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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Maddow, Hayes, Kornacki and O'Donnell Perform Stellar Investigation And Analysis

        


Anyone who reads here probably is aware of "Bridgegate" and MSNBC's delivery of stellar news, investigation and deep analysis on Chris Christe's "Bridgegate" scandal. Yes, the matter is a scandal and it is proving to be more and more a major scandal as the days past. We should also fairly state a fact regarding the coverage. MSNBC coverage while stellar is probably influenced by Christe's past behavior and a "proud tough guy/bully" and, frankly, his leading the pack as a GOP candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential ticket. Nonetheless, MSNBC did not order the GWB lane closure and MSNBC has not immersed in a post closing (and front page coverage) Cover-up.

Mediate reporting on last weeks News show ratings reveals million across the nation are interested in "Bridgegate" and what is turning into validation of a classic cover-up.  

Mediaite (Matt Wilstein)
January 10, 2013


For the first time in more than a year, MSNBC had higher overall prime time ratings in the 25-54 demo than Fox News last night. Demo victories from Chris MatthewsRachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell helped MSNBC to an average of 348K in the demo, beating Fox’s 311K.The O’Reilly Factor beat All In with Chris Hayes at 8pm, but by only 3K viewers.

Fox was still #1 in total viewers, beating MSNBC 2.157M to 1.143M. Bill O’Reilly was #1 in total viewers for all of cable news with 2.794M, while Maddow was #1 on MSNBC with 1.384M.
Here are the rest of your Thursday ratings:
TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox NewsCNNMSNBCCNN Headline News
6 – 9 amFox & Friends
273
New Day
67
Morning Joe
110
Express
134
5 pmThe Five
432
Blitzer
105
Schultz
208
WWYD
53
6 pmBaier
356
Blitzer/Crossfire
140/168
Sharpton
256
WWYD
123
7 pmVan Susteren
225
Burnett
99
Matthews
265
Velez-Mitchell
137
8 pmO’Reilly
313
Cooper
174
Hayes
310
Grace
193
9 pmKelly
346
CNN Films
323
Maddow
399
Dr. Drew
148
10 pmHannity
271
CNN Films
255
O’Donnell
332
50 States
83
11 pmO’Reilly
239
CNN Films
151
Hayes
171
50 States
78
PRIME TIME311250348141
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

TV NEWS RATINGS: TOTAL VIEWERS (L +SD)
Fox NewsCNNMSNBCCNN Headline News
6 – 9 amFox & Friends
1.166
New Day
175
Morning Joe
399
Express
251
5 pmThe Five
2.418
Blitzer
457
Schultz
617
WWYD
117
6 pmBaier
2.349
Blitzer/Crossfire
463/421
Sharpton
773
WWYD
202
7 pmVan Susteren
1.822
Burnett
339
Matthews
1.029
Velez-Mitchell
285
8 pmO’Reilly
2.794
Cooper
602
Hayes
1.001
Grace
408
9 pmKelly
2.338
CNN Films
793
Maddow
1.384
Dr. Drew
325
10 pmHannity
1.320
CNN Films
609
O’Donnell
1.042
50 States
151
11 pmO’Reilly
995
CNN Films
361
Hayes
444
50 States
146
PRIME TIME2.1576681.143295
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

The ratings are indications of viewer preference for news shows during a narrowly defined period, shows and show host, but it takes exercise of mental process to see Christe's troubles are the guiding light to those ratings. Ultimately, news stories and the quality of coverage also matters.  Viewer ratings indicate to us, people are not buying Christe's discombobulated defense of what seems to be a crumbling cover-up.

MSNBC coverage last night was without equivocation stellar and revealing.  If you saw the segments, there is not need for a repeat run.  Unless, you find the story as intriguing a cover-up as anything cover-up perpetrated by Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan. We at the TPI find the following broadcast evidence of what we once expected and received from investigatory new sources like 60 Minutes (Prior to the hire of David Rhodes of Fox News), The broadcast stories also remind of investigation and analysis as thorough as the work of Woodward and Bernstein during the Nixon Watergate Scandal. 

The segments are a bit long, but you know our credo on the length of MSNBC broadcast segments. High-information people find time to soak-up information that differentiates from the LIVs (Low-information voters/people) who watch other cable networks that focus on Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS).

http://on.msnbc.com/1iROleZ


http://on.msnbc.com/1eCEdE2


Lawrence O'Donnell conducted a spirited and seeming 'dead-on" segment related to Christe's (Now" Claim he will cooperate with authorities in "Bridgegate" Investigations.

As indicated by O'Donnell and his panel guest, we feel Chrsite remains surrounded by people who have a vested interest in putting "Bridegate" deep into the rear-view mirror.

We also wonder which of the insiders will seek the protection of "The Fifth Amendment" to avoid possible convictions of felonies, jail-time or career damaging resumes. 

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