Skip to comments.CNN Just Clocked Its Worst Primetime Ratings In 10 Years Thanks To Eliot Spitzer And Larry King
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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I hear Rick Sanchez is looking for work.
Maybe they should try to bring some balance... don’t they remember Crossfire??
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...
really terrible. they should get the message.
That headline really isn’t fair. I think Kathleen Parker deserves a lot of the thanks.
Client #9 and one of those kind of girls is not TV worth watching
The ruling class don’t need no stinkin’ audience.
This is just what CNNs owners are looking for, isn't it? They should be delighted.
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.
Stay with it CNN. Spitzer, your format and political ideology are all proven winners!
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.
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.
Whoever came up with the “The RINO and the Luv Guv Show” idea should be canned.
Or was he already?
She is bad enough, but who wants to waste time watching that perv Eliot Spitzer?
IMHO these two are perfectly matched.
The ICK factor is really in effect with these two.
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.
I agree . Spitzer probably brought his 3% audience share to the table; where was Parker’s 2 1/2 % ?
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.
Unless CNN can beg Rush Limbaugh to host a show, they’re history.
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.
The trouble with "center-of-the-road" is that somebody moved the "center".
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.
CNN is soon to be the ONANISM channel. They watch THEMSELVES.
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.
That double yellow line ain’t in the center of the road, lol
She is not a RINO since she no longer affiliates with the GOP
I think MSNBC should give Coulter a show right after Olberman so he can get the lead-in ratings.
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.
Spitfong needs to bring his hookers on there and try for the tabloid loving audience - his only hope
That, would be a great line up!!!!!!
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.
I can understand that. I think people say the same thing about the contents of unclaimed tupperware containers in the fridge at work.
was it stupidity or senility, LOL
Not to mention at least one bash Palin segment each night of its first week.
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!
Get a real conservative, and replace either one of the two losers on there now.
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
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.
I suspect that "Kristin" would have pulled better ratings.
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.
That would be interesting!
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.
I would watch a pack of Frat boys make fart noises with their armpits before I watched CNN.