On Fox News Channel, former CNBC anchor Martha MacCallum said of Haines on “America’s Newsroom”: “He will be missed by so many in this business, he was one of the pioneers of the financial business news coverage, and a great market reporter, who worked at the stock exchange for many years and we will miss him.”
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As we reported yesterday, Fox Business Network is going to be publicly rated starting Monday. For the first time, advertising clients, competitors and, well, we will be able to see how the network is performing on a day-to-day basis. It’s taken 3 years and 5 months for FBN to make the leap to become a full service client. By contrast, Fox News Channel became a full service client six months after it went on the air, in April 1997, but the business channel is on an all digital network across the country, except in Manhattan. Bloomberg TV, which has been on the air for 17 years, is still not publicly rated.
TVNewser spoke with John McCann, VP of Ad Sales for Fox Business Network about what this all means.
TVNewser: Why did it take so long? FBN reached the 40 million household threshold a long time ago.
McCann: Well, the industry standard is 60 million. We’re at 57.3 right now, so we’re actually just shy of the industry standard. We have four times as many advertisers as we did at this time last year. And we have been discussing for quite some time when was the right time.
TVNewser: How do you think FBN’s programs will stack up ratings-wise to CNBC?
For the business news channels, daytime is where the bread is buttered, but for the 2010 midterm elections, they are all planning special primetime programming.
CNBC will have live coverage from 7 PM to midnight, programming which it is calling “Decision 2010: Your Money, Your Vote. Maria Bartiromo and Carl Quintanilla will anchor until 11 PM, with Tyler Mathisen and Amanda Drury taking over from there.
Guests will include business leaders and political insiders, including former GM vice chairman Bob Lutz, former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
And yes, Rick Santelli, who famously coined the phrase “tea party movement,” will be providing special commentary throughout the night.
Fox Business has launched “The Power to Prosper” campaign. The slogan is trademarked, according to Inside Cable News. Cablevision subscribers, who have been without FBN for days, have seen the promos on Fox News Channel for over a month now, according to a TVEyes search.
Gretchen Carlson said to her guest, FBN’s Stuart Varney, on the “Fox & Friends’” couch back on Sept. 16: “We can catch you on the Fox Busniess network, the fastest growing business channel on cable, the Fox Business channel: The Power to Prosper!” Varney hosts “Varney & Co.” on FBN.
And even before that, Shepard Smith said of FBN: “The fastest growing business network on television, giving you the power to prosper,” on Smith’s “Studio B” on Sept. 14.
Video of the new campaign is after the jump…
The cast of “Jersey Shore,” “The Situation,” Ronnie, Sammi, DJ Pauly D, “Snooki,” Vinny, “J-Woww,” and Angelina ring The Opening Bell at the NYSE.
Quite a scene on the business channels this morning as the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” rang the opening bell. CNBC’s Erin Burnett mentioned that the NYSE had run out of guest passes for access to the floor — nieces and daughters of some of Jersey’s finest traders, no doubt. Burnett’s co-anchor Mark Haines mentioned the cast was not allowed to talk to anyone on the floor. And Fox Business Network anchor Stuart Varney was proud not to know the cast members by name. “Which one is Snooki?”
The second season of the hit MTV show begins Thursday night.
Here are some notes for cable news coverage this Sunday as the health care reform bill heads to a vote tomorrow afternoon:
• Fox News Channel will be live Saturday and Sunday. Weekday anchors Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum will be in for “America’s Newsroom at 9amET, and Megyn Kelly will anchor “America Live” at 1pmET. Shepard Smith will be live from New York at 3pmET, and Neil Cavuto will anchor “Your World” from DC’s the Newseum at 4pmET. Then a special edition of On the Record with Greta Van Susteren at 5pm, Special Report with Bret Baier at 6pm, FOX Report with Shep at 7pm and then live Sunday night coverage of the weekday programs, O’Reilly at 8pm, Hannity at 9pm and Greta at 10pm.
• CNN provides special coverage beginning at 1pmET
approximately 2pmET (depending on when the vote is). Wolf Blitzer, Candy Crowley and John King will be joined by members of the BPTOT for full coverage of the latest developments in the health care debate and vote. A special health care-focused edition of Larry King Live will begin at 9pmET.
• Fox Business Network will be live Sunday beginning at 2pmET with Cavuto at the Newseum in Washington, DC and Stuart Varney from New York.
• CNBC is producing a live primetime special at 9pmET co-anchored by Michelle Caruso Cabrera and Carl Quintanilla. In addition, CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen and Hampton Pearson will report live from Capitol Hill and CNBC’s Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood will provide instant analysis.
>Update: Two hours of debate begins at 2pmET with a final vote expected no earlier than 8:30pmET. Democrats say they have the 216 votes needed.
> More: Diane Sawyer will anchor ABC’s World News. CBS’ Russ Mitchell anchors CBS Evening News but will be preempted on the east coast due to the NCAA tournament. CBS News plans a special report in primetime when the votes are counted.
There have been a number of premieres or debuts this week — and last — so here’s a quick summary in case you missed them:
|Former CNNer Erica Hill made her debut as news anchor for CBS’ “Early Show.” She replaced Russ Mitchell.||Ashleigh Banfield debuted as a correspondent for ABC News on “Good Morning America.”|
|Rick Sanchez debuted his new two-hour show on CNN titled “Rick’s List” on Monday.||Ali Velshi anchored his first edition of “CNN Newsroom” Monday as the new 1-3pmET dayside anchor.|
|Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie entered week two of their new MSNBC show, “The Daily Rundown.”||Dylan Ratigan entered his second week as an afternoon host.|
|Stuart Varney premiered “Varney & Co.” on the Fox Business Network.||Gov. Sarah Palin started a second week as a contributor for “Fox News.”|
Imus in the Morning will now go until 9:20amET, when Stuart Varney‘s new show, Varney & Company takes over until 11amET. Varney, a CNBC and CNN alum, joined Fox in 2004 and became an FBN anchor at the network’s launch in Oct. 2007.
TVNewser has the FBN press release with more details after the jump…
Meanwhile, on FBN, News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch says the overall mood of the media summit has been “bearish” on the economy.
But it was anchor Stuart Varney‘s first question to his media mogul boss that stopped the interview dead in its tracks:
Varney: The story that’s really buzzing all around the country and certainly here in New York, is that the News of the World, a News Corporation newspaper in Britain used –
Murdoch: I’m not talking about that issue at all today. I’m sorry.
Varney: No worries, Mr. Chairman. That’s fine with me.
Murdoch: I’m sorry.
Varney: OK. That’s all right, sir.
Varney went on to ask Murdoch about the media coverage of Pres. Obama and whether Murdoch perceives “a switch from very much a supportive attitude to perhaps a little bit more critical?”
“No, Not yet. I think it’ll come in time. I think the media is pretty — apart from the The Wall Street Journal and Fox News and a few of our outlets, it’s been very — remains very supportive of him.”
But what may be most interesting, the version of the interview on FoxBusiness.com edited out that first question…
> Update 3:50pm: It appears FoxBusiness.com is re-editing the video as the version that is in the jump is not playing…
> Update 4:02pm: Fox Business tells us a “technical difficulty” resulted in the original version of the clip which omitted the first Q&A. The full version is after the jump…