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Fox News to Debut Daytime Ensemble Show

outnumberedFox News has announced plans for a new 12pmET show called “Outnumbered” that will feature a rotating ensemble of four female hosts and one male host. The show will debut April 28.

In the new daytime lineup, “Happening Now,” anchored by Jon Scott and Jenna Lee, will split into two one-hour blocks at 11amET and 1pmET. “America’s News Headquarters,” which has had a temporary place in the lineup since the primetime shuffle last year, will no longer air on weekdays.

Harris Faulkner and FBN’s Sandra Smith will be the rotating hosts that will lead news coverage on “Outnumbered.” Other women featured will be Kimberly Guilfoyle and Andrea Tantaros, along with Fox News contributors Jedediah Bila, Katie Pavlich and Kirsten Powers. The solo male panelist will vary each day.

Outnumbered combines a distinctive group of FOX talent with unique experiences and insights that will make for compelling news programming.  We look forward to once again pushing the envelope with the addition of this new show and are confident the revised line-up will only strengthen the FNC brand,” senior vice president of news Jay Wallace said in a statement.

Fox News has seen great success with “The Five,” its 5pmET ensemble show that debuted after Glenn Beck‘s departure in 2011. The show finished the first quarter of this year third in total viewers and second in the demo among all cable news programs.

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Who Do These TVNewsers Pick to Win the Super Bowl?

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Sports commentators have been making their picks for two weeks, so TVNewser rounded up some network anchors and reporters to get their picks for Super Bowl XLVIII.

“I like the Broncos by 7,” “Special Report” host Bret Baier predicts. “Peyton Manning is too tough- even with Seahawks D. It’s an interesting match-up and for that matter- so is Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at halftime!”

“Happening Now” host Jenna Lee agrees. She’s picking the Broncos “There’s simply no other choice.” Lee knows her football. Her dad played in two Super Bowls for the Minnesota Vikings. “I can NOT have a morose and despondent co-anchor on Monday morning.” Colorado native Jon Scott is a MAJOR Broncos fan.

But “America’s Newsroom” host Bill Hemmer is going against his colleagues: “Peyton Manning is once in a generation, it would be great if he wins another Super Bowl. But it seems everyone is going with Denver because of him. Which can only mean one thing: Seattle wins. Fair and Balanced.”

“Who do I want to lose more?” is the way MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki is looking at it. “As a Patriots fan, I’m torn. The Broncos beat my team and I can’t cheer for Peyton Manning, but I still remember when Pete Carroll inherited a great Patriots team from Bill Parcells and ran it into the ground.”

Kornacki’s call: “I’ll take an ugly game that reflects poorly on both teams and ends with Manning getting sacked in the end zone in overtime for a 2-0 Seattle win.”

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy as she fights breast cancer, is rooting for Seattle “for one reason…”

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In Profile: Luke Russert, Jenna Lee

  • NBC News correspondent Luke Russert is the subject of an extensive profile in The New Republic. “Russert knows how he got in the door at NBC. But he points out that the network is a profit-making enterprise, not an after-school program for the children of celebrities… “They sort of forget the fact that a lot of us could not do that job. It is a specific skill set [to be on TV],” a former Capitol Hill reporter said of Russert-haters. “And he has the skills. He’s good.”

  • Fox News Channel’s Jenna Lee is profiled by Women’s Health, and asks her about her 25-mile Grand Canyon rim hike. “One of the reasons Lee says her experience was such a success was because of her prep. There are just so many things that can go wrong, that you have no control of, when you’re in nature, she says.”

The AM Ticker: Malveaux, Promax, Lee

  • CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux, along with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, will report on ALS this week, with a series of specials airing on “CNN Newsroom” Wednesday-Friday. The ALS reports will air at 1 Pm each day. Malveaux’s mother is affected by the disease.

  • Promax/BDA handed out its North American “Promotion, Marketing and Design” awards recently, and just about every network took home at least one. The full list of winners (more than 100) is here.

Pres. Obama: New Gun Law Opponents ‘Want to Gin Up Fear or Higher Ratings or Revenue’

ABC, CBS and NBC joined the cable news networks carrying Pres. Obama’s remarks and signing of 23 executive actions tightening gun laws. Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchored on ABC, Brian Williams on NBC, and Scott Pelley on CBS. Jon Scott and Jenna Lee anchored for Fox News, Wolf Blitzer on CNN, and Alex Wagner on MSNBC.

The president pointed out that passing legislation “will be difficult” and took a shot (excuse the pun) at those who would oppose the legislation to “gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue.”

“There will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists, publicly warning of a tyrannical all-out assault on liberty. Not because that’s true. But because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves.”

Connecticut School Shooting: Saturday Coverage Plans

Coverage of Friday’s tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue Saturday on the broadcast and cable networks.

On ABC, weekday anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor “Good Morning America” from Newtown. Elizabeth Vargas will join him from New York. ABC’s Josh Elliott, Amy Robach and Dan Harris will report from the scene in Newtown.

NBC’s “Today” will also have the weekday team in, with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie anchoring from Newtown. Lester Holt, Erica Hill, Ann Curry and Willie Geist will contribute to the program.

Anthony Mason and Rebecca Jarvis will anchor “CBS This Morning Saturday” from Newtown. CBS will also preempt “48 Hours” Saturday night for a special report on the shooting at 10pmET.

Fox News will be live at 5amET with “Fox & Friends First.” An expanded edition of “Fox & Friends” will air from 6-10amET, and will be simulcast on FBN. The 10am-noon business block will be preempted for live coverage anchored by Jon Scott and Jenna Lee. Scott will also host an expanded two-hour “Fox Report” beginning at 6pmET. Mike Huckabee‘s program will be live from NYC at 8pmET and Jeanine Pirro and Geraldo Rivera will host their primetime shows from Newtown.

MSNBC will focus on the shooting during regularly-scheduled programming and will be live until at least 7pmET Saturday night.

On CNN, Ali Velshi and Jon Berman will anchor from 6-9amET. Soledad O’Brien will anchor from 9-11amET, Wolf Blitzer will anchor from 11am-1pmET and Don Lemon will anchor from 1-3pmET. O’Brien will anchor from 3-5pmET, and Blitzer and Kate Bolduan will anchor from 5-8pmET. Anderson Cooper will anchor from 8-9pmET,  Lemon and O’Brien will anchor from 9-10pmET, and Cooper will take over again from 10-11pmET.

On HLN, Nancy Grace will host a special on the shooting tonight at 8pmET. Dr. Drew Pinsky will host a special live hour at 9pmET.

Bret Baier And Megyn Kelly To Lead Fox News Channel’s RNC Coverage

Fox News has announced its coverage plans for the RNC. Special primetime coverage will run each night from 10-11:30 PM, anchored by Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly, who will also kick things off with a primtime special at 9 PM on Sunday. Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity will continue to anchor their respective programs at 8 and 9 PM, respectively, while “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” will move to 11:30 PM, ending at 1 AM.

Dayside programming will stay the same, though some of the shows will originate from Tampa. Chris Wallace will anchor “Fox News Sunday” from Tampa the Sunday before the convention.

Online, FNC will have original online programming during the day, with Jenna Lee anchoring in primetime, and Jonathan Hunt providing additional reportage, for viewers who would rather watch the conventions than Hannity or O’Reilly.

DNC coverage hasn’t been announced, but will likely look very similar.

Q2 2012 Ratings: With Fox News Down in Prime, Daytime Shines

Fox News continues its reign as the cable news king, but the News Corp. news channel is not immune to the slowdown in cable news. This was Fox’s lowest quarter since the second quarter 2008. In primetime, Fox News is down -1% in total viewers and down -14% in younger viewers.  In total day viewing FNC is up +2% in total viewers and down -5% in younger viewers. Fox News has the top 13 cable news programs in Total Viewers and 13 of the top 15 in A25-54 viewers.

The ratings for Q2 2012:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1.791M Total Viewers / 355,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 1.052M Total Viewers / 254,000 A25-54

With primetime showing declines: Bill O’Reilly down -18% and Sean Hannity down -16% in younger viewers, FNC’s daytime programs lead the demo growth. “America Live with Megyn Kelly” had the largest year-to-year gains up +21% in A25-54 viewers. Kelly was out on maternity leave for much of Q2 ’11.

“Happening Now” with Jon Scott and Jenna Lee is up +16% and “Studio B with Shepard Smith” (subject of this week’s “My First Big Break” on mediabistroTV, see it Thursday) was up +16% in the younger demo.

“The Five” had its highest ranked quarter. Appropriately, the 5pm show is the 5th most-popular show on cable news, but it is down -21% in the demo vs. Glenn Beck which aired at this time last year. Also, late night show “Red Eye” had its highest-rated quarter in Total Viewers.

Jenna Lee: Fox News Anchor, Multitasker, Triathlete

Since Fox NewsJenna Lee is the daughter of a former Minnesota Vikings player and the wife of a Navy SEAL, it’s no surprise that fitness is a significant part of her life. The “Happening Now” anchor, who recently completed a triathlon, tells the Los Angeles Times how she fits it all in:

You’ve got a chaotic work schedule, especially with this being an election year. How do you manage to still fit in exercise?

It’s really crazy, but I’ve always found that no matter how crazy the schedule is that exercise has to be a priority for myriad reasons, including all the vain ones, but also the health ones. I want to look good, but that pressure is strictly from myself because it plays into being the best that I can be, both behind and in front of the camera.

You recently did your first Olympic distance triathlon. How did it go? Will you do another?

It went really well, but I got a little freaked out by the swim. I had to train a lot for that part. You’re surrounded by a lot of people, and it was a brutal one-mile swim; it was not the most enjoyable. I ended up actually placing in the top 10 of my age group, which felt pretty good.

May 2012 Ratings: Despite Declines, Fox News Still Far Out Front

As usual, Fox News comes in first among the cable news channels in May, but even the perennial ratings leader was not immune to a decline this month. Compared to May 2011, FNC is down -6% in Total Viewers and -12% in the A25-54 demographic in Total Day. In primetime, the network is down -9% in Total Viewers and -23% in A25-54 viewers.

The ratings for May, 2012:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1.692M Total Viewers / 326,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 1.011M Total Viewers / 248,000 A25-54

Like last month, the daytime programming on Fox News performed particularly well among younger viewers in May. “America Live with Megyn Kelly” was up +11% compared to last year, and “Studio B with Shepard Smith” was up +8%. The second hour of “Happening Now,” co-anchored by Jon Scott and Jenna Lee, also gained younger viewers, up +16% compared to last year.

Fox News was down significantly in primetime in May, posting its lowest weekday ratings since July 2008. “Hannity” is down -8% in Total Viewers and -20% in the demographic compared to last year, while “On The Record with Greta Van Susteren” is down -13% and -20%, respectively. “Fox Report” is down -13% in Total Viewers and -19% in the demographic.

“Fox & Friends First,” which debuted in March, was up +31% in Total Viewers and +29% in A25-54 viewers compared to last year, when a repeat of “The O’Reilly Factor” ran at 5amET. This gives the network its highest rating during that timeslot since the coverage of Hurricane Katrina in September 2005.

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