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Bill O’Reilly Tops Justin Bieber, Again

The old man has done it again. “The O’Reilly Factor” topped part II of NBC’s Justin Bieber special last night. “The Factor” on Fox News at 8pmET averaged 3.254 million total viewers to Bieber’s 3.102 million. Bill O’Reilly also beat out the Biebs on Wednesday night.

Also, remember last Friday on the “Today” show when Bieber sent Matt Lauer‘s first tweets, and then said if he was able to get 750,000 followers by Tuesday, NBC’s social media guy Ryan Osborn would “streak in the studio?”

Well, that deadline has come and gone, and a week after joining Twitter, @MLauer has just 145,387 followers. Of course, it doesn’t help that Lauer hasn’t Tweeted since last Friday.

Bill O’Reilly More Popular Than Justin Bieber?

Well, he was last night TV.

“The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News was watched by more people than the Justin Bieber special on NBC. O’Reilly drew 3.264 million Total Viewers, while the Bieber special, also airing at 8pmET/PT, drew 3.02 million viewers. The Biebs is still tops on the Twitter (23,692,738 followers vs. 183,211).

The Bieber special was a bust with younger viewers as well drawing a 0.9 in the A18-49 rating leaving NBC in fifth place for the night, behind FOX, Univision, ABC and CBS.

Also on Fox News last evening, “The Five” had its all-time highest telecast in Total Viewers drawing almost 2 million viewers (1.95 million). In fact, “The Five” at 5pmET, was the #1 show on all of cable, topping Cartoon Network, Nick, USA and FX, which came in second – fifth in that hour. “The Five” was sixth in the hour in A25-54 viewers behind TBS, ESPN, USA, FX and TNT.

Business As Usual–At Least On-Air–On NBC’s ‘Today’ This Morning

Despite the leaks last night about NBC’s intention to move Ann Curry off of the “Today” anchor’s desk, it was business as usual this morning on the program… at least on-air.

Ann read the pre-credit headlines, and after welcoming viewers to the program, she and Matt Lauer talked about the east coast heatwave. “As we welcome you to the studio this morning, all we wanted to say was ‘ick,’ it is so sticky out there,” Lauer said.

According to Brian Stelter however, the show had a contingency plan in place, just in case Curry decided not to show up: Hoda Kotb was in the studio early, ready to fill-in if needed.

NBC has not picked a replacement for Ms. Curry on “Today,” so any move to fill her seat, even temporarily, would surely be scrutinized by people inside and outside NBC for signs of the network’s plans. By picking Ms. Kotb to fill in on Wednesday, the producers of “Today” may have been trying to protect Savannah Guthrie (the woman most often mentioned as a replacement) from possible backlash from Ms. Curry’s fans.

Later on, Ann, Matt, Natalie Morales and Al Roker sat on the couch to talk about Lauer’s unexpected cameo in the upcoming Justin Bieber album. It was a typical segment for “Today,” relying heavily on chemistry between the anchors, though yesterday’s news still cast a shadow over it.

Meanwhile as of 9:30 AM ET, the homepage of Today.com had an… unusual… theme running through the pictures selected to highlight the day’s top stories, see if you can spot it:

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Justin Bieber Sends Matt Lauer’s First Tweets

Matt Lauer joined Twitter yesterday (@MLauer) and this morning Justin Bieber sent Lauer’s first two Tweets. “I want to find out the power of Bieber,” said Lauer in an interview before Bieber’s “Today” show concert.

“I’m going to speak very proper, because I know that’s how you talk,” said Bieber as he typed in the first Tweets on Lauer’s iPhone. “Hello, period.”

Then, despite pleas from Lauer against it, Bieber made his first Tweet a promotion for his new album.

Bieber then asked his 22 million followers to follow “my man @MLauer.” Matt then made a deal, at the expense of NBC’s digital operations guy, Ryan Osborn. If @JustinBieber helps @MLauer get over 750,000 followers by Tuesday, Osborn “will streak in the studio,” Lauer said.

> Update, 3:21pm Friday: 107,781 followers. Keep your clothes on Osborn.

Glenn Beck Moves Up on Forbes’ Most Powerful Celebrities List

Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey and Justin Bieber are at the top of Forbes’ annual Most Powerful Celebrities list. Unveiled today, the list is compiled based on earnings as well as TV, press, web and social rankings. So while JLo took home a healthy $52 million last year, that’s chump change compared to Glenn Beck, who, while #23 on the list, is #11 (tied with Elton John) in pay, taking home an estimated $80 million, more than Leonardo DiCaprio ($37M), Brad Pitt ($25) and Julia Roberts ($16M) combined. Beck moves up seven spots from last year’s list.

And if you haven’t seen it, go here to find out how Glenn Beck got on his path to prosperity, in the mediabistroTV series “My First Big Break” including how he almost quit radio to become a chef.

Justin Bieber’s ‘Today’ Show Concert on ‘Good Morning America’ Homepage

There was a lot of singing and dancing on the mornings shows today. Two of them anyway.

“Good Morning America” spent a better part of the 8am hour putting on a “Dancing with the Stars” after-party, flying the top three couples, including winners J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff, on a redeye in time for the show.

HLN’s Nancy Grace, eliminated just one week before the semi-finales, was at last night’s finale. Host Tom Bergeron asked Grace if she would incorporate dancing into her show. Grace joked, “We’re starting it in January, dancing at the jailhouse. You blew it, thanks. It was going to be a big announcement.”

Over on NBC, “Today” countered the dancing with singing from Justin Bieber, in a $1,700 Christmas sweater, alongside Usher. Bieber was on “Today” earlier this month giving his first comments denying the paternity suit brought against him, which has since been dropped.

And here’s an interesting twist of the interconnected Web world we live in. If you want to see images from Bieber’s performance on “Today” you could get their by going to “Good Morning America’s” homepage. Now that it’s run by Yahoo!, the Biebs is featured on the front page.

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, Justin Bieber has a baby with Kate Middleton (I think I have that right), and nobody seems to know the whereabouts of Matt Lauer. Plus, we debut the 1st annual “Where in the World is ‘Five Things You Need to Know This Week?’”

For more videos, check out Mediabistro.tv, and be sure to follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV


News Corp and Exor might join forces to take over Formula-One

According to Reuters, Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp and Exor, the Italian company that controls Ferrari, are looking to build a consortium that will take over Formula One racing.

Formula One, which runs its races across the world, is owned by private equity firm CVC and managed by the sport’s long-time supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who is 80 years old.

Exor and News Corp “confirm they are in the early stages of exploring the possibility of creating a consortium with a view to formulating a long-term plan for the development of Formula One,” the two companies said on Tuesday in a joint statement.

In the next few weeks, Exor and News Corp said they planned to talk to potential minority partners and the main operators involved, adding there is no certainty a proposal will be made to the current owners of Formula One.

In April, we reported that News Corp had talks with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim about forming a consortium to acquire control of Formula One.

“This is a project in early stage form. The main point is that Exor and News Corp will be co-leads in a project exploring options on how to run Formula One,” a source close to the situation had told Reuters earlier on Tuesday.

Boston vs. Miami Earns 4.5 Overnight Rating On TNT

TNT’s coverage of Game 2 between Boston vs. Miami earned a 4.5 overnight rating.

While the ratings were up 96 percent (2.3) from last year, Game 1 between Atlanta vs. Orlando was a 43-point blowout.

Locally, the game earned a 16.2 rating in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale and a 11.1 in Boston.

In the nightcap, Game 2 between Memphis vs. Oklahoma City drew a 3.7 overnight rating, which was higher than last year’s 3.6 for Game 2 of the Utah vs. Los Angeles Lakers broadcast.

Locally, the game earned a 19.6 rating in Memphis and an 18.8 in Oklahoma City.

[H/T Sports Media Watch]

Martin Bashir Talks Royals, Justin Bieber with Jimmy Fallon

On Thursday Martin Bashir appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to talk about his new MSNBC show, which debuts Monday at 3 PM.

Among the revelations from the interview: Bashir will hist the show from London for a week in advance of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, set for Friday, April 29.

They also talked about Bashir’s surprise appearance in the Justin Bieber movie.

Part two of the interview, including discussion of the Royal Wedding, after the jump.

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