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Monday, July 16, 2012

Ratings For The Week of July 9-13

1 - Special programming aired on one night during the week.

Rating calculations are weekly averages based on nightly ratings provided by TVNewser with data by Nielsen Media Research. Numbers reflect Live and same day (DVR) data.

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Anonymous said...

Erin Burnett finally said something that had substance.
Granted it was in her ever defining stuccato projection, but she was right.
Mitt Romney has to release his most recent tax returns so that we can ALL actually see that he is far wealthier than we ever imagined and did indeed take advantage of every loop hole known to tax kind.
If it was legal, than he has not a thing to worry about.
Erin used the word "shady" but some
times shady is still legal though it is a stretch.
But we should demand transparency from anyone running for the Presidency.
And thank you Huffpost for the clip.
I couldn't stand watching Ms Burnett for the entire hour...even when she's right.

Anonymous said...

CNN and David Gergen (who I've totally lost respect for) are being mocked and criticized for Gergen's biased take on Bain. If Gergen has a past relationship with Bain and he's made money through them, he's in no position to be on a news channel defending them. The powers that be at CNN should be ashamed of themselves for allowing it, it doesn't matter if he disclosed it upfront, he has no credibility in the whole matter.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:43pm, I actually agreed with her as well.  It was a rare moment of substance for her but as usual, the segment was done in her attention-seeking, sophomoric style.  Was it really necessary to use the word stupid with a supporting graphic to boot?  I digress.  Your description of stuccato delivery is spot on.  It is annoying and sometimes I don't understand her.

I saw the very end of OutFront right before AC360.  Erin talked about Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer.  Amazingly, Erin was able to make it all about herself.  Apparently, meeting Mayer at a photo shoot for the cover Fortune makes Erin an expert on Mayer.  Of course, Erin needed another reason to show she was on the cover of Fortune.  I am surprised that cover pic isn't in her show's intro.  

This woman is a stark raving narcissist and they are plastering her all over CNN.  I really cant stand her smug, condescending, arrogant manner.  When she shows up on TSR, I change the channel.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:38am, yeah, Gergen's reaction shocked me too. If he has benefitted from Bain, he should just shut up about it. When I saw the segment on AC360 about Romney's Bain record, I was surprised how shoddy the segment was including Gergen's comments. My first question was, did Romney receive any compensation during these two years? It was never asked or answered by anyone on AC360. Second, why should I care if he was there? This was barely discussed. Frankly, I was shocked that 30 seconds in, no one thought this was a credible story and it was dismissed, particularly by Gergen. I like Gergen but he totally screwed this up.

Anonymous said...

The commenters here are so right! Even when I agree, she is unbearable to watch for any length of time. I watched the Monday episode only because CNN, in a Normandy invasion style ad campaign, has been touting the Cold Wars special to be featured on OutFront. Her rant on Mitt's taxes was a surprise considering I always thought Romney was her guy, but she did go out of her way to talk about how generous he was with charity. I endured the show only to be disappointed by the Cold Wars segment. Miguel did a fine job but the segment was very short given the amount of advertising. Erin seemed entirely uninterested and bored by the whole thing. I get the impression the whole Cold Wars series was foisted on her by management to help advertise her show and boost ratings.

I tuned in the next day, again searching for the Cold Wars segment hoping it will go a little better. I am really interested in the topic. It starts with her ranting again. First, she is clearly very satisfied with herself for upping the ante on Romney and his tax returns. She is well aware of the attention her well publicized hissy fit received and is rather smug about it. Now she transitions to whining about stimulus, Bernake, and QE. Addicted to QE with Bernake as our dealer? Am I watching Kudlow? I thought she and Stephen Moore from WSJ were going to make out on tv. By all means, let's fire Bernake and put Erin in charge of the Federal Reserve (NOT!). Her numbers about the QE programs were off base and the money isnt meant as a direct subsidy for job creation. It's monetary policy!! I barely made it to the Cold Wars segment. Honestly, her obvious disinterest in Miguel's work should be an insult. Really, I'm not bothering to try and watch again and I wish CNN would stop the incessant advertising of Erin. Like other commenters have noted, I can't get through a whole hour of her show. Anyway, I think I need to scale back on watching CNN. It isn't worth it.

Anonymous said...

I didn't like Erin Burnett telling Mitt Romney not to be stupid. I don't support Mitt Romney but I do NOT want an opinionated CNN! If I wan't opinion on an issue, I will watch The View. I don't want to see this from a news anchor on CNN.

And what's up with the new 3rd hour of the Situation Room? Why is Wolf Blitzer giving his opionion on certain matters? CNN is seriously annoying me. I've been watching Al Jazeera lately. Much better, more international news.

Anonymous said...

I am really enjoying John Berman on Early Start! He has a very distinct voice and is great to wake up to alongside Zoraida Sambolin.

On a side note, I strongly feel that Starting Point will soon be cancelled. The show is bad and since Monday, I've highly noticed Soledad O'Brien to be in a bad mood, almost as if she was told something about the future of her program. Even 10 minutes before her show goes on air while giving a preview on Early Start, you can tell something is wrong. I may be looking into it too much, but she usually is bubbly.

I am all for extending Early Start to 4 hours instead. Starting Point is awful. However, I still am a big fan of Soledad and her documentaries, and I do highly feel she would be great in prime time. I loved watching her fill in for Anderson Cooper the other week. If for whatever reason she could be moved to primetime, I really hope she develops a show that doesn't resemble Starting Point in any way.

Anonymous said...

I agree with @4:00pm.
It's bad enough that CNN has pundits anyway.

Anonymous said...

-Anthony Bourdain
-John Berman
-JK,USA cancelled
-3rd hour of Situation Room
-Newsroom International
-Ashleigh Banfield moved up

CNN was on a roll with good changes, and suddenly stopped. I hope they continue.

Anonymous said...

I too watched OutFront just for the much hyped Artic Drilling reports which are amongst the shortest reports ever.
Those reports are the only reason I viewed her program because I cringe every time I listen to Erin Burnett and her take on issues. Erin attempts to attract that young savvy crowd, yet in doing so comes off very immature. And the fact that every CNN executive sings her praises is beyond baffling.
Anon 11:30, I thought the same thing about the Fortune cover - just an opportunity to show off.
And this is CNN's future.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the day when I see these headlines:

Erin Burnett OutFront Cancelled by CNN
CNN Cancels Starting Point
Piers Morgan Tonight Canceled

Anonymous said...

What's up with the stupid AC360 commercial for Wednesday? They have been airing it for a week. It shows a 10 foot tall Santa Claus grabbing a scared employee and pointing to the camera and also shows a group of girls dancing in a home video. It's so weird and annoying.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin should be prohibited from speaking at the Republican Party's National Convention.
Because she is an idiot and she embarrassed them once.
Should they allow her to do it more than once TVN asks us?
That is up to them, but the NYPost is reporting that Governator Chris Christie will take that honor, if he can fit his large self on to the podium without breaking it.
Personally, having been a former resident of the great state of NJ, I'm looking forward to Christie's speech, should there be one.
Let the rest of the United States see that we elected a Governor, and received a mean, fat, nasty demagogue, who hates all public workers and everyone who receives entitlements.
And if you think he's right, just think Social Security, because if he ever makes it to VP, he's after that as well.
Christie is to be disliked. Palin is to be ignored.

Anonymous said...

It was just announced that CNN is the top news brand in Africa! It was previously announced that it was #1 in the Middle East, and #1 in Europe before that. I really do believe it would be better if CNN International replaced CNN USA. Keep Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper to host shows in prime time USA hours.