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Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich Set for Fox News Channel Primetime Interviews

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich Set for Fox News Channel Primetime Interviews
Fox News Channel anchor Sean Hannity will interview Donald Trump on Monday as part of a series of conversations with the Republican candidates for President across the evening. All three interviews will be done in front of a live audience.

Greta Van Susteren will interview Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 7 p.m. on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” after a campaign event in Huntington, N.Y. ahead of the state’s primary. Kasich will take questions from Van Susteren and supporters around New York’s Long Island.

Bill O’Reilly will hold forth with analysis and commentary on “The O’Reilly Factor” at 8 p.m.

Megyn Kelly’s “The Kelly File” will feature a full hour at 9 p.m. with Sen. Ted Cruz, on the road in Madison, Wis.

Capping the night at 10 p.m., Sean Hannity’s “Hannity” will conduct an hour long interview with Donald Trump at Pabst Theater in Milwaukee.
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'Greta' great for Fox News during June

'Greta' great for Fox News during June
NEW YORK -- On the Record With Greta Van Susteren caught fire this month, with the show's constant focus on the disappearance of an Alabama teenager in the Caribbean island nation of Aruba leading the show to second place in the ratings behind fellow Fox News Channel show The O'Reilly Factor. Host Greta Van Susteren's show had its highest-viewed month of the year in June, according to data released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. It averaged 1.8 million viewers for the month, up 45% from year-ago levels. That gave it a slight edge on Hannity & Colmes, its lead-in, which averaged 1.8 million viewers during the month. The cable news leader remains The O'Reilly Factor, which averaged 2.2 million viewers in June.

Fox News ups Scott to post of exec vp

Fox News ups Scott to post of exec vp
NEW YORK -- Suzanne Scott has been promoted to network executive producer of the Fox News Channel, the channel said Monday. Scott will be responsible for the network's programming and production. She reports to Bill Shine, who has held that title and is now senior vp programming. Scott had been senior producer of On the Record With Greta Van Susteren since 2003. She is now the executive producer of that program, which she joined in 2002 as an associate producer. She also has been associate producer for "War on Terror: Hunt for the Killers," a weekday special on FNC following the Sept. 11 attacks. She started at FNC before its launch in the programming department, helping to hire staff and develop the programming schedule. She came to FNC from CNBC, where she worked in the primetime programming department and was a network executive assistant on America's Talking.

Cable news ratings grow

NEW YORK -- As cable news services draw record numbers of viewers, the broadcast networks are foundering. Fox News Channel earned its highest household rating ever on Monday night, a 6.3 for On the Record With Greta Van Susteren at 10 p.m. ET. With 6.71 million viewers, the show was the second-most-watched program in Fox history behind The O'Reilly Factor on March 19, according to Nielsen Media Research. Viewing levels for the Big Three networks' nightly newscasts last week actually dropped by 1% even as cable viewership more than tripled in primetime and quadrupled over the entire day. Even at the 6 p.m. ET hour against the broadcast newscasts, cable viewership has doubled since the war began. For example, Fox's Special Report With Brit Hume has averaged 3.8 million viewers since the war, compared with 1.6 million for the previous month.

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