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CNN Plummets, Hosts Lose Nearly Half Their Audiences
Media Buyer Planner.com ^ | 3/29/10

Posted on 03/30/2010 9:55:13 PM PDT by advance_copy

CNN’s most popular hosts have lost nearly half their audience over the last year in precipitous falls that have affected the entire network.

In February, the network came in last place among the cable news nets, trailing not only Fox News and MSNBC, but also behind HLN (formerly Headline News) and CNBC, reports The New York Times.

The first quarter of 2010 was Larry King’s worst quarter ever, with his audience down 43%, to 771,000 viewers, for the quarter and down 52% for the month of March. In the same quarter in 2009, Larry King’s show had 1.34 million viewers. King’s audience is just a quarter of the size of Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, is regularly beaten by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, and is now fighting a sometimes-losing battle against a new competitor, Joy Behar on HLN.

Campbell Brown, too, dipped significantly, seeing its worst quarter ever in the advertiser-friendly 25-54 demo.

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Meanwhile, Fox News had its best year in terms of viewers in 2009, and continues to build its audience. Greta Van Susteren’s show jumped 25% in the quarter, while Bill O’Reilly’s show was up 28% (the biggest audience in prime time, with 3.65 million viewers) and Glenn Beck was up 50%.

Except for Fox News, the broadcast media have jumped so far in the tank with Barak Obama and his failed policies that they have lost all credibility. Having so completely embraced the rejected agenda of a President who would do better to resign before he is utterly defeated in 2012, the left wing press has shown itself so lacking in integrity that no one believes a word they broadcast.
1 posted on 03/30/2010 9:55:13 PM PDT by advance_copy
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To: advance_copy

Crud in Crud out


2 posted on 03/30/2010 9:58:25 PM PDT by funfan
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To: advance_copy
CNN’s most popular hosts have lost nearly half their audience over the last year

So now they're down to one viewer?

3 posted on 03/30/2010 9:59:16 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: advance_copy

It appears as though now that the loony liberals finally have their “free healthcare”, they’ve gone back to watching cartoons.


4 posted on 03/30/2010 9:59:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help! I've been Alinskyed by the Obamanoids and I can't get up!)
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To: advance_copy

Rush once compared O’Reilly (IIRC) to Ted Baxter.

As much as I don’t like to disagree with El Rushbo, I submit that Larry King is Ted Baxter.


5 posted on 03/30/2010 10:01:36 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Craven spirits wear their master's collars but real men would rather feed the battlefield's vultures)
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To: advance_copy
Sarah Palin’s Facebook page has more viewers than any of CNN’s news shows. Hahahahaha!!!!!!!
6 posted on 03/30/2010 10:03:06 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: freedumb2003

funny :)


7 posted on 03/30/2010 10:03:47 PM PDT by funfan
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To: TBP

Down to one viewer?

One part time viewer- let’s be accurate here.


8 posted on 03/30/2010 10:04:03 PM PDT by handmade
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To: advance_copy

Problem is, the more the msm loses, the farther left goes fox to pick up their viewers.


9 posted on 03/30/2010 10:04:33 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: handmade

Well even their one viewer hs to sleep, eat, and visit the bathroom.


10 posted on 03/30/2010 10:05:46 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: HerrBlucher

>>Problem is, the more the msm loses, the farther left goes fox to pick up their viewers.<<

Sounds like the RNC.


11 posted on 03/30/2010 10:06:17 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Craven spirits wear their master's collars but real men would rather feed the battlefield's vultures)
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To: advance_copy

Gee, I wonder how much English TV would’ve been watched during 1775/76???


12 posted on 03/30/2010 10:06:36 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: advance_copy

What I do not get is why I am oftentimes “forced” to watch CNN on TVs that are in public places such as airports, bars, waiting rooms.

If CNN was not on in these venues no one would even know what a CNN is.


13 posted on 03/30/2010 10:07:06 PM PDT by theelephantway
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To: advance_copy

So what is the guy who left their audience going to watch for news now?


14 posted on 03/30/2010 10:07:06 PM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: advance_copy

Maybe they are just not diverse enough


15 posted on 03/30/2010 10:07:18 PM PDT by funfan
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It appears as though now that the loony liberals finally have their “free healthcare”, they’ve gone back to watching cartoons.

No, the article specifically says Larry King's ratings are down.
16 posted on 03/30/2010 10:08:52 PM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who wont even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day)
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To: advance_copy

everyone is sick and tired of the media being lapdogs/guard dogs for the government instead of being watchdogs


17 posted on 03/30/2010 10:09:09 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: advance_copy

Breaks my heart...


18 posted on 03/30/2010 10:10:02 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: TBP

it’s now 1/2 a viewer. Someone went to the bathroom and left the tv on.


19 posted on 03/30/2010 10:10:08 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: advance_copy

It’s a lack of blondes.


20 posted on 03/30/2010 10:12:54 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: advance_copy

Beck is best. No one else comes close.


21 posted on 03/30/2010 10:13:40 PM PDT by montag813
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To: freedumb2003
I submit that Larry King is Ted Baxter.

Ted Baxter was younger, had much better hair, a much better speaking voice, and wasn't senile.
22 posted on 03/30/2010 10:14:52 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: advance_copy
I like to watch Rick Sanchez. His being dumber than a bag of rocks makes him good for a laugh. I almost fell out of my chair when he called the Galapagos Islands, Hawaii. One would think he'd know his master's birth place.
23 posted on 03/30/2010 10:15:46 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

>>Ted Baxter was younger, had much better hair, a much better speaking voice, and wasn’t senile.<<

OMG — >>I<< am Ted Baxter!!!!!


24 posted on 03/30/2010 10:17:17 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Craven spirits wear their master's collars but real men would rather feed the battlefield's vultures)
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To: advance_copy

CNN had popular hosts?


25 posted on 03/30/2010 10:19:28 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: TBP

Yep


26 posted on 03/30/2010 10:19:41 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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How sad; so sad. Boo-a-hoo.

Gosh, I wonder if there is anyone who watches MSNBC anymore, either? If so, WHY?

Whatever channel Olbermann is on now SUCKS EGGS continously. That's my opinion. Olbermann sucked eggs in L.A. as a damn Sports announcer. Dude was sorely lacking in all areas. Now he's some kind of political pundit???LOL Please.



27 posted on 03/30/2010 10:20:16 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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28 posted on 03/30/2010 10:24:55 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: advance_copy

29 posted on 03/30/2010 10:32:57 PM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: montag813
Beck is best. No one else comes close.
On TV for sure, but not on the radio.
30 posted on 03/30/2010 10:45:58 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: Razz Barry

Or when a meteorologist told him something was x meters away. he asked “meters, what’s that in English?”

Ed


31 posted on 03/30/2010 10:47:45 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: advance_copy
CNN Plummets, Hosts Lose Nearly Half Their Audiences
Didn't Obama tell his zombies to quit watching cable news shows about a month or so ago?
32 posted on 03/30/2010 10:49:13 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
...Meanwhile, Fox News had its best year in terms of viewers in 2009, and continues to build its audience. Greta Van Susteren’s show jumped 25% in the quarter, while Bill O’Reilly’s show was up 28% (the biggest audience in prime time, with 3.65 million viewers) and Glenn Beck was up 50%...
33 posted on 03/30/2010 10:51:26 PM PDT by nutmeg (Bart Stupak: Judas, Neville Chamberlain or Benedict Arnold?)
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To: TBP
So now they're down to one viewer?

The poor schlub lost the remote and he can't figure out how to change the channel. But that's OK because Larry King gives him that same nice warm feeling he gets when he fills up his adult Depends.

34 posted on 03/30/2010 10:51:43 PM PDT by 5by5
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To: advance_copy
Dear CNN,

It's the bias, stupid.

35 posted on 03/30/2010 10:54:18 PM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: advance_copy

Left-wing hate just doesn’t sell like it used to. Which wasn’t very good.


36 posted on 03/30/2010 11:13:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: freedumb2003

Larry King actually died several years ago, They just haven’t informed him yet because they have no one to fill the time slot.


37 posted on 03/30/2010 11:14:52 PM PDT by Boiling point (Beck / Palin 2012)
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To: lastchance
So what is the guy who left their audience going to watch for news now?

Family Guy. He'll be better informed now.

38 posted on 03/30/2010 11:15:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: advance_copy

Funny how that happens when instead of reporting the news you spin it to further a particular agenda...


39 posted on 03/30/2010 11:17:18 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: TChris
It's the bias, stupid.

They passed bias and went all the way to corrupt...

40 posted on 03/30/2010 11:18:22 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: advance_copy

I could not have stated it better. CNN & MSNBC are just wasting their time. The American public and voters have Obama’s flim/flam act and he is toast. He just does not know it.


41 posted on 03/30/2010 11:26:52 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: funfan
Greta is doing a great job now. She's using her lawyer trained brain asking excellent questions and bringing out excellent points in her interviews.

I couldn't stand her when she was covering the news soap operas.

On the other hand, O'Reilly's ignorance never ceases to amaze me. Every night he makes dumb, uninformed statements. He must have studied with F-ing Slow-Joe Biden.

42 posted on 03/30/2010 11:27:41 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: 5by5

LOL!


43 posted on 03/30/2010 11:31:08 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: lewislynn
Beck is best. No one else comes close. On TV for sure, but not on the radio.

Agreed. On the radio he is pretty lousy. Rush and Levin are my favorites. Hannity is a doofus. John Batchelor is excellent too.

44 posted on 03/30/2010 11:40:43 PM PDT by montag813
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To: TBP
Well even their one viewer has to sleep, eat, and visit the bathroom.


45 posted on 03/30/2010 11:41:16 PM PDT by Cobra64
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“In the same quarter in 2009, Larry King’s show had 1.34 million viewers...is regularly beaten by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, and is now fighting a sometimes-losing battle against a new competitor, Joy Behar on HLN.

Things have got to be bad for Larry King when he’s being beaten by Rachel Maddow and Joy Behar.


46 posted on 03/30/2010 11:48:25 PM PDT by MplsSteve (te)
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To: advance_copy

After watching their completely biased reporting on the Searchlight rally from this past Saturday, this really doesn’t surprise me!


47 posted on 03/31/2010 12:19:15 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Beowulf9

“Gee, I wonder how much English TV would’ve been watched during 1775/76???”

Nice.


48 posted on 03/31/2010 12:35:49 AM PDT by Boucheau ("The highest art of warfare is not to fight at all, but to subvert." - Yuri Bezmenov, ex-KGB)
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To: Cobra64

I met “the” CNN viewer one time at an airport in California. Nice guy, he said his tuner was broken and he couldn’t change the channel but as soon as he got enough money for a new TV he was changing to Fox News.

Don’t know what Wolfie and the folks will do then.


49 posted on 03/31/2010 12:54:39 AM PDT by Outrance
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To: theelephantway

Do not know status now; but CNN was quite innovative at one time. They paid for - or just owned - the tv’s in airports and their lounges etc. with stipulation of course, that they ‘channel’ CNN.


50 posted on 03/31/2010 1:13:27 AM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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