Skip to comments.CNN PLANS SHAKEUP AT HEADLINE (response to dumpster ratings)
Posted on 02/20/2005 3:09:00 AM PST by Liz
For the first time in its history, CNN's Headline News is tinkering with its all-news format.
The network will launch a new primetime lineup tomorrow the first time in the network's 20-plus years on the air that it's making a break from airing straight newscasts.
"We're doing it because it's a chance to use both of our networks in a complementary way," said Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN Newsgroup.
"In this day and age there is so much competition in news. By the time you get to prime time people know the headlines of the day."
The switch is one of the early changes under new CNN President Jonathan Klein, who took over the network late last year.
While Fox News surpassed CNN in the ratings in recent years and is the No. 1 cable news network, CNN's sister network Headline News has held its own. Last year, for example, Headline News averaged 213,000 viewers during daytime hours, compared with 201,000 for MSNBC and 207,000 for CNBC, according to Nielsen.
In primetime last year, Headline News' ratings were largely flat from the year before.
Beginning tomorrow evening, Headline News will begin airing "Showbiz Tonight" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. a live, talk-oriented show on the entertainment business. In the next hour, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., the network will air the legal talk show "Nancy Grace," hosted by the CourtTV anchor of the same name.
Grace, who became a prosecutor after her fiancee was murdered, will continue to host her CourtTV show "Closing Arguments."
"There's a very high interest among viewers in legal news and entertainment," Jautz said.
"It's the first time we've had a major marketing campaign for Headline News," Jautz said.
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"There's a very high interest among viewers in legal news and entertainment," Jautz said.They might as well bring the show during the day and make it into soap!!! That may keep their rating on par with "As the world turns..."
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If you want to know what's happening after everyone else, watch Headline News. On FOX News, CNN, etc., when they have breaking news, they stop what they're doing and report it. On Headline News, they might get around to it in the next half-hour.
New format is clock that runs backwards. Right four times a day!
Heheh, don't know where they're going, or how to get there.
...in a time warp......
......more like Clothing Optional News......to be politically correct.
Headline News is going to get even worse now because they are trying for some reason to take ratings away from E!. This fact they simply leave out of the article. If anything, people are sick of the hollywood and courtroom drama crap. 2 HORRIBLE ideas if you ask me.
E! actually has ratings? Who woulda guessed.
Nothing but drivel....I cringe everytime I hafta surf past it.
Best thing they could do is dump it.
E! stands for Embarassing.
Good idea. Who'd even miss it?
....... the lowlifes that produce it need intense therapy.......
Yeah, that would do for starters : )
Why don't we have a show called "LIAR LIAR"
Ted Turner can ask questions about news of the day, and 3the 3 permanent panelists will be
1) Paul Begala
2) Robert Reich
A " LIEOMETER" will judge the daily winner.
LOL.......what a lineup.....the two of them lie and the other swears to it.
Yeah, but how could you possibly load test it before using it with those three?
We can use this.
ROTF....those were the 3 biggest liars I could think of.....aside from Botoxman : )
Junk News Junk News
What ya gonna do??
Hey, Liz ! You built your own!
(Blush) I'm so handy.
You got that right.
Okay, first question. How would you grade President Bush on the war in Iraq? Yes, Mr. Reich?
Reich; "Well, as you know back when I was a Professor at Harvard, I...
Carville: "A what??
Reich: "Oh ok, an instructor at Harvard....nitpicking here,
James. As we all know, there were no weapons of
mass destruction, and it was all about enriching Halliburton, and oil greed, and extreme right wing fanaticism....
Mr Carville what say you?
Carville: "Well, Bush is a gangster, and so's his pappy from way back, they all rich, they all Wall Street thugs, we talking high ticket thuggery, and goon squads! Goon squads all over the country...hell, all over the world, an...
Mr Begala, and you, sir.
Begala: " Well, time has inexorably shown that the only existence that defines reality exists in stoic acquittals
which can neither be proven, nor rendered spurious. Therefore, Bush is a liar!!"
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