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Sunday Show Ratings: March 2

ABC’s “This Week” wins for a second straight week in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic. The win was ABC’s first back-to-back win in total viewers in close to 16 years (since 4/19/98 and 4/26/98).

CBS’ “Face the Nation” was second, with “Meet the Press” in third as most of the Sunday shows covered the tumultuous situation between Russia and Ukraine. “Fox News Sunday” was fourth in total viewers and fifth in the demo, and Univision’s “Al Punto” was fifth in total viewers and fourth in the demo.

Compared to the same week last year, all of the networks are up in both ratings measurements, with “Al Punto” showing the most growth in total viewers, up +48%, and “This Week” showing the most growth in the demo, +51% in A25-54 viewers.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,202,000 total viewers and 545,000 A25-54 viewers. Rebroadcasts of “Meet the Press” averaged 1,270,000 total viewers and 699,000 A25-54 viewers (some rebroadcasts were preempted for coverage of the Olympics).

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 50% of the country.

The numbers for March 2:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
ABC
“This Week” 3.67M 1.28M
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.34M 953K
NBC “Meet the Press” 3.19M 946K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.32M 416K
Univision “Al Punto” 1.08M 507K

Jorge Ramos: ‘It’s Incredible What Happens When You Don’t Need Translation’

Jorge Ramos 2After four months of being immersed in English-language media, veteran journalist Jorge Ramos says it’s rewarding to be recognized by a whole new audience. Ramos, who signed a contract extension with Fusion Tuesday, tells the Hollywood Reporter, “Members of Congress and the White House are responding almost immediately when we broadcast something on Fusion. Finally, they are paying attention to what I’ve been doing for 30 years.”

“It’s incredible what happens when you don’t need translation,” Ramos says. “I’ve done interviews in Spanish with national news makers that had no consequences whatsoever [in the English-speaking world] because they were done in Spanish.”

Fusion Added to Dish Network, Shifts Programming

Jorge RamosFour months in, Fusion, the joint venture between ABC News and Univision, is shaking up its programming while adding 14 million more homes. Dish Network will now carry the news and lifestyle channel geared toward millennials, making it available in about 35 million homes, well on the way to its goal of being in 60 million homes in its first 5 years.

Among the programming changes: the morning show moves to the evenings and two daily programs will scale back to weeklies. The changes come on the same day Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos signed a contract extension keeping him with Fusion through the 2016 election. “Even though Jorge has been on television longer than Walter Cronkite, many Americans are discovering Jorge for the first time now that he has a program in English,” says Fusion CEO Isaac Lee in a note to staff.

Ramos, who co-anchors the evening newscast on Univision, will scale back his nightly Fusion show “America” to Tuesday nights, allowing more time for field interviews and transforming the program from a daily newscast to a weekly news magazine. Leon Krauze‘s “Open Source” will also scale back from nightly to weekly. The move comes as Krauze, who is also the main anchor at Univision’s LA station KMEX, gears up for Fusion’s coverage of the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

“The Morning Show,” which Lee says “has exceeded our expectations,” will be rebranded and will now air at 8pmET and ”AM Tonight” anchored by Alicia Menendez moves to 9pmET.

More details in Lee’s note, after the jump…

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Will Israeli-Palestinian Peace Be Brokered on Fusion?

RamosPeaceUnivision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos interviewed Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestinian Ambassador to the U.S. and Ron Prosser, the Israeli Ambassador to the UN, separately last night. He invited both of them to come on his Fusion program “America” for a special one-hour program to discuss how to reach a solution on Middle East peace. Both men were open to the idea.

Both Ambassadors also spoke about the real possibility of a divided Jerusalem and when Ramos asked the Israeli Ambassador about the potential of the peace talks failing he said “failure is always an option.”

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks

obama state of the union 2 Here’s what the cable news networks have planned for President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Fox News: Bret Baier will take over from Bill O’Reilly at 8:55pmET. Baier will be joined by chief White House correspondent Ed Henry, chief Congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel and Shannon Bream, who will report on Bing Pulse results throughout the night. Baier will anchor until 11pmET, at which point Megyn Kelly will take over with a live edition of “The Kelly File.”

CNN: Chris Cuomo will host “New Day” live from Capitol Hill Tuesday morning. For the network’s evening coverage, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper will anchor beginning at 7pmET. They will be joined by a host of CNN correspondents, including Jim Sciutto from Iran, Tom Foreman from the virtual studio and Suzanne Malveaux, who will moderate a focus group in Des Moines. Tapper will helm late night SOTU coverage solo. CNN en Español will also broadcast the address with anchor Fernando del Rincón and correspondent Juan Carlos López.

MSNBC: Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews will host beginning at 9pmET. They will be joined by Chris Hayes, Al Sharpton, Steve Schmidt and Ed Schultz, who will be live from Washington, D.C. Matthews will anchor an additional hour of live coverage from 12am-1amET.

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The Ticker: Morell, Cesar, Ramos

  • Michael Morell joins CBS News as an intelligence, national security and counterterrorism contributor. Morell held various senior leadership positions during his decades-long career at the CIA and was one of the key players in the search for Osama bin Laden.
  • Pivot and Univision acquired the U.S. TV rights to “Cesar’s Last Fast” in advance of its debut yesterday at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary will premiere simultaneously in English and Spanish on the two networks. The deal marks the first of ten documentaries to be co-produced or acquired by Pivot and Univision News.
  • Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos sat down with Bill Gates in New York City today ahead of the release of the Gates Foundation’s annual letter. The interview airs tomorrow on both networks. Naturally, there’s a selfie:

 

Networks Schedule Weekend Specials on Nelson Mandela

ABC News Mandela speical reportThe broadcast and cable networks are scheduling special coverage on the death of Nelson Mandela this weekend. Here’s what they have planned so far.

NBC’s Lester Holt will anchor the weekend editions of “Today” and “Nightly News” from Soweto this weekend.

CBS News has slated a special “48 Hours” on Mandela’s death for Saturday night. Scott Pelley will anchor “Nelson Mandela: Father of a Nation” at 9pmET. The show will feature historical CBS News footage as well as reports from Bob Simon, Martha Teichner and Wynton Marsalis.

ABC News will have a special “20/20″ tonight anchored by David Muir and Robin Roberts. “Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed The World” will air at 10pmET. Tonight’s “Nightline” will also feature additional coverage of Mandela’s death.

“Fox News Sunday” will air an interview former South African foreign minister Pik Botha, who served near the end of the apartheid era. Senior correspondent Greg Palkot, who is reporting from South Africa for the network, conducted the interview.

Discovery Channel will premiere a new documentary, “The Making of Mandela,” Sunday at 12pmET/PT.

MSNBC will air a special on Mandela’s life at 9pmET.

Former President Bill Clinton is doing a round of interviews about Mandela’s death, sitting down with NBC’s Brian Williams, Fox News’ Ed Henry, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Univision/Fusion’s Jorge Ramos and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. CBS aired Pelley’s interview with Clinton on “Evening News” last night.

The Ticker: Schifrin, Shriver, Ramos

  • Nick Schifrin, former ABC News correspondent in London, has joined Al Jazeera America. Shifrin is already on the air, reporting live from South Africa on the death of Nelson Mandela.

  • NBC News’ Special Anchor Maria Shriver leads the network’s social media initiative #DoingItAll. Comments will be incorporated into Shriver’s upcoming reporting on women which will be featured across the NBCUniversal News Group next month.

  • Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos went on “The Daily Show” last night, talking with Jon Stewart about the changing face of the U.S. and the impact Hispanics are having on the country’s culture and political system. Clip after the jump…

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Chris Matthews to Interview President Obama

Matthews-Chris-CREDITMSNBC1MSNBC’s Chris Matthews will sit down with President Obama in an interview that will focus on healthcare, confidence in government, political dysfunction and voter suppression.

The interview, a town hall-style format at American University in Washington D.C. happening Thursday as part of the “Hardball College Tour,” will air on Thursday night’s “Hardball” at 7pmET. Matthews will be joined by university students, who will get to ask the President their own questions.

Former President Bill Clinton is also making the TV rounds this week—speaking with two Spanish-language hosts ahead of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Latin America meeting in Brazil.

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Josh Elliott’s Marathon Friday: ‘What Could Go Wrong?’

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Here’s one television anchor who is earning his weekend: ABC News’ Josh Elliott, who is hosting three shows and appearing on a fourth today. Elliott was at his usual perch on “GMA” this morning, then guest-hosted “The View.” And his day is not nearly over — he will appear tonight on “World News,” followed by filling in for Jorge Ramos on Fusion’s “America” this evening.

“I’m wheels-up at 1:15am–a time where, Sarina [Elliott's daughter] willing, my weekend hibernation would begin. Instead, it’s just the beginning of a day’s journalism (and Hot Topics), without end,” Elliott tells TVNewser. “What could go wrong…?”

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