It’s got to be a heck of a trip when someone says, ‘The President is on the line for you.’
The funny thing about that is Bill Spadea wasn’t sure President Trump was going to contact him, even though the President’s communications office had told him that he would call at 7:30 a.m. to be on his show.
“I wish there was some cool story as to how all this came about,’ Spadea said. “It was 9:00 p.m. when I got a call from the communications office. The person told me she had a ‘High profile guest that would like to be on your show tomorrow.’ I’m thinking about 7:00.a.m., or 8:00 a.m. I’ll call you back.’”
It was close to 11:00 p.m. when she called back. ‘The President would like to call your show tomorrow at 7:30aa.m. When he comes on, I need you to limit him to 10 minutes.’
“I thought, ‘How do I do that? He’s the President.’”
She said that when he hit the 10-minute mark, I was to thank him for coming by, and he’s welcome again any time.
“I didn’t want to tell anyone he was coming on and have them say I’m full of it or look at me like I was crazy. In the morning, I told my producer Kristen there was a possibility the President would call at 7:30. We just rolled with it. I didn’t know what was going to happen. Then, at 7:30, right in the middle of the news break, I see her pick up the phone. She always types into the computer that I can see in the studio the name of my next caller.”
“The President” is all she wrote.
“He called on his own,” Spadea said. “No secretary, no communications person. ‘I’m calling for Bill Spadea.’ Kristen asked who was calling…‘it’s Donald Trump,’ the President responded. It was surreal. He told me on air that he listens to the show when he’s at Bedminster. He showed me why he was so effective, so relatable. He certainly displayed the gravitas you’d expect from the President.”
During his interview, Trump told Spadea repeatedly, ‘We have to bring it back.’
“I don’t know for sure. But what I gleaned from it was we have to bring back America to a place it was before the lockdowns and panic over Coronavirus. Our fear is enough to overcome. But crushing families and businesses with misguided policies made everything worse. He knew we had to open the country and get back to normal. There were some failures in the Trump administration and some shenanigans during the elections, but in Jersey, we expect that with any election.
Spadea’s show is on New Jersey 101.5 and can be heard every weekday from 6-10.
Spadea has a breadth of interests, but he’s not completely sure of the skills he possesses. “I like to communicate, tell stories. I don’t follow the crowd; I’m the guy that will speak up in a small group. Now I’m blessed to be able to speak up on the radio to a million people.”
He didn’t go to school for media studies. Spadea says he’s one of the few radio talkers who got into the business with zero radio credentials.
“I was in real estate. I left the profession of politics many years before for a practical reason, all of the candidates I was working for lost! I loved real estate and managing people to help them achieve their goals.”
He’s been married for 28 years to his wife, Jodi, and resides in Princeton, NJ. Their son, Michael, is an honors student at San Diego State University. Their daughter Elizabeth graduated from the University of the Arts in London and has launched a successful career as a producer and brand manager in the UK.
“I’m responsible for the people around me,” Spadea said. “I’ve got to work hard, be tough enough to get through all the obstacles. My father had a machine shop in New Jersey. As a 12-year-old kid, I was working there.”
In his father’s shop, there were screw machines just spitting oil all over the place. Spadea said he’d spread Oil-Dri over the oil, then scrape it up with a flattened garden hoe and shovel it all into buckets.
“I worked there through high school, got the work ethic as a kid. I don’t like the term ‘workaholic’ it has a negative connotation. If you work hard enough, your downtime is more enjoyable.”
Spadea has been accused of being able to fall asleep anywhere. It’s not a false accusation.
“I was in the Marine Reserves for eight years,” Spadea said. “I spent time at Paris Island, Camp Lejeune. On any given day, they’ll give you a couple of hours’ notice before you move out. They encourage you to sleep so you’ll hit the ground running when you get there. If I’m in the back of a truck, I’ll fall asleep. It’s the same for me on planes. I’ll be asleep before we pull away from the gate. I’m pretty good at four or five hours of sleep a night. When I take time off, I really take time off. I leave the cell phone in my office. If it’s an emergency, people know to call my wife’s phone.”
Spadea hosts the morning drive show. He’s served as a political strategist, analyst, candidate for office, and business executive.
“There are times my show is driven by headlines. When I had my show on local Fox television, it’s far more scripted, and you can’t deviate from the idea of that day’s show. Radio is exciting and different. Although I’m speaking into a microphone, it’s personal. Radio is an amazing outlet. You’re really speaking to people on an individual basis. If I’m on a road trip with you, the guy on the other end of the radio is talking to me.
He had a podcast called, Speaking Cops: Back-the-Blue podcast.
“We converted that into Blue Friday,” Spadea said. “Every Friday I do a segment on local law enforcement. My producer Kristin and I will go through Facebook pages to find stories. I do a lot of charity work with the New Jersey State Police and speak to audiences a couple of times a week.”
Spadea said he does a lot of work with the 200 Clubs, a nationwide charity, but each county has its own group. “We’re raising money for families of first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice.”
He said at any given moment, first responders have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. They have to make split-second decisions, and it’s just about as hard as it gets. Spadea said what first responders don’t need is the media harassing them with just about every single story with a nine-second clip that takes actions out of context to make them look ugly.
“Today, if any force is used during an arrest it’s out of context,” Spade said. “You don’t know if a gun was involved, or what the suspect had done to the officers. When I started this podcast, more than 60,000 police officers were assaulted that year. People don’t see how the cops are under attack. I wanted to create some balance to that, so that’s why I started Blue Fridays.”
When he’s not spending his time on the air, he’s a film producer. His most recent project is Psycho Fiance. He swears it’s not autobiographical.
“What a fun project,” Spadea said. “We started this a couple of years ago. I was introduced to this young comic, Jay Black. He co-starred in a Hallmark film, and we became friends as I hosted comedy shows.”
Black told Spadea he’d been writing movies and needed a partner who wanted to turn filmmaking into a business. Someone who could help raise money for a finished product.
“The original title was, The Perfect Pose, about a psychotic yoga instructor. This was our first actual co-production. We sold the right to the script to the guys who did the financing. Lifetime changed the name.”
An earlier film is Psycho Storm Chaser, shot during the height of the lockdown.
“We had to adapt and overcome adversity. Part of that comes from my background as a Marine. Lifetime purchased the domestic rights, and we’re still negotiating the foreign contracts.”
The film industry is impossible. The rules are onerous, and it’s very burdensome for smaller film companies. States will tout their incentives, but those aren’t designed for the smaller movie shoots. You can create an outstanding project without assistance with the technical and visual effects and the right people.
“We’ll make the film in its entirety,” Spadea said. “Then we’ll go and generate interest in the project. It’s like every other business. I was in real estate for many years, and there’s an inherent risk. Everything is risky.”
He didn’t have a depth of knowledge as a filmmaker, but he said he could read and understand a new industry. He also knows what material he likes.
“Today, we have around-the-clock programming. There are so many outlets in need of content. Right now, we’re editing Psycho Fiance. That’s the business from a business standpoint. You have to ask yourself, ‘What is the commodity? The commodity is content. How do you marry the creative with the budget? You can never go over your budget.”
Spadea worked on New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign in 2008.
“I was a surrogate in New Jersey. Rudy was a liberal Republican, but a great practical leader,” Spadea said. “I was asked by my friend to help out. His name is Ken Kurson, and he co-wrote Rudy’s book, Leadership. My role was to speak on the mayor’s behalf to conservative groups across NJ. I admit it’s hard to undo the politics of the last couple of years that dominate the discussion about his reputation, but he was the best Mayor New York has had.”
But those have been a heck of a couple of years.
Jim Cryns writes features for Barrett News Media. He has spent time in radio as a reporter for WTMJ, and has served as an author and former writer for the Milwaukee Brewers. To touch base or pick up a copy of his new book: Talk To Me – Profiles on News Talkers and Media Leaders From Top 50 Markets, log on to Amazon or shoot Jim an email at [email protected].
Frank Morano Knows He Has Overnight Radio Provides a Completely Difference Audience
“In overnight radio, you are often in a different frame of mind than you are throughout the rest of the day.”
The overnight show originating from 77 WABC — The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano — is one of the fastest-growing syndicated programs in the country. Frank Morano is deeply in love with the overnight airwaves. It’s a passion that defies the usual radio conventions, where prestigious dayparts like mornings and afternoons steal the spotlight.
The show hosted by Frank Morano stands out from the rest by covering stories and topics that many other hosts neglect. He carves a different path from the usual route and gives his loyal audience a fresh perspective. As a result, every moment of listening to his show is truly special and one-of-a-kind.
Just three years ago, 77 WABC was struggling with low ratings and had been forgotten by many. However, under the leadership of John Catsimatidis, the station has been brought to new heights. One of the notable decisions made by John was to hire Frank Morano to host overnights. Many industry professionals believe that the lifelong passion of Catsmiatidis for radio has allowed him to transform 77 WABC into a hub for engaging and locally focused discussions featuring a wide range of perspectives and fascinating individuals.
From Morano’s perspective, John Catsimatidis has not only saved a radio station, but he has also rekindled the magic of radio for an entire city.
During an interview with Barrett News Media, Frank Morano shared his intense passion for overnight radio, discussed how recent changes in New York City have given him a fresh perspective on his listening audience, and expressed his admiration for John Catsimatidis, the owner of WABC and Red Apple Audio Networks.
Ryan Hedrick: Tell me about your unique overnight timeslot and why it appeals to you.
Frank Morano: The listenership is incredibly diverse. The early part of the show tends to be dominated by people who stay up late. The later part of the show tends to be dominated by people who get up early and start their day a little early.
Throughout the show, you’re really treated to being listened to by people who can’t sleep, suffering from insomnia, doing an unexpected airport run, they’re working, and a lot of Uber drivers, truck drivers, and security guards.
People frequently tell me that they try to stay up and listen to the show even though they don’t have a reason to be up. I wouldn’t trade this for anything in the world. I’ve worked a lot of other dayparts in radio, as both a host and producer, and overnight radio to me is special because you have the opportunity to delve deep into a subject.
RH: What do you think of John Catsimatidis’ job as owner of WABC Radio and turning the station around?
FM: Whole books can be written about the job John and the Catsimatidis family have done bringing back WABC. In New York, they call WABC “Lazarus” because it is the station that has returned from the dead. Three years ago, this station was nowhere in the ratings. And now, it’s routinely beating almost every AM station in the market.
I think John is so good at this, not because he necessarily has a lifetime of working in radio, but because he’s been a radio fan his whole life. He’s programmed his station to do the kinds of things that fans want to hear, which is compelling, primarily live and local talk from a variety of different perspectives with a whole bunch of interesting people bringing it to you.
Many of the folks on our station, like Rudy Giuliani, Anthony Weiner, and Bill O’Reilly, are not necessarily folks that would have the opportunity at just a standard, corporate-owned radio station. John’s philosophy is that if it’s good radio, he’ll allow people to be heard and build an audience.
RH: Tell me more about yourself. I’m interested to know about your background, where you came from, and your professional experience.
Frank Morano: I’ve worked in radio for the better part of 20 years. A lot of that time has been spent as a producer. I was a producer for Curtis & Kuby, then for Curtis Sliwa’s solo show, Joe Piscopo, John Gambling; I worked with a lot of other hosts along the way.
Maybe about 11 years ago, while I was still producing the morning show at AM 970 (The Answer in New York), I had always been filling in for a lot of different hosts, including several of the ones I just mentioned, while I was still producing the morning show on 970, I started hosting a weekly show. I was doing mornings from 2:00-4:00 AM. I did that for a year and a half, and then I was doing Friday night into Saturday night, and then I was doing Sunday mornings. I did that for about three years until I came to WABC to do the overnight show.
About a year ago, they started syndicating the overnight show. Now, we are on a couple of great dozen radio stations across the country. The show continues to grow, and I am grateful for that.
RH: When you started as a producer, did you envision your growth as a talk show host?
FM: Yes, absolutely. It’s the only thing that I envisioned. I certainly enjoyed working with many of the hosts I did over the years, but really, the thing that sustained me was the goal of doing what I do now. As far as I am concerned, if this is my last job for the rest of my life, that would be fine with me.
RH: There are numerous late-night listening options in New York City. How have you managed to grow your audience despite the competition?
Frank Morano: I get such a buzz out of being able to do this that I’m really energized every time I come to the microphone at 1:00 AM. On the one hand, it is a new challenge to be interesting and do something different than what I did the day before, but also to do something different from all the other radio talk shows.
Really, one of the things that I strive to do is if all the other talk shows are talking about one topic, I try to do the opposite. If I’m going to do that same topic, I try to find a different perspective or a different way of approaching it than everybody else. I’m sure it will frustrate listeners who will tune in to me expecting to hear you more commentary about the migrants or Hunter Biden, and I’m talking about something completely light years removed from that. But people have responded to the show. They say that they really welcome that.
They welcome a break from the things that everybody else is doing. Because, you know, overnight radio, you are often in a different frame of mind than you are throughout the rest of the day. A lot of times, you have already heard all the news that everybody is talking about. People have already formed opinions about it, and you’re up for something different.
RH: Who are the people who have influenced and inspired your journey as a WABC host?
FM: The obvious answer is John Catsimatidis. He’s given me every opportunity and is largely the person standing between me and homelessness right now (laughs). But beyond John, you know, Curtis Sliwa has certainly been a mentor to me. I worked with Curtis not only in radio but in the political sphere when we were in the leadership of a political party together for, you know, on, on and off for about 19 or 20 years.
RH: New York has undergone significant changes since the pandemic, and the migrant crisis has only added to the city’s negative portrayal in the media. How has this affected the topics discussed on your show?
FM: In some respects, New York is changing. A lot of the people who used to listen to me because they lived in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens now, listen to me online as they’ve relocated to North Carolina, Florida, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. New York is still a place where everyone’s always angry at the mayor.
Whoever the mayor is, they’re always passionate about whatever the big local news of the day is. Everyone’s always concerned about crime. Everyone’s always concerned about their streets being dirty. Everyone’s always concerned about why there are so many rats around. And even though the population has shifted, not only are there more foreign-born New Yorkers, but there are younger New Yorkers that are from places like Kansas and Nebraska.
So, the population has changed to some extent. But I’ve learned from many of these transplanted New Yorkers who have moved to places like Florida that you know the adage is true: you could take the New Yorker out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the New Yorker.
RH: Your show continues to attract new affiliates for syndicator Red Apple Audio. What do you attribute this growth to?
Frank Morano: I think the growth is due in part to the fact that even though I sound like a New Yorker and tell a lot of New York stories, the fact that there are so many New Yorkers elsewhere, in some respects, we’re kind of like being a Jewish deli. In that, there are a lot of folks who want a slice of home wherever they happen to be.
We’re on WCBM in Maryland, for instance, in Baltimore, and we get calls from there all the time from folks that grew up in New York or New Jersey and say they really enjoy hearing about some of the different personalities and hearing many of these different accents. I think also it’s that we’re kind of doing old-fashioned overnight talk radio.
My sense in listening to the radio, which I still do all the time, is that many people on the radio almost do this because they can’t be on television or they can’t be social media influencers.
I’m interested in doing theater of the mind, creating pictures with words, making sound effects, and using my hands and mouth at the microphone. There are fewer and fewer of those options on the radio these days. As far as how the show has evolved, it’s similar to where it was three years ago.
Maybe we do a bit less local content now that we’re syndicated, but honestly, so many of the stories that New Yorkers deal with and the issues they care about are the same issues that the whole country is dealing with. Even if people listen in Nevada, Michigan, or Alaska, a lot of times, they’re still just as interested in hearing about which place has better pizza in New York.
Ryan Hedrick works for WIBC in Indianapolis as a Morning News Anchor/Digital Content Producer. Prior to moving to Indy, he served as Assistant Program Director and Co-Host of the Morning News Express at WFMD. His career also includes stints at News Talk 103.7 FM in Chambersburg, PA, Sirius XM in Washington D.C., WBEN in Buffalo, NY, and WIBW-AM in Topeka KS where he earned the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting in 2016. To connect with Ryan, find him on Twitter @SureToCover.
Even at 70, Connecticut Radio Legend Joe D’Ambrosio Still Passionate About Radio
“I don’t think I will be like John Sterling (Yankees radio announcer) and be 85, but as long as I’m sharp, I love it.”
Eight national titles – all called on the radio. He’s also done local Radio. National radio. Television. Sports. News. Music.
But sports made him as close to a one-name icon as the state of Connecticut may have. Let’s face it. Connecticut is a small state, and in its sporting universe, there is no major pro sports team.
There is only UConn.
And after Jim Calhoun, Geno Auriemma, Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Ray Allen … the next most-known name for many: Joe D.
Joe D? Joe D!
Joe D’Ambrosio is his full name, and he called four national championships for the UConn Men’s basketball team and four for the women.
“I’m 8-0,” he acknowledged.
“I have to admit, I did make sure to enjoy the moment during the great days with UConn,” said Joe D, pointing to the late 90s and early 2000s as the heyday for radio in the state.
“I never took broadcasting those games for granted, and years later, people see me and still talk about the ’99 National Championship game, or the Kemba (Walker) shot against Pitt in the Big East tournament, or the football win in ’09 at Notre Dame.”
Unfortunately, his station lost broadcast rights a few years back, and he no longer had the marquee teams and the national rankings to talk about. In his late 60’s, Joe D had to call an audible if you will.
First, he did sports and news for the flagship morning show on Connecticut local juggernaut WTIC 1080 (of course, my station). When he became a free agent, he did some international travel and then came back ready to reinvent himself.
And that he did.
Now 70, it’s especially impressive not only because of his age (not sure I could do it at 52!) but also because of this insanely fragmented media world in which we live.
He DJs for a music radio station, WJMJ, works endlessly for the UConn athletics streaming service, and even does play-by-play for the local professional soccer team and a few high school games here and there, too.
“I love what I’m doing now,” said Joe D. “Playing music at WJMJ takes me back to how I started my career, and I still love being a part of the UConn scene.”
For UConn, he’s doing everything but basketball and football. Soccer. Hockey. Baseball. Lacrosse, both men’s and women’s. Recently, in a two-day span, he went from college soccer to volleyball, seamlessly. That means learning rosters from scratch and even doing a sport (volleyball) he had no previous experience announcing.
“That was an interesting two days,” he admitted. “I had never done volleyball before, and I really enjoyed it. It was like anything else, do as much preparation as possible, try and learn the rule book (or at least the important rules), and then go with the game flow.
“The interesting thing was doing both games by myself. It meant trying to balance talking too much but making sure I still slid in some analysis, especially with soccer.”
Streaming also presents a different approach. It’s radio and TV, as some people listen in the car but many watch on phones and computers. That definitely necessitated a slight shift in style. Sure, he allows some of the images to speak for themselves, but if you listen, the energy still feels like Joe D on the radio.
“Play-by-play has always been what I’ve enjoyed the most. Being able to paint the word picture for viewers or listeners is still enjoyable,” D’Ambrosio said.
Streaming or no streaming, in the end, he’s still a radio guy through and through.
“There will always be a place for radio,” he said. ”The immediacy that radio has — especially when it comes to being able to parse out information immediately — will never end. “I still love the ability to communicate with the unknown listener on the other side of the dial. The fact that I can entertain the listeners is still the best part of the job.”
If he had to pivot again, Joe D knows he could – because he’s a sports guy.
“I always think sports people are the most versatile broadcasters,” said D’Ambrosio, something many in the industry think as well (ahem, me!). “A sportscaster can do just about anything with time to prep.”
As for how much longer he wants to be on the air, it sounds like it’ll be a while.
“I don’t think I will be like John Sterling (Yankees radio announcer) and be 85, but as long as I’m sharp, I love it.”
Brian Shactman is a weekly columnist for Barrett News Radio. In addition to writing for BNM, Brian can be heard weekday mornings in Hartford, CT on 1080 WTIC hosting the popular morning program ‘Brian & Company’. During his career, Brian has worked for ESPN, CNBC, MSNBC, and local TV channels in Connecticut and Massachusetts. You can find him on Twitter @bshactman.
MSNBC Narrowly Edges Fox News in Latest Trump Indictment Coverage
For the first time in a case against former President Donald Trump, there were cameras in the courtroom.
On Wednesday, September 6th, the first hearing in the Georgia 2020 election interference case took place in Fulton County. For the first time in a case against former President Donald Trump, there were cameras in the courtroom, and MSNBC and Fox News were the beneficiaries.
The alleged misconduct of Trump and his 18 co-defendants — including pro-Trump lawyer Kenneth Chesebro and former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell — in the case is tied to the state’s RICO law: the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
From 1:00-3:00 PM ET on September 6th, MSNBC (1.135 million) and Fox News (1.134 million) were in an approximate share of the lead among total viewers for live hearing coverage on cable. While CNN trailed behind with 927,000 viewers, it topped all of cable news within the key 25-54 demographic, drawing 158,000, according to Nielsen Media Research. FNC had 143,000 and MSNBC 111,000.
Cable news averages for September 4-10, 2023:
Total Day (Sep. 4-10 @ 6 a.m.-5:59 a.m.)
- Fox News Channel: 1.032 million viewers; 131,000 adults 25-54
- MSNBC: 0.732 million viewers; 80,000 adults 25-54
- CNN: 0.473 million viewers; 83,000 adults 25-54
- Newsmax: 0.179 million viewers; 18,000 adults 25-54
- HLN: 0.134 million viewers; 36,000 adults 25-54
- The Weather Channel: 0.101 million viewers; 21,000 adults 25-54
- CNBC: 0.111 million viewers; 27,000 adults 25-54
- Fox Business Network: 0.105 million viewers; 14,000 adults 25-54
- NewsNation: 0.053 million viewers; 11 ,000 adults 25-54
Prime Time (Sep. 4-9 @ 8-11 p.m.; Sep. 10 @ 7-11 p.m.)
- Fox News Channel: 1.550 million viewers; 174,000 adults 25-54
- MSNBC: 1.021 million viewers; 103,000 adults 25-54
- CNN: 0.586 million viewers; 108,000 adults 25-54
- Newsmax: 0.331 million viewers; 35,000 adults 25-54
- NewsNation: 0.077 million viewers; 17,000 adults 25-54
Top 10 most-watched cable news programs (and the top programs of other outlets with their respective associated ranks) in total viewers:
1. The Five (FOXNC, Wed. 9/6/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 2.689 million viewers
2. The Five (FOXNC, Tue. 9/5/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 2.633 million viewers
3. The Five (FOXNC, Thu. 9/7/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 2.626 million viewers
4. Jesse Watters Primetime (FOXNC, Tue. 9/5/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 2.391 million viewers
5. The Five (FOXNC, Fri. 9/8/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 2.368 million viewers
6. Jesse Watters Primetime (FOXNC, Wed. 9/6/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 2.249 million viewers
7. Jesse Watters Primetime (FOXNC, Thu. 9/7/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 2.155 million viewers
8. Gutfeld! (FOXNC, Wed. 9/6/2023 10:00 PM, 60 min.) 2.061 million viewers
9. Hannity (FOXNC, Wed. 9/6/2023 9:00 PM, 60 min.) 2.024 million viewers
10. Hannity (FOXNC, Tue. 9/5/2023 9:00 PM, 60 min.) 1.997 million viewers
12. Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, Tue. 9/5/2023 10:00 PM, 60 min.) 1.868 million viewers
115. CNN Films “Little Richard” (CNN, Mon. 9/4/2023 9:00 PM, 120 min.) 1.036 million viewers
398. Varney & Company (FBN, Thu. 9/7/2023 10:00 AM, 60 min.) 0.314 million viewers
402. Forensic Files (HLN, late Fri. 9/8/2023 1:00 AM, 30 min.) 0.305 million viewers
454. Heavy Rescue: 401 “(311) Only One Shot” (TWC, Sat. 9/9/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.245 million viewers
474. Fast Money Halftime Report (CNBC, Fri. 9/8/2023 12:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.229 million viewers
750. Newsnation Prime (NWSN, Sat. 9/9/2023 7:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.121 million viewers
Top 10 cable news programs (and the top programs of other outlets with their respective associated ranks) among adults 25-54:
1. Gutfeld! (FOXNC, Wed. 9/6/2023 10:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.357 million adults 25-54
2. Jesse Watters Primetime (FOXNC, Tue. 9/5/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.305 million adults 25-54
3. The Five (FOXNC, Tue. 9/5/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.270 million adults 25-54
4. The Five (FOXNC, Thu. 9/7/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.258 million adults 25-54
5. Hannity (FOXNC, Tue. 9/5/2023 9:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.249 million adults 25-54
6. The Five (FOXNC, Wed. 9/6/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.246 million adults 25-54
7. Gutfeld! (FOXNC, Tue. 9/5/2023 10:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.245 million adults 25-54
8. Jesse Watters Primetime (FOXNC, Wed. 9/6/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.239 million adults 25-54
9. The Five (FOXNC, Fri. 9/8/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.232 million adults 25-54
10. Hannity (FOXNC, Wed. 9/6/2023 9:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.225 million adults 25-54
13. All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, Wed. 9/6/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.207 million adults 25-54
21. The Source with Kaitlan Collins (CNN, Tue. 9/5/2023 9:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.197 million adults 25-54
241. Forensic Files (HLN, late Fri. 9/8/2023 1:00 AM, 30 min.) 0.088 million adults 25-54
295. Weekend Recharge (TWC, Sun. 9/10/2023 10:00 AM, 60 min.) 0.074 million adults 25-54
469. Fast Money Halftime Report (CNBC, Wed. 9/6/2023 12:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.047 million adults 25-54
641. Banfield (NWSN, Fri. 9/8/2023 10:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.032 million adults 25-54
684. Varney & Company (FBN, Thu. 9/7/2023 9:00 AM, 60 min.) 0.029 million adults 25-54
Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research
Douglas Pucci is a Bronx native and NYU graduate analyzing news television ratings for Barrett News Media. He did an internship at VH1’s “Pop Up Video” in 1997. After college, Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He has worked alongside media industry observer Marc Berman for over a decade reporting on all things television, first at Cross MediaWorks from 2011-15 then at Programming Insider since 2016. Pucci also contributed to the sports website Awful Announcing. Read more: https://programminginsider.com/author/douglas/