CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ Nabs First Demo Win With New Host

By | Tuesday March 4, 2014 @ 12:00pm PST

For the first time since former New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter took over as anchor of CNN’s Sunday all-things-media program cnnlogo__130909223055-200x95__131028185652__131031215342__131104224558__131108225110__131209225955Reliable Sources, the show edged out Fox News Channel’s like-minded show MediaBuzz in the news demo.  Reliable Sources‘ 193,000 demo viewers put it 21,000 viewers ahead of MediaBuzz  at 11 AM;  in overall audience, MediaBuzz (881,000 viewers), helmed by former Reliable Sources host Howard Kurtz, enjoyed a big advantage over RS (384,000) as has his show every week.
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Brian Stelter’s Debut As CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ Host Snags Just 400,000 Viewers

By | Tuesday December 10, 2013 @ 8:19am PST

Former New York Times media correspondent Brian Stelter also clocked 118,00  viewers in the cnnlogo__130909223055-200x95__131028185652__131031215342__131104224558__131108225110news demo in his debut as permanent host of CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday. Same day, former Reliable Sources host Howart Kurtz logged … Read More »

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UPDATE: Fox News Channel’s ‘MediaBuzz’ Hits Ratings High

By | Tuesday November 19, 2013 @ 10:13am PST

UPDATE, 10 AM: In his 15 years hosting CNN’s Reliable Sources, Fox News Channel’s MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz never sustained 1 million viewers for the full telecast — though it broke 1 million viewers on a couple of Sundays when the format was interrupted for breaking news. That includes coverage of the earthquake that had struck Japan, in March of 2011, and again in December 2012, on the day of memorial services for Sandy Hook elementary school shootings victims. After 11 weeks at FNC hosting MediaBuzz, Kurtz broke the 1 million-viewer barrier without breaking news.

PREVIOUS, 8:13 AM: Days after CNN named its new host for its Sunday all-things-media show Reliable Sources, its former host Howard Kurtz hit a viewership high — with his new Sunday media program, FNC‘s MediaBuzzMediaBuzz delivered 1,042,000 viewers, marking the first time since its September 8 unveiling it hit the 1 million mark. MediaBuzz is up 23% in overall audience, and 36% (181,000) in the news demo since its launch. Read More »

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Fox News Debuts New Howard Kurtz Show ‘MediaBuzz’ On September 8

By | Monday August 26, 2013 @ 10:35am PDT

Howard Kurtz‘s new Sunday examine-the-media show MediaBuzz will debut September 8 at 11 AM ET, Fox News Channel announced this morning. Kurtz, who previously hosted CNN’s Reliable Sources, from 1998 until this past June, will examine media bias on the new program, FNC said today. He will also dissect “news events of the current and previous weeks, and will also analyze how social media has evolved and the effect it has had throughout the industry, including the stories that are most popular over the various social networks and how pundits use those mediums to deliver their specific narrative.”

Kurtz came under scrutiny in early May when what he characterized as “sloppy” reporting on NBA player Jason Collins got him canned from his gig as D.C. bureau chief for Daily Beast and Newsweek. The incident also triggered an internal review at CNN, with Kurtz ultimately keeping his job, after being grilled about the incident by other media pundits on his own program during which he apologized for the error. He left CNN in June to join FNC.

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Howard Kurtz Leaves CNN For Fox News, Will Anchor Weekend Media Program

By | Thursday June 20, 2013 @ 9:19am PDT
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A month after he came close to losing his CNN job, Howard Kurtz is leaving the news cable network for rival Fox News. Starting July 1, he will anchor a version of Fox News Read More »

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Howard Kurtz Apologizes For “Sloppy And Inexcusable” Error: Video

By | Sunday May 5, 2013 @ 11:20am PDT

CNN‘s Howard Kurtz took to his own Reliable Sources show this morning to address the sloppy reporting on NBA player Jason Collins that got him canned from his Daily Beast gig this week. Politico’s Dylan Byers and NPR’s David Folkenflik grilled the longterm host, … Read More »

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UPDATE: Howie Kurtz Keeps CNN Job; Will Address Being Dropped From Daily Beast This Weekend

By | Friday May 3, 2013 @ 9:25am PDT

UPDATE 9:25 AM: He’s out at the Daily Beast but CNN has decided not to cut Howard Kurtz loose for his sloppy reporting about NBA player Jason Collins’ coming out. “There has been no status Read More »

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