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Week Two for Parker-Spitzer begins with New Low; Worst Ratings for Larry King in 10 Years
TVNEWSER ^ | October 12, 2010 | Chris Ariens

Posted on 10/12/2010 6:09:28 PM PDT by John W

Last night’s “Parker-Spitzer” saw the lowest numbers yet for the program and the show did little to help the one that followed on the schedule — “Larry King Live” which had its worst numbers in more than 10 years.

In its sixth outing, “Parker-Spitzer” drew 311,000 Total Viewers and 86,000 A25-54 viewers. That’s lower than the previous low for the time period set by Campbell Brown earlier this year. (332,000 / 87,000). Last week, Parker-Spitzer finished fourth in the time period averaging 465,000 Total Viewers and 124,000 A25-54.

At 9pmET, “Larry King Live” put up its lowest A25-54 demo viewership since July 2000, averaging just 63,000 viewers in the demo (and a paltry 196,000 Total Viewers). King’s guest for the hour was Afghan president Hamid Karzai.

King announced he is stepping down from his show later this year. Piers Morgan will take over the timeslot early next year.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: begins; cnn; eliotspitzer; kathleenparker; larryking; larrykinglive; low; lows; msm; new; parker; parkerspitzer; ratings; spitzer; week; weektwo; worst; years

1 posted on 10/12/2010 6:09:31 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

Why would cnn hire a perv?


2 posted on 10/12/2010 6:11:11 PM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: John W

Spitzer was creepy even before the Client #9 thing. Now he’s beyond creepy. What were the CNN idiots thinking?


3 posted on 10/12/2010 6:12:28 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: John W

Amazing! How many of the “viewers” are TV’s in airports and doctor’s waiting rooms always turned on to CNN?


4 posted on 10/12/2010 6:12:52 PM PDT by JohnEBoy
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To: John W

311,000 viewers? I didn’t know we had that many airports on the planet. Maybe they threw in a few doctor’s and dentist’s offices.


5 posted on 10/12/2010 6:14:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Less than 30 days to go to election day. I'm giddier than a TV weatherman during hurricane season.)
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To: barbarianbabs

Their audience is mostly pervs


6 posted on 10/12/2010 6:14:57 PM PDT by funfan
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To: John W

Who could watch a show that sounds like a reflux problem? “Did you hear about Joe? He has a terrible case of parkerspitzer!”


7 posted on 10/12/2010 6:15:37 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: John W

I wonder how that meeting went at CNN....

“Let’s see, we need some ratings! How about we put on a disgraced former governor so unappealing that he has to pay for sex while he is the most powerful politician in NY state and too stupid to hide his head in shame after he destroys his famiy...”

others: “OK”


8 posted on 10/12/2010 6:16:04 PM PDT by Mr. K (For example- I was at a p)
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To: barbarianbabs
Why would cnn hire a perv?

Disgraced ex-governors need love too.

9 posted on 10/12/2010 6:16:46 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: JohnEBoy

I think it is McDonald’s corporate policy to have only CNN on their TVs in their restaurants.


10 posted on 10/12/2010 6:18:55 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: workerbee
Who could watch a show that sounds like a reflux problem? “Did you hear about Joe? He has a terrible case of parkerspitzer!”

Parker-Spitzer? I barely even know her!

11 posted on 10/12/2010 6:19:01 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: workerbee

Sounds perverted to me. You park her and you spitz her.

whatever that means


12 posted on 10/12/2010 6:20:40 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: barbarianbabs

Who on CNN isn’t a perv? Anderson Cooper is flaming. Larry King is on his eighth wife, although he is supposed to be having sex with her sister.


13 posted on 10/12/2010 6:24:25 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: barbarianbabs

well to steal the punchline from another joke...professional courtesy


14 posted on 10/12/2010 6:26:25 PM PDT by xp38
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To: John W

If a show is a total ratings disaster, right out of the gate, how long do the suits at CNN allow it to go on to develop an audience? It seems like America has voted NO! on watching a disgraced former governor tell his opinion on anything. I don’t suppose CNN would ever consider a conservative man of character like, say, Bill Bennett. No, he’d be opposed to abortion, couldn’t have that discussion.
I’d be willing to bet that Bennett/Parker would have drawn at least double the audience this fiasco drew in the first week.


15 posted on 10/12/2010 6:29:58 PM PDT by JohnEBoy
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To: John W

There should be a new sign - “We voted against elites in the booth and buy truning off the Nightly News”


16 posted on 10/12/2010 6:58:19 PM PDT by q_an_a (a)
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To: GeronL

The show should be called Spitzer Swallows


17 posted on 10/12/2010 7:21:52 PM PDT by KMG365
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To: John W
Who? Who?

And who?

18 posted on 10/12/2010 7:24:55 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: KMG365

lol.

Does anyone think Larry King will keel over the minute his final show ends? I swear he’s been dead for a decade and just didn’t know it.


19 posted on 10/12/2010 7:25:14 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: John W

WAIT! There are actually 311,000 people in this country that tune into such stupidity???? Increible.


20 posted on 10/12/2010 8:08:30 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: JohnEBoy

Even in airports I tend to pop open the laptop and surf the Web instead.


21 posted on 10/12/2010 8:16:05 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SoldierDad
WAIT! There are actually 311,000 people in this country that tune into such stupidity???? Increible.

Maybe there's a drinking game attached to it already. Certainly heavy alcohol consumption may make the show more watchable.

22 posted on 10/12/2010 9:01:27 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: JohnEBoy

Not me. I move on down away from the TV set cause I can’t stand CNN and won’t sit still and be EXPOSED to that crap.


23 posted on 10/12/2010 9:47:18 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Lonely Bull
Certainly heavy alcohol consumption may make the show more watchable.

Um, NO!

24 posted on 10/13/2010 7:42:07 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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