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CNN Falls To Lowest Prime time In Over A Year.

When will CNN learn. People that tune in to them usually lean left. Those same people are not interested in the Obama bashing that they showcase 24/7. A bunch of idiots over at CNN.

CNN Falls To Lowest Primetime In Over A Year; Fox’s Megyn Kelly Returns To Cable News Ratings Top Spot

A busy news day of combative Congressional Obamacare hearings and Presidential speeches did CNN no favors in primetime last night. The Jeff Zucker-run cable network hit its lowest primetime time result among adults 25-54 in over a year Wednesday despite all the cable newers being up double digits over the day before during Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius’ morning testimony. Between 8 PM and 11 PM last night, CNN had a mere 67,000 viewers among the key news demo. That’s the worst its done in the demo since August 10 last year. With the Olympics were on NBC last August, CNN drew just 62,000 among the 25-54s that Friday. Not only was CNN behind rivals Fox News Channel (396,000) and MSNBC (127,000) but also it did worse than sister station HLN (93,000) and CNBC (79,000). The most watched show on CNN last night was Piers Morgan Live at 9 PM which got a soft 83,000 in the demo and 340,000 viewers overall. Overall CNN had 285,000 viewers in primetime last night compared to MSNBC’s 683,000 and FNC’s 2.312 million.

As CNN tanked, FNC’s The Kelly File was back at No. 1 last night for the first time since its October 7 debut week. Building on her O’Reilly Factor lead-in, Megyn Kelly’s 9 PM Fox News Channel show pulled in 445,000 in the adult 25-54 demo Wednesday. Kelly first topped heavyweight Bill O’Reilly on the second night of her show on October 8 with 623,000 in the demo to The Factor’s 578,000. The spread wasn’t so big last night with O’Reilly drawing 433,000 among the 25-54s. Kelly won again with 376,000 to O’Reilly’s 343,000 on October 10 before settling into second place ever since. In total viewers, O’Reilly remained first last night with 2.96 million watching to Kelly’s 2.350 million. Against her time slot rivals however Kelly was the easy winner. In fact, her show had more in the demo than CNN’s Piers Morgan Live had in total viewers. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show was second in the 9 PM slot with 810,000 total viewers and 136,000 among the 25-54s. Now moved from his previous 9 PM slot to 10 PM, FNC’s Hannity lost some of Kelly’s crowd with his demo at 305,000 and total viewers at 1.59 million. Still that was better than CNN AC360 Later (52,000 in the demo and 193,000 total viewers) and MSNBC’s Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (139,000 in the demo and 679,000 total viewers) put together in both categories.

by Anonymousreply 5411/04/2013

If they'd stop trying to out-FOX FOXNews they might get their ratings back.

But they SUCK. They're an EMBARASSMENT.

by Anonymousreply 111/01/2013

If they are too dumb to figure it out after all these years then they deserve everything negative that is being said about them.

by Anonymousreply 211/01/2013

"The Jeff Zucker-run cable network hit its lowest primetime time result among adults 25-54 in over a year Wednesday despite all the cable newers being up double digits over the day before during Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius’ morning testimony."

Well if they showed the news maybe their ratings would be better - when Don Lemon signs off on a Sunday at 7pm, there is no news until 5am Monday.

Why are they giving Prime Time slots and unlimited resources to Anthony Bourdain?

by Anonymousreply 311/01/2013

Wolf Blitzer + Piers Morgan + Newt Gingrich + SE Cupp + Anderson Cooper.....are you surprised?

by Anonymousreply 411/01/2013

SE Cupp is particularly noxious. I mean, even the name. Seriously, what the fuck.

But if you see her twitter, she's so fucking snide and arrogant, yet so completely misinformed and wrong about everything.

(Kinda like a standard Republican talking-head, come to think of it... just somehow extra obnoxious about it)

by Anonymousreply 511/01/2013

Didja ever stop to think that the number of people mindlessly in love with Obama has been reduced somewhat lately? I have no earthly idea why that would be, of course, because I watch MSNBC exclusively.

by Anonymousreply 611/01/2013

Unless you are a geriatric who doesn't read, is getting news from TV still even a thing?

I'm going to check.

by Anonymousreply 711/01/2013

[R6] This is nothing new. It has happened before. Every time CNN bashes Obama on a regular basis the ratings go down.

by Anonymousreply 811/01/2013

When are they going to dump PM?

by Anonymousreply 911/01/2013

I watch CNN and I'm neither more to the left or the right--I'm a true moderate--- and I suspect CNN knows the majority of their viewers are like me.

by Anonymousreply 1011/01/2013

Adios, Jeff Zucker!

by Anonymousreply 1111/01/2013

Who wants to watch the bloated, drunken Piers Morgan, a retarded British man, bloviate about American politics?

by Anonymousreply 1211/01/2013

Why anyone watches is beyond me. the self-described "moderate" is a hoot. Perhaps moderate = superficial. CNN likes runaway blondes, shootings, and the classic white Bronco. the drop Anderson Cooper in warzones to read wire service copy. They flup breaking news because they don't have a real reporting.

by Anonymousreply 1311/01/2013

When I turned on the news and even my laptop browser, it was always CNN. Then they lost their bearing and overcorrected for the criticism that they weren't conservative enough. In the last year, I have turned to them ONCE for news.

by Anonymousreply 1411/01/2013

Its that Cuomo jerk.

by Anonymousreply 1511/01/2013

"R10 I watch CNN and I'm neither more to the left or the right--I'm a true moderate--- and I suspect CNN knows the majority of their viewers are like me."

If CNN really knew who their viewers were they wouldn't be struggling the way they are. That's the problem. They have no idea what viewers want. Hence horrible ratings the past few years.

by Anonymousreply 1611/02/2013

Zucker and Greenblatt sink networks into the ground.

Who the hell is watching that Kelley broad?!

MSNBC was smart in being the alternative to Fox.

by Anonymousreply 1711/02/2013

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by Anonymousreply 1811/02/2013

I hope they fold. I know someone who is a news editor for CNN- she has only a bachelors degree from a second rate college (Ohio University, a school that accepts ANYONE with a pulse.)

by Anonymousreply 1911/02/2013

No r18, all the "cool kids" are playing videos games during their commute to work and in their free time. Their news comes from TMZ, at best.

For those who read "Google News online", where do you think they get 90% of their news from R18? In terms of story prioritization, other than "clicks", they, and HuffPo, and Politico, still source that from the front page of the NY Times.

by Anonymousreply 2011/03/2013


CNN was wonderful in the mid 90s, but has sucked ass for a long time. They are the absolute worst news entity for insisting on bringing on fact- free clowns to give a bizarre appearance of looking "balanced", while disregarding that perhaps the first side is the factual one. If you went on CNN and said the earth was round, you would be followed by some dope claiming it was flat. This has nothing to do with news or analysis. Death to CNN!

by Anonymousreply 2111/03/2013

I'm a Leftie, and I watch CNN quite a bit.

When they start to Obamabash, I just turn the tv to something else.

I don't see them EVER getting rid of Piers Morgan.

by Anonymousreply 2211/03/2013

The devil is dancin' tonight, bitches.

by Anonymousreply 2311/03/2013

I can't understand why they can't figure out why their ratings are down... and that it's the fake-balance, water-carrying, and basically due to the fact that they've lost the trust of the people. They made a conscious decision to be "Fox News lite", and their rating and credibility crumbled. They made a choice to chase ratings instead of stories and facts. They brought on assholes like Glenn Beck and Nancy Grace to destroy Headline News, ... it's just a clusterfuck.

by Anonymousreply 2411/03/2013

That's the channel that advertises Newt Gingrich as a "great mind." Enough said...

by Anonymousreply 2511/03/2013

Oh god, please let Anderson be okay!

by Anonymousreply 2611/03/2013

[quote]That's the channel that advertises Newt Gingrich as a "great mind." Enough said...

Stupid people run CNN

by Anonymousreply 2711/03/2013

MORE Wolf Blitzer! MORE Piers Morgan! MORE of what's-her-name with the glossy hair!

Maybe another version of CROSSFIRE!!!

The mind reels. I think I could run a better network. I know Americans would never stand for a lot of something like the international version of CNN, but I'll bet they could take 1/2 hour of it.

by Anonymousreply 2811/03/2013

It's a wonder they haven't attempted to invent an eighth day just to make the viewers suffer with even more Wolf Blitzer

by Anonymousreply 2911/03/2013

CNN still thinks the country is really behind GOP and the Tea Party and what THEY believe, so they load their programs up with conservatives and take a 24/7 anti-Obama/Democrats stance, not recognizing that they're turning off viewers in droves. What kind of news programmer outside of Fox would think that Tom Delay/Paul Wolfowitz/Newt Gingrich are going to hoards of viewers? One of the liberal pundits on CNN said they're starting to turn into Fox and he hasn't been on the air since saying that.

by Anonymousreply 3011/03/2013

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by Anonymousreply 3111/03/2013

I can't help but wonder... Don't all the on-air personalities at CNN realize that they're laughingstocks at a buffoonish idiot network by this point?

by Anonymousreply 3211/03/2013

Jake Tapper has a very good afternoon show.

by Anonymousreply 3311/04/2013

CNN went downhill the moment Ted Turner sold it.

And it's been in a downward spiral ever since.

by Anonymousreply 3411/04/2013

Yes, r33.

And it seems to be full of GOP talking points.

by Anonymousreply 3511/04/2013

The order of the day for news channels is infotainment. Fox is "compelling"(I mean that sarcastically) for its female anchors that are tarted up like porn stars and its right wing agenda. MSNBC has a decidedly liberal slant with some unattractive people on.CNN's problem is that is it too old school.It is competing with channels that play to its own niche and they (CNN) are no longer the only game in town. Jeff Zucker also seems to be the kiss of death hen it comes to things lately. He fucked up NBC when he was charge and Katie has been a bomb.He was the wrong man for this job.

by Anonymousreply 3611/04/2013

All the cable news outlets are losing viewers.

by Anonymousreply 3711/04/2013

They need to show more hardcore gay porn.

by Anonymousreply 3811/04/2013

Is that New Day woman supposed to be fat and lovable? GAG!

Looks like a joke with a black clown wig.

by Anonymousreply 3911/04/2013

Jeff Zucker: Failing Upwards!

by Anonymousreply 4011/04/2013

And why does Anderson always have on fat, ugly fuck Andrew Sullivan and Charles Blowhard? I hate those two.

Hell, his 10:OO show has fallen to 200,000 plus viewers. I suggest new and better analysts would improve that pathetic number.

by Anonymousreply 4111/04/2013

Sullivan and Blow aren't the problem on that show. The problem is that he brings in too many Republicans and too many anti-Obama pundits like David Gergen who are allowed to just go on and on about how lousy a president he is. That is not balanced reporting and is simply pandering to right wingers who won't watch CNN anyhow. Frankly, I find conservative pundit Ana Navarro unwatchable and out of her depth on the show, plus she talks too much. They do need better guests, relying on the usual CNN faces like Gergen and Navarro is not going to help them. Step outside and bring in INTERESTING people with different viewpoints, not just talking points.

by Anonymousreply 4211/04/2013

Not balanced reporting?

Sullivan and Blow are 2 of the biggest Obama kiss asses around. I know what they will say before they even open their mouths.

Gergen is 10 times more objective. He gives a straight honest opinion.... sometimes siding with the Obama administration and sometimes not.

by Anonymousreply 4311/04/2013

now, viewers, just tell us: is that a good or bad thing?

by Anonymousreply 4411/04/2013

David Gergen is a clumpy pile of wet cardboard. Who the fuck thinks, "I wonder what David Gergen thinks" about... anything? Sullivan is emphatically, enthusiastically wrong over half the time before eventually correcting himself (and its been fascinating to watch him evolve over the past decade). At least he's interesting. And Blow has integrity if not good TV chops.

by Anonymousreply 4511/04/2013

R44 must be joking. Sullivan and Blow have both been critical of the president and ACA recently, but they are a lot more fair about it than Gergen who is bitter and resentful that President Obama had no use for his advice, so he goes on CNN whining about him and calling him unfit for the job and making insinuations about him being lazy. Gergen has been on an Obama witch hunt for a long time now and can no longer be objective.

by Anonymousreply 4611/04/2013

I can't believe they trashed Headline News by putting "shows" on it, rather than just having 24/7 30-minute newscasts. I watched that channel all the time in the late 80s.

If they'd go back to that format, they'd regain a lot of credibility, and probably even improve ratings.

But then I think MTV should actually show music videos too. Shit, they came out with MTV2 to show videos, and then let THAT get taken over by "shows". How stupid are people?!? Fuck, History channel doesn't even show history any more.

by Anonymousreply 4711/04/2013

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by Anonymousreply 4811/04/2013

Erin is going on maternity leave soon.

by Anonymousreply 4911/04/2013

I wish she'd just leave period R50.

by Anonymousreply 5011/04/2013

I dont know u guys,remember when the 2008 elections were going on and how strongly CNN and all the other news networks were behind obama except for maybe fox. I remember CNN being moderate most of the time before that.

I stopped watching CNN during those elections and switched to FOX like so many other people because they started to distance themselves from objectivity and jumped on a run away bias train and I think that might of been the beginning of the end for CNN. Honestly I had no clue that CNN was right leaning now but I'll take you guys' word for it. Although, how can they be right leaning now for only criticizing obamacare?

Its been years since I watched it and I only casually glance at FOX news from time to time because I cant stand their overwhelming bias anymore.

by Anonymousreply 5111/04/2013

I only watch cnn international. CNN is not watchable. just gawd awful...

by Anonymousreply 5211/04/2013

Somebody RAPE ME!

by Anonymousreply 5311/04/2013
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