Skip to comments.Exclusive: Low ratings could end cable deal for Gore's Current TV
Posted on 04/04/2012 10:04:14 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(Reuters) - Al Gore's Current TV has bigger problems to deal with than a potential lawsuit from fired news anchor Keith Olbermann - namely not getting kicked off Time Warner Cable for low ratings.
According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, Time Warner Cable Inc's carriage agreement with Current TV stipulates that, if the left-leaning political news network fails to meet a minimum threshold for overall viewers in a given quarter, financial penalties such as Current TV being required to increase marketing and promotion spending on the cable operator's systems are triggered.
If Current TV misses the audience benchmark in two consecutive quarters, another clause is triggered that would allow Time Warner Cable to drop the channel. The condition was built into the most recent distribution pact between the two parties, which was signed in 2010.
"Time Warner Cable has been flirting with the idea of pulling Current off its systems for some time now," said one of the sources, who all spoke on condition of anonymity.
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I predict that Media Matters and thinkprogress will produce in-depth investigations proving that this is all a plot by Rupert Murdoch, Clearchannel, Dick Cheney, Diebold, the Koch Brothers, and Willow Palin.
Nice blunder being wrong AGAIN Al. . . .
Everything that is down should be ayuuuuuup! - Albert Gore Junior. Former Vice-President and presidential LOSER.
Is he going to go down in history as one of our greatest losers, or what ?
Time Warner is choc-full of libtards, so I doubt they would take out their buddy Al Manbearpig.
This wouldn’t have happened if he’d been able to get the help he needed to release his second chakra.
Ratings? It had rating? Don’t lie to me, son. Say it isn’t so.
Okra and Al Gore?!!!
How could this happen!??
I think it has about 8 viewers which is two short of the quorum required to keep it running! LOL!
I would imagine Keith had all five of his TVs at home, tuned in to record. And Algore must have a few on his algae-fuel burning houseboat tuned in. That accounted for most the ratings right there. . .
If it was not for Olbermann's show, which averaged a total of 177,000 viewers per night, Current TV likely would have missed Time Warner Cable's viewership benchmark, said one of the sources.
Based on the 47,000 total viewers who tuned into the initial broadcasts of Spitzer's "Viewpoint," the source said that "just enough people are tuning in to keep Current over the quota."
These are the numbers that Current is bringing in out of 12 million TW subscribers? The public access channels in NYC on a Saturday night bring in more viewers. What a joke.
Pity. Whoever will fill the great vacuum left by their absence?
Gore is a loser anyway you look at him. AGW? Gore tried to be a snake oil salesman and failed way beyond miserably. Although he did fool some Norwegians. His crowning stupidity is believing his TV channel format would attract anything other than subterranean ratings. Maybe he needs to consider persuading the Norwegians on the Nobel prize committee to emigrate to this country. That might double his ratings.
File this under: Doh! What did you expect?
I had to finish ROTFLMAO before I could post this.
About the last thing in the world I'm interested in is Spitzer's viewpoint. Well except for
They are competing against CBS, ABC, NBC ,CNN, NPR, OWN, HBO & MSNBC for the progressive liberal pillow biting pansies. It’s hard to stand out in a sea of sewage.
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