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The Morning Ticker: Sawyer, Hannity, Leno

  • ABC’s Diane Sawyer dropped in at the Media Center at USC’s Annenberg School Monday. Instead of finding their EP sitting for the morning meeting, the former “World News” anchor sat, sharing career and storytelling advice with the students.

  • FNC’s Sean Hannity talks about how he cut 27 pounds in 18 months. He did it the old-fashioned way: low-carb, no sugar diet and exercise, which includes kick boxing, jujitsu, submission and grappling.

  • On the “Today” show this morning, Jay Leno talked about his upcoming CNBC show. “Jay Leno’s Garage,” which had been produced for NBC.com, moves to a weekly slot on CNBC in 2015. “We’ll have some humor in it. We’ll have celebrities on,” Leno says.

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The Evening Ticker: Ward, Leno, Thurston

  • CBS’s Clarissa Ward continues her reporting from inside Syria tonight on the “CBS Evening News.” Last night Ward spoke with a Dutch man turned Syrian rebel. Tonight, she’ll speak with a Somali-American who recently joined Al-Nusra.

  • Jay Leno is close to a deal that would not only land him back on television, but also back with the NBCUniversal family, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Leno’s new show would air on CNBC in primetime and focus on his longtime love of cars.

The Morning Ticker: Roker Jokes, Ross Investigates, ‘Hambycast’ in Iowa

  • On “Today,” Al Roker announced a USO comedy tour in the Middle East next month as part of the “Shine a Light” series. Jay Leno, who appeared with Roker this morning, will headline. Other performers include Kevin Eubanks, Craig Robinson and Iliza Shlesinger.

  • ABC’s Brian Ross appeared on “Good Morning America” this morning to report on his investigation into faulty highway guard rails across the country. In some cases, defective rails have gone through drivers’ cars, severing body parts. Ross will report on the story on tonight’s “World News Tonight” and 20/20.

  • FishbowlDC reports on CNN’s “Hambycast’s” journey to Iowa and the “media circus” around Hillary Clinton. “When the Clintons approached the media zoo for question time, Bill Clinton leaned in and relished the scene. Hillary kept her distance,” Hamby wrote in a blog post.

‘Nightline’ Wakes Up ABC Late Night Timeslot

Nightline-LOGO-color-1ABC’s “Nightline” averaged 1.67 million Total Viewers in the first quarter of 2014, giving ABC its best performance in the 12:35amET time period during a Q1 in 11 years, but drawing less than half the audience than it did when it aired an hour earlier.

“Nightline” finished second in the time period, ahead of CBS’ “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and behind NBC’s “Late Night,” which for the first half of Q1 was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, and the second half by Seth Meyers. (NBC’s numbers below are of Meyers’s hosting of “Late Night” from Feb. 24-Feb. 30)

In January 2013, when “Nightline” was pushed back an hour to 12:35amET to make room for “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Nightline” had won its timeslot for three years against Jay Leno and David Letterman. In its final full season at 11:35pm (2011-2012), the show averaged 3.7 million viewers.

“Nightline” has beaten “Late Late Show” in viewers and in the A25-54 demo in all 5 quarters that it has aired in its new time period.

  • Q1 2014:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Late Night NBC 2.247M 1.108M 1.014M
Nightline ABC 1.666M 687K 524K
Late Late Show CBS 1.447M 631K 506K

Your Pick for Piers Morgan’s Replacement is…

Larry KingAfter Larry King fueled speculation about a possible return to CNN following the news of Piers Morgan‘s show cancellation, we asked you who you’d like to see slide into the 9pmET CNN chair.

With close to 12,000 overall poll votes, the legendary interviewer in suspenders ran away with the win, with 86% of you voting for King to retake the 9pm hour he hosted for 25 years. Coming in a distant second was recently departed “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno with 8%.

Rounding out the top five were Katie Couric (3%), and a tie between CNN’s Bill Weir and “other” at 2%. Some of your other selections included embattled teen star Justin Bieber, Jerry Seinfeld, and the highly camera-friendly Donald Duck. We’re keeping the poll open, so feel free to vote if you haven’t.

King told us last year it was CNN founder Ted Turner that gave him his big break.

The Ticker: Dan’s Bar, Sean’s House, Jay’s Goodbye

  • “Nightline” co-anchor Dan Abrams has applied for a transfer of a liquor license at a restaurant space in Tribeca. The community board will take up the issue Wednesday night.

  • Fox News host Sean Hannity has put his home on the market. The 2.05 acre waterfront home in Lloyd Harbor — the 14th wealthiest town in America — is being listed for $3.6 million.

  • Jay Leno‘s Tonight Show” goodbye drew 14.6 million viewers Thursday night, his fourth most-watched show in 22 years of hosting. His first telecast in 1992 drew 16.1 million viewers.

‘AC360 Later’ Removed from CNN Schedule

anderson_cooperCNN’s “AC360 Later” and Jay Leno have something in common: they’ve both signed off for the last time. Staffers were informed this morning the 10pm news chat show will not be coming back. CNN tells TVNewser no layoffs are expected.

The show began as a late night experiment last year, featuring a more laid back discussion led by Anderson Cooper. It never aired as regularly as the rest of CNN’s primetime lineup and often disappeared from the schedule for weeks at a time with documentaries and “AC360″ 8pm re-runs in its place.

CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker is making good on his promise to shakeup CNN’s primetime in 2014. Cooper isn’t going anywhere. He signed a contract extension with CNN in November.

The Evening Ticker: Sochi, Reid, Leno

  • NBC has released the TV schedule for the first two days of the Sochi Olympics. The competition kicks off tomorrow night from 8pm-11pm with figure skating, men’s and women’s snowboarding, and women’s skiing.

CNN Adds Jay Leno at 10pm… One Night Only

ObamaLenoCNN is producing another news-focused entertainment special, this time on Jay Leno.

Jay Leno: Mr. Comedy” airs Friday night at 10pmET. CNN’s Nischelle Turner hosts the half-hour special which looks back at how Leno went from comedy clubs to succeeding the legendary Johnny Carson. Leno hosts his final “Tonight Show” (for the second time) Thursday, Feb. 6 on NBC.

Jay Leno at 10pm? Where have we heard that before?

In recent weeks, CNN has produced half hour specials on Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.

’60 Minutes’ #2 For the Week With 14M Viewers

steve kroft jay lenoEven with no NFL lead-in, “60 Minutes” was the second most-watched show — behind only The Grammys — last week. The broadcast, which featured Steve Kroft‘s exit interview with Jay Leno, drew 14.3 million viewers with an 8.8/14 in households and a 3.2/08 in the A25-54 demographic.

Compared to the same week last year, “60 Minutes” was up in all the key demos: +23% in viewers, +16% in households and +23% among A25-54 viewers.

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