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CNN reaches all-time lows again
New York Post ^ | June 1, 2012 | Staff Writer

Posted on 06/01/2012 12:11:30 PM PDT by kingattax

Forget April — May was the cruellest month for CNN. The third-place cable news network hit a 20-year prime-time ratings low last month, averaging only 390,000 viewers — down 51 percent from May 2011. Those were also CNN’s lowest numbers, in prime time, since October 1991. While prime-time numbers for all the cable news networks were off from May of last year — MSNBC was down 19 percent and Fox News Channel dropped 9 percent — CNN was hit the hardest. In addition to its prime-time woes, CNN also had its second-lowest-rated month in 20 years in the “money” news demo of adults 25-54, according to thewrap.com.

All three networks were also down in total-day ratings — but, again, CNN was hardest-hit, down a whopping 52 percent from May 2011, according to the report. MSNBC was down 19 percent in total-day ratings, while FNC was down 6 percent. Particularly notable for CNN were the poor numbers for Larry King’s replacement, Piers Morgan — whose show, “Piers Morgan Tonight,” delivered the lowest 9 p.m. numbers for CNN in 20 years (in total viewers and adults 25-54), according to thewrap.com. The report noted that ratings for all three networks were down, in part, because last month was a relatively slow news month — while May 2011 saw the killing of Osama bin Laden, which boosted numbers for everyone.

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CNN vs MSNBC -- The Battle for the Bottom
1 posted on 06/01/2012 12:11:32 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

FNC is down 9% because they have gone along with main stream propoganda.


2 posted on 06/01/2012 12:14:11 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: kingattax

CNN and MSNBC are falling fast. FOX is slipping, too, and needs to remember who put them on top a few years ago.


3 posted on 06/01/2012 12:14:19 PM PDT by bgill
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To: kingattax

I thought CNN had decided to go “international” to reach the America-hater crowd. Now might be a good time for them to go for it while they can still afford to pay the light bill.


4 posted on 06/01/2012 12:15:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: kingattax

Right Wing Wolfs Blitz CNN ratings.


5 posted on 06/01/2012 12:16:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kingattax

... meanwhile ratings for USA network’s reruns of NCIS are through the roof... :)


6 posted on 06/01/2012 12:16:41 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: kingattax

Proud to say I contributed to the downward trend on foxnews, haven’t watched them for about 2 years (except for Speical Report).

What is cnn/msnbc, who’s on cnn/msnbc? (sarc)


7 posted on 06/01/2012 12:21:27 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Paladin2
"I thought CNN had decided to go “international” to reach the America-hater crowd."

No! It is so that they can reach the people doing those jobs that have gone abroad. See the Rush report on Soledad.

8 posted on 06/01/2012 12:26:27 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: kingattax

Pretty soon all that will be left viewing CNN are:

Friends
Family
Vendors
Partners
College Professors


9 posted on 06/01/2012 12:35:42 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: kingattax

Anthony Bourdain will save them!


10 posted on 06/01/2012 12:36:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Gibbs has a number of good rules to live by.


11 posted on 06/01/2012 12:37:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mylife
"Anthony Bourdain, chef, writer, traveler,"

LOL, that'll certainly help

12 posted on 06/01/2012 12:39:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cicero2k

It’s good for Ted Turner that he has the Montana Grills and Buffalo Ranches to fall back upon.


13 posted on 06/01/2012 12:40:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mosaicwolf

I stopped watching Fox when Glenn Beck left. I used to watch him & then Special Report every day. Now I catch a few minutes of Fox & Friends in the morning, while having breakfast. That’s about it.


14 posted on 06/01/2012 12:43:13 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: kingattax

Losing 50% of your viewers in one year is a death sentence. Maybe they’ll go back to putting on “news”, instead of that idiot brit and the little Vanderbilt boy.


15 posted on 06/01/2012 12:49:45 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: bgill

Use to watch them. But when they gave Obama a pass and wouldn’t ask tough questions of a man who would soon be a world leader? Haven’t turned them on in almost 4 years. Get my news right here.


16 posted on 06/01/2012 12:49:57 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Sir Napsalot

“Proud to say I contributed to the downward trend on foxnews, haven’t watched them for about 2 years (except for Speical Report).”

Me, too. I stopped watching because it seems like every time I turn on FOX they are not reporting the news but instead they have a panel of people yelling at each other! It’s like watching the Jerry Springer Show!

When they get back to reporting the news I’ll get back to watching FOX.


17 posted on 06/01/2012 12:50:43 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: mosaicwolf

CNN loses 50% of their viewers and you bash FOX? Brilliant!


18 posted on 06/01/2012 12:51:49 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: liberty or death

I discounted them after they agreed to report what Saddam told them to report in order to 1) score an interview and 2) keep from being tossed out of the country. It doesn’t matter — you gotta let them toss you out at that point or you’re not journos, you’re hacks.


19 posted on 06/01/2012 12:56:23 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: kingattax

Heck this network gets more people watching it than CNN, and it is INTERNET SUBSCRIPTION ONLY!

20 posted on 06/01/2012 12:56:40 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Paladin2

Very true.


21 posted on 06/01/2012 12:58:44 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: kingattax
averaging only 390,000 viewers

By my math, that averages out to 7,900 viewers per state.

22 posted on 06/01/2012 12:58:51 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: MeganC

One of my relatives refuses to listen to talk radio because she “hates listening to people argue,” but she has no problem listening to those screaming matches FOX puts on all the time.

Truly bizarre stuff, I’ll tell you.

Me, I prefer getting my news instantly, freely, and COMMERCIAL-FREE over the Internet.


23 posted on 06/01/2012 12:59:34 PM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: kingattax

Pretty soon CNN will be able to address their viewers by name!


24 posted on 06/01/2012 12:59:59 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: kingattax
Part of it maybe the 0bama Economy.

People canceling their cable service.

At one time CNN was on more cable services than Foxnews. Is that still true today?

25 posted on 06/01/2012 1:04:19 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: mosaicwolf

Is it not amazing that these folks will watch their network go down like the Titanic rather than admit the conservative point of view?

If they just allowed the right to be covered, honestly, and allowed their viewers to make up their own minds they’d have so many viewers and advertisers they’d make a fortune.

This is what happens when ideology rules.


26 posted on 06/01/2012 1:05:42 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Paladin2
Actually, it probably will. ☺
27 posted on 06/01/2012 1:10:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PGR88

My, wouldn’t that make them FEEL special!

(Trying my best Church Lady ‘Isn’t that special’ imitation)


28 posted on 06/01/2012 1:31:42 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: kingattax

How many of those 390,000 are being counted from captive locations (i.e. airports)? And I agree with several of the folks here – can’t take Fox anymore, when I have it on it’s on FBN now.


29 posted on 06/01/2012 2:09:21 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: kingattax

snicker! snicker, Snort! Baaaaww ha ha ha.


30 posted on 06/01/2012 3:22:43 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied,economy died.)
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To: liberty or death
Haven’t turned them on in almost 4 years. Get my news right here.

Ditto.

31 posted on 06/01/2012 3:31:12 PM PDT by bgill
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To: ichabod1

I was replying about Fox. CNN died in my house back when they were on their knees promoting the Rapist in Chief, Der Slickmeister. Even before that. But, I’m getting older and my memory although great doesn’t have a large capacity for the scum of the earth politicians that slither within the DNC and it’s various media whorehouses.


32 posted on 06/01/2012 4:24:19 PM PDT by liberty or death
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