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Sunday Show Ratings: May 13

The Sunday show ratings battle continues to swing, with CBS “Face the Nation” regaining the top spot in total viewers, even as NBC’s “Meet the Press” wins in the demo.

ABC’s “This Week” was a very close third in the demo, and third in total viewers. Fox News Sunday and “Al Punto” rounded out the top five.

Compared to the same week last year, ABC and CBS were up in both total and demo viewers, while NBC and Fox were down in both categories. “FNS” had Shannon Bream filling in for Chris Wallace.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1.82M Total Viewers and 498,000 A25-54 viewers. A rebroadcast of “Meet the Press” on MSNBC added 1.16M and 497,000, respectively.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour airs in just 64% of the country.

The numbers for May 13:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.01M 771K
NBC
“Meet the Press” 2.72M 842K
ABC “This Week” 2.15M 749K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.05M 391K
Univision “Al Punto” 553K 272K

The Afternoon Ticker: Bream, Cooper, Newsom

  • Shannon Bream is filling in for Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” this week. It will be the second time hosting the program for Bream, who was the first female to ever fill in for Wallace.
  • Anderson Cooper 360″ will host its inaugural Google+ hangout tonight at 6:45pmET. Viewers will able to chat with Cooper, Randi Kaye, CNN International anchor Isha Sesay and “AC360″ producer Jack Gray.
  • “The Gavin Newsom Show, ” Current TV’s weekly show hosted by the California Lieutenant Governor, will premiere next Friday night at 10pmET.

FNC’s Shannon Bream To Rappel Off Of a Building… For Charity Of Course

Fox News anchor Shannon Bream and her producer Lexi Stemple are planning to rappel off a building in June. While the jump will be featured on Fox News Channel the Sunday after it happens, it is all for charity. Generous viewers can donate through a secure site to sponsor the jump, with all of the proceeds going to Special Olympics Virginia.

More information here.

Network Plans for the Arizona and Michigan Primaries

Voters in Michigan and Arizona go to the polls tomorrow. Polls close at 8pmET in Lower Michigan and most of the U.P. And and hour later, at 9pmET, in the Westernmost counties which are in the Central Time Zone. Polls close at 9pmET in Arizona.

Fox News/Google GOP Debate Expands to Two Hours

Tomorrow’s republican presidential candidates debate in Orlando is being super-sized. The debate, which was to run 1 hour 45 minutes will now be 2 hours since former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson made the cut. Moderator Bret Baier, is joined by Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace and Shannon Bream for the debate which begins at 9pmET. More than 17,000 questions have been submitted to Fox News’s YouTube Channel, in both video and text form.

FNC’s Shannon Bream on TV News: ‘I Immediately Felt This Is Where I Was Meant To Be All Along’

Fox News Channel’s Shannon Bream is profiled in this month’s Northern Virginia magazine, and the Washington correspondent reflects on her interesting, and unusual, career path. Bream was a corporate lawyer in Tampa — which she described as “a square peg in a round hole” — before getting her start at a local station in Florida:

“It was love at first sight being in the newsroom,” recalls Bream. “I immediately felt this is where I was meant to be all along.” An intern at Tampa’s ABC affiliate, WFTS-TV, Bream worked as a corporate lawyer by day and then into the wee hours at the station by night and on weekends—all in addition to attending a necessary class to qualify as an intern. Hungry for industry knowledge, Bream would do anything she could at the station to learn more about the craft. “On weekends, I would beg some reporter to let me go along with them to learn.” Read more

Fox News ‘regrets’ error of using Tina Fey as Sarah Palin in Graphic

During FNC’s “America’s News Headquarters” yesterday anchor Shannon Bream was reporting a story about Sarah Palin‘s interview with Chris Wallace earlier in the day.

One problem: the image used in the story is not of Sarah Palin, but of Tina Fey, when she played Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live.” “A graphic error was made,” says David Clark, executive producer of weekend programming for FOX News. “The producer has since been disciplined and an explanation and apology will be made in the same hour next Sunday,” says Clark, adding, “Fox News regrets the error.”

(h/t TheRightScoop and Sheya.com)

Fox News guest rips off mic, walks out during live interview

Former Bill Clinton adviser Simon Rosenberg walked out on his Fox News debate with conservative radio talk show host Ben Ferguson this afternoon.

At issue: Clinton’s conversation with Rep. Paul Ryan yesterday — recorded by ABC News — over the GOP’s loss of a Congressional seat in upstate New York and whether Ryan’s medicare proposal is to blame.

“Ben, shut up!” said Rosenberg as the two debated the tactics in the medicare fight. To anchor Shannon Bream‘s credit, she twice asked the GOP guest to stop interrupting so Rosenberg could finish.

But after he ceded the floor, Rosenberg took out his IFB and pulled off his mic and walked out anyway. “You can pout, and that’s what you guys do well,” Ferguson taunted as Rosenberg left the studio. Video after the jump.

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Bin Laden operation a hot topic at first GOP debate

Fox News’ Bret Baier is on his way back to Washington this morning after moderating last night’s first-in-the-nation GOP primary debate. Fox News had set specific criteria for any candidate wishing to participate, which left the field at five candidates, and only one with a real shot at the nomination: Tim Pawlenty. Still, FoxNews.com gives the win to former PA Sen. Rick Santorum.

  • USA Today: Baier asked participants who supported the release of the photo of bin Laden’s body — all but [Herman] Cain raised their hands.
  • HuffingtonPost: Fox News host Brett Baier brought up the issue in one of the first questions of the night, asking former senator Rick Santorum about his claim that President Obama has made America less safe.

Before the debate got underway Baier took viewers behind the scenes:

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Speaking Words of Wisdom

‘Tis the graduation season once again.  And that means numerous commencement speeches from TV journos and analysts.

Here now, then, is TVNewser’s fourth annual list of who’s-speaking-where-and-when (in alphabetical order):

CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo: St. John’s University (NY), May 14

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: The Pennsylvania State University – College of Communications (PA), May 14

FNC’s Shannon BreamFlorida State University – Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Human Sciences and Medicine (FL),  April 29

NBC’s Tom Brokaw: The University of Montana (MT), May 14…St. Lawrence University (NY), May 22

MSNBC’s Howard Fineman: Colgate University (NY),  May 15

CBS’s Jeff Glor: Suffolk University (MA), May 22

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall: Columbia College – Ft. Worth (TX), June 4

PBS’s Gwen Ifill: Morehouse College (GA),  May 15…Lafayette College (PA), May 21

MSBNC’s Chris Jansing: Otterbein University (OH), June 12

CBS’s Steve Kroft: Ball State University (IN), May 7

(Graphic: CBS News)

- More after the jump, including Soledad O’Brien, Scott Pelley, Joe Scarborough, and Brian Williams Read more

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