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Rachel Maddow Accepts Shep Smith’s Challenge, Gets Doused With Ice Water

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow took up Shepard Smith‘s challenge, by getting doused with a bucket of ice water. Last week we told you about Smith, who took up the challenge and had not one, but two buckets of water dumped on him. He passed the challenge on to Maddow, and two others. Today, Maddow accepted, then challenged three others to get doused. If they do, the will give $50 to the charity of Maddow’s choice, in this case the Andi Leadership Institute for Young Women. Among those she challenged: former State Department official Liz Cheney.

Then, with the help of executive producer Bill Wolff, Maddow got iced. Watch:

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Rand Paul: When MSNBC ‘Does 24-Hour News Telling the Truth’ Then We’ll Discuss

In an MSNBC interview today alongside Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Rand Paul hit back at MSNBC for what he feels was the network’s attempt to distort one of his positions years ago.

“The honest discussion of it would be I never was opposed to the Civil Rights Act, and when your network does 24-hour news telling the truth, then maybe we can get somewhere with the discussion,” Paul said to Ari Melber in response to Melber who’d asked about comments then-senate candidate Paul made in 2010 on “The Rachel Maddow Show” about whether certain businesses should be allowed to refuse service based on race. (Also, this wasn’t exclusive, as Melber described it. Booker and Melber were interviewed last night on PBS NewsHour.)

July 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Has Lowest Primetime Demo in Eight Years

MSNBC placed third in viewers and fourth in A25-54 demo viewers in total day this month. In primetime, the network finished second in viewers and third in the demo; the latter was the network’s lowest in eight years–since July 2006.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 550,000 Total Viewers / 152,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 318,000 Total Viewers / 92,000 A25-54

Compared to the same month last year, MSNBC was down -16% in total viewers and -33% in A25-54 viewers in total day. In primetime, the network was down -6% and -25%, respectively.

MSNBC’s daytime programming struggled in July. Marking six months at 4pmET, “Now with Alex Wagner” is down -28% in total viewers and -57% in the demo compared to last year when Martin Bashir hosted the hour; the demo is the lowest at 4pmET since 2005. “The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd” is down -21% in viewers and -47% in the demo; the latter is the lowest since 2004.

In primetime, all three MSNBC’s shows were up in total viewers but down double digits in the demo. “All In with Chris Hayes” was up +6% in total viewers and down -20% in the demo, “The Rachel Maddow Show” was up +2% in total viewers and down -20% in the demo, and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” was up +8% and down -17%, respectively.

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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