Posts Tagged ‘ratings’
Rachel Maddow is taking a cue from the Obama Campaign and the Gun Control Lobby I see. A poster on Twitter, upon seeing what he thought were very similar posts referencing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's show, did some searching and #Maddow using Spambots on Twitter to Boost show (Media Credit: @LeftyBollocks) found out that Maddow has been using phony twitter accounts to boost her "mentions" on the popular website. As can be seen by screenshots collected by a tweeter named @LeftyBollocks, Maddow has massive amount of accounts posting the exact same claim that "Confession: I yell at my TV while watching Rachel #Maddow talk about filibuster reform in the same way most people do during football." Read [...]
President Obama lost millions of voters last election. He also appears to be less popular each year he gives a State of the Union. Since his first Official SOTU speech in 201o, Obama has lost a total of 14.5 million viewers. He lost 11.3% viewers from his State of the Union Speech in 2012. Further, Obama compared to other President's had less viewers since 2000 The first State of the Union of President Obama’s second term last night was watched by 33.5 million viewers. That’s down 11.3% from the 37.75 million who tuned in for last year’s address across 14 broadcast and cable networks. It’s also a State of the Union low for Obama, who has seen a decline every year since his first official SOTU in 2010 was watched by 48 million. It is not an all-time low since Nielsen [...]
Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, June 14, 2012 P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) Total Day FNC 1,119 245 507 CNN 250 74 102 MSNBC 381 101 147 CNBC 133 38 82 FBN 68 10 30 HLN 193 88 124 Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FNC 2,172 [...]
The New York Times reports the GOP presidential debates this year are garnering almost twice as many viewers as any of the early debates, Democratic or Republican, did four years ago. "Cable news executives don't know for sure, but they have theories. Chief among them is that widespread anxiety about the economy and disapproval of the political system is building viewership... Other theories involve livelier contenders, showier production values for the debates and an increase in online chatter about them -- some of the same traits that make reality TV shows successful." via Republican Debates Attracting Big Audiences.
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 2,779 520 1,131 CNN Anderson Cooper 360 698 211 317 MSNBC DEBATE 4,829 1,466 2,297 CNBC FACEBOOK OBSESSION, THE 179 96 101 HLN Nancy Grace 600 146 237 Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FNC Hannity 1,687 423 735 CNN Piers Morgan Tonight 567 194 237 MSNBC DEBATE 6,124 2,050 3,081 MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE 4,505 1,437 2,143 CNBC AMERICAN GREED 239 115 112 HLN Dr. Drew 582 159 273 Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 2,281 533 1,116 CNN Anderson Cooper 360 756 277 338 MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE 2,392 704 1,121 CNBC AMERICAN [...]
Back when this writer was in radio, that little book that came out after the rating period called Arbitron could make you a hero or a zero at your radio station. This rating period shows that conservative talk has taken a pretty big hit. Is this the end of Conservative Talk Radio? In statistics, one data point doesn't make a trend... but it is worth keeping our eyes open for the next rating period. "Right-wing talk radio may have worn out its welcome, at least for now," reports Crain's New York Business. A new Arbitron report shows Rush Limbaugh's ratings down 33% from a year ago and Sean Hannitty down 28% over the same time period. Meanwhile, more centrist personalities -- Don Imus in the morning and John Batchelor at night -- were both up from a year earlier. via [...]
From ABC News Michael Falcone : Former Arkansas governor and potential presidential aspirant Mike Huckabee is telling a radio audience on Friday that he plans to make “a very important announcement” over the weekend. “This weekend be sure to catch my Fox News television show,” Huckabee says. “A very important announcement coming this Saturday.” Read the Full story at - The Note.
MSNBC received some gratifying ratings news from the first night of its new prime-time lineup as it showed increases in the 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. hours, even in the absence of its previous leading man, Keith Olbermann. Of course, the news surrounding Mr. Olbermann’s abrupt departure from the network last week may have fueled some curiosity about what the channel’s hosts might say about him or the circumstances of his break with MSNBC. Lawrence O’Donnell clearly benefited, as he averaged 1.5 million total viewers for his first night as Mr. Olbermann’s replacement. That was up a little under 50 percent from Mr. Olbermann’s average number in that hour, just over 1 million viewers. And yes, Mr. O’Donnell did pay tribute to Mr. Olbermann, saying he owed his introduction to [...]
Campbell Brown probably had the toughest time slot in Cable news. She is a good newswoman and I am sure she will do well in the future. We wish her all the best. She is leaving CNN Compounding CNN’s ratings problems, the prime-time anchor Campbell Brown said Wednesday that she was leaving the cable news channel. Ms. Brown said it was her decision to leave, and that she would remain the anchor of the 8 p.m. hour on CNN during “the transition.” In a lengthy and heartfelt statement, she wrote, “Simply put, the ratings for my program are not where I would like them to be.” To be clear: this is my decision, and one that I have been thinking about for some time. As for why, I could have said, that I am stepping down to spend more time with my children (which I truly [...]
Looks like thin-skinned Keith Olbermann is getting defensive about his policy of prohibiting any guests on his show who disagree with him. An MSNBC Countdown promo features Olbermann making an absurd non sequitur of an argument in seeking to justify his echo-chamber approach. Keith claims he asks questions "to find out if I'm wildly incorrect" about something, ignoring the obvious: he's unlikely to find out if he's wrong if he hand picks guests who think he's right! KEITH OLBERMANN: The premise of the guests is often misunderstood as some sort of political reinforcement, or a "Keith gets only the guys who agree with him." I ask a lot of these questions to find out whether or not I'm wildly incorrect about something. The point of the show is to illuminate. It is not [...]