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Ratings: The Summer of '12 -- a Distorted Season

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Once every four years, the Summer Olympics distort the news ratings. This year, it was worse than usual because MSNBC, programmed by NBC, carried a lot of Olympic events, sometimes in primetime, sometimes in daytime.

CNN Host Urges Network To Head In New Direction

Posted 08.27.2012 | Media

CNN's Piers Morgan urged the network that employs him to be "liveliver" and "more opinionated" in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that was rel...

CNN Nabs Obama, Romney Interviews

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.22.2012 | Media

CNN nabbed pre-convention interviews with both President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Politico was first to re...

CNN Reportedly Eyes Reality Shows As Way Out Of Ratings Slump

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.13.2012 | Media

Could we be getting "The Real Housewives of CNN" soon? As the oldest cable news network struggles with plunging ratings and a leadership vacuum at ...

CNN Switches to 24-Hour Real Estate Ads Format

Spencer Green | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

CNN's latest numbers indicate that the network is now viewed predominantly by adult males with Crohn's disease who forgot to turn their televisions off and Long-toed salamanders between the ages of four and eight.

Cable News Ratings As Election Indicators II

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.01.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

July ratings are now in and Fox News viewers continue to outnumber the viewers of the three other cable news channels by a tiny margin.

Time Warner Chief Laments CNN Challenges Ahead

Posted 08.02.2012 | Media

Amidst record low ratings, Time Warner-owned CNN reportedly has major changes coming its way. Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes recently told reporter...

The Ratings Are In

Posted 08.01.2012 | Media

The July 2012 ratings are in. Although cable news ratings can lag during summer months, the tragic mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, 2012 presidentia...

Aurora and the Ratings

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.25.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I do not ordinarily write about the ratings until the end of the month, but Friday's massacre has been reflected in last week's ratings (Saturday and Sunday will be reflected in this week's) and they deserve some comment.

CNN's Newest Weekend Anchor

Posted 07.25.2012 | Media

CNN announced on Wednesday that a new face will join its weekend coverage. Victor Blackwell will join the network as the co-host of CNN Newsroom on...

Larry King: 'It's Not My Style'

Posted 07.19.2012 | Media

Larry King appeared on NBC's "Today" show on Thursday to plug his new show "Larry King Now." King took his new show to Hulu and Hulu plus. After of...

Who Reported It First? Who Cares.

The New Republic | Posted 09.08.2012 | Media

Can we talk about the nonsense of caring about which news outlet first reports a big piece of news? I'm not talking about a genuine scoop--a report th...

Study Shows Audiences Turn To TV, Online Platforms For News

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2012 | Media

By Venetia Rainey LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) - The news: Americans love to publicly debate it, British people hardly ever pay for it onl...

How CNN, Fox News Initially Got It Wrong

Posted 07.09.2012 | Media

As the Supreme Court released its ruling on President Obama's landmark Affordable Care Act, media networks scrambled to digest the complicated decisio...

Cable News Ratings As Election Indicators

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 09.01.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

In the past three elections, I have forecast the winners accurately by comparing the number of viewers watching Fox News with viewers watching the liberal combination. In all three of the cases, I got it right.

Tensions Rise Within CNN: Report

Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

Clashes between some of CNN's highest-level managers are a main source of tension and confusion within the network, the New York Post reported on Mond...

CNN Crisis Rages On

Posted 06.26.2012 | Media

CNN had its worst ratings in twenty-one years, according to quarterly figures released on Tuesday. CNN drew an average of just 319,000 total viewe...

CNN Steps Up New Strategy

Posted 06.18.2012 | Media

In perhaps a new effort to step up its international programming, CNN replaced its noon hour of “CNN Newsroom” with “Newsroom International” o...

Welcome Back Zucker

Chez Pazienza | Posted 08.13.2012 | TV
Chez Pazienza

Here's a little something just about everyone in the television business knows: Once you become a high-powered executive, it's almost impossible to screw yourself and your reputation so badly that you'll never work again. Case in point: Jeff Zucker.

WATCH: Joan Rivers Goes There

Posted 06.15.2012 | Media

The outspoken Joan Rivers broached a topic she rarely discusses in an interview with CNN's Zoraida Sambolin for the network's morning program, "Early ...

WATCH: CNN Panel Analyzes Network's Cable Ratings Woes

Posted 06.10.2012 | Media

Newsweek/Daily Beast columnist Howard Kurtz analyzed the downward trend of cable news ratings on his Sunday CNN show "Reliable Sources," with a partic...

CNN Considering Change In Leadership: Report

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.08.2012 | Media

Time Warner executives are considering replacing the president of CNN Worldwide, the New York Post reported on Friday. CNN has experienced an onsla...

Turner CEO Hints At CNN Cancellations

Posted 05.31.2012 | Media

Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent reacted to CNN's growing crisis on Thursday, admitting that he was "very unhappy" with the dismal ratings and hintin...

CNN Crisis Worsens

Posted 05.31.2012 | Media

The bad news just keeps coming for CNN. May was the network's worst month for total viewers during primetime in over 20 years. CNN drew an average...

CNN Shakes Up Morning Team

Posted 05.30.2012 | Media

CNN added a new face to its morning line up. The network announced on Tuesday that former ABC News correspondent John Berman will join the network ...