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Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News Sunday Show Premiering This Sunday

Maria Bartiromo‘s Fox News Sunday show, “Sunday Morning Futures,” will debut this Sunday, March 30 at 10amET, Fox News announced today.

Bartiromo will interview business leaders and newsmakers on economic topics like job creation and investment opportunities, with the goal of preparing viewers for their financial future. She spoke to TVNewser last week about the upcoming Fox News show, suggesting it will fill a void on Sunday mornings, adding business figures to the political pundit mix (watch below).

“Maria’s renowned expertise covering financial markets, job forecasts and the economy has helped define her as one of the finest business journalists in the industry, and I am confident she will bring even greater value to FOX News Channel’s weekend programming,” said Michael Clemente, Fox News Executive Vice President of News.

Bartiromo debuted as host of “Opening Bell” on Fox Business one month ago.

Deirdre Bolton’s FBN Show to Launch March 31

deirdre bolton“Risk and Reward with Deirdre Bolton,” the latest addition to the Fox Business daytime lineup, will debut March 31, FBN EVP Kevin Magee announced today. The program will provide coverage of breaking market news, as well as “an in-depth look at non-traditional ways to make money beyond just stocks and bonds.”

Bolton’s show was announced as part of FBN’s programming changes that went into effect when Maria Bartiromo‘s show launched in February. Bolton joined Fox Business from Bloomberg TV, where she worked for 15 years, last month.

“We’re excited to add Risk and Reward with Deirdre Bolton to our lineup. Alternative investing is an immensely untapped field and Deirdre’s expertise in this area will help broaden our market hours coverage,” Magee said in a statement.

“I’m thrilled to join the FOX Business Network and create a new home for alternative asset strategy and education,” Bolton said. “We hope to make Risk and Reward a one-of-a-kind program that will help viewers navigate the vast world of investment choices, find more ways to make money and better ways to keep it.”

Maria Bartiromo: Fox News Show Will Fill a ‘Void in the Market’

We will soon learn when Maria Bartiromo‘s Sunday morning Fox News show will debut. During an interview with Bartiromo in her Fox office last month, the newly-arrived FBN anchor told us the show would launch by the end of the first quarter. She also told us what she expects the Sunday show to be:

How Maria Bartiromo Became the Subject of a Joey Ramone Song

Appearing on “Shepard Smith Reporting” this week, Maria Bartiromo told the story of how she struck up a friendship with Joey Ramone that resulted in him writing a song, the aptly-titled “Maria Bartiromo,” about her.

“He used to email me all the time and he used to say, ‘Maria, what do you think about AOL? What do you think about Amazon?’ I didn’t realize it was the real Joey Ramone. I was answering him back, he was a viewer, I was giving him my take on things. And he called me one day and said, ‘Maria, I want you to come down to CBGB’s. I wrote a song about you,’” Bartiromo recalled “…Most people don’t know what a savvy investor Joey Ramone was.” Watch (at about the 4:20 mark):


Cavuto on Bartiromo at FBN: ‘We’re Populating it with Italians’

Neil Cavuto went on Brian Kilmeade‘s Fox News Radio show today to talk about the addition of Maria Bartiromo to the FBN line-up. “We’re populating it with Italians,” Cavuto joked. “It’s a bad Sopranos cast.”

While Cavuto admitted FBN’s ratings may not be at the level of Fox News shows, the host-executive is happy with the makeup of his audience. “I always tell Bill O’Reilly, you’ve got the trailer parks as your viewers, but I have the viewers who own those trailer parks.”

Cavuto also gave great advice about getting ahead, and staying ahead, in the TV business: work hard.


At FBN, Maria Bartiromo Looks Beyond ‘Toxic’ Nature Inside TV News

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Maria Bartiromo‘s got a new network, an earlier timeslot and greater perspective about the business of business news. As her 20 years at CNBC wound down, she was frustrated about the limited time given to guest segments. “I’d say, let’s give this person 30 mintues, let’s give this person 20 minutes.” “No” was the short answer. Shorter is better. “And I always had this pressure to have five people on at once,” she adds. This morning, the third edition of her new show, “Opening Bell” Bartiromo interviewed former AIG Chairman Hank Greenberg for most of the 10am hour.

After the show, TVNewser sat down with Bartiromo in her 17th floor office in the News Corp. building — just down the hall from Bill O’Reilly, Shepard Smith and other Fox News notables. We began by asking why now, after 20 years at CNBC, this time was the right time for a move across the street:

Maria Bartiromo: I had done four five-year deals at CNBC and every time I did a new deal I re-signed early. So I never spoke to anybody, even though people would speculate. As I was approaching 20 years, I said to myself ‘you know, this time I probably should just see’ … see if there’s an opportunity to do something where I can give more perspective and longer interviews. So I did. And my boss was great, [CNBC president] Mark [Hoffman] came to me in January of ’13 and my contract wasn’t up until November and they made me a great offer and were as elegant as could be. And I still, from my own heart, I had to say if I go another 5 years doing this, all these guests and so little time, what happens to my brand? I talk to CEOs all the time and they say, “Maria, that was ridiculous, I gave you my time and you gave me 5 minutes.” I wanted so much to say, “I know, you’re right” and I couldn’t do that because I’m not going to show the dirty laundry. And in that period [Fox News Chairman] Roger Ailes comes to me and gives me this fantastic offer, not only two hours daily, but a weekend program on the Fox News Channel.

TVNewser: And what are you going to be doing with the Sunday show [debuting late March at 10amET]?

Bartiromo: Here’s the vision: I feel like every Sunday you see all these politicos and they’re talking about all these issues of the day and it’s all talking points. And so you put on ‘Meet the Press’ you put on Bob Schieffer or whatever and it’s all the talking points. When it first became apparent that I could have a Sunday show on the Fox News Channel, I started looking at Sunday, and I realized all these politicos, no one’s ever connecting the dots, it’s about the economy, it’s about business, it’s about creating jobs, it’s about growth. I want to get business people as part of the conversation on a Sunday and I feel like it’s so genius. I really think this is a real void in the marketplace.

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TVNewser: And so you think there’s an audience craving that on a Sunday morning?

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Debut Ratings For Bartiromo, Farrow, and Reid

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MSNBC’s two new shows didn’t provide the spike in viewers MSNBC president Phil Griffin was hoping for.

Ronan Farrow Daily” at 1pmET drew 216,000 total viewers and 46,000 A25-54 demo viewers, shedding 7,000 total viewers and 25,000 demo viewers from lead-in “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” which had NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker filling in. Compared to the same Monday last year, when Michell’s show aired at 1pm, Farrow was down -34% in viewers and down -40% in the demo.

At 2pmET, “The Reid Report” with Joy Reid built on Farrow’s hour, averaging 262,000 total viewers, but shedding demo viewers averaging 38,000, making it the least-watched show of the day on MSNBC. Compared to the same day last year, when Tamron Hall‘s show aired, Reid was down -18% in viewers and down -63% in the demo.

Over on Fox Business Network, the debut of “Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo” averaged 75,000 total viewers and 14,000 in the demo from 9am-11amET. Bartiromo’s first hour drew 97,000 total viewers, losing 48,000 total viewers from lead-in “Imus in the Morning’s” 8am hour, but added 2,000 demo viewers. On CNBC, where Bartiromo spent 20 years, “Squawk on the Street” from 9-11am averaged 174,000 total viewers and  29,000 A25-54 viewers.

At his new 11am-1pmET time slot, Stuart Varney‘s “Varney & Co.” averaged 117,000 total viewers and 29,000 demo viewers, falling short of “Squawk on the Street” by 13,000 total viewers but edging them by 6,000 demo viewers.

Maria Bartiromo Debuts on Fox Business

BartriromoFBNMaria on Wall Street. Maria talking with traders. Maria going through her notes. Maria walking in to News Corp. headquarters. And that’s just the fast-paced open (Watch after the jump) to “Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo” which hit the FBN airwaves at 9am.

“Every morning at this time I’ll be bringing you the latest word on your money straight from the decision makers on wall street, in the C suite and Washington” Bartiromo began.

Bartiromo left CNBC in November and officialy joined FBN last month. She remained off the air for 60 days, a result of a clause in her CNBC contract.

“As someone who likes to work nonstop. I was following the news, figuring out the stories, thinking how I’d be covering them,” Bartiromo tells the NY Daily News. She tells USA Today what she hopes “Opening Bell” will accomplish: “For a long time, business TV was about the stock market. I want to get away from too much short-term-ism.”

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Maria Bartiromo Returns to the NYSE

With just a few days to go until the launch of her Fox Business show, Maria Bartiromo was back on the NYSE floor yesterday, making the rounds with traders and analysts and posing with her FBN colleagues for pictures.

Bill O’Reilly Has Some Personal Finance Questions for Maria Bartiromo

In her first appearance on Fox News, Maria Bartiromo sat down with Bill O’Reilly to talk personal finance this week. O’Reilly kicked off the interview by telling the newly-minted FBN anchor, “I just put 25 percent of my investments in stocks, because I don’t trust it. I think it’s a rigged game, I really do.”

“At the end of the day, you really can’t say everything is a rigged game,” Bartiromo said. “If you’re a long-term investor, you have to be in this market … At the end of the day, Bill, you’re talking 5, 10, 15, 20 years — you’ve gotta be invested in stocks.”

At the end of the segment, O’Reilly told viewers Bartiromo “wasn’t spoiled being over at NBC for so long. She’s still a very nice woman. I’ve known her a long time.” Watch:


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