo for total day and -42% in both primetime measurements. All of the big three cable news networks are down compared to the same time period last year, when the networks covered the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.

In primetime, “Anderson Cooper 360″ was down -46% in total viewers and -49% in the A25-54 demographic compared to April 2013. “Outfront with Erin Burnett” was down -47% in total viewers and -49% in demo viewers. Both programs ranked #2 in the primetime demo.

CNN’s morning show, “New Day” ranked as the #2 morning show in both total and demo viewers.

CNN’s press release after the jump.

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TVNewsers Celebrate 10 Years of TVNewser

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In January 2004, a college student named Brian Stelter started CableNewser, a blog that covered the ins and outs of cable TV news. It quickly grabbed the attention of the people who work in all ranks of TV news: from top news executives, to ground floor production assistants; from anchors and  agents, to producers and directors. In May, 2004 Stelter’s CableNewser was featured in the New York Times. A couple months after that, Mediabistro acquired the site and renamed in TVNewser, to reflect expanded coverage of the broadcast networks. Some of the earliest supporters of the site are still reading today. We reached out to the networks and asked for their thoughts, 10 years on:

Greta Van Susteren, Fox News: “I think if TVNewser goes back in history, they will learn that I was the first one on the national scene to give the site a shout-out. At the time, Brian Stelter was a college student blogging in a dorm room at Towson University. He sent me a nice note thanking me. It was fun for me to help him out and give him the shout-out. Now fast forward and lots has changed and people have moved on in the news business and so has TVNewser. What was once just a college blog has now morphed into a great website. Congrats on 10 years!

Chris Cuomo, CNN: “We need someone to watch the watchmen. Here is to 10 years and a job well done.”

Rebecca Jarvis, ABC News: “Happy Birthday. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. Thanks for all the valuable information. The stuff we hate to love and love to hate.”

Chris Wallace, Fox News: “It is remarkable to think TVNewser didn’t exist a decade ago. Now, a day doesn’t go by that I miss checking the site to get my fix about the industry.”

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Barbara Walters to Don Lemon: CNN Wouldn’t Do Nonstop MH370 Coverage If Not for Ratings

WaltersWhile sitting in as a co-host on “The View” today, CNN’s Don Lemon fielded an onslaught of questions from the chat show’s ladies about his network’s nonstop coverage of missing Malaysia Flight 370.

“You’ve covered this more than any other story that I can remember,” Barbara Walters said. “CNN would not do this if it were not for the ratings.”

“Well, I don’t know if we would do it just for the ratings; we do a lot of things that don’t rate well, but we still do it,” Lemon responded, adding that CNN is giving the audience what it wants.

Co-host Jenny McCarthy asked how Lemon finds the words to continue talking about the missing airliner, day after day. Lemon tipped his hat to a great group of CNN aviation experts. “I rely on them, I don’t pretend that I’m an expert,” he said.

“We [CNN] may not have taken the plane, but we might certainly find it,” Lemon concluded.

Lemon’s colleagues, Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett, and Wolf Blitzer echoed his sentiments while speaking to TVNewser last week. Cooper conceded the network has covered the story a lot, but called it a very “human” story involving “239 souls.” Burnett pointed to security concerns the story raises, while Blitzer raised the still-unknown question of whether criminal activity or mechanical failure was the reason behind the plane’s disappearance.

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