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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.

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.

Cable News Ratings, Democrats May Yet Have a Chance

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Last week, the three other news networks had larger audiences in total viewing, prime-time viewing and every demographic category than did FoxNews.

Ratings at CNN: Decay and Dismay

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Until recently, the erosion of CNN's audience might have been attributed to the lure of Olympic competition. But now CNN trails every other news network in every Nielsen demographic category.

CNN: Cooper and Gupta Exiled to Haiti

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Despite all this history, CNN's leaders have decided that the best way to solve their rating problems is to send Cooper and Gupta back to Haiti, even though a lot of the action there has ended.

It Was 20 Years Ago, SNN Taught the Band to Play

Ed Berliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ed Berliner

Do you remember where you were on February 1, 1990? I do, and so do many others who were part of sports broadcast history, when on that day the first 24/7 sports network launched.

Earthquake in the Ratings

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

MSNBC continues to neglect fast breaking major news stories because it relies on coverage provided by NBC News, which has been cut back severely for the usual financial reasons.

Food Shines, News Declines

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

In the October ratings, the Food Network had more viewers under 55 than any of the news networks, including Fox, which finished behind Food in every single advertising demographic category.

Just Like Old Times in the Rating Game

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Last week FoxNews had more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined in prime-time, and in total day.

The Official All-Jacko 24-Hour Cable Channel Girds Its Loins

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

Long after the absurd, mawkish and self-serving tributes to the arguably talented singer/dancer are (blessedly) done, there will certainly come the extended slimefest. And it won't be half as pretty as Michael.

Jane Velez-Mitchell Beating Glenn Beck's Ratings On HLN

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jane Velez-Mitchell, the HLN host who replaced Glenn Beck when he jumped ship for Fox News, is already topping Beck's ratings from when he held the ti...

Caylee Doll: Appalling, no Sunshine Here.

Michelle Bart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Bart

My comment reflects no opinion of the Anthony family or any other person or organization, but I feel compelled to reflect on this recent addition to t...

Nancy Grace Hits Ratings Record, Releases Family Christmas Card

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nancy Grace rode the news that a child's body was found near Caylee Anthony's grandparents' home to a ratings record Thursday night. Her Headline New...

Mental Recession: Like Manna From Heaven

Liz Spikol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Liz Spikol

As a mental health journalist and someone who suffers with bipolar disorder, if there's one thing I know, it's how to solve a "mental" crisis.

CNN Headline News Launching Comedic Weekend News Show

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) -- CNN Headline News isn't the first place you'd look for comedy, but the network says it will try to have fun with some of the clips in...

Glenn Beck Headlines "The Fourth Most-Impressive Election Team On Television"

New York Observer | Felix Gillette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Happy Super Tuesday," the prolific conservative talk-show pundit Glenn Beck told viewers of Turner Broadcasting's stepchild cable news channel, Headl...