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Sean Hannity to FNC Hating Congressional Candidate: ‘You’re Gonna Lose Badly’

Sean Hannity and Democratic congressional candidate Mike Dickinson got into a heated exchange on last night’s “Hannity” over Dickinson’s anti-Fox comments.

This tweet from the Virginia congressional candidate last week started a slew of anti-Fox tweets.

“You tell lies there, you distort the truth, you promote hate,” Dickinson said, claiming the network distorts President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Hannity responded that President Obama didn’t back up his promise that people could keep their health plans if they liked it: “He told lies and mistruths, the very criticism you have against us, and yet you support him…you sound like a hypocrite.”

“Well, so do you!” Dickinson shot back.  Hannity closed with his electoral prediction: “Good luck to you. You’re gonna lose. I’ll put any amount of money on it. And you’re gonna lose badly.”

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February 2014 Ratings: Fox News Only Network to Grow in Primetime

Fox News retained its perch atop the cable news leaderboard in February, besting MSNBC and CNN combined in total viewers. Fox News was the only cable news network to grow in primetime compared to the same month last year, finishing third for the month — behind only USA and the History Channel — among all cable networks.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,896,000 total viewers / 305,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 1,113,000 total viewers / 221,000 A25-54

Compared to the same month last year, Fox News was up +2% in total viewers and down -2% in the A25-54 demographic in total day. In primetime, the network was up +6% in total viewers and +3% in the demo.

All three primetime shows are up year-over-year: “The O’Reilly Factor” is up +3% in total viewers and +2% in A25-54 viewers and Megyn Kelly‘s “The Kelly File” is up +23% in total viewers and +11% in the demo compared to the 9pmET timeslot last year. “Hannity” is flat (+1%) in total viewers and +6% in the demo compared to the 10pmET timeslot last year.

“The Five” was the second-highest rated cable news show in the A25-54 demographic for the month, behind only “The O’Reilly Factor.” The show averaged 2,107,000 total viewers and 358,000 A25-54 viewers, up +5% and down -2%, respectively, compared to February 2013.

Fox News grew in total viewers every hour between 11am-4pmET and 5pm-11pmET. The network has been number one in total viewers for both total day and primetime for 146 consecutive months.

Sean Hannity Wrote Fundraising Email for Tea Party Patriots

sean-hannityThe Huffington Post has obtained a fundraising email written by Fox News host Sean Hannity on behalf of the Tea Party Patriots.

“Please make a generous contribution of $15, $25, $50, or whatever you can afford to Tea Party Patriots’ 5 Years for Freedom $1.2 million-dollar money bomb,” Hannity wrote in an email sent to supporters this morning, adding that February 27 is the tea party movement’s fifth anniversary.

On “Hannity” last night, Sean disclosed that the Tea Party Patriots are partners for his radio show.

“The Tea Party Patriots are partners on the radio show,” he said. “I consider myself a Tea Party conservative. I’m a registered conservative.”

Fox News tells us Hannity’s involvement with the Tea Party group is for his radio show, and has nothing to do with his FNC show or role with the network. Read more

‘House of Cards’ Cameos for Sean Hannity, Candy Crowley

HannityHOCBetween the Sochi Olympics and “House of Cards” … and “The Walking Dead” and “Downton Abbey” this weekend was a couch potato’s paradise.

TV news hosts are front and center in season two of “House of Cards” the Golden Globe-winning political thriller. Fox News’s Sean Hannity has a cameo in one of the episodes, taking on Frank Underwood. Here’s the clip. FishbowlDC also spotted CNN’s Candy Crowley in an episode of the Netflix series. “I am fascinated by evil people.” Crowley tells FBDC’s Patrick Tutwiler.

We were one of the few, it seems, who did not binge watch this weekend. So who else did we miss?

More: We missed Bloomberg TV’s White House correspondent Julianna Goldman, who appears in the last episode.

More, More: Also, CBS’s Major Garrett has a cameo, also in the final episode of season two.

Shepard Smith Weather Special at 10pm

SmithNewsDeckShepard Smith is bringing the News Deck to primetime tonight to cover several days of severe weather up and down the east coast. Smith will anchor the 10pmET hour, pre-empting Sean Hannity‘s show, focusing on the snow, freezing rain and ice mixture stretching from Georgia to Maine. Smith will also do some weather cut-ins during “The O’Reilly Factor” this evening. Winter storm Pax, as the Weather Channel has dubbed it, has dropped 15 inches of snow in Baltimore, canceled thousands of flights, cut power to hundreds of thousands in Georgia and the Carolinas, and has left at least 14 dead across the South.

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, February 11

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 223 | MSNBC: NA* | CNN: 91 | HLN: 85
  • Primetime: FNC: 347 | MSNBC: 214 | CNN: 124 | HLN: 94

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

157

TheFive:

342

Baier:

304

Greta:

336

O’Reilly:

443

Megyn:

351

Hannity:

247

O’Reilly:

162

Megyn:

128

MSNBC
Wagner:

93

EdShow:

125

Sharpton:

191

Matthews:

267

Hayes:

197

Maddow:

258

O’Donnell:

187

Hayes:

113

Maddow:

103

CNN
Tapper:

62

Blitzer:

62

Blitz/Cross:

89/76

Burnett:

72

Cooper:

121

Morgan:

111

Cooper:

140

Burnett:

79

Morgan:

71

HLN
News:

95

WWYD:

81

WWYD:

126

Jane:

101

Grace:

128

DrDrew:

106

Minute:

49

Files:

63

Files:

96

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Sean Hannity Tells Texas Governor: ‘I’m Like an Orphan, I Don’t Have a Home’

Hannity TexasSean Hannity announced his moving date out of New York on last night’s “Hannity.”

Wrapping up a segment with Texas Governor Rick Perry, Hannity accepted the Governor’s plea for him to head down to the Lone Star state.

“You know we need you down here, we’re saving a place for you,” Perry said.

“Three years,” Hannity responded. “I’m getting out of New York, I’m not loved here. I’m like an orphan, I don’t have state, I don’t have a home.”

Perry assured Hannity that he’s got a home, but “he’s just not living in it yet.”

Hannity has been criticizing New York State’s high taxes for years, recently saying he can’t wait to get out of the Empire State after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made comments about “extreme conservatives.” He’s apparently beginning to back up his talk of moving: he recently put his Long Island home on the market for $3.6 million.

If he was able to remain a host for FNC even after moving in three years (FNC has a Dallas bureau), he’d make his Texas debut right after the 45th president began their term. Read more

Sean Hannity Leaves Big Tip Following State of the Union Get-Together

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Sean Hannity was among a group dining at Ruth’s Chris in Washington, D.C. following the State of the Union last month. The diners, which included “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson, CNN’s Newt Gingrich, and Sen. Ted Cruz, racked up a $5,000 bill.

TMZ reported the “Duck Dynasty” star picked up the bill and gave the wait staff a 100% tip. But sources tell TVNewser, it was actually Hannity who paid the tab and added the $5,000 tip. Hannity knows from service industry work: during college he worked as a dishwasher, bartender and short order cook.

The Ticker: Dan’s Bar, Sean’s House, Jay’s Goodbye

  • “Nightline” co-anchor Dan Abrams has applied for a transfer of a liquor license at a restaurant space in Tribeca. The community board will take up the issue Wednesday night.

  • Fox News host Sean Hannity has put his home on the market. The 2.05 acre waterfront home in Lloyd Harbor — the 14th wealthiest town in America — is being listed for $3.6 million.

  • Jay Leno‘s Tonight Show” goodbye drew 14.6 million viewers Thursday night, his fourth most-watched show in 22 years of hosting. His first telecast in 1992 drew 16.1 million viewers.

Hannity Cooks For ‘The Five’ After Losing Super Bowl Bet

Sean Hannity cooked a steak dinner for “The Five” tonight to settle a Super Bowl bet he made with Andrea Tantaros. Hannity prepared a salad, shrimp cocktail, and the steaks, which he grilled on the plaza outside the News Corp. building.

While “The Five” co-hosts ate their meal, Hannity made his first on-set appearance on the show and divulged a few little-known facts about himself: he used to be a short-order cook, Bob Beckel has a key to his house, and he loves “The Five” because “it’s just a great show.”


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