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TVNewsers on Gotham, Variety Power Lists

Gotham and Variety were both out this week with power lists featuring female television personalities and executives.

In Variety‘s “Power of Women” issue, the “New York Impact” list featured Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo, NBC Universal News Group chairman Pat Fili-Krushel, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Al Jazeera America president Kate O’Brian, ABC’s Robin Roberts and CAA television agent Olivia Metzger.

Bartiromo and Roberts are also on Gotham’s “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” list, along with NBC’s Deborah Turness and Savannah Guthrie, CBS’ Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell and ABC’s Diane Sawyer.

ABC Toasts Robin Roberts at a Book Party For ‘Everybody’s Got Something’

A crowd of television personalities and executives gathered at George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth‘s apartment last night to celebrate “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, whose memoir, “Everybody’s Got Something,” was released today.

The memoir is Roberts’ firsthand account of her MDS diagnosis and treatment. Roberts told TVNewser she began to write the book after her return to “GMA,” using entries from the journal she kept during her recovery. When we asked if the writing process was cathartic, Roberts said the real satisfaction came when she re-read the story and realized “how strong and healthy I am.”

On hand to celebrate the book’s launch from ABC: Disney/ABC Television Group president Ben Sherwood, ABC News president James Goldston, vice president of business development Susan Mercandetti, senior vice president for talent Barbara Fedida, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, David Muir, Dan Abrams, Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Michael Strahan, Charlie Gibson and Deborah Roberts. CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter and “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King were also in attendance.

Roberts tweeted a selfie with Spencer and Zee: “These three are gonna be a wee bit tired in the morning,” she wrote. Read more

The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual ’35 Most Powerful People in New York Media’

Television news executives and personalities are well represented on The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual “35 Most Powerful People in New York Media” list.

From the executive ranks: CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes; NBC News chairman Pat Fili-Krushel and president Deborah Turness; and incoming Disney/ABC Television group president Ben Sherwood and ABC News president James Goldston represent the broadcast networks. On the cable side, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, MSNBC president Phil Griffin, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker and Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin Smith make the list.

The main anchors for the broadcast networks — Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer and Scott Pelley — are all on the list, as well as morning anchors from each network. For NBC, it’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Willie Geist; Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell represent CBS; and for ABC, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Lara Spencer. “Good Morning America” senior executive producer Tom Cibrowski and “CBS Sunday Morning” EP Rand Morrison are also named.

As for cable news talent, all three Fox News primetime hosts — Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity — make the list. From MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough; and from CNN, Anderson Cooper.

Other notable additions: Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Bob Costas, Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa.

TVNewser will be at the party celebrating the honorees tonight.

[Images via Hollywood Reporter]

Hillary Clinton Sees Media Double Standard Toward Women

abc_hillary_clinton_nightline_interview_lpl_130129_mnAt a “Women in the World” event in New York City last night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her view of a double standard in how women are talked about in the media, Politico’s Maggie Haberman reports.

“There is a double standard,” Clinton said. “The double standard is alive and well, and I think in many respects the media is the principal propagator of its persistence,” she added.

She added advice for women, suggesting they not take criticism personally, but instead seriously. Clinton’s comments about the media’s gender double standard come a day after a new Women’s Media Center report showed a different issue when it comes to females and the media: a wide gap between the number of female media figures and their male counterparts.

We tallied the cable and brodcast news ratios for you (after the jump).

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Morning Shows Wear Red For Women’s Heart Health

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.”

As Temperatures Drop, Morning Shows Hit Multi-Year Highs

MorningShowNEWThe network morning shows saw multi-year viewership highs last week as winter keeps a cold and snowy grip on much of the nation.

“CBS This Morning” had its best viewership in more than five years, since the week of Dec. 15, 2008. The broadcast showed the most viewership growth of the morning shows last week, up +20% compared to the same week last year. “CTM” was also up +11% in the demo.

NBC’s “Today,” which begins three weeks of broadcasts from Sochi, had its biggest total viewer audience since the the second week of the London Olympics in August, 2012. “Today” was up +12% in viewers and up +8% in the demo, year-over-year.

No. 1 “Good Morning America” had its most-watched week since November, 25 2013. Before that, you’d have to go back 22 years — since at least September 1991 — to find a week with more viewers. “GMA” was up the most in the demo +17% year-over-year and was up +12% in viewers.

The averages for the week of January 27, 2014:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 6.154M / NBC: 5.512M / CBS: 3.416M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 2.450M / NBC: 2.259M / CBS: 1.205M


Morning Show Ratings: Week of December 23 & Q4 2013

MorningShowNEWABC’s “Good Morning America” ended 2013 with its most-watched quarter in more than 22 years, since Q4 1991. It also had its best performance in the A25-54 demo since Q1 2007.

“GMA” has won the last six quarters in Total Viewers and the last five in the news demo. “CBS This Morning” had its best Q4 in viewers in 19 years.

“CBS This Morning” showed the most total viewer growth compared to Q4 2012: up +16% while NBC’s “Today” had the most A25-54 demo viewer growth: up +13%. “GMA” was up +12% in viewers and up +11% in the demo vs. last year.

The averages for Q4 2013:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 5.690M / NBC: 4.975M / CBS: 3.044M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 2.148M / NBC: 2.074M / CBS: 1.034M

Compared to the same week last year, “GMA” was up +5% in viewers and up +10% in the demo. NBC’s “Today” show was flat among viewers and down -8% in the demo. “CTM” was up +2% in viewers and down -13% in the demo during the holiday-shortened week.

Because of Christmas, all shows are based on a 3-day average (Monday, Thursday and Friday).

The averages for the week of Dec. 23, 2013:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 4.893M / NBC: 4.037M / CBS: 2.609M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 1.778M / NBC: 1.407M / CBS: 829K

The Most Memorable Stories of 2013 for TV News Hosts Were…

Giner Zee paraglidingTV news wrapped 2013 with end-of-year review shows featuring signature  moments, and TVNewser asked some of broadcast and cable news’ biggest stars what their top stories of last year were.

“GMA’s” Ginger Zee picked two: her adventure feeding vultures while paragliding in Nepal, and covering the death of one of her mentors, storm chaser Tim Samaras.

“CBS This Morning’s” Gayle King picked both a serious and more light-hearted story:

“It’s hard to call the death of Nelson Mandela a favorite story, but it was an honor to be able to attend his funeral and burial services and share it with the CBS audience,” King said. Dishing about legendary actress Shirley MacLaine’s personal life was also a highlight for King:

“I was curious about her love life. She’s happily single, so I asked her if booty calls and friends with benefits were an option these days. Her response: ‘What the hell are you talking about?’ We all cracked up over that one. Thank you Shirley!”

The tragic Oklahoma tornado stands out for “Today’s” Al Roker. Read more

‘CBS This Morning’ Team Rings Closing Bell

CTMNyse“CBS This Morning” co-hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell rang the closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange this afternoon. CTM, which had its 500th episode in November, recently drew the network’s best morning news viewership in nearly five years. “Charlie Rose and some other folks pushing the button,” said David Asman on Fox Business

Like Mother, Like Daughter. Mika and Emilie Hit the Town

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TVNewser attended a charity auction and benefit hosted by MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and her teenage daughter Emilie Hoffer last night for the Global Medical Relief Fund. The fund helps children around the world who are missing or have lost the use of their limbs or eyes. Emilie, who is very active with the charity, presented a video where — taking after her mom, and dad — she interviewed charity executives and children who have received aid from the Fund.

It was a power-packed crowd, with “Morning Joe” regulars Donny Deutsch and Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, as well as Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington and “CBS This Morning” host Gayle King in attendance.

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