The Morning Ticker: Ingraham & ABC, MSNBC Tour, ‘Dateline’ Ratings

By Chris Ariens 

  • Laura Ingraham has joined ABC News as a contributor. Ingraham, who was welcomed on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” yesterday, also contributes to Fox News as Bill O’Reilly’s fill-in, and continues with her radio show.

  • MSNBC kicks off the Growing Hope College Tour next Friday as Alex Wagner visits Texas Southern University. Wagner will host her show from University Plaza next Friday. The following Wednesday, the tour takes Rev. Al Sharpton to Morehouse College.

  • “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” continues to score for NBC. Drawing 4.8 million viewers, the 2-hour show was the No. 1 non-sports show on the Big 4 networks in its Saturday night timeslot among viewers and the two younger demos.