Archive for the What’s Hot/What’s Not Category

What’s Hot/What’s Not: 05/04/13

Posted in What's Hot/What's Not on May 4, 2014 by icn2

What’s Hot:

Donald Sterling – Dominated the first part of the week.

Benghazi – Dominated the latter half of the week.

MH 370 – Well for CNN it’s still hot anyways…

Outnumbered – FNC has a new show. We’ll see how it goes…

Gawker lays a stinky egg – Gawker’s J.K. Trotter got the media world all worked up regarding Shepard Smith and FNC. Only Trotter got key details in his story completely wrong. And things spiraled downhill from there.

Chris Jansing – After nearly 13 years on MSNBC’s air Jansing is leaving to take up a position as Senior White House Correspondent for NBC News.

Who gets Jansing’s slot? – Let the guessing games begin. I have a feeling it’s Ari Melber. That would mean blowing up the “block of journalists” part of MSNBC dayside from 9-1 though…

FNC balks at broadcasting the WHCD – Well, they didn’t come out and say they weren’t gonna air it. But they didn’t air it. Instead a new special on Benghazi aired. Read whatever significance, if any, to that you will…

What’s Not:

Just the facts – NBC News put out a tweet regarding the details of Donald Sterling’s punishment ahead of its announcement. Those details proved to be quite a bit off the mark. And, yes, those details made it on to MSNBC’s air.

CNN and MSNBC’s WHCD coverage – Sorry guys but CSPAN’s coverage was more interesting. Maybe that’s why FNC didn’t cover it?

What’s Hot/What’s Not: Submissions…

Posted in What's Hot/What's Not on May 3, 2014 by icn2

Post your nominations for this week’s What’s Hot/What’s Not. I’ll post the finalists on Sunday night…

What’s Hot/What’s Not: 03/10/14

Posted in What's Hot/What's Not on March 9, 2014 by icn2

What’s Hot:

Ukraine – It dominated most of the week.

MH370 – It dominated the weekend…highly unusual given that A) it was not near our borders and B) hardly any Americans were onboard. Most international air crashes not involving US carriers that occur on the other side of the world rarely make it to TV in more than a soundbite that lasts a day at most. I chalk it up to the fact that the (presumed) wreckage has not been located yet.

CPAC – Well it was hot for one of the three cable news channels anyways…

Larry Kudlow – CNBC announced that Kudlow’s show was being cancelled/retired (pick one). Kudlow will remain with the network…but for how long?

What’s Not:

NewsMax TV – No chance of success…

Launching a Court show while major news is still breaking – If CNN really goes through with launching its planned half hour court show tomorrow night while Ukraine and MH370 are still hot stories it will be a black eye for the “news is our livelihood” brand.

What’s Hot/What’s Not: Submissions…

Posted in What's Hot/What's Not on March 8, 2014 by icn2

Post your nominations for this week’s What’s Hot/What’s Not. I’ll post the finalists on Sunday night…

What’s Hot/What’s Not: 03/02/14

Posted in What's Hot/What's Not on March 2, 2014 by icn2

What’s Hot:

Maria Bartiromo – Bartiromo’s FBN debut began this week and the FBN PR machine showed it was in perfect working order as a bunch of Bartiromo pieces appeared.

MSNBC Debuts – Ronan Farrow Daily and The Reid Report debuted this week. Ratings have been weak but lets not rush to judgement…

Piers Morgan – The experiment is over. Piers Morgan’s CNN show is coming to an end.

Ukraine – All eyes focussed squarely on Ukraine after Russia put troops on the ground in the Crimea.

CNN in Indonesia – CNN will be launching an Indonesian channel.

What’s Not:

Rush to Judgement – Or not. While my views on Ronan Farrow Daily are now well known, that doesn’t mean I’m willing to bury the show at this point. And yet, the nattering nabobs are tap dancing all over Ronan Farrow Daily’s (and The Reid Report’s) graves because of the anemic ratings they have generated. It is wayyyyy too early to be reading anything into the ratings.

FNC and Hannity – FNC refusing to do anything about Sean Hannity’s Tea Party fundraising emails is a dark stain on the network.

Don’t cut off Bernard Golberg – Or he’ll show his displeasure…

New Day Woes – New Day must be in trouble if Jeff Zucker is consulting with Rick Kaplan…the man he forced out as President of MSNBC allegedly because of a turf war/fight over the direction and control of MSNBC.

What’s Hot/What’s Not: Submissions…

Posted in What's Hot/What's Not on March 1, 2014 by icn2

Post your nominations for this week’s What’s Hot/What’s Not. I’ll post the finalists on Sunday night…

What’s Hot/What’s Not: 02/16/14

Posted in What's Hot/What's Not on February 17, 2014 by icn2

What’s Hot:

Michael Smerconsish – Smerconish joins CNN and will host a Saturday show…

Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable – It was an expected move but it had everyone talking once the news was announced.

Gregg Jarrett vs. Don Lemon – A word to the wise…never engage a lawyer over court coverage when you aren’t a lawyer. And never engage a cable cable news anchor with a network known for hitting back…hard. This fight was over in the first round.

What’s Not:

HLN: Social Media Network – HLN announced its latest rebranding of the past few years and this one will be centered around Social Media. Good luck with that…

CNN = Court News Network – CNN went off the deep end…yet again…covering the Michael Dunn trial. What made this particular court case a little different from other court cases CNN has gone off the deep end on was that the network hadn’t been keeping this case in the news in the weeks prior to the case getting started.

David Faber – Did CNBC’s Faber break an embargo to report the Comcast/Time Warner Cable news?

Me too, me too! – Does FBN’s announcement of a new taped series indicate that it’s going to follow CNBC into the world of business tape in primetime? We shall see…

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 220 other followers