Skip to comments.CNN Sinks To 21-Year Primetime Ratings Low.
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 years 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 years second quarter, thats 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 Blitzers 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 CNNs 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 years 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 OReilly Factor and Hannity sitting at No. 1 and No. 2.
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I am so glad she left CNBC. She was an insufferable, arrogant leftist princess.
They need that flaming homosexual on more time slots, that’s what the viewers want!
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.
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.
An increasing number of people just don’t appreciate the built-in bias. Money talks, BS walks.
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!
The arithmetic police will get you for that one. Oh, look - here they are now:
446000/1790000=0.2492 = 24.92%
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
They don’t do enough stories about how great the Obamas are.
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.
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.
Last time we flew, we had a stop in Phoenix. One terminal had soccer and Fox news. Most had the communist news network.
Shows that people won't watch propaganda even if it's free.
i hope they keep their bias , let them shut the doors
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!
CNN = ANN (Airport Nuisance Network)
That's still on the air?
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.
The dreaded decimal point police!
Actually, I just copied it out of CCCalc, a very handy program.
The programmers must have left out the mind reading feature!
Looks as though Anderson Cooper couldn't....um....suck in enough viewers.
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