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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.

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry's Moving Plea For Gun Reform

Posted 07.22.2012 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry dedicated a large portion of her Saturday MSNBC show to the tragic mass shooting that took place early Friday morning at a midnig...

MSNBC Issues Statement Over Hannity's George Zimmerman Interview

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.24.2012 | Media

Sean Hannity's interview with Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman generated a whole host of reactions on Thursday — from anger at MSNBC to incre...

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...

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.

WATCH: Dylan Ratigan Addresses MSNBC Departure

Posted 06.11.2012 | Media

MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan took a moment to address his upcoming departure with his viewers on Monday. News broke on Sunday that Ratigan, who has be...

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...

Can CNN Compete With Headline News?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.22.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I launched both CNN and Headline News, and I never believed the days would come when more people watched our tabloid version rather than what was supposed to be the quality product.

CNN Has Worst Month In Over A Decade

Posted 05.02.2012 | Media

April was the worst month for CNN in over a decade, and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes made his dissatisfaction clear on Wednesday. The cable news ra...

For CNN, April Is the Cruelest Month Again

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.01.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

CNN ought to do whatever it can to cut April out of the calendar. Last year was bad enough, but this year CNN's audience shrunk by 21% over the total day and 16% in primetime.

WATCH: Lawrence O'Donnell Flips Out

Posted 04.18.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell raged against GOP candidate Mitt Romney and his endorser, musician Ted Nugent, during his show Tuesday night. In what O...

CNN, Thirty Years Later

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

CNN is a major brand worldwide, but it's in third place on its home turf.

Which Cable News Shows Are Leading The Pack?

Posted 04.30.2012 | Media

The cable news ratings for February 2012 are in, and things were not business as usual. Like clockwork, Fox News cleared the top of the list. The ...

Cable News Ratings: CNN Tops MSNBC In Primetime

Posted 02.01.2012 | Media

The cable news ratings for January 2012 are in, and as usual, Fox News cleared the top programs. The network claimed the thirteen highest rating shows...

Cable News Ratings: Fox News Down, MSNBC Up

Posted 11.30.2011 | Media

November's cable news ratings are out and here we go again! Like clockwork, Fox News dominated the ratings. Still, every network had an interesting st...

Who Came Out On Top In The Cable News Wars?

Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

October's cable news ratings are out, and Fox News reigned again. The perennial first place network claimed the top eight primetime shows last month. ...

White Supremacists Show Support for MSNBC's Pat Buchanan

Rashad Robinson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Media
Rashad Robinson

White nationalists see Buchanan as a mainstream champion of their beliefs. Their goal? Make sure he maintains his position on MSNBC so that divisive, racially inflammatory ideas continue to circulate.

Which Cable News Shows Are Leading The Pack?

Posted 11.28.2011 | Media

The third quarter cable news ratings are out, and Fox News reigned again. Behind Fox News though, things were not business as usual: CNN is gaining on...

HLN Surges Like Crazy: See The Top 30 Cable News Programs For July 2011

Posted 10.04.2011 | Media

Another month, another boring old list of cable news ratings. In July, Fox News cleared the field as usual, racking up the top--wait. It didn't? No...

Casey Anthony Wins Again: The Triumph of Sleaze

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 09.05.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Not only was Casey Anthony found not guilty, but she also won more total day viewers than FoxNews, MSNBC and CNN.

Olbermann Down, MSNBC Up

Posted 09.05.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann bragged via Twitter last week after his new show on Current received higher ratings than that of Lawrence O'Donnell's, occupier of his...

Fox News Ratings Dip: See The Top 30 Cable News Shows

Posted 08.29.2011 | Media

All four top cable news networks had something to celebrate during the second quarter of the 2011 ratings season. Fox News could toast its usual domi...

May Ratings: CNN Turnaround

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.02.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

When major news breaks, people who are not regular news viewers turn to CNN for what they think is important. Now, if CNN could only find a way to make more of their news seem important, they might provide real competition to Fox.

CNN Skyrockets, Fox News Still Tops In May Ratings

Posted 08.01.2011 | Media

Most months, the cable news ratings show little fluctuation. Fox News is always dominant, and the rest of the pack shuffles around a bit. In May, thou...