MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan was a guest on The Colbert Report – a show where the character Stephen Colbert plays despises MSNBC but probably agrees with a lot of Ratigan’s more libertarian points of view.But the most interesting exchange came as Colbert pressed Ratigan on his previous hosting gig – at CNBC’s Fast Money, particularly before the 2008 collapse.It started with a joke from Colbert: “Are you the guy who gets the facts, talking points from the White House everyday, or does that go straight to Rachel?”But then he turned to CNBC. “I was hoping you hadn’t seen that,” said Ratigan. Then he tried to justify his advice on the program – particularly in light of his new type of show on MSNBC: I very much enjoyed the conversation. I enjoyed hosting the program, I enjoyed working with the traders, those who, in that environment, were trying to figure out how to invest the money. And then we’re all sitting there in 2008 and … [Read more...] about Colbert To Dylan Ratigan: “It Occurred To You In 2008 That People Were Watching” CNBC?
CNBC anchor Mark Haines has died, the network said Wednesday morning. CNBC president Mark Hoffman called Haines a “building block” of the financial networks’ programming. “With his searing wit, profound insight and piercing interview style, he was a constant and trusted presence in business news for more than 20 years,” Hoffman said in a statement to CNBC employees. “From the dotcom bubble to the tragic events of 9/11 to the depths of the financial crisis, Mark was always the unflappable pro.,” said Hoffman. “Mark loved CNBC and we loved him back. He will be deeply missed.”The New York Stock Exchange paused for a moment Wednesday in honor of Haines. CNBC reports news of Haines’ death came as a shock on the trading floor:Traders at the normally bustling New York Stock Exchange paused for a moment of silence.“He worked his way into this community very well. When the news popped out this morning it swept across the floor in … [Read more...] about CNBC Reports Anchor Mark Haines Has Died
The banner at the start of the CNBC segment reads “What’s the Deal?” And that’s a question some viewers may have asked by the end of the segment after watching CNBC’s Rick Santelli go very nearly grandma-punching crazy in a segment about spending and the debt ceiling. “I don’t believe in compromise on spending,” Santelli shouted. “There’s no compromise. Stop spending.” And from there it got weirder. Referring to a comment from Warren Buffet about the debt ceiling negotiations referring to the negotiations as a game of Russian roulette, Santelli said “there’s a bullet in the gun. If we keep spending, for sure we’re going to hit something and it’s going to bleed!Shouting, pointing at the camera and gesturing wildly with his arms, Santelli was surrounded at times by traders who seemed unafraid that the CNBC star might explode. Fortunately, he ended the segment with a salute and a smile.Watch it here, … [Read more...] about CNBC’s Rick Santelli Goes Bonkers In On-Air Debate Over Debt Ceiling
Fox Business Network regular guest and radio host Carol Roth has been hired by CNBC to be an on-air contributor. Roth has previously appeared regularly on FBN with Stuart Varney on Varney & Company. Roth, a former investment banker, will weigh in with regular insights into the stories driving financial markets for CNBC’s audience. Roth burst onto the scene in late 2012 when she took on CNN host Piers Morgan and objected to his assertions about the necessity for stricter gun laws in the United States. Roth took to her Twitter account to object to Morgan’s comments and eventually made her way on to his show.Roth will continue to host The Noon Show on WGN-AM Chicago. UPDATE: In an email to friends and colleagues, Roth details her new role at CNBC:As a young investment banker, I began my career watching CNBC first thing every morning (or I guess very, very late at night since I was known to have pulled regular all-nighters). Back then I never would have imagined being a … [Read more...] about Mediaite Exclusive: Fox Business Network Regular Guest Carol Roth Joins CNBC As A Contributor
Why is CNBC no longer using Nielsen? Well, according to The Wall Street Journal, they think Nielsen is underreporting just how big its audience is, not accounting for “out of home viewing,” like if people are watching CNBC on a plane or in their offices.It’s worth noting here that last June, it was observed that CNBC’s ratings sank to the lowest they’ve been since 1997.CNBC President Mark Hoffman explained, “Nielsen has never measured us accurately. If we can’t count the people the right way we can’t get paid the right way.”Now, it should be noted, this is only for daytime programming, CNBC reportedly still plans on using Nielsen for its primetime shows.CNBC’s main rival, the Fox Business Network, plans to continue with Nielsen however — as one FBN executive told the Journal: “Only using the numbers you like is a little tough to sell.”[image via CNBC]— —Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac … [Read more...] about CNBC to Stop Using Nielsen Numbers to Track Daytime Ratings
CNBC is set to host the third Republican presidential primary debate tonight, October 28, from the University of Colorado Boulder. The field will be split between both an undercard and a primetime debate. The debate is officially titled “The Republican Presidential Debate: Your Money, Your Vote”.CNBC has announced that only subscribers to a satellite or cable provider will be able to stream the debate through CNBC TV. Additionally Westwood One radio and SiriuxXM satellite radio channel 112 will carry the debates.The event will be moderated by Carl Quintanilla who co-anchors Squawk on the Street, Becky Quick from Squawk Box, and CNBC chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood. The topics in the two-hour event are expected to focus largely on job growth and the economic sector.[images via Wikipedia Commons] Have a tip we should know? [email protected] … [Read more...] about How to Watch CNBC’s Republican Debate Live-Streaming Online
This story first appeared in the Dec 6. issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.News that Maria Bartiromo -- dubbed the "Money Honey" after becoming the first woman to report live from the male-dominated New York Stock Exchange floor -- will leave CNBC after 20 years for Fox Business Network once again has ginned up the competition between the top-rated business news network and its 6-year-old would-be rival.Bartiromo, 46, hosted her final edition of Closing Bell on Nov. 22. She's expected to host a weekday morning show on Fox Business Network in a deal that is likely to include a significant presence on the more highly viewed Fox News Channel, possibly on Sunday mornings. And she landed a fat pay increase; she was pulling in $4 million at CNBC, say sources, and will make $6 million annually at Fox. PHOTOS: THR's 35 Most Powerful People in Media 2013 Bartiromo is the latest established personality to join the FBN lineup, after Don Imus, Lou Dobbs and John Stossel. But it … [Read more...] about CNBC Loses Maria Bartiromo to Fox, But Who’s Really Winning the Business Networks’ War?
Nooney will step down as president of Technicolor Network Services and give up his role as chairman of the board of cinema advertising firm ScreenVision, a company partly owned by Technicolor parent Thomson.MobiTV offers its service for about $10 a month to more than 25 carriers globally, and it surpassed 2 million subscribers in February, the last time the privately held company disclosed user metrics.The service includes live TV from such partners as Fox News, CNBC and Discovery as well as such on-demand shows as "The Office," "Heroes" and "Monk," plus several channels specially designed for tiny screens. A separate charge gives users access to XM Satellite Radio.Nooney will replace founding CEO Phillip Alvelda, who is leaving in order to dedicate more time to the Westminster Institute for Science Education, which he co-founded last year with a mission for bettering the nation's elementary and secondary school science programs.Before Technicolor and ScreenVision, Nooney was CEO of … [Read more...] about New CEO Nooney watches MobiTV
"Jon Stewart is a great person, and I know him well," he said in a keynote appearance at the 2009 Media Summit New York, organized by the McGraw-Hill Cos. and produced by Digital Hollywood. Asked about the recent controversy surrounding CNBC star Jim Cramer's appearance on "The Daily Show," Dauman said it was because Stewart said what many people were thinking. "He has a connection with the zeitgeist, which makes him so successful," Dauman said. "He did a great job as usual, and we are happy to have him in family."Earlier in the day, NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker at the Media Summit said that Stewart had been "completely out of line."Dauman on Wednesday faced the question of succession in case chairman Sumner Redstone ever can't fulfill his job, saying that "when the very distant day comes," the Viacom board will choose a successor.Asked about the Tom Cruise-Redstone spat, Dauman lauded the actor for his recent role in Paramount film "Tropic Thunder." "Tom Cruise is a great actor," and … [Read more...] about Dauman backs Jon Stewart over CNBC
<!--[CDATA[Brian Jones, who has been the president of Fox Business Network since May following the exit of Roger Ailes deputy Bill Shine, didn't take the usual route to the top. He dropped out of the University of Tulsa to work so he could send money to his single mother and younger brother in East Baltimore, Maryland. His first job was at KTLU in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and he came up through local news before joining Fox News in 1995 in the business development unit.When FBN launched 10 years ago, it was easily dismissed as an also-ran to market leader CNBC. But the network has ridden a wave of economic populism (and luring former CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo) to four consecutive quarters as the No. 1 business news network. For the third quarter, FBN averaged 187,000 viewers for its business-day programming compared to CNBC's 152,000, according to Nielsen. CNBC edged out FBN in the adults 25-54 demographic (26,000 versus 23,000), but FBN was up double digits year-over-year in that … [Read more...] about Fox Business Network Chief Talks Beating CNBC and the Harassment Probe