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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 29

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 293 | MSNBC: 199 | CNN: 152 | HLN: 79
  • Primetime: FNC: 417 | MSNBC: 321 | CNN: 169 | HLN: 100

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

214

TheFive:

431

Baier:

324

Greta:

370

O’Reilly:

527

Megyn:

425

Hannity:

293

O’Reilly:

287

Megyn:

249

MSNBC
Wagner:

129

EdShow:

193

Sharpton:

229

Matthews:

311

Hayes:

300

Maddow:

352

O’Donnell:

303

Hayes:

176

Maddow:

167

CNN
Tapper:

184

Blitzer:

114

Blitz/Cross:

111/130

Burnett:

154

Cooper:

154

Morgan:

185

Cooper:

167

Frozen/Bieber:

133/117

Morgan:

85

HLN
News:

74

WWYD:

50

WWYD:

60

Jane:

69

Grace:

145

Grace:

82

Grace:

73

Files:

85

Files:

62

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MSNBC Shaking up Daytime Schedule

ReidFarrowFirst on TVNewser: MSNBC is set to announce changes to its daytime lineup, perhaps as early as today.

Cable news newcomer Ronan Farrow (far right) will host his new show at 1pmET, sources tell TVNewser, while Joy Reid (near right), the managing editor of NBC’s TheGrio.com, who has been filling in on MSNBC, is expected to be named host at 2pmET.

Currently, NBC’s chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell anchors “Andrea Mitchell Reports” at 1pm and Tamron Hall anchors “NewsNation” at 2pm. Hall is negotiating a new contract that would give her an expanded role at the “Today” show while also keeping her on the MSNBC schedule, likely at 11am which has been vacant since Thomas Roberts moved to “Way Too Early.” Meanwhile, the Noon hour has seen fill-in anchors since Alex Wagner moved to 4pm two weeks ago.

Much of MSNBC’s daytime schedule will be in flux for two weeks, starting next week, as the network carries Olympic Hockey and Curling from the Sochi Games.

>Update, 11AM: MSNBC has made it official. The changes take effect after the Olympics. Read the release after the jump. Read more

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, January 21

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 162 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 65
  • Primetime: FNC: 440 | MSNBC: 269 | CNN: 188 | HLN: 123

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

252

TheFive:

395

Baier:

384

Greta:

373

O’Reilly:

464

Megyn:

446

Hannity:

410

O’Reilly:

309

Megyn:

274

MSNBC
Wagner:

177

EdShow:

174

Sharpton:

186

Matthews:

262

Hayes:

258

Maddow:

346

O’Donnell:

203

Hayes:

164

Maddow:

161

CNN
Tapper:

124

Blitzer:

86

Blitz/Cross:

105/93

Burnett:

125

Cooper:

237

Morgan:

175

Cooper:

151

Burnett:

98

Morgan:

53

HLN
News:

47

WWYD:

38

WWYD:

63

Jane:

71

Grace:

157

DrDrew:

118

WWYD:

96

Showbiz:

50

Grace:

68

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In Profile: Wagner, Ratigan, Kohn

  • MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and her fiancé, White House chef Sam Kass, are profiled in Vogue. “Alex has that one rare quality that is imperative for success in this business,” MSNBC president Phil Griffin says. “She is totally authentic on the air. She’s smart, genuine, and connects with her audience.”

  • Men’s Journal talks with “one of the great shouters,” former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan. “I was exhibiting more and more aggressive behavior in a more public forum, and that was beneficial in the short term and utterly self-destructive in the long term,” Ratigan says of his time as a cable news host.

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, January 14

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 273 | MSNBC: 152 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 75
  • Primetime: FNC: 362 | MSNBC: 279 | CNN: 120 | HLN: 93

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

226

TheFive:

376

Baier:

314

Greta:

341

O’Reilly:

470

Megyn:

327

Hannity:

289

O’Reilly:

288

Megyn:

231

MSNBC
Wagner:

109

EdShow:

145

Sharpton:

164

Matthews:

309

Hayes:

248

Maddow:

355

O’Donnell:

235

Hayes:

147

Maddow:

156

CNN
Tapper:

148

Blitzer:

112

Blitz/Cross:

113/88

Burnett:

99

Cooper:

135

Morgan:

104

Cooper:

120

Cooper:

94

Morgan:

67

HLN
News:

35

WWYD:

42

WWYD:

68

Jane:

78

Grace:

69

DrDrew:

76

WWYD:

135

Showbiz:

81

DrDrew:

77

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Will Tamron Hall Stay with NBC?

Tamron Hall 304It’s contract time for MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall, who also fills in on “Today.” TVGuide reports Hall is negotiating for a co-host role on the third hour of “Today,” currently hosted by Willie Geist, Natalie Morales, and Al Roker.

As we’ve noted before, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker is fond of Hall. Zucker’s had success to date prying prominent talent away from other networks, Chris Cuomo and Bill Weir to name two.

We’ve heard even if Hall stays and moves to “Today,” she would likely still host a show for MSNBC. She currently anchors “News Nation” at 2pm.

With 11am and noon hosts Thomas Roberts and Alex Wagner on the move, MSNBC has been having Richard Lui and Craig Melvin fill in on those hours with news coverage this week.

NBC News and MSNBC declined comment to TVNewser. We’ve also reached out to Hall’s agent, but have not heard back.

Rotating Cast to Host MSNBC’s Noon Hour

ari melberAri Melber, of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” will be among a rotating cast of hosts for the network’s Noon hour, when Alex Wagner moves to 4pmET.

Joy Reid, who had been filling in at 4pm since the departure of Martin Bashir last month, is also expected to fill in at NoonET. MSNBC hasn’t made any final decisions, so the fill-in situation is still very fluid.

The network also has a vacancy at 11am as Thomas Roberts moves to the early morning hours starting Monday.

MSNBC has tried out hosts temporarily before permanently giving them a show in the past, including Rev. Al Sharpton who filled in at 6pm for most of the summer in 2011 before being named permanent host.

No word yet on the plan for 11am or when and where Ronan Farrow will land on the MSNBC schedule.

>Update: An MSNBC spokesperson denies Ari Melber and Joy Reid will be part of the host rotation.

MSNBC Disputes Report Rachel Maddow Influences Management, Personnel Decisions

msnbclogo_304x200MSNBC is disputing a National Review Online report that suggests Rachel Maddow holds significant power in both network editorial vision and personnel decisions.

“This is categorically false,” Rachel Maddow said. “I have never had any role in any management decision at MSNBC.  Any source who says otherwise is wrong.”

An MSNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser Maddow’s show keeps her busy.

“Rachel has absolutely no role in network management decisions. Writing her show every night is more than enough work. She gladly leaves talent management to her bosses.”

NRO also reports former “Ed Show” and “Countdown” EP Rich Stockwell has been tasked with reviewing scripts before they go on-air following the recent string of crude comments. Read more

Report: Thomas Roberts Tapped to Host ‘Way Too Early’ on MSNBC

Thomas Roberts_smallMSNBC’s Thomas Roberts will be waking up earlier, tapped to host  “Way Too Early” at 5:30am, The Daily Caller reports.

Roberts, who also hosts MSNBC Live at 11amET, replaces Brian Shactman. Shactman replaced Willie Geist upon his move to “Today.”

The Daily Caller’s reports the openly-gay Roberts’ move to “Way Too Early” is MSNBC’s attempt to make the show seem more “diverse.”

This is MSNBC’s second shuffle in recent weeks, after naming Alex Wagner the replacement at 4pm for Martin Bashir. Ronan Farrow is also set to debut this month in a yet-unknown timeslot.

An MSNBC spokesperson did not respond to our request for comment on Thursday.

Alex Wagner Moving to 4pm on MSNBC

AW HeadshotFirst on TVNewser: Alex Wagner will be the new 4pmET host on MSNBC starting January 13, TVNewser has learned.

Wagner takes over the hour from Martin Bashir who resigned earlier this month following vile comments he made about Sarah Palin.

Wagner debuted as the host of “Now,” which airs at NoonET, in November, 2011. The show is a panel-format with political journalists and commentators as guests.

Before joining MSNBC, Wagner was a reporter at the Huffington Post covering politics and business. Wagner’s move to 4pmET opens up the noonET spot on MSNBC.  The network recently added Ronan Farrow to its lineup, who is set to debut in January at an as-yet-unannounced time.

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