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Who Will Be the Next Hosts of ‘The View’?

The View hosts poll results

The results are in from last week’s TVNewser poll on who the next hosts of “The View” will be: Ann Curry led the way with 29.01% of the vote, followed by Meghan McCain with 19.95%, S.E. Cupp with 15.17%,  Anderson Cooper with 14.48%, and Alicia Menendez with 9.63%.

11.76% of you answered “other,” filling in the blank with candidates like Matt Lauer, Diane Sawyer, Don Lemon, and Ali Wentworth, George Stephanopoulos‘ wife.

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Cable News Primetime Covers Team USA World Cup Elimination

Cuomo Brazil Last night, several primetime cable news shows covered Team USA’s valiant World Cup comeback attempt against Belgium.

At the end of “Anderson Cooper 360,” substitute host John Berman interviewed “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo, who reported live from Brazil donning a number 1 jersey.

He said the jersey was “representative of one nation, one team.” “The U.S. soccer team has captured the hearts of the country the way it never had before.” Don Lemon led “CNN Tonight” at 10pmET with World Cup coverage, interviewing CNN’s Brazil Bureau Chief Shasta Darlington and producer Paul Vercammen, whose family is Belgian.

MSNBC’s primetime lineup covered Team USA’s defeat.  “All In with Chris Hayes” sent show producers to a New York City bar to get fan reaction following the loss.  Rachel Maddow opened her show making the connection between professional soccer players faking injuries during games and U.S. politicians faking being “grievously injured.” “That is basic pee-wee league American political strategy.”

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Richard Quest Comes Out: ‘The Work I Do Here is Better Because I’m Honest About Who I Am’

QuestGay Richard Quest did something at the end of his CNN International show today, that he wished he’d done yesterday.

On “Quest Means Business” Thursday, Quest spoke with John Browne, the former CEO of British oil giant BP, who resigned in 2007 after being outed as gay by a British tabloid. Browne has written about the episode, and about life as a CEO in the closet, in “The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good for Business.”

Quest wished he used that moment to discuss his own journey. Instead, he did it today. And he decided it is indeed good for his business as a business journalist.

If I remember back to when I wasn’t open about my sexuality, I spent a great deal of time worried about it…. about what my family would think, what would my friends, my colleagues would think, and of course, what would you think. Would the fact that I’m gay affect my creditability as a business journalist? Would you watch the program differently?

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‘Forensic Files’ Overnights Giving CNN’s ‘Early Start’ and ‘New Day’ a Bump

Forensic FilesFor the last few weeks, a wee-hours programming change at CNN has helped its normal morning lineup.

Starting on June 6, CNN has been airing the crime-docu series, “Forensic Files,” overnight from 2am-5amET. The crime series—which has produced ratings success on weeknights and weekends for CNN’s sister network HLN—has also given a bump to CNN’s morning shows “Early Start” and “New Day.”

Compared to the two-week time period before it started airing daily overnight (May 23-June 5), “Early Start,” which airs from 5am-6amET, is up +48% in viewers, and up +79% in A25-54 viewers. “New Day” from 6am-9amET is up +17% in viewers and +38% in demo viewers. The ratings information blends a mix of Live +7 day and Live+ same-day viewership; a combination that includes DVR viewing in its ratings measurements.

Outside of the ratings increase, the programming change has also created different viewing options based on geography. With “Forensic Files” airing from 2am-5amET on the east coast, west coast viewers are getting the crime series at 11pmPT, instead of re-airings of “Anderson Cooper 360,” which is what airs at 11pm on the east coast.

The Afternoon Ticker: Williams, Knight, Walters

  • The Knight Foundation has announced 19 winners of the Knight News Challenge with total awards of $3.47 million. The New York Public Library, Digital Public Library of America and Journalism Development Network are among the winners.

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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, June 18

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 223 | MSNBC: 93 | CNN: 93 | HLN: 120
  • Primetime: FNC: 356 | MSNBC: 162 | CNN: 139 | HLN: 178

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

126

TheFive:

330

Baier:

274

Greta:

219

O’Reilly:

378

Kelly:

389

Hannity:

302

O’Reilly:

254

Kelly:

253

MSNBC
Wagner:

75

EdShow:

121

Sharpton:

141

Matthews:

158

Hayes:

101

Maddow:

175

O’Donnell:

210

Hayes:

108

Maddow:

110

CNN
Tapper:

67

Blitzer:

80

Blitzer/Cross:

106/91

Burnett:

111

Cooper:

109

Bourdain:

175

Tonight:

132

Cooper:

107

Bourdain:

99

HLN
Now:

51

Files:

39

Files:

90

Jane:

136

Grace:

176

Dr.Drew:

188

Files:

170

Files:

139

Files:

169

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Anderson Cooper Provides Fact-Checking Clinic in Interview with Texas Legislator

Cooper Texas Anderson Cooper was in full fact-checking mode on last night’s “AC360,” correcting a Texas legislator advocating for the availability of gay conversion therapy in his state numerous times.

“You know that’s not true,” Cooper said to state representative Bryan Hughes, debunking Hughes’ claim that gay conversion therapy had been banned in New Jersey and California.

“It’s really not accurate to say doctors are evenly divided [on the therapy],” Cooper said, rolling off several prestigious medical institutions that say being gay is not a mental disorder needing to be cured. “That’s actually not true,” Cooper said just 12 seconds later, correcting Hughes’ claim that people for and against therapy testified in front of a state committee, noting those against the therapy weren’t able to testify because debate was closed. “Every one of us makes mistakes…God loves each one of us,” Hughes later said.

“The fact that you view being gay, or you characterize it as a mistake or something that should be changed really says more about your position than your words actually say,” Cooper concluded.

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Anderson Cooper’s ‘Mini Cooper’ Gets a Friend

CooperDollAnderson Cooper arrived to guest host “Live with Kelly and Michael” this morning with a surprise for Kelly Ripa: her very own version of the CNN host’s “mini Cooper.”

Cooper had the mini-Kelly created by the same viewer who made his doll last year, pointing out that Kelly has been “obsessed with” the mini-Cooper. Kelly’s version features a custom-made Diane Von Furstenberg dress and a pair of Miu Miu shoes that Ripa actually owns. “This is the best I’ve ever looked, by the way,” Kelly joked. WATCH:

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How Cable News Hosts Reacted to Eric Cantor Defeat

Cable news might occasionally be criticized for predictable political coverage, but last night, top anchors and reporters reacted to an unpredicted political stunner: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor‘s defeat in Virginia’s congressional primary.

“His loss marks a huge victory for the Tea Party movement,” Sean Hannity said before his exclusive interview with the victorious candidate, Dave Brat, via phone. “If you go door to door knocking, the American people know the country is heading in the wrong direction,” Brat told Hannity.

“This is a huge, huge moment in the Republican Party; it’s also a huge moment in politics,” Bret Baier said as he took over coverage during the 8pmET hour. “One of the most powerful Republicans on Capitol Hill goes down,” Megyn Kelly added later on her show.

“Shocking is an overused term in our political discourse, but this news tonight earns the term,” Rachel Maddow said while interrupting a pre-recorded “All In with Chris Hayes” (Hayes came back live at 8:38pmET). “This is the single biggest political upset I’ve ever seen in my life,” Steve Kornacki, host of “Up,” said via phone. Chuck Todd called it a “major upset,” and suggested an important ripple effect: “immigration [reform]…dead.” Todd interview Brat this morning on “Daily Rundown.”

“A seismic shift,” CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash called it as Anderson Cooper broke the news. “Republicans who weren’t running scared may now start running scared,” chief political analyst Gloria Borger said.

Eric Cantor Loss is ‘Shocking,’ ‘Stunning’ and All-Encompassing on Cable News

VARaceJaws dropped in network newsrooms across the country tonight as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his congressional primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.

Cable news networks went into overdrive with the stunning news. At 8:06pm MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow interrupted Chris Hayes‘ show, which had been pre-recorded. Maddow called it “a shocking development in American politics.” (Hayes returned live at 8:38pm). CNN’s Anderson Cooper called the race at 8:11pm and FNC’s Trace Gallagher broke in to the O’Reilly Factor at 8:14pmET, before Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly picked up coverage and filled out the 8pmET hour.

As vote totals came in in the 7pmET hour, the news networks began speculating that Cantor looked to go down to defeat. Dana Perino in for Greta Van Susteren on Fox News reported Cantor was trailing Brat, as did Erin Burnett on CNN, and Lou Dobbs on FBN.

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