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CNNís Parker Spitzer debut draws only 460,000 viewers
The New York Post ^ | 10-5-10

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 O’Reilly 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 Spitzer’s” 454, 000 viewers even trailed Nancy Grace on CNN’s 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 “Rick’s List,” which, according to the Times, had been averaging approximately 491,000 viewers. The host of “Rick’s 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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KEYWORDS: cnn; eliotspitzer; kathleenparker; parker; parker4romney; parkerantipalin; parkerspitzer; ratings; rickslist; romney; romneyantipalin; spitzer; viewers
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To: Diogenesis

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.


21 posted on 10/06/2010 5:02:24 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I wonder who were the 460,000 idiots who watched that garbage.

Airports, Doctor's offices and dumb terminals where there was no one to turn the channel?

22 posted on 10/06/2010 5:45:57 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Maybe they just counted the CNN stations that are on in all the airports.


23 posted on 10/06/2010 5:59:18 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Caipirabob

I posted the same view before reading your post!


24 posted on 10/06/2010 6:00:59 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Justaham

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.


25 posted on 10/06/2010 6:52:09 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Justaham

That means that across this whole country, only 1/2 of the Detroit population watched it.....they should be ashamed of those numbers..


26 posted on 10/06/2010 9:06:58 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Dem Guard

Client #9 and Ma Parker should invite Peggy “Swoonin” Noonan on as a guest. Talk about a triumverate of Palin-hating obnoxiousness.


27 posted on 10/06/2010 5:32:35 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Justaham

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.


28 posted on 10/06/2010 6:09:26 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: Cecily

460,000 must be the minimum captive viewers in airports.


29 posted on 10/07/2010 3:14:36 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: Justaham

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.


30 posted on 10/08/2010 12:17:41 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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