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CNN Sinks To 21-Year Primetime Ratings Low.
http://www.deadline.com/2012/06/cnn-sinks-to-21-year-primetime-ratings-low-in-second-quarter/ ^

Posted on 06/26/2012 12:57:14 PM PDT by sunmars

Coming off its least-watched month in primetime in 20 years in May, CNN has taken another big ratings blow: The cable news network has its lowest-rated quarter in primetime since 1991. For this year’s second quarter, CNN hit a low among total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic, with all primetime programs posting steep declines. The network averaged 446,000 total viewers and 129,000 in the 25-54 demo in primetime. Compared to last year’s second quarter, that’s down 35% and 41%, respectively. Rival Fox New Channel, meanwhile, with 1.79 million primetime total viewers on average, was down 1% from its 2011 second-quarter numbers. FNC lost 14% in the 25-54, bringing in 355,000 viewers. MSNBC was down 13% in total primetime viewers, with 689,000 on average, and down 17% in the 25-54 with 217,000.

Individually, CNN shows hemorrhaged viewers heavily compared with last year. Wolf Blitzer’s The Situation Room, which airs from 4-6 PM ET, was down 42% in 25-54 and 26% in total viewers. His show is expanding to three hours beginning Friday, taking over CNN’s recently cancelled John King U.S.A. At 7 PM, Erin Burnett OutFront, which debuted in October replacing a then-moving John King U.S.A., was down 45% in 25-54 from last year’s second quarter and down 33% in total viewers. Piers Morgan Tonight, which replaced Larry King Live in January 2011, was down 33% in the 25-54 and 29% in total viewers. Pulling double duty, Anderson Cooper took a double hit: Anderson Cooper 360 at 8 PM was down 23% in the 25-54 and 19% in total viewers, and its 10 PM airing was down 48% in the demo and 44% in viewers. The top-rated cable news shows were all FNC shows, with The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity sitting at No. 1 and No. 2.

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CNN is screwed with ratings drops like that, they need total renewal and getting rid of the bias crap. Seriously they must be in dire trouble with viewership loss like that. Fox is wiping the floor with them.
1 posted on 06/26/2012 12:57:20 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

If it weren’t for airports having them on (and few bother to watch), just who in their right mind would want to be exposed to their caustic, inaccurate reporting? What a waste of frequency.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 1:00:12 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: sunmars

We don’t even know the channel number of CNN on our new Dish box. And MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS as well. If we didn’t love sports, we wouldn’t subscribe at all.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 1:01:20 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: sunmars

What is this “CNN?”


4 posted on 06/26/2012 1:01:36 PM PDT by henkster (Why should I care? Why should I care?)
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To: sunmars

Yep no doubt about it CNN needs MORE Candy Crowley.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 1:02:28 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: sunmars

I really enjoyed Trump’s latest interview on “birthing” with Wolf Blitzer when Trump told him how few people were watching this because it was on CNN.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 1:03:11 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: sunmars

The hilarious thing is that they actually believe they are suffering because they play it right down the middle with no bias.

LOL


7 posted on 06/26/2012 1:03:24 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: sunmars

If they hire some conservatives, and some newsreaders with British accents, they would shoot to the top in 6 months.


8 posted on 06/26/2012 1:05:12 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: sunmars

“The network averaged 446,000 total viewers and 129,000 in the 25-54 demo in primetime. Compared to last year’s second quarter, that’s down 35% and 41%, respectively. Rival Fox New Channel, meanwhile, with 1.79 million primetime total viewers on average,”

446000/1790000=0.2492%

One QUARTER of FOX.

Somewhere in there is a lesson for the producers...

I guess they are all on a “righteous mission” and therefore justified in proudly supporting their agenda of communism.

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9 posted on 06/26/2012 1:08:32 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: sunmars

Well, I’m dashed.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 1:08:44 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (The injustice of trendiness is nearly dualistic in its isomorphism.)
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To: US Navy Vet

you’re joking, right?


11 posted on 06/26/2012 1:10:46 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Frank Sheed

“Wolf Blitzer’s The Situation Room, which airs from 4-6 PM ET, was down 42% in 25-54 and 26% in total viewers. His show is expanding to three hours beginning Friday, taking over CNN’s recently cancelled John King U.S.A.”

That should help /sarc


12 posted on 06/26/2012 1:12:29 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: sunmars

They cannot get the right look for Erin. One minute she looks “too earthy” and the next she too made up.


13 posted on 06/26/2012 1:13:13 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: hal ogen

Half of cnn’s viewers are at the Atlanta airport.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 1:13:32 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: brivette

YES!


15 posted on 06/26/2012 1:13:48 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: sunmars
"Wolf Blitzer’s The Situation Room, which airs from 4-6 PM ET, was down 42% in 25-54 and 26% in total viewers. His show is expanding to three hours beginning Friday,..."

Very strange business behavior. CNN must really believe in Obamanomics. Maybe they're hoping for an Obama bailout?
Shall I say it ...?
"How's that Hope & Change working for you CNN?"

16 posted on 06/26/2012 1:15:07 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Perdogg
They cannot get the right look for Erin. One minute she looks “too earthy” and the next she too made up.

Either way she's hot.

17 posted on 06/26/2012 1:16:14 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

She has a big throat.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 1:17:13 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: sunmars; Jim Robinson

I’m curious, have the hits for FR gone up in that same time? Seriously, I get more news here than I do on CNN and I wonder if there’s a lot more people doing the same thing.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 1:18:45 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: sunmars

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


20 posted on 06/26/2012 1:21:01 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Perdogg
"They cannot get the right look for Erin. One minute she looks “too earthy” and the next she too made up."

I am so glad she left CNBC. She was an insufferable, arrogant leftist princess.

21 posted on 06/26/2012 1:21:53 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: sunmars

They need that flaming homosexual on more time slots, that’s what the viewers want!


22 posted on 06/26/2012 1:23:49 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: StormEye

One thing about adherents to liberal orthodoxy - it is not possible for them to entertain the thought that they might be wrong.

This is why Keynesian economic theory just won’t die despite continual failure.


23 posted on 06/26/2012 1:24:50 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: sunmars
Wolf Blitzer’s The Situation Room, which airs from 4-6 PM ET, was down 42% in 25-54 and 26% in total viewers. His show is expanding to three hours beginning Friday

OK, in what economic system does this make any sense?

P-H-B #1: We're down 26% overall, and 42% in the prime demographic! What do we do? Ideas, number 2?

P-H-B #2: Well, the reason they've quit watching this show is that there's not enough of it !

P-H-B #1: You mean it's not long enough?

P-H-B #2: That's right, Chief.

P-H-B #1: Ok, we'll expand it to THREE hours.

P-H-B #2: Brilliant, Chief.

24 posted on 06/26/2012 1:25:59 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: sunmars

An increasing number of people just don’t appreciate the built-in bias. Money talks, BS walks.


25 posted on 06/26/2012 1:27:26 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: sunmars

Quick! Print up some gay pride tees for all the CNN people to wear on camera. That solved all of Gay C Penney’s sales issues!


26 posted on 06/26/2012 1:28:11 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: TLI
446000/1790000=0.2492%

The arithmetic police will get you for that one. Oh, look - here they are now:

446000/1790000=0.2492 = 24.92%

27 posted on 06/26/2012 1:30:02 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: sunmars

They are always on every airport and cruise ship lounge I’ve been on, including Carl’s Jr burgers. And they still can’t make up the numbers? LOL


28 posted on 06/26/2012 1:35:20 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: sunmars

They don’t do enough stories about how great the Obamas are.


29 posted on 06/26/2012 1:35:40 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: sunmars

CNN is still on the air...? Who knew? There must be televisions out there stuck on CNN’s channel. Turn them off, and let’s bury this maggot infestation.


30 posted on 06/26/2012 1:38:31 PM PDT by pallis
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To: TLI

Unfortunately, Fox is going down the same road with hiring lots of extra lefty mouth-pieces. Aside from catching a few minutes of Fox & Friends during breakfast, I hardly watch them at all.


31 posted on 06/26/2012 1:42:40 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: hal ogen
If it weren’t for airports having them on (and few bother to watch),

Last time we flew, we had a stop in Phoenix. One terminal had soccer and Fox news. Most had the communist news network.

32 posted on 06/26/2012 1:44:54 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: sunmars
I heard Glenn Beck say that he had more paying viewers at GBTV than CNN had free viewers.

Shows that people won't watch propaganda even if it's free.

33 posted on 06/26/2012 1:45:15 PM PDT by blam
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To: sunmars

i hope they keep their bias , let them shut the doors


34 posted on 06/26/2012 1:48:22 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: sunmars
I will never understand why CNN thought that the insufferable Piers Morgan would draw a following.

At least, with Larry King, I could bear it if the guest was good.

But with Morgan hosting, I wouldn't watch even if they had Cam Newton as a guest!

35 posted on 06/26/2012 1:50:23 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: sunmars

CNN = ANN (Airport Nuisance Network)


36 posted on 06/26/2012 1:50:23 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: sunmars
CNN?

That's still on the air?

37 posted on 06/26/2012 1:51:16 PM PDT by Savage Beast (History is not just cruel. It's witty. --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: sunmars

I believe most people would like to watch a news program that is unbiased and presents the news and not their view of it.

When half the country doesn’t watch because they see bias, then the potential audience is cut in half. It’s as simple as that. MSNBC is even worse if that’s possible. Fire some of their radical Democrats and their ratings may come back.


38 posted on 06/26/2012 1:55:28 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Izzy Dunne

The dreaded decimal point police!

Arrrrrrrrrr!

Actually, I just copied it out of CCCalc, a very handy program.

The programmers must have left out the mind reading feature!

.


39 posted on 06/26/2012 1:55:57 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: sunmars
Anderson Cooper 360 at 8 PM was down 23% in the 25-54 and 19% in total viewers, and its 10 PM airing was down 48% in the demo and 44% in viewers.

Looks as though Anderson Cooper couldn't....um....suck in enough viewers.

40 posted on 06/26/2012 1:56:58 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: barmag25

Dying or flying is the old mantra. Doctors offices seem locked into that infernal channel.


41 posted on 06/26/2012 1:57:55 PM PDT by itsahoot (About that Coup d'├ętat we had in 08, anyone worried yet?)
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To: sunmars
IF and only IF CNN would be fair and balance in reporting the news I would give them a shot, but for now...Forgetaboutit!
42 posted on 06/26/2012 2:06:15 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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Dying or flying is the old mantra.

Well, the County Courthouse jury room has CNN on. My wife complained about it the last time she was called up.

I just had Municipal Court jury duty. They had Fox News on there.

43 posted on 06/26/2012 2:07:45 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: sunmars
Nobody watches Marxist propaganda? Why, how amazing!
44 posted on 06/26/2012 2:09:30 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: brivette
you’re joking, right?

Just think if the Saturday night Live skit with.. We need more Cowbell!!

45 posted on 06/26/2012 2:22:59 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Perdogg
She has a big throat.

I just love it when you talk dirty.

46 posted on 06/26/2012 2:25:27 PM PDT by dearolddad
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To: sunmars

Thanks for the data. Glad to see the Liberal Agenda Media losing audience and $ $.


47 posted on 06/26/2012 2:28:08 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: sunmars
Perhaps they will learn a thing or two from NakedNews.com .

Ha - new meanings for:

Anderson Cooper 360
Wolf Blitzer unplugged
Larry King Live
Erin Burnett OutFront

48 posted on 06/26/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: hal ogen

Yeah, the only time i ever see cnn is at the airport. And I am almost never there. Been years since I’ve had to be in an airport.


49 posted on 06/26/2012 2:30:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: sunmars

And it would be lower but for the TV’s in airports above a captive audience waiting at the gate for their flight out of town. How many people actually tune in to CNN? Not a great deal.


50 posted on 06/26/2012 2:33:52 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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