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After Heated Shouting Match, A Happy Morning for Chris Hayes

HayesStefanoChris Hayes had himself one heck of a night, followed by a joyous morning.

Hayes and Americans for Prosperity’s Jennifer Stefano got into a heated exchange after she felt Hayes belittled her for disagreeing with him over issues like Medicaid expansion.

“How dare you, like Harry Reid, try to undercut the voice of a woman simply because she disagrees with you,” Stefano shouted.

As Stefano’s voice raised, Hayes grew more dumbfounded, even rolling his eyes at one point. A few hours after the garden variety cable news shouting match, Hayes enjoyed a much more special moment this morning. He and his wife Kate welcomed their second child, David Emanuel Shaw-Hayes, at 5:39amET, weighing in at 8lbs. There will be no shouting tonight — unless it’s the baby — as Hayes is out of “All In” on new daddy duty (photo of father with son after the jump.)

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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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Chris Hayes, What’s Your Show?

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A week from today, Chris Hayes marks one year as host of “All In,” MSNBC’s lead-off primetime program. “All In” is a Top 20 cable news program and is consistently MSNBC’s second most-watched show, after Rachel Maddow, among younger viewers.

In the second edition of the MediabistroTV series “What’s Your Show?” Hayes and his team take us behind the scenes of “All In,” which Hayes calls much more “host driven” than your average cable news show.

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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Cable Hosts Up Criticism of Competitors’ MH370 Coverage

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The coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has become a story of its own, with news and opinion hosts and producers slamming or defending networks for the nonstop coverage.

Take MSNBC host Chris Hayes. He has not covered the story anywhere near as much as his 8pm CNN competitor Anderson Cooper. (It’s worth nothing that Hayes, normally No. 2 in the hour, has lost to Cooper in the ratings every day since MH370 went missing. Friday March 7 was the last time Hayes beat Cooper).

Last night on his show, Hayes criticized CNN’s coverage, specifically Don Lemon who asked a guest whether a black hole could have sucked in the plane. Hayes also criticized News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch for tweeting speculation that the plane might have been stolen and hidden in northern Pakistan.

“Do not use mystery and its presence as an excuse to further whatever boogeyman you choose to make your audience scared of,” Hayes castigated. “That is the grown-up versions of monsters underneath the bed. And our job is not to fill the air by telling bedtime stories.”

Meanwhile, on “Fox and Friends” this morning, Peter Johnson Jr. criticized the nightly newscasts for leading with the missing plane story for the last 11 days, while ignoring other stories. “Fox is successful, and number one, because it carries the news that people want… on Obamacare, on Fast and Furious, on IRS scandals,” Johnson said.

And NBC/MSNBC’s Chuck Todd took to Twitter this morning to bemoan another day of “breaking news.” And in response, a CNN producer red flagged Todd for using the same tactics on his show:

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Which TV News Host Would Abraham Lincoln Side With?

LincolnThe dust-up over President Obama’s appearance on “Between Two Ferns” continued last night, with both of MSNBC’s Chris’ taking on Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly over his claim that President Abraham Lincoln wouldn’t have appeared on the comedy show.

Chris Matthews responded to O’Reilly on last night’s “Hardball” with a simple jab: “And Abe Lincoln would not have worked for Fox.”

Following Matthews, Chris Hayes dug a little deeper, taking on O’Reilly’s knowledge about the president that was the topic of one his best sellers, “Killing Lincoln.” Hayes aired media clips from various web sites and historians that depicted Lincoln as a lover of jokes and comedy.

“So maybe Abraham Lincoln  would have done something like ‘Between two Ferns’…only it’s possible he would have come off a lot more like Zach Galifianakis than President Obama.”

Both segments after the jump.

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Coverage of Missing Malaysian Flight Continues on Cable News

Screen Shot 2014-03-08 at 2.11.21 PMThe cable networks continue coverage of downed Malaysian Airlines flight 370 which lost contact with  air traffic control off the coast of Vietnam enroute to Beijing Saturday morning. The search  for the aircraft, with 239 people on board, including at least three Americans, continues into the night.

Fox News began reporting the story at 7:45 last night on Greta Van Susteren‘s show. Coverage continued with Megyn Kelly and into “Hannity.” FNC’s David Piper is reporting from the region. CNN/U.S. reported the news at 7:58pm and continued through Friday primetime with Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan along with aviation expert Richard Quest and, in the overnight hours, a CNNI simulcast. MSNBC reported the news at 8:14 during Chris Hayes‘ show with further updates in primetime.

Brian Williams updated “Nighlty News” for the West Coast with aviation correspondent Tom Costello reporting from Washington. Diane Sawyer updated “ABC World News” with Cynthia McFadden reporting. McFadden also anchored a West Coast special report around 10:15pmPT. ”Nightline” lead with the news as well.

woodruffABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff is in Beijing. He attended a news conference earlier today where he thought he might, in his words,” knocked over” (left) by the Chinese media during the tense newsier. Correspondent Gloria Riviera is also in Beijing for ABC, and digital correspondent Joohee Cho is in Vietnam.

NBC News is reporting that two men who had their passports stolen were on the manifest, but are alive and well. An Italian man, currently in Thailand, had his passport stolen a year ago and an Austrian citizen reported his passport stolen two years ago while traveling in Asia.

Did Media Coverage of Controversial Arizona Bill Help Lead to Veto?

BrewerBillAll three cable news networks carried Arizona Governor Jan Brewer‘s press conference last night announcing her veto of a controversial bill that would allow businesses’ and people to refuse service to LGBT people based on religious beliefs.

After the announcement, Anderson Cooper replayed parts of an interview he did the night before with one of the bill’s sponsor, Arizona State Senator Nancy Barto.

Cooper asked her six separate times if she could name one example that had already happened where people of faith had been forced to do something against their religious beliefs.  “I can raise a hypothetical,” Barto said, citing a hypothetical same sex marriage where a photographer who didn’t want to provide service wouldn’t have protection.

Governor Brewer, shown above vetoing the bill, had similar phrasing to Cooper during her announcement: “I have not heard of one example in Arizona where business owners religious liberty has been violated.”

Fox News broke into “On the Record” with Shepard Smith reporting on the press conference. “I think Governor Brewer did the right thing,” New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte told Greta Van Susteren when FNC whipped back to “On the Record.”  Megyn Kelly led “The Kelly File” interviewing Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on the news out of Arizona. On Tuesday night, Kelly and Brit Hume wondered whether the bill was an “overreaction” by religious conservatives.

Over on MSNBC, Chris Hayes took over for Chris Matthews coming out of the press conference at 7:51pmET, still during “Hardball.” Hayes spoke with the Arizona Democratic Minority Leader Anna Tovar via phone on her reaction to the veto. Rachel Maddow led her show with news of the veto, covering the other states who are considering similar bills to Arizona. Lawrence O’Donnell noted the media’s impact on forcing a veto: “They got away with it until we focused on it…we the national media.” Read more

February 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Remains #2 in Primetime, Total Day

MSNBC remained in second place, ahead of CNN, in total day and primetime in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 722,000 Total Viewers / 230,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 408,000 Total Viewers / 144,000 A25-54

Compared to February 2013, MSNBC is down -5% in viewers and up +3% in the demo for total day viewing. In primetime, the network is down -9% in viewers and down -2% in the demo. “The Rachel Maddow Show” finishes February as the 6th most-watched cable news show in the demo. Maddow remained flat in total viewers but was up +7% in the demo vs. February 2013, the first full month of Pres. Obama’s second term.

“Hardball with Chris Matthews” at 7pmET was up +22% in total viewers +27% in demo viewers, year-over-year (last year, the 7pm was re-airing the live 5pm “Hardball”).  “Morning Joe,” “All In with Chris Hayes” and “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton” all came in second in their time periods.

More details in MSNBC’s release, after the jump…

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MSNBC Hosts Haven’t Responded to 10,000 Petitions From NBC Writers-Producers

Petitions To MSNBCMSNBC primetime hosts haven’t responded to over 10,000 petitions dropped off yesterday by employees from NBCUniversal-owned Peacock Productions seeking better workplace rights.

Upon arriving at MSNBC, these workers requested Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Ed Schultz, Al Sharpton, and Lawrence O’Donnell to come down and personally receive the letters. None of the anchors did so.

“Yesterday, Writers Guild of America, East delivered 10,000+ petitions to NBCU Labor Relations with assurance that they’d be passed onto MSNBC hosts,” Writers Guild of America East Communications Director Jason Gordon tells TVNewser, adding that Peacock supporters also sent emails to the hosts asking for support.

“The company can’t have it both ways – presenting the strong, progressive voices of the MSNBC hosts while at the same time depriving the Peacock employees of their own voices on the job,” he added.

Back in December of last year, a report surfaced that Chris Hayes had met with disgruntled employees of Peacock Productions who had failed in attempts to unionize.  The Writers Guild claims votes from a June, 2013 secret ballot union election were never counted, still sitting in a box.

We’ve reached out to MSNBC on the petitions and claims by WGAE, but have not heard back.

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