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Sunday Show Ratings: August 12

On the heels of Mitt Romney‘s announcement of Paul Ryan as his running mate, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the top political affairs show last week. “MTP” won despite lower national coverage (91%) and an unusual airtime, live across all time zones at 9amET/6amPT, due to NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.

ABC’s “This Week” comes in second in both ratings measurements. CBS’ “Face the Nation,” which has won the last five weeks straight, was in third place. Nancy Cordes sat in for Bob Schieffer, who was en route to North Carolina for his sit-down with Romney and Ryan.

Compared to the same week last year, “Face the Nation” and “This Week” are up in Total Viewers, while “Meet the Press,” “Fox News Sunday” and Univision’s “Al Punto” are down. In the A25-54 demographic, “MTP” is the only show to be up year-over-year.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday,” which was hosted this week by John Roberts, averaged a combined 2,009,000 Total Viewers and 495,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour airs in just 69% of the country.

The numbers for August 12:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC
“Meet the Press” 3.15M 1.28M
ABC
“This Week” 2.38M 660K
CBS “Face the Nation” 2.34M 587K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.06M 477K
Univision “Al Punto” 471K 247K

Who Were The Most Used Network Correspondents in 2011? And What Were the Big Evening Newscast Stories?

TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall has released his latest report, the 2011 network news year in review. As usual, he listed the most frequently used network correspondents for the year.

This year, the top five were: ABC’s David Muir (right), with 343 minutes of airtime, ABC’s Jake Tapper with 283 minutes of airtime, NBC’s Richard Engel with 246 minutes, NBC’s Chuck Todd with 226 minutes and CBS’ Nancy Cordes, also with 226 minutes. Last year Tapper and Muir led the pack, though their positions were reversed.

What stories received the most coverage on the network evening newscasts last year?

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Broadcast Networks Gear Up For Iowa Caucus

It’s officially a new year, and although this political cycle may feel like it has gone on forever already, Tuesday marks the official kickoff to the 2012 presidential election.

As we told you earlierBob Schieffer and Norah O’Donnell will co-anchor the CBS morning show from Des Moines on Monday and Tuesday. “The Early Show” will broadcast the its final week in Iowa, with Jim Axelrod and Nancy Cordes co-anchoring Wednesday through Friday. Scott Pelley will also anchor the Monday and Tuesday editions of “Evening News” from Des Moines, providing primetime updates as caucus results come in.

NBC also begins 2012 in the Hawkeye state, with David Gregory hosting “Meet the Press” from Des Moines this morning. Savannah Guthrie will report for “Today” from Iowa through Wednesday of this week, and Brian Williams will present special reports as the caucus results are tallied Tuesday night.

On ABC, senior political correspondent Jon Karl will be on the ground in Iowa for “This Week,” which is hosted by Jake Tapper from Washington, DC, today, as well as across other ABC platforms. Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor special reports from New York Tuesday night.

Washington Turns Out to Honor Bob Schieffer

Quite a turnout last night at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC, as Bob Schieffer was honored on his 20th anniversary anchoring CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

More than 500 people turned out to honor Schieffer, including the man who’s guested more times than anyone else: “I gotta say one word about the person who has been on ‘Face the Nation’ more than any other person in the history of the broadcast,” said Schieffer. “He’s actually older than me, not by much: John McCain over here.”

CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes threw the party which was attended by elected officials, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), below, and current and former administration reps, including Donald Rumsfeld, below, as well as Schieffer’s CBS colleagues including Jan Crawford, Chip Reid, Lara Logan, Bill Plante, and Nancy Cordes and from other networks, FNC’s Ed Henry, CNN’s Gloria Borger, NBC’s David Gregory and Betsy Fischer and PBS’s Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, and Jim Lehrer. Also on hand Carin Pratt, who helmed the show for 18 years.

“We just love Carin,” said Schieffer. “I really appreciate your coming back and being with us tonight.”

Mary Hager … is now the [executive] producer. And Senator McCain remembers Mary Hager when the two of us were chasing up and down the halls of Congress. And Mary has actually worked with me, I guess, more than 20 years. And she started very, very young — she asked me to say that.”

(H/T Playbook / Photos for CBS News: Chris Usher)

Weinergate: Rep. Anthony Weiner does one-on-one interviews with networks

NBC’s Luke Russert, Fox News’s Bret Baier, CBS’s Nancy Cordes, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and ABC’s Jonathan Karl have all gotten sit-down interviews with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) this afternoon. The one-on-one interviews come after a testy, not-much-of-a-news conference yesterday at which journalists were trying to get to the bottom of a Twitter-versy involving the Congressman. At issue: who Tweeted, from @anthonyweiner, a picture of a man in his underwear to a 21-year-old woman in Seattle? And who is the picture of? Here’s Russert’s interview. Baier’s will air tonight on “Special Report” and Blitzer’s on “The Situation Room” was live on CNN in the 4pmET hour.

Barbara Fedida out at CBS News

As part of the management changes at CBS News, TVNewser has learned the division’s VP of talent and development, Barbara Fedida is leaving the network.

Fedida was brought to CBS News from ABC News in 2006 by then-News president Sean McManus. Today is also McManus’ final day with the news division as he moves solely to CBS Sports where he will be chairman.

Fedida began her career at ABC News in 1989 as a production associate for “Peter Jennings Reporting.” She remained with ABC for 17 years where she held positions including talent recruitment and development director, director of Standards and Practices and as a producer for several ABC News programs including “Day One,” and “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.”

At CBS Fedida recruited talent including correspondents Terry McCarthy and Nancy Cordes from ABC, Erica HillSeth Doane and Elaine Quijano from CNN, Rebecca Jarvis from CNBC, “Early Show” weatherperson Marysol Castro, also from ABC and Dr. Jennifer Ashton from Fox News.

Which Correspondents and Stories Got the Most Airtime on the Network Evening Newscasts in 2010?

TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall released his 2010 year in review report. The report examines which news stories got the most coverage last year, as well as which reporters got the most airtime, among other things.

So which reporters got the most time in front of the cameras last year?

ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper led the way with 335 minutes, followed by ABC News domestic correspondent David Muir with 334 and ABC News Capitol Hill correspondent Jonathan Karl with 251.

Rounding out the top five are CBS News White House correspondent Chip Reid with 235 minutes, and NBC News environment reporter Anne Thompson with 234.

One other reporter of note: CBS News Capitol Hill correspondent Nancy Cordes came in at number eight with 218 minutes… despite spending three months on maternity leave last year.

So which stories received the most coverage from the network evening newscasts in 2010?

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Election 2010: CBS News Going to All Platforms for Midterm Election Coverage, Partners with Google

For its midterm election coverage, CBS News is planning a major multi-platform push, including extensive live coverage online.

“CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric will lead coverage during the evening newscast and during a special one-hour program at 10 PM ET. Couric will be joined by CBS News chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer, senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield and CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes.

CBS will have coverage online before and after the primetime sprogram, with a special edition of the webcast “Washington Unplugged” streaming from 9-10 PM, and Couric anchoring another special webcast beginning at 11 PM.

CBS is also teaming with Google to showcase search trends related to the election, as well as  popular political videos on YouTube.

More information after the jump.

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CBS News Assembles Campaign 2010 Team

cbs2010_8-27.jpgNow that Labor Day is here, Campaign 2010 kicks in to high gear.

CBS News has announced its multi-platform plans for coverage leading up to the November midterms. Chief Political Consultant Marc Ambinder and Political Analyst and Contributor John Dickerson will join a veteran group led by CBS Evening News Anchor and Managing Editor Katie Couric that includes Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer, Senior Political Correspondent Jeff Greenfield and Correspondents Wyatt Andrews, Sharyl Attkisson, Jan Crawford, Nancy Cordes, Byron Pitts, Chip Reid, Dean Reynolds and Political Analyst Dan Bartlett.

“This already is one of the most-anticipated midterm elections in a generation, and CBS News is adding exceptional talent to offer our audiences comprehensive coverage in a complex and exciting political environment,” said News and Sports president Sean McManus.

CBSNews.com also has assembled insiders to report and analyze key races online. New features include the Hot Races Interactive Map, Hot Race of the Week and Hot Ads of the Week

Nancy Cordes Has Baby Boy

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FishbowlDC reports that CBS congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes gave birth to a baby boy, Noah Matthias Cordes, earlier this morning. More here.

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