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The Ticker: Conventions, Schiller, CNBC

  • ABC News, Univision and National Journal will be partnering at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions on a pair of events called “Next America.” George Stephanopoulos, Diane Sawyer, Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas will moderate a number of panels “engaging leaders on the demographic revolution that is remaking the face of America.”
  • NBC News chief digital officer Vivian Schiller talks to Nieman Journalism Lab. “I’m a big believer in test-and-learn model of innovation. We’re trying stuff. We’re trying lots and lots of stuff and you know going in some of it’s going to work, some of it isn’t going to work. Hey, if things don’t work, as long as you figure out quickly and stop doing them. The whole fail-fast philosophy. We want to try a lot of things.”
  • A lesson in the perils of RSS feeds: yesterday CNBC had a story on its site for a number of hours touting Lou Dobbsratings win over Larry Kudlow. CNBC’s website automatically picks up some press releases off of the wire in certain categories, creating article pages. It has since been taking down.

Mitt Romney Making Cable News Rounds

A couple of weeks ago presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney sat down with all of the major TV news organizations, and this week he seems to be keeping it going. Yesterday Romney appeared on CNBC, one of the few cable channels where he has made semi-regular appearances (Fox News is where he has guested most).

Romney spoke to Larry Kudlow about gun control, taxes and his time at Bain.

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On Thursday, Romney will appear on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” Romney has appeared on CNN a handful of times this year, but it will be his first interview with Morgan since securing the GOP nomination. Morgan interviewed Romney last year, when he was still one of a handful of candidates.

We also hear that Romney will likely be interviewed on Fox News Channel this week by Carl Cameron.

Dobbs Tops Kudlow For a Whole Week

For the first time, Fox Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” topped CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report” head to head in total viewers at 7 PM for a whole week last week. In the key adults 25-54 demo Larry Kudlow‘s show was still on top, but it was close, only leading by FBN by 4,000 viewers.

Lou Dobbs Tonight: 139,000 total viewers, 28,000 A25-54

The Kudlow Report: 122,000 total viewers, 32,000 A25-54

In April, Dobbs topped CNBC in the 7 PM hour, but it was split between Kudlow and a documentary. CNBC still has a distant lead over FBN ratings-wise in most hours 9it is also in nearly twice as many homes), but 7 PM is a big one for the channels, as it bridges the gap between the dayside business programming and the more casual primetime shows.

The challenge now for FBN is to try and pick up ratings momentum in its other dayparts.

MediabistroTV recently sat down with Dobbs for an episode of our series “My First Big Break.” It will air in a few weeks.

Networks to Carry President Obama’s Address From Afghanistan

President Obama will address the nation from Afghanistan at 7:30pmET tonight.The broadcast, cable and business networks are all planning to carry the remarks, expected to run about 10 minutes.

Brian Williams will anchor for NBC, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos on ABC, and Scott Pelley on CBS. Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier will anchor coverage on the Fox Broadcast Network. PBS will also have coverage of the speech during “NewsHour.”

Fox News, MSNBC and CNN will also carry the Presidential address live. Shepard Smith will anchor for FNC. The 7pmET hour of “Hardball with Chris Matthews” will be live on MSNBC. CNN will present a two-hour special report from 6-8pmET anchored by Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, John King and Erin Burnett. The speech will also air on Current TV.

For the business networks, Matt Miller will anchor on Bloomberg and Larry Kudlow will anchor on CNBC. Fox Business will also carry the address live.

How’s ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’ Doing, One Year After Launching on FBN?

Lou Dobbs will celebrate one year of hosting his “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on Fox Business Network tomorrow. After spending most of his career at CNN, Dobbs joined FBN in November 2010, with the show bowing four months later.

Dobbs has had the top rated show on FBN since his return to cable news and last week, “Lou Dobbs Tonight” averaged 163,000 Total Viewers and 45,000 A25-54 viewers — his best yet in the younger demo. And for the first time last week, Dobbs topped his business channel competitor, CNBC’s Larry Kudlow, in younger viewers. (45,000 v. 38,000). Kudlow still topped Dobbs in Total Viewers (163,000 vs. 150,000).

The Fox numbers are a far cry from what Dobbs averaged on CNN. In October 2009, his final full month with the network, Dobbs’ 7pm show averaged 631,000 Total Viewers and 163,500 A25-54 viewers. (CNN is in 99 million homes and FBN is in 58 million.)

As a result of the FBN primetime shake-up last month, Dobbs’ show also gets another run in primetime, at 10pmET.

CNBC Hangs up on ‘The Call;’ ‘Squawk on the Street’ Adds Extra Hour

Some changes are coming to CNBC’s business block starting next Monday.

CNBC’s 11am show “The Call” (formerly known as “Morning Call”) which has been anchored by Melissa Francis and Larry Kudlow will be replaced by an extra hour of “Squawk on the Street,” TVNewser has learned. The new hour will be anchored by Carl Quintanilla from the NYSE, accompanied by Simon Hobbs, Rick Santelli, Gary Kaminsky and others. Kaminsky, along with David Faber, had been been fronting the network’s NoonET half hour “Strategy Session” which has also been canceled.

“Fast Money Halftime Report”goes to an hour at NoonET and will continue to be anchored by Scott Wapner.

Kudlow continues to host is 7pmET show and Francis will now co-anchor “Power Lunch” with Tyler Mathisen and Sue Herrera at 1pmET. As we reported last week, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is moving off “Power Lunch” and has been named CNBC’s International Correspondent.

Internal memo from SVP and EIC Nik Deogun, after the jump…

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Fox Business Network No Longer Losing Money

Nearly four years since it launched, Fox Business Network is finally no longer bleeding cash. On his quarterly earnings call yesterday, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch said that FBN was “cash break even.”

Of course, not losing money and making money are not the same thing. FBN still has significant distribution issues–it is only available in just over half of the homes that CNBC is available in, and it earns a lower sub fee. In addition, while the channel saw significant ratings bumps during the financial turmoil over the last few weeks, CNBC saw them too.

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Brad Goode Returns to CNBC

Brad Goode, who was an anchor on CNBC from 2002-2005, before returning to local news at KING-TV in Seattle, is back with CNBC working fulltime out of the LA bureau. Goode left KING in June where he had been morning anchor since 2005.

Goode turned up on the “Kudlow Report” Monday, with Larry Kudlow saying, “A familiar face to CNBC has come back home. Brad Goode joins us … good to see you.”

Goode: “Larry, thank you so much. Great to be back with a global leader in business news. I’ll be reporting from the Los Angeles bureau on companies along the West Coast.”

Goode is also picking up some of the slack, as LA correspondent Julia Boorstin is now on maternity leave.

FBN Has Best Month Ever; Still a Long Way to Catching CNBC

Fox Business Network, which became a publicly rated Nielsen client three months ago today, had its best month ever in June.

  • 6a-6a Mon.-Fri. — Total Viewers / A25-54 (Year-over-year change)

CNBC – 179,000 (-7%) / 51,000 (-12%)
FBN – 65,000 (+51%) / 14,000 (+40%)

  • 9a-4p Mon.-Fri. — Total Viewers / A25-54 (Year-over-year change)

CNBC – 235,000 (-14%) / 43,000 (-28%)
FBN – 77,000 (+97%) / 16,000 (+100%)

The network, which launched in October 2007, is not beating CNBC in any hour, but does occasionally see a head-to-head win, including Neil Cavuto‘s 6pm show against CNBC’s “Mad Money.” It gets closest at 7pmET, when Lou Dobbs (106K Total Viewers) on FBN is up against Larry Kudlow (142K) on CNBC.

Network EVP Kevin Magee sent a note to staff today (after the jump) thanking them for the June showing. Magee highlights the 10amET hour where the Stuart Varney-anchored show is up 121% year-over-year. CNBC is down -7% in the hour, but still handly beats FBN (262K v. 104K)

Fox Business is in 58 million homes (mostly on digital tiers) while CNBC, launched in 1989, is in 98 million homes.

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NBC Doesn’t Cover GE Tax Story, Critics Go Into Attack Mode

Last week, the NY Times reported that General Electric earned $14.2 billion in profits last year, but paid nothing U.S. federal taxes. It became a big story, and a number of news organizations, including ABC News, covered it.

One place it was not covered was on NBC’s airwaves (with an asterisk, see after the jump). Ordinarily this would not be an issue, except that 49% of NBCUniversal is owned by GE, and up until January GE owned a majority of the company (Comcast currently controls 51% of NBCU).

In other words, it became an issue of corporate interference, as The Washington Post‘s Paul Farhi writes:

During its Friday broadcast, “NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams” had no time to mention that America’s largest corporation had essentially avoided paying federal taxes in 2010. Or its Saturday, Sunday or Monday broadcasts, either.

Did NBC’s silence have anything to do with the fact that one of its parent companies is General Electric?

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