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FOX on Top in 6.22 DC Sunday Show Household Ratings, NBC Leads in P2

According to Nielsen Media Research, on Sunday, June 22, “FOX News Sunday” led the Sunday Show household ratings in the DC market with 59,000, just ahead of NBC’s “Meet the Press” at 55,000. Compared to last year, FOX was up triple digits, +119%, while NBC was down -10%. FOX was the first to land an exclusive with California Congressman Kevin McCarthy since winning the House Majority Leader position vacated by Eric Cantor.

NBC did lead among the networks in total viewrs with 87,000, 3x more than ABC’s “This Week” and 4x more than Univision’s “Al Punto.” NBC also lead the A25-54 demo with 19,000 viewers compared to FOX with 7,000, Univision with 8,000, CBS with 9,000, and ABC with 12,000.

ABC’s “This Week” came in fourth place in 23,000 households, but was up +35% compared to last year. CBS’s “Face the Nation” – which led its program with a taped interview with President Obama by Norah O’Donnell - averaged 25,000 households.

For the full numbers according to Nielsen Media Research, click through the jump. Read more

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Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows – 6.22.14

In a pre-recorded interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Norah O’Donnell sat down with President Barack Obama to discuss the threat of ISIS on the United States: ”But I think it’s important for us to recognize that ISIS is just one of a number of organizations that we have to stay focused on al-Qaeda in Yemen is still very active and we’re staying focused on that. In North Africa, you’re seeing organizations including Boko Haram that kidnapped all those young women that is extreme and violent. And this is going to be a global challenge and one that the United States is going to have to address but we’re not going to be able to address it alone. And as I said yesterday, what we can’t do is think that we’re just going to play whack-a-mole and send US troops occupying various countries wherever these organizations pop up. We’re going to have to have a more focused, more targeted strategy and we’re going to have to partner and train local law enforcement and military to do their jobs as well.”

On whether ISIS is more dangerous than al Qaeda, Sen. Marco Rubio told O’Donnell: “Well certainly, potentially more dangerous today than al Qaeda. They are an extremely radical group with increasing capabilities and a very clear design. They want to establish an Islamic caliphate in sections of both Syria and Iraq and other places, potentially Jordan is next at some point. And then they want to launch attacks in the exterior, external operations, including targeting our homeland. This is an extremely serious national security risk for the country if they were to establish that safe haven of operation.”

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on ABC’s “This Week:” “Now, I don’t intend any disrespect for the president, but I fundamentally disagree with him. I think he’s dead wrong in terms of the course he’s taken this nation and I think we’re in for big trouble in the years ahead because of his refusal to recognize reality and because of his continual emphasis upon getting the U.S. basically to withdraw from that part of the world.”

On the growth of ISIS, as a guest on “FOX News Sunday,” California Congressman Kevin McCarthy said in his first interview since winning the House Majority Leader position vacated by Eric Cantor: “I think the key part is lay out what we want to do for the entire region, to stop the momentum of this growth, we cannot allow them to continue to grow. By not acting, now, they have half a billion dollars. They’re growing each and every day…By our lack of action has allowed them to grow. So, build an overall strategy that moves that momentum backwards.”

On what he would do given the situation in Iraq, Sen. Rand Paul told CNN’s Candy Crowley on “State of the Union:” ”I think we have to understand first how got here and then we have to decide as a country where we are going…I think there’s chaos in the Middle East, and I think the chaos is because we have created a vacuum. Before the Iraq war, I think there was somewhat of a standoff between Sunni and Shiite, had been for maybe 1,000 years off and on…But now we have a chaotic situation. We have a vacuum. And I think one of the reasons why ISIS has been emboldened is because we have been arming their allies. We have been allied with ISIS in Syria. They have had a safe haven because we have been arming the rebels to keep Assad away from them.”

Afternoon Lede Check – 6.19.14

U.S. to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq. House Republicans pick McCarthy as new leader. A bear captured in Bethesda AND a horse rescued from a Va. swimming pool.

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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NBC Leads 6.15.14 Sunday Show Total Viewer and A25-54 Ratings in DC Market

On Sunday, June 15, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the most watched Sunday Show in the DC market, with more total viewers than CBS’s “Face the Nation” and ABC’s “This Week” combined, according to Nielsen Media Research. Although down 42% in P2+ versus the same Sunday last year (6/16/2013), the NBC program with David Gregory hosted Luke Russert, son of the late Tim Russert, whom hosted the program for 16 years and passed away six years ago the Friday before the Father’s Day Sunday Show airing.

“FOX News Sunday” clocked in a with 43,000 total viewers in the Washington market – second to that of NBC which had 51,000 total viewers in the market – more than doubling its audience from the same week last year (up 59% in P2+). It closed out with Robert De Niro on a collection of paintings by his late father and his HBO documentary “Remembering the Artist.” Read more

Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows – 6.15.14

Topics of conversation on yesterday’s Sunday Shows ranged from the defeat of Eric Cantor in Tuesday’s Virginia primary to U.S. military involvement in Iraq to Father’s Day. Here are your top quotes from Sunday’s public affairs programming.

Asked whether his primary upset was surprising on ABC’s “This Week,” Rep. Eric Cantor said, “Absolutely…I don’t think anybody in the country thought that the outcome would be what it was. And, you know, I just am a believer, as I said that night, and subsequently, that there are some things that happen for a reason and we may not be able to really discern it now and given the perspective of time, I think we’re going to be able to look back at this, and what seemed really bad at the time may turn out to be really good.”

Asked by CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” what it was like in the moment he realized he’d be defeated, Cantor said, “Well, you know, I was with my family. And it’s very comforting, as you know, if you have a strong family. I have a wonderful wife of 25 years, three wonderful kids, two of whom were with me…And I told them, I said, look, dad is going to lose. And I actually called my son who works up in New York and I told him. He said, you’re kidding. And I said, no, I’m really not. He said, you’re kidding. I said, no. I said, look, but things happen for a reason.” Read more

The Hill Explores the US Electorate at the Library of Congress

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 12.56.05Last night at the Library of Congress, The Hill brought together Jeffrey Toobin, legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker; House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.); and former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) for a conversation on the US electorate, voting practices and election law, and weekend voting.

After introductions, Toobin called out the headline of the day - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor‘s defeat by Tea Party challenger Dave Brat in the 7th District of Virginia primary.

“I think unfortunately, there’s too wide a sentiment that ‘My vote does not make a difference’,” said Hoyer. Read more

Cable News Network Ratings of Eric Cantor’s Primary Defeat

Screen-Shot-2014-06-10-at-10.08.59-PMRatings are in for Tuesday night’s defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by Tea Party challenger Dave Brat in the 7th District of Virginia primary. As the news began to spread of the upset, many Americans turned to the cable news networks for reporting and analysis of what FNC’s Bret Baier described as “arguably the biggest political story we’ve seen in decades.”

In the 8 – 9 pm hour, Fox News Channel was on top of the ratings, with 2,794,000 total viewers and 485,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo. MSNBC took second, with 659,000 total viewers and 141,000 in the A25-54 demo, while CNN was third with 424,000 total viewers and 117,000 in the A25-54 demo.

Ratings placements for the 9 – 10 pm hour and 10 – 11 pm hour remained the same for FNC, MSNBC, and CNN, although total and demo viewers declined.

For more, click on over to TVNewser.

POLITICO Compiles Reporter and Pundit Commentary Forecasting Cantor Win

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POLITICO compiled coverage including that of MSNBC and FOX News from yesterday of what was expected to be a win for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor against Tea Party challenger Dave Brat in the 7th District Virginia primary.

Many had it wrong. Did any have it right? Not in the video below.

Roll Call Blows Through Print Deadline to Publish Front Page ‘Stunner’

eric cantorLast night’s Virginia primary upset was met with great editorial pride inside the walls of Roll Call according to an email to staff from Editor in Chief Christina Bellantoni. While proofreading today’s issue, politics editor Shira Center flagged data pointing toward a loss by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.

This prompted editors to blow through their print deadline, thus publishing the front page headline “Stunner” and a lead story on the Cantor loss.

Check out the full email, after the jump. Read more

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Mistakenly Refers to Speaker of the House as Senator Boehner

IMG_00002449CNN’s Chris Cuomo this morning made a little mistakey in his coverage of last night’s defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by Tea Party challenger Dave Brat in the Virginia primary.

The “New Day” anchor referred to the Speaker of the House as Senator Boehner.

FishbowlDC has reached out to “New Day” PR for comment on the gaffe. I bet John King would have NEVER made that mistake.

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