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  • The Fast Fix: Palin & Pelosi, equally unpopular

    03/16/2011 10:30:20 AM PDT · by adorno · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/16/2011 | Yahoo News/Washington Post
    New poll numbers indicate that Sarah Palin is now as unpopular as Nancy Pelosi.
  • Downgrades Loom for US States

    02/17/2011 2:53:34 PM PST · by FromLori · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/17/2011 | Nicole Bullock
    Cash-strapped US states and cities face the prospect of downgrades after Fitch Ratings changed the way it analyses their burgeoning pension bills. In a report published on Thursday, Fitch warns the new approach could lead to “limited negative rating action”, particularly for local governments with big wage bills. The changes to the way it assesses pension liabilities come amid growing concern over the scale of municipal debt problems and the effect on state and city finances of generous, unfunded public sector pension schemes that will run for many years. Sharp falls in equities and other risky assets during the financial...
  • MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur: ‘I plan to beat Fox and be number one in the ratings’

    02/09/2011 2:50:32 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 65 replies
    TVNewser ^ | Feb. 9, 2011 | Molly Stark Dean
    MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur sat down with news magazine AlterNet to talk about MSNBC, Fox News, and his web show “The Young Turks.” Uygur described the difference between the web and MSNBC — where he was named a contributor and substitute anchor in October 2010. He told the magazine that “television gives you an opportunity to really put together a great product and visually make your case to the audience better.”
  • S&P, Moody's Warn On U.S. Credit Rating

    01/13/2011 6:17:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 13, 2011 | Mark Brown and Nathalie Boschat
    Two leading credit rating agencies on Thursday cautioned the U.S. on its credit rating, expressing concern over a deteriorating fiscal situation that they say needs correction. Moody's Investors Service said in a report Thursday that the U.S. will need to reverse an upward trajectory in the debt ratios to support its triple-A rating. "We have become increasingly clear about the fact that if there are not offsetting measures to reverse the deterioration in negative fundamentals in the U.S., the likelihood of a negative outlook over the next two years will increase," said Sarah Carlson, senior analyst at Moody's. Standard &...
  • CNN 2010: Network has Worst Primetime Performance Since Mid-90's (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/29/2010 8:37:30 AM PST · by abb · 31 replies · 6+ views
    TV Newser ^ | December 29, 2010 | Alex Weprin
    2010 was not a good year for CNN. The network had its worst primetime performance in both total viewers and adults 25-54 since at least 1996, and tied (with 1999) for its lowest performance ever in adults 25-54 in total day. In primetime, the network was down an alarming 34% in both total viewers and the demo compared to 2009. * Primetime: 591,000 total viewers/ 173,000 A25-54 * Total Day: 433,000 total viewers/ 133,000 A25-54 CNN’s highest rated program was “Larry King Live,” which placed 18th overall among cable news programs, averaging 672,000 total viewers and 176,000 A25-54. As has...
  • In The News Today

    12/19/2010 11:11:06 AM PST · by Razzz42 · 5 replies
    Jim Sinclair's Mineset ^ | December 19, 2010 | Jim Sinclair
    Jim Sinclair’s Commentary Moody’s had taken comfort in their role of the short of the euro play. They took protection in Federal court from suits over the accuracy of ratings based on free speech. Legally that is looking shaky but they still have Federal Court to take comfort in. The second they downgrade US credit, they have signed their litigation death warrant. They know this and might be playing a game of chicken.
  • CNN Becoming Irrelevant: Lowest Prime Time Ratings In At Least 13 Years

    12/16/2010 7:41:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 16. 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    Is CNN becoming irrelevant? According to, the self-proclaimed most trusted name in news's prime time ratings this year are the lowest since at least 1997: CNN’s woes worsened this year. Despite the somewhat bogus total reach-touting, the network hit primetime ratings lows (or at least going back to 1997, which is all we could dig up data for) for total viewers and viewers 25-54. A look at Tuesday's prime time numbers should give you an idea of just how terribly this cable network is doing. Fox New's "O'Reilly Factor" now frequently gets more viewers than CNN's extended prime...
  • Armstrong Williams: Sarah Palin for president?

    12/03/2010 11:58:16 AM PST · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 2, 2010 | Armstrong Williams
    No one can deny Sarah Palin’s charisma, common-sense approach to issues and media savvy, and few will deny she was an overall plus for the GOP this past election. However, I find it rare in conservative and Tea Party circles for anyone to support her as the serious Republican presidential nominee in 2012, much less the winner. Conservatives are well aware of Palin’s shortcomings, yet the media seems to be rather blind to them at the moment. In fact, every time I turn on the TV, all I hear the mainstream talk about when it comes to 2012 nominees is...
  • 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Ratings Plummet (Down 40% in viewership from last week)

    11/23/2010 12:18:14 PM PST · by WebFocus · 106 replies
    After setting a TLC ratings record last week, Sarah Palin's reality show plummeted for its second episode. Sarah Palin's Alaska fell 40% on Sunday night to 3 million viewers. Not many were in the key adult demo either. Only 885,000 viewers were ages 18-49, dropping 44% from last week. In fact, the median age of the show is 57 -- that's 15 years older than TLC's average. TLC expected a ratings drop coming off the high-flying premiere; executives realized some of their numbers were driven by sheer curiosity rather than eagerness to see an Alaska-based travelogue reality show. Competition from...
  • 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Breaks TLC Ratings Record

    11/15/2010 11:30:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/15/10 | Hollywood Reporter
    Sarah Palin's documentary / travelogue / reality-tainment / promotional-biopic shattered TLC ratings records Sunday night. The debut of Sarah Palin's Alaska delivered a whopping 5 million viewers. The first episode of the eight-part series was the most-watched program launch in TLC's history.
  • ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ Premiere Draws 5 Million, Breaks TLC Ratings Record

    11/15/2010 11:29:26 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 163 replies
    TV Newser ^ | November 15, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    The ratings are in, and it looks like “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” is a hit. TLC says nearly 5 million total viewers tuned in to the premiere of the series. In case you haven’t seen our previous coverage, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” is a documentary series from producer Mark Burnett and starring former Alaska governor and Fox News Channel contributor Sarah Palin. TLC says 4.96 million total viewers tuned in, including 1.8 million adults 25-54, and 1.6 million adults 18-49, two of the network’s key demos. That is the best premiere in network history with regards to total viewers, beating the 2003...
  • Cable News Ratings Show What America Thinking: Top 6 Shows All FOX, Bottom 3 CNN, Behar Last

    10/28/2010 5:40:27 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 83 replies
    Drudge ^ | Drudge and MB26
    New ratings tell story of average daily viewers FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,734,000 FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,720,000 FOXNEWS GRETA 2,296,000< FOXNEWS BAIER 2,284,000 FOXNEWS SHEP 2,244,000 FOXNEWS BECK 2,154,000 MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,190,000 MSNBC MADDOW 1,087,000 MSNBC O'DONNELL 1,048,000 MSNBC SCHULTZ 724,000 CNNHN GRACE 670,000 MSNBC HARDBALL 628,000 CNN COOPER 591,000 CNN KING 560,000 CNNHN BEHAR 339,000
  • Fitch may downgrade Bank of America ratings

    10/23/2010 7:09:21 AM PDT · by FromLori · 6 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 10/21/10 | Wallace Witkowski
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Fitch Ratings said Friday it may downgrade the long-term and short-term issuer default ratings on Bank of America Corp.
  • Winfrey lands former President Bush, Jackson's parents (Bad Idea GW!)

    10/22/2010 2:40:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 23 replies · 1+ views
    MSN ^ | Oct. 22, 2010, 11:30 AM EST | Unknown
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush and Michael Jackson's parents are among the big names "The Oprah Winfrey Show" has booked for the November ratings sweeps.
  • Week Two for Parker-Spitzer begins with New Low; Worst Ratings for Larry King in 10 Years

    10/12/2010 6:09:28 PM PDT · by John W · 23 replies
    TVNEWSER ^ | October 12, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    Last night’s “Parker-Spitzer” saw the lowest numbers yet for the program and the show did little to help the one that followed on the schedule — “Larry King Live” which had its worst numbers in more than 10 years. In its sixth outing, “Parker-Spitzer” drew 311,000 Total Viewers and 86,000 A25-54 viewers. That’s lower than the previous low for the time period set by Campbell Brown earlier this year. (332,000 / 87,000). Last week, Parker-Spitzer finished fourth in the time period averaging 465,000 Total Viewers and 124,000 A25-54. At 9pmET, “Larry King Live” put up its lowest A25-54 demo viewership...
  • Arizona lawmakers rate higher than peers

    10/06/2010 3:19:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — While most Arizonans believe that major changes are needed in the state budgeting process, they also have the highest opinion of their lawmakers out of five states faced with similar severe budget issues, according to a study out today. The study, “Facing Facts: Public Attitudes and Fiscal Realities in Five Stressed States,” found that one-third of Arizonans trust their state government “all or most of the time.” That rating was higher than those of the respondents from all other states in the survey, which included California, Florida, Illinois and New York. Along with Florida, the Grand Canyon...
  • CNN’s Parker Spitzer debut draws only 460,000 viewers

    10/05/2010 10:52:59 PM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies
    CNN's new show “Parker Spitzer,” which made its debut Monday night, attracted only 454,000 viewers, a decline from the show it replaced, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The show netted 118,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic coveted by advertisers. The program features former New York Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer -- who resigned in disgrace in 2008 after a prostitute scandal -- and Kathleen Parker, a conservative columnist, in a dual anchor format. It lagged well behind 8pm ET rivals “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News Channel and “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on MSNBC. Those two shows drew audiences...
  • Syndicated Ratings: OMG! Wheel of Fortune Rules Syndication (Nearly double Katie Curic)

    09/10/2010 7:11:26 AM PDT · by tlb · 8 replies
    Nielsen ^ | 09 September 2010 | Robert Seidman
    Rank Program Network Day HH Rating Viewers (000) 1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 5.8 9,052 2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 4.9 7,337 3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.3 6,838 4 ESPN NFL PRESEASON THU ESP …T… 3.9 6,173 5 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.2 5,888 6 ESPN NFL PRESEASON ESP M…… 3.6 5,523 7 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.0 4,912 8 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.4 4,827 9 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ……S 3.4 4,712 10 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4,482 11 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.8 4,367 12 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S...
  • How Bad Is It For Obama? Look How He's Completely Lost The New York Times

    08/29/2010 8:47:28 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 8-29-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Bad Is It For Obama? Look How He's Completely Lost The New York Times Joe Weisenthal Aug. 29, 2010, 7:39 PM The big political event of the weekend was Glenn Beck getting at least 100,000 to hear him talk about faith and restoring America, and all that stuff. And yes, the level of motivation on the right is bad news for the Democrats. But it's not just that the right is uber-motivated. One of Obama's key bases -- the NYT and its readers -- is throwing in the towel.Check out this Krugman post where he wonders when Obama is finally...
  • Honey, I Shrunk My Approval Ratings

    08/25/2010 5:22:36 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-26-10 | KARL ROVE
    The White House is having a disastrous 'summer of recovery.' In what will rank as one of the all-time presidential PR disasters, we're now well over half way through what the White House called "the summer of recovery." And what a recovery it's been. Earlier this month, first-time claims for unemployment hit a nine-month high. The unemployment rate remains at 9.5% and 18.4% of workers are out of a job, can only get part-time work, or have given up looking for a job altogether. Sales of existing homes dropped 27% from June to July, hitting the lowest point since data...