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Cable News Ratings

CNN Gets Some Great News And Some Lousy News

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media

All of the cable news networks touted victories at the end of March, which marked the close of the year's first ratings quarter. The disappearance ...

The Ratings Are In

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media

February was another rough month in the ratings for CNN. CNN, which just announced Piers Morgans' departure, came in third place with 399,000 tota...

January Cable News Ratings Are In

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.29.2014 | Media

January marked the start of a new year for networks, so it's time to take a look at how the shows racked up. "The O'Reilly Factor" was once again a...

CNN Gets Horrible Ratings

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Media

January 2014 was not a month to remember for CNN. The network is in rebuilding mode, trying to push away from its traditional reliance on breaking ...

Cable News Networks Had A Rough Year

Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

The ratings for 2013 are in, and it was a rough year for cable news networks. Like clockwork, Fox News led the pack with an average of 1.097 milli...

CNN Ratings, 11 Months Into the Year It's Still Fox and the Fogies

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.16.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

In the demos you get paid for Fox had 297,000 while the combine had 532,000. Fox News continues to dominate the fogies while MSNBC, CNN and Headline garner the middle aged.

A Rough Year For Cable News

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.17.2013 | Media

Cable news had an off year in 2013. Sure, there were all the lineup changes, personnel scandals, outrageous commentary and controversial programmin...

The Ratings Are In!

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.27.2013 | Media

MSNBC came out on top over CNN in the month of November for both primetime and total day, according to the recent data from Nielsen. MSNBC beat C...

What To Make Of Al Jazeera America's Very Low Ratings

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

A New York Post article on Al Jazeera America's seemingly anemic ratings got a lot of people in media-land talking on Monday--and prompted a conversat...

CNN Gets Awful Ratings

Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

From the "not-the-kind-of-coverage-you-want" files: The New York Times: CNN provided heavy coverage last week of the troubled introduction of th...

The Ratings Are In

Posted 10.30.2013 | Media

MSNBC topped CNN in primetime and total day during the month of October, according to the latest Nielsen numbers. MSNBC beat CNN among total viewe...


The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.15.2013 | Media

When Megyn Kelly got partially beaten by MSNBC in the ratings on the first night of her new show, the network celebrated. When Kelly surged so far ahe...

PHOTOS: Top 30 Cable News Shows For Q3 2013

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 12.03.2013 | Media

The ratings for the third quarter of 2013 are in, and there was good and bad news for each of the cable news networks. Fox News dominated as usual...

MSNBC, CNN Each Claim Victory

Posted 10.01.2013 | Media

Anyone searching for a nice example of cable news ratings confusion could turn to the dueling press releases sent out by CNN and MSNBC on Tuesday. ...

'Crossfire' Gets A Ratings Win

Posted 11.10.2013 | Media

CNN's revived "Crossfire" managed to top MSNBC in a key ratings category and grow the network's audience from the year before. The opening edition ...


Posted 08.27.2013 | Media

Al Jazeera America launched last week with understandably soft ratings. The folks at TVNewser obtained Al Jazeera America's launch-week ratings fr...

MSNBC Gets Good News For A Change

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Media

After months of grim ratings, MSNBC finally got some decent news in August. The network beat CNN in primetime in both total viewers (545,000 to 467...

MSNBC Chief Responds To Network's Rough Ratings Month

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.01.2013 | Media

MSNBC president Phil Griffin reacted to a month of disappointing ratings in a conversation with Variety's senior TV critic, Brian Steinberg. With t...

The Most-Watched Cable News Programs Of July 2013

Posted 08.17.2013 | Media

MSNBC's ratings woes continued in July, and most of its shows did not make the top 20 for the month. Fox News dominated as usual, claiming the top...

More Bad News For MSNBC

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Media

MSNBC's ratings problems continued in July, as it fell behind CNN and, in some cases, HLN for the month. So far, MSNBC has been dogged by an extrem...

The Ratings Are In!

Posted 07.23.2013 | Media

Cable networks dedicated the majority of their Monday coverage to the Duchess of Cambridge going into labor, but preliminary ratings from Nielsen show...

After George Zimmerman Trial Is Finished, CNN Will Air Permanent Fireplace Yule Log Video

Spencer Green | Posted 09.11.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Some executives at CNN are suggesting that the Yule log be broadcast permanently, as part of the network's ever-changing attempts to broaden the definition of what constitutes news.

New Poll Finds Where Most Americans Find Their News

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media

According to new poll out from Gallup, most Americans consider television their main source of news. Gallup surveyed 2,048 national adults from Ju...

More Bad News For MSNBC

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Media

MSNBC has had a rough few months in the ratings. The network fell to third place, behind Fox News and CNN, in primetime viewers for the second qua...

PHOTOS: Big Shakeup In Cable News Ratings

Posted 06.03.2013 | Media

Coverage of the Jodi Arias trial and the Oklahoma tornado threw cable news ratings into a bit of a tailspin during the month of May. While Fox New...