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Shepard Smith Gets Doused, Challenges Rachel Maddow to do the Same

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Shepard Smith got doused, all for a good cause.

The Fox News anchor was challenged to get two buckets of ice cold water dumped on him to raise money for the Kay Yow Foundation, named for the North Carolina State women’s basketball coach who died of  breast cancer in 2009.

Part of the challenge is to pass it on. So before he got all wet, Smith challenged three others to do the same. They include former Ole Miss and Arizona Diamonbacks star David Dellucci, Detroit Tigers star Joba Chamberlain and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.

If they do it, Smith will give $50 each to the charity. If they don’t, they have to pony up $250. What’s it going to be, Rachel?

Watch the dousing of Shep, after the jump…

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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, July 22

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 252 | MSNBC: 81 | CNN: 152 | HLN: 86
  • Primetime: FNC: 401 | MSNBC: 114 | CNN: 211 | HLN: 97

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

203

TheFive:

373

Baier:

334

Greta:

339

O’Reilly:

451

Kelly:

374

Hannity:

378

O’Reilly:

252

Kelly:

212

MSNBC
Wagner:

43

EdShow:

69

Sharpton:

116

Matthews:

129

Hayes:

97

Maddow:

131

O’Donnell:

107

Hayes:

98

Maddow:

96

CNN
Tapper:

119

Blitzer:

158

Blitzer:

268

Burnett:

237

Cooper:

200

Cooper:

210

Tonight:

225

Tonight:

143

CNNI:

161

HLN
Now:

32

Files:

41

Files:

23

Jane:

84

Grace:

107

Dr.Drew:

85

Files:

98

Files:

174

Files:

212

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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, July 16

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 229 | MSNBC: 70 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 105
  • Primetime: FNC: 369 | MSNBC: 172 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 116

4p: 5p: 6/6:30p 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

114

TheFive:

288

Baier:

219

Greta:

205

O’Reilly:

429

Kelly:

398

Hannity:

281

O’Reilly:

292

Kelly:

236

MSNBC
Wagner:

46

EdShow:

87

Sharpton:

94

Matthews:

100

Hayes:

145

Maddow:

186

O’Donnell:

185

Hayes:

64

Maddow:

44

CNN
Tapper:

38

Blitzer:

97

Blitz/Cross:

125/134

Burnett:

126

Cooper:

146

Bourdain:

127

Tonight:

118

Cooper:

103

Bourdain:

102

HLN
Now:

55

Files:

61

Files:

76

Jane:

61

Grace:

117

Dr.Drew:

79

Files:

150

Files:

189

Files:

270

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White, Male Guests Dominate Cable News

A new survey by Fair finds cable news guests are overwhelmingly white and male in the evening hours. Fair surveyed six cable news shows — “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Hannity” on Fox News, “All In with Chris Hayes” and “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC and “OutFront with Erin Burnett” and “Anderson Cooper 360″ on CNN — over five weeks for the study.

Of the 1,015 guests that appeared across the shows in the survey period, 84 percent were white and 72 percent were male. The most diverse show in terms of ethnicity was “All In,” while “The O’Reilly Factor” was the most diverse in terms of gender.

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The Ticker: Crime Pays, Abramson Speaks, DC Unaware

  • TV reporter Justin Gray was stopped at the Orlando airport because a TSA agent didn’t accept his ID: a driver license from the District of Columbia. “He demanded a passport,” Gray reports on WFTV, “Because he didn’t recognize my ID.”

Cable News Primetime Covers Team USA World Cup Elimination

Cuomo Brazil Last night, several primetime cable news shows covered Team USA’s valiant World Cup comeback attempt against Belgium.

At the end of “Anderson Cooper 360,” substitute host John Berman interviewed “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo, who reported live from Brazil donning a number 1 jersey.

He said the jersey was “representative of one nation, one team.” “The U.S. soccer team has captured the hearts of the country the way it never had before.” Don Lemon led “CNN Tonight” at 10pmET with World Cup coverage, interviewing CNN’s Brazil Bureau Chief Shasta Darlington and producer Paul Vercammen, whose family is Belgian.

MSNBC’s primetime lineup covered Team USA’s defeat.  “All In with Chris Hayes” sent show producers to a New York City bar to get fan reaction following the loss.  Rachel Maddow opened her show making the connection between professional soccer players faking injuries during games and U.S. politicians faking being “grievously injured.” “That is basic pee-wee league American political strategy.”

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The Scoreboard: Monday, June 30

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 228 | MSNBC: 79 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 79
  • Primetime: FNC: 449 | MSNBC: 137 | CNN: 121 | HLN: 102

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

133

TheFive:

292

Baier:

236

Greta:

200

O’Reilly:

531

Kelly:

489

Hannity:

327

O’Reilly:

224

Kelly:

236

MSNBC
Wagner:

53

EdShow:

49

Sharpton:

56

Matthews:

91

Hayes:

107

Maddow:

155

O’Donnell:

148

Hayes:

93

Maddow:

88

CNN
Tapper:

71

Blitzer:

81

Blitzer:

79

Burnett:

118

Cooper:

151

Bourdain:

119

Tonight:

93

Cooper:

137

Bourdain:

84

HLN
Now:

18

Files:

17

Files:

32

Jane:

41

Grace:

106

Dr.Drew:

81

Files:

120

Files:

154

Files:

193

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Q2 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Holds #2 in Primetime, Slips in Total Day

MSNBC held on to the #2 spot in primetime for the second quarter of 2014, second only to Fox News in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic. But in total day, the network slipped to third in total viewers and fourth (CNN and HLN were tied for second) in the A25-54 demographic.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 570,000 Total Viewers / 159,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 334,000 Total Viewers / 103,000 A25-54

Like all the cable news networks, MSNBC was down compared to the same quarter last year. In total day, the network was down -7% in total viewers and -16% in the A25-54 demographic, and in primetime, the network was flat and down -17%, respectively.

“The Rachel Maddow Show” and “All In with Chris Hayes” were the only primetime cable news shows to be up compared to the same quarter last year. Both shows grew 5% in total viewers, although Maddow’s program was down -18% and Hayes’ program was down -22% in the demo compared to Q2 2013. “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” — which was guest-hosted in June by Ari Melber while O’Donnell recovered from a car accident — was down -12% in total viewers and -21% in the demo.

 

Bret Baier: ‘Rachel Maddow Makes Some Good Points Sometimes’

Bret BaierIn an interview with The Daily Caller, Bret Baier had some kind words for one of his competitors at MSNBC.

“I think Rachel Maddow makes some good points sometimes, and I watch some of those commentaries she makes,” Baier said. “I do look at it, not as a news product, but as an editorial, commentary show,” he noted.

Baier added that although he has several friends who work at NBC and MSNBC, he doesn’t think about “how they do their cable channel.” “I think about 6-7 [pmET] and have the blinders on as much as I can.”

Baier isn’t the only one at Fox News who’s heaped praise at Maddow. In 2012, network Chairman Roger Ailes wrote a blurb for Maddow’s book “Drift.”

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Rachel Maddow Tells TV News, Including MSNBC, to Stop Booking ‘Yahoos’ on Iraq

Rachel Maddow IraqRachel Maddow is taking aim at the media, including her network, for giving airtime and voice to former Bush officials and foreign policy pundits known for advocating action in the buildup to the Iraq War.

Paul Bremer in the Wall Street Journal, and on CNN, and here on MSNBC; Paul Wolfowitz on MSNBC and on ‘Meet the Press,” Maddow said last night, rolling off other names she thinks got it wrong on Iraq now reemerging in the media with their prescriptions for today’s violence in Iraq, including Senator John McCain, Fox News’ Judith Miller, Bill Kristol, and the Brookings Institute’s Kenneth Pollack and Robert Kagan.

“Hey Sunday shows, hey op-ed pages, hey cable news, hey everybody…We know you are tempted to keep booking these yahoos on these subjects, but if you keep turning to the people who were famously wrong about Iraq to ask them what to do about Iraq, you at least will be laughed at, and you will be embarrassed that you did this, and you will eventually have to apologize.”

Maddow’s take on the media’s shoddy Iraq coverage starts around the 13:40 mark.

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