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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...

'The Newsroom' and CNN

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.28.2012 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

The program, which was filled with smart dialogue, internal conflict and self-righteousness, was a bit misleading about what happens behind the scenes at a cable news network.

Networks Resort To Trickery In An Attempt To Lift Ratings

nytimes.com | BILL CARTER | Posted 04.03.2012 | Media

This is the kind of programming sleight of hand that executives seize on as they seek to gain every possible edge in the television ratings game, at a...

Egypt, Weather Send News Ratings Soaring

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The political crisis in Egypt and a sprawling winter storm helped the network evening newscasts to some of their biggest audiences in...

'NBC Nightly News' Notches Another Ratings Win

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"NBC Nightly News" continued its long-running ratings streak in the fourth quarter of 2010, beating its rivals at ABC and CBS by substantial margins. ...

"Countdown" Beats "O'Reilly Factor" In Ratings Demo For First Time Ever

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" beat Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" in the key Adults 25-54 demographic for the first time ever last week. ...