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CBS EVENING NEWS DOWN OVER YEAR AGO (Katie losing audience - is that even possible?)
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Posted on 11/14/2006 12:47:35 PM PST by teddyballgame

CBS EVENING NEWS DOWN OVER YEAR AGO... For the first time since Katie Couric became anchor, CBS EVENING NEWS is down compared to a year ago, falling 4% from 8.069 to 7.758 million last week among total viewers, and the program also declined 9% among adults 25-54 from last year's 2.2 to a 2.0 rating last week... Developing...


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1 posted on 11/14/2006 12:47:38 PM PST by teddyballgame
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To: teddyballgame

Dan Rather is dancing in the streets.


2 posted on 11/14/2006 12:48:20 PM PST by OldFriend (WEAKNESS IS A PROVOCATION, AN INVITATION TO OUR FOES TO CONFRONT US)
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To: teddyballgame
I am sure they will find a way to spin it.

'She is down in overall numbers, but the target age group is up' etc

3 posted on 11/14/2006 12:49:04 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? (Gal.4:16))
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To: teddyballgame

A year from now will be even worse. She's practically unwatchable.


4 posted on 11/14/2006 12:49:18 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: teddyballgame

Yeah, I don't understand... She's the most unbiased reporter that CBS has had in decades.


5 posted on 11/14/2006 12:49:35 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: teddyballgame

She's not as popular as their inner circle think.

Good!!!


6 posted on 11/14/2006 12:49:43 PM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '07--Go BIG BEN!!!)
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To: teddyballgame

It's time to show the legs, Katie! And fast!


7 posted on 11/14/2006 12:50:00 PM PST by RexBeach ("Important principles may, and must be, inflexible." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Bush's fault.

8 posted on 11/14/2006 12:50:20 PM PST by evets (Beer)
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To: teddyballgame

I wonder how perky Katie is when the camera is off.


9 posted on 11/14/2006 12:50:24 PM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: teddyballgame

So let me get this straight, her ratings were down 4%. Down 4% during the election week. Down 4% during the most important week in this nation since the 2004 election. What does that translate into? Down 10% any other week?


10 posted on 11/14/2006 12:51:01 PM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: teddyballgame

But they're way up in the highly-coveted female, >50, liberal, single, urban, segment!


11 posted on 11/14/2006 12:51:09 PM PST by Uncledave
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To: teddyballgame
It looks like Sky News is ditching the rebroadcast of CBS News (which occurs at 12:30 AM every weekday) as well.

Regards, Ivan

12 posted on 11/14/2006 12:51:25 PM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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13 posted on 11/14/2006 12:52:08 PM PST by Ouderkirk (The democRAT party is the home of every kind of criminal and pervert imaginable)
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To: teddyballgame

Anyone have the numbers on what they were doing before cable news with Cronkite as the anchor?

Regardless of any political bias, I just don't see why the networks even bother with news anymore. It was never a big moneymaker, but in the past at least it held it's own. I would think the wisest thing to do would be just get a contract with CNN or Fox to "cut in" if their was actual breaking news.


14 posted on 11/14/2006 12:52:09 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: evets

Great!


15 posted on 11/14/2006 12:53:03 PM PST by ustanker (The cave dwellers are happy!)
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To: RexBeach

She better have an interview with bush...........and I don't mean one named George. Well, I suppose it could be named George. Er........never mind.


16 posted on 11/14/2006 12:53:13 PM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: teddyballgame

I stopped watching that tramp during the Columbine shootings. I wish that student would have smacked the s**t out of her. If you don't remember, she interviewed one of the victims and asked "so how does this make you feel now?" questions.


17 posted on 11/14/2006 12:55:01 PM PST by BigTex5
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To: MPJackal

They'd be better off with re-runs of "The Golden Girls". That's CBS audience anyway.


18 posted on 11/14/2006 12:55:52 PM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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'NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS'-- NBC DOMINATES ABC BY NEARLY ONE MILLION VIEWERS AND TOPS CBS BY OVER TWO MILLION DURING THE WEEK OF THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS
Published: November 14, 2006


ON ELECTION DAY, NBC HAS ITS BIGGEST SINGLE DAY ADVANTAGE OVER ABC SINCE AUGUST 31, 2006 AND ITS BEST OVER CBS SINCE JANUARY 3, 2006

NEW YORK - November 14, 2006 -- According to Nielsen Media Research data, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was clearly the dominant network evening newscast, winning all five nights during the week of the 2006 Midterm Elections. For the week of November 6 – 10, 2006, "Nightly News" was the nation's largest single source of news and information, and the ratings demonstrate once again that when there is a busy news cycle, more Americans turn to "NBC Nightly News" to get the latest news and information than anywhere else.

For the week, the Williams-led newscast attracted an impressive 9.803 million total viewers, 11% more (+987,000) than second place ABC "World News Tonight with Charles Gibson's" 8.816 million, and a staggering 26% lead (+2,045,000) over third place CBS "Evening News with Katie Couric's" 7.758 million. This represents the NBC program's best total viewer delivery since the week of February 13, 2006 (Torino Olympics), its best advantage over ABC since the week of August 28, 2006, and its best advantage over CBS since the week of February 13, 2006 (also Torino Olympics). "Nightly News" has now placed first in total viewers for 119 of the last 123 weeks.

For the first time since Katie Couric became anchor, CBS is down compared to a year ago, falling 4% from 8.069 to 7.758 million last week among total viewers, and the program also declined 9% among adults 25-54 from last year's 2.2 to a 2.0 rating last week.

On Tuesday, November 7, Election Day, "Nightly News" updated six live feeds across the country with the latest election news, averaging a whopping 10.818 million total viewers, +1.583 million more viewers than ABC's 9.235 million, and a +2.796 million advantage over CBS' 8.022 million. This represents the NBC program's best single day delivery since Monday, February 13, 2006 (Torino Olympics) and excluding the Olympics, its best delivery since Tuesday, January 3, 2006. This also represents "Nightly News'" biggest single day advantage over ABC since August 31, 2006, and the program's best advantage over CBS since January 3, 2006.

In homes, there was also a clear No. 1 during the week of the Midterm Elections, with the NBC program posting a 6.7 rating and a 13 share. ABC was the clear No. 2 with a 6.1/12 and CBS was the clear No. 3 with a 5.5/10.

Among the demographics women, men and adults 25-54, "Nightly News' was top-rated in each category. Specifically among adults 25-54, the NBC program posted a 2.5 rating (3,101,000), 9% more than ABC's 2.3 rating (2,834,000), and a 25% lead over CBS' 2.0 rating (2,493,000).

This represents "Nightly News'" best delivery in the key demo since the week of March 20, 2006 and its best advantage over ABC since the week of January 9, 2006. "Nightly News" has now placed first in the key demographic adults 25-54 for 48 of the last 60 weeks (eight ties), for 121 of the last 154 weeks (28 ties) and for 228 of the last 267 weeks (34 ties).

John Reiss is the executive producer of "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams."

# # #

Press Contact: Barbara Levin, NBC News Communications, 212-664-2265.





Find this article at:
http://www.nbcumv.com/release_detail.nbc/news-20061114000000-bignbcnightlynews.html


19 posted on 11/14/2006 12:55:56 PM PST by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: teddyballgame

20 posted on 11/14/2006 12:56:31 PM PST by andyandval
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To: rottndog
I wonder how perky Katie is when the camera is off.

I think you might have to change the spelling of perky, off-camera...

21 posted on 11/14/2006 12:56:40 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (All of the answers remain available; Wisdom is gained by asking the right questions!)
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To: teddyballgame

22 posted on 11/14/2006 12:56:53 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: teddyballgame

If a frog had side pockets he'd carry a remote control and turn the Katie off.


23 posted on 11/14/2006 12:57:04 PM PST by vamoose
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To: All

24 posted on 11/14/2006 12:57:37 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: teddyballgame
Given CBS's credibility its a wonder any one watches at all. They should change the name "CBS Evening News" to "CBS News We Want You to Believe". I call it the the "CBS Evening News from a Broad"
25 posted on 11/14/2006 12:58:04 PM PST by oyez (Why is it that egalitarians act like royalty?)
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To: oyez

I call it the the "CBS Evening News from a Broad"

I like it! Can I use that?


26 posted on 11/14/2006 12:59:20 PM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: teddyballgame

I have two daughters, one is 20 and the other 18. Growing up their favorite shows were I love Lucy and Golden Girls. I always found that odd and satisfying at the same time.


27 posted on 11/14/2006 12:59:45 PM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: OldFriend; teddyballgame
Dan Rather is dancing in the streets.

As Dan would say about SeeBS battling the others in the race for the lowest ratings:

"This race is tight like a too-small bathing suit on a too-long ride home from the beach."

or

"This race is as tight as the rusted lug nuts on a '55 Ford."

LOL

28 posted on 11/14/2006 1:00:02 PM PST by beyond the sea ( Now that Pelosi Galore is in charge, it's never too late to start drinking.)
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To: OldFriend
What's that old Billy Preston song? ... hehe

Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'
You gotta have somethin' if you wanna be with me
Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'
You gotta have somethin' if you wanna be with me

I'm not tryin' to be your hero
'Cause that zero is too cold for me, Brrr
I'm not tryin' to be your highness
'Cause that minus is too low to see, yeah

Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'
And I'm not stuffin', believe you me
Don't you remember I told ya
I'm a soldier in the war on poverty, yeah

You gotta have somethin' if you wanna be with me
You gotta bring me somethin' girl, if you wanna be with me

29 posted on 11/14/2006 1:00:20 PM PST by RightField (The older you get ... the older "old" is !)
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To: teddyballgame

If they turn off the TV in the CBS waiting room, the audience will be cut in half.


30 posted on 11/14/2006 1:00:47 PM PST by SampleMan (Do not dispute the peacefulness of Islam, so as not to send Muslims into violent outrage.)
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To: teddyballgame

Katie Couric was a step up from Bozo the clown, but that's it.


31 posted on 11/14/2006 1:00:59 PM PST by jackieaxe (Unsourced reporting is not reporting but a lie or a manipulation)
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I think a baboon behind the desk would get higher ratings.


32 posted on 11/14/2006 1:05:38 PM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: jackieaxe

Listen, if Bozo said the sun comes up in the east and the sky is blue I'd believe him. If Katie or any c.bs. news person said water is wet, I'd check the facts.


33 posted on 11/14/2006 1:05:41 PM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: teddyballgame
The few viewers they had are dying from boredom.
34 posted on 11/14/2006 1:06:13 PM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: oyez

lol


35 posted on 11/14/2006 1:06:23 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: teddyballgame

Not that I watch CBS News or any other network nightly news, but Bob Schieffer always struck me as a class act. He at least seemed like a professional journalist, and was a welcome antidote to the increasingly bizarre Dan Rather - if Schieffer was willing to keep doing the job, CBS was nuts to let him go. Katie Couric comes across as a frivolous, high-demand ninny, not someone to be taken seriously - network nightly news is a dying journalistic form, and she isn't going to prolong the death throes.


36 posted on 11/14/2006 1:06:54 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: RexBeach
It's time to show the legs, Katie!

Legs, heck.

I think it's time to shove another camera up her rear end.

37 posted on 11/14/2006 1:08:36 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: teddyballgame
"CBS EVENING NEWS DOWN OVER YEAR AGO (Katie losing audience - is that even possible?)"

It couldn't have happened to a nicer but more biased BIMBO!

The only question left is "How much longer will CBS put up with smiling but stupid Lefty"?

39 posted on 11/14/2006 1:09:48 PM PST by albee (The best thing you can do for the poor is.....not be one of them. - Eric Hoffer)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Asscam?


40 posted on 11/14/2006 1:10:21 PM PST by Ilky Hucktar
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Not only that, but Bob Schieffer appeals to the 80+ year old crowd that watches CBS news.


41 posted on 11/14/2006 1:11:35 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: teddyballgame
I like it! Can I use that?

Go ahead I can't stop you. I actually got that from the old "Rowan & Martin's Laugh In" program. When they would spoof the news and the part when Goldie would come the introduce her with, "Now, here is the news from a broad."

42 posted on 11/14/2006 1:14:43 PM PST by oyez (Why is it that egalitarians act like royalty?)
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To: teddyballgame
Dan Rather is dancing in the streets

Dan Rather Punts On Katie Couric

Dan Rather was on Don Imus this morning (or as Rather referred to him, "The I-Man") to promote his long-awaited new show on HDNet, "Dan Rather Reports" which airs for the first time tomorrow night at 8pm ET. Rather told USA Today's Peter Johnson that billionaire Dallas Mavericks/HDNet owner Mark Cuban gave him carte blanche to "do good journalism and don't worry about ratings, demographics or advertising," which Rather is contracted to do/not to do for three years. Though Rather couldn't tell Johnson by press time, he announced today on air that the first program would be an hour-long story about Iraq war veterans returning home from the front. Says Rather of his potential viewers: "If they don't do anything else, they'll learn something about these troops, the price they have paid, their families, and what we need to be thinking about in terms of the care of these people who've been wounded both physically and psychologically, and their families." (See it on Ch. 79, sez them.)

Rather also chit-chatted about his experience reporting election results on Comedy Central (which Imus noted was regarded by some to have been his most entertaining election night work) and about the election-night reports by some other networks with which Rather may have happened to have some experience. Rather happily lauded former colleague Bob Schieffer ("Shieffer's an old pro, and there's nobody knows more about Washington politics — print, electronic journalism or otherwise — than Bob") but was more circumspect when it came to opining on CBS Evening News" successor Katie Couric:

"When I left CBS — not because I left — Les Moonves and others said they wanted to go in a new direction. I think it's clear from what I can see that they are going in some new direction. I think one should give them time — they're in a transition period, a tremendous transition, [with] Katie Couric [coming over] from another place. So — let's talk, say, at the end of February - once we get thorugh November sweeps and February sweeps, then we'll know more about what these new directions are, which ones they settle on, which ones they don't, and make a judgment at that time how they're doing.

Concluded Rather: "You'll recognize that as a punt."

Imus did not similarly punt: "We've watched it, it's awful." Said Rather: "I disassociate myself from those remarks." Then they all laughed.

43 posted on 11/14/2006 1:16:09 PM PST by mjp
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To: Izzy Dunne
I think it's time to shove another camera up her rear end.

Desperation time. Let's run a different flag up the flagpole and see who salutes it...

cystoscopy, anyone?

44 posted on 11/14/2006 1:16:25 PM PST by Ole Okie
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http://www.clothmonkey.com/distress.htm


45 posted on 11/14/2006 1:17:24 PM PST by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: teddyballgame; All

46 posted on 11/14/2006 1:19:52 PM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: MadIvan

"It looks like Sky News is ditching the rebroadcast of CBS News (which occurs at 12:30 AM every weekday) as well."

Now that IS funny!


47 posted on 11/14/2006 1:21:27 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: Old Grumpy

I always thought they just should have hired Laurie Dew. After all, they're just news readers - not journalist. They'd atleast get back the 25-35 male demographic.


48 posted on 11/14/2006 1:23:41 PM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: jackieaxe

I doubt there has ever been a less intelligent person asked to read the news. She's got nothing, no charisma, no charm, no class, and no brains.


49 posted on 11/14/2006 1:24:56 PM PST by OldFriend (WEAKNESS IS A PROVOCATION, AN INVITATION TO OUR FOES TO CONFRONT US)
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To: OldFriend

"She's got nothing, no charisma, no charm, no class, and no brains."

Don't hold back, tell us what you really think.


50 posted on 11/14/2006 1:26:34 PM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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