Skip to comments.February Cable News Numbers: CNN Tumbles As Fox News Channel Logs 146th Consecutive Win
Posted on 02/25/2014 6:12:51 PM PST by dynachrome
February cable ratings are in Piers Morgan may be out at CNN, but what about the rest of the networks primetime, which looked none too good for the month, all losing around half their audience compared to same month last year?
CNNs Anderson Cooper at 8 PM dropped 47% February to February in overall audience to average 421,000 viewers, and 46% in the news demo to 127,000 viewers for the month, according to Nielsen. In his defense, Coopers lead-in, Erin Burnett Outfront, dropped 39% to post an average of 293,000 viewers in February CNNs smallest monthly haul in the timeslot in more than two decades and slipped 32% in the news demo to 100,000 viewers.
Morgans getting scrubbed from 9 PM at CNN because, for instance, he logged 347,000 viewers for the month down 46% and 100,000 demo viewers down 38%.
foxnewschannel Meanwhile, Fox News Channel has now reached 146 consecutive months at No. 1 in total viewers, in both total day and primetime, among cable news networks,
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Yowser - this should get the issue of monitoring newsrooms jump started again.
Maybe the people are sickening on a steady diet of godless Marxist propaganda 24/7?
FNC still sucks.
They just don’t suck as bad as the others.
We need a real conservative channel.
Maybe because of Fox news babes
Who want see Candy Crowley ugly mug LOL!
I think most of them are numb.
Good thing Zucker came to save CNN.
I’m sure they all watch because they just want to see all the lies....(sarcasm)
Erin Burnett is watchable. I don’t understand her ratings fall.
“Erin Burnett is watchable. I dont understand her ratings fall.”
Pretty blue eyes only go so far—particularly when connected to a cool-aid drinking true believer in the standard progressive lies.
Blonde hair however may go a bit further as Fox News has found out. Of course there should be no attachment of said blondes to cool-aid drinking.
Watching CNN is like watching Jay Carney mumble his stupid sh!t for hours on end.
No - we need an OBJECTIVE and HONEST channel.
I don't want biased news - I want facts, which are not biased.
News is different from opinion and opinion should have no place in news regardless of whether I agree with the opinion or not.
The city of Detroit has more population than the number that watch CNN. Why are they still on TV lol
I think CNN only exists to give MSNBC something to aspire to ;-)
Marxists look at FOX’s numbers and say it must be stopped rather than improve the other networks.
CNN has the right idea with what they did with Morgan. For complete success, they should repeat that with all their employees.
To maintain success they must refrain from hiring replacements.
News without opinions are boring. I am perfectly OK with getting opinions together with the news, just not the idiotic opinions.
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MSNBC has already passed CNN by...
400,000 viewers is within Nielsen's margin-of-error.
Conceivably, there are zero eyeballs tuned to CNN.
I expect any news channel will have some bias or another. It’s part of nature.
I do find that serial delivery by TV is a poor way to get news though. The web is much more suitable to news. I can skip past the ‘slow speed bronco chase’ and ‘missing intern’ and billions of ‘interest rates have changed - cash out some of your equity’ commercials and get to news that interests me.
FNC still sucks.
They just dont suck as bad as the others.
Hey CNN...give conservative programming a try. Definition of insanity and all.
Good. Megyn’s show is pretty hard hitting. O’Reilly not so much. Greta is great as well.
Special Report is the best 1 hour news show, period.
I tend to agree, I understand the difference between news and opinion and just view it as an exercise for the brain to sift and sort,critical thinking.
How does a quasi conservative/moderate news channel dominate and we still can’t control the vast majority in the house, senate, judicial branch and White House?
News is facts, opinions are not.
I am perfectly OK with getting opinions together with the news, just not the idiotic opinions.
What you consider an idiotic opinion is not considered idiotic by others.
Opinion has its place and I love opinion - but I don't want it with my news, even if I agree with it.
CNN needs to hire more liberal elites - with really cool accents. That’s a winner.
Then they need to run the network as if it’s an in-house operation that only plays to the needs and beliefs of their fellow liberal journalists sitting at the next desk.
When interviewing, CNN needs to stress ‘attitude’... they need on air talent long on ‘airs’. It’s not what you know, it’s how superior you come across.
If CNN takes this advice the end will come quicker and be much less painful...
Fox isn’t conservative. It only looks conservative in comparison to the leftist networks.
I realize it has become reality, but it should not be.
I remember an instance, years ago, when I was a radio reporter. I personally disagreed with a piece of legislation, and the state representative who introduced it and argued for it on the the floor knew it. The next day he called me to express his appreciation for the unbiased report I had given about it. He told me how impressed he was that there was no twisting of his words or taking his words out of context by manipulating what parts of his taped responses I used.
I guess I'm old school.
The web is much more suitable to news.
It is, and how I get mine.
The Five is on our Tivo, and is must viewing (as is Redeye).
We don't have The Kelly File on Tivo yet, but the times that I've seen it, she does a good job. She is an agressive interviewer, sharp, and not accepting of BS. A pleasant surprise, actually.
If we want an overall good summary of the important government policy news, Special Report with Bret Baier (on our Tivo) is very good. We don't always get around to watching it, but worthwhile when we do.
We don't Tivo On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, but really like her style. She started out on CNN as a liberal-appearing talking head, but since coming to Fox, particularly after the Democrats started their campaign of personal destruction on Sarah Palin (with home Greta developed a bond) she has become increasingly less tolerant of the Democrat methods and talking points.
Another good program is Justice with Judge Jeanine [Piro]. She starts out with a really biting monolog, dripping with sarcasm, about some current Obama administration over-reach, then interviews appropriately expert people to support her views. She also has a finely-honed BS detector, and no tolerance for the purveyors of such.
Of the above show casts, Judge Jeanine was a prosecutor, then a Judge, then a NY County AG - a Republican.
Megyn Kelly is a JD with nine years as an attorney for Experion.
Kimberly Guilfoyle is a JD who has been a San Francisco Prosecutor, an LA Deputy DA and the San Francisco Assistant DA.
Greta Van Susteren has a JD from Georgetown. I think she has worked as both Defence and Prosecution.
...and those are just the lawyers on those Fox shows. What other network can claim that depth?
Sucks to be them.
Country is basically spit 50/50 politically
The left has ABC NBC CBS CNN MSNBC
The right has...Fox News
All the lefty viewers are split up. We only have one network that somewhat represents our views.
The other networks could look at this data and demand a shift in reporting style to grab right leaning viewers but they don’t. Politics still trumps their bottom line.
It might suck to be you.
It looks like you are one of those whose opinion I do not want to get with my news.
It amazes me that CNN keeps finding ways to get even worse. Now they’re considering giving Anderson Cooper and fag-hag Kathy Griffin a show?
The OReilly Factor still leads the pack, and edged up 3% February to February in overall audience (2.937 million) and 2% in the demo (450,000). But The Kelly File jumped 23% in overall audience (2.337 million) and 11% in the demo (354,000).
The funny thing is that Fox News is not really all that good. Especially the horrible vapid morning shows. It’s only a demonstration of how really BAD these networks really are.
CNN needs to re-shuffle their brand and go back to hard news and less propaganda. More ballance—the Leftists are a sinking ship—Time to go more Libertarian.
I think so called golden age of CNN was Gulf war
I remember coming home find out we went to war with Iraq nobody was on the street during that time when we launch attack on Saddam back in 1991
That very rare of City of LA