The 10 AM ET debut of Fox News Channel‘s Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo (1.078 million viewers, 312,000 in the news demo) took the top spot in cable news, beating CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria GPS (643,000, 169,000) and MSNBC ‘s Melissa Harris-Perry (391,000, 168,000) combined in overall audience and nearly doing same in the demo. Sunday Morning Futures’ demo crowd was Fox News’ third-biggest demo audience for the timeslot this year, delivering a strong lead in for FNC’s 11 AM program, MediaBuzz, which delivered its highest demo rating since debuting back in September (1.001 million viewers, 353,000 in the demo), outstripping CNN’s Reliable Sources (674,000 viewers, 189,000 demo viewers).
Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News Channel’s ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ Debut Delays Doctors’ ‘Sunday Housecall’
To make room for Maria Bartiromo‘s new Sunday Morning Futures, debuting this weekend at 10 AM ET, Fox News Channel is moving its weekly medical news program Sunday Housecall, hosted by Jamie Colby and Eric Shawn, from 10:30 AM ET to 12:30 PM. It, in turn, is bumping half an hour of America’s News Headquarters. FNC’s new Bartiromo program will focus on the intersection of commerce and news events, offering viewers in-depth analysis on recent developments in the economy. Bartiromo will interview business leaders and industry newsmakers on topics such as job creation and investment opportunities, providing viewers with an inside look at how to prepare financially for the future. Housecall also features Dr. David Samadi who is Chairman of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital, and Dr. Marc Siegel who is an associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Fox Business Network‘s Maria Bartiromo will anchor a Fox News Channel program, Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo, launching Sunday, March 30 at 10 AM ET. The new show will focus on the intersection of commerce and news events, offering viewers in-depth analysis on recent developments in the economy. Bartiromo will interview business leaders and industry newsmakers on topics such as job creation and investment opportunities, providing viewers with an inside look at how to prepare financially for the future.
Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo will debut on February 24, Fox Business Network said today. Opening Bell will air from 9-11 AM ET, following Imus In The Morning (6-9 AM ET). Varney & Co., anchored by Stuart Varney, will now air from 11 AM – 1 PM ET. Markets Now will continue from 1-2 PM ET until a forthcoming show on alternative investing anchored by FBN’s latest hire Deirdre Bolton launches sometime in the first quarter, the network said. After two decades at CNBC, Bartiromo made the jump to FBN last November. In addition to her daily Fox Business Network show, Bartiromo also hosts a weekly biz show on Fox News Channel every Sunday.
The former CNBC host will be doing double duty on cable for Fox. Maria Bartiromo will appear daily on Fox Business Network but also will host a weekly biz show on Fox News Channel every Sunday, it was announced today. After two decades at CNBC, Bartiromo made the jump to FBN last November. Today the CAA-repped host signed a multi-year contract as Global Markets Editor with FBN that will see her start at the upstart biz network on February 1. “I tapped Maria to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange while at CNBC, and I am delighted to have her join me once again alongside our star lineup at FOX Business,” Fox News boss Roger Ailes said in a statement. No precise date has been set for when either of Bartiromo’s Fox shows will launch but they are expect to hit the air by the late spring.
“After twenty great years of having a front row seat to some of the most important economic stories in the world, it’s hard to sum up the gratitude and appreciation I have for the team that helped make it happen,” Bartiromo said in a statement confirming her exit from CNBC. “I am incredibly proud of what we have been able to accomplish. I want to thank all the people at CNBC who have been with me on this journey, and of course the viewers and investors everywhere for making me love every minute of it.”
In May, word got out she’d signed with Creative Artists Agency and had begun exploring her options in earnest, as her latest five-year deal with CNBC wound to a close; in July, the New York Post reported the anchor, who has embraced the Money Honey nickname, was looking at Fox Business Network and CNN. At Fox Business Network, she’s expected to anchor a daily market-hours program; she’s also going to have some role at Fox News Channel, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. CNBC, in confirming this afternoon that Bartiromo was ending her two decade tenure there, noted her contract expires on November 24.
The move, first reported this afternoon by Matt Drudge, reunites Bartiromo with Roger Ailes, who was running CNBC when she joined; she’s been …