So, it was only the 5amET re-air of The Factor, but this morning, and for the second time in three days, Fox Business Network was simulcast on Fox News Channel. From 5:30-6amET an FBN special report aired without commercials on FNC. The special report was produced due to the wild fluctuations in the Asian markets – and Americans waking up to yesterday’s 777 point drop in the Dow.
Archives: September 2008
ABC’s World News comes in first beating NBC Nightly News by just 90,000 Total Viewers. The broadcasts tied in the A25-54 demo. All three shows were up during the busy news week which saw the bailout bill debate, the on-again off-again presidential debate and Katie Couric‘s interview with Gov. Sarah Palin. The CBS Evening News was up 10% in Total Viewers from the prior week.
Total Viewers: ABC: 8,070,000 / NBC: 7,980,000 / CBS: 5,990,000
25-54 demo: ABC: 2,570,000 / NBC: 2,570,000 / CBS: 1,910,000
25-54 rating: ABC: 2.1/9 / NBC: 2.1/9 / CBS: 1.5/6
Brokaw tells Steinberg he “advocated” for a modification to the anchor duties of MSNBC hosts Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews during election nights. His reasoning came with praise for the Countdown host. “Keith is an articulate guy who writes well and doesn’t make his arguments in a ‘So’s your old mother’ kind of way,” he said. “The mistake was to think he could fill both roles. The other mistake was to think he wouldn’t be tempted to use the anchor position to engage in commentary. That’s who he is.”
As Brokaw told TVNewser in St. Paul, he echoed the claim he would be ending his Meet the Press moderating duties shortly after November’s election. Steinberg quotes a “person who had been briefed on the proposal” regarding what will happen after Brokaw leaves the chair: “[NBC] is leaning toward an ensemble of hosts that would be led by Chuck Todd, NBC’s political director, and include David Gregory.”
Click continued to see how Brokaw has “conducted some shuttle diplomacy” between NBC News and the McCain campaign…
As you know by now, Fox Business is giving CNBC the business. FBN rushed a promo to air, and has taken out an ad in The New York Times and the News Corp.-owned Wall Street Journal. Well, CNBC isn’t taking it lying down.
Kernen: Thanks Rick. Stick around, I know you have big network things that you are doing today, but this is the network of record for this story.
Santelli: This is the network. Everything else is just elevator business music.
You’ll see it in tomorrow’s New York Times and Wall Street Journal. But here’s your first look at an ad Fox Business Network has taken out to promote their weekend coverage, while taking a classic Fox shot at their competitor.
While CNBC will be simulcasting the pre-market hours on CNBC Europe beginning at 1amET, Fox Business Network has been simulcasting Sky Business News Australia. In the first half hour of trading the ASX 200 was down 5.3%. But as of this writing it’s down just 2.5%. And here’s something we learned from Aussie anchors, they don’t say “we’ll be going to…” they say “we’ll cross to…” when teasing upcoming correspondents.
25-54 demographic: (L +SD)
Total day: FNC: 633 | CNN: 716 | MSNBC: 444 | HLN: 359
Prime: FNC: 2129 | CNN: 2439 | MSNBC: 1372 | HLN: 267
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.
*The 10pm hour average for FNC, CNN and MSNBC is post-debate coverage which began at 10:38pm.
Couric: Gov. Palin, since our last interview, you’ve gotten a lot of flak. Some Republicans have said you’re not prepared; you’re not ready for prime-time. People have questioned your readiness since that interview. And I’m curious…
Couric: …to hear your reaction.
Palin: Well, not only am I ready but willing and able to serve as Vice President with Sen. McCain if Americans so bless us and privilege us with the opportunity of serving them, ready with my executive experience as a city mayor and manager, as a governor, as a commissioner, a regulator of oil and gas.
After the jump, the SNL parody of the Couric/Palin interview…
Atlanta police have told Headline News anchor Robin Meade to get a restraining order against a man who has e-mailed her more than 30 times since last November. The case took a turn when the man, Gregory Fitzgerald of Lewiston, Maine, showed up outside CNN’s headquarters two weeks ago.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Fitzgerald has also called several times, requesting to meet with Meade.
In one of his recent e-mails, Fitzgerald wrote that he was flying to Atlanta on Sept. 16, and included his flight itinerary and lodging information. Meade said that, to her knowledge, she has never met Fitzgerald.