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The Scoreboard: Friday, February 21

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 225 | MSNBC: 125 | CNN: 70 | HLN: 93
  • Primetime: FNC: 240 | MSNBC: 166 | CNN: 84 | HLN: 121

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

162

TheFive:

232

Baier:

224

Greta:

229

O’Reilly:

269

Megyn:

236

Hannity:

207

O’Reilly:

238

Megyn:

223

MSNBC
Wagner:

99

EdShow:

148

Sharpton:

186

Matthews:

193

Hayes:

161

Maddow:

194

Lockup:

143

Lockup.:

173

Lockup:

186

CNN
Tapper:

48

Blitzer:

52

Blitzer/Cross:

49/25

Burnett:

58

Cooper:

83

Morgan:

105

Bourdain:

64

Bourdain:

82

Bourdain:

62

HLN
HLNNow:

59

WWYD?:

108

WWYD?:

132

Jane:

151

Grace:

124

Files:

121

Files:

118

Files:

157

Files:

171

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Alec Baldwin: ‘If MSNBC Went Off the Air Tomorrow, What Difference Would it Make?’

AlecBaldwinUpLateAlec Baldwin tells the lengthy story of how he reached the decision to give up public life in New York, and in true Baldwin fashion, he doesn’t hold back. The actor, who was fired from MSNBC after he was caught on camera using anti-gay slurs, has nothing nice to say about his former network: “MSNBC, in its own way, is as full of shit, as redundant and as superfluous, as Fox,” Baldwin writes.

Baldwin reserves his harshest words for MSNBC president Phil Griffin, calling him “a veteran programmer who knows well the corridors and chambers of television programming — and couldn’t give a flying f*ck about content.”

Immediately prior to [the paparazzo incident], I’d go see Phil and I’d say, “What are the ratings?” If I had 15 meetings with Phil Griffin, 5 of them were after the show, with me saying, “What do you make of these ratings?” He’d say, “Don’t worry. It takes time.” (We beat Cooper two of three Fridays at ten.) Although he appeared to have some buyer’s remorse, he told me to hang in there. After the TMZ event, he said, “Don’t worry. I have to suspend you. But this will blow over.” I have all the emails to prove it. And then, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, MSNBC said, “You’re fired.”

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MSNBC Hosts Haven’t Responded to 10,000 Petitions From NBC Writers-Producers

Petitions To MSNBCMSNBC primetime hosts haven’t responded to over 10,000 petitions dropped off yesterday by employees from NBCUniversal-owned Peacock Productions seeking better workplace rights.

Upon arriving at MSNBC, these workers requested Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Ed Schultz, Al Sharpton, and Lawrence O’Donnell to come down and personally receive the letters. None of the anchors did so.

“Yesterday, Writers Guild of America, East delivered 10,000+ petitions to NBCU Labor Relations with assurance that they’d be passed onto MSNBC hosts,” Writers Guild of America East Communications Director Jason Gordon tells TVNewser, adding that Peacock supporters also sent emails to the hosts asking for support.

“The company can’t have it both ways – presenting the strong, progressive voices of the MSNBC hosts while at the same time depriving the Peacock employees of their own voices on the job,” he added.

Back in December of last year, a report surfaced that Chris Hayes had met with disgruntled employees of Peacock Productions who had failed in attempts to unionize.  The Writers Guild claims votes from a June, 2013 secret ballot union election were never counted, still sitting in a box.

We’ve reached out to MSNBC on the petitions and claims by WGAE, but have not heard back.

The Scoreboard: Thursday, February 13

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 250 | MSNBC: 173 | CNN: 111 | HLN: 106
  • Primetime: FNC: 312 | MSNBC: 257 | CNN: 137 | HLN: 150

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

247

TheFive:

351

Baier:

292

Greta:

273

O’Reilly:

353

Megyn:

329

Shep:

255

O’Reilly:

205

Megyn:

182

MSNBC
Wagner:

85

EdShow:

163

Sharpton:

174

Matthews:

207

Hayes:

238

Maddow:

280

O’Donnell:

253

Hayes:

141

Maddow:

149

CNN
Tapper:

94

Blitzer:

94

Blitz./Cross:

160/101

Burnett:

129

Cooper:

152

Morgan:

121

Cooper:

139

Burnett:

104

Morgan:

58

HLN
News:

153

News:

142

Jane:

158

Jane:

140

Grace:

181

DrDrew:

180

Minute:

89

Files:

80

Files:

96

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Matthews, Maddow Win Demo Last Week

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With the Chris Christie bridge scandal still simmering, two MSNBC shows –”Hardball with Chris Matthews” and “The Rachel Maddow Show” — placed first in A25-54 viewers for the week of February 3.

Matthews’ 7pmET program averaged 285,000 viewers in the demo, narrowly edging out “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren,” which had 282,000 A25-54 viewers. It was the first weekly demo win for MSNBC at 7 p.m. since September 3, 2012, the week of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Maddow’s show delivered 341,000 viewers in the demo, while Megyn Kelly‘s 9pmET Fox News show averaged 335,000 A25-54 viewers. Martha MacCallum subbed for Kelly on Wednesday and Friday’s “Kelly File” was a special. This marks the second week this year that Maddow has delivered a weekly demo win at 9pmET.

Despite the A25-54 wins, Fox News was still far out front of MSNBC in total viewers. We’ll post the full scoreboard shortly.

Bill O’Reilly Slams MSNBC’s ‘Jihad Against Christie’

O'Reilly ChristieAfter taking time earlier this week to defend his own Super Bowl interview with President Obama, Bill O’Reilly took issue with MSNBC’s coverage of the New Jersey bridge scandal on last night’s “O’Reilly Factor.”

“They’re getting a little ratings bump over there, but it’s surprising,” O’Reilly said. “It’s just night after night…there’s nothing new. They’re on a jihad against Christie.”

O’Reilly acknowledged it will be a big story if it’s proven Christie lied.

He’s right about the network’s ratings bump: they won the primetime A25-54 demo the day Governor Christie gave a two-hour press conference on the bridge scandal earlier this month.

They also won the primetime demo in a few individual hours earlier this week as Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, and Lawrence O’Donnell all edged their counterparts at Fox News.

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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, February 4

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 257 | MSNBC: 159 | CNN: 86 | HLN: 66
  • Primetime: FNC: 373 | MSNBC: 296 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 74

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

187

TheFive:

333

Baier:

313

Greta:

284

O’Reilly:

419

Megyn:

403

Hannity:

296

O’Reilly:

285

Megyn:

155

MSNBC
Wagner:

111

EdShow:

194

Sharpton:

169

Matthews:

272

Hayes:

290

Maddow:

343

O’Donnell:

253

Hayes:

125

Maddow:

116

CNN
Tapper:

70

Blitzer:

65

Blitz/Cross:

80/91

Burnett:

118

Cooper:

135

Morgan:

108

Cooper:

93

Burnett:

63

Morgan:

46

HLN
News:

14

WWYD:

50

WWYD:

74

Jane:

121

Grace:

98

DrDrew:

79

WWYD:

45

Showbiz:

69

Grace:

66

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The Evening Ticker: Sochi, Reid, Leno

  • NBC has released the TV schedule for the first two days of the Sochi Olympics. The competition kicks off tomorrow night from 8pm-11pm with figure skating, men’s and women’s snowboarding, and women’s skiing.

O’Reilly’s Obama Interview Gets 4M Viewers, Maddow and O’Donnell Deliver Demo Wins

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Some ratings notes from primetime Monday night: the second part of Bill O’Reilly‘s interview with President Obama delivered strong numbers for Fox News, while MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” won their respective timeslots among younger viewers.

As usual, “The O’Reilly Factor” was the top-rated cable news program for the night, delivering 4,204,000 viewers and 626,000 A25-54 viewers. Fox News more than tripled the combined ratings of CNN and MSNBC in total viewers during the 8pmET hour, delivering its best performance since the week of the Boston Marathon bombing.

That said, it was also a good night for MSNBC, which continued its coverage of the Chris Christie scandal throughout primetime. The network won in the demo at 7pmET, 9pmET and 10pmET. “Hardball with Chris Matthews” beat “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” by +31,000 A25-54 viewers. Rachel Maddow‘s program beat Megyn Kelly‘s by +100,000 demo viewers, and “The Last Word” beat “Hannity” by +82,000.

The Top Cable News Shows in January Were…

Fox News had the top 14 programs in total viewers and the top four programs in the key A25-54 demographic in January 2014. As usual, “The O’Reilly Factor” was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,720,000 total viewers and 409,000 demo viewers. “The Five” came in second in both ratings measurements, averaging 2,223,000 and 383,000 viewers, respectively. “The Kelly File,” “Special Report with Bret Baier” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” round out the top five in total viewers for the month.

MSNBC’s highest-rated show was “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which had an extremely strong month and cracked the top five in the A25-54 demographic. Maddow’s program averaged 1,040,000 total viewers and 305,000 demo viewers, placing 15th and fifth, respectively.

CNBC broke into the top ten among A25-54 viewers with “Shark Tank,” which led the network in both total viewers and the demo for the month. Reruns of the ABC program averaged 541,000 total viewers and 276,000 A25-54 viewers, placing 21st overall among total viewers and sixth overall in the demo.

Anderson Cooper 360″ was the top CNN program in total viewers and the demo, placing 24th and 27th, respectively. The show averaged 484,000 total viewers and 137,000 A25-54 viewers for the year.

“Forensic Files” led HLN in total viewers and the demo, placing 27th and 23rd, respectively. The show averaged 414,000 total viewers and 173,000 demo viewers.

The top-rated show on FBN was the network’s coverage of the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction, which drew 206,000 total viewers and 58,000 A25-54 viewers.

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