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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

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 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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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 ( ..... 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.


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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