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Megyn Kelly on White House Christmas Party: ‘Boy oh Boy Did I See a Lot of MSNBC Anchors’

Two primetime Fox Newsers turned up in late night last night.

In a coincidental booking, Megyn Kelly was on Jimmy Kimmel on ABC, while Bill O’Reilly dropped by “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on NBC. Both Kelly and O’Reilly were first time guests on Kimmel and Meyers, respectively.

Over on CBS, NBC’s Tom Brokaw paid a visit to “Late Show with David Letterman.”

With Meyers, O’Reilly talked politics, specifically Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and O’Reilly declared victory in the war on Christmas. With Letterman, Brokaw talked about his Presidential Medal of Freedom honor, his new NBC Sports Network show and his health: “Things are going along as well as they possibly could be. And I’m at a stage now where I really worry about other cancer patients because I’m on a good track.”

With Kimmel, Kelly talked about her experience at the White House Christmas party Tuesday night. “Is there a separate section for Fox News,” Kimmel joked. “You mean somewhere other than outside in the rain?,” Kelly said, adding, “Boy or boy, did I see a lot of MSNBC anchors. I think they got a few more invitations than we got.” WATCH: Read more

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That Time Richard Engel Was Going to be a Human Shield for Saddam Hussein

NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel is back in New York this week and last night was on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Engel talked about the Senate report on CIA torture, and his experience covering the Middle East for the last 10+ years.

Engel talked about a reporting trip to Iraq before the U.S. invasion when he “volunteered to be a human shield” for former dictator Saddam Hussein in exchange for a visa to enter the country. He got in, and told Meyers what happened next:

‘Nightline’ Gives ABC Best Late Night Viewership in 12 Years

DAN ABRAMS, JUJU CHANG, DAN HARRISABC’s “Nightline” won the 2014 November late night Sweep in viewers, and did it with its biggest audience since moving to a new timeslot almost two years ago.

NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” won the two younger demos.

This is “Nightline’s” 3rd consecutive sweeps win in viewers, while growing from Nov. ’13: up +3% in viewers, and up +1% in the two younger demos. This is ABC’s largest overall sweep audience in the time slot in 12 years – since November 2002.

ABC’s ratings are based on a 25-minute broadcast, while CBS and NBC are based on approximately 50 minutes (prior to the final national commercial break of each program).

Numbers for the week of April 28, 2014:

Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 1.824M 748K 565K
Late Night NBC 1.573M 761K 761K
Late Late Show CBS 1.383M 547K 408K

 

The Saturday Ticker: Beck, Meade, Williams

  • Glenn Beck will be a guest on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” tomorrow. The CEO of Mercury Radio Arts, and former Fox News host, will talk about where he plans to take his media empire next.

  • HLN’s Robin Meade gets guest co-hosts from the sports world for “Morning Express” next week. Former LA Laker Rick Fox will guest co-host Monday and Tuesday, while NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson is in on Wednesday.

  • NBC’s Brian Williams has been named to the New Jersey Hall of Fame class of 2014. “I accept with gratitude and humility,” Williams tells the Star-Ledger. “It is home for me. I was born at Exit 165 and raised at Exit 114. This is just a tremendous honor for me and my family.”

‘Nightline’ Continues Topping in Total Viewers

nightline logo_304x200For the week of July 21, ABC’s “Nightline” ranked number one in total viewers, marking 14 out of the last 17 weeks the late-night news program has topped its broadcast competition.

The program drew 1.539 million viewers, beating “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” by 76,000 viewers and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” by 249,000 viewers. NBC’s “Late Night” is still tops in the A25-54 demo.

Year-over-year, “Nightline” was the only late-night program to grow in total viewers, the A25-54 demo, and the A18-49 demo, up +14,%, +25%, and +39%, respectively. It should be noted during this week last year, NBC aired “Late Night with Jimmy Fallonin the timeslot.

David Remnick Cites Glenn Beck to Explain Russian Media

The New Yorker editor David Remnick, a Russophile who is fluent in Russian, gave his take on the country’s politics and media last night. To explain today’s Russian media, Remnick evoked a former cable news star.

“Imagine if Glenn Beck were appointed by the president,” Remnick told Seth Meyers on “Late Night,” adding, “and there were many Glenn Becks all over television, and that was all the information you were getting about the world.” He concluded that Russian media “is not Soviet style, but still not anywhere near what you would imagine here.”

Brian Williams on Snowden Interview: Guarded Notes, Research ‘With My Life’

WilliamsLast night, Brian Williams revealed details regarding his high-stakes, high-security journey to Moscow for his May interview with Edward Snowden.

“Fake names in the hotel,” William said on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” adding that he told “nosy” people at the airport he was flying to London for a business trip.

In the London airport, Williams says he guarded his notes and research “with my life.”  He was also given advice about his connecting flight to Moscow from a former U.S. official: look for someone on board that looks uncomfortable without anything to read—they’re assigned to travel with you.

Williams also revealed his fake hotel name—Seth Meyers.

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Jake Tapper Has a Message for Tweeters: ‘You Can’t Delete A Prayer’

Appearing on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” Jake Tapper had a message for Twitter users who fluctuated on their support for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl before and after his rescue.

“The best is the people who had tweeted their thoughts and prayers to Bowe Bergdahl, and then all this stuff happened, and they went back and deleted their prayers. You can’t delete a prayer,” Tapper laughed. “It’s the weirdest thing in the world to delete a prayer,” he continued. The CNN anchor also showed off his cartoonist skills.

‘Nightline’ Wins Second Straight Week in Total Viewers

DAN ABRAMS, JUJU CHANG, DAN HARRISWith 1,559,000 viewers for the week of April 21, ABC’s “Nightline” won its second week straight in total viewers. It is the third time in four weeks the ABC newscast has won in total viewers.

“Nightline” was second, behind “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” in the A25-54 and A18-49 demographics. CBS’s “Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” was third across the board.

“Nightline” is up year-over-year in all three ratings measurements: +4% in total viewers, +2% in A25-54 viewers and +4% in A18-49 viewers.

ABC’s ratings are based on a 25-minute broadcast, while CBS and NBC are based on approximately 50 minutes (prior to the final national commercial break of each program).

Numbers for the week of April 21, 2014:

Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Nightline ABC 1.559M 635K 490K
Late Night NBC 1.511M 787K 728K
Late Late Show CBS 1.360M 576K 421K

 

‘Nightline’ Wakes Up ABC Late Night Timeslot

Nightline-LOGO-color-1ABC’s “Nightline” averaged 1.67 million Total Viewers in the first quarter of 2014, giving ABC its best performance in the 12:35amET time period during a Q1 in 11 years, but drawing less than half the audience than it did when it aired an hour earlier.

“Nightline” finished second in the time period, ahead of CBS’ “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and behind NBC’s “Late Night,” which for the first half of Q1 was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, and the second half by Seth Meyers. (NBC’s numbers below are of Meyers’s hosting of “Late Night” from Feb. 24-Feb. 30)

In January 2013, when “Nightline” was pushed back an hour to 12:35amET to make room for “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Nightline” had won its timeslot for three years against Jay Leno and David Letterman. In its final full season at 11:35pm (2011-2012), the show averaged 3.7 million viewers.

“Nightline” has beaten “Late Late Show” in viewers and in the A25-54 demo in all 5 quarters that it has aired in its new time period.

  • Q1 2014:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Late Night NBC 2.247M 1.108M 1.014M
Nightline ABC 1.666M 687K 524K
Late Late Show CBS 1.447M 631K 506K

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