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The Scoreboard: Saturday, October 11

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 149 | CNN: 115 | MSNBC: 103| HLN: 91
  • Primetime: FNC: 129 | CNN: 89 | MSNBC: 174 | HLN: 79

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/News:

72

TheFive:

99

NewsHQ:

116

Report:

113

Huckabee:

129

Pirro:

126

Hannity:

133

RedEye:

124

Pirro:

138

CNN
News/Gupta:

117

Nwsroom:

128

Smerconish:

136

Nwsroom:

100

Bourdain:

65

Rowe:

81

Ling:

122

Bourdain:

81

Rowe:

119

MSNBC
Caught:

70

Caught:

76

Lockup:

87

Lockup:

135

Lockup:

152

Lockup:

138

Lockup:

231

Lockup:

324

Lockup:

310

HLN
Files:

64

Files:

45

Files:

64

Files:

51

Files:

45

Files:

82

Files:

109

Files:

120

Files:

131

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Mike Rowe: ‘Somebody’s Gotta Do It,’ Isn’t Another ‘Dirty Jobs’

MikeRoweIceSculptureCNN toasted their newest host Mike Rowe at Hudson Mercantile on the far West Side of Manhattan tonight.

Next Wednesday Rowe takes his bow on the network with his new show “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” Rowe says it’s not a continuation of his old Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs,” but rather an extension of a segment he did on “Evening Magazine” back in the early 2000s on San Francisco station KPIX.

“‘Dirty Jobs’ focused through the lens of dirt. This show will focus through the lens of people,” Rowe says. While the show is more than a decade in the making, getting it on CNN has taken considerably less time.

On his first day in January 2013, new CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker spotted Rowe dining at the Landmarc in Time Warner Center. “I sat down and I said to him, ‘We want you on CNN.’ And here we are 18 months later. It took a little while, but here we are.”

Rowe says he told Zucker all he needed was “some jet fuel and an hour a week. One hour. One single hour where there’s absolutely, positively not going to be any bad news… Unless of course something breaks, and then I get it,” Rowe jokes, recognizing CNN’s primary mission.

Rowe says CNN is a great fit for his brand of reality TV, which he says has devolved over time. “CNN has always been a non-fiction network, with an eye on news,” he says. “But what’s going on in the rest of the industry, I’m not sure. I joked with Jeff, ’The duck’s have a dynasty, the amish have a mafia and honey’s got a boo boo.”

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, Sept. 28

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 131 | MSNBC: 103 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 115
  • Primetime: FNC: 129 | MSNBC: 176 | CNN: 204 | HLN: 143

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/HC:

52

MediaBuzz:

62

FNSunday:

74

Faulkner:

125

Huckabee:

169

Pirro:

135

Stossel:

83

Huckabee:

52

Pirro:

150

MSNBC
Manson:

24

Manson:

28

SerialKiller:

62

SerialKill:

96

Bundy:

174

Lockup:

174

Lockup:

181

Lockup:

195

Lockup:

162

CNN
Nwsroom:

102

Nwsroom:

127

Nwsroom:

111

Weed2:

152

Bourdain:

160

Bourdain:

219

Ling:

233

Bourdain:

90

Bourdain:

140

HLN
Files:

64

Files:

59

Files:

112

Files:

133

Files:

143

Files:

128

Files:

157

Files:

253

Files:

251

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Sunday Ticker: Bourdain, Bolton, Brzezinski

  • Season four of the Peabody award-winning CNN Original Series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” starts tonight at 9pmET/PT. Bourdain takes viewers on a tour of Shanghai. Immediately following, CNN premieres “This is Life with Lisa Ling” at 10pmET/PT.

  • FBN’s Deirdre Bolton will be taking her show on the road to San Francisco tomorrow. Bolton talks with the San Francisco Chronicle about her TV style in NY vs. SF. “Normally in New York, I would not do a Mark Zuckerberg jeans and a hoodie,” she says.

  • MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski will be in Philadelphia Monday to speak at the Women’s Leadership Luncheon of the group City Year Philadelphia, which taps 200 people between ages 17-24, to be mentors and tutors for the city’s public school students.

5 Questions for CNN ‘This is Life’ Host Lisa Ling

LisaLingLisa Ling returns to TV news this weekend with the debut of the new CNN show “This is Life.” Ling, 41, got her start in TV news as a correspondent for student news network Channel One News. Since then, she’s traveled the globe for National Geographic Explorer, spent a few years sitting next to Barbara Walters on “The View,” and helped secure her sister’s freedom from a North Korean prison.

TVNewser: What kinds of stories should viewers expect to see on “This is Life?”

Lisa Ling: The series is a look into unconventional lifestyles in America. Some of the episodes include prescription pill addiction in Mormon country, the phenomenon of young women seeking out moneyed older men to help with college tuition, women seeking fortune in North Dakota’s oil fields and the recent increase of young seminarians in the Catholic Church.

TVNewser: Why is CNN a good fit for this type of program?

Lisa Ling: My show is a journalistic exploration of the different worlds that exist within our world. There is no better platform than the premier global journalism outlet.

TVNewser: How did the 2009 experience of your sister Laura’s imprisonment in North Korea change how you view foreign reporting?

Lisa Ling: I’ve always been a cautious reporter and taken security concerns very seriously, but Laura’s imprisonment certainly has made me much more appreciative of the risks that journalist take to tell stories. Although there is far more media today than there ever has been, the need for substantive, depth-filled reporting is more dire than ever.

TVNewser: What’s an under-covered story right now?

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‘This is Life With Lisa Ling’ Gets Premiere Date

LingLisa Ling will make her CNN debut later this month.

“This is Life With Lisa Ling” premieres September 28 at 10pmET. The original series follows Ling’s travels across the country as she introduces “sub-cultures and communities that are unusual, extraordinary and sometimes dangerous,” according to a CNN release. The eight-episode, hour-long programs will be co-produced by Ling and Part2 Pictures’ Amy Bucher and David Shadrack Smith.

“I have always believed that the more we know about each other, the more evolved we become,” Ling said. “I am absolutely thrilled to bring stories of everyday people with extraordinary lives to the premier global journalism platform, CNN. I hope viewers will open their hearts and minds to the incredible worlds we’re about to explore together.”

John Walsh Back on ‘The Hunt’: ‘Television is Still the Most Powerful Medium’

John Walsh CNNWhen John Walsh‘s new CNN show, “The Hunt,” debuts Sunday night, it will be the latest chapter in Walsh’s life’s work: to catch the bad guys.

“I was on that painful journey for 27 years waiting for justice for my son. I know what it’s like. I will always be the father of a murdered child. I will always be that angry, driven guy,” the former “America’s Most Wanted” host told a group of reporters, including TVNewser, over lunch this week. “I just figured out one thing I can do really well  … I’d learn how to catch guys. I got better at it than any police agency because I had the public help.”

In the 26 years that “America’s Most Wanted” was on the air, Walsh’s profiles of fugitives led to the capture of 1,231 of the “biggest, rottenest, bastards on the planet,” as he describes them. Walsh, who has taken time off since Fox canceled “AMW,” was lured back to television by his longtime friend Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN Worldwide.

“Television is still the most powerful medium. Yes, we have all kinds of digital platforms. We’re teaming up with Facebook, Twitter, all of them are so excited about the show,” Walsh said. “But the bottom line is I caught 99 percent of the guys I caught because I caught them off the television.”

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‘The Hunt with John Walsh’ Debuts July 13

cnn rowe ling walshJohn Walsh‘s return to weekly TV is set for July 13 at 9pmET. Walsh, who hosted “America’s Most Wanted” for 25 years, begins his run as host of “The Hunt with John Walsh” on CNN.

CNN says “The Hunt” will “expose stories of ongoing criminal investigations of fugitives, expand the search internationally, and employ the documentary, visual style” of the production company behind CNN’s other weekly docu-series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown.” TVNewser will bring you more details of the show following a lunch event with Walsh next week.

Walsh will soon be joined by Lisa Ling and Mike Rowe as hosts of upcoming weekly series. CNN’s “Death Row Stories” also returns July 13, following the debut of “The Hunt.”

Two Dozen Women of TV News, Barbara Walters’ Legacy, Join Her on Her Final ‘View’

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For weeks we’ve been writing about the legacy of Barbara Walters. This afternoon, that legacy came to life in the finale of her final “The View,” taped at ABC’s West Side studios, and airing tomorrow.

TVNewser was there as more than two dozen women TV news anchors packed the stage, each introduced by Oprah Winfrey, among the guests on Walters’ final show. One by one, they greeted a stunned Walters, beginning with Diane Sawyer and continuing with Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, Elizabeth Vargas, Amy Robach, Deborah Roberts, Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira; also, Jane Pauley, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, Cynthia McFadden, Gayle King, Maria Shriver, Juju Chang, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lisa Ling, Tamron Hall, Gretchen Carlson, Connie Chung, Paula Zahn, Deborah Norville, and Joan Lunden.

“I have to remember this on the bad days, because this is the best,” said Walters in the commercial break. “They just kept coming, and coming,” joked Sherri Shepherd. During the first part of the show, to keep it secret, the women hid out in Dr. Oz’s studio across the hall.

The show began with Hillary Clinton as the first guest. She encouraged Walters to take some time off — at least a week. Later, Walters said that’s part of her plan — a trip to Berlin is in the works, someplace she’s never been. Among the VIPs in the crowd, New York Knicks forward J.R. Smith. During another commercial break Walters’ joked to Smith that her retirement plans  include “buying the Clippers!” There are other highlights including a hilarious sketch (if you’re a Cheri Oteri fan, and we are) of Barbara interviewing Barbara.

“You’ll never see this again, folks,” Whoppi Goldberg said as the show wound down. “Only for Barbara.”

(Photos: Chris Ariens)

Barbara Walters Farewell: ‘True, I Was the First Female Co-Host… But Also True, I Was a Flop’

WaltersSawyerIt was a star-studded farewell for Barbara Walters at New York City’s Four Seasons restaurant tonight. From comedian Joan Rivers to commissioner Bill Bratton; from New York’s chronicler of scandal, Cindy Adams, to the man who plays the president on “Scandal,” Tony Goldwyn; from actor Woody Allen to attorney David Boies, But mostly, the pool room was packed with Walters’ fellow TV news colleagues and those ladies — past and present — from “The View.” Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd; Meredith Vieira and Joy Behar.

Following a best of Barbara video, Disney Chairman Bob Iger welcomed the crowd, before Walters delivered a few words of thanks and admitting it hasn’t always been easy. “True, I was the first female co-host of a network news program. But also true, I was a flop. My male co-host didn’t want a partner and neither did the audience. I was drowning, gasping for air. Then someone threw me that life preserver called Specials with the biggest stars in news and show business and I learned how to swim again.”

Current and former evening news anchors were there, including Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams who arrived with Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric and fiancé John Molner; and Connie Chung (who was part of an ill-fated co-anchor pairing with Dan Rather) and husband Maury Povich. We caught up with early risers Savannah Guthrie and George Stephanopoulos along with their spouses, Mike Feldman, and Ali Wentworth, respectively, as they were heading out. Guthrie’s “Today” colleague Al Roker and his wife, ABC correspondent Deborah Roberts made the rounds as well.

Walters continued: “I’m grateful to the legendary Roone Arledge for bringing me to ABC News; thankful to David Westin for his steady leadership; to Ben Sherwood – you made us all believe we could win and with your leadership and passion, we did; and James Goldston – I’m told that all our shows are number one at the moment – you should quit right now.” Sherwood, Goldston and Westin were all on hand, as were other ABC News executives including Barbara Fedida, David Sloan, Jeanmarie Condon and John Green.

We spotted Jenny McCarthy hand-in-hand with fiance Donnie Wahlberg; the “Nightline” team of Juju ChangDan Abrams, and Dan Harris as well as a host of correspondents and anchors from ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and Fox, including Elizabeth VargasAmy RobachDavid MuirNorah O’DonnellJon KarlGio Benitez, Dr. Richard Besser, Tory JohnsonRick Klein, Brian Ross, Mara Schiavocampo, Thomas RobertsAlicia MenendezHoda Kotb, Greta Van Susteren and Lisa Ling, a former “View” co-host, now woking on a new show for CNN.

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