Taking Out The Trash, 12.28.06

  • And the Photo Caption Contest winner is (drum roll please): “After the National Guard withdraws from Baghdad, I want your Brownie troop to move in from the South and secure the airport.”

  • And Stephen Colbert’s White House Correspondents Association Dinner Speech is still on top. Can he finish the week strong? Will Buchwald surge back ahead? Voting closes tomorrow at 5pm.

  • A NBC release states that “NBC Nightly News with Brian
    Williams” “topped the network evening newscast competition in total viewers, homes and among the key demographic adults 25-54 during the week of December 18-22, 2006.” “Nightly News” won all five nights with a total of 9.483 million total viewers, 11% more than ABC’s “World News” and a 27% lead over CBS’s “Evening News.”

  • An ABC release announces that “ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson” is number one among women 25-54 for the 6th straight week and averaged 8.53 million total viewers for the week of December 18. “World News” was the only evening newscast to grow its total viewing audience year-to-year, increasing 1%. “World News” had 1.09 million more total viewers than CBS and closed the gap with NBC’s “Nightly News” by 11%.

  • DCist gives the play by play of the “year of change for the D.C. media,” stating that, “media in its traditional sense is slowly dying, and the process played itself out most acutely at the Post.”

  • A reader asks, “Where’s Wolf and why are Ed and Suzanne sharing duty? Is this some kind of message to Soledad and Miles?”

  • The Politico now offers a suggestion box on their website. They will take suggestions “into consideration” as they “build and improve” their website.