Skip to comments.CNNís Parker Spitzer debut draws only 460,000 viewers
Posted on 10/05/2010 10:52:59 PM PDT by Justaham
CNN's new show Parker Spitzer, which made its debut Monday night, attracted only 454,000 viewers, a decline from the show it replaced, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
The show netted 118,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic coveted by advertisers.
The program features former New York Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer -- who resigned in disgrace in 2008 after a prostitute scandal -- and Kathleen Parker, a conservative columnist, in a dual anchor format. It lagged well behind 8pm ET rivals The OReilly Factor on Fox News Channel and Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.
Those two shows drew audiences of 3.1 million and 1.1 million viewers respectively.
Parker Spitzers 454, 000 viewers even trailed Nancy Grace on CNNs Headline News channel, which drew 468,000 viewers.
Olbermann gleefully tweeted the news to his followers Tuesday.
Ratings in for debut of Parker-Spitzer last night. 460,000 total viewers (Countdown 1,122,000; FNC 3,113,000) "Demo" was 118k (us 329k), he tweeted.
Parker Spitzer replaced Ricks List, which, according to the Times, had been averaging approximately 491,000 viewers. The host of Ricks List, Rick Sanchez, was fired by CNN last week following comments he made in a radio interview in which he called late-night funnyman Jon Stewart a bigot and said Jewish people were not an oppressed minority, telling the radio host that they were in charge of most media outlets.
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After watching 15 minutes last night, I’m pretty confident in saying that this show is going to have a short shelf life. It’s no good. While Parker is eye candy, Spitzer stinks in this venue and he has no moral authority with viewers to be critiquing these politicians.
Airports, Doctor's offices and dumb terminals where there was no one to turn the channel?
Maybe they just counted the CNN stations that are on in all the airports.
I posted the same view before reading your post!
I caught a few minutes of the show Monday night. My opinion. Spitzer can’t keep his arrogant mouth shut, Parker is attractive until she opens her mouth.
That means that across this whole country, only 1/2 of the Detroit population watched it.....they should be ashamed of those numbers..
Client #9 and Ma Parker should invite Peggy “Swoonin” Noonan on as a guest. Talk about a triumverate of Palin-hating obnoxiousness.
Maybe Spitzer could have a tell-all interview with his wife for the next episode, and I am sure the numbers would rise. That would be dynamite TV - but Spitzer is too arrogant to even think he did anything wrong.
460,000 must be the minimum captive viewers in airports.
I suspect that if you subtracted the airports, bus stations, etc. where CNN is on all the time and nobody watches, their audience would have been near zero.