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Part II of Navy SEAL Report is Most-Watched Fox News Doc Ever

SealDoocyPart II of Peter Doocy‘s “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden” drew a preliminary 3.37 million viewers last night, topping even Part I on Tuesday night and making it the most-watched documentary on Fox News ever. Part II was up +25% in viewers and up +10% in the demo vs. Part I.

The special was the most-watched show on Fox News yesterday in both viewers and the A25-54 demo. In the special, Robert O’Neill, a former Navy SEAL, talked about his involvement in the mission to kill Usama bin Laden, and what speaking out about the secret operation has meant to him and his family.

O’Neill is not done talking. He was on “Happening Now” earlier today, on “The O’Reilly Factor” tonight and he’ll be interviewed by Savannah Guthrie tomorrow on “Today.”

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FNC Navy SEAL Special Tops with Viewers

SealDoocyFox News Channel’s debut of “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden” was the most-watched show on Fox News in the A25-45 demo, and second-most watched (behind O’Reilly) in total viewers for all of Tuesday. The first part of the Peter Doocy special topped CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined in total viewers and the demo.The special gave the hour a double digit increase (88% in total viewers / 77% in the demo) vs. the quarter-to-date ratings. Part II of the special airs tonight at 10pmET.

  • Nov. 11, 10pmET Total Viewers/A25-54

FNC: 2,697,000 / 532,000
CNN: 513,000 / 144,000
MSNBC: 561,000 / 98,000
HLN: 398,000 / 164,000

Fox’s Shepard Smith Calls CNN bin Laden Story ‘Embarrassing’

Fox News Channel’s heavily hyped exclusive interview with Robert O’Neill, the Navy SEAL believed to have killed Osama bin Laden, premiered last night. Part II airs tonight.

On Shepard Smith‘s show Tuesday, correspondent Peter Doocy talked about his reporting for the two-night special. Smith noted other networks scrambled to get stories featuring O’Neill on air ahead of Fox, calling out CNN in particular. “Once we announced we’re doing this, of course everybody and their mother jumped on this. CNN’s treating things over there as breaking news. It’s really kind of embarrassing for them, I thought.”

Smith also called competing news networks “hater channels” for reporting criticism of O’Neill — some from fellow SEALS — who think O’Neill has acted inappropriately in revealing his role in the covert mission.

5 Questions with… Peter Doocy

MediaDoocyFox News’s two-night special “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden” premiers tonight at 10pmET. Reported by FNC DC correspondent Peter Doocy, the special features an exclusive interview with the Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed Usama Bin Laden.

Rob O’Neill, the Navy SEAL who, until last week, was known only as “The Shooter,” will open up about Operation Neptune Spear, the mission that killed Bin Laden.

TVNewser caught up with Doocy — only 5 years out of college — to discuss landing such a big get, his long-term TV news plans and the role his father, Fox & Friends anchor Steve Doocy, has had on his career.

TVNewser: So, how did you land such a important interview for “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden?”

Doocy: Rob O’Neill and I were introduced through a third party shortly after the bin Laden raid, and developed a relationship that made him feel comfortable coming to us when he was ready to tell his story.

TVNewser: This is obviously a major moment in your career that could lead to bigger things. What are your long-term career goals?

Doocy: The Rob O’Neill interview is certainly a career highlight, and I am so proud to be part of a project that will hopefully bring people right back to that great feeling they had on the night President Obama announced that a brave group of Navy SEALS, with the help of countless others in the military, finally killed Usama bin Laden. After this is all done, my goal is to remain as involved as I can in big stories like this, and I am lucky to work in Washington where there is never a shortage of stories that matter to millions of people around the world, like this one.

TVNewser: It’s inevitable that people such as yourself, and Luke Russert, get criticized for nepotism. How much has your father actually contributed to your success? Read more

The Saturday Ticker: Cooper, Tucker, Wolf

  • Anderson Cooper hosts two specials leading up “CNN Heroes.” “Stars and Stripes Unite,” which aired last night, looks at celebrities helping returning troops. In “Rescuing the River,” airing Dec. 5, Cooper visits last year’s Hero of the Year whose mission is to clean up the Mississippi River.
  • On her most recent Greta Talk podcast, FNC’s Tucker Carlson joined Greta Van Susteren. “Tucker and I go way, way, way back.,” said Greta who worked with Carlson at CNN.
  • After a long week that included midterm election coverage, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer ended his week in Las Vegas where last night he attended the Soul Train Awards. Wolf also paused long enough to pose for a photo with the Chippendales.


Peter Doocy on ‘The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden’

DoocyKellyOn “The Kelly File” last night Fox News Channel’s Peter Doocy discussed his upcoming exclusive TV interview with Rob O’Neill, the former Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed Usama Bin Laden.

“I have to ask you, how did you get this? Peter Doocy, three years out of college. How many years out of college are you?,” Kelly asked. “Like, five,” Doocy said explaining how he secured the interview with O”Neill. WATCH: Read more

TV News Crews Head to North Carolina for Hurricane Arthur


Tropical Storm Arthur has strengthened into a category one Hurricane churning up the east coast set to hit North Carolina’s Outer Banks hardest. TV news crews have already dispersed crews to cover the extreme weather this 4th of July.

The Weather Channel will have a number of meteorologists and correspondents reporting live from North Carolina. Sam Champion, Stephanie Abrams, and Mike Seidel will report from Kill Devil Hills; Reynolds Wolf and Raegan Medgie will do live shots from Wrightsville Beach; Dave Malkoff and Ron Blome will report from various Outer Banks locations, and Jim Cantore will report from Salvo, NC.

ABC News Correspondent Matt Gutman will report from Wrightsville Beach, NC. Correspondent David Kerley and NewsOne Correspondent Marci Gonzalez will report from Nags Head, a town in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. ABC weather anchor Ginger Zee will cover the storm from New York City. Tonight, “World News” will lead with Arthur coverage; David Muir substitutes for Diane Sawyer.

NBC News has correspondent Kerry Sanders reporting from Kill Devil Hills, NC. CBS Newspath correspondent Craig Boswell is reporting from Nags Head, NC.

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Peter Doocy: Dad Steve is ‘My Behind-the- Scenes Career Counselor’

steve and peter doocyFox News anchor Steve Doocy and his son, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy, talk to about what it’s like to work at the same network:

Remembering how Peter was still in college when he participated in MSNBC’S Chris Matthews’ Hardball College Tour, Steve states “…my wife Kathy and I encouraged Peter to pursue either an MBA or a law degree but…(Peter) was selected to ask John McCain a town hall question. Peter phrased it in a hilarious way that got McCain and the 5000 in attendance laughing, and made political headlines.”

Soon after, Peter became a junior reporter and he believes that “I’m able to concentrate on what I’m doing with the benefit of having him as my behind-the-scenes career counselor. He’s already made all the rookie mistakes you can make on TV and he makes sure I don’t follow in those footsteps.”

The Ticker: Doocys, Grace, Heroes

  • Fox News father-son team Steve Doocy and Peter Doocy are interviewed in AdWeek. “When I first started reporting, my dad told me about all the rookie mistakes he made, which was really helpful because in a way he made them for both of us,” Peter says.

  • Nancy Grace will sit down with Alexis Somers, the daughter of the Utah man convicted of murdering his wife, tonight on her HLN program. The interview is Somers’ first since the verdict was reached on Saturday.

  • CNN has announced the celebrity lineup for the annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute.” Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Allison Williams, Jason Biggs and Jim Gaffigan will be attending, with musical performances by Daughtry and Sara Bareilles.

FNC and Fox’s Election Night Plans

Fox News Channel will have Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier anchoring on election night, while Shepard Smith will be anchoring on the Fox Broadcast Channel.

On FNC, Kelly and Baier will be joined by senior political analyst Brit Hume, “Fox News Sunday” moderator Chris Wallace, as well as contributors Joe Trippi, Karl Rove, Juan Williams, Stephen Hayes and Kirsten Powers. “O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly  and “On the Record” host Greta Van Susteren will be providing commentary, and Van Susteren will also interview Fox News contributor Sarah Palin during the evening.

Correspondent Martha MacCallum will report on exit poll data, with Bill Hemmer manning the “bill-board,” FNC’s touchscreen. Carl Cameron and John Roberts will report from Romney HQ in Boston, with Ed Henry and Wendell Goler reporting from Obama HQ in Chicago. There will also be a number of correspondents in the field (after the jump).

On the Fox Broadcast Channel, FNC contributor Ed Rollins, Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh, and The Hill editor A.B. Stoddard will contribute to coverage.

Online, Jonathan Hunt and Harris Faulkner and Rick Folbaum will anchor video coverage on, while Rick Sanchez will anchor on in Spanish.

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