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    CNN: Missing Dobbs

    CNN: Missing Dobbs | Dec 03, 2009 | Blogs & Forums

    Could things get any worse for CNN? Apparently, the answer is 'yes.'

    The pioneering and once dominant leader in cable news has been hemorrhaging viewers for some time and earlier this year suffered the indignity of slipping to last place among cable news networks, behind even its sister network Headline News.

    Now come the November Nielsen ratings showing that the surprise departure of Lou Dobbs has cost the network even more viewers.

    After Dobbs announced his resignation on air on Wednesday November 11, CNN suffered a 25% decline among all viewers in Dobbs' 7pm time slot, and a 26% decline among adults 25-54.

    Meanwhile - surprise, surprise - CNN's competition in the 7pm slot at FOX News, The FOX Report with Shephard Smith, scored its highest rated month of the year in November with more than 2.1 million total viewers and just over 500,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo.

    CNN's fall after Dobbs' departure also allowed MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews to eke its way into second place 7 pm slot in November with 672,000 total viewers and 184,000 viewers among Adults 25-54.

    The respected CNN anchor has seen his numbers slip significantly through the past year. His 10 p.m. show, "Anderson Cooper 360," has declined 62% in total viewers and 70% in adults 25-54 from November 2008, according to Nielsen figures.

    Last month, in Cooper's time slot, Fox News' "On the Record" attracted an average viewership of 1.9 million while "360" averaged 672,000; repeats of MSNBC's "Countdown" and HLN's Nancy Grace show averaged 655,000 and 458,000, respectively.

    But in the ad-friendly 25-54 demo, those same repeats won out over Cooper with 224,000 (MSNBC) and 214,000 (HLN).
    Some comments:

    1. Fox News, according to the lastest Nielson, had the 13 highest news oriented shows on cable for the week of Nov 15 to 22.

    Hannity Ousts O'Reilly As Top Cable News Telecast Of Week

    2. CNN's gonna need help from Henry Waxman, otherwise Ted Turner's creation will crash.

    3. "The respected CNN anchor," whom no one watches, Anderson Cooper's personal story is fascinating:

    He's the son of The Poor Little Rich Girl, Gloria Vanderbilt.

    When Gloria was a baby her father, heir to the Commodore's railroad fortune, died, and the poor little infant came into a multi million dollar trust.

    Of course, Gloria's mother, Gloria, was put in charge of the baby and her affairs.

    But the mom lived a lifestyle which at the time, the gay 20's, was called, "libertine," or "bohemian."

    Mom cavorted back and forth to Europe, partying and spending.

    And she was rumored to have lesbian relationships, perhaps the intimate of baby Gloria's nanny, Dodo.

    Anyway, the dad's sister, Gertrude, the baby's aunt and libertine's sister in law, was prudishly disapproving.

    She sued her sister in law for custody of the baby and control of the trust, charging mother Gloria as an unfit parent.

    The trial, naturally, turned totally tabloid, taking place in the early 30's.

    Aunt Gertrude won.

    The poor little rich girl went on in the early 80's to found, pretty much, the designer jeans industry.


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    Re: CNN: Missing Dobbs

    This thread belongs on Blogs, not MSM.

    I apologize for my error.

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    Re: CNN: Missing Dobbs

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    This thread belongs on Blogs, not MSM.

    I apologize for my error.

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    Re: CNN: Missing Dobbs

    There's nothing "news oriented" about 99% of mainstream media.
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    Re: CNN: Missing Dobbs

    that's silly

    where do you think we all get our stuff, hundreds and hundreds of stories

    about hu dissing our boss, about putin pulling his strings, iran irate in his face

    copenhagen collapsing like cap and trade

    unemployment thru the floor, lots and lots of talk about the "underemployed, 17%"

    lots of talk about states (michigan) hit hardest

    housing

    afghanistan

    the current war over the fed

    health care---baucus and conrad and schumer, rockefeller, wyden, ben nelson, the ladies...

    the house, the dogs, the freshmen, the bishops...

    the issues in health care, its hangups, all hundred of em

    i could go on

    the hill, the times, politico, msnbc (best morning politics in the nation, willie, joe, their topics and guests, dylan rattigan's morning meeting...), cnn (tho no one watches), the hotline, all those little locals which broke those hundreds of stories about bogus jobs NOT created or saved by stimulus...

    i could go on

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    Re: CNN: Missing Dobbs

    CNN is worthless there is really no such thing as good news any more and I will be hit for this but the closest is FOX









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    Re: CNN: Missing Dobbs

    Quote Originally Posted by 75Greeno View Post
    CNN is worthless there is really no such thing as good news any more and I will be hit for this but the closest is FOX
    Fox News isn't perfect but until another news organization comes along that tries to get it RIGHT, it's the best there is.

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    Re: CNN: Missing Dobbs

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Fox News isn't perfect but until another news organization comes along that tries to get it RIGHT, it's the best there is.
    good some one else that sees things the same way






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