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How Long Has It Been Since Charles Krauthammer Watched a Network Newscast?

Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer gave his take on reliable media sources last night. The network news and CNN aren’t on his viewing menu.

“I have not watched a network newscast on any of the three networks in 20 years,” he told Bill O’Reilly. “I gain nothing from it. I know it’s soft news. I know it’s liberal news.”

About CNN, Krauthammer took aim with some humor. “They’re still looking for the Malaysian plane. I think they’ve actually located Amelia Earhart, who’s going to be a new anchor for them. But who watches CNN?”


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The Scoreboard: Friday, July 4

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 149 | MSNBC: 115 | CNN: 118 | HLN: 85
  • Primetime: FNC: 117 | MSNBC: 200 | CNN: 101 | HLN: 91

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

141

TheFive:

127

Baier:

153

Greta:

93

O’Reilly:

117

Megyn:

139

Hannity:

95

O’Reilly:

151

Megyn:

152

MSNBC
Investig.:

100

Investig.:

128

Investig.:

129

Investig.:

156

Investig.:

192

Investig.:

207

Investig.:

200

Investig.:

262

Investig.:

294

CNN
Tapper:

35

Blitzer:

17

Blitzer:

45

Bourdain:

61

Bourdain:

73

Bourdain:

92

Bourdain:

138

Bourdain:

147

Bourdain:

194

HLN
WWYD?:

29

Files:

52

Files:

58

Stories:

98

Files:

47

Files:

98

Files:

130

Files:

113

Files:

182

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The Scoreboard: Monday, June 30

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 228 | MSNBC: 79 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 79
  • Primetime: FNC: 449 | MSNBC: 137 | CNN: 121 | HLN: 102

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

133

TheFive:

292

Baier:

236

Greta:

200

O’Reilly:

531

Kelly:

489

Hannity:

327

O’Reilly:

224

Kelly:

236

MSNBC
Wagner:

53

EdShow:

49

Sharpton:

56

Matthews:

91

Hayes:

107

Maddow:

155

O’Donnell:

148

Hayes:

93

Maddow:

88

CNN
Tapper:

71

Blitzer:

81

Blitzer:

79

Burnett:

118

Cooper:

151

Bourdain:

119

Tonight:

93

Cooper:

137

Bourdain:

84

HLN
Now:

18

Files:

17

Files:

32

Jane:

41

Grace:

106

Dr.Drew:

81

Files:

120

Files:

154

Files:

193

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Q2 2014 Ratings: Fox News #1 For 50 Straight Quarters, 150 Straight Months

fox news logoFox News finished its 50th straight quarter and 150th straight month as the top-rated cable news network in June. Despite the milestone, Fox News — like all the cable news networks — was down compared to the same quarter last year, delivering its lowest quarter in the primetime A25-54 demographic in 13 years.

The ratings for Q2 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,588,000 total viewers / 265,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 940,000 total viewers / 189,000 A25-54

In total day, Fox News was down -20% in total viewers and -21% in the A25-54 demographic compared to Q2 2013; in primetime, the network was down -16% in both ratings measurements. It was FNC’s lowest-rated quarter in the primetime A25-54 demographic since Q2 2001, before 9/11.

All three primetime shows were down compared to Q2 2013. “The O’Reilly Factor” lost -17% in total viewers and -20% in A25-54 viewers, delivering the show’s lowest quarterly demo ratings since Q2 2001. “The Kelly File” was down -5% in total viewers and -15% in the demo compared to the 9pmET timeslot last year, while “Hannity” was down -18% and -16%, respectively, compared to the 10pmET timeslot last year.

“Fox & Friends” (6-9amET) and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” (7pmET) delivered the lowest A25-54 audience in their timeslots since Q3 2001 and Q2 2001, respectively. Despite that, it was a milestone month for both shows: “F&F” and “OTR,” as well as “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” marked 50 straight quarters as the top-rated shows in their respective time slots (the consecutive quarters for Van Susteren’s show includes two different timeslots, 10pmET and 7pmET).

Bill O’Reilly to Megyn Kelly: ‘I’m Trying to Give You a Compliment, Which Is Always Impossible’

O'Reilly KellyA funny exchange between Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly last night on the “O’Reilly Factor” when the two discussed Kelly’s exclusive interview with former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers.

“Are you feeling jealous about that?” Kelly asked O’Reilly. “You’re much more attractive in many senses than I am, so he’ll talk to you,” O’Reilly responded.

“Yes, it has to do with my attractiveness,” Kelly responded sarcastically. “Are you part of the war on women? You’re gonna get it, O’Reilly.”

“I’m trying to give you a compliment which is always impossible,” O’Reilly responded.

Kelly’s interview with Ayers was not as lighthearted. “You sound like, with respect, Osama bin Laden,” Kelly said to Ayers (part two airs tonight).

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O’Reilly: ‘Shame’ That ‘American Press Is so Corrupt’

O'ReillyBill O’Reilly took on the mainstream media earlier this week for covering stories like the New Jersey bridge fiasco more than scandals at the VA and the IRS.

“There is no question that the major national media in America is trying to protect President Obama and will promote the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” O’Reilly said on “The O’Reilly Factor” Wednesday.

O’Reilly pointed out that the network news dedicated 112 minutes in the first week of the bridge story, but when the VA scandal broke out, there was no coverage “for almost two weeks.” O’Reilly added that when news of lost IRS emails broke close to two weeks ago, there was just three and a half minutes combined on all of the network news broadcasts. “It is a shame that in a proud republic, in a vibrant democracy, the American press is so corrupt,” O’Reilly said.

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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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Bill O’Reilly on ‘Obama Basher,’ ‘Liberals,’ and ‘Anti-Obama Situation’ at Fox News

Bill O’Reilly went up and down the Fox News talent roster last night at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, offering his take on his colleague’s views on President Obama.

“You have Doocy, who’s an Obama basher,” O’Reilly told colleague Geraldo Rivera, who interviewed him. “Then you’re into Shepard Smith, who’s a liberal” (he also labeled Greta Van Susteren liberal). And on the cast of “The Five”: “They don’t like the president so much, but then you have Beckel [Bob] there, and he’s there to stick up for him. It’s not real fair, so I’d say that’s an anti-Obama situation.” O’Reilly credits colleagues Bill Hemmer, Martha MacCallum, Jon Scott, Jenna Lee, Bret Baier, and Megyn Kelly as anchors who lack agendas and aren’t ideologues. And his self-evaluation: “I’m tough on everybody.”

Fox News’ Conservative Audience is More Loyal Than MSNBC’s Liberal Audience

Pew is out with a new study today about political polarization in the U.S. “Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines than at any point in the last two decades,” the study’s authors write. The findings, based on a survey of 10,000 adults nationwide, extend to media, specifically two cable news networks which program to ideologically different audiences.

Not surprisingly, of those who identify as “consistently liberal,” 73% find Fox News unfavorable. Of those who identify as “consistently conservative,” 71% find MSNBC unfavorable.

A couple of the more interesting discoveries: among the “mostly liberal” camp, a higher percentage (33%) find Fox News favorable, while a smaller percentage (32%) find it unfavorable. (ie. liberals will watch Bill O’Reilly so they can disagree with him). Additionally, MSNBC does not draw the same positive reviews from “consistent liberals” that Fox News does from “consistent conservatives.” (MSNBC’s viewers overall are “meh”.)

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When Barbara Walters Misses ‘The View,’ She Thinks of Margaret Thatcher

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Barbara Walters admits, “I still have the feeling sometimes when I’m watching ‘The View,’ ‘I should be there! I should be participating…’ and then I think of Margaret Thatcher.”

Walters, honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Quinnipiac University Fred Friendly committee, reflected on a 1997 interview with Britain’s longest-serving prime minister, seven years after she resigned from office. Thatcher described her frantic, frenetic days, until one day she realized, “it’s no longer me anymore.”

“That’s the feeling I got this morning when I watched ‘The View,’” Walters joked.

Walters, who stepped aside from hosting the daytime show last month, remains an executive producer. She still has her office at ABC News headquarters, which now bears her name. And her resignation — she used air quotes around the word today — has already been interrupted. As we first told you yesterday, she’ll fly to California in the coming weeks to interview Peter Rodger, the father of Isla Vista killer Elliot Rodger.

Among those celebrating along with Walters: ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir, ABC News president James Goldston, and executives Barbara Fedida, Susan Mercandetti and Jeffrey Schneider. From CBS, Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and Troy Roberts, from FNC, Bill O’Reilly, Bill Hemmer and former anchor Alisyn Camerota and from CNN Christine Romans and Richard Roth.

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