Since his CNBC debut in late September, The News With Shepard Smith has averaged a modest 280,000 viewers each weeknight at 7 p.m. That’s twice as many viewers as the Shark Tank reruns it replaced — but a fraction of the 2 million-plus viewers that CNN, Fox and MSNBC each attract at the same hour.
Getting return video to talent in the field, particularly those working from at-home studios, has been one of remote production’s biggest challenges. Japan’s Techno Mathematical Co. (TMC) is using low-latency encoding and decoding technology that has become indispensable for the likes of NBC and CBS stations. Above, By using a TMC encoder, WCBS New York is able to keep the end-to-end delay low enough to allow meteorologist Lonnie Quinn to present the weather map remotely from his home Weather Barn.
MSNBC’s election night coverage featured a bevy of the cable newser’s all-stars, including Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams, Joy Reid and Nicolle Wallace. But, as was clear to anyone watching Tuesday night, the breakout of the evening was political correspondent Steve Kornacki, master of the interactive touchscreen map that has become a staple of TV news political coverage.
Political junkies aren’t the only ones who will have more TV programming than they can possibly watch on Election Night. Two of the better-known business-news outlets, CNBC and Fox Business Networkv. plan to keep coverage going well after the market closes Tuesday, the better to explain to viewers the financial ramifications for the 2020 presidential election.
Smith’s new 7 p.m. program, The News With Shepard Smith, won an average of 373,000 viewers in its debut Wednesday night on CNBC, according to data from Nielsen, and an average of 56,000 viewers in the demographic prized by advertisers in news programming, people between 25 and 54. Those numbers are well below the crowd size he generated for Fox News Channel in the mid-afternoon, when he attracted an average of 1.3 million and a demo audience of 195,000, according to ratings data. Smith left that network in 2019 after clashing with primetime host Tucker Carlson.
Shepard Smith kicked off his new CNBC newscast on Wednesday with a focus on the first presidential debate, as he called out a moment in which President Donald Trump declined to commit to a peaceful transition should he lose.
Just about a year after leaving Fox News Channel, he is set to begin a general interest nightly newscast Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the financial network CNBC, putting him back in the time slot he loved before Fox moved him to the afternoon seven years ago.
CNBC’s The News With Shepard Smith will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. ET. In a Monday announcement, the business network also revealed that Sanford Cannold will serve as senior executive producer and Sally Ramirez is joining the network to be the executive producer of the show, which will air each evening for one hour from CNBC’s Englewood Cliffs, N.J., headquarters.
This Sunday, with 100 days to go until Election Day 2020, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo will host an hour-long special, Decision 2020: 100 Days To Go, anchored by “Meet The Press” moderator and MSNBC host Chuck Todd. The special airs Sunday on MSNBC at 10 p.m. ET, and streams on NBC News NOW, CNBC.com […]
CNBC has signed former Fox News journalist Shepard Smith to anchor a new one-hour evening news program, the network said Wednesday. The News with Shepard Smith will debut this fall in the 7-8 p.m. time slot on the cable news business channel. The Monday through Friday newscast marks a significant shift in the evening programming strategy for CNBC, which currently relies on light, unscripted fare. CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman said Smith’s show will try to be a counter to news and commentary programming.
Two anchors of CNBC’s “Squawk Box” had a fiery exchange on Wednesday morning sparked in part by the grim milestone that the nation has surpassed 100,000 deaths due to the coronavirus outbreak. Andrew Ross Sorkin and Joe Kernen shouted at each other for about a minute in the first hour of the 7-9 a.m. show that is the anchor of CNBC’s daytime lineup. Kernen accused Sorkin of “panicking” about the COVID-19 threat and related issues. Sorkin in response accused Kernen of working to “help” President Donald Trump. The two were live from different locations because of social distancing measures.
NBCUniversal is making MSNBC and CNBC available to all video customers throughout the coronavirus crisis, similar to an announcement from Fox earlier this week, though NBCU’s viewers must authenticate by providing a pay TV password. NBCU Owned Stations, including Telemundo stations, will also be streaming their local newscasts and coronavirus-related press conferences, and NBC News NOW will be showing more content from MSNBC, CNBC and NBC News.
CNBC is totally revamping the personnel structure for its Business Day programming, with a whopping 11 different CNBC producers either heading to different CNBC shows or receiving promotions on the shows for which they’re currently working.
CNBC has promoted Nick Dunn to managing director and executive editor of CNBC Events, reporting to Sat Brainch, president of CNBC Business News Worldwide. Dunn will be responsible for enhancing, implementing and delivering upon the overall strategic plan for the network’s events business. Brainch said: “Nick’s deep experience with the CNBC brand and content combined […]
Former Reuters executive editor of digital Dan Colarusso is tapped to be the cable news channel’s new senior vice president of business news. Colarusso will report directly to CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman, and will be working closely with svp and executive editor of CNBC digitalJay Yarow, as well as CNBC SVP of international news and programmingJohn Casey.
CNBC on Thursday appointed Tiffany Sam Chow vice president, CNBC business development and strategy. Effective Jan. 2, 2019, Chow will be based out of CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., reporting to Satpal Brainch, president of CNBC Business News Worldwide. Responsible for leading CNBC’s business development strategy across all platforms, Chow will help drive […]
CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow is tapped to replace Gary Cohn, who announced last week he would step down as director of the National Economic Council after he opposed the president’s plans for new trade tariffs.
Deal or No Deal, the briefcase-based game show that had audiences yelling at their TVs in the mid-00s, is coming back for new episodes on CNBC later this year, the cable network announced today. Host Howie Mandel will return for the reboot.