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Viewers doing a 180 on Anderson Cooper's '360'
Los Angeles Times ^ | May 11 2009 | Joe Flint

Posted on 05/12/2009 3:04:15 PM PDT by presidio9

Kay Jones, a producer on CNN's Anderson Cooper's "AC360," recently blogged on the show's website that she "deserve[s] the month of May off." Well, she might as well take it because Cooper's fan base is doing just that already.

Cooper's ratings have been in a sharp decline all year, and so far the month of May is no exception. According to Nielsen, the audience for the 10-11 p.m. hour of his show so far this month is 933,000 viewers. This is the first time he's fallen below the one-million mark since the dog days of last August. Anderson is losing almost 20% of his lead-in from Larry King and is in danger of being passed in the ratings by MSNBC's 10 p.m. repeat of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." Since the start of 2009, Cooper has lost one-third of his audience.

CNN has invested heavily into marketing Cooper as the face of the network. The hype has never really translated into commercial success,

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ac360; andersoncooper; clintonnewsnetwork; cnn; nelsonmuntz; teabagging; trashtv

1 posted on 05/12/2009 3:04:15 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

And most of his viewers are the captive audience at airports and other such places where the sets just run CNN.


2 posted on 05/12/2009 3:05:39 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: presidio9
We need the Nelson Muntz pic, somebody!

HA Ha...

3 posted on 05/12/2009 3:06:03 PM PDT by America_Right (The best thing about the Obama Presidency: McCain isn't the President!)
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To: presidio9
He yucks it up with other kids, telling gross "tea-bagging" jokes.

Beavis and Butthead got cancelled too.

4 posted on 05/12/2009 3:06:51 PM PDT by dead
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To: America_Right

5 posted on 05/12/2009 3:07:39 PM PDT by presidio9 ("a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world," -Lucy Pevensie)
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To: presidio9

The peons in Flyover Country are not as easily fooled as super-gay Anderson Cooper and CNN believes.

Since the Coronation of the Obamination, no one can stomach the endless boring and deceitful CNN propaganda.


6 posted on 05/12/2009 3:08:20 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Chains you can believe in.)
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To: presidio9

Say who?


7 posted on 05/12/2009 3:08:48 PM PDT by webschooner
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To: dead

Of all the leftist nitwits talking about tea-bagging, it least we can know for sure that Anderson Cooper has experienced the true meaning of the term.


8 posted on 05/12/2009 3:09:07 PM PDT by presidio9 ("a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world," -Lucy Pevensie)
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To: Retired Greyhound
And most of his viewers are the captive audience at airports and other such places where the sets just run CNN.

My vision of Hell, or at least Purgatory, is waiting forever for my delayed flight, unable to escape the horrific torture of loud CNN monitors all over the freeking airport.

9 posted on 05/12/2009 3:10:47 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Chains you can believe in.)
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To: presidio9

He’s probably losing the Larry King lead-in because the audience thinks of him as their gay grandson. “He’s such a nice boy, but what a shame ...”


10 posted on 05/12/2009 3:10:52 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: FormerACLUmember
My vision of Hell, or at least Purgatory, is waiting forever for my delayed flight, unable to escape the horrific torture of loud CNN monitors all over the freeking airport.

Welcome to my office coffee room.

I should sue my company for giving me stupidity poisoning everytime I need a cup.

11 posted on 05/12/2009 3:12:48 PM PDT by dead
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To: FormerACLUmember
"My vision of Hell, or at least Purgatory, is waiting forever for my delayed flight, unable to escape the horrific torture of loud CNN monitors all over the freeking airport".

Sounds like a "Twilight Zone" take-off on Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit". It starred John Astin and a bunch of people in a waiting room yakking away. That's what I think of when I fly.

12 posted on 05/12/2009 3:14:39 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: Retired Greyhound
And most of his viewers are the captive audience at airports and other such places where the sets just run CNN.

Any corporate owned bar usually runs CNN rather than FOX, but go to a privately owned bar, and there is a strong chance you can find FOX.

13 posted on 05/12/2009 3:15:39 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: presidio9

Reporting this in the LA Times is certainly a classic example of the pot calling the kettle black.


14 posted on 05/12/2009 3:17:32 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: presidio9

LOL hmmm I wonder if Anderson Cooper is going to be ignoring Tea Parties 2.


15 posted on 05/12/2009 3:17:45 PM PDT by exist
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To: presidio9

What’s an “Anderson Cooper”?


16 posted on 05/12/2009 3:19:08 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: King Moonracer

Any bar that I would consider hanging out in would have a sporting event on between 10 & 11. In any case, I find Greta to be almost as annoying as Cooper anyway. I’d watch Fox News more often if they’d can her and give Laura Ingraham a chance in that time slot.


17 posted on 05/12/2009 3:21:46 PM PDT by presidio9 ("a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world," -Lucy Pevensie)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Heh...I actually didn't pay attn to the name until I was searching up "tea bagging" in the Urban Dictionary.

Ever stop to think that might be a leading indicator in audience quality?

The problem with this doll-like man and Rachel Madcow is that their audience WRITES the Urban Dictionary.

18 posted on 05/12/2009 3:23:37 PM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: presidio9

Didn’t somone once call Cooper ‘the Paris Hilton of journalism’?


19 posted on 05/12/2009 3:32:57 PM PDT by Noumenon (As long as I have a rifle, I STILL have a vote...)
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To: presidio9

CNN is going the way of the NYSlimes.

The two stooges Blitzed and Cafferty are an embarrassment to the word ‘news’. The rest of the station is populated with ignorant losers who have nothing to offer.


20 posted on 05/12/2009 3:33:59 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: FormerACLUmember
My vision of Hell, or at least Purgatory, is waiting forever for my delayed flight, unable to escape the horrific torture of loud CNN monitors all over the freeking airport.
My wife was called up for jury duty recently in Collin Co., Tx.

When she got there, they had two monitors running CNN in the room where everyone was waiting. She went up and asked that one be put onto Fox News.

They refused (both being fed off of one tuner it seems), so she told them she would be waiting outside the door.

I love this woman...

21 posted on 05/12/2009 3:34:42 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: FormerACLUmember

I have lived that hell. I never wait near the gate.


22 posted on 05/12/2009 3:38:08 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: FormerACLUmember
My vision of Hell, or at least Purgatory, is waiting forever for my delayed flight, unable to escape the horrific torture of loud CNN monitors all over the freeking airport.

That's why I always head straight for one of the airport bars to get trashed.

Anyway, the airport bars usually have sports on their TVs, unlike the ones in the main terminals.

Cheers.


23 posted on 05/12/2009 3:39:31 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: presidio9

I thought about watching Anderson Cooper once, but the Food Network had a show on about how they make tootsie rolls. Sorry, Coop.


24 posted on 05/12/2009 3:40:58 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("Lastly, I'd like to apologize for America's disproportionate response to Pearl Harbor . . . ")
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To: presidio9

CNN hasn’t done anything interesting since one of their news crews shot their way out of Tikrit, Iraq and they even apologized for doing that.


25 posted on 05/12/2009 3:41:35 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Like the Eagles song....Welcome to the hotel California.

You can check out but never leave....(my vision of hell)

26 posted on 05/12/2009 3:41:51 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: presidio9

Butt Boy can always get hired on with flamingly gay Bravo Network.


27 posted on 05/12/2009 3:43:12 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: presidio9

“You gotta see it, you gotta be there, you gotta smell it.....” ((((click)))).


28 posted on 05/12/2009 3:47:25 PM PDT by Textide
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To: FormerACLUmember
My vision of Hell, or at least Purgatory, is waiting forever for my delayed flight, unable to escape the horrific torture of loud CNN monitors all over the freeking airport.

Once, a few years back, before I had a car with a CD player, much less one with satellite radio, I was driving from one end to the other of a rural county. A road, lots of hills and lots of trees. No clear AM stations came in, so I decided to try some music.

Unfamiliar with the stations in the area, I hit 'search' on the FM band. For many, many, many miles the digital dial kept landing on the same station: NPR.

Thank God I had some cassette tapes. Even silence would have been preferable to those smug, soporific saps on NPR.
29 posted on 05/12/2009 4:06:57 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When more than 98% of the Republicans on Capitol Hill vote against a bill, it is not bipartisan.)
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To: presidio9

Anderson confessed that it is difficult to speak when teabagging. Perhaps people cannot understand him?


30 posted on 05/12/2009 4:10:24 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Somali want a cracker?)
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To: presidio9

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy! Perhaps his audience found his remarks about tea party attendees a bit much to take?


31 posted on 05/12/2009 4:11:52 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: King Moonracer

I’m happy to say that at the Dentist office I go to they play Fox. Also the pharmacy waiting area also runs Fox. Now if I could only get the Dr’s office to switch I’d never have to see CNN again.


32 posted on 05/12/2009 4:14:20 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: dead

Get a universal remote and change the channel on a random basis. Drive them crazy.


33 posted on 05/12/2009 4:17:39 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: presidio9

My guess: the face on the left is gravitas and the other one is confusion, right?


34 posted on 05/12/2009 5:26:58 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: presidio9

Maybe he can start up a show in Hanoi. IIRC, he studied in Vietnam.


35 posted on 05/12/2009 6:07:38 PM PDT by combat_boots (When the government controls the captial, all that is left is tyranny. Tagline by Redwarning.)
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To: School of Rational Thought
Anderson confessed that it is difficult to speak when teabagging.

I'm suprised she's able to get through a 1-hour television program. BTW, the difference between Cooper and the guys on Fox is they started this gig because they needed the job. Cooper is a Vanderbilt heiress who just likes to see herself on television. That might be another reason why people aren't watching.

36 posted on 05/12/2009 7:39:56 PM PDT by presidio9 ("a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world," -Lucy Pevensie)
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To: presidio9

If I was being beat by Olbermann..I swear..Id kill myself...or at least hide.


37 posted on 05/12/2009 7:43:06 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: Rebelbase

I like that idea!


38 posted on 05/13/2009 4:18:27 AM PDT by dead
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