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Ratings: Three Months of CNN’s ‘New Day’

NewDayAnchors304x200As “New Day” marks three months on the air, there is good news and bad news for the CNN morning show. Although “New Day” lags behind “Fox & Friends” and “Morning Joe” in the ratings, it is the only show of the three to grow compared to the same time period last year.

From June 17 to September 17, “New Day” averaged 309,000 total viewers and 110,000 A25-54 viewers, placing third among the cable news morning shows in both ratings measurements. Despite that, the show improved on its year-ago averages, up +33% in total viewers and +18% in the A25-54 demographic.

By comparison, “Fox & Friends” and “Morning Joe” were both down year-over-year for the same three-month period. Fox News declined -3% in total viewers and -22% in the demo and MSNBC declined -12% and -19%, respectively.

The averages from June 17 to September 17 (6-9amET):

Fox News: 1,069,000 total viewers / 241,000 A25-54

MSNBC: 385,000 total viewers / 127,000 A25-54

CNN: 309,000 total viewers / 110,000 A25-54

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NYT: Willie Geist To (Officially) Get ‘Today’ Gig

MSNBC’s Willie Geist, a regular fill-in on NBC’s “Today,” and long rumored to be a possible addition to the anchor team there, is making the move official. According to Brian Stelter in the NY Times, this week Geist will be officially announced as co-anchor of the 9 AM hour. He will also serve as a primary fill-in for Matt Lauer.

Mr. Geist will retain a role on “Morning Joe,” likely during the 6 a.m. hour, according to the people with knowledge of his new deal. He will stop hosting “Way Too Early,” the 5:30 a.m. newscast that has preceded “Morning Joe” for the last few years.

Mr. Geist’s existing contract was set to expire at the end of the month. There was talk about his possibly jumping to the lower-rated morning shows on CBS or CNN. But he decided to stay within NBC, where he was hired seven years ago to produce Tucker Carlson’s MSNBC talk show.

Mika and Joe React to Chris Matthews Outburst on Monday’s ‘Morning Joe’

After signing off from “Morning Joe” Tuesday, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski headed over to panel put on by the St. Pete-based Poynter Institute where the MSNBC hosts reacted to what happened on Monday’s show when their colleague Chris Matthews got into it with RNC Chairman Reince Preibus.

Scarborough told the crowd of 500 he was upset that his show “wasted five minutes of the audience’s time” during Matthews’ outburst, which did “absolutely nothing to illuminate the conversation.”

“We love Chris, Chris loves us, Chris comes on the show all the time, and we want him back again,” Scarborough said. Nevertheless, he doesn’t support political outbursts like Matthews.’

“Our strategy for discourse on the show is to have a civil one,” adds Brzezinski. “I think things went off the rails a little bit, and it wasn’t our best show. It’s live, it’s three hours a day, and sometimes we have a good show and sometimes we don’t have such a good show.”

Merrill was at a much more “on the rails” show yesterday as she continues to cover the media as they cover the RNC. Here’s her report. This morning Merrill attended an ABC News/Univision breakfast with Diane Sawyer and Jorge Ramos. Look for that story later.

(h/t ICN)

Experian Hitwise: Web Surfers Reach for Their Morning Joe

MSNBC’s Morning Joe brewed its way onto the Experian Hitwise list of the top three cable-news-show websites, claiming second place for the week ending May 7, trailing first-place Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor and overtaking MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, which came in at No. 3. Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, which placed third the previous week, slipped off the chart.

The top two late-night talk-show sites were unchanged for the third consecutive week — Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report — and NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon replaced network sibling The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in third place.

The morning-news-show rankings remained steady: NBC’s Today, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CBS’ The Early Show.

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‘Morning Joe’ Taking Over SNL Studio For Post-Election Show

Live, from New York, its “Morning Joe!”

On their MSNBC show this morning, the hosts of “Morning Joe” announced that they will be taking over “Saturday Night Live”‘s studio, 8H, on November 3rd, the day after the midterm elections.

“The morning after the mid-term elections, “Morning Joe” will broadcast in front of a live studio audience from historic studio 8H at 30 rock,” host Joe Scarborough said on the telecast. “We will have the best political minds in the business to analyze, dissect and debate all the key election results.”

Yes, the show will have a live (and presumably tired) studio audience, though co-host Willie Geist promised “free Starbucks, and maybe free beer,” for attendees.

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