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CNN Soars, MSNBC Stumbles: See The Top 30 Cable News Shows

Posted 05.29.2011 | Media

CNN's ratings soared in the first quarter of 2011, making it one of the biggest winners of the last three months of cable news ratings. While Fox News...

CNN Triumphs (At Least in Most Demographic Categories)

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Last week's news numbers are the most substantial proof I can present that when major news breaks, occasional (non-regular) news viewers still turn to CNN to get the facts.

Cooper Rockets Up, Baier Steady: See Top 30 Cable News Shows In February

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News' Bret Baier and Shepard Smith have firmly settled into the top 5 of the cable news ratings. February's number show that Baier has had the sec...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Olbermann, MSNBC See Ratings Bump In Wake Of Suspension

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A suspension is proving good business for MSNBC and Keith Olbermann – at least in the short term. The size of the combative li...

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.

Third Quarter Cable News: Bad News for All Networks, But Hope for a Better CNN

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Could it be that the decline in news viewers is symptomatic of a general and genuine disgust by news viewers who are just fed up with the kind of news being fed to them?

RATINGS MAGNET!

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell had an impressive ratings debut Monday night, premiering as MSNBC's top-rated show. "The Last Word" averaged 928,000 total viewers...

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...

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.

Cable News Blues

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

When bad news comes, many viewers avert their eyes, and the second quarter of 2010 was full of bad news.

Cable News Ratings April 2010: Fox News Hits 100 Months At #1, Olbermann Breaks Into Top 10

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The ratings are in for April 2010, and Fox News has hit a ratings milestone: its 100th consecutive month as the top cable news network. In primetime ...

CNN Ratings: April is the Cruelest Month

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I think CNN is at risk of becoming a bad joke.

Dylan Ratigan Ratings Way Up For MSNBC

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC's "Dylan Ratigan Show" was the only cable news show in its time period to grow in total viewers last month, and it did so at an impressive rate....

Cable News Ratings: Top 30 Programs In Q1 2010 (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Just how dominant is Fox News? Consider this: its morning show, "Fox & Friends," draws more total viewers on average than the top-rated NON-Fox show i...