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Monday, August 6, 2012

Ratings For The Week of 7/30 - 8/2

1 - Special programming was 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...

What is going on with CNN right now? As other commentors have noticed, it seems to be random anchor week during the morning and daytime. People are being moved all over the place. Are they trying anchors at different time slots? I thought Briana Keiler did a good job yesterday. I'm not a fan of Brooke Baldwin so I just as well see her moved to HLN but the morning does seem to suit her better. Am I reading too much into this? Are a lot of people just on vacation or assignment? Hey CNN, could you try this during primetime as well? You need different "talent" in the evening. Look at those ratings - are the plummeting numbers solely attributed to the Olympics because Fox, MSNBC, and even HLN don't look that bad.

Anonymous said...

I just read that CNN shot a pilot for a new show with Gloria Borger and Jeffery Toobin called Unconventional Wisdom.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, Anderson Cooper 360ยบ has become a very dull and boring show. I just realized that I haven't been watching it like I used to. It's been this way for over a year now. Field reporting or not, Anderson has lost his shine. The show doesn't keep me tuned in any longer sadly. Oh well. All good things come to an end.

Anonymous said...

AC360 was excellent last night covering the Sikh Temple shootings. Anderson's interview with the family of the Sikh temple leader who was killed in the shooting was sensitive and heartbreaking, the son of the President's words were so moving and important for everyone to hear, it was actually one of the best interviews I've seen on any news network in a long time. Anderson has a gift for asking the right questions and he is well skilled when it comes to covering anyone who has been through a tragic situation, for those of us who have admired his work over the years, no, he has not lost his shine at all.

Anonymous said...

Borger and Toobin in a new show?!?!?! Now that's interesting news. I have not heard that. Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about that show idea but at least CNN is taking action. It seems like a recycled idea with long-time CNNers but I would probably give it a watch. First impressions can be deceiving. When I heard Burnett was getting her own show on CNN, I actually thought it was a good idea - I even looked forward to her show (surprised they gave her such a prime slot). Man, I was wrong. She is a trainwreck and in way over her head. I tried giving her time but improvement has been minor and she acts like she is the greatest thing to ever grace my TV screen. Should have learned after the whole Parker/Spitzer debacle - do not prejudge a show. Lesson learned - view all new CNN shows with skepticism, watch more than once to get a full picture, give it some time then try watching again, and finally try not to be disappointed when it doesn't work out.

Anonymous said...

CNN needs to figure out what they want to be. Their old stance has been straight news, no bias. Some at least have moved on to obvious support of the right. At least Fox and MSNBC are upfront about their views. As much as I like Wolf Blitzer, yesterday it seemed like several times in the conversation he was extremely excited about "they"(meaning the republicans) were going to accomplish during the RNC convention. I'm not a big watcher of Fox, but I don't remember seeing that much enthusiasm even there.

Am I reading the ratings right, that TLW beat out Greta??

Anonymous said...

@1.39pm I agree with you. Can you imagine I was even looking forward to Piers Morgan! God, what a disappointment that was.
But then again, Gloria and Jeffrey have been on CNN for some time now, we've gotten to know them well and the show might actually work. Except, what's the show about? We only heard they taped a pilot, but there's no information about the format. And many commenters here have been saying how tired they are of all-politics-no-real-news CNN policy so from that perspective I'm skeptical, cause do we really want to see ANOTHER show focusing solely on politics and Washington?

@1.46pm yup, Greta has not been doing well over the last month or so, numbers were pretty close and I think I saw TLW beating her on at least one other night. Also, I can't say Maddow's numbers were out of the ordinary, but Hannity's ratings fell, so as a result the gap between these two is smaller than usual. Of course, these are demo figures, Fox is still light years away in total.

Anonymous said...

Unfair and Unbalanced?
Anderson Cooper receives an award from the gay community in journalism for his reporting on bullying gay children.
His report should have been on bullying ALL children and the fact that he received an award for one segment of society is neither fair or balanced or representative of the situation.
When is the Gay and Lesbian Community going to wake up and recognize that there are other groups of people who are actually discriminated against other than themselves?
This is bias at its worst and offensive to those children who are straight and bullied consistently and ignored.

Anonymous said...

@11.42PM What exactly is your point?
I suppose you think, let's say, Jeffrey Gettleman shouldn't have been awarded this year's Pulitzer prize for reporting about starving children in East Africa. That was unfair and unbalanced, cause there are starving children in other parts of Africa and other parts of the world. Oh, and I suppose you noticed how starving adults (in East Africa and other parts of the world) have been discriminated against! Unfair and unbalanced! Take the Pulitzer away from him!