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The Scoreboard: Monday, June 23

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 224 | MSNBC: 82 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 130
  • Primetime: FNC: 400 | MSNBC: 159 | CNN: 137 | HLN: 146

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

124

TheFive:

242

Baier:

283

Greta:

287

O’Reilly:

417

Kelly:

373

Hannity:

400

O’Reilly:

195

Kelly:

247

MSNBC
Wagner:

64

EdShow:

98

Sharpton:

112

Matthews:

136

Hayes:

134

Maddow:

193

O’Donnell:

149

Hayes:

78

Maddow:

70

CNN
Tapper:

68

Blitzer:

79

Blitz/Cross:

93/73

Burnett:

141

Cooper:

146

Cooper:

133

Tonight:

131

Cooper:

73

Cooper:

65

HLN
Now:

54

Files:

75

Files:

138

Jane:

162

Grace:

162

Dr.Drew:

111

Files:

164

Files:

271

Files:

301

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How Cable News Hosts Reacted to Eric Cantor Defeat

Cable news might occasionally be criticized for predictable political coverage, but last night, top anchors and reporters reacted to an unpredicted political stunner: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor‘s defeat in Virginia’s congressional primary.

“His loss marks a huge victory for the Tea Party movement,” Sean Hannity said before his exclusive interview with the victorious candidate, Dave Brat, via phone. “If you go door to door knocking, the American people know the country is heading in the wrong direction,” Brat told Hannity.

“This is a huge, huge moment in the Republican Party; it’s also a huge moment in politics,” Bret Baier said as he took over coverage during the 8pmET hour. “One of the most powerful Republicans on Capitol Hill goes down,” Megyn Kelly added later on her show.

“Shocking is an overused term in our political discourse, but this news tonight earns the term,” Rachel Maddow said while interrupting a pre-recorded “All In with Chris Hayes” (Hayes came back live at 8:38pmET). “This is the single biggest political upset I’ve ever seen in my life,” Steve Kornacki, host of “Up,” said via phone. Chuck Todd called it a “major upset,” and suggested an important ripple effect: “immigration [reform]…dead.” Todd interview Brat this morning on “Daily Rundown.”

“A seismic shift,” CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash called it as Anderson Cooper broke the news. “Republicans who weren’t running scared may now start running scared,” chief political analyst Gloria Borger said.

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, June 3

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 207 | MSNBC: 84 | CNN: 79 | HLN: 99
  • Primetime: FNC: 346 | MSNBC: 128 | CNN: 127 | HLN:137

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

144

TheFive:

255

Baier:

197

Greta:

256

O’Reilly:

366

Kelly:

375

Hannity:

295

O’Reilly:

228

Kelly:

196

MSNBC
Wagner:

72

EdShow:

106

Sharpton:

149

Matthews:

164

Hayes:

106

Maddow:

170

O’Donnell:

107

Hayes:

70

Maddow:

50

CNN
Tapper:

43

Blitzer:

80

Blitz/Cross:

105/96

Burnett:

88

Cooper:

140

Cooper:

124

Tonight:

117

Cooper:

107

Cooper:

71

HLN
Now:

33

WWYD:

46

Dr.Drew:

43

Jane:

73

Grace:

132

Dr.Drew:

128

Files:

150

Files:

213

Files:

228

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May 2014 Ratings: Fox News #1 For 149 Straight Months

fox news logoFox News marked its 149th consecutive month as the most-watched cable news network in May, beating MSNBC and CNN combined in total viewers and ranking sixth among all ad-supported cable networks in both total day and primetime. The network had the top 14 shows in total viewers and the top eight shows in the demo in all of cable news. But despite its strong hold on the top spot, Fox News hit a series of 13-year lows among younger viewers this month.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,455,000 total viewers / 221,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 902,000 total viewers / 177,000 A25-54

Fox News, like all the cable news networks, was down compared the same month last year: the network was down -27% in total viewers and -25% in the A25-54 demographic in total day and -26% and -28%, respectively, in primetime.

In both total day and primetime, Fox News delivered its lowest ratings in the A25-54 demographic since August 2001, before the network took over as the number one cable news network. “Fox & Friends,” which leads the cable news morning shows in both total viewers and the demo, also had its lowest demo delivery since August 2001.

All the network’s primetime shows are down double-digits year-over-year. “The O’Reilly Factor” is down -28% in total viewers and -30% in the A25-54 demo. “The Kelly File” is down -17% in total viewers and -27% in the demo compared to the 9pmET hour last year and “Hannity” is down -30% and -23%, respectively, compared to the 10pmET hour last year. (Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity debuted in the respective 9pmET and 10pmET timeslots in October.)

The newest addition to the Fox News lineup, “Outnumbered,” averaged 851,000 total viewers and 163,000 A25-54 viewers in the 12pmET hour. The show ranked 14th in total viewers and 15th in the demo among all cable news programs. And “The Five” and “Special Report with Bret Baier” both celebrated milestones this month: “The Five” has been number one in its timeslot for 35 consecutive months and “Special Report” has been number one in its timeslot for 65 consecutive months.

Megyn Kelly to Joe Scarborough: ‘Join His Four Viewers’ Tomorrow Morning

Kelly JoeYou don’t often see an MSNBC host popping up on Fox News airwaves, but “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough spent part of his evening last night with Megyn Kelly.

Promoting his book, “The Right Path,” Scarborough and Kelly got into a friendly exchange over the belief that the former Congressman is a “faux conservative.”

“That’s so 2011…they don’t say that about me,” Scarborough told Kelly, adding that he “loves” Fox News’ Sean Hannity and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. “As you know, I’m a uniter, not a divider.”

“I don’t know that…I don’t know you at all,” Kelly shot back.

After Scarborough complimented Kelly on her studio, Kelly joked: “There’s still a blond woman on this set interrupting you at every turn,” she joked, referencing Scarbourough’s co-host Mika Brzezinski. “Only if you snapped your fingers at me, you’d have eight fingers instead of 10.”

And for the final friendly dagger, Kelly told viewers where to find Scarborough: “If you want to see more of Joe, you can join his four viewers and see it tomorrow morning,” Kelly laughed. “Just kidding,” she added.

For the record, Kelly was 298,996 total and 75,996 demo viewers short on her total. Last week, “Morning Joe” averaged 299,000 viewers and 76,000 demo viewers.

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Jorge Ramos: ‘I’m Not Seeing Tough Questions Asked on American Television’

Jorge Ramos 2Politico’s Dylan Byers profiles Jorge Ramos, the “startlingly blunt” Univision and Fusion anchor who “makes no apologies for his outspoken stance on immigration reform.” Ramos — who recently confronted Speaker John Boehner over immigration — talks about his disappointment in the mainstream media:

“The Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci used to say that for her, an interview was like a war,” he said over lemonade at Johnny’s Half Shell, a restaurant near the Capitol. “I get the sense that we’ve forgotten that here in the United States. You turn on the TV, and you see very bland interviews. Journalists in the United States are very cozy with power, very close to those in power. They laugh with them. They go to the [White House] correspondents’ dinner with them. They have lunch together. They marry each other. They’re way too close to each other. I think as journalists we have to keep our distance from power.”

“I’m not seeing tough questions asked on American television,” he added later. “I’m not seeing those correspondents that would question those in power. It’s like a club. We are not asking the tough questions.”

The Scoreboard: Monday, May 12

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 225 | MSNBC: 82 | CNN: 103 | HLN: 93
  • Primetime: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 125 | CNN: 194 | HLN: 101

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

234

TheFive:

340

Baier:

273

Greta:

225

O’Reilly:

362

Megyn:

301

Hannity:

244

O’Reilly:

238

Megyn:

177

MSNBC
Wagner:

90

EdShow:

132

Sharpton:

112

Matthews:

127

Hayes:

114

Maddow:

145

O’Donnell:

115

Hayes:

37

Maddow:

38

CNN
Tapper:

63

Blitzer:

70

Blitzer/Cross

108/116

Burnett:

116

Cooper:

294

Tonight:

163

Spc.Rpt:

125

Cooper:

159

Tonight:

74

HLN
News:

32

Detective:

70

Detective:

82

Jane:

68

Grace:

110

DrDrew:

100

Files:

92

Files:

151

Files:

254

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Sean Hannity: ‘I Had to Pay Tens and Tens of Thousands’ in Political Contribution Case

HannityLast night, Sean Hannity revealed a hefty sum he paid his lawyer to win a case charging him with an improper political contribution.

“I had to pay tens and tens of thousands of dollars to a lawyer to win the case,” Hannity said during his show’s #AskSean segment about a legal case that charged him with making improper in-kind political contributions.

Hannity explained his payment was in response to the head of the New York Democratic Party accusing him of an improper contribution: linking to his childhood best friend’s campaign website from his own website.

The revelation came while Hannity responded to a report that suggests government officials are looking to increase regulations on conservative media figures like Hannity and Matt Drudge.

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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, April 29

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 210 | MSNBC: 125 | CNN: 154 | HLN: 91
  • Primetime: FNC: 281 | MSNBC: 229 | CNN: 187 | HLN: 118

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

165

TheFive:

281

Baier:

247

Greta:

226

O’Reilly:

340

Megyn:

292

Hannity:

212

O’Reilly:

234

Megyn:

156

MSNBC
Wagner:

118

EdShow:

146

Sharpton:

125

Matthews:

211

Hayes:

190

Maddow:

294

O’Donnell:

198

Hayes:

83

Maddow:

121

CNN
Tapper:

134

Blitzer:

185

Blitzer:

229

Burnett:

181

Cooper:

196

Smerconish:

193

Spc.Rpt:

173

Cooper:

193

Smerconish:

128

HLN
News:

39

Detective:

44

Detective:

63

Jane:

100

Grace:

130

DrDrew:

134

Files:

89

Files:

146

Files:

163

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April 2014 Ratings: Fox News Marks 148 Straight Months At No. 1

Fox News finished its 148th consecutive month as the top-rated cable news network. FNC’s hold on total viewers remains particularly strong, with the network beating CNN and MSNBC combined in every hour.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,614,000 total viewers / 296,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 960,000 total viewers / 201,000 A25-54

Compared to the same month last year, Fox News was down -22% in total viewers and -27% in the A25-54 demographic in total day. In primetime, the network was down -20% and -24%, respectively. The cable news networks — including Fox News, which placed second among all ad-supported cable networks in April 2013 — saw elevated ratings last year due to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Like the rest of programming, the primetime shows were down across the board compared to the same month last year: “The O’Reilly Factor” was down -19% in total viewers and -25% in A25-54 viewers, “The Kelly File” was down -13% in total viewers and -27% in the demo (compared to the 9pmET timeslot last year) and “Hannity” was down -19% and -24%, respectively (compared to the 10pmET timeslot last year).

On the upside, it was a milestone month for “Fox & Friends,” which marks 150 consecutive months as the top-rated cable news morning show.

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