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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.

Checkpoints, Armed Guards, Bullet-Proof Vests for Charlie Rose on the Road to Damascus

Charlie Rose was back in the anchor chair of “CBS This Morning” today talking about how he landed that wide-ranging interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As we reported yesterday, Rose and CBS News chairman Jeff Fager, Rose’s producer for the interview, traveled to the region late last week and secured the interview Sunday morning.

“I must say that Jeff and I found them, once we got there, they didn’t make any effort to change content, there was nothing off the record. There was no sense of, you can’t talk about this. None. I said, “This is going to be a very tough interview.” And they said “The president would like you to be that way.”

Rose says they crossed several check-points driving from Beirut to Damascus and had bullet-proof vests, but did not wear them. “But we didn’t have armed guards and all those kinds of things,” he told colleagues Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell.

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Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 26

“CBS This Morning” still trails its morning show competitors by millions of viewers, but it was the only morning newscast to show growth compared to the same week last year.

CTM grew its total viewer audience +14% and its younger viewer audience +8% and closed the gap with NBC’s “Today” show by 388,000 viewers. “Today” has stemmed its losses and was down -1% in viewers and -2% in the demo. “Good Morning America” marked 54 weeks as the most-watched morning show — the longest stretch at No. 1 in more than 21 years. The ABC show was flat year-over-year among total viewers and down -3% in younger viewers.

The averages for the week of August 26:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 5.357M / NBC: 4.439M / CBS: 2.670M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 1.909M / NBC: 1.782M / CBS: 925K

The Best Interviewers on TV, According to Mika Brzezinski and Gayle King

“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski and “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King, who first met 20 years ago while working at a local Hartford station, recently sat down for lunch with The New York Times’ Philip Galanes. The freewheeling conversation — which covers Brzezinski’s recent Russell Brand interview, sleep aids, King’s friendship with Oprah Winfrey and many other topics — eventually finds its way to Brzezinski and King’s respective co-hosts, Joe Scarborough and Charlie Rose:

PG: Who is the best interviewer on TV today, not including either of you or Charlie or Joe?

GK: That rules out a lot of good people.

MB: I’m going to break the rule and say Joe. One of the reasons I sit next to him is because he does fascinating interviews and finds a way to get right to the point in a way I’ve never seen before.

GK: You’re going with Joe Scarborough over Charlie Rose? I have to respectfully disagree.

PG: And you’re going to go with Charlie Rose?

GK: Yeah.

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 5

“Good Morning America” wins another week in the morning, and by its largest margins over NBC’s “Today” in more than five months.

Compared to the same week last year the ABC morning program showed the most growth in the morning: up +20% in total viewers and up +16% in A25-54 viewers. “CBS This Morning” also showed growth: +18% / +8%. “Today” was down significantly year-over-year: -28% / -32%. This time last year was the final week of the London Summer Games. Olympics coverage gives NBC News programs a boost every two years.

“GMA” has a 51-week winning streak among total viewers which began just as the “Today” crew returned from London. Next week, if it holds, “GMA” will experience a full year at No. 1, a streak not seen in more than 21 years.

The averages for the week of August 5:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 5.225M / NBC: 4.260M / CBS: 2.606M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 1.868M / NBC: 1.643M / CBS: 874K

Morning Show Ratings: Week of July 8

For the second time in three weeks, the “Today” show wins in the ad-friendly A25-54 demo while “Good Morning America” remains No. 1 in total viewers.

But of all three shows, it was No. 3 “CBS This Morning” that showed the most growth. Compared to the same week last year CBS was up +20% in viewers and up +6% in the demo. ABC and NBC were also up: “GMA” added +7% in viewers and +2% in the demo, while “Today” was up +3% in viewers and up +4%.

“Today” topped “GMA” by 44,000 viewers in the demo; its biggest advantage since the week of January 14.

The averages for the week of July 8, 2013:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 4.885M / NBC: 4.359M / CBS: 2.678M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 1.734M / NBC: 1.778M / CBS: 927,000

Anthony Mason, Gayle King And Norah O’Donnell Get Down To Madonna

Today was “CBS This Morning”‘s 400th edition. The George Zimmerman trial, the Edward Snowden situation and the San Francisco plane crash were the top stories.

After the show, however, co-anchors Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Norah O’Donnell let loose. What better way to commemorate 400 episodes then to have an impromptu dance party in the studio to Madonna’s “Lucky Star”?

This is what happens when Charlie Rose is out of town. The dance even made it into today’s “Eye Closer.” WATCH:
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‘Good Morning America’ Sees Biggest Morning Lead in 21 Years

ABC’s “Good Morning America” finishes the second quarter of 2013 as the most-watched morning show, winning its fourth consecutive quarter — a feat not accomplished since 1993-1994. Not to be outdone, “CBS This Morning” also had a big Q2, its best — and the closest competitively to NBC’s “Today” — since 1994.

“GMA” outranked “Today” by +789,000 viewers — the largest quarterly gap in more than 21 years. “GMA” also won among the A25-54 demo with a +95,000 viewer lead on “Today.”

“GMA” was up versus the year-earlier quarter: +11% in viewers and +5% in the demo. CBS was also up 5% in the demo and up +19% in viewers, while “Today” was down -6% in viewers and down -11% in the demo.

The averages for Q2, 2013:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 5.501M / NBC: 4.712M / CBS: 2.895M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 2.017M / NBC: 1.922M / CBS: 1.002M

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