I work in the TV news business. No, not for CNN, locale stuff. Those numbers are from Nielson. Dont be afraid of the facts! FNC is still the dominant news network when it comes to moulding opinion. FNC fans watch for longer durations because FNC is opinion-heavy, lots of analysis, pundits, etc. CNN scores an overall higher audience because it gears its programming to blurt out basic facts in short periods of time, so it attracts people who are on the go, who dont have a lot of time to sit down and watch anything in-depth.
The Airport thing: Airport coverage isnt included in Nielson stats, nor any other business that may have televisions streaming news channels. You cant gage for audience since you have no idea who's stopping to watch and who's just walking by.
I'm not one bit afraid of facts. I just do not rely on one source. I am well acquainted with Neilsen. I was a Neilsen household until last June when I moved out of CA.
Here are the facts. Kind of obvious you work in TV News since not a single thing in your post was accurate. Check link for Viewership numbers. Don't be afraid of the facts "journalist".
Try reading for content in the future. Don't be afraid of reality. CNN is boasting in your link their viewer ship is UP 55% in Feb. for Lou Dobbs. Based on Neilsion the top6 most watched Cable News Shows are on Fox with over 1 Mill or more viewers. Larry King, CNNS most watch show only barely cracks 900,000 nightly. There is NOTHING in your link posting of absolute numbers for CNN. You are completely misstating what the CNN Press Release claims. It claims they are GAINING numbers NOT that they have more viewers. What your link takes one to is merely a regurigiation of a Press Release by CNN. Since the top 5 most watched Cable shows are all on Fox, CNN has FEWER viewers despite "Gaining 55%" in Febuary. Typical meaningless Advertising language. Try actually reading for reality not just regurgitating what you want to belive