New budget cuts coming to NBC News - Late Friday, ICN broke the news of budget cut meetings taking place at 30 Rock with an eye on Operational cuts. Though the cuts being looked at likely extend beyond operational…
CNBC wants to know what you think of FBN talent - Screen grabs from a CNBC Exchange viewer survey asking viewers to rate CNBC and FBN business talent leaked out. It didn’t take long for commenters to use that “Not concerned” quip against the network. Again.
CNN’s YouTube Debate controversy - The controversy over Keith Kerr’s question and his ties to the Hillary Clinton campaign overshadowed the news of the YouTube debate generating the highest primary debate ratings ever.
Chavez vs. CNN - A graphical error on CNN International was seized upon by Hugo Chavez to beat the network over the head with. It was typical Chavez. The surprising aspect was the way CNN took Chavez so seriously when I think they should have just reported it as a mistake, apologized, and then dropped the matter.
FNC debuts new election vehicles - FNC took the wraps of its two Election Link vehicles and has been using them a lot since then.
Sparks fly at MSNBC - During a commercial break set changeover, a short occurred, sparks flew, and smoke appeared in the desk on the MSNBC set Saturday, which rendered the main set unusuable for the rest of Saturday’s news broadcast. Sunday saw the Morning Joe desk in its place while the regular desk was being repaired.
Carl Cameron - The FNC correspondent reported someone else’s name as the suspect as the hostage taker at the Clinton NH Campaign HQ.
Bill O’Reilly interviews Alf - Why?
CNN doing cumulative advertising - This is a reader nomination and not verified by me. CNN is now using ads stating that 10 million people watched the debate. Again, the ratings for the original airing was 4.2 million, so CNN must have added all the viewers who watched all the versions of the debate. They may be technically accurate but it’s not typical behavior to add all the viewers from all the programs for an ad.