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The Ticker: Merger, Marquardt, Movie Marathon

  • FBN is presenting a “Money Movie Marathon” on sister network FXM this weekend. Maria Baritromo, Charles Payne and Neil Cavuto will provide commentary on the movies — “The Social Network,” “Moneyball” and “Wall Street Never Sleeps,” which Bartiromo had a part in (watch her talk about her experience on the set, after the jump).

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Would Michael Bloomberg Buy CNN?

cavutobloombergFollowing his fiery interview on CNN, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was interviewed by Neil Cavuto on his Fox News show. In this interview, CNN came up as a topic of discussion. As 21st Century Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch looks to acquire Time Warner, in which case CNN would have to be spun off, Cavuto asked the finance and media mogul if he’d be interested in buying CNN.

“I can’t think of why we would be interested in buying CNN. We’ve got a business, we’ve got to reinvest in our business and work very hard. I just did an interview in the same building with Wolf Blitzer on CNN. A lot of people like CNN, a lot of people watch it. Ted Turner had a great concept when he started it.”

“You never say never, but in this case I can say probably never.”

Michael Bloomberg to Wolf Blitzer: Tone of Your Question ‘Insulting to America’

BloombergFormer New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t happy with the FAA’s decision to temporarily ban flights to and from Israel, and in Jerusalem this afternoon, he was also unhappy with Wolf Blitzer‘s line of questioning.

“Don’t be ridiculous…why would you think that?” Bloomberg said, responding to Blitzer asking if he thought political motivations factored into the flight ban.

“It’s an outrage for you to accuse one of our agencies…” Bloomberg said before Blitzer interrupted, “I’m not accusing anyone, I’m just asking.” Bloomberg then talked over Blitzer. “By asking the question you’re implying that our government does things for political reasons–and maybe every once in awhile they do–but it’s your job to prove it,” Bloomberg continued. “Just the allegation against our government, I personally take as an offense…just the tone of the question of trying to create dissension; it’s insulting to America.”

Eight minutes later, Bloomberg popped up on Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” After speaking about the FAA ban, Cavuto asked Bloomberg if he’ll be running for president in 2016. “No,” the former mayor simply responded.

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Q2 2014 Ratings: Fox News #1 For 50 Straight Quarters, 150 Straight Months

fox news logoFox News finished its 50th straight quarter and 150th straight month as the top-rated cable news network in June. Despite the milestone, Fox News — like all the cable news networks — was down compared to the same quarter last year, delivering its lowest quarter in the primetime A25-54 demographic in 13 years.

The ratings for Q2 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,588,000 total viewers / 265,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 940,000 total viewers / 189,000 A25-54

In total day, Fox News was down -20% in total viewers and -21% in the A25-54 demographic compared to Q2 2013; in primetime, the network was down -16% in both ratings measurements. It was FNC’s lowest-rated quarter in the primetime A25-54 demographic since Q2 2001, before 9/11.

All three primetime shows were down compared to Q2 2013. “The O’Reilly Factor” lost -17% in total viewers and -20% in A25-54 viewers, delivering the show’s lowest quarterly demo ratings since Q2 2001. “The Kelly File” was down -5% in total viewers and -15% in the demo compared to the 9pmET timeslot last year, while “Hannity” was down -18% and -16%, respectively, compared to the 10pmET timeslot last year.

“Fox & Friends” (6-9amET) and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” (7pmET) delivered the lowest A25-54 audience in their timeslots since Q3 2001 and Q2 2001, respectively. Despite that, it was a milestone month for both shows: “F&F” and “OTR,” as well as “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” marked 50 straight quarters as the top-rated shows in their respective time slots (the consecutive quarters for Van Susteren’s show includes two different timeslots, 10pmET and 7pmET).

Fox News No. 1 for 50 Quarters

When the final Q2 2014 ratings come out tomorrow, Fox News will mark a milestone, one that has only been matched by ESPN in the cable TV universe. Fox News will mark 50 Quarters — or 12 and a half years — as the No. 1 cable news channel in total viewers in both total day and primetime. ESPN has done that in the sports category, which until recently, it had to itself.

Two of FNC’s shows, “Fox & Friends” and “Your World with Neil Cavuto” are also marking 50 quarters at No. 1. (Other shows like “O’Reilly Factor” and “On the Record” have even longer streaks). Thanks to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, we can share this graph of the quarter-to-quarter performances of FNC, CNN, MSNBC and HLN, going back to 2001.

We’ll have the full Q2 2014 cable news ratings highlights tomorrow.

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The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 26

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 202 | MSNBC: 60 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 91
  • Primetime: FNC: 306 | MSNBC: 101 | CNN: 163 | HLN: 157

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

121

TheFive:

199

Baier:

229

Greta:

170

O’Reilly:

299

Megyn:

327

Hannity:

290

O’Reilly:

182

Megyn:

151

MSNBC
Wagner:

36

EdShow:

53

Sharpton:

79

Matthews:

89

Hayes:

89

Maddow:

104

O’Donnell:

109

Hayes:

51

Maddow:

42

CNN
Tapper:

32

Blitzer:

63

Blitz/Cross:

71/65

Burnett:

68

Cooper:

96

Sixties:

196

Sixties:

Cooper:

151

Sixties:

75

HLN
News:

18

Files:

25

Files:

55

Jane:

68

Grace:

153

DrDrew:

173

Files:

147

Files:

158

Files:

142

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A Busy Friday for Senator John McCain

As potential U.S. action in Iraq drew saturation coverage on TV news today, Senator John McCain lent his voice.

The Arizona Senator, who has urged President Obama to “get a new national security team,” appeared on cable news five times across MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN.

He started on “Morning Joe” and “New Day” this morning, first telling an MSNBC panel we should’ve left stabilizing forces in Iraq similar to Japan, Germany, Korea, and Bosnia. Speaking with Chris Cuomo, McCain got specific on Iraq: “Airstrikes are something to be considered.”

Next, he appeared on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” in a pre-recorded interview. “I think I’d put David Petraeus on a plane to Baghdad right now to sort all of this out,” he told Mitchell.

On-set in New York, McCain joined Neil Cavuto on “Your World” in the 4pmET hour following an Army press conference updating the condition of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is now back in the U.S. undergoing treatment. “Right now, he probably deserves a lot of our patience,” McCain said.

McCain rounded out the day back on CNN, appearing on “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” weighing in on which members of the president’s national security team need to go. “The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, number one, the National Security Adviser [Susan Rice], number two…who should probably spend time with her family on Sundays,” he said.

The Scoreboard: Friday, May 30

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 185 | MSNBC: 95 | CNN: 71 | HLN: 105
  • Primetime: FNC: 262 | MSNBC: 104 | CNN: 66 | HLN: 107

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

125

TheFive:

245

Baier:

230

Greta:

214

O’Reilly:

298

Kelly:

279

Hannity:

210

O’Reilly:

239

Kelly:

192

MSNBC
Wagner:

48

EdShow:

79

Sharpton:

96

Matthews:

101

Hayes:

95

Maddow:

88

Lockup:

129

Lockup:

185

Lockup:

252

CNN
Tapper:

73

Blitzer:

79

Blitzer:

69

Burnett:

62

Cooper:

86

Sixties:

77

Spot/Unguard:

42/29

Bourdain:

87

Bourdain:

114

HLN
News:

42

WWYD:

73

DrDrew:

63

Secret:

77

Grace:

68

Files:

93

Files:

160

Files:

250

Files:

307

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Charles Payne Shifts From Contributor to Anchor at FBN

Charles PayneWhen Charles Payne gets recognized on the street, he often gets told something along the lines of, “I love you on TV, but I’m not in the stock market.”

“Everybody’s in the market,” Payne told TVNewser this morning, citing examples of people who use Apple laptops or drive Ford cars. “What you have to figure out is – do you always want to be on the consumer side of it?”

Bridging the divide between Main Street and Wall Street is a cornerstone of Fox Business Network, and it will be one of the “great goals” of Payne’s new show, “Making Money with Charles Payne,” which debuts tonight at 6pmET.

“There’s a distinction between Wall Street, the physical place downtown … and Wall Street, the place where you can go and start to pick out great American companies to become a part owner of,” Payne said.

Payne says he sees a “two-pronged challenge” for himself: bringing down the intimidation factor of Wall Street and convincing people that it is still worthwhile to invest. He says he will accomplish this without falling victim to some pet-peeves of business television, including “an obsession with fast money, crazy terms you don’t know, someone telling you you’re going to crash.” Read more

The Fox Ticker: Witch Hunt, Name Game, Gadget Guy

  • Bill O’Reilly says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s recent call in TIME magazine to “expose every instance we find,” of racism, sexism and homophobia is dangerous. “If his vision were to come true,” O’Reilly said on his show last night, “we would be a nation of witch hunters.”

  • Neil Cavuto is a fan of the phablet, thanks to his “sausage-like fingers.” In USA Today, Cavuto talks about his favorite tech gadgets and the devices he uses to consume both financial and political news.

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