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The Scoreboard: Thursday, July 18

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 222 | MSNBC: 143 | CNN: 180 | HLN: 102
  • Primetime: FNC: 333 | MSNBC: 192 | CNN: 381 | HLN: 141

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

132

TheFive:

260

Baier:

223

Shep:

256

O’Reilly:

416

Hannity:

309

Greta:

274

O’Reilly:

232

Hannity:

209

MSNBC
Bashir:

107

Matthews:

183

Sharpton:

230

Matthews:

175

Hayes:

159

Maddow:

217

O’Donnell:

198

Hayes:

180

Maddow:

201

CNN
Tapper:

96

Blitzer:

162

Blitzer:

128

Burnett:

137

Cooper:

366

Morgan:

364

Will&Kate+1:

413

Cooper:

222

Morgan:

133

HLN
America:

100

Express:

120

Express:

105

Jane:

94

Grace:

108

DrDrew:

196

AfterDark:

117

Showbiz:

84

DrDrew:

77

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Anchors Away: NBC And CNN Send Hosts On Citibike Adventures

Great minds, as they say.

Let’s say that you are a producer for a morning TV news program. You want your hosts to seem likable and fun. They should be having a good time together, like normal people do. What do normal people do?

If those normal people live in New York City, they are probably trying out the Citibikes, the new public bikeshare system that launched last month in the city.

The result: to close out the 9 AM hour yesterday, Natalie Morales, Al Roker and guest-host Carson Daly rode out of the studio and onto Rockefeller Plaza on the bikes (see photo above).

Meanwhile, it appears as though CNN has decided that a great way for “New Day” hosts Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira to bond on-camera would be to citibike around the Columbus Circle area:
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Kate Bolduan’s High-Wire Walk

Tonight daredevil Nik Wallenda will walk on a wire across the Grand Canyon, live on Discovery Channel. NBC News may be producing the special for Discovery, but that isn’t stopping Wallenda from appearing ion other networks to promote the special.

On Friday, CNN’s Kate Bolduan interviewed Wallenda, and actually got on the high-wire herself. 30 feet above the ground, with no net and no harness.

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NBC’s Willie Geist and Natalie Morales–who are hosting the special–also previewed the walk on “Today.”

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CNN’s ‘New Day’ Day One Ratings

CNN’s new morning show “New Day” debuted Monday to 247,000 total viewers and 95,000 adults 25-54 from 6-9 AM, according to Nielsen. That put it 3rd in cable news in total viewers, and 4th in the demo.

For comparison, FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” which had special guest-host Sarah Palin, averaged 1.06 million total viewers and 262,000 A25-54, while MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” averaged 355,000 total viewers and 132,000 A25-54. HLN’s “Morning Express” averaged 215,000 total viewers and 121,000 A25-54.

The numbers for “New Day” are down double digits in the demo from the same day last year and from CNN’s 2013 average in that timeslot, though they were up compared to the same week average last year. “New Day” was down in total viewers but up(+19%)  in the demo compared to Monday of last week (FNC and MSNBC were both down in the demo).

FNC’s effort to counter-program with Palin likely didn’t help CNN’s cause either, although “F&F” was actually down from last Monday, when it was Palin-less.

TVNewser will keep you updated with the latest ratings news.

‘New Day’ Review: CNN’s New Morning Family Grills, Overdone

The debut of CNN’s “New Day” this morning can be summed up with my favorite Oscar Wilde quote: “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”

As promised by senior executive producer Jim Murphy, the hyper-promoted 6-to-9amET broadcast – sorry, Soledad O’Brien — had tons o’ news and, at times, a “comfy and conversational tone,” but both were presented in wretched excess.

With gray-suited Chris Cuomo sandwiched between Christmas co-anchors Kate Bolduan (green dress) and Michaela Pereira (red dress), segments ran at a dizzying pace. That’s heavy voltage before breakfast.

Moreover, CNN dragged out practically its whole roster of correspondents for live talk backs. By my count, there were eight in the first eight packages alone. It was overkill, even for network boss Jeff Zucker.

The lead story was about a new CNN poll that showed Pres. Obama’s plummeting popularity. Cuomo chatted up John King. One story later, “New Day” went to that well again, this time with Dana Bash as Cuomo’s partner. Let’s hear it for moderation.

Lest we forget, HLN’s Nancy Grace popped up at about 8:20 to rant about two missing-child cases. She did not disappoint. In her usual high dudgeon, she acted like a “Saturday Night Live” parody of herself. I hope she never ups her meds.

As for the “comfy and conversational” aspect, that, too, was overdone. While Bolduan and Pereira gabbed like girlfriends around the glass table, the uber-intense Cuomo seemed uneasy and out of place. Face it, the guy can make a lost-kitten story sound like a mass murder.

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CNN Goes All-Out With Homegrown Talent For ‘New Day’ Debut

CNN’s new morning show “New Day” debuted this morning, and there were plenty of familiar faces (and voices).

Christiane Amanpour and John King filed reports, and Nancy Grace–who was for a long time a regular on ABC’s “Good Morning America–delivered some legal analysis. Actor James Earl Jones, who voices the “This is CNN” slogan, also welcomed viewers to the new program by saying “This is ‘New Day,’ with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira.”

Insiders tell us they cannot remember King or Amanpour appearing on the CNN morning show in recent years, at least on any regular basis, but that the new mandate is that the day now starts at 6 AM at CNN, and you can expect to see the network’s biggest guns, including Fareed Zakaria, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper and Rachel Nichols all appearing regularly.

In other words, CNN is making sure all hands are on deck to make sure the show is a success. CNN president Jeff Zucker described what he was looking for in a morning show last month:

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Kate Bolduan, ‘New Day’ Get Washington Post Profile

An expansive profile in The Washington Post looks at CNN’s new morning show “New Day,” with a particular focus on its 29-year old co-host, Kate Bolduan.

The Post’s Paul Farhi notes the challenges that have faced CNN’s previous morning show efforts, and the changes coming this time around. At the top of that list is CNN president Jeff Zucker and “New Day” senior EP Jim Murphy, both morning show veterans.

“Our hope is that it will accomplish a couple of things,” says Murphy, surveying the new set. “We want to have more than the other guys. More stories, more live shots, a lot of coverage of the big stories of the day, without being tedious. . . . We won’t be ‘Fox and Friends’ or ‘Morning Joe.’ We’ll have some of the same conversations they have, but with our own take.” The tone, he says, will be “comfy and conversational.”

Then there is Bolduan. Farhi notes her quick ascent in the TV news world, but also that it wasn’t without its challenges.
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Robin Meade Rocks Out At ‘Count On Me’ Album Release Party

HLN anchor Robin Meade has a new album dropping this week, “Count On Me,” available at Target stores across the country.

To celebrate, CNN and HLN honchos hosted a party at The Cutting Room in New York City. Following a cocktail hour, Meade got up on stage and performed a set from her new album (see Meade sing here).

The room was packed, and TVNewser spotted “Today” anchor Matt Lauer, “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King, plenty of CNN talent, including Don Lemon and Kate Bolduan, MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts and Richard Lui (both former HLNers) and actor Chris Noth, who is the co-owner of the venue.

Meade even got her friends in on her act, bringing CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker up on stage (see the photo above), as well as some of her colleagues. More photos below.
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Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan Give ‘New Day’ Set Tour

The set for CNN’s new morning show “New Day” continues to come together just a few short weeks before it launches. Some new details: there is an open, glass-enclosed green room, and some producers will have desks on the set (both very reminiscent of “CBS This Morning,” which has both features). There is also a winding metal staircase, though where it leads to is still a mystery.

See Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan lead a video tour, here, or click the image below.

The show debuts June 17.

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Publicity Push for CNN’s ‘New Day’

The marketing is in full swing for CNN’s new morning show “New Day.” This giant billboard went up at Sunset and Vine in Hollywood, not far from CNN’s LA bureau. And if you open up just about any magazine (assuming you still do that), you’ll see smiling anchors Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira. There’s even a two-page spread in the just-launched magazine Beach, meant for the Hamptons crowd.

Senior EP Jim Murphy told us recently what the show is all about: “Lots of news, lots and lots of news,” Murphy said. “I think you will find that will be a super newsy morning program, we will also be unlike CNN in the past in that we will be looser, a bit more fun and hopefully a bit more interesting.”

The show debuts three weeks from today.

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