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Cable News Ratings

February Ratings: A Good Month for CNN

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

CNN continues to lag behind FoxNews and MSNBC in total viewers. But in February, thanks to the upheaval in Northern Africa, CNN was the only one of th...

RATINGS REBOUND?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Is CNN experiencing a ratings rebound? The network had a very strong February —bolstered by its coverage of the wave of popular revolts in the ...

Cable News Ratings: Egypt and the Olbermann Effect

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

According to information supplied by Cynopsis, Fox News continues to dominate to the cable news ratings, but CNN and MSNBC finished in a virtual tie among primetime viewers.

Cable News Ratings: January Snapshot

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

FoxNews continues to dominate news viewing in total audience and all demographics except 18-34 year olds, where MSNBC leads. According to Cynopsis, a...

Egypt Boosts Ratings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN is experiencing a ratings boost due to its coverage of the Egyptian uprising. On Tuesday, CNN beat MSNBC in the ratings for the coveted A25-54 dem...

Beck Tumbles, Baier Rises: See Top 30 Cable News Shows In January

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a way, January's cable news ratings are no surprise: Fox News overwhelmed the competition, and MSNBC beat CNN. But there were some interesting tidb...

Back To Ratings Reality?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After the highs of the first few days, Piers Morgan's ratings have begun to settle down. 1.025 million people tuned in to the fourth episode of "Pier...

Morgan Beats Hannity In Key Demo On Second Night

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The second episode of "Piers Morgan Tonight" beat its Fox News rival "Hannity" in the key A25-54 demo, though it shed a large percentage of its openin...

Piers Morgan Debut Gets Big Ratings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Piers Morgan's debut show drew impressive ratings. According to early Nielsen returns, 2.1 million people tuned in to watch the first episode of "Pie...

2010 and a Happy New Year Message to CNN

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

It is the duty of a free press to reject lies and report the truth. If CNN took that as its mission, it might get a hell of a lot more viewers next year.

2010 Cable News Ratings: Fox News Trounces Rivals...See Top 30 Programs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

2010 is almost done, and the cable news ratings for the entire year are in. As always, Fox News came out on top, thoroughly dominating the competition...

Larry King's Bow-Out Gets HUGE Ratings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Larry Kings send-off drew huge ratings for CNN. The last episode of "Larry King Live" was watched by an estimated 2.24 million viewers, beating Fo...

'Parker Spitzer' Getting Time To Grow

wsj.com | SAM SCHECHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Eliot Spitzer's debut on CNN's prime-time lineup has been greeted by tepid viewing and some scathing reviews. But the network plans to give the forme...

November Cable News Ratings: Parker/Spitzer Isn't Working

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Fewer viewers tuned into cable news this November than last November, despite Parker/Spitzer and the fact that 2010 was an election year and 2009 was...

Fox News Reigns, 'Special Report' Moves Up...See Top 30 Cable News Shows For November

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's not a surprise that Fox News swamped all of the other cable news channels in the November ratings -- it tends to do that every month. However, th...

Fox News Dominates, 'Last Word' Premieres Big...See Top 30 Cable News Shows For October

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News' perpetual domination of the cable news rankings continued in October, with the network taking the top 11 spots in the list. October did see ...

Update: Predicting Election Results by Viewer Preference

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I've been able to get last week's cable viewing numbers in time to include last week's results. FoxNews viewing was up sharply in all categories during the week of 10/25 to 10/31. Here are the numbers.

Predicting Election Results by Viewer Preference

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

In every election of the past decade I have predicted the results based on Nielsen's cable news viewing numbers. So far, I have always gotten it right. And, if that happens again next Tuesday, the Democrats are in for a disaster.

A Chile Wind Blows CNN Some Good

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Given that CNN gained more viewers than its two rivals combined, I would suggest to my successors that they abandon talking about the news and start showing more of it.

SILVER LINING? 'Parker Spitzer' Ratings Climb On Day 2

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After a dismal first night, the ratings for CNN's "Parker Spitzer" climbed on the show's second day. Tuesday's episode drew 513,000 total viewers, wi...

Fox News Dominates Q3 Ratings... See Top 30 Shows...

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News' domination of the cable news rankings continued in Q3, with the network holding its grip on the top 11 programs in cable news. How did in...

Two Bits: News Ratings and Heresy

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I am in the midst of writing a long and serious paper and have recently neglected Huff Post, but two occurrences seem so newsworthy that I will briefl...

Cable News Ratings August 2010: CNN Viewership Plummets, Fox News Still On Top

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The dog days of summer took their toll on cable news in August, as ratings for all three of the main channels were down this month. Even so, there wer...

Cable News Ratings and Race

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

By now most of you must know that there's little new, merely a continuation of second quarter trends. All four of the networks are losing viewers, CNN losing by far the most and MSNBC, by a nose, the least.

Fox News Dominates July, MSNBC Tops CNN... Top 30 Programs...

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News continued its domination of cable news ratings in July. The network averaged 1.85 million viewers in primetime for the month--more than CNN, ...