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The Scoreboard: Monday, April 7

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 238 | MSNBC: 101 | CNN: 178 | HLN: 66
  • Primetime: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 154 | CNN: 219 | HLN: 92

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

149

TheFive:

319

Baier:

308

Greta:

294

O’Reilly:

465

Megyn:

332

Hannity:

322

Hannity:

287

Megyn:

228

MSNBC
Wagner:

48

EdShow:

114

Sharpton:

167

Matthews:

226

Hayes:

151

Maddow:

187

O’Donnell:

125

Hayes:

62

Maddow:

101

CNN
Tapper:

132

Blitzer:

215

Blitzer:

174

Burnett:

233

Cooper:

228

Tapper:

208

Spc.Rpt:

220

Spc.Rpt:

267

Cooper:

207

HLN
News:

19

Files:

55

Files:

74

Jane:

90

Grace:

143

DrDrew:

77

Files:

54

Files:

110

Files:

124

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Q1 2014 Ratings: Fox News #1 For 49th Consecutive Quarter

Fox News finishes its 49th consecutive quarter and 147th consecutive month as the top-rated cable news network, besting the competition in both total day and primetime during the first quarter of 2014. In addition to delivering cable news’ top 14 programs in total viewers and top seven programs in the A25-54 demographic, Fox News was the only cable news network to grow compared to the year-ago quarter.

The ratings for Q1 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,804,000 total viewers / 293,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 1,099,000 total viewers / 225,000 A25-54

Compared to Q1 2013, Fox News was up +3% in total viewers and +5% in A25-54 viewers in total day. In primetime, the network was up +4% and +5%, respectively.

Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity are boosting viewership in their new timeslots: “The Kelly File” is up +15% in total viewers and 4% in the demo and “Hannity” is up +16% and +2%, respectively, compared to the year-ago quarter’s 9pm and 10pmET programming. “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” was up +8 and flat in the demo compared to the 7pmET hour last year. Bill O’Reilly‘s primetime program remains the top-rated show on cable news but is down -3% in both ratings measurements year-over-year.

The network’s late afternoon and early evening shows had a strong quarter: “Shepard Smith Reporting” is up +10% in total viewers and +5% in the demo compared to Q1 2013. Fox News’ 5pmET and 6pmET programs are also up in both ratings measurements: “The Five” is up +9% in total viewers and +7% in the demo and “Special Report” is up +6% and +3%, respectively.

“Fox and Friends First” saw the biggest gains for the network compared to the year-ago quarter, up +18% in total viewers and +28% in the demo.

Ratings Notes: O’Reilly, Morgan

  • A night after losing to CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360″ in the demo by 4,000 viewers, “The O’Reilly Factor” was back on top Wednesday night. Bill O’Reilly almost doubled Cooper in the demo with 537,000 A25-54 viewers compared to “AC360′s” 342,000. Overall, Fox News had its third highest-rated primetime of 2014 last night.

  • Piers Morgan is having a good final week, ratings wise, on CNN. For the third night in a row, he has bested MSNBC’s No. 1 show “The Rachel Maddow Show” in the A25-54 demo. “Piers Morgan Live” still placed third in total viewers. For the majority of his three years hosting at CNN, Morgan’s show has been in third place in both total and demo viewers. He bids farewell to the 9pmET hour tomorrow night.

The Scoreboard: Monday, March 24

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 293 | MSNBC: 136 | CNN: 276 | HLN: 93
  • Primetime: FNC: 377 | MSNBC: 183 | CNN: 293 | HLN: 119

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

279

TheFive:

476

Baier:

419

Greta:

396

O’Reilly:

454

Megyn:

341

Hannity:

331

O’Reilly:

244

Megyn:

210

MSNBC
Wagner:

82

EdShow:

105

Sharpton:

138

Matthews:

240

Hayes:

192

Maddow:

200

O’Donnell:

156

Hayes:

98

Maddow:

118

CNN
Tapper:

288

Blitzer:

415

Blitzer:

375

Burnett:

333

Cooper:

344

Morgan:

256

SpecialRpt:

276

Cooper:

257

Cooper:

286

HLN
News:

41

Files:

25

Files:

42

Jane:

74

Grace:

87

DrDrew:

118

Files:

151

Files:

181

Files:

202

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Bill O’Reilly Loses It Over ‘Scandalous’ MH370 Coverage, His Guest Calls Out Fox News

O'ReillyOn the day the Malaysian Prime Minister declared Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 “ended” in the Indian Ocean, Bill O’Reilly continued his criticism of the coverage of the tragedy.

“The coverage of the Malaysian jetliner was embarrassing, irresponsible, and dishonest,” O’Reilly said, adding that legitimate journalists shouldn’t “traffic in fiction” when 239 lives are in peril.

O’Reilly also took on Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple for calling out O’Reilly on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources,” and again Monday in his column.

According to a new Pew Research survey close to half of Americans asked think there’s been the right amount of coverage.

FNC contributor Bernie Goldberg, who agreed with O’Reilly about the saturation coverage, also called out Fox News for giving airtime to a retired general who claimed to have sources that the plane was in Pakistan and could be used as a weapon to attack the U.S. or Israel. “That speaks to the credibility, in my view, of the entire network,” Goldberg said.

And Jon Stewart was back from a week off, and unsurprisingly, had a field day with CNN’s nonstop coverage.

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The Scoreboard: Friday, March 21

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 242 | MSNBC: 106 | CNN: 198 | HLN: 99
  • Primetime: FNC: 280 | MSNBC: 110 | CNN: 199 | HLN: 167

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

150

TheFive:

263

Baier:

227

Greta:

263

O’Reilly:

317

Megyn:

258

Hannity:

266

O’Reilly:

277

Megyn:

229

MSNBC
Wagner:

73

EdShow:

79

Sharpton:

125

Matthews:

131

Hayes:

119

Maddow:

132

O’Donnell:

77

Lockup.:

160

Lockup:

230

CNN
Tapper:

249

Blitzer:

226

Blitzer

225

Burnett:

253

Cooper:

204

Morgan:

202

SpcReport:

191

Cooper:

207

Morgan:

163

HLN
HLNNow:

32

Files:

42

Files:

53

Jane:

87

Grace:

121

Files:

183

Files:

197

Files:

214

Files:

185

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Bill O’Reilly: ‘I’ve Got to Cut it Back Soon’

Bill O'ReillyBill O’Reilly is not afraid of dying and he doesn’t want to be remembered when he’s gone. “Once I’m gone, Im gone. I don’t care,” the Fox News host tells the Washington Posts’s Sally Quinn in her On Faith column. The bulk of the conversation is about O’Reilly’s faith, growing up in an Irish Catholic household and what God mean to him today. But the interview also touches on the existential:

“Do you think that you’ll ever stop?” Quinn asks. “Yes, I do. I’m tired now, so I’ve got to cut it back soon. I just don’t know when that will be.”

Quinn: You say you’re the biggest sinner of all. What are your sins?

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On International Day of Happiness, Dan Harris Learns 10% Happier Will Debut at No. 2

HappierHarris“Good Morning America Weekend” anchor Dan Harris‘ new book 10% Happier will debut at No. 2 on the New York Times non-fiction Best-Sellers list for the week of March 30. That’s made Harris about 75% happier than he was yesterday and one notch ahead of Bill O’Reilly‘s Killing Jesus which is at No. 3 for the week, and now in its 25th week on the list. Other tvnewsers on this week’s list: Charles Krauthammer‘s Things That Matter is at No. 8 and Brian Kilmeade‘s George Washington’s Secret Six is at No. 17.

Harris’ 10% Happier recounts his on-air panic attack and how he got better and happier.

And speaking of happiness, did you know today is the International Day of Happiness? Well it is, and the folks at ABC News — and local TV stations around the country — are celebrating. So if you want to see Barbara Walters, and about 100 other ABC/ESPN/Fusion stars dance to Pharrell Willams‘ Happy, click through. Read more

The Ticker: Digital, Social, Jesus

  • The RTDNA will once again be a part of next month’s NAB Show. On April 9, several news executives will be on a panel called Ethics in the Era of Social Media Reporting. It’s all part of a full day of programming for news directors at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

  • The film adaptation of Bill O’Reilly‘s best-seller “Killing Jesus” will now be a four-hour miniseries. Nat Geo will air ”Killing Jesus” in the summer of 2015. The network also aired the book-to-film adaptations of O’Reilly’s “Killing Lincoln” and “Killing Kennedy.”

Bill O’Reilly Slams ‘Painful’ Malaysia Airlines Coverage. Greta: No One’s Making You Watch

O'Reilly planeThere are different takes on the nonstop coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 coming from Fox News hosts.

On last night’s “O’Reilly Factor,” Bill O’Reilly took on TV news coverage, acknowledging the story is drawing high ratings, but damaging the news business at the same time.

“Watching some of this coverage is painful,” O’Reilly said, criticizing one network for doing five minutes on a possible electrical fire on board, noting the pilots would have radioed about it. “It’s now corrupting the news business, I think,” O’Reilly told Charles Krauthammer.

O’Reilly’s colleague, Greta Van Susteren, has a different take on the coverage, blogging this morning that those complaining over the coverage should “get over it.”

Have they forgotten that 239 people are missing or perhaps murdered? The possible murder of 239 is not a drive by report. 239 people missing or murdered is not inconsequential.

Yes, I know, it may be popular to say “I am not interested,” but then why are you talking about it? And if you are truly not interested in it, stop talking about it. No one is tying TV critics up in the basement and forcing them to watch the coverage or talk about it.

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