ANALYSIS

John Kelly: People Who Rely On Fox News ‘Are Not Informed Citizens’

Sean Spicer Joins Newsmax TV Lineup

TVN’S NEW FACILITIES INSIDER

TVN’s New Facilities Insider | NBCU Takes The IP Plunge In Boston

The massive NBCUniversal Boston Media Center in Needham, Mass., houses the company’s NBC and Telemundo stations plus regional cable news and sports networks in a new $125 million, 160,000-square foot headquarters. “It’s a complete game-changer,” says one GM of the greenfield build.

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Black News Channel Debuts With Devlin Design Set

Fox News, MSNBC Get Ratings Bump On Primary Night

Black News Channel Launches Today

Gary Worldlaw, BNC’s vice president of news: “At 6 a.m. on February the 10th, we’re going to give the nation a look at the black community that has not been seen on any other network. Our mission is to illuminate and to tell the truth. We’re not partisan. We’re not political. We’re journalists. And we want to give good stories from the peoples’ perspective. We should be the peoples’ network.”

NBC News, MSNBC Plot Week of N.H. Coverage

NBC News and MSNBC plan to be among the first and last news outlets focused on the New Hampshire primary, starting live coverage this evening on Chris Matthews’ Hardball and Chris Hayes’ All In and then continuing through Wednesday morning.

Broadcast Nets Stick With Trump’s Victory Talk

After President Donald Trump spoke live for more than an hour Thursday about his impeachment acquittal, one television network anchor apologized to viewers for a presidential obscenity, while another said it was like watching someone on a therapist’s couch. Yet there’s no indication that anyone in the control rooms at ABC, CBS and NBC considered pulling the plug on him.

TV News Ready To Shift Gears

Fox News Channel appeared to benefit from the impeachment more than its rivals. Its viewership during daytime hours for the months of November, December and January was up 19% compared with the same three months a year earlier, Nielsen said. Rivals CNN and MSNBC saw a decrease in viewers, perhaps due to a lack of suspense in the eventual outcome.

NBC News Sets Moderators For Dem Debate

Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Hallie Jackson, Noticias Telemundo’s Vanessa Hauc and the Nevada Independent’s Jon Ralston will moderate the Democratic debate in Las Vegas on Feb. 19 in Las Vegas, sponsored by NBC News and MSNBC.

Fox News Most Watched For Iowa Caucuses

Chris Wallace Denies Claim Of Trump Edit

The Fox News Sunday anchor told The New York Times that the accusation from Steve Bannon that Fox edited an interview at the president’s request was “utter foolishness.”

White House Excludes CNN From Annual Pre-SOTU Lunch With News Anchors

Sean Hannity Attracts His Largest Audience For An Interview

Fox News Asks Court To Toss Suit From Seth Rich’s Parents, Again

Bloomberg Television Now Available On Verizon Fios

Bloomberg Television is now available to Verizon Fios TV customers, giving viewers in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston and other cities on the East Coast access to Bloomberg TV’s global business and finance news, analysis and commentary on ch. 605. Bloomberg TV will be available to customers in global business and financial hubs through various […]

Should Journalists Sacrifice Their Right To Vote In Primaries To Keep Their Politics Private?

Fox News Marks 18 Straight Years Atop Cable News

When the January 2020 Nielsen ratings dropped today, Fox News was crowned the top cable news channel for the 18th straight year. Since Janary 2002, Fox News has been the most-watched cable news network in primetime and in average total-day viewers and in the advertiser-coveted demographic of viewers 25-54.

CNN, MSNBC Airing 90% Of Live Impeachment Trial: Fox, Not So Much

COMMENTARY

Impeachment Trial: History And The Future Of Democracy Or Cable TV Smackdown?

Impeachment Trial Audience Drops 19% On Wednesday

About 8.9 million TV viewers watched the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the first day Democrats laid out their case against the president, marking a significant drop from the roughly 11 million viewers who watched on Tuesday, according to Nielsen ratings data.

Why Can’t These Ex-Fox Women Find New Jobs?

Rudi Bakhtiar, Julie Roginsky, Tamara Holder and Juliet Huddy were all forced out after accusing Fox News men of misconduct. Why haven’t any of them been able to work in TV again?

Impeachment Not Ready For Broadcast In Prime

ABC, CBS and NBC all stuck with regularly scheduled programs like Chicago Med, Criminal Minds and Modern Family Wednesday evening instead of showing the House managers’ evening session at the impeachment trial. That lasted about two hours, 15 minutes. CNN and MSNBC carried the trial in full. Fox News Channel, after showing Rep. Adam Schiff speak for about a half hour, interrupted for a story about a child support case involving former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter, and never returned.

Fox News Impeachment Coverage Draws Most Viewers

NATPE 2020

NATPE 2020 | Sook Sees Plenty Of Promise For OTA, Nexstar

Nexstar CEO and President Perry Sook says leagues like the NBA may turn to broadcasters for their over-the-air advantage amid underperforming cable ratings, and that NextGen TV is the greatest tool a TV group can use “to control its destiny.” And he’s bullish about Nexstar’s biggest competitive advantage — its local news and sales forces.

Court TV To Debut Court TV Instant Replay

Court TV — which is covering the rape trial of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein live and gavel-to-gavel — today will unveil Court TV Instant Replay, a new feature that will bring everything said in open court of the camera-less trial to viewers immediately. Seasoned voice talent will read trial transcripts, statements and exchanges verbatim in real […]

Cable, Not Broadcast, Is Main Stage For Trump’s Impeachment Trial

‘Bill Hemmer Reports’ Premieres On Fox News Jan. 20

Here’s A New Model For Local TV News

When Charter Communications executives needed someone to run their Spectrum News operation in Ohio, they found a candidate with just the right amount of TV experience. None. “I’m playing catch-up on the TV part,” says Karl Turner, who held senior editorial jobs at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and Cleveland.com. “And I’m helping to think about stories in a different way.”

‘Rachel Maddow Show’ Hits All-Time High With Lev Parnas Interview

GOP Senator Calls CNN Reporter A ‘Liberal Hack’

Shannon Bream Signs New Multi-Year Fox News Deal

CNN Draws Fire For Debate Question That Ignores Denial

A debate moderator’s question that appeared to dismiss his denial of a story that he had told rival Elizabeth Warren that a woman couldn’t win the presidential election was making news following this week’s Democratic debate.

7.3 Million Watched Democrats Debate In Iowa

It was a respectable audience, beating almost every other network in its time slot, but still down from past highs. Viewership fell short of a CNN debate in October, which attracted 8.3 million viewers, and an ABC debate in September, when 14 million tuned in.

Nexstar To Air Primetime WGN America News

The live, daily three-hour primetime News Nation will draw on the experience and in-market expertise of Nexstar’s 5,400 local journalists and 110 newsrooms across the country. Leading the effort is Jennifer Lyons as VP news of WGN America.

FNC Finishes Week At No. 1 In Basic Cable

Fox News Promotes Chad Pergram To Congressional Correspondent

Jitters At MSNBC As Brass Eyes Moving Chuck Todd And Talks To Shep Smith

Military Analysts’ Ties Often Not Relayed

None of the leading networks — ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, Fox News and MSNBC — makes a regular practice of announcing its military analysts’ financial ties to the Pentagon, connections that could color their on-air comments.

Weather Ch. To Talk Environment With Dems

The Weather Channel will discuss environmental justice with several 2020 candidates as the second part of its 2020: Race to Save the Planet special. Conversations with Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and businessmen Andrew Yang and Tom Steyer will be featured.