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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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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: MSNBC Holds #2 in Primetime, Slips in Total Day

MSNBC held on to the #2 spot in primetime for the second quarter of 2014, second only to Fox News in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic. But in total day, the network slipped to third in total viewers and fourth (CNN and HLN were tied for second) in the A25-54 demographic.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 570,000 Total Viewers / 159,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 334,000 Total Viewers / 103,000 A25-54

Like all the cable news networks, MSNBC was down compared to the same quarter last year. In total day, the network was down -7% in total viewers and -16% in the A25-54 demographic, and in primetime, the network was flat and down -17%, respectively.

“The Rachel Maddow Show” and “All In with Chris Hayes” were the only primetime cable news shows to be up compared to the same quarter last year. Both shows grew 5% in total viewers, although Maddow’s program was down -18% and Hayes’ program was down -22% in the demo compared to Q2 2013. “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” — which was guest-hosted in June by Ari Melber while O’Donnell recovered from a car accident — was down -12% in total viewers and -21% in the demo.

 

Bret Baier: ‘Rachel Maddow Makes Some Good Points Sometimes’

Bret BaierIn an interview with The Daily Caller, Bret Baier had some kind words for one of his competitors at MSNBC.

“I think Rachel Maddow makes some good points sometimes, and I watch some of those commentaries she makes,” Baier said. “I do look at it, not as a news product, but as an editorial, commentary show,” he noted.

Baier added that although he has several friends who work at NBC and MSNBC, he doesn’t think about “how they do their cable channel.” “I think about 6-7 [pmET] and have the blinders on as much as I can.”

Baier isn’t the only one at Fox News who’s heaped praise at Maddow. In 2012, network Chairman Roger Ailes wrote a blurb for Maddow’s book “Drift.”

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Rachel Maddow Tells TV News, Including MSNBC, to Stop Booking ‘Yahoos’ on Iraq

Rachel Maddow IraqRachel Maddow is taking aim at the media, including her network, for giving airtime and voice to former Bush officials and foreign policy pundits known for advocating action in the buildup to the Iraq War.

Paul Bremer in the Wall Street Journal, and on CNN, and here on MSNBC; Paul Wolfowitz on MSNBC and on ‘Meet the Press,” Maddow said last night, rolling off other names she thinks got it wrong on Iraq now reemerging in the media with their prescriptions for today’s violence in Iraq, including Senator John McCain, Fox News’ Judith Miller, Bill Kristol, and the Brookings Institute’s Kenneth Pollack and Robert Kagan.

“Hey Sunday shows, hey op-ed pages, hey cable news, hey everybody…We know you are tempted to keep booking these yahoos on these subjects, but if you keep turning to the people who were famously wrong about Iraq to ask them what to do about Iraq, you at least will be laughed at, and you will be embarrassed that you did this, and you will eventually have to apologize.”

Maddow’s take on the media’s shoddy Iraq coverage starts around the 13:40 mark.

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The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 12

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 242 | MSNBC: 79 | CNN: 111 | HLN: 86
  • Primetime: FNC: 342 | MSNBC: 127 | CNN: 181 | HLN: 96

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

180

TheFive:

263

Baier:

206

Greta:

229

O’Reilly:

405

Megyn:

319

Hannity:

298

O’Reilly:

280

Megyn:

307

MSNBC
Wagner:

45

EdShow:

109

Sharpton:

155

Matthews:

167

Hayes:

130

Maddow:

131

O’Donnell:

120

Hayes:

56

Maddow:

65

CNN
Tapper:

126

Blitzer:

101

Blitz/Cross:

105/79

Burnett:

114

Cooper:

123

Sixties:

210

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Cooper:

114

Sixties:

119

HLN
News:

30

WWYD:

26

DrDrew:

18

Jane:

50

Grace:

89

DrDrew:

87

Files:

114

Files:

165

Files:

219

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Chris Jansing Signs Off ‘Jansing & Co.’

JansingChris Jansing signed off as host of  MSNBC’s “Jansing & Co.” this morning after a four-year run. She begins her new role as NBC News Senior White House Correspondent on June 23.

“Life at MSNBC teaches you that sleep is overrated — though it is possible to sleep while standing or in a coach seat and there’s no such thing as preparing too much!” Jansing tells TVNewser about her time hosting at MSNBC.

Being with the network for almost 15 years, Jansing attributes her success to a strong team. “You learn that you’re as good as your colleagues behind the camera and I’ve been very lucky.” A few years ago, she revealed to us her secret to making it in cable news: “I keep my head low, and I work hard” (watch the video after the jump).

On-air, Jansing thanked MSNBC president Phil Griffin and SVP Yvette Miley, along with Rachel Maddow. “Your commitment to excellence is an inspiration, Rachel, thank you.” She also thanked producers for putting up with her “Type A personality.”

“Thank you for watching. I’ll see you from DC,” Jansing said as she signed off for the final time as host.

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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.

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 5

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 256 | MSNBC: 84 | CNN: 99 | HLN: 109
  • Primetime: FNC: 422 | MSNBC: 150 | CNN: 176 | HLN: 116

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

141

TheFive:

246

Baier:

287

Greta:

229

O’Reilly:

434

Megyn:

469

Hannity:

361

O’Reilly:

339

Megyn:

333

MSNBC
Wagner:

48

EdShow:

68

Sharpton:

126

Matthews:

151

Hayes:

131

Maddow:

180

O’Donnell:

140

Hayes:

98

Maddow:

65

CNN
Tapper:

51

Blitzer:

45

Blitz/Cross:

59/63

Burnett:

85

Cooper:

143

Sixties:

265

Sixties:

121

Cooper:

149

Sixties:

164

HLN
News:

63

WWYD:

69

DrDrew:

60

Jane:

87

Grace:

93

DrDrew:

109

Files:

144

Files:

200

Files:

282

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