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  • Democratic Debate Clocks Record 15.3M Viewers For CNN, Even Without Joe Biden (Trump wins by 9 Mill)

    10/14/2015 10:47:26 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 28 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 14, 2015 | Lisa de Moreas
    UPDATED with additional stats: According to Nielsen Fast National ratings data, CNN’s Democratic debate averaged 15.3 million total viewers last night. That would make it the sixth-biggest nonsports cable telecast in history. In the 25-54 demographic, the faceoff among White House hopefuls averaged 4.8 million — the most ever for a Dem debate. CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield bragged on-air this morning that her network’s debate drew “a higher number than the season premiere of The Walking Dead.”
  • Fox's GOP debate had record 24 million viewers. Nielsen: 16% of US homes with TV sets tuned in

    08/07/2015 12:27:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | 08/07/2015 | Brian Stelter
    Fox's GOP debate was watched by 24 million viewers on Thursday night, according to Nielsen data, making it the highest-rated primary debate in television history. The event, which featured Donald Trump in his first debate, was also the highest rated telecast in the nearly 20 year history of the Fox News Channel, a spokeswoman said. Of the 24 million viewers, 7.9 million were in the key advertising demographic of 25 to 54 year olds. The ratings, which were delivered by Nielsen on Friday afternoon, shattered even the rosiest expectations for the beginning of debate season. The numbers from Thursday night's...
  • MSNBC Closes 2014 In Last Place, Hemorrhaging Viewers

    01/01/2015 3:05:30 PM PST · by george76 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Dec 2014 | John Nolte
    How bad was 2014 for MSNBC? So bad, the left-wing cable news network lost the 2014 ratings war to CNN. Yes, that CNN. According to Deadline, MSNBC is hemorrhaging viewers, especially in the all-important news demo (viewers aged 25-54): ... For the 13th consecutive year, Fox News annihilated its left-wing counterparts at CNN and MSNBC. In total viewers, Fox beat MSNBC and CNN combined.
  • State of the Union draws 33.3 million viewers, lowest since 2000

    01/29/2014 3:28:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/29/14 | Ryan Faughnder
    **SNIP** Total viewership for the address, which aired live from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. PST on 13 networks and tape delayed on Univision, was down slightly from last year's. The 2013 State of the Union was watched by about 33.5 million people. The speech was covered live by CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Azteca, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera America, Galavision and Mun2. Among cable outlets, the Fox News Channel beat its rivals, as usual, with 4.7 million viewers.
  • Study: Network News Viewers at All-Time Low; Half under Age 30 Never Watch News

    01/12/2014 12:37:59 PM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Barbara Boland
    Network news viewers are declining in unprecedented rates, from an average of 48 million nightly network news viewers in 1985 to 24.5 million in 2013, according to Pew Research analysis of Nielsen Media Research data. Young people aged 18-29 are the least likely to watch network news regularly (only 11 percent did so in 2012), and 49 percent of people in this age group say they never watch the news.
  • CNN and MSNBC Lose Almost Half Their Viewers in One Year (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/27/2013 1:34:49 PM PST · by Zakeet · 109 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 27, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    It's been a tough year for the liberal cable news outlets. Data released Tuesday show CNN shedding 48 percent of total viewers since last November and MSNBC dropping 45 percent. The numbers were even worse in the all important demographic of people aged 25 to 54 as CNN's ratings dropped 59 percent and MSNBC's 52 percent. In an off-election year, and with last November's numbers skewed higher as a result of the presidential election, it should be expected for ratings to decline. However, Fox News didn't see close to these losses. In total day, FNC is only down 18...
  • MSNBC Collapses to Fourth Place: Loses 12% of Viewers

    07/30/2013 7:05:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/13 | John Nolte
    This year's bad news for MSNBC has only gotten worse. The "Lean Forward" network has struggled in the ratings since the Boston Marathon bombings exposed the network's glaring weakness when it comes to news gathering. MSNBC had hoped to turn that around by going all-in on with the Zimmerman, but it didn't. Compared to last year in July, MSNBC was down -12% in total viewers and -4% in the 25-54 demo. "Morning Joe" lost -4% of its viewers, -8% in the 25 to 54 demo. Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, and Lawrence O'Donnell all took huge hits over last year. Hayes...
  • 58 million viewers: Debate ratings top first debate from 2008

    10/04/2012 1:49:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2012 | AllahPundit
    The last time a beating this brutal drew a wider audience was Ali-Foreman, I believe. More than 58 million people watched the first Presidential debate last night between President Obama and Mitt Romney, up substantially from the first debate in the 2008 election cycle, which had 52.4 million viewers.Fox News was the most-watched cable news network during the debate, and will likely be the most-watched network on TV, though final broadcast numbers will not be released until after 4 PM. The second Obama/McCain debate in 2008 drew 63.2 million but those ratings were goosed by off-the-charts public interest in Palin’s...
  • Viewers Swarm Fox News On Night Of President’s Address; MSNBC Falls To Fourth Among Viewers 25-54

    06/23/2011 8:33:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/23/11 | Mark Joyella
    Cable news ratings, June 22, 2011:•President Obama’s address to the nation Wednesday night disrupted program schedules and gave Fox News an average 460,000 viewers 25-54 throughout prime time. HLN, which had extended coverage of the Casey Anthony murder trial, was second with 330,000, and MSNBC fell to fourth with 223,000. During the eight o’clock hour, Fox averaged more than half a million viewers in the demo, while MSNBC averaged 244,000.•Despite interest in the speech on Afghanistan, CNN–which did well during the speech itself–struggled in the lead-up, with the network’s Situation Room at 5 p.m. averaging just 67,000 viewers
  • 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...
  • ABCBSNBC Lost One Million Viewers Last Quarter

    07/01/2010 11:12:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 7/1/10 | Matt Robare
    The big three nightly news broadcasts, NBC Nightly, CBS Evening and ABC World, lost a combined one million viewers in the second quarter of 2010, according to TVNewser. These numbers are comparable to the first quarter, which saw Evening News and World News get their lowest average viewers ever, while NBC's Winter Olympics coverage helped it get their highest average viewers since 2005. (Snip) Polls going back to 1997 displayed a continued public distrust with the news media.
  • Larry King To Celebrate 25th Anniversary At CNN With Half The Viewers He Had Two Years Ago

    05/27/2010 6:52:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 318+ views
    Business Insider ^ | May 27, 2010, | Joe Pompeo |
    descent into irrelevancy...on King's inability (much the same as his fellow CNN hosts) to compete in the ratings with Fox News and MSNBC. At 9 p.m., the time slot King used to dominate, he's a "distant third" behind Rachel Maddow and Sean Hannity. King now averages 725,000 viewers—that's about half the audience he had during the most recent presidential election; he was drawing 1.34 million in the first quarter of 2009. CNN president Jonathan Klein declined to comment on King's contract, which is up for renewal next June.
  • Super Bowl viewers TOO excited, get injured in their Barcaloungers

    01/27/2009 7:16:47 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 13 replies · 633+ views
    The Washington TImes ^ | 1/27/09 | Jennifer Harper
    ER doctors observe chokings, sprains, broken teeth, ravaged vocal cords. On the Super Bowl field? No, it's in the den, where Dad and Uncle Bob are going berserk for their teams.
  • Ratings for Basic Cable Networks

    07/27/2005 8:46:01 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 11 replies · 618+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 7/27/2005 | Yahoo News/AP
    Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 18-24. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses. 1. Auto Racing: Nextel Cup (Sunday, 1:29 p.m.), TNT, 4.7, 5.13 million homes. 2. "WWE Raw Zone" (Monday, 10 p.m.), Spike, 3.4, 3.76 million homes. 3. "The Closer" (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 3.3, 3.64 million homes. 4. "Monk" (Friday, 10 p.m.), USA, 2.9, 3.21 million homes. 5. "WWE Raw" (Monday, 9 p.m.), Spike, 2.8, 3.02 million homes. 6. "Real World XVI" (Tuesday, 10 p.m.),...
  • Al-Jazeera Coming to America - (please tell me this isn't true!)

    07/18/2005 8:04:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 39 replies · 698+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JULY 18, 2005 | CARL LIMBACHER & Staff
    The pro-terrorist Al-Jazeera International will debut early next year as a 24-hour English-language news network headquartered in the Middle East. And efforts to bring the network to the U.S. have been "very interesting and extremely encouraging," according to Commercial Director Lindsey Oliver. At launch the network will have a staff of "hundreds," said Oliver, a former director of CNBC Europe. The advertising-supported network will operate out of four broadcast centers – Washington, London, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia - and Doha, Qatar, its headquarters. The international version of Al-Jazeera, which has been accused by Washington of having an anti-American, pro-terrorist bias,...
  • Fighting for Crime Victims - (Kincaid on Nancy Grace's new CNN Headline News show)

    04/15/2005 9:38:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,162+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | APRIL 15, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    The New York Times has run a story on how CNN is trying to battle Fox News in the cable television news ratings wars. The paper says that one new attempt to boost CNN's overall ratings is for Larry King, the network's most popular host, to more frequently mention the host, Aaron Brown, who comes after him. CNN figures that King's popularity will rub off on Brown, and that Brown's ratings will increase. But a more effective way to boost ratings is to get hosts more in tune with the beliefs and attitudes of the public. As Howard Kurtz of...
  • Former VP Gore launches new TV channel aimed at younger viewers ('Current')

    04/04/2005 5:55:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 865+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 4/4/05 | Beth Fouhy - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO - In an effort to lure an Internet-savvy generation back to their television sets, former Vice President Al Gore joined investors Monday to announce the creation of Current, a cable TV channel that will target younger viewers with a blend of news, culture and personal videos. Gore will serve as chairman of the board of the new venture, which will be based in San Francisco. He and Joel Hyatt, the founder of Hyatt Legal Services who will serve as Current's chief executive, assembled an investment team that paid $70 million last year to acquire the Newsworld International channel...
  • O'Reilly officially welcomes Canadian viewers

    01/06/2005 8:25:18 PM PST · by balk · 44 replies · 953+ views
    Fox News Off-Air | January 6, 2005 | balk
    In case you missed it, Bill O'Reilly officially welcomed Canadian viewers at the start of "O'Reilly Factor" tonight (January 6, 2005) at 11:00 p.m. Eastern. With a large Canadian flag above his left shoulder, O'Reilly welcomed "Canadian viewers watching on Shaw Cable and Star Choice satellite". His show is the #1 rated cable news show in the world, raking in 2.3 million viewers stateside. For perspective, this is more than double Larry King's 1.1 million viewers and Jon Stewart's 1.1 million viewers.
  • GOP tops Dems in Convention Viewers

    09/04/2004 9:10:20 AM PDT · by politicalvanguard.com · 10 replies · 614+ views
    If ratings were votes, George W. Bush would be sitting pretty today, because the Republican National Convention finished with a larger television audience this week than its Democratic counterpart did in July. In addition, President Bush's acceptance of the nomination drew more viewers than challenger John . . .Kerry's speech.
  • Fewer Viewers Light Up Olympic Torch for NBC (tiny violin Alert)

    08/16/2004 6:52:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 1,164+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/16/04 | Ben Berkowitz
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC's broadcast of the 2004 Olympics has gotten off to as bumpy a start as the U.S. Olympic team itself, with prime-time ratings for the first three days of the Summer Games down slightly from four years ago, according to figures released on Monday. NBC's prime-time Olympics coverage still towered over the usual summer sitcoms, reality shows and reruns offered on rival U.S. networks during the first three days of the Athens Games, posting a hefty household rating of 14.1 and a full quarter share of all viewers watching TV on those evenings. But compared with...
  • JOHNS' NOMINATION PARTY, THE

    07/31/2004 2:59:56 PM PDT · by forest · 2 replies · 462+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #310 ^ | 7-31-04 | Doug Fiedor
    The meeting in Beantown was listed as the Democratic party convention. However, the number of media and gunslingers far exceeded the amount of convention delegates attending. The gunslingers could be pacified with a doughnut or two a day. Not so with the scribbling set. Reporters tend to get a little testy if they are not provided comfort, free food, booze, and bathrooms -- usually in that order. But, the DNC didn't deliver. First, most media people had to go through security lines. Then, to save a few bucks, the DNC skimped on toilets for the media. On top of that,...
  • Viewers Abandon TV Networks

    10/22/2003 7:41:26 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 171 replies · 606+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/22/03 | Limbacher
    Fox's smutty and wildly hyped "Skin" is bombing, along with most of the rest of the new television season, and Tinseltown execs just can't figure out why. Gee, why wouldn't people want to see a TV version of "Romeo and Juliet" set in the porn industry, a story where the pornographer is depicted as the ideal family man and the prosecutor is a villain? Obviously they have better taste. Only 6.3 million people in the entire nation watched the debut of "Skin," which scored a dismal 2.7 rating in the prized demographic of adult viewers under 50. The plunge in...