TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Wallace to Moderate Florida Republican Debate?

wallace_palin_2-9.jpgFlorida Republicans Gov. Charlie Crist and State House Speaker Marco Rubio are locked in a heated primary for Sen. Mel Martinez‘s U.S. Senate seat, and “Fox News Sunday” might soon have Chris Wallace moderate a debate between the two.

According to the Chicago Tribune’s The Swamp, Rubio has already agreed and a date has been set — March 28th on “Fox News Sunday” — but Gov. Crist has yet to accept.

It would be a big get for “Fox News Sunday,” which is coming off its best performance ever in the D.C. market thanks to a big snowstorm and a big sit-down Wallace conducted with Sarah Palin in Nashville.

We noted yesterday that NBC’s David Gregory and CBS’ Bob Schieffer weighed in on the Sunday show race, with Schieffer saying it had become “a three-way dogfight.” While FOX broadcast numbers are still lower for “FNS” than programs on the big three, Wallace’s show is now besting CBS in some top 25 markets year-to-date including Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, and Tampa. “FNS” also gets a boost from replays on Fox News Channel.

We’ll have the final numbers for Sunday’s shows this Thursday.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101. Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Register now!