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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.

FNC’s Jenna Lee Eats Grasshopper Tacos (Really)

Fox News Channel’s Jenna Lee is featured in the latest installment of AOL’s “You’ve Got…” series. “Live television on a daily basis is a huge adventure,” the “Happening Now” anchor says. “You never know what’s going to be served to you. It’s important to try new things because if you don’t try them, you’re never going to know.”

So how does Lee follow her own advice? By trying some really strange foods, like the grasshopper tacos she eats in this video. Watch:

 

FNC’s Molly Henneberg Back from Maternity Leave

Fox News correspondent Molly Henneberg returned to work this week, four months after the birth of her daughter, Jacquelyn Nagel.

Henneberg showed off a few snapshots of the newborn on “Happening Now” yesterday. “Thanks for putting up the pictures,” Henneberg told Jenna Lee. “As any first time Mom knows, it’s a joy.”

“The little girl is darling. We need to get her a contract right away,” Lee joked.

New Set for FNC’s ‘Happening Now’

On Friday we noted that Fox News “Happening Now” anchors Jon Scott and Jenna Lee teased a “surprise” for Monday. It looks like our guess was spot-on, as they unveiled a new set this morning. The set is also being used by the new morning show “Fox News First,” which debuted today as well.

Unfortunately, that means “Happening Now” had to leave the newsroom studio. Scott spoke to staffers in the basement for their reaction to the departure:


What’s ‘Happening Now’ on Fox News?

At the end of “Happening Now” today, anchors Jon Scott and Jenna Lee teased something big.

Jon: You want to tell them.
Jenna: Me?
Jon: Yeah.
Jenna: I don’t want to tell them. you want to tell them?
Jon: Big surprise coming Monday.
Jenna: Big surprise coming Monday. You’re going to want to tune in for that. We are out of time now. We actually can’t tell you.
Jon: Thanks for joining us.
Jenna: We couldn’t even tell you if we wanted to…

So what could it be? A new show name? New set? Fox News wouldn’t tell us. But email us if you have info and leave guesses in the comments.

The Ticker: King, Lee, Hall & O’Donnell…

  • CNN’s John King will anchor his show this evening from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. King, a W&M alum, has an exclusive interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who will be installed as the university’s chancellor tomorrow.
  • FNC’s Jenna Lee is asked 21 questions in New York magazine. Lee describes her job in one sentence: “Read newspapers, read the Internet, read magazines, read blogs, read research, read out loud, read scripts, read the TelePrompTer (and try to make it look like I’m not really reading)…”
  • Page Six reports love is in the air — off the air — between MSNBC anchors Lawrence O’Donnell and Tamron Hall. “The duo have kept their relationship low-profile in the studio but have been spotted canoodling at downtown haunts,” writes the Post.

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