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CNN Has Lowest-Rated Month In More Than A Decade In April
Deadline.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | NELLIE ANDREEVA

Posted on 05/01/2012 8:01:46 PM PDT by iowamark

It’s no April Fool’s joke — last month CNN delivered its lowest-rated month in total day in over a decade, since August 2001, the month before the September 11 attacks. The once-dominant cable news network posted decade-lows among both total viewers (357,000) and Adults 25-54 (108,000). Versus April last year, CNN was down 21% in total viewers and 29% in 25-54. In comparison, leader Fox News was up 2% in total viewers (1.1 million) and 1% in 25-54 (273,000) and No.2 MSNBC was flat in total viewers (425,000) and down 5% in 25-54 (139,000).

Things did not look brighter for CNN in the evening where its shows again posted across-the-board declines: John King USA at 6 PM was down 41% in the 25-54 demo, Erin Burnett Outfront at 7 PM was down 34%, Piers Morgan was down 14% at 9PM, and Anderson Cooper 360 was down 8% at 8 PM and 28% at 10PM. In primetime, CNN had its lowest rated month in nearly two years, since August 2010 in both total viewers (508,000, down 16% from last year) and adults 25-54 (149,000, down 22%). Meanwhile FNC (1.9 million, 395,000 in 25-54) was flat in total viewers from last April and down 9% in 25-54, MSNBC (754,000; 236,000) was down 5% and 9%, respectively.


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1 posted on 05/01/2012 8:01:52 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark
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2 posted on 05/01/2012 8:07:23 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: iowamark

“Air America” bump.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 8:09:48 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("anti-American dog-eating freak" so how is it even possible, you don't wonder "who?")
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To: iowamark

“No surprise” bump.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 8:12:43 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: iowamark
People see they wanted Mitt and got him.

A lot of people are done buying the propaganda at that channel along with Fox.

5 posted on 05/01/2012 8:13:01 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: iowamark
People see they wanted Mitt and got him.

A lot of people are done buying the propaganda at that channel along with Fox.

6 posted on 05/01/2012 8:13:16 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Sorry for the double post.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 8:16:28 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

This is great news. lol.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 8:19:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: iowamark

Rush Limbaugh should buy CNN, put Glenn Beck at the newsdesk, and let Sarah Palin run it.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 8:22:07 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("anti-American dog-eating freak" so how is it even possible, you don't wonder "who?")
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To: Christie at the beach

Haven’t watched FOX for quite a while but wonder if they are picking up enough viewers from other channels because of their shift left to compensate for the number of more Conservative people they are losing.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 8:22:28 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: iowamark

CNN? I know I’ve heard of them before.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 8:24:53 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: iowamark

I guess lying about the Zimmerman case wasn’t the best idea.


12 posted on 05/01/2012 8:24:53 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: iowamark

CNN? I know I’ve heard of them before.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 8:25:08 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: iowamark

CNN? I know I’ve heard of them before.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 8:25:08 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: iowamark

Used to watch a fair amount of cable news, mostly Fox, sometimes CNN, never PMSNBC. About 2-3 years ago I dropped all of them and stopped watching cable news altogether. Can’t stomach any of them anymore.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 8:29:21 PM PDT by MCH
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To: iowamark

I’ve shut off almost all TV News, including Fox.

Lynch mob out for Zimmerman, and promoting Romney on Fox.


16 posted on 05/01/2012 8:30:17 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: iowamark

Can't figure out why cnn is bottom feeding with such cutting edge journalism..

17 posted on 05/01/2012 8:31:23 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: Grams A

I am at home all the time and I used to keep TV on Fox all day - they have killed themselves with their liberalism plus hiring Jessie Jackson’s daughter, so now I mostly have it on movies and I like life better without liberal Fox.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 8:32:14 PM PDT by Marcella (Romney: for Abortion, homosexuality, same sex marriage - No to Romney)
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To: iowamark

I keep asking them when they gonna do a ‘White in America’ special


19 posted on 05/01/2012 8:32:29 PM PDT by harwood (Ann Coulter: Future SCOTUS nominee!)
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To: Christie at the beach
You got to realize Fox is a business!..they'll take the rum-swabs on and lower their standards to get the business...

someone will eventually start “Chicken News”...where the henhouse is armed and the “fox” is mortally wounded...

20 posted on 05/01/2012 8:36:20 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: iowamark
Erin Burnett Outfront at 7 PM was down 34%,

If your cable news channel is so incompetent that you get 1/3 of viewers to tune out from watching this hottie, it is time to turn out the lights. Your done.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 8:38:07 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: MCH

Same here. I saw Fox going sideways years ago. I have no need for TV at all. Almost all the old movies I like are on DVD. Even TCM found a way to bring the lefty “flavor” to the programming. The so-called “educational” channels do it too. (Those channels-History, etc-love to bash Christianity). They had to ruin everything.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 8:39:53 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: iowamark
My televisions are in the basement, not far from my collection of 5.25" floppy disks.

Still, this is good news.

23 posted on 05/01/2012 8:40:06 PM PDT by TChad
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To: iowamark
CNN IS an April Fool's Joke.

CNN, sucks to be you.

24 posted on 05/01/2012 8:40:49 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah - OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: BerniesFriend
I'll see you that one and raise you this one.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 8:44:56 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: MCH

Mr C4E and I can do you one better. We gave up TV about 1-2 years ago. Don’t miss it.


26 posted on 05/01/2012 8:45:03 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: iowamark

Think of how low their ratings would be if they weren’t on in every teacher’s lounge in America.


27 posted on 05/01/2012 8:57:09 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: iowamark

I bought a dish a few months ago and really enjoy it.
A dish that I could have bought three years ago had only CNN and BBC for news, so I refused to have it.
Gsat came along and gives me FOX and NO CNN or BBC.
I admit, however, that FOX does not interest me so much, as I am sick of all the news out of the USSA.
90 percent of my viewing is Movies, Natl. Geo., and History.

The neo-Marxist call FOX, faux news.
I have no idea why, as they have plenty of leftist shilling
for Obozo.
I guess they are just not as Marxist as CNN.

It is interesting to see the ratings, with FOX outdoing CNN over 3 to 1.


28 posted on 05/01/2012 9:06:21 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: iowamark

“... total viewers (357,000) and Adults 25-54 (108,000).”

WOW those are incredibly crappy numbers. Makes you wonder...if supporting this dirtbag worth committing suicide over?


29 posted on 05/01/2012 9:07:13 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: Lazlo in PA

Yeah, but the thing is that she thinks she’s all it. Acts a lot like the late Jessica Simpson (when she was a live NBC broadcaster).


30 posted on 05/01/2012 9:07:33 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: iowamark

On the very infrequent times I watch any of those channels I notice CNN has better ads than FOX - and FOX had 3x’s the viewers? go figure...

I get my news here at Free Republic


31 posted on 05/01/2012 9:07:53 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Ah, that’d be Jessica Savage. Sorry, I’ve got babes on the mind.


32 posted on 05/01/2012 9:08:39 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Marcella

Bump


33 posted on 05/01/2012 9:13:03 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: 1010RD
Think of how low their ratings would be if they weren’t on in every teacher’s lounge in America.

And airport.

34 posted on 05/01/2012 9:14:48 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: iowamark
FNN still draws more alone than CNN and MSNBC combined.

I watched a PBS show this evening about the killing of Osama. Some of the intelligence gathered from bin Laden's compound showed al Queida was p*ssed Olbermann was fired at MS-NBC. LOL

35 posted on 05/01/2012 9:23:29 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: iowamark

Cover the news like a commie, go broke like a commie.


36 posted on 05/01/2012 9:37:45 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: iowamark

I certainly did my part.


37 posted on 05/01/2012 9:44:29 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Lazlo in PA

When there “Unbiased Political Coverage” Panel consists of 5 Known Democrat Party Operatives, three of them known Obama Journo-listers, what do they expect.

Outright Propaganda is only effective for so long, then people begin to realize it, or tune it out.


38 posted on 05/01/2012 9:46:32 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“Makes you wonder...if supporting this dirtbag worth committing suicide over?”

The LARGELY GAY community inside of CNn Center would probably say yes....

It’s not THEIR money, after all.


39 posted on 05/01/2012 9:48:27 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: iowamark
Not that I care for CNN in the least but, frankly, their last drop of credibility left them when they employed Spitzer as a prime time talk show host. Really. A disgraced former governor who demonstrated the morals of a snake? If that didn't prove CNN is simply a Democrat Party house organ, I don't know what does.

There's simply no reason to watch them other than if you have no ipecac syrup handy and you need to induce vomiting quickly. But, even then, MSNBC works even better for that need.

40 posted on 05/01/2012 9:53:40 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

She really blew the departure from CNBC. I wonder what FNC was offering her. Certainly a better share. Doh!


41 posted on 05/01/2012 9:57:56 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: iowamark

Wow, airport travel really must be down.


42 posted on 05/01/2012 10:16:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Shuttle traveling nearly 18 times the speed of light

Great job by CNN. I thought only Weekly World News reported on Area 51 alien technology.

43 posted on 05/01/2012 10:40:17 PM PDT by TChad
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To: iowamark

Lower than “expected”?


44 posted on 05/01/2012 10:55:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: iowamark

Amanpour was kicked back to cnn in April.


45 posted on 05/01/2012 11:53:34 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Do I have to spend my summer telling people that I am not voting Liberal?)
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To: iowamark
"Erin Burnett Outfront at 7 PM was down 34%"

I haven't watched Burnett more than a minute or two in the past (not a CNN watcher), but I do like the fact that she called out a few OWS people on their nonsense. Plus, she is pretty much Not Guilty:


46 posted on 05/02/2012 1:52:24 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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Gosh, who would have thought that constant race-based and pro-gay programming would fail to be a formula for high ratings?

They have made it their mission to press an agenda and they’re surprised that viewers find it neither entertaining nor informative? Wow! Go figure . . .


47 posted on 05/02/2012 4:55:12 AM PDT by stranger and pilgrim
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To: Lazlo in PA

I think she is attractive, but she doesn’t look like that on TV. She looks more “earthy” on TV and she has a very prominent throat, almost as if she just swallowed a 3/4” pipe.


48 posted on 05/02/2012 5:30:30 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: 1010RD

or airport gate lobby...


49 posted on 05/02/2012 5:31:47 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: iowamark
John King USA at 6 PM was down 41% in the 25-54 demo, Erin Burnett Outfront at 7 PM was down 34%, Piers Morgan was down 14% at 9PM, and Anderson Cooper 360 was down 8% at 8 PM and 28% at 10PM.

A line-up that is literally unwatchable, and it's no better in the morning with Soledad O'Brien.

50 posted on 05/02/2012 5:34:57 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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