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Thursday, March 03, 2005

TT: What Happened?

It looks like CNN is in the cr@pper with the latest ratings that have come out. FOX News continues its ascension as the leader in cable news. I think this can all be traced back to the multiple changes that CNN made to Crossfire, specifically when they:

  1. dropped the black background;
  2. invited Paul Begala (aka the Forehead) and James "Lizardface" Carville onto the show
  3. decided it'd be fun to host the show infront of a live audience of liberal at Georgetown.
  4. moved the show from 7.00 pm EST to 4.30
The Unpopulist (Nice Banner Graphic!) has more info:
CNN posted steep viewer losses during the month of February, slipping 21% in primetime and 16% overall, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Fox News was the only cable news network to see gains in primetime during February and beat all other cable news outlets combined for the sixth straight month.

FNC averaged 1.57 million viewers in primetime, up 18% from the same period last year, while CNN fell 21% to 637,000 viewers from the same time period.
How tough is it to run a cable news division... I mean, seriously? I think Eason Jordan's worldview (detached from reality based on his comments in Davos) had a contributing effect to CNN's downfall. Oh, and don't get me started on Rick Kaplan...


Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler