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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.”

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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

The Afternoon Ticker: Aereo, KLG, Merger…

  • A Reuters/Ipsos online poll released today finds a majority of Americans are skeptical of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. 52% of responders said mergers such as that one “result in less competition and are bad for consumers.”

Anderson Cooper is ‘Totally Obsessed’ With Missing Plane Story

Anderson Cooper admits to being completely obsessed with the missing Malaysia Airlines story, which has been a ratings bonanza for him and his network.

“I gotta say, I’m totally obsessed with it,” Cooper told Seth Meyers on “Late Night.” “It’s one of those stories you just can’t figure out what has gone on. Every day there’s something new, and takes twists and turns.”

The story has also reunited Cooper with friends he hasn’t spoken to in more than a decade: “People I haven’t heard from in forever, just texting me with links to obscure websites that have things from air traffic control…people are really, really, obsessed with it.”

Cooper also told Meyers how he overcame not being able to break into the news business out of college: he scored fake press passes and traveled abroad to cover wars.

‘Nightline’ Has Best Week Since November

nightline anchorsABC’s “Nightline” drew its largest overall audience in more than three months — since the week of 11/25/13 –  averaging 1,718,000 total viewers, 717,000 A25-54 viewers and 555,000 A18-49 viewers.

Fueled by the news of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Friday’s edition of “Nightline” ranked number one in total viwers, beating CBS “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” The show was the most-watched broadcast in 8 months for “Nightline.”

The ABC show is up +18% in total viewers, +12% in the A25-54 demo and +20% in the A18-49 demo year-over-year.

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).

  • Week of March 2, 2013:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Late Night NBC 2.073M 1.048M 896K
Nightline ABC 1.718M 717K 555K
Late Late Show CBS 1.386M 559K 444K

Rachel Maddow on ‘Late Night,’ Judge Napolitano on ‘The Daily Show’

Some familiar cable news faces made the rounds in late night last night: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow appeared on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano visited “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

Maddow and Meyers talked about their shared love for the Boston Red Sox and comic books, as well as why the Chris Christie bridgegate scandal continues to be captivating. “It’s still unexplained at the heart of it, and I think that’s the main reason it’s not going away. Also, it’s so salacious,” Maddow said. “…It’s so gangster. It’s very Sopranos.” Watch (at about the 22 minute mark):

Meanwhile, on “The Daily Show,” Judge Napolitano locked horns with Stewart over the necessity of the civil war. Read more

Brian Williams Responds to Baby Horrified by His Image

“NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams had a response to the toddler who couldn’t stop crying upon seeing his image in a recent YouTube video.

“It’s disturbing,” Williams said jokingly on “Late Night with Seth Meyers“. “This hurts my feelings,” he added.

Williams agreed with our take yesterday that the child’s horror was brought on by his father.

“As a father of two…he’s being goaded by the dad,” Williams said. “Unless Diane Sawyer put a baby in front of the TV and is using a low voice…’he’s a terrible anchor isn’t he?’”

Williams also talked about news relating to one of his two children: his daughter, “Girls” star Allison Williams, recently got engaged.

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