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CNN Just Clocked Its Worst Primetime Ratings In 10 Years Thanks To Eliot Spitzer And Larry King
Business Insider ^ | 10/12/10 | Joe Pompeo

Posted on 10/12/2010 3:54:14 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

CNN Just Clocked Its Worst Primetime Ratings In 10 Years Thanks To Eliot Spitzer And Larry King

Joe Pompeo | Oct. 12, 2010, 5:51 PM | 161 | comment 6

CNN executives say they want to give Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker's week-old discussion program time to grow. But perhaps they're reconsidering in light of the show's performance Monday night, when it drew just 311,000 viewers at 8 p.m., according to Nielsen Media Research, far fewer than it had any night last week following its Oct. 4 premiere.

The low numbers for "Parker Spitzer" helped give CNN its worst average primetime ratings in 10 years. (See chart below) As did "Larry King Live," whose exclusive interview with Afghan President Hamid Karzai wasn't enough to give him more than 196,000 total viewers at 9 p.m.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; eliotspitzer; larryking; rating

1 posted on 10/12/2010 3:54:19 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I hear Rick Sanchez is looking for work.


2 posted on 10/12/2010 3:57:13 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: TigerLikesRooster

hahahaha

Maybe they should try to bring some balance... don’t they remember Crossfire??


3 posted on 10/12/2010 3:58:08 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It’s CNN. Doesn’t matter what face they put on the screen. Viewers know what to expect. Bash Palin, Bash the Tea party, Bash REpublicans, everyone (but them) are Islamphobes, homophobes and racists....blah blah blah...


4 posted on 10/12/2010 3:58:40 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

really terrible. they should get the message.


5 posted on 10/12/2010 3:58:49 PM PDT by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--more than four years now-- But I think about it every day.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That headline really isn’t fair. I think Kathleen Parker deserves a lot of the thanks.


6 posted on 10/12/2010 3:59:19 PM PDT by lara
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To: TigerLikesRooster; abb

Client #9 and one of those kind of girls is not TV worth watching


7 posted on 10/12/2010 3:59:42 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The ruling class don’t need no stinkin’ audience.


8 posted on 10/12/2010 3:59:47 PM PDT by donna (A new study says that Ritalin may stunt growth. Men ARE getting shorter than women!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
CNN Just Clocked Its Worst Primetime Ratings In 10 Years.

This is just what CNNs owners are looking for, isn't it? They should be delighted.

9 posted on 10/12/2010 4:00:35 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: lara

lol


10 posted on 10/12/2010 4:00:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hold the course CNN. Yes, Spitzer is and will be a drag, but eventually the eye candy aspects of Kathleen Parker will kick in and up the ratings.


11 posted on 10/12/2010 4:03:05 PM PDT by Bertha Fanation
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Stay with it CNN. Spitzer, your format and political ideology are all proven winners!


12 posted on 10/12/2010 4:04:00 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: TigerLikesRooster

IF they fired all of the libtards and and made it THE conservative station, they would own the ratings. They could bury Ted Baxter (O’Reilly) with a Michael Savage Show, destroy Hannity with a Mark Levin Show, and eliminate Greta with the Ann Coulter Hour.

But they will continue to put the “C” in Communist.


13 posted on 10/12/2010 4:05:44 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I watched about 10 mintues of the Parker Spitzer show last week. They were discussing what type of tatoo different politicians might get. Son and I had a good laugh and then changed the channel.


14 posted on 10/12/2010 4:06:45 PM PDT by ShandaLear (The price of Obamacare? 30 pieces of silver.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Whoever came up with the “The RINO and the Luv Guv Show” idea should be canned.

Or was he already?


15 posted on 10/12/2010 4:12:16 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: lara

She is bad enough, but who wants to waste time watching that perv Eliot Spitzer?


16 posted on 10/12/2010 4:12:28 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

IMHO these two are perfectly matched.

The ICK factor is really in effect with these two.


17 posted on 10/12/2010 4:15:08 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Why would they hire that male SXXX? Have they no judgment/
Are they totally uncivilized?

There is no way I would watch such a person.

Evidently a lot of other people think the same way.

There is hope for America.


18 posted on 10/12/2010 4:15:24 PM PDT by amihow
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To: lara

I agree . Spitzer probably brought his 3% audience share to the table; where was Parker’s 2 1/2 % ?


19 posted on 10/12/2010 4:17:29 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Dump Parker and pair Spitzie with his squeeze Ashley Dupre. THEN you'll see the ratings climb


20 posted on 10/12/2010 4:20:42 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What a farce. The old hippies grown into positions of power and their acolytes would rather go down with the ship than admit their outdated and unrealistic viewpoints need a re-think.


21 posted on 10/12/2010 4:25:12 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Total Viewers (Live +SD)

5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
Fox News Beck: Baier: Shep: O’Reilly: Hannity: Greta: O’Reilly: Hannity:
1.750 1.940 1.552 2.693 1.931 1.424 1.112 833
MSNBC Matthews: EdShow: Matthews: Olbermann: Maddow: O’Donnell: Olbermann: Maddow:
635 705 685 837 739 625 401 343
CNN Blitzer: Blitzer: KingUSA: ParkerSpitzer: King: Cooper: Cooper: King:
511 490 383 311 196 473 303 204
HLN Showbiz: Prime: Issues: Grace: Behar: Grace: Showbiz: Behar:
269 264 463 508 285 426 344 304

22 posted on 10/12/2010 4:26:23 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Unless CNN can beg Rush Limbaugh to host a show, they’re history.


23 posted on 10/12/2010 4:26:35 PM PDT by RingerSIX
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Who is going to sit there and listen to anything Spitzer has to say?? I can just see it. A husban and wife sit down and the wife says “ Isn’t that that Yankee guy from NY the politician who was paying a whore” the channel is changed with a fast click.


24 posted on 10/12/2010 4:30:36 PM PDT by therut
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To: GeronL
The hope is that the center-of-the-road cable news network could start to compete with the more partisan Fox News Channel and MSNBC, whose audiences trounce CNN's.

The trouble with "center-of-the-road" is that somebody moved the "center".

25 posted on 10/12/2010 4:32:36 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

LEAVE CNN ALONE!

CNN’s “Parker Spitzer” debuts to scathing reviews (”unbearable” “icky” “obnoxious” “vapid”) Reuters October 5, 2010

CNN courts Couric NYPost October 7, 2010

Friends of Katie Couric are saying the chances of her remaining at CBS are get ting slimmer. CNN appears especially eager to sign Couric now that the new show starring ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer is off to a stumbling start.


26 posted on 10/12/2010 4:34:13 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: RingerSIX

CNN is soon to be the ONANISM channel. They watch THEMSELVES.


27 posted on 10/12/2010 4:34:18 PM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: JennysCool
I knew hippies would do this eventually. Those Woodstock worshiping hippies were given 40 years to wreck the country, and they did. The wealth of U.S. which has been absorbing damage they have inflicted has just run out.
28 posted on 10/12/2010 4:34:20 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: therut

Spitzer messing with a hooker not much older than his daughter and looking a lot like his daughter.

What was his wife thinking when she remained married to the pervert.


29 posted on 10/12/2010 4:36:33 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: thulldud

That double yellow line ain’t in the center of the road, lol


30 posted on 10/12/2010 4:37:11 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She is not a RINO since she no longer affiliates with the GOP


31 posted on 10/12/2010 4:39:26 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Ouderkirk

I think MSNBC should give Coulter a show right after Olberman so he can get the lead-in ratings.


32 posted on 10/12/2010 4:44:01 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

You’d think the “suits” would wake up and start some conservative programing. Or are they simply waiting on the government subsidies to kick in.


33 posted on 10/12/2010 4:44:41 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Never again will I hold my nose and vote for a rino.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Spitfong needs to bring his hookers on there and try for the tabloid loving audience - his only hope


34 posted on 10/12/2010 4:46:14 PM PDT by Enchante ("Baghdad Bob" would be the ideal spokestwit for the Demagogue Party in 2010)
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To: Ouderkirk

That, would be a great line up!!!!!!


35 posted on 10/12/2010 4:51:29 PM PDT by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I personally met King twice, when a friend was appearing on his show. Those meetings confirmed the impression I had from the random times prior to that when I had caught part of his broadcasts - one of the dumbest people in the broadcast media industry.


36 posted on 10/12/2010 4:56:50 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: TigerLikesRooster
CNN executives say they want to give Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker's week-old discussion program time to grow

I can understand that. I think people say the same thing about the contents of unclaimed tupperware containers in the fridge at work.

37 posted on 10/12/2010 4:57:55 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Wuli

was it stupidity or senility, LOL


38 posted on 10/12/2010 4:59:46 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Freddd

Not to mention at least one bash Palin segment each night of its first week.


39 posted on 10/12/2010 5:05:48 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I figured it couldn't really be as bad as everybody said. It's way worse. I gave it a few minutes before I had to turn it off.

Two contemptible people, with no chemistry and no credibility, bringing on guests to tell us how dumb and mean Sara Palin is. What a formula!

40 posted on 10/12/2010 5:05:59 PM PDT by Minn
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Get a real conservative, and replace either one of the two losers on there now.


41 posted on 10/12/2010 5:10:05 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

It’s obvious the commie network did a lot of market research to figure out the show’s name. How pathetic can they be? Suggestions instead:
The Hate Palin Show
The Hate Republicans Show
The Really Hate Conservatives Show
We Beg You to Watch Us Even Though We Suck Show


42 posted on 10/12/2010 5:23:44 PM PDT by doosee
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Any CNN exec who did NOT stand up and voice their objection to this idiotic idea when it was first proposed, should be fired immediately.

Where did these people get the idea anyone would be interested in anything these 2 people have to say.

They should just hand the network over to Beck...the guy knows how to draw a crowd.

43 posted on 10/12/2010 6:28:55 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I suspect that "Kristin" would have pulled better ratings.

44 posted on 10/12/2010 6:45:58 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

We need to email CNN and tell them what a great show it is. The longer they keep it on the more viewers they’ll lose.


45 posted on 10/12/2010 6:49:35 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Stimulus ~ Response)
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To: Pollster1
“Pair” Kristin up with Mrs. Spitzer and you've got yourself a ratings juggernaut...
46 posted on 10/12/2010 6:55:05 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man
“Pair” Kristin up with Mrs. Spitzer and you've got yourself a ratings juggernaut...

That would be interesting!

47 posted on 10/12/2010 7:07:59 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: therut

I don’t watch much TV but that is exactly what my wife said, when she was checking out the news...and click she did-to another channel.


48 posted on 10/12/2010 9:26:41 PM PDT by packrat35 (I got your tag line..)
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To: Freddd

I would watch a pack of Frat boys make fart noises with their armpits before I watched CNN.


49 posted on 10/12/2010 11:18:39 PM PDT by ponygirl (TEA people: First we take out the RINOS. Then we finish off the Socialists.)
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