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  • Cable News Ratings for Thursday, July 15, 2010

    07/17/2010 10:18:19 AM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    tvbythenumbers ^ | 7/16/2010
    Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for July 15, 2010 P2+ Total Day FNC – 1,193,000 viewers CNN – 436,000 viewers MSNBC – 367,000 viewers CNBC – 163,000 viewers HLN – 287,000 viewers P2+ Prime Time FNC – 2,434,000 viewers CNN – 631,000 viewers MSNBC –865,000 viewers CNBC – 235,000 viewers HLN – 564,000 viewers 25-54 Total Day FNC –37,000 viewers CNN –135,000 viewers MSNBC –118,000 viewers CNBC – a scratch w/49,000 viewers HLN – 21,000 viewers 25-54 Prime Time FNC – 568,000 viewers CNN – 166,000 viewers MSNBC –284,000 viewers CNBC – 111,000 viewers HLN – 199,000...
  • Troubled Times at CNN, Anchors at Odds with Cooper

    06/30/2010 5:47:57 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 26 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 06/30/2010 | Hunter Walker
    Larry King's leaving is not the only problem at CNN. The cable news network is plagued by high-profile departures, low ratings and - TheWrap has learned - widespread resentment among producers and anchors. The succession war set off by King leaving is only likely to heighten the tension even further. Speaking on background, one CNN on-air personality told TheWrap that most of the anchors were jealous that Anderson Cooper sucked up resources by going to Haiti and the Gulf of Mexico, leaving them unable to build their profiles at the network. Meanwhile, multiple insiders at CNN have told TheWrap that...
  • Woman With Gun Gets Comcast's Attention (Late-Night Electrical Work Noisy)

    06/03/2010 3:49:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 460+ views
    Half Moon Bay Review ^ | Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | Mark Noack
    The noise of Comcast’s late-night electrical work in her neighborhood led a Montara woman to try a little intimidation. San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies received calls that the woman on the 300 block of Fourth Street was brandishing a rifle and using it to threaten a utility worker. When deputies arrived at the woman’s home, they realized the woman’s rifle was actually a BB gun. But that didn’t stop the woman from firing pellets at the Comcast truck. She told the officers that the cable work was irritating and was preventing her from sleeping. The Comcast employee wanted to press...
  • Campbell Brown steps down as anchor of eponymous CNN cable news show due to low ratings

    05/19/2010 8:23:11 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies · 1,976+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 19, 2010 | Soraya Roberts
    Anchors aren't known for admitting their shortcomings but Campbell Brown is accepting defeat. The eponymous host of CNN's "Campbell Brown" has stepped down from the "toughest timeslot in cable news" due to low ratings. "Simply put, the ratings for my program are not where I would like them to be," Brown said in a statement released Tuesday. "It is largely for this reason that I am stepping down as anchor of CNN’s 'Campbell Brown.’ " Brown added that she had been ruminating over the move "for some time" and that she felt the urge to reveal the truth behind her...
  • MSNBC Dayside Demo Ratings Lowest In 11 Years (LOL)

    05/14/2010 7:23:09 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 24 replies · 586+ views ^ | 05/14/2010 | Steve Krakauer
    Hey media writers and TV critics – remember when you had all those ideas about how to help CNN’s lagging prime time ratings? Well, put on those executive hats again because it’s time to help MSNBC. The network’s 9am-5pmET (dayside ratings) is headed for its worst year since 1999, with even less viewers in May. The MSNBC ratings comparison is based on the A25-54 demographic, and so far in 2010 the network is averaging 73,000 from 9am-5pmET. In the first two weeks of May, that average falls to 68,000. It takes going back to 1999 (less than three years after...
  • Drifting satellite threatens US cable programming

    05/11/2010 11:49:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 64 replies · 1,948+ views
    hosted ^ | May 11
    LONDON (AP) -- A TV communications satellite is drifting out of control thousands of miles above the Earth, threatening to wander into another satellite's orbit and interfere with cable programming across the United States, the satellites' owners said Tuesday. Communications company Intelsat said it lost control of the Galaxy 15 satellite on April 8....
  • Fox News Sees Profits And Viewership Rise, Cable News Competition Doesn’t

    03/15/2010 9:16:10 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 13 replies · 698+ views ^ | 03/15/10 | Steve Krakauer
    This year’s annual State of the News Media, put together by Pew, is a comprehensive look at the entire media world. But let’s take a look at the cable news section – and the all-important race between Fox News, CNN and MSNBC. • It is clear CNN declined not only in viewership (as evidenced by the chart below as well) but also in the comprehensive way it covers the news: In one key demographic — 25-to-54-year olds — CNN fell behind a more ideological MNSBC in prime time audience, a prospect unthinkable even two years earlier. For the first time...
  • Hate Paying for Cable? Here’s Why.

    03/15/2010 8:16:02 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 58 replies · 1,588+ views
    All Things Digital: MediaMemo ^ | March 8, 2010 | Peter Kafka
    Love grousing about cable TV? Then I’ve got a list for you. It comes from industry analyst SNL Kagan, and I came across it via a research note Barclays Capital’s Anthony DiClemente sent out last week. DiClemente was arguing that the bundled approach to cable TV–whereby subscribers get dozens or even hundreds of channels for one big fee, no matter how many networks they actually watch–wasn’t going anywhere for quite some time. If ever
  • Cable, sat TV firms ask gov't to stop TV blackouts

    03/10/2010 9:52:02 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 550+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 10, 2010 | DEBORAH YAO
  • 3.1M without cable for Oscar night (NY Cablevision. Can it go national, please?)

    03/07/2010 10:54:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies · 163+ views
    WISH TV ^ | 3/07/10
    3.1M without cable for Oscar nightUpdated: Sunday, 07 Mar 2010, 1:01 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Millions of cable subscribers faced the prospect of Oscar night without the Academy Awards broadcast Sunday after ABC's parent company switched off its signal to Cablevision customers and the two companies blasted each other for failing to reach a deal in a dispute over fees. In dueling statements dispatched early Sunday, the two companies traded blame for the stalemate ahead of one of the most-watched nights of television. "Cablevision has once again betrayed its subscribers," said Charissa Gilmore, a spokeswoman for the Walt...
  • Smut TV: Hollywood Doubles Down On Their Crusade to Sexualize Your Children

    02/03/2010 7:15:43 PM PST · by This Just In · 37 replies · 1,987+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | February 3, 2010 | Charlie Richards
    - Big Hollywood - - Smut TV: Hollywood Doubles Down On Their Crusade to Sexualize Your Children Posted By Charlie Richards On February 3, 2010 A USA Today story informs us “Viewers are about to see full-frontal male nudity, heterosexual, homosexual and group sex, and graphic scenes rarely — if ever — seen on mainstream TV.” A few years back, I got a real taste for how silly Hollywood’s obsession with force feeding America a steady diet of filth had become. I sat across from a Fox Family exec, pitching programs for kids. I’d been in this chair many...
  • If Anderson Cooper Can’t Win After an Earthquake, When Can He Win? (CNN FAIL)

    01/27/2010 7:33:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies · 757+ views
    NY MAG ^ | 01/22/10
    Earlier this week, CNN came under scrutiny by media watchbirds for participating in the epic story that is the aftermath of last week's devastating Haiti earthquake. After Anderson Cooper saved a child on-camera, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta put his medical skills to use operating on a girl whose life was in danger, critics like Poynter's Bob Steele accused them of "muddling the journalistic reporting." Mediaite wondered whether they had become, rather than reported, the story. But in truth, this is what Cooper and CNN do best. Their network leaders have made a conscious decision not to inject opinion into their...
  • Fight for Fox is d'oh-ver: Time Warner deal saves Homer

    01/02/2010 3:15:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies · 695+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 2, 2010 | JEREMY OLSHAN and DAREH GREGORIAN
    Happy New Year, Fox fans! Execs from News Corp. and Time Warner Cable worked out a 13th-hour deal to keep Fox channels on the cable powerhouse -- ensuring that football and "Simpsons" fans can continue to get their fix. The agreement in principle was announced 19 hours after a deadline that threatened to leave millions of Time Warner customers without several Fox channels. "We're pleased that, after months of negotiations, we were able to reach a fair agreement with Time Warner Cable, one that rec ognizes the value of our programming," said Chase Carey, president of News Corp.
  • Fox/Time Warner: A Deal Is Done

    01/01/2010 4:28:52 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 31 replies · 2,224+ views
    The Wrap ^ | 1-1-10
    Fox, Time Warner: A Deal Is Done ShareThis EMAIL PRINT vote nowBuzz up! By Josef Adalian Published: January 01, 2010 Peace is at hand in the standoff between Time Warner Cable and Fox, with both sides announcing a new carriage deal after marathon negotiations that streched into the New Year. No word yet on how close Time Warner came to meeting Fox's $1 per subscriber request. Here's the release just issued by both companies: The Fox Networks Group and Time Warner Cable announced today that they have agreed in principle to a comprehensive distribution agreement to provide more than 13...
  • Time Warner Cable/FOX Stand-Off Reaches 11th Hour

    12/31/2009 10:37:53 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 98 replies · 2,648+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 12-31-2009
    The impasse between FOX broadcast network and Time Warner Cable continues with less than a day remaining before the cable provider knocks the network and its cable outlets off the dial. And as each side ratchets up the rhetoric, neither seem willing to show compromise. Could Fox really be gone from homes with Time Warner Cable tomorrow? The Wall Street Journal explains where things are at right now: The crux of tensions is a $1 monthly fee News Corp is seeking for local Fox TV stations it owns from each Time Warner Cable TV household. While several owners of broadcast...
  • News Corp. Says Deal on Fox Signal Is Unlikely

    12/30/2009 6:59:02 PM PST · by Justaham · 26 replies · 1,042+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12-30-09 | BRIAN STELTER
    The News Corporation said on Wednesday that it looked doubtful that it would sign a new distribution contract with Time Warner Cable by Thursday night, increasing the likelihood that its Fox stations will be removed from cable lineups in millions of homes. The News Corporation’s president, Chase Carey, declined an offer by Time Warner Cable to enter binding arbitration. The companies are fighting over how much the cable operator should pay Fox stations for the right to retransmit their shows, sporting events and local newscasts. Fox is demanding about a dollar for each cable subscriber each month, which analysts say...
  • Cable News Ratings: Fox News Has Highest Rated Year In Network History

    12/17/2009 5:32:48 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 28 replies · 1,335+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 12/16/09 | Marisa Guthrie
    Fox News will finish 2009 as the top-rated cable news network, a perch it has enjoyed for eight years running. But 2009--the first year of the Obama administration--also marks FNC's highest rated year in the channel's 13-year-history. FNC topped the competition in all dayparts: morning (1 million total viewers, 340,000 viewers in news' target demographic of 25-54-year-olds); total day (1.2 million viewers, 323,000 in the demo); primetime (2.2 million viewers, 551,000 in the demo). Those numbers mark year-to-year demo gains of 14% in the morning, 16% in total day and 10% in primetime (Mon-Sun), according to Nielsen. FNC saw double-digit...
  • Comcast-NBC Deal: Does the Merger's Approval Rest on Health Care? (Comcast CEO Endorses)

    12/04/2009 4:21:50 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 2 replies · 453+ views
    I’ll be the first to admit that anti-trust law is not my strong suit.... A day, one single day, after the two media giants announced their deal, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts proudly weighed in to strongly support the Senate Democrats’ health care reform bill.
  • Cable News Race, 11/19/2009

    11/20/2009 4:08:00 PM PST · by Signalman · 1 replies · 365+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 11/20/2009 | Drudge
  • Tell the FCC to Say "No" to the Cable Kill Switch

    11/12/2009 11:11:05 AM PST · by FromLori · 8 replies · 638+ views
    The battle over your home entertainment equipment is heating up again and the time to make your voice heard is now. Hollywood wants the Federal Communications Commission to grant the studios permission to engage in so-called “Selectable Output Control,” or SOC for short. SOC is a technology mandate that would allow movie studios to shut off video outputs on the back of your cable box and DVR during the screening of certain movies over cable. Why is this bad? Because SOC could inhibit future innovation, obstruct interoperability, limit fair use and restrict consumer choice. Worst of all, it could force...