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Is Health Care Coverage Killing CNN's Ratings? (Media Should Ignore it)
New York Magazine ^ | 11/5 | Adam Martin

Posted on 11/05/2013 11:27:24 AM PST by nickcarraway

CNN last week experienced its worst ratings week since Jeff Zucker took over as president at the beginning of the year, averaging 385,000 viewers compared with Fox News's 2.4 million and MSNBC's 683,000. The New York Times' Bill Carter suggests that's thanks to too much coverage of the troubled Obamacare launch, which partisan viewers want to hear about from their own teams. "Friday's shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport drove viewers to competitors," The Hollywood Reporter asserted. If CNN can't win the ratings during a breaking crisis, it really is in trouble.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cnn; obamacarepress

1 posted on 11/05/2013 11:27:25 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I actually thought CNN’s coverage had been much better than in 30 years.


2 posted on 11/05/2013 11:29:37 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Liberal women now play the vagina card to win their arguments.)
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To: nickcarraway

Of course it will be bad news. The libs are expert at burying their head in the sand. If CNN pulls their head out of the sand, they’ll change the channel lickity split.


3 posted on 11/05/2013 11:29:42 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: nickcarraway
I love this pic:


4 posted on 11/05/2013 11:34:33 AM PST by Uncle Miltie ( "I was all for Obamacare, until I found out I was paying for it." - California Girl)
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To: nickcarraway
New York Times: "Hey. CNN. You've been... errrr... COVERIN' real news lately.... shame if anything wuz to happen to you'se guys RATIN'S......"


5 posted on 11/05/2013 11:34:48 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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Scary...but awesome pic of the “thugs”.


6 posted on 11/05/2013 11:35:55 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: nickcarraway

CNN is a half ass liberal station....conservatives have no use for them and the dims go to MSNBC.


7 posted on 11/05/2013 11:38:23 AM PST by ontap
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To: elhombrelibre

Who knew!

The truth really DOES hurt...their ratings.


8 posted on 11/05/2013 11:42:54 AM PST by moovova
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder what Candy Crowley thinks of Governor Christie?


9 posted on 11/05/2013 11:50:39 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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nick, I forgot to include that this Thursday CNN is broadcasting a program at 9pm, about a number of scientists who are fed up with the "old timer" environmentalists. They posit that the new generation has to move forward, take leadership roles in the environmental movement and promote nuclear power, not sunbeams.

No kidding. On CNN.

10 posted on 11/05/2013 11:53:23 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: nickcarraway

The problem is CNN has been so liberal so long that almost no right leaning people watch it anymore. Only liberals watch it. So if they have to cover something the liberals don’t want to hear - they are toast.


11 posted on 11/05/2013 11:56:56 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: nickcarraway

So the “news” media people finally openly admit to policing their own when it comes to bad news about the Zero King!


12 posted on 11/05/2013 11:59:20 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: elhombrelibre
I actually thought CNN’s coverage had been much better than in 30 years.

Me too! At least for the last 2 months. I remember Wolf Blitzer suggesting that democrats actually delay ObamaCare as Ted Cruz advised given the website problems.

Normally I am one who avoids CNN all together and only watches it if MSNBC is the only other alternative. I would watch Al Zarhera(sp) before I would watch MSNBC.

13 posted on 11/05/2013 12:02:14 PM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

” They posit that the new generation has to move forward, take leadership roles in the environmental movement and promote nuclear power, not sunbeams.”

Wow! So they are proposing to volunteer to help clean up Fukushima? 3 nuclear melt-downs, dumping hundreds of tons of radioactive water daily, and the spent fuel pools have taken quite a beating and need help urgently! Terrific news! Let’s watch them “move forward!”


14 posted on 11/05/2013 12:05:54 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: 5thGenTexan
The problem is CNN has been so liberal so long that almost no right leaning people watch it anymore. Only liberals watch it.

Good point! Have you seen MSNBC lately (last few years). Oh God they have gone far left. They are indeed the left's TV version answer to Alex Jones. I had an accidental dose of MSNBC at a place of business that had it on and after that CNN appeared just right of center. I think CNN is losing many of its left wing viewers to radical MSNBC.

Another problem CNN has is that most of its viewers are actually in other nations. I'm sure the ACA is boring for them to watch all day and all night. It's a popular issue here in the USA (as it should be) but it's not something people outside the USA really care about. It's an American domestic issue. You think this may also have something to do with CNN's ratings?

15 posted on 11/05/2013 12:08:44 PM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: ransomnote
Wow! So they are proposing to volunteer to help clean up Fukushima? 3 nuclear melt-downs, dumping hundreds of tons of radioactive water daily, and the spent fuel pools have taken quite a beating and need help urgently!

No not at all. I saw a conversation with one of the program (Pandora's Promise) scientists (a committed environmentalist) speaking about newer nuclear technology that would eliminate the melt-down disasters.

Point is, CNN is trying to drive the environmental discussion right from under the current cherished leadership whose only reason to exist is to establish a carbon tax.

16 posted on 11/05/2013 12:11:11 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Love at first sight??


17 posted on 11/05/2013 12:18:35 PM PST by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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Roger Ailes is a genius...putting Megyn Kelley at 9PM..If you saw her show last night, here’s this gorgeous lady saying to millions that Obama LIED..She can say that MUCH better than Hannity can..


18 posted on 11/05/2013 12:19:50 PM PST by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: nickcarraway

WOW. 385,000 is not really very many people. Think if they had the same number of viewers as the number of people who are losing their health insurance?


19 posted on 11/05/2013 12:45:04 PM PST by NEMDF
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The New York Times' Bill Carter suggests that's thanks to too much coverage of the troubled Obamacare launch

lol. Too much Obamacare isn't hurting Fox.

20 posted on 11/05/2013 1:26:11 PM PST by Fido969
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If you are watching CNN you are either flying or dieing because airports, hospitals and Doctor’s offices seem to have CNN nailed in place.


21 posted on 11/05/2013 1:44:21 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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